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Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh

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    God’s saving of man is not done directly using the method of the Spirit and the identity of the Spirit, for His Spirit can neither be touched nor seen by man, neither can man draw near. If He tried to save man directly using the perspective of the Spirit, man would be unable to receive His salvation. If God did not put on the outward form of a created man, there would be no way for man to receive this salvation. For man has no way of approaching Him, much as no one was able to go near the cloud of Jehovah. Only by becoming a created human being, that is, only by putting His word into the body of flesh that He is about to become, can He personally work the word into all who follow Him. Only then can man personally see and hear His word, and moreover enter into possession of His word, and by this means come to be fully saved. If God did not become flesh, no man of flesh and blood would be able to receive such great salvation, nor would a single man be saved. If the Spirit of God worked directly in the midst of mankind, all humanity would be struck down, or else, with no way of coming into touch with God, they would be completely carried away captive by Satan. The first incarnation was to redeem man from sin, to redeem him by means of the fleshly body of Jesus, that is, He saved man from the cross, but the corrupt satanic disposition still remained within man. The second incarnation is no longer to serve as a sin offering but rather to save fully those who were redeemed from sin. This is done so that those who have been forgiven may be delivered from their sins and made fully clean, and by attaining a changed disposition, break free of Satan’s influence of darkness and return before the throne of God. Only in this way can man be fully sanctified. Continue reading

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Knowing the Three Stages of God’s Work Is the Path to Knowing God

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    The work of managing mankind is divided into three stages, which means that the work of saving mankind is divided into three stages. These three stages do not include the work of creating the world, but are rather the three stages of the work of the Age of Law, the Age of Grace, and the Age of Kingdom. The work of creating the world was the work of producing the whole of mankind. It was not the work of saving mankind, and bears no relation to the work of saving mankind, for when the world was created mankind had not been corrupted by Satan, and so there was no need to carry out the work of mankind’s salvation. The work of saving mankind only began when mankind had been corrupted by Satan, and so the work of managing mankind also only began when mankind had been corrupted. In other words, God’s management of man began as a result of the work of saving mankind, and did not arise from the work of creating the world. It was only after mankind acquired a corrupt disposition that the work of management came into existence, and so the work of managing mankind includes three parts, rather than four stages, or four ages. Only this is the correct way to refer to God’s management of mankind. When the final age comes to a close, the work of managing mankind will have come to a complete end. The conclusion of the work of management means that the work of saving all mankind has been completely finished, and that mankind has reached his journey’s end. Without the work of saving all mankind, the work of managing mankind would not exist, nor would there be the three stages of work. It was precisely because of mankind’s depravity, and because mankind was in such urgent need of salvation, that Jehovah concluded the creation of the world and began the work of the Age of Law. Only then did the work of managing mankind begin, which means that only then did the work of saving mankind begin. “Managing mankind” does not mean guiding the life of mankind, newly created, on earth (which is to say, a mankind that had yet to be corrupted). Rather, it is the salvation of a mankind that has been corrupted by Satan, which is to say, it is to transform this corrupt mankind. This is the meaning of managing mankind. The work of saving mankind does not include the work of creating the world, and so the work of managing mankind does not include the work of creating the world, and only includes three stages of work that are separate from the world’s creation. To understand the work of managing mankind, it is necessary to be aware of the history of the three stages of work—this is what everyone must be aware of in order to be saved. As creatures of God, you should recognize that man was created by God, and should recognize the source of mankind’s corruption, and, moreover, should recognize the process of man’s salvation. If you only know how to act according to doctrine in order to gain God’s favor, but have no inkling of how God saves mankind, or of the source of mankind’s corruption, then this is what you lack as a creature of God. You should not only be satisfied with understanding those truths that can be put into practice, while remaining ignorant of the wider scope of God’s management work—if this is the case, then you are too dogmatic. The three stages of work are the inside story of God’s management of man, the advent of the gospel of the entire universe, the greatest mystery among all mankind, and are also the foundation of spreading the gospel. If you only focus on understanding simple truths that relate to your life, and know nothing of this, the greatest of all mysteries and visions, then is your life not akin to a defective product, good for nothing except being looked at? Continue reading


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“God Himself, the Unique IX God Is the Source of Life for All Things (III)” (Part Three)

Almighty God says, “When God created all things, He used all sorts of methods and ways to balance them, to balance the living conditions for the mountains and lakes, to balance the living conditions for the plants and all kinds of animals, birds, insects—His goal was to allow all kinds of living beings to live and multiply within the laws that He had established. All beings cannot go outside of these laws and they cannot be broken. Only within this type of basic environment can humans safely survive and multiply, generation after generation.”

