字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント 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 Many people have withdrawn.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 be … won'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!