The Scriptures tell us that the ‘saints’ (Christians) will overcome Satan, in the end times, by the blood of Christ (Jesus the Messiah) and by ‘the word of their testimony’.    Have you ever wondered exactly what the ‘the word of their testimony’ (our testimony) was/will be?

We know that the arrest of Christians will be the way that we verbally witness to the rulers of all the Earth, of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.   In regards to that, Jesus told us to make up our minds not to worry beforehand (before the day we go on trial, as I understand it) about what we will say (in our defense, at our trials).  The Holy Spirit will speak through us when the time comes.  Remember this!!

I don’t think this is ‘the testimony’ that  the verse above was referring to though. I believe ‘the word of (our) testimony’ will be simply what we tell people in our daily lives, and how we should answer if law enforcement asks us if we are Christians.  Here is the testimony God has given about his Son:

  • “God has given us eternal life, and
  • this life is in his Son (Jesus).
  • He who has the Son has life;
  • he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

So much has been made, in evangelical churches, of how we should witness to nonbelievers, what should be said, what pattern to follow, etc.  It can seem so intimidating and so complicated that we just don’t do it.  But, the passage above  (1 John 5:11-12)  is ‘the testimony God has given about his Son’.  Very simple.  Very concise.  I think this is what God would have us to say too.

Believe There Are Many Ways To God?

Only One Way?  How Intolerant!