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24. One Has to Know the Value and Significance of and the Principles of Practice for Receiving the Working of the Holy Spirit

In believing in God, one has to receive the working of the Holy Spirit so that he can be saved and perfected. This is a truth and a fact that all God’s chosen people have understood. In believing in God, whether one can get on the way of pursuing the truth to be saved depends on whether he loves the truth and has humanity, while whether he can receive the working of the Holy Spirit hinges on whether he can truly obey God’s work and the way he walks. “If what you pursue is the truth, what you practice is the truth, and what you gain is the transformation of your disposition, the way you walk is the right way. If what you pursue is fleshly blessings, what you practice is the truths in your own notions, and you are not transformed in your disposition in the least, do not obey the God in the flesh in the slightest, and still live in vagueness, then your pursuit will surely bring you into hell, because the way you walk is the way to failure. Whether you will be perfected or eliminated depends on your own pursuit. That is, ‘Whether one will succeed depends on the way he walks.’” If one can truly obey God’s work and thus pursue the truth and practice the truth, he will surely receive the working of the Holy Spirit and be perfected by the Holy Spirit. It can be said with certainty that in believing in God, whether one pursues the truth is very important, whether he has the working of the Holy Spirit decides everything, whether he has the working of the Holy Spirit most reveals whether he pursues the truth and has humanity, and whether he loves the truth and pursues the truth most reveals whether he has humanity. Only those who love the truth and pursue the truth have humanity, and those who do not love the truth or pursue the truth have no humanity. Whether one has the working of the Holy Spirit determines whether he will succeed or fail in believing in God, while one’s pursuing the truth and practicing the truth is the key to whether or not he can receive the working of the Holy Spirit. If anyone who has believed in God for over three or five years has never had the working of the Holy Spirit, he is definitely not a person who loves the truth, much less a person who pursues the truth and obeys God’s work. Only those who detest the truth and reject the truth will never have the working of the Holy Spirit and thus be eliminated by God. This is absolute, because God searches hearts and minds, and God saves man to the utmost, and as long as there is a faint hope that a man will accept the truth and obey God’s work, God will never give him up or eliminate him. What is called “A prodigal who returns is more precious than gold” is sufficient to show that God’s love is so true and so great. So, all those who have never had the working of the Holy Spirit are definitely ones who refuse the truth and hate the truth and ones outside of God’s management, and they have long been eliminated by God. Therefore, whoever has never had the working of the Holy Spirit can never be saved. This is an indisputable fact.

Whether or not one has the working of the Holy Spirit determines whether he will succeed or fail in believing in God, so God’s chosen people have to know the value and significance and the way of receiving the working of the Holy Spirit, which is very important to their being saved in believing in God. Only the working of the Holy Spirit can perfect man. As mankind does not have the organ to directly understand God’s word and they also cannot directly get access to the spiritual realm, God’s word becomes the mystery of life to them. Without the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, mankind cannot understand the truth and know God, nor can they realize the value and significance of the truth to mankind in any way. Although mankind can acquire and master knowledge, yet because the nature of corrupt mankind is in substance the satanic nature of resisting God and everyone is bound by his corrupt nature and has no command over himself, without the working of the Holy Spirit, the pitiful mankind cannot even know themselves. So, if one wants to reach the point where he understands the truth and can know God and obey God, he has to rely on the leading and the perfecting of the working of the Holy Spirit. This is absolute. To receive the working of the Holy Spirit, one has to know the principles and the scope of the Holy Spirit’s working and the results it can produce, which is very important to his entering into life. It is by expressing the truth to judge and chastise man that God achieves the result that he saves man and perfects man in his end-time work, so the Holy Spirit’s work is mainly to inspire and enlighten man to understand the truth and know God in God’s word, and at the same time he also does the work of guiding, disciplining, exposing, and perfecting man. As long as people love the truth, seriously eat and drink God’s word, are willing to accept the truth, and practice the truth, they can absolutely receive and enjoy the working of the Holy Spirit. As long as people pray to God with a true heart, seek the truth from God, and commune with God, they all can receive the working of the Holy Spirit. This is a principle of the Holy Spirit’s working, because God is working to save mankind, but mankind has to cooperate practically so that they can receive the working of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit inspires, enlightens, and leads God’s chosen people within the scope of God’s word, and the result produced by this is that they can all eat and drink God’s word, understand the truth, know themselves, and enter into reality, can all obey God’s work, and can all practice God’s word, keep from turning to their own way, rebel against satan and their flesh, and obey God’s arrangement and manipulation, so that they will be saved and perfected. This is a principle and the significance of the Holy Spirit’s working and the result it can produce. The Holy Spirit works on all those who truly believe in God and can obey God’s work. As long as one can eat and drink God’s word with his heart, seek the truth, and act according to God’s word, he will receive the working of the Holy Spirit. There is no respect of persons with God or with the truth, for God is love and God is absolutely fair to and righteous toward everyone. Actually, all the results people finally achieve in believing in God are from the working of the Holy Spirit and are the results produced by the working of the Holy Spirit. This is beyond doubt. The man used by the Holy Spirit is the man who has been perfected by the Holy Spirit and is used by him to lead and shepherd God’s chosen people to experience God’s work and enter the right track of believing in God. The way led by the man used by the Holy Spirit is from the very working and leading of the Holy Spirit, and both the work arrangements and the preachings and fellowships of the above are the man’s experiences and knowledge produced by the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, and are to pave the way for God’s chosen people to understand the truth and enter into the reality of God’s word. So, all the fruits God’s chosen people will reap ultimately in believing in God are after all the results produced by the working of the Holy Spirit. This is absolutely true and is a fact that no one can deny.

Whether one can receive the working of the Holy Spirit depends on his attitude toward God. The kind of attitude that one has toward God mainly depends on his attitude toward God’s word. One’s attitude toward God’s word is his attitude toward the truth and his attitude toward God. If one has notions and misunderstandings about God’s word, it means that he has notions and misunderstandings about God; if one detests God’s word and rejects God’s word, it means that he detests the truth and rejects the truth and that he is a person who resists God and acts against God. So, whether one can receive the working of the Holy Spirit hinges on whether he loves God’s word and whether he accepts the truth. Only those who love God’s word and thirst for God’s word can thirst for God and draw near to God in their heart and have a heart that adores God. Thus, their prayer becomes genuine and they can have genuine fellowship with God in their prayer. This is the basic requirement for people to receive the working of the Holy Spirit. Whether or not one prays genuine prayers to God depends fully on his attitude toward God’s word. Because God’s word is God’s expression and represents God’s will and God’s disposition, therefore all those who love God’s word and can accept God’s word and practice and obey God’s word can definitely pray genuine prayers to and have genuine fellowship with God, and as long as their hearts turn to God and draw near to God, they will receive the working of the Holy Spirit and enjoy the presence of God and the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit. Those who do not love God’s word cannot possibly accept or obey God’s word as the truth, much less can they possibly obey or worship the incarnated practical God as God. So, whoever does not love God’s word cannot possibly pray genuine prayers to or have genuine communion with God, and whoever does not love God’s word is undoubtedly a person who does not love the truth or accept the truth and a person who resists God and rebels against God. Therefore, whoever does not love God’s word and has not truly turned his heart to God can never receive the working of the Holy Spirit, much less can he understand the truth and enter the right track of believing in God.

