Daily Topic for June 21, 2012
We have been raised with Christ to levels of which we could never dream! We will be in the heavenlies with Him! Therefore, we need to fill our minds with God’s word, asking the Lord what He wants us to do.
Pray that many from each Zhuang people group will soon set their hearts on things above, where Jesus the king sits at the right hand of the Father.
China is a land with many ethnic groups. The majority of Chinese are Han, but in addition, there are 55 “official” minority groups recognized by the Chinese government. In an attempt to categorize them, the government has grouped similar ones together, even though they have different languages and cultures. There are actually well over 300 ethnic groups, according to Operation China.
One such grouping is the Zhuang people. Historians believe that the Zhuang are descendants of a half million Han Chinese convicts exiled to Guangxi in southern China during the Qin Dynasty (221-207 B.C.). There they mingled with the various branches of the Bai Yue nationality.
One of the Zhuang sub-groups is the Yongbeis whose population is 1,629,000. They are definitely considered a least-reached people group. Like the Yang Zhuang we read about yesterday, they too are mainly an agricultural people. They speak a Yongbei dialect of the Zhuang language.
The scripture clearly tells us that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces of darkness. All unreached peoples have some kind of belief system, but in worshipping and attempting to appease the spirits of nature, they have accepted a counterfeit for the true and living God.
Pray that as the Yongbei Zhuang hear the gospel message through tapes and evangelists, they will recognize the truth of God’s word and embrace Jesus as their savior.
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