Joshua 4:7 “Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.”

…From yesterday…

It will interest you to know that a memorial is also referred to as a testimonial or “word of testimony” as the case may be! Hear this:

Revelations 12:11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony…”

Here, even angels used a memorial or word of testimony to defeat the devil and his cohorts! When you declare what God has done before in faith to an obstacle, it gives way.

A memorial is a faith-booster. Each time God does anything for me, I take time to write it in a file I created on my phone, which I kept in my cloud filing application. I can always reference it anywhere; read it, declare it and watch faith well-up in my spirit. You can do same with a notebook or jotter and it becomes your memorial!

The challenge facing us is not really the problem, the real issue is that we easily forget what God has done in the past because we don’t have a memorial. Hear David again:

Psalms 103:2 “Give praise to the Lord, O my soul; let not all his blessings go from your memory.” (BBE)

Memorial and memory are both from the same root word. The Hebrew word for memorial as used here is “zakar”, which means to make mention (of), be mindful, recount, record, remember, make to be remembered, bring (call, come, keep, put) to remembrance.

Friend, testimonies are memorials and must be kept handy in spiritual warfare. Whenever God does something for you, quickly build a memorial. Let it remind you that every obstacle can give way; every mountain can be flattened. Every problem can be conquered.

God want us to keep this truth in our memories and even hand them over to our generations yet unborn. Never forget to always build a memorial!

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