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Hebrews 13:2 Commentary: Should We Entertain Strangers?

By Chen Hui

Early one morning, I sat by the window reading the Bible: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” (Hebrews 13:2). This verse tells us to entertain strangers with love, I thought. Since they are strangers, they must be people whom we don’t know, yet the pastor often tells us not to receive strangers by quoting the scriptures, “I marvel that you are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ to another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ” (Galatians 1:6–7). He says that as our statures are too small and we cannot distinguish, we should never receive any stranger who preaches the gospel. Ah, what exactly is the Lord’s will? What should I do? Should I receive the strangers who preach the gospel or not?

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Just when I was feeling very perplexed, Sister Li in the church came to visit me, so I eagerly asked her: “Sister Li, the pastor often preaches to us, ‘I marvel that you are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ to another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ’ (Galatians 1:6–7). He doesn’t let us receive strangers, much less hear or see what they are preaching. But today I came across this verse, ‘Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares’ (Hebrews 13:2), which teaches us to entertain strangers with love. So should we receive strangers or not? I’d like to hear your view on this matter.” Continue reading

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Christian Movie “The People of the Heavenly Kingdom” Clip 1 – A Christian Acts Honestly and Receives God’s Blessing

Christian Movie “The People of the Heavenly Kingdom” Clip 1 – A Christian Acts Honestly and Receives God’s Blessing

The Lord Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3). Christian Cheng Nuo is a doctor. In her life, she strives to be an honest person according to the Lord’s words. Once, during a dispute over a patient’s treatment, she honestly discloses the hospital’s mistakes to a deceased patient’s family members. This in turn impacts the hospital’s reputation, and she is dismissed by the hospital on the grounds of medical malpractice. Her “bad track record” causes Cheng Nuo to be repeatedly rejected during her search for a new job. She battles fiercely with herself: Telling the truth is the reason she can’t find a job, but not telling the truth violates God’s word…. How should she follow the Lord’s words and be an honest person? Through seeking, she finally finds a way to practice the truth and be an honest person, and unexpectedly receives God’s blessing in the process …

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The Essential Difference Between the Incarnate God and the People Used by God

