By Li Yang
The Church of Almighty God is reportedly about to release a documentary “The One Who Holds Sovereignty Over Everything.” This documentary will meet with the audience for the first time in the near future. To this end, let’s briefly review the development of the chorus’ performances of The Church of Almighty God.
In November, 2015, five chorus’ performances of praising God, “The Holy Kingdom Has Appeared,” “Praise God for His Overcoming,” “God Has Descended With Full Glory,” “God’s Salvation,” and “God Has Come Back Victorious,” were released successively. This chorus, from conductors, members to all the staff members behind the scenes, are all Christians from The Church of Almighty God. And the entire production process of each chorus’ performance is done by them independently. Listen attentively and watch carefully, then you will surely discover that each of their performances is better than the previous ones, and in their progress there must be the work of the Holy Spirit, God’s blessings and leadership.
There were three more performances released subsequently, “Thank and Praise God’s Love and Salvation,” “Praise God’s Uniqueness,” “Six Thousand Years of Caring and Watching.” They contain several hymns of God’s words which are very helpful for us humans in knowing God and His work, such as “How Important God’s Love for Man Is,” “The Identity and Status of God Himself,” “The Significance of God’s Managing Mankind,” and “The Significance of God’s Name.” While enjoying these beautiful and lovely songs, we can also understand the work of God.
The ninth performance “God’s Call and Salvation” is a performance I have to mention. It is presented in the form of a stage play for the first time and has portrayed the vicissitudes of life. Through the story line, the main purpose of the two hymns “The Sorrow of Corrupt Mankind” and “Man’s True Condition of Being Corrupted by Satan” comes across very clearly, which lets corrupted humans feel God’s earnest intention just like what it is conveyed by another hymn “The Practical God Saves Men in Obscurity.”
There were another three performances from the tenth to twelfth released, “Sing and Praise the Appearance of the,” “The Call of God’s Love,” and “God’s Admonitions for the People of the Last Days.” Each and every performance is done through constant innovation and improvement. It is precisely relying on and looking to God with one accord that has led to amazing performances, one after another.
The musical “Xiaozhen’s Story” takes the life of Christian Xiaozhen as the main story, interpreting the loss and depravity of human nature in the social trend of pursuing fame and fortune, and the fear and helplessness of humans being unable to find the direction of life due to leaving God. The musical also portrays the ugliness of corrupt humanity, and presents the consequences of human’s disobedience and separation from God. It points out the right direction of life for all those who thirst for the light and yearn to be free from the bondage of sin. This musical has won many awards at film festivals in several countries. Just in 2017, at the Christian Film Festival held in Virginia, USA, it has won nine awards, such as “Best Director” and “Best Feature Film.”
In the spring of 2016, the thirteenth performance “God Will Restore the Former State of Creation” was released. It is a blend of Beijing opera, rock and roll, traditional work songs, Latin dance, animation, drama, special effects and other forms of expressions. Unique and fabulous animations, fascinating performances and artistic conceptions and diversified techniques are very refreshing, which is unprecedented in any Christian films. This musical revolves around the theme “God Will Restore the Former State of Creation” which is closely related to the destiny of mankind. Through stage performances with songs and dances, extreme wretchedness in the world, scenes in hell and Satan’s corruption and abuse of mankind are vividly illustrated. Furthermore, this musical shows the process of mankind’s attaining salvation of coming back to life again in the light of God and triumphing over Satan with God’s word. Finally, the musical ends with the destruction of Satan, the appearance of the holy kingdom, and the joyous scenes of God’s chosen ones singing and dancing to praise God.
The fourteenth to eighteenth performances, “Praise the Appearance of God,” “of the Last Days Has Descended,” “The Lord Is in China,” “Glorious and Honorable Almighty God,” and “Praise the Triumphant Return of the Lord God Almighty,” were released consecutively. The quality of their performances has been pushed to a professional level, which is comparable to that in the professional chorus, both in production and singing.
With the public’s expectation, the nineteenth musical drama “Every Nation Worships the Practical God” was released in September 2017. This is the first musical drama on the theme “Witness the Revelation and Work of Christ of the Last Days.” With an intriguing and profound enactment on the stage, this musical drama has conveyed exciting news: The Kingdom has descended, the New Age has begun, and God has returned. It has pointed out the way for and brought light to all those who are exploring life’s destination and thirsting for the return of the Lord Jesus, and it is of far-reaching significance for man’s salvation and entering the kingdom of heaven. This musical drama is enacted using clear music, a liberal modern dance, a beautiful waltz and graceful jive. Its free and nice performance is really refreshing to the audience, and also allows them to listen to the voice of God and feel the love and salvation that God’s appearance brings to mankind.
In just two years, it is really amazing that these works have come out continuously and rapidly and are constantly progressing. This truly fulfills God’s word, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, said the LORD of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6). It is totally because of the work of the Holy Spirit that The Church of Almighty God has achieved such results in every work.
In 2018, the upcoming twentieth performance “The One Who Holds Sovereignty Over Everything” is a far-reaching performance. For the first time in the form of a documentary, it witnesses God’s words and actions in a new vision with a multifaceted and multi-perspective way. It will bring the audience a strong visual enjoyment and a great impact upon their spirit.
According to sources, the twentieth performance “The One Who Holds Sovereignty Over Everything” will use music, special effects, recitation and other forms of art to show us more mysteries of truth that is closely related to human survival and development: Who is in control of the history of humanity? Who is in charge of the rise and fall of a nation or country? Why does mankind live? And why does mankind have to die? What does mankind actually live for? Who created the environment suitable for human survival? Who has supplied and nourished humanity and led humanity to today? If you are also eager to get the truth, if you are also looking for the light, if you also want to understand the mysteries and truths of human existence, then this twentieth performance “The One Who Holds Sovereignty Over Everything” will be a must-see classic!
Wonderful Twentieth Performance, Stay Tuned!!