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Taking Up Your Cross | Gospel Movie “Mission of Love”

Li Mo believed in Jesus from childhood. When she was 16, she became a coworker of the house church and worked for the Lord zealously. However, the dissension in the church escalated and the believers’ faith and love became cold increasingly. The desolate scene made her fall into the distress and perplexity she had never had before. In 1999, she was fortunate to hear Almighty God’s end-time gospel and finally met the Lord! She joyfully told the good news to the brothers and sisters who were still eagerly expecting the Lord’s coming in religion. Unexpectedly, she was slandered, insulted, driven away, beaten and abused…. In those years, she went to many places to preach the gospel, such as many counties and cities in Hebei Province and Sichuan Province. During that time, she underwent many persecutions from the religious world. Although she suffered a lot and ever became weak and passive, with Almighty God’s word leading her and God’s love encouraging her, she didn’t fear hardships and difficulties and went forward bravely. In such experience of sufferings, she saw clearly the religious world’s substance of being hostile to God, saw God’s substance of being righteous, holy, and beautiful and good, and even more deeply tasted God’s love and salvation, so that her life gradually grew up in adversity. It’s really glorious to be persecuted for righteousness!

Believe in God | Chinese Chorus of the Church of Almighty God “The Kingdom”

The Kingdom

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The kingdom, the city of saints, the kingdom of Christ.

The kingdom, God’s fullness is manifested.

The lightning comes from the East and flashes even to the West.

The true light has come and God’s word appears in the flesh.

The Savior has long returned descending on the white cloud.

The saints have now been taken up before the throne worshiping God.

The saints of all generations have now come to life standing in the last days.

The saints in the fortress of demons, China,

have been doubly persecuted.

The saints have been bleeding and the saints tearing

for six thousand years.

They cannot return home but drift everywhere,

with no place to lay their head.

The misery is untold and darkness overwhelming;

Satan and the devils are dancing wildly.

They take every step with difficulty and bloodstains,

yearning for the Savior to come.

II

They pray with tears again and again,

looking forward to God’s appearance.

After six thousand years of war with blood and tears,

today doesn’t come easily.

Christ has come to the world as a man

and put on the flesh to war,

wiping away the saints’ tears

and saving them from Satan.

We hate bitterly the devil,

God’s sworn enemy.

Innumerable are blood debts,

which are still vivid in our mind.

Filled with burning hatred,

we are boiling with rage.

God condemns and judges Satan

and severely punishes the devil.

We are absolutely irreconcilable to it,

pledging our life to fight to the end.

Only if Satan’s kingdom is destroyed

will our rankling hatred be slaked.

Christ has been victorious, the great red dragon has perished,

and the sun of righteousness has appeared.

Angels are dancing, and all the people are leaping,

praising God for His gaining glory.

Christ has been victorious, the great red dragon has perished,

and the sun of righteousness has appeared.

Angels are dancing, and all the people are leaping,

praising God for His gaining glory.

The six-thousand-year blood and tears,

the six-thousand-year war,

ends with the saints’ victory,

ends with the saints’ victory.

III

The kingdom prospects are infinite;

God personally reigns on earth.

The saints are raised from the dead,

enjoying eternal blessings.

Almighty God’s wonderful deeds I extol and sing aloud to.

Almighty God’s righteous disposition I praise unceasingly.

Almighty God’s wisdom and almightiness I joyfully shout and leap for.

Almighty God’s humbleness and hiddenness I cannot love enough.

Failing to repay God’s love, I feel painful and guilty.

Being a man with heart and spirit, why can’t I love God?

God is my rear guard; what shall I fear?

I will war against Satan to the end.

With God’s exaltation, we should give up everything

and have a part in Christ’s sufferings.

I will ready my love and offer it all to God

to meet with Him in glory.

God’s Spirit hides in the flesh,

working and leading for so long.

I pledge my life to offer up my heart and body

and exhaust my effort to repay God.

IV

Out of the tribulation come so many victorious soldiers,

gaining victory with God and becoming God’s testimony.

We look forward to the day God gains glory,

which will definitely come.

We will reign with God;

Satan the enemy will be severely punished.

All peoples are streaming to this mountain,

walking in God’s light.

The unprecedented state of the kingdom

will surely appear on the whole earth.

All peoples are streaming to this mountain,

walking in God’s light.

The unprecedented state of the kingdom

will surely appear on the whole earth.

God is my rear guard; what shall I fear?

I will war against Satan to the end.

With God’s exaltation, we should give up everything

and have a part in Christ’s sufferings.

I will ready my love and offer it all to God

to meet with Him in glory.

I will ready my love and offer it all to God

to meet with Him in glory.

All peoples are streaming to this mountain,

walking in God’s light.

The unprecedented state of the kingdom

will surely appear on the whole earth.

All peoples are streaming to this mountain,

walking in God’s light.

The unprecedented state of the kingdom

will surely appear on the whole earth.

The unprecedented state of the kingdom

will surely appear on the whole earth.

The kingdom, the city of saints, the kingdom of Christ.

The kingdom, God’s fullness is manifested.

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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 | It is God’s authority and God’s mind that give rise to the laws of all the things

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Under God’s sovereignty and control, all the things come into being or disappear in accordance with His thoughts, their lives are all governed by certain laws, and they grow and multiply in keeping with them. No human being or thing is above these laws. Why is this? The only answer is, because of God’s authority. Or, to put it another way, because of God’s thoughts and God’s words; because God Himself does it all.

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That is to say, it is God’s authority and God’s mind that give rise to these laws; they will shift and change according to His thoughts, and these shifts and changes all occur or disappear for the sake of His plan.

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

Almighty God’s word “God’s Work of Managing and Saving Mankind Started with ‘Abraham Offering Up Isaac'”

God’s Work of Managing and Saving Mankind Started with “Abraham Offering Up Isaac”

God bestowed to Abraham a son, and the word he spoke to Abraham was fulfilled. This did not mean that God’s plan came to a stop here. On the contrary, God’s grand plan of managing and saving mankind had just started. And God’s bestowing to Abraham a son just raised the curtain on his entire management plan. At the very moment, no one knew that the war between God and satan began to be on the stage secretly from the matter of “Abraham offering up Isaac.”

God Overlooks Man’s Foolishness and Only Wants Man’s True Heart

God Overlooks Man’s Foolishness and Only Wants Man’s True Heart

When Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son, did God see the whole action? God saw it. In the whole course from God’s requiring Abraham to offer up Isaac to Abraham’s lifting the knife to really slay his son, God saw Abraham’s heart. Whether he was foolish or ignorant or misunderstood God before that, his heart for God at that time was genuine and sincere, and he truly wanted to return to God his son—Isaac, whom God bestowed to him. God saw in him his obedience, and that was what God wanted.

Man Receives God’s Blessing Because of His True Heart and His Obedience

Man Receives God’s Blessing Because of His True Heart and His Obedience

When Abraham returned his only son—his beloved only son—to God (Note: Here we cannot say “offered” but should say “returned” to God) according to God’s requirement, God not only did not let Abraham offer up Isaac but instead would bless him. What promise did God bless him with? He would multiply his descendants.

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

Almighty God’s Utterance “Man Likes to Circumscribe God by Experience”

   When we fellowship about the subject of knowing God, have you found a fact? Have you found that God now has a change in his attitude? Is God’s attitude toward mankind unchanging? Will God be patient like this forever and keep giving all his love and his mercy to man timelessly? This thing has to do with God’s substance again. Let’s come back to the question raised just now about the so-called prodigal sons’ return. After I asked that question, your answers are not very definite, which shows that you do not quite know the will of God. Once man knows that God loves him, he circumscribes God as the symbol of love: No matter what man does, no matter how man behaves, no matter how man treats God, and no matter how man disobeys, it does not matter, because God has love and God’s love is infinite and measureless; God has love, so he can bear with man; God has love, so he can have mercy on man, having mercy on man for his immaturity, for his ignorance, and for his disobedience. Is this really true? When having experienced God’s patience once or several times, some people take that as their capital of knowing God and think that God will be patient with them and have mercy on them forever. And in their whole life, they regard God’s patience with them as the standard for God’s treatment of them. Some others, after having received God’s tolerance for them once, circumscribe God as tolerance forever, which is timeless and unconditional and is even based on no principle at all. Are these views correct? Whenever you are asked about God’s substance and God’s disposition, you are at a loss. Seeing you are like this, I am really worried. You have heard much about the truth concerning God’s substance and much about the subject concerning God’s disposition, but in your mind these things, the truths of these aspects, are only theories and memories in letter. No one has ever realized or seen what God’s disposition is like in real life. So you all believe in a muddled way and believe blindly, and you even have a disdainful and disregarding attitude toward God. What does your such attitude toward God cause? It causes you to always circumscribe God. Once you know a little, you feel very content and feel that you have gained God’s everything, and then you circumscribe God and do not allow God to move. Once God does a new thing, you refuse to acknowledge that he is God. Consequently, when one day God says, “I no longer love man, I no longer have mercy on man, I no longer show any tolerance and patience to man, and I extremely loathe and detest man,” man resists such words from his heart, and some people even say, “You are no longer my God, and you are no longer the God I am to follow. Since you say such words, you are unqualified to be my God, and it is not necessary for me to follow you anymore. If you do not have mercy on me, give me love, or show me tolerance, I will not follow you any further. Only if you tolerate me timelessly and are patient with me all the time for me to see that you are love, you are patience, and you are tolerance, will I follow you and have faith to follow to the end. This is because only if you show patience and mercy to me can my disobedience and my transgression be forgiven and pardoned timelessly, and can I sin anytime and anywhere, confess my sin and be forgiven anytime and anywhere, and infuriate you anytime and anywhere, while you should not have any critical view or conclusion about me.” Although in everyone’s heart, you may not subjectively and consciously give such thoughts to this issue, yet when you treat God as a tool through which you can be forgiven of sins and as an object you can use to gain a pleasant destination, you already place the living God in opposition to yourself and treat him as your enemy unconsciously. This is what my eyes have seen. Although you repeatedly say, “I believe in God,” “I pursue the truth,” “I want to be transformed in my disposition,” “I want to break away from the powers of darkness,” “I want to satisfy God,” “I want to obey God,” “I want to be faithful to God and perform my duty well,”… no matter how pleasant to the ear your words are, how many theories you have, and how magnificent and high-sounding they are, actually many of you, following to this day, have learned to circumscribe God with the regulations, doctrines, and theories you have grasped, and have naturally placed God in opposition to yourselves. You have grasped the letters and grasped the doctrines, but you have not truly entered into the reality of the truth, so it is very hard for you to draw near to God, know God, and understand God. This is a very sad thing! Continue reading