They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. (Revelation 12:11).
This weekend, as we listened to the teens give their testimony, it gave me hope and encouragement for the teens in my family that don’t have a personal relationship with the Lord. It reminded me of when I came to know the Lord. I was 18, pregnant and married to a violent man. I was too scared and embarrassed to tell my family what was going on.
The Lord heard my cry and divinely sent a wonderful couple to move into the upstairs apartment. They reached out to me and showed me great love and compassion. I found their Godly example and faith inspiring. They invited me to their church where I accepted the Lord and was baptized. It changed my life. I went from having no hope, to having an inner peace, despite the turmoil around me. A few years later, the Lord brought me and my children out of that environment by providing a way for us to break away and go into hiding for our safety (Hebrews 6:18). The Lord is faithful, and He delivers us in times of trouble (Psalm. 34:19). Because of my experiences I was able to share my faith with others and see them turn to the Lord (1 Peter 3:15).
We all have a story to share of when we asked God into our life. Your testimony was hand crafted by God. It may be something as simple as God revealing Himself to you as a small child, or a spiritual awakening you had as an adult. It’s God’s love story for you. When God whispered directly to you, “Come my child, and learn of me.” Others need to hear about the hope we have. We overcome the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.
Those young people who shared their testimony should inspire us to share ours. Let us continue the work to grow the kingdom of God and bring praises to our Lord.
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.
Based on Guard the Truth on September 28th, 2019 - Watch Sermon