God is God-with-us. Finally, when Jesus left earth 2000 years ago, He promises the Holy Spirit. In the Holy Spirit, God reveals the full depth of the covenant. The word covenant means “coming together. God wants to be as close to us as our breath. God wants to breathe in us, so that all we say, think and do is completely inspired by God. God is God-within-us. Thus God’s covenant reveals to us to how much God loves us. HENRI NOUWEN
The Holy Spirit works through Spirit-filled ministries. This is especially true in China. The majority of the estimated 100 million Chinese believers have come to Christ through Holy Spirit anointed preaching and teaching, and the work of the Holy Spirit in healing the sick and performing all kinds of miracles.
The Charismatic Movement has infiltrated mainstream evangelicalism and exploded onto the global scene at an amazing rate. It is the fastest-growing religious movement in the world. Charismatics now number more than half a billion worldwide.
CHINA AND THE HOLY SPIRITChristianity is not a philosophy, but a relationship with God, your Creator, in Christ TODAY––not knowledge of abstract principles. How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus Christ.
PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC CHURCHES
Nearly half a century after Mao Tse-Tung banned religion in China, the country is home to an estimated 72 percent of the world’s religiously unaffiliated people.
Most Chinese aren’t sure what it means to be “Protestant” (the word doesn’t translate into Chinese). They do, however, all know the word “Catholic”—and some wrongly think it has nothing to do with Christianity: “Catholics believe in Mary, but we believe in Jesus.”
In China, 44 percent of religiously unaffiliated people have worshiped at a burial site in the past year. Catholics have a strong belief in offering effective prayers for relatives. Yet, many young Chinese look down on these traditions, calling them “superstitious” and “old-fashioned.”
Catholicism have higher liturgy. The Catholic mass might remind young people of the rituals they see their parents perform. They walk into a Catholic church, and there are statues of the saints and candles lit for them—which obviously creates the same ambiance as lighting candles for the Buddha.
Some Protestant churches in China have only one decoration: typically a large red cross, the symbol of the government-sanctioned Protestant church.
Catholics and Protestants have divided their efforts in China. They use two different words for God—Protestants use the term Shangdi, roughly translated as “Christ on High,” while Catholics use Tianzhu, “heavenly Lord.”
In the late 1970s, after the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) slowly began allowing Christian churches to reopen. Now that has changed.
Two main types of churches exist in China: registered and unregistered. Registered congregations, also known as Three-Self Churches, are government-approved.
Three-Self Churches on the other hand never experienced that kind of explosive growth. Until now. Sun is a pastor who said the Holy Spirit one day showed up while he was preaching at the Three-Self Church he pastors here.
“We were in the middle of the service; suddenly everyone at the church felt the Holy Spirit anointing fall. Some couldn’t stand straight, others fell down. Some were dizzy and nauseous. When the worship began, people started crying. After the service, some were being healed. I saw demons being chased away from people’s bodies.”
Unregistered, sometimes called underground or house churches, operate outside government control, and for decades faced intense persecution. And with that persecution came tremendous growth.
Today, China’s new president Xi Jinping seeks to rid the country of foreign influences and effectively nationalize Christian churches to bring them under state control. The number of missionaries getting arrested has increased: nearly 1,000 – have been forced out of China. Underground churches have been torn down. CCP in Beijing sees churches as coordinated groups with the potential to organize political resistance.
One bishop observed that, “We do not need missionaries to come here. What we need is to make missionaries of our own people, to prepare themselves to become such missionaries.”
We add one more important ingredient: the theology of the Holy Spirit, as illustrated by a Beijing Church story:
|August 2014, this Sunday, this author who was part of a missionary team, took a cab to a church in Beijing, which had its roots in the Methodist Church. The service, which offered simultaneous translations, ended at 10:30.
