The world today is filled with bundles of metaphorical events and happenings - the Rich not having money; the Teacher failing in exams; Doctors becoming more sickly than ever; Pastors, Evangelists and Prophets in need of deliverances; Politicians behaving like school boys, beating themselves up; Marriage Counselors divorcing their spouses at alarming rates; Bankers becoming broke at the beginning of the Months; Princes and Princesses exiled from their homelands; the Younger generations influencing the older like never before, etc. However, as bad as those painted realities are; their evils are embedded in the apparent ignorance of their victims.
And so, God spoke ahead of time in the book of Isaiah 42:18-19: "Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see. Who is blind but My servant, Or deaf as My messenger whom I send? Who is blind as he who is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant? Oftentimes, when we hear of people in abject poverty, we say to ourselves, it must be among the poor; and when we talk about high level of stealing; it must be among the poor; also, when we talk about about men and women under the oppression of satan, we often say, it can only be among the sinners. But as innocent as these assumptions are; they possess strong ability to block our eyes (discernment) from the root cause of thses woes and the traps that entice men unto them. And invariably, we could miss out of God's aganda for our escape from all these evils.
According to the title of this article "The Testimony Of Jesus Christ Is...", it becomes clear that God must be up to something gracious to us and grievous to the devil. When Moses asked for the name of the LORD, He said - "I AM" - and that imples that God is...In the book of Hebrews 11:6, the Scriptures says, "For without faith, it is impossible to please God, for he that comes to God must belive that He is...
Friend, God is the Almighty, All-Knowning, All-Things! He can do all things both conceivable and inconceivable by man. Basically, God can be to you all that you know Him o be. and never ever think that the All of God is only for some elite groups or organizations; rather, the All of God is available for all of His creations.
Let us now go into the Word of God that we may grasp the understanding of the phrase - The Testimony Of Jesus Christ Is...
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants — things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw."
Let us quickly register this into our spirits; the testimony of Jesus Christ is more of what is bore or carried about than anything else. Apostle John was found by the angel of LORD where he was bearing about the testimony of Jesus Christ. He was basically living the Life of Christ Jesus everywhere - no wonder he was found easily by the angel to receive the revelation.
I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, saying, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last," and, "What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."
If I may ask you Sir/Ma, that relationship you are in; that marriage you are in; that profession you are in; that school you are in; thta party you just joined; that business you are in; that city you are in; and the ministry or church you are now - are you there for the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ? Or are you just there? You see, quite a lot of people are in different places for different purposes. In fact, some are even doing the work of God - preaching around, not for or with the testimony of Jesus Christ - at best, some profess to be there for or with the word of God.
If only the perfect could know how wrong they are, they could be rescued early; but the truth is, no man deserves to receive anything from God, if he or she has forsaken the testimony of Jesus Christ. Note, do not begin to think that I am talking about preaching around - Jesus is the Lord... For the testimony of Jesus Christ is not just about speaking about Jesus Christ - which quite a lot are good at. You see, so many people today even do so much work speaking about Jesus Christ, only for them to get home or get to their workplaces and begin to deny Jesus like Peter or have you not seen head Ushers that cheat at promotion exams in the workplace - ushering men to Christ, but denying His Life and Power.
Friends, the testimony of Jesus Christ is primarily about living the Life of Jesus Christ - it is not trying to be like Jesus Christ; but being One with Christ int he Spirit. It is talking, thinking, eating, using the toilet, greeting people, caring for people, not judging people, not discriminating, not failing, not lying, praying, etc. like Jesus Christ. But how? By His Spirit in us.
If that happens, then whatever could not hold Jesus back, will not be able to hold you back; as Jesus walked over life circumstances, so you will - as Jesus suffered persecution, so shall you! Basically, your life will no longer be yours, but Christ's. And like Apostle Paul, you will daily say, "I have been crucified with Christ;it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." (Galatians 2:20). The beauty of all thses is that, your life will no longer be touchable by the spiritual elements of this (wicked) life; you will begin a practical dominion walk with Jesus Christ, you will be His representative among men (in your home, your office, your party, your school, your nation and your generation): and you will reign with Him forever in His Kingdom
The testimony of Jesus Christ goes beyond preaching the word of God (which is Jesus), to living the word of God - hence, it is not just what you say; but what you carry!
And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
Friends, what happens when you daily forgo your life for the Life of Jesus Christ is that, you are daily engaging a spiritual force that paints and describes your future. That is, as your life is sourced in the Life of Jesus Christ, your future becomes describable and visible to you.
In the book - The Battle of Destination (Authored By Lara Adedeji); Holy Spirit said clearly that "everyone's source determines his or her flow in life". And so, as you seek to know the source of your (new) life the more; your life will be following a revealed pattern, which God had aforetime prepared for you. Hence, the testimony of Jesus Christ is the spirit of prophecy - Painting and revealing the future of everyone in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, let your heart be inclined more unto the discovery and the rediscovery of Jesus Christ from the word of God - so that you will be able to bear (represent) Him everywhere in understanding. And by the way, the more you KNOW the LIFE of Christ Jesus, the more you will understand the direction and the experiences of your life.