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Dr. John Sung: Evangelist to China   6 comments

Dr. John Sung, 1901-1944

This is from sermonsfortheworld.com:

THE REAL CONVERSION OF DR. JOHN SUNG
(SERMON #1 ON DR. JOHN SUNG)

by Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr.

A sermon preached at the Baptist Tabernacle of Los Angeles
Saturday Evening, June 6, 2009

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36).

June 4, 2009 marked the twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. For six weeks in 1989, thousands of Chinese, mostly students, peacefully demonstrated against the Communist government, calling for more freedom of thought. Then, in the early hours of June 4, the government’s army opened fire on thousands of unarmed demonstrators, killing unnumbered thousands and leaving thousands more injured. Hong Yujian watched the violence unfolding in Beijing on television as an exchange student at the University of Pennsylvania. He said that the Tiananmen Square Massacre made him question his hope in science and democracy and led to him becoming a Christian.

“He says the massacre at Tiananmen helped him and others see their own sin and need for Christ: ‘I think God used it to pave the way and prepare the heart of the Chinese people.'”(World Magazine, June 6, 2009, p. 38)

World Magazine says:

“The growth rate of Christianity in China has exploded over the past 20 years. Experts cite rapid urbanization and a growing number of influential thinkers embracing Christ. OMF International (formerly China Inland Mission) estimates there are some 70 million Christians in China. The group says Protestant Christians in China numbered less than 1 million in 1949 [when the Communist government took over].” (ibid.)

Dr. C. L. Cagan, a statistician, estimates that there are now about 700 conversions to Christianity every hour, 24 hours a day, in China.

The history of Christianity in China ought to be extremely interesting to Christians everywhere. The modern missionary movement in China can be said to have begun with Robert Morrison (1782-1834). Morrison was sent to China by the London Missionary Society in 1807. Aided by his colleague, William Milne, he translated the entire Bible into Chinese by 1821. During his 27 years in China only a few Chinese were baptized – yet all of them remained faithful Christians. Morrison’s Chinese translation of the Bible, and printing of gospel literature, became the foundation of evangelical Christianity in China.

In 1853 an English medical doctor, James Hudson Taylor, sailed for China. In 1860 he founded the China Inland Mission, now known as the Overseas Missionary Fellowship. Taylor’s associates eventually spread throughout the whole interior of China. Hudson Taylor died in Changsha in 1905.

In 1901 John Sung was born. He became known as the greatest evangelist in the history of China. Thousands of those who were converted under his preaching remained faithful to Christ after the Communists took over in 1949. In the last 60 years the number of Christians in China has exploded in the greatest revival of Christianity in modern history. Tonight I am going to tell you the remarkable story of Dr. John Sung. I will begin by giving an outline of his life from Dr. Elgin S. Moyer:

“John Sung (1901-1944), nationally famous Chinese evangelist; born in Hinghwa, Fukien, China; son of a Methodist pastor. Confessed Christ about age nine [?]. Brilliant student; studied at Wesleyan University, Ohio State University, and Union Theological Seminary. Received Ph.D. in chemistry. Returned to China to preach the Gospel rather than teach science. Spent fifteen years in evangelistic preaching throughout China and surrounding countries with unique power and influence.” (Elgin S. Moyer, Ph.D., Who Was Who in Church History, Moody Press, 1968 edition, p. 394).

Now that is just a brief sketch of John Sung’s life. Going back in more detail, I do not believe he was converted at the age of nine. I do not believe he was converted until February, 1927.

John Sung himself believed that he was not converted until he went through a spiritual crisis in America many years later. When he was nine years old a revival occurred in Hinghwa. Within a month there were about 3,000 professions. On Good Friday morning he heard a sermon on “Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.” The preacher contrasted the sleeping Disciples with the fearlessness of Jesus. Many people wept with grief at the end of the sermon. Among the mourners was John Sung, the nine-year-old son of the Methodist preacher. It seems to me that John Sung “dedicated” his life to Christ but was not truly converted at this time. Like my former pastor, Dr. Timothy Lin (whose father was also a preacher), John Sung began to preach and help his father by the age of thirteen. But, also like Dr. Lin, he had not yet experienced real conversion. He was a diligent student and finished high school at the top of his class. During this time he became known as the “little pastor.” But in spite of all his zeal and activity his heart was not completely satisfied. The work he was doing in ministry he described as “spectacular as the blue of a kingfisher’s feather, abundant as summer foliage, but without a single plucking of fresh fruit to offer to the Lord Jesus” (Leslie T. Lyall, A Biography of John Sung, China Inland Mission, 1965 edition, p. 15).

In 1919, Sung, now 18 years old, decided to go to America, and was accepted at Ohio Wesleyan University with free tuition. He began a pre-medical and pre-theological curriculum, but dropped the pre-theological courses and decided to specialize in mathematics and chemistry. He went to church regularly and organized evangelistic bands among the students. But during his final term he began to neglect Bible study and prayer, and cheated on one of his examination papers. He graduated in 1923 cum laude, as one of four students at the head of a class of three hundred. He was awarded the gold medal and the cash prize for physics and chemistry, was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity, an exclusive society of the foremost scholars, and was given a gold key, a badge of great distinction in scholarship.

He was now offered scholarships from many universities, including Harvard. He accepted a scholarship for a Master of Science degree at Ohio State University. He finished this degree in only nine months! He was offered a scholarship to study medicine at Harvard. He was given another offer to study at a seminary. He felt he should study theology, but the fame that had come to him blunted his desire to become a minister. Instead he entered a doctoral program in chemistry at Ohio State University. He completed his Ph.D. in just twenty-one months! Thus he became the first Chinese to earn a Ph.D. He was described in the newspaper as “Ohio’s most famous student.” “But deep in his heart there was no peace. A growing spiritual unrest showed itself in periods of deep depression” (Lyall, ibid., p. 22).

During this time he came under the influence of liberal theology, and their teaching of the “social gospel.” Liberal theology teaches that Jesus is a noble example, but not the Saviour. It seems to me that John Sung thought of Jesus as a “noble example” when he was nine years old, and for that reason he had a false conversion back then. But God was still calling him. One evening as he sat alone he seemed to hear the voice of God say to him, “What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

The next day he had a conversation with a liberal Methodist professor. He told the professor that he had originally come to America to study theology. The professor challenged him to go to New York to study religion at the extremely liberal Union Theological Seminary. With only a moment’s hesitation he decided to go. At Union Seminary he was given a full scholarship and a generous living allowance. Later he said that he was not interested in the ministry, but only wanted to study theology for a year to satisfy his father, and then return to a scientific career. His heart was full of turmoil and darkness.

