Your Testimony is a weapon.
Testimonies are not meant to be like cans of Coca Cola. They are not given to us so we can have a little energy pick up and then just throw them away and forget about them. Rather, testimonies are precious weapons given to us by God to extend His kingdom on earth.
A few weeks ago I interviewed Sheri Downs, a BSSM (Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry) first year revival group pastor who received a miraculous healing. For 12 years she’d dealt with 80% bone on bone in her left knee, which caused constant swelling in her knee when playing sports. Recently she heard Bill Johnson mention a testimony about lost cartilage being supernaturally replaced. Sheri had been prayed for literally hundreds of times by BSSM students and people from Bethel church, but had never seen any improvement. She had almost given up hope but this testimony injected faith into her heart, so she stood up one more time and believed God could do it again. This time as people prayed for her, she felt heat enter her knee and she was instantly healed!
Two weeks after this event our team interviewed Sheri again. She told us her knee was still in perfect condition and that she could exercise without any pain or swelling. We asked her if she would like to see Jesus do this miracle again. “Why don’t you release it today at BSSM and see God heal more knees?” we suggested. Sheri lit up with childlike glee. “Okay, I’m doing it!” she told us. Minutes later, while speaking on stage, Sheri told her knee testimony and prayed for it to happen again. Instantly people were healed. One woman’s shoulder was healed and another woman’s knee was healed after being in pain for over two years. (To see the interview of both of these women, check out this recent INCREASE Good News Video on Facebook).
While on a ministry trip some weeks later, Sheri shared the same testimony of healing along with another testimony of her sprained ankle getting healed. In that meeting, a man in a leg brace experienced complete healing in his knee and ankle, and a tumor the size of an orange also disappeared from a woman’s breast!
Revelation 12:11 says, “they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” The context of this passage of scripture shows us that the devil has been thrown out of heaven – and is now on the earth – for us to kick off!
As sons and daughters of God, you and I are seated with Christ in Heavenly places and it is our royal privilege to bring Heaven’s reign into the earth. This passage reminds us that one of the main weapons we should use in the great commission is “the word of (our) testimony.” When we pick up our testimonies like a sword and not a throw-away bottle of Coca Cola, God is watching and waiting to “do it again.”
I wonder what God could do through your life today if you picked up a testimony of His goodness, and in faith released it over others to happen again? My challenge to you is to overcome the enemy with the power of your testimony!