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The Domestic War Caused by the Rumor Storm

When I was nine, my mother took me to believe in the Lord Jesus because of my illness. Before long, I was cured. At the age of twelve, I was baptized into the Lord. When eighteen, I began to study the Bible and perform a variety of services in the church. Later, I had the honor of becoming a preacher. As the Lord granted me abundant grace and blessings, I was deeply moved and decided to follow Him for my whole life. However, during the service, I saw that my co-workers vied against each other, excluded and belittled each other, had jealousy and strife, and even fabricated accusations to frame others. I felt very puzzled. In one church I served, two pastors competed against each other for position and resulted in the separation of the church. So, I left that church sadly. Later, I went to another church, where the pastor was against two chairmen and they undermined and disagreed with each other. Feeling helpless, I chose to leave again. Then, as I was envied and framed by others in another church and underwent all sufferings, I could do nothing but go away … I saw that the churches everywhere were filled with man’s will and with the flesh, and were in complete darkness, without the work of the Holy Spirit at all. I didn’t know where to go.

My situation lasted until December of 2016 when I knew Sister Zhang Hua and Sister Liu Yue on Facebook. They read Almighty God’s words to me,facebook fellowshiped and testified about God’s work in the last days with me patiently many times, and talked about God’s will for me. Then, I knew that Almighty God is the returned Lord Jesus and then I accepted His work in the last days happily. Afterward, I felt the work of the Holy Spirit. While reading Almighty God’s words, I constantly received new light and new insight and understood the truth more and more. As a result, my original faith and love recovered. Through my engagement with the brothers and sisters in the Church of Almighty God, I found that among them there were no fleshly interactions, no jealousy and strife, no jostling, but help and spiritual sustenance. And they united in God’s words and testified about God’s work in the last days with one heart and one mind. I saw that it’s a true church and I was even more certain that Almighty God is the returned Lord Jesus. Continue reading

The Overcomers’ Testimonies “In the Devil’s Dark Prison, I Was Accompanied by God’s Love”

I’m a Christian in the Church of Almighty God. I’ve followed Almighty God for more than ten years. In the years of my following God, what is the most unforgettable is the great tribulation of my being arrested by the vicious police of the CCP ten years ago. In that tribulation, I was greatly afflicted and trampled by the devils and my life was at stake and death was imminent many times, but Almighty God led and kept me with his mighty hand, so that I was brought back to life and got safely out of danger…. It made me truly taste the supernaturalness and greatness of God’s life power and gain the precious wealth of life God bestowed to me.

It was January 23, 2004 (Lunar January 2). A sister in the church badly needed help because of difficulty in life, so I must go and visit her. As the journey was long, I had to get up early or I couldn’t make a round trip. When it was just dawning, I went out. The pedestrians on the road were very few and there were only cleaners sweeping the garbage on the street. I was anxious, but no taxi could be seen in the street. So I walked to a stop at the roadside waiting for one. Seeing a car coming from afar, I went up and stopped it. Unexpectedly, it was a car from the Environmental Protection Bureau. The men in the car asked me what I stopped the car for. I said, “Sorry, I made a mistake.” They said, “We suspect you are one posting up illegal ads.” I asked, “Did you see that? Where’re the illegal ads I posted up?” Without allowing me to explain, the three of them rushed forward and forcibly searched my handbag. They took out everything including a copy of an article of fellowship and preaching, a notebook, a purse with cash in it, a mobile phone, a pager out of service, and so on, looking for the illegal ads. Then, they took the article of fellowship and preaching and the notebook and looked through them carefully. Seeing no illegal ads in my handbag, they held the article of fellowship and preaching and said to me, “You aren’t one posting up illegal ads, but you’re a believer in Almighty God.” Then, they phoned the National Security Team specially taking charge of religion. After a short time, four men from the National Security Team came. Seeing the things in my handbag, they immediately knew that I was a believer in Almighty God. Before I could explain, they stuffed me into the car and then locked the doors, for fear that I might jump off the car to escape.

After we got to the Public Security Bureau, the policemen took me into a room. One of them fiddled with the pager and the mobile phone searched out, wanting to get a clue from them. When he turned on the phone, it showed a low battery and then the battery went dead. He couldn’t turn it on anyway. So, he held the phone in hand anxiously. I also felt much puzzled: The phone has just been fully charged this morning; how come the battery is dead now? Suddenly, I realized that God was manipulating everything miraculously to stop the policeman from getting information about other brothers and sisters. At the same time, I understood God’s words, “anything, living or dead, will move, change, renew, and disappear according to God’s thoughts. This is the way God rules over all things.” (from “God Is the Source of Man’s Life” in The Word Appears in the Flesh) I had some true knowledge about God’s ruling over and manipulating everything and had more faith in the following cooperation. Then, pointing at the things in my handbag, a vicious policeman asked me harshly, “Judging from your things, you’re not an ordinary believer. You must be a leader, a senior leader, for a junior leader doesn’t have a pager or a cell phone. Am I right?” I answered, “I don’t understand what you are saying.” He roared, “You’re pretending not to understand!” And he ordered me to speak while squatting. Seeing that I didn’t confess to what they said, they gathered around and punched and kicked me to hell. I was beaten black and blue, aching unbearably all over, and then collapsed on the floor. I was very indignant and very much wanted to reason and argue with them, “What law have I broken? Why do you beat me like this?” But then I thought that I had no way to reason with them, because the CCP government was simply unreasonable. I was at a loss, but I was unwilling to endure such cruel beating. Just when I was confused, I suddenly had a thought, “Since the CCP vicious policemen don’t listen to reason or allow me to speak sensible words, it’s unnecessary for me to speak anything to them. I’d better keep silent. Thus, they can’t do anything to me.” Thinking of that, I no longer responded to their questions. Continue reading

I Have Welcomed the Lord’s Second Coming

I Believed in the Lord Jesus Due to Illness

At the age of nine, I suffered from a strange disease suddenly. When it attacked me, I would vomit and have no strength all over, with a headache and stomach ache. It attacked me four or five times one week, and it was a sheer torture to me. My family took me to many hospitals for treatment, but none of the hospitals could find what disease I suffered from. So, my mother prayed to Bodhisattva and Buddha for help and took me to witch doctors. But all had no effect and my illness persisted. One day, my mother’s friend came to preach the Lord Jesus’ gospel, saying that He is the Redeemer of mankind and could heal my disease. After believing in Jesus, my mother led me to have meetings and make prayers. Contrary to all expectations, I was fully recovered three months later. At that point, in spite of not knowing what true belief in the Lord was, I knew that it was the Lord Jesus who healed me and I should rely on Him properly. Afterward, the pastor gave me a Bible. Every night, my father sat beside me and read the Bible for me. I was deeply attracted by the biblical stories. The Lord not only could heal the sick and drive out demons, but also could make the dead rise, allowing me to feel that the Lord possesses great power.

