By Mark Ellis, Senior Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ANS – February 28, 2016) — When one walks through the doors of this Three Self Church in southeast China, men and women are singing and worshiping God with exuberance, dancing, waving flags and even blowing the shofar.
“Dramatic changes are happening,” Pastor Duan Huilai told CBN News. “God is moving in a powerful way inside these Three-Self Churches.”
Pastor Duan and his wife have traveled throughout the region documenting the Holy Spirit’s move among Three-Self Churches, as detailed in a report by George Thomas of CBN News.
“The most amazing thing is that the Lord is raising up God-loving people in these churches — so many brothers and sisters who love God deeply and want to serve Him,” he said.
Pastor Duan has seen enormous changes in the government-controlled churches in the past 30 years.
“Every sermon that the pastor preached back then had to be vetted by the government authorities. Young people were never allowed to attend these churches so you’d only see old people, mostly women,” Duan told CBN. “Preaching about the power of the Holy Spirit was forbidden. You couldn’t talk about end times or preach repentance.”
Teaching about signs and wonders, healings, and miracles, was prohibited by the authorities.
“Nowadays people have accepted these topics,” Duan told CBN.
Pastor Sun Rengui still remembers the day 12 years ago when the Holy Spirit showed up while he was preaching.
“We were in the middle of the service; suddenly everyone at the church felt the Holy Spirit anointing fall. Some couldn’t stand straight, others fell down. Some were dizzy and nauseous. When the worship began, people started crying. After the service, some were being healed. I saw demons being chased away from people’s bodies,” Pastor Sun told CBN.
He says his Three Self Church had never seen anything like it before.
Photo captions: 1) Worship in Three Self Church. 2) Mark Ellis.
About the writer: Mark Ellis is senior correspondent for the ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net), and also founder of www.GodReports.com, a website that shares stories, testimonies and videos from the church around the world. He is also co-host for “Windows on the World” with ANS founder, Dan Wooding, on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (http://hsbn.tv).
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