God’s work in Mainland China has entered the last phase, and God’s chosen people formally begin to receive the perfection of all kinds of disasters and trials. Only those who gain the truth and stand the testimony in all kinds of disasters and trials can become the kingdom people. God’s chosen people in the Age of the Kingdom are just perfected and produced from the last disasters and trials. The disasters and trials of the last phase are the key to deciding whether one will be perfected or eliminated. One’s success or failure in believing in God depends on the way he walks in this phase, and it is very crucial that he pursues the truth and can stand the testimony. If one pursues the truth, can obey the working of the Holy Spirit, seriously eat and drink God’s word and pay attention to listening to the fellowship of the above, obey all God’s arrangements, and does not deviate from God’s word or leave this stream of the working of the Holy Spirit, he can enter the right track of believing in God, and truly get on the way of being saved and perfected. If one does not love the truth, and always doubts God’s work and the leading of the man used by the Holy Spirit, he will easily lose the working of the Holy Spirit and thus be taken captive by antichrists and deceivers and become one who rebels against God. Just as it is said, “a single slip may cause lasting sorrow,” and it will be too late to regret. It is very crucial that one truly pursues the truth, listens to God’s word, follows God, and obeys God’s work!
In the last phase of God’s work, all kinds of disasters are completely sent down, and all God’s chosen people have to personally undergo the sufferings of all kinds of disasters and trials. The course of people undergoing all kinds of disasters and trials is just the course of man warring against satan, that is, the course of God’s chosen people warring against the great red dragon, warring against all kinds of antichrists, and warring against various forces of satan. Only if one has a true faith in and true knowledge of God in all kinds of disasters and trials can he stand the testimony. Whether one has a true faith in and true knowledge of God decides everything, and those who have no truth surely cannot stand and thus fall. Haven’t all those deceived by the antichrists fallen? Haven’t those who rebelled against God because of being afraid of the force of the great red dragon fallen? Haven’t those who do not love the truth at all but follow the trend of the world also fallen? All kinds of disasters and trials people have to personally experience and taste, and if they can stand, they will have testimony. Peter was perfected after undergoing hundreds of trials. If one wants to gain the truth and be saved and perfected, he has to undergo many sufferings, and has to undergo all kinds of trials. God’s chosen people have to mainly undergo the following kinds of disasters and trials: They have to personally experience the deception of all kinds of antichrists, the hunting and persecution of the great red dragon and the disturbances and persecution of all kinds of evil forces, the working of all kinds of evil spirits, all kinds of plagues and diseases, all kinds of disasters and dangers and the sufferings of living, and they still have to personally experience many other disasters and trials, and so on. Before undergoing all kinds of great disasters and trials, besides the great red dragon’s oppression and persecution, what they experience first is the deception of antichrists and the working of various kinds of evil spirits. This is the most dangerous test in undergoing the disasters and trials. The ones who fall in this test, that is, all those who are deceived by the antichrists and all kinds of evil spirits and become separated from the stream of the working of the Holy Spirit, are completely revealed to be the kind of people who do not have any truth. They are the first group of eliminated ones. Still some people rebel against God because of being afraid of the hunting and persecution of the great red dragon. These people have been revealed and eliminated also because of having no truth at all. In future, in various disasters and trials there will be some people to be revealed and eliminated; their outcomes will be the same as the unbelievers’, and they will wait for God to send down disasters to destroy them.
One’s success or failure in believing in God mainly depends on whether or not he truly pursues the truth in undergoing trials. If one in trials does not seek the truth, always has notions and doubts about God, and has no true faith, he will only be taken captive by antichrists and fall in the disasters. Those who can stand in trials by their faith and their true knowledge of God and whose hearts are comforted will see God’s blessings because of having the presence of God. In doing his work, God just uses disasters and trials to perfect or reveal man and to test man’s work. If no trial comes, there is no success or failure and man cannot be revealed. The overcomers are all the ones who come out of the disasters and trials. Having people experience disasters and trials is the best way for God to perfect or reveal people. If one can overcome satan’s temptation and deception, it proves that he truly understands the truth and has a true faith in and true knowledge of God, and will have no great difficulty in undergoing various future disasters and trials. If one understands the truth, he can pass whatever disasters or trials; if one does not gain the truth, he will become satan’s captive and be taken home by satan. Only if one gains the truth can he completely overcome satan. Whether one can overcome satan’s temptation and deception depends on whether he has the truth. That he passes this test is very crucial for his being saved and perfected!
Now is just the darkest period when satan is waging its deathbed struggle and the great red dragon is frenziedly counterattacking, and all kinds of antichrists turn out in full strength and frenziedly counterattack. It is said that in various provinces and places, there are antichrists deceiving people, and the deceived ones are mostly new believers who do not understand the truth. Especially those people in far-off and remote areas have believed in God for a shorter time and have no foundation, so more of them are deceived. However, all those who pursue the truth, pay attention to eating and drinking God’s word and listening to the preachings and fellowships, have understood some truths, and have basically entered the right track of believing in God are not easily deceived by satan. The antichrists can only deceive those who do not pursue the truth but pay attention to signs and wonders, indulge in the wildest fantasy and are eager for quick success and instant benefit, and want to receive blessings at once. They can only deceive those who are deaf to the truth and detest the truth, and who are not willing to suffer or pay the price for gaining the truth but only want to receive blessings. These people like best the lies and fallacies spread by the antichrists such as “once you believe in me, you will receive blessings; once you meet me, you will be perfected.” They are really of the same ilk and are “destined” to meet.
In order to guarantee that all new believers in God who are not clear about the truth concerning the visions of God’s work are not deceived, I will specially make a brief dissection of several main deceiving fallacies from the antichrists as follows:
1 The fallacy of the antichrists: “Now God’s six-thousand-year management plan has ended, and now is the Age of the Millennial Kingdom. The work in the Age of the Kingdom has passed, and the work of now is outside the six-thousand-year work. People enter into the Millennial Kingdom one group after another. Whoever is perfected first will enter the Age of the Millennial Kingdom first.”
