Every time I come to conference I am encouraged and challenged; time for me to share the challenge!
In Wendell’s message today he used Acts 1 v 8, a verse well known to most of us.
Today the word that struck home with me was “be”; ye shall be witnesses unto me.
Most people in church today are encouraged to witness to others i.e. tell them about Jesus.
That is not what Jesus is telling us here.
He is telling us to be witnesses i.e. show people Jesus, through the way he live and walk, rather than just telling them about our faith.
Let’s be honest, we have all seen Christians who “talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk”.
We should be witnesses unto Christ is our everyday life, in our workplace, in school, at home and in the shops, indeed wherever we are.
Rest assured that if people know you profess a faith in Jesus they will be watching you, and if they see hypocrisy they will never listen to what you have to say.
Jesus wants you to be a witness rather than just witness!
And if you want to be a witness to Jesus this verse says that you need to be baptised in the Holy Spirit (but more on that later).
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have provide me with the baptism of the Holy Spirit in order to enable me to be a witness for Jesus”.
Acts 1 v 8…..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 Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth