“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).

The Lord clearly prophesied: “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). It is evident that when the Lord returns He will speak and utter His words, and all those who hear God’s voice and welcome the Lord will be raptured before God and attend the feast with the Lord before the disaster.

Bible Verses for Reference: “Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not” (Luk 12:40). “Behold, I come as a thief” (Rev 16:15). “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). “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Rev 2-3). “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (Jhn 10:27). Classic Words of God: “Being caught up” is not being taken from a low place to a high place as people imagine. This is a huge mistake. Being caught up is referring to My predestining and selecting. It is targeted at all those I have predestined and chosen. Those who have gained the status of firstborn sons, the status of My sons, or My people, are all people who have been caught up. This is most incompatible with people’s notions. Those who have a share in My house in the future are all people who have been caught up before Me. This is absolutely true, never-changing, and cannot be refuted by anybody. This is the counterattack against Satan. Anyone I predestined shall be caught up before Me. from “The One Hundred and Fourth Utterance” in The Word Appears in the Flesh Man believes that, following the crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus went back to heaven upon a white cloud, and took His place at the Most High’s right hand. Similarly, man conceives that Jesus shall descend, again upon a white cloud (this cloud refers to the cloud that Jesus rode upon when He returned to heaven), among those who have desperately yearned for Him for thousands of years, and that He shall bear the image and clothes of the Jews. After appearing to man, He shall bestow food upon them, and cause living water to gush forth for them, and shall live among man, full of grace and love, living and real. And so on. Yet Jesus the Savior did not do this; He did the opposite of what man conceived. He did not arrive among those who had yearned for His return, and did not appear to all men while riding upon the white cloud. He has already arrived, but man does not know Him, and remains ignorant of His arrival. Man is only aimlessly awaiting Him, unaware that He has already descended upon a white cloud (the cloud which is His Spirit, His words, and His entire disposition and all that He is), and is now among a group of overcomers that He will make during the last days. from “The Savior Has Already Returned Upon a ‘White Cloud’” “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Have you now heard the words of the Holy Spirit? The words of God have come upon you. Do you hear them? God does the work of the word in the last days, and such words are that of the Holy Spirit, for God is the Holy Spirit and can also become flesh; therefore, the words of the Holy Spirit, as spoken of in the past, are the words of the incarnate God today. There are many absurd men who believe that the words of the Holy Spirit ought to come down from the heavens to the ears of man. Any who thinks this way does not know the work of God. In truth, the utterances spoken by the Holy Spirit are those spoken by God become flesh. The Holy Spirit cannot speak directly to man, and Jehovah did not speak directly to the people, even in the Age of Law. Would it not be far less likely that He would do so in this age today? For God to speak utterances to carry out work, He must become flesh, else His work cannot accomplish His goal. Those who deny God become flesh are those who do not know the Spirit or the principles by which God works. Those who believe that now is the age of the Holy Spirit yet do not accept His new work are those who live in vague faith. Such manner of men shall never receive the work of the Holy Spirit. Those who wish only for the Holy Spirit to directly speak and carry out His work, yet do not accept the words or work of the incarnate God, shall never be able to step into the new age or receive complete salvation from God! from “How Can Man Who Has Defined God in His Conceptions Receive the Revelations of God?” God is silent, and has never appeared to us, yet His work has never stopped. He looks upon all lands, and commands all things, and beholds all the words and deeds of man. His management is conducted in steps and according to His plan. It proceeds silently, without dramatic effect, yet His footsteps advance ever closer to mankind, and His judgment seat is deployed in the universe at the speed of lightning, immediately followed by the descent of His throne among us. What a majestic scene that is, what a stately and solemn tableau. Like a dove, and like a roaring lion, the Spirit arrives among us all. He is wise, He is righteous and majestic, He quietly arrives among us possessed of authority and filled with love and compassion. … ………… And yet it is this ordinary person hidden among people who is doing the new work of saving us. He does not clarify anything for us, nor does He tell us why He has come. He merely does the work He intends to do in steps, and according to His plan. His words and utterances become ever more frequent. From consoling, exhorting, reminding, and warning, to reproaching and disciplining; from a tone that is gentle and…

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Have You Welcomed the Second Coming of Jesus?

