Does God Come to Save Man in the Last Days by Showing Signs and Wonders or Expressing the Truth?
Seeing this title, some people might say that when the Lord Jesus appeared and worked back then, He performed many signs and wonders and bestowed abundant grace upon people and that the Lord will surely show signs and wonders as well when He returns in the last days. So have you ever thought whether such a view is based on the words of the Lord Jesus? If this view has no basis in the Lord’s words, it is untenable. Regarding how the Lord comes to work and save people in the last days, let us see what God’s words say.
The Lord Jesus 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). And it is prophesied multiple times in Revelation chapters 2 and 3, “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches’ (Revelation 2:17).”
Almighty God says, “God has come to earth principally to speak His words; what you engage with is the word of God, what you see is the word of God, what you hear is the word of God, what you abide by is the word of God, what you experience is the word of God, and this incarnation of God principally uses the word to make man perfect. He does not show signs and wonders, and especially does not do the work Jesus did in the past. Although They are God, and are both flesh, Their ministries are not the same. When Jesus came, He also did part of God’s work and spoke some words — but what was the main work He accomplished? What He mainly accomplished was the work of crucifixion. He became the likeness of sinful flesh to complete the work of crucifixion and redeem all mankind, and it was for the sake of all mankind’s sins that He served as a sin offering. This is the main work He accomplished. Ultimately, He provided the path of the cross to guide those who came later. … What work will God incarnate accomplish today? Today, God has become flesh primarily to complete the work of “the Word appearing in the flesh,” to use the word to make man perfect, and make man accept the dealing with the word and the refinement of the word. In His words He causes you to gain provision and gain life; in His words you see His work and deeds. God uses the word to chastise and refine you, and thus, if you suffer hardship, it is also because of the word of God. Today, God does work not with facts, but with words. Only after His word has come upon you can the Holy Spirit work within you and cause you to suffer pain or feel sweetness. Only the word of God can bring you into reality, and only the word of God is capable of making you perfect. And so, at the very least you must understand this: The work done by God during the last days is principally the use of His word to make every person perfect and to guide man. All the work that He does is through the word; He does not use facts to chastise you.”
God’s words clearly tell us that God does not show signs and wonders in the last days, but expresses words to judge and refine people, and cleanse their sinful nature, so that they can break free from corruption and ultimately be perfected by God. Therefore, when we hear someone preaching that the Lord has returned and expressed many truths, we need to let go of our notions and imaginations, and read these words closely. Once we determine that these words are the utterances of the returned Lord and are able to accept and obey them, we will have welcomed the Lord and gained the chance to be cleansed and perfected by God’s words. After reading the above fellowship, do you understand how God saves people in the last days?
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