[b]CHINESE LEADER SPEAKS OUT[/b]-Brother Yun.The Great Commission has not changed. There are many churches trying to create a heaven here on earth, but until the Western Church obeys the Great Commission and takes the gospel to the ends of the earth, people are just playing with Godand are not really serious about the truth. Many churches look beautiful on the outside, but are dead where it counts, on the inside. If you truly want to see God move, the two main things you must do is learn the Word of God and have the obedience to do what God tells you to do.In Finland in 1999 I was asked to be one of the main speakers at a conference attended by about one thousand church leaders. Themain speaker was a well-known American preacher. Every time hespoke it was about the love and goodness of God. During the prayer time everyone fell down on the floor and laughed.After I spoke I commanded people to kneel down at the foot of the cross of Jesus, and they wept! Tears always come first beforethe Lord truly moves. He will never pour his blessing out on unsanctified and selfish flesh. The cross of Jesus must be at thecentre of everything we do.If you do these things you will see revival. Are you willing to giveyour all to God and to his service? "Those who are wise will shinelike the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever." -Daniel 12:3.Many Christians have also asked me why miracles and signs andwonders are so prevalent in China, but not so evident in the West.In the West you have so much. You have insurance for everything.In a way, you don't need God. When my father was dying of stomach cancer, we sold everything we had to try to cure him. When we everything was gone we had no hope but God. We turned to him in desperation and saw him mercifully answer ourprayers and heal my father. We reasoned that if God could do that then He could do anything, so our faith grew and we've seenmany miracles.In China, the greatest miracles we see are not the healings or other things, but lives transformed by the gospel. We believe we'renot called to follow signs and wonders but instead the signs and wonders follow us when the gospel is preached. We don't keep our eyes on the signs and wonders; we keep our eyes on Jesus.Every house church pastor in China is ready to lay down his lifefor the gospel. When we live this way, we'll see God do great things by his grace.
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All I can say to that is [b]AMEN[/b]
In China, the greatest miracles we see are not the healings or other things, but lives transformed by the gospel.
Alas he speaks the truth about us in a very real way. Weeping before the altar is so needed. They are ready to lay down their lives for the gospel and so many minsters I know would just as soon leave their church if they don't get the right health care plan. Sad.Blessings.
We believe we'renot called to follow signs and wonders but instead the signs and wonders follow us when the gospel is preached. We don't keep our eyes on the signs and wonders; we keep our eyes on Jesus.