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  • Lord Jesus!

  • We have been waiting for Your return for over twenty years. (Amen.)

  • But my spirit is in darkness now.

  • I cannot feel Your presence.

  • Amen!

  • The sermons I preach have no illumination.

  • Even my initial confidence and love have disappeared.

  • Amen!

  • Lord, please do not forsake us

  • Lord Jesus! Even though You have forgiven us for our sins,

  • we have yet to attain the holiness, (Amen!)

  • we still frequently lie and commit sins.

  • All of us are miserably poor and unfit to see Your face.

  • Amen!

  • Lord, I long for Your arrival. (Amen!)

  • In an instant, in the blink of an eye,

  • let our lowly body be transformed, (Amen!)

  • make us all holy, (Amen!)

  • and bring us to the kingdom of heaven.

  • Amen!

  • O Lord, we long for Your arrival,

  • and in an instant, in the blink of an eye,

  • let our lowly body be transformed, make all of us holy,

  • and bring us into the kingdom of heaven.

  • Amen!

  • Brothers and sisters, peace be with you!

  • And also with you!

  • Thank the Lord!

  • Let's turn to the Book of Matthew, chapter 24 and verses 7 to 14.

  • When prophesying His return,

  • Amen!

  • Thank the Lord!

  • Thank the Lord!

  • Brothers and sisters, disasters are now even more intense.

  • The world's increasingly dark and evil.

  • People follow the worldly trends, and are obsessed with carnal pleasure.

  • None practice the Lord's word, nor care about God's intention.

  • Indeed.

  • The religious community's increasingly desolate.

  • Varied iniquities gradually increase.

  • In all the disasters and trials, people are indeed revealed.

  • That's truly the case. Indeed.

  • For years, I've sought the work of the Holy Spirit and met many pastors and elders.

  • What disappoints me is

  • many pastors and elders are following worldly trends.

  • They covet money, pursue vanity and status, and struggle for power.

  • They engage in mutual judgment and indiscriminate attacks.

  • It's true. It is so true!

  • These pastors and elders flaunt biblical knowledge and theological theories

  • purely to show off so they may gain followers,

  • and to usurp the sheep of the Lord without really caring about their life.

  • Yes, it's true.

  • So true! They are despicable!

  • These grave iniquities cause many believers to become weak and even pessimistic in their faith.

  • Many people have withdrawn.

  • It's true.

  • You can see many have left.

  • It shows me that the Lord's word has been fulfilled.

  • It is now the darkest period in the last days.

  • The Lord will bring us to the kingdom of heaven soon!

  • Amen!

  • Everyone, at this critical point of greeting the Lord,

  • we must read scripture and pray more,

  • fellowship the Lord's word as well as practice it. (Amen!)

  • We must do our best to spread the gospel and bear witness for the Lord

  • so we'll be praised by Him.

  • It is the only way to enter the kingdom of heaven when He comes. (Amen!)

  • Thank the Lord!

  • Hey Sister Su,

  • the world grows more chaotic as if the catastrophe is imminent.

  • I just don't know what it is.

  • My heart drifts ever further from the Lord.

  • My enthusiasm and love has been grinded out.

  • I now ask what I've gained from believing in the Lord.

  • It feels like I've gained nothing.

  • I don't know how to practice and experience the Lord's word to date,

  • let alone how to follow the Lord's way.

  • That's true for us all.

  • Whenever I think about my condition, I feel so discouraged.

  • I suspect that when the Lord comes,

  • won't we all bewon't we be abandoned by the Lord?

  • Oh, why would you say that? (What a thing to suspect.)

  • It just can't be.

  • We should have faith.

  • Frankly speaking,

  • I have no confidence we'll be brought to the kingdom of heaven

  • when the Lord comes.

  • How can you say that? (Yeah, the Lord is faithful.)

  • Yes. We must believe that the Lord is faithful!

  • I often wonder why, having believed in the Lord for many years,

  • my faith and love for the Lord is now diminishing?

  • The importance of the Lord in my heart is lost.

  • I often lie and covet carnal pleasure,

  • daily pondering how to make yet more money.

  • I obsess over the mundane,

  • and don't know how to practice the Lord's word.

  • In meetings I just discuss literal meanings, mimicking others' words,

  • and at the same time, I constantly sin and repent every day.

  • Isn't this someone who lives in sin?

  • Yes, that's the case. Indeed it is. Yes, indeed!

  • Although my sins were forgiven,

  • I've not freed myself from the bondage of sin.

  • And yet, I still hope to enter the heavenly kingdom when the Lord comes.

  • When I read the Lord Jesus' words,

  • "Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;

  • but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven,"

  • I feel shame in my heart.

  • And I wonder,

  • would the Lord really appear to those like us when He comes?

  • I'm deeply worried we'll be abandoned by the Lord!

  • I am in the same condition!

  • The Lord promised to return and bring us into the kingdom of heaven.

  • How could we be abandoned?

  • Brothers and sisters,

  • these are real problems that we all are discussing.

  • When we believe, it's true our sins are forgiven.

  • Yet although we enjoy the grace and blessings of the Lord,

  • we are still susceptible to being controlled and bound by sin.

  • We've not practiced many of the Lord's words, (Yes. True.)

  • let alone attained holiness.

  • We keep the Lord Jesus just in name without keeping the Lord's way;

  • we don't follow the Lord's commandments.

  • We don't meet the Lord's requirements when we believe like this.

  • If we look to God's words,

  • "you shall therefore be holy, for I am holy,"

  • then it's true we are unfit to enter the kingdom of heaven.

