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
29. Sun XX, male, aged 52, from Shandong Province, formerly a junior leader in the house church. Starting in 1999, a total of sixty or seventy brothers and sisters came to preach the end-time gospel to me, but I stuck to the Bible and resisted God’s new work. I even slandered them by saying, “You are all evil spirits. I won’t believe what you are preaching….” And I sealed the meeting place, not allowing the brothers and sisters to receive any stranger.
On the night of March 13, 2003, I had a dream in which I was having a meeting with two unfamiliar sisters. I held a Bible in my hands, while they held a thick book (not the Bible), which had a soft cover with a golden radiating sun on it. One of the sisters was reading out “The Testimony of the Holy Spirit” on its page 4: “‘God’s appearing’ has arisen in the churches. It is the Spirit who speaks and utters his voice. He is a consuming fire, he is with majesty, and he is judging. He is the Son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of many waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance!” When the sister finished her reading, I woke up. I turned on the light, and saw that my watch said ten past two in the morning. Later, I had the same dream on March 28 and April 20, and at the same time. So I prayed silently, “O Lord, why did I have the same dream three times? There must be your good purpose behind this. And why did the sisters have a different book from mine in the dream? Please inspire and guide me.” Much puzzled, I prayed for the inspiration of the Lord Jesus every day.
On April 29, a brother came to my home with two sisters and preached this stage of God’s new work to me again. They also brought me a book The Expression of Christ. I took the book and saw that it was the same as the book I saw in my dream. I quickly turned to the page the sister read in my dream, and sure enough, there was the same passage. I realized that the three dreams were God’s special inspiration and guidance. Because I stuck to the Bible, God, through the dreams, revealed to me that I should put aside the Bible now, follow the Holy Spirit’s work, and read the word God has expressed. I was really grateful to God! Having understood God’s will, I accepted Almighty God’s end-time gospel right away.
30. Zong XX, male, aged 52, from Shandong Province, formerly a deputy head of the Catholic Church. Since July 2002, some people had preached God’s end-time gospel many times to me and my fellow believers. They also brought us the books of God’s word. Because I believed that only Catholicism was orthodox, I refused to accept all along. Moreover, I sealed our church and did not allow my fellow believers to read the book of God’s word. In late October of the same year, another sister came to preach the gospel to me, but I still had doubts after hearing. So, I prayed to the Lord, “O Lord! Have you really stopped working in the church? If so, please perform a sign for me to see.” On December 23 (two days before Christmas), my fellow believers and I were decorating our church. We hung on either side of the Madonna two plaques on which were stuck the words: “The only beauty among ladies all, the Son beautiful more. The grace great and favor full, the Lord with us all.” Suddenly, the word “Lord” on the right plaque fell off. We tried several times to stick it with glue, but in vain. At that time, everyone else got into a panic, but I was very assured in my heart, for I knew that it was God’s revelation to me: “Lord” had come to earth and The Lord had really stopped working in the church. From then on, I was certain about God’s end-time work. Also, I brought to Almighty God more than ten fellow believers.
31. Sun XX, female, aged 47, from Shandong Province, formerly a believer in the Justification by Faith Church. One day in late April 2000, I accepted God’s end-time work, but I was still not assured in my heart and always wanted to have a fellowship about it with the leader in my former church. Several days later, one night I dreamed that two men helped my former leader (her face was badly swollen and her eyes streamed bloody water) into my home. My leader asked me whether anyone had preached the end-time gospel to me and I did not confess it. So she said I lied and came up to grab me…. I took to my heels in fright. I ran on and on, and without knowing it I got to midair. Then I looked down and found in surprise that the leader turned into a dragon. Baring its fangs and brandishing its claws, it still tried to grab me…. I was awakened with terror. After waking up, I realized that the leader I adored was actually satan, and I could never again rely on her. Not many days after, my leader, together with two people, really came to my home to disturb and curse me. They were the very three people I had seen in my dream. From then on, I was very assured in my heart and fully certain about God’s end-time work.
32. Ren XX, female, aged 33, from Shanxi Province, formerly a preacher in the True Jesus Church. In early February 2002, the brothers and sisters preached God’s end-time work to me many times, but I never accepted it. Later, a sister came to my home several days in a row to preach. I thought, “If this work were not done by God, why could these people have such great love?” So I decided to investigate it and listen to their testimony. One night in June 2002 when I had heard the testimony, I dreamed that in a room a TV was broadcasting a program about the Age of the Law, in which many people were stoning those sinners. I could not help taking a few steps forward. All of a sudden, a river appeared before me, and there were many people at the riverside. Suddenly Jesus appeared in the middle of the river. His face was kind, and his radiant eyes looked as if he had some mysteries to tell the people. They all exclaimed with a pleasant surprise, “The Lord Jesus is appearing to us!” Then I took a few steps forward again and another river appeared. Surprisingly, the one who appeared in the middle of the river was a lady. Many people were saying that she was God. At that, I said to her, “God, if it’s you, let me swim to you.” she said with a smile, “Come over then.” I was as glad as when Peter saw Jesus. I jumped into the water at all costs and swam to her. Just at the extremely exciting moment, I woke up. And I realized that it was a revelation God gave me. He had been caring for me all the time although I was so ignorant of him. I sincerely thanked God for his great love to me, and determined to seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The next day, I listened carefully to the brothers’ and sisters’ testimony about God’s end-time work, and finally I accepted Almighty God’s end-time new work cheerfully.
33. Shi XX, female, aged 39, from Shanxi Province, formerly a junior leader in the Justification by Faith Church. In December 1999, I accepted Almighty God’s end-time work, but because of being disturbed by people of my former church, I gave up the true way before long. In mid-March 2002, a sister took me out to hear a message. At the message, I realized that it was still about God’s new work, so I did not want to listen anymore. I thought to myself, “I’ll go back tomorrow anyway.” However, that evening when I was at supper, I suddenly felt my head and chest hurt so badly that I could not even finish my meal. So I immediately went into my room and rested for a while. Then I prayed to God, “O Lord! If what they preach is the true way, please reveal it to me in a dream. As I have no discernment, may you reveal to me whether it’s true or false.” The Lord heard my prayer. That night, I suddenly heard a voice saying in my dream, “This way is right. Go ahead. No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” I was suddenly woken by the voice and thought, “Isn’t this God’s revelation?” The next day, I joyfully accepted God’s end-time new work.