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K.P.’s Corner
Gospel for Asia Newsletter

K.P. Yohannan

K.P. Yohannan is the founder of GFA World.

March 2022 • Vol. 19, No. 3

K.P.’s Corner

If there is one verse in the entire Bible that speaks volumes of what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit or to experience the fullness of the Lord and have His rivers of living water flow out of us unhindered, it is Galatians 2:20:

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” …

The measure in which we will allow the cross to operate in our lives, to bring death to our own selfish ambitions, our ways, our rights, our reputation, our interests, in the same measure only will Christ manifest His life through us. …

If we want to see Him and have His beauty and love seen in us, we must die. We must be that grain of wheat that falls to the ground, broken and crushed, to see greater life produced (see John 12:24–25).

But, oh, how you and I try so hard, even in Christian service, to preserve our own lives, even when Jesus clearly said that if we hold on to our lives we would lose them. Fifty years we can live and study the Bible and become an expert, and still, we will not see Him. …

Second Corinthians 3:18 tells us, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory.” That transformation, that change, can only take place when our hearts are pure. In one of Jesus’ first sermons, He said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). …

A pure heart has no soulish life in it, no selfish ambition for itself because that “I” has been crucified. With the pure heart, there is no hindrance to Christ within coming forth because there is no contamination from the self-life.

In these pages are stories of lives that have been changed because of the sacrifices of our national missionaries, who are only able to serve and manifest Christ’s love because of the sacrificial giving of donors like you. As you read these accounts, I pray you will be encouraged but also challenged to examine your own heart as you seek to become more like the Saviour.


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