2.1.4 Church, Where is Your Direction?

2.1.4 教會,你的方向在哪裡?

Reference to the End Times Ministry article: "Warning from Heaven: The Return of the Star of Bethlehem after 2000 Years and the Imminent Fulfillment of Revelation 12."

Sharing: Teacher Ming

Is the Church Prepared For Tribulations & Persecutions Before The Lord’s Return?

In the church, we all appear to be doing well, but we are unwilling to talk about the day of the Lord's return. In fact, it is approaching, and Jesus' feet are about to step in, but Christians still do not want to discuss this crisis because we are afraid. We fear that when we talk about the end times, people will leave the church. Therefore, the church is usually a place where everyone says, "I'm fine, and you're fine." Many people are still in the dark, living aimlessly. Everything seems good in their outward appearance, however, unless people walk closely with God, nothing will go well. Emotionally and spiritually, most people in the world are becoming increasingly depressed. The wicked will become more wicked, and the righteous will become more righteous because they have received a true warning. They do not know what will happen to their families or their churches.

People often say, "Just trust in the Lord, and don't worry about anything else." It sounds great, but people are naive and ignorant in real life. Do we not need to prepare, in addition to trusting and obeying? (Hosea 4:6) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. In fact, both faith and preparation are necessary for us (Hebrews 11:7). Noah, through faith, was warned by God of things unseen, moved with fear, and prepared an ark, saving his entire family. Thus, the sin of that generation was condemned, and he also obtained the righteousness that comes by faith. In English, Noah was warned, but he did not say, "I just need to trust, and I don't need to do anything else." At the same time, Joseph in Egypt was warned of seven years of abundance followed by seven years of famine, so he had to do something. Otherwise, he would not survive without preparation. This is important. If you do not heed God's warning, your family, yourself, and your church will be in danger. Noah, through faith, built an ark that allowed him, his family, and the animals to survive a dangerous time; Joseph, through faith, saved his family and the Jews. Therefore, if we only say, "I just need to pray, and God will take care of everything, and I just need to trust in the Lord," then we would be very foolish. Prayer and trust in God are essential, but action is also necessary.

We are now entering a critical and new era. If we said "we have 20 years" twenty years ago, what day is it now? As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying, and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. People were also eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, and building, but on the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. Eating and drinking are not wrong, but we are living as if we have 100 or 500 more years to live, and that is pitiful. How many churches are still living in such a time?

God Speaks Through Astronomical Signs : We Are Living In The End Times.

I have had several visions of being raptured, including one where I saw the situation of the church. There were probably 100-300 people in one or two churches, and when I walked in, only a few were raptured when it happened. This is just a prefiguration. We live as if everything is normal and don't know what is going to happen. Let me tell you a testimony. There is a person named Brother Peng Li from the Netherlands who has written his own testimony. He has been to many persecuted countries, including China. In the early stages of the Cultural Revolution, Chinese Christians were taught, "Don't worry, suppose you have been raptured when great tribulations come." In fact, the persecution began during the Cultural Revolution, and there is still no accurate data showing the number of people who were persecuted at that time. Approximately one million Christians were tortured to death. Therefore, only those who are warned by God in advance and are prepared are saved at that time. Later, a Chinese bishop spoke to Brother Peng Li, saying, "The failure of our church is that we did not prepare the believers for the tribulations and persecutions, but told them that Jesus would come first." So, he looked at Brother Peng Li and said, "You tell everyone how to stand firm in the face of persecution and not fall." Christian families who were persecuted thought that their bishops or pastors were responsible for not telling them the truth. Therefore, some people, some churches, and some pastors will be held responsible by God because they did not tell the truth to the congregation. The Bible says, "While they were still eating and drinking, the bridegroom came." Everything is not okay, there will be difficult times ahead. Only those who receive the warning in advance will prepare in advance. (Matthew 25:1-13) At midnight, someone shouted, "The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!" We need to be the ones who are alert at midnight and not be the foolish virgins without oil. So, these are the days of Lot and the days of Noah that we are living in now. We are in the end times because we have already passed the last blood moon. The sign of this prophecy is recorded in the Bible as a series of blood moons, and the last one occurred on September 28, 2015. After this, there will be no more solar and lunar eclipses falling on Jewish feast days or Sabbath years. So, if anyone wants to see this type of series of blood moons again, they will have to wait for another 600 years. This passage corresponds to Revelation 6:12 and describes changes in celestial phenomena, which are astronomical phenomena and science.

