Sermons and Fellowship: God’s Work of Judgment of the Last Days Makes a Group of Overcomers
Only undergoing God’s work of judgment in the last days can make one a true overcomer. Almighty God took on a human form in the last days and arrived in secret in China where He does the work of judgment beginning with God’s house. Almighty God has expressed all of the truths that will purify and save mankind. He judges and reveals mankind’s satanic nature that resists God, along with the truth of their corruption. He reveals to mankind God’s righteous disposition that tolerates no offense, as well as His omnipotence and wisdom. After experiencing the judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing, and trials and refinement of God’s word, we come to realize the ugliness, substance and truth of our being deeply corrupted by Satan. We are arrogant and self-righteous, ambitious, and make blind judgments. We are selfish and base, crooked and deceitful. We detest the truth. We are full of conceptions and imaginations about God, and we may resist and betray God at any time. We are the descendants of Satan, the brood that opposes God. We are completely unworthy of attaining God’s salvation and living before God. At the same time, we all truly sensed that God’s word is the truth, we believe it wholeheartedly, it brings us down to our knees. We have all the more been able to realize that God’s holiness cannot be defiled, and God’s disposition cannot be offended. This produces in us a true reverence for God, so that we are able to obey Him and live by His words. During the process of God’s judgment and chastisement, we bear various resounding testimonies of overcoming the dark influence of Satan. In particular, there are those who have stood testimony amidst the cruel persecution by the CCP government. These testimonies of the overcomers are the fruits of Almighty God’s work of judgment in the last days. God has made a group of overcomers in Mainland China. This is the fact, and the proof is indisputable.
from the movie script of Rapture in Peril
During the Age of Grace, people thought that “If we just carry a copy of the Bible and accept the redemption of the Lord Jesus, we will be completely cleansed.” Were they, in fact, cleansed? Not at all. They were merely forgiven for their sins; the disobedience and defiance in the depths of their souls, and their satanic nature had not been cleansed. The work of the Age of Grace was nothing more than the redemption work, it had no effect in saving people or making them perfect, and thus God carried out the work of the last days, He did the work of judgment and chastisement. No work but this can save people and make them perfect. Without experiencing the judgment and chastisement of God, would we be here today? Would we be sitting here now? Without God’s judgment and chastisement, most of us would still be in religious world, or wandering the world of the non-believers. Is this not so? Thus, it is God’s judgment and chastisement of the last days that has brought us to today and allowed us the good fortune to live before God today, to perform our duty in the house of God, and be able to stand firm. Particularly during the last days, in the face of the persecution of the great red dragon, that beast, none of God’s chosen people would be able to prevail without the work of God, they would have long since been devoured and struck down by the great red dragon. But the God we believe in is truly the all-powerful God who rules all things, and He maneuvers every person, object, and matter in service of making His chosen ones perfect, which we clearly see through our experiences. Thus it is that in China, in this country ruled by the great red dragon, in this dark and terrifying environment, God’s chosen ones can be of one heart, united in their efforts, unwavering as they follow God. Is this not the effect of God’s work? It can be said that today, God’s chosen ones are of one heart and great faith. The faith of every one of them surges higher than ever before, they leave their lives entirely in the hands of God, they throw themselves at the mercy of God and follow God to the very end, and most follow God with a heart of iron, without thought to their own lives! Such people are clearly the overcomers God has made in the last days, which has fulfilled the Book of Revelation’s prophecy of 144,000 victorious male children. The 144,000 victorious male children are made up of this group. Is this not the great power of God? In the eyes of the great red dragon, this group has been struck down, they have disappeared, they no longer exist—but they are really hiding underground, invisible, stronger than ever before, and they are expending themselves for God, and are faithful to God—which is unimaginable to the great red dragon. In the past, one of the world’s greatest “miracles” was discovered in China with the unearthing of the underground army of Emperor Qin Shihuang. It was called the “eighth wonder of the world.” What was this underground army of his? Nothing but clay and wooden carvings. They were dead people, and they were called a miracle. Today, God’s chosen ones have been made complete, they are real, living beings, they are true testimony, they have been made perfect by God. The Chinese Communist Party, as the great red dragon says, is made of steel—but we are made of diamond. Today, God’s chosen ones have been made complete and have gained the true life. What is this life made up of? It is made up of the words of God. All of the truths expressed in God’s words have become our faith, our love, our reality—and so during the last days, God has finally made a group of people, He has made perfect a group of people who are of one heart and mind with Him.
from “Sermons and Fellowship About God’s Word ‘Knowing God Is the Path to Fearing God and Shunning Evil’ (II)” in Sermons and Fellowship on Entry Into Life (X)