God personally gives testimony to everyone He appoints and makes use of. At the very least, they all receive the confirmation of the work of the Holy Spirit, exhibit the fruits of the Holy Spirit’s work, and can help God’s chosen people receive the provision of life and true shepherding. Because God is righteous and holy, everyone He appoints and uses must accord with God’s will. Pastors and elders from the religious world all lack the word of God as testimony, and also lack the confirmation of the work of the Holy Spirit. So how could pastors and elders within the religious world be personally appointed and used by God?
She is Xiao Li, a Christian who has believed in God for over a decade. In the winter of 2012, she got arrested by the CCP police in a congregation. During her interrogation, the police resorted to both soft and hard tactics, threatening, coaxing, beating, and torturing, and made repeated attempts to get out of her the whereabouts of her church’s leaders and money and coax her into betraying God. In particular, the police forcibly stripped off her clothes on a 20-degree-below-zero night, then froze her with icy water, jabbed her in her private parts with an electric baton, and poured mustard water into her mouth…. She suffered all kinds of inhuman tortures and varied humiliations. In the interrogation, she felt agonized, humiliated, and desperate, but she prayed to God earnestly time after time. With the well-timed enlightenment and guidance of God’s word, she gained faith and strength from God’s word and withstood the devils’ savage and cruel tortures and bore a beautiful and resounding testimony, showing strong vitality in times of hardship, like the plum blossom that bloomed proudly in the winter giving off sweet scents….
From in “Victorious Testimonies of the Christians | Christian Movie Trailer ‘The Winter Plum Blossom'”
Since it came to power in Mainland China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has been unceasing in its persecution of religious faith. It has frantically arrested and murdered Christians, expelled and abused missionaries operating in China, confiscated and burned countless copies of the Bible, sealed up and demolished church buildings, and tried to eradicate all house churches. A great number of Christians in house churches have been arrested and persecuted. This documentary describes the real experience of a Chinese Christian, Zhou Haijiang who was arrested by the CCP government, tortured, and died from his mistreatment because of his belief in God and performance of duty. After Zhou Haijiang’s death, his family was also monitored, threatened, and terrified by the CCP. They were not only unable to get justice for the deceased, but were thrown into disarray by the CCP’s persecution. This exquisitely-shot documentary attempts to recreate what really happened at the time, and provides a profound reflection of the flagrant encroachment of the religious beliefs and human rights of Chinese Christians. It is a window to understanding the true lives of Chinese Christians and Christian families, as well as a reflection—rarely seen in recent years—of the experiences and emotions of Chinese Christians who have been persecuted as a result of their faith.
From in “Christian Movie ‘Who Is the Culprit?’ (Official Trailer)”