At the age of twelve, I began to attend adult Sunday worship. Seeing pastors give sermons to shepherd the church, I was very envious and wanted to be a pastor or a preacher to work for the Lord, preaching the Lord’s gospel, when I grew up. Despite knowing nothing of serving the Lord, I knew that the biblical knowledge was very important to believers in the Lord. Thus, I started to study the Bible. I read the whole Bible for several times.

My Hope to Serve the Lord Was Realized

At eighteen, I had gained some knowledge of the Bible and began to learn from Paul to serve for the Lord hard. I was a counselor of a Junior Youth Fellowship in a church and later became a preacher. At the beginning of the service, my heart brimmed with peace and joy and I really basked in it. I had great faith to spend for the Lord. When giving sermons, I spoke at great length. And I was doing gospel ministry work particularly well. I built mission stations with pastors, worked as a full-time co-worker in a big church, and established three small ministry teams. Back then, I served, gave sermons, preached the gospel, and visited brothers and sisters with our pastors in my hometown, with the result that many weak brothers and sisters were sustained and helped. During that period, I also wrote many courses of studying the Bible and of training small-team leaders, and sent some articles to the church literature service, sharing my own testimony and understanding of some verses, etc. It could be said that I was in the Holy Spirit’s stream and followed the Lord with great confidence.

The Church’s Desolation Punctured My Heart

As several years passed by, however, I couldn’t feel the work of the Holy Spirit and gradually lost my faith in service. So, I looked for the church with the work of the Holy Spirit everywhere. I attended the service of many other churches with my pastors in Evangelicals and Charismatics but didn’t yield great results. During the service, I saw that co-workers vied against each other, excluded and belittled each other, envied the good and able, had jealousy and strife, and even fabricated accusations to frame others. In one church I served, two pastors competed against each other for position and resulted in the separation of the church. Later, I went to another church, where the pastor was against two chairmen and they undermined and disagreed with each other. Feeling helpless, I had to choose to leave. Then, I was envied and framed by others in another church and underwent all sufferings and I could do nothing but go away. … Having experienced so many things, I saw that the church was completely ruled by man and that pastors and elders always restrained people in a condescending attitude, they didn’t talk about the truth, or something concerning knowing God, obeying God, or carrying out God’s will. When giving sermons in the gatherings, they didn’t focus on talking about how to practice the Lord’s words, follow God’s commandments, but speaking a lot about donation and grace. No matter in which church, I couldn’t feel the Holy Spirit’s work. So, I was overcome by feelings of depression and despair and had no way to go. Reluctantly, I stopped my service in the church and chose to read the Bible at home.

I Yearned for the Lord’s Coming in Distress and Sorrow

For a person like me, who pursued to serve God, it was very miserable not to sense God’s presence and find the direction and goal to go forward. The pain in my heart couldn’t be expressed in words. I often thought: Won’t I muddle along day by day like this? Won’t I maintain a living and wait for death in this way? How should I face the Lord’s return if I go on like this? In the midst of my pain, I prayed to the Lord, “O Lord! Where are You now? O Lord! I don’t know how to walk the way ahead. My heart is extremely distressed and sorrowful. O Lord! How I yearn for Your coming! How I yearn for the light appearing in the darkness! O Lord! May You guide me….” Every time when I made such a prayer, I would have a good cry. However, regardless of how I prayed, I still couldn’t feel the Lord’s presence. Afterward, I read many books that explain the Bible and surfed the Internet to study the materials of expounding the biblical prophecies. I also kept praying for the Holy Spirit to enlighten me to find the cause of the church’s desolation and the mystery of the Lord’s coming. But I failed to get the answers. As time went by, the pain in my heart worsened day after day, with confusion and hesitation. At last, I put my heart into studying and sharing the Bible with the friends from all nations and places on Facebook. Every day, I prayed and studied the Bible, hoping for the Lord’s second coming with my whole heart. I thought to myself: Perhaps everything will turn out for the good when the Lord comes.

I Heard About the Information of the Lord’s Coming for the First Time

In December of 2016, when I was studying the Bible on Facebook and browsing the page, I came to know Sister Zhang Hua. One day, she texted me and asked whether I wanted to study the Bible with her. I agreed immediately. Through Sister Zhang Hua’s introduction, I got acquainted with Sister Liu Yue and several other brothers and sisters. That day, we studied the biblical verses concerning the Lord’s coming. Sister Liu sent two verses in the chat box, “For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, shines to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation” (Luke 17:24-25). And “For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:27). Then, Sister Liu said, “When the Lord Jesus prophesied His coming, He always said ‘the coming of the Son of man.’ The Son of man is born to a human. Outwardly, He looks like a man, but He has normal humanity and complete divinity, and He is God Himself. That is to say, the Son of man means that God puts on the flesh and comes to the world. So, the coming of the Son of man indicates that the Lord will be incarnated when He comes, because God’s Spirit can’t be called the Son of man. This is the same as the Lord Jesus. He is the incarnate God and can be called the Son of man or Christ. But, in the Age of Law, Jehovah is a Spirit that is at work and so He can’t be called the Son of man. And there are also the words ‘But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.’ Only if God is incarnated and becomes the Son of man can He suffer and be rejected. If God’s Spirit came, there would be no such saying. Do you think my understanding is right?” I heard for the first time that these two verses were explained in this way. Although it was different from my viewpoint, I believed it was novel, unique and was based on the meaning of the verses. But I thought these verses referred to the Lord Jesus, not showing that the Lord would be incarnated when He came again. So, I said, “At the return of the Lord Jesus, He will come in the image of appearing to the disciples after His resurrection. Just as the Bible records ‘Which also said, You men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen him go into heaven’ (Acts 1:11). The Lord Jesus left with a cloud. So, when He comes, He will appear to man upon a cloud with His former image. It should be a spiritual body.”

