Today, we continue our study of spiritual warfare with a look at another weapon given to believers: the word of our testimony.
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. REVELATION 12:11 NKJV
The word of our testimony is one of the weapons through which we overcome the enemy.
The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess and are saved. ROMANS 10:8-10 NKJV
We have long been taught that the scripture we just read teaches us how we are saved. I agree.
But, think of this: what spiritual victory do we win in our lives that is greater than salvation?
Now, the word translated as “salvation” and “saved” in these passages are the words:
Sozo: “saved/rescued from destruction and brought into divine safety“
The “salvation” that is spoken of here is related to other victories such as: when Jesus calmed the stormy sea – when Jesus healed the woman with the issue of blood – when Jesus spoke of overcoming hatred against you because of your relationship with Him.
So, this is not just a scripture that teaches us how to be saved but how to win spiritual warfare.
Remember what it said the keys are?
Believe in your heart.
Confess with your mouth.
The word of your testimony is a part of your weaponry.
Confession: homologéō (from /homoú, “together” and /légō, “speak to a conclusion”) – properly, to voice the same conclusion, i.e. agree (“confess“); to profess (confess) because in full agreement; to align with (endorse).
This is not just an aimless confession but a “legal record” founded upon faith. Faith is the power behind the word which releases authority.
Negative, unbiblical testimony spoken in faith (belief) enforces what is spoken.
Biblical testimony spoken in faith enforces what is spoken.
So is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire. ISAIAH 55:11 NKJV
Remember David? He defeated Goliath but spoke it and then it occurred:
This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. The battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into my hands. 1 Samuel 17
The Bible tells us in Hebrews 11:3:
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God.
Jesus says to us:
“Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:22-23
Numbers, chapter 13 tells us about the value of a good report. Moses sent the spies into the Promised Land. They brought back a bad report – a report contradicting what God had said. This was more than a situational analysis – this was an opinion – a belief.
Joshua and Caleb believed God’s report and entered the Land!
This type of victory begins with knowing God’s word and meditating on it. You know what the definition of meditating is?
Talking to yourself!
Talk to yourself about it and remove your doubt by making you and the Word one!
Then, speak it out and see your mountain move in Jesus’ Name!