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

Saturday, August 23, 2014


“And the Lord God said, it is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him... And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. - Genesis 2:18, 21-23

Today one of the main reasons for the increase in the number of divorce cases is everyone are taking the marriage relationship so lightly. The first important thing that has to be understood in the marriage is it is a relationship created by God Himself. God felt that it is not good for a man to stay alone and so He created woman and brought her to the man. 

The marriage relationship that you are going to get in or the marriage relationship in which you are already in is destined by the Lord Almighty. He united you and your life partner with a purpose. Every marriage relationship has a purpose of God in it. 

A servant of God once quoted like this, “God intends and expects marriage to be a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman, based on the principles of biblical love. The relationship between Jesus Christ and His church is the supreme example of the committed love that a husband and wife are to follow in their relationship with each other.” 

If you wish to have a fruitful and blessed marriage life you should very well know the Creator who created the marriage relationship. To have a successful marriage relationship you should have an intimate relationship with God. Marriage is ordained by God and so you need Him in that relationship. You can’t keep God out of your marriage relationship and have successful life.
When God brought Eve to Adam the relationship started with God at the centre. But one day Eve took the centre stage and did a thing which was against God’s will. Adam followed her keeping God away from them. Since they kept God away from their relationship, they had a miserable time all through their lives. 

Once in India, God spoke to a girl who is a daughter of a Christian missionary to marry a person who belongs to Hindu religion. She obeyed God’s word and entered the relationship. On the first day of her marriage itself she understood that her husband family were against her. They hated her to the core but yet daily early morning 4 o clock she used to get up and pray with tears to God for His strength to stay in the relationship.

Occasionally she was slapped and thrown out the house by her husband because of her faith in God. One day as she was helping him to wear his shoes, she asked him to return home early in the evening to meet a Christian servant of God. Her husband disagreed but she said to him that her God will bring him home early. Furious with anger, her husband kicked her with his legs. The sharp edge of his shoe created a wound in her neck and blood rushed out of her neck. 

Think of her situation. She entered into that relationship obeying the voice of God and now she was beaten to the core for no reason. Can you imagine what she did? She tied her wound with the corner of her dress and came near him and tied his shoelaces. Her husband said in his biography that his wife lived the sermon of mount literally. On the very same day God touched the life of her husband and he became a servant of God. Soon his parents surrendered their life to God and they died peacefully. 

She had several reasons to come out of her marriage. Her in-laws were against her. Her own husband could not love her because of her faith. Everything was against her but yet she prayed to God with tears for His strength and stayed in that relationship because she knows it was given by God to her. Because of that woman, entire family accepted Christ and through her husband God did mighty things. 

My dear young friends, do not take the marriage relationship so lightly. It was created by God and you need Him at all stages to guide you and lead you. Ask God to come into your marriage life today so that you can have a blessed marriage life. Remember, marriage life is created by God and you need Him more to stay truly on that relationship.

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