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    For so many years God’s Spirit has been ceaselessly searching as He goes working upon the earth. Throughout the ages God has used so many people to do His work. Yet God’s Spirit still has no suitable resting place. So God does His work, ceaselessly moving about in different people, and on the whole He uses people in order to do this. That is, in all these many years, God’s work has never stopped, but keeps being carried forward in man, all the way down to this day. Although God has spoken so many words and done so much work, man still does not know God, all because God has never appeared to man and also because He has no tangible form. And so God must bring this work to completion—causing all men to know the practical significance of the practical God. To achieve this end, God must reveal His Spirit tangibly to humanity and do His work in their midst. That is, only when God’s Spirit assumes physical form, puts on flesh and bone, and visibly walks among people, accompanying them in their lives, sometimes showing and sometimes hiding Himself, only then are people able to arrive at a deeper understanding of Him. If God only remained in the flesh, He would not be able to fully complete His work. After working in the flesh for a period of time, fulfilling the ministry that needs to be done in the flesh, God will depart the flesh and work in the spiritual realm in the image of the flesh just as Jesus did so after He had worked for a period of time in normal humanity and completed all the work that He needed to complete. You may remember this passage from “The Path … (5)”: “I remember My Father saying to Me, ‘On earth, only do Your Father’s will and complete His commission. Nothing else concerns You.’” What do you see in this passage? When God comes to the earth, He does only His work within divinity. This is what the heavenly Spirit has entrusted to the incarnate God. When He comes, He goes only to speak everywhere, to give voice to His utterances in different methods and from different perspectives. He chiefly takes supplying man and teaching man as His goals and working principle, and does not concern Himself with such things as interpersonal relationships or the details of people’s lives. His main ministry is to speak for the Spirit. When God’s Spirit appears tangibly in the flesh, He only provides for man’s life and releases the truth. He does not get involved in man’s work, which is to say, He does not participate in the work of humanity. Humans cannot do divine work, and God does not participate in human work. In all the years since God came to this earth to do His work, He has always done it through people. But these people cannot be considered God incarnate, only people who are used by God. But the God of today can speak directly from the perspective of divinity, sending forth the Spirit’s voice and working on behalf of the Spirit. All those people whom God has used throughout the ages are likewise instances of God’s Spirit working within a fleshly body, so why can’t they be called God? But today’s God is also God’s Spirit working directly in the flesh, and Jesus too was God’s Spirit working in the flesh; both of these are called God. So what’s the difference? Throughout the ages, the people God has used are all capable of normal thought and reason. They all know the principles of human conduct. They hold normal human ideas, and they are equipped with all the things ordinary people should have. Most of them have exceptional talent and innate intelligence. In working upon these people, God’s Spirit harnesses their talents, which are their God-given gifts. God’s Spirit brings their talents into play, using their strengths in God’s service. However, God’s essence is free of ideas and free of thought, unadulterated with human intentions, and even lacks what normal humans are equipped with. That is to say, He is not even conversant with the principles of human conduct. This is how it is when today’s God comes to the earth. His work and His words are unadulterated with human intentions or human thought, but they are a direct manifestation of the intentions of the Spirit, and He works directly in God’s behalf. This means that the Spirit directly speaks, that is, the divinity directly does the work, without mixing in even one bit of man’s intentions. In other words, the incarnate God embodies divinity directly, is without human thought or ideas, and has no understanding of the principles of human conduct. If only divinity were at work (meaning if only God Himself were at work), there would be no way for God’s work to be carried out on earth. So when God comes to earth, He has to have a small number of people He uses to work within humanity in conjunction with the work that God does in divinity. In other words, He uses human work to uphold His divine work. Otherwise, there would be no way for man to come into direct contact with the divine work. This is how it was with Jesus and His disciples. During His time in the world, Jesus abolished the old laws and established new commandments. He also spoke many words. All this work was done in divinity. The others, such as Peter, Paul, and John, all rested their subsequent work on the foundation of Jesus’ words. That is, God was launching His work in that age, ushering in the beginning of the Age of Grace; that is, He brought in a new era, abolishing the old, and also fulfilling the words “God is the Beginning and the End.” In other words, man must do human work on the foundation of divine work. After Jesus said all He needed to say and finished His work on earth, He departed man. After this, all people, in working, did so according to the principles expressed in His words, and practiced according to the truths of which He spoke. These were all people working for Jesus. If it had been Jesus alone doing the work, no matter how many words He spoke, people would still not have been able to come into contact with His words, because He was working in divinity and could only speak words of divinity, and He could not have explained things to the point where ordinary people could understand His words. And so He had to have the apostles and prophets who came after Him supplement His work. This is the principle of how God incarnate does His work—using the incarnate flesh to speak and to work so as to complete the work of divinity, and then using a few, or perhaps more, people after God’s own heart to supplement His work. That is, God uses people after His heart to do the work of shepherding and watering in humanity so that all people may attain the truth. 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Christian Movie “The People of the Heavenly Kingdom” Clip 2 – How to Resolve Deceitfulness and Become an Honest Person Who Brings God Joy

Christian Movie “The People of the Heavenly Kingdom” Clip 2 – How to Resolve Deceitfulness and Become an Honest Person Who Brings God Joy

The Lord Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3).