  • Yes! It is true indeed!

  • However, should we lose faith in the Lord

  • merely because we all continue to sin and fail to practice His word? (No.)

  • It's true, we should have faith!

  • In fact, this problem existed in the church during the age of the apostles.

  • Let us turn to the Book of Romans

  • and see what Paul said in chapter 10 verses 9 to 10.

  • Who will read for us?

  • I would like to read. (Great!)

  • Amen!

  • Now chapter 11 verse 6.

  • Amen!

  • Therefore, we needn't be pessimistic due to our habitual sin,

  • and fear that the Lord will despise and forsake us.

  • What we need is faith in the Lord. (Amen!)

  • In His eyes, we're not viewed as sinners

  • because a long time ago all our sins were forgiven.

  • Amen.

  • For our faith in the Lord, we are all deemed righteous

  • and will enter the kingdom of heaven when He comes. (Amen!)

  • Right! According to the Lord's word, we're not fit;

  • but according to Paul, we are and have hope to be saved.

  • That's right. It's true.

  • Everyone, let us read more of Paul's word.

  • Let's turn to the Book of Philippians chapter 3 verse 20,

  • and read together.

  • Amen!

  • Now turn to 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 51.

  • Amen! Thank the Lord.

  • After hearing Paul's word, aren't we more confident now? (Yes!)

  • Brothers and sisters,

  • what is meant by changing within an instant?

  • The image of our flesh will be changed instantly

  • when the Lord descends and appears to us.

  • We'll be lifted to the sky to meet with the Lord.

  • And then, we'll no longer suffer from the bondage of sin because the Lord is omnipotent. (Amen!)

  • When the Lord returns,

  • our images will change and we'll be brought to the Lord.

  • At that time, we will be completely holy.

  • Amen!

  • That is the effect of God's redemption and love.

  • Everyone, if we do not have such faith, how can we be raptured?

  • Don't you agree with this? (Yes!)

  • Thank the Lord!

  • This is what Paul said and we should have the faith! It is just as was written.

  • Hey,

  • But we are sinners after all. We haven't attained holiness.

  • When the Lord comes,

  • will we be transformed instantly and brought to the kingdom of heaven?

  • Why! No matter how many times we've sinned, hasn't the Lord forgiven us?

  • When we're deemed sinless by the Lord, aren't we holy already?

  • Our image will instantly change when the Lord arrives.

  • Right, wouldn't it be great if the Lord changes our image!

  • Then we'd never experience the taste of death or even old age and sickness.

  • It would be blissful!

  • People like Paul and Peter could perhaps change their image.

  • I don't think it's possible for habitual sinners like us to change our image.

  • Zheng Hao!

  • Mom hasn't slept yet.

  • Mom, you're still awake?

  • Drinking again?

  • I had dinner with friends. I couldn't refuse.

  • I didn't want to offend them, so I drank a little.

  • Mom.

  • Zheng Hao, Liu Chang,

  • both of you believe in the Lord, you are Christians,

  • but you still wine, dine, and frolic with the unbelievers.

  • In what ways do you resemble Christians?

  • Hey? Still going to work tomorrow? (Listen up!)

  • You do not have any piety, just like the unbelievers,

  • you're addicted to the mundane world, you covet carnal pleasure.

  • How could this be pleasing to the Lord?

  • Mom

  • Both of you confess and then repent to the Lord.

  • The Lord will return at any time.

  • If you both continue to be depraved,

  • how will you qualify to enter the kingdom of heaven?

  • Ma, don't you always say,

  • as long as we recognize the Lord's name, believe in the Lord as Savior,

  • and we'll be saved, right?

  • Even though we frequently sin like the unbelievers,

  • the Lord won't abandon us.

  • Ma, think about it,

  • when the Lord returns, He will instantly change our image

  • and bring us into the kingdom of heaven!

  • Hey, Ma, why do you still worry that we can't enter the kingdom of heaven?

  • Zheng Hao!

  • Mom, we'll go to our room now to pray and repent.

  • Mom, go to bed early, huh!

  • As for the work of the church, let's end our discussion here,

  • and we'll call it a day.

  • Alright.

  • Please stay, Sister Zhang.

  • Sister Su, I've been perplexed by a problem.

  • What is the problem?

  • Say it aloud. We'll all seek communication.

  • Many years, we've been congregating and preaching according to Paul's words,

  • And that once saved he is forever saved.

  • So we firmly believe that we've been saved,

  • and we can be called righteous because of our faith.

  • Although we still often sin and are far from holy,

  • when the Lord comes,

  • our image will be changed instantly, and we'll enter the kingdom of heaven.

  • Isn't this often the topic of our sermons? (That's right, yes.)

  • Correct! After listening to such communication,

  • believers are more confident about entering into the heavenly kingdom,

  • but they neglect to practice the Lord's word and commandments.

  • They seem to increasingly indulge in carnal pleasure

  • without even the slightest fear for God,

  • just like the unbelievers who live in sin without true repentance.

  • Yet they still comfort themselves,

  • "It's fine. Since the Lord's already forgiven my sin,

  • when the Lord comes, He will make me holy instantly.

  • I'll still enter the kingdom of heaven."

  • How could anyone say this kind of faith could please the Lord?

  • Is there any doubt about that! (That's right.)

  • In the Bible,

  • Unless he's holy, no man can see the Lord. (That's right. Indeed.)

  • For sinners like us who always sin

  • yet wait for the Lord to bring us to the kingdom of heaven,

  • I always feel it is impossible!