What Does “a Great Sound of a Trumpet” in the Biblical Prophecy Refer To?

By Xiaochen In the recent several gatherings,how to welcome the Lord’s return had been a hot topic. The Lord Jesus said, “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the So...

How Did the People of Nineveh Repent and Gain God’s Mercy?

by Wang Rong In the past, I saw the story of Nineveh in the Bible: The people of Nineveh never worshiped the true God, resulting in their drifting further and further away from God and becoming ever more corrupt and evil. As a result, their evil deeds reach...

What Does “He That Believes on the Son Has Everlasting Life” Really Mean?

By Jingyuan “The Lord Jesus said: ‘But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life’ (John 4:14). He also said: ‘He that believes...

What Can We Learn From the Jerusalem Temple Being Destroyed?

By Wang Xinyu Early on in my spiritual formation, I read this passage in the Bible, “And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day, the things which belong to your peace! but n...

What Is the True Meaning of “It Is Finished” Spoken by the Lord Jesus Upon the Cross?

By Weichen It was a morning in early winter. The red sun in the sky was shedding its soft rays. Humming hymns of praise to God, Zhang Yue rode to the home of her cousin Li Chen to tell her and her husband Liu Zhen the good news about the Lord Jesus’ retu...

What Is the True Meaning of the Resurrection of the Dead in the Bible?

By Xiangwang Editor's note: Many believers in the Lord think that when the Lord returns, the dead will be resurrected and that the saints through the ages will arise from their tombs. But will the biblical prophecies really come about as we imagine? Who r...

What Is God’s Will Behind the Parable of the Lost Sheep?

By Xiaoqing Editor’s Note: I trust everyone’s familiar with the parable of the lost sheep in the Bible. The Lord Jesus used this parable to very vividly tell us about God’s love for mankind and to allow us to feel how sincere God’s desire to save mankind is...

The Origin of Animals’ Names

When I was a child, I was very curious when hearing grown-ups call various animals, such as lion, tiger, elephant, peacock, cat, dog, rabbit, eagle and so on. How come they are called these names? Who gave names to them? So, I went to ask my grandfather and gr...

God’s Sorrow Behind the Rainbow

A rainbow has beautiful colors and displays a perfect picture. People praise the rainbow with the word “Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, who is dancing in the air with the rainbow?” And there are another two words about it that give hope to th...

The Key Points of the Samaritan Woman Recognizing the Lord Jesus Was the Messiah

By Zhang Yiping Presumably many of us believers are familiar with the story of the Samaritan woman recorded in the Bible. When she drew water, she met the Lord Jesus, who asked her for a drink. From her exchange with the Lord Jesus, she recognized that He w...

What God’s Intention Is Behind the Story of Noah’s Ark

By Zheng Fu The story of Noah’s ark is very well-known. From the accounts in the Bible, we can see that the people in Noah’s day became depraved and corrupt, living every day wining and dining, scheming and plotting against one another, and in wicked promis...

3 Reasons Why Abraham Was Blessed by God

Verses: Genesis 22:2-3, 9-10 “And he said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and get you into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of” (Genesis 22:2). “And Abraham...

Know God’s Righteous Disposition From King David’s Experience

By Xiaowei The Old Testament records a king. He was once an ordinary shepherd but later chosen by God and became a beloved king of the Israelites. When David was only 14-15 years old, he tended sheep in the fields. He was able to save the flock from the ...

Why Did the Lord Say Blessed Are the Pure Heart?

By Xiaoming Jack, who had just returned from evangelizing London, arrived at the door of a coffee shop around the corner at 2 p.m. as usual. Perhaps because the owner of this coffee shop was a Christian, there were free copies of the Bible there for ever...

What Is a Righteous Person and What Is the Standard of Righteous People in God’s Eyes?

By Chengshi The Lord Jesus said, “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father” (Matthew 13:43). These words tell us that only righteous people can enter God’s kingdom, and enjoy the blessings of the heavenly kingdom. So wh...

2 Reasons Why God Allowed Satan to Test Job

By Li Zhi I believe that everyone knows well the story of Job. When his property was all taken away, his servants were murdered and his children had their lives taken, Job still revered God and shunned evil and didn’t sin with his tips. Moreover, he said a ...

What Is the Meaning of the Parable of the New Cloth and Old Garment?

By Yaning One day, after a meeting, a sister asked me, “Brother, the Lord Jesus said, ‘No man puts a piece of a new garment on an old; if otherwise, then both the new makes a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agrees not with the old’ (Luke 5...

Why Is It Hard for a Rich Man to Enter God’s Kingdom?

By Xiaoliang When I got up early in the morning, I said a prayer, then opened up the Bible and read the following: “And, behold, one came and said to Him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And He said to him, Why call yo...

What’s the Meaning of “God Saw That It Was Good” in the Bible?