In the autumn of 1926 Dr. John Sung enrolled at Union Theological Seminary. The extremely liberal Dr. Henry Sloane Coffin had just been installed as president. Among the lecturers were such hard-core liberals as Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, the author of several books against Fundamentalism, such as “The Modern Use of the Bible” and “The Manhood of the Master.” His most famous lecture was “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” (1922). He preached against the bodily resurrection of Christ and the truthfulness of the Bible every week on his radio program. The Seminary was a hot-bed of criticism of the Bible and rejection of evangelical theology. “Anything in the Bible which could not be justified scientifically was rejected as being unworthy of belief! Genesis was held to be unhistorical and belief in miracles unscientific. The historical Jesus was presented as an ideal to imitate, while the substitutionary value of His death and His physical resurrection were denied. Prayer was regarded as largely subjective in value. To [disagree with] such views was to become an object of pity or derision” (Lyall, ibid., pp. 29-30).

Dr. Sung plunged into his study of liberal theology with all the powers of his intellect. During that year he made high grades, but turned away from Christianity as he studied Buddhism and Taoism. He began chanting Buddhist scriptures in the seclusion of his room, hoping that self-denial would bring him peace. He wrote, “My soul wandered in a wilderness.”

In this state of mind he became close friends with a Chinese classmate, but the fact that he was betrothed to a girl in China made him break off the relationship. His life became intolerable. He wrote, “I could neither sleep nor eat…My heart was filled with the deepest unhappiness.” The officials at the Seminary noted that he was in a state of continual depression.

It was in this emotional state that he went with some other students to hear Dr. I. M. Haldeman, the fundamentalist pastor of the First Baptist Church of New York City. Dr. Haldeman was famous for saying, “He who denies the virgin birth denies Bible Christianity.” Dr. Haldeman was in a direct conflict with Harry Emerson Fosdick and Union Theological Seminary. John Sung went to hear him preach out of curiosity. But Dr. Haldeman did not preach that night. Instead a fifteen-year-old girl gave her testimony. She read the Scriptures and spoke on the substitutionary death of Christ on the Cross. Sung said he could feel the presence of God. His companions from the Seminary scoffed, but he himself went back for four more consecutive evenings of evangelistic services.

He began to read Christian biographies to discover the power that he felt in the evangelistic meetings. During one session at the Seminary, a lecturer spoke strongly against the substitutionary death of Christ on the Cross. John Sung stood up at the end of the lecture and answered him in front of a startled student body. Finally, on February 10, 1927 he experienced true conversion. “He saw all the sins of his life spread out before him. At first it seemed that there was no way to get rid of them and that he must go to Hell. He tried to forget them, but he could not. They pierced his heart…He turned to the story of the Cross in Luke xxiii, and as he read the story came alive…he seemed to be there at the foot of the Cross and pleading to be washed from all his sins in the precious Blood…He continued weeping and praying until midnight. Then he [seemed to hear] a voice saying, ‘Son, thy sins are forgiven,’ and all his load of sin seemed to fall at once from his shoulders…he leapt to his feet with a shout of ‘Hallelujah!’” (Lyall, ibid., pp. 33-34). He ran shouting and praising God through the dormitory. He now began to speak to everyone about their need for Christ, including his classmates and the teachers at the Seminary.

The president of the Seminary thought he had lost his mind due to extreme scholastic efforts, and had him committed to a psychopathic ward in an insane asylum. He spent six months in the asylum. During that time he read the Bible from beginning to end forty times. “The mental hospital thus became John Sung’s real theological college!” (Lyall, p. 38). He was finally released on the condition that he would return to China. John Sung had cut off his connection with Union Seminary when he burned his theological books, calling them, “books of demons.” Union Seminary has never been proud of its connection with the greatest evangelist in Chinese history.

On his voyage back to China he knew that he could easily obtain a position as a professor of chemistry in some Chinese university. “One day, as the vessel neared the end of its voyage, John Sung went down to his cabin, took out of his cabin trunk his diplomas, his medals and his fraternity keys and threw them overboard [into the sea]. All except his doctor’s diploma, which he retained to satisfy his father” (Lyall, p. 40).

Dr. John Sung stepped off the boat in Shanghai in the fall of 1927, to become the most famous evangelist in Chinese history. He is often called the “Wesley of China.” John Sung became an extremely powerful preacher of the Gospel. Over 100,000 were converted in China under his preaching in only three years! He also preached in Burma, Cambodia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. He always preached with a translator, even in China. Like Whitefield, John Sung personally counselled most of those who responded to his preaching. “Christians today in China and Taiwan owe much to Sung’s ministry; he was one of God’s greatest gifts to the Far East in the twentieth century” (T. Farak, in J. D. Douglas, Ph.D., Who’s Who in Christian History, Tyndale House, 1992, p. 650).

The best short biography of Dr. Sung is by Rev. William E. Schubert titled, “I Remember John Sung,” available at www.strategicpress.orgClick here to purchase Rev. Schubert’s biographyClick here to purchase a biography of Dr. John Sung by Leslie Lyall (not as good as Schubert’s but interesting if somewhat critical). Click here to purchase the diary of Dr. John Sung, titled “The Journal Once Lost.”  Click here for the Wikipedia article

He died of intestinal tuberculosis in 1944, at the age of forty-two.

The Messenger of the Cross by Watchman Nee

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Has Trump surrendered or conceived the most brilliant trap against the New World Order?   3 comments

This is from the blog La Cruna dell’Ago*:

Has Trump surrendered or conceived the most brilliant trap against the New World Order?

By Cesare Sacchetti

The first reaction that overwhelmed many people in America and the world when they saw Trump boarding the AF1 was one of frustration and delusion.

Several people thought (and many still think it), that the US President has surrendered in some way.

In fact, people have thought instead that Donald Trump has only been a “man of the system” since the beginning and that the globalist élite chose him as a containment wall to avoid any kind of real change.

In this moment, there are three main theories regarding Trump’s role in his administration. The first theory is that Trump has been a gatekeeper, a false opposition created by the system itself as was done in Italy by the Five Stars Movement and Salvini’s League.

The second theory is that Trump has surrendered to and cut a deal with globalism, which has been relentlessly persecuting him since the beginning of his campaign.

The third theory is that Trump has set up the deep state and conceived a trap even more lethal and sophisticated than anyone could imagine.

Let us take into consideration the first option before proceeding.

