Why Japanese?

The Largest Unreached People Group (Joshua Project, 2005)

Only 0.04% Christians!

Annual Suicide Rate: >30,000

100-300 new religion registered each year (Operation World, 2000)

The battle is fierce, Time is SHORT! Please RESPONSE, Please PRAY!!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Recapturing Ideas

The relationships of Japan, Hong Kong and China.

As I came to Hong Kong, I saw this: Hong Kong is an image of Japan, and an example of China. What is a dominating factor in Japan that affects its economic system or politics or trends of youths and young adults, will be absorbed and tolerated in Hong Kong in less than 10 years time. For example: Suicide rates, Aging, Low Birth Rate, Animation, Yakuza (gangs), Entertainment, Fashion, Sexual Industries, and now Juvenile problems. China on the other hand, though hated Japan, is fast in adapting what Hong Kong had adapted, and completed the cycle in less than 5 years.

For example: the works of 村上村树 have more than 10 translated versions in China.

Linking Japan to Back to Jerusalem movement.

While we were talking about "Back to Jerusalem", where the Chinese were inspired to bring the Gospel back to Israel, we had often neglected that there is still a big hole, a large LACK, in the air of Asia Continent: Japan and North Korea. Well, we see people are on fire for South East Asia, we also see a revival of the Holy Spirit, as well as good doctrinal schools sprung up in Malaysia, Philippine, Singapore. And we see a lot of outreach, mission attentions had been pulled towards Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia, local or overseas. Yet, in Japan and North Korea, we are really lack in both resources and advancement. Or, are we lack of VISION?

What is happening here?
And the next, what is the problem then?

The Largest Leftover

First, the cycle would not be complete, having Japan and North Korea left out from the revival. Japanese is the largest unreached monoculture, mono language people on earth, 128 million!

It just doesn't make sense when Wycliffe is trying all they can by not even loosing out one in the minority group. They are certainly right! Not one shall be lost! But when it comes to missions or 10/40 windows, many times Japan would be just singled out! What are the rest doing?

The "Dark Hole"

Second, the "dark hole" serve as a dark hole, to pull in all energies that passes by, and it will expand! That is the theory of dark hole. Another word, without having Japan and North Korea, the revival will not be complete! Too much energy had been consumed, our legs will be pulled. In weeping pain, I felt that the clutch of the devil upon Japan is so firm, that it just refuses to let go. And that hurts God! God loves His people, not one to be lost! There are so many in Japan that do not even know their right hands from left hands. It is time!

By the way, the Gospel landed in Japan first before China or South Korea.

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