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  • Hey, Brother Zhang, (Yeah?)

  • I heard you ran into some trouble investigating the true way.

  • Yes, I did.

  • People tried to deceive and disturb me,

  • threaten and tempt me, they harassed me constantly.

  • Sounds like they tried a lot!

  • Who were they?

  • Who were they? (Yeah.)

  • Modern Pharisees!

  • Modern Pharisees? (Yeah.)

  • Wait, what do you mean by that?

  • To answer that,

  • we have to start with Pastor Tang at our church.

  • When Pastor Tang heard I believed in Almighty God,

  • he came to my house every other day,

  • like some kind of news reporter!

  • News reporters?

  • One day, I was singing a hymn at home,

  • What's that?

  • Someone knocking.

  • Who?

  • I opened the door and looked,

  • and saw Pastor Tang and 3 of his co-workers at my doorstep.

  • "Brother Zhang,

  • I heard people from Eastern Lightning came to see you.

  • Have you accepted Eastern Lightning?"

  • Demanding a public confession!

  • Pastor Tang,

  • recently I've read a lot of Almighty God's words,

  • and I've found that they're the truth.

  • They have authority and power, (Right.)

  • and expose and judge the truth of mankind's corruption.

  • When I read them, I was certain that judgment begins with the house of God, (Right.)

  • and my heart verified that Almighty God's words are the voice of God. (Indeed.)

  • Almighty God has begun the work of judgment,

  • and the Lord Jesus has returned!

  • Hey, so what did Pastor Tang say?

  • "Brother Zhang,

  • how many times have I told you,

  • no matter how lofty Eastern Lightning's sermons seem,

  • you shouldn't listen, read, or come into contact with any of them.

  • Why didn't you listen to me?

  • I've tried so hard to—" (Hey …)

  • Did you ask Pastor Tang

  • whether his "three prohibitions" have a basis in the Lord's words?

  • Hah, no matter whether it does or not,

  • whenever anyone preaches the Lord's return,

  • the pastors and elders always use these "three prohibitions"

  • to stop believers from studying the true way.

  • Doesn't that go against the Lord's words? (Right.)

  • When it comes to welcoming the Lord,

  • the Lord Jesus clearly said,

  • Revelation also prophesies:

  • And,

  • The Lord Jesus also said,

  • Exactly.

  • The most important way to welcome the Lord is listening to His voice. (Yeah.)

  • If someone testifies that the Lord has returned,

  • we have to be wise virgins and actively seek the Lord's voice. (Yeah!)

  • Only then can we receive the Lord. (That's right.)

  • But the pastors and elders

  • try to prevent believers from hearing the Lord's voice,

  • and don't allow them to seek the true way.

  • Isn't that exactly the opposite of what the Lord said? (It is.)

  • Hey, so, didn't you fellowship with him about that?

  • I fellowshiped exactly that to him.

  • So Pastor Tang

  • Only looked impatient.

  • I said,

  • "Pastor Tang,

  • Eastern Lightning testifies the Lord has returned.

  • Why don't you let us listen for God's voice? (Yep.)

  • Why do you stop us from investigating the true way? (Exactly.)

  • If the Lord Jesus really has returned,

  • doesn't that make you Pharisees? (That's right.)

  • To know whether Almighty God is God's appearance at work,

  • we have to see what truths Almighty God expresses, (Right.)

  • and whether His words are the voice of God,

  • and then we'll know, won't we?"

  • You know, if he had any fear of God in his heart,

  • his attitude would have changed when he heard that.

  • Is there any need to investigate?

  • Eastern Lightning testifies that God has returned incarnate.

  • Is that even possible?

  • Look at how arrogant he is.

  • What does it say in Revelation?

  • The Lord will descend on clouds with glory,

  • and kindreds of the earth will wail.

  • That's …

  • Without those visions appearing,

  • how could the Lord possibly return?

