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  • Oh, you're up.

  • You're up early today.

  • Yep, it's time for the election again.

  • All the co-workers are meeting for it today.

  • I wanna get there early.

  • Time flies, doesn't it?

  • You've been a church leader for a whole year.

  • Yeah, you're right.

  • You know, this past year, I haven't done much practical work.

  • I realize now that you can't resolve problems without the reality of truth.

  • I'm not so sure whether I'll get reelected.

  • You worked really hard this year,

  • and you've accomplished some things in your duty.

  • You don't need to worry about it.

  • Guess we'll find out.

  • No matter what happens, I'll pursue the truth and do my duty.

  • Mom.

  • Tell grandpa it's breakfast time.

  • Grandpa, breakfast.

  • Xiaoxue, I'll need your help at the shop today.

  • Hey, where are you going?

  • You from around here?

  • I live just east of the city.

  • What's your business here?

  • Uh, I'm just going to my uncle's house up ahead.

  • Yes, we have watches set up at every alley.

  • I'll call you back.

  • Hey!

  • Mrs. Wu, how's your back today?

  • Oh better.

  • Director Ma.

  • Hello Mrs. Wu, who is this?

  • She's new here.

  • This is Miss Zhou.

  • My back's been acting up again. She's my acupuncturist.

  • Yep!

  • Acupuncture?

  • That's right. I'm an acupuncturist.

  • It can treat many conditions,

  • like stiff neck, back pain, or the after-effects of strokes.

  • Yes. She's very good.

  • Hey, since you two seem to know each other,

  • I make house calls if you're interested.

  • - My rates are low, and I can guarantee— - Eh, no, no.

  • I'm in perfect health.

  • Right then. Carry on.

  • Hello?

  • Yes, I'll be there soon.

  • - Here. I'll be out watching. - Great.

  • It's time for our election.

  • Picking the right church leaders is of the utmost importance.

  • Right.

  • Someone who loves the truth and has good humanity

  • can guide us in entering the reality of the truth.

  • Picking someone who lacks the truth would harm us irreparably.

  • Yes.

  • We must fellowship on the election principles first,

  • so everyone has discernment and insight,

  • and can vote according to the principles.

  • That's the way to choose good leaders.

  • Right.

  • The church has exposed false leaders and antichrists before.

  • We've all seen this happen, and we've learned since then.

  • We know that false leaders and antichrists can't do practical work.

  • They deceptively spout doctrine to show off,

  • and they delay the life entry of brothers and sisters, which really harms them.

  • - That's right. - Yes.

  • Those false leaders and antichrists were only able to become leaders

  • because we didn't vote based on principles.

  • We relied on our own ideas and imaginations,

  • which harmed everyone in the church.

  • Yeah.

  • But now we've learned our lesson already, so we need to vote well.

  • If we betray these principles and vote based on feelings,

  • we'll resist God and harm His chosen people.

  • You're right.

  • It's important to fellowship clearly on these principles.

  • We need to seek the truth and fellowship clearly.

  • I've been thinking about this election.

  • Both of our church leaders have strong points.

  • Sister Xu has practical fellowship and can resolve problems.

  • Sister Zhou's new and doesn't have as much experience

  • but she seems good, fellowships the truth well,

  • and is responsible in her duties.

  • I think they're still the best choice.

  • I too have thought about it.

  • They're both good choices. There's no doubt.

  • If there's a better candidate,

  • I don't know who it is.

  • Same.

  • Sister Wu.

  • The gathering's done? I'll go look.

  • Great.

  • Freeze!

  • Get back here, dammit!

  • Get her!

  • She went that way!

  • Go! Don't let the believer get away!

  • Just one seat left.

  • Once we're full, we leave!

  • Hurry!

  • I don't see her.

  • Check over there.

  • What do you want?

  • Is Qingyu home?

  • Hey, who's there?

  • Qingyu.

  • Sister Yang?

  • Come in.

  • Come quickly.

  • We were in a gathering when the police showed up.

  • If our lookout hadn't sounded the alarm,

  • we all would've been arrested.

  • Thanks to God's protection.

  • Luckily, I found your house.

  • You'll be safe in here. Let me know if you need anything.

  • - Qingyu. - Yeah?

  • The CCP has been going crazy arresting believers.

  • If you protect a fugitive, then you're just asking for trouble.

  • If they find her, you'll both go to jail.

  • Wouldn't that destroy our family?

  • But don't you always say we should do good things for others?

  • The CCP's targets these days aren't criminals, they're believers.

  • We should protect them.

  • It's a good deed, something blessed by God.

  • Dad, Qingyu is right.

  • The CCP hunts down believers like they're criminals.

  • It's terrible.

  • God commends us when we receive and protect these brothers and sisters.

  • You should support her.

  • So you're saying Sister Yang's gathering got reported?

  • That's right.

  • Thanks.

  • The police are looking for her so she can't go home yet.

  • But wait.

  • Your father-in-law isn't a believer,

  • and you're quite busy.

