Summary: Witness protection is the process in which witnesses, such as those who testify in criminal trials, are protected against intimidation before their testimony or criminal retaliation after. God’s witness protection program never lost a case or had anyone
“God’s Witness Protection Program”
District Elder M.L. Maughmer, Jr.
Opening: - We are living in what the Bible calls perilous times. Wrong is being called right and right is being called wrong. Homosexualism is running rampant, drug addictions are rising, and the very moral fiber of our nation is just about gone. We are living in the time when there is war and rumors of wars. Every time we turn on the television it seems as though one nation is going against another nation and America is right there in the middle, but we look at it and say that’s a shame. We have become so desensitized that the more and more something is not like God the more we are readily accepting it and pacify it by saying oh it’s just the change in time. What we fail to understand is that this mentality and desensitization is nothing but the devil trying to stop the plan of God. We have people saying we can’t get involved or we can’t make a difference. They are living in fear that there will be some kind of awesome retaliation so they are just waiting to see what will happen next. Fear has captivated them and they don’t know what to do. However, God is saying I need a witness in these times.
Psalms 91:1 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
In the late 1960’s the “Federal Witness Protection Program” was established. The Federal Witness Protection Program is able to relocate and give new identities to witnesses who risk their lives by giving testimony as well as providing financial and employment aid.
Witness protection is the process in which witnesses, such as those who testify in criminal trials, are protected against intimidation before their testimony or criminal retaliation after.
A Witness: - One that gives evidence, specifically one who testifies in a cause before a judicial counsel. One asked to be present at a transaction so as to be able to testify to its having taken place. One who has personal knowledge of something? Public affirmation by word or example.
Evidence: - an outward sign, something that furnishes proof, one who voluntarily confesses a crime and testifies for the prosecution.
Protection: - Supervision or support of one that is smaller and weaker, it is to cover or shield from exposure, injury, or destruction, to guard.
According to the Federal Witness Protection Agency, “No program participant following security guidelines has ever been harmed while under the active protection of the Marshal’s Service”, nearly all of the witnesses who were harmed had failed to fully comply, oftentimes contacting old acquaintances.
Someone maybe saying so what does this have to do with us. What has this to do with church and this revival? Well let’s talk about God’s witness protection program.
Remember a witness is one that gives evidence, one that testifies for the prosecution in a criminal case.
Understand that you were created to give God glory. You were created to give God praise. You were created to be a witness for the Lord. You are created as evidence to furnish proof of just how good God is. You were created to give testimony of how the devil has tried to take your life, but God has delivered you, God has made a way for you, God has healed you and set you free.
Contrary to you personal belief you were not created to be a drug dealer, I don’t care how much money you make. You were not created to be a pimp, player, big baller, shot caller. You were not created to be a gangster or thug. You were not created to get rich or die trying. You were created to give God glory and to make his name glorious. You are to testify of His goodness and His mighty acts toward you. You were created to be a witness for the Lord.
The devil knows this WATCH THIS: and what he is trying to do is contaminate the evidence. You are the evidence against him and he is trying to contaminate you. That’s why you find your self doing the drugs that you do. That’s why you drink the alcohol that you do. That’s why you throw caution to the wind and live in any despicable condition that you live in because the devil is trying to contaminate the evidence. You think in your mind that you are having fun. You feel as though you can’t live without that stuff. You feel as though there is nothing else for you, but that is just the devil trying to contaminate the evidence. He feels and is trying to convince you that if he can contaminate the evidence that there will be no trial, but that’s not the case, there is going to be a trial and he will be judged, the question is are you going to testify against him or are you going to testify for him. The way you testify is determined by the life you live.