Seeing Beyond the Impossible
East Gates International is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Church in China as well as other entities that best serve China’s future growth and development.
We fulfill this by working at all levels in China from engagement in government diplomatic activities to assistance with grassroots rural projects. In this decade, East-West relations will have a significant impact on the world and will impact China's geo-political, socio-economic and religious activities and their contribution to society. East Gates is humbled to be a small part of what is happening in the Church in China.
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As we enter the second half of 2021, there is much to reflect upon given all the disturbing events that continue to surface around the world. Although it becomes difficult to turn on the news nowadays, the Lord admonishes us in Matthew 26:41 to, “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” We admonish our Chinese sisters and brothers that the essence here in the Greek is that we must be actively watching and praying. But merely watching and praying has no contextual reference or relevance unless grounded on what Jesus accomplished at His first coming (as revealed in the Spring Festivals: Passover, Days of Unleavened Bread, Feast of Firstfruits and Weeks) and what He will be fulfilling at His return (as revealed in the Fall Festivals: Feast of Trumpets, Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles).
Most of our students know that because of God’s unfathomable Passover sacrifice through His Son, Jesus Christ, we are now cleansed by the blood of the Lamb. Through genuine repentance and what happened on Pentecost (Acts 2), they now realize that same dunamis power that Yeshua promised in John 14:26 is present in them!
Blessing Your Spirit
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 (in Mandarin Chinese) 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...
Seven years ago, Mrs. Petty, an elderly Christian lady, approached me at a potluck holding a scrumptious piece of apple pie and asked, “Christina, if I ask God to bless this apple pie, will He?” I said, “Why not?” In a loud whisper, she said, “Because, I’m diabetic.” I thought to myself, “Hmm. I need to consult Yeshua (Jesus) on this one.”
I knew Mrs. Petty wanted me to say “yes” but instead, I gently responded, “Um. I don’t think God will bless it.” Before I could say another word, she stammered, “Well, why not!” I quietly replied, “If you eat that sugar-laced piece of apple pie and have an insulin reaction, I might have to call 911. In God’s dictionary, a blessing is anything that benefits your eternal welfare. Since you’re diabetic, I don’t think that piece of pie falls into that category.” Her response? “Well, I’m just going to share it with my husband then” and walked off. Today, she has Alzheimer’s Disease and many other ailments...