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Satan’s Books Can Poison Us

I always believed that my husband and I passed our lives “with our faces to the soil and our backs to the sun” because we didn’t study enough when we were young, and because we had no knowledge.book That’s why I decided that no matter how hard or how much I had to suffer, I would send my sons and daughters to school so that they could accomplish something, and wouldn’t have to follow in our footsteps. With that guiding us, my husband and I ate and dressed simply and squeezed every penny to send our oldest daughter to technical school and our oldest son to university. But we still had two more children, so to send them to university, my husband had to leave home to work for years at a time, and I wasn’t either idle; I tended the fields and the pigs at home from dawn to dusk. Whenever the farm work got too exhausting, I wished I could simply stop. But at the thought of how competitive society is today, how if I didn’t send my children to school, they would only have a future working in the mud like me, how they would never achieve anything and be looked down upon, and that only by testing into university could they find a good job or become an official, achieve something, gain a future for themselves, and gain glory for us, the pain and exhaustion I suffered seemed worth it. And so, every day when I woke up, I kept myself so busy with my work that often I had no time to eat and drink of God’s words or for a normal spiritual life, and even less time for a normal life at church or to perform my duties, but I thought nothing of it, and continued to work myself to the bone for my children … until recently, when I heard these words from God’s fellowship: “All desire to see their children rise above others. Everyone wants to send their children to prestigious universities, where they will be educated, get their degree, and then rise above others and find a place in society. Everyone holds this view, you all hope to see your children get higher education, because some say that ‘The worth of other pursuits is small, the study of books excels them all.’ Especially with competition in today’s society so intense, without a university degree and stable footing, they run the risk of starving—everyone holds this point of view. … But have you ever considered, in the course of their education, how much of Satan’s poison will be fed to them, or how many satanic thoughts and theories will be inserted into their mind? … The day may come when your child returns home and is disgusted with you when you speak of faith in God, calls you foolish and mocks you for speaking of the truth, and despises your words. Then, you will think, ‘Sending my child to be educated at that kind of school was misguided, a mistake, and it’s too late to undo it!’ … There is not one person content to bring their children before God so they can completely accept the ideas and thoughts that God requires or be the person God requires them to be. People are unwilling and afraid to do this. They fear deeply that if they do, their children will have no income and no future. What does this view represent? It represents and proves that people are not interested in the truth or God, have no faith, no true belief, that what they yearn for and worship is the world, and without this world, there is no life for them. … These views betray and reject God, and are not in accord with the truth” (“To Understand Yourself, You Must Understand the Points of View Rooted Deeply Within You” in Records of Christ’s Talks With Leaders and Workers of the Church). Each and every one of God’s words moved me deeply. So many years of bitter saving and hard, laborious work, giving up everything so that my children could go to university, and why? Because I believed Satan’s “The worth of other pursuits is small, the study of books excels them all” was a rule of survival! Under the influence of Satan’s poison, I put knowledge above all else, and thought that only with knowledge could one stand out, accomplish things, have a future, and gain status in society. I thought those without education were an underclass deserving of disdain, the lowest of the low. So, to ensure my children could succeed in the world and avoid lives “with their faces to the soil and their backs to the sun,” I did everything in my power to send them to study and provide them a higher education. For so many years, I put my goal before anything else in my heart, meanwhile I buried God’s words, my duties, and my own salvation in the back of my mind. Satan’s poison hurt me so deeply! The main reason I paid such a price to send my children to school was my own regret over not studying enough when I was young, so I transferred my hopes to my sons and daughters because I wanted them to finish the dream I couldn’t fulfill myself. For decades I had lived and fought for one thing—knowledge—without even being aware of it. Even though I have followed God for years, I have not obtained the truth, and my viewpoints haven’t changed at all. What I worship is still knowledge, and what I yearn for and rely on is Satan. I am still an unbeliever who pursues worldly trends and resists God!

In God’s fellowship, I also came to understand that Satan uses study and learning to trick them into receiving its education and accepting its poison and thoughts into their minds, and once the poison is delivered, people are completely taken over by atheist thoughts and fallacies that deny and resist God, which is how Satan achieves its goals of corrupting and swallowing people. Because I couldn’t see through Satan’s deceit, I eagerly sent my children off to receive a satanic education, handing them to the evil without ever considering how to bring them before God or make them accept the truth that comes from God and make them live according to God’s requirements. Recently, my son graduated from a prestigious university, and when he returned home, even though he has gained much knowledge, he has also completely gone over to the path of death. When I mention anything about belief in God, he parades all kinds of scientific knowledge and theories to refute me, he calls me uneducated, ignorant, and undiscerning, he even warns me about being scammed and says I should believe in science rather than superstition…. Only when I came to regret it did I realize sending my children to receive higher education was a mistake. Reality finally made me understand that all worldly culture and knowledge is in opposition to God and contrary to truth. They are the tools Satan uses to corrupt and control people. The higher an education people receive, the more knowledge they grasp, the more of Satan’s poison is in them, the further they become from God, the more they become enemies of God, and the harder it is for them to receive God’s salvation. One could say that the more books a person reads and the more knowledge they have, the deeper their resistance to God. Knowledge is a very dangerous thing!

Enlightenment from God finally made me understand that “The worth of other pursuits is small, the study of books excels them all” is a satanic fallacy, just one of Satan’s lies to deceive, delude, and corrupt people. I also understood that sending my children to Satan’s school was the same as shoving them into the abyss of death and the fires of hell. God, I don’t want to be a servant of Satan’s schemes anymore, I want to pursue the truth and change my own fallacious views, I want Your words to be the foundation of my existence, and I want to bring my two youngest children before You, so that they can receive Your salvation and become as men should be.

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What a Winding Path I Had Walked!

As a child of a cadre, I was raised carefully by my parents and familylived a comfortable life. My mother told me that when I was very young, a fortune teller said that I would be blessed in the future according to my auspicious time of birth. So I believed in fate and also believed that there was an Old Man in the Sky. When I grew up, one time a classmate said to me, “There is a fortune teller here. What he says is fairly accurate. We may as well go there and do fortune telling.” So, we went to have our fortunes told. I’d like to know the profession of my future husband, whether my marriage would be happy, and what my future life would be like. Nonetheless, the fortune teller did not tell me the profession of my future husband. Instead, he told me that it would be better for me to marry a man two or four years older than me, that I would have a beautiful marriage in the future, and that there would not be much hardship ahead of me, which offered me reassurance and filled my heart with great pleasure. In the twinkling of an eye, I reached the marriage age. Instead of pairing off with a man two or four years older than me, I married one five years older.

After marriage, my husband and I lived a happy life, and his business thrived, making him the richest man among the locals. I thought: That fortune teller is really accurate. Though I did not marry someone two or four years apart in age, my marriage is pretty satisfying. Carried away by this happiness, I believed that I would grow old with my husband and live in bliss for the rest of my life. Just when I was immersed in happiness, however, something unfortunate came upon me. My husband had an affair due to constant business travel and actually asked for a divorce, which led to the collapse of my sweet family. Faced with the lavishly decorated house daily, I felt a void in my heart, and waves of desolation swept over me. I was afflicted with depression and pain, but could not find a person to pour out my heart. I longed deep down to meet a Savior to deliver me from the abyss of misery. Continue reading

These Words Are So Precious!

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Wake up, brothers! Wake up, sisters! My day will not delay. Time is life. Seizing time is rescuing life! The time will not be far distant! If you fail the college entrance examination, you can retake courses again and again. But My day will not delay. Remember! Remember! This is My good admonition. The end of the world has been revealed before your eyes. The great disasters will come soon. Is your life important or your sleep and your eating, drinking, and clothing important? It is the time to think it over! No more doubt. You dare not be serious!

