The Happiness in the Good Land of Canaan

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“The Happiness in the Good Land of Canaan” is a cheerful experience hymn, expressive of the excitement and joy of all those who have accepted Almighty God’s work in the last days. God’s chosen people have returned to God’s family, enjoyed Almighty God’s words, and received His provision in their life, which seems that they are living in the good land of Canaan. They enjoy the happy time of reuniting with God and have a sincere devotion and love for Him, unwilling to leave Him any more. Here, they are singing and dancing to express their boundless gratitude and praise for God!

Eastern Lightning | The Church of Almighty God came into being because of the work of the returned Lord Jesus—the end-time Christ, “Almighty God”—in China, and it isn’t established by any person. Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. After reading God’s word, you will see that God has appeared.

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Cards of God’s Word | “Three Admonitions” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

“Second, you ought to know that God likes an honest man. God has the substance of faithfulness, and so His word can always be trusted. Furthermore, His work is faultless and unquestionable. This is why God likes those who are absolutely honest with Him. Honesty means to give your heart to God; to never play Him false in anything; to be open with Him in all things, never cover the truth; to never do that which deceives those above and deludes those below; and to never do that which is done merely to ingratiate yourself with God. In short, to be honest is to refrain from impurity in your actions and words, and to deceive neither God nor man. What I speak is very simple but is doubly arduous to you. Many would rather be condemned to hell than to speak and act honestly. Little wonder that I have other treatment in place for those who are dishonest. Of course, I understand the great difficulty you face in being an honest man. You are all very clever and adept at judging others from your own perspective, so this renders My work much simpler. And since you each harbor secrets in your heart, well then, I shall send each of you into disaster to undergo a “trial” by fire, so that thereafter you shall be utterly committed to belief in My words. Finally, I shall wrest from your mouth the words “God is a God of faithfulness,” then shall you beat upon your breast and lament that “devious is the heart of man.” What then will be your state of mind? I imagine you will not be so carried away with self-importance as you are now! And much less will you be “too profound to be understood” as you are now! Some behave decently and particularly “well-mannered” in the presence of God, yet become defiant and unrestrained in the presence of the Spirit. Would you number such a man among the ranks of the honest? If you are a hypocrite and one who is adept at “socializing,” then I say that you are definitely one who trifles with God. If your words are riddled with excuses and valueless justifications, then I say that you are one who is very unwilling to practice the truth. If you have many unspeakable confidences and are unwilling to lay bare your secrets—your difficulties—to others so as to seek the way of the light, then I say that you are one for whom salvation will not be easily received and who will not easily emerge from the darkness. If seeking the way of truth pleases you well, then you are one who lives often in the light. If you are glad to be a service-doer in the house of God, working diligently and conscientiously in obscurity, always giving and never taking, then I say that you are a loyal saint, for you seek no reward and are simply an honest man. If you are willing to be candid, if you are willing to give your all, if you are able to sacrifice your life for God and stand witness, if you are honest and think only to please God, and never consider yourself or take for yourself, then I say that such people are those who are nourished by the light and shall live forever in the kingdom. You should know whether there is true faith and true loyalty within you, whether in your record you have suffered for God, and whether you wholly submit to God. If you lack these, then within you remains disobedience, deceit, greed, and discontent. As your heart is not honest, you have never received the appreciation of God and never lived in the light. What one’s fate will become hinges upon whether he has an honest and blood-red heart, and whether he has a pure soul. If you are one who is most dishonest, with a heart of malice, and an unclean soul, then the record of your fate is certainly in the place where man is punished. If you claim to be very honest, yet never act in accordance with the truth or speak a word of truth, then do you still expect God to reward you? Do you still hope for God to regard you as the apple of His eye? Is this thinking not preposterous? You deceive God in all things, so how can the house of God accommodate one such as you who does not have clean hands?”

from “Three Admonitions” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

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https://www.holyspiritspeaks.org/three-admonitions

Posters | Gospel Movie “The Mystery of Godliness”

Lin Bo’en was an elder of a house church in China. During all his life of believing in the Lord, he was proud to suffer for the Lord and regarded knowing and gaining the Lord Jesus Christ as priceless. One day, when he went out to preach, he heard a piece of shocking news: The Lord Jesus has returned to flesh and He is Christ of the last days—Almighty God! Lin Bo’en felt perplexed about it: When the Lord returns, He should return with clouds; how could He become flesh and work in a hidden way? What mystery is hidden in God’s incarnation? If the Lord has really returned, why haven’t we been raptured? … Lin Bo’en and his co-workers had intense debates with the preachers from the Church of Almighty God. … Could they finally recognize that Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus and God’s appearance in the flesh?