The brief dissection and clue: All those who have ever carefully read God’s word are clear that God’s management plan includes three stages of works, and the third stage of the end-time work, that is, the work in the Age of the Kingdom, has not ended. Although God’s working by descending in Mainland China in a hidden way is drawing to an end, it has not ended completely, for the great red dragon has not been destroyed, and most importantly, God has not appeared openly to do the work of spreading the work to the entire universe. This is a fact. However, the antichrists said in a flagrant and irresponsible way that “now is the Age of the Millennial Kingdom,” and “the work of now is outside the six-thousand-year work.” Aren’t they telling barefaced lies? God’s end-time work has not been finished, satan and various kinds of evil spirits are still deceiving, disturbing, and corrupting mankind, and the dark world still exists, so how can it be the Age of the Millennial Kingdom? Besides, the antichrists said, “People enter into the Millennial Kingdom one group after another,” which is even more impractical. The Millennial Kingdom refers to an age, and a heaven and earth. When the Millennial Kingdom is realized, the world will not exist; how can people enter into it one group after another? It can be seen that the various fallacies fabricated by all kinds of antichrists are all extremely absurd and notorious, and are not worth refuting.
2 The fallacy of the antichrists: “God’s word is not expressed by Almighty God, but is interpreted by the man used by the Holy Spirit.”
The brief dissection and clue: All those who have experience and knowledge of God’s word have seen a fact: All that Almighty God expresses are the mysteries of the truth and the words of life. If corrupt mankind does not have the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, no one can truly understand or reach them. Even though the man used by the Holy Spirit is inspired and enlightened by the Holy Spirit, what he understands and knows is limited, even less can he interpret God’s word. The Word Appears in the Flesh is all expressed personally by Christ and is checked, read over, and finalized personally by Christ until its publication. No one dares to take away from or falsify God’s word secretly. This is a fact. In God’s family, it is Christ who rules and the Holy Spirit who rules. If anyone dares to juggle God’s word, he will surely be cursed and punished by God, and the Holy Spirit will never forgive him. Among all corrupt mankind, no one can interfere in God’s work of the word. This is because during the period when God expressed the word to work, God’s word was like a sharp double-edged sword, and at that time, the atmosphere of the Holy Spirit’s working was very solemn and with wrath, which completely showed God’s majestic and wrathful righteous disposition, and made man tremble with fear. The man used by the Holy Spirit is one who fears God and obeys God. He spares no effort to safeguard God’s work and cooperate with Christ to finish the publication work of God’s word, and can never do the evil business of taking away from and falsifying God’s word. Only the antichrists often misinterpret, doubt, and distort God’s word flagrantly, even deny God’s word, and set themselves against God. This is a fact obvious to all. Various kinds of false christs and antichrists dare to rumor that “God’s word is not expressed by Almighty God, but is interpreted by the man used by the Holy Spirit.” This is resisting God flagrantly, and their purpose is to make people doubt and leave God’s word, which is just satan’s scheme in disturbing and demolishing God’s work. How malicious and contemptible their intention is. This completely exposes the true face of satan, the devil.
3 The fallacy of the antichrists: “The man used by the Holy Spirit is also a corrupt man, and he also has deviations in working, and even more the mixture of human will.”
The brief dissection and clue: Although the man used by the Holy Spirit was corrupted by satan, yet he is indeed one who has been saved and perfected by God. Like Peter, he is also one who has undergone God’s judgment and chastisement, prunings and dealings, and all kinds of trials. So he is qualified to lead God’s chosen people to experience God’s work so as to be saved by God. From all the work he has done, we have seen the result that God’s chosen people begin to pursue the truth, pay attention to entering into the reality, and have some discernment about satan. The fact is sufficient to prove that only after a corrupt man has been saved and perfected by God can he practically lead God’s chosen people to experience God’s work so as to be saved by God. Such a way of God’s working is so wise and so practical. The work God does is to judge and chastise men and prune and deal with men with his word, and what the man does is to cooperate with God’s work, and lead God’s chosen people to enter into the truth with his real experiences and the reality of life. It is true that the man used by the Holy Spirit was corrupted by satan, and God’s word has long since stated this plainly. But the antichrists dare not admit the most important fact that the man used by the Holy Spirit is even more one who has been saved and perfected, and this has also been stated plainly in God’s word. Why do the false christs and antichrists avoid talking about it? If the man used by the Holy Spirit were not one who was corrupted by satan but has received God’s exceedingly great salvation, how could he be qualified to do the work of leading God’s chosen people to experience God’s work and be saved by God? It is precisely because he was corrupted by satan but has been saved by God that he can be used by the Holy Spirit to lead all God’s chosen people to experience God’s work, enter the right track of believing in God, and achieve the result of being saved by God. This is a matter long seen clearly by those who know God’s work. God’s word says: “The man used by God, however, is a man who is prepared by God and who has proper qualities and has humanity. He has been prepared and perfected by the Holy Spirit ahead of time. He is led completely by the Holy Spirit, and especially in working, he is directed and governed by the Holy Spirit. …” (From “A Word About God Using Men” in The Word Appears in The Flesh) The antichrists attack the man used by the Holy Spirit like this, and consider themselves brilliant, which actually even more shows that they are foolish to the extreme. All those who obey God’s work have experienced that the work done by the man used by the Holy Spirit is to lead God’s chosen people into the right track of believing in God, and pave the way for their being perfected in disasters and trials. This is a fact obvious to all. If God’s chosen people follow the antichrists or someone who is not used by the Holy Spirit, can they truly enter the right track of believing in God? All people are clear what the consequence will be; does it need to be stated plainly? It can be seen that the purpose of the false christs and antichrists spreading such a fallacy is to deceive God’s chosen people, and to make all people follow them and take the way of perdition and destruction.
