Lately, it has been difficult for me to keep my lips sealed from the things of God. When He delivered a kid from delayed-onset hearing loss, who heard his mother speak for the first time, I had to share it. When He healed my friend’s foot and, weeks later, grew her leg out, I had to post it. When He healed my mother’s back instantly after laying hands on her and praying a few short prayers with a friend, I had to testify of it.
Some may call it boasting, but if I’m going to boast in anything, I better boast about what Jesus has done, is doing, and continuing to do in the lives of others around me (1 Corinthians 1:31). What I do know is that there is power in the sharing of testimonies, and as RevTrev mentioned in “Understanding the Power of Testimony” testimony invites the miracle again.
Testimony is meant to be shared and recycled
A college friend of mine spent hours each day soaking in the truths of divine healing through the Word, YouTube videos, podcasts, sermons, a whole lot of Jesus-groupies, and wherever else signs were following. God then led her to pray over individuals who began to get healed, and sometimes instantly.
The more healing testimonies she shared, the more I wanted to see people healed in my life. I scanned the scriptures, meditated on Matthew 10:8, watched a whole lot of Curry Blake, Todd White (and other believers of divine healing) on YouTube, took a leap of faith, and began praying over individuals for healing. Since then, several individuals have been healed instantaneously before my eyes.
Testimony leads others to truth
Early September, I shared a testimony in front of my church about the power of intercessory prayer: When I asked a college friend to intercede for another friend, Jesus revealed to her in a vision that He was breaking off stuff in her life that needed to be broken; when that same friend and I prayed in tongues over the phone, the Holy Spirit dropped a word of knowledge about family members who are not yet saved but will be; and when my mother and I fasted and prayed for three days, the Holy Spirit directed me into a completely different direction in my career.
After speaking to the crowd, a church member approached me, letting me know that she had not considered fasting and praying. Weeks later, she told me that she noticed changes in her situation and is now more hopeful in her family deliverance.
Testimony overcomes the works of the enemy
Your testimony is powerful according to Revelation 12:11. Don’t let fear in what others think or timidity rob you from sharing your testimony. The God who made man’s mouth will give you the words to say (or write) at the right time (Exodus 4:10-12). As you testify of God’s victories, you too will see lives transformed before your very eyes.
Olawunmi Fajobi is a blogger, freelance writer and ministry leader, pursuing her MA in Creative Nonfiction at Johns Hopkins University. She spends her free time jamming to Luke 4:18, writing spiritual warfare truths, and speaking healing and deliverance. Connect with her on her blog,Spiritual Warfare Truths or email her here