  • Maybe she shouldn't stay at your place.

  • We should find somewhere else for her.

  • Then where do you think she should stay?

  • How about with me?

  • I haven't believed long, and I'm not known.

  • She should be safe here.

  • Sounds like a plan.

  • Let's have her attend gatherings here.

  • I have gone to a few gatherings with her.

  • She always fellowshiped practically.

  • How about we have her lead some small groups?

  • Sounds good.

  • Today, let's fellowship on our elections.

  • Don't be afraid to ask any questions.

  • I have a question actually.

  • I know that we should choose leaders who love the truth and possess its reality,

  • because that's the only way to lead us into the truth.

  • But how do we know who has the reality of the truth?

  • I'm not very clear on that right now.

  • For example, some people can work, preach,

  • expend themselves, pay a price in their duties,

  • and support their brothers and sisters.

  • Is that having the reality of the truth?

  • Right.

  • When it comes to this subject, we've fellowshiped a lot,

  • but when something comes up,

  • I don't have much discernment.

  • I see some people have good caliber and grasp the truth quickly,

  • they fellowship well with good understanding,

  • and I think that they understand the truth and have its reality.

  • Is that the right way to look at it?

  • That's a good question.

  • It is. We need to fellowship on it.

  • God's word is very clear on the subject.

  • Let's read some so we'll understand.

  • Okay.

  • God's words make it very clear.

  • A person being eloquent doesn't mean they have the reality of the truth

  • nor does it matter if they can suffer for their duty.

  • What matters is if they can practice the truth,

  • and if they live by God's words.

  • That's what really matters.

  • - Amen. - That's right.

  • Some have good caliber.

  • Their fellowship on God's words is helpful and illuminating for other people.

  • But if they lack experience and practice,

  • and just do what they want when something comes up,

  • anything they say will be empty and also impractical.

  • They won't be able to tell you the essence of the truth,

  • because they haven't practiced it.

  • Right.

  • Can a believer who doesn't practice the truth enter into the reality of the truth?

  • - I don't think so. - Definitely not.

  • Exactly.

  • You can tell someone has the reality of the truth if they practice it,

  • if their words and deeds are principled,

  • and if they can uphold the truth

  • and protect the church work when things happen,

  • and if they're loyal to God in their duties.

  • Someone like that has the reality of the truth.

  • That makes a lot of sense.

  • Someone who doesn't practice the truth can't enter into its reality.

  • When I was just starting out, I didn't understand a lot.

  • I listened to pastors and elders explain the Bible,

  • so all I got was some Bible knowledge.

  • I didn't know about the reality of the truth.

  • All I did was pray to the Lord to take me to the kingdom of heaven.

  • It's pretty pathetic when you think about it.

  • Accepting Almighty God's work of the last days,

  • and experiencing the judgment of God's word helped me understand the truth,

  • and see that I'd been corrupted by Satan,

  • that I was arrogant and even selfish.

  • I would lie and cheat to protect my interests,

  • and I appeared to work hard

  • but all I really wanted was the kingdom's blessings.

  • Was I acting like a human really should?

  • Then I began to loathe myself,

  • deliberately forsaking myself and practicing the truth when things happened.

  • Finally, I had some submission to God.

  • And now, though I've changed a little,

  • I still spout doctrine without much reality.

  • I now realize

  • without experiencing the judgment in God's words,

  • we can't know our own satanic nature nor can we ever practice the truth.

  • With that, how could we have the reality of the truth?

  • Could we be worthy of God's kingdom?

  • You're absolutely right.

  • I was mired in religion for most of my life.

  • I never understood the truth.

  • I blindly trusted pastors.

  • I thought since they knew about the Bible,

  • they had the reality of the truth.

  • Yes.

  • And what came of that?

  • Almighty God expressed so much truth,

  • but they never sought to hear God's voice.

  • They condemned and blasphemed Almighty God,

  • and kept us from seeking the true way.

  • They almost had me deceived.

  • These pastors and elders lacked all reality of the truth.

  • The whole lot of them are nothing but a bunch of hypocrites.

  • - Exactly. - That's right.

  • I realized whether you have reality,

  • it's not based on the things you say but how you live.

  • When things happen, someone who can practice the truth,

  • resolve problems with the truth, and help others understand and obey God's will,

  • is someone with the reality of the truth.

  • Yes.

  • When God's work isn't like human notions or when we face refinement,

  • our behavior is what reveals whether or not we have the reality of the truth.

  • - Yeah. - Yes.

  • This reminds me years ago,

  • I was elected as a church leader.

  • I felt it was God exalting me.

  • I was passionate about the job and was willing to suffer.

  • In gatherings, I'd share my own understanding of God's words.

  • I thought I knew the truth and possessed its reality.

  • I thought I was loyal and obedient.

  • I thought a lot of myself.

  • I became arrogant then stubborn and reckless.

  • I wouldn't listen to anything my brothers and sisters said,

  • so I was removed from my job.