A Bold Testimony: Embracing the Cost of Sharing Jesus

So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.” — John 9:17

This is the correct response. When a man is transformed by Jesus, he should testify about Jesus.

But over time, the risk of doing this has increased. In our country, we used to be able to engage in a friendly debate about our beliefs and differences, and maybe we left the Thanksgiving table a little irritated, but still, we were willing to have the conversation and agree to disagree. Then over time, this developed into a social expectation of keeping our beliefs to ourselves. Over even more time, human resource departments told us there was a time and place to talk about our faith, but not during work or school. And then, finally, they prohibited proselytizing in the workplace and schools of learning altogether. But now, if you are not proselytizing the cultural agenda and its mandates, even when they oppose your faith, you are socially de-platformed or fired.

Just a few days ago, I posted a video entitled A Case of Gender & Identity Confusion, and guess what? Someone shared this, and I was put in Facebook Prison for it. You are free to go back and listen to it if you like, and I hope you do, because there was nothing overtly substantial in it. I believe everything I said was founded on biblical truth. But because it did not align with popular preferences, I was put in "Social Prison" for my beliefs. And it is pretty easy to predict that this response to the truth and our testimony will increase. Institutions, platforms, and corporations have taken control of the conversation, and the freedoms we once had are going away.

And guess what? You are going to be faced with the same decision this blind man faced. Will you testify to the transformation that Jesus has had in your life? Will you testify about it if it costs you something? Your job? Your reputation? Your friends? Your family? And eventually, your life?

As godly men, we need to start assessing and addressing this now. We should adjust how we live so that we can testify about Jesus as far as it will take us during our time. Because one day, the freedoms we have in this country will be taken from us. And then our testimony won't cost us our job. It will cost us our life.

ASK THIS: Are there adjustments you need to make to testify about Jesus? What are they? How will you make them? How far are you willing to go?

DO THIS: Testify and make the adjustments you need to do so.

PRAY THIS: Thank you for the transformation Jesus has brought to my life. Grant me the courage to testify about Him, even when it comes at a cost. Guide me in making necessary adjustments and help my testimony shine brightly. I surrender all to you, knowing that my faith in Jesus is worth any sacrifice.

PLAY THIS: Testify.

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14 thoughts on “A Bold Testimony: Embracing the Cost of Sharing Jesus

  1. Jeff says:

    I applaud you Vince- bringing up two subject such as gender identity and our rights as Christian’s to not be censored or worst yet being punished. You had the guts to say what needed to be said. My wife and I discuss our freedoms as Christian’s and how saying what we truly believe could get us in trouble. We live in Canada and it is not the land of freedom.
    We have a son who was a believer in Christ and has went way off the rails and stopped being a believer- has decided to change his identity, take the medications to make that change . We love him but this did not and will not change our Christian beliefs and following what the Bible has taught us.
    My wife are I are afraid what this country will look like in 5, 10, etc years.
    Keep up the the great work Vince. I wish you would come to Ontario, Canada for men’s Weekend Retreat.

  2. Chris says:

    Oh no! Facebook prison!!! Lol. I saw an intelligent documentary the other day on no matter the platform, i.e. Rumble, RightNow media, etc., that “they” own the internet. So as they decrease our exposure on the most popular sites first, FB, youtube, etc. “They” can just pull the plug whenever they feel like it. And then we’ll just have the written word and meet on the side of a hill (or Vinces basement). Have a great day!!!

  3. John Lumb says:

    This devotional is so accurate it’s scary. My son, one of your subscribers, lost his job because of it.
    When you say “I love you guys” remember we love you too.

    • Vince Miller says:

      Thank you for sharing this, John. I’m glad to hear that it resonated with you, although I’m sorry to hear about your son’s job. And thanks for sending love our way!

  4. Michael B says:

    For sometime I have been saying much of what we see happening is a direct assault on Christians. Slow but consistantly, remove prayer from schools, the ten commandments for public buildings, arresting people for going to church, perversions of all kinds. This was a timely devotional, it has been and is time to stand and be counted, trust in Christ. Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

  5. Greg says:

    Wow, preach it pastor Vince!

    It is so, so true to say that making a stand for Christ will cost us something. If we cannot stand for small, surely we will not stand for big things.
    God help us men!
    We do need to be bold for Christ.
    Yesterday I was proud to stand with wonderful men of God who aim to take back blocks for Christ. We need to realize that this is a spiritual battle we are fighting. The evidence is everywhere that the enemy is fighting it, and claiming victory in the streets, the media, movies, and more.
    As the one brother stated, “how long we will remain silent, before we start standing up and praying to the Lord to take back the land the enemy has infiltrated.”

    Lord, grant me, grant us strength!

    Thank you, Vince, for being bold!

  6. Tom says:

    Prepare yourself now for how you will respond. For years I have been asking this of my close family. How will you respond knowing the consequences?

  7. Dave Benson says:

    Thanks for your encouragement brother Vince! There is an urgency to testify with God’s living water in our dry and parched land!

  8. Tim S. says:

    Yes we need to be bold OLord I love you give me the words to testify about jesus

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