We talked about being witnesses of the gospel of Jesus Christ yesterday. Let’s look at this matter of being a witness again today.
The Old Testament was a witness of the forthcoming gospel of The Messiah, The Christ, Jesus. “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins” (Acts 10.43).
There you have it, loved ones. The prophets of God testified that through the Name of Jesus, all who believe in Him shall receive remission of sins. Thus, the gospel message is a message of the unmerited grace of God extended to underserving sinners like myself.
But not everybody has access to the Scriptures or even believes that God exists. What do we say to those people? “Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness” (Acts 14.17).
The Psalmist declared, “The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works” (Psa 145.9).
Creation gives witness of the existence and glory of God. The gospel bears witness to the glory of God in the Person of Jesus Christ. When the risen Lord apprehended Saul of Tarsus on the Damascus Road, Jesus told him, “But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee” (Acts 26.16).
Paul was to simply testify that he had seen the risen Lord Jesus, as well as the things that Jesus would reveal unto him later on, namely, his epistles.
The only valid witnesses for Jesus Christ today are those who have heard His voice and come to trust Him as Lord and Savior. Is that you my dear reading friend? Selah