1. You may say you have been conquered, but can you obey unto death? You must be able to follow to the very end regardless of whether there are any prospects, and you must not lose faith in God regardless of the environment. Ultimately, you must achieve the testimony of Job—obedience unto death—and the testimony of Peter—the supreme love of God.
2. In one respect, you must be like Job: He had no material possessions, and was beset by the pain of the flesh, yet he did not forsake the name of Jehovah. Peter was able to love God unto death. When he was put on the cross, he still loved God; he did not think of his own prospects or pursue extravagant thoughts or glorious hopes, and he sought only to love God and to obey all of God’s arrangements. Such is the standard you must achieve before you can be considered to have borne testimony, before you can be considered to have borne testimony.
from “The Inside Truth of the Conquering Work (2)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh