By Yang Laidi I’m Yang Laidi, sixty-two years old this year. In 1985, because my husband had health problems, our […]
Inquiring Into the Facts (II)
Xunguang: What on earth is the true meaning of fleeing? Now that the man used by thewas wanted by the CCP in China, why did he run a risk of going abroad?
Xiangming: People with some common sense of law are clear that fleeing means that one absconds to avoid punishment after breaking the law and escapes the government’s arrest in a premedi0tated and planned way. The man used by the Holy Spirit is a man who preaches theto testify to and serve God, yet he, without breaking any law or regulation of the state, is wanted throughout China by the CCP government. Under this circumstance, as a rule, one will choose to hide out, rather than appear rashly at the Chinese customs which is heavily guarded. Nevertheless, the man used by the Holy Spirit took the risk. Unexpectedly, he passed the careful examination of the CCP’s military guard and then left China smoothly. In fact, it was completely God’s care and protection, because what he did followed God’s will.
Zhengyi: That’s right. Let’s read The Work of Spreading the Gospel Is Also the Work of Saving Man” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). “Let all come before My throne to see My glorious countenance, hear My voice, and watch My deeds. This is the entirety of My will; it is the end and climax of My plan, as well as the purpose of My management. Let every nation worship Me, every tongue acknowledge Me, every man trust Me, and every people be subject unto Me!” (“The Seven Thunders Peal—Prophesying That the Kingdom Gospel Shall Spread Throughout the Universe” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).’s words, “You must know that when My work is expanding, I will scatter you, and I will strike you just as Jehovah struck the tribes of Israel. All this will be done so that My gospel may be enlarged over all the earth, so that My work may spread to the Gentile nations. Thus, My name will be magnified by adults and children alike and My holy name will be exalted by the mouths of people from all tribes and nations” (“
To spread the kingdom gospel to all countries and regions abroad, and to make all nations as well as all peoples return before God’s throne and worship the only true God are the will which God is going to accomplish in the end of His six-thousand-year management plan. The man used by the Holy Spirit going abroad is precisely to carry out His will. Just like in the Age of Law, when God called Moses to bring Israelites out of Egypt, he was fully aware that he had been chased by Egyptian Pharaoh to the wilderness, and that if he returned to Egypt he would surely be in danger. But he deeply knew that it was God’s will for him to return to Egypt, which he must obey. He believed as well that since God had promised to lead Israelites out of Egypt, His promise must be fulfilled. Consequently, he accepted God’s commission and went back to Egypt. God descended ten plagues on Egypt to force the Egyptian Pharaoh to give Moses permission to bring Israelites out of Egypt, and He clove the Red Sea in order that Moses could succeed in leading Israelites out of the hunting of Egyptian soldiers. Ultimately, Moses accomplished God’s will under His leadership and guidance. Similarly, under the circumstances that the man used by the Holy Spirit in the Age of Kingdom was wanted by the CCP, if he was not for following God’s will, and if there were no God’s care and protection, it would be impossible for him to avoid the CCP’s arrest easily and pass the examination of Chinese customs smoothly without any assist from outside forces. Almighty God says, “Of everything that occurs in the universe, there is nothing that I do not have the final say in. What exists that is not in My hands? All that I say goes …” (“The First Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh). The man used by the Holy Spirit could leave China successfully to shoulder the work of expanding the kingdom gospel abroad. This is entirely God’s sovereignty and arrangement and is led and guided by the Holy Spirit Himself.
Xunguang: After your fellowship, the background and the reason for the man used by the Holy Spirit who could avoid the CCP’s arrest and go abroad smoothly are perfectly clear. After he arrived in America and soon got political asylum from the American government, the CCP spread again that the American authorities who were unaware of the facts approved his application for political asylum. Could it be possible that the American government grants one political asylum so casually?
Zhengyi: Thesays, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance” (Psalms 33:12). One former president of the United States also said, “If we ever forget that we are ‘One nation, under God,’ then we will be one nation gone under.” Hence, America has been respecting for the freedom of belief since its establishment, and its government has been providing political asylum for foreigners who suffer political or religious persecution. According to the American laws, asylum may be granted to people who are unable or unwilling to return their home country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. The immigration office will decide whether or not to offer them political asylum on the basis of their evidences of being persecuted. It is thus evident that the American government has a justified and lawful procedure for examining and approving political asylum applications. That the man used by the Holy Spirit could receive political asylum from the American government shows it acknowledged the fact that he was persecuted by the CCP government. Accordingly, it is also completely legitimate and legal for him to get political asylum.
Xiangming: In fact, including America, in many countries with relatively sound democracy and legal system, all cases are handled in accordance with the law, the fact, and the evidence. None of the governments of democracies will grant refugee status to an applicant without evidences at random, much less ignore the asylum application submitted by the applicants who are persecuted by the CCP. The CCP slanders that the American authorities granted Zhao XX political asylum because they were unaware of the facts, from which we can see that in order to defame him, the CCP becomes frenzied with anxiety, being desperate and disregarding anything. It would rather flout international human rights regulations and make enemies of all democracies than not discredit him so as to conceal the fact that God has appeared and worked in the last days. It just wants to hinder man from seeking and investigating God’s work of the last days, and ruin man’s opportunity of being saved. This is its real purpose.
Xunguang: Well, it appears that rumors are not frightful, and the crux is that when facing rumors, one can seek the truth and rely on God to ascertain the fact and see through the rumormonger’s intentions and purposes. Through today’s fellowship and discernment, the CCP’s plots to discreditand to slander the man used by the Holy Spirit are exposed thoroughly, and the facts have floated before our eyes. The Lord said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27). Only if one investigates God’s work and utterance practically, can he see God’s appearance and keep pace with God’s work. Anyone believing rumors blindly may lose his life, while the one seeking and investigating the truth is the most blessed one. God once said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is ” (Matthew 5:3). My friends, now, do you still believe the CCP’s rumors and refuse to seek and investigate God’s work of the last days?
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Part One: Inquiring Into the Facts (I)