Those who support this theory consider Trump to be a man of the deep state.

However, if someone looks at what has happened in the last four years, he or she could easily discard this option.

The war waged against Trump by the deep state is simply unprecedented in US history.

It began even before Trump got into the White House, when in 2016 the former President Obama gave a green light to the illegal espionage against the Republican candidate in order to falsely depict him as a Russian stooge.

That was the conception of the Russiagate hoax, which was later more appropriately defined as Obamagate or Spygate.

Spygate was the biggest operation of political sabotage ever perpetrated by the deep state against a political candidate.

Former Attorney General William Barr correctly called it as the biggest coup in the US history.

As was mentioned in the previous articles of this blog, Italy played a very important role in this plot, when the Italian government (headed first by Renzi and then by Gentiloni) had allegedly authorized the Italian secret services to spy on Donald Trump.

However, the war against Trump was not limited to this scandal. For four years, the establishment sought to overthrow his presidency in every way imaginable.

Nancy Pelosi, Democrat and Speaker of the US House of Representatives, gave a green light to Trump’s impeachment, which was completely unsubstantiated and brazenly unconstitutional. The impeachment failed to pass in the Senate.

Not only was the war against Trump fought on the political side, but also the system tried to physically remove the President.

By last August, there were at least two possible attempts against Trump’s life. The first attempt was against the helicopter squad that protected the President. An unknown sniper fired a shot against one of the helicopters and hurt a military soldier.

The second attempt was via a drone, which unexplainably reached the AF1 and almost hit it.

And so the war went on. In November, the deep state perpetrated the biggest electoral fraud in US history and probably in world history. This past January, rather than foiling the fraud, the US congress illegally ratified the election.

Which brings us to this important fact – a gatekeeper would never have gone through these major sabotages. When the system wants to create a false opposition, it helps this process and it does not try to kill the new movement in the cradle.

Therefore, the theory of the false opposition should be discarded even when considering the Trump doctrine which was founded upon the principle of “America First”, a concept diametrically in contradiction with the globalist agenda.

Globalism aims to establish a one-world government. It could not and it cannot tolerate the existence of a US Presidency, which puts the defense of US sovereignity in the first place.

Trump has betrayed the cause or he has realized a masterpiece against globalism?

Therefore, the other two options should be considered now. Let us consider this statement – has Trump betrayed his followers or has he made a brilliant move against the system?

This theory certainly has more coherence than the gatekeeper option, but it has other logical flaws.

For instance, if Trump is a traitor, why did he declassify the devastating documents that definitely prove how Joe Biden is only a stooge in the hands of China and other foreign lobbies?

Above all, why did the President declare a state of emergency in some states for climate adversities, which took place months ago, and why did Trump authorize the militarization of DC?

And finally, if Trump is really a “traitor” who has surrendered to the New World Order and cannot further do damage to the system, then why is the deep state desperately trying to arrest him when he’s officially out of the institutions?

Before trying to answer these questions, let’s take into consideration the consequent scenarios. A few words should be spent at this time for the so-called “kraken”, the mythological monster quoted many times by Sidney Powell and Lin Wood.

This metaphor was used many times by Trump’s inner circle to announce the imminent revelation of devastating proof able to unmask once and for all the electoral fraud.

In a certain way, the kraken was released many times before the US Courts; unfortunately, almost every judge had refused even to look at it.

The fact that the judicial strategy was ineffective so far certainly does not mean that Lin Wood or Sidney Powell had some responsibility for that.

It simply means that the system is heavily rigged and infected or maybe that the game was and still is being played on another level.

In other words, Lin Wood and Sidney Powell could have inflated this narration not as a way to deceive Trump’s supporters, but as a way to deceive Trump’s enemies.

Basically, the kraken could just have been a smokescreen to falsely depict Trump as “weak” in the eyes of the deep state and consequently hiding the true goal of the President’s strategy.

Once the judicial avenue had failed, Trump had the weapon of the EO against foreign election interference.

It was sabotaged, as previously told, by the intelligence community that delivered to Trump an inconclusive and contradictory report on the foreign interferences, which were committed mainly by China and Italy.

At this point, Trump seemed to have only two other available options to foil the coup: the first is the activation of the Insurrection act and the second is the enactment of martial law.

Both of these solutions imply a military takeover and a subsequent military government that should continue until the subversive plan to overthrow the real winner of the election, Trump, is not foiled.

Now we should try to imagine the consequences of such actions made by Trump.

The MSM would have immediately called Trump a “dictator” and would have even supported his physical elimination.

The Democratic Party would have openly favored the secession of the states of New York and California.

Chaos would have erupted in the streets.

In other words, America would have been swallowed by a spiral of violence that could have triggered a civil war, potentially even more devastating than the one fought during Lincoln’s age, another US President who had opposed the Rothschilds plan to control the US.

If one takes into consideration the Freemason and globalist infiltrations within the US institutions, the civil war appears as the only viable option.

An armed conflict seemed the only way to eradicate the enemies of America who have infected every national institution.

Trump tricked the deep state in plain sight

It turns out that Trump might have found another strategy, more brilliant and less devastating. Do what was necessary, but without saying it.

In other words, before he left the White House, Trump could have delivered the power to the military without making any official announcement.

Trump might have used the “open sight” technique, which has been used so many times by the New World Order, against globalism itself.

One of the strategies pursued by globalism was to openly show to the naïve public its final goal of one-world government.

Globalism has financed a huge quantity of movies, books, magazines and seminaries to indoctrinate the public opinion to this plan and make it appear as the only solution for humankind and the world.

In other words, the globalist cabal has shown in plain sight what it has always intended to do.

Either the masses did not realize it or perhaps they didn’t take it too seriously because most people thought that all these plans would have been carried out in a very distant and faraway future.

The paradox is that Trump might well have chosen to carry out this very strategy against its creators.

He delivered the power to the military in open sight and he ordered the militarization of DC before leaving.

Nobody can tell him anything, because officially, Trump did not say a word and he left for Florida, where he now resides.

It is a masterpiece of chess strategy that could be hard to understand at first glance, but not if other relevant elements are taken into consideration.

To better understand the levels where this battle is taking place, it is helpful to remember a metaphor quoted in Daniel Estulin’s book, “The Bilderberg Club”, where the author describes the existence of two worlds.

There is one world on the surface where most of the population lives. In this world exists only the fake reality of the media.

Yet there’s another world that exists in the deep, where powers like the secret services loyal to globalism fight their battle against other governments, which are opposing this agenda.