  • At any rate,

  • a Lord Jesus that doesn't descend on clouds is a fake,

  • and any who claim the Lord has come incarnate can't be trusted.

  • Don't you dare accept it! (Hey, hold on, hold on.)

  • The Bible does prophesy that the Lord will descend on clouds,

  • many prophecies describe the Lord's return as the coming of the Son of man, (Yes.)

  • but if the pastors and elders say that the Lord can only return on clouds

  • based on a few verses in the Bible,

  • isn't that twisting the Lord's words and taking them out of context? (Right.)

  • You have to ask him.

  • Yes, I do.

  • Pastor Tang,

  • are you certain that "with clouds" is the only way the Lord comes?

  • That's right.

  • The Lord Jesus also said about His return,

  • And "Son of man" refers to God incarnate.

  • The Lord Jesus is incarnate flesh,

  • and called the Son of man. (Right.)

  • Jehovah God is Spirit,

  • so we can't call Him the Son of man. (Right.)

  • So, when the prophecies say the Son of man will return,

  • they refer to the incarnate God coming in secret.

  • Yes! The prophecies are very clear.

  • The Lord will return as incarnate flesh. (Yeah.)

  • So how did Pastor Tang react?

  • The more I fellowshiped, the angrier Pastor Tang looked.

  • Hah! He wouldn't accept it!

  • Pastor Tang,

  • in the matter of awaiting the Lord's return,

  • why don't you investigate all the prophecies about His return? (Yeah.)

  • Why be fixed on the Lord's return being on clouds?

  • Why spread these fallacies

  • and say that any Lord Jesus that doesn't return on clouds is a fake

  • and that any who claim the Lord has come incarnate can't be trusted!

  • That's denying the Lord's words,

  • and judging and condemning the appearance and work of the returned Lord!

  • Yes, that's right.

  • We've all heard the fallacies and lies from the pastors and elders,

  • and we look up blindly at the sky and wait for the Lord to descend on clouds.

  • When we hear others testify that the Lord's returned and is speaking,

  • we don't seek to hear the Lord's voice.

  • Doesn't that make us foolish virgins?

  • We've been forsaken by the Lord and don't even realize it!

  • Luckily we've read the words of Almighty God

  • and know that in the last days,

  • the returned Lord descends in secret as the incarnate Son of man (Yeah.)

  • to express the truth and do the work of judgment in the last days,

  • after He makes a group of overcomers,

  • God will bring the great disaster, reward the good, and punish the evil.

  • That is when God will descend on clouds and appear openly.

  • Right!

  • That fulfills the prophecy in Revelation:

  • It says very clearly.

  • If we miss the chance to be made into overcomers by the incarnate God,

  • when we finally do see the Lord descend on clouds,

  • we should wail and gnash our teeth. (Yeah.)

  • The pastors' falsehoods could really ruin people!

  • "Enough!

  • Whether or not the returned Lord is incarnate,

  • I can't say for sure,

  • but it's certain that He will descend on clouds!

  • We just have to wait for Him to descend on clouds,

  • and then we will be lifted up into the kingdom of heaven!

  • Any Lord Jesus that doesn't come riding white clouds,

  • I refuse to accept!"

  • It's like talking to a wall,

  • nothing gets through.

  • "I'm the pastor,

  • and I'm in charge of the Lord's flock,

  • so I have the authority to stop them from investigating Eastern Lightning.

  • I'm protecting the flock.

  • I refuse to believe that when the Lord comes on clouds,

  • He will forsake me!"

  • He's a fool to the bitter end. He refuses to accept the truth!

  • When he finished, Pastor Tang left in a huff.

  • Maybe now you can get a few days of peace!

  • The next day, Elder Hu came to see me.

  • He wanted a public confession too?

  • Well,

  • Elder Hu came with a basket of fruit,

  • a box of health supplements,

  • and a big smile, neighborly as can be!

  • Watch.