The gospel is good news that’s just too good to be good news. There is just no words to really describe it. It’s God looking down on us Child of God and saying you just can’t make it, you are never going to be able to measure up and I am going to do it all for you. Religion is all about you and what you need to do, and that’s what most people think is Christianity. Well, aren’t you giving people privilege to sin? Paul had to answer that question I believe about 4 times. If you are not having to answer that question, then you are not preaching what Paul preached. I’m not saying it’s okay to sin. What I am saying is, when you understand that you are the righteousness of God in Christ, that you are a new creation, that old things passed away and everything is brand new, and everything in you is of God and it is sealed by mercy, you’ll just walk right accidentally.
Over in Deuteronomy 6:6-7 says, “And these words, which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” They were to talk of God’s intervention in their life day and night to everyone that they met. This is my testimony, God’s intervention in my life, the covenant that I have and Him sealing it in mercy, grace, and favor.
In Revelations 19:10 it says, “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.” If you will study the root word for testimony means to do again. Prophecy is declaring the future. When I give out the testimony like I have here today, I am prophesying the future for anybody that wants to believe by faith what I am telling them.
When we don’t believe God, we are saying I don’t really trust you Lord. Faith is how we respond to what He has done. The testimony of all that He has done through the Lord Jesus Christ in our lives. If you are born again you have testimonies of how God used Jesus to make you righteous and every time you declare that testimony you are prophesying to that individual. In other words you are opening a door for that individual to step right over into that same promise. That’s why it says the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. It’s declaring the future and testimony means to do again. You are declaring it to do again.
Some people say I have never seen miracles. If you would believe the testimony and speak it forth that prophetic word would become a reality and you would start seeing things. I believe that there is a connection between the testimony or the declaration and the release of power. I believe there is a direct connection between the two. Look over in Genesis 1:3, God declared light be, that released the power for light to come into existence . If you read the story the Spirit of God was there the whole time but the declaration had not gone forth. When the declaration went forth the power was released.
Every time we declare what God has said, every time we declare the finished work of Jesus, every time we speak that and acknowledge that, I believe that without a doubt that we are tapping into the power of God. That’s how we do it. God created man in His image and His likeness. How did God create things? He spoke it.