Now, after eating and drinking God’s word and fellowshipping about the truth, God’s chosen people have finally understood that God’s will is to ask God’s chosen people to perform their duty properly and live out the reality of the truth of God’s word in the final stage of the spreading of the kingdom gospel, and be able to bear good and resounding testimonies for God’s overcoming satan at the time when the great red dragon collapses. Only then will they live up to God’s will, and will they truly have a conscience and sense and live out the likeness of a real man. In Zhejiang-Fujian district and Jiangsu-Anhui district of the South, the good testimonies borne by some of God’s chosen people when they have broken through the influence of darkness of satan in preaching the gospel indeed make people feel inspired and encouraged. And God’s chosen people in the South have begun to wake up and throw themselves into the spreading of the kingdom gospel. Some of them have borne some true testimonies. It can be proved from the work report of the Jiangsu-Anhui district: “Since the Second Work Arrangement from Above Concerning the Work of Spreading the Gospel and the two gospel work reports from the Northeast district and the Hebei-Shanxi district were distributed, we felt much condemned within, and realized that we lived in timidity because of being restrained by the environments, and seriously hindered the spreading of the gospel work. Due to the distribution of the work arrangement and the mobilization of seven brothers and sisters in the first-line team of Henan Province near Anhui Province, more than thirty thousand people were converted in four days. From then on, the gospel work of the entire district gets better. We also fellowshipped together about Item 23 ‘The Principles of Treating the Work Arrangements and the Preachings and Fellowships,’ and Item 161 ‘The Principles of Doing God’s Will,’ in the principles of the 162 matters, and Question 31 in the third part of The Practical Handbook On the Preaching of the Gospel (Some brothers and sisters were afraid of the environments and the difficulties in preaching the gospel) and ‘The Principles About How to Treat Death.’ Later the brothers’ and sisters’ strength was stirred up, and they all went ahead regardless. The older brothers and sisters also rose up to cooperate, and even the brothers and sisters in Group B couldn’t sit still. The leaders and workers put the four kinds of people who do not know how to preach the gospel together to perform the moral duty. All the brothers and sisters are willing to fight a people’s war and are willing to work overtime to preach the gospel in the spreading of the kingdom gospel. In cooperating in the gospel work, we see God’s wonderful deeds and his almightiness and wisdom, and even more see the trend of God’s work. Moreover, we see that the influence of darkness of the great read dragon has fallen apart. A sister of a host home preached to over thirty people working in the police station (who are all her relatives, acquaintances, and colleagues) in one night. An older brother covered 17 gospel preachers so that they safely left the scene when the great red dragon came to arrest them, and he was detained half a month. After he came out, he continued to preach the gospel. Some older sisters stood guard for the brothers and sisters at the entrance of the village when they preached the gospel in the village. If the great red dragon drove to the village to arrest the gospel preachers, they would lie in the middle of the road and stop them, and the great red dragon could do nothing about them. A wicked couple reported to the police several times as the brothers and sisters preached the gospel. The great red dragon asked the wicked couple if they believed in Almighty God, and they said no. So the great red dragon said that if they called again, they would be arrested. Then they were so frightened that they hid themselves right away the next day. Some happened to go to the house of a person who worked in the police station to preach, and he said, ‘My job is to arrest the believers in God, but because I am off duty today, I won’t arrest you. You can go!’ … There are many cases like these. From the various facts above, we can see that some of God’s chosen people are no longer restrained and controlled by the influence of the great red dragon. Even if some were arrested, the great read dragon didn’t dare to treat them harshly. Now, the brothers and sisters are all actively cooperating to preach the gospel. Since the Third Work Arrangement from Above Concerning the Work of Spreading the Gospel was distributed, the experienced gospel preachers have been practicing ‘preaching in groups.’ They take advantage of the wedding parties, birthday parties, classmates’ parties, and relatives’ and friends’ gatherings to ‘preach in groups.’ And they also practice it at the construction sites or entertainment places. Practicing ‘preaching in group’ has achieved a good result. Sometimes, more than 80 people could be converted at one time. At least, over 10 people could be converted at one time. In cooperating in the gospel work, we have also realized that indeed the working of the Holy Spirit determines everything. When we correct our notions and are willing to cooperate, we then see God’s wonderful deeds, and enjoy the gratification brought by the working of the Holy Spirit. In the gospel work, we are willing to keep working hard, and bring to God as soon as possible those who should be gained in the area we are responsible for, so that God’s heart can be comforted earlier. Through cooperating in the gospel work, the leaders and workers all live in a positive state, and are all willing to make up for the debt they owed God in the gospel work of the previous period, and are willing to try their best to work hard on the gospel work and do it well.”
The work of spreading the gospel in Zhejiang-Fujian district is also being carried out rapidly. It is written in their work report: “Although in our district, there occurred some environments in the gospel work, after the brothers and sisters have come out, they have greater faith. They have gained knowledge of God’s almightiness, full wisdom, and sovereignty, and seen God’s deeds. Now, the great red dragon generally release the brothers and sisters right after they arrest them, and they dare not treat them harshly. It is not because the great red dragon is good, but because it is the time that God’s work defeats them and completely overcomes them. Brothers and sisters dare to break through the force of darkness without fearing being arrested by the great red dragon. This exactly fulfills these words of God: ‘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….’ Brothers and sisters begin to preach the gospel and testify God to the great red dragon before them, and now they dare not mistreat brothers and sisters, and they say, ‘When you preach the gospel, be sure to preach to the good ones, not the bad ones. If you preach to the bad ones, they will report you to us.’ Some brothers or sisters even went to the house of the chief of the Public Security Bureau or the house of the director of the Police to preach. And the director was so frightened that he wanted to move, saying that no one knows how many people have believed in Almighty God and they are a big group which is uncontrollable. Some brothers and sisters read God’s word and played the recordings to the great read dragon after they were arrested, without fearing them at all. From them we can see that the great red dragon is tottering and falling apart.”
