Oh Lord! When is it that You will return? Yes. We so desperately long for Your return. Amen! It’s lucky that you’re both here today. We can have a nice chat. Okay. Uncle, do you remember? (Mm?) As children, you’d take us to this old tree. You’d tell us stories from the Bible about believers who came before us. You had so much to say. You used to talk for hours. (Yes.) Praise the Lord. Even though we were still little, we could sense that you had high expectations of us. (Mm.) Yes, Dad. Every time we listened to you, it was so moving, so inspiring. Thanks be to the Lord. We felt such conviction, such passion! Yes! We wanted to be like you to become a great preacher and work for the Lord. Yes, time really flies. (Yes.) Really, twenty years passed in the blink of an eye. Now, we too can preach and work for the Lord. Our wish finally comes true. (Thanks be to the Lord.) This old tree also holds many memories for us. Your father passed away early. Before he left us, he told me that his greatest wish was for me to make you a preacher. Today, it makes me so glad to see you working for the Lord and tending to the church. Praise the Lord. Hou’en, what have you been preaching lately? (Yes, Hou’en.) Oh, I’ve preached about watching and waiting for the Lord’s arrival. Mm. This is quite important. Mm. The gospel of the Lord Jesus has spread to the ends of the earth. The signs show that the time of the Lord’s return has already arrived. Mm. Right. This is indeed the time to be watchful. We should watch and wait every moment. The Lord could take us at any time. (Mm.) Looks like I’ll be able to welcome the return of the Lord before I die. It’s true. Now I’m old. How deeply I long to be able to welcome the appearance of the Lord. It’s a shame that many know the Lord will soon come, yet they don’t watch and prepare for His return. It’s true. We should all watch for the return of the Lord. Lately, my thoughts turn to how we should wait to meet the Lord’s purpose, and what does “watching” actually refer to. Mm. Jiayin, now that is a good question. Praise the Lord. Hou’en, please tell us what you think. (Okay.) Yes, Hou’en. I believe watching refers to reading the Bible, working hard and moderation. As it says in the Bible, Only if we are careful and mindful each day can we face the Lord with confidence when He comes. It’s true. We now hold prayer sessions 24 hours a day in the church. We’ve also set up a watchtower. If we’re not vigilant, we’ll be cast aside when the Lord arrives. Mm, it’s true. That’s a good way of practicing. But there is more. Please tell us, father. Okay. Watching and waiting refers to being faithful to the name and way of the Lord. Mm. Because during the last days, there will be dangerous times. People will love the world more than the Lord, and all manner of heresy will appear. These words show us that the Lord asks us to be watchful. Most important is that before the Lord comes to take us, we must guard against all manner of heresy. Should anyone tell you that the Lord has come, don’t listen to them or believe them. We must stay true to the name and way of the Lord. If not, how could we enter the kingdom of heaven? Yes. Uncle, I have some different views about this. (Mm.) Oh? Please go on. False Christs will appear in the last days. But they will appear at the very time that the Lord will return. According to what you said, if we don’t listen to or believe any news of the Lord’s coming, how are we to meet the Lord when indeed He really comes? I think in this passage, the Lord tells us to differentiate to not trust false Christs rather to be alert to welcoming the Lord’s return. I think that in the last days, when people cry “the bridegroom comes,” that is, when people say the Lord has returned, we should listen out for the voice of the Lord like wise virgins. This is truly watching and waiting, and how we may welcome His return. Yes. Jiayin, you’re right. Very insightful. Praise the Lord. Grandpa! Yes, Xiaoming? Grandpa, Auntie Zhao is looking for you. Oh, well then, let’s head back. (Mm.) Sister Zhao, you’ve come quite a long way. You must have something important to say. Recently, two preachers from the Eastern Lightning went to Sister Cai, saying the Lord has returned, (What? Lord has come?) and spoke many truths and performed the work of judgment of the last days. What they said sounded real. They even read some of the words of Almighty God. We all thought it sounded great. But because you once told Sister Cai those who say the Lord has come speak lies, she sent them away. We felt like she might not have done the right thing. And so, I come now to request your advice. What do you think we should do when something like this happens? Thanks be to the Lord. I don’t think Sister Cai did anything wrong. Anyone who is not the Lord Jesus arriving upon a cloud is a false Christ. When such things happen, it is right to be alert like that. (Mm, yes.) Uncle, was it really the right thing to do? What did she do wrong? If the work of the Holy Spirit is in what they say, if it comes from God, we should carefully examine what they say. Yet we turned those two away, and I don’t think we did the right thing. There’s nothing wrong with it. In the Bible it clearly says, We see the Lord will return upon a cloud. But we haven’t seen that fact, so how could the Lord have arrived? Mm, yes, Jiayin. Lord’s arrival is a major event. Isn’t it a bit arbitrary to draw conclusions based on one simple piece of scripture? Remember the Jewish Pharisees at that time: They longed for the arrival of the Messiah. They learned the prophecies by heart. But because when Lord Jesus came, He was not as they had imagined, they not only didn’t acknowledge Him as the Messiah, they went so far as to nail Him to the cross. They became people who opposed God, and so they were cursed by God. Uncle, I think that in waiting for Lord’s arrival, we should be more cautious, so as to avoid offending God. Is the Eastern Lightning the work of God and the return of the Lord? Right now we don’t know. When the Eastern Lightning testifies to the Lord’s arrival, there’s no harm in giving it some thought before deciding. What do you think? Mm, you’re right. Jiayin, what you say makes sense. But the Lord’s arrival upon a white cloud is in the Bible. Recently, I’ve studied scriptures about the Lord’s return. They can be divided into two types. Hou’en, look. One foretells His arrival on a cloud, witnessed by all. The other predicts that the Lord will come like a thief. Just as it is said in Revelation 3:3, There’s also Matthew 25:6, in which it is said, These scriptures show there are two types of sayings about Lord’s arrival: One is as a thief, unknown to all. He will perhaps come in secret. The other is that He’ll come upon a cloud and be seen by all. He will perhaps appear publicly. My understanding is that the Lord may well first come in secret, and appear publicly after He has completed His work. Just as the Lord Jesus first became flesh as Son of man in secret. And after completing His work, He was nailed to the cross, then rose from the dead and appeared to people for forty days, then ascended to heaven. We all know this fact. Hmm, yes. May I? Jiayin, please hear why you’re wrong. The phrases “as a thief” and “at midnight” mean that no one knows when in fact the Lord will come. They’re not saying He will come in secret. Uncle, my understanding is as follows: The Bible predicts that the Lord’s return will be “the coming of the Son of man.” This is clearly stated in Luke 17:24-25, “Son of man” here refers to God become flesh. In this verse it is also said that Since first He must be forsaken, it’s possible this means God incarnate arrives in secret. Just as when Jesus came to work, no one knew He was the promised Messiah. People thought the Lord was a mere man, condemned Him and rejected Him. When the Lord comes, if He directly reveals Himself, clearly He’ll not suffer for it, and He then can’t be rejected. So, I think “as a thief” and “at midnight” doesn’t simply mean no one knows when the Lord will come. They could well be referring to how the Lord will return as the Son of man in secret. Yes, Sister Li. When you put it like that, it does seem true. Jiayin, what you say is enlightening. I’ve read that passage many times, but never thought of that. It shows that I need to spend more time pondering about the Bible. Wasn’t the Son of man the Lord Jesus? And hasn’t the suffering of Jesus ended? How could the Son of man return? That’s impossible, absolutely impossible. Sister Zhao, have some water. (Okay.) Jiayin. Sister Li, if it is as this passage says, and the Lord comes as the Son of man in secret, then He’ll be hard for us to recognize. Mm, I’m wondering if when He returns, He comes as Son of man, will He be condemned and rejected again by the religious community as when the Lord Jesus worked? If that’s the case, we must pay more attention as we watch and wait. If it’s said Lord has returned, but the way He preaches is also rejected by the religious world, we must examine it even more closely. (It’s true.) The return of the Lord isn’t as simple as we’ve imagined. Indeed. If the Lord arrives secretly as the Son of man, how should we be watchful in welcoming His return? That’s a question I too am not clear on. But I don’t think we should ignore anything that involves the coming of the Lord. In particular, we should carefully examine testimonies that the Lord has arrived and spoken words. We should pray, and seek more, and listen to see if it’s the Lord’s voice. If we determine that the Lord really has returned, then we should be accepting. As said in the Book of Revelation, Watching and waiting doesn’t mean looking to the sky, awaiting Lord’s arrival upon a cloud. It means listening for God’s voice, searching for His appearance. Only then will we be watching and waiting. Only in this way will we not miss His return. What do you think? (Mm.) How could I not have paid attention to this verse of scripture? Lord stands at the door and knocks? “And knocks”? Does He knock whilst upon a white cloud? How could He knock whilst upon a white cloud, seen by all man? I haven’t worked this passage out yet. Sister Li, what you say makes sense. I am a little worried now. We condemned the Eastern Lightning without proper consideration and turned away those two people preaching the Eastern Lightning. If the Eastern Lightning is the Lord’s return, in doing that, did we not