Testimony Development

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Testimony Development

  1. 1. Testimony Development Revelation 12:10-11; Psalm 17:3
  2. 2. Testimony Development <ul><li>Revelation 12:10-11 (NKJV) 10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Testimony Development <ul><li>Psalm 17:3 (NKJV) You have tested my heart; You have visited me in the night; You have tried me and have found nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Testimony Development <ul><li>Old Testament Survival </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remembering God’s past actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expressing hope in God’s promises (Messiah & prophetic Word) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of their position as God’s people </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Testimony Development <ul><li>New Testament Survival </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ABC Concept </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accept Jesus – His Word, His Actions, & His Authority </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Believe – live, move, and have being within Him </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Confess – what we say, think, and our behavior & character </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Testimony Development <ul><li>John 17:20-21 (NKJV) 20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Testimony Development <ul><li>The goal & expected outcome of the educational process is to develop our minds into a diversified and self-actualizing tool that can contemplate, understand, express, and perform in the kingdom in which it exists… </li></ul>
  8. 8. Testimony Development <ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><li>Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV) 1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven… 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Testimony Development <ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revelation 12:10 (NKJV) Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isaiah 61:2; Hebrews 11:1, Hebrews 13:8 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Testimony Development <ul><li>Tension – anxiety, worry, apprehension, stress… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deuteronomy 7:7-9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set His love upon you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chose you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loves you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promises and an oath </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mighty hand </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Redemption </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Testimony Development <ul><li>Transformation </li></ul><ul><li>The expected goal & outcome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job 42:2 (NKJV) “I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Testimony Development <ul><li>Zechariah 13:9 (NKJV) I will bring the one-third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The LORD is my God.’” </li></ul><ul><li>Malachi 3:3 (NKJV) He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the LORD An offering in righteousness. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremiah 20:9 (NKJV) Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him, Nor speak anymore in His name.” But His word was in my heart like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, And I could not. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Testimony Development <ul><li>Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Psalm 17:3 (NKJV) You have tested my heart; You have visited me in the night; You have tried me and have found nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revelation 12:11 (NKJV) 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. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Testimony Development <ul><li>Revelation 12:10-11 (The Message) Then I heard a strong voice out of Heaven saying, “Salvation and power are established! Kingdom of our God, authority of his Messiah! The Accuser of our brothers and sisters thrown out, who accused them day and night before God. They defeated him through the blood of the Lamb and the bold word of their witness. They weren’t in love with themselves; they were willing to die for Christ. </li></ul>

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