God’s word has revealed all kinds of people. If we want to know what attitude one has toward God, we only need to see his attitude toward God’s word. We have seen that the people in every denomination and sect have long been revealed before God’s word. All those who can accept God’s return when seeing God’s word and hearing God’s voice can accept the true way and return to God. All those who refuse to acknowledge God’s word and deny the truth are ones who resist God and rebel against God and ones who are doomed to be eliminated and punished. To acknowledge God’s word means to acknowledge God. Those who can accept God’s word and obey God’s word are ones who accept God and obey God, and all those who detest God’s word and hate God’s word are ones who resist God, hate God, and are hostile to God. This is beyond doubt. So, whether or not one has the working of the Holy Spirit is completely determined by his attitude toward God’s word. We have seen that all the false leaders and antichrists and the various kinds of wicked men who have been eliminated by God’s work are ones who detest God’s word, reject God’s word, and hate the truth. So it is not surprising that they could do all kinds of evil and spare no effort to disturb and disrupt God’s work. This shows that whoever does not love the truth and hates the truth can never receive the working of the Holy Spirit and is a person doomed to be eliminated and punished.

Now, in experiencing God’s work and the spiritual war against the false leaders and antichrists, all those who pursue the truth have begun to understand the truth, to have discernment of the various kinds of false leaders and antichrists and all the wicked men, and to have discernment of the working of evil spirits and the various kinds of heresies and fallacies, and have had true knowledge of and obedience to the working of the Holy Spirit and the leading and shepherding of the man used by the Holy Spirit. All these results of their entering into the reality of God’s word are produced by the working of the Holy Spirit. All those who have the working of the Holy Spirit have begun to understand the truth and enter into reality. All those who have truly understood the truth and entered into reality have achieved this result because of having obeyed God’s work and received the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit. This is beyond all doubt. Now, all God’s chosen people who pursue the truth have begun to enter into the realities of the following five aspects, and the only difference is in the degree of depth of their entering into them.

First, be able to normally eat and drink God’s word and accept the judgment and chastisement, the pruning and dealing, and the trial and refining of God’s word, and enter into the reality of obeying God’s work.

Second, begin to formally perform the duty of a created being, be able to accept prunings and dealings, and perform duty in order to repay God’s love and be able to be faithful to God in doing it.

Third, accept the leading and shepherding of the man used by the Holy Spirit, completely obey God’s work, adore or follow no men, and turn not to one’s own way.

Fourth, endeavor to pursue the truth and pursue to be transformed in one’s disposition, be able to truly obey God and worship God, and be not restrained by any person, matter, or thing.

Fifth, pursue to be an honest person to put away lying and crookedness and craftiness, live out the likeness of a real man to testify God and satisfy God, and be gained by God.

The realities of the above five aspects are all realities the pursuers of the truth must enter into. All those who have begun to enter into the realities of these five aspects have achieved this result all because of the working of the Holy Spirit. Only those who have a practical testimony in these five aspects are ones who have truly received the working of the Holy Spirit, and all those who have not entered into the realities of these five aspects in the slightest are definitely ones who do not have the working of the Holy Spirit. Those who do not have the working of the Holy Spirit can never understand the truth and enter into reality. Only those who have entered into the realities of the above five aspects can gradually enter into the realities of the ten items of the truths, only they are ones who have truly entered the right track of believing in God, and only they can reach the point of being saved and perfected.

One’s experience of life is based on the working of the Holy Spirit. Only if one has the working of the Holy Spirit will he have the experience of entering into life. If one does not have the working of the Holy Spirit, he will not have the true experience of entering into life. One’s experience of entering into life mainly refers to his practicing and entering into the truth in God’s word. No matter how many sufferings a person undergoes in believing in God, if he cannot understand the truth or practice the truth in the end, such a person will have no experience of life at all. The undergoing of sufferings is not the experience. Actually, everyone undergoes many sufferings. But for those who do not have the working of the Holy Spirit, even if they go through all the sufferings, they will have no transformation or growth; and in this kind of people others cannot see the testimony of understanding the truth and entering into reality at all. This sufficiently proves that they do not have the working of the Holy Spirit. For those who have the working of the Holy Spirit, every time they undergo suffering, they will gain something, have some growth, and practice and enter into the truth in some degree. Only this is the true growth in life. So, after several years of experience, they will have obviously great growth in the truth, and they will have discernment and be able to discern people, will be able to see through the appearance of things to get to their essence, and will be able to practice the truth and obey God and perform the duty of a created being properly without being restrained by any person, matter, or thing. These are the results produced by the working of the Holy Spirit. Generally, all those who have experienced the working of the Holy Spirit for three to five years can have some knowledge of the truth and some entering into the truth and can fellowship about some true knowledge of God. This is because the Holy Spirit never works in vain, the Holy Spirit’s working always produces results, and as long as something is what God is determined to accomplish, God will accomplish it as he does it. Some people have some guidance and discipline of the Holy Spirit occasionally, but they do not have the revelation and enlightenment or the perfection of the Holy Spirit in the truth. Although such people have some working of the Holy Spirit, their experience of life is too shallow. This is because what little working of the Holy Spirit they have is still not the Holy Spirit’s working for perfecting man, but only the presence of God or the discipline of God that they have experienced. Many people have once had the working of the Holy Spirit, but they are eliminated for not pursuing the truth and not having the will to suffer. So, if one has some working of the Holy Spirit, it does not mean that he has got on the way of pursuing the truth to be perfected. The Holy Spirit’s real working for perfecting man is a many-sided working and an all-around working, mainly including his inspiring, enlightening, guiding, disciplining, and smiting man, and his exposing and perfecting man through all kinds of trials and refinings. If one can receive such working of the Holy Spirit, it means that he is truly enjoying all God’s love and has fully got on the way of pursuing the truth to be perfected by God. To experience the Holy Spirit’s working for perfecting man, one not only needs to have a faith higher than Job’s, but also needs to have the will to suffer for the gaining of the truth and have indomitable perseverance and courage. Only such a person can reach the point of being truly perfected. When one has experienced God’s work to the end, when he has undergone all kinds of trials, refinings, and sufferings, only if he has Peter’s knowledge of God and his true love for God will he be a person who has been truly perfected by God.