oppose the Lord? Haven’t we become the Pharisees? (It’s true.) From now on, when the Eastern Lightning testifies God’s arrival, we must give thought to what they say. We can’t blindly refuse them and casually condemn them. “Eastern Lightning” relates to the prophecy of Lord’s return. This could well be the work of the Lord. Hold on. The Lord Jesus had warned us: For me, any who don’t ride upon a cloud are false. There’s nothing to consider. We must spend more time watching, praying, and assembling to read the scriptures. It’s enough to wait for when the Lord comes upon a cloud. The Bible says that false Christs will appear in the last days. I think we should be cautious in such matters, lest we be deceived. If we only accept that the Lord will come upon a white cloud and condemn as false all who say He’s arrived, we could easily miss the Lord’s return. Hey, you’re making the Lord’s return far too complicated. How could it be? We all know the Lord will come as He departed. The Lord left upon a white cloud, so He will surely arrive upon a white cloud. Isn’t this a very simple matter? We should believe whatever it says in the Bible. He won’t forsake us when He comes. Uncle, for all these years, have we not longed for the Lord? (Indeed.) If we condemn any testified to as the returned Lord as false Christs, then isn’t it also likely that we’ll condemn Christ who becomes the Son of man? That doesn’t even bear thinking about. (Indeed.) Jiayin, you commune quite well. But I believe that as long as we work hard, pray more, and do all we can to keep the Lord’s requirements, the Lord will surely not forsake us. And when He arrives, He’ll take us to the kingdom of heaven. Sister Li, Sister Li, something’s happened! (Hou’en—) Brother Wang, what’s happened? (Sister Li!) The CCP has closed down our meeting place! (Ah?) And they took away several brothers and sisters! (What?) The police are looking everywhere. They want to arrest you! I didn’t call since my calls are often monitored. I … I ran here to tell you! Try to calm down. Sister Li, quick go and hide. Just don’t go home. The CCP has been increasingly persecuting underground churches. It’s too dangerous for you to work here. You’d best go to ground far away. (I agree!) Okay. Brother Wang, please take good care of the church. (Mm.) Depend on the Lord and fellowship His words with others. Make them stronger in their faith. Yes. Sister Li, do not worry. The Lord will guide us. (Right.) Jiayin, (Yes.) we who believe in the Lord must walk the path of the cross. (Mm.) When you’re away, rely on the Lord more. Yes, Jiayin. Be sure to pray. (Right.) Uncle, Hou’en, the Lord is with me. Do not worry. Please take care, uncle. I’ll be off now. Let me introduce you to Sister Chen from the Church of Almighty God. (Hello!) This is Sister Xiang. (Hello, everyone!) The Church of Almighty God? Jiayin. Yes? You’ve been hiding from the CCP government for three years. But I would never have imagined you’d end up believing in the Eastern Lightning! (Huh?) I can’t believe you’ve even brought them home with you! You … Pastor Yang, are you alright? Sister Li is so devout. How could she accept the Eastern Lightning? The Eastern Lightning always steals our good sheep. It’s true. Over the years many as devout as Sister Li have come to believe in the Eastern Lightning. (Indeed. True.) Could it be the Eastern Lightning is the true way? If not, how could so many brothers and sisters accept it? Mm, it seems there is truth to be sought here. Jiayin, you have always sought righteousness and truth. Why do you accept the Eastern Lightning? (Yeah.) I don’t claim to know much of or study the Eastern Lightning. But they’ve stolen many of our church’s good sheep. (It’s true.) That much I know. As do all of us. Indeed. That’s right. Could you tell how you’ve come to accept the Eastern Lightning? (Yes, tell us!) Uncle, Hou’en, do you still not know me? I’ve believed for years and have some grasp of the Bible. I’m not one of those people who can’t think for themselves. When it comes to examining the true way, I am clear in my heart: Only the One who speaks truth is Christ and the appearance of God. Yes. That’s right. We know that mankind is corrupt without the truth, to say nothing of evil spirits. Only Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. You know, Sister Li is right. Yes. Only the One who speaks truth is the appearance of God. That’s true. This book, The Word Appears in the Flesh, is the expression of Almighty God. Expression of Almighty God? Reading the words of Almighty God, I have discovered many truths. It has really opened my eyes and given me so much. (Yes.) I’ve been convinced by the words of Almighty God. Today, Almighty God does the work of judgment starting from the house of God. He has expressed the needed truths for man’s salvation, and revealed the mysteries of God’s management plan. If people still can’t see that Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus, are they not blind? Examining true way takes conviction: Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. This is a basic tenet. Only by examining this way can we avoid errors. This is true! Yes, she’s right! Uncle, Hou’en, what have we been yearning for all the years we’ve believed? Do we not yearn for the day of the Lord’s rapture? (Yes.) And we yearn for this day! Today, the Lord Jesus has returned, of this there is no doubt. Is that true? Has the Lord really returned? I beg you to read the words of Almighty God. You will discover that all of the words of Almighty God are the truth, and that He has revealed many mysteries. If we do not read the words of Almighty God, then we can’t hear the voice of the Lord or discover His return, and we’ll have no way of being taken before His throne. It’s true. If we don’t search or examine, how can we hear the voice of God? It’s true. Yes, that’s right. I believe that if we stay true to the Lord’s name and the way of the Lord and do not accept the deception of false Christs, if we’re alert, the Lord will provide revelations when He comes. (That’s right.) We needn’t listen to His voice to be raptured. (Right.) Amen! Do you not admit there’s the deception of false Christs and false prophets? Yes. In the last days, there are false Christs that deceive people. And so all who testify to the Lord’s coming are false. There’s no need to search or examine! (Amen.) When He comes, He’ll reveal Himself. He won’t forsake us. (Indeed.) I believe that this is what’s right. I ask: What do you all think? (Uncle.) Pastor Yang is right! As long as we stay true to the Lord’s name and reject false Christs, He’ll inspire us at His arrival. (Amen!) Today, all those who preach that the Lord has returned are surely false. We should neither listen nor accept! (Amen. It’s so!) The Lord Jesus already told us false Christs and false prophets will come in the last days. We fear their deception, and so we await the Lord’s revelation. Surely you don’t think that this is wrong? (No!) You claim all news of the Lord’s return is false. That is wrong. Indeed! Lord Jesus said He would come back. Do you dare say He was false? (It’s true.) Don’t you fear opposing God? That’s no small matter! Yes. The Bible predicted that How do you explain that? The Lord Jesus clearly told us: God’s sheep hear the voice of God. When He comes, He will surely speak and work. It is through listening to His voice that man greets and accepts Him. If people testify that the Lord has come, and we don’t seek or examine their testimony, then how will we be able to hear His voice? Shutting yourself off in your room and awaiting revelations does not count as watching and waiting! It is clear the Lord has already returned, yet you don’t welcome Him. This may sound unkind, but you’re just bringing about your own destruction! Yes. It seems we’re wrong not to search for and listen to the Lord’s voice. Yes, we’re violating the words of the Lord. (Right.) It seems we should be sure to seek. (Mm.) Brothers and sisters, the Lord Jesus did indeed foretell that there would be false Christs and false prophets in the last days. This is a fact. But the Lord Jesus also clearly prophesied that He would come back. Surely we do believe this? When examining the prophecies of the Lord Jesus’ return, many people give priority to being wary of false Christs and false prophets, sparing no thought to welcoming the bridegroom, nor to hearing the voice of the bridegroom. (It’s true.) What’s the issue here? Is this not being penny-wise and pound-foolish? (Right.) In fact, no matter how people guard against false Christs and false prophets, if they don’t welcome the return of the Lord, and they cannot be taken before God’s throne, then they are foolish virgins who’ll be eliminated and forsaken by God, and their belief in the Lord will be an utter failure. Key to whether we can welcome Lord’s return is whether we are able to hear the voice of God. If we recognize that Christ is the truth, the way, and the life, we can identify God’s voice. (It’s true.) If people can’t discern the truth and only focus on signs and wonders, they will be deceived by false Christs and false prophets. If they do not seek to examine the true way, then they will never be able to hear the voice of God. Do they not wait for death and bring about their own destruction? It’s true. Right, it’s true. We believe in Lord’s words. God’s sheep hear the voice of God. Those who truly have brains and can discern the voice of God won’t be deceived by false Christs and false prophets. False Christs and false prophets lack truth and can not do the work of God. On this point, we needn’t worry. (Indeed.) Only those who are confused and brainless can be deceived by false Christs and false prophets. The wise virgins will not be deceived by false Christs and false prophets as they have God’s protection. For when God made man, the wise virgins were given human spirits and could hear God’s voice. So God’s sheep hear His voice, which is ordained by God. (Yes.) Only foolish virgins focus on guarding against false Christs and prophets and neglect to seek and examine the Lord’s return. If we wish to welcome the Lord’s return and not be deceived by false Christs and false prophets, then we must understand how false Christs deceive people. So then how do they deceive people? (Yeah.) How? Lord Jesus has already told us about the practices of false Christs and false prophets. The words of the Lord Jesus show that