After hearing my vision, Sister Zhang said, “Brother, I have read two passages of words, which are very good. I’ll share with you. These words makes clear why God is incarnated. God comes to the world and takes the image of flesh completely for the sake of saving man. Man needs the salvation of the incarnate God. After you read these words, you’ll understand the significance of God’s incarnation. I’ll read them. Almighty God says, ‘God’s saving of man is not done directly through the means of the Spirit or as the Spirit, for His Spirit can neither be touched nor seen by man, and cannot be approached by man. If He tried to save man directly in the manner of the Spirit, man would be unable to receive His salvation. And if not for God putting on the outward form of a created man, they would be unable to receive this salvation. For man can in no way approach Him, much like how none could go near the cloud of Jehovah. Only by becoming a man of creation, that is, putting His word into the flesh He will become, can He personally work the word into all who follow Him. Only then can man hear for himself His word, see His word, and receive His word, then through this be fully saved. If God did not become flesh, no fleshly man would receive such great salvation, nor would a single man be saved. If the Spirit of God worked directly among man, man would be smitten or completely carried away captive by Satan because man is unable to associate with God’ (‘The Mystery of the Incarnation (4)’ in The Word Appears in the Flesh). ‘If God does not become flesh, He remains the Spirit both invisible and intangible to man. Man is a creature of flesh, and man and God belong to two different worlds and are different in nature. The Spirit of God is incompatible with man of flesh, and no relations can be established between them; moreover, man cannot become a spirit. As such, the Spirit of God must become one of the creatures and do His original work. God can both ascend to the highest place and humble Himself by becoming a man of creation, doing work and living among man, but man cannot ascend to the highest place and become a spirit and much less can he descend to the lowest place. Therefore, God must become flesh to carry out His work’ (‘The Mystery of the Incarnation (4)’ in The Word Appears in the Flesh).”

Reading these words and thinking about Sister Zhang’s knowledge of the Son of man, I felt what they said was very practical and that their fellowship was reasonable and made me feel God’s love and salvation to man. They were testifying to God. But I had a second thought: No matter what, I should be cautious and can’t casually accept the way which differs from my understanding. Anyway, I should seek to see whether it is from God. So, I promised that I would communicate and share with them the following night.

Satan Disturbs but God’s Word Comforts Me

Unexpectedly, on the next day, my son who was only one and a half months old, was feverish and hospitalized. The doctor said that there were viruses in his blood and he had to be cured immediately otherwise his life would be in peril. I was scared to death. At that point, I thought of Sister Zhang Hua and told her my son’s illness, asking her church to pray for my son. Later, Sister Zhang and Sister Liu both sent me the same passage of God’s words, “Almighty God is an almighty doctor! Living in illness, you are ill. Living in spirit, you will be fine. As long as you have one breath left, God will not let you die. … God’s word is a sovereign remedy! Shame the devils and Satan! Touch God’s word and we will have support. God’s word remedies our heart instantly! Nothing will go wrong and everything will go peaceful” (“The Sixth Utterance” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). Sister Zhang said, “Brother, this is God’s trial to you as well as Satan’s temptation. God wants to test your faith through it. We should, like Job, not utter complaints against God but stand firm in the testimony to God and glorify Him. Let’s pray to and depend on God with one heart and one mind so as not to fall into Satan’s trick.” With the sister’s help, I finally came to my senses: Actually, it is God’s trial. I should praise God and not complain about God as Job did when trials crop up. Regardless of how Satan attacks me, I’m willing to give my son’s life to the Lord and allow Him to reign, and I’m willing to obey His orchestration and arrangement.

Thanks be to God! The faraway care and encouragement warmed my heart. I felt Sister Zhang and Sister Liu have a loving heart and that their help and encouragement come from God’s teaching but not the flesh. I also saw the Lord’s wonderful arrangement. I had never thought that when I encountered difficulties, God would arrange two foreign sisters whom I had never met to comfort and encourage me, so that I would not fall prey to Satan’s trickery and stand the testimony for Him. I especially felt God’s dearness and loveliness. What’s more, out of my expectation, my son was cured and released from the hospital three days later. That was really God’s special protection! I offered a grateful prayer to God.

In the Second Fellowship, I Couldn’t Accept the Fact of the Lord’s Coming

On the next evening, the two sisters and I talked online and we had a most agreeable chat. Later, Sister Zhang said, “The Lord Jesus has come back. He has returned in the flesh, expressed millions of words with the name of Almighty God, and judged and purified man with His words, so that man can cast away their corrupt satanic disposition, be completely gained by God, and inherit God’s promise and enter God’s kingdom. It has been over twenty years since Almighty God began to work in 1991. God has made complete a group of overcomers in China. Today, Almighty God’s words have been put on the Internet publicly, attracting true believers in God and truth lovers all over the world to seek and investigate. …”

On hearing that, I was in great turmoil. I thought: When the Lord comes, He will come on a cloud and appear to us with His spiritual body. How could He possibly be incarnated and called Almighty God? But I suddenly thought of last Bible study. Sister Liu shared her knowledge of the prophecies of the Lord’s coming and Sister Zhang sent me two passages of words. They say the Lord is incarnated when He comes, and that it is man’s need and a salvation to man, which is not without reason. But the Bible clearly records, “this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen him go into heaven” (Act 1:11). How could this be explained? I felt very contradictory. I asked Sister Liu, “You said that the Lord has come through incarnation. I dare not judge and deny it at will. But the Bible clearly records, ‘this same Jesus … shall so come in like manner as you have seen him go into heaven.’ As the Lord Jesus has gone away with a cloud, He should come with a cloud. How do you think about it?”

