By Ye Qing, China
Monday, September 3, 2018 Clear sky
As of today, I’ve been working in the beauty parlor for a month. When I first started, the boss arranged for a girl named Xiao Jie to show me the ropes. She had a very upbeat personality, and she would tell me everything, whether it was things going on at home or problems she’d encountered at work, and we got to know each other pretty quickly. With Xiao Jie’s help, and through studying and training hard and learning from the strengths of my colleagues, my skills improved rapidly, and many customers began to ask for me personally. To express my thanks to Xiao Jie, I bought some make-up products and clothes just for her. We are becoming closer and closer, we confide in each other whenever we have an issue, and we’ve become friends that can say anything to each other. I’m so happy to have made such a good friend.
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“God’s saving of man is not done directly using the method of the Spirit and the identity of the Spirit, for His Spirit can neither be touched nor seen by man, neither can man draw near. If He tried to save man directly using the perspective of the Spirit, man would be unable to receive His salvation. If God did not put on the outward form of a created man, there would be no way for man to receive this salvation. For man has no way of approaching Him, much as no one was able to go near the cloud of Jehovah. Only by becoming a created human being, that is, only by putting His word into the body of flesh that He is about to become, can He personally work the word into all who follow Him. Only then can man personally see and hear His word, and moreover enter into possession of His word, and by this means come to be fully saved. If God did not become flesh, no one of flesh and blood would be able to receive such great salvation, nor would a single person be saved. If the Spirit of God worked directly in the midst of mankind, all humanity would be struck down, or else, with no way of coming into touch with God, they would be completely carried away captive by Satan.”
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Seeing that disasters are unfolding on a larger and larger scale, are you, who sincerely believe in the Lord, anxiously waiting for the Lord to appear? Do you know how to find the appearance of God and welcome the Lord? In fact, the path is very clear. Many people, by practicing the following God’s words, have successfully welcomed the Lord and followed the footsteps of the Lamb. Now read God’s words, and you will find the way and have the opportunity to welcome the Lord.
God says, “[S]ince we are searching for the footprints of God, it behooves us to search for God’s will, for the words of God, for His utterances—because wherever there are new words spoken by God, the voice of God is there, and wherever there are the footsteps of God, God’s deeds are there. Wherever there is the expression of God, there God appears, and wherever God appears, there the truth, the way, and the life exist. In seeking God’s footprints, you have ignored the words ‘God is the truth, the way, and the life.’ And so, many people, even when they receive the truth, do not believe that they have found God’s footprints, and still less do they acknowledge the appearance of God. What a grave mistake!”
We can see from God’s words that we should pay attention to listening to God’s voice when welcoming the Lord. Today, the Lord has returned and expressed the truth to save mankind. All those who yearn to seek God have recognized God’s voice from God’s utterances of the last days, and then have welcomed the Lord, followed God’s footsteps, and attended the feast of the Lamb.
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Throughout all of history, Satan has never stopped its persecution of believers in God. Especially in China, where the Chinese Communist Party exercises control, every believer is persecuted by the CCP. Countless Christians, because of following the right path by believing in God, have been ordered to be arrested, seized, sentenced to prison, and subjected to torture, and some even have been tortured to death. So many have been forced into exile and wandered across the country, spilling their blood and tears. In the midst of oppression and calamity, however, they still prayed to God and called out to God, finally overcoming the savage torture and the fear of death under the guidance of God’s words. In the spiritual battles, they triumphed over Satan, and bore testimony to God.
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Many of us are yearning for the Lord to return to instantly change our form and bring us into the kingdom of heaven. Are the facts really like this? Has God said that He will change our form and bring us into the kingdom of heaven when He returns? If we study the Bible, we’ll find that God didn’t say that, but He said, “Be you holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). “Not every one that said to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of My Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). God requires us to be holy and to do His will, and only thus will we enter into the kingdom of heaven. However, we still frequently tell lies and commit sins. How can we be qualified to be raptured up into the heavenly kingdom? Would God’s words not contradict our idea that “we’ll instantaneously change form and be raptured into the heavenly kingdom”? How can we be raptured into the kingdom of heaven?
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Almighty God says, “Without God in his heart, man’s inner world is dark, hopeless and empty. … Science, knowledge, freedom, democracy, leisure, comfort: these bring man only a temporary consolation. Even with these things, man will inevitably sin and bemoan the injustices of society. These things cannot restrain man’s craving and desire to explore. This is because man was made by God and the senseless sacrifices and explorations of man can only lead to more distress and can only cause man to exist in a constant state of fear, not knowing how to face the future of mankind or how to face the path that lies ahead. Man will even come to fear science and knowledge, and fear even more the feeling of emptiness. In this world, regardless of whether you live in a free country or one without human rights, you are utterly incapable of escaping the fate of mankind. Whether you are the ruler or the ruled, you are utterly incapable of escaping the desire to explore the fate, mysteries, and destination of mankind, much less are you capable of escaping the bewildering sense of emptiness. Such phenomena, which are common to all of mankind, are called social phenomena by sociologists, yet no great man can come forth to solve such problems. Man, after all, is man, and the position and life of God cannot be replaced by any man. Mankind does not just require a fair society in which everyone is well-fed and is equal and free; what mankind needs is the salvation of God and His provision of life to them. Only when man receives God’s provision of life and His salvation can the needs, the yearning to explore, and the spiritual emptiness of man be resolved” (“God Presides Over the Fate of All Mankind”).
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If I were not saved by God, I would still be drifting in this world, struggling hard and painfully in sin, every day bleak and hopeless. If I were not saved by God, I’d still be crushed below the devil’s feet, snared in sin and its enjoyments, ignorant of what my life would be. It’s Almighty God who saves me; all God’s words have purified my heart. Through God’s judgment and His chastisement, my corrupted disposition’s changed. All the word and truth God expresses, it has all given me new life. I have seen my God face to face and have tasted God’s true love. Finally I’ve understood God’s loving hand holds mine as we go. Now I have heard the voice of God and been raised before God’s throne. The feast of my Christ I attend, to be perfected and purified by Him. What I’d hoped for is finally realized, I have now been saved by God.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs
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Almighty God says, “Today, God has done new work. You may not be able to accept these words, and they may seem odd to you, but I would advise you not to expose your naturalness, for only those who truly hunger and thirst for righteousness before God can obtain the truth, and only those who are truly devout can be enlightened and guided by Him. Results are obtained by seeking the truth with sober tranquility, not with quarrel and contention. When I say that ‘today, God has done new work,’ I am referring to the matter of God’s returning to the flesh. Perhaps these words do not bother you; perhaps you despise them; or even perhaps they are of great interest to you. Whatever the case, I hope that all those who truly yearn for God to appear can face this fact and give it their careful scrutiny, rather than jump to conclusions about it; that is what a wise person should do.”
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