What Is the Way of Eternal Life and How Can We Gain It?

Living Water of Life – Gospel Reflection on John 4:14

Today’s Gospel But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. – John 4:14 Reflection Jesus said this words to Samaritan woman as well as to Christians of today. Do you know what the living water of life given by Jesus in this verse refers to? It’s recorded in the Bible that “Man does not live by bread only, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD does man live” (Deuteronomy 8:3). Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). It can be seen from these two verses that God’s words are the wellspring of the living water for our lives. I once saw some passages saying: “The truth comes from the world of man, yet the truth among man is passed on by Christ. It originates from Christ, that is, from God Himself, and is unattainable by man.” “The truth is the most real of life’s aphorisms, and the highest of such aphorisms among all mankind. Because it is the requirement that God makes of man, and is the work personally done by God, thus it is called life’s aphorism. It is not an aphorism summed up from something, nor is it a famous quote from a great figure; instead, it is the utterance to mankind from the Master of the heavens and earth and all things, and not some words summed up by man, but the inherent life of God. And so it is called the highest of all life’s aphorisms.” “The truth put into human language is man’s aphorism; humanity will never experience it fully, and humanity should live in reliance on it. A piece of truth can let all of humanity survive for thousands of years, and truth is the life of God Himself, representing His own disposition, representing His own substance, representing everything within Him.” From these words, we can see that the truth comes from God and from Christ’s expression. That is to say, all the words that are expressed by God are the truth. This is because the truth is the substance of God’s life, is God’s disposition, what He has and is, and the reality of all positive things. It is immutable and exists forever. The words expressed by God have authority and are very powerful. They can purify, save and perfect man, and be the source of man’s eternal life.   » You may be interested in reading more: • I Obtain the Supply of the Wellspring of Living Water • God Is the Source of Man’s Life

He that does truth comes to the light. Sunrise at sea

He That Does Truth Comes to the Light – Gospel Reflection on John 3:21

Today’s Gospel But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are worked in God. – John 3:21 Reflection What’s the truth? God says, “The truth is the most real of life’s aphorisms, and the highest of such aphorisms among all mankind. Because it is the requirement that God makes of man, and is the work personally done by God, thus it is called life’s aphorism. It is not an aphorism summed up from something, nor is it a famous quote from a great figure; instead, it is the utterance to mankind from the Master of the heavens and earth and all things, and not some words summed up by man, but the inherent life of God. And so it is called the highest of all life’s aphorisms.” “The truth comes from the world of man, yet the truth among man is passed on by Christ. It originates from Christ, that is, from God Himself, and is unattainable by man.” The Lord Jesus is the light. His work and words bring us bright road of life—the truth. For example, He teaches us to forgive others seventy times seven times, and to give others love, tolerance, and patience. Those who long for the light and love the truth will follow the Lord Jesus and practice His words when they hear these words. Like Peter, he spent a lifetime in pursuing the truth. No matter what the Lord Jesus said, he would make an effort to practice and finally became a person after God’s heart. In contrast, those who don’t love the truth but love evil things will only reject the truth and live in darkness. Like the Pharisees, to protect their status, even though they knew very well that the Lord Jesus’ words had authority and power, they still crucified the innocent Jesus. They committed a heinous crime of resisting God and were eventually punished by God. Obviously, it is essential to be a person who loves and accepts the truth. When we obey the word of God and put it into practice, we will live in the light. The truth can resolve all of our difficulties. Nothing is difficult when we depend on God. Take an example, Peter and his brothers didn’t catch anything that night, but when they followed the Lord’s word, they had a good catch of fish. From this fact we can see that God is the Master of all things, and with Him nothing is impossible. God’s blessings will come to us as long as we count on Him. Share God’s word, “When God created men, it was to have them enjoy His richness and genuinely love Him; in this way, men would live in His light.” After God created Adam and Eve, they lived in the Garden of Eden, enjoying God’s richness. At that time, they were not corrupt and led a happy life in God’s light. However, when they followed the word of the serpent, they lost God’s blessings and lived a life cursed by Him because of their deviating from His exhortation. In a word, we will suffer Satan’s afflictions and live in the darkness if we obey the word of Satan and stray from God. And only those who love the truth, long for the light, practice God’s word, can gain His blessings and guidance.   » You may be interested in reading more: • God Is the Source of Man’s Life • Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth

Men Loved Darkness Rather Than Light, pray to God,

Men Loved Darkness Rather Than Light – Gospel Reflection on John 3:19

Today’s Gospel And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. – John 3:19 Reflection When the light comes into the world, in theory man should be happy. Why did Jesus say that men love darkness rather than light? At that time, in order to save those who were bound by the law, Jesus became flesh to do the work of redemption. Jesus did lots of things that didn’t conform to people’s notions and the Pharisees were afraid that the Israelites would follow Jesus and they would lose their status, so they condemned and resisted Jesus constantly. They scolded that Jesus did not observe the Sabbath and judge Him as an ordinary man. Thus, they were condemned by God. By contrary, those who were wise could put aside their notions and imaginations, and seek the truth. It is like Peter: He could humbly listen to the word of the Lord and knew the Lord from His words, finally the Lord praised him and gave him the keys to the kingdom of heaven. It can be seen that God loves those who can listen to His words and accept His salvation. A passage of words crossed my mind, “Put aside your view of ‘impossible’! The more that people believe something is impossible, the more likely it is to occur, for the wisdom of God soars higher than the heavens, God’s thoughts are higher than man’s thoughts, and the work of God transcends the limits of man’s thinking and conception. The more that something is impossible, the more there is the truth to be sought; the more that something is beyond the conception and imagination of man, the more it contains the will of God. Because no matter where God reveals Himself, God is still God, and His substance will never change because of the location or manner of His appearance. The disposition of God remains the same regardless of where His footprints are. No matter where the footprints of God are, He is the God of all mankind. For example, the Lord Jesus is not only the God of Israelites, but is also the God of all people in Asia, Europe, and America, and even more the only God in the entire universe. So let us seek God’s will and discover His appearance from His utterances, and follow His footprints!” If we wish to welcome the Lord’s return, we need to transcend our notions and imaginations, and learn to seek the truth. God’s wisdom is unfathomable, so we need to humbly seek where God’s words are. We should follow the Lamb wherever He goes.   » You may be interested in reading more: • What Is Truly Doing God’s Will? • How to Welcome the Lord’s Return to Be After God’s Will • Hearing God’s Voice: How to Be a Wise Virgin to Welcome the Lord’s Coming

Love of God, John 3:16,

Love of God – Everlasting Life – Gospel Reflection on John 3:16

Today’s Gospel For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16 Reflection From this verse, I can appreciate God’s love for us and His will for the salvation of us. When I first believed in Jesus, the pastors and elders asked us to remember this verse, so that we could know Jesus’ love for us. And as long as we believed in Jesus, we could gain eternal life and enter the kingdom of heaven. However, when I read these words “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” in the Bible, I reflected upon myself: In my real life, I cannot follow Jesus’ requirements. For example, when getting along with my families, I cannot be tolerant and patient; if my neighbors harm me, even though I say nothing but I would hold a grudge; when working with my colleagues, I sometimes look down upon them. … I felt confused: I often commit sins, can Jesus bring me into the kingdom of heaven? Can I gain eternal life? I didn’t understand Jesus’ will until some brothers and sisters in the Lord shared something with me. They read me a passage: “At the time Jesus’ work was the redemption of all mankind. The sins of all who believed in Him were forgiven; as long as you believed in Him, He would redeem you; if you believed in Him, you were no longer a sinner, you were relieved of your sins. This is what it meant to be saved, and to be justified by faith. Yet in those who believed, there remained that which was rebellious and opposed God, and which still had to be slowly removed. Salvation did not mean man had been completely gained by Jesus, but that man was no longer of sin, that he had been forgiven his sins: Provided you believed, you would never more be of sin.” After reading the passage, I realized that at the Age of Grace, Jesus was nailed to the cross as the sin offering. Jesus took on the sins of man to redeem us from the law, so that we are no longer convicted and executed by the law, but have the chance to come before Him to pray, confess our sins and repent. Then our sins will be forgiven and we have Jesus’ care and protection. But we still frequently sin, and cannot practice Jesus’ words even in every tiny little thing that happens in life. This proves that we haven’t been completely saved. If we want to be saved and enter the kingdom of heaven to gain eternal life, we should get rid of the things in us that are not in line with Jesus’ will. Then how can we cast off our disobedience and resistance toward God? How to gain eternal life? Jesus said, “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 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” (John 16:12-13). I think when Jesus comes, He will express words to reveal all these mysteries and tell us what God will do. May we pray to seek the way of eternal life that will be bestowed upon us by Jesus when He comes again in the last days …”   » Further reading about Eternal Life: • I Finally Know What Is Eternal Life and How to Get It • What Is the Way of Eternal Life and How Can We Gain It? • What Is the Narrow Gate? How Can We Enter It and Gain Eternal Life in the Last Days?

God’s words

Born Again – Gospel Reflection on John 3:3

Today’s Gospel Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. – John 3:3 Reflection In this verse, the Lord Jesus told us that we must be born again if we want to enter the kingdom of heaven. Then what is rebirth? Many brothers and sisters hold this view: “We have been born again after being baptized.” Is that the truth? As to rebirth, the Lord Jesus also said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). As we all know, God’s words are the living water of life for us. The Lord Jesus said, “The words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). It can be seen the water refers to God’s words. True rebirth means gaining a new life from the words of God. Mankind has been deeply corrupted by Satan and filled with its philosophy of life and its laws of survival. People rely on the corrupt satanic disposition to live and all they live out is Satan’s ugliness—arrogant and conceited, self-important and self-righteous, cunning and deceitful, selfish and despicable, greedy and evil—without any of the likeness of a real person. Those things of Satan have become our life. Because we rely on those things to live, we live in sin and are of the filth and not worthy of God’s kingdom. Thus, the Lord Jesus demanded that we must be born again if we want to enter the kingdom of God. After we are born again within God’s words, our satanic disposition will be purified and changed by His words, and then we will become a new creation who have God’s words as our life. Outwardly we look the same as before, however, our inner conditions, our perspectives, our laws of survival and our corrupt disposition have changed. God’s words and the truth have replaced Satan’s philosophy and become our life. We live by God’s words and gradually get rid of the bondage of sin and are gained by God. Thus, we are truly born again. » You may be interested in reading more: • Rebirth Does Not Refer to Repetance or Confession • What Is the Way of Eternal Life and How Can We Gain It? • If We Confess But Still Sin, Can We Truly Enter Into the Kingdom of Heaven?

the love of the Lord Jesus

The Incarnate God Is Full of Grace – Gospel Reflection on John 1:14

Today’s Gospel And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. – John 1:14 Reflection on We all know that the Lord Jesus is the incarnate God and lives among men. Outwardly, Jesus is an average person, but this flesh is the embodiment of the Spirit of God and holds the substance of God. He can express the truth and bestow grace upon man anytime and anywhere. Jesus did the work of redemption, took upon Himself the sins of humanity and became a sin offering for mankind so that man could confess his sins, repent and be pardoned from his sins, thus exempting man from the conviction and the curse of the law. This way, man would be qualified to come before God and pray to Him, and enjoy the abundant grace and truth of God. Those who followed Jesus, such as Peter, Jacob, and John, recognized Him as the coming Messiah because they felt that Jesus’ words are the truth with authority and power and saw that what Jesus did comes from God. However, those Jewish Pharisees did not at all investigate Jesus’ way but found fault with Him. Even though they knew that Jesus’ words have authority and power, in order to protect their status and livelihood, they racked their brains to resist and condemn His work, and spread various rumors and fallacies to deceive believers, doing all they could to block believers from following the Lord Jesus. They even joined forces with the Roman government to nail Jesus to the cross and eventually were cursed and punished by God. Obviously, it is crucial for believers in God to know the incarnate God. We should fear God like Peter and know the incarnate God from His words, work, and substance. God says, “The flesh worn by the Spirit of God is God’s own flesh. The Spirit of God is supreme; He is almighty, holy, and righteous. So likewise, His flesh is also supreme, almighty, holy, and righteous. Flesh such as that is only able to do that which is righteous and beneficial to mankind, that which is holy, glorious, and mighty, and is incapable of doing anything that violates the truth or morality and justice, much less anything that betrays God’s Spirit. The Spirit of God is holy, and thus His flesh is incorruptible by Satan; His flesh is of a different essence than the flesh of man. For it is man, not God, who is corrupted by Satan; Satan could not possibly corrupt the flesh of God.”   » You may be interested in reading more: • What Is God’s Greatest Grace for Man? • Why Must God Incarnate Himself to Work and Save Man • What Exactly Is the Incarnation?

God Creates All Things,

God Creates All Things – Gospel Reflection on John 1:3

Today’s Gospel All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. – John 1:3 Reflection Although only one sentence, this verse tells us a very important information: God is the One who created all things in the universe and the One who rules over all things. Not a single thing doesn’t live according to the laws established by God. Just as God’s words say, “God is the Master of the rules that control the universe, He controls the rules that govern the survival of all things, and He also controls the universe and all things such that they can live together; He makes it so they do not go extinct or disappear so that mankind may continue to exist, man can live in such an environment through God’s leadership. These rules that govern all things are under the dominion of God, however, mankind cannot intervene and cannot change them; only God Himself knows these rules and only He Himself manages them. When will the trees sprout, when will it rain, how much water and how many nutrients will the earth give the plants, in what season will the leaves fall, in what season will the trees bear fruit, how much energy will the sunlight give the trees, what will the trees exhale from the energy they get from the sunlight—these are all things that God had already arranged when He created the universe and they are laws that cannot be broken by man. The things created by God—whether they are living or appear to be non-living by people—are all in God’s hands and under His dominion. No man can change or break this rule.” God controls the rules of all things for the sake of us mankind, and has prepared all these prior to the creation of Adam and Eve, our ancestors. Until now, all things still live in the rules and laws set down by God to serve us mankind. For example: The four seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—alternate on time; different species reproduce in different seasons; different geographical environments play each of their different roles…. All these contain God’s love for us. Let’s praise God every day!   » You may be interested in reading more: • Only God, Who Has the Identity of the Creator, Possesses the Unique Authority • Under the Authority of the Creator, All Things Are Perfect » Most people also watch Christian Movie: “The One Who Holds Sovereignty Over Everything”

he Risen Lord Jesus Appears to Disciples. Reflection on Matthew 28:9

The Risen Lord Jesus Appears to Disciples – Gospel Reflection on Matthew 28:9

Today’s Gospel And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. – Matthew 28:9 Reflection This verse record the facts of the Lord Jesus’ resurrection three days after His crucifixion. The Lord Jesus’ resurrection to mankind is undoubtedly important. How could we not be excited about it? In joy and excitement, let us calm down and think about these two questions: What deeper meanings does the Lord Jesus’ resurrection have? What are the Lord’s intentions when He taught His disciples after His resurrection and appearance? When I was studying related materials, I saw these words in a spiritual book: “The scripture contains the following line describing the Lord Jesus after the resurrection: ‘then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the middle, and said, Peace be to you.’ It’s very clear that the Lord Jesus at that time was no longer a flesh, but a spiritual body. This was because He had transcended the limitations of the flesh, and when the door was closed He could still come into the midst of the people and allow them to see Him. This is the greatest difference between the Lord Jesus after the resurrection and the Lord Jesus living in the flesh before the resurrection. Even though there was no difference between the appearance of the spiritual body of that moment and the appearance of the Lord Jesus from before, Jesus in that moment had become a Jesus that felt like a stranger to the people, because He had become a spiritual body after being resurrected from the dead, and compared to His previous flesh, this spiritual body was more puzzling and confusing for people. It also created more distance between the Lord Jesus and the people, and people felt in their hearts that the Lord Jesus in that moment had become more mysterious. … the first thing that the Lord Jesus did after His resurrection was to allow everyone to see Him, to confirm that He exists, and to confirm the fact of His resurrection. In addition, it restored His relationship with the people to the relationship He had with them when He was working in the flesh, and He was the Christ they could see and touch. This way, one outcome is that the people had no doubt that the Lord Jesus had been resurrected from death after being nailed to the cross, and there was no doubt in the Lord Jesus’ work to redeem mankind. And another outcome is that the fact of the Lord Jesus appearing to people after His resurrection and allowing people to see and touch Him firmly secured mankind in the Age of Grace. From this time on, people could not return to the previous age, the Age of Law, because of the Lord Jesus’ ‘disappearance’ or ‘desertion,’ but they would continue forward, following the Lord Jesus’ teachings and the work He had done. Thus, a new phase in the work in the Age of Grace was formally opened up, and the people who had been under the law formally came out from the law from then on, and entered into a new era, with a new beginning. These are the manifold meanings of the Lord Jesus’ appearance to mankind after the resurrection.” After reading these words, I had gained some understanding. Before the Lord Jesus was resurrected, He was in the flesh. After the resurrection, He appeared to man in a spiritual body with the image of the flesh. At that time, the Lord Jesus had transcended the limitations of the flesh, and could come among His disciples and appear to them when the door was closed. Although His outward image didn’t change, He had become a spiritual body. Facing the spiritual body of the Lord Jesus, the disciples felt that it was mysterious, and there was also confusion and distance growing inside them. The Lord Jesus was clear about man’s mentality and need. So, after the resurrection, He appeared to man for forty days, and ate bread and fish and explained the scriptures to His disciples. So that man could see that He was still the same Lord Jesus, tangible with flesh and bones, and would no longer think that the resurrected Lord Jesus was a spiritual body that they couldn’t touch or approach. In addition, they could see His existence and recognize Him, with no more doubt but confirmation of His resurrection. In this way, the relationship between man and God would be restored to their relationship before the crucifixion. They would say, “The Lord has risen from dead! He is the same as before. He loves us the same way He used to. He cares about us, He doesn’t leave us, and He is still with us, still on earth.” Besides, through His resurrection and appearance to man, the Lord Jesus opened up a phase of the work in the Age of Grace, and led man to come out from the law and enter into the new age. All the followers of Him knew that He is Christ, the incarnated God, and God Himself, and their faith was thus strengthened. Later, His disciples took His resurrection as the greatest vision, and began to testify about Him, telling people the facts of His work, and to preach the gospel, which has been spread across the world today. So, the meanings of the Lord Jesus’ resurrection can be seen from above.   » You may be interested in reading more: • 3 Truths About the Resurrection of Jesus Christ We Should Know • Why Did the Resurrected Jesus Christ Appear to His Disciples Many Times? • The Lord Jesus’ Words to His Disciples After His Resurrection

Praying

Watch and Pray – Gospel Reflection on Matthew 26:41

Today’s Gospel Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.– Matthew 26:41 Reflection This is the Lord’s exhortation for man. He wants to tell us that Satan often uses money, fame and fortune, lustful desires, and so on, to tempt us in this dark, evil generation. So we cannot leave God but watch and pray so Satan will have no opportunity to exploit. Or else, when Satan’s temptations come upon us, even if we are willing to satisfy God and act according to God’s words, we cannot forsake our flesh but are tempted by Satan, thus being plunged amid Satan’s temptation. In the Lord’s words, we can understand that the power of prayer is the weapon that will help us defeat Satan. If we often watch and pray, then we can keep a normal relationship with God, gain His care and protection, and overcome Satan’s various temptations. God says, “Prayer is one of the ways in which man cooperates with God, it is a means by which man calls upon God, and it is the process by which man is touched by God’s Spirit. It can be said that those who are without prayer are dead ones without spirit, proof that they lack the faculties to be touched by God. Without prayer, they are unable to attain a normal spiritual life, much less are they able to follow the work of the Holy Spirit; without prayer, they sever their relationship with God, and are incapable of receiving God’s approval. Being someone who believes in God, the more you pray, the more you are touched by God. Such people have greater resolution and are more able to receive the latest enlightenment from God; as a result, only people like this can be made perfect as soon as possible by the Holy Spirit.” After understanding the importance of prayer, we should quiet our hearts before God and offer true prayers to Him. May God look after us and protect us, so that our hearts won’t leave Him.   » Read more on our Sermons on Prayer page, or click on the related articles below: • 3 Principles of Prayer Help You Obtain the Lord’s Response Easily • How to Draw Near to the Lord in a Hectic Work Life • What to Do When You’re Losing Faith in God in Setbacks

Jesus pray, Jesus Praying in the Garden of Gethsemane

How to Enter Into True Prayer – Gospel Reflection on Matthew 26:39

Today’s Gospel And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as you will. – Matthew 26:39 Reflection On seeing this verse, I cannot help thinking of a passage I read online a few days ago: “Look at the prayer of Jesus (mentioning the prayer of Jesus is not to make people take the same angle and position as Him), He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane: ‘If it be possible….’ That is, ‘if it is possible.’ It happens through consultation and not through saying ‘I ask You.’ He was keeping a submissive heart in His prayer, and in His submissive state, He prayed: ‘If it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as you will.’ He still prayed like this the second time, and the third time He prayed: ‘May Your will be done.’ He grasped the will of God the Father, saying: ‘May Your will be done.’ He was able to completely submit without choosing Himself in the slightest degree. He said, ‘If it be possible, let this cup pass from me.’ What does that mean? It is because of the thought of bleeding on the cross to His last dying breath and the great pain. This involved death and was said under the premise that He had still not completely grasped the will of God the Father. He was very submissive since He was able to pray that way despite the thought of the pain of being crucified. His prayer was normal, He didn’t pray to strike bargains nor to say it had to be removed, but rather it was to seek God’s intentions in a situation that He didn’t understand.” Although the Lord Jesus didn’t understand the will of heavenly Father and knew that He should endure the pain of death, He didn’t pray to make demands or strike bargains, but held a submissive and seeking attitude. The Lord Jesus’ prayer has shown me the path to entering into true prayer. In my prayer, I always say, “Oh God, I don’t know how to do it. May You give me wisdom.” and I even say, “Oh God, this man always finds fault with me, may You move this situation away, and I don’t want to experience that.” After reading these words, I understood that many times my prayer is not after God’s heart, for in my prayer there are full of demands and extravagant desires of God, and I have no sense that one of God’s creations should possess. Thank God for His guidance, so that I understood how to pray to be after the Lord’s heart later. Amen!   » You may be interested in reading more: • 3 Principles of Prayer Help You Obtain the Lord’s Response Easily • 4 Keys to Help Our Prayers Be Accepted by God » Most people also watch Christian Music Videos: Come Before God Often

To Every Man According to His Several Ability, Matthew 25:15

To Every Man According to His Several Ability – Gospel Reflection on Matthew 25:15

Today’s Gospel And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. – Matthew 25:15 Reflection From the words of the Lord Jesus, we can see that God created everyone and gave them different missions, different talents and calibers, all of them have appropriate positions. God’s words say, “The functions are not the same. There is one body. Each does his duty, each in his place and doing his very best, every spark of enthusiasm a flash of light, seeking maturity in life, thus will I be satisfied.” Everyone has their own strengths and advantages. As long as we are able to obey the Creator’s sovereignty and arrangements, and do not blindly envy or belittle others, and view ourselves correctly, then we can all play our roles and strengths in the right place, to fulfill the duties of a created being, and live out a meaningful life.   » You may be interested in reading more: • Best Way to Resolve Inferiority • 4 Tips for Christians to Get Along With People and Build a Good Relationship • Three Principles for Serving God Harmoniously

Welcome the Lord at Midnight, Matthew 25:6

Welcome the Lord at Midnight – Gospel Reflection on Matthew 25:6

Today’s Gospel And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him. – Matthew 25:6 Reflection There are many prophecies in the Bible about the second coming of Jesus Christ. Presently, public morals are degenerating with each passing day. The human race is become increasingly evil and depraved. Disasters are occurring frequently around the world. Rarely seen astronomical phenomena are also appearing. The Bible’s prophecies regarding the return of the Lord have basically been fulfilled already. Many pious Christians have premonitions that the Lord has already returned … Now that the Lord has returned, how should we welcome Him? Speaking of the matter of welcoming the second coming of Jesus Christ, the Lord Jesus once said something really important: “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him” (Matthew 25:6). That shows that there are people preaching and bearing witness to the second coming of Jesus Christ when He comes again. Through men, the returned Lord makes His voice known to everyone who is waiting for His appearance. God wants us to be like the wise virgins who can humbly seek and listen to His voice. Now that we have understood Jesus’ will, if we hear someone bearing witness to Jesus’ second coming, we should carefully listen to God’s voice as the wise virgins did and measure whether what they preach is the utterances of God; we can also go to find the preachers who spread the gospel of second coming of Jesus and judge whether that is the appearance of God. Only in this way can we have the hope to receive the second coming of Jesus Christ. Just as one passage of God’s words said, “Since we are searching for the footprints of God, we must search for God’s will, for the words of God, for the utterances of God—for where there are the new words of God, there is the voice of God, and where there are the footsteps of God, there are the deeds of God. Where there is the expression of God, there is the appearance of God, and where there is the appearance of God, there exists the truth, the way, and the life.”   » You may be interested in reading more: • The Lord Jesus Is Standing at the Door and How Can We Welcome Him? • How to Welcome the Lord’s Return to Be After God’s Will • Key Principles of Welcoming the Lord’s Return

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