Whoever has believed in God for three to five years or even seven to eight years but still has not received the working of the Holy Spirit is definitely a person who has been exposed as one who does not love the truth. If one does not thirst for God’s word or love God’s word, his prayer to God is certainly not genuine. So, he certainly has not made any progress in understanding or entering into the truth. Actually, no matter for what reason, if one is not interested in the truth and does not love God’s word at all, this is his corrupt fatal spot, because if he does not love God’s word, he can never receive the working of the Holy Spirit, and if he does not love God’s word, he cannot possibly love the truth or pursue the truth, and this kind of person also cannot possibly undergo any suffering for the gaining of the truth. This is the fundamental reason he cannot receive the working of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, if one does not love God’s word, he definitely detests God’s word and detests the truth or hates the truth. All such people are ones who have no humanity and who do not attend to their proper duties but turn to their own way. If they are wicked men who resist God and hate God, it is even more impossible for them to receive the working of the Holy Spirit, and if they have done all kinds of evil, they will even be punished by God. All the false leaders, antichrists, and wicked men that have been eliminated by God’s family before are typical devils, satans, that do not love God’s word and thus hate the truth. Let’s look at the following five manifestations of the various kinds of wicked men, false leaders, and antichrists, and then we will know for what reason they have lost the working of the Holy Spirit and are eliminated forever.

First, they never seriously eat and drink God’s word, and when reading God’s word, they do not relate it to their actual states at all, so they cannot know themselves even in the end.

Second, they never pray to God or seek the truth when reading God’s word, so they can never fellowship any true knowledge of the truth.

Third, they always speak letters and doctrines and dictate their orders, and they make God’s chosen people obey them, but they themselves do not seek the truth, much less obey God’s work.

Fourth, whatever they do, they seek nothing but profits, and even though they perform some duty, they are making a deal with God in order to receive blessings and a reward; they never obey the work arrangements and the preachings and fellowships of the above, having notions about and being unsubmissive to the man used by the Holy Spirit in their heart, much less do they obey God’s work.

Fifth, they are arrogant and conceited, obey no one, and consider themselves right, feeling that they themselves are number one under heaven, and they do not accept the judgment and chastisement of God’s word at all or accept the truth at all, much less accept any pruning or dealing; they are precisely ones who are outside of God’s management.

According to the above five manifestations, we can be certain that no one among all the false leaders and antichrists loves the truth or has any obedience to God’s work, and they also cannot accept and obey the man used by the Holy Spirit and are even full of notions about and resistance to him. How can they who disobey God, resist God, and are against God so much receive the working of the Holy Spirit? It is certain that all those who cannot receive the working of the Holy Spirit are ones who do not love the truth, are absurd muddleheads, are ones who do not attend to their proper duties but turn to their own way, and are devils that belong to satan. Undoubtedly no one among all those who have never had the working of the Holy Spirit understands the spirit or understands the things of life in the spirit in the slightest, and they are all outsiders who always speak laymen’s words, and are all foolish idiots. If a leader or worker has never had the working of the Holy Spirit, he will surely stray into the way of antichrists, liking to speak letters and doctrines, always trying to invent new things to disrupt and disturb God’s work, often misinterpreting God’s word, spreading various fallacies, setting himself up under various kinds of banners, and not testifying God at all, and become an antichrist the devil. All those leaders and workers who have never had the working of the Holy Spirit are definitely false leaders and antichrists and will be punished and eliminated in the end.

Whether one has the working of the Holy Spirit has to do with whether he can be saved and perfected. Because man does not have the organ to directly understand God’s word, he really cannot see through his true condition of being corrupted by satan and cannot truly know himself, let alone know the truth and the mystery of life, and he has simply become the puppet of satan, living under the reign of satan and being unable to extricate himself. So, the working of the Holy Spirit becomes the key to whether man can be saved and perfected. All those who fear God pay special attention to obeying the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, is God Godself, and is the Spirit of Almighty God and whether one can receive the working of the Holy Spirit decides his destiny and destination. How should one know the working of the Holy Spirit? First, he has to understand God’s will. Because man’s heart and man’s everything are always naked and open before God and man’s ways and doings are all searched by God and well known to God, if one cannot receive the working of the Holy Spirit, we can be certain that he still has not lived in God’s management and his intent of believing in God and his way of believing in God still have not met God’s requirements and standards and cannot be approved by God. Those who have truly received the working of the Holy Spirit can be said to have got their passes issued by God on the way to the kingdom. This proves that their intent and viewpoint of believing in God are right and the way they walk is right. All these things have been acknowledged by God, so they have got their passes from God and thus received the working of the Holy Spirit. For those who do not have the working of the Holy Spirit, certainly their viewpoint and intent of believing in God and the way they walk still have not met God’s requirements and not been approved by God, so they have not got the passes issued by God. Undoubtedly none of these people are ones who truly believe in God and pursue the truth. For one to receive the working of the Holy Spirit is for him to get a pass into the kingdom of Christ in believing in God. Whether one has the working of the Holy Spirit is a matter of whether he has a pass into the kingdom. Only those who have the working of the Holy Spirit are the ones who live in God’s management and the ones who have entered into the gate of the kingdom. Those who do not have the working of the Holy Spirit are shut outside the holy city of Christ, and they are the brood of satan that are not acknowledged by God. Whether or not one has the working of the Holy Spirit becomes a mark that God proves him to be a true or false believer in God. So it is also said in a former preaching and fellowship: “None of those who have never had the working of the Holy Spirit are God’s chosen people in a very real sense, and none of them are true brothers and sisters.” This word is absolutely true. Only those who have received the working of the Holy Spirit are the true brothers and sisters who enjoy the same word of God, drink of the shepherding of the same Holy Spirit, and are of the same mind.

