The Word of Your Testimony

The word of your testimony refers to speaking openly the truth of what you have seen or experienced. The root Hebrew meaning of the word ‘testimony’ is also ‘martyr.’ A martyr is someone who would willingly sacrifice his/her life rather than deny the truth.

Do you have a testimony? Born again Christians have a testimony of how radically their lives have changed since they made Jesus Christ their Lord. They want to speak about their conversion and how  His amazing Grace is transforming their lives.

In order to get saved, you have to state it out loud:

“… if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Rom. 10: 9-10)

You know that you know that as soon as you believed, and declared the words  that Jesus Christ died and rose again for you, your spirit is regenerated, and you are saved for eternity.

Everything God created came about by His spoken Words: “Let there be…” (Gen. 1)His Word spoke everything into being.

I love the story of the centurion, who asked Jesus to heal his servant but did not feel worthy for Him to come to his house. He totally understood the power of words, knowing in essence that when you fully believe what you say, and act in obedience, those words will come to pass:

I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” (Mat. 8: 9-10)

Jesus said that the Words He spoke were not His own, but the Father’s. (John 14: 24)  Every Word He spoke came to pass, and He knew it would because He knew the Father and His Will.

Likewise, as we are a new creation, born of Him spiritually, He abides in us and we in Him. Therefore, we too, now have free access to the Father’s heart. When we picture Jesus in the gospels, we see the Father (John 14: 9) If you believe that, and that He is good, then you will have whatever you ask of Him! (John 14: 14)

Father God made a covenant with the sinless man,Jesus. It is unbreakable! A covenant means that whatever is mine is yours; you are one! Since Jesus is the Truth, died sinless and rose again to the Father, He cannot lie. Jesus chose to become man in order to present you and me sinless unto Abba, our Father.

Now you, too, can hear Father clearly; it’s your inheritance. He loves you unconditionally! Although your spirit has been regenerated, your soul has to learn to differentiate between learned habits from the past and God’s ways. You can do that by the renewing of the mind through the ‘washing’ of the Word. The more you hear the Word, the more you develop your faith and learn to hear His voice. (Rom. 10: 17)There are only two voices: God’s words of peace, love, affirmation, comfort, provision, security, etc. and the lies of the enemy, which make you feel and think turmoil.

Do words matter? Use them as a daily testimony of God’s goodness. Thank Him every day for His covenant, His mercy, His glory over you, and every seemingly minute detail He takes care of. Praise and worship Him daily! Just as not one Word He says returns to Him void, (Isa. 55: 10) none of your words spoken in faith will  be left unanswered. Expect results by declaring out loud yourpetitions according to the Word!

Power In Your Words

There is power in your words! Your words can bring about something either positive or negative; they can make or break relationships or things. We all know how words can affect people, but do you realize that words can produce things?

What are words? Let’s have a look at what the Bible has to say about words:

“In the beginning God created… and God said… and there was.” (Gen. 1: 1-3)

“..My thoughts are not your thoughts…. For as the rain cometh down… and returneth not,… but… give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater; so shall my Word be that goeth forth of my mouth. It shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. “(Isa. 55: 8-11)

Here you see that nothing was made until Father spoke it. But, where was creation before it was pronounced into being? In Isaiah we see that there is a natural progression of thoughts manifesting into words, and words producing ‘things.’.

Now that begs the question: where do thoughts come from? You have heard the phrase: ‘As a man thinketh, so is he.’ The full verse states::

“Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” (Prov. 23: 7)

Your thinking originates in your heart. Before God put voice to His thoughts, He imagined what He was about to create. Likewise, you imagine the outcome of what you’re about to do even before you put thought to it. An entrepreneur, for instance, first gets pictures in his mind of something he could conceivably create before he starts putting thoughts to it as to how he could bring it to pass. He will then speak about it to those who could he beneficial to him in bringing the project to fruition.

Thus, in a nutshell, the power in your words is the fruit of your imagination and subsequent thoughts. Therefore, if you imagine painful or bad things, and then spend a lot of time thinking about these, you will verbally produce the fruit of what is in your heart.

Jesus tells us:

“I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.:” (John 14: 10)

Oh, praise God for the Power in His Words! If you have received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are His child. He is in you, and you are in Him. As His sheep hear His voice (John 10: 27), let us endeavour daily to hear and do what He what He prompts us to do. Then we will witness the manifestation of the Power of His Words in us. The Father will do the works!

When your heart is full of His daily Word, you know that you are His beloved. If you keep your thoughts centered on Him, you can experience how the power in your words can bring about healing, well-being, peace, salvation, provision… and so much more!

Your Words Are Containers of Power

Your words are containers of power. With the tongue we bless God and curse men. “Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to so be.” (Jas. 3: 9 – 10) What does that mean, really? It’s understandable that we should not curse our fellow men. Yet, whenever you utter a negative word in jest, such as: “You’re crazy,” it can unwittingly offend the recipient and become a curse.

Jesus Christ is the Word and He dwelt among us (John 1: 1 – 5) He created everything by His Word and then He took on the flesh and nature of man, in essence making His Words audible to mankind. There was no idle word spoken by Him. Every Word that proceeded out of His mouth was specifically sent to do something. He spoke healing, deliverance, teaching about the Kingdom of God and compassion. His Words are containers of Power.

To those who honor the Word of God, the words become life! To those who sought to kill Him, Jesus said:

“My word has no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father; and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.” (Elsewhere he amplifies: your father the devil) (John 8: 37 – 38)

Those are sobering words! It makes you realize that, unless you are completely and constantly enwrapped in the Word of God, the words you speak are not those that you hear Him speaking to you.

O.K., although you’re not of the world, you’re in it and influenced by it. The most important fact is that when Jesus spoke the universe into existence, it was so. When He spoke healing, it was done. Everything He said came to pass!

“So shall my Word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isa. 56: 11)

Likewise, everything you and I say will come to pass! In other words, your words are spiritual containers of power. No matter what you say, there is a degree of power in it. The degree depends on the faith you put behind the words. If you speak healing, soothing, comforting, loving words they will accomplish what you are believing for.

Conversely, when you speak negative words of unbelief, doom, despondency and fear, and you believe it, they will come to pass!

Therefore, be careful when you feel like giving someone a piece of your mind! Likewise, speak good things and health over yourself. Don’t think you are going to get the flu just because it’s the season for it or everyone around you has it! Speak healing Scripture verses over yourself and your loved ones, apply a good dose of faith to it, thank the Lord for his Word that says:

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (3 John 2)

Be mindful of the fact that good thoughts produce good words that, in turn, produce good fruit:

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil; for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” (Luke 6: 45) and:

“Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” (Mat. 12: 36 – 37)

Be encouraged! You can really make miracles happen by speaking the Word of God in faith over every situation in your life! Whenever you notice yourself going off on a tangent and speaking negative words, it’s O.K. Tell the Lord you’re sorry and keep on practicing to speak Life over yourself and others. God is good and ready to forgive!

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Rom 8: 1)

It’s food to start the day praying:

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Ps. 19: 14)

Ann Stewart is author of “With Wings As Eagles,” an inspirational and encouraging testimonial of how we can overcome terrible circumstances in our lives. She is dedicated to help and encourage others to stand strong spiritually, emotionally and physically

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