You are witnesses to these things.


Your God needs you to be His extension on the earth as you bring the good tidings of  redemption through Jesus Christ to your family, friends, colleagues, community, nation and indeed the whole Planet Earth. He needs you to be a witness of Jesus Christ's saving, healing and delivering power on the earth and in our day. A witness speaks, or testifies what they have seen, heard and experienced- in short a witness is a story teller. Go therefore and tell a story of what you have seen, what you have heard and what you have experienced. Underpin the story with the word of God. Remember you are an ambassador of Jesus Christ on Planet Earth. Always cry for the grace to be ready to tell a story of what Jesus Christ has done for you and for others, and underpin the story to the word of God. The word of God never returns without having accomplished the purpose and mission for which it will have been sent. Simply deliver it. You will have done your bit. Remember that there is a reward for witnessing Jesus Christ- reward of joy, peace, wellbeing, divine protection and of a glory of God that will always follow you in all you do and wherever you go.


Covered in this section:

1.You are witnesses to these things

2. You are an ambassador of Jesus Christ

3. Tells a story and underpin it to  the word of God

4. Blood required at your hands

5. The reward for witnessing


You are witnesses to these things

You were commissioned by Jesus Christ to be a witness to Him. In Luke 24: 46-49 His word says : Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” NKJV.


Jesus Christ commissioned every believer who has experienced His salvation to go tell a  story.

Two disciples on the road to Emmaus met a supposed stranger:

“Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, 'Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?' And He said to them, 'What things?' So they said to Him, 'The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him." Luke 24:18-20 NKJV.

The disciple named here as Cleopas started telling a story he had heard, little did he know he was talking to Jesus Christ Himself. When Jesus Christ revealed Himself to these two, they immediately returned to Jerusalem to the other disciples to tell the story of how Jesus Christ had appeared to them- they became witnesses of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. While they spoke their witness account, Jesus Christ appeared again.

The Apostle Peter addressing the crowds on the day of Pentecost gave a witness account:

"Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.

This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses.”

Acts 2:22-24, 32 NKJV.

Now a witness speaks what they have seen, heard and experienced.

Hence 1 John 1: 1-3 NKJV says:

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.”

The story you tell does not have to all be about yourself- you have experienced Jesus Christ, yes speak about that- others have been healed, delivered, raised from the dead etc. you are free to speak about what Almighty God has done to them too. You are a witness to what you have heard people say God has done to them. These are undeniable miracles. If you can bring your friend, colleague to hear a first hand account of an undeniable miracle by all means do so.

The critical thing here is give an account, tell a story about yourself or about someone else. Remember to underpin the story to the word of God.


2. You are an ambassador of Jesus Christ.

“Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

II Corinthians 5:18-21 NKJV.

An ambassador, represents and promotes the affairs of nation or state that commissioned them.  We need to declare to people that Almighty God has unilaterally  reconciled Himself to them through Jesus Christ. He has unilaterally cancelled their debt and guilt by laying it on His own Son Jesus Christ. All they need to do is accept and acknowledge what Almighty God has done for them. They need to know God has loved them in Jesus Christ, He also likes them, He is not even in a bad mood. He has opened His arms to embrace and receive them wholeheartedly and unconditionally. They need to acknowledge the sacrifice He made for them in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was made their sin, their guilt, their debt so that they can become the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ. They have been put in right standing with Almighty God, they have been given a right hand of fellowship. Their sin, disease and sicknesses and  lack has been paid for by Jesus Christ's sacrifice and suffering.

We need to explain the other attributes of Almighty God- He is righteous and just, He is holy, He is merciful, He is faithful. His word says in Psalms 89:14:

 “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face.”NKJV.

His word also says in Lamentations 3:22-23

"Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” NKJV.

His word tells us further that He is good.

 “Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”

I Chronicles 16:34 NKJV.


3.Tell a story and underpin it to the word of God.

  A witness tells a story-we all want to hear a story. A story could start something like "Have you heard about....? Have you heard what happened .....?  Tell about Jesus Christ, or tell about yourself and what Jesus Christ did in your life or about someone else and what Jesus Christ did for them. Then underpin the story to the word of God. By that you are saying- this happened to this person because he/ she believed the word of God. If you can believe the same will happen to you too.

