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Why Fasting and Prayer Cannot Resolve the Issue of Desolation in the Church

By Zheng Xin Editor’s note: Lin Ke, a Christian, desperate to resolve the issue of desolation in the church, has fasted and prayed countless times. However, in the end, there is still no resolution to this issue. Only after seeking does she understand that this problem can only be resolved through praying in accordance with God’s will and by putting God’s words into practice. These results cannot be attained through fasting and prayer alone. Over these last few years, in order to rejuvenate the church and bolster her brothers’ and sisters’ faith as well as her own, Lin Ke has fasted and prayed so many times that she has lost count. Despite all this she hasn’t been able to feel the Lord’s presence and guidance this entire time. She did not understand why God was not listening to her prayers—could it be that she wasn’t devout enough in her fasting and prayer? Lin Ke was sitting in a lakeside pavilion staring blankly into space, perplexed over this issue of fasting and prayer when her coworker Xiao Jing shouted at her twice before she finally heard it. In response to the concerns that Xiao Jing expressed, Lin Ke could not help but smile and say, “These last few years, the situation in my church has continued to deteriorate, and I myself am very weak. This last time, I fasted and prayed for four days! In spite of this there hasn’t been any improvement in our situation, and this entire time I’ve been unable to feel God’s presence. I am wondering if I’m not devout enough in my fasting, or if the Lord is testing my faith? My heart is currently very weak. I am truly indebted to the Lord!” Xiao Jing replied: “Lin Ke, have you ever wondered why, even though we fast and pray and sincerely ask God to rejuvenate the church, God does not listen? In fact, there is God’s will to be sought! We all know God is faithful, and as long as we pray in accordance with God’s will and fulfill God’s decrees, God will listen. However, the prerequisite is that we must pray in accordance with the Lord’s will. Otherwise, regardless of how we fast and pray, even if our attitude is very sincere and no matter how much we suffer, God will not listen. The current desolation in the church is not just occurring in one or two churches. Instead, this is really commonplace across the entire religious world. This indicates that God’s will is within this. What lies right before us is to seek and gain clarity on the root of the church’s desolation. What is God’s will? If we do not answer these questions, even if we never stop fasting and praying, we won’t be able to resolve this issue and we will end up starving ourselves!” Lin Ke asked, perplexed, “How should we seek God’s will regarding the desolation of the church?” Xiao Jing replied, “As for that, while I was reading the Bible, I found the following scripture: ‘And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold’ (Matthew 24:12). ‘Behold, the days come, said the Lord Jehovah, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Jehovah’ (Amos 8:11). ‘And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have you not returned to me, said Jehovah. And also I have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain on one city, and caused it not to rain on another city: one piece was rained on, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered’ (Amos 4:6-7). Today, incidents of lawlessness such as theft and adultery are increasing all the time. Even pastors, elders and famous preachers cannot keep the commandments. All they do is preach about Biblical knowledge in order to exalt themselves. They bear witness to themselves so that the brothers and sisters will worship them—they remotely exalt or bear witness to God. They pretend to serve God but in reality, they are simply wielding their authority over our brothers and sisters. They deviated from the Lord’s way a long time ago and they have been spurned by God. With such people serving God, how could the church not become desolate? On top of that, we are in the last days. This is the crucial time during which the Lord will return. It is possible that God has once again done new work, that the Holy Spirit’s work has shifted, and it is only because we have not followed God’s footsteps that we have been left in the dark. This is similar to the last phase of the Age of Law. The leaders of Judaism did not follow Jehovah’s laws and they lacked hearts of reverence for God. All they did was adhere to what had been passed down by man; they even abandoned God’s commandments and completely strayed from God’s way. They turned the temple into a ‘den of thieves’ where they bought and sold livestock and exchanged money. As a result, the temple gradually became desolate. This was the main reason the temple lost the work of the Holy Spirit. What’s more, Jesus came to do new work. The people of that time had to leave the temple and receive Jesus’ work in order to reattain the Holy Spirit’s work and enjoy the peace, joy and sweetness of the Holy Spirit’s work.” In amazement, Lin Ke said, “What you are saying is that the current desolation of the church is just like what happened in the final phases of the Age of Law. Since the pastors and elders deviated from the Lord’s way, God had long before spurned them and they had lost the Holy Spirit’s work. And, is it possible that God has…

