字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 The cart is ready. Okay. It's Sister Zhong. - I'll go let her in. - Okay. Come in. Hurry. Okay. You all ready? Yeah. Maybe we should wait till the rain stops. With the rain, no one will be out. It's safe. She's right. You alright? My back's acting up. Forget it, let's go. Here? It's cold. You've been working all night. Have some dinner then go to bed. Okay. Brother Lin. Hello. What is it? Census takers are at my sister's village. So they'll be here soon. They're not really taking census. They're just searching people's homes. They're even searching barns and chicken coops. Liu, one of the census takers, said the government is using it to root out believers. Then we have to hide Sister Zhong. Mom, look around this place. Where could we hide her? I might have an idea. It's so cold out. Will you be okay? I'll be fine. It's better than prison. People hunted by the CCP have nowhere to go. Give it to me. Hey. They're coming soon. If the church doesn't really need you, don't go anywhere. Hide here for a few days. I can't do that. The new believers need watering. I have to meet with them. I'll leave before it's dawn and I'll be back after dark. Okay. Wait, wait, wait. I have to catch my breath. We've only walked a couple of miles and you need a rest? Yeah, I do. I can't keep up with you. You've been sleeping in a cold haystack for a week. There's no way I could do that. You care too much about your flesh and haven't really suffered anything. How can you do your duty well without suffering for it? You first. Attention villagers! Attention villagers! The government has announced that if anyone sees a stranger illegally preaching or holding gatherings, they must inform the village committee immediately. Inform the village committee immediately! Hey Mr. Li, I hear Mrs. Chen who lives by you is a believer. Did you know? Haven't strangers been visiting her house lately? Huh? I've got nothing to do with whoever visits them. I'm just answering the government's call. There's a reward for reporting believers. For reporting a church leader, you get five thousand yuan! Five thousand! They're not doing anyone harm. If we reported them and got them sent to jail, we'd destroy their family. We'd be the ones doing them harm. What goes around comes around. Are you some kind of bloodhound for the CCP? If you need something to do, go feed some pigs. Better than dirtying your hands with that money. That's right. Well, that's stupid. That money's up for grabs and you're all too stubborn to take it! Keep knocking. - The police are here. - I'm coming! Don't panic. The cellar in the back. Coming! Get back! - What're you doing? - Out of the way! Someone reported an illegal gathering. What gathering? Search the place! There's no one here, sir. No one here either, sir. That was close. Yes. What's wrong? Is it your back again? You should go to the hospital. No, it's not that bad. I just need a patch. With your back issues, you must rest more. She's right. Yeah, but I can't let it interfere with my duty. Are you all okay? We're fine. The police are gone, but their informants are still around. You'd best wait till dark. - It'll be safer. - Okay. - I'll go take a look around. - Be careful. Sit down. Every time we gather, we're in danger. When will it all end? By having us suffer through all of these trials, God wants us to learn a lesson. A lesson? You think? What kind of a lesson? Right. Without the CCP persecuting us all, would we be able to see Satan's demonic face? Would we understand why the world is so evil and dark? No. If we can't see through Satan, we'll be deceived by the CCP just like the unbelievers are, and blindly follow it. Then how would we forsake Satan and submit to God? She's absolutely right! Yeah. Being arrested and persecuted allows us to see how evil and cruel the CCP is, to see it's the devil Satan. It allows us to see that only God can save us, that only Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. Then we have faith to follow God and walk the right path. Isn't that a blessing from God? It is. Through this persecution of ours, we still gather and do our duty. They hunt us and we're always in danger, but God always protects us, and uses His words to guide us, so our faith in Him grows stronger. These trials and tribulations temper our very will and give us the grit to endure suffering. We see how lovely God is, and we are able to love God and bear witness. And so we reap a harvest. Yes. Can we receive God's blessings when everything is safe and comfortable? No. The Bible says: Before, we lived for fleshly comforts and enjoyed God's grace and blessings, but we gained nothing in the end. Now we're experiencing God's work of the last days and God is arranging so many trials for us to undergo. We've learned some truths and gained something. God truly loves us. He does. God cleanses and perfects us through these many trials and tribulations. His work is so practical! Thanks be to God! Rely on God more and work with Him. His guidance will be revealed. Thank God! It's so good to experience such a circumstance. Food's ready. Are you alright? Your back's getting worse and worse. You should go to the hospital. Take it easy. You have a herniated disc in segments 4 and 5. It doesn't look good. Is it serious? Yes, very. We have to take care of it right away. We'll start conservatively and see. Sleep on a firm bed. No heavy lifting and don't exhaust yourself. Avoid damp or cold places. If it gets worse and compresses your nerves, you could become paralyzed. Didn't the doctor say there're other treatments? Stop crying, honey. Hello Sister Liu, is my sister back? She's inside. What did the doctor say? Well, the doctor said … Hi! Hi Zhang Yue! Hey. Any better? Much better. Have you got the patch on? Not at the moment. What do you think of what the doctor said about your back? I never thought it was something I had to even think about. I would just put on some patches. I thought God would protect me as I was expending myself for Him. I never thought it could be so serious. What the doctor said scared me quite a bit. What if I end up paralyzed, immobile? How will I do my duty then? I've been praying, asking God for the last two days to protect and heal me. I've also been reading God's words and now I understand His will. God is testing me, and He is perfecting my faith as well as my devotion. Thanks be to God! Hey, let me. When Job went through his own trials, he lost all his wealth and boils covered his body. He was in such pain but he never complained at all. Instead, he praised God's name. That's real testimony. I've expended myself for God and been persecuted by the CCP, and God has led me through it all. This suffering is nothing, and I should still stand witness for God. Your faith is so strong. I admire you. Why can't I undergo trials and refinement? Is my stature too small? God decides when things happen. If you truly believe in Him, He'll test you soon enough. God uses illness to test and perfect us. It's God's love. Yes, thank God. Thank God! Let's go put a patch on your back. I got you. Hey, why don't you rest for a little longer at least? You can do your duty when you're better. Yes. Resting for a day or two won't make a difference. No heavy lifting or anything strenuous at gatherings. I'm getting regular treatment. It'll get better soon. I can't let this little trouble get in the way of my duty. How about you take the two gathering places near home? I'll go to the other places with the deacons. Okay. - See you soon. - Take care. Be careful on the steps. Is that okay? Just a little more. Just relax. It's best to get this treatment without interruption, otherwise it won't work as well. Don't exhaust yourself and make sure you get lots of rest. Yes. Thank you, doctor. My pleasure. Your fellowship was enlightening. Any more questions? No. Great. Then let's call it a day. Okay. - I'll go keep an eye out. - Thanks. You okay? I'm fine. Just been sitting too long. Don't worry. Take care. I've got to run. See you. Goodbye Linlin. What's wrong with Linlin? She seems unhappy. She's always playing games on her phone so I yelled at her this morning. Your mom yelled at you, huh? What's on your mind? You can tell me. I know that games aren't good. They get in the way of reading God's words. I just really like playing them. How can I stop my bad habit once and for all?