From the resounding testimonies that these chosen people of God bore in performing the duty after they broke through the influence of darkness of the great red dragon and threw themselves into the spreading of the kingdom gospel, we can see that they have shown an overcoming attitude of being not restrained by death and submitting to God’s manipulation, which is really good and admirable. This is what all those who genuinely spend for God and are willing to perform their duty faithfully must possess. Before, we often fellowshipped about paying attention to safety and using wisdom. Although doing so is beneficial to the work of God’s family, most people are unavoidably under many restraints in performing their duty, and they perform it cautiously and in fear every day, being not released in their spirit all along. Now the great red dragon has tottered and begun to fall apart. If one still cannot break through the restraint of the influence of darkness of satan, he will regret all his life. Some of God’s chosen people can live under the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit by faith and preach the gospel and testify God, and they finally have broken through the restraint of the influence of darkness of satan and put the great red dragon to shame completely. This is really a good and resounding testimony.
To break through the influence of darkness of satan, God’s chosen people must first know that everything in the entire universe is ruled and arranged by God, and various satanic forces are only chess pieces in God’s hand and are doing service for God. In believing in God, one must have true faith, know God’s work and understand the truth. If he can often pray to God and eat and drink God’s word, living under the leading of the Holy Spirit, and see more of God’s deeds as he experiences more of the working of the Holy Spirit, he will gain knowledge of God by experiencing in this way, and his faith will be increased. If one cannot experience the working of the Holy Spirit in believing in God, he will never have true faith toward God. This is true. The more one experiences the working of the Holy Spirit, the more he can know God’s deeds. And thus his faith in God will be greater and greater. If one does not have the working of the Holy Spirit, he will not feel God’s presence. So, when encountering the environments and dangers, he will be timid and restrained. Therefore, the gospel preachers have to pay attention to praying to God and eating and drinking God’s word often. By doing so, on the one hand, they can understand the truth, and on the other hand, they can experience the working of the Holy Spirit, and thus can see God’s deeds and know God’s almightiness and have more faith toward God. If one has truly gone through several environments under the leading of the Holy Spirit, with his spirit being set free and released completely and being not restrained in the slightest, this means that he has entered a new state, and this is the result of the leading of the Holy Spirit. It is really a happiness that one can enjoy the peace and joy brought by the working of the Holy Spirit in performing the duty. If one can be faithful to God, truly love God, and obey God, and thus transcend the force of darkness of satan and be released and free, isn’t it a greater happiness? Now, most of God’s chosen people, because of being able to spend for God and perform their duty, have enjoyed the true peace in spirit, feeling much comforted, and have gained a share of happiness. If they can practice the truth and break through the restraint of the influence of darkness of satan and transcend the limitations of death, having their spirit truly get released and free, and being able to love God and obey God in God’s word in a free and released way, it will be the real blessing. It will not be the simple happiness of having merely some peace and comfort at heart. They can love God truly and offer their life to God and absolutely obey God’s manipulation and arrangement and transcend the limitations of death. If one’s mental attitude can reach such a state, he will really be a most blessed person. Now, some brothers and sisters have tasted some happiness of the real peace and joy. If they keep pursuing the truth and acquire true knowledge of God, can love God truly and obey unto death and bear the resounding testimony like Peter under the leading of the Holy Spirit, isn’t this a greater blessing to all those who pursue the truth and spend for God genuinely?
In spending for God, a believer in God must use wisdom, because all kinds of satans and devils are disrupting and disturbing God’s work by every possible means. Satan’s scheme is to remove God’s work by all kinds of means of persecuting God’s chosen people. So, if God’s chosen people want to carry out God’s will, they must see through satan’s scheme. Only thus can it be guaranteed that satan’s scheme will not be successful and satan will be put to shame completely. So, one cannot spend for God without using wisdom. But, in using wisdom, one must obey the leading of the Holy Spirit and receive the revelation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit and walk according to God’s will, so as to spread the kingdom gospel rapidly to carry out God’s will. Only thus can he have God’s keeping and care, and also see God’s almightiness and wisdom and God’s wonderful deeds and thus know God and testify God. So, in spending for God genuinely, one must pursue the truth and understand God’s will in performing the duty, and perform the duty strictly according to God’s requirements and the work arrangements from above. Only thus can he be approved and blessed by God. In spending for God genuinely, one must offer up himself completely to God and let God be his lord. This requires that one must turn his heart to God, must pray to God and fellowship with God with his heart, and must perform his duty with a heart of fearing God, and no matter what difficulties he encounters, he should quiet before God to seek to solve them with the truth. Such a person can surely receive the guidance and leading of the Holy Spirit and step onto the way of being perfected. If one only performs the duty yet does not pursue the truth and only acts willfully according to his own will in everything, he cannot receive the working of the Holy Spirit and will lose God’s care and keeping, and he will easily get into trouble and encounter failures and setbacks and will not be blessed by God. Such a person will not receive the working of the Holy Spirit or have God’s care and keeping no matter how many years he has believed in God for, and he will not have growth in life no matter how busy he is. Those who do not pursue the truth will never gain the truth and life, and this is absolute.