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Supermoons 2019: Three Successive Rare Supermoons

As predicted by relevant experts, two supermoons will appear successively on 19th February and 21st March 2019, being two fantastic astronomical sights that follow on from the “super blood wolf moon” which appeared on 21st January. Related information states that the term “supermoon” refers to when the full moon moves to its closest point to the earth, its perigee, at which point the moon’s diameter is 14% larger than normal and its brightness also increases by 30%—it is the largest, roundest moon visible to the naked eye. Three supermoons will appear in succession this year, which is a rarely seen astronomical sight. In actual fact, wonderful sights such as blood moons and supermoons have been making constant appearances over recent years, for example the blood moons of 2011 and 2013, the series of four blood moons that appeared through 2014 and 2015, the super blue blood moon of 2018, which also occurred 152 years ago, and the super blood wolf moon that appeared on 21st January 2019 which perfectly combined the three astronomical sights of a supermoon, a blood moon and a wolf moon, and it was hailed as the most dazzling astronomical wonder. Many prophets have prophesied that the appearance of blood moons signify extraordinary and great events to come. There are also many Bible experts who firmly believe that the appearance of blood moons are the fulfillment of the prophecy in the Book of Joel 2:29–31: “And also on the servants and on the handmaids in those days will I pour out My Spirit. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of Jehovah comes.” Also, in Revelation 6:12, it states: “And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.” “The great and terrible day” mentioned in the prophecy in the Book of Joel refers to the great disasters. We have all seen disasters growing in scale over the past few years, with frequent occurrences of such disasters as earthquakes, famines, plagues and floods which are horrifying for us to witness; the world situation is in turmoil and constantly changing, there are frequent eruptions of wars, violent incidents and terrorist attacks which continue to escalate; the world’s atmosphere is getting warmer, and extreme weathers and all kinds of astronomical wonders are occurring all the time. As Christians, then, how should we view these disasters? What does God want to inspire in us by means of these disasters? What work will God perform before the great disasters arrive? It says in the Book of Joel 2:29–31: “And also on the servants and on the handmaids in those days will I pour out My Spirit.” According to this prophecy, before the great disasters come, God’s Spirit shall speak His words to water His servants and handmaids. It is prophesied in many places in chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation: “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” And in Revelation 7:14: “These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” And in Revelation 14:4: “These are they which follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits to God and to the Lamb.” And in Revelation 2:7, it states: “To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the middle of the paradise of God.” From these prophecies, we can see that God will perform a new stage of work in the last days, which is that He shall express His words and make a group of overcomers before the disasters. These people shall be the first fruits, and they shall be those who serve God and those whom He leads into His kingdom at the end. God’s words have uncovered this mystery and told us what work God shall perform before the disasters come. Let’s read together some passages of classic words expressed by God: Open your eyes and look and you can see My great power everywhere! You can be certain of Me everywhere. The universe and expanse are spreading My great power. The words I have spoken have all come true in the warming of the weather, climate change, people’s anomalies, the disorder of social dynamics, and the deceit of people’s hearts. The sun whitens and the moon reddens; all is in disorder. Do you still not see these? from “Chapter 39” of Utterances of Christ in the Beginning In all nations and all places of the world, earthquakes, famines, plagues, all manner of disasters occur frequently. As I do My great work in all nations and all places, these disasters will arise more severely than at any other time since the creation of the world. This is the beginning of My judgment of all peoples. from “Chapter 92” of Utterances of Christ in the Beginning Unknowingly, the situation in every country of the world is increasingly tense, day by day crumbling, day by day falling into chaos. The heads of each country all hope to win power in the end. They do not expect it, but My chastisement is already upon them. from “Chapter 82” of Utterances of Christ in the Beginning Today, among the nations of the world, I am doing the work that I have set out to accomplish. I move about in the midst of humankind, doing all the work within My plan, and all humanity is breaking up the sundry nations of the world according to My will. The people on the earth have their attention fixed on their own destination, for the day is drawing closer and the angels are sounding…

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How Are the Prophecies of the Blood Moon in the Bible Fulfilled?