Jesus Christ the Son of God was manifested to take away the sin of the world, He shed His blood so that you and me may be forgiven. His word says in John 3:16:

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that whosoever  believes in Him, should not perish but have eternal life." KJV.

Jesus Christ was manifested to give you eternal life.

Whosoever means whosoever- if you can believe what Jesus Christ did for you - you will receive His salvation.

Jesus Christ was manifested to give you abundant life- this speaks of quality of life- to make you a person of character, stature, achievement and self-assurance.

His word says in John 10:10:

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” NKJV.

The thief is a reference to the enemy of God and mankind satan- he is a thief, a murderer and a destroyer- Jesus Christ was manifested to reverse  that and give you abundant life, overflowing life:

Jesus Christ gives you right standing with Almighty God- He makes you the righteousness of God- ushering you into the presence of Almighty God- in His presence there is joy, peace and wellbeing (2 Corinthians 5:21).


Jesus Christ bought back your right of dominion over the enemy satan- He bought back by His own blood your right of dominion over satan. Hence Ephesians 1:7 says:

"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” NKJV.

Jesus Christ bought back your right to health and well- being by the beating He experienced, the pain, grief and anguish. Hence Isaiah 53:4-5says:

 “Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.” NLT.

I Peter 2:24 reiterates it.

“Whom Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness— by whose stripes you were healed.” NKJV.


Jesus Christ suffered lack -so that your needs may be met. Hence His word says in

 2 Corinthians 8:9 “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” NKJV.

Jesus Christ bought back to you the right to blessing and positive outcomes through the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit upon your life-His word says in Galatians 3:14:

 "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” NKJV.


4. Blood required at your hands.

“When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.”

Ezekiel 3:18 NKJV.

Yes when you are given the opportunity to witness the love of Jesus Christ and you do not do it, it may cost someone heaven, it maty cost someone eternal life.  Remember it is the Holy Spirit who convicts the sinner of sin, righteousness and judgement.

“And when He has come (the Holy Spirit), He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:”

John 16:8 NKJV.

The conviction can happen immediately you speak the word to a non- believer but sometimes it happens many years later, it could even happen at their end of life event.

Remember the word of God never returns void, it always accomplishes that which it is sent to accomplish -always.


“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,

And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud,

That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;

It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please,

And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:10-11 NKJV.

Because the word of God has capacity to accomplish its mission- you can sent it addressed "to whom it may concern".

Be prepared always- being prepared should be your footwear.

"And having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;”

Ephesians 6:15 NKJV.

When you walk prepared to tell the story, to witness the love of Jesus Christ- the word of God describes your feet as beautiful:

"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news,

Who proclaims peace,

Who brings glad tidings of good things,

Who proclaims salvation,

Who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'"

Isaiah 52:7 NKJV.

Wow! Proclaiming glad tidings of good things, bringing good news and proclaiming peace, proclaiming salvation- not only makes your feet beautiful- but takes you up to the top of the mountains. Yes  there is a reward for witnessing.



5.The reward for witnessing.

His word says in Daniel 12:3:

 “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.” NKJV.

For the child of God wisdom is in turning many to righteousness- its the greatest investment you can ever do. The dividends will follow you to all eternity. There is a glory of Almighty God that follows soul winners.

His word also says in Isaiah 55:12:

“For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” NKJV.


There is a joy and peace that follows soul winners. This is the same joy that propelled the Lord Jesus Christ through the cross. For His word teaches us that beyond the cross was a joy, the joy of billions of people, you and me going to heaven. His word teaches that for the joy that was set before Him, Jesus Christ endured the cross and despised the shame. Glory to God. (Hebrews 12:1-3).

Being a witness of Jesus Christ therefore brings with it a reward of joy, which no-one can take away from you. It brings peace, protection, exaltation and elevation, it brings grace and a glory. It brings a fortification from Almighty God. Glory be to God.