Basically, it is the same metaphor of the movie “The Matrix” where the logics of the underground world affect and rule the fake reality of the surface world.

The former exists to preserve the latter. Therefore, the masses are not aware of the truth.

Trump and the military power that supports him are perfectly aware of these dynamics and fight the battle on both levels.

The masterpiece of Trump has been to play the part of the “loser” and thus deceive the enemy.

As Sun Tzu taught, all warfare is based on deception.

By deceiving the enemy and making it believe that Trump has accepted the outcome of the fraud, Trump has beaten the system.

Before leaving Washington, Trump delivered the power to the military.

An illusion was shown on the surface, while in the underground a devastating blow, probably lethal, was given against the deep state.

In the documents of Congress, there are even possible traces of an effective activation of the Insurrection Act.

If these documents are not enough, then we should take into consideration the increasing militarization of Washington DC.

Some GOP senators have asked for explanations on this military presence in the capital. But at the same time, we must wonder why doesn’t Joe Biden, if he’s really the commander-in-chief, order the withdrawal of these troops, whose deployment doesn’t make any sense?

Likewise, if Biden is fully in charge and he has the full control of the military, then why does the Pentagon refuse to show him reserved documents?

Yesterday, the Pentagon has unbelievably declined to execute the plan to give vaccines to Gitmo terrorists as the Biden administration stated would be done.

There are also other incongruences around this so-called Biden administration. The White House has been dark for 10 nights in a row.

The safest building in the world seems not to be working at night.

No official explanation has been given regarding this situation. Several people have tried to reach out to the White House and a recorded voice told them that the building was closed during business hours.

Other people later called only to have someone finally pick up and inform these callers that there was no staff working at the White House to manage ordinary administrative tasks.

The House of the President does not seem to be in operation. To this day, Biden hasn’t showed up in the White House press room and his press officer, Jen Psaki, has no idea where the President is and she doesn’t know where he will be available to answer to the questions of the press.

At this point, it is more than legitimate to ask if Biden is really POTUS or just a stooge who’s playing a part because he has no other option, considering the huge proof that Trump has against him and his family involved in pedophile rings and in the hands of communist China.

The more days go by, the more this hypothesis seems to be consistent.

In other words, the so-called Biden administration would only be a charade, a sort of controlled demolition operation of the deep state that would last a while before the presidency is officially given again to Trump.

If this scenario were to be confirmed, this strategy would be even more lethal and effective than the ones conceived by Sun Tzu. Trump could be using his enemies to get to his goal.

To come back as POTUS without having fired a single shot or having triggered a civil war that would drag America into chaos and violence.

He has surrounded his enemies in DC by erecting fences around several institutions guarded by the military day and night.

Basically, Trump has locked up the entire deep state.

His enemies seem to have understood this and they’re already panicking. Pam Keith, a Democratic Party candidate, has openly asked for the arrest of Trump because he could be able to run a shadow government in his own house.

And it seems to be the case, because Trump has already created the Office of the Former President at Mar-a-Lago.

Once the military operation is concluded and with the following collapse of the puppet Biden administration declared illegitimate, there are virtually no more obstacles for Trump to return as President.

Gamestop is part of the controlled demolition of the system

If there are other doubts regarding this scenario, it could be considered another important element.

If Biden is really President and nothing can stop him, why did take place an unprecedented attack against Wall Street, one of the main pillars of the deep state, on his watch?

For example, the GameStop case doesn’t seem to be only the result of a handful of small investors on Reddit that chose to sink New York’s finance.

Most probably someone from the inside who knows the system has advised them how and when to launch the attack.

Wall Street’s current carnage appears to be a sophisticated operation to bankrupt the speculative finance world that has been backing Washington’s swamp for decades.

The raid against Wall Street is also a raid against Communist China who quietly invested billions of dollars in the hedge funds.

Officially, no one can blame Trump for this because the former (?) President quietly lives in Florida.

Therefore, the brilliant move of this strategy was to provoke the collapse of the system without having any official role and by using a puppet enemy administration, not recognized by the military, to get to the goal.

Once the deep state demolition is completed, then the President can officially come back.

All this without any noise. Not even a single shot was fired.

What seemed to be a tremendous defeat could reveal as the greatest victory of all times.

What seemed to be the triumph of globalism could reveal as its definite collapse.

*La Cruna dell’Ago translated: The Eye of the Needle

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Deep Dive   5 comments

This is from The Bailey Drink:

“Deep calleth unto deep.” Psalm 42:7

Men and women who have effected the world in profound ways walked with God through the valley of the shadow of death. David spent years living in caves running for his life. Jonah encountered God in the belly of a fish. Paul was jailed and beaten numerous times in his ministry. Then of course there was Jacob who walked with a limp after wrestling with God returning from his exile. Prayerfully none of us will experience these kinds of obstacles in our walk with God but the fact remains, we are able to help people from the encounters we have had with the Lord in the difficult times of our lives. This last year we can say all of us have passed through some of those deep places in life. Has the Lord met you during this season? When difficulties arise one of two things happen, we draw close to the Lord and find help or our heart begins to harden and the Lord seems far off. Here is how Watchman Née describes walking through these deep places:

“Only deep can answer deep. Nothing that is merely of the shallows can respond to the depths, and only what goes deep in us can meet the deep needs of others. If we want to help those who are passing through floods, we must have been through floods ourselves. Have we a history of God’s secret dealings, or does what men see represent all we have got? Many of us are shallow. We only seem to grow outwardly, with nothing in reserve. If we choose to live on the surface of things, we may be of some help to folk in need, but the happiness we bring them will pass. We shall not have been able really to meet them where they are. Paul had a secret he kept for fourteen long years, and what help has its eventual disclosure brought! When we have found God speaking to us in the depths, then it is we possess treasures of darkness to share with others in their hour of trial.”

So how would you characterize your Christian experience? Have you taken a deep dive because of the challenges of life or are you paddling in the shallows? Two things will happen when you dive deep. First, God will meet you and you will experience peace and comfort in your storm. Secondly, you will have authentic power and compassion to minister to the hurting in your world. So what are you waiting for? Take a deep dive, the Lord is waiting for you there.

Pastor Kent Christmas – China Crippled   4 comments

This is from the blog Richard’s Watch:

Pastor Kent Christmas – Powerful Prophetic Release – China Crippled

“I am going to cripple China for what they have done to the nations, because they have tried to remove Me from the earth, I am also going to deal with their leaders, and there is going to be a release of the presence of God and revival in the nation of China.”

“The Lord says, “What I am doing now, what you are seeing is not resurrection of something old.”  But God said: “I am birthing something new in the earth that you have not seen.  In My mercy…I have been silent, because I have been giving evil men time to repent.  But just now as evil has declared war on Me and on the Church, so do I declare war on you…I am sending My word forth into the earth and it will not return unto Me unfulfilled, but all that I have declared over the decades saith the Lord is going to come to pass in this hour, and it will come quickly.  For you are in the third day,..and in this day is a day of resurrection of the glory and of the power of the Holy Ghost.  My servants, who are My prophets that have spoken my words to the nations have not prophesied in their own name, they have not spoken fables, but they have declared what “thus saith the Lord” in My name. Know this,” says the Lord of Hosts, “I will not ‑‑ I will not,” says God, “let evil men and so‑called believers who are full of unbelief make Me a liar, for I am not a man that I should repent…for I am still God and when I send forth My Word it goes forth as a sword,..and it is going to pierce the very strongholds of the power of darkness.  Just as I came to the earth the first time as God in flesh, so am I now coming to you and to this nation and across the earth in this Christmas season to give you a gift that you will never forget.

“What you have been watching in the media is the spirit of that woman Jezebel trying to replace the woman called the Church in the earth.  But the voice of the Church in this hour are My prophets…and they will not be silenced, and the Word of the Lord that I have released in this hour: though it looks impossible…it will come to pass.  For all that I have declared to you…will not come by the power of men, it will not come through politics or law or even Supreme Courts…but it will come forth by the power of the Holy Ghost in this hour.  Just as Jezebel in the days of Elijah drove the prophets into caves, so she in 2020 drove My Church into hiding.  But just as I was only in the cave for three days…so is My Church coming out of the cave and coming out of hiding.  For the voice of righteousness will not be silenced, says the Lord, and you will not muzzle Me…I will not sit down as a small child in a corner and yield to a power that is not as great as I, for I am still God,” saith the Lord.

“In the year 2021 of January, the angel Michael is sounding the ram’s horn as a call to war against false religion and counterfeit churches in the earth.  Every pastor in church that has crawled into bed with this spirit…I am now going to uncover and I am going to judge…For there are many buildings that are built that have the word “church” on them and a cross,..but they do not honour My name.  They are not about My presence and they do not care for the poor and those who have been laden with sin.  But in this day I am raising up a Church that is glorious, without spot, wrinkle or blemish. Just as the Devil has tried to put despair and intimidation on My people I now release from My Throne-room…a holy garment of bonus on them,” says the Lord.

“For there is a spirit of power and authority that is going to rise on you, and I put the spirit of fear and intimidation on those that have tried to shut up the house of the Lord.  And as I am watched, hallelujah,..the houses of the enemy become silent.  There is now a sound of the Lion of Judah that is getting ready to come up out of the house of the Lord.  You will no longer be known as a house that is heavy and in despair, but there is joy,..for even as I came to the earth the first time and the angels shouted there is joy in the earth, so am I coming to you in this Christmas season,” saith the Lord. “I have not forgotten what I have promised you, and though it looks impossible, and though the media says it will not happen, and though they have already crowned one man a king, I say to you, he is a false king, for the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords is yet to be raised up, for the Throne-room of the Lord will not be occupied by an imposter, but it will be set upon by the glorious God of all eternity.

“Know this,” saith God, “Have I not always told you that though I tarry long when you pray, that when I do come I will show up quickly?  What I am getting ready to do in the next few weeks…will be a quick work.  It will not be done in part, it will not leave a back door for an enemy to come through.  But this time,..I am going to finish what I started, and for four years the Glory of the Lord shall descend upon the earth in a way that you have never seen it,…for I have waited to show Myself in this time of destiny, because I wanted the enemy to show himself first.  Now that he is uncovered, you are going to see the anointing of Elijah being released in the earth,..and harvest will begin.

“Just as I had to wait until Goliath’s sword could be put in the hand of David before the enemy was destroyed; just as I waited for Jordan to flood before Israel could cross over; just as I waited for Mordecai to be promoted until Haman’s gallows were built, know this: the enemy has built a gallows to hang the Church, but I am getting ready to reverse,” saith God,

“What has been declared in this nation and I am going to take the weapon that the enemy formed against the house of the Lord, and I am going to cause the enemy to be destroyed by the very weapon that he forged in the fires of hell to destroy the people of God.  In the next four years I am giving the nations to the Church as their inheritance.  Not just a few, not just a bit, not just those that are not under the Iron Curtain.  I am invading the Muslim nations.  I am invading the Communist nations.  I am tearing down the iron curtains,.. I am also taking the wealth of the wicked and I am transferring it to the saints of the most high. I did not cause you to be poor.  I take pleasure in the prosperity of My servant – land, titles, deeds, money, businesses, wealth and inventions – are now being released out of the heavens onto the saints of the most high, for what I am going to do will not be a cheap move, but it will be the riches of glory being displayed on the earth for what I am going to do accomplish,” says God.

“What I am now going to do will be like an explosion of My Power and My Glory in the earth.  I am going to cripple China for what they have done to the nations, because they have tried to remove Me from the earth, I am also going to deal with their leaders, and there is going to be a release of the presence of God and revival in the nation of China.  Just as hell released a global epidemic in the earth to advance the purpose of Satan, I am now releasing in every nation My Presence and My Glory to bring forth the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.  As you have seen wave of a death in the earth, now shall you see life and divine healing released in the earth, and the shout that is coming out of the people of God is going to tear down the ancient strongholds that have ruled the nations.  So get the ready,” says God, “not months from now but you are on the precipice…of the greatest outpouring of the Glory of God, and today I lift off you,.. the spirit of heaviness, and I release upon you the garment of praise.  Shout unto the Lord, for this is the hour in which My mercy has been released upon My people,” saith God. ” Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!”

AMEN, let it be so please dear Lord..

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An Obedient Heart   Leave a comment

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This is from the blog A Word in Season:

“What he needs is not increased spiritual teaching but an obedient heart which is willing to yield his life to the Holy Spirit and go the way of the cross according to the Spirit’s command. Increased spiritual teaching will only strengthen his carnality and serve to deceive him into conceiving himself as spiritual”

–Watchman Nee

Posted September 19, 2019 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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Ephesians: Sit. Walk. Stand.   Leave a comment

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This is from the blog To Live Is Christ:

More than half a century ago Watchman Nee wrote a little book about Ephesians called Sit, Walk, Stand: the Process of Christian Maturity. In the book Nee points out Paul’s use of these three verbs to demonstrate how we are meant to grow in Christ.

