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Praise Music | Korean Choir of the Church of Almighty God—The Eastern Light Hymns Concert Episode 5

1. God’s Work Cannot Be Done by Anyone in His Stead

1. God’s own work has to be done by God Godself. He is the One who starts the work and who ends the work. He is the One who plans the work and who manages the work, and even more the One who accomplishes the work, even more the One who accomplishes the work. Just as the Bible says, “God is the Beginning and the End. He is the One who sows and who reaps.” All these works that have to do with his management have to be done by himself, by himself. “God is the Beginning and the End. He is the One who sows and who reaps, the One who reaps.” All these works that have to do with his management have to be done by himself.

2. God is the Ruler of the six-thousand-year management plan. No man can do his work in his stead, and no man can end his work, because he controls everything, because he controls everything. Since he created the world, he will lead the entire world to live in his light, and he will surely end the entire age to accomplish all his plans! Since he created the world, he will lead the entire world to live in his light, and he will surely end the entire age to accomplish all his plans!

from “The Mystery of Incarnation (1)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

2. God Has Quietly Descended Among Men

1. God searched the whole earth and ruled over all things, watching man’s every word and deed, every act and move. He carried on his management in a planned and step-by-step way, quiet and not earthshaking. However, his footsteps approached mankind step by step step by step, and with the suddenness of thunderbolt he spread out his judgment seat in the universe; along with it his throne came down among us.

2. What a majestic scene that was! What a grand and solemn sight that was! The Spirit, like a dove and also like a roaring lion, came among us. He is wisdom, he is righteousness, and he is majesty. With authority and laden with loving kindness and mercy, he quietly descended among us descended among us.

from “Seeing God’s Appearing in God’s Judgment and Chastisement” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

Songs of Praise | Hymn “The One from Everlasting to Everlasting Holds Sovereignty over Everything”

The One from Everlasting to Everlasting Holds Sovereignty over Everything

So many living beings are living and reproducing in the vast expanse of the universe, following the law of life over and over, adhering to one constant rule. Ah … ah … ah … ah…. (Among all things and in the heavens there is but One from everlasting to everlasting who holds sovereignty over everything.)

Those who die take with them the stories of the living, and those who are living repeat the same tragic history of those who have died. And so mankind can’t help but ask itself: Why do we live? And why do we have to die? Who is in command of this world? And who created this mankind? Was mankind really created by Mother Nature? Is mankind really in control of its own fate?Mankind does not know who is the Sovereign of all things in the universe, much less does he know the beginning and future of mankind. Mankind merely lives, perforce, amidst this law. None can escape it and none can change it, for among all things and in the heavens there is but One from everlasting to everlasting who holds sovereignty over everything, holds sovereignty over everything.

He is the One who has never been beheld by man, the One whom mankind has never known, in whose existence mankind has never believed, in whose existence mankind has never believed, yet He is the One who breathed the breath into mankind’s ancestors and gave life to mankind. He is the One who supplies and nourishes mankind for its existence, and guides mankind up to the present day. Moreover, He and He alone is whom mankind depends on for its survival. He holds sovereignty over all things and rules all living beings beneath the universe. He commands the four seasons, and it is He who calls forth wind, frost, snow, and rain. He gives mankind sunshine and brings the coming of night. It was He who laid out the heaven and earth, providing man with mountains, lakes and rivers and all the living things within them.

His deed is everywhere, His power is everywhere, His wisdom is everywhere, and His authority is everywhere. Each of these laws and rules are the embodiment of His deed, and every one of them reveals His wisdom and authority. Who can exempt themselves from His sovereignty? And who can discharge themselves from His designs? All things exist beneath His gaze, and moreover, all things live beneath His sovereignty. His deed and His power leave mankind with no choice but to acknowledge the fact that He really does exist and holds sovereignty over all things.

No other thing apart from Him can command the universe, much less can it ceaselessly provide for this mankind. Regardless of whether you are able to recognize the deed of God, and irrespective of whether you believe in the existence of God, there is no doubt that your fate lies within the ordination of God, and there is no doubt that God will always hold sovereignty over all things.His existence and authority are not predicated upon whether or not they can be recognized and comprehended by man. Only He knows man’s past, present and future, and only He can determine the fate of mankind. Only He knows man’s past, present and future, and only He can determine the fate of mankind. Regardless of whether you are able to accept this fact, it will not be long, will not be long before mankind witnesses all of this with his own eyes, and this is the fact that God will soon bring to bear. Mankind lives and dies under the eyes of God. Mankind lives for the management of God, and his eyes close also for the very same management. Over and over again, man comes and goes, comes and goes, back and forth. Without exception, it is all part of the sovereignty and designs of God. The management of God is always going forward and has never ceased, has never ceased. He will make mankind aware of His existence, trust in His sovereignty, behold His deed, and return to His kingdom. This is His plan, and the work that He has been conducting for thousands of years.

from “Man Can Only Be Saved Amidst the Management of” God in The Word Appears in the Flesh

Eastern Lightning | Having a true obedience to and a true fear of God

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The knowledge of God’s disposition and the knowledge of what God has and is can have a positive effect on people and help them have a greater faith in God and have a true obedience to and a true fear of God, so that they will not follow blindly or worship blindly.

