Are You a Compelling Witness?

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Our world offers no peace. Violence, hatred, heartlessness, and

Christians persecuted, followed by a campaign of deceptions and

injustices on every level.

Regretfully, some people live in anormalcy biasby underestimating the crisis.

They justify the horrific events as simply "a sign of the times." They

stick their head in the sand in hopes to tune out the bad news.

But don't snooze: the wickedness is here; it's been here. Those who

underestimate the uptick of events and misunderstandSatan's desire to

ultimately destroy mankind will be caught flat-footed.

In these 11th-hour times, to inflict the most deception, destruction,

and division, Satan is bringing full-frontal attacks, for his time is


In such times, are you retreating or speaking as a compelling

witness—sounding the clarion call for people to take courage and hope

in Christ Jesus? Are you equipping others in God's Word so they are

standing on solid ground when everything else crumbles? Have you

shared your testimony to convey God's awesome power and love to

overcome anything and everything; a love that lifts every weight? By

His Power and Authority, God's People have been equipped to transform

the world—a decaying, fallen world.

This transformation will include calamities and persecutions, for it

is impossible to purify something without putting it in the fire.

John 17:14-19 reads: "I have given them your word and the world has

hated them, for they are not of the world anymore than I am of the


My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you

protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I

am not of it.

Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me in to

the world, Ihave sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself,

that they too may be truly sanctified" (NIV).Hakim Hazim is a theorist

and co-founder of Christian think tankFreedomSquared.org. He and his

team produce content to equip Believers to maximize their individual

potential and relationship with God, to prepare them in the moment of

today's critical times.

Addressing the enemy head-on is part of that equipping."Too many

Christians have become passive bystanders in this spiritual warfare

when they've had a sword in their hand the entire time," says Hazim.

"The hour is at hand for complacency to end."

In the uptick of challenging, turbulent, violent world events, God is

training Believers to be compelling witnesses.

Powerful descriptors such as "convincing," "credible," "inspiring

conviction," "irrefutable" and "persuasive," define what is a

compelling witness.

As you can guess, Satan and the worldhatea compelling witness for Christ.

God is raising up NEW witnesses (like you and me) to sober a decaying

world with His Truth.

We need to be salt AND light as we enter the territories He has called

us to, instructing and preserving His Truth.

Undoubtedly, the events and world's condition grieves God.

Knowledge and exposure to the events also grieve us, for as

Ecclesiastes 1:18 indicates, "For with much wisdom comes much sorrow;

the more knowledge, the more grief." Yet, none of the events have

taken God by surprise. God is above and beyond everything we see


Even with the unfolding destructionand ticking clock toward Christ's

return, God wants to accomplish His work through you.

Are YOU prepared to go the distance while staying in peace, no

retreat? In the face of persecution and trials, will YOU be a

compelling, convincing and irrefutable witness for Christ?

Credit: Gospel Today

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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