Her Deceived Heart Finally Awakens
“If Almighty God is the appearance of the Lord, why don’t the church priests and the Pope accept Him, but instead resist and speak ill of Him? And what was the May 28 Zhaoyuan case all about?” Ming’ai asked the brother from The Church of Almighty God these two questions.
The brother was very happy to see Ming’ai take the initiative and give voice to her confusion so as to seek answers and resolve it, and he patiently answered Ming’ai.
Ming’ai said that the brother used this scripture to fellowship about the root cause of the Pharisees’ condemnation and resistance of the: “The chief priests therefore, and the Pharisees, gathered a council, and said: What do we, for this man doth many miracles? If we let him alone so, all will believe in him; and the Romans will come, and take away our place and nation” (John 11:47-48). The Pharisees did this because they were afraid that believers would follow the Lord Jesus, that they would hold no status with the believers and that they would lose their livelihoods. They therefore did everything in their power to condemn and resist the Lord Jesus’ work. The brother also used this passage of Almighty God’s words: “Those who read the Bible in grand churches recite the Bible every day, yet not one understands the purpose of God’s work. Not one is able to know God; moreover, not one is in accord with the heart of God. They are all worthless, vile men, each standing on high to teach God. Though they brandish the name of God, they willfully oppose Him. Though they label themselves believers of God, they are ones who eat the flesh and drink the blood of man. All such men are devils who devour the soul of man, demons who purposefully disturb those who try to step onto the right path, and stumbling blocks that impede the path of those who seek God. Though they are of ‘robust flesh,’ how are their followers to know that they are antichrists who lead man in opposition to God? How are they to know that they are living devils who specially seek souls to devour?” He fellowshiped that the leaders of the world of religion today were exactly the same as the Pharisees in the time of the Lord Jesus. They stand on high, expounding on the Bible, and yet they never lead people to understand God’s will or experience His work, and they covertly exalt and testify to themselves, and they lead others before themselves. When hearing the news that the Lord has already returned, to protect their status and livelihoods, they not only don’t lead the brothers and sisters to seek and investigate, but fabricate rumors, try so hard to condemn and resist the work of God, and hinder us from seeking the work of God. They have become the obstacle resisting God and obstructing people from entering the kingdom of heaven. They are in essence demons that oppose God and living ghosts who devour human souls.
“No wonder the priests never let us go and listen to other sermons. Turns out that they only do this to safeguard their own positions and livelihoods. They fear that the believers will follow Almighty God, and then no one will give them any donations, and no one will support them anymore.” After listening to God’s words and the brother’s fellowship, Ming’ai finally understood the reasons behind why the priests flatly deny Eastern Lightning.
Then the brother read a passage of sermons for Ming’ai, “Once they have heard the frenzied condemnations from the Chinese Communist Party government, many confused people decide that this is not the true way; once they have seen the widespread condemnation from the pastors and elders of the religious circle, they decide that this is not the true way. In what ways are these people confused? Are they able to see through the dark and evil essence of the world? The Bible said, ‘And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not’ (John 1:5). Do they truly understand these words? ‘The whole world lies in wickedness’ (1 John 5:19). Can they comprehend the true meaning of these words? They are unable to see through anything. They think that if it should be the true way, if God has arrived, then the Chinese government should be welcoming it, the religious circle should be welcoming it, and that would make it the true way. What kind of logic is this? Is this not the Satan’s logic?”
After listening to this fellowship, Ming’ai thought of how she had rejected the Lord’s coming for over 10 years. She detested that she had believed in God and yet not lived according to, but instead had blindly worshiped other people.
“I’ve been muddled in my belief in the Lord all my life. I believed that everything the priests said was right, and I believed in the Lord only nominally, when in fact I was believing in the priests. I’ve been an idolater! I haven’t believed in the Lord at all!” said Ming’ai remorsefully.
Finally, the brother gave Ming’ai fellowship on the May 28 Zhaoyuan case, “The CCP is an atheist government. They do not allow people to follow God and worship God, but only allow people to believe in the CCP. Ever since taking power, the CCP has not desisted in persecuting religious faith. They have labeled Christianity and Catholicism as cults and the Bible a cultist book. Almighty God has incarnated in China in the last days to save man by expressing the truth, and more and more people follow Almighty God when they hear His voice, causing extreme panic and fear of the CCP. If all of the people of China turn to Almighty God, there won’t be anyone to follow their orders. With the objective being to suppress God’s last days’ work, the CCP meticulously fabricated this homicide case.”
When she had listened to the brother’s fellowship, Ming’ai thought back to over 10 years before. After a priest had been arrested in her home village, he had been executed by firing squad by the CCP. She began to reflect: “The CCP has always resisted God, so how could I so easily believe the news it puts out?”
The brother then searched for two videos on Youtube for Ming’ai to watch. One was “Jia Chunwang Ordered Siege on The Church of Almighty God. Project 807 Caused the Purported McDonald’s Murder” presented by Mingjing Live, and the other was “The Truth Exposed Behind the May 28 Zhaoyuan Case.”
Ming’ai said that the videos laid bare all the questions about the case. Several of the culprits spoke incoherently and with unsound reason and, surprisingly, they even dared to say that they themselves were God—they were clearly not people to whom The Church of Almighty God would preach. They themselves did not acknowledge that they were from The Church of Almighty God. What’s more, at the scene of the murder, there was a very suspicious and mysterious “man in green” who was manipulating events, which proved that the May 28 Zhaoyuan case was concocted by the CCP and bore no association with The Church of Almighty God whatsoever.
After watching these two videos, Ming’ai could not stop her tears from falling.
“For 11 years, the Lord has sent brothers and sisters so many times to bear testimony to me of God’s work of the last days. They’ve knocked at the door of my heart again and again, but I always refused God entry, believing that everything the priests said was correct and that if I followed the priests then I couldn’t go wrong. I never even had the slightest discernment when they would disseminate the CCP’s rumors. The priests held a higher position in my heart than did the Lord. I am too ashamed to see the Lord….” Ming’ai wept as she told the brothers and sisters of her indebtedness to the Lord.
Afterward, the brothers and sisters comforted Mingai and read her a passage of Almighty God’s words, “Each and every person who has accepted the conquering of words will have ample opportunity for. of each one of these people shows them His utmost leniency, meaning that they are showed the utmost tolerance. So long as people turn back from the wrong path, so long as they can repent, then God will give them the opportunity to obtain His salvation.”
As she listened to God’s words, Ming’ai was choked with sobs, and all the scenes of sisters coming to patiently support her and help her for 11 years flashed before her eyes …
Ming’ai’s internal monologue: 11 years of watching, 11 years of waiting, and God never gave up trying to save me. So many times, God has moved brothers and sisters to come to my home and to do their best to convince me with fellowship, but they couldn’t soften my stubborn, unyielding heart. Were it not for God’s mercy, my life would long since have been destroyed by the words of the priests and the rumors of the CCP. That I have been able to awaken now is entirely due to Almighty God’s great love and patience! I will diligently pursue the truth and fulfill my duty well to repay God’s love!
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