Wake Up!

From Back to Jerusalem, Three Chinese Church Leaders with Paul Hattaway.

We have noticed that many Christians in the West have an abundance of material possessions, yet they live in a backslidden state. They have silver and gold, but they don’t rise up and walk in Jesus’ name. In China few of us have any possessions to hold us down, so there’s nothing preventing us from moving out for the Lord. The ministry of the Chinese church is like that of Peter at the Beautiful Gate. He told the crippled beggar, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ, walk!” (Acts 3:6). We can’t afford any big programmes or fancy gospel presentations. All we have to give people is Jesus.

We are praying that God will use the Chinese church to help the Western church wake up and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. It’s almost impossible for the church in China to go to sleep in its present situation. There’s always something to keep us on the run, and it’s very difficult to sleep while you’re running!

2 thoughts on “Wake Up!

  1. Thanks for sharing! I actually did my history dissertation on the Growth of the Chinese House Church from 1960-2015. So incredible how God is faithful! So much for us to learn in the West. May we catch the fire too!

  2. I’ve started reading about the Chinese church as well as believers in Islamic societies and the real hardships they face.
    It makes me cringe when I read the “persecution” claims being made by western Christians – particularly regarding the “hardships” being faced due to covid restrictions… as if it’s all a conspiracy to deny their religious freedom.

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