Eastern Lightning| Chapter 7 Several Other Aspects of the Truths That Are the Minimum That Should Be Understood by New Believers

6. What Kind of Suffering Believers of God Must Bear and the Meaning of Suffering.

Relevant Words of God:

  Today, most people don’t realize: They believe that suffering is without value, they are renounced by the world, their home life is troubled, they are not beloved of God, and their prospects are bleak. The suffering of some people reaches a certain point, and their thoughts turn to death. This is not the true love of God; such people are cowards, they have no perseverance, they are weak and powerless! God is eager for man to love Him, but the more man loves Him, the greater man’s suffering, and the more man loves Him, the greater man’s trials. If you love Him, then every kind of suffering will befall you—and if you don’t, then perhaps everything will go smoothly for you, and all will be peaceful around you. When you love God, you will feel that much around you is insurmountable, and because your stature is too small you will be refined, and incapable of satisfying God; you will feel that God’s will is too lofty, that it is beyond the reach of man. Because of all this you will be refined—because there is much weakness within you, and much that is incapable of satisfying the will of God, you will be refined inside. Continue reading

Eastern Lightning| How Can Man Who Has Defined God in His Conceptions Receive the Revelations of God?

Almighty God says, “God does not continue the same work. His work changes continuously, and he always does new works. For example, every day I speak new words to you and do new works on you. This is the work I do, which is mainly characterized by being “new” and “peculiar.” The word, “God is ever unchanging, and God is God after all,” is absolutely true. God’s essence does not change, God is God after all, and he cannot become satan. But these do not prove that his work is ever unchanging as his essence is. If you say that God is ever unchanging, then how do you explain God’s being ever new and never old? God’s work spreads continuously and changes continuously, and God’s will is revealed and made known to people continuously.” Continue reading

Eastern Lightning| Since God is righteous, why is it that the wicked are prosperous and live a comfortable life while the good are bullied and oppressed, and suffer hardships and afflictions?

  Bible Reference:

  “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from there. Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house: For I have five brothers; that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment” (Luke 16:19-28).

  The answer from God’s word:

  “Whoever receives blessings in this age will surely suffer in eternity. Whoever suffers in this age will surely receive blessings in eternity. This is My ordination and no one can change it. No one can change My heart. …” Continue reading

Eastern Lightning| The Hymn of God’s Word “The Incarnate God Is Very Important to Mankind” | The Church of Almighty God

The Incarnate God Is Very Important to Mankind

The Incarnate God Is Very Important to Mankind
This flesh is so important to mankind,
for He is man and most of all, He is God;
for He can do the work no ordinary man of flesh can,
and He can save corrupt man living with Him on earth, here on earth.

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God incarnate can do the work that man cannot,
’cause His inward substance is not like that of man.
He can save man, ’cause His identity is different from that of man.
This flesh is so important to mankind,
for He is man and most of all, He is God;
for He can do the work no ordinary man of flesh can,
and He can save corrupt man living with Him on earth, here on earth. Continue reading

Eastern Lightning| The Hymn of God’s Word “The Words God Bestows on Men Are the Ways They Should Keep”

The Words God Bestows Upon Man Are the Way Man Should Walk In
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Throughout every age, when God does His work on earth,
He always bestows some words upon humankind,
He tells them some truths.
These truths serve as the way man should adhere to,
the way which man should keep.
It’s the way that leads man to fear God and shun evil,
and something in their lives, and in life’s journey,
that they should practice, should adhere to.
These are the reasons that God bestows His words upon them. Continue reading

Eastern Lightning| Chapter 7 Several Other Aspects of the Truths That Are the Minimum That Should Be Understood by New Believers

5. Faith in God Should Not Only Be for Seeking Peace and Blessings.

Relevant Words of God:

  Today, you must set on the right track since you believe in the practical God. Having faith in God, you should not solely seek blessings, but seek to love God and know God. Through His enlightenment and your own pursuit, you can eat and drink His word, develop a true understanding of God, and have a true love of God that comes from your heart. In other words, your love for God is most genuine, such that none can destroy or stand in the way of your love for Him. Then you are on the right track of faith in God. It proves that you belong to God, for your heart has been taken possession of by God and you can then be possessed by nothing else. Owing to your experience, the price you paid, and the work of God, you are able to develop an unbidden love for God. Then you are freed from the influence of Satan and live in the light of God’s word. Only when you have broken free from the influence of darkness can you be deemed to have gained God. In your belief of God, you must seek this goal. This is the duty of each of you. Continue reading