false Christs and false prophets rely on performing signs and wonders to deceive those God’s chosen. This will be the primary manifestation. The Lord Jesus already told us long ago that it would be so. Yes, that’s true. (Mm.) In this, we must understand why false Christs use the signs and wonders to deceive people. Yes, why do they do that? Above all, false Christs and false prophets are devoid of truth. In nature, they’re extremely wicked evil spirits. And so they have to rely on signs and wonders to deceive people. If false Christs and prophets possessed truth, they wouldn’t use signs and wonders to deceive people. Looked at this way, false Christs and false prophets perform signs and wonders because that’s all they can do. (It’s true.) If we can’t see this point, we will be easily deceived. Only Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. The One who can speak truth, show the way, and give people life is the One who’s Christ. (Amen.) Those who are incapable of expressing the truth are surely false Christs. They are fakes. This is the basic principle to identify false Christs. Those who seek the true way should abide by this principle to ascertain the voice of God. In this there’s no wrong. Almighty God has already laid bare the practices of false Christs and false prophets. Let us read the words of Almighty God. Let’s have a good listen. Brothers and sisters, Almighty God’s words clearly say that God is always new, never old, and never does the same work. This is just like when Jesus came, He brought the Age of Grace and ended the Age of Law. He did one stage of the work of redemption and rescued mankind from sin, (Indeed.) so that His work would be effective, He performed some signs and wonders. In the last days, Almighty God has come. He brought the Age of Kingdom and ended the Age of Grace. But He does not repeat the work done by the Lord Jesus. Based on the foundation of the Lord’s work of redemption, He performs the work of judgment starting from the house of God. He’s expressed truths for the purification and salvation of mankind to resolve the source of man’s sin and his satanic disposition, and to thoroughly save man from the influence of Satan, so man can be gained by God. And the false Christs? They’re evil spirits who pretend to be Christ. They can not usher in a new age, nor bring the old age to an end. They only imitate the Lord Jesus by performing simple signs and wonders to deceive those unable to discern. But they can’t do what Jesus did, such as raising the dead and feeding five thousand people with five loaves of bread and just two fish, or rebuking wind and sea. (Amen. Right.) That is totally beyond them. (Amen.) In substance, false Christs are evil spirits and simply devoid of truth. And so, they have to rely on signs and wonders to deceive. Or they deceive and admonish people by imitating God’s tone and simple words once spoken by God. To know the truth of how to discern the true Christ from false Christs, let’s see the words of Almighty God. I think these words are really very good. I’ve never heard that before. From the words of Almighty God, we can clearly see Christ is God become flesh, He is God’s Spirit realized in flesh. What God has and is, God’s disposition, God’s wisdom are realized in His flesh. Indeed. Christ with the substance of divinity is the embodiment of the truth. He is able to express the truth to provide for man at all times. Only Christ can do the work of redeeming and saving mankind. No one else is able to imitate this, nor are they able to deny it. Most false Christs, meanwhile, are possessed by evil spirits. They’re supremely arrogant and ridiculous. In substance, they are evil spirits and demons. No matter what signs and wonders they perform, or how they misinterpret the Bible or talk of profound knowledge, they do nothing but deceive, bring harm to even ruin man. (Indeed.) Nothing they do is edifying to people. All they do is bring darkness, leaving people no path, and to be devoured by Satan. (Indeed.) It can be seen that all false Christs and false prophets are the incarnation of Satan. They’re demons set on disturbing God’s work. Regardless of how many people they deceive, harm, or bring to ruin, they will soon fall and perish of themselves, for they are without the slightest truth as you can see. Indeed. That’s true, right? Brothers and sisters, if we understand the truth of how to differentiate the true Christ from false Christs, there’s no way we could refuse to hear God’s voice or welcome His appearance for fear of deception. (Yeah. Right. Indeed true.) In past, we blindly guarded against false Christs and prophets. When people testified the Lord’s returned, we didn’t dare welcome Him. Now hearing the words of Almighty God, there’s light within my heart. Thanks be to God. I understand that Christ is God’s Spirit realized in the flesh, (Yes.) that Christ’s substance is divine, and He is able to express truth at all times. He can usher in a new age and save mankind. False Christs, meanwhile, are possessed by evil spirits. They’re not able to express truth or bring mankind’s salvation. They rely on misinterpretations of the Bible, talks of profound knowledge and theory and some signs and wonders to deceive us. (Yes. Amen.) Today, we’ve made the distinction and need no longer fear the deception of false Christs and prophets. (Right.) Indeed. I understand: God’s always new and never old. He always does new work, and Satan can never surpass His work. (Amen.) God is almighty and so wise. (Amen. Praise God.) Good. They’ve understood very well. Praise God. They fellowshiped the path to distinguish between the true Christ and false Christs very clearly. It looks as though there really is truth to be sought in the way of the Eastern Lighting. Brothers and sisters, because the words of Almighty God reveal the substance of false Christs and prophets, we have some discernment. False Christs and prophets are evil spirits without any truth. They only perform simple signs and wonders to deceive. If we are able to understand this truth, we’ll no longer be deceived by false Christs and prophets. (Right. Indeed.) What’s more, you said that God will surely inspire man at His arrival. In fact, most people believe this: As long as they can keep the name and the way of the Lord, then when He comes, they’ll be given revelations and enter the kingdom of heaven without hearing God’s voice. This is clearly against the words of the Lord Jesus. (Oh?) How could this be possible? Another verse, Lord Jesus clearly said that when He comes back, He will surely express the voice of God. (Indeed.) All who hear God’s voice, search and accept it will welcome the Lord’s return, and be taken before God’s throne. (Yes.) Will it do if we hear people testify to the coming of the Lord, yet we do not search or examine at all? How could it be feasible to merely await the revelation of the Lord? Could the Lord thus act? Did the Lord tell us to await His revelation? (No. Never.) No, He did not! Such views are simply misleading and deceitful. Only ridiculous fools could say such things. If we await the revelation of the Lord according to this saying, then we can do nothing but await our downfall. Right. Let us look at the words of Almighty God. Brothers and sisters, when it comes to the Lord’s arrival, if people blindly cling to their own imaginings and don’t seek truth or listen for God’s voice, and merely await God’s revelation, then they will never welcome the return of the Lord. Only if they focus on hearing the voice of God will they be able to welcome the appearance of the Lord. In the Age of Grace, among all who did follow the Lord Jesus, not one person followed because they had first been given revelation. They all heard people’s testimony to the Lord Jesus or the utterances of the Lord Jesus, and recognized His voice, and thus they followed the Lord. Yes. And although Peter received revelation from God and recognized that Lord Jesus was Christ, Son of God, that happened after he followed Jesus for a while. From the words and work of the Lord Jesus, he gained knowledge of the Lord. Only then was he enlightened by the Holy Spirit. This is fact. (Yes.) Yes. Indeed it is. In the last days, the incarnate Almighty God does the work of judgment beginning with the house of God. He has expressed millions of words, and to be sure He’s received countless followers, and not one of them has received God’s revelation before following. That is the case. All of those who follow Almighty God were in fact enlightened by the Holy Spirit whilst seeking the work of Almighty God. They felt truth in the words of Almighty God, recognizing God’s voice. They accepted God’s work of the last days and were taken before God’s throne. Indeed. This fulfills the prophecy of the Book of Revelation, Yet in the religious community, there are people who refuse to give up their conceptions and imaginings. They refuse to hear God’s voice. They just await revelation. Pastors and elders, in particular, not only do not seek and examine when faced with Almighty God’s work of the last days, but also fabricate rumors, and frantically oppose and condemn Almighty God. They even deceive believers and try to stop them from examining the true way. These people are the antichrists revealed by God’s work of the last days. They are the very people who are laid bare and eliminated by God’s work. Yes. In fact, in the two times that God has become flesh, He did not reveal it in advance. God, the Creator has His own plan. He doesn’t work based on people’s notions, nor does He ask for advice. He tells no one in advance. By working in this way, God is fair to everyone. This shows His fair and righteous disposition, (Amen.) and moreover, shows God’s wisdom in His work. (Amen.) God’s sheep will hear the voice of God. God uses practical words and work to reveal those who love the truth or are weary of the truth, who are clever, stupid, good, and wicked. (Right.) This is the very way the Lord Jesus did the work of classification. Just as the Lord Jesus said, Amen! As believers in God, we should hunger and thirst for righteousness, be poor in spirit, and pure of heart as Jesus asked. We should all focus on hearing the voice of God. We should seek the truths Almighty God expresses. Only such can we attend the Lamb’s wedding feast. (It’s true.) If people blindly guard against false Christs and don’t examine Almighty God’s work of the last days, still await Lord’s revelation, then such people have become blind foolish virgins and shall be eliminated. What? Eliminated? (Uncle.) Huh! I’ve believed my whole life. I have worked so much, and made great sacrifices for the Lord. It has all been so I might enter the kingdom of heaven. Amen! That’s right! I believe the Lord’s promises are real, and He will not forsake me!
