If we do not participate in church life, if we occasionally pray to God ourselves and read God’s words, our attainment of the Holy Spirit’s work will be very limited. Without the Holy Spirit’s work, we will not be able to understand the truth, nor will we be able to enter into the reality of the truth. When we encounter difficulties or problems, since we do not understand God’s intentions, we will frequently not know what to do nor how to put the truth into practice. If we occasionally rely on our own notions and imaginations to do things, we will do things that violate God’s intentions and even offend God’s disposition. We will lose the Holy Spirit’s presence, not to mention God’s salvation. God’s words say: “If your spiritual life is not normal, you cannot understand God’s current work; you always feel that it is completely incompatible with your own notions, and you are willing to follow Him, but you lack internal drive. So no matter what God is currently doing, people must cooperate. If people don’t cooperate the Holy Spirit can’t do His work, and if people do not have a heart of cooperation, they cannot attain the work of the Holy Spirit. … If people do not cooperate with God and do not pursue deeper entry, God will take away what they once had. Inside, people are always greedy for ease and would rather enjoy what is already available. They want to gain God’s promises without paying any price at all. These are the extravagant thoughts within mankind. Gaining life itself without paying a price—what has ever been so easy? When someone believes in God and seeks to enter into life and seeks a change in their disposition, they must pay a price and achieve a state where they will always follow God no matter what He does. This is something that people must do. Even if you follow all of this as a rule, you must stick to it, and no matter how great the trials, you cannot let go of your normal relationship with God. You should be able to pray, maintain your church life, and stay with brothers and sisters. When God tries you, you should still seek the truth. This is the minimum for a spiritual life” (“You Ought to Maintain Your Devotion to God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). From God’s words, we can see that a normal spiritual life is very important to us. Praying, reading God’s words and attending gatherings are all a part of a spiritual life. If we are unable to adhere to these, we will be unable to attain the Holy Spirit’s work. Even though our hearts want to follow God, we will not have faith. Therefore, regardless of how busy our work lives are and how tired our physical bodies are, we must not lose our normal relationship with God. At the minimum, we must maintain a normal spiritual life. We must live before God and seek the truth and put the truth into practice when we encounter situations. Only if we do this will our spiritual life become unyielding. Only then will we have a path that we can take when we encounter situations. Continue reading “Establishing a Proper Relationship With God | As a Christian, Regularly Attending Gatherings Cannot Be Neglected!”
Zhoukou City, Henan Province
I was formerly a worker of the Hua Xuehe sect. On December 2, 1998, I accepted the Almighty God’s end-time work and began to eat and drink the present word of God. Gradually, I have known that God’s work always progresses forward and is done age by age to save man. I have known the inside truth about and the substance of God’s work in the Age of the Law, and also known how God redeemed all mankind in the Age of the Grace. Even more, I have known that on the basis of the first two stages of the work, God has opened a new age—the Age of the Word. Through his word, God chastises and judges people and will eventually conquer and perfect them completely, so that they will be restored to their image created by God in the beginning, be fully compatible with God, become God’s manifestation on earth, and become the proof of God’s defeating satan. This group of people are the ones who can testify about God’s deeds and are the 144,000,the overcoming man-child, mentioned in Revelation.
Continue reading “I Felt Bitter Remorse for Resisting the Almighty God | How Was I Conquered by the Word of God”
Shenyang City, Liaoning Province
I. Resisting the Lord Blindly Because of Listening to the Rumors and Believing the Lies
Shutting the Door on the Lord in order to “Guard the Church” and “Defend the Way”
My name is Wang Haijun. I was a preacher of the Justification by Faith Church. Like other brothers and sisters, I believed in God in order to go to heaven and gain eternal life, and I labored and worked in serving God in order to gain the crown of righteousness. But while I was desperately yearning for the Lord to return and reward me, I believed the rumors and shut the door on the Lord because of my foolishness and ignorance, becoming an opponent of God.
Our Church Life Is So Lovely
Almighty God incarnate, we sing loud praises to You.
You bring us into the kingdom life.
We kingdom people are at Your rich banquet,
enjoying Your words, being cleansed of our corruption.
Your word leads us and we follow You closely.
It’s God’s grace that our satanic disposition is shaken off.
We enjoy God’s word and live a new life before Him.
Care for God’s heart, truly love Him, thank and praise Him.
La la la la la … la la la la la …
Believe that God’s word is the truth and can give us life.
We fellowship about God’s word and understand the truth, with the Holy Spirit working on us.
Empty ourselves, be simple and open, and practice being an honest person.
The truth makes us released and free, filling our heart with joy.
Our church life is so lovely, and all of the saints have come alive.
We fellowship about the truth and help one another, and our life grows rapidly.
Accept judgment, practice the truth, and live in God’s word.
Live out the reality of the truth to satisfy God’s heart.
La la la la la … la la la la la …
We brothers and sisters coordinate harmoniously and we are all happy.
We communicate God’s words and share experiences, performing our duties in coordination.
Obey the truth, enter the reality and make God satisfied.
Living in God’s love, we praise God forever.
La la la la la … la la la la la … hey!
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs
Eastern Lightning, The Church of Almighty God was created because of the appearance and work of Almighty God, the second coming of the Lord Jesus, Christ of the last days. It is made up of all those who accept Almighty God’s work in the last days and are conquered and saved by His words. It was entirely founded by Almighty God personally and is led by Him as the Shepherd. It was definitely not created by a person. Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. God’s sheep hear God’s voice. As long as you read the words of Almighty God, you will see God has appeared.