We walked about in the courtyard outside the church with our translator, Alice. We approached people for healing. Most of the Christians experienced immediate healing. We also prayed for relatives for long-distance healing. In the end, a dozen Chinese Christians followed us into the street and they began taking numerous pictures. Everyone wanted to use their own camera.
JESUS WISHES TO SPEAK TO YOU.
The Gift of the Grace of Conversion
“I love you. I am always with you.
I live in your heart as you live in Mine. When you call Me I hear you. I am your Best and Greatest Friend.
I desire to live in the hearts of all people to make them My intimate brothers and sisters.
In this time of suffering it is absolutely necessary to live in close union with Me. There is much darkness in the hearts of people.
It is important that they turn to Me for help, humbly confess all their sins, and ask Me to pardon them in the sacrament of My mercy.
I am waiting for you and I am going to give you the grace of conversion. There are some who follow Me for a while but fall away later because they have weak faith.
I say to all: Wake up from your sleep and come to Me. Every day you must advance in your love for Me and for your fellow human beings.
It is because of relying on your own strength that fear lives in your heart. Rely on Me and know that I am in charge. Do not worry about tomorrow or next month.
Do what you have to do today for I give you the grace you need for today only. Let Me accompany you this day as your friend and all those dark clouds will disappear.
Daily prayer is the surest way to advance towards Me and to live in Me. I call you all to enter My heart. I love you.”
Dearest Jesus, I love You. I adore You; I bless You; I praise You and I thank You for everything (elaborate).
The above messages came to Father Melvin Doucette:
Fr. Melvin Doucette was ordained to the priesthood on and joined the Missionaries of Africa for 29 years in Africa. In contemplative prayer every morning, Fr. Doucette receives by interior locution “messages from heaven” to share with the public.
God divinely inspired the BIBLE . How do we know? Each of eight accurate predictions show a high probability mathematically. The probability of one individual fulfilling eight prophecies have odds of 1 in 10 17 (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000). Jesus Christ fulfilled all prophecies, therefore the Bible MUST BE TRUE.
The Old Testament indicates another 40 astonishing predictions.
Christianity experiences stunning growth—from approximately 3.8 million adherents in 1956 to an estimated 87 to 100 million Christians today.
In the end, one Christian conversion will benefit the whole family. The gifts of the Holy Spirit of healing and deliverance will help the whole family. A prayer of deliverance of evil spirits will leave any member of the Chinese family with a complete sense of peace immediately. A prayer of healing from a Christian disciple produces 80% healing. The remaining healing comes from continued prayer of praise and thanksgiving until all the healing is complete. This healing comes from the Holy Spirit through the power in the Name of Jesus Christ. No other god or deity or doctor uses this power. This proves the TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY.
BILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS CAN’ T ALL BE WRONG!
Christianity is not a philosophy, but it is a relationship with God, your Creator, in Christ TODAY. It is not knowledge of abstract principles. How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Many Christian disciples use the gift of healing. They also use deliverance to deliver away evil spirits influencing people. These evil spirits cause depression, addictions and illness through all forms of stress. Only the Name of Jesus Christ makes healing and deliverance possible.
HOW IS JESUS STILL ALIVE TODAY?
Jesus is alive today! He heals today (through His followers) and in many cases it is realized immediately. How else can you explain the explosion of Christianity, the world’s largest religion, on earth: 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth.
Christians know and feel His Presence; they communicate with Him personally; Christian prayers are always answered.
This author has been given the Gift of Healing only because he is a Christian Lay Missionary, who travels two to three places every year. On his last trip to Columbia he successfully transferred his Gift to his Spanish translators, who were able to heal as he did. He has healed Muslims to their great surprise.
He also delivers away evil spirits along with their healing. All those who are delivered from evil spirits feel a complete physical sense of peace.
DREAMS AND VISIONS
God can give a message to those non-Christians to change their heart. God knows faith will be developed eventually. God will come to you in the form of dreams or visions. So be sensitive to any dreams or visions, when you ask God for it earnestly.