NOTE: As with the the previous two extracts, the following is from

the wonderful book, 'The Heavenly Man' by Brother Yun - one of the

House-church leaders from China who was 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.