I was given this beautiful leather bound hymnal by a grateful friend. In it is one of my most favorite hymns BE THOU MY VISION with the lovely back story of Saint Patrick along and with, of course, the written music. In my zeal to share I took pictures of both and then read the copyright that basically said to do so would be breaking the law. Then I read on and saw this amazingly gorgeous and precious book was PRINTED IN CHINA! YES! Can I say God stirred a sermon in me?!!! God has His copyright ALL OVER CHINA! He loves China with His everlasting love and planted His truth through hundreds of missionaries and THOUSANDS of converts!!! His hand is on this land and on this people and He has not abandoned them to the evil kingdom of darkness!!! You, brothers and sisters in Jesus, declare with me OUR KING OWNS THIS NATION! THIS IS A FALSE RULER WHO HAS STOLEN WHAT BELONGS TO JESUS! IT IS TIME TO ENFORCE HIS COPYRIGHT!!! ITS IS TIME TO DECLARE FREEDOM TO THE CAPTIVES, OPEN THE PRISON DOORS, GIVE SIGHT TO THE BLIND AND HEALING TO THE SICK AND DECLARE THIS IS THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF OUR LORD!!!
Family in Jesus, we know we do not war against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers of deep darkness. We know the leaders of China are as imprisoned as the people they lord over. We must pray for our enemies that they will, as the Apostle Paul, turn in true repentance, and be transformed to weapons of mass destruction against Satan’s devices!!!
Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might Ephesians 6:10
Our Redeemer lives and is always interceding for us! What do you think He is praying for us? That we might have a good day? I think not if you define good as having no one rock the boat! I think He is praying that we would resist the devil, that we would put on the full armor of God and after we have done all we can, STAND. I think He want us to roar like lions in our difficulties, assured that we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM WHO LOVES US!
Pray, family, for our brothers and sisters in China! Pray for our brothers and sisters all across the nations on this planet and especially, our nation, states, cities and neighbors. As we are called to put on the mind of Christ and walk in the indwelling Holy Spirit, reckon ourselves dead to sin and alive to God. Be the face of love. Know what God says in His Word, the Bible, and study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that doesn’t need to be ashamed (because you aren’t prepared for the tests!), Rightly understand the truth. 2 Timothy 2:15.
God bless and keep you! Below is a list of missionaries (probably lots more not identified!) that have been and are working in China.
List of Protestant missionaries in China – Wikipedia