The Lord Jesus said, “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come” (Matthew 24:40-42). In the past, every time I read these verses, I would think: When will these verses be fulfilled? When exactly will the Lord come back? Who will be taken? Who will be left? Will I be the one left? The more I thought about it, the more I felt afraid and worried. In fear and worry, I didn’t dare to miss a service..
At that time, in the church, I gathered together with brothers and sisters, enjoying the presence and work of the Lord. Our meetings were always filled with joys and laughters. Besides, I coordinated and served the Lord together with my co-workers, bustling around the churches. We also studied the Bible in the Lord’s warm embrace, desperately longing for the Lord’s promise to be fulfilled that He will return to rapture us into the kingdom of heaven and have all our brothers and sisters attend the feast prepared by Him. As for the word the Lord said “the one shall be taken, and the other left,” every brother and sister in our church was often watchful and also afraid of being abandoned. Unexpectedly, around 1998, there were many brothers and sisters everywhere testifying that Eastern Lightning is the Lord Jesus’ second coming. Some good sheep in our church were “stolen” by Eastern Lightning. Then the elders and pastors began to seal off the church, and called on the brothers and sisters to resist the outside “invasion.”
One day, an acquaintance testified to me Almighty God’s work in the last days, and gave me a book of Almighty God’s words named The Word Appears in the Flesh. She said that Almighty God is the returned Lord Jesus and is expressing new words in the flesh. After hearing this, I was very happy. Then I quickly opened the book The Word Appears in the Flesh, and saw Almighty God say: “God’s appearance has already arisen in all churches. It is the Spirit that speaks; He is a raging fire, bears majesty, and is judging. He is the Son of man, clothed with a garment that hangs down to His feet, and a golden belt is tied around His chest. His head and hair are white like wool, and His eyes are like flames; His feet are akin to fine brass, as if they had been wrought in a furnace, and His voice is like the sound of many waters. He holds in His right hand seven stars and in His mouth, a sharp double-edged sword, and His countenance shines fiercely like the burning sun! … Almighty God! His glorious body appears in the open, the holy spiritual body arises, and He is the complete God Himself! The world and the flesh are both changed, and His transfiguration on the mount is the person of God. He wears the golden crown atop His head, His clothing is pure white, across the chest is a golden belt, and all things in the world are His footstool. His eyes are like flames, He holds a sharp double-edged sword in His mouth, and He has the seven stars in His right hand. The way to the kingdom is boundlessly bright, and His glory arises and shines; the mountains are joyful and the waters laugh, and the sun, moon, and stars all revolve in their orderly arrangement, welcoming the unique, true God whose triumphant return heralds the completion of His six-thousand-year management plan. All leap and dance with joy! Cheer! The almighty God sits upon His glorious throne! Sing! The victorious banner of the Almighty is raised high upon the majestic, magnificent Mount Zion! All nations are cheering, all peoples are singing, Mount Zion is laughing joyfully, and the glory of God has arisen!” (“Chapter 15” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). Reading Almighty God’s words, I felt these words are of great authority and power, which nobody can express. I could not help thinking of the prophecy in the Book of Revelation: “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelation 2:7). Right! The words of Almighty God are the utterances of the Holy Spirit and the appearance of God. Almighty God is speaking to the churches! I was so happy and excited that I told the good news to my brothers and sisters immediately, so that they too could meet the Lord’s return. Contrary to all expectations, I was met with their cold words. The co-workers said that I rebelled against the church, betrayed the Lord, took the wrong path and was “stolen” by Eastern Lightning. … Afterward, the gate of my church was tightly closed off to me. At that moment, I shed bittersweet tears unceasingly. To my great joy, I met the Lord’s appearance, which I was overwhelmed with excitement about. Meanwhile, I was very sorrowful, because facing the Lord’s return, my brothers and sisters didn’t seek or investigate. Wasn’t their action like that of the foolish virgins’?
