The blood of the lamb, and the word of their testimony…

 Yesterday, around noon, I heard Fred Pruitt read a post from 2012 “What if deliverance never comes” that to me was the final word on the finished work of Christ!

“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of THEIR TESTIMONY, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. (Rev 12:11)

Since I first started to believe in Jesus on November 19, 2001 at Homer’s Coffee House, I’d probably only dipped my toe into the last book in the Bible written by John, the Revelation of Jesus Christ, once or twice. The book was very confusing to me.

Since my first visit to the Reunion meetings at Louisville, KY in September 2006, the style of those meetings was of people sharing their TESTIMONIES with one another, like a large family reuniting after years apart, all catching up with one another and telling stories, bubbling brooks of living water.

This is where I experienced Father’s unconditional love for the first time. At that time, I wanted to know and live from union, but the revelation that Paul speaks of in Galatians 1, was not yet mine, but I knew if I continued seeking I would find Him, and God would meet my needs. He did reveal His Son in me December 2006.

My friend Allen Stancil always encouraged me in my early days to have my TESTIMONY at the ready, and so I started to journal and keep a record of all the little connections and wins the Lord was making in my heart and mind.

The first time I read my testimony, it was an hour long monologue, but I knew I had a reason for the hope I have in Jesus Christ (1 Peter 3:15) Back then it felt to me, forced though.

After the reunions ceased in 2011, I missed the heart to heart fellowship of like minds, and most of all I missed the sharing of TESTIMONIES and wanted others to experience something like it in my neighborhood, a time of refreshing, of shared stories, of living love and light.

After waiting for years, and pleading with a friend whom seemed to have ears, I heard within, ‘be the change you want to see in the world, this is the way walk in it’.

This year, after April 27th, I trust and accept the inner voice teaching me all things, and believe the visions and dreams I’d received over the years, I see  the desire of my heart  finally coming to fruition. Praise God!

Author: Tony Maden

Son of God, Shropshire lad, partner in time to @suemaden 😘, homemaker 🏡, and rose 🌹 gardener, and...