24 Those Gained by God Are the Ones Who Have Reality
1. Now, the Holy Spirit wants to lead people into the word of God. If people wish to pursue entering into reality, they must seek and understand reality, and then experience and live out reality. The more one understands reality, the more one becomes able to tell whether what other people are saying is reality. The more one understands reality, the fewer notions one will have. The more one experiences reality, the more one understands the deeds of the practical God and the easier it is for one to cast off his corrupt satanic disposition. The more one has reality, the more one understands God, enabling one to increasingly detest the flesh and love the truth. The more one has reality, the closer one gets to the standards demanded by God.
2. The people gained by God are those who have reality and have an understanding of reality. They are those who understand God’s practical deeds through experiencing reality. The more you cooperate with God in a practical way to subdue your body, the more you will receive the work of the Holy Spirit and gain reality, and the more you will receive God’s enlightenment, and thereby you will understand more about God’s practical deeds. When you live in the present light of the Holy Spirit, you will become clearer about the present way of practice, and you will be more able to abandon your past religious notions and old practices.
3. The more one has reality, the clearer one’s understanding of the truth becomes, and the more one understands God’s will. Reality can prevail over all letters and doctrines, all theoretical knowledge. The more one pays attention to reality, the more one can truly love God and thirst for His word. If you always pay attention to reality, your philosophies of life, religious notions and natural personality will disappear of their own accord as God continues to work. The more one has reality, the clearer one’s understanding of the truth becomes; the more one has reality, the more one understands God’s will.
from “How to Understand Reality” in The Word Appears in the Flesh