When spreading the gospel in China, though the brothers and sisters face the persecution of the CCP, under God’s leadership, they are not fearful of difficulties and dangers and continue to cooperate with God while facing the danger of being arrested; sometimes, they are forsaken and insulted by gospel targets while preaching the gospel, but as long as the targets truly believe in God, they will still fellowship with them with love and patience. It is God’s work and the guidance of God’s words that make them have such faith, perseverance and love.”
I was touched by those words. Looking at these sisters and brothers, I thought, “All of them are honest and plain. They treat others sincerely, and are up front in their words. Moreover, they exalt God and bear witness to God in their fellowships. They are nothing like what the online rumors described.” At that time, I felt I was so ignorant because I believed in all the online rumors before investigation, and refused God’s work once and again. However, God didn’t abandon me and still took mercy on me. The sister’s fellowship about the principle of distinguishing the true way and the false way was very clear, now I knew how to distinguish them. Thanks be to God!
Afterward, the sister played for me the movies The Truth Exposed Behind the Shandong Zhaoyuan Case and Lifting the Veil: The Truth About the Evil Chinese Communist Party’s Show Trial. When I came to know the fact that the CCP government spread rumors about The Church of Almighty God and that they cruelly torture the Christians of The Church of Almighty God, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I never imagined that they would be so evil and inhumane, and that they would treat Christians like that. I felt unspeakably sad in my heart and couldn’t help blurting out, “If we lived in China, how could we have known the things that the CCP government did? China blocks the bad news of its government so we won’t be able to see the vile and evil acts that they did in private. We are cheated and deceived by the CCP government.”
Hearing my words, the sister fellowshiped with me, “As we all know, China is a country ruled by an atheist party. Since coming to power, the Chinese Communist Party has unceasingly oppressed religious beliefs. It even calls the Bible cult literature. If we measure and define a church according to the CCP government’s words, isn’t it too ridiculous? The CCP government extremely hates the truth and God. It is afraid of people turning to God after hearing His voice, because then no one will follow it. In order to achieve its ambition and desire of forever ruling and controlling people, it wantonly convicts and smears The Church of Almighty God, attempting to hinder the expansion of God’s gospel and ban God’s work of the last days. From this we can see the CCP is Satan the devil that is in enmity to God and resists God. We all know the true way has been persecuted since ancient times. When the Lord Jesus appeared to perform His work, He was subjected to the frenzied persecution and condemnation of the religious world and the Roman government. Now God becomes flesh again and has been doing His work among man, and yet not only do the leaders of all religious denominations not seek and investigate, but, on the contrary, they wildly judge, condemn, and malign The Church of Almighty God. They even collude with the CCP to slander and attack The Church of Almighty God. It is evident that this is a wicked and dark generation and people resist God. If we investigate the true way according to whether or not the CCP government and religious world approve of it, we will be susceptible to being deceived and lose God’s salvation and finally be eliminated by God. This fulfills the prophecy in the Bible, ‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge’ (Hosea 4:6).
In fact, where there is the work of God, there is Satan’s disturbance. If we can’t see through Satan’s schemes, we will be deceived and captured by it. God’s words say, ‘God works, God cares for a person, looks upon a person, and Satan dogs His every step. Whoever God favors, Satan also watches, trailing along behind. If God wants this person, Satan would do everything in its power to obstruct God, using various evil ways to tempt, harass and wreck the work God does in order to achieve its hidden objective. What is its objective? It does not want God to have anyone; it wants all those that God wants, to possess them, control them, to take charge of them so they worship it, so they commit evil acts alongside it. Is this not Satan’s sinister motive?’ God wants to save mankind, yet Satan uses online rumors to disturb and deceive us — this is a spiritual war. If we don’t pray to God or seek the truth, nor use the truth to see through Satan’s schemes and its evil substance and sinister intentions, we will be easily caught in Satan’s schemes and in the end miss the opportunity of being saved by God.”
Having listened to the sister’s fellowship, I came to a sudden realization: Those online rumors originate from Satan. It attempts to deceive me using them and make me dare not investigate Almighty God’s work, lose the opportunity to be saved and finally be devoured by it. Satan is indeed so base and evil. Thanks be to God. Through sisters asking me to attend meetings many times and fellowshiping with me about the truth patiently, I came to have discernment of Satan’s schemes, being able to come before God again. After experiencing the disturbance of Satan, I had some knowledge of God’s work of saving mankind, and I became more certain that Almighty God is the appearance of the Lord Jesus. I made up my mind to follow Him to the end.
Later, I returned to God’s family and lived the church life. I felt very happy and released when having meetings and fellowshiping with the sisters and brothers. When I began attending meetings, though I couldn’t remember the content of the fellowships due to my bad memory, not only did they not shun me but they patiently fellowshiped with me till I understood it, from which I felt God’s love for me. I became increasingly fond of attending meetings and sharing experience and God’s love with my sisters and brothers. It was because of God’s uplifting and grace that I could come before Him. I was full of gratitude to God and resolved to try my best to pursue the truth and repay God’s love. Later, after I testified to the gospel of the kingdom of Almighty God to my daughter many times, she also saw through the rumors, and returned before God. Thanks be to God!
Source from: find the shepherd.
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