Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles It's coming. We know in the year two thousand, the Lord will take us into the kingdom of heaven. Following Brother Lin and walking the path he led, will make us overcomers and we will be raptured! Now it seems that we don't know God's voice, nor do we accept what the Spirit says to the churches. How can we hope to receive God's new name? How can we be the Philadelphia Church, be raptured before Him? Only God's words are truth. Only God's words can be man's life. Man's word, no matter how pleasant it is, is not the truth. And man's spiritual theory, no matter how profound it is, can't purify or change man, which can only deceive and corrupt us, and harm. Men used by God are not God incarnate, and don't have the divine substance or the truth and life, so they're unable to do God's work of saving man. Men used by God can only assist with God's work, which is their duty as a man. But religious leaders, though respected, are not those who are used by God. Only Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. This is because Christ has divine substance, and He does God's work on behalf of God. It's only Christ who can perfect man and save man. Worshiping man, praising man, obeying man is the same thing as betraying God! Only accepting the judgment and chastisement from Christ and attaining perfection is truly being raptured into the kingdom of heaven. Just those who accept Almighty God's judgment and chastisement are made overcomers. And they'll have a place in the kingdom of heaven. Hallelujah! (Amen!) Brothers and sisters, those of the Local Church are greatly blessed! (Amen!) Brother Lin has delivered a message to all of us here. That's amazing! Two thousand is the year that the Lord is coming to take us! Amen! Now then, we have been given some signs, and from them we can say with some certainty. The Lord is at the doors! Amen! We are the generation of the last days. A most blessed generation! (Amen!) Each of us, in body and soul will be saved, be raptured alive! Amen! Hallelujah! (Amen!) Brothers and sisters, the day the Lord arrives is at hand. Maybe He'll return for us the day our praise reaches its peak! Amen! Furthermore, with the time we have left here, we have work to do. We must each be an overcomer, entering into a God-man life, ready for the rapture! (Amen!) Brothers and sisters, Amen! Amen. It says in the Bible, Amen! If we want the Lord's promises, there's a price that we pay. (Yes, absolutely.) We know that but as long as we work hard and forsake all things. If we suffer for the Lord, then at the right time, He will reward us and we will rule with Him! Amen! In the future, some of us will rule five cities at one time! And some, some will rule ten of them! Amen! That's right! At that time, we'll be kings ruling with God! Amen! I heard that your daughter is evangelizing now. She's not going to college. It's such a crucial time. Pursuing life will serve her well. She's out of high school, so she's an adult. She wants to pursue life. Because soon we will all be raptured! I agree. Focus on life. (Yes!) Hey, did you really just quit your job? Yeah, I have all I need. I figured I should live for God. What matters a lot is to pursue life. It is the way to go. I don't want to miss out on the rapture! You're right. If we gain life, we'll be raptured. What a blessing it is! (Right.) Hallelujah! Amen! Praise the Lord! Let us now break bread. (Amen!) The year went by. The Lord never came. The church has suffered a lot and so have I. Few people show up. They've lost their faith. For the meeting, hardly anybody came. I know. The church has taken a hit. It's not just us. Yes, you're right. I've been to several meetings. It seems some churches are thinking of splitting. Many co-workers are reflecting. They're doubting their path. They're not sure if it's right. Everyone has a different point of view and the debates are becoming heated. They all are quite arrogant, quite conceited. They're vying for power, many of them. They've started forming factions. I think we may be going our separate ways. During all of these years, our church appears prosperous outwardly, yet we have no life entry at all. Could it be that it's the Holy Spirit who's guiding our efforts? Maybe not. It's just man's work. Paul said that to him to live is Christ. Brother Lin said "God became man that man may become God." Do you think that's true? That man could be Christ, be God? Is it true that's what God wants for us? And why aren't we sent some confirmation? Everyone desires to be Christ, to be God. Does it mean we believe? I'm afraid that we've reached an impasse. The people's fire was from wanting to be God-like, to become as one with God and to rule with Him. Do you think that's all right? It seems to me that's not believing in God, but wanting power and position. Do you see what I'm trying to say? I have a bad feeling about all this. It seems wrong, the path I mean. You said something that Paul said that to him to live was Christ. Brother Lin said we can become God and Christ. We just don't have God's person. I get it. This may be a problem. To be honest, I'm not sure. But I'm wondering why were we not raptured in 2000? Did the Lord just not return? Or are we walking on the wrong path? I wish I knew. We've followed Brother Lin's path for so long. We're not transformed at all. We've become arrogant. We're more self-conceited than ever. Think about it. It's worse with some. Some people think they're God, and feel others should obey them. They're no different from the archangel. Is that pursuit in accordance