“I will follow whoever can give me a reward and believe in whoever can help me escape the great disasters, regardless of whether he is God or which Person of God he is, which has nothing to do with me.” Whenever I read these words of God, I could not but remember my shameful experience that I once became a false christ’s captive because of my not pursuing to know God’s work but only paying attention to receiving peace and blessings. And in my heart I felt extremely regretful for that.
Some time ago, in our area occurred an event that a false christ deceived people. After learning the matter, God’s family immediately assigned workers to carry out a work of “fighting against the false christ,” and I was one of them. After I came to the home of one of the deceived, before I could fellowship with them I was deeply confused by their words: “Those who believe in Almighty God are persecuted by the great red dragon because they haven’t kept up with the new work of the ‘Victorious King’ and so have lost his keeping. Now all those who have followed him should hide themselves in the world, merging into the unbelievers through making money, playing mahjong, and so on; and they have thus been practically protected. Moreover, one can escape the future great disasters only by relying on the ‘Victorious King.’ All those who do not keep up with him will become the shields and victims, and disasters may befall them at any time.” Hearing these wicked words, I was instantly at a loss. “During this period of time, the great red dragon indeed persecutes the churches fiercely, and thus I have been living in fear. Wherever I go to do the work, I’m in constant dread. Even when I make a phone call, I’m afraid of being tailed. Is it really that I have not kept up with the new work of ‘God’ and lost the keeping from ‘God’? We are asked to go back to the world to hide ourselves to avoid physical suffering, and in the end, we can also escape the great disasters. Could there be such a good thing?” But then I thought, “God said that his future work would be more and more inconsistent with man’s notions and that only those who intentionally obeyed would not fall.” Thinking of this, I was “suddenly enlightened” and couldn’t help feeling very excited: God’s work is indeed very timely and very wise! He lets us return to the world to hide ourselves and avoid the persecution from the great red dragon. He also lets us rely on him to escape the great disasters. God is truly our refuge! Now there is the sweetness after bitterness! In obsession, I unhesitatingly gave up my mission and brought this “great good news” to meet the other brothers and sisters who took part in the work of “fighting against the false christ.”
When the brothers and sisters found that I had been deceived, they immediately, directed at my deficiencies, read me these words of God: “…the second incarnated flesh has ended all God’s work in the flesh and has completed the meaning of God’s incarnated flesh. Thence, God’s work in the flesh will have completely ended, and he will not do the work of the third incarnation after the second incarnation. Because his entire management has ended, the end-time incarnation has completely gained those he has selected, and all the end-time people have been after their kind, he will no longer do the work of salvation and will not return in the flesh to work.” At this very moment my calloused heart was aroused. Almighty God incarnated in the end time has fulfilled the significance of God’s incarnation and completely ended God’s work in flesh. And his work of salvation has already divided people into their own kinds. In the future, there won’t be the incarnated God coming to do the work of salvation again. However, the false christ says that the believers in Almighty God are persecuted by the great red dragon because they haven’t kept up with the new work of the “Victorious King.” Isn’t it testifying in a disguised form that the “Victorious King” is God incarnated for the third time? Isn’t it purely a rumor and a heresy?
Then, the sister continued to read the words of God: “those who perform their duty and those who do not are enemies. … The created beings who perform their duty are the ones who can remain alive, and the created beings who do not perform their duty are the ones who will be destroyed. And they will be so forever.” “In a word, I hope that you will prepare enough good deeds for your own destinations. Only then will I be satisfied. Otherwise, you all cannot possibly escape from the attack of the disasters. The disasters will be initiated by me, and of course they will be manipulated by me. If you cannot be good in my sight, you all will not be able to escape the suffering from the disasters.” Through fellowshipping, my heart was getting more enlightened. Performing duty is a created being’s bounden duty and is the truth that a believer in God must practice. Especially now, it is the period of experiencing the final great tribulation, and it is also the time for God to determine people’s outcomes. God will raise up various circumstances, including the persecution from the great red dragon, to perfect those who follow him. This is the practical kingdom training! At the present time, God requires that we offer up our body and mind and exert all our efforts and in whatever surroundings perform our duties properly and prepare enough good deeds. Only in this way can we be saved, and apart from this, there is no other way, for the disasters are brought about by God and are still manipulated by God. However, the false christ asked me to give up performing my duty and go back to the world to hide myself at this critical time of preparing good deeds, and he also said that I could escape disasters only by relying on him. Isn’t this to make me depart from God’s work and lose the opportunity to be perfected? If I really returned to the world to wine and dine, to enjoy myself recklessly, and to indulge my flesh, outwardly I would have hidden myself and my flesh could temporarily enjoy ease, but essentially I would become an evildoer who forsakes and resists God and would be accumulating God’s wrath through my actions and deeds! In that case, I would not only lose the opportunity to perform my duty and prepare good deeds, but also lose the responsibility of a created being. In the end, I would be sacrifice for satan and be an object to be forever detested and rejected by God!
At that moment, I thought of God’s words: “I will follow whoever can give me a reward and believe in whoever can help me escape the great disasters, regardless of whether he is God or which Person of God he is….” I felt myself trembling with fear. I fell down before God and wept with remorse: O Almighty God, I am simply an adulteress who believes in whoever she wants and who follows whoever she wants! I have followed you for many years, yet I didn’t pursue the truth and was never interested in your work. Instead, I always wanted to avoid persecutions and escape disasters. Now because of not knowing your work, I not only failed to bring back the deceived people, but I myself was deceived by the false christ’s rumors and fallacies and became a traitor forsaking the truth and resisting you, having seriously shamed your name. I’m really guilty of a most heinous sin and deserve to be punished! O God, I’m unworthy of your many years of painstaking efforts on me. I don’t deserve to live in your presence anymore. However, today you still spare my life, and you also inspire me through the fellowship of the brothers and sisters, enabling me to know your work. This is your great mercy and salvation for me. O God, no matter what my future outcome will be, I will submit to you and pledge my life to repay your great love.
Through this bitter lesson, I have deeply realized that a believer in God will be in great danger if he does not pursue the truth and pursue to know God’s work. From now on, I only wish to cherish the rest of my life and go all out to equip myself with the truth and correct my wrong viewpoint of pursuit. No matter how adverse the circumstances are, I will never act timidly or turn back; I will pursue to be a person who understands God’s intention and knows God’s work.
Laohekou City, Hubei Province