God’s chosen people must see clearly the way of being perfected by pursuing the truth in performing the duty. It is not that one has to perform the duty for the sake of his destination, but that he performs his duty for pursuing the truth, for living out a true human life, and for being saved. One has to have a right intent in performing the duty, and only thus can he walk the right way. If he can practice the truth and obey God’s manipulation and arrangement and have a heart of fearing God, and can be faithful to God, obey God, and satisfy God in performing the duty, it means that he has truly entered into the reality of the truth and can finally perform his duty in a qualified way. If he can perform his duty like this, no matter how busy he is and what sufferings he endures, it is worthwhile, because he can gain the truth and life, and it is worthwhile to pay much price and endure many sufferings for being saved, which is something money cannot buy. I see that some people, though willing to perform their duty, simply do not pursue the truth. Aren’t they foolish ones? Pursuing the truth is the most meaningful thing. Why can’t people see it clearly? If you are one who pursues the truth, God will bestow on you true faith and true wisdom, and God will be with you and lead you personally. What a great blessing it is! Why can’t some people see it? Those who pursue the truth will be very clever and able to understand human words and understand God’s will. Rather, those who do not love the truth will be very foolish and can never understand human words, and no matter how the truth is fellowshipped about, they cannot understand God’s will. Both are believing in God and performing the duty, but the ways they walk are different. So, their outcomes and destinations will surely be different.
Believers in God should all understand that the evil forces of satan and all the devils are all very cunning and sinister. The devils that resist God absolutely have no good heart. So, those who preach the gospel yet do not use wisdom in performing the duty are all foolish ones. To break through the influence of darkness of satan, one must use wisdom and ways. We all know that satan’s scheme is to arrest the leaders and workers and take God’s offerings. They do not pay attention to the common believers, but if they arrest the leaders or workers, they will not let them off lightly. Satans the devils are all money grubbers, and they do wickedness and evil for taking the money of God’s family, and this is the evil and the scheme of the great red dragon. The evil forces of satan pay no attention to and have no concern about the common gospel preachers at all. If new believers and common gospel preachers are always restrained and very timid and overcautious, they are kind of foolish. As the saying goes, “Know the enemy and know yourself, and you can fight a hundred battles with no danger of defeat.” At present, in this social environment, people are all calling for democracy and freedom, safeguarding their rights, and fighting, so the great red dragon has been in frantic rush and has had no time to deal with things about believing in God. So, the gospel preachers, as long as they are not leaders or workers, will not be sentenced no matter how they preach it, or at worst they will be threatened and fined. We see that in Zhejiang-Fujian district and Jiangsu-Anhui district, many brothers and sisters were once arrested, and most of them preached the gospel and testified God to the great red dragon even when they were arrested, without any fear at all, and after they came out, they still preached the gospel. Those brothers or sisters who had once been arrested and imprisoned for a few days in preaching the gospel have all seen that the great red dragon is indeed tottering and is in constant fear. They are also leaving themselves ways of escape and are unwilling to do service for the great red dragon and become victims. So, God’s chosen people do not need to worry anymore. In believing in God, if one can have an experience of being arrested and have an experience of the life in prison, he can also learn many lessons and gain benefit from them. It is because of believing in God and performing the duty that God’s chosen people are arrested, and this is a just and honorable and glorious thing, and is also a true testimony. But God’s chosen people must hold on to the truth and stand testimony. To those who pursue the truth, being arrested or put into prison will become a good thing because they can learn many lessons and can grow in life. This is a suffering that one has to endure in order to gain the truth and be perfected. Once the great red dragon collapses, there will be no such background or environment for you to bear the good testimony in even if you want to. God’s chosen people should understand God’s will. The requirement of God’s family is that God’s offerings and the leaders and workers at all levels and the professional gospel preachers must be well protected. God’s chosen people all need to have wisdom and must try their best to safeguard God’s work. To break through the influence of darkness of satan, one must experience the persecution and hunting from the great red dragon, pay some price and endure some sufferings. This is indispensable. Then, when the great red dragon collapses, he will have a good and resounding testimony. If one, in his believing in God, has never been arrested, hunted or wanted, it is not an honorable thing. At least he lacks the experience and testimony in one aspect, and cannot make others convinced sincerely. This is a fact and it can speak for itself. If after the great red dragon collapses and perishes you tread it under foot, what will be the meaning of doing that then?
We all know that when two armies battle with each other, it is all necessary that the marshal and the generals should direct in secret, and soldiers must charge forward. Only thus can they win the battle. This is “Each performs his own function, and each performs his own duty.” Each must keep to his post and his duty. If the marshal or the generals command wisely, and soldiers adhere to their duty and the principles and can charge the enemy without fearing death, they will surely win the battle. There is no doubt about it. Some of God’s chosen people have borne good and resounding testimonies here. They have been released in their spirit with less restraint. If they pursue the truth and enter into reality and live under the leading of the Holy Spirit, they will surely achieve better results in performing their duty, and thus they can step onto the way of being saved and perfected. If they can practice the truth, obey God, and be faithful to God, they will have met the standard of performing their duty in a qualified way. Such people will be ones who are saved and perfected.
