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  • How's it going? (Some haven't been caught.)

  • Go over there. Search!

  • Cops! That way!

  • Sister Fu! Sister Fu! Open the door!

  • Are the police here to arrest people?

  • Several were taken from our church too. Lucky I was not home at the time!

  • Close call!

  • Sister Zheng, what about your church?

  • They captured three of our deacons,

  • and some brothers and sisters were arrested.

  • More than 20 at our Desheng Church were arrested.

  • Our meeting place raided.

  • Our Shengcheng Church was the same. I was lucky to escape.

  • I don't know how many brothers and sisters were captured.

  • These cops are like bandits. They've no regard for the law!

  • Yeah! Bandits!

  • Yes! Thanks to Brother Yan's timely warning,

  • several deacons at our church managed to hide.

  • Thanks be to the Lord!

  • However, some could not be contacted in time and were arrested.

  • Several meeting places were raided.

  • The cops turned our homes upside down.

  • They took away anything that was valuable.

  • They are simply robbers! (Yeah!)

  • The CCP captures and persecutes Christians.

  • It's happened many times over the years. (Yeah. Yes.)

  • Our hearts will soon break!

  • That's right! Indeed.

  • Yeah!

  • Who is it?

  • It's me!

  • Oh, it's Brother Li. You made it. Thanks be to the Lord!

  • Brother Li, take a seat!

  • Where's Elder Wang?

  • He's been arrested! (Arrested?)

  • What happened?

  • Please tell us.

  • It's just last night, armed police raided our village.

  • The police stormed straight into Elder Wang's home,

  • raiding his home, seizing people like demons.

  • They are loathsome!

  • They've always been like this! (Yeah! Yes!)

  • I wanted to warn others but it was too late, so I could only hide.

  • I found out this morning more than thirty from our church were captured.

  • The raid was similar to last time, coordinated by armed police.

  • Yeah!

  • The CCP captures believers in the middle of the night.

  • It's impossible to defend against!

  • Yes. You are right. It's impossible!

  • They grab Christians at night to avoid being spotted and angering the masses.

  • The CCP is too cunning! (Yes, they are evil.)

  • Persecution has increased since Xi Jinping came to power.

  • He is also a demon!

  • Yes, that's right! Absolutely! He truly is a demon.

  • Now, the CCP is trying to ban house churches!

  • It's malicious! (Indeed.)

  • The arrests of Christians in house churches have gotten even more outrageous.

  • No matter who is in charge, the CCP is a God-resisting demon. (Yes!)

  • They are all the same! (They are all God's enemies!)

  • They seem to have vowed to eradicate the church!

  • I fear we can no longer meet.

  • No meetings?

  • Is that OK? (No.)

  • It's widely known we believe in the Lord.

  • If we're captured, we'll be tormented to death!

  • I live in fear every day.

  • Belief in the Lord is righteous, yet why must I act like a thief? (Yes.)

  • When will these days end?

  • I feel we should lay low and not meet for a little while.

  • Is that the Lord's will? (It is not.)

  • This is wisdom. It's not cowardice!

  • I think the CCP's persecution of Christians won't stop.

  • It will only get worse. (It's true.)

  • Belief in the Lord in China requires wisdom. (Yes.)

  • I also think hiding for a while is in line with the Lord's will. (That's right.)

  • I fear that those who've been captured will spend years in prison

  • unless they sign a letter of repentance!

  • Those prisons are a living hell.

  • There's no guarantee they'll survive! (Yeah.)

  • It's too terrifying!

  • Brothers and sisters,

  • God's good intentions are contained in the persecution that befalls us.

  • As believers, we must suffer the persecution.

  • Through the CCP's persecution,

  • God's testing people and perfecting our faith, (Yeah.)

  • so when we encounter persecution, we should be cautious and wise,

  • but not afraid!

  • God is almighty.

  • Our lives are within God's hands! (Yes! Absolutely right!)

