Since I have joined the Christian ministry, I have learned that there is a lot of confusion among so many Christian people about different doctrines, beliefs, and even words. For Give Your Witness, our motto is “A Ministry For the Saints by the Saints” which sounds simple and is meant to be uplifting and encouraging. However, as with anything else, simple is made into a very complicated issue.
Personally, the Give Your Witness ministry has been an important part of my life for two years as it has allowed me to grow by looking at the world through God’s eyes. Each of us serves a specific purpose here on Earth and we all have a story to tell. This story is our witness and our witness is what we have to give to the world. It may not seem like much to the individual but we use our witness to glorify Christ: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
Myles Monroe once said that “God has put a gift or talent in every person that the world will make room for. It is this gift that will enable you to fulfill your vision.” When I read this, I think about how God gives gifts and life is a gift. Life is perhaps the most precious gift and when we accept Christ as our savior then Christ is in this walk with us together. Therefore, we are made holy not because of what we do but because of who Christ is: “[There is] none holy as the LORD: for [there is] none beside thee: neither [is there] any rock like our God” (1 Samuel 2:2).
“God has put a gift or talent in every person that the world will make room for. It is this gift that will enable you to fulfill your vision.”–Myles Monroe
In Christ, we are made clean and our clothes are white as snow. Through this blood, we are purified and as a witness, we are to attest to a fact which is what witnesses do in a trial. They are given certain evidence and testimonies to go on and based on the evidence heard and/or seen; they are to come to a verdict. The Christian life is very much the same as we use evidence from the Bible and uses our testimonies—our witness—to help people reach a verdict: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
As witnesses for Christ, we have a story to tell—our testimony. This testimony is our story that we have to offer the world and through this story, those lost among us can see the glory of our Lord through what we do. Long ago, Christ stood in for us and while our verdict was guilty, He threw out the verdict and found us not guilty. In order for this to be possible, He stood in for us and gave His life so we could inherit eternal life. This is the fact that we attest to as witnesses for Christ as part of the Give Your Witness ministry: “For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20).
In order for us to do this correctly, we must be led by the Holy Spirit. This was illustrated perfectly when Christ departed this world and gave the Holy Spirit to Peter upon which, on that first day of Pentecost, three thousand were saved as reveals in Acts 2:41: “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” All of the facts from the Bible and the evidence that is right in front of us in our daily lives only further guides and directs us in our mission: “A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful [witness] speaketh lies” (Proverbs 14:25).
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”