In the United States, at the night of 23th August 2016, Jennifer, an amateur photographer, captured several images of a giant blood moon in New York City. In the picture, the moon was darkly red just like Mars, and against the night of Manhattan it looked extremely huge, almost covering the whole sky. Jennifer also posted the pictures in her camera to prove that they hadn’t been photoshopped. These photographs, after being uploaded to the Facebook, immediately stirred up a public discussion. The blood moon is a great natural wonder, and its frequent occurrence have drawn the attention of many biblical scholars, for the blood moon prefigures the day of God’s judgment in the prophecies of Revelation, and also bodes great events to take place. Review of the Four Blood Moons NASA points out, the “four consecutive blood moons” (hereafter called “four blood moons”) are rarely seen in history, which refer to a phenomenon of the blood moon appearing twice a year for two consecutive years, that is, the blood moon appearing four times in succession. NASA says during -1999 to +3000, there will be 142 Lunar Tetrads (four total lunar eclipses in a row, with no intervening partial lunar eclipse). 62 will occur between 1 AD and 2100AD. Of the 62, 8 has occurred on Biblical Jewish feast days, so they are called “Biblical Tetrads”. The 8th “Biblical Tetrad” has occurred in 2014-2015, which will be the last time of appearance during 1AD and 2100AD. One study showed that the four blood moons appearing from 2014 to 2015 all coincidentally occurred on the important feasts of the Jews, which were April 15, 2014 (Passover), October 8, 2014 (Feast of Tabernacles), April 4, 2015 (Passover), and September 28, 2015 (Feast of Tabernacles). Such mystical phenomenon conveys a significant warning, so that people cannot help but pay more attention to the prophecies about blood moon in the Bible and begin to worry about the fate of mankind. Prophecies About the Blood Moon In fact, many prophecies in the Bible mention the moon turning to blood. Revelation 6:12 says, “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.” Joel 2:29-31 say, “And also on the servants and on the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.” In the prophecies of the Bible, the blood moon suggested the great and terrible day of the LORD, and it will only occur when the day of judgment is approaching. That is, the appearance of the four blood moons predicts the coming of the day of God’s judgment as well as the occurrence of great events in the world. Great Events Happening in the Years When the Four Blood Moons Occurred Searching history, we are surprised to find that each appearance of the four blood moons was followed by the occurrence of some great events. During the years of the fifth occurrence of four blood moons (1493-1494), the Spanish colonists evicted the Jews, and then Columbus discovered America, the new continent, which eventually became the refuge of the Jews. During years of the sixth occurance of four blood moons (1949-1950), Israel was founded; the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered; and the People’s Republic of China was founded. During the years of the seventh appearance (1967-1968), Israel won in the Six Day War and recaptured Jerusalem. And during the years of the eighth appearance (2014-2015), the rare and devastating disasters frequently occurred all around the world; the situation of the world was in turmoil; earthquakes, famines, floods, hurricanes, and wars happened constantly, and are becoming more and more serious. The Last Days Have Arrived, Then How Are the Prophecies in the Bible Being Fulfilled? There are many differing opinions on the prophecies of the four blood moons. Some people believe them, while some hold a negative attitude. However, a great many statistics and historical facts are bearing a soundless and powerful testimony for the prophecies in Revelation. The recurrence of the blood moons conveys God’s warning, but is the great and terrible day of God drawing near? Does the great and terrible day refer to all kinds of disasters of today? What is the mystery contained within? There are many prophecies in the Bible about the day of God in the last days (the second coming of the Lord Jesus), like “I come as a thief” (Revelation 16:15), “for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes” (Matthew 24:44), “But of that day and that hour knows no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father” (Mark 13:32), “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory” (Matthew 24:30), and “Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him” (Revelation 1:7). Thus it can be seen that there are two possible ways that God shall appear in the last days. One is to come in secret, and the other publicly appear. Do these two ways contradict? According our notions, when people see the Lord publicly appearing to them on clouds, they should be wild with joy, but why does the verse says that all kindreds of the earth shall wail? Almighty God says, “Many people may not care what I say, but I still want to tell every so-called saint who follows Jesus that, when you see Jesus descend from…

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End Time News – “The Days of Noah Have Come” (Disaster and Salvation)

