Does the thought of witnessing to others about your faith excite you or stress you out? Many people think of sharing their faith as either a death sentence or a commandment enforced by knocking on doors and throwing Bibles. Fortunately, this is not what God commands! We serve a loving God who didn’t design sharing your faith as terms to condemn each other. You can spread God’s love and joy by approaching witnessing with the right attitude and state of mind.
Before I start my teaching I would like to share a testimony post with you, form Marie a very dear and close friend of mine.
(Marie se woorde) My getuienis: Nadat ek na Robert Breaker geluister het, het ek besef hoe ek na my kruisiging gelei, gejaag, gespot en geslaan word met een doel voor oe, ek moet sterf vir my sondes, want die straf vir die sonde is die dood. Daar by die kruis aangekom, het Jesus voor my ingeskuif en vir God die Vader gese, “Vader, Ek sal haar straf vat, spaar haar” Daar is Jesus gekruisig in my plek!! Nou leef ek in ewigheid dankbaar en doen my bes om iets terug te gee vir dit wat Hy vir my gedoen het. En as mens dit glo, met jou hele hart, is jy gevul met die Heiliege Gees en is lid van Jesus Christus se kerk en gereed as Hy sy bruid kom haal. Amen
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In the Old Testament, the Israelite’s’ standing as a nation before God was wrapped up in the standing of their high priest. What the high priest was before God, so was the entire nation before God.
If the high priest sinned, he brought guilt on his nation, and God would reject the entire nation no matter how law-abiding the people were or how faithful they were in bringing their sacrifices.
Conversely, if their high priest was without fault and acceptable to God, God would accept the whole nation even if the people were sinful.
Unfortunately, the high priests of Israel often failed because like any human being, they were imperfect.
Thank God that today, you and I have Jesus as our High Priest, who is 100 per cent Man and 100 per cent God. As our High Priest, His standing before God is always right. Jesus is always acceptable and pleasing to the Father. Therefore, we can never lose our acceptance with God because as our High Priest, Jesus only brings righteousness on His people.
In heaven right now, Jesus our High Priest is seated at the right hand of God the Father. (Romans 8:34) This means that God does not look at you. He looks at Jesus. If Jesus is good, you are good. If Jesus is accepted, you are accepted. If God sees Jesus perfect, then He sees you perfect. If Jesus is righteous, then you are righteous. And we know that Jesus our High Priest is good, accepted, perfect and righteous, which means that that is how God sees us!
You cannot lose your right standing because Jesus Christ is your High Priest. To lose your standing, Jesus has to lose His standing first. But we know that we have in Jesus a High Priest who is perfect and who cannot fail. So you need never be afraid or conscious of your faults when you come before God. Because your standing is completely wrapped up in Jesus your High Priest, you can come to God boldly and receive all that you need from Him!
Please feel free to contact me or if you want to share your witness, Pastor Lydia Dreyer +27 82954 2877 (Whatsapp) or email@example.com (email)
Prayer requests are welcome!