Saturday, June 10, 2017

Almighty God Led Me Out of the “Temple”

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Read God's word outside,Almighty GodSince I believed in the Lord, I had held the view that one must go to church to worship God, and that the grander the church was, the better it was for worship; the more of people went there, the more the church had the presence of the Lord. Those thoughts had been kept in my mind all the time. In fact, I did not understand many words of the Lord Jesus, and I, like many other people, was especially confused about one thing that the Lord Jesus even worked on the Sabbath day with His disciples, and thus suffered slander and condemnation from the chief priests and scribes of that time. Although I had believed in the Lord for many years, I always felt puzzled why the Lord Jesus chose to work on the Sabbath day.
Then one day, my cousin preached to me the gospel of Almighty God’s work in the last days. She said, “The Lord has returned! He has expressed millions of words and revealed all the mysteries that man didn’t know before. Haven’t you been longing to know why the Lord Jesus worked on the Sabbath day? You’ll get it after reading Almighty God’s words.”
Later, I read Almighty God’s words, “Let us first look at the passage, ‘At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat. The Lord Jesus came, and He told mankind by His practical act: God had come out of the Age of Law and begun a new work; this new work no longer required people to keep the Sabbath day; and ‘coming out of the sabbath day’ was only a foretaste of God’s new work, and the real great work would go on. When the Lord Jesus began to work, He already went out of the ‘restriction’ of the Age of Law and broke the decrees and principles specified in the Age of Law. Anything related to the law did not have any trace in Him, and He discarded all of them and no longer kept them or required people to keep them. So, here you see that on the Sabbath day the Lord Jesus went through the corn, and the Lord did not have rest but worked outside, without a rest. His such an act countered man’s notions, telling people that He no longer lived under the law and He went out of the Sabbath day and appeared before people and appeared among people with a completely new image and in a new way of working. His such an act told people that He brought a new work, which began with going out of the law and out of the Sabbath day. When God did a new work, He would no longer cherish the old one or care about the decrees of the Age of Law, nor would He be affected by the work done in the former age; rather He worked on the Sabbath day all the same, and when His disciples were hungry, they could pluck the ears of corn and eat. All these were very normal in God’s eyes. With God, many works and words He aims to do and speak can have a new start. When He makes a new start, the old work He did before will no longer be mentioned or go on. This is because God works by His principles. When He wants to do a new work, that is, when He wants to bring people into the new stage of work, and when His work enters into a higher stage, if men continue to practice and keep the old sayings or decrees, God will not remember or approve it, because He has brought a new work and entered into a new working phase. When He brings a new work, He will appear to all people with a completely new image and in a completely new position and way, so that people can see His disposition and what He has and is in other different aspects. This is one of the purposes of His doing a new work.” (from A Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh) From the words, I understood that when God does a new work, man should not hold on to the one He did in the past. Besides, through His practical act God told mankind not to keep old laws or decrees. From that we can see God is always new and never old. He dislikes man’s being stuck in the past, nor does He want man to define His work. I used to believe that only worshiping God in church could be approved by the Lord, but now I realized that I considered the “temple” to be greater than God, and that the position of the “temple” in my heart was already higher than that of God. Man should worship the incarnate God, for God has come out of the “temple” and become flesh on earth as the Son of man. He is the Lord of the Sabbath day. God hopes that man could keep up with His footsteps and have a true knowledge of His new work and His disposition. Only in this way can man be approved by God. Thank God for His enlightenment. I’m willing to read Almighty God’s words more, keep up with God’s present work and perform the duty of a created being to satisfy God’s heart.
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