700 CLUB TESTIMONIES

Jesus Did It!


By: Norm Rasmussen

Do you appreciate 700 Club Testimonies as much as I do?  I sure hope so!  I think back to when I first became saved, which was in 1980.  I couldn’t wait for The 700 Club to come on, so I could hear how God is working so mightily in the lives of others.  It was contagious!  The excitement those Christians have about Jesus is so encouraging!  Personally - I've heard first hand of more souls won to Christ through The 700 Club than any other ministry on this planet, to the glory of God of course.

Just about every other Christian ministry on television seemed to mostly center on one person – the one ministering all the time.  Not so with The 700 Club.  The 700 Club centered around our need for JESUS.  The 700 Club gives living demonstration of the reality and power of God working in the lives of people all over the world.  They filmed average, ordinary people who might be your next door neighbor.  Sure – they film celebrities at times as well, but they also film mostly the little “nobodies” who otherwise may never have the opportunity to tell the world what Jesus has done for them.  I truly believe the greatest reason God blessed The 700 Club to the degree that He has blessed it since God used Pat Robertson to first launch the ministry was because it gave the “little nobodies of the world” an opportunity to testify of what Jesus has done in them, and for them.  It states a message loud and clear:  No one is insignificant in the Kingdom of God.  Everyone is someone very special in Jesus Christ.  Those who are in Christ Jesus are more valuable to God than any Hollywood star - any politician or great leader - any well-known sports figure - the wealthiest person on this planet.  In the ages to come, that will prove itself to be reality.

And the bottom line of “little nobodies” sharing what Jesus has done in them?  Viewers wanted this very same Jesus!  Viewers gave their souls to Jesus … by the MILLIONS over time!   Viewers continue to give their souls to Jesus through the ministry, to the glory of God, simply because one human being was obedient to God’s call upon his life.  Pat Robertson danced to a different tune and will leave a legacy that so glorifies the Lord He serves, and the one thing I so appreciate about brother Pat was his willingness to videotape “the little nobodies” of the Body of Christ.

I remember the time Amy Hollingsworth from The 700 Club called, asking if I would be willing to share my testimony?  MY testimony?!  Little old “nobody ME?”  “Uh, Amy – well, I guess if you want to … how can I say ‘No’ to the Lord.”

On August 25, 1990, Shannon, Mondo and Mike showed up from The 700 Club and filmed Kathleen and I in our home.  Shannon conducted the interview, and she was about seven months pregnant at the time.  I recall how impressed Kathleen and I were that she would give of herself to the work of the Lord with the stress of being that far along in her pregnancy.  I also recall Mondo, the main camera man who filmed us, sharing with us after I was done giving my testimony to them.  He shared how God had taken him from a little “obscure nobody,” and now he traveled around the world for The 700 Club, filming for the glory of Jesus.  It was an incredible, inspiring, hope-filled testimony of him starting out with nothing and now being valuable to God to help multitudes find salvation through Jesus.

(Here is the finished 700 Club clip they did on me:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0sRbHEXkdo ).

Let's now bring this down to you.  If you have not done so yet, I encourage YOU to let God use YOUR testimony for His glory.  Praise God if He gives you the opportunity to share YOUR testimony on The 700 Club, but … God may have another means of using your testimony to save souls from going to hell. 

As I type this, are you aware that you can have your very own website for free?  Here is a place you can go to have a FREE website.  http://newaccounts.freewebs.com/index.jsp 

If you care about lost souls, please … go through the effort of putting your testimony on the Internet, and give God the opportunity to use it for His glory.

Of course, not everyone has a computer to be able to have their own website, and so we strongly encourage you to prayerfully consider at least to send us your testimony to publish.  Send your testimony to as many different Christians sites that publish testimonies.  The more places your testimony gets posted on the Internet, the greater the odds it will touch more lives for Jesus. 

Here’s the reality of the matter.  God cannot use your testimony to touch the life of others unless you FIRST give it to God to use.   It’s not an ego thing, dear one.  It’s not about drawing attention to yourself.  It’s about giving God glory publicly for what He has done in your life, simple as that.  I believe every truly saved – born again - believer owes it to God to let Him use our testimonies.  I’m dead serious.  We have absolutely NO RIGHT to bury our testimony.  None.  As we have no right to bury our talents … we have no right to bury the testimony that God has written in our lives.

