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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

Sunday, February 14, 2016

GOD IS KIND AND GOOD TO THE UNGRATEFUL AND THE WICKED - VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL



“...because He Himself is kind and gracious and good to the ungrateful and the wicked.” – Luke 6:35

God created Adam for a purpose and He placed him in the garden of Eden. He created him in His own image. But one day Adam sinned and hid himself from the presence of God among the trees of the garden. He was hiding but yet God came in search of him.

In Acts chapter 9 we read about the encounter Saul had with God. Saul was the one who persecuted every single person who followed Jesus and he had put them in prison. He was a threat to the disciples of Jesus Christ. But yet when he was travelling to Damascus, Jesus Christ revealed Himself to him and changed his life. He transformed Saul who once was a evil person and did many harm things to those who followed Jesus Christ. 

On those days when it was unlawful for a Jewish man to associate with a Gentile, God had chosen Peter to go and preach His gospel to the household of Cornelius. God cared for that family and he spoke to Cornelius through vision to call Peter and also he spoke to Peter not to call anything unclean which God has cleansed. God loved the household of Cornelius though he was a gentile. 

In Luke 6:35, Jesus Christ beautifully records the wonderful character of the Lord Almighty. He says that God is kind, gracious and good to the ungrateful and the wicked also. He doesn’t say that God is kind and good to those who fear Him alone. He says God does good to those who are unthankful and wicked. 

Matthew 5:45 says, “...He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”

God does good to those who fear Him. That’s true. But also He sends rain on the unrighteous and do even good to those who are ungrateful and wicked.

My dear young friends, God loves those who are wicked and ungrateful. His love has no partiality. His love is so great that He is gracious upon them who were unrighteous, ungrateful and wicked. Even today God wants you to understand that He loves you truly. 

I know a young guy who did so many wicked things. He lived a life which was not according to God’s will. He committed so many sins and was living in a deep sinful pit. His life was a total mess and there were times he wondered whether God still loved him. 

God was so gracious to him. He did so many good things to him even when he was away. God protected his life from death as he struggled a lot in his life. He spoke to him even when he was away from him and lifted him from the pit that he was living. God loved him so much and He transformed his life entirely. Today that young guy is blessed and doing God’s work for His glory.

Peter denied Jesus but the love that Jesus Christ had upon him was never changed. Jesus Christ made him as His Apostle. 

Even today Jesus Christ loves you. His love upon you has never changed. You had left Jesus long back. You love the worldly things more than Jesus Christ. Sometimes you think that if you come to Jesus you have to leave so many worldly pleasures that you enjoy now. 

Today Jesus Christ says to you that He loves you so much and He wants you to come back. You are alive today because Jesus Christ is so gracious upon you. Though you went far away Jesus Christ is doing good to you. He is waiting for you to come to Him so that He can bless you richly and use you for His glory. 

My dear young friend, Jesus Christ loves you as you are.

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