How do you know that your Testimony is True?
Hey guys! I am so glad to be back writing on the blog! For anyone wondering, I haven’t written on the blog for a little bit because I have been working on my new book. I am so excited about it and I have finished the first rough draft so it will be out in a couple of months. I really feel like this book is gonna be a huge help to a lot of people so I’ll keep you guys updated on the progress of it. At the moment I have some people that will be reading over it for me and giving me feedback, so I am going to transition back to writing on my blog again. And the first lesson that I wanted to share with you guys is about how we can know if our testimony of Jesus is true. Let’s check it out!
The idea for writing on this topic came from my daily reading with the Lord. Just so you guys know, I am in the book of John so the next couple of blog posts will most likely be coming out of that book. But while I was reading in chapter eight, I came across the story of how when Jesus was teaching and testifying, there were some Pharisees that were challenging the validity of what He was saying.
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” So the Pharisees said to Him, “You are testifying about Yourself; Your testimony is not true.”John 8:12-13 NASB1995
The Pharisees were challenging Jesus’ testimony because they said He was testifying of Himself. Now basically they are saying that He doesn’t have proof that He is the light of the world, but He is just saying it. Kinda like if I said I was the best snowboarder in the world, but I didn’t have any medals to prove it.
Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I testify about Myself, My testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.John 8:14 NASB1995
Jesus then defends Himself, not by providing evidence for His testimony, but rather because He knows where He has been, and where He is going. And when I read this, the Holy Spirit gave me revelation that in the same way we can know that our own testimony is true through this pattern. And the pattern that Jesus is making here is that He is going somewhere. If we have doubts about whether our testimony of Christ is true or not, all we need to do is look back on our lives to answer that doubt. If we have changed from when we started as a Christian, and we are making forward progress to conforming to the image of Christ, then we know that our tesimony is true. But if we look back on our lives and see no change, then our testimony is false. We have to know and remember where we have been and where we are going. I personally know that I have changed dramatically from when I was a younger Christian until now. And I know that I am making forward progress and I fully expect to continue to be transformed as a person. This transformation that all Christians go through is the evidence that our testimony of Christ is true.
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