Dad, sit. Please be seated. Please sit. You say the Lord won’t inspire us when He comes. Huh, I doubt that. So many await the revelation of the Lord. Could they all be wrong? Who’s to say He won’t give me revelation? (Uncle.) True! We worked hard for the Lord. We built the church. All of this is commemorated by God. (Yes!) How could the Lord forsake us? Amen. Uncle, Sister Zhu, what you say is wrong. If it is as you say, then all who work hard for the Lord would receive His approval, and so they surely would not be forsaken when He comes. Are the facts really thus? Are these not the conceptions and imaginations of man? Back then, the Pharisees expounded on the Bible and traveled sea and land spreading gospel, and worked hard for God. Yet when Jesus began to work, did the Holy Spirit give them revelations? No, absolutely not. The Holy Spirit did not inspire them. Jesus cursed them for not abiding God’s commandments, for pretending to be good all the while, hating the truth and being in enmity to God. This is fact. (Yes. Indeed it is.) We must not sit around waiting for God’s revelation of the Lord’s arrival. We should put aside our conceptions and focus on the Lord’s voice. We should actively seek Almighty God’s work of the last days, so we may not be forsaken and condemned by the Lord. Mm, yes. We should seek and investigate. It’s a matter of our end. We can’t await our doom. What you say accords with the Bible. But I have a question for you. Okay. Thank God. For years we’ve believed in the Lord, and have followed the example of Paul. We’ve been faithful to the name and way of the Lord, (Ah, yes.) and the crown of righteousness surely awaits us. (Amen.) We should focus on working hard for the Lord and watching for His return. Thus, we can enter the kingdom of heaven. For the Bible says, We believe the Lord’s promise: He’ll take us into the kingdom of heaven at His return. Could there really be anything wrong with this? Please fellowship with us. (Okay.) I approve of Pastor Yang’s views. Brother Paul said, So we work hard for the Lord and keep His name. If we watch for His arrival like this, we’ll be taken into His kingdom. (Amen.) Nothing is wrong with this! (Indeed!) Sister Zhu, what you speak are the words of Paul. (Indeed.) Paul’s words don’t represent the Lord’s words. (Right.) Paul’s words don’t ensure entry into God’s kingdom. The Lord Jesus clearly said, only those who do the will of the heavenly Father can enter the kingdom of heaven, and not that hard work and keeping His name awards man entry into the kingdom of heaven. We know Jesus is Lord of the kingdom of heaven. Only Lord Jesus decides who will enter His kingdom and gain a crown. (Indeed.) The path we take in our belief in God should be according to the words of the Lord Jesus. (Yes.) If it is according to Paul, we’ll be going against the Lord’s will and way. Ultimately, we will only bring ruin upon ourselves. (Yes.) And so, we’d best seek and listen to the understanding of others. (Yes.) Then won’t it be perfectly clear? (Yes. We’d best seek.) Brothers and sisters, in watching for the arrival of the Lord, most people believe that they need only work hard for the Lord, and follow the example of Paul in order to be directly taken into the kingdom of heaven when He arrives. To them, it seems right to practice like this and no one disagrees. Yet we who believe in God should always seek the truth. It may match people’s conceptions, but does it match God’s wishes? (Is it?) We should know that God’s words are the principles of man’s actions and the standard by which all things are measured. If people follow God’s words, they’ll surely receive God’s approval. If they go against them and practice by their own conceptions, they will be rejected by God. As to if people can enter the kingdom of heaven by watching, waiting, and working hard for the Lord, let’s look at what the Lord Jesus said in Matthew 7:21-23, In the words of the Lord Jesus, we see that Jesus said, He did not say all those who work hard and keep His name can enter the kingdom of heaven. Indeed. Is this not fact? Right. He didn’t say hard work brings entrance to the kingdom of heaven. To me, these are our conceptions and imaginings. If it’s as some think that all who work for the Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven, why did Jesus say some of those who prophesied in His name committed evil? Indeed. This shows that working hard for the Lord is not necessarily the same as doing the will of God. And why is that? Because many people work hard for the Lord so that they may be blessed, and not for truly obeying God. Their satanic disposition remains. They still have notions of God and oppose God. There are even some who hate the truth, the same as the Pharisees. No matter how hard they work for the Lord, how could such people do the will of God? (Indeed.) In nature, such people oppose God. To enter God’s kingdom simply by hard work is intolerable to Heaven. Don’t you all agree? (Indeed. Yes. I agree.) Then what does it mean to do God’s will? Doing God’s will means to obey the work of God, to view practicing God’s word and obeying God as being above all else. (Indeed.) Thus, they can abide by God’s commandments, perform their duty as required by God, and truly dedicate themselves to God without thought of what they might gain in return. All they do is practice truth, obey God. Only then do they do God’s will. Oh, so that’s how it is. Though they work and make great sacrifices, many of those who believe in the Lord do so in order to enter the kingdom of heaven and be rewarded. (Yes.) It isn’t to love God and obey Him. Such devotion to God is nothing more than making a deal with Him. Despite working hard for God, many people have never put the truth into practice, nor do they exalt or testify to God. Instead, they often make an idol of themselves, and make others worship and follow them. Everything they do is to maintain their own position and income. Are such people those who put God’s word into practice and obey God? Are they those who do the will of God? (No, they’re not.) Such people serve God but they also oppose Him. (Yes.) They’re the hypocritical Pharisees. It can be said that they are evildoers. How could such people enter the kingdom of heaven? No, they will not. From this, we see that those who appear to be working hard for the Lord yet have never put the truth into practice are not testifying to God because they wish to carry out His will. Such people are not performing the will of God. They work hard to receive His blessings and enter the kingdom of heaven, yet they still oppose God. There’s no change in disposition. Like the Pharisees, they pretend to be good, but will ultimately be cursed by God. (Yes.) Let’s look at a passage of the words of Almighty God. (Okay.) Almighty God’s words make it clear. Entering the kingdom of heaven is not based on how much they work or suffer. Indeed. It’s based on if they practice God’s words, if they follow God’s commandments, and whether or not they do God’s will. That’s the criteria to enter God’s kingdom. Their fellowship is so clear. And yet, there are those who blindly hold to Paul’s words, They take Paul’s fallacious views as the theoretical basis for entry into the kingdom of heaven. So regardless of how much they sacrifice, they can’t receive God’s approval, nor enter the kingdom of heaven. (Right.) It’s lucky we heard their fellowship today. Or else we couldn’t enter in our lifetime. For years I’ve preached, yet not known how to do the heavenly Father’s will. All I knew was to work and sacrifice for the Lord. I paid no attention to seeking the Lord’s will. (True.) Today I have discovered that nothing is more crucial than doing God’s will. Indeed. I overlooked this. I’m so ashamed! Yes. We used to all believe that if we worked hard for the Lord, and to Him dedicated ourselves, then we could enter His kingdom at His return. After hearing you, I realize that our views of pursuit were wrong. Indeed. Thanks be to God. Though we spent for the Lord and worked hard, we did not practice the Lord’s words nor obey Him. (Indeed.) Everything we did was in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. All was so that we might be blessed. In this, weren’t we deceiving God? We were! God looks within the depths of people’s hearts. God is righteous and holy. Amen. Yes. How could we possibly receive God’s approval in that way, (Yes.) or enter the kingdom of heaven? (Right.) How lucky we are to have heard their fellowship today! We have just fellowshiped that people can only enter God’s kingdom by doing the heavenly Father’s will. What then are God’s requirements for watching and waiting for the Lord’s arrival? (Yes.) Many people believe that they need only work hard, suffer as they bear the cross, keep Lord’s name. By doing so, they believe they’re watching, and will not be forsaken by the Lord. In fact, Jesus spoke very clearly about watching and waiting. Oh? Very clearly? In Matthew 25:6, Amen. There’s also Revelation 16:15, And Revelation 3:20, Amen! In the Book of Revelation are numerous mentions that Amen! Thank the Lord. So great. In these prophecies we clearly see that when He returns during the last days, the Lord will speak to the churches. Thus the Lord asked us to be wise virgins and pay attention to His voice. People need only hear His voice and come out to welcome Him. Only then will they watch and wait for the Lord’s return, attend the wedding feast of the Lamb, and be taken before God’s throne. (Ah.) Only listening for the voice of the Lord is watching and waiting. That’s right. The Lord Jesus spoke so clearly. Yes, how could we have ignored this before? (Indeed.) The wedding feast of the Lamb refers to accepting judgment in the last days, and delighting in the river of life that flows from God’s throne, that is, accepting all the truths expressed by Christ of the last days, and being purified by God into an overcomer. Only overcomers will enter the kingdom of heaven. (Amen. Yes.) Thanks be to the Lord. So that’s what it means to go to the