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Poster | Heart’s Voice of a Created Human – “I’m Willing to Perform My Duty Faithfully” (Music Video)

I’m Willing to Perform My Duty Faithfully

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Dear practical God, You do love me,
lifting me from the dunghill, judging me with Your word.
I’ve been purified, now I live a life of happiness.
From the bottom of my heart, I felt You raised me up.
Ah … ah … ah … ah…. Dear practical God,
I’ll love You all my life, have my duty faithfully fulfilled.
God You never shun from me for my foolishness.
You always think of me, keeping me in Your heart.
Ignoring how I disobeyed, trying hard to save me.
Expecting I can soon be changed into a new one.
Ah … ah … ah … ah…. Dear practical God,
I’ll love You all my life, have my duty faithfully fulfilled.

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Dear practical God, I’m so grateful to You.
I really don’t know, how to repay Your grace.
I’ll pursue a true love for You, I will satisfy Your heart.
I won’t let Your price paid in vain. I won’t let You down.
Ah … ah … ah … ah…. Dear practical God,
I’ll love You all my life, have my duty faithfully fulfilled.
Ah … ah … ah … ah…. Dear practical God,
I’ll love You all my life, have my duty faithfully fulfilled.

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The Resurrection of Lazarus Glorified God.

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Do you have any thought after reading this passage? This miracle the Lord Jesus performed carried much more weight in its significance than the first one, because no miracle could be more amazing than having a dead person come out from his tomb. The Lord Jesus did such a thing, and it was very meaningful in that age. For God was incarnated, and man only saw his appearance and saw the aspects of his being practical and being small. Even though some people saw and knew some of his characters or outward talents, who could know where the Lord Jesus came from, who he was in substance, and what things he could do? To man, all these were unknown. Too many people wanted to verify this matter and wanted to know the truth of the matter. Could God do a thing to prove his identity? To God, it was a piece of cake, as easy as winking. God could do a thing to prove his identity and substance at any time and in any place, but God did things in a planned and systematic way and never did things randomly. He only sought an appropriate time and opportunity to do a most meaningful thing for man to see so as to prove his authority and his identity. Then could the “resurrection of Lazarus” prove the Lord Jesus’ identity? Let’s read the scriptures: “And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth.” When the Lord Jesus did this thing, he only said one word: “Lazarus, come forth.” Then Lazarus came out of the tomb, and this thing was accomplished because of the one word of the Lord’s mouth. During it, the Lord Jesus did not set up an altar or have any other action, but only said one word. Was that a miracle or an order? Or magic? Outwardly, it seemed that it could be called a miracle. Of course, now it can also be called a miracle, but it absolutely cannot be called necromancy, much less sorcery. To put it correctly, this miracle is only a most common and small manifestation of the Creator’s authority. This is God’s authority and God’s power. God has the authority to let a person die, telling that spirit to leave the flesh and return to Hades or return to the place where he should go. When a person will die and where he will go after death, these are determined by God. God can do these things at any time and in any place. He is not restricted by people, matters, things, space, or geography. As long as he wants to do them, he can do. For all things and living beings are under his sovereignty, and all things come into being or perish because of his word and his authority. He can raise a dead person, and this is a thing he can do at any time and in any place. This is the unique authority of the Creator.