SIT

First we must SIT or trust our position in Christ. The position that Paul spends all of chapter one and most of chapter two proclaiming to us as the spiritual blessings of Christ.

Ephesians 2:6. and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

“Most Christians make the mistake of trying to walk in order to be able to sit, but that is a reversal of the true order. Our natural reason says, If we do not walk, how can we ever reach the goal? What can we attain without effort? How can we ever get anywhere if we do not move? But Christianity is a strange business! If at the outset we try to do anything, we get nothing; if we seek to attain something, we miss everything. For Christianity begins not with the big DO, but with the big DONE. Thus Ephesians opens with the statement that God has ‘blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ’ (1:3) and we are invited at the very outset to sit down and enjoy what God has done for us; not to set out to try and attain it for ourselves.” – Watchman Nee.

WALK

Then only after we have learned to sit in God’s grace can we WALK – move out in good works towards others. Walking in love and light.

Ephesians 2:10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 5:1-2. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

Ephesians 5:8. Now you are light in the Lord, walk as children of light.

Ephesians 5:15. Therefore be careful how you walk.

“What is the secret strength of the Christian life? Whence has it its power? Let me give you the answer in a sentence: The Christian’s secret is his rest in Christ. His power derives from his God-given position. All who sit can walk, for in the thought of God the one follows the other spontaneously. We sit forever with Christ that we may walk continuously before men” – Watchman Nee

STAND

Finally, after sitting in our position in Christ’s grace and walking in love and light we can truly STAND against our enemy. Not charge. Not attack. Not run into battle. STAND. Standing firm in Christ’s victory.

Ephesians 6:11, 13. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil…13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

“When you fight to get the victory, then you have lost the battle at the very outset. Suppose Satan sets out to assault you in your home or in your business. Difficulties mount up, misunderstandings arise, a situation that you can neither deal with nor escape threatens to overwhelm you. You pray, you fast, you struggle and resist for days, but nothing happens. Why? You are trying to fight into victory, and in doing so are relinquishing to the enemy the very ground that is yours.” -Watchman Nee

“To live is Christ” is to SIT then WALK then STAND. Like the order of grace-faith-works, this order is the same. First we trust. Then we move. Then, when attacked, we stand still in full victory knowing that we are more than conquerors already even before we have done a single thing.

Why are So Many Churches Desolate, Poor and in Ruin?   5 comments

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This is from the Singapore Christian blog:

Why are so many churches desolate, poor and in ruin. According to Watchman Nee, the late Chinese church leader and Christian leader, who was writing in his book ‘The Ministry of God’s Word‘, it is because they lack proper ministers whom the Lord can use to deliver His Word.

One basic problem in the church is the lack of proper ministers of the word. This does not mean that God’s word is rare or that the vision or light is unclear. It means that there is a shortage of men whom God can use. God desires that the spirits of prophets be subject to prophets. Who are the prophets to whom the spirits of the prophets will be subject? Can the spirits of prophets be subject to those who walk according to their own will, who give ground to the flesh, and who are stubborn in their mind and emotion? If a man does not bear the mark of the cross in his spirit, he is a wild and proud man. He may have suffered years of discipline, but he is not yet defeated. The Lord’s smiting hand may have been on him once, twice, or even ten times, but he is still not defeated. In spite of the Lord’s repeated chastisement, he is still unyielding. Such a man proves himself to be a useless vessel. Is the problem before us a shortage of vision, light, or the word? No. It is a shortage of prophets whom God can use.

[Indeed], the problem today lies entirely with the ministers. There is no scarcity of vision, light, or God’s word. The problem today is that God cannot find proper ministers. Many times God’s light ceases to be visible to others when it is put into our mouth. Many people speak about the Holy Spirit in their messages, but others do not touch the Holy Spirit. On the contrary, they touch the flesh. Many people speak about God’s holiness, but others do not sense any holiness in them. They only touch a frivolous spirit. Some speak about the cross on the platform, but others can sense that they have never passed through any dealings. There is not even a trace of the cross in them. Some like to speak of love, but only temper, rather than love, is expressed through them. All of these cases speak of a basic problem – something is wrong with the ministers. If all the preaching on this earth today were in the principle of ministry, the church would be very rich. It is unfortunate that there is very little of God’s word despite all of the preaching! This is the basic problem in the church today. Without ministers, there is no inspiration and no revelation. With many people, the more they preach, the further their speaking is from being an inspiration, from being the release of any light, and from being qualified to be called revelation. The problem is with the preachers; they are not the ones whom God can use. God cannot use such men, yet He does not want to speak alone. This is a problem. He has the word, yet He does not want to release this word by Himself. He does not want to be the minister of the word; He wants man to be the minister of His word.

Brothers, God will not speak by Himself. If ministers cannot speak His word, what will be the condition of the church? The church is desolate, poor, and in ruin because human elements have not come up to the standard of God’s word. If God can find a person who has been dealt with by Him, who is broken, and who is prostrate on his face, God’s word will flow through him. We are looking all the time for God’s word, but He is looking all the time for men whom He can use. We are looking for God’s word, while He is looking for ministers. If we are unwilling to be dealt with, we will not be able to work for God. We must not think that such dealings are optional. We should not presume that, after hearing a certain number of messages, we can release the same word. No! If a person is not proper, his message will not be proper. Man can hinder God’s word. The Holy Spirit is not released through the word alone. When God’s word comes to us, we must be free from all hindrances. We must be broken, and we must bear the mark of the cross. Our spirit must be a smitten spirit. God can only use such persons, and the Holy Spirit will only flow through such persons. If the Holy Spirit is locked within us, the hindrance and frustration is our outer man, our emotion, and our temperament. When such things are present within us, surely God’s word cannot flow through us. Even if we deliver a wonderful sermon, in reality it is nothing but words, teachings, and doctrines; there is not the word of God.

Posted December 17, 2016 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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The View from the Wall   1 comment

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This is from the blog The Kingdom:

I will stand my watch
And set myself on the rampart,
And watch to see what He will say to me,
And what I will answer when I am corrected. Habakkuk 2:1

In November 2016 another great earthquake struck the land, during a supermoon. It happened in the area of north Canterbury – with aftershocks in Seddon. This one was different though, as the scientists had never seen anything like it. Two huge earthquakes had happened simultaneously. Two earthquakes, that lasted two minutes, with two people dead, affecting two islands (the North and South Island) – and the land underwent a two metre shift south of Marlborough.