wedding feast. Today, Christ of the last days—Almighty God expresses all truths for man’s salvation. Almighty God’s words are now online for people in places all over the world to seek and examine. By seeking and examining the words and work of Almighty God, those wise virgins have recognized God’s voice and returned before the throne of God. Yes. Thank the Lord. Only such people have attended the wedding feast of the Lamb are the overcomers God will make before the disaster. Amen. So great. Only these people will enter the kingdom of heaven. (Amen.) Wonderful. Those who hear Almighty God’s word are blessed. Yes. These are who go to the wedding feast of the Lamb. (Indeed.) Right. They are the overcomers whom God will make. Indeed. Thanks be to the Lord. But many believe watching and waiting for the Lord’s coming only involves working hard for the Lord. They do not seek the truth in the big issue of the coming of the Lord. They cling to their conceptions and imaginings and refuse to hear God’s voice, and will never behold the appearance of the Lord. Watching and waiting in this way, then, is neither real nor meaningful. Yes. Indeed. It is meaningless. Watching and waiting has nothing to do with people’s actions. What’s key is if they can hear the Lord’s voice, if they welcome the Lord’s return. Whether they can achieve this standard is really what’s key. (Amen.) So that’s what it means to watch and wait. Everyone, let’s read more of the words of Almighty God. (Yes, let’s.) Amen.Thank the Lord. Yes. Today, the incarnate Almighty God performs judgment of the last days. Through expressing the truth, Almighty God reveals each kind of man. And God’s sheep will hear the voice of God. All those who seek and examine the true way and accept the truth are to be saved by God. (Amen.) At the same time, God reveals those wicked people who are arrogant and do not accept the truth as well as the antichrists who condemn and blaspheme against Almighty God. These people are all condemned and eliminated by God. Today, the work of God become flesh has almost reached its end; the work of judgment beginning from the house of God has basically finished. What? Huh? God’s work will soon end? So the work of the church’s rapture will finish very soon. Wise virgins should right away examine Almighty God’s work of the last days. Indeed. Otherwise, the doors of salvation shall close. If you wait till the Lord publicly appears whilst riding upon a cloud, you might be thinking of the Lord’s words, I don’t know whether these words mean receiving God’s approval or being condemned by God. Mm, I remember. These words were spoken by Jesus to Thomas. (Indeed.) They are a reminder of how dumb and wrong we were in how we watched and waited for the Lord. We almost missed it. Thanks be to the Lord. God is gracious to us. Today, you have testified to us of Almighty God’s work. This is an opportunity from God. (Indeed.) Everyone, let’s accept Almighty God’s work of the last days now. No more shall we delay, as this is clearly the work of God. (Right.) How dumb we were to get stuck in endless examination! (Indeed.) We’re so foolish! We shouldn’t wait anymore! Indeed. We should accept as soon as possible. Almighty God’s words are indeed the truth. They really can conquer people. It looks as if having heard more of the preaching of the Eastern Lightning, people will surely follow Almighty God. If they all accept the Eastern Lightning, then the church that I have spent so much effort building will become their church. And who will listen to my preaching? That’s not right. I can’t let them accept this way. You … you! (Uncle. My brother.) Uncle, calm down, uncle. Uncle, have some water. Jiayin, please let’s stop here for today. Dad’s exhausted. We should let him rest. Okay. Let’s fellowship later. Okay! Dad. Hou’en. Didn’t you sleep? No, I couldn’t. What was on your mind? Dad, I was thinking of what Jiayin and the others said. Their fellowship was so enlightening. The wedding feast of the Lamb, overcomers, the work of judgment God becomes flesh to do in the last days, what it means to watch and to wait, how to discern the true Christ and false ones— who but God could possibly speak these truths so clearly? Dad, their fellowship of Almighty God’s words really showed me that we’ve been living amid vagueness, blindly clinging to our own conceptions, believing Lord will return upon a white cloud, that we need only work hard to enter the kingdom of heaven. We rejected any who preach the coming of the Lord, neither seeking nor examining, nor being wise virgins who listen out for the Lord’s voice. Our watching and waiting has no basis in the Lord’s words. We do nothing but wait like fools. This is not in keeping with the Lord’s will. If the Eastern Lightning is the Lord’s return, and we’re still waiting, then we’ll forever regret, sorely regret. What are you saying? You wish to look into the Eastern Lightning? Yes, and I want to lead others to seek and examine. How dare you! I built this church with my own hands! I won’t allow you to lead them to examine the Eastern Lightning! Dad, I’ve thought it through. Years I’ve waited for the Lord. I do not want to end as one of the hypocritical Pharisees, forsaken by the Lord. You … I’ve said it so many times. Why do you still not listen? Hmm? How couldn’t I know when the Lord comes? I’ve spent my whole life studying this. I’ve learnt all the passages in the Bible concerning the Lord’s return. How many years have you believed? How much suffered? How many times have you read the Bible? Hmm? Dad, we rely on our credentials and suffering, and knowledge of the Bible, believing Lord will appear to us on His return, yet we do not seek God’s words and His work. Is this not the same path walked by the Pharisees? Why repeat the very same mistakes? Dad, let me speak plainly. It’s not that you didn’t understand the fellowship of them. You’re afraid these believers will convert to the Eastern Lightning. You resist because you fear losing your position. Don’t you knowingly transgress? In this, haven’t you become like the Pharisees? Dad, if you keep opposing, you’ll be in serious trouble! Hou’en, why aren’t you listening to what I’m saying? Hmm? Even if it results in death, we will not convert to the Eastern Lightning! Dad, I’d never have imagined you would say something like this. We have been expecting night and day. Aren’t we longing for the Lord’s return? If Almighty God really is the return of Jesus, aren’t you afraid of opposing God? If you keep opposing in this way, you’ll end up weeping and gnashing your teeth. Dad! The church is mine. You simply don’t understand me. None of you listen, all of you disobey me … O Lord, I’ve waited so long. Why do You stay silent? Why is it so dark within my spirit? Why do I always feel so afraid? Could I really have opposed You? Although the Eastern Lightning testifies that You have arrived, they steal my sheep, and tear down my church. How could I tolerate this? But now is already the late period of the last days. Throughout the whole world, only the Eastern Lightning openly testifies to Your arrival. I do not know if it’s true that the Eastern Lightning is Your return. The entire religious world opposes and condemns it. I can only follow the religious world in doing the same. O Lord! Could it be that I really oppose You? I just simply don’t know. I beg You not to forsake me, and to appear to me. Dad, it’s cold. Let’s go inside. Hou’en, my health is getting worse every single day. I don’t have long to live. I’ve spent my whole life waiting for the Lord’s arrival. I haven’t got long left. I wish to behold the return of the Lord so … so much. Could it be that the Eastern Lightning I oppose truly is the return of the Lord Jesus? If that’s the case, then I’m in a lot of trouble. Dad, so stop condemning. Let’s go and read the words of Almighty God, and see if He is the return of the Lord. If He is, hadn’t we better accept Him? You know the chief priests scribes and Pharisees of Judaism believed in God their whole life. And were they not condemned because they opposed God incarnate—the Lord Jesus? Dad, we have to learn from this. We cannot walk the path of the Pharisees. If Almighty God is the return of the Lord, then our constant condemning will bring us the same end as the Pharisees. We will be surely cursed by God. Woe to those who once more nail God to the cross. If the Eastern Lightning really is the true way, then I have committed quite a great sin by my constant opposition to the Eastern Lightning. I’ve no chance. The Lord is righteous. (Dad.) O Lord! Dad has believed in the Lord his whole life. He suffered much and spent decades waiting for the arrival of the Lord. It turns out he has committed a great sin with regard to the coming of the Lord. He’s completely missed his chance. No wonder Dad always said he felt afraid and restless. This is very likely his punishment for opposing God. The Lord said that when He comes, He will separate the goats from the sheep, the good servants from the evil ones, and will reward good and punish evil. Could it be that the Lord’s words have been thus fulfilled? For the last few years, Dad has stubbornly opposed and turned away countless people preaching the gospel, and who knows how many brothers and sisters he has stopped from seeking and examining the true way. God actually gave him many opportunities and several years to examine the true way. He wasted every chance he had. That was a close one. I almost carried on opposing. This is the sin of once more nailing God to the cross. By stubbornly opposing in this way, we deserve more than death. How could we have expected to be taken into the kingdom of heaven? How I regret not examining Almighty God’s work of the last days earlier! When we miss an opportunity, we can never get it back. It’s a tragic lesson. Brothers and sisters, peace in the Lord! (Amen!) We’re now in the late period of the last days. (Exactly.) The various prophecies of Lord’s arrival are fulfilled. We all await the return of the Lord. (Amen.) Throughout today’s world, the Church of Almighty God alone has publicly testified that the Lord Jesus has returned to flesh, (Yes.) and is the incarnate Almighty God. (Amen.) The Lord Jesus has returned to flesh? The Lord has come back finally. Almighty God has expressed all truths for man’s salvation, and is doing judgment beginning from the house of God. (Yes. Amen.) The words of Almighty God—The Word