Let the Lord Live in Your Heart: The Story of Ten Rooms – Inspiring Stories

Do you have many problems that you cannot overcome despite your strong desire to achieve that? Are you struggling with anxiety, concern, and temper every day?


Here is a story.

There was once a young man who owned a very beautiful villa with ten rooms. He was quite pleased to have this house and felt proud of it.

One day, the young man heard a gentle tap on the door. He opened the door, only to find it was the Lord Jesus. Lord Jesus said to him, “I’d like to enter your house. Would you let Me in?” The young man was absolutely delighted, saying, “Of course. Welcome! The best room in the house is upstairs; it has the best furniture. You can live in that room. Come in, please.” Lord Jesus said politely, “Thank you.”

The next morning, there was a hasty knock at the door. The young man thought: Who is knocking in such a hurry? So he opened the door to find it out. It was actually Satan the devil! The young man shouted immediately, “Go away, Satan!”

“No, I have come in.”

“I don’t want you.”

Then they wrestled with each other, during which the young man received filthy temptations from the devil. The situation was desperate.

It was not until evening that the young man barely pushed the devil out and locked the door. He was completely exhausted. Then, he thought: Lord Jesus lives in my home, so why did He not help me? Could it be that He didn’t hear me crying out for help? Why did He not come to help me? So, he walked upstairs and wanted to know the reason Lord Jesus didn’t help him since he had given Him the best room. He went up to Lord Jesus, and asked, “Didn’t You hear Satan harassing me all day? Why did You not help me?” Lord Jesus said, “My child, among all of the ten rooms, you occupy nine of them, while I have only one.” The young man seemed to realize something suddenly, saying, “Oh Lord, I know I’ve made a mistake. So, each of us may have half of them, You live on this floor and I live downstairs. Is it O.K.?” As a gentleman, Lord Jesus said, “That’s fine. Thank you.”

The next morning, unexpectedly, an urgent knock sounded at the door once again.

The young man thought, “Oh, no! It must be Satan coming again. I won’t open the door. But, what if it is someone else? How can I know that? Maybe I can open the door just a crack to take a peep. If it is Satan, I’ll shut the door right away.” Then, he opened a crack in the door, only to see it was Satan again. He hurried to close the door, but the cunning Satan had already put its foot in the crack. Thereupon, they tussled with each other for the whole day. The situation was even more desperate …

When evening arrived, the young man was finally able to push the devil out and lock the door. Again, he was completely exhausted. Then, he thought: I’ve given half of the rooms to Lord Jesus, but why did He still not help me? He went upstairs, saying, “Lord Jesus, Satan came to me again! I have given You five rooms, but why did You not help me?” Lord Jesus said, “My child, let’s try another way. You may give Me all your ten rooms, so that it will be you living in My home, not Me living in your home.” The young man knelt down and took out the keys to the house. He said, “Lord Jesus, I’m willing to give the whole house to You. From now on I’m going to live in Your home.”

The next morning, a heavy knock came at the door before sunrise. The young man, still sleeping, was rudely awakened and frightened into jumping out of bed. He burst into tears and said, “Satan came again!” While crying, he suddenly heard footsteps in the house. Then he realized: I’m no longer the master of the house. It is the master of the house who is going to open the door! He saw Lord Jesus walk downstairs and open the door widely as the King of kings and Lord of lords. The young man hid behind Lord Jesus to see what was going to happen. Against all expectations, when Satan saw it was Lord Jesus standing at the door, it turned respectful and polite all of a sudden, saying, “Sorry, I knocked on the wrong door.”

Let Lord Jesus fight for you! He will fight against the devils, and you can just stand behind Him.

Some Christians give nine rooms to Lord Jesus, and put up a notice on the door of the tenth, which says, “No Entry Without Permission.” Why? Because they put something filthy in the tenth room, and they don’t want Lord Jesus to enter. You may be able to deceive your family and your friends, but you can never fool Lord Jesus.

Give your entire house to Lord Jesus! Give your whole heart to Lord Jesus! We should offer up our whole hearts as well as everything we have to the Lord, and serve Him willingly and happily. The Lord will fight for us, and He will surely triumph.

“For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Heb 2:14-15).

Source of the story: Reinhard Bonnke
Pictures and video by 2015 Apprentice Team from LUKE54.ORG

Share a touching hymn with you:
God Puts His Hope Completely on Man
From the beginning until now,
only man’s able to converse with God.
That is, only man is able to converse with God,
among all living things and what He created.
Man has ears to hear, and eyes to see;
he has thoughts, and language,
as well as his free will.
Man has all abilities that are required
to hear God speak and understand God’s will,
and accept God’s commission,
and accept the commission from God,
and so God puts all His hope on man.
He wants to make man a companion of His,
who is of the same heart and mind with Him,
and who can walk together with Him.
Since God started His management,
God’s been waiting for man to give his heart,
give his heart to Him all the time,
to let Him purify and equip it,
to make man satisfy God, loved by God,
to make man fear God and shun evil.
God’s been expecting and waiting,
waiting for this outcome all the time,
to make man satisfy God, loved by God,
to make man fear God and shun evil.
God’s been expecting and waiting,
waiting for this outcome all the time.


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