The Lord Jesus did such a thing as raising up Lazarus, for the purpose of proving to man, proving to satan, letting man know, and letting satan know that man’s everything, man’s life and death, is decided by God, that although God is incarnated, he is still governing the physical world man can see and also the spiritual realm man cannot see, and that nothing of man is under satan’s control. This is the expression and manifestation of God’s authority and is a way by which God sends to all things the message that he controls mankind’s life and death. “The Lord Jesus raising up Lazarus” was one of the ways in which the Creator spoke to and instructed mankind, a concrete action through which he instructed and supplied mankind with his power and authority, a way in which the Creator used non-language to let mankind see the fact that he governs all things, and a way in which the Creator told mankind with his actual deed that there is salvation in no one else. The instruction given to mankind in such a silent way lasts eternally and can never be obliterated. He has brought a never-fading shock and edification to mankind’s heart. The incident that “the resurrection of Lazarus glorified God” has a far-reaching effect on every follower of God. He has firmly positioned everyone who deeply knows this incident into the realization and vision that “only God controls man’s life and death.” Although God has such authority, and although he has used such a way as “raising up Lazarus” to send the message that he rules over the life and death of mankind, that is not his main work. God never does meaningless things, and everything he does is very valuable and is a classic in the treasures. He will never take “asking a man to come out from his tomb” as the main or only goal or item of his work. God does not do meaningless things. The one case of the resurrection of Lazarus was sufficient to manifest God’s authority and sufficient to prove the Lord Jesus’ identity. So, the Lord Jesus did not perform such a miracle again. God does things by his own principles. In human terms, “God minds his proper duty.” In other words, when God does things, he will not deviate from the purpose of his work. He knew what work he came to do and what he came to accomplish in that stage, and he would do things strictly according to his plan. If a corrupt man has such ability, he will seize every possibility to show it off, letting everyone know his greatness and thus bow their heads to him in submission, so that he will achieve his purpose of controlling and devouring them. This is evil from satan, and it can also be called corruption. God does not have such disposition or such substance. The purpose of his doing things is not to show off but to give man more revelation and guidance. So, people see in the Bible that such a case is rare. Rare does not mean that the Lord Jesus was limited in power or that he could not do so, but that God did not want to do it at all. Because the incident of the Lord Jesus raising up Lazarus had a very practical meaning, and also because the main work of God incarnate was not to perform miracles or to raise up the dead, but to do the redemptive work, therefore the more work the Lord Jesus did was to instruct, supply, and help people, and such a thing as raising up Lazarus was only a small part of the ministry the Lord Jesus performed. It can even more be said that there is no such an element as “showing off” in God’s substance. So he did not perform more miracles not because he deliberately restrained himself, or because he was restricted by the environment, much less because he did not have such ability to do so.

When the Lord Jesus raised up Lazarus, he said nothing except such a word as “Lazarus, come forth.” What does this one word show? It shows that God can accomplish everything by his word, including raising up the dead. In the beginning when God created all things, when God created the world, it was by his words, the words of command, the words with authority, that all things came into being and things were thus accomplished. The one word spoken from the mouth of the Lord Jesus is just like the words spoken from the mouth of God when he created the heavens and the earth and all things, which has God’s own authority and the power of the Creator. All things were established and accomplished because of the words from God’s mouth, and likewise, Lazarus came out of the tomb because of the word from the Lord Jesus’ mouth. This is the authority from God. He is manifested and realized in God’s incarnated flesh. Such authority and power belong to the Creator and also belong to the Son of man in whom the Creator was realized. This is the knowledge God has taught man through the fact of his raising up Lazarus. That’s all for this topic. Go on to read the verses.

from “God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God’s Godself (3)”
in A continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh

God’s Blessing to Noah After the Flood

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(Gen 9:1-6) And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, and on every fowl of the air, on all that moves on the earth, and on all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall you not eat. And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man. Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

What do you see in this passage? Why have I selected this passage? Why haven’t I selected the passages concerning the life of Noah and his family in the ark? Because they do not have much to do with the subject we want to fellowship about today. What we are concerned about is God’s disposition. If you want to know about those things, you can read them in the Bible. We will not talk about them here. Today we will mainly talk about the subject concerning how to know God’s deeds.

