The bible says in Revelation 12:11 that the saints (that’s what God calls us Believers) overcome the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. The Bible is very clear that we overcome the enemy. It is also very clear of the two greatest tools in defeating him.
First, there’s the blood of the Lamb. It’s the blood of Jesus, that gives us the legal right to become the children of God. It is the death of Jesus on the cross, where His blood was spilled that secures our place as members of the family of God.
The second tool is the word of our testimony. That’s when we speak of the things God has done for us. God has done wonderful things for each of us. Some people spend so much time talking about what they’re NOT pleased with, or criticizing other people, that they rarely get around to talking about what God has done for them. People like this are easily overcome by the enemy!
When you talk about what God has done, it helps you to overcome the enemy in three ways. First, it builds YOUR faith, to hear yourself speaking the things God has done for you. It’s GOOD for you to think on, and to speak of the good things God has done in your life. It’s good to call to mind the blessings God has bestowed on you. It helps you to get a perspective on what God is doing, rather than wallowing in your own problems and life’s injustices.
Second, when you speak about the good things God has done, it strengthens other Believers. Sometimes, when a person is feeling beat down and discouraged, they just need to hear that God is still alive and is blessing someone!
Your testimony, whether it’s the testimony of how Jesus came into your life, or a testimony of protection, guidance or of an answered prayer can ignite a fire of faith in someone else whose light is growing dim.
Many times, when I feel worn out, or overwhelmed, someone will call me to share something wonderful that the Lord has done for them. It just blesses me to hear how God did not leave them in a place of despair, but how He brought them a season of refreshing! When that happens, it’s not long before my own spirit is soaring and recharged!
You can help people and reach out to people and help them overcome the enemy and his defeatist attitude. Here’s how:
Our program is what’s called an “intimate” program. It’s not a broadcast of a church service, and it isn’t a Gospel concert. It’s a one on one type ministry. We’re fishing for those people who like God but don’t like church. People who need a hand, a boost, someone to life them up.
When they watch TV and see or hear of marvelous testimonies about God turning people into millionaires, or making them the heads of major corporations, it blesses them, but it doesn’t touch them!
See, God has called us to reach regular, everyday working people. We thank God for the ministries that reach the rich folk and the country club set, but God called us to “fish off the other side of the boat;” to reach people that the other ministries are missing. People who might not relate to (or even want to) be head of a major corporation. They just want to be able to find a job to put a little food on the table. Or, for God to help them stop smoking, drinking or doing drugs. These are people who would be pleased to know that God still hears that heart’s cry of regular, normal people like you and me.
I’m looking for people we can interview, who have been touched by this ministry. Maybe you came to know the Lord here. Or, were taught how to use your faith, and your life has changed. Maybe you receiver a healing in answer to prayer made through this ministry. It could be that God has done for you through this ministry, it could help someone else along the way.