Sanctions? What sanctions?
China just shook hands with Iran in a mind-blowing 25 year cooperation agreement last week and it will change the future of the two nations forever. The agreement mainly focused on economic trade and investment, but it was also a clear political and military agreement.
“Relations between the two countries have now reached the level of strategic partnership and China seeks to comprehensively improve relations with Iran,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated, touting the new agreement. “Our relations with Iran will not be affected by the current situation, but will be permanent and strategic,” Wang confirmed.
This is fantastic news for Back to Jerusalem missionaries who have been given a vision for Iran. This agreement means that the number of opportunities for the Chinese will increase in ways not seen before. The ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative in Iran will allow Chinese missionaries to travel back and forth, bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
In the last decade, Iran has been experiencing a massive increase in the number of believers, but have a problem with providing resources on the ground. This is an area where the Chinese underground house church will be able to assist the growing church in Iran.