Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles If we want to enter the kingdom of heaven, we must be sober and ready, keep working for the Lord. And we can ensure our place in the heavenly kingdom. The Lord is holy. No man who isn't holy can see the Lord. How can we then who work for the Lord, yet often sin, be worthy to enter the kingdom of heaven? The Lord Jesus has forgiven our sins. So as long as we work for the Lord and hold onto His name, then of course we'll enter the kingdom of heaven. God is holy. He never permits the filthy and corrupt to enter His kingdom. Man must obey God's judgment and experience purification before he can be saved and enter the kingdom of heaven. If He judges man, won't man be condemned, never to enter the kingdom of heaven? God judges man, and His final aim is to purify and save us. This is God's great love to corrupt mankind. Thank Almighty God for awakening me from the dream. So I hear God's voice. Thank the Lord. This hymn has been a great inspiration. Brothers and sisters, in this world that's dark and evil, we suffer much persecution and much tribulation because of our belief. We are rejected, forsaken by our friends and family, and often we are slandered, ridiculed. We have suffered through so much pain and shed too many tears. Only the Lord is our salvation, our protector, and our shelter. (Amen.) No matter how we suffer, we all have the hope and promise of the Lord. Because His promise is to return and bring us to the heavenly home. (Amen!) Once we are in heaven, we will never have to suffer or feel pain. We will live together with the Lord every day. So we who were lucky enough to be born in the last days, truly are the most blessed! (Amen.) We will be here for His appearance and His descent, then we will be in His kingdom! (Amen!) There, there's no sorrow, then there's no pain. There's no death or suffering at all, no tears and no judgment or slander from non-believers. (Amen!) We will be accompanied by angels, filled with cheers and laughter. And we will be with the Lord forever. (Amen.) Praise the Lord. This is indeed good news. It's so wonderful. Brothers and sisters, now let's open Revelation 21:10-25. Amen! This beautiful home shall be prepared for us in heaven by the Lord. And how wonderful a place it will be! In these final days, the great disasters will befall this earth, but the Lord will bring us to heaven before this happens! (Amen!) We must be sober and pray to welcome the Lord! (Amen!) Auntie Wang, the home the Lord has prepared for us— it sounds so beautiful with gold and jasper stones. It sounds so amazing and I've never seen a place like that. But when will the Lord come to take us there? Very soon the Lord will come and take us home in heaven. You see, in the last days, we are very lucky to be able to see the Lord's return. And as long as we follow Him and listen to His words, we will be taken to the kingdom of heaven upon His return. Do you have faith in this now? Yes. Auntie Wang, I'd like to be like you and work and preach for the Lord. When can I? Yu Fan, you're still young. You need to equip with the truth. Read the Bible, pray more, have meetings more often, you'll work for the Lord someday. And then, you'll definitely receive the Lord's promise and His rewards. Amen. Praise the Lord. Brothers and sisters, the home the Lord prepares for us in heaven is beautiful. Everybody, we now are in the last days when the Lord will come to us. The Bible reads, If we want to enter the kingdom of heaven and gain rewards, we must be sober and ready, hold onto the Lord's name and follow His way. We must all continue to come to meetings to pray and repent. So from this world, we sanctify ourself. Whatever persecution we face, or trials, don't be timid or hide. Keep working for the Lord and bear more fruits, and have a part in tribulation, kingdom, and patience of Christ. If we do, we can ensure our place in the heavenly kingdom and receive our blessings. Thanks be to the Lord. Amen. As it's written here, Amen. If we can truly behold the return of the Lord on earth and attend the wedding feast of the Lamb, I know we will be the blessed ones. Thanks be to God. Praise the Lord. So it's been a while since your parents kicked you out. Have you talked to them yet? (Mm, I have.) Are they still angry with you? I just wish they could understand. Those who believe and those who don't, don't get each other. But to suffer a little for the Lord, it's really nothing. Now all the prophecies of the Lord's return have been fulfilled. The Lord is coming soon to take us to heaven. The kingdom of heaven is so wonderful. To suffer here on earth, it's not forever. That's why the Bible tells us, When I think of the blessings for the future, I know that we now must suffer, but will be rewarded. In the rapture, we won't ever have to suffer, not ever in heaven. Right. To suffer for the Lord is truly worth it. If we're talking about the rapture, do you think we deserve it? We work for the Lord and feel good about ourselves, and do what we can, but we still live in a cycle of sinning and confessing. We tell lies, act willfully, and practice few of the words of the Lord. So how can we be after His heart? The Lord is holy. So how can we as sinners rightfully be taken into the kingdom of heaven? It's something I think about. Though we often commit sins—it's true, the Lord forgives all of those sins. Our faith is what justifies us. So in the Lord's eyes, we have no more sin. If we sacrifice and spend for the Lord, I know we will be extremely blessed. Paul had said, If we continue to work hard for the Lord, we will surely gain His approval. I know that He won't forsake us when He comes. We need to keep our faith. If we endure to the end, surely we will be raptured. Co-workers, both pastors and elders have condemned the Eastern Lightning. They take our sheep. Many good sheep are stolen from denominations and sects. We