Sister Liu said, “About the way of the Lord’s coming, we can’t only hold on to the prophecy of descending with a cloud, because there’re many other prophecies concerning the Lord’s coming again. For example, ‘Behold, I come as a thief’ (Revelation 16:15), ‘… for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes’ (Matthew 24:44), and ‘But of that day and that hour knows no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father’ (Mark 13:32). According to these prophecies, we can see that when the Lord comes, there will be two steps: secret advent and public descend. Mysteries are hidden in His coming in secret and in public. When the Lord comes back, He is incarnated and becomes the Son of man, descending in secret. When God works on earth, He mainly expresses words to judge and purify man and makes complete a group of overcomers before the great disasters. Those who can recognize God’s voice when hearing God’s word, and know that Almighty God is the incarnate Christ, the returned Lord Jesus, are ones God will purify and perfect during His work in secret. When this group of people are made complete, the Lord’s work of descending in secret will be accomplished. When this work concludes, God will appear to all nations and all peoples in public and reward the good and punish the evil. At that time, it will exactly fulfill the prophecy of the Lord’s descending in public ‘Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him’ (Revelation 1:7). Brother, the verse you mentioned is the prophecy of the Lord’s descending in public after the hidden work ends. Now some people simply cling to their conceptions and imaginations and don’t listen to God’s voice. When other people testify to them that Almighty God is the returned Lord Jesus, they not only don’t seek or investigate, but also treat the incarnate Christ, Almighty God, as a normal man. And they deny, reject and even blaspheme, condemn, and resist Him. They will be dumbfounded when they see the Lord descends openly and publicly with a cloud. Only then will they realize that Almighty God who they’ve been rejecting and condemning is just the Lord Jesus they’ve yearned for. How could they not beat upon their breast and wail and gnash their teeth, regretful sorely? The Lord Jesus says, ‘Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away’ (Matthew 24:35). All God’s words will be fulfilled in the due sequence and time that God has appointed.”

Sister Liu’s well-founded fellowship rendered me speechless. Yes! As the Lord’s coming is a great matter, I can’t jump to conclusions carelessly and should seek and investigate humbly. But I thought that no theological study had expounded these verses like this. Influenced by the theological study, I couldn’t accept the fact that the Lord has been incarnated. I reckoned I should study the Bible and seek the Lord’s will carefully. At that thought, I had no mind to listen to them, but I waited until the end of the meeting, agitated. Sister Zhang asked whether we would like to join the meeting next time. I felt like listening to how they would explain the issue that God has been incarnated again to do the work of saving man. Since they said that, they would certainly have their knowledge and there would be mysteries that I didn’t know. Regardless of whether they were right or wrong, I should have discernment. So, I promised to continue the fellowship the next night.

I Studied the Bible at Home to Make Sure Whether the Lord Has Been Incarnated to Work

After logging off, I lost no time in taking out the Bible and referring to the notes I took in previous studies, but to no avail. I had to kneel down to pray to the Lord, telling Him the Bible study meetings in these two days and the questions in my heart. After the prayer, the word of Jehovah God occurred to me all of a sudden, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, said the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9). Right. God’s wisdom is higher than heavens and God’s work transcends man’s thoughts and conceptions. If man could fathom God’s work, where is God’s almightiness and wisdom? These days, what Sister Zhang and Sister Liu shared was based on the Bible and they clearly communicated the truth that the Lord would come in secret and in public. Why do I have to study the Bible and find theology to verify it? The Lord Jesus says, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7). This is the attitude that I should have in treating the Lord’s coming. Since they said that God has been incarnated again to do the work of salvation, there must be the truth that I could seek. I ought to talk with them calmly to get the answer. So, I sent a message to Sister Zhang, “I have a lot of questions to raise. Could you answer them for me tonight?” Sister Zhang agreed happily.

In the Third Fellowship, We Discussed the Information of the Lord’s Coming

At night, everyone was online at the pointed time. I said, “That day I heard Sister Zhang say that the Lord has become flesh again to do the work of salvation of man. It is contrary to my view that the Lord will come with Jesus’ image on a cloud. However, through your last two communications, I believe that you have a quite pure knowledge: The descending of the Son of man prophesied by the Lord Jesus means that He will be incarnated as the Son of man. You also have biblical basis for the knowledge about the Lord’s coming in secret and in public. And I can accept them. But I don’t understand why God works through incarnation. Sister Zhang said, “Let’s see what Almighty God says about it. Almighty God says, ‘Much as with the first incarnation, only the flesh of God incarnate could redeem man through His crucifixion, whereas it was not possible for the Spirit of God to be crucified as a sin offering for man. … Every time that God became flesh, it was absolutely necessary to do so. If any of the stages could have been carried out directly by the Spirit of God, He would not have endured the indignities of being incarnated’ (“The Mystery of the Incarnation (4)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). ‘The work of God’s flesh in the Age of Grace and the Age of Kingdom, however, involves man’s corrupt disposition and his knowledge of God, and is an important and crucial part of the work of salvation. Therefore, corrupt mankind is more in need of the salvation of the incarnate God, and is more in need of the direct work of the incarnate God. Mankind needs the incarnate God to shepherd him, support him, water him, feed him, judge and chastise him, and he needs more grace and greater redemption from the incarnate God. Only God in the flesh can be the confidant of man, the shepherd of man, the very present help of man, and all of this is the necessity of incarnation today and in times past’ (“Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). From Almighty God’s words, we can see that it is mankind’s need that God is incarnated to save them. For example, when the Lord Jesus came to redeem man, if he hadn’t been incarnated, he couldn’t have gone to the cross. Then how could he have redeemed man? If we understand why the Lord Jesus works through incarnation, it will be easier for us to understand the significance and necessity of Almighty God’s work through incarnation in the last days. We know that in the Age of Law mankind was corrupted by Satan to an extent that they couldn’t keep the law and lived in the curse and condemnation of the law and would almost be captured completely by Satan. Under that circumstance, mankind needed an eternal sin offering. So, according to their need, God was incarnated and crucified to bear man’s sin and thus man would no longer walk toward death for the lack of sin offering to atone for themselves. Moreover, in doing the redemptive work, God had to be man’s sin offering with a sinless flesh. If the Spirit worked and appeared to man from time to time, He couldn’t be crucified and become mankind’s sin offering or complete the redemptive work. Similarly, man of the last days is corrupted by Satan more deeply. They commit sins and make confession in a constant cycle and can’t extricate themselves from it, bound and restrained by sin every day. Mankind has lived under Satan’s domain thoroughly and become Satan’s embodiment. To be saved thoroughly from Satan’s domain, mankind needs the supply of God’s word and the judgment and chastisement of God’s word and needs to understand more truths, so that they can overcome Satan. Thus, it can only be achieved through the expression of words of God incarnate. Therefore, the work of God incarnate is the need of corrupt mankind and the inevitable trend of God’s work.

Through God’s words and the sister’s fellowship, I understood that man who lives in corrupt satanic disposition needs the salvation of God incarnate badly. God incarnate works and expresses words to expose man’s corruption and make man know the substance of their nature so as to solve the root of man’s sin. This is indeed the need of man and can only be done by God incarnate. Before, I thought God would come in the spiritual body. Only now do I know it is erroneous and invalid. When the Lord Jesus’ spiritual body appeared to the disciples, they didn’t recognize Him. Today, two thousand years later, if the Lord Jesus appeared with that image, could I recognize Him? I’m simply too absurd! It seems that the work of God incarnate at His return is essential.

Next, Sister Zhang read another two passages of Almighty God’s words for me, “The flesh of man has been corrupted by Satan, and most deeply blinded, and profoundly harmed. The most fundamental reason why God works personally in the flesh is because the object of His salvation is man, who is of the flesh, and because Satan also uses the flesh of man to disturb the work of God. The battle with Satan is actually the work of conquering man, and at the same time, man is also the object of God’s salvation. In this way, the work of God incarnate is essential. Satan corrupted the flesh of man, and man became the embodiment of Satan, and became the object to be defeated by God. In this way, the work of doing battle with Satan and saving mankind occurs on earth, and God must become human in order to do battle with Satan. This is work of the utmost practicality” (“Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). “The flesh of man has been most profoundly corrupted, and it has become something which opposes God, which even openly opposes and denies the existence of God. This corrupt flesh is simply too intractable, and nothing is more difficult to deal with or change than the corrupt disposition of the flesh. Satan comes into the flesh of man to stir up disturbance, and uses the flesh of man to disturb the work of God, and impair the plan of God, and thus man has become Satan, and the enemy of God. For man to be saved, he must first be conquered. It is because of this that God rises to the challenge and comes into the flesh to do the work He intends to do, and do battle with Satan. His aim is the salvation of mankind, who has been corrupted, and the defeat and annihilation of Satan, which rebels against Him. He defeats Satan through His work of conquering man, and simultaneously saves corrupt mankind. Thus, God solves two problems at once” (“Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). After reading God’s words, Sister Zhang fellowshiped, “Man is corrupted by Satan too deeply and completely lives under Satan’s domain. They simply pursue fame and status, enjoy fleshly comforts, seek eating, drinking and carousing, and follow the worldly trend, living for themselves and for the flesh. No one loves the truth and welcomes God’s arrival. Man’s viewpoints and outlook on life and values are totally contrary to God, incompatible with God at all. Such mankind will be destroyed by God. If God wasn’t incarnated to do the work of salvation, man would forever live under Satan’s domain and would be punished by God. The purpose of the work of God incarnate is to bestow the truth, the way, and the life upon man and have man live by the truth and break away from Satan’s influence thoroughly to be gained by Him. Only such people have license to inherit God’s promise and enter the kingdom of heaven to gain the eternal life. It can be seen that the work of God incarnate is the great love and salvation to man. …”

I said with excitement, “God’s words and your fellowship allowed me to understand that God is incarnated this time mainly to judge and purify the mankind corrupted by Satan. People of today are filled with corrupt satanic disposition. This is indeed true. When God’s work is not in line with my conceptions, the satanic nature within will direct me to deny and judge God. If God wasn’t incarnated to purify me, how could I with satanic disposition go to meet God? God is righteous and holy. If God revealed His spiritual body to us corrupt mankind who are the same as Satan, where is God’s holiness? We would be struck down by God on account of our corruption and even more of God’s holiness. It is really essential to corrupt mankind that God incarnate speaks and works. This is even more true and genuine love. Thank God for His grace of salvation.”

I Became Certain That Almighty God Is the Lord Jesus’ Second Coming

Sister Zhang and Sister Liu felt happy when seeing that I had knowledge of the work of God incarnate and was willing to accept Almighty God’s work in the last days. They talked to me: There are many mysteries concerning God’s incarnation, which can’t be communicated clearly in one or two days. Almighty God’s words have opened all the mysteries. As long as we read more of Almighty God’s words, we’ll be able to understand more truths and gain God’s salvation and perfection. I said, “Thanks be to God. I’ll read Almighty God’s words attentively and accept the watering of God’s words.” Later, through devoting time to Almighty God’s word and the online meetings gathered by brothers and sisters, I understood many aspects of truths such as the differences between God’s work and man’s work, knowing the three stages of God’s work is the path to knowing God, the differences between the Holy Spirit’s work and Satan’s work, etc. I already made certain that Almighty God is the Lord Jesus’ return.

In retrospect, I only knew to read and study the Bible in my belief. I had never sought the truth in the verses concerning the Lord’s coming. How many times have I felt confused, hesitated and lost direction, how many times have I had no way to go and been at a loss, how many times have I felt desperate and struggled in pain, how many times have I bitterly waited for the Lord to come again sooner…. Against my expectations, my Lord, my God has returned in the flesh and begun His last stage of work of saving mankind. God’s words, the testimony of God’s chosen people experiencing God’s work in the last days, and a variety of videos and gospel films of testifying about God’s work have already been made public online and proclaimed to mankind. But I, numb and obtuse, didn’t seek the truth or God’s appearing and work. I’m too ignorant! Now all the darkness in my heart has been removed and I have seen the appearing of the true light. From Almighty God’s work, I know the cause of the desolation and darkness of the church: The Holy Spirit’s work has shifted. Only if we follow the Lamb’s footsteps closely will we have true peace and joy. All the glory goes to Almighty God!

Source:

https://www.findshepherd.com/i-have-welcomed-the-lords-second-coming.html

I Have Been Raptured in This Way

My name is Shu Fan. Like all the other believers, I had dreamed the dream of rapture, awaiting the Lord Jesus to come to take me into the air and join me with Him forever, so that I could share in the blessings of the kingdom of heaven. One morning, when I was doing exercise in a square, I saw Brother Wu radiant with happiness practicing Tai Chi. Then I smiled and asked him, “Hey, Wu! What makes you so happy?”

Brother Wu said excitedly, “Brother Shu, I’m telling you a piece of fantastic news—I have been raptured!”

I looked at him with surprise, “You’ve been raptured? Are you still dreaming? If you were raptured, why are you chatting with me here?”

He said seriously, “This proves that we don’t understand the truth about rapture….”

I said defiantly, “Brother Wu, you really think little of me! Ten years ago, Pastor Chen always preached on 1 Thessalonians 4:17, ‘Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.’ Before the calamity comes, we who are alive shall be caught up in the air to meet the Lord in the twinkling of an eye. I also often give sermons about that to the believers. How come you say I don’t know that?”

Brother Wu smiled and said, “Brother Shu, let’s discuss a question. From when man came into existence, is man living on earth or in heaven?”