By Jianqiang When I was in senior high school, I learned from my teacher that Bible was a great work of literature in the world. Later, I found this book to know clearly, with curiosity, what had been written within. The moment I opened it, I caught sight o...

The Truth of Job’s Trials

By Baixue Every brother and sister in the Lord who knows the Scriptures very well is familiar with Job’s trials. In Scripture it is written about him, “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that...

What Was God’s Will to Make Coats of Skins for Adam and Eve?

Han Xiao From the Genesis of the Bible, I saw that God created light in just one sentence, and He also created air, the earth, seas and all sorts of plants on the land and so on in one sentence. It made me realize that God speaks, and it will be accomplishe...

Why Did God Command Abraham to Offer His Son Isaac?

It is recorded in the Bible, “And he said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and get you into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of. And Abraham rose up early in the m...

Why Does God Mourn for Mankind?

Han Xue Ever since I believed in the Lord Jesus, I had enjoyed much grace from Him, often living in the peace and joy bestowed by Him. However, I always felt distressed in my heart whenever I saw the Bible say, “And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, ...

Is God’s Disposition Only Mercy and Lovingkindness?

Hanxiao Many Christians believe that the Lord Jesus’ disposition is mercy and lovingkindness. He never unleashes His wrath to people, but instead He treats people like a loving mother to her baby, carrying no majesty or wrath. Especially to those who believ...

Job Bible – The Inspiration I Gained From Job’s Experience

By Luo Fan Recently, I came across many difficulties in my job, which made me open the Book of Job and read it again. I saw the archetypal words spoken by Job: “Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the L...

Who are the Ones Chosen by God?

Question: It is said in the Bible, “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifies. Who is he that condemns?” (Romans 8:33-34). This proves that the Lord Jesus has forgiven all our sins through His crucifixion. The Lord doesn’t ...

Exiting the Ark

The Ark Rests on Ararat – Genesis 8 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged; The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven...

What Is the “Hidden Manna”?

By Li Lan The word “manna,” I believe, is familiar to every brother and sister in the Lord, as it is recorded in the Old Testament that, after Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, they stayed in the wilderness for forty years, during which time God sent m...

Why Only Peter Recognized Jesus As Christ?

By Bai Xue The Bible records, “When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one o...

No Condemnation in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1)

Question: The Bible says, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). By faith in Jesus Christ, we are no longer condemned and will enter the kingdom of heaven. Answer: We like to think our belief in Jesus ...

Genesis: God’s Creation

God created the world (Genesis 1:1-25) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters. And God said, Let there ...

Which Is Greater in Your Heart, God or the Temple?

by Lin Lin The Bible records, “But I say to you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. But if you had known what this means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even o...

Genesis: The Origin of Mankind’s Corruption

Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:4-9; Genesis 2:15-25) These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every...

What Does “Born Again” Mean? How to Get Reborn?

Yanxi Speaking of being born again, I believe that all the brothers and sisters in the Lord know it and may think of the dialogue between the Lord Jesus and Nicodemus recorded in the Bible, “Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Ex...

How to Discern the Wheat From the Tares? I Have a Practical Knowledge of This Question

by Fang Ying The Bible records, “Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when ...

The Clever Samaritan Woman – Recognized Jesus As the Messiah

by Zhang Yiping I believe that many people must be familiar with the story about the woman of Samaria: When drawing water, the Samaritan woman ran into the Lord Jesus who asked water of her. She then recognized that He was the coming Messiah in prophecy...

How Much of God’s Creating All Things Do We Really Know?

From the Bible, I learned that when God created the world, He created the heavens and earth and all things during the previous five days, and created humanity and various living things on the sixth day. After knowing this fact, I thought that I had known...

The Mystery of Resurrection From the Dead

Today I will fellowship the truth of resurrection from the dead with you. Let us read the Bible first. Ezekiel 37:5-6 records, “Thus said the Lord GOD to these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live: And I will lay sinew...

What Is the Secret of the Ninevites’ Receiving Mercy From God?

by Wang Rong In the past, I saw the story of Nineveh in the Bible: The people of Nineveh never worshiped the true God, resulting in their drifting further and further away from God and becoming ever more corrupt and evil. As a result, their evil deeds r...

How Should We Treat the Bible Prophecy?

By Chenyan, China There are a lot of prophecies of the Lord’s return in the Bible. Every Christian is familiar with them. Especially we who are anxiously expecting the Lord’s return even want to properly understand and know the prophecies of the Lord’s re...

What’s the Significance Behind the 10 Commandments in the Bible?

By Si’en Brothers and Sisters, Thanks be to God for giving us the opportunity to fellowship together. I’m certain the Ten Commandments are a familiar subject for all of us. The Bible records that after Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, God used M...

The Enlightenment Provided to Us by the Ethiopian Eunuch Accepting the Gospel

Seeing this picture, I can’t help but think of a record in the Bible, “And the angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south to the way that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza, which is desert. And he arose and went: and, behold, ...