238 God Has Been Longing to Gain a Group of People Able to Bear Testimony to Him
1. As God’s work and plan ceaselessly progressed onward, and after God established the covenant of the rainbow with man as a sign that He would never again destroy the world using floods, God had an increasingly pressing desire to gain those who could be of one mind with Him. So, too, did He have an ever more urgent wish to gain those who were able to carry out His will on earth, and, moreover, to gain a group of people able to break free from the forces of darkness, and not be bound by Satan, and able to bear testimony to Him on earth.
2. Gaining such a group of people was God’s long-held wish, was God’s long-held wish, what He had been waiting for ever since the time of creation. Thus, regardless of God’s use of floods to destroy the world, or of His covenant with man, or of His covenant with man, God’s will, frame of mind, plan, and hopes all remained the same. What He wanted to do, which He had yearned for long before the time of creation, was to gain those among mankind whom He wished to gain—to gain a group of people able to comprehend and know His disposition, and understand His will, a group who were able to worship Him, a group who were able to worship Him. Such a group of people is truly able to bear testimony to Him, is truly able to bear testimony to Him, and they are, it can be said, His confidants. Such a group of people is truly able to bear testimony to Him, and they are, it can be said, His confidants.
from “God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Himself II” in The Word Appears in the Flesh