I said freely, “Of course on earth!”

Brother Wu said with sincerity, “Yeah, you’re right! In the beginning, Jehovah God made man out of the dust of the ground, and then put them in the Garden of Eden and let them live on the earth. From that, we see God’s will is to make man live on the earth, not in heaven. Thus, to be raptured does not mean to be taken from the earth into heaven. That is man’s imagination, not accordant with the fact. What’s more, when the Lord Jesus was working on earth, He told us in advance where He would carry out His work when He comes again….”

I asked eagerly, “What? The Lord Jesus already told us where He would carry out His work when He comes? How could it be possible? I have read the Bible for years, but why didn’t I know this?”

He said, “Brother Shu, Jesus said in the Lord’s Prayer that He taught us, ‘Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven’ (Matthew 6:10). ‘Your kingdom come’ indicates that God will do His work still on the earth when He returns, and that His kingdom is still on earth, not in heaven. And from the words ‘Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven,’ we know God wishes us to carry out His will on the earth instead of ascending to heaven. What’s more, Revelation 21:3 says, ‘And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.’ Revelation 11:15 says, ‘And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.’ From the Lord Jesus’ words and these prophecies, we can see: When the Lord comes back, He will still work on earth, establish His kingdom on earth, live with us on earth and lead us personally. If rapture means to be taken into heaven as we imagine, then won’t these prophecies fall through?”

Brother Wu’s fellowship astonished me. I thought: Yes. The Lord Jesus did say that, and the Book of Revelation indeed prophesies like that. Will God really establish His kingdom on earth? I have read the Bible so many times. I also recite those verses regularly. But why did I not realize their spiritual meanings? What Brother Wu fellowshiped has basis in the Bible, so it can’t be wrong. But my opinion about rapture to heaven is also from the Bible. What is going on here?

Then Brother Wu continued, “Let’s see what Almighty God says.” With that, he took me to a place with few people, and took out a MP5 player from his bag. He turned it on and read,

The Church of Almighty God

“Almighty God says, ‘… Humanity entering into rest means that all of humanity will live within God’s light and under His blessings; there will be none of Satan’s corruption, nor will any unrighteous things occur. Humanity will live normally upon earth, and they will live under God’s care. … When humanity enters into rest, it means that man has become a true creation; humanity will worship God from upon the earth and have normal human lives. People will no longer be disobedient to God or resist God; they will return to the original life of Adam and Eve. These are the respective lives and destinations of God and humanity after they enter into rest. Satan’s defeat is an inevitable trend in the war between God and Satan. In this way, God’s entering into rest after the completion of His management work and man’s complete salvation and entrance into rest likewise become inevitable trends. Man’s place of rest is on earth, and God’s place of rest is in heaven. While man rests, he will worship God and also live upon earth, and while God rests, He will lead the remaining portion of humanity …’ (“God and Man Will Enter Into Rest Together” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). From Almighty God’s words, we see God’s place of rest is in heaven, while man’s place of rest is still on earth. Man will enjoy a life of heaven on earth, a harmonious, beautiful life that God has prepared for man. That is precisely what God will accomplish in the end—to build the kingdom of Christ on the earth. Besides, Jehovah once said, ‘The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool…?’ (Isaiah 66:1). From the time of creation until today, who has ever gone to heaven? If man always wants to go to heaven, then won’t he be running contrary to God’s requirements?”

I replied in bewilderment, “Brother Wu, there seems to be some reason in your fellowship. But the Bible says, ‘Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord’ (1 Thessalonians 4:17). How do you explain that?”

Brother Wu fellowshiped, “Brother Shu, we should rely on the prophecies spoken by the Lord Jesus while longing for His return. That is the most exact way. ‘Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.’ These are Paul’s words, not the Lord Jesus’. We believers should listen to the Lord’s words, rather than the words of man. The Lord Jesus has never made such a statement, nor has the Holy Spirit. When God created man, He put man on the earth and let them live and worship God on the earth; He did not take man into the midair, which is where demons and Satan live, and is not meant for man.”

Hearing Brother Wu’s fellowship, I was utterly convinced. It’s quite truthful. Heaven is God’s dwelling place and God’s throne, which is unoffendable by man. Because the archangel wanted to be equal with God, it was struck down into the midair and cursed by God. Only God can stay in heaven, and no man can go up there. Thinking of this, I said, “Brother Wu, after your fellowship today, I benefit a lot. You’re right. As we believe in God, our expectation for the Lord’s coming should be in accordance with God’s words, not man’s words. Since God’s kingdom is on earth, and God will reign on earth, then what exactly does rapture mentioned in Scripture refer to? How will that be fulfilled?”

Brother Wu answered, “Brother Shu, rapture is not, as we imagine, to be lifted from a lower place to a higher place, or to ascend from earth to heaven. Just as Acts 8:39-40 says, ‘And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.’ According to our imagination, since Philip was caught away by God’s Spirit, certainly he would no longer be on earth, but be taken to heaven. The fact, however, was contrary to our imagination. Instead of being caught up to heaven, Philip was found preaching the gospel of the Lord in all the cities, carrying out God’s will on earth. Rapture doesn’t mean being caught up to the air or ascending to outer space from the earth. Exactly speaking, it refers to elevation in the spiritual state, which means to follow the footsteps of the Lamb and come before God to accept His newer and higher work. For example, in the Age of Law, people believed in Jehovah and kept the law. When the Lord Jesus came to do His work, people who were raptured were those who came out of the law, followed His work, and received His redemption. Today, the returned Lord Jesus—Almighty God, has ended the Age of Grace and brought the Age of Kingdom. If one can come out of the Age of Grace, keep pace with Almighty God’s work in the last days, and in the end is fully purified and saved by God, brought into the wonderful destination, he will have truly been raptured. Just as Almighty God says, ‘People imagine that “rapture” means rising from below unto up high. That is utterly wrong. Rapture means selection after having been predestined by Me, and refers to all those who were predestined and are chosen, … and nothing is more at odds with the conceptions of man. All who have a share in My future household will have been taken before Me: This is the absolute truth, it is immutable, it can be refuted by no man, and it strikes back against Satan. All who were predestined by Me will be taken before Me’ (“The One Hundred and Fourth Utterance” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). From the words of Almighty God, we can see that rapture does not mean rising from below unto up high, or ascending from earth to heaven. That is just our imagination. Rather, rapture means that people are chosen by God and return to Him after having been predestined by Him. In the last days, God becomes flesh again to speak and work on earth. Those who accept and obey it after hearing His voice are those who have been raptured before His throne. They’ve recognized God’s voice from His utterances, and are watered and fed with God’s words. In the end, they will gain a true knowledge of God, have their corrupt disposition purified, and live in the blessings of God.”

