My Lord, I’ve Finally Found You

Confusion: Seeking the Footsteps of the Lord

In 2008, I received the Lord’s gospel spread by Aunt Hao. After that, I often went to church with her. From the Bible, I learned that it was God who created the heavens and the earth and all things, and human beings as well, and that after mankind became corrupt, the Lord Jesus was crucified on the cross as a sin offering to redeem mankind. I was deeply moved by the great love of the Lord, so I pursued enthusiastically in accordance with God’s words, being honest, tolerant, and magnanimous. I had also been very keen on participating in all kinds of church activities. At that time, I had a strong faith in the Lord: Wherever I went, I would first find a church to worship the Lord; and whatever I did, I would always take the Lord Jesus as my reliance. I had also been expecting the day that I could welcome the return of the Lord.

Discussion: The Reasons for the Desolation of the Church

I will never forget one day in March of 2018. That day, when visiting one of my workmates, I got acquainted with her younger brother, Brother Zhang. He is also a believer of the Lord, and we were actually baptized in the same church. This made me feel a sort of closeness to him. In our conversation, when we talked about the widespread desolation of the church at present, Brother Zhang said, “The reason why the church is desolate nowadays, on the one hand, is that the priests and bishops no longer obey the way of the Lord and practice His words, or lead the believers to keep the commandments of the Lord; instead, they always exalt themselves and bear witness to themselves, and make people keep the instructions and

Seeking: Understanding the Mystery of God’s Name

The next day, I went to Brother Zhang’s church full of hope, and when I got there the first object leaping to my eyes was the name and symbol of The Church of Almighty God, which I had never seen before. I felt confused: “How come the name of the church which Brother Zhang is in isn’t Catholic Church? Why is the symbol not the cross?” Just when I was in doubt, Brother Zhang led me to a room where there were several brothers and sisters. After we sat down, I spoke out the confusion in my mind. Brother Zhang explained with a smile: “Sister, actually, Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus. Based upon the foundation of the work of redemption in the Age of Grace, God has carried out the work of judgment beginning from the house of God, bringing the Age of Kingdom….” Upon hearing this, I couldn’t accept it for a moment, considering: “It is clearly said in Acts 4:12 that ‘Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”’ Since the name of the Lord Jesus is everlasting, how could they say that the Lord is called Almighty God when He comes back?” Then I told my doubt to them.

Realization: The Lord Has Already Returned

God’s words and brothers and sisters’ fellowship made me become enlightened and understand some truths about God’s name. Later on, we watched a Christian movie named “God’s Name Has Changed,” in which the truth of God’s name was fellowshiped very clearly. So I put aside my notions, and understood that the Lord Jesus and Almighty God are one God, and that following Almighty God is not betraying the Lord Jesus, but is following the new work of God. I was no longer confused and became quite clear within.

Conclusion:

Now I have followed Almighty God for three months. During this period of time, through gathering, reading Almighty God’s words and watching lots of movies and videos of God’s house, I’ve understood some truths and gained some knowledge of God, and I am being supplied with living water of life. I really thank Almighty God. It was God’s love that brought me before Him so that I could follow His footsteps and no longer wander aimlessly in the world. Now, I am performing my duty as a created being in the church. Thank God!

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