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All Who Do Not Know God Are Those Who Oppose God

Almighty God says, “Those who I say are in opposition to God are those who do not know God, those who acknowledge God with empty words yet do not know Him, those who follow God yet do not obey Him, and those who revel in the grace of God yet cannot stand witness to Him. Without an understanding of the purpose of God’s work and the work of God in man, man cannot be in accord with the heart of God, and cannot stand witness to God. The reason that man opposes God stems, on the one hand, from the corrupt disposition of man, and on the other hand, from ignorance of God and lack of understanding of the principles of God’s work and His will toward man. These two aspects merge into a history of man’s resistance to God.”

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Best Christian Movie | The Good News From God | “The True Light Appears”

Gangqiang is a Christian. He saw how great is the Lord’s love of man and His pity for man, and he resolved many times that he would love the Lord, satisfy the Lord, implement the word of the Lord, and conduct himself as a person praised by the Lord. But when he gave practical effect to the Lord’s word, he discovered that on himself there were many corrupt and rebellious things-selfishness, arrogance, lying and cheating and so on. These corrupt dispositions were holding him back, and he did not have the strength at all to give effect to the Lord’s words. For this reason, he was extremely distressed, and he often called out to the Lord for help. Gangqiang later went to the United States to work and there he became acquainted with Sister Zhao of The Church of Almighty God. Through Sister Zhao’s communication and bearing witness to Almighty God’s work of the last days, and having read some of the words of Almighty God, Gangqiang came to know that the Lord Jesus had already returned, and that He had undertaken the work of judging and cleansing man, pointing out to man the path to resolve his sinful nature. Gangqiang’s heart was enlightened, and he happily accepted God’s work of the last days, and he came before the throne of God. By reading the word of Almighty God, he understood some truths, and his gloomy life was illuminated by the words of God …

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True Faith in God | Short Film “God Is My Strength”

She was once a young girl full of dreams for the future. After graduating from college, she stepped into society and started her own business. During that period, she met with many frustrations and saw the darkness of society. The cruel reality tore up her dream and made her feel desolate and sorrowful. Later, she was fortunate to accept Almighty God’s work in the last days, and her numb heart was gradually awakened by God’s word. Moved by God’s word, she began to preach the gospel and bear testimony to God. In May 2006, an unexpected arrest broke her tranquil life. During the interrogation, she suffered malicious tortures from the vicious CCP policemen, and personally experienced Satan’s affliction and trampling of man. So many times when she was extremely miserable, God’s words kept leading and enlightening her and gave her the strength to live on. In the end, even the vicious policemen said with admiration that she was tougher than Liu Hulan. Through that experience, she realized that Almighty God is the truth, the way, and the life. And only Almighty God is the source of man’s life, and only Almighty God’s word is the strength of man’s life, which can lead man to overcome Satan and gain the freedom of soul.

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The Reading of Almighty God’s Word “The Mystery of the Incarnation (4)” (Excerpt)

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.”

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“God Himself, the Unique VIII God Is the Source of Life for All Things (II)” (Part Two)

Almighty God says, “The biggest difference between God and mankind is that God rules over all things and supplies all things. God is the source of everything, and mankind enjoys all things while God supplies them. That is to say, man enjoys all things when he accepts the life God bestows on all things. Mankind enjoys the results of God’s creation of all things, whereas God is the Master. Right? Then from the perspective of all things, what is the difference between God and mankind? God can see clearly the growth patterns of all things, and controls and dominates the growth patterns of all things. That is, all things are in God’s eyes and within His scope of inspection. … Hence God is God, and man is man! Even if man keeps researching science and the laws of all things, it is only within a limited range, whereas God controls everything. For man, that is infinite.”

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