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Day 99| 09 APRIL 2021 | Apostle Gideon C Boateng
‘And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write,"These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God’
The Lord Jesus reveals Himself to His Apostle John in a spectacular way a long time after His ascension to show Him things to come but His description of Himself shows us wonderful things worth imbibing. His description is important to take lessons from especially when the Bible entreats all Children of God to grow up into Him.
The Lord called himself the Faithful and True Witness and this is one of the best descriptions any Child of God should strive to be identified with. Jesus said His disciples shall be witnesses of Him but as to whether we can be called faithful and true witnesses is a matter of choice and every one of us must strive for that feat. In Revelation 2:13 Antipas was called a faithful martyr or witness meaning it is attainable.
Witness as used by the Lord Jesus is not as it is commonly used in today’s language. It doesn’t mean a person who sees something happen and gives evidence to that effect. That witnessing is too passive considering the kind of word used by the Lord. The word He used is closely related to the word martyr. It means a person who holds strongly his belief in the Lord Jesus irrespective of possible danger or attacks even unto death. They will rather die instead of denying the Lord Jesus in any way. This witness will do anything godly for the advancement of the gospel even if it shall cost them their very life.
That was the master’s attitude when He stood before the chief priests and the governor who condemned Him to death. He had the opportunity to defend Himself but chose to be quiet despising death for the salvation of the world. It is time for the church to see the likes of men and women of God who are ready to despise pain and death for the sake of the gospel. It is time for the church to witness the gospel of Jesus shamelessly to the world following the steps of the master. True and faithful witness should be our accolade when we appear before Him in glory to be rewarded.
// 🗣SAY BY FAITH
I am a faithful and true witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I live for the salvation of men and nothing in this world can hinder my witnessing for the Lord
// 📚FURTHER STUDY
Rev 1:5, 1 Tim 6:12
// 📝ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Sam 1-3, Luke 12:1-34
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