Gift of Endurance Received In WMSCOG

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AR Ji, Korea

Whenever I go to the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) after work, I feel like flying. WMSCOG, Zion, is a place of rest where my weary soul finds comfort and peace. Honestly, up until recently my heart felt heavy. It was because I bore no fruit during the long one year. I preached the gospel fervently, believing firmly that God would surely allow me to bear fruits. However, as I had no visible results, my body and mind grew weary. I became more frustrated when I compared myself with other members who produced good gospel results. In the meantime, there was the “Summer Young Adult Preaching Report.”  Since it was the opportunity which God gave the young adults like the dew of the dawn to bless them, I renewed my determination and gained new strength by praying together with other young adult members of Zion every day. Then one day, I had a sincere conversation with a member, and it helped me reflect upon my childish and immature faith; actually, I just desired to bear fruit without having the mind of God, who considers each and every soul more precious than the whole world. I was also lacking in patience and complained against God when I was just a little bit tired and weary. Because of that, I felt so sorry toward God that I shed tears of repentance.

From that day on, even though I bore no immediate fruit or result, I tried to wait with patience. Of course, I still found it difficult to endure those difficult times. Whenever I felt weak and troubled, I thought about Father and Mother: ‘Since my heart aches this much over just a single soul, how much more heartbroken and distressed Father and Mother must have felt!’ A week later, on the Sabbath day I went out to preach the Word after praying earnestly as soon as the morning service finished. Then I met one soul. After listening to God’s word, he was reborn as a child of God without hesitation and kept the Sabbath. The brother was a college student; he came to Zion every day to study the Bible. When he had no time to study the Word, he stopped by Zion to pray on his way to school. Then he bore fruit just eight days after receiving the truth, and that day he shared his fragrance of Zion with me. “Recently, I was very exhausted and distressed, and I felt that I should seek God. I needed somebody to lean on and wanted someone to hold me. So, I just thought of going to any church, and just then I met you. Actually, when I heard your preaching, I followed you to Zion while thinking to myself: ‘Let me just go and pray there once.’ I didn’t really expect to receive this blessing of salvation! Thank you for teaching me this precious truth and guiding me to the Church where the true God dwells.”

While listening to his story, I realized this: ‘Truly he is a member of our heavenly family, whom God has prepared. To allow me to bear this precious fruit, God has let me wait for such a long time.’ As I thought of this, I was overwhelmed with gratitude. Now the brother reveals his strong ambitions for the gospel, saying that he wants to preach God’s word to other people by studying the Bible diligently. I believe that he will become a great worker of the New Covenant before long. When the members gave me words of congratulations and asked me the secret of bearing good fruit, I could not say anything. I just held my head low; I was ashamed and sorry towards God because I felt that I myself was receiving the glory, which God deserves to receive. If God did not take care of my weary soul, I would not be able to realize my shortcomings nor understand the mind of God. I give all glory and praise to God for always giving strength to this weak child so that I will not fall, and for granting me the great gift of endurance.

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9 Responses

  1. Steffi says:

    This give me so much encouragement! We need to reflect on our shortcoming rather than blaming God for not giving us fruits…

    Let’s all animo & bear beautiful fruit of repentance!!!

    Never give up! In a day we can bear such an amazing fruit!

  2. merryjane says:

    Through bearing fruits, we can understand and learn God’s love for us.  Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother endure for long time to seek us.  Nobody could have mercy for sinner except God the Father and God the Mother.

  3. elsa says:

    Though we don’t realize our shorthcomings and understand the mind of God, God takes care of our soul and waits us to repent. I want to be a child of God who understand the mind of God and console our Heavenly parents by obeying the words of God.

  4. musco says:

    There are many kinds of plants. Some are blooming in spring. Some are in summer. Some are in fall. That means the day of fruits are different. We are all different. I believe i will bear the good fruits when i endure.

  5. Rachel says:

    Amen. we can understand God’s sacrifice and love by preaching the gospel.

    God came down to the earth only to save us.

    Now, we are entrusted with the gospel.

    Let us fulfill our mission with love of God so we can repay for God’s love.

     

  6. Greg says:

    Every Fragrance of Zion makes me feel enthusiastic because it makes me want to preach more diligently by letting me eagerly hope to find those kind of good fruits. Thanks to our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother to give me spiritual energy for preaching!

  7. sarah says:

    In our life of faith, endurance is very important. For Everyone, Keeping their Faith is sometimes difficult. However, All prophets who are in Heaven now, they overcame many hardships with endurance. We also have to endure and give thanks to God then we can overcome and receive the blessing of great fruits!

  8. crystal says:

    Actually I think I didn’t have passion for bearing good fruit but just hope. Sometimes I think I have no fruit for a long time. But when I read above, I realized I didn’t have any action and effort to change myself like the example of God. I give all thanks and glory to our God for letting me know this. To give pleasure to our God; Father Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother[Heavenly Mother], I will have action and effort to change myself; love others.

  9. lebekah says:

    God let us knew how to bear fruit thr the book of John 15- When we remain God, n God remain us, we can bear much more good fruits.for being remain in God, we have to endure all of our difficulties.

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