To be an overcomer, one must pursue the truth, and besides, he has to offer up himself completely to God, and offer his life to God and let God manipulate and arrange it. This is the reality of the truth one must possess. To be an overcomer, one must understand the truth and see fully clearly man’s life and death, and only then can he transcend the bondage of death. This is the result one must achieve after experiencing God’s judgment and chastisement, and trials and refinings. This fulfills these words of God: “When God drives these men to the dead end and slaughters them, then undoubtedly the spirit of the great red dragon has no more chance to work on them. So, when men are brought to the end of themselves, it is the time the great red dragon ends up with death. It can be said that they repay God’s ‘great grace’ with death. This is the purpose for which God works in the country of the great red dragon. When they will give their life, then nothing will be difficult, and no one can defeat them. Can anything be more important than ‘life’? So, satan cannot do anything more on men, and it can do nothing with them. Although in the definition of the ‘flesh’ it says that the flesh is corrupted by satan, if men can really hand over himself, not being compelled by satan, then no one can defeat them. At that moment, the flesh will perform another function and begin to be formally directed by God’s Spirit. All this is a necessary process, and it must be done this way step by step. Otherwise, God cannot work in the stubborn flesh. And this is God’s wisdom.” Spending for God genuinely means to hand over one’s life and offer it on the altar. If one can swear and make a vow to God like this and sincerely commit his life to God, he will be more released in his spirit. We all have seen such a fact that when one is driven to the dead end and resolves to die, he will give an easy smile. This is “being devoted to the duty and having righteousness.” The ancients even could do it, so why can’t we do it? Before, those who were hunted and wanted were hiding all the time, and some even could not perform their duty. Later, as they were tired of hiding, they had a thought of giving their life, thinking, “This time, I am not going to hide again. I will just go and perform my duty. If I can bear a resounding testimony, it is worthwhile, even if I am arrested.” At this time, he will be truly released. Now, it is the time when the great red dragon is on the verge of death and begins to collapse and disintegrate. If one cannot give his life to perform his duty and still hides himself, being restrained, he is timid and has lost his duty. Such is not an overcomer but a failure in believing in God. At the time when the great red dragon is about to collapse, if one can truly understand the truth and perform his duty properly, it will not be a bad thing for him to have an experience of being arrested and live the prison life for a few days. If he can learn some new lessons and test what his stature is like, it will make his life experience richer. However, one has to obey God’s manipulation and arrangement, and can never act willfully according his own will. If one can truly be imprisoned for the sake of spreading the kingdom gospel and for gaining the truth and life, it is a glorious thing in my view, and this is a true testimony. As God’s word says, “As you have borne testimony for God, you will be a person who truly loves God and a person who willingly lays down his life, and you will be God’s witness and be a person loved by God. 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.” Now, some of God’s chosen people are arrested because of preaching the gospel in performing the duty, and after they come out, they still preach the gospel as before. They not only are not weak or passive, but on the contrary, they become even stronger. Such people have true faith toward God, and they can uphold righteousness, hold on to the true way, and be devoted to the duty, and can still stand firm when experiencing trials. This has paved their way for bearing resounding testimonies. If they can perform the duty well and enter into the reality of the truth and have true knowledge of God, they will have succeeded in bearing good and resounding testimonies. I hear that some people who are expelled also begin to repent of themselves and prepare good deeds, and this shows that they are finally awakened after experiencing failures. If they can truly repent of themselves and prepare enough good deeds, they can be left. Now, God’s work has come to the last step. All kinds of disasters begin to befall, and all people are doing all they can to catch up and no one wants to fall behind others. Some people want to die because they have done evil or have had the working of the evil spirits and thus have lost the good hope. This is foolish, because it is not easy for man to live once, and how could they end the rest of their life lightly? Even if they die, they should die with a clear understanding. At least, they should have a worthy death. God requires man to accept the truth and gain the truth. Why not have a try but be reconciled to a defeat? Others can pursue the truth and turn over a new leaf; why can’t I do it? Others can give their life to perform their duty; why can’t I do it? Others can preach the gospel and testify God and be faithful to God; why can’t I do it? Others can genuinely spend for God and offer up their life to God; why can’t I do it? We all have these opportunities; others can do it, and why can’t I do it? Why not have a try personally to see if I can do it or not? If I really cannot contain myself and cannot make it, then I am an incapable one, and I can end the rest of my life at that time. In that case I will die with a clear understanding. The point is that if I die ignorant, it is really a pity. If I can pay the price for understanding the truth and gaining the truth, then the truth will not treat man unfairly and it will not be late for me to die after I have gained the truth. If I really cannot gain the truth, my life can be used to do service and do some risky works for God’s family. If I give my life for protecting the leaders and workers and safeguarding the safety of the church, at least I can be remembered by God’s chosen people. If I can die with the great red dragon just like Dong Cunrui giving his life to bomb enemy’s fort, at least I will not die in vain and my death will be worthy. In using and arranging life, one must put it to best use and use it for the crucial things. Then, at least he will be comforted when he dies. If he can give his life for carrying out God’s will and for safeguarding God’s work, it will be the most meaningful and most worthy. With such a person, even if his flesh dies, his life will still live. Those who cannot genuinely spend for God are still dead ones even though they are living. This is a fact. Yet people who are blocked in spirit cannot see this clearly.
Now, new believers are becoming more and more, and God’s day is getting closer and closer. God requires that God’s chosen people must prepare enough good deeds, and only thus can they have a good destination. New believers should even more prepare good deeds, because there is not much time. To prepare good deeds, one should mainly equip himself with the truth and exert efforts in preaching the gospel, and it is very important to gain more people. If one can be faithful to God in preaching the gospel and bring more people before God and bring them into the church life, this means that he has fulfilled the duty of a created being and lived a worthy life. One can finally do some good things and prepare some good deeds after believing in God; isn’t this a comforting thing? At the time when the great red dragon is about to collapse, if one still cannot break through the suppression of the force of darkness, cannot offer up his life and lay down his life for God, and cannot perform his duty properly, accept the truth, or practice the truth, he has lost the testimony. No matter how many years one has believed for, if he has no true testimony and no enough good deeds, he is believing in vain and is in emptiness. Only those who truly pursue the truth and can absolutely obey God’s work are the ones who follow God to the end and perform their duty in a qualified way and the ones who are acknowledged and approved by God. Even if one cannot pursue the truth, he should do service for God faithfully and have some conscience and sense. Because time is pressing, new believers must pursue the truth and prepare good deeds; this is very important. They must lose no time in throwing themselves into the spreading of the kingdom gospel and perform their duty and prepare good deeds, and only thus are they clever ones. Only if they can prepare enough good deeds will they have true testimonies. If they have no good deeds, they will have no testimonies. So, if new believers ask to perform the duty, they absolutely cannot be restricted. As long as one has believed for over a month, he can practice performing the duty. This is beneficial to his preparing good deeds. Because time is pressing, we absolutely cannot restrict the new believers from performing the duty and preparing good deeds, for without good deeds one cannot be left. This is the common knowledge that a believer in God must know.
