Question 4: You have explained that false Christs deceive people by distorting the Bible and showing signs and wonders. And I feel like I’m sincerely clear in my understanding of these things now. But, I do want to seek another question. It’s just that some of the false Christs say God’s Spirit descends upon them. They claim they’re the return of the Lord Jesus and have deceived some people. Tell me please, how do you discern them?
Answer: It’s quite easy to discern. Christ is the incarnate God and is the flesh that God’s Spirit is realized in. It’s not after God’s Spirit descends upon Him that He becomes Christ. Christ is born to be Christ. And He is Christ from His birth. And just as He was born as Christ, He is Christ forever. But not born as Christ, he will never become Christ. Just like the Lord Jesus was Christ from His birth, not only after the Holy Spirit descended upon Him. When Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a dove. As is reflected in the words, “And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17). This was the testimony of the Holy Spirit, letting all men know that the Lord Jesus was the incarnate God Himself. From then on, the Lord Jesus officially performed His ministry, and did the work of the Age of Grace. And in the last days, the incarnate Almighty God comes and expresses the truth to testify He is Christ, the incarnate flesh of God. The substance of Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. Thus, Christ will surely express the truth when He comes to work. However, those false Christs may very well declare that God’s Spirit descends upon them, but they just can’t express the truth at all. And it’s enough to prove they are evil spirits who claim to be Christ to deceive people. Therefore, those false Christs that claim the Spirit of God has descended upon them, they are, in fact, possessed by evil spirits. This is the truth. It is just as Almighty God has said. “There are some who are possessed by evil spirits and persistently cry out, ‘I am God!’ Yet in the end, they cannot remain standing, for they act on behalf of the wrong being. They represent Satan and the Holy Spirit pays them no attention. However emphatically you speak or strongly you cry out, you are still a created being and one that belongs to Satan. … You cannot bring forth new paths or represent the Spirit. You cannot express the work of the Spirit or the words that He speaks. You cannot do the work of God Himself or that of the Spirit. You cannot express the wisdom, wonder, and unfathomableness of God, or all the disposition by which God chastises man. So your repeated claims to be God do not matter; you have only the name and none of the substance. God Himself has come, but none recognize Him, yet He continues on in His work and does so in representation of the Spirit. … He is the incarnate flesh of the Spirit of God; He represents the Spirit and is approved by Him. You cannot make way for a new age, and you cannot bring the old to an end and cannot usher in a new age or do new work. Therefore, you cannot be called God!” (“The Mystery of the Incarnation (1)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
Whether one is Christ is just not up to himself. And if he is unable to express the truth that saves and judges man, if he cannot do the work of judgment in the last days, cannot initiate a new age or end the old age, he must be fake even if he calls himself Christ. Almighty God, the incarnate Christ of the last days expresses all truth that judges and cleanses man, does the work of “judgment beginning with the house of God,” ends the Age of Grace and ushers in the Age of Kingdom. Almighty God’s word is the expression of God’s disposition and what God has and is, and the reality of life man should possess. His word helps to solve all problems of corrupt mankind’s resisting and betraying God. It’s extremely important and precious for man to know God’s work, disposition and substance. Almighty God reveals all the mysteries of God’s six-thousand-year management plan, and the true story and substance of the three stages of God’s work. It also reveals how Satan corrupts mankind, how God saves mankind step by step, the necessity and significance of God doing the work of judgment in the last days, how mankind can solve their sinful nature and break away from Satan’s influence to be saved, how to be the one who does the will of the heavenly Father, who is saved by God, who will be eliminated by Him, who can be lifted into the kingdom of heaven, how to divide good and evil, and how God determines the ending for man and so on. Every mystery and truth involving man’s salvation and perfection has been uncovered to man by Almighty God. This fulfills the Lord Jesus’ prophecy, “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come” (John 16:12-13). What Almighty God does is the work of the Age of Kingdom, and the work of ending the dark and evil old world. The truth He expresses and the work He does have fully and completely proven that Almighty God is Christ of the last days, the Lord Jesus returned.
from the movie script of Who Is He That Has Returned