Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Coolest Testimony Ever

Every testimony is “cool”. And it’s kind of silly to talk about the coolest testimony ever. But I do believe there is one testimony—one that is yet to happen—that will be the coolest testimony ever.

If I’m reading by Bible correctly, one of the reasons why Christ has yet to return is because not all of those that are going to be saved have been saved yet. I think we see this in part in Matthew 24:14 when Jesus says, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” The end cannot come until the gospel has been proclaimed to all peoples and people from every tribe, tongue, nation, and people have come to Jesus.

I also think this is what Peter is speaking of in 2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

It seems to me from the context of 2 Peter that the reason why the Lord has not yet returned is because the Lord is patiently waiting for all that are going to come to repentance to actually come to repentance. If I’m right about this, then I’m picturing in my mind the coolest testimony ever.


After sharing the gospel with this woman you ask her if she wants to call upon the Lord in faith and repentance. She says, “yes”, prays a little Psalm 51. You rejoice with her and the next thing you know Jesus is sounding a trumpet, riding upon the clouds coming down to be with His bride forever.

That in my mind will be the coolest testimony ever. The very last one. The one in which we can say of the Great Commission, “It is finished”. I might be a little selfish but I kind of want to be the guy that leads that last person to the Lord. Now every time I share the gospel I’m going to start looking up into the clouds to see if he/she was the one. And if the Lord continues to tarry I’ll know that it’s time to get back to work—going, sharing, and making disciples.


  1. Yes, that maybe WOULD be the coolest testimony. And it would be kind of the antithesis of another testimony that we could imagine from the history in the Bible -- the testimony of that laaaaaast old Hebrew guy who was the last of the wilderness generation to die so that everyone younger than him could finally enter the promised land.

    "Every time I coughed, everybody would come running around, trying to find out how sick I was. 'Should we start packing? Get the kids gathered up!' "

  2. Haha, SammyBoy! We talked about that in our Bible study just a couple of weeks ago! Can you imagine the kids all gathered around the dying man's bedside? "Honey, quick! Go start packing! Dad's on his way out."



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