Brother Yun (The Heavenly Man) Kingdom Invasion Sermon Notes
Brother Yun (his real name is Liu Zhenying) is the bestselling author of the inspiring autobiography "The Heavenly Man". Millions of copies have been read and have ignited the faith of multitudes of believers worldwide. Yun's life story is like a modern day book of Acts story about the apostle Paul. I love the book and highly recommend you read it.Click Here to get it on Amazon.
I took these notes at Kingdom Invasion Trilogy Part II and paid S$35 for the ticket to attend the event in the morning. The night sessions were open to all and free to attend.
Brother Yun’s spiritual name is Samuel which his mother gave to him when he was saved at 17.
God spoke to him telling him to go to the east and west to testify of Jesus.
At that time, China was not as open as it is today.
Chairman Mao wasn’t afraid of those who had money or power. He was afraid of those who had faith.
At that time, all churches were forcibly closed and Christian pastors and preachers were thrown into prison.
Yun’s mother was saved through the preaching of a Norwegian preacher, and because of the persecution, she didn’t dare to publicly confess her faith in Jesus.
Those who really have encountered Jesus know that they can’t go to sleep so easily and that they have a burden to go about doing the Lord’s work in their lives.
In China it’s different from the culture of the West. At that time, whatever your mother says is like the law. There is a strong belief in submission to parents.
Yun couldn’t be dissuaded from his intention to preach the Gospel, so his mother had no choice but to kneel down and pray with him for protection as he shares the Gospel.
Yun’s father was miraculously healed of cancer.
At 17, Yun preached to a village and many signs and wonders happened. 20 people were healed and even demon-possessed people who torn their clothes were freed.
At 17, Yun memorized the whole of the Gospel of Matthew. He didn’t know what to do as a believer.
At that time if you preached Jesus, it was illegal and you would have been arrested by the police for being a “counter-revolutionary”.
Yun was just a simple, poor farmer boy, but he was highly wanted for arrest by the state because he was seen as a counter-revolutionary.
At 21, Yun had no way to go home because he was a fugitive.
The people Yun evangelized to were also farmers.
Even though Yun had no education, God called him to teach God’s word and make disciples.
The people at that time were all quaking in fear because of impending arrest at any time.
At that time there was no television, but there was radio broadcast. The state broadcaster a warning that whoever associated with Yun would be arrested.
Every believer should have at least 3 Bibles: a clean one, one messy one with many annotations and notes inside, and a Bible hidden in your heart.
1 Peter 2:9 - This verse has been very important to the house churches in China. Through this, they know that they are not just simple village people, but people of Heaven.
They know that they are called to intercede for their nation.
God has chosen us that we might come out of darkness and sin, into the kingdom of glorious light.
Many people thought that they were just simple village people.
Yun told them to memorize and read God’s word.
Everyone is called to testify of Jesus and witness about Him.
At that time, the fire of the Holy Spirit began to burn in their hearts.
Are you willing to pay the price for following Jesus?
We will be persecuted for believing in the Gospel—it’s not just about receiving blessings.
Are you willing to be a martyr for the Lord? Don’t just be willing to preach the Gospel—be willing to die for the Gospel if necessary.
The believers in China had to memorize the Bible because if they were thrown in prison, they wouldn’t have access to a physical Bible.
We need to put the word of God in our hearts.
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:” (1 Peter 2:9 WEB)
Yun was arrested for his faith on Christmas Day. As he was crying out to Jesus to save, the Lord spoke in his heart: “My child, I know. Don’t be afraid.”
That was the very first time he heard God call him His child.
All fears melted away in an instant.
What a person receives a word from the Lord, it’s forever imprinted in one’s heart.
On that day of his arrest, Yun shouted “I am a Heavenly Man!” when interrogated by the police for his background.
Yun was incarcerated for 4 times and spent a total of 10 years in prison for his faith.
He is thankful that God gave him a precious name like “The Heavenly Man”.
Yun would tell the police that he lived in “The Gospel Village”.
He prophesied that China would become a Gospel village.
When asked what is his father’s name, Yun would say, “Full of Grace” (满恩典).
When asked what is his mother’s name, Yun would say, “Faith, Hope, Love” (信望爱）
Yun would say that his older brother’s name is “Jesus is Coming Soon” (盼望耶稣再来).
The Gospel is not just about prospering you. It’s like a coin with both sides. There’s also persecution that we face for our faith.
Yun has two children. Their names are Isaac and Yilin.
At the time when Isaac was born, Yun was arrested and thrown into prison.
At that time, the state could have sentenced him to death for being a ‘counter-revolutionary’.
Yun is thankful for family members that loved Jesus so much and were praying for him.
At that time, in the village, they didn’t know about dating.
Yun had an arranged marriage.
He asked if his wife Deling would be willing to marry him as he was a preacher who followed Jesus, and she agreed.
In China there was the One-Child Policy, and the state wanted to force Deling to abort her child.
Deling gave birth to her son prematurely. He was only seven months of age.
The guards in prison asked Yun to give his son a name.
That time when Yun heard the news that his wife had given birth to a son, he cried tears of gratefulness.
Yun didn’t have any worldly possessions, so he offered his life to God.
Yun dedicated his son to God, and God spoke to him, telling him that his son’s name will be “Isaac”.
Yun thought he wouldn’t have a chance to meet his son. He wrote a letter telling his son that he wasn’t a criminal, and that he was arrested because he believed and preached the Gospel.
He encouraged his son to follow the Lord and shine as a light for Jesus.
In this dark generation, Yun declared that Isaac would bring light to the world.
Yun is thankful that both his children are pastors and worshippers of Jesus.
Isaac is being mightily used in Germany for the Lord.
There are some believers from Iran and Iraq in Isaac’s newly-established church. They believed in Jesus and were baptized in water immediately.
At that time in China, many believers turned their back on Jesus and even persecuted Christians.
Yun’s in-laws mocked his family for their faith.
Instead of feeling angry, Yun was determined to love them.
Yilin got her name from the Biblical story whereby the children of Israel passed by a place called Mara and Elim in the wilderness.
Bitterness gives birth to dissent and gives birth to lies. All these come from Satan.
We don’t want to be born in Mara (bitterness).
Elim was a place near to Mara.
Whenever Yun called his son’s name, we was reminded that he (Yun) was called to serve the Lord, and whenever he called his daughter’s name, he was reminded that was not to live in bitterness.
I was blessed to take a selfie with Brother Yun (on the right). He is the bestselling author of the inspiring autobiography "The Heavenly Man". Millions of copies have been read and have ignited the faith of multitudes of believers worldwide. Yun's life story is like a modern day book of Acts story about the apostle Paul.
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