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Wenzhou - toppled down Cross

In this issue, you can read about the following:

1)  How God's promises to Abraham are being fulfilled today through the miraculous nation of Israel and all those who choose to bless her (Genesis 12:2,18).

2)  How the Chinese government is addressing increased terrorism within its borders and its direct and indirect affect on Christians in China.

3) The demolition of the $4.8 million, registered Sanjiang church in Wenzhou (named "China's Jerusalem" since 15% of its population is Christian).  More Crosses have been designated to come down.  East Gates reports.

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In this issue, you can read about the following:

1)  As we are now in the Lord's Spring Festivals, which memoralize all of what Yeshua (Jesus) accomplished at His triumphant first coming, we see how the Christians in China are truly living out their new freedom in Christ through worship, study and devout prayer.  They are a true example of what Yeshua said, "...if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed" (John 8:36).

2)  How East Gates continues to have an eternal impact on Chinese believers through its Bible distribution program.

3) East Gates' teaches Chinese believers the Hebraic way of viewing scripture.  Did God really "harden" Pharaoh's heart?  (Exodus 10:1)

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Salemah - Heart Moon- web site In this issue, you can read about the following:

1)  Testimonies of how God speaks to Chinese believers when they're in the midst of trials, trying to find greater meaning in their lives.

2)  How East Gates is helping one Chinese congregation fulfill their calling by being the first Christian church in an incredibly ethnically diverse area.

3) The challenges Chinese missionaries experience when sharing God's love in areas such as Tibet.

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Ever feel like a wilted flower that needs the refreshment that comes from just a few drops of morning dew? God's Word says that King David craved the Lord's presence like a parched deer pants for water (Psalms 42:1).

East Gates has just produced a CD, Blessing Your Spirit. It's composed of 21 blessings taken from Sylvia Gunter and Arthur Burke's popular book, Blessing Your Spirit.

This project came about through the inspiration of Lotus Buds International. They work to encourage, support and educate families in China to adopt their own orphans. Having worked in the country for a number of years, they observed how nannies and caregivers in orphanages needed spiritual food to nourish their soul. After reading Blessing Your Spirit, they thought it would be a good idea for a CD to be produced with that very idea in mind. They approached East Gates on the project.

Some of the blessings cover topics such as: Knowing Your Purpose, Freedom from the Fear of Man, Sound of Heaven, Kingdom of Peace, Seeing God's Fingerprints and more...

To download The 21 MP3 files for free, please click here

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Most people find it difficult to pray.  You'd think it would be easy but interestingly, it's not.  In this age of instant stimulation, social networking and immediate feedback, the habit of praying just doesn't do it for many.  

Most Christians know that it's a spiritual discipline and something one should naturally do, but invested input doesn't always equal expected output.  Nor does answered prayer come in the Pentium or Thunderbold speed we're used to in the 21st century.  Therefore, prayer is oftentimes viewed more as a burden than a privilege.  A chore versus a blessing.  

If you're one of the many who honestly feel this way, realize you're being conditioned by another spirit (Ephesians 2:2).  Prayer is just talking to God.  Like with every relationship, the more you know and understand God, the easier it becomes to engage with Him.  

Most Chinese believers share with us that they were never taught how to have an intimate relationship with their physical father, so initially, it is difficult to know what to say to their heavenly Father.  That's totally understandable.

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Read about the following topics at our NEWS UPDATES

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Israeli tourism targets US Chinese evangelicals and China's interest in the Holy Land.

China's debt in question.

Walmart and food safety in China.

China's economic growth at an environmental expense.

Chinese rush for Seattle homes.

100 millioneth Bible printed in China.

Chinese Law requiring children to visit elderly parents.

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Every week, we will feature a Bible word study from Professor Skip Moen's Today's Word.  Start understanding scripture from its Hebraic roots and view God's Word in a way you never have before.

Living Eulogy 


Prof. Skip Moen, D.Phil.
http://skipmoen.com/ 

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever islovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8 NASB

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Every week, we will feature a Bible word study from Professor Skip Moen's Today's Word.  Start understanding scripture from its Hebraic roots and view God's Word in a way you never have before.

The Once and Future King

Prof. Skip Moen, D.Phil.
http://skipmoen.com/ 

Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you, and will remove your lampstand out of its place – unless you repent.
Revelation 2:5 NASB

Remember – Do you remember those days, the days when you first experienced the joy of fellowship with Him, the days when that burden you carried was lifted away, the days when you knew His presence as clearly as you knew your own being?

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Every week, we will feature a Bible word study from Professor Skip Moen's Today's Word.  Start understanding scripture from its Hebraic roots and view God's Word in a way you never have before.

Same Song, Second Verse

Prof. Skip Moen, D.Phil.
http://skipmoen.com/ 

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.  Proverbs 27:1  But now you boast in your presumptions.  All such boasting is evil.  James 4:16

Boast – Open your day planner.  Look at the top of the page for tomorrow.  Do you see God’s fingerprint there?  If you don’t, then perhaps this word is for you.  Both Solomon and James are singing the same song.  It’s a song about presumptuous self-sufficiency.  What’s interesting is that whether the word in Hebrew or in Greek is something good or bad depends on the context.  Only the surrounding attitudes and actions can tell us if the day planner is filled with humility or with pride.

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Building the Body of Christ in China

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China

In partnership with our faithful donors and other ministries, God has seen fit to use our limited staff and funds to reach every province in China with Bibles, Christian literature, discipleship training, elderly homes and resources to build new churches and meeting points.

One In A Billion

In God’s economy, you have infinite worth.  Millions of Chinese now grasp this profound reality and they’ve been released to live out their new identity with growing faith and joy.  It doesn’t mean that life won’t have its challenges but when you know why you’ve been created, every day is a moment in eternity and it takes on far greater purpose and meaning.  So here, you’re going to see why you have invaluable worth and the amazing transformations in Chinese peoples’ lives.  We welcome any insights or contributions you have in this area too!  This week, see how although you may feel “tiny” in the world’s eyes, you’re “mighty” from God’s perspective and that’s what counts.    

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Bibles

In the past 20 years, East Gates has legally distributed 3.5 million Bibles to Chinese around the country. It increases daily.

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Training - East Gates International

Training

Today the ratio of Chinese pastor to believer is 1 in 10,000 so there is a great need for quality Christian leaders.

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Building Churches

Chinese understand the value of community and meeting together with one mind and one spirit.

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Social Welfare

Assisting those in greatest need in China’s society, thereby improving the spiritual and moral fabric of the country.

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In the beginning was the Word...

Chinese Love - East Gates International

Love

The most significant words in Chinese all have deep meaning, much like in Hebrew.

In the center of this Chinese character for “love” is the character for—heart.

Insights between Chinese & Hebraic Culture

Born to Pray

Genesis 2:7

“Then the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed in to his nostrils the breath or spirit of life; and man became a living being.”

Hebraic scholars say the essence of the Hebrew written in this passage implies that when the Lord God created man (Heb. adam = human being) from the dust of the earth, and breathed into the human being the breath or spirit of life, not only did He fill us with pure oxygen but more importantly, his divine intellect.

Therefore, through the “breath of life” came the spiritual capacity to develop an intimate relationship with God through prayer.  Have you ever thought about the fact that there is no other creature on the face on earth that has the ability or desire to pray except human beings?

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