Eastern Lightning| Experience Testimonies article | In Your Faith in God You Should Obey God

Eastern Lightning| Experience Testimonies article| In Your Faith in God You Should Obey God

  Why do you believe in God? Most people are confounded by this question. They always have two entirely different viewpoints about the practical God and the God in heaven, which shows that they believe in God not in order to obey, but to receive certain benefits, or to escape the suffering of disaster. Only then are they somewhat obedient, but their obedience is conditional, it is for the sake of their own personal prospects, and forced upon them. So: why do you believe in God? If it is solely for the sake of your prospects, and your fate, then you’d best not believe. Belief such as this is self-deception, self-reassurance, and self-appreciation. If your faith is not built upon the foundation of obedience to God, then you will ultimately be punished as a result of opposing God. All those who do not seek obedience to God in their faith oppose God. God asks that people seek the truth, that they thirst for God’s words, and eat and drink God’s words, and put them into practice, so that they may achieve obedience to God. If your motivations are truly thus, then God will surely raise you up, and will surely be gracious toward you. No one can doubt this, and no one can change it. If your motivations are not for the sake of obedience to God, and you have other aims, then all that you say and do—your prayers before God, and even your every action—will be in opposition to God. You may be soft-spoken and mild-mannered, your every action and expression may look right, you may appear to be one who obeys, but when it comes to your motivations and your views about faith in God, everything you do is in opposition to God, and evil. People who appear as obedient as sheep, but whose hearts harbor evil intentions, are wolves in sheep’s clothing, they directly offend God, and God will not spare a single one of them. The Holy Spirit will reveal every one of them, so all can see that every one of those who are hypocritical will be surely detested and rejected by the Holy Spirit. Don’t worry: God will deal with and resolve each of them in turn.

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Books of the Church of Almighty God | The Supernaturalness and Greatness of God’s Life Power

The Supernaturalness and Greatness of God’s Life Power

by Lin Ling

(from Shandong Province, China)

  I was born in a poor peasant family. Because my family didn’t have power or influence, I was looked down upon and often bullied by others from my childhood. At such times, I felt especially aggrieved and distressed and expected from my heart that a savior could come to change my destiny. After marriage, my life was tough and my child often got ill, so a neighbor preached Jesus to me. Learning that the Lord Jesus could save those who suffered hardships and afflictions from the sea of misery, I was very excited in my heart, feeling that I finally found the savior. From then on, I believed in Jesus and was very zealous, often going to different places to attend meetings and listen to preachings. Later, however, I found that the church became more and more desolate and the phenomenon of jealousy and strife and scheming against one another became more and more serious, which was no better than the world. I was very disappointed and my faith grew cold gradually, and I didn’t attend meetings any more. Continue reading

Books of the Church of Almighty God| Awake in the Tribulation of Persecution

Awake in the Tribulation of Persecution

A Seventeen-year-old Christian’s True Experience of Being Persecuted

by Wang Tao

(from Shandong Province, China)

  I’m a Christian in the Church of Almighty God. Compared with the kids at my age, I’m the luckiest, for I was uplifted and selected by God and accepted the end-time work of Almighty God with my parents at the age of eight. At that time, although I was young, I was very willing to believe in God and read God’s word. As I constantly read God’s word and listened to the fellowship of the uncles and aunties, over the years, I understood some truths. As I grew older, I saw that the brothers and sisters all pursued the truth and practiced being honest and lived in harmony, without intriguing against each other as between my classmates at school. I felt that it was my happiest and most joyful time to stay with the brothers and sisters. Later, I heard these words in Fellowship and Preaching About Life Entering In, “To believe in God and pursue the truth and follow God in Mainland China, one has to tie his head to the waist of his trousers, which is absolutely true….” At that time, I didn’t understand the meaning of those words. Through the fellowship of the brothers and sisters, I knew that believers in Almighty God would be arrested by the police because China is an atheistic country without freedom of belief. But at that time, I didn’t believe those words. I thought that I was just a child, and even if I was arrested by the “police uncles,” they wouldn’t hurt me. Not until later I personally experienced the police’s arrest and affliction did I see clearly that the “police uncles” in my mind are actually a gang of devils! Continue reading

Books of the Church of Almighty God | The Origin and Development of the Church of Almighty God

        In the Age of the Grace, the Lord Jesus once promised, “I will come again.” In the end time, keeping the Lord Jesus’ promise “I will come again,” God is incarnated once again and decends in China, carrying out a work of judgment and chastisement and conquering and salvation with the word. This has fully fulfilled the prophecies in the Bible, “Judgment begins with God’s household,” and “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” God’s end-time work ends the Age of the Grace and opens the Age of the Kingdom. Almighty God’s end-time work spreads quickly in China, so the Church of Almighty God comes into being. Facts prove that the Church of Almighty God comes into being completely due to God’s end-time work and it isn’t established by any person. God’s chosen people of the Church of Almighty God pray in Almighty God’s name, accept all the truths expressed by Almighty God, and obey Almighty God’s work. Therefore, the One that God’s chosen people of the Church of Almighty God believe in is the Christ who is incarnated in the end time, the practical God who is God’s Spirit realized in the flesh, not a person. Continue reading