In this day and age it is difficult to imagine the penalty for listening to, sharing, or preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ is instant punishment…most of the time leading to severe and cruel incarceration…which can then lead to death. Pause for just a moment…focus and think about what I just wrote, and will here again. Severe beatings, jailed in absolutely horrid conditions, and death for simply believing in the Bible and declaring the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ. Churches not allowed! Christian Fellowships not allowed! Praising and worshiping the Lord Most High not allowed! Such a nation like this is China.
But the Lord of lords and King of kings, El Shaddai (God Almighty; God is all powerful – Genesis 17:1; Psalm 91:1) has opened the gates of Heaven and poured out His blessings, His soothing oil of life and light. The Lord high and lifted up over all has opened the gates of Heaven creating a portal by which those who respond will catch real and sustained glimpses and gleaming’s from Heaven!! Those whose hearts are willing to follow the wooing of Holy Spirit, rather than the cursed language and orders of man, are experiencing being set free in a manner they could never imagine nor experience simply in the natural here on earth. In many countries, America included, the worship of Jesus Christ as Lord, as Messiah, is or nearly is prohibited. Yes…I did say America. Sadly, America has been turning away from, and continues to become a nation no longer proclaiming: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12). Faced with severe consequences by governmental authorities the Chinese continue to come and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, their Messiah!
What you are about to watch below is video covertly taken, and then quietly and skillfully moved out of China for all to see. You are about to watch an example of the Remnant Church Arising across China. Similar to the First Century Church as described in the Book of Acts, these Believers, just like their First Century brethren, would rather spend time in corporate worship and prayer than not! See for yourself the love and excitement the Christians of China have, and think how the sacrifice and excitement they have, the predominant majority of American churches do not possess.
EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of clergy arriving for the funeral of the late head of the underground Catholic Church in Shanghai, Bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang, as he lies in a funeral home in Shanghai on March 22, 2014. Thousands of mourners packed the funeral home to bid farewell to the “underground” Catholic Bishop whose faith, they said, led him to endure decades of suffering at the hands of China’s ruling Communist Party. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS.
This article is republished with permission from our friend Dr. Rich Swier.
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