One’s attitude toward the working of the Holy Spirit is his attitude toward God, because the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, is God Godself, and is also the Spirit of the incarnated Almighty God. Whoever is totally unconcerned about and does not have any fear of or obedience to the working of the Holy Spirit is not a person who fears God and obeys God’s work. Such a one is certainly not a person who loves the truth and practices the truth, much less a person who accepts God’s judgment and chastisement and pursues to be saved. Whoever believes in God but only concentrates on what he can do and always pursues his own dreams and wishes and the things he loves and does not seek God’s requirements or God’s will at all nor pay attention to seeking the truth and practicing the truth is definitely not a person who loves the truth, much less does he obey God’s work. Some people shout with their mouth, “The man used by the Holy Spirit also has corruptions, and I will only listen to God and only obey God,” but actually they cannot practice God’s word, much less do they seek the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, and they do not pursue the truth at all. What problem is this? Let’s look at all the false leaders, antichrists, and various kinds of wicked men. None of them like to seriously eat and drink God’s word in the slightest, in doing things they never seek the truth or practice the truth, and in praying they never lay their heart bare to God and speak truthfully, but always pray perfunctorily and carelessly to cheat God. As they do not love the truth, even if they read God’s word, their purpose is to research and misinterpret God’s word, and in order to achieve their own ends, they take words out of context and invent fallacies to deceive others. Such people do not have any fear of God in their heart, so they can never receive the working of the Holy Spirit and are eventually hated and eliminated by God. If one does not have the working of the Holy Spirit, this in itself shows that he is not acknowledged by God, pleasing to God, or approved by God. If one does not have the working of the Holy Spirit, this also indicates that he is already on the brink of danger and he is not in God’s management and cannot possibly be saved, and moreover, it indicates that he will be one to be eliminated if he still does not repent and turn to God. It thus can be seen that all those who do not have the working of the Holy Spirit are ones who can hardly be saved and ones who are most dangerous and should be guarded against and watched out for. If those who do not have the working of the Holy Spirit can even do all kinds of evil and always do bad things of disrupting and disturbing God’s work and deceiving people, this sufficiently proves that they are the devils, satans. Therefore, those who have believed in God for over three to five years or even seven to eight years but still do not have the working of the Holy Spirit are all ones who must be guarded against and watched out for, and people must discern them, be cautious in associating with them, and be careful with them.

God’s family has isolated and expelled the various kinds of false leaders and antichrists that do not have the working of the Holy Spirit and have done all kinds of evil. This is God’s administration and sufficiently shows that God’s righteous disposition does not tolerate man’s offense. Now, nearly all the obvious antichrists the devils that have done all kinds of evil and are guilty of the most heinous sins have been expelled. This has fully fulfilled God’s words: “…those who do not do God’s will will all be punished. This cannot be changed by anyone. So, all the punished ones are punished because of God’s righteousness and receive their retribution because they themselves have done all kinds of evil.” Actually, these people are not the only ones who do not have the working of the Holy Spirit in the churches everywhere, and at least one-fifth or one-third of the members of the churches are such ones. However, God’s family has only expelled the antichrists the devils that have done all kinds of evil and often disturbed and disrupted God’s work, but has not expelled those who also do not pursue the truth and are unwilling to perform their duty but who have never done obvious evil deeds, and has only arranged them into group B to have meetings. This is the opportunity God’s family gives them to repent. All those who have done all kinds of evil and do not have the slightest humanity have to be expelled, because if these people remain in God’s family, they will bring nothing but harm, and even if they can do service, that will result in more harm than benefit, and we will lose more than we will gain. So, it is best to expel them. As for the others who do not have the working of the Holy Spirit, as long as they do not do evil or disturb and can be obedient and submissive and obey the arrangements of the church, let them remain and give them the opportunity to repent. If they can pursue the truth and perform their duty properly in the future, it is worthwhile. If they not only cannot perform their duty properly but can even do evil in the future, it will not be too late to expel them then. This is the principles by which God’s family deals with those who have never had the working of the Holy Spirit.

To receive the working of the Holy Spirit, one has to understand the value and significance of the working of the Holy Spirit and also understand the principle of practice for receiving it. Having the working of the Holy Spirit is a mark of being predestined and chosen by God. If one can love God’s word and pursue the truth and can also often receive the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, the way such a person walks in believing in God is right, and he has received God’s acknowledgment and approval. There is a condition for the Holy Spirit to work on people, which mainly depends on whether people pursue the truth. What kind of people God perfects and what kind of people God eliminates have long been ordained by God. Only if a person is a pursuer of the truth will the Holy Spirit do the perfecting work on him. If a person is not a pursuer of the truth or if he is only willing to do service and is only for receiving God’s reward and blessings, although sometimes he may also have the guidance and the discipline of the Holy Spirit, there is not the work of perfecting man the Holy Spirit does on him. This is because he does not pursue the truth or practice the truth, and the Holy Spirit cannot do the work of leading him into reality, for God does not force anyone to do what he is unwilling to do. All people have discipline, but some can repent after being disciplined, while others cannot repent even after being disciplined several times, so the Holy Spirit has no way to do the deeper work on them. God does his work on people according to what they can attain. For those who do not love the truth, no matter how clearly others have fellowshipped about the truth with them, they cannot accept it. How much more easily will they neglect and ignore some moving that the Holy Spirit gives them or the little function of their conscience. Without being inspired and enlightened by the Holy Spirit and without being perfected by the working of the Holy Spirit, one can never truly understand the truth or gain the truth, and like a theological doctor or a religious pastor, he can only research God’s word by his mind and get a whole set of specious fallacies and heresies to deceive people and resist God’s work, and thus become an antichrist and be punished. This shows that while believing in God, if one does not have the working of the Holy Spirit, everything he does is in vain and empty.

For those who do not love the truth, no one can lead them to understand the truth and enter into the truth. For example, when people pray to and fellowship with God, those who do not love the truth never pray in a genuine way, and it can be said that they always pray in a perfunctory and careless way and always speak empty words to cheat God. Those who do not love the truth cannot possibly seek the truth from God or fellowship with God and tell God what is in their heart. If a person is one who loves the truth, it is certain that the more he reads God’s word, the more revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit he will have, and the more he understands the truth, the more words from his heart he will pray to God, and the more genuine and practical his fellowship with God will be. Thus, unknowingly he will receive more revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit in praying to and fellowshipping with God, will be able to understand God’s requirements and God’s will in many things, and will be very brightened and have no darkness in his heart, and he will all the more feel in his heart that God is lovely, amiable, and honorable. The more a person loves the truth, the more he will be willing to fellowship with God, and the more he understands the truth, the deeper he will fellowship with God. A person who has genuine prayer to and fellowship with God will also give more and more thanks and praises to God, and if he goes against God’s will or resists God a little, he will feel extremely rebuked in his heart, have no peace in his conscience, and suffer torment. So he will love the truth in God’s word more and more and be willing to fellowship with God. The more he prays to and fellowships with God, the more he will be able to love God and obey God. Thus, in his prayer to and fellowship with God, he will keep growing in life and thereby live before God, live in God’s word, and get on the way of being perfected by the Holy Spirit. Only if one pursues the truth in this way can he truly receive the Holy Spirit’s permanent working for perfecting man, and can he understand the truth and know God and get transformed in his disposition and be perfected by God. This is precisely the value and significance of receiving the working of the Holy Spirit. If one never has the working of the Holy Spirit, by merely depending upon his qualities and mind, he can never truly understand the truth, much less can he truly know God, no matter how hard he strives and labors. In believing in God, if one does not pursue the truth, no matter how many sufferings he undergoes and how hard he labors, it cannot bring the transformation of his life disposition, and in the end he will still be a person who resists God. This is beyond doubt. “Those who do not love God do not love the truth, and thus they cannot gain God, much less receive God’s approval. No matter how such people experience the work of the Holy Spirit or experience judgment, they cannot have a fear of God. These are the ones whose nature is hard to change and whose disposition is extremely wicked. All those who do not have a fear of God are the ones to be eliminated and the ones to be punished, and they will receive the same punishment as those who do evil, and will even suffer more than those who do unrighteousness.