Hearing Brother Wu’s fellowship and Almighty God’s words, I saw the light suddenly. Almighty God’s words are very practical and not vague at all. In the past, my understanding of rapture was indeed my own notion and imagination, which was too vague and not practical. I said with a smile, “Brother Wu, it surprises me that you have become much more insightful than you were before. It would seem that Almighty God’s words are actually with more profound truth and worth seeking and investigating.”

Brother Wu said with delight, “Thanks be to God! Brother Shu, Almighty God is really the returned Lord Jesus for whom we have been yearning. He is now seeking those who can recognize His voice. He will bring all of them to His house and rapture them before His throne. And He will give them free access to His provision of the living water of life! Let me read some more words from Almighty God for you. Almighty God says, ‘What God wants are people who follow His footsteps. No matter how wonderful and pure what you understood before is, God does not want it, and if you are unable to put aside such things, then they will be a tremendous obstacle to your entry in the future. All those who are able to follow the present light of the Holy Spirit are blessed. The people of ages past also followed the footsteps of God, yet they could not follow until today; this is the blessing of the people of the last days. Those who can follow the present work of the Holy Spirit, and who are able to follow the footsteps of God, such that they follow God wherever He leads them—these are people who are blessed by God. Those who do not follow the present work of the Holy Spirit have not entered into the work of God’s words, and no matter how much they work, or how great their suffering, or how much they run about, none of it means anything to God, and He will not commend them. … All who are able to obey the actual utterances of the Holy Spirit are blessed. It does not matter how they used to be, or how the Holy Spirit used to work within them—those who have gained the latest work are the most blessed, and those who are unable to follow the latest work today are eliminated. God wants those who are able to accept the new light, and He wants those who accept and know His latest work. Why is it said that you must be a chaste virgin? A chaste virgin is able to seek the work of the Holy Spirit and understand the new things, and moreover, able to put aside old conceptions, and obey the work of God today. This group of people, who accept the newest work of today, were predestined by God when the world began, and are the most blessed of people. You hear the voice of God directly, and behold the appearance of God, and so, throughout heaven and earth, and throughout the ages, none have been more blessed than you, this group of people’ (“Know the Newest Work of God and Follow the Footsteps of God” in Listen to the Voice of God Know Christ). ‘Today’s truth is given to those who yearn for and seek it. This salvation is granted to those who yearn to be saved by God, and is not only meant to be gained by you, but is also so that you can be gained by God. You gain God in order that God can gain you’ (“The Experiences of Peter: His Knowledge of Chastisement and Judgment” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).”

Then Brother Wu went on with his fellowship, “From Almighty God’s words, we can see that God is always new and never old. In order to save corrupt mankind, God has been constantly doing new work, supplying and leading man. At each stage of His work, people chosen by God are those who can drop their religious notions, who can yearn for and seek the present work of the Holy Spirit, and accept God’s new words. Although all the followers of the Lord Jesus, including Peter and John, used to read the Old Testament and hold onto Jehovah’s laws, when the Lord Jesus came to do new work and express new words, they could let go of their religious conceptions and come out of the law to accept His new work and words. Therefore, they gained the Lord Jesus’ salvation, gained the peace and joy of being forgiven of their sins, as well as abundant blessings and grace bestowed by God. However, those priests, scribes and Pharisees were always unwilling to drop their notions and imaginations. They not only did not seek and investigate the Lord Jesus’ work and word, but even blasphemed, condemned and opposed His work. So they lost the Lord Jesus’ salvation and suffered due punishment in the end. Similarly, today, all those who can follow God’s steps in His new work, that is, accept Almighty God’s work, read Almighty God’s utterances, and truly submit to Almighty God are those who keep pace with the present work of the Holy Spirit. These people are the ones chosen by God and taken before His throne, and they are the most blessed ones. On the contrary, those who are unwilling to seek, accept, or obey Almighty God’s work of the last days will lose the presence and work of the Holy Spirit, fall into darkness, and miss God’s salvation of the last days. Moreover, as for those religious leaders and wicked people who wildly condemn and oppose God’s work of the last days, if they don’t repent from start to finish, they will receive God’s righteous punishment in the end.”

After listening to Almighty God’s words and Brother Wu’s fellowship, I seemed to suddenly realize the way to be raptured before the Lord. I felt excited inside, and said to Brother Wu, “Brother, your fellowship is so practical. All those who can put aside their notions, obey the work of the Holy Spirit, and follow the steps of God’s new work are people who have been raptured before God. These understandings and knowledge are very practical, and I agree to them totally.”

Brother Wu smiled and said, “Now, God’s six-thousand-year management plan is coming to an end, and the gate of the kingdom has been opened to all those who seek the appearance of God. Almighty God says, ‘God seeks those who long for Him to appear. He seeks Word of Almighty Godthose who are able to hear His words, those who have not forgotten His commission and offer up their heart and body to Him. He seeks those who are as obedient as babes before Him, and do not resist Him. If you are unhindered by any force in your devotion to God, then God shall look upon you with favor, and shall bestow His blessings upon you’ (“God Presides Over the Fate of All Mankind” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). Almighty God’s work has spread to many foreign countries and regions. Most of the brothers and sisters who truly believe in God in various denominations and sects have been raptured before God’s throne. They are enjoying God’s word to their heart’s content, pursuing to cast off their corrupt disposition and be made perfect by God. Are you willing to be raptured before Almighty God’s throne by Him?”

I said excitedly, “Of course. Although there are still many things I don’t understand about Almighty God’s work, I’d like to seek and investigate it.”

Brother Wu was all smiles, saying, “Praise God! Let’s listen to a hymn of life experience.”

I nodded with joy.

Dance Around the Throne

1. The last Christ has appeared; the kingdom is among men. Almighty God is seated on the throne, with a smile, uttering His voice to all the nations, revealing His majesty. The heavens and the earth are cheering together; all nations and all peoples are dancing together. God has gained glory. Praise, praise, praise greatly. See who is swaying more joyfully! Dance, dance around the throne. As Almighty God’s word issues forth, the earth is revived and is renewed into a new state; the earth is clothed in green. Today’s life is really wonderful; we are all taken up before God, more and more joyful with dancing, more and more joyful with dancing.