Many teachings say, "Focus your eyes on God and do not pay attention to solar and lunar eclipses," but the Bible (Psalm 19:1-3) says that the heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Celestial phenomena do not speak to us with sound; we must go see astronomical phenomena ourselves, and we must lift up our heads and look up. Therefore, God placed the sun, moon, and stars in the sky as signs for determining seasons. If a person says, "I don't care about these signs of solar and lunar eclipses in the sky," they are actually saying, "I don't care about what God is saying to me," and they can just eat and drink as usual. So, ignoring these things is ignoring what God is saying to us.

Now let's consider two rational things. The scripture (Luke 21:25-26) says that the sun, moon, and stars will show signs, and the nations on earth will be distressed by the roaring of the sea and the waves and will be in turmoil. 26 People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. ...28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. Look up at the sky.

The Star of Bethlehem re-visited the Earth after 2000 years (2-3BC).

The Star of Bethlehem & The Women mentioned in Revelation 12:1-2

As for the news: on August 27, 2016, there was a super huge astronomical phenomenon, the Star of Bethlehem returned to Earth. Astronomers explained that the Star of Bethlehem happened 2,000 years ago when Venus and Jupiter overlapped, and a huge celestial body could be seen with the naked eye from Earth. This phenomenon is called the Star of Bethlehem. It appeared on June 20, 2015, and hung in the sky for a full year until August 27, 2016. It just happened to be in the Jewish year 5776, which is the Jubilee year. The last time it appeared was in 2-3 BC, when three wise men visited the newborn king Jesus Christ after seeing the Star of Bethlehem. These three men realized this fact, and today more than three people know about it. It returned once in 2000, and it has come back now. If we want to see it again, we must wait for another 2000 years. The Star of Bethlehem foreshadows that Jesus is telling us "He is coming." Jupiter is the largest one in mass, called the King Planet, which foreshadows Jesus Christ.

There is also one more rational thing. The myriad phenomena in the sky speak of God's deeds. Many verses in the Book of Revelation describe changes in celestial bodies, so it is not difficult to understand the Book of Revelation, just pay attention to astronomical phenomena.

The sun was behind Jupiter and the moon was at its feet, which only happens once every 6,000 years.

On December 23, 2016, the planet Jupiter, also known as the King Planet, moved into the constellation of Virgo and stayed there for 42 weeks, which is roughly the same length as a human pregnancy. This event was significant because the sun was behind Jupiter and the moon was at its feet, which only happens once every 6,000 years.

The constellation of Virgo had to meet a specific criterion, including having 12 planets above its head, which are made up of the 9 main stars of the constellation of Leo, along with Jupiter, Mars, and Venus. This creates a crown of 12 stars. The constellation gave birth on September 23, 2017, which has great significance because 2016 was a Jubilee year in the Jewish calendar and marked the 50th anniversary of Israel's recapture of Jerusalem in 1967. Additionally, 2017 was the year 5777 in the Jewish calendar, and 2018 was the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel. On September 23, 2017, the constellation of Virgo rose in Jerusalem, which was a very special astronomical phenomenon. This generation witnessed the last lunar and solar eclipses of a certain period, the return of the Bethlehem star, and the woman with a crown of stars, which had not occurred in 5,932 years. Some even calculated that this event occurred on August 5th, which is believed to be the day that Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden when God spoke to them.

"Woman will suffer in pregnancy and childbirth." (Revelation 12:1) A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. This is referring to the contents of Revelation 12:1. The day mentioned happens to coincide with the regular passage of the moon through the constellation Virgo, but it only passes under her feet once every 19 years. Jupiter only passes through Virgo once every 83 years, and stays there, so this kind of manifestation must happen at the same time and for a long time - 6000 years.

