True Freedom for Persecuted Nations
Brother Yun, in the book, "Back to Jerusalem" writes:
"The past fifty years of suffering, persecution and torture of the house churches in China were all part of God's training for us. He has used the government for his own purposes, molding and shaping his children as he sees fit. That is why I correct Western Christians who tell me: 'I've been praying for years that the Communist government in China will collapse, so Christians can live in freedom.' This is not what we pray! We never pray against our government or call down curses on it. Instead, we have learned that God is in control of both our own lives and the government we live under... Don't pray for the persecution to stop! We shouldn't pray for a lighter load to carry, but a stronger back to endure! Then the world will see that God is with us, empowering us to live in a way that reflects his love and power. That is true freedom!"
Obviously he is right. The simple fact that China is the fastest growing church in the world gives you an idea that his words are true. Jesus' example and his words to take up a cross - literally, "go to die", is the confirmation.
May we "comfortable Christians" make ourselves uncomfortable to express to a dieing world the love of the Savior and bring true freedom to the nations.