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God Has Come God Has Reigned | “Chinese Gospel Choir Episode 18”

 

 

“God is the Beginning and the End.” Only God Himself can usher in a new age and conclude the old age. Since the Lord Jesus opened up the Age of Grace and brought the Age of Law to an end, it has been two thousand years. During which, man has been living in the Lord’s grace and enjoying His love and mercy. In the last days, Almighty God has arrived. He has ended the Age of Grace and brought forth the Age of Kingdom; He has raised the curtains on the judgment before the great white throne, and thereafter mankind enters into a new era. Almighty God has descended with judgment. In His majestic judgment, all evil forces and the impure old world fall under God’s wrath and come to nothing, while those who long for the light and thirst after the truth will be granted purification and salvation in God’s judgment. The whole of the world is perfectly renewed! Almighty God accomplishes His six-thousand-year management plan. What a heartening moment! All peoples are singing joyfully for the accomplishment of God’s work, in praise of the only true God.

Eastern Lightning | The Church of Almighty God came into being because of the work of the returned Lord JesusAlmighty God, Christ of the last days 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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Almighty God’s Word “Christ Does the Work of Judgment with the Truth”

Almighty God says, “In the last days, Christ uses a variety of truths to teach man, reveal the essence of man, and dissect his words and deeds. These words comprise various truths, such as man’s duty, how man should obey God, how man should be loyal to God, how man ought to live out the normal humanity, as well as the wisdom and disposition of God, and so on. These words are all focused on the essence of man and his corrupt disposition. In particular, those words that reveal how man spurns God are spoken in regards to how man is an embodiment of Satan and an enemy force against God. When God does the work of judgment, He does not simply make clear the nature of man with just a few words, but carries out revelation, dealing, and pruning over the long term. Such manner of revelation, dealing, and pruning cannot be substituted with ordinary words but with the truth that man does not possess at all. Only such manner of work is deemed judgment; only through such judgment can man be persuaded, be thoroughly convinced into submission to God, and gain true knowledge of God. What the work of judgment brings about is man’s understanding of the true face of God and the truth about his rebelliousness. The work of judgment allows man to gain much understanding of the will of God, of the purpose of God’s work, and of the mysteries that could not be understood by man. It also allows man to recognize and know his corrupt substance and the roots of his corruption, as well as to discover the ugliness of man. These effects are all brought about by the work of judgment, for the substance of such work is actually the work of opening up the truth, way, and life of God to all those who have faith in Him.

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A Cappella “God’s True Love” (Official Music Video)

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Return Before God’s Throne | Gospel Movie “Rapture in Peril” https://www.holyspiritspeaks.org/videos/gospel-movie-rapture-in-peril/
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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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Almighty God’s Word “Only the Perfected Can Live a Meaningful Life” | The Church of Almighty God

Almighty God says, “Those who have been perfected are not just able to achieve obedience after being conquered, but they are also able to have knowledge and change their disposition. They know God, experience the path of loving God, and are filled with the truth. They know how to experience God’s work, are able to suffer for God, and have their own wills. The perfected are those who have an actual understanding of the truth thanks to having experienced the truth. The conquered are those who know of the truth but have not accepted the real meaning of the truth. After being conquered, they obey, but their obedience is all the result of the judgment they received. They have absolutely no understanding of the real meaning of many truths. They acknowledge the truth verbally, but they have not entered the truth; they comprehend the truth, but they have not experienced the truth. The work being done to those being perfected includes chastisements and judgments, along with the provision of life. A person who values entering the truth is a person to be perfected. The difference between those to be perfected and the conquered lies in whether they enter the truth. Those who comprehend the truth, have entered the truth, and are living the truth are the perfected; those who do not comprehend the truth, do not enter the truth, that is, those who are not living the truth, are people who cannot be perfected. If such people are able to now obey completely, then they are conquered. If the conquered do not seek the truth—if they follow but do not live the truth, if they catch sight of and hear of the truth but do not value living the truth—they cannot be perfected. Those to be perfected practice the truth according to the path of perfection, that is, they practice the truth founded on the path of perfection. Through this, they fulfill God’s will, and they are perfected. Anyone who follows to the end before the conquering work concludes is a conquered one, but he cannot be said to be a perfected one. The perfected refers to those who, after the conquering work ends, are able to pursue the truth and be gained by God. It refers to those who, after the conquering work ends, stand firm in tribulation and live out the truth.”

