““Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?” They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.”
John 4:29-30 NASB
“From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all the things that I have done.” So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. Many more believed because of His word; and they were saying to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world.””
John 4:39-42 NASB
The testimony and the word
I can’t contain the majesty of what God has done in my life. I feel compelled to tell everyone I can of the transforming power of Jesus Christ. As time goes by, I feel greater urgency. I hope my last breath is used proclaiming His glorious name.
The woman at the well encountered the Lord at the well and she was changed. She did not try and keep it to herself, she had to share. She went back to the village and told the men of Jesus who told her everything she had done. I am sure some of these men knew were very well. I can image her running frantically to all the people she knew to tell them of the encounter at the well.
There was something new in her and they were driven to go to the well to see. God has given all of us a testimony, a story to tell others of what the Lord has done.
My story, like those of all believers, is a story from the resurrection, where one previously dead, has been raised to newness of life. God has yanked me from the grave dug by my sinful hands, and placed me on solid ground. He has addressed the decay inside me, and replaced my dead, rotting spirit with His Holy Spirit. I have been made new.
He is relentless in completing His work. Like the woman at the well, I must testify and exhort people to seek the Lord. I must also share the Word with them so that they can hear it from God.
In the passage above we see also the salvation of many as they come in contact with the Word become flesh. The woman’s testimony, led them to seek the Lord, the Word made flesh delivered them to salvation. Our stories are the gateway for the unbelieving world.
In this crisis, we have been given the opportunity to testify of what the Lord has done, of the resurrection of our lives from spiritual graves, and the renewal. We are dead people made alive to draw people to the Gospel. Thanks to social media and the internet, the Word of God is getting out so people can access it for themselves, leading many to salvation.
I implore you to use this time wisely, as eternity awaits many. Souls are hanging in the balance!
“No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.”
-Keith Getty/Stuart Townsend
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So incredibly thankful for the power of Christ in our lives Bernie. His light shines more brightly through you every day my friend. I’m thankful for you and your hard work.
I am thankful that Jesus did the hard work. I am just telling of the good things He has done!
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