I. Typical Testimonies of the Christians and Catholics in Mainland China Who Turned to Almighty God Because of Receiving Dreams and the Revelations of the Holy Spirit
12. Lu XX, female, aged 41, from Jiangsu Province, formerly a believer in the Justification by Faith Church. In the first half of 2002, the brothers and sisters of our church were involved in jealousy and strife, scrambling for power and profit. Seeing this condition of our church, I really did not know what to do. In desperation, I came before the Lord and prayed, “O Lord! Do not leave me. I cannot live without you. Please help me, make a way out for me.” I kept praying like that before the Lord.
On the night of December 3, 2002, I dreamed that a person said to me kindly, “Please follow me!” I was awakened but saw nobody. Then I prayed to God, “O God, where do you ask me to go? I don’t understand you.” The next morning, a sister came to my home. I was dumbfounded at the sight of her. She looked exactly the same as the person I dreamed about last night, and was even the same in color of clothes and in voice. The sister said to me, “God has done a new work and opened up a new way. Do you want to hear God’s voice?” I said, “Yes. I’ve prayed to God a long time.” “That’s good. Follow me.” Then she took me to listen to a brother’s testimony about God’s new work. After listening to the brother’s fellowship, I was filled with delight inside: I have a new way out at last!
13. Gao XX, female, aged 46, from Jiangsu Province, formerly a believer in the Praise Church. One day in early February 1999, Almighty God’s end-time work was preached to me, and I accepted it gladly after hearing. However, after I went back home, I remembered our leader’s words, “Whatever goes beyond the Bible is heresy. Satan can disguise itself as an angel of light, and so can the group of people who preach Almighty God. They specialized in gaining control over silly women….” As I though of that, I began to doubt and did not know what to do. So I prayed to God that he would inspire me and show me the way ahead.
That very night, I had a dream: I saw many boats, led by our leader, were coming slowly from east to west in the river before my house. When the boats were passing by my house, the expanse of the river was suddenly split up by a great light. Looking to the west, brilliant light was shining over the surface and green water stretched as far as eye could see. Looking to the east, it was all dark. Just then, I saw that our leader made his boat rapidly turn and stop in the middle of the river and thus blocked the way of other boats. Seeing that, I immediately called out to him on the bank and asked him to turn his boat around, but he just wouldn’t listen. He ran madly back and forth on his boat, shouting, “Only I have the last word. No one is allowed to go there….” I was awakened and then pondered over and over, “He always declares this false and that false, but why is it so dark on his side? Why is it that he himself is not willing to go to the side where there is light and also does not allow others to go there? Isn’t he the very one who ‘gains control over silly women’?” I felt enlightened in spirit and realized that God was inspiring me and showing me the way I should go. So I made up my mind to follow Almighty God.
14. Tian XX, female, aged 51, from Jiangsu Province, formerly a senior leader in the Joseph Church. On March 28, 2002, when a sister preached God’s end-time work to me, I cut short her speaking because I believed the rumors and feared that it was false and deceitful. But afterward, I felt uneasy in my heart. So I prayed to God that evening, “O God! If what the sister preached is the true way, please inspire me so that I can know it.” That night, I dreamed that a lady dressed in white said to me smilingly, “Almighty God is absolutely the true God. In the past the actual facts were not made known, and that was because God did not appear publicly. Today God is personally doing his work to lead mankind.” Then I suddenly woke up, and thought to myself, “Is this God’s revelation to me?” I was not sure about it. Five days later, another two sisters preached the end-time gospel to me. After I listened to their testimony, I shed tears of self-reproach in spite of myself. I hated myself for being so foolish and blind that I believed in God yet did not know God. From then on, I accepted God’s end-time work.
15. Li XX, female, aged 46, from Jiangsu Province, formerly a believer in the Justification by Faith Church. One day in November 1997, several people came to my home and preached Almighty God’s end-time work to me. After hearing, I had enjoyment but I was undecided and afraid that it was a heresy. Just when I was in a dilemma, I received God’s inspiration: “You should entertain strangers with love, and you will entertain angels without knowing it. In the end time, there are angels to proclaim the eternal gospel to the people on the earth.” I thought to myself, “Are they really angels?” Two days later, another two brothers came and sang new songs of praising Almighty God to me and a sister. When I was listening attentively with my eyes closed, I suddenly found that the clothes of the two brothers before me turned white, and what surprised me more was that behind them stood a holy one with white hair and in white clothes. I immediately opened my eyes but the scene of the previous moment was gone. When I closed my eyes again, it reappeared. At that moment I nudged the sister and told her to listen to songs with her eyes closed. And then I asked her what she saw, she said with a pleased surprise, “I saw that the two brothers were dressed in white and behind them stood a holy one with white hair and in white clothes.” At this moment, I was extremely excited and became fully certain about God’s end-time work. Later, several other sisters accepted God’s new work because of this vision.
16. Sun XX, male, aged 35, from Jiangsu Province, formerly a leader of fifties in the Joseph Church. One day in late September 2002, my wife preached Almighty God’s end-time gospel to me, but I was dubious after hearing and could not make a decision about it. So I prayed to God that he would inspire me and show me the way I should go. On the night after the prayer, half asleep, I suddenly heard a voice saying in my ear, “Almighty God is the true God. Enter in now!” The voice said that three times in a row and very clearly. Three days later, another two sisters came and preached the end-time gospel to me, and I accepted it without any hesitation.
17. Chen X, male, aged 45, from Anhui Province, formerly a leader in the Local Church. On the morning of September 20, 1997, the brothers and sisters testified God’s end-time work to me, and I did not accept it because I had notions about God’s incarnation. On the night of September 28, I had a dream in which I saw three sisters standing before me. One of them asked me, “Do you know me?” I looked at her and said, “No, I don’t.” Then she took out a rectangular gold badge from her waist and showed it to me. On it three lines of capital foreign letters were written, and I could read none of them. She said to me, “From now on, you must stay with those who have God.” After I woke up the next day, the scenes of the dream were still very clear in my mind, but I did not understand what it meant. So I opened the Recovery Version of The Intensive Study of the Bible and happened to see a picture of Jesus being crucified in Golgotha. Above his back stood a sign with the inscription, “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS,” written in letters of Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. The letters were the same as those I had seen on the gold badge in my dream. At the time I felt it hard to calm down my heart. So I said to my wife, “The end-time Christ they preach is probably the true God.” However, because I could not drop my position or pride, I was ashamed to go to those who preached the gospel to me, so I put this matter aside. By the morning of August 14, 2002, I felt that I had really come to a dead end, so I earnestly prayed to God that he would make a way out for me. The next morning, a miracle happened: The sisters who had preached the end-time gospel to me came to me again. When I took the book The Expression of Christ, my excitement was beyond description, and I really hated myself for being so disobedient.