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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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[Eastern Lightning] Walk with Faith | Short Film “Though Persecuted by Satan Severely I’m More Resolved to Love God”

My name is Zhang Rui. I was born into a common family in Jilin province, and believed in Jesus with my mother from childhood. In 2000, I was fortunate to accept Almighty God’s end-time work. Through reading God’s word and experiencing God’s work, I was certain that Almighty God is the returned Jesus, and I resolved to spend my whole life spreading God’s end-time gospel.

However, on the fourth year of my preaching the gospel, I was arrested, cruelly tortured, reedcated through labor, and inhumanly maltreated by the CCP. In the trial of life and death, it was God’s word that led me overcome satan’s all kinds of devastation, so that my heart of loving God is truer and my footsteps of following God is firmer. …

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Gospel Movie “The Mystery of Godliness”
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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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God’s Love Never Fails | Short Film “God Is My Reliance”

She was born into a Christian family. By God’s grace, her family loved each other and lived in harmony, and she felt very happy. However, in the year she turned 15, in order to escape being arrested and persecuted by the CCP government, her family was forced to scatter to different places and she . She stayed with their relatives. In 2002, through reading God’s word, she was certain that Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus and accepted God’s end-time work. In 2008, she was arrested by the CCP government and was sentenced to two years in prison. Under the long time During the long period of overwork and being tortured and humiliated with different means in the women’s labor camp, she, unable to bear all this, tasted the selflessness and greatness of God’s love. God’s word made her weak heart become strong.…

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Return Before God’s Throne | Gospel Movie “Rapture in Peril” https://www.holyspiritspeaks.org/videos/gospel-movie-rapture-in-peril/
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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 expression, you will see that God has appeared.


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The Gospel Hymn | Chinese Chorus “How Important God’s Love for Man Is”

Almighty God | Eastern Lightning | The Church of Almighty God |

How Important God’s Love for Man Is

Accompaniment: The picture of “God’s exhortations for Adam” is touching and warm. Although there is only God and man in it, their close relationship is so admirable.

1. God’s love overflows, freely bestowed on man, freely bestowed on man and surrounding man; man, innocent and carefree, lives happily under God’s eyes. God is concerned about man, and man lives under the protection and blessing, lives under the protection and blessing of God. All that man says and does is closely related to God and inseparable from God.

2. From the moment God created mankind, He had the responsibility for mankind. What was His responsibility? He was to protect man, He was to protect man, and watch over man. He hoped that man would believe and obey what He said. This was also God’s first expectation for mankind, this was also God’s first expectation for mankind.

3. With this expectation, God spoke such words: “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die, for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.” These simple words represented God’s will, and showed that God’s heart was beginning to be concerned about man.

4. From these simple words, we see God’s heart. In God’s heart, is there love? Is there concern? God’s love and concern not only can be sensed by man, but also can be truly touched by man. If you have conscience and humanity, you will feel warm, feel cared, feel loved, and feel blissful.

5. When you feel these, how will you treat God? Won’t you be attached to God? Won’t you have reverence and love for God? Won’t, won’t your heart draw near to God? This shows how important God’s love for man is! And it is even more important that man can experience and understand God’s love! This shows how important God’s love for man is! And it is even more important that man can experience and understand God’s love!

from “God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Himself (1)” in A Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh


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God Allowed Satan to Tempt Job for the Purpose of Perfecting Job’s Faith

