Like hundreds of millions of other followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we abide by the laws and commandments of the Bible, enjoy the abundant grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and gather together, pray, praise, and serve in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ—and all this we do under the care and protection of the Lord. We are often weak, and often strong. We believe that all of our actions are in accordance with the teachings of the Lord. It goes without saying, then, that we also believe ourselves to walk the path of obedience to the will of the Father in heaven. We long for the return of the Lord Jesus, for the glorious arrival of the Lord Jesus, for the end of our life on earth, for the appearance of the kingdom, and for everything as it was foretold in the Book of Revelation: The Lord arrives, and brings disaster, and rewards the good and punishes the wicked, and takes all those who follow Him and welcome His return into the air to meet Him. Every time we think of this, we can’t help but be overcome with emotion. Continue reading
Xuancheng City, Anhui Province
Since I believed in Jesus, I had often read the Bible and memorized its verses, and the Bible had become my faithful companion. I held the view that God could only be found in the Bible, God would never work beyond the Bible, and whoever departed from the Bible was not a believer in God. So, for fifteen years, I took the Bible as the treasure, and I even put it at the head of my bed when I slept at night, which in my view meant that God would be with me. However, I had never expected that when God’s work of the last days came upon me, I resisted and condemned it with the Bible for six years, and actually became a Pharisee of the present age. Continue reading
Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province
I, once a deacon and preacher in the True Jesus Church, did many things to resist Almighty God because of my foolishness and callousness. However, my evil doings didn’t hinder the step of God’s work, but instead brought upon me an unexpected punishment. Finally, after some setbacks, my family returned to God’s throne due to His call of love… Continue reading
Baoji City, Shaanxi Province
Since I was a little child, I had believed in Jesus with my parents. During the Great Cultural Revolution, I saw that many “great men” who believed in God were put in prison yet I was safe and sound, so I felt that God loved me so much, and that I was probably the “apple of God’s eye” and thus no one on earth dared to touch me. Therefore, I looked on myself as “God’s favored one” and became proud and supercilious. I remember that in 1978, Wang X, a leader of the Three-Self sect, and several county leaders came to Baoji City to deal with us house churches. When Wang X said that we must believe in God according to the constitution, I became furious and argued with him, saying, “If we believe in God in this way, are we faithful to the constitution or to God? …” This made my name spread over the entire Old Local Church. I seemed to have become a hero and a model. From then on, the brothers and sisters looked up to me very much. If they had a meeting without me in attendance, they would feel very disappointed. And some people came by car especially to listen to my preaching and applauded it. That even more made me forget who I was. I boasted that I had never tumbled on the path of belief in God and thought that I had been gained by God. But unexpectedly, when God came the second time and called me to return to him, I rejected, resisted, and ignored him, standing in a high position and treating everything with contempt. It was not until in April 2001 that I fell down before Almighty God. Continue reading
Almighty God says, “In the Age of Grace, Jesus did much of that work, such as healing sickness, casting out demons, laying His hands upon man to pray for man, and blessing man. However, to continue to do so would serve no purpose in the present day. The Holy Spirit worked in that way at the time, for it was the Age of Grace, and man was shown enough grace for enjoyment. Man did not have to pay any price and could receive grace as long as he had faith. All were treated very graciously. Now, the age has changed, and the work of God has progressed further; through His chastisement and judgment, the rebelliousness of man and the unclean things within man will be cast away. As it was the stage of redemption, God had to do such work, showing man enough grace for man to enjoy, so that He could redeem man from sin, and through grace forgive man their sins. This stage is done to reveal the iniquities within man through chastisement, judgment, the smiting of words, as well as the discipline and revelation of words, so that they may afterward be saved. This is work more in-depth than redemption. In the Age of Grace, man enjoyed enough grace and has already experienced this grace, and so it is no longer to be enjoyed by man. Such work is now out-of-date and is no longer to be done. Now, man is saved through judgment by the word. After man is judged, chastised and refined, his disposition is thereby changed. Is this not because of the words I have spoken? Each stage of work is done in line with the progress of all mankind and with the age. All work has its significance; it is done for the final salvation, for mankind to have a good destination in the future, and for man to be divided according to their kind in the end.” (The Word Appears in the Flesh)
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Every tree was decorated with twinkling illuminations; the adults were busy preparing for Christmas party; children happily exchanged Christmas gifts with each other…. The whole city is rife with Christmas atmosphere, and all people are enjoying the happiness brought by Christmas. The cheerful atmosphere also makes me feel better. And at the same time, I feel a little curious: Where does Christmas come from?
One of my good friends is a I asked her about the origin of Christmas, and she told me, “Christmas is celebrated in memory of the birth of Jesus Christ who became the Son of man on earth and redeemed all . At the beginning, Jehovah God set forth laws and commandments in the Age of Law. Then as man was corrupted by Satan and became eviler, they could not keep the laws and would be condemned to death at any time because of offending the laws. God couldn’t bear seeing the mankind He personally created perish this way. Therefore, in order to enable man to live on, God became flesh, did His work on earth, and finally accomplished the work of crucifixion and redeemed all mankind. As a result, those who believe in Him received the sin offering andwere forgiven of their sins as long as they pray to God. Just as the Bible says, ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting .’ (John 3:16)” Hearing her words, I couldn’t help sighing with emotion, “So there is such a great story behind Christmas!”. While we were chatting,
Next let’s read the following passages.