This is a true story. Because of refusing to accept Almighty God’s end-time gospel again and again, Qingping Township of Sichuan Province suffered the overwhelming disaster twice, and disappeared from the earth forever. This is God’s warning to the end-time people, and makes people see the bitter fruits and disasters caused by their rejecting the end-time Christ. … Look back to the people in Noah’s age. They were corrupt and licentious and remained impenitent, which aroused God’s anger. Only the eight members of Noah’s family obeyed God’s words and survived, while the rest of the men disobeyed God’s words and lost God’s keeping. Now, God has expressed his last voice of salvation to this extremely corrupt mankind! Facts prove again that for those who accepted Almighty God’s end-time gospel, they saw God’s wonderful deeds in disasters and received God’s care and keeping; for those who refused God’s end-time work, they were devoured and destroyed in disasters! Qingping Township’s disappearing twice is a testimony of the fulfillment of God’s word: Those who accept and obey God’s word and those who refuse and resist God’s word are two kinds of people with different destinations!

The Fulfilment of the Prophecy of a Woman Travailing in Birth—What is the Lord’s Will?

On September 23, 2017, the zodiac of Virgo will perfectly appear as being “clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars,” which exactly fulfills the prophecy in the Revelation. What is the God’s will as the disasters are coming? Let us explore together from the following article! By Meien, France Jupiter is usually called as “the emperor planet”. The arrival of Jupiter was associated with the birth of the Lord Jesus and therefore it was called “the King planet”. According to the astronomers, “the emperor planet” would enter into the “womb” of the constellation Virgo on November 20, 2016. Jupiter, due its retrograde motion, would spend the next 41 weeks within the “womb” of Virgo. This length of time corresponded with a woman’s gestation period. After that, Jupiter would exit out of the “womb” of Virgo on September 9th 2017. Thirteen days after Jupiter is “born”, that is, on September 23rd 2017, the Virgo will perfectly appear as being “clothed with the sun, and with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars” (Revelation 12:1). This amazing phenomenon has never happened since ancient times which astonishes astronomers. Related Video Although the entire process will only last for several hours, for every Christian who sincerely looks forward to the Lord’s second coming believes that this is not a coincidence. This is predestined by God which proves the prophecy in the Revelation 12:1-2: “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.” The Bible says: “Ask you now, and see whether a man does travail with child? why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?” (Jeremiah 30:6). “Howl you; for the day of Jehovah is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travails: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of Jehovah comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of Jehovah of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.” (Isaiah 13:6-9, 11,13). “All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Matthew 24:8). In fact, the signs of disasters have been very evident to us: the occurrence of the four blood moons, the abnormal phenomenon among celestial bodies, the realization of the prophecy of a woman’s travailing in birth. All these signs foretell us that the disasters are coming. Currently, there are all kinds of catastrophes everywhere all over the world, including the solar eclipse, plague, typhoon, earthquakes, flood, drought, and wars. What’s more, some are unprecedented and are spreading further and further. These are not only the start of disasters, but even, the scenes of the fulfillment of prophecy about the Lord Jesus’ second coming. Beside the church being desolate, people have long lost their faith and love. Israel has been restored, the Mount of Olives has split, the signs of the last days and prophecies of the Lord’s return are basically all fulfilled. The Bible says: “… he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.” (Hebrews 10:37). The Lord will not tarry. Since all the prophecies have been fulfilled, the Lord should have returned. However, why do we still have not welcomed the Lord’s return before the disasters arrive? If we stay the same as we are, what will be our end when the disasters come? This is a question that is worth pondering. If we only focus on one verse what the Lord Jesus said and ignore other more corresponding words of the Lord Jesus in the Bible, we will misunderstand God’s will easily. It must be proved through many verses. Therefore, I explored the prophecies about the Lord’s second coming, and discovered that there are two different ways of the Lord’ return: secret arrival and public arrival. It is possible that the Lord will return in flesh secretly first, and then reveal Himself to the public. The Revelation 3:3 says: “If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I will come on you.” The Matthew 15:6 says: “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him” “Like a thief”, “at midnight” refer to God’s incarnation, because when God come incarnate as the Son of Man like a thief, people are not able to recognize Him, which is a secret thing. In the Revelation 1:7: “Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.” This refers to the Lord’s public appearance. Hence, the Lord will possibly return in two ways, just like the Lord Jesus did, secretly descending first and then appearing publicly. When the Lord Jesus came to do His work, He became flesh and secretly descended among man, and after He was crucified and resurrected, He revealed Himself for 40 days and ascended to heaven. If this is the case, it is not difficult to understand why we haven’t received…

