TOPIC: Christian Witnessing (1)
Acts 4:12 – “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”
Christian witnessing is the “Great Commission” given to all believers in Christ. It is not for only apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors or teachers but every member of the body of Christ. Witnessing for Christ is to make Him known to those that do not know Him.
Christian witnessing is to declare the salvation of God through Jesus Christ, the hope of humanity. It is simply telling others that we have personally experienced the saving grace of the Lord Jesus. There are various verses in the Bible that tell us to witness for our Lord and Saviour as long as we live.
Witnessing is a command of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are duty bound to witness for Him because He died to accomplish our redemption on the cross and victoriously resurrected from the dead on the third day. Thereafter, He told His disciples to witness to all creatures – Matt. 28:19.
He did not suggest it, but commanded it and commissioned us to go out and spread the good news to the whole world. 1 John 1:3 says, “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”
So, witnessing for Christ means simply telling others what we have personally seen and experienced of the Lord Jesus. When we witness for Christ, we fulfil our role and purpose as His chosen branches that are set in the vine to bear fruits (John 15:16).
We will also be discharging our responsibility and expectation to make the unbelievers hear the gospel. Similarly, by witnessing for Christ, we will be working against satan’s kingdom and strategy to keep people in the dark and under his authority.
Are you witnessing for Him? Are you obeying this commandment? Do you feel unconcerned? If you have been truly saved, the Spirit of the Lord in you will make you restless, until others have heard about Him from you.
Be a good person, so that no one can ignore you.
The Almighty God will make you a global soul winner, in the name of Jesus.
Jesus only, Jesus ever
Jesus only is our Message,
Jesus all our theme shall be,
We will lift up Jesus ever,
Jesus only will we see.
Jesus only, Jesus ever,
Jesus all in all we sing:
Saviour, Sanctifier, Healer,
Glorious Lord and coming King.
Jesus only is our Saviour,
All our guilt He bore away,
All our righteousness He gives us,
All our strength from day to day.
Jesus is our Sanctifier,
Cleansing us from self and sin,
And with all His Spirit’s fulness,
Filing all our hearts within.
Jesus only is our Healer,
All our sicknesses He bare,
And His risen life and fulness,
All His members still may share.
1. Lord, forgive my reluctance to preach the gospel, in the name of Jesus.
2. Power to speak the word in season and out of season, possess me, in the name of Jesus.
3. My Father, give me the grace to do Your will as written in Your word, in the name of Jesus.
4. O Lord, send me to those that need to hear Your word, in the name of Jesus.
5. Power to make only Jesus my message, fall upon me, in the name of Jesus.
6. Holy Spirit, fill me with Your fire to propagate the gospel, in the name of Jesus.
7. Darkness, depart from the lives of the unsaved and let them come to the knowledge of Christ, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
MFM Daily Devotional 3rd June 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.