The revivals in China have led to a significant rise of Christianity and the influence of Christians is changing the Chinese culture. Christians in China are now at every level of society with an estimated 150 million believers.
This is extremely worrisome for the enemy, because China is the world’s most populated nation and sits in the middle of the infamous 10/40 window – where the most of the nations are closed to the Gospel.
The Chinese Back to Jerusalem vision is getting the attention of many Muslim nations that know that they are the last stronghold for the anti-Christ between China and Jerusalem.
In fact, in February 2017, for the first time ever, ISIS issued a direct threat against the Chinese people to scare them into submission.
China’s response was not expected at all. Not only did the Chinese not show fear, the churches launched even more churches into the Muslim areas of China and committed even more missionaries to be sent to Muslim nations.
The government took a different approach. China announced this week that it is implementing new measures including a ban on ‘abnormal’ beards in its heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang.
Veils have also been banned in public places as part of the new ‘Regulations on Extremisation of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
This ban will no doubt be hard to swallow in the provincial home to 10 million Muslims. Public workers as well as those working at fuel stations and airport are ask to report on anyone fully covering themselves to the police.
China is taking the threat from Islam seriously and if the Christian population continues to grow, they may become an even bigger target.
The Chinese BTJ missionaries are seeing many Muslims turn away from hate and anger and accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Currently, BTJ is supporting 8 churches in Iraq that are entirely made up of former Muslim believers.
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