4 The fallacy of the antichrists: “God is ever-new and never-old, God’s work progresses continuously, and God’s disposition is expressed continuously. So we cannot circumscribe God’s work within the three stages of works, and God still has management in the Age of the Millennial Kingdom.”
The brief dissection and clue: The purpose of God’s management plan is to save corrupt mankind from satan’s influence. The work of saving mankind includes only three stages, and God’s three stages of works have completed the work of saving mankind. So, after God’s third stage of work completely ends, there will be no more work of saving mankind. God’s word says: “At the beginning, before men were corrupted by satan, they had a normal life on earth. Later after men were corrupted by satan, they lost their normal life. Thus God started the management work, and began to war against satan to recover man’s normal life.” (From “Recover Man’s Normal Life and Bring Man into the Pleasant Destination” in The Word Appears in The Flesh) “That is to say, the 'management' came into being because of the start of the work of salvation but not with the work of creating the world, and the management work came into being only after mankind had corrupt disposition. So, the work of managing mankind only includes three parts, not four stages or four ages. It is right to say it this way.” (From “Knowing the Three Stages of Works Is the Way to Know God” in The Word Appears in The Flesh) “Conquering man in the final stage is the last stage of work in warring against satan, a work of thoroughly saving man from satan’s domain. … Because man has broken away from satan’s influence of darkness, man will become the spoil of the entire war, while satan will become the object to be punished after the war ends. Then the entire work of saving mankind will end.” (From “Recover Man’s Normal Life and Bring Man into the Pleasant Destination” in The Word Appears in The Flesh) Because mankind of future will have no corruption from satan, from the Millennial Kingdom on, God will lead the whole mankind only with his word, advancing continuously. God does not say that there will still be management after the Millennial Kingdom, and how he will lead mankind in the future only he himself knows. How can man know what God does not say? If one has sense, he will not research or judge what work God will do in the future, but should only pay attention to how to pursue the truth at present so as to be saved. All kinds of antichrists are really possessed by evil spirits. They always want to know what God will do in the future, and always research and circumscribe God’s work. They are really satan by nature, and would rather die than repent! The corrupt mankind of today has not been saved yet, but always want to research and interfere in God’s work in the Age of the Millennial Kingdom; aren’t they out of their mind? Now, people all have no deeper knowledge of God’s end-time work because of shallow experience, and it is hard to say whether they can go through all kinds of disasters and trials safely, even less do they have the qualification to talk about or circumscribe God’s future work. It can be seen that various kinds of antichrists have had manic-depressive psychosis because of being possessed by evil spirits. Regardless of their own life or death, they want to research how to interfere in and disturb God’s work. This is really the evil self of satan.
5 The fallacy of the antichrists: “The conquering work and the perfecting work are two stages of works, and the work in China and the work of spreading the work to the entire universe are two stages of works. What God is doing now is the perfecting work.”
The brief dissection and clue: According to the disclosing of God’s word, God’s entire management plan includes three stages of works, that is, the works in the Age of the Law, in the Age of the Grace, and in the Age of the Kingdom, and this is more than clear. The work in the Age of the Kingdom, that is, the end-time work, is God’s third stage of work, a work of ending an age, and a work of salvation of judgment and chastisement done personally by God incarnate, that is, a conquering and perfecting work. The conquering and perfecting work is a stage of complete work, and is inseparable. Conquering is for perfecting, and conquering includes perfecting, and they are by no means two stages of works. God’s word says: “In God’s several-thousand-year plan, he does two stages of works in the flesh. One was the work of crucifixion, and he gained glory through it; the other is the conquering and perfecting work in the end time, and he will gain glory through it. This is God’s management.” (From “Is God’s Work So Simple as People Imagine?” in The Word Appears in the Flesh) “It is to conquer in the course of perfecting and to perfect in the course of conquering. All these are what you should understand.” (From “The Inside Truth of the Conquering Work (2)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh) The third stage of work of the Age of the Kingdom is only divided into two phases or steps, that is, the phase of God’s working by descending in Mainland China in a hidden way and the phase of God’s doing the work in the entire universe by appearing openly. They are both accomplished personally by God incarnate, and they are the works no corrupt man can do. Various kinds of antichrists always make an issue of the steps of God’s work to deceive people. Their base purpose is to pretend to be Christ to deceive and disturb people, and control God’s chosen people in their hand so as to eradicate the work of Almighty God. Satan’s ambition is as clear as daylight. Corrupt mankind are all of satan, and do not have any truth. They cannot conquer man, even less perfect man. Various kinds of antichrists and false christs even want to pretend to be Christ to do the work of perfecting man. They are really shameless to the utmost. The experiences of all God’s chosen people have proved that if one is not a person saved or perfected by God, he cannot cooperate with God’s work to perform his duty as a man. If corrupt mankind does not have the working of the Holy Spirit, they can only be the accomplices of satan, disturbing and demolishing God’s work. All God’s chosen people are clear that if a person is not one who is truly saved and perfected, he cannot at all do the work of leading God’s chosen people into the right track of believing in God; even if he is one who is saved and perfected, he is still a man in substance, and does not have God’s substance in the slightest. So, how can he do the work of conquering and perfecting man? Various kinds of false christs and antichrists always want to pretend to be Christ to do the work of saving mankind. They have no reality of the truth, but always want to be Christ to save mankind. They are really the servants of satan, and have the face of the devil. They are just like a three-year-old child who always wants to be father or mother of others; how ignorant and foolish they are!
6 The fallacy of the antichrists: “Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was God’s incarnated flesh, but Almighty God was not conceived by the Holy Spirit….”