Appears in the Flesh are published online, and can be examined by the whole world, by all mankind. (Indeed.) It’s gospel of the descent of God’s kingdom. (Amen.) It’s spread across all Mainland China. This is an undeniable fact. (Amen.) Recently, we’ve enjoyed fellowships from the preachers of the Church of Almighty God. I affirm that Almighty God is the appearance of the Lord Jesus. (Amen.) Our long-held wish finally has come true. Lord Jesus has returned! The Lord has returned? Is it true? Huh, impossible! Wonderful. At my age, I never thought I would behold the return of the Lord. Yes. The Lord’s returned? Why haven’t we been raptured? Sisters, people say the Lord is here and there, but we mustn’t believe them. We must be wary of false Christs and prophets. Yes, we must be careful. Ah, Pastor Yang, you say the Lord Jesus has returned. So where is the Lord? Where do we go to see the Lord? (Yes, where?) Thanks be to the Lord. We all long for the Lord’s return. If we wish to behold the Lord, to see His appearance, we must first hear the Lord’s voice. (Indeed.) Almighty God has expressed all truths for judgment of the last days. They are the words the Holy Spirit speaks to the churches. Amen. Many have already read the words of Almighty God, and heard God’s voice. They have all been taken before God, and are attending the wedding feast of the Lamb. What a great blessing that is! Indeed. Such a great blessing! Yet today, many are still unable to discern the voice of God. And so, today from the Church of Almighty God, we’ve invited Sister Xiang. Hello! (Hello!) Sister Chen. Everyone, hello! (Hello!) Sister Li. Thanks be to God. (Thank the Lord.) We’ve invited them to fellowship on how to identify God’s voice. So we’ll know how to ascertain that Almighty God is the return of Lord Jesus. What do you say? (Great!) Identify God’s voice? Brothers and sisters, all the words of the Bible are the voice of God. Do you say they need to be discerned? (Exactly!) Sister Zhu, what you say is wrong. The Bible only foretold what He’d do and say at His return, but didn’t record it. Right, there is no record in the Bible. Revelation foretold that Amen. Sister, have you forgotten these words? Do you really not believe that the Lord will speak when He returns? (Right.) The clever should listen to how to identify the Lord’s voice, so they won’t miss His return. Yes, we all had better listen. Yes. Let’s listen. Brothers and sisters, the question you’ve asked is important. (Indeed.) To accept God’s work of the last days and behold His appearance, we must know how to identify God’s voice. (Yes.) In fact, identifying the voice of God means recognizing the words and utterances of God, and recognizing the characteristics of the Creator’s words. Regardless of whether they’re words of God become flesh, or the utterances of the Spirit of God, they’re all words spoken by God to mankind from up high. Such are the characteristics of God’s words. Here, God’s authority and identity are clearly manifested. It can be said this is the unique means the Creator speaks. (Yes.) Surely each time He becomes flesh, God’s utterances cover many areas. Most are God’s demands and His admonitions, administrative decrees and commandments, words of judgment and revelation of corrupt mankind. So, too, are there words of prophecies and God’s promises to mankind. They are the expression of the truth, the way, and the life. (Amen.) They all reveal the substance of God’s life, representing all God has and is. Amen. And so, man is able to see from the words God expresses God’s words are the truth; they have authority and power. (Amen.) Thus, if you wish to know if the words expressed by Almighty God are the voice of God, you can look at the words of the Lord Jesus and of Almighty God. You can compare and see if they’re the words expressed by one Spirit, and whether they are the work done by one God. If their source is the same, then this proves that Almighty God’s words are God’s utterances, Almighty God is God’s appearance. There is a path. So practical. Yes. We’ve read the words spoken by Jehovah during the Age of Law, and the words of Jesus in the Age of Grace. Both were direct expression of the Holy Spirit, and were the work of one God. This proves that Lord Jesus was the appearance of Jehovah, the appearance of the Creator. (Amen.) Those who’ve read the Bible all know that in the words of Lord Jesus in the Age of Grace, there were admonitions and requirements, and words that touched upon God’s administrative decrees. So, too, were there prophecies and promises. These were one complete stage of work done by God in the Age of Grace. (Amen.) Wonderful. Great. Yes, God’s sheep hear His voice. Everyone, as to how to identify the voice of God, all becomes clear if we look at the words of the Lord. First, we look at the Lord Jesus’ requirements and admonitions for man. (OK.) For example, Amen. In Chapter 5 of Matthew, Brothers and sisters, let’s next look at what the Lord has said about administrative decrees. (Great.) Matthew 12:31-32, Also, in Matthew 5:22 Amen. In addition to these administrative decrees, there are the Lord’s words judging and exposing the Pharisees. Brothers and sisters, the Lord Jesus also spoke promises and prophecies to man. Let’s read them together. (Okay.) Please turn to John 14:2-3. Amen. There’s also John 12:47-48. The Lord Jesus also said, Amen. So, too, is there Revelation 21:3-4, Amen. God’s word is indeed different from man’s, full of power and authority. (Yes.) Brothers and sisters, from the truths expressed by the Lord Jesus during the Age of Grace, we can see that Lord Jesus was the appearance of the Savior, (Yes. Amen.) and that the Lord’s words were God’s utterances made to all of mankind. (Amen.) He directly expressed God’s disposition and His will for all mankind to provide for, and to lead, and personally redeem mankind. This represents God’s identity and authority. (Amen.) Reading them, we feel that these words are the truth and possess great authority. These words are the voice of God. They are God’s utterances to mankind. (Amen.) During the last days, the Lord returned: Almighty God performed judgment of the last days. He brought the Age of Kingdom and ended the Age of Grace. Based upon the Lord Jesus’ work of redemption, Almighty God has performed judgment beginning from the house of God, and has expressed all truths for mankind’s purification and salvation. The words of Almighty God are rich in content and comprehensive. As Almighty God says, Amen. Almighty God has expressed so many words to all mankind. We really need to listen carefully. Everyone, in the last days, the words of Almighty God are wide-ranging and quite rich. In them is mainly judgment, the administrative decrees, and commandments of the Age of Kingdom, as well as God’s requirements, admonitions, promises, prophecies, and so forth. Next, let’s first read God’s words about His admonitions and requirements as well as His work. What do you say? (OK.) Amen. Yeah. Almighty God’s voice is so familiar. It sounds like the Lord Jesus’. You read next. (Mm, OK.) Amen. Why don’t I read. (Mm, OK.) Amen. Yes. Sister, would you like to read next? (OK.) Amen. Thanks be to the Lord. Praise Him. Almighty God expresses man’s attitude toward God very clearly and accurately. Yes. Only God looks within man’s heart and sees the true state of man’s depravity. Indeed, only God can speak clearly of God’s work and His will for mankind. Only God can know who may enter God’s kingdom and who’ll be annihilated. (Yes.) Brothers and sisters, with regard to Almighty God’s work of judgment during the Age of Kingdom, let’s read Almighty God’s words. (OK.) Yes, it seems that the words of Almighty God do come from God. Apart from God, who can speak so clearly of God’s work of judgment during the last days? Amen. Sister Chen, could I please read a passage? Of course you may, start here. Thanks be to God. Amen. Yes, doesn’t this fulfill the words of Lord Jesus, the prophecy of separating the sheep from the goats, the wheat from the tares? This truly is the voice of God. Thanks be to God. May I read more? (Mm, OK.) Amen. These words have such authority, such power. I know. I think so too. Yes, no one but God could speak like that. Brothers and sisters, let’s read from the administrative decrees issued by Almighty God in the Age of Kingdom. Amen. These words have authority. Indeed, they are truly the commandments and administrative decrees issued by God. In these words, I feel the inviolability of God’s disposition. Indeed. This is the appearance of God, and the words expressed by God. Exactly. Thanks be to God. Now that we’ve heard the words of Almighty God, we’ve seen that Almighty God is the same as Lord Jesus. They are both God incarnate standing upon high and speaking to mankind. (Yes.) They reveal God’s disposition and His holy substance, and this fully demonstrates God’s authority and identity. (Amen.) From the Lord’s judgment and revelation of the Pharisees, and Almighty God’s judgment and revelation of corrupt man, we see that God hates sin and the corruption of mankind. (Yes.) We see God’s righteous and holy disposition, and that God observes the depths of man’s heart. Man’s corruption is as familiar to Him as the back of His hand. (Indeed.) From the Lord Jesus’ and Almighty God’s requirements, we see God’s expectations of man, God likes the honest, and He blesses those who are truly dedicated to Him. This shows God’s concern and salvation for mankind. From the promises of the Lord and of Almighty God, we can see God’s love for mankind, and we behold the authority and power with which God commands man’s fate and all things. (Amen. Yes.) The utterances of Lord Jesus and of Almighty God are alike in tone, way of speaking, both express God’s disposition. This demonstrates God’s identity and substance. (Amen.) Everyone, let’s contemplate: Besides the Creator, who could express words to all mankind? Who could directly express God’s will and make demands of mankind? (Yes.) Who could decide man’s end, control who lives or dies? Who could control the stars and all things? Besides God, who could see the true substance of corrupt mankind? And who could reveal the satanic nature hidden within our hearts? (Yes.) Who could do God’s work of judgment of the last days, and thoroughly save us from the influence of Satan? (Yes.) Only the Creator is possessed of such authority and power. (Amen.) Almighty God’s