The Poor in Spirit Can Hear God’s Voice and Follow His Footsteps

1. Seek With an Open Heart When Investigating the True Way

The Lord Jesus told us, “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3). “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him” (Matthew 25:6). “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7). We can see that when we investigate the true way, it is the Lord’s will that we seek with an open heart. When we hear someone testifying that the Lord has returned, we must take the initiative to seek and investigate to see whether or not it is the appearance and work of God. If we sincerely seek and yearn for the Lord’s appearance, then He will surely lead us to find His footsteps and to welcome Him. Why does the Lord say that we must seek with an open heart when investigating the true way to welcome the Lord?

2. Pay Heed to Listening to God’s Voice When Investigating the True Way

Besides seeking with an open heart, when investigating the true way, it is also crucial to pay heed to listening to God’s voice. The Lord Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27). And the Book of Revelation prophesies, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20). God’s words say, “[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 these passages that, when the Lord returns in the last days, He will speak His utterances to the churches and, by means of His words, He will seek out His sheep. Only those who listen to God’s voice and follow Him are the ones who can welcome the Lord. As we all know, God is the truth, the way, and the life, and only God can express the truth. Hearing God’s voice means that we can see His appearance, and so using God’s voice to determine whether or not it is the appearance and work of God is the only wise choice to make. When the Lord Jesus appeared and performed His work, Peter recognized that He was Christ by listening to His sermons. When Nathaniel heard Jesus say, “Before that Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you” (John 1:48), he saw that the Lord could see into the deepest recesses of man’s heart, that He was all-powerful and all-knowing, and he then knew the Lord Jesus to be the Messiah. Then there was the Samaritan woman who, when she spoke with the Lord Jesus, heard Him uncover the secrets she had hidden in her heart and became certain that the Lord Jesus was the Messiah who would come. This shows us that the most crucial and the most fundamental requirement for investigating the true way is that we must listen to God’s voice to see whether this way has the expressions of truth — this is the most important principle for investigating the true way. So when we are seeking and investigating the true way and greeting the Lord in the last days, we must pay heed to listening to God’s voice. Once we have heard God’s voice, do we not then see His appearance and greet the Lord?

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Mary

Mary

Hey, I'm Mary. I’m pursuing to be a devout christian. May God bless us! May we all treat our life with God’s Words. Amen!