“And he brought them out and said, ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ So they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.’ Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.” (Acts 16:30-32)
Do you have a testimony? When you give testimony in a court of law hearsay is not admissible. You cannot testify to what someone else has seen, heard, felt or experienced. Only what you know to be true through personal knowledge, sight or involvement is considered to be credible testimony as a witness. So, I ask again—do you have a testimony?
Not the kind you give in a court room on a witness stand, but the kind that’s been engraved on your heart by the personal encounters you’ve had with the Master. Not trying to persuade, prod or pressure anyone into your point of view, but simply being a living testament to what God can do!
You see Paul and Silas, after setting free a demon-possessed girl, were falsely accused of corrupting the city residents and ordered by the local Judges to be stripped and beaten with wooden whips. Afterwards they were thrown into prison—but not just any prison, they were dragged into the inner dungeon and their feet were clamped together in stocks to be extra sure they could not escape.
But Paul and Silas began to pray and sing hymns to the Lord—thanking God for His goodness and praising Him for his faithfulness! Their testimony of prayer and praise were heard by other prisoners and guards alike—even in the midst of a dark situation they could still see and share the marvelous light!
Suddenly, the ground began to quake and the prison doors began to shake! Not only did the shackles binding Paul and Silas fall, but those prisoners who heard their testimony of prayer and praise were set free—one and all!
The apostles, the prisoners and the guards—would forever have engraved upon their hearts the miraculous miracle they witnessed that night. And, in the end, the jailer and all of his kin were set free by the power of these two men’s testimony! (Acts 16: 20-33)
So, I say again…do you have a testimony? Can I get a witness? (Excerpt “From Duty to Delight”, by Mary A. Ford)
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