Question 2: I have been a Christian for half of my life. I have worked hard for the Lord all along and waited for His coming again. Why didn’t the Lord reveal to me when He came? The Lord cannot possibly forsake me. I am very confused by that. I would like to know what you think.
Answer: Since people have followed the Lord half of their life, worked hard, and waited for His return watchfully, they believe that when the Lord comes, they will be given a revelation. This is man’s imagination, incompatible with the fact of God’s work. At that time, the Jewish Pharisees travelled sea and land preaching God’s way. Did the Lord give them a revelation when He came? In addition, did any one of the disciples follow the Lord Jesus because they received revelation from Him? None of them did. Although Peter received God’s revelation and recognized Jesus as Christ, the Son of God, it was just after he followed the Lord for a period of time, heard a lot of His preaching, and knew more about Him that he got the Holy Spirit’s revelation and knew the Lord Jesus’ true identity. It can be seen that Peter didn’t receive the revelation before he followed the Lord Jesus. This is a fact. Whoever followed the Lord Jesus recognized He was the coming Messiah after they had heard a lot of His teachings. It’s not because they were revealed beforehand that they recognized and followed the Lord. In the last days, Almighty God has already arrived secretly to do the work of judgment. There are several millions of people who accept and follow Almighty God. They accepted God not because of receiving the revelation from the Holy Spirit. All of His believers began to follow Almighty God after recognizing His voice by reading His word and fellowshiping the truth. It’s sufficient to prove that when God incarnate comes to work, He will never reveal it to anyone to believe Him and follow Him. Besides, in the last days God does the work of judgment by expressing the truth. The work in the last days is the work that God speaks to the entire universe, so everyone can hear God’s voice. God’s expression in the last days is His first time to speak publicly to the entire universe and to the whole entire human race since the creation of the world. God has mentioned several times in Revelation, “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” In the last days, God finds His sheep through expressing all of His words, the truth. God’s sheep hear the voice of God. Those who are able to understand God’s word are God’s sheep. They are the wise virgins. Those who can’t recognize God’s voice are the foolish virgins. This way, men are naturally divided into categories. How wise and righteous God truly is!
God has expressed so many words and so many utterances. If people still can’t understand or recognize, aren’t they the foolish virgins? In every religious denomination and sect, there are some people who hear God’s voice and turn to Almighty God. Aren’t they the very “stolen” treasures? The Lord’s purpose in descending secretly is just to gain these treasures and make those who are first raptured before God’s throne overcomers before disasters. However, those who only wait for God’s revelation but fail to recognize God’s voice from the words He expresses are revealed as not loving the truth or knowing the Lord, and they are by no means God’s sheep. So, these people are naturally the object of God’s rejection and elimination. It is just like what the Lord Jesus said to Thomas, “because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29). The Lord Jesus also said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27). “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20). These verses contain the Lord’s wisdom. If the Lord would make man His followers through revelation, why did He still say that God’s sheep hear God’s voice? Don’t they contradict each other? God reveals whether one belongs to God based on whether he can recognize the Lord’s voice. This is where God’s fairness and righteousness lie. It can be seen that those who can understand God’s words and accept Almighty God directly without needing a revelation are truly the blessed ones. So, whether one receives revelation from God is not the key to investigating the true way. What it matters is to accept God because he recognizes God’s voice from Almighty God’s word and realizes that God’s word is the truth. Only such are the true believers who love the truth and long for God’s appearance. If one expects blindly to get God’s revelation, it’s hard to say whether he loves the truth and recognizes the Lord’s voice. So, all those who accept the Lord’s return accept and obey God’s appearance and work because they hear God’s voice and see God’s word is the truth. Only these people are the ones truly raptured before God. If one merely waits for God’s revelation but refuses to investigate what the Holy Spirit says to the churches, he is indeed eliminated and forsaken by God’s work, and he is doomed to fall in disasters mourning and grinding his teeth.
from the movie script of The Mystery of Godliness