In 2003, God’s family assigned two sisters to revise articles in my home. One day, they showed me some cases written by some brothers and sisters of signs and wonders as well as dreams and visions. At the moment, my heart skipped a beat. Isn’t it that God has come this time not to perform signs and wonders? What is all this about? Didn’t God say “Now what everyone contacts is God’s word. To tell the truth, in the future you won’t see any signs and wonders.”? I also recalled it was fellowshipped in the past that God no longer did the work of performing signs and wonders now and if anyone performed signs, he was a false god…. I dared not go on thinking. I had a bad thought in my mind, but I never dared to fellowship about my misgiving with the sisters. From then on, I had been living in the contradiction. Every time I picked up the book of God’s word, that bad thought would well up in my mind, and I was often terribly upset, not knowing what to do. The notion inside me remained unsolved all along.
Some time ago, from the materials given to the sisters I read a communication article on life experience entitled “Notions Harm Man Greatly.” I was attracted by the contents of it because the article fitted in perfectly with my state. The brother wrote that he had a notion about God’s doing the work of performing signs and wonders but finally he resolved his notion through eating and drinking the word of God. Especially the passages of God’s word, which had resolved his notion, impressed me most deeply: “If you can drop your religious notions, you will not measure God’s present word and work with your mind but will obey them directly, and even if God’s present work is obviously different from his former work, you will drop your past viewpoints and directly obey God’s work of today. If you can realize that you should pay your most attention to God’s present work no matter what work God did before, this means that you are a person who drops his notions.” “people always like to fix God on a point. Although they all shout that God is almighty and God is all-inclusive, their nature is still apt to confine God to a certain scope. Everyone is resisting and confining God while knowing God.” God’s words resolved the doubts in my heart. My long-oppressed heart was finally released in God’s words. I felt relaxed all at once as if a heavy load had been taken off my mind. It is because I had no knowledge of God and circumscribed God to his former words that I formed that notion about God. When encountering difficulties, the brothers and sisters know to seek God and search for the answers in the word of God. But how about me? I neither sought God nor opened my heart to fellowship with the sisters. At ordinary times I paid no attention to God’s word or to resolving my problems with God’s word, so when I had the notion inside, I did not have the thought that God’s word could resolve all of man’s difficulties. As a result, I became darkened in my spirit and fell far behind in my life. I am grateful to God for helping me practically through the brother’s communication article on life experience. Now, I not only have no notion about God’s doing the work of performing signs and wonders, but I have also understood a truth: No matter what God does in the future, I should drop my notions and completely obey the latest work of God, for God says: “he only characteristic of God’s work lies in one word—new.”
Tengzhou City, Shandong Province