The brief dissection and clue: God’s two incarnations have completed the significance of incarnation. It was because the first incarnation was conceived by the Holy Spirit that the redemptive work was accomplished. So the second incarnation does not need to be conceived by the Holy Spirit, for the work of the second incarnation is done based on the work of the first incarnation. God’s word says: “This stage of work is done succeeding Jesus’ work in that stage. Before, Jesus did the redemptive work, and in this stage, God does a succeeding work. The redemption has been accomplished, so it is not necessary to be conceived by the Holy Spirit in this stage, because this stage of work is different from the former work and even more China is different from Israel.” (From “The Vision of the Work (2)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh) “However, today God’s redemptive work has reached an unprecedented stage, and satan has no reason to make any requirements. So when God is incarnated, he does not need to be conceived by the Holy Spirit, because God is originally holy and innocent. Therefore, when God is incarnated this time, he is no longer the Jesus of the Age of the Grace, but his purpose is still for God the Father’s will and to fulfill God the Father’s wish. Is it unreasonable to say this? Does God need to follow regulations in his being incarnated?” (From “Work and Entering in (6)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh) From the last Christ, we have long seen that although Christ has a normal humanity, he does not have the slightest satanic poison, even less satanic philosophies of life. From this we can all the more see God’s holy, great, honorable disposition. This is a fact acknowledged by all those who understand the truth. All that Christ expresses is the truth, and is God’s word. Christ’s usual fellowship and talk are all the reality of the truth, and from them we cannot see the slightest satanic poison. Christ is different from corrupt mankind in substance. This completely confirms God’s word that Christ is the truth, the way, and the life, which is exactly true! The last Christ was not conceived by the Holy Spirit, but he is the embodiment of the truth, and completely accomplishes the Word appearing in the flesh. The appearing and work of the last Christ ends the Age of the Grace and opens the Age of the Kingdom. God’s works are closely linked with one another and are not repeated, and the three stages of works in the Ages of the Law, the Grace, and the Kingdom compose a complete management, and they can by no means be separated. Concerning the significance of God’s incarnation, God’s word has stated it very clearly. Various kinds of antichrists harbor evil intentions and set themselves against God. They are simply not worthy to explain God’s word. The great red dragon is the bitter enemy of God, so is it worthy to explain God’s word? All people of satan can only misinterpret, distort, and deny God’s word, which is a fact. Various kinds of false christs and antichrists can only misinterpret and distort God’s word; they not only do not have any truth but also hate and resist the truth. This completely exposes the ugly face of the antichrists devils. Thus, various kinds of false christs and antichrists do not at all understand the truth or know what is the incarnation. The incarnation does not depend on whether he was conceived by the Holy Spirit; it is not absolute whether he was conceived by the Holy Spirit, but it is absolute that he must have the divine substance. As long as he has the divine substance and can undertake God’s work, he is the incarnation; this is beyond doubt. God’s first incarnation was conceived by the Holy Spirit for the purpose of accomplishing the redemptive work, so the second incarnation does not have to be conceived by the Holy Spirit. As long as God’s Spirit is realized in the flesh and he can undertake God’s work, it is enough. This is why God says “The two incarnations complete the significance of incarnation.”
7 The fallacy of the antichrists: “All the false christs and antichrists come from the upper levels, and emerge from the higher leaders expelled by God’s family. The higher a leader is, the more danger he is in.”
The brief dissection and clue: The false christs and antichrists are the products of satan corrupting mankind. All those who have been corrupted by satan have satanic nature, and they increasingly resist and deny God. Such corrupt mankind can only become antichrists if they serve God. The facts of all the religious leaders resisting God are sufficient to prove that all corrupt mankind, if not saved by God, have no normal humanity, and no matter whether they have a position or not, they all can play the role of antichrists that resist and rebel against God, which is a fact. The difference between having a position and not having a position is just in the degree of their disturbance, deception, and demolition. The wicked men of the brood of antichrists, no matter whether they have a position or not, are wicked men who resist God. All God’s chosen people are clear that the leaders and workers at every level in God’s family are not appointed directly by God. Except for the main persons in charge among upper-level leaders who are temporarily appointed by the man used by the Holy Spirit, all the leaders and workers are selected by God’s chosen people or appointed by leaders at various levels, which does not represent God’s appointment, and inevitably some of them will be revealed and eliminated. This is caused by the limited stature of the leaders and workers at every level. However, these revealed and eliminated ones are only wicked men of the brood of antichrists, while those who openly deceive people, who openly resist and blaspheme God, and who attack and slander the man used by the Holy Spirit are out-and-out antichrists. All the revealed and eliminated wicked men of the brood of antichrists are obviously different from the out-and-out antichrists. Although both of them are antichrists by nature, they are different, which should be distinguished clearly, and they cannot be mentioned in the same breath. No one in God’s family has ever promoted those out-and-out antichrists to be upper-level leaders. They are just the servants of satan that infiltrated into God’s family. So, the word “all the false christs and antichrists come from the upper levels” is not factual, and is human prejudice and judgment. It is true that the higher leader one is and the higher his position is, the more he will be revealed; but even if he does not have the position as a leader, if he does not pursue the truth, the way he walks is still a way of antichrist. In the end, all those who do not know the incarnated practical God are antichrists, which is a fact. All the wicked men expelled by God’s family before, though they had not been selected as leaders, are out-and-out antichrists, which is a fact no one can deny.
