How Do the Wise Virgins Hear God’s Voice and Welcome the Lord?
Let’s first read a few verses of Scripture:
“I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:12–13). “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelation 2:7).
And God’s words say: “Since we are searching for the footprints of God, it behooves us to search for God’s will, for the words of God, for His utterances—because wherever there are new words spoken by God, the voice of God is there, and wherever there are the footsteps of God, God’s deeds are there. Wherever there is the expression of God, there God appears, and wherever God appears, there the truth, the way, and the life exist. In seeking God’s footprints, you have ignored the words that ‘God is the truth, the way, and the life.’ And so, many people, even when they receive the truth, do not believe that they have found God’s footprints, and still less do they acknowledge the appearance of God. What a grave mistake!” (“The Appearance of God Has Ushered in a New Age”)
“I am He who was worshiped countless ages before now, and I am also the infant forsaken by the Israelites countless ages before now. Moreover, I am the all-glorious Almighty God of the present age! Let all come before My throne and see My glorious countenance, hear My voice, and look upon My deeds. This is the entirety of My will; it is the end and the climax of My plan, as well as the purpose of My management. Let every nation worship Me, every tongue acknowledge Me, every man repose his faith in Me, and every people be subject unto Me!” (“The Seven Thunders Peal—Prophesying That the Gospel of the Kingdom Shall Spread Throughout the Universe”)
God’s words clearly tell us this: When the Lord returns, He will speak to the churches. So, when we hear someone bear witness that the Lord has returned, focusing on listening to God’s voice is the most crucial thing. If we can actively seek and investigate and recognize the voice of God from His utterances, if we can accept the truth and obey God’s work, then we will be as the wise virgins, follow God’s footsteps and welcome the Lord. Just as in the Age of Grace, when the Lord Jesus worked, people like Peter and the Samaritan woman recognized the Lord Jesus was of God from His words and works, and in the end they attained God’s salvation.
May God bless every brother and sister so that they can hear God’s voice, accept and obey God’s words, be wise virgins and welcome the Lord’s return!