约伯俯伏祷告1 Job falls down and prays

The word in Job 1:8 is the first conversation between Jehovah God and satan we have read in the biblical records. What did God say? The text records as follows: And the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God, and shuns evil? This is God’s evaluation of Job before satan. God said that he was perfect and upright and feared God and shunned evil. Before his conversation with satan, God had determined to use satan to tempt Job, that is, to deliver Job to satan. The purpose of doing so, on the one hand, was to prove the exact accuracy of God’s searching and evaluation of Job and to put satan to shame through Job’s testimony. On the other hand, it was to perfect Job’s faith and fear of God. So, when satan came before God, God “came straight to the point” and asked satan directly, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God, and shuns evil?” God’s question contains such meaning: God knew that satan roamed everywhere and often spied on his servant Job and often tempted and attacked him. It attempted to crush Job by a certain means to prove that Job’s faith and his fear of God were untenable, and it also looked for chances unscrupulously to afflict Job and cause him to forsake God, so that it could take him away from God’s hand. However, God searched Job’s heart and saw that he was perfect and upright and that he feared God and shunned evil. God told satan by questioning that Job was a perfect and upright man, one that feared God and shunned evil, and that he would never forsake God and follow satan. Hearing God’s evaluation of Job, satan became more exasperated and was even more impatient to take Job away. This was because it never believed that man was able to be “perfect and upright” or believed that man could “fear God and shun evil,” and it also hated man’s perfectness and uprightness and hated anyone who could “fear God and shun evil.” Just as satan answered Jehovah in Job 1:9-11, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have not you made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side? you have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” God well knew satan’s malicious nature and also deeply knew that it had harbored the intention of afflicting Job for a long time. So, here, by telling satan again that Job was “a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God and shuns evil,” God was to get satan to submissively do what he wanted it to do—to show its true colors—to attack and tempt Job. That is to say, God purposely emphasized that Job was perfect and upright and feared God and shunned evil, and used this means to stir satan to make an attack against Job because of its hatred of and annoyance at Job’s “being perfect and upright and fearing God and shunning evil,” thus letting satan be shamed by Job’s “being perfect and upright and fearing God and shunning evil,” so that it could be utterly shamed and defeated and would never again doubt or accuse Job’s being perfect and upright and fearing God and shunning evil. Thus, a trial from God and a temptation from satan would be inevitable. And the one who could bear God’s trial and withstand satan’s temptation was only Job. After that conversation, satan was allowed to tempt Job. That was the first round of attack from satan. Its target was Job’s possessions. Because satan accused Job as follows: “Does Job fear God for nothing? …you have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land,” God allowed satan to take away all that Job had. That was God’s intention of conversing with satan. But God made a requirement of satan: “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only on himself put not forth your hand.” (Job 1:12) It was the condition God made after he allowed satan to tempt Job and delivered Job into satan’s hand, that is, the bottom line God set for satan, ordering it not to do harm to Job. God acknowledged Job’s perfectness and uprightness and believed that Job’s uprightness and perfectness before him could withstand the test and was beyond doubt, so he allowed satan to tempt Job. Yet he set a limit for satan: satan was only allowed to take away any property of Job, but not to put forth its hand on him. What does this mean? It means that at that time God did not completely deliver Job to satan, and it was allowed to tempt Job in any way or means, but was not allowed to harm Job himself, not even a hair. That is because man’s everything is governed by God and man’s death or life is decided by God, and satan has no such right. After God said the word to satan, satan went anxiously. It went to tempt Job by various means. Soon, Job lost his flocks and herds all over the hills and lost all the possessions God bestowed to him…. God’s trial came upon Job just like that.

Although we know from the Bible the origin of the temptation Job underwent, did Job, as the “one concerned,” know about that? Job was only a mortal, and of course, he did not know the story that happened behind him. However, his fear of God and his perfectness and uprightness made him aware that it was God’s trial coming upon him. He did not know what had happened in the spiritual realm or what God’s intention was behind the trial, but he knew that no matter what came upon him, he should hold on to his perfectness and uprightness and hold fast the way of “fearing God and shunning evil.” Job’s attitude and reaction to these things were seen very clearly by God. What did God see? He saw Job’s heart of fearing him. That is because from the beginning to the end of Job’s undergoing the trial, his heart was always open to God and was laid before God, and he never gave up his perfectness and uprightness or forsook and departed from the way of “fearing God and shunning evil.” That was what God was most gratified with. Next, let’s see what temptations Job underwent and how he treated the trial. Continue to read the scriptures.