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 Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He gave His disciples a promise of the Holy Ghost and a command to witness. Your Christianity can never be complete if you don’t have the zeal to witness for Christ. You have to preach the gospel anywhere you find yourself in order to convert the hearers to Jesus. Let it also be known to you that Christianity is not about spoken words but action. Some believers live their lives anyhow not knowing that they are the bible some people are reading and the Jesus some people are seeing. In our opening scripture, Jesus said, “…and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in Judea, and in all samaria and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.” This means that witnessing for Jesus is not limited to a particular place or location. A child of God must be one who is bold enough to accept and proclaim his identity and beliefs without fear or shame. Anyone who is ashamed of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, Our Lord will deny in front of the Father.
If you have not come to that point in your Christian life when you step out to proclaim the good news, then you have not started. If you can speak with people for hours without mentioning Jesus and His good works on earth, then your Christianity is at the grassroot level. It is important for a believer to hunger and thirst for the in-filling of the Holy Ghost. He gives the power, the strength, the boldness, the ability and the confidence to be witnesses for Jesus. You can’t do it on your own. He can take the gospel you preach and use it to bring men and women to the repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ.
Beloved, don’t be scared of experiencing God. Don’t be scared of being a witness for Him because heaven rejoices when a soul is added to the family and your golden crown in heaven will be added shining stars according to the number of souls you won for Jesus. Be active so your name will sound in heaven and the glory of God will be manifest through you. Be of good courage because you have overcome the world.
Mark 16:15, Romans 1:14-16
SAY THIS PRAYER
Father, stir up my heart to witness for Jesus. Let every fear and timidity be removed from me in Jesus name.
As you commit yourself to witnessing for Jesus, may you never lose your reward in the mighty name of Jesus
1. Any one manipulating my destiny helpers from coming to my help, let the earth open her mouth and swallow them, in Jesus name!
2. I take authority over human and satanic forces working against my promotion, be frustrated by fire, in the name of Jesus.
3. We as a church must eat the good of this land, including reaping souls into the kingdom in Jesus name.
4. Father, purge every sector of our economy of evil doers and wicked policies in Jesus name!
5. I plead the blood of Jesus over my life, my family, the church and this Nation in Jesus name!
(*Spend time on these prayer points for effectiveness.)