Every testimony is accompanied by a test; in other words, there is no testimony without a preceding test. As believers of Christ, the Holy Spirit enables us to overcome every test and trial that we encounter or has been placed before us. Following our victories, we are expected to share our testimonies with others.
Jesus said in the Acts 1:8 that the Holy Spirit gives us the power to be witnesses of Christ.
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NKJV)
Sharing our testimonies is also a way we witness Christ to others.
In the new testament of the Bible, we read in different instances where Jesus told those who He healed and delivered to go and tell others what they had experienced. An example can be seen below in Mark 5:19
“ However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.” Mark 5:19 (NKJV)
Reasons we don’t share our testimonies
More often than not, Christians do not share their testimonies because:
- They are worried that there could be a reversal of their victory
- They are wary of envious people who may want to tamper with their miracles
- They do not want to be perceived as braggers
Nevertheless, the Bible states in Revelation 12:11 that we overcome the devil by the Blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb and by the WORD of our TESTIMONY!
“10Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Revelation 12:10-11 (NKJV)
Why we must share our testimony
Learning to share your testimony encourages anyone who hears it. Sharing your testimony gives you complete and total deliverance.