Planet-X, will cause damage to the Earth just like the Noah’s Flood

When the planet approaches the Earth in Revelation 12:4, it will trigger many meteor showers that impact the Earth, and one-third of the stars in the sky will be brought over by its gravitational force. Although it will not collide with the Earth, it caused the Great Flood of Noah, which lasted for 150 days. It also caused the ten plagues of Moses that year because of its orbit, which takes approximately 3600 years to return, precisely 3600 years ago from the time of Moses. If the woolly people can accurately calculate the timing of each disaster, then the woolly people can appear. We believe that this is entirely God's doing, but science can prove God's doing. In previous documents, Planet-X had many names, some called it the "Destroyer" or the "Disaster Star"... whatever its name, it is the same thing. Because of its massive size and gravity, when it approaches, the Earth's axis will tilt, and the magnetic fields of the two poles (north and south) will be affected. The magnetic field will change, and the seasons will be disrupted. This is why we often hear about sudden heat, sudden cold, and abnormal weather, which can be explained by science. Its impact will cause chaotic seasons, volcanic eruptions, droughts, forest fires, boiling oceans, and even plate movements. Some strange sounds will also be heard such as trumpet sounds and sinking sounds. Therefore, many places will have floods. What happened during Noah's Ark's flood? At that time, there was a record in Sumerian documents that when Noah's flood occurred, another planet in the solar system, now known as Planet-X (then called Nibiru), was present. The solar system revolves around the sun, and Planet-X is another planetary system that revolves around Nemesis? The black sun. They come together once every 26,000 years, but Planet-X approaches the Earth once every 3657 years, close to the Earth's orbit. Their orbits are elliptical. The beginning and end of Noah's flood were when Planet-X crossed the Earth's orbit for the first time, and this is the second time it has come back, lasting exactly 150 days. It also explains that Planet-X carried meteoroids of 110 miles that collided with the ground. Because of the impact, the Earth tilted, and the impact point was in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the Earth to tilt 23.5 degrees. What is 23.5 degrees? The latitude and longitude are both 23.5 degrees, which creates the four seasons. Therefore, there was no rain before Noah's flood, and people at that time did not know what rain was, so Noah had to build an ark, and everyone laughed at him. At that time there was no season, so when the seasons came, it was a new thing (Gen 2:5-6). The Lord had not yet caused it to rain upon the earth... but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole surface.

Time Is Set And Placed In Heaven: Let The Church Received These End-Times Warnings

After Revelation chapter 12, there is a period of 1260 days that will soon be seen. Revelation chapter 13 talks about a beast with seven heads and ten horns that will come, and the disintegration of the European Union must happen before it can be reorganized. Speaking about these things is not to guess when Jesus will come again, but rather to warn people today. In Genesis chapter 5, Methuselah lived to be over 900 years old, and because Enoch knew that the flood would come when Methuselah died, this was something that God had told him. Therefore, in Noah's time, God extended time through grace, and we also hope that we can extend time through grace. David Pawson shared that he would rather tell people to prepare for the big disaster than to tell them that they will not experience it, so that they can be prepared. When the disaster comes, God's judgment will come, and all nations will face judgment, especially those countries that have abandoned the foundation of God's kingdom. Look at America and Canada today, because they have rejected God's word, admonitions, and commands. Who will be responsible for this? It is the Church, not the government. (John 8:12) Jesus spoke to the people, saying, "I am the light of the world." (Matthew 5:14) You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. We are the Church, the light of the world, and we must let this light shine, otherwise we will be trampled by ungodly people. This is what is happening in North America today. Our time is running out, and judgment begins at God's house. Many churches have not even prepared for what is to come. Since 2009, the Holy Spirit has been doing wonderful work, separating the goats from the sheep in the Church. The Church of the future will be established and gathered in a family-like manner, with the purpose of avoiding the difficulties that are to come. This form is developing rapidly now and is seen in many reports from the Middle East. Revelation 7 talks about a crisis that will occur in Israel, and the revival of the Jewish people is coming. By Revelation chapter 14, the revival of the whole earth will come. The great revival is about to be seen, and it is already happening in the Middle East. We see people from all nations, tribes, and peoples flocking to God's kingdom, and what we are facing now is the need to prepare and teach them how to live when they cannot buy or sell, what to train them in such a short time, and what God wants to give them. Therefore, the Church must put aside fear and rise up; to prepare and train God's people for what is to come upon the whole earth. The Spirit of God is pouring out on these things. God's nature is good, and everything He does is out of love. When we face the things of the world and come to judgment, we must turn to God. If this is the last method that God wants to use, He will use it unquestionably. Therefore, Methuselah was very unfortunate. He lived for over 900 years because God extended his time, which was God's grace. However, when he died, the flood came. This shows that time is already set and placed in heaven. (Rev 8:1) There was silence in heaven for about half an hour. At that time, sinners felt quite comfortable and peaceful. They thought the Bible was not true and that God's words and the things people did in the church were ridiculous. Therefore, even though people were still impure and blasphemous towards God, when they were still impure and blasphemous towards God, suddenly it came, and there will be no more warnings, no more signs like this in heaven. So, we must not tempt God or misunderstand His patience and silence. He is just waiting for sin to be fulfilled. The warning in Revelation 12 is more significant than the warning of the Star of Bethlehem. If I were one of the three people during Jesus' first coming, then I would be very lucky, but some people were not among those three. Although the Star of Bethlehem was flashing above your head, it is possible that you may not have noticed it until you die, which is a great tragedy. This kind of thing is clearly recorded in the Bible. Most people missed it during the first coming. This is the second time. Do you want to miss it? Therefore, it is essential to remember the astronomical phenomenon in Revelation 12. So, I hope that everyone who has ears can hear.