It is easy to believe in God, but it is rather difficult to obey God and be faithful to God in performing the duty. It is mainly because men are deeply corrupted by satan, and all have satanic nature, all like to act willfully, all like fame and position, and all seek profit. So, practicing the truth and obeying God has become a difficult thing. In particular, when one practices being an honest person, he just cannot make it. It can be seen how serious man’s satanic nature is. Many people have believed in God for many years but they still cannot obey God. Although they believe in God’s existence one hundred percent, they have no true faith toward God, and they seem to be afraid that if they really practice being an honest person and obey God and are faithful to God and yet cannot gain God’s blessings, they will suffer loss. They are base ones who despise the truth and seek profit. So, practicing the truth and obeying God has become the most difficult thing for corrupt mankind. If one has true faith toward God, and can believe that God is a holy and righteous God and that God is an almighty God who is absolutely faithful and will accomplish what he says, and believe that God is the truth, the way, and the life, this is a true faith. Now, although people are all performing their duty, most people still cannot dedicate themselves fully to God, much less offer up their life for God. If they cannot do that, where is their reality of obeying God? Peter could love God to the utmost and obey unto death, and be crucified for God upside down in the end; only this is a true faith and true obedience, and even more a good and resounding testimony. So, he could gain God’s approval and is one who knows God the most throughout generations. “You have too little true faith and have gained too little, so there is too little ‘testimony’ in you. And you understand too little and lack too much, and can hardly meet my requirement of ‘testifying my deeds.’ Your will is not small, but are you really sure that you can testify ‘God’s substance’? What you have experienced and seen is higher than those of the saints and the prophets in the past generations, but can you also testify me with higher words than theirs? What I have bestowed to you now is higher than that to Moses and surpasses that to David, so I require that your testimony be higher than Moses’ and your words be higher than David’s. I have given you a hundredfold, so I require you to repay me a hundredfold. You need to know that I am the One bestowing life to mankind and you are the ones to receive my life and testify for me. This is your duty and is what I bring upon you and what you should do for me. I have bestowed all my glory to you, and I have bestowed to you the life the chosen people of Israel have not received; you should testify for me and should offer up your youth and lay down your lives for me. Whoever I bestow my glory to should testify for me and lay down his life for me. This has been ordained by me long ago.” Now God’s chosen people should dedicate themselves fully to God in performing the duty, and this is the mark and evidence of their heart turning to God. The most important is to offer up their life to God and obey God’s manipulation and arrangement, and no matter what outcome they will have, they should have no regrets or complaints. And only this is a true and resounding testimony. Without true dedication, one does not have absolute faithfulness. At the end of God’s work, if God’s chosen people can completely dedicate themselves to God and let God manipulate them and arrange them, and whether they are to die or live, they will let God deal with them, and they can offer up even ten lives to God, let alone one, and truly live for God once, offering up the rest of their time in their life to God, this is the testimony of being faithful and absolutely obedient to God. Many people have believed for many years, but they never obeyed God once. If they can offer up themselves to God in the spreading of the kingdom gospel and give up their life and let God manipulate and arrange it, they will also comfort God once, and this is also the testimony of their finally being able to obey God. If one believes in God yet cannot offer up his life to God, it is an indebtedness to God anyway. The best way to repay God’s love is to offer his life to God. The most precious thing of mankind is nothing but life. If one can give his life to God, this means that he has the conscience and sense that a created being should have. If one always holds his life in his own hands, yet he says that he is faithful to God and obedient to God, he cannot be justified, and this is by no means a good testimony. “For whoever will save his life shall lose it: but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.” Actually, the lives of the created beings all come from God. Our life is bestowed by God, and that today we can live is that God gives us an opportunity to be a man. It is a matter of course that we should live for God. If we cannot offer up our life to God, it is really an indebtedness to God. And one day when we die, we will have no face to see God. This is true. Now, it is just the time God needs us to offer up ourselves, and we should offer up our life on the altar and let God manipulate and arrange it, and whether we shall live or die, it is subject to God’s decision. In fact, truthfully speaking, that we can follow to this day is all because of God’s care and keeping and God’s guidance. If God did not keep us in secret, we would have long died many times and would certainly not live until today. This is true. If we can truly understand God’s will, we should make a resolution to live for God once, commit our life to God and offer it up to God, and never stop striving as long as we live. If all God’s chosen people can sacrifice their life and spend for God with one heart and one mind, the unprecedented grand state of spreading the kingdom gospel will surely appear, and God’s will will surely be carried out. This is absolute. Thus, God’s chosen people will have the faithfulness and obedience God requires them to have. Only those who offer their youth and lay down their life for God are true overcomers, and are the main forces of spreading the kingdom gospel. Now many more new believers have devoted themselves to the spreading of the gospel and become new forces, and this is a gratifying scene. If some people who cannot preach the gospel or water new believers can perform the responsibility of covering and protecting the scene of the gospel preaching, they are also performing the duty, which is a very important duty. Giving their life to God and being faithful to God, and being able to risk their life to cover and guard the scene of the gospel preaching is also the duty God’s chosen people should perform. Because they are protecting the scene of the gospel preaching, actually they are also performing the duty of preaching the gospel. If they can truly be faithful and perform meritorious deeds many times for protecting the scene of the gospel preaching, this is also a true testimony. Therefore, the churches everywhere must train the people who specially cover and guard the scene of the gospel preaching. They should know clearly in their heart the measures they should take under various circumstances. If it is necessary and the circumstances permit, they can take special means. They must protect the leaders and workers and the gospel preachers, and this is the true testimony of safeguarding God’s work.
