Dr. Li-Meng Yan is the Chinese virologist who, at the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, shocked the world with her discourse that she was involved directly with the SARS-CoV-2 at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Hong Kong. She alleges that COVID-19 was, in fact, produced in a laboratory as a bioweapon, purposely designed and spread.
"I had information directly from the Wuhan Institute of Virology," Yan says. "I was in the WHO H5 Reference Lab at the University of Hong Kong. My position as the special agent for the confidential investigation of SARS-CoV-2 on behalf of the WHO lab is the key reason that I could obtain a lot of intelligence from China. Strictly, I defined it as an unrestricted bioweapon because it doesn't fit the standard definition of bioweapon (to cause massive death and injury immediately during a war), but can cause even more damage once combined with misinformation, censorship and propaganda."
Discovering in her research that the virus was transmissible person to person, she tried to warn those above her in December 2019. She says the Chinese government and World Health Organization knew and stopped her and her colleagues' research, finally forcing her to flee Hong Kong in April 2020.
"I came to the US not only for my own personal protection, but to tell the truth of the virus to the world by myself," she says. "That's why I published three Yan Reports within one year with Yan Research, to leave the smoking gun evidence in case I'm 'disappeared' by the Chinese Communist Party."
With the passage of time, her version of the story, given under penalty of death, has been reinforced as more information comes out.
In the middle of it all, though, at the height of the attacks on her, Yan had an experience with the Lord Jesus Christ following a seminar on the virus she gave at a church in Hawaii. Following the end of the program, the church spontaneously sang to her the precious passage from Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV): "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."
As the people sang and proclaimed God's blessing, the power of God suddenly came upon her, and she began to weep. Unbeknownst to the congregation, this was an answer to the prayer of her grandmother, beginning before she was born. Her home is the Christian city of Tsingtao, a former German colony famous as a large missionary center prior to the rise of communism.
One of Yan's first memories is of the small, thick Chinese Bible, always a presence in the family home, as well as her grandmother's kind, understanding manner. Because of the persecution of Christians in China, faith was not spoken of but as the church sang its blessing, she recalled this early foundation and her tears overflowed.
"I was so touched," she says. "I so felt the power of God and the love of Jesus my grandmother had shown me since I was a little girl that the next day, I confessed the Lord Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and was baptized. My life changed."
Amid a vast political and ideological warfare taking place not only in the United States but throughout the world, Yan's story is emblematic of many of the estimated over 100 million Christians in China, many tracing their faith to the over 6,000 missionaries present in 1949. Ruth Bell Graham, wife of the late evangelist Billy Graham, was one of those born and reared in China. Many believers there and in North Korea trace their faith back to the first century when Assyrian Christian missionaries first brought the gospel to China, with a recent discovery of Christian artifacts that the Chinese government has dated back to A.D. 56.
The coming to Christ of Yan, a well-educated virologist and medical doctor licensed in China, embodies the total failure of the Chinese Communist Party to meet the deep spiritual needs of over 1 billion people, nearly 10% of whom have come to Christ and are now standing up to the evils of the Chinese Communist Party. According to Yan, the CCP purposely let the virus go out of the lab, first tested among the citizens of Wuhan and further aimed at the October 2019 Military Games in Wuhan, where it failed to spread among the athletes. It later spread out of control in the city of Wuhan and then to the rest of the world. Yan is seeking help from the body of Christ as she prepares for a long-term stand in spiritual warfare for her country and the evil it has unleashed into the world, which Yan sees as not just a bioweapon but as a spiritual force of evil.
"People need to understand the evil of communism," Yan says. "They are very cunning. The current President Xi has what he calls the 'Chinese Dream,' which is is, in fact, a nightmare of spreading their version of communism to the world, joining with international communist organizations, like a cross between an octopus and the Mafia—a true international criminal organization, godless and evil."
Bestselling author of God and Cancel Culture Stephen Strang says in God, Trump and the 2020 Election, "The leftward progression towards communism begins with 'liberalism,' moves to 'progressivism,' then becomes 'socialism' and finally 'communism,' echoing Scripture in Proverbs 14:12, 'There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.'"
"In the midst of the most difficult time, God used all of this to answer my grandmother's prayer and bring me to Christ. My faith in Christ has given me a new vision as I work to spread the truth of what China has done and continues to do to spread its evil to the world, but also to share my love for the Lord Jesus Christ and how His love and power are the only enemies the Chinese Communist Party cannot defeat."
Yan is currently working on a book on her experience and is available to speak at churches, schools and events. She is also working on resuming her scientific work, this time with the hope and vision of using her gifts for the glory of God.
Amir George directs The World Helpline.
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