A Hymn of God’s Word “He Who Has True Faith Receives God’s Blessings” | The Church of Almighty God

A Hymn of God’s Word “He Who Has True Faith Receives God’s Blessings” | The Church of Almighty God

When Moses struck the rock and water sprang forth,
a gift from Jehovah, it was by faith.
When David played music to praise Jehovah,
his heart full of joy, it was by faith.
When Job lost his flocks and all his possessions,
and was covered in boils, it was by faith.
And when he could still hear Jehovah’s voice,
and still perceive His glory, it was by faith.
It was by faith, by faith. It was by faith and nothing else just simply faith!
It was by faith, by faith. It was by faith and nothing else just simply faith!

When Peter followed Jesus and gave glorious testimony
while nailed to a cross, it was by faith.
When John saw the glorious image of the Son of man
and visions of the last days, it was by his faith.
When the Gentiles discover God has returned in the flesh
to do His work, it’s also by faith.
Many are smitten by God’s word, consoled and saved,
judged and cursed, because of faith.
Judgment reveals the destination of God’s creation, the loveliness of the Creator,
and gives you true faith, and what is most precious to you.
God’s conquering work reveals His mighty arm,
an understanding of human life, the right path and the meaning of “man.”
It was by faith, by faith. It was by faith and nothing else just simply faith!
It was by faith, by faith. It was by faith and nothing else just simply faith! Continue reading

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Only by Experiencing Painful Trials Can You Know the Loveliness of God

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The Church of Almighty God | Only by Experiencing Painful Trials Can You Know the Loveliness of God

  Just how much do you love God today? And just how much do you know of all that God has done in you? These are the things you should learn. When God arrives on earth, all that He has done in man and allowed man to see are so that man will love Him and truly know Him. That man is able to suffer for God and has been able to come this far is, in one regard, because of the love of God, and in another regard, is because of God’s salvation; moreover, it is because of the work of judgment and chastisement that God has carried out in man. If you are without the judgment, chastisement, and trials of God, and if God has not made you suffer, then, to be honest, you do not truly love God. The greater God’s work in man, and the greater man’s suffering, the more it is able to show just how meaningful God’s work is, and the more that man’s heart is able to truly love God. How do you learn how to love God? Without torment and refinement, without painful trials—and if, furthermore, all that God gave man were grace, love, and mercy—would you be able to attain the true love of God? On one hand, during God’s trials man comes to know his deficiencies, and sees that he is insignificant, contemptible, and lowly, that he has nothing, and is nothing; on the other hand, during His trials God creates different environments for man that make man more able to experience the loveliness of God. Although the pain is great, and sometimes insurmountable—and it even reaches the level of crushing grief—having experienced it, man sees how lovely is God’s work in him, and only upon this foundation is there born in man the true love of God. Today man sees that with the grace, love, and mercy of God alone, he is incapable of truly knowing himself, much less is he able to know the essence of man. Only through both the refinement and judgment of God, only during such refinement can you know your deficiencies, and know that you have nothing. Thus, man’s love of God is built upon the foundation of the refinement and judgment of God. If you only enjoy the grace of God, with a peaceful family life or material blessings, then you have not gained God, and your belief in God has failed. God has already carried out one stage of the work of grace in the flesh, and has already bestowed material blessings upon man—but man cannot be made perfect with grace, love, and mercy alone. In man’s experiences he encounters some of God’s love, and sees the love and mercy of God, yet having experienced for a period of time, he sees that God’s grace and His love and mercy are incapable of making man perfect, and incapable of revealing that which is corrupt within man, nor are they able to rid man of his corrupt disposition, or make perfect his love and faith. God’s work of grace was the work of one period, and man cannot rely on enjoying the grace of God in order to know God. Continue reading