Acts 14:3 - "Therefore they stayed there a long time speaking boldly in the Lord who was bearing witness to the word of His grace granting signs and wonders done by their hands."
There has to be a demonstration of this King we serve. The evidence of His resurrection is in the power of your words and the power of the actions that follow your words. Throughout the book of Acts it says, "They spoke boldly and God confirmed the situation and confirmed the Word." That boldness actually draws God into a situation. He is looking for courageous words to bring Him into a situation.
STORIES OF COURAGE EMBOLDEN OUR FAITH
Testimonies strip off the baggage of disappointments that have accumulated in our lives that have nothing to do with the Kingdom of God. We step into our DESTINY and the anointing so that nothing is impossible for us. The supernatural introduces us to God's PURPOSE for our life. The stories impart supernatural courage. That is why the enemy tries to discourage talking about the miracles and declarations of what God has done.
THE COLD AND COMPLACENT
There are those who are backslidden in their heart. They are cold, they are complacent -- they don't have a passion for God. They know enough religious routine to be at the right services, they know what tithing is all about, they know what to do as far as moral standards go -- but they are so far removed from the divine PURPOSE of God in their life that they are hiding in effect in the back pews of churches.
They are waiting to hear real stories of actual events that demonstrate the power of the scriptures. That is why testimonies are so important.
The testimonies draw people into a sense of God's PURPOSE in their lives. They give boldness and courage where there was previously only complacency.
HEAVEN IS WATCHING
Hebrews 12:1 -- "With so many witnesses in a great cloud on every side of us, we too, then, should throw off everything that hinders us....and keep running with perseverance the race that lies before us." So we have a cloud of witnesses that are waiting to see if we will actually discover the momentum of prior generations that stood in the face of absolute adversity and adverse circumstances and conflict in body, in soul and in spirit.
COURAGE IS FOR EVERY DAY
God is releasing a supernatural courage in the earth right now. It is time for courage to enable us to live a sword that never leaves our hands again -- it never gets put on the mantle. Every day is a day of conquest -- every day is a day for King Jesus to be glorified -- it is called courage.