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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Dearly beloved in Christ, we, as the children of GOD have received so many promises (and prophecies) from GOD in our life. But unfortunately, many times we take them very lightly. There may be many reasons for us to show such an attitude toward GOD’s promise, but the primary reason is “we always compare His promise with the current state of our life.” My dear beloved, that is not the right attitude. In our world, if a person promises us anything, we will always think about his/her potential to fulfill that promise before believing in the promise. In the same way, if GOD has promised us something; we just have think about the potential of the Promise-Giver and not about our current state of life. So can any one of us say that, GOD is impotent to fulfill His promise in your life? No friends, our GOD is not Impotent, but OMNIPOTENT. He is all-powerful.
In Genesis 18, there is an incident recorded where 3 messengers were sent from GOD to bring judgement on Sodom & Gomorrah because of their increasing immorality. On their way, these 3 men had a meeting with Abraham. At this point of time, Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah (his wife) was 90 years old. They didn’t have a child of their own and also Sarah lost her ability to bear a child anymore. My beloved, this may be today your condition too; where you are not in a state to bear spiritual fruits for GOD. Your present life may not be fruitful.But the Promise-Giver (GOD) will certainly fulfil his Promise in your life in due time. So cheer up beloved. Now, coming back to the story, at this moment GOD gave a promise to Abraham saying that; “Sarah will bear you a child and she will give birth to a son in the next delivery period and in that son all the nations of the world will be blessed”. Sarah was hearing this promise which GOD gave to her husband Abraham and she LAUGHED at it.

Now, why did she laughed by hearing GOD’s promise? Yes beloved, it is recorded in the bible that; she laughed thinking about the present condition of her life. She lost her ability to bear a child and hence, the promise of GOD became like a joke for her. She forgot to realise the potential of the Promise-Giver. My dear beloved, many of us are like Sarah. We laugh at the promises of GOD by comparing it with the current state of our life. We often forget the potential of our Heavenly Father who is an OMNIPOTENT GOD.

GOD’s view on His promises for us is different. If your view about GOD’s promises in your life is like the one of Sarah in the Bible, GOD is telling you today that; “If I was SERIOUS about my promise to Sarah, I am indeed SERIOUS about my promise to you. So if I am SERIOUS about my promise for you, then why not you be SERIOUS about it”. 

Yes my beloved, GOD is very much serious about His promises in your life. Don’t see at your present condition of life and take His promises lightly. Just remember this, “GOD is serious about His promises in the Bible and He proved it to us by fulfilling each one of them”. Yes beloved, If GOD was not serious about his promise to Abraham in Genesis 18, JESUS CHRIST, his son would not have come to this world.

Therefore, let us change our attitude in perceiving GOD’s promises in our lives. Let us BELIEVE & RECEIVE.

(Note: This article was written by Mr. Ravi Shankar. He is currently working as a software engineer. GHG team thank Mr. Ravi for the article. May God bless him abundantly. If you wish to send your own article, kindly mail it to goldenhandsofgrace@gmail.com)

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