THE STORY, THE TESTIMONY, AND THE GLORY
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*THE STORY, THE TESTIMONY, AND THE GLORY.*
Rev 12:10-11 *And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.*
*And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
There is a story behind your testimony. It is the story that makes your testimony glorious, moving, life-changing, and a blessing to the hearers.
As we all have pasts, so also we have stories to tell.
The stories we have to tell are none other than our stresses, agonies, disappointments , afflictions, etc.
The accuser of the brethren is always at the center of our troubles.
Your victorious testimonies reveal your victory over the conflict with the accuser of the brethren.
These testimonies move people.
When people hear what you went through, it brings people to their understanding, asking, 'You mean this is what you went through?"
Though some may be afraid of giving testimonies or may be told not to give their testimonies before the fullness of the miracles, it is still without doubt true that it is the story behind the testimonies that makes testimonies glorious.
The story behind Rev 22:10-11 is that
*".....the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.*
As a result of his casting down *".....salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ:..."*, have now come.
The sufferings of Jesus are the accounts/stories of how Jesus paid the price for sin, and His resurrection account/stories tell us how the accuser was cast down.
This makes the word of our testimony powerful, so every story you tell us in your testimony makes it so.
Furthermore, your stories behind your glory bring people to know the "price" you had to pay.
Though we are advised to be brief at testimony time, manage time to share with us your stories.
They must encourage someone because someone is willing to hear.
Most importantly, our God.
Pay particular attention to Rev 12:10-11.
We did not overcome until the accuser had been cast down. This tells us that waiting for the fulness of our testimonies is recommended.
*Call to Word action.*
It is established that there is a story behind a glory. Jesus is the story behind our testimony. We must never leave Him out of our testimonies.
Rev 19:10 *At this I fell at his feet to worship him.* *But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus.* *Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy* *who bears testimony to Jesus.”*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
We do want to hear the stories that make your testimonies glorious.
Remember, however, not to corrupt the power of the testimony through impatience.
Let my stories and struggles result in life changing testimonies to the glory of Your name. Let my victory be permanent, in Jesus name.
Good morning all, and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.