Since I believed in the Lord, in order to welcome the Lord Jesus’ return and be raptured to the kingdom of heaven, I have been passionate, preaching the gospel, sustaining the weak brothers and sisters and so on. However, although many years passed, I didn’t see the Lord come to rapture us into the kingdom of heaven. Instead, the faith and love of brothers and sisters in the church were getting colder and colder. In 2002, I suddenly heard that the Lord has already come back to take true believers in Him into the kingdom of heaven. Right then, I had an immediate thought: It’s impossible. The Lord Jesus should come upon a cloud. Afterward, I inquired the brothers and sisters in varying churches about the news that the Lord has come back. They all shook their heads, saying, “That’s impossible. The Lord will come back with a cloud. We all haven’t seen it yet. So, He hasn’t come back.” So I was even more certain that the Lord should come back with a cloud. I could not accept it if the Lord has not come back on a cloud. Afterward, when someone testified to me that the Lord Jesus has already come back, I always refused with the excuse “It’s impossible.” But, brothers and sisters did not lose heart. They preached the kingdom gospel to me time and time again. And, they left a book for me to read. However, as I held on that the Lord Jesus will return upon a cloud, I neither accepted the gospel nor read the book. Until one day, I heard a story, “Once there was a family of only three people, a father and his two sons. Due to the living difficulties, the father went to other places to do business. Before he left, he urged his two sons to wait for his return. When the father made money, he came back and knocked the door outside. However, his two sons absolutely refused to open the door just because the man standing outside was not wearing the same clothes as his father had worn when he left. Although the father could tell the real situation of the family and the two son’s life experiences, he wasn’t allowed into his house for he wasn’t wearing the former clothes. Of course, the two sons didn’t gain his money earned from the business.” Having listened to the story, I laughed at the two stupid sons for recognizing their father according to the clothes. Meanwhile, I couldn’t help reflecting whether I was as foolish as the two sons with regard to the news of the Lord’s coming. I only judge the Lord’s return in accordance with whether He has come upon a white cloud. If not so, it is not the return of the Lord Jesus. I am the same as the Pharisees who waited for the Messiah, recorded in the Bible. They all knew that an infant boy would be born as their Lord. It was because the Lord Jesus’ work did not conform to their own notions and imaginations that they nailed Him to the cross and thus they were subjected to overwhelming disaster. At that thought, I quickly found out the book that brothers and sisters left for me and read those God’s words, “For several thousand years, man has longed to be able to witness the arrival of the Savior. Man has longed to behold Jesus the Savior on a white cloud as He descends, in person, among those who have pined and yearned for Him for thousands of years. Man has longed for the Savior to return and be reunited with the people, that is, for Jesus the Savior to come back to the people from whom He has been apart for thousands of years. And man hopes that He will once again carry out the work of redemption that He did among the Jews, will be compassionate and loving toward man, will forgive the sins of man, bear the sins of man, and even bear all of man’s transgressions and deliver man from sin. … Since Jesus departed, the disciples who followed Him, and all of the saints who were saved thanks to His name, have been desperately pining for Him and awaiting Him. All those who were saved by the grace of Jesus Christ during the Age of Grace have been longing for that joyful day during the last days, when Jesus the Savior arrives on a white cloud and appears among man. … Yet Jesus the Savior did not do this; He did the opposite of what man conceived. He did not arrive among those who had yearned for His return, and did not appear to all men while riding upon the white cloud. He has already arrived, but man does not know Him, and remains ignorant of His arrival. Man is only aimlessly awaiting Him, unaware that He has already descended upon a white cloud (the cloud which is His Spirit, His words, and His entire disposition and all that He is), and is now among a group of overcomers that He will make during the last days” (“The Savior Has Already Returned Upon a ‘White Cloud’”). Reading these words, I felt so excited in my heart. Actually, God’s words are clearly spoken. God has plainly told us that the white cloud means His Spirit, His words, and His entire disposition and all that He is. However, I, based on my own notions and imaginations, thought that the Lord Jesus would descend upon a white cloud. In this way, I clung to my erroneous notions: If the Lord Jesus arrives on a cloud I will accept. If not, I won’t accept. Today if I had not read God’s word, I would have delimited God’s work in my own notions and imaginations. Little do we know that the Lord Jesus has long ago arrived upon a white cloud and done His new work. Our notions and imaginations differ considerably from the work that God wants to do practically. God does His work according to His principles and His own plan instead of our imaginations. At that moment, my heart became much more enlightened. Then, I read another passage of God’s words, “God makes His own choices and has His own plans when He does His work; moreover, He has His own objectives, and His own methods. It is not necessary for Him to discuss the work He does with man or to seek the advice of man, much less notify…

Does Anyone Know About the Second Coming of Jesus?

By Zhao Hui During a Bible study, I spoke of the question that had confused me for a long time: “Brothers and sisters, the Lord Jesus said, ‘But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only’ (Mat 24:36). We can see in this scripture that no one will know when the Lord will return, so why do so many people testify that the Lord Jesus has come? What does this mean?” After I finished, some became immersed in contemplation, and some said, “Now that you say it, we’d better have a discussion about it.” At that time, preacher Zhao Xun nodded his head and said, “All right, this question is worth discussing. The Lord said His coming is unknown by all. These days I have been thinking about this question, and it seems that our understanding is not pure and such reasoning does not make sense. Let’s think about it: If the Lord doesn’t let people know of His coming, how can people follow and believe in Him? How can God accomplish His work of saving people? If we hold to these words, won’t we miss the Lord’s coming?” Hearing these words, some sisters and brothers were astonished, some bowed their heads and began to contemplate, and some said, “You are totally right; it makes sense!” Zhao Xun continued, “Then, how can we get a pure understanding of this scripture? Now, let’s read this verse together with the previous verses. Matthew 24:32-36 says, ‘Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near: So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Truly I say to you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.’ These verses are talking about signs of the Lord’s return. From these words, I think perhaps the Lord will come again in the flesh, just like the Lord Jesus, but we don’t know when, on which day, or at which moment He will enter the door. This is to say, ‘no one knows about that day or hour,’ which means that no one knows about the moment when Christ will come. That is, no one knows on which day or at which moment the Lord will descend, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father (the Spirit). However, after Christ comes, He will surely let men know it, because the purpose of God being incarnated and coming to the world is to save men. If He comes but doesn’t let men know it, how can we receive salvation from Him? The Lord Jesus said, ‘And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him’ (Mat 25:6). ‘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). From these two verses we can see that after the Lord comes, some people will know it, and they will spread His gospel to those who haven’t accepted it. Here scriptures say, when someone yells that the bridegroom, the Lord Jesus has come, we need to walk out to welcome Him. And He will sup with those who hear His voice and open the door. Thus I think it is completely wrong to interpret the word ‘of that day and hour knows no man’ in Matthew 24:36 as no one knows about it even after the Lord comes.” After hearing the words of brother Zhao, I felt enlightened and had some understanding of the real meaning of these scriptures. However, when I pondered it over, there were still some aspects I was not clear about. I asked, “Brother Zhao, just now you said when the Lord Jesus comes as the Son of man, no one knows, but when the Lord works, He will surely let men know. How did the ones spreading the coming of the Lord Jesus know it?” Hearing that, the sisters and brothers all agreed with me, “All right, how did they know?” Zhao Xun thought about it for a while and said, “Brothers and sisters, before we answer this question, let’s first see how those followers of the Lord Jesus at that time knew that the Lord Jesus was the Messiah. We can see from the Bible, Peter, Philip, James, John, Matthew and others; when the Lord called them, they didn’t know that Jesus was the Messiah, but they followed the Lord and heard His preaching without any hesitation. There are many verses recorded in the Bible that many people followed the Lord and obeyed His teachings after hearing of Him. These instances show us that we first need to have a thirsty heart if we want to gain the true way. When we hear the message about the Lord’s coming or when God sends someone to call us, we should listen to the message and seek the verification, thus we’ll have the opportunity to receive inspiration from God and recognize that the Lord is the Messiah. As the scriptures said, ‘So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God’ (Rom 10:17). That is, believing in the way is based on hearing of the way. Those who followed the Lord Jesus saw the deeds of the Lord Jesus by hearing His words, and recognized that the Lord Jesus was the Messiah who was to come. For example, when Peter followed the Lord Jesus, he received inspiration and enlightenment from the Holy Spirit, and knew that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the living God because he received and pondered…

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Will the Lord Jesus Come as a Thief or Come Upon a Cloud?

by Xiaoxi Shufen was a co-worker of a church. During her fifteen years of believing in the Lord, she had been actively serving in the church and been yearning for the Lord to soon return and raise her up into the heavenly kingdom. She thought, “Now is already the end of the last days. All the prophecies in the Bible concerning the Lord’s return have basically been fulfilled. Particularly in recent years, the four consecutive blood moons appeared, famines, plagues, typhoons, earthquakes, mudslides, and wars are occurring one after another in countries around the world. Some people even heard mysterious sound of trumpets in many places, which is earth-shattering.” Shufen felt that the day of the Lord’s return should be soon. To be able to welcome the Lord’s return, she recently led the brothers and sisters to discuss the way for the Lord to return. Unexpectedly, they split on this matter, and two opinions were formed. They were at a stalemate. Some brothers and sisters said that the Lord would publicly appear with clouds to all people and all nations when He comes, as the Bible says, “He comes with clouds; and every eye shall see Him” (Revelation 1:7). But, some said that the Lord would come in secret to steal treasures, which was based on the prophecy in Revelation, “I will come on you as a thief” (Revelation 3:3). And even after several gatherings, they still couldn’t reach a definite conclusion. Shufen was at her wits’ end now, and she herself also couldn’t figure out how the Lord would appear to man when He returns. Since both opinions of the brothers and sisters were based on the Bible, it was really hard to judge which of them was right. She was troubled so much that she couldn’t eat or sleep well those days, totally being at a loss as to what to say to the brothers and sisters about this matter. After dinner, she took out the Bible again, expecting to receive the Lord’s guidance and enlightenment on the truth concerning how the Lord would come in the last days. Her husband, as usual, was communicating with the brothers and sisters from other countries on Facebook. Suddenly, he called her, “Shufen, come and see this quickly. Brothers and sisters are discussing the way for the Lord to return.” Hearing this, she immediately laid aside the Bible in her hands, and went up to the computer. A video, The Mystery of the Coming of the Son of Man was being shown on Facebook. The brothers’ fellowship in the video was well-founded and attracted her attention all at once. After watching the video, she said with surprise, “Their fellowship is rather reasonable. It’s the enlightenment from the Holy Spirit. They bear witness that the Lord will return in secret as the Son of man through incarnation to do the work of judgment starting from the house of God, make a group of overcomers before the disaster, and then appear to all people and all nations. Their fellowship is totally in line with the Bible!” Her husband nodded his approval, saying, “The Lord Jesus has said: ‘Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not’ (Luke 12:40), ‘For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, shines to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in His day. But first must He suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation’ (Luke 17:24-25), ‘And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him’ (Matthew 25:6), ‘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’ (Revelation 3:20), ‘Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame’ (Revelation 16:15). Now all these prophecies have been fulfilled. The Lord Jesus repeatedly said ‘the Son of man’ in the prophecies. Does ‘the Son of man’ not refer to the incarnate Christ? And if the Lord comes back in a spiritual body like after His resurrection, then ‘But first must He suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation’ will be untenable, for only His flesh can suffer and be rejected, and His spiritual body cannot.” Then Shufen said, “So it seems that the Lord is very likely to come in secret as the Son of man through incarnation, and then appear in public. In this case, it doesn’t contradict the saying ‘he comes with clouds’ prophesied in the Bible. If the Lord comes in secret as the Son of man through incarnation, it is hidden yet practical. How wise it is! But how can we know the Lord Jesus if He becomes flesh when He returns?” Her husband replied, “Do you remember the Lord’s prophecies? He 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), ‘He that rejects Me, and receives not My words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day’ (John 12:48), ‘For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son’ (John 5:22), ‘And has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man’ (John 5:27). These scriptures imply that the Lord Jesus will be incarnated as the Son of man to express the truth to do the work of judgment. And ‘the Spirit of truth,’ I think, may refer to the incarnate Christ who…

Will the Lord Jesus Return in the Spiritual Body or in the Flesh When Taking His Believers?

Nowadays, the last days have arrived. I believe that the brothers and sisters from different denominations and sects are all paying close attention to the return of the Lord Jesus. The Lord once promised us: “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2-3). For this reason, we are all eagerly expecting that the Lord will come again to bring us into the kingdom of heaven. However, with regard to the means of the Lord’s return, each denomination has different understanding of it. There are mainly two points of view. Some denominations believe that as the Lord left in the spiritual body, when coming to rapture us, He certainly will appear to us in the spiritual body. But, others hold a different idea. They believe that the Lord will reveal Himself to us in the flesh when coming back. Anyway, in what form the Lord will return is related to whether each of us Christians can be raptured. Therefore, we must make it clear, so as not to be abandoned by the Lord. In Which Way Will the Lord Jesus Come to Take His Believers? The pastors used to explain the following scriptures, “You men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11). “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. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:7). And they told us: Because the Lord Jesus ascended into heaven in the spiritual body after His resurrection, He thereby will come and appear in the spiritual body to rapture His believers. Many believers, convinced of these words, are watching heaven and clouds and are impatient for His spiritual body manifest. Nowadays, the prophecy of four blood moons has been fulfilled, and the great disaster is about to fall. We, however, have yet to be taken before God’s throne. Based upon this fact, I began to doubt what the pastors had said. And then, I searched the Bible carefully. I saw there are many scriptures mentioning the prophecy of the Son of man’s coming, such as, “For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:27), “Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not” (Luke 12:40), “For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, shines to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation” (Luke 17:24-25). These scriptures all mention the words “the coming of the Son of man” “the Son of man comes,” and also say when the Son of man returns, “first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.” I thought: Given that He is called the Son of man, doesn’t it mean that He will be born of man? For example, our loving Lord Jesus appeared as an ordinary man, and needed the basic necessities of life like a normal person. However, His substance is divine, and He is the incarnate God Himself. Here, the Lord said that He would befall as the Son of man in the last days, which must mean that God still will incarnate and appear as the image of the Son of man to do His work among us in the last days. If the Lord reveals Himself to us in His spiritual body after resurrection with walking through walls and appearing and disappearing to us suddenly, then we will be scared out of our wits and lay down before Him in worship. Who dare to reject His return? In that case, would not the prophecy of the Lord Jesus “But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation” be spoken in vain? So, only when the Lord Jesus returns in the flesh will the prophecy be fulfilled. Therefore, it is most probably for the Lord Jesus as the Son of man to come to take His believers, which means God will become flesh with the outer shell of normal humanity to work among us. For What Will the Lord Come as a Normal Man? When making a close study of the Bible, I knew: When coming again in the last days, the Lord will do the work of separating sheep from goats, evil servants from good servants, tares from wheat—classing all according to their kind and rewarding the good and punishing the wicked. If the Lord returns in His spiritual body after resurrection, everyone, after seeing that, will prostrate and obey before Him because of fear. In such a condition, whether man is good or evil cannot be revealed, much less can he discern between good and evil or be separated according to his kind. Rather, if the Lord comes as the Son of man, because His external appearance is the shell of normal humanity, it will be easy for mankind to come out in their true colors before Him. It is just as the Lord Jesus worked among man in the way of becoming flesh as the Son of man. At that time, the chief priests, scribes and Pharisees failed to recognize that His essence was God Himself. They treated Him as a common man, and despised His ordinariness and normality. When the Lord Jesus spoke and worked, they did not come to know His divine aspect, much less did they recognize His voice. As a result, they did not acknowledge that the Lord Jesus was the coming of the Messiah, but tried every excuse to condemn…

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