The Story Behind The "Jesus in the snow" Picture
"The story that is told about this picture is of a Chinese photographer, who was deeply troubled religiously. He took a picture of the melting snow with black earth showing through. When he developed it he was amazed to see in it the face of Jesus full of tenderness and love, and he became a believer.
It may take you a long time to see the face, but that difficulty is perhaps a symbol of the effort that must be made to find Him in our world. Once found, however, as in the picture, He dominates the scene and one wonders how it was possible to miss Him."
China Targets Thousands Who Spoke Out About The Coronavirus Epidemic
An overseas-based network of rights activists calls for an end to charges of 'fabrication' and 'rumor-mongering' against people posting on the coronavirus.
Persecuted Pygmy Group Facing ‘Devastation’ from COVID-19 - Assist News
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"I have studied the New Testament enough to know that our Lord Jesus Christ never made the sharp distinctions between "secular" and "sacred" that we do! I think it is wrong to place our physical necessities on one side and put praying, singing, giving, Bible reading, and testifying on the other. When we are living for the Lord and living to please and honor Him, eating our breakfast can be just as spiritual as having our family prayers.
There is no reason for a committed Christian to apologize, "Lord, I am awfully sorry but you know I have to eat now. I will be with you again just as soon as I am through." Well, we have a better way than that in our living for God, and we see as we consider His feeding of the 5,000 the meaning of His Lordship. Jesus Christ is Lord—Lord of our bread and Lord of our eating and Lord of our sleeping, and Lord of our working! Brethren, our Lord is with us, sanctifying everything we do, provided it is honest and good." - A W Tozer
Noted Jewish writer prayed before sleep, woke up and everything changed | God Reports
CCP Continues Suppressing House Churches Amid the Pandemic
Even during the coronavirus outbreak, China's regime does not relax its efforts persecuting the religious groups it doesn't control.
>Since 2018, community officials have been coming to film me and my house,” the church director told Bitter Winter. “I have changed several cellphones and SIM cards, but they always know where I go. Every time I visit a fellow believer, they follow and harass me. I’m monitored wherever I go.
From Sorcerer to Church Planter – Bible League International
>Thony, a 45-year-old father of three, comes from a community in Haiti where it is common to practice Voodoo. Thony not only practiced Voodoo, he called himself a sorcerer. He often worked with a woman who was a Voodoo priest, and they both served the spirits.
5 ways isolation can radically deepen your faith - Open Doors USA
Could God use this time of isolation to spark a renewal in our faith?
The Angel Said, "There is About to be a Mighty Outpouring of the Spirit"
>...Paul Keith shares two revelatory encounters that are relevant for the days in which we are now living. One brought a promise of a Mighty outpouring of God’s Spirit for the last days. It will be the brides revival
Muslim convert on 'miraculous' ways God is 'radically transforming' Iran despite persecution - The Christian Post
>Born into a devout Muslim family in Iran, Shariat recalled how, as a teen, he would roam the streets of Tehran, protesting against the U.S. and shouting, “Death to America!”
2 Chronicles 7:13-14 (GWN)
13. I may shut the sky so that there is no rain, or command grasshoppers to devour the countryside, or send an epidemic among my people.
14. However, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, search for me, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear their prayer from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their country.
A Georgia man credits God for his recovery from coronavirus - Insider
>At times Clay Bentley struggled to breathe. A fever cramped his body, making him feel week and unable to stand up on his own. He could feel his lungs fill up with fluid.
"The Christian doctrine of obedience to God and to His will is now largely neglected in modern religious circles, and many in our own congregations seem to feel that our obligation to obey has been discharged by the act of believing on Jesus Christ at the beginning of our Christian lives.
We need to remember "the will is the seat of true religion in the soul." Nothing genuine has been done in a man or woman's life until his or her will has been surrendered in active obedience.
It was disobedience that brought about the ruin of the race. It is the obedience of faith that brings us back again into the divine favor! It needs to be said that a world of confusion results from trying to believe without obeying! A mere passive surrender may be no surrender at all. Any real submission to the will of God must include willingness to take orders from Him from that time on." - A W Tozer
>The coronavirus outbreak is proving to be the Trojan horse that justifies increased digital surveillance via our smartphones.
1 John 4:7-12
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