words perfectly demonstrate God’s unique authority and identity. Amen. Brothers and sisters, hearing the words of Almighty God, we feel confirmation in our hearts: All these words are expressed by God, they are the voice of God. (Yes.) They are all the truths expressed to mankind by the Creator during judgment of the last days. In our hearts, immediately there is born true reverence of God. Brothers and sisters, hearing the words of Almighty God, do you have the same sensation? Yes, I really do have that feeling. This sufficiently proves that the words of Almighty God and of the Lord Jesus both come from the same source. They’re both expressed by one Spirit. They’re the utterances of one God toward man in different ages. Brothers and sisters, what do you say? Am I right? Yes. In the last days, Almighty God performs judgment beginning from the house of God based upon the work of redemption of the Lord Jesus. Almighty God expresses all truths for man’s salvation and purification, and reveals the mysteries of God’s management plan for man’s salvation, and tells us quite clearly of the substance of various aspects of the truth. They open our eyes and fully convince us. (Amen.) Almighty God’s word and work have fulfilled all the prophecies of the Lord Jesus. It is in the words expressed by Almighty God for the work of judgment of the last days that we recognize God’s voice, (Yes.) and know Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus, the one true God who created the heavens, earth, and all things, and does the work of judgment in the last days. He comes to end the rule of Satan on earth and the era of darkness, and to bring God’s rule on earth, the Age of Millennial Kingdom. And this brings true our wish to enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Amen.) Thanks be to the Lord. Yes, praise the Lord. Brothers and sisters, what do you say? Has Almighty God’s work in the last days accomplished all of the Lord’s prophecies? Yes. Thank the Lord. Praise the Lord. It is true the words of both Almighty God and the Lord Jesus have authority and power. (Yes.) Who but God could possibly speak such words? (Yes.) Thanks to the fellowship of the sisters from the Church of Almighty God. We can identify God’s voice. (Right.) We’ve seen that the words of the Lord Jesus have authority and power, and recognize that they’re the expression and voice of God. (Right.) Now we see that the words of Almighty God and the Lord Jesus are the same, both have power. What’s more, Almighty God’s words are higher than Lord Jesus’. Thus, we see Almighty God and Lord Jesus are one Spirit, They are one God. It’s exactly true. (Amen. Thanks be to God.) Just now, we heard Almighty God’s words. We find in His words of admonition, judgment and revelation, His administrative decrees, His prophecies and promises, the tone and manner of speaking are identical to those of the Lord Jesus. They make us feel that God is speaking to mankind. This is the voice of God. (Amen. Yes.) Praise the Lord. I heard long ago Almighty God is the returned Lord Jesus. However, pastors always condemned Almighty God’s work of the last days, and said much to deceive us, and to stop us from examining the true way, so I never dared to seek and examine. Today, hearing all your fellowship, I feel assured and have a path. Thanks be to God. And I know how to identify the voice of the Lord. There really is truth and reality in what you fellowship. It really can help us and solve our difficulties. (Amen.) Brothers and sisters, we can no longer be so restrained. We must read more of the words of Almighty God. (Amen.) We should read Almighty God’s word more. Thanks be to God. Sister, I have a question I’d like to ask. (OK.) Jesus spoke of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. As He came to do the work, has Almighty God also revealed mysteries? Could you fellowship on the mysteries revealed by Almighty God? It would help in identifying God’s voice. (Yes.) Sister Chen, could you fellowship with us? Yes, you say Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus. I’d like to hear what mysteries Almighty God has revealed. If Almighty God really is able to speak mysteries unknown to us, then we’ll be convinced. Yes. Each time God becomes flesh, He reveals so many truths and mysteries to us. This is without a doubt. (It’s so.) God becomes flesh in order to save mankind, and so, He naturally expresses many truths and reveals mysteries. In the Age of Grace, for instance, Jesus Christ revealed many mysteries while preaching and doing His work, such as, And, The Lord Jesus also revealed many other mysteries, which I won’t go into now. In the last days, Almighty God has performed judgment beginning from God’s house, and has expressed all truths for man’s salvation. Almighty God not only has accomplished all prophecies of Lord Jesus, but also laid bare to us the great mysteries of the past, and present, and of the future, which relate to God’s management plan. (Yes. Great.) Next a passage of Almighty God’s words. (OK.) Amen. Wonderful. Praise the Lord. So great. Seems reading Almighty God’s word can make us know the truth and mysteries. That’s right. After listening to the words of Almighty God today, I really have understood many truths that I did not understand before. Everyone, Almighty God has revealed the mysteries of His 6,000-year management plan for mankind’s salvation. (Yes.) He also has told us God’s aim in managing mankind. He’s shown why God’s done three stages of work to save man, how these three stages progressed step by step, and the connections and differences between them. He’s also told us the significance of the names of God, how God performs judgment during the last days, and the significance of judgment. He has revealed to us the mysteries of the incarnation, and the inside story of the Bible, and has shown to us God’s the source of all life, and how God rules all things. And He has told us of God’s unique authority, God’s almightiness, holiness, and righteous disposition. What’s more, Almighty God has also revealed to us how mankind has developed up until today, how Satan has corrupted mankind, and told us the truth of man’s corruption by Satan, the source of corrupt mankind’s opposition and betrayal of God, how God works to save mankind, how Satan carries out cunning schemes to interrupt and disturb God’s work, and how God defeats Satan and ends Satan’s fate, and how Almighty God has shown us the meaning of a real life, how people should live in order to be truly happy, as well as the ends of different types of people, the true destination of mankind, and how God will bring this age to an end, how Christ’s kingdom shall come about, and so on. These mysteries have all been revealed by Almighty God. (Amen. Wonderful.) From what’s been revealed by the Lord Jesus and from Almighty God, we can see that these mysteries all relate to God and to the kingdom of heaven, as well as to God’s future accomplishments. These mysteries are all related to God’s management plan, and to the destination of mankind. (Amen.) There is profound meaning of God’s revelation in these mysteries. From the truths and mysteries revealed by Lord Jesus and Almighty God, we can ascertain that all these words are God’s voice. (Amen.) For none but God could know these mysteries. Only God Himself knows; the angels don’t know, much less does mankind know. Amen. The truths and mysteries revealed by Lord Jesus and Almighty God are the expression of one Spirit and the work of one God. (Amen.) Almighty God’s judgment of the last days continues from the work done by the Lord Jesus. It fulfills the words of the Lord Jesus, That’s true. These facts prove Almighty God is truly the return of the Lord Jesus, (Amen.) that Almighty God is the appearance of God. (Amen.) Almighty God has revealed to us all the mysteries of the Bible. Yes, Almighty God truly is the appearance of God. That’s right. Brothers and sisters, Almighty God reveals the truths and mysteries that corrupt mankind should understand and enter to be saved. (Indeed.) So we feel clear, peaceful and bright in our faith of God. In this way, we can enter the right track of belief in God. (That’s right.) We need but accept and obey the work of Almighty God and enter all the truths expressed by Almighty God, so that we will gain the truth and enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Amen.) Let’s hear a passage in which Almighty God reveals the mystery of God’s disposition. (Okay.) Amen. Almighty God has revealed what God’s disposition represents, and the symbolism and meaning of God’s disposition. He shows the relations of pleasure, anger, sorrow, and joy in God’s disposition and mankind. Apart from God Himself, who else could speak of God’s disposition so clearly? Who could know the meaning and symbolism of God’s disposition? From ancient times until today, no one has given such an accurate testimony to God’s disposition that leaves people convinced. (Amen. Indeed true.) Only God can testify to His disposition so accurately. God’s happiness, anger, sorrow, and joy are shown in His work of managing mankind. As we experience God’s work, we too are able to truly savor and sense that the pleasure, anger, sorrow, and happiness in God’s disposition are not just words, but are actual they are real and vivid. God’s pleasure, anger, sorrow, and happiness all express the substance of God’s life. They’re the reality of positive things and symbols of righteousness. Amen! Yes! That’s indeed true. Indeed! We can see in God’s work of saving mankind, the pleasure, anger, sorrow, and joy revealed by God are for man’s survival. They’re so man can break free from the affliction of Satan and live in the light. (Yes.) They’re to lead mankind into the beautiful destination. (Amen.) During God’s salvation of mankind, we have seen that God truly controls everything and rules everything. God’s disposition is the symbol of the highest authority. (Amen.) It’s a symbol that no forces of darkness can either suppress or harm, and no hostile force can ever stop God from carrying out His will. (Amen.) Remember the Age of Grace, when Lord Jesus was working, the religious leaders frantically condemned and opposed Him. They joined forces with Rome’s government to nail the Lord Jesus to the cross. Yet God’s wisdom is exercised based upon Satan’s schemes. It was through Jesus’ crucifixion that all mankind was redeemed, (Yes.) and the gospel