On Christmas Days, What Do You Think About?

On Christmas days, do we still remember the Lord Jesus’ love for man while having a good time? John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” From this verse we can see that God’s love for man is selfless. To save mankind that had been corrupted by Satan, God became flesh and came among man personally, and was nailed to the cross, so that those who believed in Him could be forgiven of their sins because of His love. After His resurrection and ascent to heaven, the Lord Jesus promised man that “Surely He come quickly.”

Over two thousand years, man has longed for the Savior Jesus to descend upon a white cloud among those who have pined and yearned for Him. And I was no exception. While waiting for the second coming of the Lord Jesus, I always imagined the scene of His arrival: On a joyful day, the Lord Jesus shall descend upon a white cloud, and He shall bear the image of the Jews and be clothed with a holy white garment….

While I was waiting for the return of the Lord Jesus with dreams, I came into contact with Almighty God’s gospel in the last days on one occasion. I read Almighty God’s words, “Throughout the universe, all those who know of the salvation of Jesus the Savior have been ‘desperately yearning for’ the sudden arrival of Jesus Christ, to ‘fulfill’ the words of Jesus when on earth: ‘I shall arrive just as I departed.’ Man believes that, following the crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus went back to heaven upon a white cloud, and took His place at the Most High’s right hand. Similarly, man conceives that Jesus shall descend, again upon a white cloud (this cloud refers to the cloud that Jesus rode upon when He returned to heaven), among the mankind who has desperately yearned for Him for thousands of years, and that He shall bear the image and clothes of the Jews. After appearing to man, He shall bestow food upon them, and cause living water to gush forth for them, and shall live among man, full of grace and love, living and real. And so on. Yet Jesus the Savior did not do this; He did the opposite of what man conceived. He did not arrive among those who had yearned for His return, and did not appear to all men while riding upon the ‘white cloud.’ He has already arrived, but man does not know Him, and remains ignorant of His arrival. Man is only aimlessly awaiting Him, unaware that He has already descended upon a white cloud (the cloud which is His Spirit, His words, and His entire disposition and all that He is), and is now among a group of overcomers that He will make during the last days.” (from The Word Appears in the Flesh) From Almighty God’s words, I understood that the cloud refers to God’s disposition and what He has and is, not to the cloud man can see with their own eyes. God’s word countered to my conceptions and imagination that “the Lord Jesus shall descend upon a white cloud among all men.” God really and truly becomes flesh, speaks utterances to carry out work among man, and saves man in obscurity. However, no one is aware of His arrival. From this, we can see that God’s thoughts are higher than man’s thoughts, and that the wisdom of God soars higher than the heavens and is unfathomable to man. All of man waits for the Lord Jesus’s return upon a white cloud and defines the work of God according to their conceptions and imaginations, but forgets what the Lord Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you:” (Matthew 7:7) When I investigated with a heart to seek the truth, I saw Almighty God’s words, “As such, since we are searching for the footprints of God, we must search for God’s will, for the words of God, for the utterances of God—for where there are the new words of God, there is the voice of God, and where there are the footsteps of God, there are the deeds of God. Where there is the expression of God, there is the appearance of God, and where there is the appearance of God, there exists the truth, the way, and the life. …If you desire to witness the appearance of God, if you wish to follow the footprints of God, then you must first transcend your own conceptions. You must not demand that God do this or that, much less should you place Him within your own confines and limit Him to your own conceptions. Instead, you should ask how you should seek the footprints of God, how you should accept the appearance of God, and how you should submit to the new work of God; that is what should be done by man. Since man is not the truth, and is not possessed of the truth, man should seek, accept, and obey.” (from The Word Appears in the Flesh)

Thank God for His enlightenment and guidance, I understood if we, as created beings, desire to welcome the Lord’s return and witness the appearance of God, we should have a heart to seek God, rather than limit the supreme God to our own imaginations. As a person who seeks the truth, one should accept the word of God and follow the footsteps of God with a heart of obeying His words and submitting to Him. The word of God is the truth, the way, and the life. His word possesses authority and carries life power. So, the only path to knowing God is to know from God’s word God’s substance, what God has and is, and His intention of saving man.

Source: Find the Shepherd

A Thought Arising from Christmas

 

Christmas is coming. All the streets are decorated with illuminations and colored ribbons, and Santa clauses, Christmas trees, stockings, and presents are everywhere in some public places. Everyone is immersed in a festival atmosphere. As we all know, the Lord Jesus came to the world in the image of the Son of man, so that people in the Age of Law ushered in the Age of Redemption and started a new life and had new hope. It is written in the bible, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Rom 3:23) Consider this: If the Lord Jesus hadn’t been incarnated to be crucified for mankind as their sin offering, people in the Age of Law would have been devoured by sin and the whole mankind would have returned to nothingness. Thus, it can be seen that the arrival of the Lord Jesus was of vital importance to us. Continue reading “A Thought Arising from Christmas”

[Eastern Lightning]Gospel Testimony Film “Awakening”

She was a preacher of a house church in China. She believed that man has been thoroughly saved through the Lord Jesus’ salvation, so she didn’t need to receive any other salvation. To protect the flock, she did her utmost to resist God’s end-time work. Just when she was expending for the “just cause,” unexpected things happened one after another. She became perplexed and lost her direction. Under God’s wonderful arrangement, God’s word came upon her and cleared up her years of misunderstanding in believing in God. Suddenly, she woke up….

The Hymn of God’s Word “Is This What Constitutes Your Faith” | The Church of Almighty God

Is This What Constitutes Your Faith

Why is it that you never revere God though you believe in His existence? Why, then, do you have no fear of God in your heart if you believe in His existence? You accept that Christ is the incarnation of God, so why do you hold such contempt and act so irreverently toward Him? Why do you openly judge Him? Why do you always watch His movements and not submit to His arrangements? Why do you not act in accordance with His word, in accordance with His word? Why do you extort and rob Him of His offerings? Why do you speak in the place of Christ? Why do you judge whether or not His work and His word are correct? Why do you dare blaspheme Him behind His back? Are these and others what constitute your faith?

from “Are You a True Believer of God?” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

The Korean Choir of the Church of Almighty God—The Eastern Light Hymns Concert Episode 4

God’s six-thousand-year management plan is drawing to an end…. Listen! The salute of the kingdom has sounded. God has come to the world personally to take up His sovereign power. All things are revived and all peoples are awoken by God. All God’s people are singing songs of triumph to proclaim God’s holy name and testify God’s deeds. Satan’s kingdom is destroyed at the reverberations of the kingdom anthem. God’s kingdom has descended in the world!

1. The Kingdom Anthem – I The Kingdom Has Descended in the World
2. God’s Kingdom Has Appeared on Earth

Recommendation:
Kingdom Songs of Praise “The Significance of the Appearance of God” https://goo.gl/FOFYa4
Faith-Hope-Love | Musical Drama “Xiaozhen’s Story” https://goo.gl/4XGgNJ
Gospel Movie “God’s Name Has Changed?!” https://goo.gl/7DAq8v
Gospel Movie “Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit” https://goo.gl/N4RmlI

Praise Music | Korean Choir of the Church of Almighty God—The Eastern Light Hymns Concert Episode 3

Almighty God has been seated on the glorious throne, and the long-awaited kingdom life has been realized on earth. Man lives under the guidance of God’s light; they are no longer harmed or disturbed by Satan; they are no longer sorrowful or tearful. All the people are devoted to God in the kingdom and enjoy the “manna” God sends from heaven; they have new light and new enlightenment every day. God and man, who are intimate, enter into rest together!

1. The Kingdom Anthem – III All the People Rejoice
2. The Holy Spiritual Body of Almighty God Has Appeared

Recommendation:
Kingdom Songs of Praise “The Significance of the Appearance of God” https://goo.gl/FOFYa4
Faith-Hope-Love | Musical Drama “Xiaozhen’s Story” https://goo.gl/4XGgNJ
Gospel Movie “God’s Name Has Changed?!” https://goo.gl/7DAq8v
Gospel Movie “Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit” https://goo.gl/N4RmlI