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Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded Kills 14 People; Warnings of the Last Days Escalate

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean sped across the Caribbean islands on Thursday morning (September 7th), which damaged many buildings and trees, affected over 1.2 million people, and made thousands of people homeless and killed at least 14 people. Almost 90 percent of all structures on Antigua and Barbuda had been destroyed, rendering the islands “barely habitable.” The hurricane Irma has been downgraded after making landfall in Haiti, Turks and Caicos Islands and Bahamas. When Irma makes its closest approach to Florida with 180 miles per hour—most likely before 10th—the state government has ordered all public schools closed and issued a mandatory evacuation order for 500 thousand residents. Irma, a category five hurricane, has sustained winds of 183 mph (295 km/h) for more than 33 hours, becoming the longest storm to sustain this speed since the 1970s. Predicted by the Meteo France, it may sustain this speed until it reaches Bahamas. Related Video After the once-in-a-hundred-year total solar eclipse, we encountered Typhoon Hato. Hong Kong Weather Bureau raised its typhoon warning signal to 10, the highest level. And it’s closely followed by the great flood in America which can be said once in a millennium and caused by Hurricane Harvey, which is Category 4. Before the influence of Hurricane Harvey to America gone, a Category 5 Hurricane Irma came and it lunged at America again after ravaging Caribbean Sea. These disasters, occurred one after another, have continually broken all weather recordings, which made people feel fear. Moreover, many meteorologists have predicted that the future disasters will be greater and greater. Way back when the total solar eclipse occurred, many people thought it was God’s reminding to us and there will be disasters afterwards. An American preacher, Anne Graham Lotz published a blog post, “Is God’s Judgment Coming on America?” to remind people that the solar eclipse was not something that should be celebrated but God’s warning to us, and maybe God’s judgment will come upon America. He called on people to return to God and render our hearts in sincere, heartfelt repentance. Australian pastor, Steve Cioccolanti who is a Discover Ministry also posted a video, “IS AMERICA IN THE BIBLE | GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE AUG 21st, 2017 A REAL END TIME SIGN” and he thought the solar eclipse was the sign of the last days. What’s more, eight American church leaders claimed in a report that the solar eclipse was the sign of the last days and also the sign of the Lord Jesus’ return. Let’s check the Bible together: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring” (Luke 21:25). “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21). From these scriptures, we can see the prophecies about the last days have almost all been fulfilled. The disasters we encounter are greater and greater, from which we can see the Lord’s day has come. We are all expecting the Lord’s coming, so that He can take us to be by His side from the sufferings of the last days, and we can be saved and enter the kingdom of heaven. From the upper trend in disaster occurrence, we can see welcoming the Lord’s return has become a top priority, which is also extremely urgent. But do we really know how to welcome the Lord’s second coming? Many believers think we just need to earnestly serve God; some think no one can know the Lord’s coming, but when He comes, people will know it. We all have different opinions about welcoming the Lord’s return and different views about the scriptures. But the Lord Jesus taught us only by being wise virgins and recognizing the voice of the bridegroom can we welcome the Lord’s return. Just as it is said in the Bible, “However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come” (Jhn 16:13). From this verse, we can see that when the Lord Jesus comes, He will speak more words and will show us things to come. At that time, only those who focus on hearing the voice of God will be able to receive the return of the Lord. Because it is recorded in the Bible, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” (Rev 3:20). Thank God. May we all be wise virgins and welcome the Lord’s second coming!

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Jan. 31, 2018 Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse

Jan. 31, 2018 Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse Skywatchers are in for a rare treat tomorrow (Jan. 31): a Blue Moon, a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon all at the same time! It’s the first total lunar eclipse since 2015 and the first Blue Moon Blood Moon visible from the U.S. since 1866! Is the blue blood moon and lunar eclipse the sign of the last days? Let us see what Bible prophecies have been fulfilled concerning this! The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come. – Joel 2:31 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; – Revelation 6:12 Now all kinds of disasters are getting bigger and bigger, the prophecies in the Bible become true one by one, and countless Christians are looking forward to the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. At this crucial moment, what should we do to welcome the second coming of the Lord Jesus and avoid being abandoned by Him? This question is worthy of our deep thought.

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