Wellington was struck along with Kaikoura. Parliamentary Service released CCTV footage from the Speaker’s corridor, showing portraits of previous Prime Ministers swaying and banging against the walls.

Strange lights flashed across the horizon in Wellington while the earth shook. The eerie lights were an extremely rare occurrence. After the earthquake, a huge storm struck the Wellington area.

I noted the strange signs, and the pattern of twos.

“Lord, I see the signs. “I know we are in a fault zone – but why is the land shaking so violently lately? What do want to say?” I asked.

The King replied, “Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up:
a servant who becomes king, a godless fool who gets plenty to eat, a contemptible woman who gets
married, and a servant who displaces her mistress.” Proverbs 30:21-23 (NIV)

“Can you please explain the verse?” I asked.

“The context is about godless servants who have stepped outside of their delegated authority. These stewards are selling land that is not theirs to sell, and they are behaving in a contemptible manner.”

“The earth indeed trembles. Under what will it not bear up?” I asked.

“You will see. I have given you the context. Now write what you I show you,” the King advised.

I saw myself on a castle wall. I was there with the watchers, scanning the land with binoculars. But it was dark.

The day before the earthquake in November 2016, a self-appointed bishop lifted his voice; “The earth convulses under the weight of certain human sin. And it says it spews itself up after a while. That’s natural disasters. ‘Cause nature was never created to carry the bondage of our iniquity. And so you get earthquakes. Take note because you’ll forget it out the door. But next year if this happens you’ll know why.”

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Pointing to the ruined church in the distance, he said “See, massive earthquakes have already hit in Christchurch and you could have just about predicted that one.”

When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” I muttered from Psalm 11:3, ignoring the self-appointed bishop.

I went to the control tower and called the King. “We need to hear from you – not him!” I said.

“Go back to the wall, and switch to infra-red,” the King said. Grabbing the infra-red binoculars, I looked out over the land.

The gates of my country were wide open. Foreigners from the most populous place in the world were streaming in to buy the land. They were being freely admitted at the gates, after waving great wads of cash at the government. The children of the land are being displaced by them.

Cries of protest are being met with accusations of racism.

Globalists had put a name over the gates, and it was called “TRADE.”

“Trade?” I asked.

“Free trade is good trade!” I heard the globalists tell our little country of 4 million.

“The NZ-China free trade agreement started this. It didn’t put restrictions on house sales to overseas buyers,” the King explained.

“It’s not free,” He added. “New Zealanders are suffering because the wealthy 1 per cent from other countries buying the houses are driving up prices to levels they can’t afford. Because 1 per cent of China is over 10 million people, it’s the most obvious example. This is also destabilising your economy.”

“So it’s not about the earth convulsing under the weight of sin?” I asked.

“No. I am trying to warn you that Babylon is rising. It’s a Luciferian world government. His ministers are getting rich through trade. Look at the King of Tyre in Ezekiel 28;

By his wisdom and understanding he gained wealth for himself and amassed gold and silver in his treasuries. By his great skill in trading he increased his wealth, and because of his wealth his heart grew proud.

Lucifer, the ordained guardian in Eden, was and is the real power behind trade. This is what I said about Lucifer, “Through his widespread trade he was filled with violence, and he sinned.” Read it in Ezekiel 28. It’s the same spirit behind globalism, behind trade.

nzquakekaikoura-jpgYour laws are being changed, and your land is being destroyed by globalism. Keep watch, because you need to explain what is happening.

When you sing the words to your national anthem, I hear. I take it seriously, even when your country sings it just as a song.  The fight is sneaky, and insidious – and it’s not just about trade.  The family, the building block of the nation and its culture is also under attack.

Ben Carson, an American leader, warned “If you look at the writings of the neo Marxists, when they talk about the new world order, there were two fundamental things in their way – the Judeo Christian faith, and their strong families. Those were the things that had to be attacked. There’s a book published in 1958 called The Naked Communist by Cleon Skousen, which lays out the whole agenda. This stuff is not secret, you can read about it – in Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals.  It’s a quick easy read, you can see all the things that are happening today.”

“Come with me,” the King said. I went from the castle wall to a dormitory. A series of rooms led off the main corridor. I entered the long corridor at room 2010.

Room 2010

sleeping-churchWalking into the room, I saw that everyone was asleep. I could hear cicadas outside – and snoring. Even the guards of the land were sleeping. In September, the King shook the sleeping people gently. “Wake up!” he said.

Room 2011

The name of the room was ‘Christchurch.’ It was February 2011. I saw globalist Julia Gillard, the unelected leader from Australia give an address to the New Zealand parliament. She was the first foreign leader ever to do so – and she did not have the authority to say what she was saying, as she’d deposed the governor of her own land.

Gillard was praising neo-liberal economics, trade liberalisation and free trade agreements.

Looking into the future, she extolled the Trans Pacific Partnership, of which New Zealand had been a founding partner since 2005. “I was proud to stand with Prime Minister Key, President Obama and our seven other partners in November last year… pledging to the make the expanded Partnership a reality by the time of APEC this year. The Partnership could be a stepping stone to an Asia Pacific Free Trade Area. If we achieve that, we will create a free trade community as significant as the EU or NAFTA. A zone of trade, investment, jobs as big as the Pacific itself.”

“Wake up!” the King said six days later, as the land shook violently in Christchurch. The Cathedral was destroyed, and 185 people died.

Room 2013

seddon-and-beehiveThe name of room 2013 was ‘Seddon.’ Richard Seddon had been the nation’s longest-serving prime minister. There was a prominent statue of him outside Parliament Buildings. Seddon had come to represent the authority of the state in New Zealand.

The parliament had just made marriage between homosexuals law, even though there was no mandate for it or referendum about it. In the time it was being passed into law, the land suffered the worst drought in seventy years.

I watched a member of the parliament mock the Church, and quote the Bible at them. “Don’t make this into a big deal,” he sneered; “Life will go on …”

“One of the messages that I had was that this bill was the cause of our drought. Well in the Pakuranga electorate this morning it was pouring with rain. We had the most enormous gay rainbow across my electorate …”

In May 2014 of the following year, the traitor would be unceremoniously sacked from Cabinet following revelations he’d approached police seeking information into a criminal case being taken against Donghua Liu, a corrupt Chinese businessman and National Party donor.

But in the meantime, he had the floor.

He stopped while the parliament laughed. “It has to be a sign, sir, it has to be a sign. If you are a believer it certainly is a sign. Can I finish for all those who are concerned about this with a quote from the Bible; Deuteronomy 1:29, Be ye not afraid.”

