Gospel Testimonies — 3 Aspects of Truth You Should Know（Part-2）
Rumors Fell down Under the Facts
Because these words were helpful to me, I really wanted to know where they were extracted from. Later on, I found there were several words “The Word Appears in the Flesh” at the end of each passage of words.
Then I copied them and searched on the Internet. To my surprise, finally what I searched was “The Church of Almighty God.” Seeing these words, I stared blankly and was in a quandary: Why did I meet people from The Church of Almighty God again? Then I knelt down and prayed to the Lord: “O Lord, why do You time and time again bring me to The Church of Almighty God? What’s Your intention? What should I do? Please guide me and lead me.” When I was praying, what Brother Wu had sent to me continuously floated up into my mind. Then I prayed to the Lord again: “O Lord, is it the church I have been looking for? Can I find the answers to my questions in the church? If this is the way You provide out for me, I will seek and investigate it even though the church is condemned by the religious world and the CCP government. Please give me a heart of sanctifying myself from them. I pray in the Lord Jesus’ holy name. Amen!”
After praying, I thought back to the time when I had kept in touch with the brothers and sisters from The Church of Almighty God, they not only had patience and love but also fellowshiped the truth with great light. My doubt and difficulties were solved one by one through their fellowship. Thus I felt the words that Almighty God expresses are the truth. Thinking that, I ignored the negative reports and searched for The Church of Almighty God on the Internet. Then I visited its official website. Not only did I watch MVs and movies from The Church of Almighty God, but I downloaded its App for mobile phone. When I opened the App, a movie called “The Winter Plum Blossom” attracted me. When I saw the sister still relied on God and stood witness for God according to His words under the cruel torment of the CCP, my heart felt stirred. And I watched it with tears. Who could surpass such a test without God’s power? Under the persecution of the CCP government and the religious world, brothers and sisters of The Church of Almighty God could still persevere in spreading the gospel and completing the mission entrusted by God. This was true confidence. At the same time, I saw the CCP was truly so dark and evil that it could persecute Christians inhumanly. Besides, after hearing God’s voice, the religious world not only refused to seek and investigate God’s work but also conspired with the CCP government to persecute The Church of Almighty God. They were similar to the Pharisees in the past who resisted God to maintain their own standing, fortune and status. At that time, I let go of the misconceptions of The Church of Almighty God and decided to continue investigating it.
Welcoming the Appearance of the Lord
After about a week, we attended a gathering on the Internet once again. From the voice of the brothers and sisters, I felt they were excited and nervous. Then Brother Wu said: “We have fellowshipped God, as the Son of man, will become flesh to do His work in secret in the last days. How should we judge that He is just the incarnation of God? At first, we should measure by His words and work, and not by His appearance. Because God is the truth, the way and the life, and only God can express the truth, His disposition, and what He has and is, and do His own work. Just as when the Lord Jesus came to do His work, He preached the gospel of the kingdom of heaven, taught us people to love others as we love ourselves and love the Lord our God with all our heart; moreover, He performed many miracles such as feeding five-thousand people with five loaves and two fish, making the blind see, and resurrecting the dead. From God’s words and work, we can believe that the Lord Jesus is God Himself.” I thought: It’s correct. Christ possesses God’s wisdom and power. Even though He has a normal and ordinary appearance, His essence is God Himself. He can express the truth and do His work.
Brother Wu sent us another passage of God’s words: “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.”
He fellowshiped: “In fact, God has come back in the flesh and lives among us. Every passage of words we read is God’s words, because only God can reveal the mystery of His six-thousand-year management plan, express His disposition, and His possessions and being, and bear witness to every step of His work and His painstaking efforts and the price He has paid.”
Everyone was silent for a moment after Brother Wu’s words, looking at me. I said slowly: “As a matter of fact, I have known The Church of Almighty God on the Internet. I also have known it is Eastern Lightning. Nevertheless, this can’t affect me; on the contrary, I feel there’s truth to be sought in this way. Eastern Lightning is the true way. Don’t worry, you can continue to fellowship. I’m able to accept all of them.”