Judging from the above seven fallacies, various kinds of antichrists indeed do not understand any truth. They simply tell barefaced lies and what they said are just the words of those who are possessed by demons. It is certain that they are all possessed by evil spirits. No wonder they deceive people and resist God so frenziedly. They spread fallacies like this to deceive people completely for disturbing and demolishing God’s work and controlling all God’s chosen people in their hand so as to play the tyrant and enjoy happiness. Actually, these seven aspects of problems have been stated very clearly in God’s word, and do not need to be explained in any way. In order to make all people follow them, the false christs and antichrists always want to quote out of context God’s words about the ways and steps of God’s work, and give reasons to confirm that they are ones sent by God and ones who come to do a new work, causing all people to follow and believe in them, which is satan’s scheme. The antichrists deceive people by quoting God’s words out of context and adding their own interpretations to God’s words. They are really sinister and malicious enough! What is more contemptible is that the antichrists even fabricate lies and rumors to attack God, blaspheme God, and judge and slander the man used by the Holy Spirit. They are indeed extremely sinful, and God will by no means let them off! God’s chosen people should be clear: These people are exactly God’s enemies, and are also the enemies of God’s chosen people. Some people can lightly believe that the lies and rumors they fabricated are facts. These people eat and drink God’s word, and enjoy God’s grace, but they can still rebel against God and take foes for their fathers. They are simply beasts!
People should at least see clearly a fact: Among mankind, only the incarnated Christ is holy, and only Christ is the truth; among corrupt mankind, only those who are saved and have the truth are the best people, and are ones after God’s heart. Can’t you see thoroughly who are good men? Do you believe God’s words or corrupt mankind’s words? Are the words of corrupt mankind credible? Those with the working of evil spirits are full of lies and fallacies and deceitful words, and are their words credible? Those who do not have the truth cannot see this thoroughly, and can only see things according to the rules of doing things of corrupt mankind. It seems as if the man used by the Holy Spirit, after having a position, would do whatever things corrupt mankind can do after they have a position; in whatever ways corrupt mankind does things, in those ways the man used by the Holy Spirit would also do things. This is satan’s logic. If it were so, would it be meaningful that God saves and perfects man? How can the one who has the truth and corrupt mankind be mentioned in the same breath? Birds of a feather flock together. The saved and perfected ones belong to God, and corrupt mankind is of satan. These two kinds of people are obviously different in whether they have humanity, so how can they be mentioned in the same breath? The man used by the Holy Spirit is one who has been saved and has the truth. He knows what duty he should perform to serve God. He never testifies about or shows off himself when associating with others, but is simple and easy to approach and can bare his heart to others. For God’s chosen people he spares no pains and willingly pays the price in working, never hankers after enjoyments, and acts the same anywhere. Because after one has understood the truth, naturally his viewpoints on things, outlook on life, and values have changed fundamentally, his life disposition has also been transformed, and he can see clearly the world, the degree of mankind’s corruption, and positive things and negative things, therefore he is not interested in what the world pursues, and can perform his duty and do his faithfulness as usual in whatever circumstances. How can those who do not have the truth fathom such a person?
People all gage the heart of others by their own heart, but they should know to discern and treat others differently. Those who have the truth and those who do not are not of one kind, those who are perfected and those who are not perfected are not of one kind, and those who do righteousness and those who do evil are also not of one kind. Why is it that some people can pursue the truth and stand on God’s side, and would rather die than not follow God? Why is it that some people do not love the truth and can be deceived by the antichrists? It can be seen that among believers in God, there are different kinds, and they cannot be treated as the same. Only those who can see this clearly are wise men, and are ones who truly understand the truth, and they will not be deceived by the antichrists, being cheated and taking foes for their fathers, or be destroyed because of rebelling against God.
Among all kinds of disasters and trials, the most dangerous one is the temptation and deception of satan. In the work of the last phase, God just makes use of the deception of various antichrists to reveal whether one has the truth. If one is stricken down by the temptation and deception from satan, it shows that he does not have any truth, and is one eliminated. This is because when satan tempts or deceives people, they are not influenced by external factors, not being persecuted and not suffering physically, and can choose freely completely according to their own discernment. This is a true revelation of whether one has the truth. Although the persecution of the great red dragon is cruel and can destroy man’s flesh, it cannot at all change man’s faith in God and knowledge of God in his heart. This is a fact. In future, when all kinds of famines, plagues, earthquakes, or wars come, although the flesh suffers, they also cannot change man’s faith in God and knowledge of God. If one does not have the truth, when encountering satan’s temptation and deception, he will doubt, deny, and rebel against God, because satan uses schemes and lies to deceive people, and what it takes is the psychological tactics. If people are not clear about the truth, and have no true faith in or true knowledge of God, they are most prone to believe satan’s lies. Especially various kinds of antichrists are best at carrying out the scheme with which satan tempted Eve to commit the sin: On the one hand, they misinterpret God’s words and quote them out of context; on the other hand, they fabricate lies, distort facts, and fabricate rumors to deceive people, and they deceive God’s chosen people by the base trick of personal attack. This is easier for people to believe and accept, because corrupt mankind likes to accept rumors and scandals, loves to hear them no matter whether they are true or false, and moreover, considers it glorious and brilliant to spread scandals. However, they do not know that they have fallen into satan’s scheme and boarded a pirate ship. They are proud of themselves even when they have rebelled against God. Actually, they have long offended God’s disposition, and are loathed by God and are eliminated. Men have the nature of rebellion, so they can do whatever things of resisting and rebelling against God, which completely fulfills God’s word “…the possibility of your rebelling against me is still one hundred percent.” (From “A Very Serious Problem―Betrayal (2)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh) People can believe the deceiving words of the antichrists but doubt, judge, and rebel against God; what is the nature of it? Why don’t people believe God’s words in believing in God? Why can’t they obey the work of the man used by the Holy Spirit? Actually, such people have no true faith in or true knowledge of God, much less believe that God is the truth.
