III. Typical Testimonies Given by Some Christians and Catholics in Mainland China Who Turned to Almighty God Because of Seeing Signs and Wonders
9. Zhou XX, female, aged 53, from Sichuan Province, formerly a believer in the Justification by Faith Church. On Christmas Day 2002, a brother came to my home to preach Almighty God’s gospel to me and some other sisters who believed in Jesus. At that time, I had grave doubts about it, but I said nothing and just listened with curiosity and a prying attitude to his preaching about the three stages of God’s work, intending to know what he was up to. Then I suddenly heard a voice saying, “I want to know. I want to know….” It was said in Mandarin and in a clear and bright voice. All of us present were astonished, not knowing who was speaking. We all turned to where the voice came from, and we saw that my mynah was nodding its head at us and perking up its tail and kept saying, “I want to know. I want to know….” We all were amazed at that. The bird had never spoken a word since I bought it four months ago. However, when the brother came and preached the three stages of God’s work, it started to say, “I want to know. I want to know….” But at the time I thought that was just a coincidence and was nothing marvelous. And I still doubted what the brother preached. Yet afterward, the bird spoke more, and it spoke according to what the brother fellowshipped with us. When he fellowshipped about God’s work in the Age of the Law or that in the Age of the Grace, it said, “I knew it. I knew it….” When he fellowshipped about God’s work in the Age of the Kingdom today, it said, “I want to know. I want to know….” When he fellowshipped about how man should satisfy God today, it said, “Give up everything! Give up everything! …” Then I no longer thought that it was a coincidence. I came to realize that it was a revelation that God who searches minds and hearts gave me so that I could stop doubting God’s new work. The brother also said it was God’s deed. And he also said that in the future, all things would praise the only true God—Almighty God. So, I accepted God’s new work without any hesitation. More surprisingly, when we chatted at ordinary times, the bird kept silent. But once we talked about God’s word, it started to say, “I want to attend the meeting. I want to know….” This made me more certain about Almighty God’s work. Thank God for saving me. If God had not saved me that way, I would have become one who resisted God.
10. Ren XX, female, aged 60, from Shanxi Province, formerly a believer from the Justification by Faith Church. In early November 2002, some brothers and sisters came to preach God’s new work to me. After listening, I did not dare to believe in it. So, I drove the brothers and sisters who preached the end-time gospel out of the door again and again. Once, a brother gave me a book of God’s word to read. After reading it, I felt that the words in it were really good and were indeed God’s words. But when I thought that God was incarnated as a female, I doubted. At about 7:30 p.m. on November 20 of the same year, I went out to the yard to pour away the water. All of a sudden, I saw glittering silvery light lightening everywhere. Greatly surprised, I looked up and saw that many stars in the sky formed a word “female.” It was superbly splendid! I immediately cried out for people to come out and look. (Because the place where I lived was out of the way, only one person came out.) At this time, the light disappeared. I clearly realized that it was God’s appearing to me! He gave me a revelation in light of the notion I had. “O God, you love me so much!” I was so moved that tears streamed down my cheeks, and the doubts in my heart disappeared completely. From then on, I followed Almighty God resolutely. Now, I sincerely hope all those who have notions about God’s work as I did, not to doubt anymore. God is almighty and omnipotent. We created beings have no right to define God’s work!
11. Shi XX, female, aged 27, from Liaoning Province, formerly a believer from the Seventh-day Adventist Church. At the end of December 2002, I accepted God’s new work, but I always doubted and could not be certain about it. One morning in February 2003, at about seven o’clock, I went to purchase goods by van. On the way, I saw a dark cloud swinging from side to side at the lower rim of the sun and changing its color constantly. Immediately afterward, I saw a group of colorful things in the shape of balloons flying toward the sun. They gathered together at the bottom of the sun and formed a word “Uniting.” After the word “Uniting” disappeared, a word “All” appeared at the same place. Right after the word “All” disappeared, two words “Into One” appeared at the same time. This scene lasted about three minutes. At that time, I was extremely excited and realized that this was a vision God showed to me, in order for me to know that God was doing the work of “uniting all into one.” So, I no longer doubted Almighty God’s work and resolved to follow Almighty God to the end.
12. Liu XX, female, aged 62, from Shandong Province, formerly a believer from the Justification by Faith Church. From May 2001 on, some people preached God’s end-time work to me many times. I never dared to accept it, because I believed the rumors that my leader spread. One afternoon in late November 2002, I was hanging out the washing in the yard, when I suddenly saw several big eye-catching words in the southwestern sky—“The Kingdom People.” The big purplish red words looked exceptionally spectacular in the sky. This scene lasted about twenty minutes. Seeing the scene, I found it hard to calm myself down. I was reminded of the gospel preachers’ word “Now is the Age of the Kingdom!” Could it be true? Several days later, a brother came to preach the end-time gospel to me again. After listening, I understood that only those who accepted Almighty God’s work could enter into the kingdom to be the kingdom people. So, I no longer believed the rumors that my leader spread, and immediately accepted Almighty God’s end-time work.
13. Song XX, male, aged 40, from Henan Province, formerly a deacon from the Head Covering Church. Some brothers and sisters preached God’s new work to me many times, but I never accepted it. One day in November 2002, I went to the home of a sister of our church, and happened to see that two sisters who preached the end-time gospel were driven out by her son with a stick. The next day, I met those two sisters again. They came to bring the book of Almighty God’s word to that sister. I saw that her son snatched the book and wanted to tear it. I said, “Don’t tear it. It does no harm to take a look.” Her son would not listen but insisted on tearing it. Right at that time, I saw him suddenly fall to the ground and lose consciousness. At the same time, I heard a voice saying, “All the mysteries are in the scroll!” So I immediately told the sister to pray. Half an hour later, her son came around and asked his mother in panic, “Mom, are my eyeballs still there? Someone in white gave me a push just now, and then I was out.” Because of what I had seen and heard, I accepted God’s new work.
14. Xie XX, female, aged 48, from Henan Province, formerly an assistant superior from the Catholic Church. On August 4 and November 1 of 2002, some people came to preach God’s end-time work to me. I did not accept it. Moreover, I said to them, “Even if you come every day, I won’t believe! Only Catholicism is the true way!” On November 4, after I got up, I suddenly felt an acute pain in my waist, so much so that I could not walk. My knuckles hurt too, and my mouth was covered with blisters. Right at that time, the two sisters who had preached the end-time gospel to me came again. I said, “Go away now, otherwise I’ll call the police! Away with the book, or I’ll burn it up!” The two sisters could do nothing but leave with the book. On November 11, I opened Imitation of Christ (a Catholic book) and suddenly saw a line of shining words appear right in the middle of the book—“Find what you have lost quickly!” When I looked again after a blink, the words disappeared. The next evening, I opened Imitation of Christ again, and another line of shining words appeared in the middle of it—“Pursue the truth at once!” In a flash, they disappeared. On the third evening, I opened Imitation of Christ once again, and still another line of shining words appeared in the middle of it—“The Sacraments are not valid anymore. They are all out of date!” Seeing these words, I was more astonished: The Sacraments are the guarantee for the believers. If they are out of date, then won’t what we believe in be in vain? At that time, my waist and legs hurt more severely. I was utterly upset and left at a loss. On November 15, two brothers came to testify Almighty God’s end-time work to me. After listening, I was suddenly enlightened and thanked God from my heart for appearing to me again and again to save me. So, I accepted Almighty God’s new work gladly. My long-cherished wish had finally come true! A few days later, my waist and legs stopped hurting.
15. Guo X, female, aged 38, from Henan Province, formerly a junior leader from the Hua Xuehe sect. From March 2002 on, some brothers and sisters who believed in Almighty God came to preach God’s end-time salvation to me many times. After listening, I accepted it. However, because of the disturbance of the leader of my former sect, I gave it up. Later, I accepted it again and gave it up again. I did that three times. And I also joined others in speaking blasphemous words. On the afternoon of January 31, 2003 (the day before the Chinese New Year), my teeth suddenly hurt unbearably. I could neither eat nor sleep. Though I took medicine, it did not take effect. At about 7 p.m. on February 2, I was watching TV, when all of a sudden the TV screen changed from black and white to dark yellow. Instantly, a terrifying scene appeared on the screen: Some people were holding up their hands and leaning forward in bitterness, as if they were surrendering; some were scurrying off like frightened rats; some were bending forward, with their guts out of their bellies; some human skeletons were lying higgledy-piggledy on the ground…. Above these people, there was a cross. Then, a voice came out from the TV. Because I was hurriedly calling my husband to come and look, I did not hear clearly what it said. About two minutes later, the TV returned to normal. At that time, I was extremely afraid. Thinking of what I had done, I realized that it was God’s warning to me. So I hurriedly went to a sister who had preached the end-time gospel to me. And I made a resolution: No matter who comes to disturb me in the future, I will not falter but will always follow Almighty God!