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WITNESS

Being a 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
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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

20 Comments
  • Esther Onimisi
    Posted at 01:32h, 22 October Reply

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

  • Brenda
    Posted at 15:27h, 20 May Reply

    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.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 11:51h, 25 May Reply

      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

  • Judy Haughton-James
    Posted at 23:17h, 03 May Reply

    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!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 15:58h, 04 May Reply

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

  • Rosey
    Posted at 15:13h, 02 May Reply

    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. 🙂

  • Unyime-Ivy King
    Posted at 21:30h, 01 May Reply

    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.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 08:23h, 02 May Reply

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

  • Sue
    Posted at 12:39h, 01 May Reply

    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 🙂

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 13:01h, 01 May Reply

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

  • Mothering From Scratch
    Posted at 16:08h, 30 April Reply

    {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. 🙂

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 18:33h, 30 April Reply

      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!

  • Katherines Corner
    Posted at 03:15h, 29 April Reply

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

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 12:29h, 01 May Reply

      Praise God Katie!

  • Anna Popescu
    Posted at 18:29h, 26 April Reply

    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.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 09:47h, 27 April Reply

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

  • Hope
    Posted at 11:34h, 26 April Reply

    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.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 11:41h, 26 April Reply

      Hallelujah!!! He is Real!

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