|By Pastor Enoch Adeboye|
|Memorise: “I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God “ (Isaiah 43:12)
Read: Isaiah 43:8-12
|“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Are you born again? If yes, congratulations! You have been called to be a witness unto Jesus. According to the above scripture, it is only witnesses that qualify for the power of the Holy Spirit.
In other words, the reason God empowered you with His Spirit is so that you can become an effective, faithful witness unto Him. If you are not winning souls to Christ, you defeat your calling and frustrate the grace of God upon your life. If you are truly a child of God, why would you not be concerned over what your Father is concerned about? The complacent believer is not only foolish but also wicked. It takes wickedness to see someone you know heading for the pit and not warn him.
Proverbs 14:25 says your ability to deliver the souls of perishing men and women marks you out as a faithful witness. Since you were born again, how many converts have you made? How many of those converts are doing well spiritually and on their way to heaven?
It is either you are a faithful witness or you are a false witness. There is no middle ground! If you are a liar or involved in anything fraudulent, you are a false witness. Deuteronomy 19:18 says the one who lies or deliberately misrepresents his brother is a false witness. Are you falsifying or cooking up misleading stories about someone so that he can be sacked, and you can benefit from that sack?
You are a false witness. If you cannot declare the whole counsel of God’s Word, you are a false witness. If the anointing of God upon your life and ministry is not producing souls for the Kingdom of God, you are a false witness. If your character contradicts the nine-fold fruit of the Spirit, you are a false witness. If your life-style is leading people astray, or people cannot copy your ways and get to Heaven, it is because you are a false witness.
Proverbs 21:28 says a false witness shall be destroyed. If your life does not convict sinners and point them to Jesus Christ, you are a false witness. Check your life today. In what ways have you been a false witness? Repent before it is too late.
|If the power of the Holy Spirit is not evident in your life and ministry, it could be because you are not His witness.|