Back to Jerusalem: Called to complete the great commission

ISBN 978 1909281 26 3
196 pages.
Published 2/10/2014


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Napoleon once said: “When China is moved it will change the face of the globe.” Today those words are becoming a reality through the powerful spiritual vision of the Chinese church to send 100,000 missionaries across China’s borders to complete the Great Commission, even in this generation!

Here brothers Yun, Peter Xu Yongze and Enoch Wang, three Chinese church leaders who between them have spent more than 40 years in prison for their faith, explain the history and present-day reality of the Back to Jerusalem movement.  Christians everywhere, who are all called to fulfil the Great Commission, will be thrilled by this testimony and inspired to live bolder lives as disciples of Jesus Christ today. 

Paul Hattaway has served as a missionary in China for thirty years, gradually gaining the trust of Christian leaders throughout the country. He is the author of numerous books, including The Heavenly Man and his autobiography An Asian Harvest, and is the founder and director of Asia Harvest.

A remarkable record of the Chinese Church’s call to strategic missionary sending activity in the 21st century: to preach the gospel and establish believers in all the countries, towns and ethnic groups between China and Jerusalem, and in China itself.

Brother Yun and Xu Yongze

“A century ago China was emerging from the trauma of the Boxer Rebellion …  There were then only a little over a million who claimed to be Christian.  For the next 50 years China was THE great mission field of the world. Who could ever have believed that after a further 50 years, Communism and terrible persecution, the church in China would have grown so mightily that China might become one of the foremost missionary-sending countries in the 21st century? This remarkable little book shows something of the conception and birthing of this vision in our day. This records the beginnings—what will the end be? May it be to the praise and glory of the Lord Jesus Christ!”

Patrick Johnstone, author Operation World

List of Photographs and Maps


1 The Church in China

An ancient link to God ; The missionary era ; The start of persecution and revival    

2 The Roots of the Back to Jerusalem Movement

3 The Back to Jerusalem Evangelistic Band

Mark Ma and the founding of the Back to Jerusalem band; The pioneers; A vision delayed; A vision rekindled

4 The Northwest Spiritual Movement

Simon Zao

5 The Testimony of Brother Yun

6 The Testimony of Peter Xu Yongze

7 The Testimony of Enoch Wang

8 Strategies

The route; The workers; The team; Money; An army of worms

9 Answers to Key Questions

Why is the Chinese church sending missionaries outside China; Has the vision reached the ordinary believers in China yet?; Where did the figure of 100,000 missionaries come from? ; Do you have any plans to keep track of your missionaries?; What plans do you have to protect Back to Jerusalem workers?; Have the house churches succeeded in reaching Muslims and Buddhists inside China?; Will miracles be an important factor in reaching the nations?; What are your biggest concerns?; Do you have a timeline?; Do you plan to work with local Christians in each country? ; How will you know if you have been successful?; Who can be involved in Back to Jerusalem? Do all Christians believe in the Back to Jerusalem vision? ; How can Christians best pray for Back to Jerusalem?

10 Disciples or Just Believers?

11 Sleeping Church, Awake!

12 Fishing Lessons

13 The Nations in the Back to Jerusalem Vision

North Asia; Southeast Asia; South Asia; Central Asia ; The Middle East; North Africa; Summary of the Countries in the Back to Jerusalem Vision


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