… I am your Savior! I am your Almighty! Watch, watch! Time once missed will never return. Remember! Never is there medicine to cure regret in the world! What should I say to you? Are My words not worthy for you to ponder carefully again and again?” (“The Thirtieth Utterance” of Christ’s Initial Expressions and Testimonies in The Word Appears in the Flesh). Whenever I read these God’s words, a feeling of gratefulness for God will emerge inside me. In retrospect, when my aunt came to preach the kingdom gospel of Almighty God to me, I thought that belief in God was old people’s business while young people needed to bear and raise children, make money to support their family and thus didn’t have time to believe in God. So, I rejected the salvation of God many times. I had held such a view until one year later. At that moment, I got ill and was hospitalized. Then I delivered my baby before his due date and his life was at stake. In despair, I cried out to God. God cared for and protected my baby, and saved his life. God’s love brought me before Him, allowing me to know that there is no age limit for belief in God, that it is heaven’s law and earth’s principle to believe in God and worship God, and that as a created being, one should worship the Creator. From God’s words, I even more see that only God is responsible for man’s life, and that God’s words are precious, are the truth, and point out the right way and direction of human life for man. Continue reading

The Love of God’s Salvation for Mankind

There is a feeling of guilt that wells up in my heart every time I see these words of God: “The biggest problem with man is that he thinks of nothing but his fate and prospects, that he idolizes them. Man pursues God for the sake of his fate and prospects; he does not worship God because of his love for Him. And so, in the conquest of man, man’s selfishness, greed and the things that most obstruct his worship of God must all be eliminated. In doing so, the effects of man’s conquest will be achieved. As a result, in the earliest conquest of man it is necessary to first purge the wild ambitions and most grievous weaknesses of man, and, through this, to reveal man’s love of God, and change his knowledge of human life, his view of God, and the meaning of his existence. In this way, man’s love of God is cleansed, which is to say, man’s heart is conquered” (“Restoring the Normal Life of Man and Taking Him to a Wonderful Destination” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). It has only been through time and time again of God’s judgment and chastisement that I have finally come to my senses and recognized that what God requires is mankind’s single-minded, pure love, and that it is right and proper for all creations to seek to love God and fulfill their duty. I also recognized that when people are no longer constrained by their future destiny and are able to live for God, the work of conquest on them will bear fruit. However, when I was working as a leader, I wasn’t putting my effort into pursuing the truth; I was always ruled by thoughts of my future destiny. Because of this, I would often undergo refinement to the point that I became negative, and this was not only a loss within my own life, but it also damaged my work in the house of God. However, God didn’t deal with me based on my transgressions. He gave me many opportunities to repent. There was the judgment and chastisement as well as the bitter refinements from God’s words, the sustenance, comfort, support, and shepherding from His words, the Holy Spirit leading me, enlightening me, and illuminating the path for me time and time again—only through these things was I able to step by step break free from Satan’s snare, not lose my way, and embark on the proper path in life. When I reflect on God’s salvation of me, the past is very vivid.

I was born in the countryside. I had three sisters, and because my father townwas subject to the traditional idea of perpetuating the family line, he preferred to be fined for having more children than the law allowed rather than not have a son. Because the issue of preferring boys over girls is very serious in the countryside, any household that doesn’t have a son is considered to have their family line cut off. This was the thing that saddened my father the most, and my parents argued about it frequently. There were threats of divorce several times and my father was often breaking things. I was always hoping for the day that my parents wouldn’t fight anymore. I remember one time when my cousin yelled at me “Your family line is broken!” because of some petty issue. I didn’t say anything when I heard those heart-rending words. From that time on, Satan’s poisons of “who says girls aren’t as good as boys,” “family prestige,” and “getting ahead” gained a deep hold in the depths of my soul. I developed a secret ambition: I’m the eldest daughter in the family, and I’ll strive to gain recognition for my parents. One day I’ll show that even though my parents don’t have a son, having a daughter is even better. Continue reading

The Work of God Is So Wise!

