Eight Secrets of an Impactful Witness
I believe that for the last few weeks, we all have been learning some lessons in regards to being an impactful witness. After realizing that Christians are designated heirs through grace, and after receiving Jesus as Lord and Saviour, sin never stops nagging a believer. And that’s the same reason why we also should never stop badgering God to forgive our faults. However, does this mean we stop doing or trying our best to stay righteous?
In my opinion, the answer is that, we are constantly required to read the word of God in order to get to learn or study what His will entails. That is one of the key ways in which a Christian gets to stay alert, knowing what is wrong and right. So, back to being impactful witnesses, how can we (believers) be without the knowledge of God’s word?
The Bible is clear that we perish for lack of knowledge, that’s more like ignorance.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” (Hosea 4:6)
With that in mind, to be educated, we must get an education by making an effort to go to school or home-school ourselves; read, study and be willing to be enlightened about new gens. The same must be done with the word of God. You see, Paul became a great man of God, but, remember, He was a persecutor of the followers of God before. I doubt that He knew the word of God then, and even if he knew, did he understand? Well, if he did, I’m sure he never followed it and he never paid any attention, until, God struck him with His mighty light making him blind for three days.
But after that revelation, Paul became obsessed with the word, and probably studied it day and night, it is as if he was right with Jesus before He ascended to heaven. Paul’s writing of the epistle books is a school of experience. And that’s exactly what we can become when we pay more attention to God’s word, when we open our hearts and minds to understand and abide in Him. This is precisely what a Christian needs in order to impact the world like Apostle Paul did, and like he still does through his writing. Remember, Paul is just one amongst the many men of God who still stand as great witnesses of all time. Have you ever wondered what their secrets to spiritual success were?
Jesus throws in some clue throughout the Bible on how to become what he appointed each one of us to be. One of the ways, was recently presented by Rev. Karita Mbagara-the Beatitudes. This is a historical staging done by Jesus, dubbed “Sermon on the Mountain”, as captured by Mathew 5 as follows.
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Are you persuaded?
Please click the link below to listen to the sermon by Rev. Karita about the Beatitude: