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!