In the Holy Ghost power, Minister Gracious Angella under the instruction of her father in the Lord Prophet Abraham Richard Bisaso took position at the pulpit. Like a Prophet’s daughter, she then led the believers into the message of the day titled, “Acknowledging the power of Christ Jesus.’’
With reference from the Gospel of Saint Mark 5:24-30: And a woman was there who was subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his clock. (NIV)
Analyzing the scripture, the minister noted that, this woman had done everything in her power to take away the sickness but all had failed. Nevertheless, when she heard about Jesus, she came in search of healing and she got it. This is the same with us Christians today. We have come seeking for healing, deliverance and breakthrough and we have received them. However, the issue is that, we have failed to testify for we are still waiting for something big and tangible in order to testify.
Minister Gracious cautioned that, if we are waiting to testify for what we consider big and tangible (marriage, big business, a fleet of cars) will not come our way unless we first acknowledge what the Spirit of God has done that we call little. Take a self examination, you will come to realise that you have a spiritual testimony! Your character, evil dreams, demonic oppression, dullness etal has changed ever since you accepted Christ Jesus in your life – that is a testimony!
A testimony is not all about physical possessions, those are just miracles. Miracles expire and pass out but testimonies live forever; that is why even today we still read about this woman’s testimony; why? Because it was more of spiritual than physical. The spiritual is more potent, because it is fortified with the ability to draw souls to the kingdom of God.
Bringing the message down to today’s IPOD and IPAD generation, the minister authenticated that the moment you come before Christ Jesus, instant healing starts. Remember, healing equals to testimony. You may have come for a job or marriage but the working power of God will start working on you from the inside.
This means that, before giving you a physical testimony, God starts with your inner man. You not having a job, marriage and breakthrough, is determined by several anonymous causes but when the power of God comes down, it starts from the root cause.
Whenever you come in the presence of God, try to follow your spiritual and physical life closely, you will see that the working hand of God is at work inside and out, pilling and pilling your testimony. The power of God is ever working in any believer even if you are not at Church but as long as you believe! So all you have to do is to acknowledge it for no human can do what it does.
Summing up the self examining message, Minister Angella emphasised, “A testimony is not just a physical thing you have received but the spiritual transformation that God has performed in you.” She revealed that, the same happened with this woman of the blood issue, Christ’s healing power can never leaves Him; and you He has touched remain the same. There must be a testimony which begins in the spirit and is then seen in the physical realm.
Prayer: Lord Holy Spirit may you carry me to where you want me to testify for Christ.
Related Scriptures: [John 2:48-53, John 9, Luke 7]