WITNESS

WITNESS

Being a witness

Have you ever witnessed anything profound, something out of this world, something many people will doubt possible?  You know there is a difference between when you are told about something and when you see it with your own eyes. And when you do, how easy is it for someone to tell you something else, when you know, when you are sure of what you saw? Not easy at all, if not impossible, because you saw it. But if you were just told of the incident, it is possible for someone else to change your mind about what you heard.

So it is with anyone who has TRULY had an encounter with God, no one will have an easy go at convincing him that God, Jesus and salvation is a big lie, a story for lily-livered shallow-minded, gullible people. I tell you this from personal experience and other people’s testimonies.

The major reason some believers are not steadfast in faith is that they have not sought to KNOW God for themselves. They have not sought to witness His glorious presence and hear Him for themselves.

They have relied on what they have been told (which is not bad), instead of taking it a step further to know God for themselves. When someone gets to know God, His faithfulness, His ability and His love. NOTHING will cause him to doubt the existence of God. This only happens when after the encounter, fellowship is not sustained and the word of God is not fed on. But when there is a daily encounter of God and His Almightiness, a believer becomes immovable in his faith, because he has become like an eyewitness, he has “seen” God and has “known” Him.

We must keep seeking God in prayer every time, studying His word and desiring more of Him, we live in the last times and the enemy is trying hard to snatch men out of God’s kingdom. We have to fight to stay rooted in God and we cannot do so based on yesterday’s encounter alone, we must keep a fresh knowing, a fresh encounter, and a constant refreshing in His presence. We must keep our testimonies of and in Him fresh, we must keep our “witness” in the present continuous. Apostle Paul refused to stop, he kept seeking to know Him:

[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] Philippians 3:10 (AMP)

I have encountered God, I am not satisfied yet, I am still pressing on to know Him more. But where I am in Him right now, I am an eyewitness, a “first-hand” witness to the reality of a God who created the world and all that is in it. A God is lives, a God who speaks and a God who moves in the lives of men. Apostle John calls himself and his colleagues witnesses:

[We are writing] about the Word of Life in Him Who existed from the beginning, Whom we have heard, Whom we have seen with our [own] eyes, Whom we have gazed upon [for ourselves] and have touched with our [own] hands. 1 John 1:1(AMP)

Have you “seen” Him, have you “touched” Him, are you a witness?!

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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a Christ-follower, wife to Benson, mother of 3 awesome boys, God's agent, speaker and blogger. Writing to inspire you for a better life in God! Find her on: google
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20 Comments

  1. By His grace I am a witness and I pray that a trillion more people will know God through us In Jesus Name. Amen.

    1. Me too! Amen ma!

  2. Hello Ugochi,
    I agree with everything you have said here. I am reminded of Job ch.42 v. 5 ‘My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you’. There is a difference in hearing and experiencing, and I have found that if I do not share what I receive I am like a plant in a pot without holes in the base. If it was continuously watered it would rot.

    1. Hmnn… I like your analysis. I must release The God in me to my world too. Thanks a lot for coming by Brenda, have a super blessed weekend!
      Love

  3. Faith in God is very important Ugochi. God has been with me and helped me through many challenges. Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless!

    1. It sure is Judy, do have a super blessed weekend too!
      Love

  4. This is a perfectly wonderful and very true post. I like that the strength of your faith shows through on your posts. It’s nice. 🙂

    1. Thanks Rosey!

  5. Hi WOG, it’s been a while. Missed reading your inspiring pieces. I’ve been busy with some projects. This post as usual, is so on point. When you read or hear some things that people say with regards to spirituality, you realize that such persons, have not had any personal encounters with the Father. Personally, no superior sounding argument or grandiloquent English can dissuade me otherwise. God exists and I have personally encountered Him as real and I am humbled by His love for one as unworthy as I. I get when the Bible says that it is a fool that says in his heart that there is no God. God is real, and because He will not force any man against their will because of the gift of freewill, He will only reveal Himself to those who seek Him. Nicely inspired.

    1. Thanks a lot ma! Your comments are always a blessing. Thanks a lot for coming by today.
      Have a super blessed near-weekend!
      Love

  6. I am still working on my relationship with God.

    I wanted to stop by and say thanks for coming by my blog on my SITS Day, and for the comment love 🙂

    1. And His help is available.
      It was my pleasure joining in your spotlighting Sue, hope you had a great time!

  7. {Melinda} Our pastor preached on this Sunday, relating it to compassion. He says that in AA there is a saying, “Keep your recovery green” meaning “Remember where you came from.” He said we need to “keep our salvation green” remembering what Jesus did for us on the cross and seeking to go deeper with Him. He suggested we do this by staying close to the need around us — serving the poor, offering what we can to those in need. It’s what keeps us humble and remembering God’s goodness.

    Such an awesome post — as always — for you. 🙂

    1. I like the link created here by your Pastor Melinda.
      keeping our salvation green helps us to keep seeking and knowing God.
      Thanks for your encouragement Melinda! I appreciate you!

  8. very true. Hugs and thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

    1. Praise God Katie!

  9. Absolutely true, Ugochi! To me, this is like reading a book to find out what my husband is like to help me get to know him better — rather than spending time with HIM to get to know him better! It is good for us to dig into the Word, but even better for us to spend time talking with Jesus and getting to know Him better in our hearts.

    1. Great analogy Anna, talking to Jesus is very key to knowing HIM.

  10. This is so true. When you’ve personally witnessed something, no one can convince you otherwise. I’ve had an encounter with Christ. I know He lives. I’m a witness to His love, grace and forgiveness. Beautiful post.

    1. Hallelujah!!! He is Real!

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