You see, we are all called to run a race for Jesus, and repentance is the starting line of that race. It’s futile to try to run the race if you never made it to the starting line to begin with! This is the problem with many believers today. They are trying to follow the Lord, but they have never truly repented and surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ. The result of the false gospel so prevalent today can be seen in churches full of half-hearted Christians whose lives are still centered on selfishness and the principles of the world. Jesus came to bring the kingdom of God to the earth. He came to completely transform individuals, families and nations from the inside out – a radical revolution that would change the world through obedient, blood-bought servants who are willing to bow their knee and say, “Lord, after all You have done for me, what would You have me do for You?” – WRITTEN BY BROTHER YUN

Thursday, February 6, 2014


“Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].” 1 Corinthians 13:8

Love would not depart from her husband. That’s what love would do. Divine love would not put away his wife. If both husband and wife are walking in the new commandment of divine love, then their marriage will not fail. Now scolding and quarreling have caused marriages to fail. But this Jesus-kind of love never fails!

There has never been an authentic case of two Christians who consistently walked in love ever going to divorce court. Now I did not say that there has never been a case where two Christians were divorced. I said, ‘two Christians who consistently walked in love.’

According to 1 Corinthians 13:8, love never fails. If two Christians are walking in love, then their marriage will not fail. If both husband and wife are walking in divine love, neither will even want a divorce. The atmosphere in their home will be so positive. They won’t want to get out of that kind of marriage.

If you are having trouble in your marriage and both of you are Christians, you need to write down 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 from The Amplified Bible on a piece of paper. Then both of you need to read it every morning before you get up and every evening before you go to bed. If you will read these verses together and act on the Word, it won’t be long until your home will be Heaven on earth.

I remember a splendid Christian man I knew quite well. His wife had been saved, but never filled with the Spirit. Even though she was saved, she didn’t walk very close with God. She wasn’t consecrated. That’s dangerous. You see, if you are not dedicated to God and separated from the world, you are sort of like the little boy who fell out of bed. His mother heard the thud when he hit the floor and rushed into his room, “What’s the matter?”

The little boy said, “Well, I fell out of bed.”

She said, “How did you fall out of bed?”

“Well,” he said, “I stayed too close to where I got in.” 

He was too close to the edge of the bed. Some folks get saved and then stay too close to where they got in. They eventually fall out of the things of God.

Well, the wife of the Christian man that I knew did just that. She fell out of the things of God and took up with another man whom she lived with for several years. Now she was not divorced from her husband. They hadn’t gotten a divorce yet. She was just cohabiting with this other man for about seven years.

Evidently, she didn’t want anything to do with her husband. And he had every right in the world to divorce her and remarry if he wanted to. He even began to think about it. 

But then she contacted him and wanted to get back to God. She realized that she was a weak person and that without him, she would die and go to hell. She realized that she needed him. 

Well, in regard to natural, human love, he didn’t have any for her. She just about killed every bit of love that he ever had for her. Natural love is that way, but divine love never fails. It lives forever.

And so he told her, “From the standpoint of the love of God and from the standpoint of saving your soul and from the standpoint of keeping you from going to hell, I’ll take you back.”

So he took her back, even though he didn’t have any affection for her whatsoever.

He acted on the love of God that was in him. That’s a mighty hard thing to do-to take someone back after they have wronged you in so many ways. There aren’t too many people who can do that. There aren’t too many people who respond in divine love like that.

In the process of time, I was invited into their home, and on a certain occasion they prepared a meal. I remember that I saw them holding hands. They were older folks, and once in a while they would slip around behind one another to get a little hug and kiss. And I could see that when she looked at him, she just adored him. I could see in her eyes such endearment. She respected him so much. I saw a closeness between them. Even the natural love was restored. So she was saved and kept from going to hell and besides that their marriage was totally restored.

We have to ask ourselves the question: “What would divine love do?”

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