To believe in God means to believe that Christ is God and that God’s word is the truth, the way, and the life. This is the true meaning of belief in God. If one doubts God’s word or Christ, it means that he has already rebelled against God. One must obey the work of the Holy Spirit in believing in God. If one does not obey the work of the man used by the Holy Spirit, it means that he doubts and rejects the work of the Holy Spirit. So, all those who judge, slander, or attack the man used by the Holy Spirit have long offended God’s disposition and been eliminated by the working of the Holy Spirit. Such people, like all those who rebuked and attacked Moses in the Age of the Law, will all end up perishing and being destroyed. God’s way of working represents God’s administration. Whoever offends it offends God’s disposition, and God will by no means let him off lightly. Perhaps some people think that judging and attacking the man used by the Holy Spirit does not mean judging and attacking God, so they unscrupulously fabricate lies and falsify facts to attack the man used by the Holy Spirit. Actually, this is precisely offending God’s disposition, because their purpose in doing so is to disturb and demolish God’s work, which is directly opposing God. This is a fact obvious to all. We have seen clearly that God’s working through being incarnated is a course of warring against satan, a course of warring against the great red dragon, and a course of warring against various kinds of antichrists and all hostile forces. Now the war is extremely cruel and fierce. Some leaders and workers reported that at the scene of the war, the enemies were so aggressive and the deceived ones were so pitiful that people could not bear to look and felt sad and shed tears. The evil deeds of the antichrists are abominable, and the spiritual war is so real and so cruel! It can be seen that what man wages in trials is a battle of truth. Without the truth, and without praying or seeking, one will definitely fail and the consequence will be unimaginable. No matter how many years he has believed in God, his effort will be ruined overnight.
To be saved in believing in God, one has to equip himself with the truth and pursue to know God, and this is the basic exercise. Only if one knows God will he be one who succeeds in believing in God. The several fallacies of the antichrists all carry satan’s schemes and intrigues, causing people to get bogged down endlessly in God’s ways of working, such as “now is the Millennial Kingdom,” and “the man used by the Holy Spirit is a corrupt human being,” which are all satan’s lies to deceive people. This causes us to see more clearly that the antichrists actually doubt God’s word and God’s work, so they definitely do not accept the judgment and chastisement of God’s word, and cannot at all enjoy the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit. The fallacies they released show that they are foolish and ignorant, poor and pitiful, and naked and blind, and have no truth at all, and even more expose their arrogant ambitions and satanic nature. Their purpose is to hinder God’s chosen people from pursuing the truth. It is because if God’s chosen people understand the truth and know God, they will be completely gained by God and God’s work will be crowned with complete success. Satan is most afraid that God’s chosen people pursue the truth and thus know God, so the antichrists fabricated various kinds of lies, saying that “now is the Age of the Millennial Kingdom,” the hidden meaning of which is that people have entered into the Millennial Kingdom and they need not pursue the truth. This is satan’s scheme. “The man used by the Holy Spirit also has corruptions, and even more has the mixture of human will,” the hidden meaning of which is this: Do not listen to the preachings and fellowships of the man used by the Holy Spirit, do not pursue the truth, and do not obey the work arrangements of the man used by the Holy Spirit. Their purpose is to hinder God’s chosen people from pursuing the truth. It is not hard to see that the gang of antichrists are the same as satan. Satan is most afraid that people pursue the truth and are gained by God. It can be imagined what the consequence will be without the fellowships and preachings or the leading of the man used by the Holy Spirit. As long as one knows this, it is not hard for him to see clearly satan’s scheme. The purpose of God’s management plan is to save men, make men complete, and gain men. If God’s work has truly gained men, satan will completely be defeated.
The last period of disasters and trials is the crucial time for God’s chosen people to enter the right track of believing in God, and the spiritual war is much fiercer. Satan is completely clear that when God’s chosen people have truly known God’s work and entered the right track of believing in God, it can no longer deceive them and will completely be defeated, and God’s work will be crowned with complete success. We have clearly seen that seeing all God’s chosen people eating and drinking God’s word and pursuing the truth, the great red dragon and various kinds of antichrists, just as a dog will leap over a wall in desperation, frenziedly get out from their nests, spare no effort to fabricate lies, and resort to various base means to deceive God’s chosen people. Their purpose is to hinder God’s chosen people from pursuing the truth and to separate them from the leading and shepherding of the man used by the Holy Spirit. Their doings and actions represent satan’s schemes and intrigues and are totally satan’s deeds. From their doings and behavior, we have seen how satan resists, attacks, and rebels against God; from their nature and substance, we have seen satan’s evil self. The facts have shown that various kinds of antichrists are precisely satan’s servants and accomplices. Just like the great red dragon, these people are all the reincarnations of devils. They mercilessly ravage and devour people, and specially oppose God. They have been doomed to be punished and thus perish and be destroyed when God’s work ends.
In experiencing God’s work, it is crucial for people to seek and pursue the truth. Only those who have truly entered the right track of believing in God are ones who have truly entered into the reality, who have gained the truth and have had life, and who have been gained by God. Before gaining the truth, corrupt mankind is most prone to make the mistake of researching and doubting God and walking their own way because of being full of satanic poisons and philosophies. In fact, it will not do to research God. The more one researches God, the more doubts he has; the more he researches God, the further he is from God and from the truth. Only if one quiets himself before God and prays and seeks can he receive the working of the Holy Spirit and understand the truth, receive true light, see God’s appearing, and know God’s work. This is confirmed by the experiences of numerous people. In the Age of the Grace, if one researched Jesus, he would never know that Jesus was the Lord and was Christ. Only if he obeyed the working of the Holy Spirit and sought the truth would he receive the revelation of the Holy Spirit, so that he could know that Jesus was the Lord and was Christ. This was confirmed by the common experiences of Peter and all other saints. In experiencing God’s work, if we cannot receive the revelation and enlightenment or guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can never enter the right track of believing in God, and can never know and obey God or be perfected by God. This is absolute.