  • Though we live under Satan's domain,

  • without God's permission, Satan does not dare to take our lives.

  • Yes.

  • If we hide from fear of being sent to prison,

  • and become hesitant, afraid of death, and scared to work for Him,

  • then how can we bear witness to the Lord? (Indeed.)

  • We'd be exposed and eliminated through being tried!

  • Indeed.

  • The cowardly are not worthy of entering God's kingdom! (Amen!)

  • Therefore, the more the CCP persecutes us,

  • the more we should have faith and loyalty to the Lord, (Amen!)

  • and water brothers and sisters.

  • Thus, we can have true testimonies, (Yes!)

  • and enter the kingdom of heaven when the Lord descends with the clouds.

  • Amen! Thanks be to the Lord!

  • And when that happens, all the persecution will be over.

  • Indeed. Thanks be to God.

  • As the Lord Jesus said,

  • Amen! Praise the Lord. (Oh, how I long for that day!)

  • The Lord's faithful!

  • These words will surely be fulfilled! It'll be fulfilled! (Yes!)

  • With such a bad environment,

  • it's inevitable that believers have some fear in their hearts.

  • What's most important now is to think of ways to support them.

  • Right. Yes, it's a matter of urgency!

  • Lead others to pray and read the Bible,

  • so they will understand the Lord's will. (It's true.)

  • That way, we'll stand the testimony for the Lord through the trials. (Amen!)

  • Thanks be to the Lord! Thank the Lord! Yes.

  • We should support our brothers and sisters. (Mm, right.)

  • This is a test to us all.

  • Sister He, since undergoing the CCP's crackdown,

  • how're the brothers and sisters doing?

  • Most are feeling scared and weak.

  • Seeing brothers and sisters like this

  • No matter how scared and weak they may feel,

  • as co-workers, we first must be strong and care for the Lord's will.

  • It's so.

  • Only then can we support brothers and sisters. (Yes.)

  • Sister Fu, to be honest, since the CCP government's crackdown,

  • we would've collapsed had we not prayed to the Lord!

  • Even now, we have not recovered from it.

  • Sister He, what you say is quite true!

  • I've also gotten through the CCP's persecution and arrest

  • through praying to the Lord.

  • Thank the Lord!

  • I could not have stood firm without the Lord's words and His promise as well.

  • Indeed. We've all relied on the Lord.

  • Sister Fu, I have a dilemma and would like your advice.

  • Sure, tell me about it.

  • All these years, we've looked forward to entering the kingdom of heaven.

  • But the Lord still hasn't come.

  • When will there be an end to this suffering?

  • We always say the Lord has arrived at the door, but yet He still has not come.

  • Our faith has become quite weak!

  • It's 2016 now; the prophecies of His return are basically fulfilled.

  • The four blood moons appeared.

  • Even non-believers know that the great disaster is imminent.

  • Therefore, the Lord should have returned.

  • So how is it that we still have not welcomed Him?

  • Yeah.

  • I'm uneasy about this in my heart.

  • If we keep watching the skies

  • and waiting for the Lord to descend with the clouds,

  • will we ever really meet Him?

  • Yeah, the CCP government's crackdown is getting much worse.

  • Our homes do not feel like homes, and who knows when we will be sent to prison?

  • How much longer do we have to endure this suffering?

  • We long for the Lord to take us to heaven and end this suffering.

  • The disaster is nearly here and yet the Lord hasn't come.

  • Just what is going on? (Yeah.)

  • Don't we all long for His arrival?

  • Yet the Lord still hasn't come. Who can see through this?

  • We've now all seen disasters getting bigger and bigger.

  • The four blood moons have appeared (Indeed.)

  • fulfilling the prophecy in the Book of Joel:

  • Amen.

  • I've been thinking about this prophecy.

  • The appearance of the four blood moons fulfills "the moon into blood."

  • Plus, the prophecy says,

  • I feel "the great and terrible day" might refer to the great disaster.

  • Oh

  • These words show what God will do just before the arrival of the great disaster.

  • Yes, that does sound right!

  • That's how I receive this prophecy

  • that before the start of the great disaster,

  • God's Spirit will utter words to water His servants and handmaids.

  • I believe the Holy Spirit will do new work in the last days!

  • Ah! This is a new light!

  • Thanks be to the Lord! (Thank the Lord!)

  • Here, the words uttered by God's Spirit

  • and the Holy Spirit's words to the churches in the Book of Revelation

  • seem to be related.

  • Many Bible experts confirm

  • that God will make a group of overcomers before the great disaster.

  • Here is what I think.

  • The utterance of God's Spirit must relate to God making a group of overcomers.

  • In God's eyes, overcomers are all God's servants and handmaids!

  • Thank the Lord! So that's how it is! (Right.)

  • The more I pondered, the more I thought there's a great mystery here!

  • If that's the case, we should now search for the utterances of God's Spirit

  • and see where the words of the Holy Spirit to the churches appear! (Oh, right.)

  • Oh! You remind me of the Lord Jesus' prophecy:

  • The wise virgins went to the wedding banquet

  • when they heard the Bridegroom's voice.

  • As I see it, we should find the work of the Holy Spirit

  • and see where the footprints of God's work are.

  • This is most important! (Yes.)

  • What you've said is the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit!

  • Fantastic! (Thanks be to the Lord! Yeah!)

  • You say the utterance of God's Spirit

  • refers to the Holy Spirit's words to the churches.

  • This reminds me that

  • the Eastern Lightning's already witnessed the return of the Lord as Almighty God

  • who has expressed many truths and commenced the work of judgment

  • and is now making overcomers.

  • Do you think

  • this is related to God's Spirit watering God's servants and handmaids?

  • If that's the case, then we really have a path.

  • Let's investigate if the Eastern Lightning really is God's work.

  • That settles it!

  • Yeah, we should look into it at once!

  • Brother Fang, what you said today is indeed a new light. (Praise the Lord!)

  • This is something we'd never appreciated in the Bible before.

  • Yes! Thank the Lord!

  • But as for whether the Eastern Lightning really is the work of God,

  • my views are thus: The Eastern Lightning says that the Lord Jesus has returned,

  • expressed truths, and done judgment of the last days.

  • How is this possible?

  • The Lord Jesus clearly prophesied

  • that He would descend with the clouds in the last days.

  • Yet we have not seen the Lord take believers into the kingdom of heaven.

  • How could the Lord Jesus have already returned?

  • Besides, religious pastors and leaders often say

  • all of the Lord's work is in the Bible;

  • there are no words or work of the Lord outside of the Bible.

  • Therefore, our belief in the Lord is belief in the Bible.

  • If we stray from the Bible, then we betray the Lord.

  • No matter what, we must hold on to the Bible and the Lord's name.

  • Thus, we'll be brought to the kingdom of heaven when He comes.

  • Sister Fu, on welcoming the Lord,

  • we listen to pastors and elders and wait for the Lord to descend with the clouds

  • and if any say that the Lord's already returned,

  • we reject it without investigating.

  • This is not what the Lord intends!

  • Recently, I started wondering.

  • There are so many good sheep from all sects

  • who've accepted the Eastern Lightning.

  • Most of them understand the Bible,

  • and are rather thoughtful, insightful people.

  • Yeah!

  • Their acceptance of the Eastern Lightning

  • must have come only after investigating it many times!

  • Yes, they would not have accepted it blindly.

  • Therefore, we should seek and investigate the Eastern Lightning.

  • If the Eastern Lightning is the Lord's appearance,

  • won't we be able to meet the Lord? (Yeah!)

  • If the Eastern Lightning is not the return of the Lord,

  • we'd still gain discernment.

  • Isn't that quite a good thing?

  • Indeed. Rather than being trapped in the church with nowhere to go,

  • we might as well investigate the Eastern Lightning! (Yeah!)

  • Let's see if the Lord has already returned.