What Is the True Christian?

By Li Xin

In this mundane world, and in the vast sea of humanity, it’s because of the Lord’s selection and blessings that we can be so lucky to become Christians. And to be a Christian makes us feel glorious and proud. This word “Christian,” just as it suggests, refers to all believers who believe in and accept and follow Christ after God came to the earth and carried out His work. It is easy to understand its surface meaning. Continue reading “What Is the True Christian?”

3 Key Points of Welcoming the Second Coming of Jesus

By Yan Jin

How can we welcome the coming of the Lord? This is a big question for us believers in God. In the last days, whether we can enter the kingdom of heaven depends on whether we can welcome the Lord’s return and attend the marriage banquet of the Lamb. In order to welcome the Lord’s return, we often watch and wait, but do we know how to watch and wait to meet the Lord? I believe the three points below can show us the way. Continue reading “3 Key Points of Welcoming the Second Coming of Jesus”

What Is the True Church? 2 Key Points Will Help Us Find It

Editor’s Note: Speaking of the raptured church, Revelation prophecies clearly that it refers to the church of Philadelphia. So how can we find the raptured church? This article has the answer.

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By Baoda, Australia

The world is in a state of turmoil, with all kinds of disasters befalling mankind. Many people are wondering: “Has the Lord returned already? And if He has, why haven’t we been raptured before the great disasters?” Some see their pastors and elders always preaching about the same old things, believers’ faith growing cold, believers following worldly trends and unable to live out the Lord’s words. They then wonder whether the Christian church is like the church of Laodicea that was abandoned by the Lord. In the letter to the church of Philadelphia in Revelation, it says, “I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name” (Revelation 3:8). Continue reading “What Is the True Church? 2 Key Points Will Help Us Find It”

Why Does God Allow Christians to Suffer?

By Li Tong

Many Christians feel confused: God is love and He is almighty, so why does He allow us to suffer? Could it be that He has abandoned us? This question always used to puzzle me, but lately, through prayer and seeking, I’ve gained a bit of enlightenment and light. This has resolved my misunderstandings of God, and I’ve come to understand that suffering is not God casting us aside, but instead is very carefully arranged by God in order to purify and save us. These trials and refinement are God’s greatest grace for us! Continue reading “Why Does God Allow Christians to Suffer?”

2. Amid the Trial of Death

Do you know why God allows tests to happen to us? How should we treat tests according to God’s will? Here are the answers.

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By Xingdao, South Korea

Almighty God says, “God has come to work on earth in order to save corrupt mankind; there is no falsehood in this. If there were, He would certainly not have come to do His work in person. In the past, His means of salvation involved showing the utmost love and compassion, such that He gave His all to Satan in exchange for the whole of mankind. Continue reading “2. Amid the Trial of Death”

Christians Must Know 3 Ways to Fight Temptation

Jingxing, South Korea

Brothers and sisters,

I wish you peace in the Lord! Not infrequently, all sorts of spiritual warfare will occur throughout our time of faith in and following God. There are temptations regarding money, status and name, and temptations between men and women, as well as slander by unbelievers, obstruction and suppression from loved ones, as well as being hunted down and persecuted by a satanic regime. Sometimes completely unexpected calamities befall us. The Bible says: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Continue reading “Christians Must Know 3 Ways to Fight Temptation”

What Is Christian Devotion?

Editor’s Note: How can we have effective devotions? Start with our devotional plans, which will help you read in a planned manner and improve your devotional life. Read now to learn more.

By Li Cheng

I Believed That Spiritual Devotion Consisted of Persistently Reading the Bible, Saying Prayers and Singing Hymns

I remember the first time I went to church and listened to the pastor give a sermon and, afterward, I came to have some knowledge of the Lord Jesus’ salvation and I expressed my desire to believe in the Lord on the spot. As I was leaving, the pastor reminded me that, “To live as a Christian, one must practice spiritual devotion.” Continue reading “What Is Christian Devotion?”

I Found the Path to Be Cleansed of Sin

Editor’s Note: No one wants to live in sin, we all want to practice the Lord’s teachings, but we still can’t get rid of the bondage of sin. Friends, do you think: “I sin again and again. Will God forgive me the sins I continue to commit? How can I get rid of the bondage of sin?” We understand everyone’s difficulties and pain, so we recommend an article to you. Spend only 5 minutes reading it, and you can find the answer.

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By Weixiao, South Korea

Fully saving man from the influence of Satan not only required Jesus to become the sin offering and bear the sins of man, but it also required God to do even greater work to rid man completely of his satanically corrupted disposition. And so, now that man has been forgiven of his sins, God has returned to the flesh to lead man into the new age, and begun the work of chastisement and judgment. This work has brought man into a higher realm. All those who submit under His dominion shall enjoy higher truth and receive greater blessings, truly living in the light. They shall gain the truth, the way, and the life. They shall gain the truth, the way, and the life” (Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs). Continue reading “I Found the Path to Be Cleansed of Sin”

When We Christians Get Sick, What Should We Do?

Editor’s Note: Maybe you now live with a lot of pain due to illness, feel disappointed after failing to get a job, or endure sufferings in hardships…. With a 5-minute reading, you will understand why we have such suffering in our daily life and why God tests us.

By Du Shuai

The phrase “scramble around to find a doctor when you’re sick” directly reflects people’s feelings of anxiety, helplessness and panic when they get sick. As Christians, although we know that everything is created by God, that God gave us our very breath and that God rules and arranges the life and death of man, we can still feel at a loss as to what to do when confronted by sickness. Continue reading “When We Christians Get Sick, What Should We Do?”

Through the Great Tribulation, I Have Reaped Great Benefits

Editor’s Note: Many Christians have such confusion: God is love. Why does He allow hardships and trials to fall upon us? Why does He test us? After reading the following article, I believe you will understand God’s will and realize that hardships and refinings are the greatest grace He gives to us.

By Rongguang, Henan Province

God said: “Based on their different functions and testimonies, the overcomers within the kingdom will serve as priests or followers, and all those who are victorious amid tribulation will become the body of priests within the kingdom. … In the body of priests there will be chief priests and priests, and the remainder will be the sons and people of God. This is all determined by their testimonies to God during tribulation; they are not titles that are given on a whim” (“God’s Work and Man’s Practice” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). “The time of tribulation will not be too protracted; indeed, it will last for less than a year. If it were to last for a year, the next step of work would be delayed, and people’s stature would be inadequate. If it were too long, then people would not be able to withstand it. After all, people’s stature has its limitations” (“How You Should Walk the Final Stretch of the Path” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). Continue reading “Through the Great Tribulation, I Have Reaped Great Benefits”