Do you need scripture to help you see more clearly WHY you should let God use your testimony?  Psalms 96:3 couldn’t make it any more clear:  Declare God's glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.  (KJV Translation).  God has already placed his divine approval for you to let Him use your testimony for His glory.  He has written a divine mandate to the Body of Christ to use each of our testimonies to help touch the lives of others for His glory. 

Once your testimony is posted on your website … alert Precious Testimonies of it, so we can link to it, so people can more easily find it, would you please?  The more quality links you have to your website, the higher the odds increase that the unsaved will be able to find it. 

If God uses your testimony to only save one soul – just one – wouldn’t it be worth the effort of writing it out and putting it on the Internet?  You have no idea how God might use that one soul to touch the lives of millions … just like He has used Pat Robertson to touch the lives of millions, and now uses Pat's sons and the rest of The 700 Club staff to carry on the ministry.   

You might not have the courage to stand on the street corner and hand out Christian tracts, but guess WHAT?  Those same people who would walk by you on the street corner might just get saved from reading your testimony on the Internet!  Furthermore, you have no idea how many people might print out your testimony and hand it out on a street corner in their locality.  You'll never know ... until you FIRST give your testimony to Jesus to use on the Internet. 

Dear reader … God revealed to me a long time ago when I first sought Him regarding His will for my life -- He told me clearly that He wanted to use me to help motivate OTHER born again believers to let Him use THEIR testimonies for His glory.  I’m doing that very thing now as I type these words.  The date is March 27, 2008.  Sometimes I think I’ve never been as passionate about it as He wants me to be.  Sometimes I think I’ve fallen short, but while I have a heart that still beats and fingers to punch the keys on my keyboard … I’ll do my best to exhort YOU, mighty man or woman of God … to loan (give him a sacrificial offering, might be a better way to describe it) Jesus your testimony so the Holy Spirit can use it as He pleases. 

Would you please do that for JESUS?    

If you haven’t gone to The 700 Club’s website lately to be encouraged by THEIR testimonies, here’s a link to it:

http://www.cbn.com/700club/features/Amazing/index.aspx?WT.svl=menu#lifestyle

And may I ask a huge favor of you once you have put your testimony on your own website?  Would you link to The 700 Club website?  Long after brother Pat Robertson has passed into glory ... let's do everything we can to express our appreciation to his devotion to the call God placed on His life by sending up to heaven NEW souls won to Jesus by the Holy Spirit using testimonies of "little nobodies" like you and I!


PLEASE HELP SHARE THE BEST NEWS GOD HAS FOR EVERY PERSON!

To help us share the Best News every person needs to hear on this planet, randomly click on just three (3) of the JESUS DID IT! links below. It will take just a few moments of your time. Please - that’s all you are asked to do. God will reward you!  (Of course, be highly encouraged to forward one or more of these video clips to those who may have never heard what Jesus did for them on the cross ... especially young people). Thank you so much!

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JESUS DID IT!  - or -  JESUS DID IT!

(Please paste one of the above links onto your Facebook page - website - blog - video; etc.)


If you would like some tips on how you can write your testimony more effectively, here are are a couple of links:

http://www.precious-testimonies.com/Exhortations/p-t/TestTipsShort.htm

http://www.precious-testimonies.com/Exhortations/p-t/TestimonySharingTips.htm

If you are interested in learning how you can utilize testimonies more effectively for your local church outreach, check out this link and read the writing - NEW IDEA FOR EVANGELISM http://www.precious-testimonies.com/RealLifeGodStories/RealLifeGodStoriesLighthouseEdition/freelighthousetestimonybook.htm   In case you aren't able to read the phone number given of Step-By-Step ministries, it is:  219-762-7589.  Jim Barbarossa, the Director of Step-By-Step Ministries, has been given a concept (vision) from the Lord of utilizing testimonies put into book/tract-like form from your own local church to help win lost souls in YOUR community. 

Or if you want, you can email their ministry at: jim@step-by-step.org and inquire about this awesome evangelistic tool.  If you email him, ask him to provide you with information about using testimonies from your own church to help reach lost souls in YOUR area.  Brother Jim's call, among other things, is to help Pastors and local church overseers realize they have unrecognized evangelistic potential that sits in the pews of their congregation every Sunday not being utilized -- born again Christians who need to be exhorted from their leadership to let God use their testimonies to help win souls. 

 

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A Special Message:  http://www.precious-testimonies.com/Exhortations/f-j/HelpingShareTheMessageOfTheCross.htm

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