CHINA JOURNAL: TELL US ABOUT PENTECOST

Posted: March 6, 2015 in HOT TOPICS
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There is a genuine hunger taking place in China. It’s not a hunger for food, nor drink, nor other enticements, the hunger that is occurring within the Chinese church is the complete full and overwhelming thirst for Pentecost. I had met with a new couple who have only been saved for about 2 years now, we met in a coffee house and as I sat and began to share my faith with these new converts in Christ, they began to speak about how much they have desired more of the Holy Spirit. Theirs are not the only Chinese people I’ve met whom have inquired about what Pentecostalism is, but more and more within many of the Chinese churches have begun to seek questions as to what exactly is Pentecost and how can they receive it?

For almost 20+ years, many of the churches who are led by certain types of pastors have never desired nor even wanted to share with the people all of the Bible, the truth is, much of what is occurring within the Chinese church is a tragic example of what happens when people are not fed the full word of God, but instead, are given nuggets, or crumbs of God’s word, leaving them spiritually starving for all of God’s word. Then word began to leak out over time about Pentecost and how that Pentecostalism swept not only America, but the rest of the world, where men and women not only become baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues, but signs and wonders, miracles and healings were occurring. Now the Chinese desired something they were not getting in their 3 self churches, and a quest began, a journey into finding out what Pentecostalism is and how to receive it.

It amazes me how much of a hunger these people have here in China compared to the rest of the world, how they desire to fully know and experience all of what God has for them, the problem is, no one is teaching them the very basics of the faith, no one is telling them that by the authority of God’s word, they have the right to lay hands on the sick and see them recover. Just yesterday (at the time of this writing) I relayed a dream about this very same couple whom I had just met for the first time, how that only 5 nights prior, God had given me a dream about this woman, whom I had never met nor knew anything about, and how that in the dream I saw that she would have a child. I began to relay this dream and a word God had given to me concerning her, her eyes began to fill with tears as she told me that yes, they were struggling to have a baby and that everything I explained to her and her husband was exactly what they were facing. God began to move in their lives that evening, proving the gifts are indeed for today.

So what is the answer? Evangelizing the Chinese people with the full gospel, which includes the teaching about Pentecost. Let it be understood, there can be no power in the church unless the Holy Spirit is being allowed to move, and he moves through the gifts. I see a hunger for Pentecost in China and the Chinese church like never before, and already signs and wonders are occurring, where Chinese believers, armed with the word of God, are going into hospitals and laying hands on the sick (many of them have cancer) and they are being instantly healed. Miracles are occurring here, and it’s all because the people want more of God and less of religion.

Only until we put aside our fear and self righteous attitudes about the gifts and Pentecost, will we begin to see the mighty move of God which is coming across this world, producing exactly what Christ said would occur in Mark 16:17-18. I stand to see this as my work grows in China.

Christopher

Comments
  1. Scarlett says:

    Amen Christopher. Jesus Christ and the Bible are timeless. The gifts of the Spirit are for today, just as they were 2,000 yrs ago. Praise God!

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