How do we overcome? How do we keep mundane monotony and temporal troubles from clouding the daily awe, wonder, life and joy we have with the Spirit?
“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.”
Every overcoming Child of God, every believer and follower of Christ, has a story to tell. What is your story? What is the word of your testimony? Who are you telling? Maybe you think you don’t have a story worth telling. But the Lord’s measure of worth is much different than ours.
Every overcoming Child of God, every believer and follower of Christ, has a story to tell.
Luke 21:1-4 –And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury.2 And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins. 3 And He said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them; 4 for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on.”
Do you think this poor old widow knew what she was doing? Do you think she knew someone like Jesus was watching? Her act of faith, poor though it was, insignificant as it seemed, was worth far more to Christ than the richest sum. This minute act of a poor old woman, worthless in the eyes of the world, has been honored and recorded in Christ’s own history for every succeeding generation to see.
Are you beginning to see how the LORD measures and treasures your faith? The poorest act of faith on the most mundane and hopeless day of your life can become a monument of hope and life for future generations of the world. There are monuments in heaven grown from the smallest mustard seeds of faith, and all the angels marvel giving praise and glory to God.
The poorest act of faith on the most mundane and hopeless day of your life can become a monument of hope and life for future generations of the world.
Suddenly a life considered mundane in the eyes of the world has been honored as an emblem of the Gospel of Christ’s Kingdom to the nations. Do you know how important you are? Do you know who and whose you are?
Some hear “testimony” and think it is only the account of their spiritual conversion, or how they “got saved.” While this is certainly true, it is only the beginning of a much larger story. Our testimony accounts for the entire history of our relationship with God. It’s the story of our life
It’s also much more than that. Do you know who you are? Do you know what story you’ve been born into? Do you know your life in Christ is just a paragraph on a page of the living testimony of Jesus Christ? The word our testimony, yours, mine and every believer’s in history, is the testimony of Jesus Christ. For those who belong to Christ are one body with Him. His crucifixion is our own. His resurrection, His life, are likewise our own. This mystery of mysteries, as Paul said, “and the two shall become one flesh,” refers to Christ and His glorious church.
Ephesians 5:31-32 – “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery–but I am talking about Christ and the church.
Galatians 3:28-29 – There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.
Revelation 12:10-11 – Then 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.
Matthew 17:20 – “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”