John said in the book of I John chapter 1 and verse 3 “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”
That opening phrase “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you…” is the definition of a witness… telling others what you personally have experienced.”
Mark 16:15 commands us to “… Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Acts 1:8 says “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Many other verses could be used to prove that we as Christians as to witness for Christ and tell others the good news of the gospel. Our witness can affect four individuals… The Sovereign God, Our Selves, Sinners and Satan.
The effect that our witness has on the Sovereign God is that we are fulfilling his command. Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” is not a suggestion or recommendation it is a command. And when we witness to sinners of the Gospel of Christ we are fulfilling the Sovereign God’s command.
From our side, we are Chosen and Called to do this. John 15:16 tells us “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
The Lord Jesus wants us as branches to bear fruit. We are chosen to do that.
From the Sinners side, our witness is how the Gospel is shared. Romans 10:14 says “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” When we are witnessing we are proclaiming that Christ is the Saviour of the World.
Lastly, from Satan’s side, the effect that our witness has on him is Acts 26:18 as Paul declares “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”
Satan’s kingdom suffers loss every time a Sinner is set free from the shackles of sin.
That’s why we should witness, because our witness benefits the Sovereign God, our selves and Sinners and it defeats Satan. But how do we witness?
First and foremost is pray. Ask the Lord to direct you and lead you to some sinner who needs the Gospel.
Secondly, be prepared. The Romans Road, which you may have been led to the Lord yourself is a collection of Scriptures from the book of Romans, a roadmap if you will, that will guide a sinner down the path of recognizing they are lost and that Christ can save them.
The Reality of Sin is:
Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
The Repercussions of this sin is the first half of Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death…”
The Remedy of this sin is in the second half of Romans 6:23 “… but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The Response of the Sinner should be Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
The Reach of Salvation is Romans is Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
This is the whosoever of John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
We have many tools to help you spread the gospel, the Church invite card from truelife and many different tracts. Be sure you carry some with you at all times and as I Peter 3:15 says “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”