Eastern Lightning | Almighty God’s Word “Do You Know? God Has Done a Great Thing Among Men” (Excerpt, Stage Recitation)

Eastern Lightning | Almighty God‘s Word “Do You Know? God Has Done a Great Thing Among Men” (Excerpt, Stage Recitation)

Every Nation Worships the Practical God

1. This time, God comes to do work not in a spiritual body but in a very ordinary, very ordinary one. Not only is it the body of God’s second incarnation, but also the body in which God returns. It is very ordinary flesh. In Him, you cannot see anything that is different from others, but you can receive from Him the truths you have never heard before, receive from Him the truths you have never heard before. This insignificant flesh is the embodiment of all the words of truth from God, that which undertakes God’s work in the last days, and an expression of the whole of God’s disposition for man to come to know. Did you not desire greatly to see the God in heaven? Did you not desire greatly to understand the God in heaven? Did you not desire greatly to see the destination of mankind? He will tell you all these secrets that no one can ever tell you, and He will even tell you of, tell you of the truths that you do not understand. He is your gate into the kingdom, and your guide into the new age.  Continue reading “Eastern Lightning | Almighty God’s Word “Do You Know? God Has Done a Great Thing Among Men” (Excerpt, Stage Recitation)”

Eastern Lightning | God’s Words Have Awakened Me

Eastern Lightning | God’s Words Have Awakened Me

Miao Xiao    Jinan City, Shandong Province

  In the past, I used to always think that when God said “a puppet and traitor who flees from the great white throne” He was referring to those who accept this stage of work but end up retreating because they are unwilling to bear the suffering of His chastisement and judgment. Therefore, whenever I saw brothers and sisters back out from this path for whatever reason, my heart would be filled with contempt toward them: There goes another puppet and traitor fleeing from the great white throne who shall receive God’s punishment. At the same time, I felt I was behaving properly in accepting God’s judgment and was not far from receiving God’s salvation. Continue reading “Eastern Lightning | God’s Words Have Awakened Me”

Eastern Lightning | Almighty God’s Word “Concerning Appellations and Identity” (Part One) | The Church of Almighty God

Eastern Lightning | Almighty God‘s Word “Concerning Appellations and Identity” (Part One) | The Church of Almighty God

Almighty God says, “Jesus represented the Spirit of God, and was the Spirit of God working directly. He did the work of the new age, the work that no one had done before. He opened up a new way, He represented Jehovah, and He represented God Himself. Whereas with Peter, Paul, and David, regardless of what they were called, they only represented the identity of a creature of God, or were sent by Jesus or Jehovah. So no matter how much work they did, no matter how great the miracles they performed, they were still just creatures of God, and incapable of representing the Spirit of God. They worked in the name of God or after being sent by God; furthermore, they worked in the ages begun by Jesus or Jehovah, and the work they did was not separate. They were, after all, merely creatures of God.” Continue reading “Eastern Lightning | Almighty God’s Word “Concerning Appellations and Identity” (Part One) | The Church of Almighty God”

Eastern Lightning | A Battle of Life and Death

Eastern Lightning | A Battle of Life and Death

Chang Moyang    Zhengzhou City, Henan Province

  “When you forsake the flesh, inevitably there will be a battle inside. Satan wants you to follow the notions of the flesh, to protect the interests of the flesh. However, God’s word still enlightens and illuminates you within, moves you from within and works from the inside. At this point, it is up to you whether you follow God, or Satan. Every time truth is practiced and every time people practice loving God, there is an enormous battle. When you practice the truth, deep inside there is a battle of life and death. Victory will only be determined after fierce fighting. How many tears of sadness have been shed” (“Every Time You Forsake the Flesh There Is a Battle of Life and Death” in Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs). Every time I used to hear God’s words in this song, I would ponder the following: Is practicing the truth really that difficult? When people don’t understand the truth, they cannot practice it. Once they have understood it, wouldn’t acting according to God’s will be enough? Could it really be as serious as “deep inside there is a battle of life and death”? It wasn’t until later, through my actual experience, that I had a taste that practicing the truth truly is not easy. What God said is entirely in line with the truth; it is not even a little exaggerated. Continue reading “Eastern Lightning | A Battle of Life and Death”

Eastern Lightning | Who Knows the Motherly Heart of God?

Eastern Lightning | Who Knows the Motherly Heart of God?

Qingxin    Zhengzhou City, Henan Province

Regarding the “God is righteous” aspect of the truth, I used to always have a somewhat absurd understanding. I thought that as long as someone reveals corruption in their work or commits transgressions that damage the church’s work, that person shall face retribution, or lose their duty or be subjected to punishment. That is God’s righteousness. Given this incorrect understanding, plus the fear of losing my duty from committing mistakes in my work, I thought of a “clever” method: Whenever I do something wrong, I try my best to not let the leaders know first, and quickly try to make up for it myself and do my utmost to make it right. Won’t that then help me keep my duty? Hence, whenever I gave reports on my work, I would reduce big issues into small ones and small issues into nothing. If I was sometimes passive I would do my best to cover it up in front of the leaders and pretend to be very active and positive, terrified that the leaders would think I was incompetent and stop using me. So just like that, I would be very carefully guarded against the leaders in everything I did. Continue reading “Eastern Lightning | Who Knows the Motherly Heart of God?”

Eastern Lightning | The Hymn of God’s Word “All Creation of God Must Come Under His Dominion”

Eastern Lightning | The Hymn of God‘s Word “All Creation of God Must Come Under His Dominion”

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God created all things, and so He makes all creation come under His rule, and submit to His dominion. He commands all things, controlling them in His hands. Living things, mountains, rivers and man must all come under His rule. Things in the skies and on the earth must all come under His dominion. All must submit, without any choice. This is God’s decree and His authority. Continue reading “Eastern Lightning | The Hymn of God’s Word “All Creation of God Must Come Under His Dominion””