of the Lord spread throughout the world. Also, those who opposed and condemned God’s work met with God’s punishment. Unoffendable is God’s righteous disposition. (Amen. It’s indeed.) The Age of Kingdom has arrived. Since He began the work of judgment in China, this staunch bastion of atheism, the incarnate Almighty God has been again frantically opposed and condemned by religious leaders. So, too, have there been the cruel arrests and persecutions by the satanic CCP regime. Yet the kingdom gospel of Almighty God has spread across all Mainland China. Millions of true believers of God in various sects have returned before God’s throne. The truths expressed by Almighty God are available online to be searched and sought by people from all around the world. Yes. Almighty God’s words carry authority and power. They’ve conquered countless hearts. In particular, those who truly believe in God and thirst for the true way have all returned before God’s throne, (Amen.) and enjoy being provided for by God’s words. Almighty God has made a group of overcomers and gained a group of people who are of one mind with God. (Amen.) That’s great. Truly great. We finally hear God’s voice. Amen. Those in the religious community who oppose God’s work, meanwhile, have all been punished and cursed to varying degrees. Some have been revealed to be antichrists, and have met with punishment, that is unbearably harsh. Their deaths have been worse than Judas’. We see that God’s righteous disposition is truly unoffendable to man. Amen. Yes. The satanic CCP regime, which competes with and has set itself against God has also been cursed. It’s destined to be destroyed, which well demonstrates God’s righteous disposition. (Amen.) From the work of the two incarnations of God, we can see the unique authority of God, which controls all things. God’s disposition is a symbol that He can’t be suppressed by dark forces. Amen! All forces hostile to God shall topple amid God’s punishment and cease to exist. This is fact. Amen! Brothers and sisters, over the years, we’ve experienced the judgment in Almighty God’s words. We’ve seen God’s disposition is merciful and compassionate, righteous and majestic. Many times we don’t understand His will, and so misunderstand God. Yet God reminds us, comforts and exhorts us, and this allows us to experience God’s mercy and compassion. But when we disobey God, He severely judges, reveals and disciplines us. Thus, we can appreciate God’s disposition as righteous and unoffendable. Amen. During our real experiences, we have seen how true, how real and vivid God’s disposition is. God is so holy, so righteous, so amiable and venerable. God has really and truly appeared to work among man, face-to-face with us, personally guiding us and saving us. (Amen.) Almighty God is our Lord, and is our God, (Amen.) the one true God who created the heavens and earth, and rules over all things. Amen! So clearly does Almighty God testify to God’s disposition that we know God’s pleasure, anger, sorrow, and joy. (Yes.) Only God Himself could speak so thoroughly of God’s disposition. Amen! Today, we’ve finally heard the Lord’s voice, our wait has ended. This is the grace of God. (Amen.) Day and night have we yearned, and finally the Lord has returned. (Yes.) If we did not listen to Almighty God’s words, we’d still wait for Jesus to arrive on a cloud to take us to the kingdom of heaven. (True.) That way, no matter how watchful we are, it would be for nothing. (Yes.) Praise the Lord. Though we have not experienced Almighty God’s work of the last days, given the accomplishments and words of Almighty God, and the experiences of which you’ve spoken, we see Almighty God has truly begun the work of judgment and purification, (Amen.) and indeed has made a group of overcomers, and gained a group of people who are of one mind with Him. (Thanks be to God.) I’m positively and absolutely convinced. Today, we can hear the Lord’s voice and behold His appearance. This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us. This is such an enormous blessing. Thanks be to God. (Amen.) We thank Almighty God. We are truly blessed by God to be able to recognize God’s voice and return before God’s throne. (Amen.) I’ve had faith for years and believed I need only hold to the Lord’s name, forsake all for the Lord, spread the testimony of His name, and work hard, this I thought was being faithful. By thus watching and waiting, I thought I’d welcome the Lord and enter the kingdom of heaven. I didn’t imagine that when the Lord returned and sent people to preach to me, I’d stubbornly refuse and cling to my conceptions. I thought I knew God and would surely be raptured, so I did not seek to hear His voice. The Lord knocked on my door many times, yet I shut Him out. I condemned those who spread the gospel. To watch and wait like that was ridiculous. I was one who believed yet did not know God, and whilst following my conceptions and imaginings, I did much that opposed God. I truly walked the path of the Pharisees. How I detest myself for believing in God all those years without seeking the truth or magnifying Him in my heart. I worked hard for the Lord to be rewarded and enter the kingdom of heaven. I was so despicable. I was not fit to come before God. Almighty God has taken mercy on me despite this. Thanks be to Almighty God. Yes. He has allowed me to hear His voice, be face-to-face with Him and accept His salvation. (Amen.) God truly uplifts us in exceptional ways. (Amen.) God’s love for us is great. (Amen.) Thanks be to God. Today, coming back to this old tree makes me feel overwhelmed with emotion. Yes, time has passed quickly. It’s three years since I accepted Almighty God’s work of the last days. So it is. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed Almighty God’s words, and I have gained so much. Praise God. I have attended the feast of the Lamb. (Praise God.) During this time, though I’ve experienced the judgment of God’s words, and endured bitter trials, I have understood many truths and gained true knowledge of God. (Thank God.) There really have been changes in my disposition. I feel so lucky. Thanks be to God. I’ve gained more believing these three years than the prior thirty. I only now know the true meaning of belief in the Lord. Yes, that is how we all feel. It’s such a pity: If only uncle had been able to accept the work of Almighty God, uncle had seen that the Lord has returned and become flesh as the Son of man, and that the returned Lord has expressed many truths. (Yes.) Why did he never examine the true way, causing him to miss the chance of being raptured by the returned Lord? This is something worth reflecting on. (Yes.) My father waited for the Lord the whole life to take him into the kingdom of heaven, but when the Lord came, he did not know the Lord, (Right.) and stubbornly clung to his conceptions, believing that Lord Jesus would only arrive upon a white cloud. He also fell back on his seniority, thinking he had worked hard and would surely be given revelations when the Lord came. He did not search for the truth or accept the Christ who expresses the truth. To protect his status, he even sealed the church, and stopped others from seeking the true way. In this, he gravely offended God’s disposition and was left without any chance of salvation. God is righteous towards all people. God looks not at how long they have believed, nor how hard they’ve worked nor their credentials. In their belief in God, people have no reverence and do not seek the truth, they believe in God according to their conceptions, they are arrogant and conceited, and oppose and condemn Almighty God. In man’s view, it is as if they have opposed a person. But in God’s eyes, they’ve opposed the incarnate God. They have blasphemed against the Holy Spirit. In this life or the next, blaspheming against the Holy Spirit is unforgivable. Yes. No offense is allowed by God’s righteous disposition. (Amen.) When Lord Jesus completed the work of redemption, God paid no heed to if Jews accepted. His work pressed onwards. (Yes.) There is no way that God will repeat the work of redemption for the Israelites. It was because they opposed the incarnate Lord Jesus that they were thus punished. Amen. That’s right. Today, Almighty God does the work of judgment of the last days. Those who oppose Almighty God commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. And their end doesn’t bear thinking about. True! The years we awaited His coming, we always communed how to watch and wait for the return of the Lord. Though we all longed for His return, we each had different motivations. (Yes.) Particularly when it came to the truth, there were differences in attitude. Some could accept and obey the truth, while others hated and despised the truth. In particular, the religious leaders thought that having worked hard for years, they were the most qualified to be taken into the kingdom of heaven. However the Lord expressed the truth, they all refused, opposed and even condemned. They thought the Lord would forever be merciful, and would not look at their attitude toward the truth. They assumed whether or not they obeyed Him, they’d be taken to His kingdom at His return. Yet they never understood that the Lord is righteous and holy. No matter how people wait, what the Lord looks at is whether or not they meet His requirements. If people love the truth and accept the Christ that expresses the truth, then they satisfy God’s requirements. If they do not accept Christ of the last days and the truths expressed by Christ, they will surely be condemned and eliminated, and will never have the chance of salvation. Yes, Christ of the last days’ arrival is when each person’s end is determined. Yes. I am now reminded of a passage of Almighty God’s words. Amen. Exactly right. My uncle’s punishment shows us a fact: If people always measure and condemn God’s work of the last days based on their own imaginings, if they oppose and even blaspheme against God, and do not accept the truth, then the end of such people will not merely be the death of their flesh. (Yes.) Their body and soul alike will be punished and will ultimately be annihilated. What a terrifying outcome! Yes, as Almighty God says, Mm. So it’s really true that to oppose it is to die. (Yes.) In opposing God, they bring their own death. (Amen.) God’s disposition is holy and unoffendable. (Amen.) God’s disposition truly allows no offense. (Yes.)