156 Call of the Soul
1 Through the CCP’s persecution I’ve tasted the challenges of having faith. When I attend gatherings or preach the gospel, I face arrest and imprisonment at every second. When can my home be mine, a place where we can normally assemble and pray to God? When can I spread the gospel and testify to God without fear of arrest? When can I stop running, and be with my parents and loved ones? When will freedom of belief, human rights and democracy cease to be lies? Oh, how I hope that my sisters will be released from prison soon! Oh, how I long for justice for my martyred brothers! How wicked is this country ruled by evil demons; where is the light of human life? Following Christ, I must bear resounding testimony to God, no matter how great the hardship.
2 Through persecution and suffering, I see that the CCP is the embodiment of Satan. It hunts Christ, and persecutes and kills Christians; its maleficence knows no end. Freedom of belief in China is impossible while the CCP holds power. When I follow Christ and pursue the truth and life, how could I care for my own life? All of the words of Christ are the truth, and they are deeply embedded in my heart. No matter how rabid the CCP, it still does service for the perfection of God’s people. The more mature God’s people, the more Satan is defeated. God’s words shall surely be fulfilled. God has already made a group of overcomers to testify to God. On the final stretch, I shall preach and bear testimony to God, no matter how great the suffering. I recognize that Christ is the truth, the way, and the life, and I follow God with a heart of steel.