In Order. Testify

October 8, 2017. John 5. 


The story of your life and your walk with Christ is so unique and powerful.  Your unique testimony is an opportunity for you to impact someone’s life and show them what a life in relationship with God looks like.  John was a walking testimony: 

John 5:35

35 John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.

People knew that there was something different about John and they were drawn to him.  God used John and his testimony to point people to Jesus and He can do the same with you.  

Earlier in the chapter is the account of the sick man who could not walk.  Being stricken with crippling infirmities is already frustrating, but what was even more frustrating is the fact that there were healing waters just out of reach because of his lack of mobility.  So he would lay on him mat day in and day out watching people step into the pool of water and come out healed of their afflictions.  When Jesus saw passed by and saw the man he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”  His reply was, “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”  Jesus told the man to pick up his mat and walk.  The man obeyed.  He was immediately cured and pick up his mat and walked.  Now he was a literal walking testimony (see what I did there? Dad jokes). 

This man was a walking miracle and was able to share his story with others, but his story would always point back to the power of Jesus.  John shared his testimony with others but more importantly he shared the testimony of Christ.

John 5:36

36 “I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish—the very works that I am doing—testify that the Father has sent me. 

Your story is important and can be used to point others to God.  Be bold and share your testimony and the testimony of Christ with those around you.  In a world filled with division and catastrophe, people don’t need more government, finances, or resources; they need a savior.  You just so happen to be in relationship with the Savior of the world.