The incarnated God is God’s appearing most discordant with man’s notions. This is because God incarnate is completely in the image of an ordinary man, and has the normal human living. Those who have no truth cannot see that Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. Only if people eat and drink God’s word, accept God’s judgment and chastisement, and obey God’s work can they receive the revelation and enlightenment and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and finally see God’s appearing, God’s deeds, and God’s wisdom and almightiness. This is the way to be saved and perfected by God. Those who always research God and always have notions about God, having lost the working of the Holy Spirit, doubt, deny, and rebel against God, and finally will be eliminated. When God was incarnated the first time to work, many people researched Jesus’ family background, his looks, and his status and education, and finally they all ended up denying God. It can be seen that God’s incarnation is a great mystery, and men have no way to fathom it. Only by obeying God’s word, experiencing God’s work, and receiving the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit can they achieve the result of knowing God. Only when people have gained the truth and have had life will they see that Christ is the truth, the way, and the life, and truly know the substance of Christ. We all see that those who pursue the truth, experiencing and obeying God’s work and paying attention to listening to the fellowships and supplies from the above, are more and more brightened in their hearts, and increasingly know that God’s work is so practical, God is so wise and almighty, and God’s incarnation is so meaningful. Only if God practically judges and chastises people and leads them to experience various kinds of trials and refinings in this way, can they achieve the result of being transformed and perfected. It is really that the way they walk is brighter and brighter, and they have more and more human likeness. Unknowingly they will know and obey God, and their life disposition will have been transformed.
Now, all those who truly experience God’s end-time work have seen that it is really an extremely great blessing and God’s uplifting and great love that we can believe in and follow this incarnated practical God! This has truly fulfilled God’s words: “So, the more wonderful work God does on you, the more valuable and meaningful it is; the more unfathomable it is to you and the more discordant it is with your notions, the more it can conquer you, gain you, and perfect you.” (From “All Those to Be Perfected Have to Undergo Refining” in The Word Appears in the Flesh) Only such work contrary to man’s notions can achieve the result of perfecting men and the purpose of revealing and eliminating men. Let us again observe carefully all those who have numerous notions about God, complain that God does not use them, and always want to form their own faction and make themselves king. What stuff are they? What kind of people are they? What on earth is the reason that they get on the way of an antichrist? It is completely because their nature is too evil, their ambitions are too great, their disposition is arrogant to the utmost, and they do not have any sense or humanity. These people are the out-and-out servants of satan and the lackeys of the great red dragon, and are exactly the devils that devour mankind. Now, these people have been completely revealed. They deceive and trap people everywhere. Where there are new believers in God who are small in stature and who have no foundation, there they will go to deceive, trap, and control them. In the areas where the problem of deception is most serious, such as Sichuan Province, Guizhou Province, Yunnan Province, and so on, the ones deceived by the antichrists are relatively more. There are deceived ones even among leaders at every level, and some of them serve as satan’s tools. These antichrists and deceivers cheat and deceive people by fabricating lies, making calumnious fabrication, and slandering and judging, because most people have no truth and are unable to discern, and like to accept various kinds of lies and rumors. They think that if they know rumors and scandals, they will know everything and grasp the truths, but they do not believe the truth fellowshipped about by the above. As a result, they fall into darkness. Only when God appears openly will they find that they have been deceived by the antichrists and end up weeping and gnashing their teeth. They are reaping the fruits of their own actions and bringing destruction upon themselves. Do those antichrists have the truth and reality? Do they have a good humanity to make you admire them? Do the rumors and lies they spread have any foundation? Have they ever seen Christ and the man used by the Holy Spirit? Does having seen Christ and the man used by the Holy Spirit mean having known God? Have they become ones who obey God? Are they used or confirmed by the Holy Spirit in working? Can they fellowship about the truth and lead you into the right track of believing in God? If people believe in God to the end but have no true knowledge of God’s disposition or substance, they are all ones who do not pursue the truth and ones eliminated by the working of the Holy Spirit. Some people have no humanity and always have the ambition to trap and control others, they will easily become antichrists. Are the words of one who has no truth credible? Are the words of corrupt mankind credible? You cannot see clearly these things, but blindly believe and follow; aren’t you extremely foolish? They actually dare to judge and deny God, and also fabricate various kinds of rumors and lies about the man used by the Holy Spirit to attack and judge him. This matter itself is sufficient to prove that they are extremely sinful and are guilty of the most monstrous sins! Haven’t you seen thoroughly the substance of this matter?
All the words Christ expresses are the truths, and this is beyond all doubt. All the preachings and fellowships of the man used by the Holy Spirit are the results and testimonies achieved by his experiencing God’s word. The man used by the Holy Spirit never attacks or judges others, and he handles all matters according to God’s word and the facts, in a proper way. He never says any groundless or meaningless words, and never treats anyone unfairly, even less does any base thing of judging others with lies and rumors. All those who understand the truth can see this clearly. If one cannot discern positive things and negative things, or right practices and base deeds, he really does not have any weight or value. He even cannot see thoroughly who are good men and who are bad ones; to what extent he is foolish! It should be easy to discern who fellowships about the truth and the reality and can bring people before God, and who fellowships about the doctrines and fallacies and can cause people to fall into darkness. One who truly pursues the truth should be able to achieve this. If one truly has the truth, his fellowship is practical and real. The more he experiences, the more he will have ways. His supply is also endless. He can supply whatever God’s chosen people need, and he can resolve whatever difficulties God’s chosen people have and make them have ways to go. As long as people often contact him or often listen to his fellowship, they will have enjoyment in their heart and their conditions will be better and better, and unknowingly they will step onto the right track of believing in God. If one does not have the truth, he cannot fellowship about any truth or reality, even less supply others’ needs. What he talks are all doctrines, letters, and regulations. The more people listen to them, the more they feel bored, and they feel no way to go. Such a person can only lead others into darkness, and thus make them divorced from the working of the Holy Spirit and fall into a dangerous state. This can be confirmed by all those who have experience. Actually, most people have such an experience and lesson. Therefore, many new believers who are small in stature are all prone to be deceived by the antichrists. It is because the antichrists are best at fabricating rumors and lies, distorting the facts, and spreading grapevine news so as to satisfy others’ curiosity. Those who do not have the truth like to accept grapevine news. They think that the more grapevine news they know, the more they are a capable person, a brilliant person, and a wise person. They have precisely fallen into satan’s scheme and yet do not know it, but they are proud of themselves as if they got a treasure. They are really foolish to the utmost! This is not different from drug taking. These people are reaping the fruits of their own actions in their being deceived. They are not at all ones who pursue the truth. It is really that fish draws to fish, shrimp to shrimp, and a bastard to a blind person, and all people are divided into their kinds.