Cheng Nuo, a Christian, never stops seeking to be an honest person. After several years of undergoing God’s work, she tells lies much less frequently and works for the church from early in the morning to late at night, suffering and expending herself. She thinks of herself as an honest person who is in line with God’s will. But when her husband is seriously injured in an unfortunate accident, misunderstandings and complaints of God begin to grow in her heart and she loses her desire to perform her duty. Through God testing and exposing her, Cheng Nuo reads God’s words and reflects on herself. She sees that even though she lies less frequently since becoming a believer, craftiness and deceitfulness are still within her heart, and expending herself for God has been to conduct a transaction with God, seeking blessings and reward; her selfish, deceitful satanic disposition is still deeply entrenched, and she is not an honest person who brings God joy. She later gains an understanding of her deceitful nature by seeking the truth and finds the path to becoming an honest person and a person of God’s kingdom

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Kingdom Anthem─the Kingdom Descends on the World

Kingdom Anthem─the Kingdom Descends on the World

“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God” (Revelation 21:2-3).

Brothers and sisters, we have seen that the Bible prophecies have basically been fulfilled, and the holy city of New Jerusalem has descended from above! The kingdom of God is formally established on the earth. God will gain a group of people who can carry out God’s will on earth and God will reign as King on earth, leading His people to live on earth in person. I’m looking forward to the official release of the chorus of 21st performance, which is a moment all people will celebrate!

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“Red Re-Education at Home”Clip 6 – The Real Motives Behind the CCP’s Denial and Condemnation of Christ

Christian Short Film | “Red Re-Education at Home”Clip 6 – The Real Motives Behind the CCP’s Denial and Condemnation of Christ

When the Lord Jesus became flesh in the Age of Grace, He looked like a human being from the outside, but He did the work of being crucified and redeeming all of mankind. In the last days, Almighty God incarnate has expressed all the truths to purify and save mankind and has done the work of judgment beginning with the house of God. This shows that the Lord Jesus and Almighty God are both Christ in the flesh, and they are God Himself. However, the CCP is doing everything in its power to deny and condemn Christ. What is its sinister motivation?

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You Ought to Live for the Truth Since You Believe in God

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The common problem that exists in all men is that they understand the truth but cannot put it into practice. One factor is that man is unwilling to pay the price, and the other is that man’s discernment is too inadequate; he is unable to see past many of the difficulties that exist in real life and knows not how to appropriately practice. As man has too little experience, poor caliber, and limited understanding of the truth, he is unable to resolve the difficulties he encounters in life. He can only pay lip service to his faith in God, yet is unable to bring God into his everyday life. In other words, God is God, and life is life, as if man has no relationship with God in his life. That is what all men believe. Such manner of faith in God will not allow man to be gained and perfected by Him in reality. In truth, it is not that the word of God is incomplete, but rather that the ability of man to receive His word is simply inadequate. It can be said that almost no man acts according to God’s intentions. Rather, their faith in God is in accordance with their own intentions, established religious notions, and customs. Few are those who undergo a transformation following the acceptance of God’s word and begin to act in accordance with His will. Rather, they persist in their mistaken beliefs. When man begins to believe in God, he does so based on the conventional rules of religion, and lives and interacts with others entirely on the basis of his own philosophy of life. Such is the case for nine out of every ten people. Very few are those who formulate another plan and turn over a new leaf after beginning to believe in God. None regard or put into practice the word of God as the truth. Continue reading


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The Hymn of God’s Word “God’s Open Administration Throughout the Universe”

The Hymn of God’s Word “God’s Open Administration Throughout the Universe”

When all nations and peoples return before God’s throne, God shall confer upon the human world all bounty of heaven, so that it will brim with matchless bounty because of Him, matchless bounty because of Him. All stars, the sun and moon in the heavens, God will make them new, make them new. The skies will no longer be as they once were. All things on earth shall be renewed. All will become complete through God’s words. God will make them new by His word.

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But as long as the old world remains in existence, God shall hurl forth His rage upon the nations and make known His ruling decrees to the universe, and bring chastisement on whomever violates them. All stars, the sun and moon in the heavens, God will make them new, make them new. The skies will no longer be as they once were. All things on earth shall be renewed. All will become complete through God’s words. God will make them new by His word. Continue reading