Since WMSCOG Have the Words of Life
We work in a small clothing store together, and we also preach the Word to our customers together. One day, an elderly woman came into our store. While talking to her, we learned that she was attending church, and we asked her why she went to church.
“I am only a pilgrim on this earth. So I want to go to heaven, my spiritual home. That’s why I go to church.”
We taught her the truth of the Passover, saying we must keep it to enter the kingdom of heaven. After a few days, she visited our store again, and studied the Bible with her eyes twinkling enough to make us forget about her age. Then she asked us to write down the Bible verses which she studied that day, saying that she wanted to read them again at her home. She studied the Bible several more times like that, and a week before the Feast of Pentecost, she was reborn as a child of the true God, saying, “I have no doubt that this is absolutely the truth.”
When she first heard the truth, she felt confused because she had been very devout and active in a Protestant church; she had served as a Sunday school teacher and also as a mission leader for a long time. However, since she believed that nothing is more important than the word of God, she was finally able to discern the truth.
She said that she was persuaded to get a higher position in the Protestant church many times, but she refused the proposal every time. It was because she thought that the position had nothing to do with her salvation. On the other hand, she was so eager to learn the word of God that when she had a question about the Bible, she did not hesitate to ask the person with a higher position or the pastoral staff about it. Then they just said, “You just need to believe.” Their answer could never satisfy her. As she moved to another place a few months before, she started going to a new church. However, the church did not quench her spiritual thirst, either.
It was around that time that she met us. When she asked the pastor of that church about the Passover, he said things that were different from the Bible, so she did not ask him anymore. She said, “I only believe in God’s word”; she was truly a child of God.
While she was keeping the Prayer Week of the Pentecost with delight, she was faced with a difficult situation. Some people from the church, which she had attended for a long time before, visited her and troubled her heart with many words. It gave her a hard time, but she thought that she should fear God, not people, and she flat out said to them, “I’ve found the truth. So do not visit me again.”
She received the Holy Spirit of the latter rain in abundance through the Feast of Pentecost. Now she says, “Since I’ve received the true God, I have no regrets even if I die today.” Although there are still many things that trouble her, she is joyfully fostering the hope for heaven in Zion. It is very touching to see her doing so. She eagerly wants to preach the truth to her acquaintances. We believe that God, knowing her earnest heart, will surely allow her to bear fruit sooner or later.
Once again, we realize this: There are many souls who are longing for God’s word and looking for the truth so eagerly, and we, who have understood the truth earlier, must preach the gospel to them. So today, like every other day, we blow the trumpet of the gospel loud here at our workplace—the gospel field granted by God to us, in order to find our heavenly family members who will come back to Zion when they hear the voice of God saying,
“Come out of her, my people (Rev 18:4).”