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God’s Gospel: At the Second Coming of Jesus, I Understand Why He Appears and Performs His Work in China

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By Wen Jin, United States

Editor’s Note: The Lord Jesus prophesied that He would return in the last days, and so where He will appear and perform His work has become a topic which greatly concerns brothers and sisters. Basing their belief on the Book of Zechariah 14:4, many brothers and sisters believe that the Lord will return in the last days to appear and work in Israel, and therefore when they hear that the Lord has appeared and is performing His work in China in the last days, they are not entirely able to accept it. This was something which confused Sister Wen Jin, but after a period of seeking, she came to understand the meaning behind God appearing and working in China, and she gained some knowledge of the omnipotence and wisdom of God. Would you like to welcome the return of the Lord and understand the meaning of the Lord’s appearance? Then let’s read together the experiences of Sister Wen Jin.

God’s Gospel: At the Second Coming of Jesus, I Understand Why He Appears and Performs His Work in China

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Saved at My Lowest Ebb

In 2005, my young husband’s life was taken away by a sudden car accident, leaving me and my small son behind. In my distress and despair, the Lord’s salvation came to me, and it was the Lord’s words which guided me through that dark and hopeless time. Afterward, I always attended gatherings at a house church, and I preached the gospel along with my brothers and sisters. Even when I was too busy with work and had no time to attend gatherings, I would still read the Bible at home.

In 2011, I emigrated to the US and began attending gatherings at a Chinese church near where I lived. Because I’d opened a shop in my home that I couldn’t leave, I didn’t return to China for several years, but just spoke to my parents over the phone. Several times, my parents would call me and urge me to take a trip back to China, and so I returned back to my hometown in August 2018.

The Lord Has Actually Appeared and Is Performing His Work in China

When I got home, my father said cheerfully to me, “Wen Jin, your mother and I asked you to come home so we could tell you some good news. The Lord Jesus, whom we have yearned for, has now returned as the incarnated Almighty God. God appeared and began His work in China long ago, and He is performing the work of the Age of Kingdom….” When he said this, I was incredulous, and said, “Mom, dad, did you say the Lord has returned, and that He has appeared and is performing His work in China? How could that be? China is an atheist nation and anyone who believes in the Lord is subject to persecution, arrest and curtailments on their freedom at the hands of the CCP. How could the second coming of Jesus be working in China?” My father said anxiously, “Wen Jin, God’s work is wondrous and unfathomable, and it is brimming with wisdom. How could we human beings possibly fathom it? Don’t delimit God’s work straight off the bat. If we don’t understand it, then we have to seek the truth, and then God will guide us. Tomorrow, I’ll ask the brothers and sisters to come and give you fellowship. Once you hear what they have to say, then you’ll understand.” Although I felt entirely puzzled by this news, when I looked at my parents and saw how earnest they appeared, I agreed to meet with the brothers and sisters.

It Turns Out That the Bible Long Ago Prophesied That God Would Work in China in the Last Days

The next day, two sisters from The Church of Almighty God came to our house to preach the gospel to me. After they had fellowshiped for a while, I asked them, “You say that the Lord Jesus has returned and that He has appeared and is working in China. But it says in the Bible: ‘And His feet shall stand in that day on the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east’ (Zechariah 14:4). The Mount of Olives is in Israel, so the return of the Lord Jesus should be that He appears and works in Israel. How could it happen in China? Is there a biblical basis for what you are saying?”

The sisters laughed good-naturedly, and one of them said, “The Bible long ago prophesied that God would incarnate to appear and work in China in the last days. Jehovah God said, ‘For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same My name shall be great among the Gentiles’ (Malachi 1:11). The Lord Jesus said, ‘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). We can see from these verses that God incarnate will come in the last days into the East of the world and that He shall make His name great among the Gentiles. Furthermore, God’s salvation of the last days will spread from the East of the world into the West. We all know that China is in the East of the world and that it is the famous land where the sun rises. It is also a nation governed by an atheist regime, and so God incarnating in China in the last days, performing the work of judgment beginning in God’s house and expressing all truths to purify and save mankind is akin to a great light appearing in the East of the world. In just the short space of time of more than two decades, God’s work of the last days has extended across all of the Chinese mainland, God’s kingdom gospel has spread into the West, the words expressed by Almighty God have been published in newspapers and magazines in many western nations, and they have also been published online for people of all nations who yearn for the appearance of God to seek and investigate. This wholly fulfills the prophecy, ‘For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west.’ We can see from all this that God’s appearance and work in China in the last days is entirely in line with biblical prophecy.

