How to Stop Sinning and Confessing: I Found the Solution

 I let out a sigh, “Oh! In the past we’ve just relied on saying prayers, but that will never rid us of our sins. Hearing Brother Zhang talk about how God will do the work of judgment in the last days makes me wonder how He’s going to go about this? Brother Zhang, can you continue sharing your fellowship?”

Brother Zhang replied, “I give thanks to God! This is a really important question, so let’s first read a passage of Almighty God’s words. Almighty God says, ‘In the last days, Christ uses a variety of truths to teach man, to expose the essence of man, and to dissect the words and deeds of man. These words comprise various truths, such as man’s duty, how man should obey God, how man should be loyal to God, how man ought to live out normal humanity, as well as the wisdom and the disposition of God, and so on. These words are all directed at the essence of man and his corrupt disposition. In particular, the words that expose how man spurns God are spoken in regard to how man is an embodiment of Satan, and an enemy force against God. In undertaking His work of judgment, God does not simply make clear the nature of man with a few words; He exposes, deals with, and prunes over the long term. These methods of exposure, dealing, and pruning cannot be substituted with ordinary words, but with the truth of which man is utterly bereft. Only methods such as these can be called judgment; only through judgment of this kind can man be subdued and thoroughly convinced into submission to God, and moreover gain true knowledge of God. What the work of judgment brings about is man’s understanding of the true face of God and the truth about his own rebelliousness. The work of judgment allows man to gain much understanding of the will of God, of the purpose of God’s work, and of the mysteries that are incomprehensible to him. It also allows man to recognize and know his corrupt substance and the roots of his corruption, as well as to discover the ugliness of man. These effects are all brought about by the work of judgment, for the substance of this work is actually the work of opening up the truth, the way, and the life of God to all those who have faith in Him. This work is the work of judgment done by God.

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“In the last days, God is expressing every aspect of the truth and doing the work of judgment and purification. He does this with His dispositions of majesty and wrath, and He uses words to reveal our corrupt natures, judge and cleanse us of our sins. It’s only from God’s words that we are able to see our corrupt dispositions of being selfish, self-interested, arrogant, self-important, crafty, and treacherous. When we sin and want to repent, we no longer just acknowledge surface-level right or wrong, but we have to reflect on and know our own satanic dispositions and unearth our internal corrupt natures that are behind it. From this, we can develop true hatred for our corruption and true repentance, and resolve to be a person who fears God and shuns evil, who will achieve dispositional transformation. God also setups all sorts of environments in our daily lives to prune and deal with us, to test and refine us, and these bring our corrupt natures to light. It is only through God’s tests and refinements that our corrupt dispositions can change bit by bit, and then ultimately we will be purified. In our experiences, we have seen that although God’s judgment is harsh and we will undergo significant suffering, it’s all to change our satanic dispositions and bring us into the kingdom of heaven. It’s God’s love for us! Without the judgment of God’s words and without the trials and refinements He sets up, we would never fully see the truth and the root of our corruption by Satan; we would never be able to reject Satan and turn toward God. God’s work of judgment in the last days truly is what we, corrupt humans, need in order to be saved.”

My heart was greatly brightened after hearing God’s words and Brother Zhang’s fellowship. I said with excitement, “Brother Zhang, your fellowship comes entirely from the Holy Spirit. Now I realize that in the last days, God uses words to judge our sins while also pointing us onto the path of being freed from sin, thus transforming and cleansing us. In the past I’ve been stuck in the cycle of sinning and then confessing with no way to escape the bonds of sin; it’s been painful and torturous, but now I feel like I’ve found the path to freedom from sin through this fellowship on God’s work of judgment in the last days.”

My wife sat to one side also nodding her head. She said happily, “God hasn’t abandoned us. He’s let us know that He has returned, so we have to do a good job of looking into this so we don’t lose our opportunity to welcome the appearance of the Lord.”

Brother Zhang continued to discuss this with us for the next three days. He read God’s words and brought in biblical prophecies, sharing fellowship on all sorts of truths like the mysteries of God’s name and His incarnations, how Satan corrupts mankind, how God saves mankind, humanity’s destination and outcome, and how people should seek to attain salvation and enter the kingdom of heaven. I became certain that Almighty God is the Lord returned, and so my wife and I joyfully accepted Almighty God’s work of the last days. After that we began attending gatherings, reading God’s words, singing hymns, and dancing with brothers and sisters from The Church of Almighty God. We share fellowship on our own understanding and knowledge of God’s words and discuss our personal experiences. The meetings are so enjoyable.

And then from God’s words of judgment I came to recognize my own selfish and despicable satanic nature, that I had been living with Satan’s poison that “Every man for himself and the devil take the hindmost.” In my business I had followed along with evil trends, cheating people and playing tricks for my own benefit. I didn’t have any kind of human likeness. I started to really hate this satanic nature from the bottom of my heart. Now when I have the urge to do something underhanded in my business, I immediately come before God in prayer and turn my back on my own satanic nature. I put God’s words into practice and act with honesty. Over time, I’ve been able to truly put being an honest person into practice bit by bit. I no longer earn dirty money; I feel at ease and at peace inside. I have felt that God’s judgment of us truly is salvation and only living by God’s words is living a life of meaning. Thanks be to God!

If you want to learn more testimonies of how Christians returned to God, please click Return to God, a sub-section of Christian Testimonies section, or read the following related articles.

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