with God's heart? Brother Lin wasn't raptured alive. He passed away instead. Imagine… That's sure a hard pill to swallow. Someone like him… Brother Lin devoted his life, yet didn't become an overcomer. You and I, what hope do we have? I feel we should keep searching the truth. Yes. If we can't solve these problems, well then, the church will stay empty. We can't let that happen. Now the time has come to settle these things. Brother Lin raised the theory to try and be like Christ. If that thought comes from God, shouldn't it be blessed by God? Why did he die instead? We should figure that out. I think that's important. (Mm.) For we know, if this path comes from God and is led by the Holy Spirit, then it should never end up like this. If it comes from Satan or from mankind, it will destroy itself in the end. Zhigang, what do you think? Is God revealing Himself? Will this matter show us His will? I think that may be the case. So then were we on the wrong path? If so, we do need to seek the truth. But let's keep this between us for the time being. Later on, we can reveal it to others, show them the way. We've done well, so why is the church suddenly empty? Who can explain it? Tell me what does God want us to see? What does he mean by that? Everyone, I think we need to reflect. Some introspection couldn't hurt. (Yes.) I've been having trouble with something. It's Brother Lin. Why did he die? What happened? God rules over everything. If He's truly guiding us to this path, why did this happen? How could he say such a thing? Am I wrong? You disagree? You're not wrong. Brother Lin wasn't raptured alive. No. Maybe we're on the wrong path after all. We need to look harder. Would God save man in order to make him God? I don't know. Why have we failed? (Yes, why?) It's a problem. That's not what God wants. All that from God will thrive while that from man will perish. It is definite. That is what the Bible says. Wait a minute. I'm not sure that I agree. Why are we making this so complicated? What's he talking about? You don't think this is important? Amen. Everyone, we weren't raptured. So something's not right. Maybe, the message is from man, not from the Holy Spirit. And yet, the Lord's promise is real. Just because we weren't raptured, doesn't mean we won't ever be. Amen. Remember the prophecy in Revelation. Firstfruits are reaped before the harvest. They'll accept the blessings of the new Jerusalem. And the overcomers, they're the firstfruits. (Amen.) What we do now is become overcomers. We don't give up. (Amen.) We should never doubt it. (Amen.) Brother Zhao's right. We should be overcomers I believe. The Lord desires it, so we do it. Brother Lin's made clear the path for us to pursue. We know what we must do. As long as we stay on the path that we were given, we'll be overcomers. (Amen.) Don't forget we have morning watch, practice the vital groups in meetings, and try to mingle our spirits with the Lord's. We've always done this. And even so, nothing's different. I agree. Yeah. I don't think that we're on the right path to becoming overcomers. How can you say it won't work? (Yeah!) Brother Lin said if we can digest and assimilate the Lord's words, and then receive the Spirit's work within, through praying, studying, reciting and preaching, we'll have the overcoming life. And once we've achieved that, we'll succeed! We'll overcome Satan! We'll overcome the world! Isn't that what overcomers mean? (Amen!) So if we stay on the path that Brother Lin showed us, then we will finally become overcomers! Then we just need to give it some more time! (Yes.) I don't see the problem! (Me neither. It's true!) Brother Ma! Brother Sun! We've followed this path for over a decade. And so far, we've achieved little. There's been no confirmation from the Holy Spirit. We've all learned the Bible, the verses, and that's all fine. But who here's renewed? Who has become an overcomer? Not one of us! It's true. You must agree. Brother Lin was never raptured alive to be an overcomer. What hope do the rest of us have? How can we expect better? So what do we do about it? Quiet down! Everyone, we know Brother Lin died. He wasn't raptured. But it doesn't prove anything. It doesn't mean we're on the wrong path. We should still call on the Lord's name, and read His words, exercise our minds and spirits. Thus we will live out the life of God, become the overcomers in this age, and be raptured alive to meet the Lord! (Amen!) In this crucial time, we co-workers, should sustain the brothers and sisters and strive to strengthen their faith, thus we are faithful to the Lord! (Amen!) Of course we're all concerned. It's normal. But we should trust in the Lord and try to be hopeful. (Amen!) Sorry, but I don't get it. It doesn't make sense. If Brother Lin was right, then why wasn't he raptured? Are you so sure if we follow this path, the same won't happen to us? If it is the right path, then where's the Holy Spirit? Where is His guidance? And where is God's blessing? Well? Brother Zhao, how do you explain it? Recently, I've carefully studied the Bible prophecies for the Lord's return. The thing is, they've been fulfilled. So then, what does it mean? That the Lord's come back? What? It's just that we're not raptured. Maybe others have gone first. Hmm. It could happen. But if other churches get raptured, does it mean that our church took the wrong path, was forsaken by the Lord? Then where does the Lord appear to work? Should we sit down? (Mm.) This is what I think. It says in Revelation, In that case, in the last days, God should be incarnated as the Son of man and speak to us. Mm. Amen.