In spending for God genuinely, one must understand the truth and touch God’s will, and learn to perform his duty according to God’s requirements, and this is the way to enter into the reality of the truth. Furthermore, in performing the duty, one must be clear about the worthy and meaningful ways of doing it so as to be completely after God’s heart. This is the most important. Worthless and meaningless things should never be done. This is just like two armies fighting a battle. If they do not pay attention to the ways to operate, and do not know how to hide and protect themselves, and even less know how to attack and wipe out the enemy’s effectives, and some even, failing to kill any enemy, initiatively run toward the enemy’s guns, aren’t they inviting troubles? These people even do not know what kind of people are heroes, so they can only be called cowards. For example, some people knocked at the door from house to house on a large scale when preaching the gospel, and some carried the banners, stroke the gongs, and shouted with a trumpet in the street. It will be more beneficial for them to preach secretly to gain more people than doing this way. Some people are arrested without gaining a single person and some people are arrested after gaining several hundred or several thousand people. Which is more worthy? Some people water and supply a few people so that they understand the truth, and some people water and supply dozens of or several hundred people so that they understand the truth. Which is more worthy? Some people only gain several muddle-headed ones who do not love the truth in preaching the gospel, and some people gain many who can love the truth and pursue the truth. Which is more worthy? Some people only cover one leader or one worker, and some people can cover leaders and workers from the evil hands of the great red dragon many times. Which is more worthy? Some people shout slogans higher than others, and some people work hard and silently and do many practical works. Which is more worthy? Those who are of satan the devil just like to spread things and bluff and bluster, and they do not do any practical work, but on the contrary bring many environments. It is too foolish of them to do so. And they are completely satans the devils who are disrupting and disturbing God’s work. God’s chosen people should see these things clearly, and know how to perform the duty in preaching the gospel is worthy and meaningful. They must learn to act according to God’s will in everything, and should never do any foolish and ignorant things that disrupt and disturb God’s work. So, all those who spend for God genuinely should have intelligence and wisdom, and should learn to do practical works, and bring more good people who seek the true way and who can accept the truth into the church and let them accept and experience God’s work, and only this is a service according to God’s heart’s desire. Therefore, it is required that the churches everywhere must arrange some God’s chosen people to protect the scenes and cover the experienced gospel preachers and the gospel directors when they practice “preaching in groups” in preaching the gospel and testifying God. This is too necessary and is completely after God’s heart. At the important scenes of the gospel preaching and the places for watering, some people must be arranged for covering, at least three to five people, or seven to eight. Only thus can the safety be guaranteed. Those wicked people who are very dangerous and can bring great disasters to the work of God’s family must be given a retribution of punishment. This is getting rid of the evil for the people. In Jiangsu-Anhui district, an older brother covered 17 gospel preachers so that they safely left the scene when the great red dragon came to arrest them, and he was detained a half month. After he came out, he continued to preach the gospel. Some older sisters stood guard for the brothers and sisters at the entrance of the village when they preached the gospel in the village. If the great red dragon drove to the village to arrest the gospel preachers, they would lie in the middle of the road and stop them, and the great red dragon could do nothing about them. Such spirit of dedication of sacrificing themselves for the sake of others is very commendable and admirable, and these are real good deeds and are surely to be remembered by God and God’s chosen people. Some older sisters can take part in protecting the scenes and covering the work of preaching the gospel if they cannot perform the duty of preaching the gospel and watering new believers. By doing so, they are also performing the duty of preaching the gospel. Protecting the gospel directors and workers is also a very crucial and important duty. And doing so also means that they have a part in preaching the gospel. The church leaders and workers must arrange in this way, and this is a very beneficial measure to the spreading of the gospel. The gospel directors and workers should all have God’s chosen people around them to cover them. The church leaders of each level should make flexible arrangements properly according to the actual situation. All those who do not arrange people to protect the scenes of the gospel preaching are muddled-headed ones who have poor safety awareness. Every church should choose ten fixed people to specially do the protecting work of the gospel preaching. The measures such as standing guard and watching, scene protecting, and expedient measures can be taken so that the leaders and workers and the gospel preachers can be well protected. As for the important leaders and workers and the gospel directors, they must be protected by special people, which is completely necessary. From the present situation, it can be seen that we should be cautious for a period of time and should not be careless. Just as a dog will leap over a wall in desperation, satan will also do something desperate sometimes. If there is no environment, do not purposely create environments. In practicing “preaching in groups,” we must have protective measures. To carry out the work of spreading the gospel, we must do it steadily and surely and make a stand at every step. It will be good to proceed steadily. Some evil spirits and wicked people who create environments purposely to wreck the gospel work must be restricted. It is better to expel them and purge them from the church. Practicing this way will be beneficial to the spreading of the kingdom gospel. God’s chosen people must obey it.
