Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hip Hop Pastor Documents Big Christian Movement in Asia 10/40

 There appears to be a large Christian movement occurring in Asia as of late. Hip Hop pastor Jaeson Ma promotes that fact in his new documentary film, “1040,” which takes viewers on a journey through the Asian countries located where the core of the world’s unreached people live.10/40 stands for, 'the regions between 10 degrees and 40 degrees North Latitude.'

Within 10/40 there are more than 100 million believers living under China ’s communist rule. This Christian population help make up the world’s largest church, inside what is recognized as the world’s most populous Muslim country.

 "I truly believe that the greatest movement of God is happening in Asia today,” said Ma to The Christian Post.

Ma also points out that 100 years ago, less than one percent (1%)of the South Korean population was Christian. In 2010 the largest church in the world, Yoido Full Gospel Church has 850,000 members, and is located in South Korea.

“These are stories, these are statistics that most people who are followers of Jesus and lovers of God have no idea that these things are happening,” Ma passionately emphasized. “I want to tell that story.”

The young pastor from Northern California stated that the 10/40 Window has changed. What was in times past a mission field has become a “mission force.”  According to Ma the nation of South Korea, which is slightly larger than the state of Indiana, is on track to send more missionaries than North America by 2025.

“I truly believe it is not just a political or economic shift from the West to the East,” Ma said. “But it is also a spiritual shift. …The Eastern church that is rising up with radical faith is going to mobilize and inspire the rest of the body of Christ around the world to get the Great Commission done.”

The Great Commission is of course when Jesus was given All power in heaven and earth, and He instructed the disciples to 'Go therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: {THE NAME OF JESUS}Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.'
(Matthew 28:16-20)

Included in the film also are testimonies by some of Asia's most big-name music artists. Among them is MC Jin the Chinese-American rapper who was featured on 106 & Park's freestyle Friday and whom was also signed to Ruff Ryders, talks about his Christian faith in the film.

{Side Note: The boy Jin is Cold, If you have never experienced the joy of an Mc Jin freestyle then take 9 minutes and click here!}

“What you are recognizing nowadays is it is a completely visual media-driven world and within that pop stars, cultural icons, these are the new influencers and culture shapers and creators,” said Ma, the self-professed hip-hop pastor, who counts MC Hammer as his mentor. “So what we are seeing in Asia is not traditional missionaries that are doing all the work. But what you see is everyone is mobilized.”

"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." (Matthew 24:13-15)

In March of this year, the film “1040” premiered at the City of Angels Film Festival in Hollywood to an overflow crowd of over 700 people. Since then 1040 has been shown across America at churches and college campuses. Between March and May there were 300 screenings.

In August, Ma will take “10/40” back to Asia .
Screenings are scheduled for 6 countries, including South Korea , Hong Kong , Taiwan , Indonesia , Malaysia , and Singapore. There is also a chance of a showing in the Philippines and mainland China.

The expected audience ranges from 500 to up to 10,000 viewers per event.
“I want to inspire, to educate, I want to awaken the global church to what God is doing,” Ma said.
In Asia , the DVD will be sold only at the screening locations.
The official U.S. online release of “1040” will be on Oct. 1.

Jaeson Ma Hip Hop Pastor Freestyle Battle

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