I. Questions and Answers on the Way of the Lord’s Arrival (Secret and Open)
Question 1: You bear witness that Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus. This is impossible! “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory” (Mat 24:29-30). If the Lord really had returned, He should have done so with great glory while descending upon a cloud. Moreover, heaven and earth would have quaked, and the sun and moon would have stopped shining. So far such sights have not manifested, so how can they say the Lord has already returned? Just what exactly is all this about?
The Bible prophesied that the Lord would come “as a thief,” “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him” (Mat 25:6). “But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation” (Luk 17:25). The appearance and work of Almighty God have fulfilled these prophecies. From the outside, He looks just like a regular person. He speaks from within normal humanity. Who could imagine that He is the appearance and the work of the Lord? This does fulfill the prophecy of the Lord's return “as a thief.” “If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief” (Rev 3:3). This prophecy refers to Almighty God's appearance and work suddenly spreading to every sect and denomination, just like a thief—no one could have realized it. His preachers bear witness to His words to all those who seek God’s appearance, and they patiently fellowship on Almighty God’s words. This is the Lord knocking at the door. Since Almighty God’s appearance and work, He has been continually subjected to the brutal hunts and persecution of the Chinese government, and He has suffered the mad resistance, condemnation, and rejection of the religious world. There have even been many evil spirits and demons who have openly attacked, condemned, and blasphemed Almighty God online. This completely fulfills this prophecy spoken by the Lord: “But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.” If the Lord had descended publicly on a cloud like people imagine, then the tares, the goats, the evil servants, and the antichrists would definitely fall down in worship to accept Almighty God. How would they be exposed then? I'm afraid that even the CCP demons and all the unbelievers would also accept Almighty God. Wouldn't that just be utter chaos in the world? How would God's work in the last days be carried out? So only if God is incarnated as the Son of man to appear and work can these prophecies spoken by the Lord Jesus, including those of the Lord’s work after His return in the last days, be fulfilled, be completed. Almighty God has come and expressed all truths to purify and save mankind, and He is doing the work of judgment in the last days. His sheep listen to His voice, and wise virgins from every sect and denomination hear the words Almighty God has expressed and know them to be the truth, to be God’s voice, and they have all turned toward Almighty God. This is the rapture. These people have been raptured up in front of God’s throne, and undergo judgment and chastisement before Christ’s judgment seat. They are first to be purified, made into overcomers by God, and become the first fruits. This fulfills this prophecy from Revelation: “These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits to God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God” (Rev 14:4-5). After God descends in secret and makes this group of overcomers, His great work will be complete. After that, He will descend on a cloud and openly appear to all nations, to all peoples. That is when the great events of the Lord’s return that you talk about will occur, and that will fulfill the prophecy in Revelation: “Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him” (Rev 1:7). This will be the scene of the Lord openly descending on a cloud, and all eyes will be able to see Him. Even some of those who resisted and condemned Almighty God will be able to see Him descending on a cloud, which is why “all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.” The prophecies of the Lord’s return have basically all been fulfilled now. The only one left is the prophecies that He will openly descend on a cloud after the disaster.
Almighty God says, “Many people may not care what I say, but I still want to tell every so-called saint who follows Jesus that, when you see Jesus descend from the heaven upon a white cloud with your own eyes, this will be the public appearance of the Sun of righteousness. Perhaps that will be a time of great excitement for you, yet you should know that the time when you witness Jesus descend from the heaven is also the time when you go down to hell to be punished. It will herald the end of God's management plan, and will be when God rewards the good and punishes the wicked. For the judgment of God will have ended before man sees signs, when there is only the expression of truth. Those who accept the truth and do not seek signs, and thus have been purified, shall have returned before the throne of God and entered the Creator's embrace. Only those who persist in the belief that 'The Jesus who does not ride upon a white cloud is a false Christ' shall be subjected to everlasting punishment, for they only believe in the Jesus who exhibits signs, but do not acknowledge the Jesus who proclaims severe judgment and releases the true way of life. And so it can only be that Jesus deals with them when He openly returns upon a white cloud. They are too stubborn, too confident in themselves, too arrogant. How could such degenerates be rewarded by Jesus? 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” (“When You Behold the Spiritual Body of Jesus Will Be When God Has Made Anew Heaven and Earth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
from the movie Screenplay of Yearning