7 My brother has called upon the words of Zenos, that redemption cometh through the Son of God, and also upon the words of Zenock; and also he has appealed unto Moses, to prove that these things are true.
8 And now, behold, I will testify unto you of myself that these things are true. Behold, I say unto you, that I do know that Christ shall come among the children of men, to take upon him the transgressions of his people, and that he shall atone for the sins of the world; for the Lord God hath spoken it.
There is power in a personal testimony.
Alma helped the people to prepare their minds to receive the word of God. He also quoted the testimony of several prophets who the people were familiar with. Then, Amulek came forward and testified “of myself” that these things are true. What a powerful moment, and what a reminder of the influence that we can have through bearing our testimonies! There is an important place for “readiness” activities that help people to be receptive. There is an important place for sharing the words of the prophets. And there is unique power in our own personal testimony, shared in appropriate moments with sincerity and conviction. (See also D&C 76:22-24.)
Today, I will find an appropriate opportunity to share my testimony, and I will remember that a direct testimony, spoken with sincerity and conviction, can have a powerful influence over other people.