The more various kinds of antichrists judge and resist God and attack the man used by the Holy Spirit, the more it shows that most of God’s chosen people have known God’s work, understood the truth, and begun to enter the right track of believing in God, and thus satan is unwilling to be defeated and destroyed, and the more it reveals the antichrists’ satanic face of maliciousness, craftiness and baseness. This can cause people to distinguish who are ones that serve God and who are God’s enemies, who are the wheat and who are the weeds, who have life and who do not, who recognize God’s voice and who do not, and who are saved and who are eliminated. Isn’t this precisely the mark that God’s work has been crowned with success? This heart-stirring spiritual war really reveals people! Various kinds of antichrists have no truth, only have satan’s arrogant nature and schemes and intrigues, and do not have any humanity. They cannot at all uprightly water and supply God’s chosen people with the truth so as to make them enter the right track of believing in God. The facts show that they do not have this ability. They can only disturb and demolish God’s work through fabricating lies and fallacies and rumors, attacking, slandering, and judging, attempting to achieve their purpose of trapping and controlling God’s chosen people and lording it over them. I heard some leader report that in Chuan-Gui District what some leaders and workers fellowshipped about were all the fallacies of the antichrists, and they all had a heretical book Guide to the Millennial Kingdom in their hands. At that time, I thought in my heart: These people are finished, and they have been poisoned and died. With the heretical book in their hands, their hands black, and the whole body blue, they have fallen in disasters. They have not entered into the Millennial Kingdom! They are so pitiful! This Guide to the Millennial Kingdom is useless, and they fell even before entering the gate of the Kingdom. The antichrists are truly the kings of devils that kill men and they harm men too deeply! To be saved in believing in God, one has to pursue the truth, and only this is the shortcut. The great red dragon and various kinds of antichrists are most afraid that God’s chosen people pursue the truth and are gained by God. In what they say and do, they have only one purpose, that is, to hinder God’s chosen people from entering into the truth and gaining the truth to be saved. This is satan’s scheme. God’s chosen people must see clearly that only if one pursues the truth can he overcome satan’s temptation and deception, and can he be left alive in all kinds of disasters and trials and thus be saved. All those who believe satan’s lies and give up pursuing the truth have surrendered to satan, and are ones who rebel against God, and they have been revealed to be the eliminated ones.
God’s end-time work in Mainland China has reached a climax, and the spiritual war is extremely cruel and fierce. Do you know why God is slow to go back to Zion? In the past, God said: “God’s own work has to be done by God Godself. He is the One who starts the work and who ends the work. He is the One who plans the work and who manages the work, and even more the One who accomplishes the work.” God’s work is done by God from beginning to end. If God started a work and then gave it up and left, it would absolutely not do. Because this is the crucial moment in the end time when God finishes his management plan and wages a decisive battle with satan, and God wants to make complete a group of overcomers in the land of Sinim, and gain a group of people who are of one heart and one mind with him, therefore God is watching, guarding, and taking the helm for God’s chosen people being perfected finally and for completely gaining a group of people. This is because it will not do if God’s chosen people only have the leading of the working of the Holy Spirit, and they have to have God’s explicit words to guide them and open the way for them, so that they can completely overcome satan and thus are made complete and gained by God. This has completely fulfilled God’s words: “I am the Beginning and the End. I am the One who sows and who reaps.” Various kinds of antichrists of satan really refuse to give up their evil designs, always want to contend with God for God’s chosen people and for power, and pretend to be ones sent by God, attempting to occupy and control God’s chosen people, which completely exposes satan’s evil and treacherous ugly face.
In this spiritual war, God’s chosen people have fully and clearly seen the true face of satan and various kinds of evil spirits, known God’s righteous disposition, and seen God’s almightiness and wisdom and the great love of God’s salvation. Isn’t this God’s perfection for God’s chosen people? The ones perfected in the last disasters and trials are those who understand the truth and have a true knowledge of God. They can recognize God’s voice and discern satan’s schemes and intrigues, and they are ones whom satan has no way to deceive and corrupt anymore. As they have stood the testimony in the war against satan and the great red dragon and met the standard of being saved, that is, they have had a true faith in and true knowledge of God, in whatever circumstances, they can recognize God’s voice and accept and obey God’s work, and in whatever trials, they can stand the testimony and satisfy God’s heart’s desire. The saved ones are all those who have the truth and humanity, and they have at least met two standards: First, they can no longer be deceived or corrupted by satan, cannot be deceived by any antichrist, and have truly gained the truth; second, when God comes again, they can recognize, welcome, and praise God, and will by no means deny or rebel against God, or do things of resisting God. Only those who have met these two standards are ones who have been truly saved. Only if people truly recognize God’s voice and know God’s work will they surely never resist or rebel against God. In saving men, God will work them to this extent. Only if one can recognize God’s voice will God acknowledge that he belongs to God. All those who have followed the antichrists are ones who do not know God. Those who can take foes for their fathers are precisely the scum that rebel against God. No matter how such people pray to God, God will never acknowledge them. This is because God searches hearts and minds, and God is a righteous God.
June 15, 2009