When we talk about knowing the flow of God’s power in and through our daily lives we cannot forget the primary purpose for which He has empowered us: simply, to be witnesses.
Witnesses are people who speak up for what they have seen or witnessed. We need to be those who are not afraid to speak up concerning all we have seen Him do in our lives. The trouble with a lot of our church evangelism these days is that we have too many ‘silent witnesses’ – people who have been marvellously saved, supernaturally restored and healed, yet do not tell others.
Why? Usually because of fear – the fear of man silences their witness. This is such a shame, because how will others know unless we speak? The saddest thing is that they don’t realize that God doesn’t expect them to do it in their own ability: He has given His Spirit to empower them and provide the confidence and ability they need. As we established yesterday, they will never experience this divine ability until they ‘flick the power switch’ – more specifically, open their mouth!
If the people of God need to take anything more seriously in this hour we are living in, it’s evangelism and the reaching of others, the bringing of others to Christ. For this to happen each of us needs to take personal responsibility to ‘break the silence’ in our life, to no longer be a silent witness! Just imagine if enough of the Church took this challenge personally today? All across the country, in workplaces, college campuses and neighbourhoods, people who once were silent are now speaking under the enablement of the Spirit of all the things they have witnessed.
God does not want us to speak of things we have only heard He did for others, but the things He has done for us. When you are a witness to an accident you stand in court and give an account of what you witnessed, not what you heard someone else saw. In the same way, that’s all God wants you to do now: tell others what you have witnessed Him do for you. As you do you become a tool in His hand, no longer a silent witness.
It’s time to break the silence – go ahead and open your mouth today, and as you do His ability will be there: He promised it would.