Now, the work of spreading the kingdom gospel has been carried out rapidly. New believers in churches are becoming more and more. So, the procedures for the church to accept new believers must be simplified. As long as one who can accept the true way has been watered for half a month or a month, he can be handed over to the church to be watered and fed. As long as the gospel preachers can fellowship about the vision about God’s work clearly, and the one who accepts the true way shows that he genuinely accepts it and wants to have the church life, he can be handed over to the church and the church must accept him and be responsible for watering and feeding him. As long as he is not an evil spirit or a wicked person, the church must accept him and does not need to go through the complicated procedures. Such practice is beneficial to the work of spreading the gospel. The church leaders who do not accept new believers or do not water and supply new believers are definitely false leaders and antichrists, and they must be dismissed and new ones should be selected. Watering new believers is as important as preaching the gospel to gain people. If no one waters the people who are gained through preaching, they are preached in vain. So, the duty of watering new believers is as important as preaching the gospel to gain people. They are both good deeds and both are the duty of preaching the gospel. This is just as one sows and another reaps, and they both are important. Sowing without reaping means that sowing is in vain. The work of watering new believers is the crucial key to gaining people. Whether one can bring new believers into the reality of the truth determines whether the spreading of the kingdom gospel will be successful or not. In the spreading of the kingdom gospel, no matter what duty one performs, as long as he can achieve results and bring people before God so that they can truly believe in God and obey God, he has performed his duty in a qualified way and will surely be blessed by God. Those who only do the publicity work but do not water or gain people are all acting wildly and willfully in preaching the gospel, and this goes against God’s will seriously and is really absurd and meaningless. So, God’s chosen people must obey the arrangement of God’s family in performing their duty, must preach the gospel and gain people according to God’s requirements, and should bring them before God and let them gain the truth and be saved, and only this will be after God’s heart. God’s chosen people should obey God’s manipulation and arrangement in performing their duty, and should not act willfully. No matter what duty he performs, as long as most people see that he is fit for it, it is permitted by God, and he should obey and accept it. Only by practicing this way is he obeying God’s work and God’s manipulation and arrangement.
Because the disasters are becoming greater and greater, preparing good deeds is especially important. God’s chosen people must be clear that preparing good deeds mainly includes the following six aspects:
First, one should preach more and gain more people, but he should pay attention to preaching to good people and gaining good people.
Second, one must well water all new believers so that they can understand the truth and know God’s work and have a good foundation earlier.
Third, one must hold on to “Three Protections,” that is, protecting God’s offerings, protecting the leaders and workers, and protecting the gospel preachers.
Fourth, one must host well the leaders and workers and all the gospel preachers and the people who are chased and wanted.
Fifth, one must cut off evildoers. The wicked people and antichrists who disturb and wreck the gospel work must be given a retribution of punishment.
Sixth, one must take good care of the people who spend for God full time and should give to their family and help solve their difficulties.
The above six items are more important good deeds during the period of the spreading of the kingdom gospel, and God’s chosen people must be clear about them in their heart. To prepare good deeds, one must act according to God’s will, and only thus can he be acknowledged by God and be approved by God’s chosen people. In preparing good deeds, one has to understand the truth and have principles in doing things, and should love what God loves and hate what God hates. As long as he can prepare more good deeds in these six aspects, he will surely be accepted and remembered by God. This is also the true testimony that God’s chosen people must have in the spreading of the kingdom gospel. No matter how deep one’s understanding of the truth is and how much reality he has entered into, as long as he can prepare many good deeds and try to do no evil or do less evil, and repent of himself in time when having transgressions, doing more good things and preparing good deeds, even if he does not have much reality of the truth, at least he can be a faithful service-doer. And in the disasters, he can surely be protected by God and kept alive. This is the promise that God gives to the faithful service-doers.
In the spreading of the kingdom gospel, the work of clearing up the church should never stop. All the evil spirits, wicked people, and antichrists should be expelled and cleared away at any time when they are found. God’s chosen people must guard against the disturbance and destruction of all kinds of evil spirits, antichrists and demons. And they should especially discern all kinds of evil teachings and fallacies that can bring negative influences to the spreading of the kingdom gospel. Those evil spirits and antichrists and demons who spread evil teachings and fallacies must be expelled from the church. All kinds of wicked people who play no good role in the spreading of the kingdom gospel must be exposed and dissected. If they do not truly repent of themselves, they must be expelled. Now many evil spirits, absurd people, wicked people, and antichrists are still acting wildly and willfully, spreading all kinds of evil teachings and fallacies to deceive people. Outwardly, they are carrying all kinds of banners and seem to be preaching the gospel, but actually, what they have done only brings troubles and environments to the church. They do not do any practical work of preaching the gospel at all, but only bluff outside and cause adverse environments, and bring some negative influences and obstacles to the work of spreading the gospel. This is also satan’s scheme, and we must see through it and expose it, so that God’s chosen people can all have discernment, knowing what performing the duty truly means and what is disrupting and disturbing and destroying the gospel work, and can understand the truth and obey God’s arrangement in performing the duty and perform their duty in a qualified way. Only this will be after God’s heart. Practicing dedicating one’s whole being to God and completely committing his life to God is a mark of truly turning his heart to God, and is also the principle of practice for spending for God genuinely and obeying God’s manipulation and arrangement. Only if one dedicates his life to God fully and genuinely spends for the spreading of the kingdom gospel, can he receive the leading of the working of the Holy Spirit and receive God’s care and keeping. All God’s chosen people who have a will should offer their own precious life for the spreading of the kingdom gospel, and let God be their lord no matter whether they are to die or live, without having his own choice. They should all take an oath before God to absolutely obey the arrangement of God’s family, and dedicate their whole beings to God and spend for God wholeheartedly. For this, several principles are made as follows:
First, one should completely obey the arrangement of the church, and no matter what duty it is, he should not have his own choice.
Second, in performing the duty, one must obey whatever is in accordance with the truth, no matter whether it fits his own will and no matter who says it.
Third, if one has his own intent and purpose or if he acts willfully, no matter how he is pruned and dealt with, he must accept without any resistance.
Fourth, in performing the duty, at the crucial time, one must give his first priority to the work of God’s family and handle his own business later when he has a chance.
Fifth, one should not seek fleshly ease and enjoyment, and should not seek a way out for himself, and must perform his own duty single-heartedly, and never be careless and perfunctory and cheat God.
Sixth, no matter what disasters or misfortunes he encounters, and no matter whether he will live or die, he should never complain about God and God’s family. Even if he dies, it has nothing to do with God’s family.