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In the future when you hear that God is sad and you can truly feel God’s sadness, and when you hear that God is happy and you can truly feel God’s happiness, or at least you can clearly know and understand what God is happy for and what God is sad for, when you can be sad for God’s sadness and happy for God’s happiness, your heart will have been completely gained by God, there will not be any barrier between you and God, and you will not bind God with human imagination and notion or knowledge. The God at that time will be living in your heart, true and real, will be the God as your life, and will be the Lord ruling over your everything.

from God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Godself (3)
in A Continuation of the Word Appears in the Flesh—The Way to Know God I

Eastern Lightning | God the first living being in his mind

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When God got up from his bed, he had the first thought: to create a living being, a living man, who will live with him and be his companion, accompanying him at his side; such a living being can listen to his speaking and listen to his pouring out and can also talk with him. So God for the first time personally picked up a handful of dust and created with his own hands the first living being in his mind. And then he for the first time gave such a living creature a name—Adam.

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When he had such a living man, what was God’s heart like? He for the first time felt the joy of having a dear one and a companion, for the first time felt the responsibility of being a father, and for the first time felt a sense of concern. It was this living man who brought God pleasure and joy. He made God feel comfort for the first time.

from God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Godself (3)
in A Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh —The Way to Know God I

Eastern Lightning | No force can meddle with or alter the events and things predestined by the Creator

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There will always be some distance between one’s dreams and the realities that one must confront; things are never as one would like them to be, and faced with such realities people can never achieve satisfaction or contentment. Some people will even go to any length imaginable, will put forth great efforts and make great sacrifices for the sake of their livelihoods and future, in attempt to change their own fate. But in the end, even if they can realize their dreams and desires by means of their own hard work, they can never change their fates, and no matter how doggedly they try they can never exceed what destiny has allotted them. Regardless of differences in ability, IQ, and willpower, people are all equal before fate, which makes no distinction between the great and the small, the high and the low, the exalted and the mean. What occupation one pursues, what one does for a living, and how much wealth one amasses in life are not decided by one’s parents, one’s talents, one’s efforts or one’s ambitions, but are predetermined by the Creator.

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The fates of humanity and of the universe are intimately entwined with the Creator’s sovereignty, inseparably tied to the Creator’s orchestrations; in the end, they cannot be teased apart from the Creator’s authority. Through the laws of all things man comes to understand the Creator’s orchestration and His sovereignty; through the rules of survival he perceives the Creator’s governance; from the fates of all things he draws conclusions about the ways the Creator exercises His sovereignty and control over them; and in the life cycles of human beings and all things man truly experiences the Creator’s orchestrations and arrangements for all things and living beings and truly witnesses how those orchestrations and arrangements supersede all earthly laws, rules, and institutions, all other powers and forces. In light of this, humanity is compelled to recognize that the Creator’s sovereignty cannot be violated by any created being, that no force can meddle with or alter the events and things predestined by the Creator. It is under these divine laws and rules that humans and all things live and propagate, generation after generation. Is this not the true embodiment of the Creator’s authority?

from God Himself, the Unique (III)
in A Continuation of the Word Appears in the Flesh—The Way to Know God I

Kingdom of God | Official Trailer “Stinging Memories”

Fan Guoyi was an elder of a house church in China. In his over twenty years of service, he imitated Paul, sacrificing for the Lord and working hard. He firmly believed that he was doing the will of the heavenly Father by pursuing in this way and he would surely be raptured to the kingdom of heaven at the return of the Lord. However, when the end­time salvation of Almighty God came upon him, he clung to his notions, rejecting, resisting, and condemning it time and time again…. Later, after several debates with preachers from the Church of Almighty God, Fan Guoyi finally woke up. He truly understood the meaning of doing the will of the heavenly Father and the way of pursuing to be saved and enter the kingdom of heaven….At every thought of the past, the memories were stinging in his heart….

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Eastern Lightning | No One Can Hinder the Work God Has Determined to Do

God’s management plan cannot be affected by anyone, anything, or any circumstance, and everything he has determined to do will be accomplished and fulfilled on time according to his plan. His work cannot be hindered by anyone. As to some foolishness and ignorance of man and even some resistance and notions of man against God, God pays no attention to them, but does the work he wants to do without any hesitation. This is God’s disposition and is the manifestation of his omnipotence.

from God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Godself (2)
in A Continuation of the Word Appears in the Flesh—The Way to Know God I