He did not see that the context of the passage he’d quoted from was about rebellion against the King.

“Be afraid!” the King retorted, and indeed, there was a sign. Three days before homosexual marriage became legal, there was another earthquake, this time in Seddon.

No-one noticed the authority of the state in New Zealand being shaken.

Room 2014

eketahuna-nzThe name of this room was Eketahuna, It is considered by some to be the stereotypical rural New Zealand town, a place occasionally used in conversation to represent “the real New Zealand.” It was marked by a giant Kiwi.

On Wellington Anniversary Day, the 20th January 2014, the land shook at Eketahuna.

During the earthquake, one of two giant eagles installed at Wellington airport to commemorate the film the Hobbit swung wildly from side to side, crashing to the ground at the gate into the land.

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He said to those on the walls, “Put the trumpet to your lips! An eagle is over the house of the LORD because the people have broken my covenant and rebelled against my law.” Hosea 8:1

No-one noticed the King trying to shake real, rural New Zealand awake. Meanwhile, the first big debate about foreign land sales took place, when the Crafar Farms were sold to a Chinese investor.

Two years passed. So much land had been sold that the children of the land could no longer afford to buy a house in Auckland, the land’s largest city. I saw something I’d never seen before, people forced to live in cars while more than 30,000 houses owned by foreign investors sat empty.

Room 2016

The name of this room was ‘Apec,’ which stands for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. In the face of an increasing rise in anti-globalisation sentiment, Bollard, the former globalist governor of New Zealand’s central bank said Apec would achieve the globalist’s aims in incremental steps.

On the 14th November 2016 globalist John Kerry, the American Secretary of State, met globalist prime minister John Key at Wellington. They were worried about the TPPA – the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement not going ahead, because Trump, the new President Elect of America intended to stop it.

The people of the land did not know that the TPPA was even worse than Apec, because the non-discrimination provisions of the TPPA would prevent the Government banning TPP nationals from buying property in New Zealand.

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After the meeting, John Key prepared to fly to Apec in Peru. Until he was stopped by the latest earthquake.

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“Lord, what did you mean by the pattern of ‘two’s’ in this latest earthquake?” I asked.

“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” He asked by way of reply, before showing me a lion roaring, an eagle swooping, a trap springing from the ground, and a trumpet sounding in a city.

Does a lion roar in the thicket when it has no prey?
Does it growl in its den when it has caught nothing?
Does a bird swoop down to a trap on the ground when no bait is there?
Does a trap spring up from the ground if it has not caught anything?
When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble?
When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?
Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.”
Amos 3:3-7

“What do you want us to do?” I asked.

“Keep watch. You are watching the heads of the beast appear” the King replied. “The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.” 1 Peter 4:7

Serve for my glory, for light casts no shadow.

Submit to the government, and love your neighbour, as you put on the armour of light. And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.

So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. Romans 13.

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Standing in front of the ruined cathedral from 2011, the King spoke out of the book of Haggai.

He asked, “Do you remember this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing?”

This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LordAlmighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LordAlmighty.” Haggai 2.

A Chinese Christian Gives Me a Ride   2 comments

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This morning I got a ride from Ashton, Idaho to West Yellowstone, Montana with a couple of guys.  I don’t remember the driver’s name, but he was originally from China.  He has lived in LA for the past ten years.  He was with his son.  He spoke some English, but sometimes it was hard to understand him at times.

He was a Christian.  I asked him who were the first Christian missionaries to China.  He said the Portuguese were; I thought the British were.

They were from southern China.  He said something very interesting:  he said that someone from Shang-hai would not be able to understand someone from Hong Kong.  The national language is Mandarin and there is also a Cantonese language that is spoken in China.

I told him about Watchman Nee and that Nee was a well-known Chinese Christian writer who died in prison in 1972.  He had never heard of Watchman Nee.  Maybe Nee is better known in North America; maybe the Communists tried to suppress Nee’s writings.  I told him that The Spiritual Man by Watchman Nee was a classic.

They dropped me off in West Yellowstone and we took some photos.  He said that his son would stay with him for a month and then go back to China.  It was a very edifying trip to West Yellowstone.

Burdens of the Spirit

China is Finished & So is Obama – Mark Taylor

Pastor Kent Christmas – Powerful Prophetic Release – China Crippled

The Skies Over Beijing Turn Black in Middle of Day as Government Passes New Laws Against Christians

Kim Clement Prophecy on China vs USA Fulfilled

Dr. John Sung:  Evangelist to China

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Posted July 13, 2016 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors   Leave a comment

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This is from the blog Red Sky in the Morning:

Pope Francis called Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border “un-Christian.”  That’s rich, coming from him.  The Vatican is a walled city state!

The current situation in beleaguered Europe shows us why nations need borders.  German Cabinet Official Gerd Muller said only 10% of the migrants have arrived from the Middle East and Africa.  Eight to ten million migrants are still on the way.”  He slammed the European Union for failing to control the crisis, saying the border-free Schengen zone has “collapsed.”

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The Schengen Agreement was signed by ten European nations in 1985, removing Europe’s borders.  At the same time, multiculturalism was being imposed through immigration.  Do “ism’s” ever work?

Along with multiculturalism came political correctness.  No-one’s allowed to report on the multicultural elephant in the room.  Or the Islamic camel’s nose in the tent.

Of the million strong migrants that arrived in 2015, how many of them are genuine refugees?

RefugeesWhat is going to be done to protect the culture and the European people?  Boundaries are there for a reason – whether national or personal.

Boundaries are good, and they’re God ordained.  It is written “From one man God made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. Acts 17:26

In the next verse we read so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” Acts 17:27

Even atheist China saw the link between Christianity and Western freedoms.  But it seems Muslims covet the gifts, but not the giver.  Are they going to seek the Lord, or will they demand their own way and seek to impose Islam on their host societies?

It’s obvious that not all religions are the same.  The Bible makes some interesting statements about religion and the land.  In Leviticus 18 God warns that if the land is defiled; he will punish it for its sin, and the land will vomit out its inhabitants.  In Psalm 68:6 we read that “the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.”

 

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Lets looks at the countries that Islam covers from above.

What does that tell you?  The only green spot in it besides the Nile delta is tiny Israel.  It’s the only nation that’s democratic and not Islamic.  If it’s because of a lack of rainfall, then Israel should be just as arid. 

Here are some borders from around the world.  The difference between Haiti and the Dominican republic is another remarkable picture.  Haiti practices voodoo.

14 Mind Blowing International Borders From Around the World

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