One’s genuine prayer to and fellowship with God is completely based on his loving the truth. Only those who love the truth have a heart that truly fears God and a heart that truly obeys God and worships God. If a person does not love the truth, he cannot possibly eat and drink God’s word seriously, much less will he easily accept the truth. So, his prayer to and fellowship with God, his obedience to God, and his fear of God are all empty talk, and none of them is practical. If a person does not love the truth, he will not have the working of the Holy Spirit. This is absolute. A person who does not love the truth definitely cannot get on the way of pursuing the truth to be perfected, so he cannot possibly be saved. If one wants to receive the working of the Holy Spirit, he has to begin with seriously eating and drinking God’s word, and in eating and drinking God’s word, he has to seek the truth and practice the truth; only when he can love the truth and has the will to practice the truth will his prayer to and fellowship with God become practical and normal. This is the key to receiving the working of the Holy Spirit. Although one can receive the working of the Holy Spirit because of loving the truth and pursuing the truth, nevertheless in experiencing God’s work, he will unavoidably have disobedience and resistance because of his corrupt nature and will often become passive and weak, and thus he will lose the working of the Holy Spirit for some time. If one has a very superficial understanding of the truth and can still be controlled by his satanic nature and he cannot truly accept the judgment and chastisement of God’s word, much less does he accept prunings and dealings, he is not a person who truly loves the truth and who can practice the truth; such a person will also easily lose the working of the Holy Spirit. When one experiences a setback or a failure, if he loses his faith and gives himself up as hopeless, he will more easily lose the working of the Holy Spirit. And if one is cowardly and fearful of death and becomes a Judas and betrays God for the sake of an ignoble existence, he will completely lose the working of the Holy Spirit and be eliminated by the Holy Spirit. Many people have fallen in these ways. Most people have the working of the Holy Spirit in normal circumstances, but when they encounter hardships or dangers, they lose the working of the Holy Spirit because they draw back or fall. This shows that the disobedience to God in their heart is so serious and the love for the truth in their heart is so small and fragile that they still cannot stand at crucial moments, and sufficiently proves that they still have not gained the truth and are still controlled by their satanic nature, so they can often disobey God and resist God and thus lose the working of the Holy Spirit. To properly maintain the working of the Holy Spirit, one has to pursue the truth and have a firm faith, and at the same time he should often pray to receive the strength given by the Holy Spirit. Only thus can he overcome the influence of satan and of the flesh and stand. It is indeed not easy for people to get on the way of pursuing the truth to be perfected; they have to undergo many sufferings. So this requires that they have a true faith, and even if they fail and are frustrated many times, they not lose heart or be disappointed, but still be able to pray to God and seek the truth, examine and know themselves, and rely on God to stand up and have a new beginning and start all over again. As long as one can know himself, draw lessons from his failures, truly repent, and accept the truth, he will be accepted by God; as long as one loves the truth and pursues the truth, he will have a hope of success, God will not give him up, and the temporary failure and frustration does not mean that God has forsaken or eliminated him. As people have satanic nature and are controlled by satan’s influence and they have too many difficulties, if they do not have the will to pursue the truth or a heart that truly loves God, they can hardly stand in trials and refinings.

Although one may have understood many truths before undergoing refining, he cannot practice all these truths. Only when he is in refining can he understand the true meaning of these truths and truly realize the inner meaning of these truths. At this time, when he practices these truths again, it will be accurate and after God’s heart. His practice at this time will be with less of his own will, his naturalness, and his emotion. Only his practice at this time will be the manifestation of truly loving God.” All those who have had real experiences of life have had times when they experienced weakness, fall, and failure. Every time we rose up after having fallen, it was actually because the working and the sustaining of the Holy Spirit eventually enabled us to stand up. Although it was always through others’ fellowshipping with, supplying, and sustaining us and through our examining ourselves and praying that we stood, those were only man’s cooperation; actually the decisive factor was that the Holy Spirit worked in secret, so that the result was fully achieved in the end. This has already been verified by the experiences of God’s chosen people. From the experiences of God’s chosen people, we all can see a fact: All those who truly love the truth and pursue the truth have the working of the Holy Spirit and have begun to get on the way of pursuing the truth to be perfected, and whatever kind of failure or frustration these people may experience, they will eventually stand up and reach the point of being saved and perfected. This is God’s great power.