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Shiji    Ma’anshan City, Anhui Province

During my time working as a leader in the church, my leader would often share examples of others’ failures to serve as a lesson for us. For instance: Some leaders only spoke of letters and doctrines but failed to mention their own corruption or commune with regard to their understanding of how truth applies to reality. As a result, such leaders often were ineffective in their years of service and even became ones who do evil and resist God. Some leaders would show off, hold themselves aloft and testify to themselves to protect their status. In the end, such leaders would become antichrists, bringing their inferiors before them in blatant competition with God. Some leaders, in the course of their work, would show too great a consideration for their own flesh, lusting for leisure and never doing any real work. Such leaders were like parasites living off the benefits of church status. In the end, they were exposed and eliminated. … Having heard these stories of failure, a question came into my mind: Is God not almighty? Given that these leaders were perpetrating evil, resisting God and negatively influencing the church’s work, why didn’t God step in sooner to expose and eliminate these false leaders? In this way, would not the life of my brothers and sisters and all the church’s work be free from harm? This question remained in my thoughts without resolution.

Until one day, I read the following passage from “Fellowship and Preaching About Life Entry”: “Some people are always hurling criticism at leaders of every level and making irresponsible remarks. What does this behavior expose in these people? It exposes that the wildly arrogant and irrational and those who have no understanding of the work of God will not receive things in a correct fashion. If you recognize that this person lacks the work of the Holy Spirit and is not bringing God’s chosen into the truth with his work, does this not prove that you have entered into the truth? If one sees this kind of thing happen—if false workers or false apostles appear—what is the duty of God’s chosen? How should God’s chosen resolve this situation? How should they deal with this kind of issue? You can report the issue to your superiors and expose the person in question. Take the appropriate measures to allow even more of God’s chosen to recognize the problem. By taking the appropriate measures to report, expose, and propose suggestions is the problem not in this way resolved? Thus, God’s chosen also must bear responsibility and must know how best to resolve such matters. If God’s chosen people are without truth, they will certainly not act appropriately in resolving these issues. Some people have a strong sense of justice—they just won’t allow disturbers and destroyers of God’s work within their church. As soon as they find such a person, they immediately report and expose them. Some people will resist against the disturbers or destroyers, while some blindly obey. Some people blindly worship and follow the leader no matter who he is, others act without discernment, accepting whatever anyone says. So you see, in this way all different kinds of people are exposed. When things like this happen, it really exposes people: This is God’s good intention. If God’s chosen people have a strong grasp of the truth, they can recognize, resist and abandon false apostles and false workers as they appear. What does this mean? This means that God’s chosen have matured and grown up in their life and have completely received God’s salvation. It shows that they have come into God’s possession and have been made complete by Him. As such, God’s good intentions are present in all that occurs” (“How to Know Man’s Conceptions and Judgments” in Fellowship and Preaching About Life Entry III). This thoroughly resolved my confusion. As it turned out, God allows false apostles and false workers to emerge within our church, because this allows God to expose all different kinds of people. It allows Him to plant the truth within people and gives people recognition and knowledge, so that they may realize the truth and enter into the reality of God’s word. All those who seek the truth and have a sense of justice will stand up and report, expose, resist and abandon the actions of false apostles and false workers when they commit acts of evil and disturb the church’s work, so as to safeguard the church’s interests and stand testimony for God. Because they lack recognition, are only capable of going along with the masses, blindly follow and acquiesce to others, those who do not seek the truth, but indiscriminately follow others end up conspiring with evil-doers. Because they do not love truth, but only worship and seek after others, those lowly upholders and sycophants of the influential will be deluded by false apostles and false workers. Because they do not recognize the work of God, the arrogant and irrational only opine and develop notions regarding the church’s work and even cast suspicion or pass judgment on God’s work. For this, they are exposed. As is clear, God’s work is so very wise! God works through these things which are not in line with people’s notions to expose, train and perfect man. Those who truly believe in God and pursue the truth are capable of seeking the truth, understanding God’s will, practicing the truth, and standing testimony to satisfy God and receive God’s remedy and perfection. Those who do not seek truth only mirror the words of others, blindly worship, or pass judgment on God in the context of their own notions and imaginations. For this, they are exposed and eliminated. I thought to the following passage of God’s word, “God works through many negative affairs and through many adverse events to perfect you. He works through many of Satan’s actions, Satan’s accusations and the manifestation of Satan in many people to give you recognition and perfect you” (“Those Who Are to Be Made Perfect Must Undergo Refinement” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). Indeed, this is true. People might regard an event as adverse or negative, but God is working through this adverse situation to allow people to gain recognition and knowledge. He is working through this situation to make people realize the truth, recognize God’s wisdom, omnipotence and wondrous acts and see through Satan’s plots to forsake Satan and return to God. This is the meaning behind God’s working through that which is not in line with people’s notions to perfect man. If God had exposed and eliminated the false leaders and false workers as soon as they emerged, people would, given their inability to understand the truth and as a result of their inability to recognize and see the true nature of others, be deluded by the superficial sacrifices and investments of those leaders and workers. They would, as a result, develop notions and judgments of God’s work, voice grievances and even come to the defense of the supposed injustice incurred by these false leaders or false workers. In this way, God would be unable to achieve His goal of perfecting man. God didn’t neglect to expose these false leaders and false workers because He is not omnipotent or because He didn’t recognize their falsity. Rather, He wanted to bring out these negative actions as a way of training people to recognize the difference between those who have the work of the Holy Spirit and those who do not, between true and false leaders and workers, and between those who speak of doctrines and those who have the reality of truth. He wanted to train us to see to the heart of those who seek the truth and have a sense of justice and of those who do not seek the truth and lack recognition, and those arrogant people who constantly hold notions with regard to the work of God. Once all people have understood the truth, entered into the reality of God’s word, and been possessed by God, those false apostles, false leaders and false workers will have served their purpose. In this way, when God thoroughly eliminates these people, not only will people not misunderstand God, they will praise His righteousness and omnipotence. As is clear, God works through these adverse and negative events to allow people to realize the truth, recognize different kinds of people and have a true understanding of the real work of God.