When I finished these words, the brothers and sisters attending the gathering on the Internet choked with sobs. Some of them muted their video calls. This action of theirs made me have come to a understanding that how arduous it was for the brothers and sisters of The Church of Almighty God to cooperate with God to bring us before God from the religious world. At the same time, I hated the anti-preaching propaganda from the religious world. They prevented so many souls from coming before God and accepting His salvation of the last days. So we could see they were demons who ate people’s souls.
Brother Wu said: “Almighty God incarnate has an ordinary and common appearance, engaging in the same activities as any other normal human, but His essence is the Spirit of God. He can do God’s work and express God’s words. Through reading Almighty God’s words, we’ve understood the mystery of God’s six-thousand-year management plan, the inside story and significance of God’s work in the Age of Law, in the Age of Grace and in the Age of kingdom. Moreover, we’ve known how God expresses His words to do His work of judging and purifying mankind. By accepting the judgment and chastisement of Almighty God’s words, I’ve seen we corrupt mankind is arrogant, selfish and despicable. Only by experiencing God’s work have I had some changes in my life disposition. Just as I enthusiastically served when I believed in the Lord in the past. At that time, I thought I had many responsibilities, and was a person who considered the Lord’s will and loved God most. When my co-worker who was annoyed with family affairs couldn’t serve the Lord absorbedly, I looked down on him; when brothers and sisters were weak and negative, I drew the conclusion that they had no intention to seek the truth but I didn’t help or support them with love or patience. After accepting Almighty God’s work in the last days, under the revelation of God’s words, I realized I was deeply corrupted by Satan. I was arrogant and self-righteous. I always looked down on other people and put myself above others. Even when I interacted with my family, I still asked them to obey me. I was everywhere revealing satanic disposition, without a truly human form. In the meanwhile, under the judgment of God’s words, I saw God is too holy and righteous and that His disposition must not be offended. So I was unwilling to live by my corrupt disposition, and then I began to practice the truth and pursue the truth. After experiencing many things, I have realized some truth, had some true knowledge of God and had some changes in my life disposition. Not only can I humble myself to accept others’ advice, but I can help and treat people with a loving heart. I finally have lived out a bit of the likeness of a genuine human being. Thus, only God incarnate can express His words to judge us, purify us and save us from sin. Almighty God’s words and work prove His own identity and position; at the same time, they prove the fact that Almighty God is the Lord of creation. From Almighty God’s words, we have recognized God’s voice, seen His appearance and believed that He is the return of the Lord Jesus and our Redeemer.”
I was deeply stirred by the fellowship of Brother Wu. I thanked Almighty God for bringing me before Him. I was also grateful that God’s wondrous arrangement made me know the brothers and sisters from The Church of Almighty God, hear His voice and welcome the appearance of the Lord.
Afterward I read many Almighty God’s words, which include His exhortations and reassurances for man and severe judgments. Through His words, I felt I was close to God and saw He observes people’s hearts. He understands each difficulty of mine and He is fully aware of my corruption. His words judge and reveal my various corrupt dispositions. In addition, His words point out to me the way. No matter what difficulties I face, I can find the answer and the path to practice from God’s words.
I can accept God’s work in the last days and go back to His house. These are all results that can be obtained through God’s words. Not only do God’s words reveal the mystery of the Bible, but they also lead me to understand many truths that I previously didn’t in my faith in the Lord. In addition, God’s words have solved the problems that puzzled me all the time, and at the same time, God expresses His disposition and what He has and is through His words. I have seen God’s appearance through His words, so I firmly believe that Almighty God is the appearance of the Lord Jesus. I’m grateful to God for taking pity on me and bringing me back to God’s house through the brothers and sisters repeatedly preaching to me. This is God’s love for me. All the glory be to Almighty God!
Source from: find the shepherd.