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Father, we thank You for this woman's faith and courage. We pray that You would give others like her that same courage, Lord, and that You would protect Your followers in China.

Despite China’s draconian views toward Christianity, one Chinese popstar has released a song detailing her relationship with the Lord.

From The Washington Stand. Deng Ziqi, better known to her millions of fans by her stage name G.E.M., is soon to release a new album titled “Revelation.” Yet, her new single has not only her fans, but Chinese Christians, feeling excited….

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G.E.M.’s new single “Gloria” and the accompanying music video was released last week, and it is breaking norms in the Chinese music industry with its distinctly Christian themes.

In a video posted to social media in which she explains the meaning of the song, G.E.M. recounts a time she was praying in the shower as she wept. It was then that she sensed that God was calling out to her, and she finally felt that the turbulent storm raging inside of her was calmed in an instant and she truly felt loved and at peace….

The lyrics describe hearing a voice gently say “… There’s no fear in love … My love has stayed and will never depart … I am love, and love is patient….”

It is unusual that a Chinese music artist would reveal their faith through their music. G.E.M.’s decision to do so is turning heads among Chinese Christians and earning admiration from many.

The Chinese government censors music and other entertainment that could be considered a threat to China’s stability. Artists release music knowing that it will come under government scrutiny. G.E.M. herself has even been added to a government list of “strictly controlled” persons over a public statement she made about praying for Hong Kong during pro-democracy protests in 2014.

G.E.M. is using her platform — even in a tightly repressed society — to share her story through art and honor the God who saved her. She says that it is her mission in life to be “salt and light.” In Communist China, that takes an extra dose of courage.

Are you encouraged by this news? If so, share this article with your friends and family to encourage them!

(Excerpt from The Washington Stand. Photo Credit: Yan Ke on Unsplash)

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Merle
August 30, 2022

Lord Jesus Christ, be with this courageous young lady, and bring blessings and protection to her life!! Thank you for the Great Revival coming to our world, and the wonderful peace you provide with your presence. Amen

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Michael Robert Blevins
August 29, 2022

Just Awesome 👌 👏 👍

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Barb King
August 29, 2022

AMEN GOD is on the move and it is exciting to hear it!! Praise GOD!!

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Charles Templeton
August 28, 2022

wow amen Jesus

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Donna Prewitt
August 28, 2022

Thank you Lord for this act of courage and faith by G,E.M. I pray that you offer her protection and a growing faith that will allow her to produce another song(video) that will portray her with a confident smile and not a look of confused wonder. I pray that You are truly calming her fears and those of other believers in Hong Kong and China. Stir us in the U.S. to open eyes and hearts and minds to the possibility that their type of persecution may become ours if we don’t wake up churches & the government to see the truth of the days.

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Sue J
August 28, 2022

Father- Please continue to embolden and protect G.E.M. as she testifies of your love. Thank you for using her to encourage your body in China, who are standing faithfully, in spite of persecution. May her public status be used to encourage others, who do not know you, to turn to you in faith. Strengthen her as she lets Your light shine before men. In Jesus Name, Amen

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kim
August 28, 2022

Having been to China and Hong Kong more times than I can count i thank God for G.E.M. and her strength in giving strength for others. I pray for her safety and continued ability to do what God has chosen for her. I pray without ceasing for my friends on Hong Kong and China.

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