Thank You God for Your enlightenment and guidance, which has allowed me to understand that God’s good intention and wisdom are there even in those events which do not align with people’s notions. Just as God’s word says, “My wisdom is founded upon the plots of Satan,” and “God employs all things in the execution of His work” to expose and perfect man in the most meaningful way. In the future, I vow not to use my lowly human perspective to weigh situations good or bad. In all the affairs in which I engage, I vow only to seek the truth, seek recognition of God’s wisdom and omnipotence, and of God’s disposition and what He has and is to truly understand the truth and come into possession of the truth.

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Who Knows the Motherly Heart of God?

Regarding the “God is righteous” aspect of the truth, I used to always have a somewhat absurd understanding. I thought that as long as someone reveals corruption in their work or commits transgressions that damage the church’s work, that person shall face retribution, or lose their duty or be subjected to punishment. That is God’s righteousness. Given this incorrect understanding, plus the fear of losing my duty from committing mistakes in my work, I thought of a “clever” method: Whenever I do something wrong, I try my best to not let the leaders know first, and quickly try to make up for it myself and do my utmost to make it right. Won’t that then help me keep my duty? Hence, whenever I gave reports on my work, I would reduce big issues into small ones and small issues into nothing. If I was sometimes passive I would do my best to cover it up in front of the leaders and pretend to be very active and positive, terrified that the leaders would think I was incompetent and stop using me. So just like that, I would be very carefully guarded against the leaders in everything I did.

