Many people in the world today are looking for fulfilment and contentment from the wrong places. They look to money, power, drugs, alcohol and sex, but genuine and lasting satisfaction comes only from Jesus Christ. Everything we seek can be found in Him.
The mission of every believer in Jesus Christ is to communicate to the world who Jesus is and to extend to all His offer of salvation and spiritual refuge. We are to make the Saviour known and like John the Baptist one way of achieving this is by our testimony.
The word Testimony comes from the Greek Word “Marturia” which means witness or give evidence of an account based on what one has seen, heard or knows. Nothing is more effective in drawing someone to Jesus Christ than the sharing of personal testimony. Testimonies do not only lead to transformed lives but also bear witness to the truth of God’s Word.
From the passage read, John addressed Christ as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”. Indeed Jesus Christ is the sacrificial Lamb whose blood was shed for the whole world to redeem us to God. John testified about Christ being the Son of God. Secondly, God revealed this truth to him. Also, God told him that upon whom he saw the Holy Spirit descend and remain on was the One who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. John saw this when he was baptizing Jesus, he was an eye witness to this revelation and so was able to testify that Jesus is indeed the Son of God.
Beloved the questions that come to mind are:
What has been revealed to you?
what have you heard?
What have you experienced?
How have you encountered Jesus Christ?
What testimony do you have about Jesus Christ?
Someone is waiting to hear that testimony to draw them to Christ.
Some lessons from the life of John the Baptist
Firstly, your testimony must be centered on Christ and not on yourself. Secondly, as Christians, we must be faithful witnesses and lastly, we must be obedient to the Holy Spirit
Beloved, may we always remember that our mission as believers in Jesus Christ is to communicate to the world that Jesus is. May the Holy Spirit enable us to do this faithfully.