There are mainly three cases when the Holy Spirit works on people: First, we are sure that the Holy Spirit only works on those who truly believe in God and love the truth. Because God searches hearts and minds, the more a person is a good man and a lover of the truth, the more often the Holy Spirit will work on him comparatively, the worse a person’s humanity is and the less he performs any duty, the less often the Holy Spirit will work on him, and if a person is a wicked man, he will never have the working of the Holy Spirit. The workings of the Holy Spirit on different people are not exactly the same. “The Holy Spirit works on different men according to their original substance, and he does not make requirements of them beyond their original substance or work on them beyond their original qualities. So, the Holy Spirit’s works on men can let people see the substance of the working objects. Men’s original substance does not change, and their original qualities are limited. When the Holy Spirit uses men or works on men, he works according to their limited qualities, so that they can gain something from it.” The Holy Spirit works on people according to what they can attain, and their qualities and will are important factors. On those who do not love the truth much but are willing to perform their duty, the Holy Spirit usually only works to guide them or to occasionally discipline them. As they do not love the truth, they seldom receive the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit in God’s word. Thus, for most of those who truly believe in God but do not pursue the truth, more often the Holy Spirit only lets them enjoy God’s presence, and sometimes they can also enjoy God’s grace, so that they will have faith in God. If those who truly believe in God and who can perform their duty encounter adverse circumstances or experience tribulation, they can enjoy not only the presence of God but also the guidance and the frequent disciplines of the Holy Spirit, which is what most people have experienced. But what God values most are those who pursue the truth and practice the truth. We have all seen that for all those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, if they hear the truth clearly fellowshipped about and they understand the truth, they can practice it. Such people not only have the guidance of the Holy Spirit, but also often have the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, and even more have God’s discipline, judgment and chastisement, and trial and refining accompanying them. What God loves are honest people, that is, those who can practice the truth when hearing and understanding it. Such honest people will surely be disciplined by God once they disobey God or transgress willfully. This fulfills the word “Those whom God loves he disciplines.” Discipline is love and is mainly for perfecting. Only those whom God loves can often be disciplined. The more often one is disciplined, the more reality of the truth he will enter into, the more obedience he will have, and the greater his transformation will be. If one is disciplined far less often, his transformation will be little, and his growth in life will be too slow. So, the most blessed are those who can truly accept the discipline and the pruning and dealing of the Holy Spirit and can obey the working of the Holy Spirit, and they can definitely get on the way of being saved and perfected. Only those who truly pursue the truth and perform their duty faithfully in a down-to-earth manner can be approved by God and be perfected by the Holy Spirit. “It is by obeying the working of the Holy Spirit that you can get on the way of being perfected.

The above are the three cases of the Holy Spirit’s working, and they are also the different ways in which the Holy Spirit works on the three kinds of people. Some people only have some occasional guidance of the Holy Spirit, but they are content and think that they have the working of the Holy Spirit and are ones loved by God; others, having only been disciplined once or twice, think that they have reality, can obey God, and are ones loved by God. These people, because of having a very superficial understanding of the truth, still have not entered the right track of believing in God and still do not know what it means to enter into the reality of the truth. It seems as if they do not know that mankind has been too deeply corrupted, and cannot see how difficult it is for God to perfect people. Actually none of those who are self-content when having some working of the Holy Spirit have truly understood the truth or entered into reality or have truly got on the way of being perfected. They all have to experience many more failures and setbacks before they can truly understand the truth and know God’s work. It thus can be seen that it is not a simple thing for people to be saved. In experiencing God’s work, everyone who receives the working of the Holy Spirit gains different things, and of course what they experience are also different in degree of depth. Then, by what can it be ascertained whether the Holy Spirit’s working on one is his working for perfecting him? It is very important to understand this. Before, we have said that for God to perfect people is mainly for him to work his word into them to be their life. First, it is through the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit he causes people to understand the truth and know his word, and only then can they practice the truth and use the truth, so that the truth will become their life. This requires that they experience many refinings and even experience hundreds of trials and they have to undergo many sufferings of being pruned and dealt with and of being judged and chastised, experience many failures and setbacks, and even go through the experience of living death and that of being raised from the dead. Only if one enjoys the results of the Holy Spirit working in such ways does it mean that he has got on the way of pursuing the truth to be perfected. We have all seen that many people also have the Holy Spirit working on them and they can also fellowship about some knowledge of the truth and that of God’s work, but in them we cannot see any reality of practicing the truth or any results of being transformed in the disposition. This sufficiently shows that they have not got on the way of being perfected and that even though they have the Holy Spirit working on them occasionally, the Holy Spirit has not formally begun to do the work of perfecting man on them. What problem is this? Undoubtedly, the way they walk is still devious, they still have the mixture of their intents and have serious disobedience and resistance, and they are definitely not ones who truly pursue the truth. If one cannot cooperate with the Holy Spirit but always turns to his own way, even if he does not do evil, he cannot be perfected by God. Just as God’s word says: “The principle of the Holy Spirit’s working is that he works through man’s cooperation. Only through man’s initiatively praying, seeking, and drawing near to God will the results be produced and will the Holy Spirit inspire and enlighten him. It is not that the Holy Spirit works unilaterally or that man works unilaterally. Both are indispensable. The more one cooperates and strives toward the standard required by God, the more the Holy Spirit will work on him. Only through his practical cooperation plus the Holy Spirit’s working will one have practical experience and know the substance of God’s word. Experiencing like this step by step, in the end he will be made a complete man.” If one deviates from God’s word and from the truth, the Holy Spirit will stop working on him. At this time God’s heart has to be patient and wait, and only if one examines himself and can accept the truth and truly repent can he again receive the working of the Holy Spirit. In believing in God, some people always have their own imagination about being perfected, and it seems to them that as long as one does not do evil or forsake God, he will be perfected by God. This view is too unrealistic. According to such a view, none of those hypocritical Pharisees did evil, but why did God loathe them? What God loathes is not only one’s doing evil; in God’s eyes, being arrogant and conceited, being opinionated, acting presumptuously, and turning to one’s own way are all satanic dispositions, and they are the very manifestations of resisting God. This fulfills God’s word: “Not transformed in disposition one is against God.” It is absolutely true. None of the false leaders or antichrists pursue the truth in the slightest, and they all only pursue position and want to stand above others. They have believed in God for many years, but they do not have any transformation in their life disposition, and they go against the truth and resist God in whatever they say and do. Moreover, they have become more and more cunning and treacherous, and it is not easy to see through them. Only those who truly understand the truth can discern them clearly and see through their substance, but most people can still be deceived by them. This is the fact.

God perfects people through their obedience, through their eating and drinking and enjoying God’s word, and through the refining of sufferings in their life. Only by believing in God this way can people be transformed in their disposition and have a true knowledge of God. Not being content with living in God’s grace but initiatively thirsting for and seeking the truth and pursuing to be gained by God, this is obeying God consciously. God wants such belief in God.” Those whom God is determined to perfect are all ones who pursue the truth and have the will and ones who have a conscience, sense, and humanity. The Holy Spirit works on those who pursue the truth in the same way that he worked on Peter, and he will cause them to experience more prunings and dealings and also experience hundreds of trials and refinings. For those who love the truth and have the will, in order to gain the truth, no matter how many sufferings they undergo, they will not lose heart, and no matter how many times they fail, they will still strive toward God’s requirements and perseveringly and dauntlessly pursue the truth, seek the truth, accept the truth, and obey the truth, so that they will eventually be perfected and be much used by God. God’s word states this more clearly: “Only a refined love will be strong, not fragile. No matter when and how God tries you, if you can give no thought to your life and willingly give up everything for God and endure everything for God, your love will be pure and your belief will have reality. Only at that time will you be a person truly loved by God and a person truly perfected by God.” Only those who can give up the truth, reject the truth, doubt the truth, despise the truth, and play with the truth in trials and refinings and in the spiritual wars will be thoroughly exposed and eliminated and receive God’s righteous punishment.

