A Testimony of Love

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. – Revelation 12:11 NKJV.

And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. – 1 John 5:11 NKJV.

 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. – John 3:16 NKJV. 

The Dictionary (Dictionary.com) defines testimony as: “The statement or declaration of a witness under oath or affirmation, usually in court.” Also defined as: “The statement or declaration of a witness under oath or affirmation, usually in court.” And as an: “Open declaration or profession, as of faith.” 

Often, we as Christians speak of our “testimony.” Usually, what we are talking about is when we believed upon Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, and we were “saved.” Saved from what? Saved from an eternity separated from God in the devil’s hell and saved to live eternally with the One True God. As John 3:16 says, when we believe upon Jesus as our Savior, turning from our sins and turning to Him, we have at that moment in time been “born again,” unto eternal life (born again: John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:22). 

Do you have a testimony? Yesterday, Patricia Laster Davis shared her testimony on Facebook. She has graciously given me permission to share her testimony in this devotional. Here is what she wrote back in 2009: 

“February 13, 2009 

Our marriage was on a fast track to hell and had been that way for quite some time. I thought the only solution was to get a divorce. After begging Jerry Shaggy Davis over and over he finally told me if I would go with him to talk to a preacher and if I didn’t change my mind, he would go with me on Monday to file for the divorce. I agreed immediately because I knew nothing was changing my mind. 

On that Friday the 13th we walked into Brother Randall Eidson’s office at Kansas Baptist Church (I believe this is in Waco, Georgia). He said ‘I ain’t no marriage counselor, but I will ask if you died today where would you spend eternity?’ 

I knew I would go to hell, and I had to change that. I asked the Lord to forgive me of my sins and to save my soul! God not only saved me that day, but he saved my husband and my marriage! 

If the Lord would save someone as wretched as me, He can save you too! 

Fight for your marriage! Trust in the Lord and follow Him.” 

God has a testimony of love, and that testimony is that He gave His life, shed His blood, so that you could have a testimony. Do you have one? Have you invited Jesus Christ into your heart and life and asked Him to forgive you of your sins? If not, there is no better time then now to do that! Jesus says in Revelation 3:20: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”

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