Jesus Christ: The Faithful Witness
In the New Testament book of Revelation, Jesus is called the faithful witness. Now, that means many things, but the meaning that I?d like to focus on is revealed to us in the following three verses of scripture?
Rom 8:34 (NIV) …Christ Jesus, who died?more than that, who was raised to life?is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
Matt 10:32 (NIV) Jesus said: ?Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.
Prov 14:5 (KJV) A faithful witness will not lie.
Did you get that? Right now, Jesus is standing with us, identifying with us, representing us to God the Father. If you have taken on Jesus’ name, if you represent Him unashamedly to the people around you, if you give Him your time and energy and most of all your heart, He will do the same for you when He represents you to the Father.
He is our faithful witness in the courts of heaven! There will come a day of reckoning for each of us. A day when we be required to give a final statement, an accounting for our life. This is a time when you do not want to be your own attorney, because just one infraction is enough to cause the gavel to fall with the announcement of a ?Guilty? verdict.
There is one way, and one way only, to receive a ?not guilty? verdict on that day, and that is if you are identified with Jesus; if He is there to testify on your behalf. He must be a witness to the fact that, yes, you are one of His beloved. Yes, your sins have already been paid for with His own sacrifice, on the day of his crucifixion.
If you aren?t sure if Jesus will be able to be your faithful witness when it is your turn to stand and give an account, let me assure you that you can change that. You can be sure, if you will only ask Him now to become your faithful witness. Ask Him to forgive you for the times you have, well, sinned. Sin is not a popular word today, but that doesn?t change the reality of its existence, nor its effects.
Sin has to be dealt with, and the only safe way to deal with it is with the ultimate hazmat team?it?s a one-man team, and that man is Jesus. Only He can dispose of the sin that threatens your eternal existence. Ask Him to do that. Accept his gift, begin a new life with Him today, and you will gain Him as your faithful witness.