The way of pursuing the truth has no end, and there is no end to knowing God. So, in being perfected, although there is the standard for it, there is also no end to it, and it is not that when one has understood some truths and has some obedience, he has experienced it to the end. God once said: “In believing in God, people should pursue to be perfected by God so that they can obey God and obey God in everything. When you can obey God, make no complaint, care for God’s will, and grow to the stature of Peter, having the style of Peter as God has said, you will have succeeded in believing in God, and it will be a mark that you have been gained by God.” Only then will one have lived out the value and meaning of human life. Our ultimate goal should only be to receive God’s approval in the end. If one wants to be perfected, in performing his duty and serving God, he has to do everything according to God’s word under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, so that it will be safe, reliable, and secure. Those who truly understand the truth should all be clear that in obeying the guidance of the Holy Spirit, one should not do it in a vague way, much less should he do things according to his imaginations and notions, and he must be certain that all the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit are within the scope of God’s word and are based on God’s word. Although God’s word does not represent God’s all, the words God has spoken cover everything and are like bright light shining. God has left clear words to lead mankind, save mankind, perfect mankind, and accomplish everything, and there are also the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, so that people can be fully enabled to understand God’s words and gain the truth and life. So, to walk the way of pursuing the truth to be perfected, people do not need to look for another way or grope hard. If one cannot see the fact that God’s word has accomplished everything, he is definitely a false leader or a false worker who is blind in leading the way. If one cannot submissively accept God’s judgment and chastisement, cannot accept the truth or practice the truth in trials, and can even turn to his own way and do otherwise, he will easily stray into the way of antichrists and become an antichrist the devil. Those who pursue the truth must be cautious of this and see clearly the way of pursuing the truth to be perfected led by the Holy Spirit, and should never try to invent new things or do otherwise to achieve your own purposes, both of which are the way walked by the servants of satan—antichrists. The false leaders and antichrists are all ones who detest the truth and hate the truth. When God is incarnated to do the end-time work, they seize the opportunity to creep into God’s family, and when God appoints the man used by the Holy Spirit to lead God’s chosen people, they try every possible means to reject, resist, and deny him, attempting to control God’s chosen people and establish their independent kingdom. When God expresses the truth to judge and chastise corrupt mankind, they do not accept the truth at all, much less accept God’s judgment and chastisement, but spare no effort to disrupt and disturb God’s work. They on the one hand oppose the man used by the Holy Spirit, and on the other hand judge and condemn the leaders and workers at every level, saying that they are all false ones. They only exalt themselves and establish themselves, wishing God’s chosen people would obey and worship them as God. There is still a more sinister antichrist. He actually spread heresies and fallacies everywhere under the banner of testifying the man used by the Holy Spirit, and he even distributed his heresies and fallacies to the churches of various places, wishing God’s chosen people would all accept his devilish words. He was really shameless and extremely arrogant. This was the deed of a typical servant of satan, an antichrist. He attempted to make God’s chosen people depart from God’s work and stay away from God’s word, sever the relationship between God’s chosen people and God, and remove God’s place in the heart of God’s chosen people. This was a more sinister scheme of satan. If one has no truth, it will be extremely difficult for him to see through such a sinister antichrist, a servant of satan. To discern such a sinister antichrist, one needs all the more to pursue the truth and equip himself with the truth. Only those who can discern the schemes and intrigues and the heresies and fallacies of all kinds of antichrists are ones who have truly understood the truth and entered into reality and ones who have truly entered the right track of believing in God. If one cannot discern or see through the substance of the nature of the most sinister antichrists and their true face, he still has no reality of the truth and is still in danger of being deceived and eliminated. This is beyond doubt.

Now, God’s chosen people have all seen that it is not a simple thing to gain the truth and be perfected in experiencing God’s work. It is through warring against satan the devil that people gain every truth, because the more people experience God’s work and the more they understand the truth, the closer their heart is to God, and the more satan refuses to resign itself to defeat and frenziedly attacks. And it is in various kinds of spiritual wars that God’s chosen people grow in life and reach the point of being saved and perfected. God’s chosen people have realized that the more they understand the truth and begin to enter into the reality of the truth, the more infuriated satan becomes and the more it attacks frenziedly and puts up its deathbed struggle. Satan is most afraid that people will understand the truth and turn to God and be gained by God, so it spares no efforts to make disturbance. The way of pursuing the truth to be perfected is indeed full of the temptations of satan and spiritual wars, and if God’s chosen people want to stand the testimony, they have to gain the truth and to war against satan. This is an unavoidable fact. The more God’s chosen people war against satan, the more they will be able to understand the truth, and the more they will have true knowledge of God. It is in the war against satan that God saves man and perfects man. This fierce war that God fights against satan to save mankind is so real. To be saved, God’s chosen people must be firm in faith, stand on God’s side resolutely, and absolutely obey God’s work and the leading and shepherding of the man used by the Holy Spirit, and especially in performing their duty and serving God, they must exalt God and testify God. Only doing so is performing man’s duty. People should never exalt any man or testify any man, because God is a jealous God and a righteous and holy God. All the acts of exalting a man or testifying a man are the acts of antichrists. God is forever God, and man is forever man. A man, whether perfected or not or whether used or not, is forever a man. This is a never-changing fact. So, in serving God, people should forever exalt God and testify God and safeguard God’s work. To perform the duty of a created being properly, people must only exalt God and testify God and only obey God and worship God, and they should never treat God as a man, much less obey and worship a man as God. In this matter, people must understand God’s will, and they should also find man’s proper place and should not stand in the wrong place or deviate from the true way. In performing their duty and serving God, people must be under the guidance of God’s word and of the Holy Spirit so that they can serve to God’s will. If one is not guided by God’s word and the Holy Spirit or led and shepherded by the man used by the Holy Spirit but only pursues according to his imaginations and notions and even regards his thinking and notions and his intents and mixture as the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, he has completely misunderstood God’s will and will most easily deviate from the true way and turn to his own way and become a person who resists God. In the matter of serving God, if one does things according to his intents and imaginations, he will stray into the way of antichrists. For this reason, it is required of all those who perform their duty and serve God that they do things according to God’s words, the truths, and have to know that anything that is the revelation or enlightenment of the Holy Spirit is definitely within all God’s words and can never be outside of God’s words, because in his end-time work, God has spoken things clearly in words and his words cover everything. So to verify whether one’s knowledge or understanding is from the revelation or enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, we must verify it according to God’s words. If it goes against God’s words, we can be certain that it is by no means from the revelation or enlightenment of the Holy Spirit but is his erroneous understanding or is from the working of evil spirits. We must see this clearly. Whether one can testify God and exalt God most reveals whether he has the working of the Holy Spirit, most reveals whether he has the reality of the truth, and most reveals whether the way he walks is right. All those who always adore men and exalt men but do not testify God or serve God are antichrists and are evil spirits, unclean spirits, or satans. This is beyond doubt, and it can never be wrong to discern them this way. It is so easy for those who have no truth to be deceived. In the future, various kinds of more sinister antichrists the devils will appear. It broadens our horizons and causes us to gain a lot to experience the war against antichrists the devils, and we are so blessed as to experience God’s work this way. When people war against antichrists the devils, it is precisely a golden opportunity for them to seek the truth and receive the working of the Holy Spirit. This is the short cut to understanding the truth and gaining the truth.