should be wary of them. We can't let our doors open to them. Anyway, if we look at the prophecies most have come true, the Lord's day is coming. At any time, He could come upon the clouds to bring us into the kingdom of heaven. We need to be sure that we're watchful 24 hours a day and won't be forsaken. So all our churches should take turns watching and praying. Every church can watch for two hours and each month we'll take two days to fast and pray. What do you think? (Mm. I think that's a good idea.) Yeah. If we're always sober, then we won't be forsaken when the Lord comes. Hold on. Our brothers and sisters in the church are cold in faith, in need of help and support. We're busy taking care of the church and also families. We have so little time as it is now. So who can hold on to do this if we prolong watch time? Well, I realize we need to keep watch. It's just when people can't even attend meetings with us, how can they do this? So I have doubts that this is workable. We fast or pray like this; is it from the guidance of the Holy Spirit? How come our prayer is without the Holy Spirit's moving? It's dry and banal. What if it's not doing anything? I've wondered the same thing. How do we know the Holy Spirit approves our watch? (I'm not sure.) It's hard for weak brothers and sisters to practice. Everyone is too busy for that. Everyone wait. Our prayers and fasting are really watching and waiting. The Lord Jesus has said that when He comes, the faith and love of many will be cold. But those who stay to the end will be saved. Though some well-known leaders have said that the Lord has already returned, no one really knows where He appears and works. So in that case, all we can do is keep praying and fasting, waiting watchfully. And when He returns, He will inspire those praying and fasting, and waiting. So those who keep doing this can be taken into the kingdom of heaven. I agree. We have to keep praying and fasting, waiting alertly. Sister Yu doesn't understand how hard it is. She's single, but the rest of us have families. We don't all have time to keep up the watch. I know. I don't think the Lord would want us to be overburdened. (Right.) Without the Holy Spirit's leading, I don't think it's worth it to do it all. It's for nothing. Yeah. It seems useless. (Yeah.) If it really meant the Lord's return, I'd take the watch every day. Just outward practices. They don't understand the spirit. Let's go. Auntie Wang, please have a seat. Xiao Fan, (Yes?) you've been faithful to the Lord for many years. (Yes.) We used to work and spend for the Lord, and we did all this by our zealousness. We all know in our hearts Jesus said only those who do the will of the heavenly Father can enter the kingdom of heaven. (Yes.) These years, I've been thinking a lot on my actions. In so many years of belief, am I following the Lord's way? Am I worthy to enter the kingdom of heaven? Am I really deserving of the Lord's rapture? You know it's been on my mind. Even though we all work so hard and sacrifice for the Lord each day, we still commit sins and tell lies. It's as though we follow the rules rather than do what He really wants. We don't commit truly evil sins, but we still oppose the Lord often by committing sins. The Lord is holy. No man who isn't holy can see the Lord. How can we then who work for the Lord, yet often sin, be worthy to enter the kingdom of heaven? Do you think the Lord has forsaken me? I've been thinking about this recently in my older age as of late. And it really makes me insecure. But I know that the Lord is faithful. I've worked for Him all my life; surely He won't forsake me. The thought comforts me a bit. Auntie Wang, your whole life you've worked for the Lord, and you suffered in prison for ten years. You never denied your faith or the Lord's name. This shows that you've borne witness. The Lord will approve your loyalty. Sometimes we all lie and sin, I know, and we disobey the Lord. But the Lord has forgiven us for all these sins. The Lord knows our stature. He will definitely show us mercy. The Lord has abundant grace. There's no way He'll condemn you or me. Since we believe His grace will bring us into the kingdom of heaven. Fang Xia, Sister Guo, (Hi, Yu Fan.) do you have a second? (Of course.) Sister Zhao hasn't been to church in a while. Will you go visit her with me? Oh, we were just discussing the same thing. I can go with you if we're doing it now. I have a busy day tomorrow. All right. Let's go right now. (Okay. Sure.) Okay everyone, let's continue now. (OK. Let's.) Thank the Lord! (That was great.) These words have authority. We really need to pay attention. Sister Zhao. Yu Fan! Come in please, welcome. Everyone's here? (Yes, I'll introduce you to them.) This is Sister Yang and Sister Chen. (Welcome!) (Nice to meet you.) Hello. Have we met before? Which church do you come from? They're from the Church of Almighty God. They're testifying about Almighty God's end-time work. Won't you join us? You should think about it. Yes, sister. It's due to God's grace that we could all meet. (Yes.) Sister Zhao, I've said repeatedly not to receive strangers, especially those in the Eastern Lightning. How have you even let them into your home? Is this what the Lord wants? Did you pray to Him? Yes, did you? You told me not to let strangers in, but that doesn't make sense. Since we're all here, why don't we sit and have a fellowship? Please. Let's discuss it. Yes, come sit. We'll have a fellowship. These years, our pastors and elders have discouraged strangers. Is that what the Lord would want us to do? The Lord Jesus once said, Yes. The Bible also said, I thought about what the Lord Jesus would want, and so I let them into my home. Isn't this what the Lord wants us to do? Since we want to welcome the Lord's return, we should welcome with love all who testify to His coming. (Yes.) And by doing this, we can see the Lord's appearance and hear His voice.