Jesus has returned to flesh to speak, accomplishing the word appears in the flesh

“With regards to this issue, we will understand it better after we have read a passage of Almighty God’s words. Almighty God says, ‘For I have long since reclaimed My glory from all the earth and issued it forth anew in the East. Who does not long to see My glory? Who does not anxiously await My return? Who does not thirst for My reappearance? Who does not pine for My loveliness? Who would not come to the light? Who would not look upon the richness of Canaan? Who does not long for the return of the Redeemer? Who does not adore the Great Almighty? My voice shall spread throughout the earth; I wish, facing My chosen people, to speak more words to them. Like the mighty thunders that shake the mountains and rivers, I speak My words to the whole universe and to mankind. Hence the words in My mouth have become man’s treasure, and all men cherish My words. The lightning flashes from the East all the way to the West. My words are such that man is loath to give them up and at the same time finds them unfathomable, but rejoices in them all the more. Like a newborn infant, all men are glad and joyful, celebrating My coming. By means of My voice, I shall bring all men before Me. Thenceforth, I shall formally enter into the race of men so that they will come to worship Me. With the glory that I radiate and the words in My mouth, I shall make it such that all men come before Me and see that the lightning flashes from the East and that I have also descended unto the “Mount of Olives” of the East. They will see that I have already long been on earth, no longer as the Son of the Jews but as the Lightning of the East. For I have long since been resurrected, and have departed from mankind’s midst, and then reappeared with glory among men. I am He who was worshiped countless ages before now, and I am also the infant forsaken by the Israelites countless ages before now. Moreover, I am the all-glorious Almighty God of the present age! Let all come before My throne and see My glorious countenance, hear My voice, and look upon My deeds. This is the entirety of My will; it is the end and the climax of My plan, as well as the purpose of My management. Let every nation worship Me, every tongue acknowledge Me, every man repose his faith in Me, and every people be subject unto Me!’” (“The Seven Thunders Peal—Prophesying That the Gospel of the Kingdom Shall Spread Throughout the Universe” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).

After she’d finished reading, the sister continued with her fellowship. “Sister Wen Jin, when we hear God’s words, don’t we get a sense of the authority and power they possess? This is God uttering His words openly to all mankind and testifying to His coming into the East of the world, into China. None besides God could speak such words. The incarnate Almighty God has expressed millions of words and has unveiled all truths and mysteries, such as the mystery of God’s six-thousand-year management plan, the mystery of His three stages of work, the mystery of the incarnation, the inside story and substance of the Bible, and the ends and destinations of mankind. God’s words have incisively and wholly exposed the truth of mankind’s corruption by Satan as well as our God-defying satanic nature. At the same time, His words show us many paths of practice, such as how to be honest people, how to obey and love God, how to serve God in line with His will, and how to fear God and shun evil. God has also proclaimed His administrative decrees which are open to the entire universe and the commandments of the new era and so on, and He has wholly unveiled His righteous, majestic and wrathful disposition to mankind. The words Almighty God expresses in the last days are rich and bountiful, they reveal all truths and mysteries, and this wholly fulfills the Lord Jesus’ prophecy when 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). There is also this prophecy in Revelation: ‘He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches’ (Revelation 2:7). People who truly yearn for the appearance of God in all nations all over the world and in all religions and denominations hear the utterances of God and see that the words of Almighty God are the truth and that they are the voice of God. They are then certain that Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus and, one by one, they come back before God’s throne. From this, we can see that the prophecy spoken by God, ‘For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same My name shall be great among the Gentiles,’ has now been fulfilled and accomplished—Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus!”

The sisters’ fellowship did indeed tally with the prophecies in the Bible. Could it be that God’s return in the last days really was that He had appeared and was performing His work in China? I contemplated the words of Almighty God: “I have also descended unto the ‘Mount of Olives’ of the East. They will see that I have already long been on earth, no longer as the Son of the Jews but as the Lightning of the East.” As I did so, I felt that these words definitely possessed authority, as though God were speaking directly to us. I still didn’t understand, however, why God had chosen to appear and work in China, and not in Israel. To allow me to overcome my jet lag, I agreed to meet with the sisters again another time to continue our fellowship.

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