As God’s chosen people eat and drink God’s word and thus understand the truth deeper day by day, they are clearer and clearer about the way of being saved and perfected. So God’s chosen people should just pursue the truth and pursue to know God so as to be transformed in their disposition and be perfected. Only this is God’s will. All those who have truly understood the truth and entered into reality have seen the results of the Holy Spirit’s working, have tasted the sweetness of understanding the truth and practicing the truth, and have realized the true value and significance of gaining the truth: Only if one gains the truth will he have the true human life and true happiness; if one has no truth, he is an animal without life or humanity, and if one has no truth, he will forever live in darkness and live under satan’s reign and be deceived, fooled, suppressed, tortured, and trampled, feeling worse than death; and only if one has understood the truth and gained the truth does it mean that he has truly broken away from satan’s influence and been saved and thereby lives in the light and lives before God. It thus can be seen that all that the working of the Holy Spirit brings to people is the truth, is light, is release, and is freedom. God’s working is indeed saving people and perfecting people.

Now, the above has given almost enough preachings on life entering in, and God’s chosen people have all seen clearly this way of being saved and perfected. It can be said that this is the way led by the Holy Spirit and also the way already shown by God’s word. If anyone tries to invent new things and does otherwise, he is a most sinister antichrist, is the servant of satan that disrupts and disturbs God’s work, and is an evil spirit that works to deceive people. God’s chosen people should all see this clearly. The duty the man used by the Holy Spirit performs is to lead God’s chosen people to enter into the reality of the truth and get on the way of being saved and perfected. Now, God’s chosen people have begun to enter the right track of believing in God, and this is completely the result produced by the working of the Holy Spirit. God’s chosen people can accept the leading and shepherding of the man used by the Holy Spirit and enter the right track of believing in God; this is altogether God’s great power and sufficiently proves that God has triumphed over satan.

All those who pursue the truth have realized that only the word of God is forever the truth, while the preachings and fellowships of the man are only his experiences and knowledge from the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, and they are only to pave the way for God’s chosen people to understand the truth and know God’s word and can never replace God’s word; and that God is forever God, and man is forever man, and God’s chosen people should only obey God and worship God and should never treat God as a man, much less obey and worship a man as God. Even if one day God leaves the earth and returns to Zion, what we believe in should still be the incarnated Almighty God who accomplishes the Word appearing in the flesh, what we hold to should still be all the words of Almighty God, what we pray to should still be the holy name of Almighty God, and the way we walk should still be Peter’s way of pursuing the truth to be perfected, as shown by God’s word. In believing in God, only if one can hold fast to these four principles does it mean that he has truly stood the testimony; only such a person is one who has truly been saved and gained by God. This is because God’s word has already stated all these clearly. God has accomplished his management plan through his incarnation in the end time, and God will never be incarnated again and make another start; God’s word accomplishes everything, and it is according to God’s word that the Holy Spirit does the work of perfecting man. It is the Holy Spirit, God Godself, who does the perfecting work, and the man used by the Holy Spirit only leads and shepherds God’s chosen people to experience God’s work and enter the right track of believing in God. Actually, for God’s chosen people to accept and obey the leading and shepherding of the man used by the Holy Spirit is just for them to obey God’s work, and it does not change the substance of their believing in God, following God, and obeying God at all. Only if God’s chosen people accept and obey the leading and shepherding of the man used by the Holy Spirit does it mean that they truly obey God’s work and experience God’s work. Actually, God’s work is still done by God Godself, and it is still the Holy Spirit who is leading God’s chosen people to walk the way ahead, and it is still the Holy Spirit who is doing the work of perfecting man; the man’s work and cooperation are too limited. In the future, in all kinds of trials, it will still be that only the Holy Spirit is doing the work of perfecting man and only the Holy Spirit can do the work of perfecting man. This is a fact that no one can deny.

Now, it is the man used by the Holy Spirit who leads God’s chosen people, but in substance, it is still the Holy Spirit who works to lead God’s chosen people; the leading of the man used by the Holy Spirit is limited and temporary, while the leading of the Holy Spirit and the leading of God’s word are unlimited and permanent. God’s chosen people must see this clearly. When the great disasters and great trials come, there will only be the guidance of the Holy Spirit and of God’s word. At that time, God will formally begin to test people’s work. All those who have truly understood the truth and entered into reality will, under the leading of God’s word and the secret guidance of the Holy Spirit, experience various kinds of tribulations and trials and be perfected; the various kinds of wicked men, false leaders, and antichrists that do not pursue the truth and do not have any reality of the truth will receive punishment and retribution. Just as God’s word says: “Now I am walking among all the people and living among all the people. Today blessed are those who have true love for me; blessed are those who obey me, and they will surely remain in my kingdom; blessed are those who know me, and they will surely rule in my kingdom; blessed are those who pursue me, and they will surely escape from the bondage of satan and enjoy the blessings from me; blessed are those who can forsake themselves, and they will surely be occupied by me and inherit the riches in my kingdom. I remember those who run for me. I accept those who spend for me. I give enjoyable things to those who offer to me. I bless those who enjoy my word, and they will surely be the pillars in my kingdom and will surely be incomparably rich in my family and no one can compare with them. Have you ever accepted the blessings for you? Have you ever pursued the promises to you? You will surely break through the suppression of the forces of darkness under the guidance of my light, will surely not lose the guidance of the light in darkness, will surely be the master among all things, will surely be overcomers before satan, and will surely stand among all men and be the proof of my overcoming when the country of the great red dragon collapses. In the land of Sinim you will surely be strong and unwavering, and you will inherit the blessings from me because of the sufferings you undergo and will surely shine forth my glory in the entire universe.

February 15, 2012

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