The Greatest TestimonyDaily Thoughts
Revelations 12:11 “They overcame them by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony”
The devil does two things to us in life:
“…For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night has been hurled down” (Rev 12:10)
We overcome this accusation by the blood of the lamb, our saviour Jesus Christ. Because of him who died, justice has been done and no accusation can stand against us. We have been set free from sin, guilt and shame and declared righteous before God.
“…Then from his mouth the serpent (dragon) spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent” (Rev 12:15)
I thought dragons spewed fire, not water? This verse is symbolic to the lies that the Devil spews at us. They are false, deceptive and truth-less words that the Devil speaks about us. He constantly tells us that we are failures, not good enough, that God doesn’t really love us, that we can’t amount to anything etc. However there are words spoken over us that have more power then the Devil, and they are the words of Christ himself, our testimony.
I think the word ‘testimony’ is always misunderstood, as most people just think it means your story, your past, how you became a Christian perhaps. However it is so much more than that, your testimony is what Christ himself says about you! The word says that the Father testitifies for Christ and Christ testifies for us. It is Christ’s testimony that defends us against the lies of the Devil, since we hold onto the truth that Christ testifies about us. Without that we have no choice but to accept the lies of the Devil.
God’s testimony of people in the Old Testament was that they were a sinful, disobedient and rebellious people. That is why the two Tablets of the ‘testimony’ were put into the Ark of the ‘testimony’. They represented how God saw his people. But now in this New Testament age, since the death of Christ, God sees his people entirely different. Now Jesus’ sanctifying Spirit lives in us, and testifies that we are righteous, holy and pleasing in God’s sight. That is why we are ‘Temples’ of the Holy Spirit, that just as the Tablets of the Testimony were in the Tabernacle, the Spirit of the Testimony lives in us.
Your testimony is your past, present and future, it is the very words that Christ says about you. Do you know what he says about you?