In pain, I opened the book of Almighty God’s words again. I saw Almighty God’s words: “The return of Jesus is a great salvation for those who are capable of accepting the truth, but for those who are unable to accept the truth it is a sign of condemnation. You should choose your own path, and should not blaspheme against the Holy Spirit and reject the truth. You should not be an ignorant and arrogant person, but someone who obeys the guidance of the Holy Spirit and longs for and seeks the truth; only in this way will you benefit. I advise you to tread the path of belief in God with care. Do not jump to conclusions; what is more, do not be casual and thoughtless in your belief in God. You should know that, at the very least, those who believe in God should be humble and reverential. Those who have heard the truth and yet turn their nose up at it are foolish and ignorant. Those who have heard the truth and yet carelessly jump to conclusions or condemn it are beset by arrogance. No one who believes in Jesus is qualified to curse or condemn others. You should all be someone with sense and who accepts the truth. Perhaps, having heard the way of truth and having read the word of life, you believe that only one in 10,000 of these words are in line with your convictions and the Bible, and then you should continue to seek in that 10,000th of these words. I still advise you to be humble, to not be over-confident, and to not exalt yourself too highly. With your heart holding such meager reverence for God, you will gain greater light. If you carefully examine and repeatedly contemplate these words, you shall understand whether or not they are the truth, and whether or not they are life. … If you cannot accept such truth spoken so plainly and so clearly, then are you not unfit for God’s salvation? Are you not someone who is not blessed enough to return before the throne of God? Think about it! Do not be rash and impetuous, and do not treat belief in God as a game. Think for the sake of your destination, for the sake of your prospects, for the sake of your life, and do not play yourself. Can you accept these words?” (“By the Time You Behold the Spiritual Body of Jesus, God Will Have Made Heaven and Earth Anew” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). “So let us seek God’s will and discover His appearance in His utterances, and keep pace with His footsteps! God is the truth, the way, and the life. His words and His appearance exist concurrently, and His disposition and footprints are open to mankind at all times. Dear brothers and sisters, I hope that you can see the appearance of God in these words, begin following His footsteps as you stride forward into a new age, and enter into the beautiful new heaven and earth that God has prepared for those who await His appearance!” (“The Appearance of God Has Ushered in a New Age” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
The more I read the word of Almighty God, the more I became certain that Almighty God is the returned Lord Jesus. Because only God Himself is the truth, the way, and the life. Except God, no one possesses such substance. Moreover, Almighty God clearly says in His words: “The return of Jesus is a great salvation for those who are capable of accepting the truth….” That is to say, those who seek and investigate humbly when they hear the news of the Lord Jesus’ second coming and the words spoken by God, can be raptured before God’s throne. As for God’s words “But for those who are unable to accept the truth it is a sign of condemnation,” they mean that, if those who have heard somebody testify that the Lord Jesus has already come back, don’t seek or investigate, but resist, condemn and refuse God’s return, they will be forsaken by God. Almighty God’s words allowed me to see the light. It turned out that the Lord Jesus’ words “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left” will be fulfilled like this.
After reading Almighty God’s words, I knew plainly that I have met the Lord’s second coming and followed His footprints. I have been walking on the right way. Almighty God has expressed many words in the last days to do the work of judging and purifying man. Only if we accept His work of judgment in the last days can we be purified, have changes in our disposition and be taken into the next age. Whereas those who don’t follow God’s new work cannot gain His salvation in the last days, and will be forsaken by Him in the end. Nowadays, Almighty God’s work is drawing to an end. God’s eager intention is that He hopes everyone who has heard His words can seek and investigate His words and work, keep up with the pace of the Holy Spirit’s work, return before Him and gain His salvation in the last days. Only in this way will they not be forsaken by God. God is waiting for those who are longing for His appearance and can recognize His voice to return before His throne soon.
Source from: Watch! Only by Listening to God’s Word Will We Not Be Abandoned