However, God inspects people’s hearts, and my “superb trick” could never escape God’s eyes. I discovered that the more I tried to cover things up, the more God exposed me in the light. For instance: Whenever I tried to show off my “talent” in front of leaders, I would always stuff up and make a fool of myself; whenever I tried to cover up my passive situation, “dark clouds” would always inadvertently surface on my face and be figured out by brothers and sisters; whenever I tried to cover up the perfunctory way I dealt with my job, the result would be like a mirror that revealed everything. … Time after time of embarrassment and torment of my conscience from being dishonest made me fall down, yet I did not understand from this the intentions and purpose behind why God worked in this way, nor did I understand how God saved people. I merely waited passively for the arrival of “God’s righteous judgment”—to be dealt with by the church.

But reality did not progress as I had envisioned: In my work, even though I was pruned and dealt with for not fulfilling my duty properly, I was able to receive the devoted guidance of brothers and sisters, who let me know what was perfunctory and what was loyally fulfilling my duty. I understood that only by acting in accordance with God’s requirements can one fulfill their duty properly. In terms of entry into life, I gotThe Church of Almighty Godcaught up many times in evil thoughts I could not get rid of, leaving my heart in agony. I wanted to open up my heart and seek communication, but I felt too embarrassed to speak. In the end, I fell into darkness and lost the work of the Holy Spirit. But after I went all out and spoke up, I saw that brothers and sisters not only did not laugh at or look down on me because of it, they instead gave me help and exhortation, enabling me to live in the light and giving me a path to practice and the power to defeat sin. Later on, I saw that when brothers and sisters around me did something wrong or revealed corruption, the church did not send them home because of it. Rather, the church did its utmost to communicate to and support them, giving them chance after chance. Even if a particular person is sent home in the end, it’s only because they repeatedly offended God’s disposition and still refused to repent even after being pruned, dealt with, and communicated to many times. But even for such people, the church is still waiting for them to repent and wake up. If they really do self-reflect and change after a period of time, the church will still give them opportunities to practice and prepare good deeds. These facts made me see that God’s attitude is like how parents treat the return of their prodigal son—with unparalleled love and affection. They also made me see that the work God performs is the work of saving people, changing people, and perfecting people. It was only then that I realized that my idea of “God’s righteousness” was too preposterous and too far off from reality. Although God’s disposition is righteous, what He reveals most to the people who follow Him is extreme patience, tolerance, and mercy—and it is unlimited and immeasurable. It can be said that the love God expresses is even greater than His righteousness.

In that moment, I couldn’t help but think of a passage of God’s word. So I opened up Records of Christ’s Talks With Leaders and Workers of the Church and found the following passage. God said: “What is the essence of Christ? To man, Christ’s essence is love, and for those who follow Him that love is boundless. If He does not have love and does not have mercy, man would not have followed Him until now. Some people say: ‘What about God’s righteousness?’ Yes! He indeed also has righteousness, but from the perspective of His disposition, His righteousness is despising mankind’s corruption and evil. What if He only has righteousness but not love or if His love is less than His righteousness? It could be said then that it’s all over for mankind. Therefore, I tell you the truth, and that’s that during the period God in the flesh does work on man, the part of His essence that stands out the most is His love and His limitless tolerance. If it was not love, then the way God smote people like you imagined would happen all the time; if He hated anyone He would punish them, curse them, judge them, and chastise them. How harsh would that be? If He got angry at someone, that person would tremble in fear, unable to stand before the eyes of God…. This is just one way of expressing God’s disposition. Ultimately, His purpose is still salvation. His love runs through all of the revelations of His disposition. Think back: During the time God in the flesh works on man, the thing He reveals the most is His love. Then what is patience? It is only because there is love inside His patience that there is mercy and there is still salvation. God can only have mercy on man because of love. It is just like how spouses who are truly in love won’t look at each other’s flaws and shortcomings and are patient when the other person has made them mad. Everything is built on the foundation of love. What if He was hate? Then it wouldn’t be this attitude and it wouldn’t be this kind of revelation or result. If God only had hate and wrath, only judgment and chastisement, and with no love therein, then the situation would not be what you see today, and all you people would not be fine. Would He still supply you with the truth?” (“God’s True Love for Mankind” in Records of Christ’s Talks With Leaders and Workers of the Church). When I saw this passage in the past, even though I would say I acknowledge it, I never really comprehended it and was still full of distrust and guardedness toward God. It is only now that I have a bit of actual understanding of these words and can appreciate that they have too much substance. The spaces between the lines are filled with God’s deep affection for mankind and His well-intentioned supply, support and teaching of them.

