Two thousand years ago, the Lord Jesus promised His followers: “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2-3). Because of this, generations of believers have continued to obsessively hope and pray for the fulfillment of the Lord’s promise, and hope and pray that they are raptured into the heavens to meet the Lord and enter into the kingdom of heaven when the Lord comes.
This also describes this film’s protagonist, Chen Xiangguang. He is an enthusiastic seeker, spreads the gospel, and bears witness to the Lord in order to welcome the Lord’s coming. In spite of being dismissed from his position in a school and failing to gain understanding from his family members, he never gives up the hope in his heart. One day while in a gathering, Chen Xiangguang is arrested and thrown in jail by the Chinese Communist government. Under God’s wondrous rule and arrangements, he encounters Zhao Zhiming, a Christian from The Church of Almighty God. Zhao Zhiming gives him testimony on God’s appearance and work in the last days, resolving his years of notions and imagination in hoping and praying for the Lord’s return. After getting out of prison, Chen Xiangguang leads his brothers and sisters to look into Almighty God’s work in the last days. Everyone finally comes to understand what it is to be raptured into the kingdom of heaven, whether the kingdom is really on earth or in heaven, and how people should welcome the Lord’s return …
Searching for the Footprints of God—The Eastern Lightning
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