After Noah received God’s commandment and made the ark, he passed through the days when God destroyed the world with the flood, and the eight members of his family all survived. Except for the eight members of Noah’s family, all human beings were destroyed, and all the living things on the earth were also destroyed. To Noah God gave the blessing. God spoke some words to Noah and his sons, and those words were the things God wanted to bestow to him and were also God’s blessing to him. That was the blessing and promise God gave to a man who could listen to his word and receive his commandment, and that was also the way in which God gave a reward to a man. That is to say, regardless of whether Noah was a perfect man or a just man in the eyes of God and regardless of how much knowledge of God he had, he and his three sons listened to God’s word, cooperated with God’s work, and did what they should do as God had instructed them, and thus preserved for God the mankind and all the living creatures after the destruction of the world by the flood, making a very great contribution to the next step of God’s management plan. It was because of all these deeds of his that God blessed him. To the people today, what Noah did may not at all be worth mentioning, and some will even think: “Noah actually did not do anything; it was God who had decided to leave him, so he certainly could be left. His survival could not be accredited to him. That was what God had intended to accomplish, for man was the passive party.” But God does not think so in his heart. In God’s eyes, whether a man is great or small, as long as he can listen to God’s word, obey God’s commandment and commission, cooperate with God’s work, and cooperate with God’s will and God’s plan, so that God’s will and God’s plan can be carried out smoothly and fulfilled, such a deed is worthy for God to remember and worthy for God to bless. God treasures such a man, cherishes such a deed of his, and cherishes his kindness and his heart for God. This is God’s attitude. So, why did God bless Noah? It was because God treats such a deed and obedience of a man in this way.

Concerning the matter of God blessing Noah, some may say, “When a man has listened to God’s word and satisfied God, God should bless him. Isn’t this a matter of course?” Can it be said so? Some say, “No.” Why can’t it be said so? Some say, “Man is not worthy to enjoy God’s blessing.” This word is not completely right! For when a man has received God’s commission, God has a standard as to how to judge whether the man’s deed is good or bad, whether he has obedience or not, whether he satisfies God’s heart’s desire or not, and whether his doings are up to the standard or not. What God pays attention to is man’s heart rather than his outward behavior. It is not that no matter how he does it, as long as he finishes it, God should bless him. This is man’s misunderstanding of God. God does not only look at the result of the thing, but pays much attention to what the man’s heart is like and what his attitude is like in the course of the development of the thing, and looks at whether there is obedience, consideration, and a desire to satisfy God in the man’s heart. How much knowledge did Noah of that time have of God? Did he understand as many doctrines as you do now? In the truths concerning the concept of God and the knowledge of God, did he receive as much watering and shepherding as you do? No! But there is a fact that is undeniable: The concept of God and the attitude toward God the people today have in their consciousness, in their mind, and even in the depth of their heart are vague and equivocal, and it can even be said that a portion of people hold a denying attitude toward the existence of God. Noah, however, believed in his heart and in his consciousness that God really and truly existed and he did not have any doubt about it. So his obedience to God was without any mixture and could withstand the test, his heart was pure and was open to God, and he did not need so much knowledge in doctrine to convince himself to listen to God’s word and follow God’s plan or need so many facts to prove the existence of God so that he could accept God’s commission and could do whatever God commanded him. This is the difference between Noah and the people today in substance, and this is precisely a real interpretation of a perfect man in God’s eyes. What God wants is such a man as Noah, and what God approves is such a man. Such a man is the very one God blesses. What revelation do you receive here? Man looks at the outward appearance of a man, but God looks at the heart and the substance of a man. God does not tolerate man’s being perfunctory toward him or doubting him in the slightest, nor does he tolerate man’s suspecting him or tempting him in any way. Therefore, although the people today are face to face with God’s word and they can even be said to be face to face with God, yet because of the things in the depth of their heart, because of the existence of their corrupt substance, and because of their hostile attitude toward God, they are hindered from truly believing in God and are impeded from obeying God. Thus, it is hard for them to receive a blessing like that God gave to Noah.

A Selected Passage from “God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God’s Godself (1)”
in A continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh