247 Judgment Reveals God’s Righteousness
1 A bolt of lightning flashes from the East, lighting up the corrupt old world and making it a new heaven and earth. Christ of the last days expresses the truth to judge and save mankind. God’s people are awakened by God’s words, we open the eyes of our spirits and watch closely: The Age of Kingdom has come, and judgment has begun with the house of God. We experience chastisement and judgment before the seat of Christ. By accepting the judgment and trials of God’s words, we know God’s righteousness. Our numb hearts are awakened by God’s words and we fall down before God. We readily obey God’s judgment and chastisement to be cleansed and perfected by God.
2 Through many rounds of chastisement and refinement we finally attain purification. Thinking back on God’s work and pondering God’s love, I feel so indebted. In my previous faith in the Lord I was just yearning for Him to come, so that I could be raptured and rewarded. I toiled and worked hard, bearing witness to myself, still thinking I was serving God. I was filled with deception and trying to bargain with God, all the while saying I loved God, knowing no shame. Only through God’s judgment do I see clearly the truth of the corruption of opposing God. I’m so ashamed and unworthy of being human, I can’t bring myself to face God. I should be cursed for what I’ve done, how could I be worthy of entering into God’s kingdom? That I have lived till today is God’s great love and mercy.
3 Through the judgment of God’s words, I finally understand His will. His harsh revelations and majestic judgment are all to save mankind. I just hate my past ignorance and blindness, that I didn’t know God’s love. When trials befell, I misunderstood and blamed God, I didn’t understand His earnest intentions. That I can be purified and saved today is entirely because of God’s love. I see that God’s disposition is holy, righteous, to be revered and loved. No words can express experiencing the enormity of God’s salvation. I seek to know God and truly love Him, and I’d happily die for it. People of the final age are made complete by God, we will love and testify to God forever!