[anzac] (3) CHINESE LEADER SPEAKS OUT - Part 3.

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 14:56:43 -0600
NOTE:  As with the the previous two extracts, the following is from 
a wonderful book, 'The Heavenly Man' by Brother Yun - one of the 
House-church leaders from China who has been imprisoned and 
tortured for his faith. Again, he is speaking here of what he believes
is holding the Western church back from Revival:

-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 God
and 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. The
main speaker was a well-known American preacher. Every time he
spoke 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 before
the Lord truly moves. He will never pour his blessing out on 
unsanctified and selfish flesh. The cross of Jesus must be at the
centre of everything we do.

If you do these things you will see revival. Are you willing to give
your all to God and to his service? "Those who are wise will shine
like 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 and
wonders 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 our
prayers and heal my father. We reasoned that if God could do 
that then He could do anything, so our faith grew and we've seen
many miracles.

In China, the greatest miracles we see are not the healings or 
other things, but lives transformed by the gospel. We believe we're
not 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 life
for the gospel. When we live this way, we'll see God do great 
things by his grace.

~From the book 'The Heavenly Man', pg 298-300.
(-Highly recommended!)