-Many people think of their testimony in terms of how many bad things they once did, comparing that to how
many good things that they do now. God definitely uses that type of preaching, but that is not really our testimony. Revelation
12:11 states, … and they overcame him ( Satan ) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they
loved not their lives unto the death … Revelation 1:2 also speaks of the testimony of Jesus Christ.
-The word "testimony" means a witness or a martyr. Let us now formulate a proper understanding of what it is to have a
testimony, or THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST. It speaks of being a witness to the cleansing blood of Jesus. As well, it speaks
of a laying down of one’s life ( a martyr, whether physically or spiritually ). OUR TESTIMONY IS THAT WE IDENTIFY WITH
CHRIST, BEING IN CHRIST AND HE IN US! WE ARE WITNESSES TO HIS LIFE-CHANGING POWER! Our testimony is clearly stated in Revelation
12:11. It is the blood of the Lamb and that we love not our lives unto the death of self. Doesn’t that sound familiar?
… lose your life for His name’s sake …
… lay down your life for your friends …
… make yourself of no reputation …
-Our testimony is THE CHRIST-LIFE INSIDE OF US. IT IS CHRIST IN US THE HOPE OF GLORY! It is the death of self and the manifested
life of Christ. Jesus, Who was God manifested in the flesh, was a witness to the Father, becoming a martyr for the sin of
the world. We must drink of the same cup. We are witnesses for Jesus and His Kingdom. This causes us to become a martyr in
the Spirit, loving not our lives unto the death. We are of course speaking of the death of the self-life. We are called to
take on the same testimony that Jesus had. WE HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST! Jesus overcame, causing us to be overcomers
in Him. WHAT A TESTIMONY!
-THIS IS THE WORD OF OUR TESTIMONY!-