He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection. (1 Pet. 1:3)

A young man came to my office and handed me an envelope. “When you have time, please read what I have written; you will find it to be very encouraging. It tells you that I have discovered that there is hope in Christ!” Then he quickly left.

As I read the words he had penned, my heart welled up with deep thanksgiving to God. “For years I have struggled with pornography. Then a moment changed my life. On January 10, I walked into the auditorium for ‘another’ chapel service. This chapel really wasn’t any different than the others I had been to. However, this time when Dr. Lo finished his message, he gave an altar call. At 11:46 a.m. I stood, and I stood strong. When I sat down, I was no longer an addict. There is no other way to describe it other than complete transformation. By an act of hopeful faith I was set free from an addiction of over nine years.

“I write this today after being clean for a year and 147 days. I cannot explain the growth that I have experienced in all areas of my life, which were being held back by my addiction. My future marriage has been saved by a faithful Chinese pastor who prayed that the God of hope would show up powerfully.”

Let enslaved people around you know that Jesus can set them free.

Jim “Umf” Lo is the coauthor of Unholiness: Overcoming the Forces That Attack Your Soul.