2. We have returned to God’s throne, eating and drinking around the throne; we are praising, really joyful. It’s God’s grace! The life in the past is unforgettable; today is sweeter than the past. It’s God’s exaltation. Praise, praise, praise greatly. See who is swaying more joyfully! Dance, dance around the throne. The heavens are happy and the earth is joyful; the stars are dancing and the moon is smiling; the birds in the trees are chattering; we are all beaming with smiles; we are revived. Everything has been changed. God reigns in the kingdom. The kingdom life is really wonderful, the kingdom life is really wonderful.

from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs

Source: https://www.rainbowtoken.com/i-have-been-raptured-in-this-way.html

How Should We Welcome the Return of the Lord Jesus?

Nowadays, all the believers in the Lord are expecting the Lord Jesus’ second coming to bring man into the kingdom of heaven. Especially when people reading the scripture Acts 1:11, “Which also said, You men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen him go into heaven.”, they think that the Lord left on a white cloud, so he will surely return on a white cloud. Thus most people just wait for the return of the Lord Jesus passively. But over more than two thousand years have passed, man still hasn’t seen the Savior coming with clouds. In recent years, whenever I see the disaster is greater and greater and the church becomes more and more desolate, I couldn’t help looking up to heaven and crying out to the Lord, “O Lord! Nowadays various signs of the last days have already been fulfilled, but why have we still not seen your return?” With the passage of time, I began to doubt: Is it truly after God’s heart that we wait for God’s coming so passively? Then how shall we welcome the return of the Lord?

It is recorded in the Bible when the disciples asked the Lord Jesus how to welcomeHis return, the Lord taught them to be the wise virginysxmtxx and come out to meet Him when hearing the voice of the bridegroom. I remember during the time that Peter spent with Jesus, he saw the Lord Jesus is full of authority and power in His words and actions. Therefore, under the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, he finally recognized that the Lord Jesus is Christ. It was the same with Nathanael, John, Matthew, and so on; they also knew the Lord Jesus was the coming Messiah from His words and works, and then followed Him and thus received the salvation of the Lord. Those facts enlightened me that man must have a heart of thirsting for and seeking God, and only from God’s words and works can we know the return of the Lord. Continue reading

Look, The Truth Reigns Here

I am an ordinary believer in the Church of Almighty God. Exalted by God, I was assigned to fulfill hosting duty. I often had meetings with Sister Zhao, an upper-level leader of the church. From her talk in the meetings, I realized that she didn’t coordinate harmoniously with her partner in their work. They both were very arrogant, and each rejected the other’s views and wanted the obedience of the other. When they couldn’t agree on the work, they would work apart. I thought to myself, “As upper-level leaders, if they have no harmonious partnership, both living in their arrogant corrupt disposition and sticking to their own views, they won’t be able to gain the work of the Holy Spirit. Then the work they do would be unbeneficial to the church work and to the brothers and sisters’ entry into life. This is not a small matter. I must point it out and have fellowship with Sister Zhao.” But then I thought, “Sister Zhao is an upper-level leader, and I am only an ordinary sister who performs hosting duty. Even if she needs help, it shouldn’t be me but her superior. Doing my best to fulfill my hosting duty is enough.”

Just then, I saw a passage of God’s words: “In the church, you should stand My testimony and hold on to the truth. Right is right, and wrong is wrong. Don’t confuse black and white. You should fight against Satan and defeat it thoroughly, leaving it unable to rise again. Safeguard My testimony at any cost; this should be the principle of your doing things. Don’t forget” (“The Forty-first Utterance” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). From these words of God, I understood God’s will: In the church, the truth reigns. When anything incompatible with the truth happens, everyone can stand up and speak for the truth. When seeing any brother or sister reveal their corrupt disposition, everyone else can help them by fellowshiping about the truth with them. This is the duty and obligation of every one of us, and is also God’s requirement for us. God hopes that when we encounter a situation, we can stand on the right ground and practice the truth resolutely, and go all out to defend God’s work and God’s testimony. Hosting the brothers and sisters is my duty, it is also my duty and obligation to point out my leader’s shortcomings and corruption and fellowship about the truth with her in order to benefit her life and protect the church work from loss. Continue reading

You say that God has come, and we dare not believe it. For it is written, “And then if any man shall say to you, See, here is Christ; or, see, he is there; believe him not: For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” How to discern the true Christ and the false ones?

The answer from God’s word:

“To study such a thing is not difficult, but requires each of us to know this truth: He who is God’s incarnation shall hold the substance of God, and He who is God’s incarnation shall hold the expression of God. Since God becomes flesh, He shall bring forth the work He must do, and since God becomes flesh, He shall express what He is, and shall be able to bring the truth to man, bestow life upon man, and show man the way. Flesh that does not contain the substance of God is surely not the incarnate God; of this there is no doubt. To investigate whether it is God’s incarnate flesh, man must determine this from the disposition He expresses and the words He speaks. Which is to say, whether or not it is God’s incarnate flesh, and whether or not it is the true way, must be judged from His substance. And so, in determining[a] whether it is the flesh of God incarnate, the key is to pay attention to His substance (His work, His words, His disposition, and many more), rather than external appearance. If man sees only His external appearance, and overlooks His substance, then that shows the ignorance and naivety of man. External appearance does not determine substance; what’s more, the work of God has never conformed with the conceptions of man. Did not the outward appearance of Jesus conflict with the conceptions of man? Were not His appearance and dress unable to provide any clues as to His true identity? Was not the reason why the earliest Pharisees opposed Jesus because they merely looked at His external appearance, and did not take to heart the words that He spoke? It is My hope that the brothers and sisters who seek the appearance of God will not repeat the tragedy of history. You must not become the Pharisees of modern times and nail God to the cross again. You should carefully consider how to welcome the return of God, and should have a clear mind of how to be someone who submits to the truth. This is the responsibility of everyone who is waiting for Jesus to return with the clouds. We should rub our spiritual eyes, and not fall prey to the words full of flights of fancy. We should think about the practical work of God, and should take a look at the real side of God. Do not get carried away or lose yourselves in daydreams, always looking forward to the day that the Lord Jesus suddenly descends among you on a cloud to take you who have never known Him or seen Him, and do not know how to do His will. It is better to think upon practical matters!”

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