A Living Testament of His Truth

April 27, 2022

“The one who believes in the Son of God has this testimony within himself. The one who does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony God has given about his Son.”

1 John 5:10

Written by Victoria Garrett

How do you view yourself? Do you believe your life matters, that you are significant, and highly valued? God desires for you and every person who is made in His image to believe in His testimony: Jesus, the Son of God, died and rose again so that all people can have an eternal life of purpose, significance, and value beyond what we could imagine.

God’s Testimony is Certain

God’s testimony is greater than anything we believe about human history or the testimonies of people—He is perfectly reliable. Whoever believes that Jesus Christ died and rose again accepts the living testimony of God and has this testimony within himself: that God has given us eternal life through His Son. The one who does not believe God treats Him as a liar (1 John 5:9-10). But Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 4:6). Jesus, the Son of God, is the exact representation of God’s being and is the only One who can purify us from sin (Hebrews 1:3).

What About Us?

When we believe God’s testimony, His Spirit takes up residence inside of us, and we become living testimonies of His presence, like Jesus’ example. In Romans 8, Paul teaches that the Holy Spirit testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children, resulting in a mind governed by life and peace. We know we are living testaments of God because we are changed by His Spirit from the inside out to look more like Jesus. And, He also commanded us to go and make disciples of all nations by the power of His Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8). The Spirit of Christ teaches us, brings us into all truth, and gives comfort as we live out the gospel (John 14:26).

What Now?

Are you a living testament of God’s truth? Is there anything you need to release to Him that does not look like Jesus? Ask God to help you surrender to His way and fill you with His Spirit so that you can live the full life that Christ died to give you.

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