Zhao Zhigang was an elder of the Local Church in China. Like hundreds of millions of Christians, his greatest expectation was to be raptured alive, to meet the Lord and reign with Him. In 1999, his religious leader released the message: “The Lord will return in 2000; all believers will be raptured alive.” He was greatly excited at the news, and pursued more fervently, waiting in full confidence… However, the year 2000 passed, and nothing happened. His expectation was unfulfilled and the Local Church fell into an unprecedented crisis, which forced him to reflect on the path he walked.
Later, with Almighty God’s gospel of the descent of kingdom spreading to the Local Church, Zhao Zhigang and his co-workers had a series of profound fellowships and intense debates with the preachers from the Church of Almighty God about the viewpoints they believers in the Local Church had held onto for years… In the end, Zhao Zhigang saw through the true substance of religious antichrists deceiving man. He woke up suddenly and completely, embraced Almighty God’s work, and was raptured before God’s throne at last. He couldn’t help but sigh, “My rapture is such a peril!”
The 13th Episode of The Eastern Light Hymns Concert of the Church of Almighty God, a special chorus, has been released. It presents the hymn of God’s word “Human Beings Have Regained the Sanctity They Once Possessed” through some new styles of performance like Peking Opera, Rock, Haozi. To a sonorous and forceful accompaniment, God’s chosen people sing and dance to testify to the entire universe: God has completely accomplished His work! God has triumphed over Satan and gained a group of people who are of one mind with Him!
Li Mo believed in Jesus from childhood. When she was 16, she became a coworker of the house church and worked for the Lord zealously. However, the dissension in the church escalated and the believers’ faith and love became cold increasingly. The desolate scene made her fall into the distress and perplexity she had never had before. In 1999, she was fortunate to hear Almighty God’s end-time gospel and finally met the Lord! She joyfully told the good news to the brothers and sisters who were still eagerly expecting the Lord’s coming in religion. Unexpectedly, she was slandered, insulted, driven away, beaten and abused…. In those years, she went to many places to preach the gospel, such as many counties and cities in Hebei Province and Sichuan Province. During that time, she underwent many persecutions from the religious world. Although she suffered a lot and ever became weak and passive, with Almighty God’s word leading her and God’s love encouraging her, she didn’t fear hardships and difficulties and went forward bravely. In such experience of sufferings, she saw clearly the religious world’s substance of being hostile to God, saw God’s substance of being righteous, holy, and beautiful and good, and even more deeply tasted God’s love and salvation, so that her life gradually grew up in adversity. It’s really glorious to be persecuted for righteousness!