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This Sunday, June 26th, 2016, Pastor Duane White unpacked an amazing message to our series REtell: The Power of a Testimony, here at The Bridge Church in Denton, Texas.

REtell: The Power of a Testimony

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (1 Timothy 2:5–6, NKJV)

In this verse, Paul is speaking to his son Timothy. The word “due” in greek is “idios” which means “one’s own.” It means an individual owns it and possesses it, whether it is unique or specific to the individual. The word time here in greek is “kairos,” which means “an opportune or strategic moment.” Kairos does not mean time in its general sense, but rather time in its strategic sense. So, by putting the two words together you get “idios kairos” which is an opportune moment with your name on it, or a strategic moment that you own.

So we see that Jesus is to be testified of in each individuals strategic moment. There are moments that God strategically gives you to testify about Him. You own the moment, and you must tell it.

Testimonies are like many things we do. They are not the end. So, you may ask, “what is the end goal?” It is to make Jesus famous!

God wants to use your story to expand His Kingdom, and He wants to use your story to connect people to His life!

“Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.” (Revelation 12:10, NIV)

Notice the four things that the voice from heaven said that has come:

  1. The SALVATION (of our God)
  2. The POWER (of our God)
  3.  The KINGDOM (of our GOD)
  4.  The AUTHORITY (of His CHRIST)

All of these are available because “the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.”

There is an accuser, the devil. He loves to accuse you, but he was hurled down. Jesus defeated him and shut him UP!

John is saying that because he has been hurled down, salvation has come. Power has come. The Kingdom has come. And authority has come.

The accuser has nothing left to say! When he accuses you before the Father, God can’t hear him! Jesus’ blood is crying mercy louder than the enemy’s accusations can cry judgment.

“They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” (Revelation 12:11, NIV)

Jesus hurled the accuser down, but then it says they overcome. “They” are believers; therefore, “they” are you and me!

It says they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. The blood and their testimony. The blood is what hurled satan down, but their testimony is what caused them to overcome. 

Testimony without the blood is worthless. Actually, without the blood, we don’t have a testimony. But the blood, without our testimony doesn’t help us overcome in our minds.

Do you want to overcome? Tell what the blood has done for you. Over the time that you REtell it, you overcome again, and again, and again, and again.

Learn more about  how you can overcome by listening to the full message here:

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