To become the bride of Jesus Christ, there are four conditions mentioned in Revelation 17:14:

1. Being called.
2. Being chosen (when God calls us, we need to respond to be chosen; if we don't respond, we will only be called).
3. Being faithful, to hold onto the portion that God has given us, because regardless of size, the reward is the same (the speaker and the person who gives water to the speaker both receive the same reward).
4. To overcome and wear the pure, white linen, which is the righteous deeds of the saints.

Think carefully about these aspects and whether we have sincerely responded to God. When people see this lecture, their minds start to fight, and there is a battle in their thoughts, which is a battle of unbelieving. The storm of unbelief not only sweeps through the church but also through the world. But we know that when the wind of unbelief blows into the church, it will shatter the promise that God has given to His people (Numbers 13). The ten spies said, "We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them. We can't attack those people; they are stronger than we are." Therefore, they did not enter the Promised Land and wandered in the wilderness for 40 years before dying. They may have entered heaven, but they may not have fulfilled God's destiny for their lives. Their destiny was for God to lead them into the Promised Land. Therefore, such things must never happen to us again. We must trust in God and obey Him in the days ahead, but there is one important thing: to be alert and hear what God is saying to us in this generation. So, we must ask the Holy Spirit to teach us personally, so that we can hear God's voice clearly, and let God lead us into the flow of the Holy Spirit in this generation, into our promised land, and into our predestined season.

Let's begin by examining ourselves. Today we won't talk about the end times, but rather something very rational, so that we can understand that time is running out. We need to understand where our focus lies on in such days. Are we more concerned about taking care of our bodies or our lives? If our focus hasn't been adjusted, we need to think about it carefully. We need to examine ourselves to see if we can live our lives according to the words in chapter 17 of Revelation. Are we faithful and willing to wear the robe of righteousness of the saints? We pray for the Holy Spirit to awaken us.


Lord, although we have many doubts and even thoughts that are still in conflict within us, we can make a choice to focus our lives on what really matters. If we have not put our lives first, we repent today. We earnestly ask that the revealing Spirit of God come upon each of us, and the Holy Spirit's fire will fall on us so that we can respond to God's love and grace. Lord, please help us to love you, to have the love of the bride, to have the love of the conqueror, and to be victorious in everything. Help us to be the light on this earth, to rise and shine. We are willing to lift our hands to respond to our God. Lord, we are willing to be the light on this earth, so that you can turn us around and revive us. Each of us is a weapon in God's hands, and each of us is a conqueror. Therefore, God, you enable us to cross the Red Sea, to shake the walls of Jericho, and to be witnesses of our families, our people, and our nation. Please use each one of us. Thank you, Lord! When we open our mouths wide and thirst greatly, you come and pour out on us. Lord, we thank you for all the wonderful things you have done for us, so that you can captivate our hearts. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our victorious Savior. Amen!