At this point, I could not help but develop deep feelings of guilt toward God in my heart: Oh God! For all the time I have followed You, even though I believed in You I did not know You. I not only blindly and falsely misunderstood Your motherly heart, I also caused You too much pain. I really am too unworthy to come before You, and even more unworthy of Your salvation. I am only worthy of Your curse! Yet the way You treat me is not based on my disobedience. Rather, You strongly exalt, pity and tolerate me, giving me the opportunity to achieve rebirth, allowing me to enjoy all Your love and grace, letting me see Your beauty and kindness, and experience the practicality of Your word—God is righteous and moreover is love! From now on, I want to get to know more of Your adorableness through Your word and through real life, and strive to be a person who is honest, who loves You, and loyally fulfill my duty to repay Your great love!

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Going Through the Tunnels and Getting Warmed by the Sun

Like hundreds of millions of other Christians, I had been longing desperately for the Lord to come soon to take me to the kingdom of heaven and enjoy the blessings there. One day in November 2006, I finally heard the news of the Lord’s return. Under the guidance of God’s words, the brothers and sisters who spread the gospel patiently communicated with me, so that I recognized at last that the incarnate Almighty God is exactly the returned Lord Jesus and joyfully accepted Almighty God’s work in the last days.

After I accepted the gospel, Sister Yang solemnly fellowshiped with me, “We are now in the last days when God is doing the final stage of work to save man. God does His utmost to save man, while Satan continuously carries out its plots to disturb man and prevent them from coming before God to receive His salvation. So, the battle in the spiritual realm now is very intense. Let’s read a passage of Almighty God’s words.” I took the book and seriously read, “As God works, Satan harasses. In the last days, it will finish its harassment; likewise, God’s work will be finished, and the kind of person God wishes to complete will be completed. God directs people positively; His life is living water, immeasurable and without limits. Satan has corrupted man to a certain degree; in the end, the living water of life will complete man, and it will be impossible for Satan to interfere and carry out its work. Thus, God will completely obtain these people. Satan still refuses to accept this now; it continuously pits itself against God, but God pays it no attention. He has said, I will be victorious over all of Satan’s dark forces and over all dark influences. … God is wiser than it, and His work far exceeds it. Therefore, I previously stated the following: The work that I do is carried out in response to Satan’s ruses. In the end I will reveal My almightiness and Satan’s powerlessness. When God does His work, Satan tails Him from behind, until in the end it is finally destroyed—it will not even know what hit it! It will only realize the truth once it has already been smashed and crushed; at that time it will already have been burned in the lake of fire. Will it not be completely convinced then? For it has no more schemes to employ!” (“You Should Know How the Whole of Humanity Has Developed to the Present Day” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). Sister Yang then said gently, “From Almighty God’s words, we can see that in God’s management work, Satan never spares anyone that God is to save. It uses people, events, and things to interfere with man, so that they may turn away from God, deny God, betray God, and finally lose God’s salvation. However, God’s wisdom is exercised based on Satan’s schemes. God just takes advantage of Satan’s disturbance to let us know His work, His wisdom and omnipotence, and see through Satan’s evil and ugliness. So, no matter what we encounter in the future, we should seek the truth, see through Satan’s schemes, and stand testimony for God! As long as we consider things by standing on the side of God, Satan can do nothing with us.” Hearing the sister’s fellowship, I said with full confidence, “Yeah. We believe in the true God, so I’ll rely on Him and fear nothing. If I am tempted, I will absolutely stand on God’s side.” Continue reading