Because I believe Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead, I am a personal witness for Christ. This astounding statement was made by Christ just before his return to heaven in Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” The believers witnessing His ascension were told to go back to Jerusalem and await the coming of this promised power. Acts 2:2-4a “And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.” After the arrival of the Holy Spirit the Bible records mighty things done by believers to spread the good news of Jesus throughout the world. This commission to go to the world and witness to the truth of Him was given to all of us by Jesus. All believers are filled with the Holy Spirit when they accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior and are to be His witnesses in the world in which they live.
How does one come to know about Jesus? The Bible tells us that faith comes from hearing. Romans 10:17 ” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” We have to tell others about Christ. That is why Paul proclaimed in Romans 10:15 “And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Jesus issued the marching orders in Acts 1:8, we are to go and tell others about Him and His great saving love and redemption. You don’t have to go to a far away land (the ends of the earth) you can tell others in your own home, at your job, in your town, state and country. Living a life committed to Jesus brings blessing and good news to those around you. What a privilege this Holy Week to live for Him. Tell someone of Jesus and His love today.
Living with good news for the world,