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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
"Take The Stand"
"Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my
servant whom I have
chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he:
before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I,
even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. I
have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no
strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the
LORD, that I am God."
“Raise your right hand. Do you solemnly swear
to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?” These
words are commonly known as the oath a witness is to make before he
gives testimony in a court of law. Nothing could be more damning or
more liberating than the truthful account of events by an eyewitness.
You may recall that Jesus had to endure the false witnesses that
brought bogus charges against Him. A witness can have a great effect in
the course of another’s life, and even if the court does not believe
the witness, his testimony can do wonders in the heart of the accused.
To have somebody take the stand on your behalf and declare your cause
is encouraging and endearing.
God has called upon us to be His witnesses. This means we get the
opportunity to “take the stand” for God. We get the privilege to give
testimony on His behalf. We can tell of His wonderful salvation, and
how He has cleansed us from all sin. We can tell how He has never
failed us, nor have we ever been forsaken. When we have gone through
the waters, rivers, or fire, we haven’t been drowned or burned.
We are to go to all the nations and declare the wonderful works of our
God (vs. 9). God has told us to “keep not back” (vs. 6). When we take
the stand before the world, we are to hold nothing back. God has called
upon us to be a witness to a spiritually deaf and blind world. He
desires that this world hear of His salvation and see His goodness.
Therefore, we are to take the stand for God and declare these things as
According to Noah Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English
Language, a witness is one "to see or know by personal presence."
Have you been saved? Has God been good to you? Has He ever left you or
forsaken you? If you have experienced the goodness of God, then keep
not back! Let the world know how good God is to His people.
Some may not believe your testimony. There may be some scoffers. Even
so, how would your testimony thrill the heart of God! If you had many
false accusers against you, and someone came to your defense, would not
your heart be lifted and your spirit encouraged? Even so, God would be
pleased with your testimony of His faithfulness. Don’t fear what others
may say! Is it true what you know about God? Then declare it! Keep not
back. God needs to hear you say it, and the world needs to hear you say
it, and you need to hear you say it! Be a witness of the goodness of
Study verses - Isaiah
43:1-28; Psalm 51:13; Romans 10:14-18; Exodus 9:16;
I Samuel 17:46; Joshua 4:24.
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