Evidence or proof provided by the existence or appearance of something.
Testimonies are simply ways that God has shown His faithfulness in someone’s life. They are moments when Heaven comes down to earth and releases the standard of Heaven Jesus paid for us to have access to. When someone testifies of what God has done then it releases an awareness to that access to Heaven we can have with God in own lives. Testimonies are a great way to focus our minds on who God is and what He is capable of.
Revelation 19:10 says, “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” This means when a testimony of what God has done is released it fortells what can be done in the life of the listener in need of breakthrough. As you read the testimonies and you are in need of breakthrough yourself tell God, if you can do it in their life then you can do it in mine.
I heard a story from one of my favorite speakers put the power of the testimony best. He told a story of a time when his dad took his sister out shopping. It was one of those shopping trips where he just loved on her letting her get things she wanted instead of just things she needed. When his dad and sister arrived home he ran and grabbed the receipt to see how much his dad had spent on his sister. When he saw the amount he turned to his dad with a big grin and said if you spent this much on my sister then you would spend this much on me!
We are all loved by our heavenly Father equally and who is He never changes. Sometimes it looks like just seeing what He did and asking Him to do it again. My hope in sharing testimonies is that people will begin asking the living God we serve to come down and break through your circumstance with His power in a way that only He can. I have seen with my own eyes people get healed simply through a testimony that was shared. They believed that if God would do it in fellow believer then He would do it for them. Let’s be people who hold up receipts and watch God move!