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, July 17, 2014


“…For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.” – Luke 11:42

Yesterday I was talking to one of my colleague and he was so concerned about the lifestyle of children of God. He said, “We think that we will go to heaven because we are giving tithe properly and attending church every Sunday. But that’s not all. We also have to be filled with the love of God and do something for Him.”

I felt what he said was true. We feel happy when we give tithe to God and we feel relieved once we finish attending the Sunday service. Once these two things were done we think we have completed what Jesus Christ expects from us. But there is something more. 

Jesus Christ tells in Luke 11:42 that it’s necessary to give tithe but also we should not neglect justice and the love of God. If we fail to carry God’s love and live righteously, we can’t please God through our lives. 

My dear young friend, Jesus Christ wants you to be a witness for His glory, His holiness, His love and His mightiness. You have to be filled with God’s love at all times.

Many years ago, there was a group of young boys studied in a college which is in southern part of India. They were Christians but most of the students and staffs who were in the college were non-christians. They had the habit of praying as a group during night and many other students didn’t like their habit. So they complained to the management about these guys.

Though the young boys got repeated warnings they continued to pray daily. Hearing about them one day the chairman of that college decided to visit them during their time of prayer. Without informing them, a group of top authorities including the Chairman of that college went to their room while they were praying. As they were approaching the room, the Chairman asked the staffs to cut the power supply so that the students will not see who were there in their room. 

The power was cut off and then they slowly entered the room and sat in the hall without making any noise. As the group of young boys was praying, they never sensed the presence of others in their room. Soon they began to pray for the welfare of their college and for all those who work and study in their college. 

As they were praying, the Chairman felt the love of God flowing through the words of those young guys. They were filled with the love of God and prayed so eagerly for all others who were in the college. Hearing their prayers, the Chairman was moved and once he came out of the room, he ordered to allot a big prayer hall for the students to gather and pray and also he arranged bus service for the students to go from college hostel to churches on Sunday. 

Though those students passed and went out of that college, even today prayers were held in that college. 

My dear young friend, God wants you to be a vessel of blessing to many people around you. You have to be filled with God’s love and you have to live righteously so that God will use you for His glory. Jesus Christ will give you His grace to live righteously in front of everyone and His sight. You will be a blessing. God bless you.

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