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Be A Witness

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Numbers 35:30
Whoever kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the testimony of witnesses; but one witness is not sufficient testimony against a person for the death penalty.
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A search of the Bible shows the word “witness” is used some 119 times in the NKJV. The plural “witnesses” is found another 49 times. Four Hebrew words and ten Greek words are translated as either the noun or verb “witness.”  Another four Greek words are used for translations related to “false witnesses.” Many of these uses relate to “legal” requirements for the number of persons required to testify in the event of a breaking of the law (Numbers 35:30). Thus, to testify or be a witness is the biblical standard of establishing the truth of a matter.

So, when the believer is told to go forth and testify or be a witness to Jesus, the command is to establish the truth of what Jesus has done in your life.

In fact, the Bible stands as a witness to the Person and Work of God – and in particular, of God the Son, Jesus Christ. All of Scripture, in one form or another, testifies to God. Jesus, as a human, continued this testimony –

John 14:9 (NKJV)
Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

Testimony is found both in words and in actions. We are not all made out of the same mold. God has bestowed different gifts and traits upon each of us. This keeps life interested. It also provides God with a variety of mechanisms for displaying His power and love. Indeed, consider, the entire idea of biblical love is a witness to the Person of God. God is love (1 John 4:8). So, when a believer loves as God directs, he is reflecting the personality of God Himself. 

 

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