All God’s chosen people can swear to God according to the above several principles of practice, and should be willing to accept God’s punishment if he violates his oath, and even if he suffers perdition or perishes, he should not have any regrets or complaints. All those who spend for God genuinely can take an oath like this, and this is very beneficial to his practicing the truth and obeying God, and is absolutely necessary to his entering into the reality of the truth and being saved. If God’s chosen people can really take an oath like this and hold on to these six principles of practice, they can perform their duty in a qualified way and will surely bear good and resounding testimonies for God in the spreading of the kingdom gospel.
If God’s chosen people want to perform their duty well in the spreading of the kingdom gospel, they mainly have to understand the truth and practice the truth and rely on the working of the Holy Spirit. These are two indispensable conditions. For the working of the Holy Spirit is for enabling man to understand the truth and gain the truth and live by the truth, and then, the mission of the working of the Holy Spirit will be accomplished. God’s chosen people must understand the significance of receiving the working of the Holy Spirit. God’s work is to cause man to understand the truth and live by God’s word, and this is God’s will and requirement. It is only because man has limited understanding about the truth that he needs the leading of the working of the Holy Spirit. One who does not have the truth even more needs to receive the working of the Holy Spirit. If one has no truth and also has no working of the Holy Spirit, he is a good-for-nothing, and he can do nothing. If one can pursue the truth and receive the working of the Holy Spirit and in the end be perfected by God and live by God’s word, he will be one gained by God. And then when he performs his duty, God will rest assured completely. If one who understands the truth performs his duty, the Holy Spirit will inspire and enlighten and lead him only under special circumstances and at the turning points. For God will basically rest assured when one can perform his duty according to the leading of God’s word and by the truth. But before one has entered into the reality of the truth, he has to fully rely on the working of the Holy Spirit so as to perform his duty well and finish his work. Only one who truly understands the truth and knows God will be able to be mature and experienced and trustworthy and make God rest assured in performing his duty. So, in performing the duty God’s chosen people must pursue the truth, and only thus can they receive the working of the Holy Spirit and step onto the way of being perfected. Now, most people only have faith and can only perform their duty by zeal, and they do not truly understand the truth or know how to practice the truth. So, they especially need the leading and perfection of the working of the Holy Spirit. Otherwise, they are all rubbish without any use. One who has no truth has no use, and even if he can do service a little, it is limited. It is especially so with those who do not understand the truth at all and have very poor qualities. They cannot see clearly the present situation, environment, and background, cannot see clearly the substance of satan the devil, cannot see clearly the feasible ways to preach the gospel at present, cannot see clearly the wisdom and ways that one must have to preach the gospel, and cannot see clearly the wrong doings and satan’s schemes, so aren’t they blind ones? They are people who have too poor qualities, and they cannot perform their duty properly. Some people either turn to the left or turn to the right, and cannot find the accurate ways of practice all along. They either preach cautiously in a sneaky way or preach publicly on a grand scale. It seems that they only have these two ways of gospel preaching in their mind. They just cannot see clearly the ways of practice of the gospel spreading in the northern district. It seems as if those who gain many people achieve results only by the way of preaching publicly. They are really absurd to the extreme! Those who do not understand the truth at all and who have too poor qualities are all blind ones and are all rubbish. We see that all kinds of absurd people, evil spirits, and fools only know to do ridiculous things, and they even carry the banners with slogans to preach publicly and preach the gospel from house to house. As a result, they bring the environments and thus are arrested and struck. They are simply not in their right mind! The churches everywhere must restrict all kinds of evil spirits, fools, and absurd people, and it is better to expel them and purge them. Only then will the church be in peace, and God’s chosen people will not be disturbed when they perform their duty. This is too necessary to the work of spreading the kingdom gospel.
To bear good and resounding testimonies for God, one must pursue the truth and equip himself with the truth, and this is most essential. Without the truth, one can do nothing. Without the truth, one will not have testimony. Being able to endure all sufferings for performing the duty well is a mark that one has humanity. Being able to practice the truth and have principles in doing things in performing the duty is the evidence that one has entered into the reality of the truth. If one can love God genuinely and do many practical works for carrying out God’s will, which are admired and approved by others, this is the most resounding testimony. By having the reality of the truth, it mainly means that one has the faithfulness and obedience to God in performing the duty, and he can exalt God in his heart, be faithful and obedient to God so that God’s will can be carried out and God can gain his glory, and obey unto death for repaying God’s love. This is the justice and backbone of God’s chosen people, and is also the style of Peter’s loving God in the end time. Only such are picked troops and strong soldiers of Christ. For the sake of the kingdom gospel spreading, God’s chosen people must be of one mind, be unified with a single will, get together, and be united as one, and give up all the personal gain and loss, and so God’s will will be carried out. We will share food and endure adversities together with a true heart. We will withstand all sufferings and live for God once. No disasters are to be feared, and glorifying God is important. As long as we have one breath left, we will be faithful to God. This is the best and most resounding testimony of God’s chosen people.
Today, all the chosen people of God who have thrown themselves into the spreading of the kingdom gospel must understand God’s will: “The Work of Spreading the Gospel Is Also a Work of Saving Man.”
“All people should understand the purpose of my work on earth, that is, what I want to gain in the end through my work and to what extent I will do my work before it ends. If people, having followed me until today, do not understand what my work is, haven’t they followed me in vain? People, following me, should know what my will is. I have been working on earth for thousands of years, and today I am still doing my work like this. Although my work includes a great many items, its purpose remains unchanged. For example, although I am full of judgment and chastisement toward people, my purpose is still to save them and is still to make them complete and then better spread my gospel and better spread my work among all the Gentile nations. So, today when many people have long become greatly disappointed, I am still continuing my work, still doing the work I ought to do to judge and chastise people. Although people are all tired of my word, and although they all have no heart to pay attention to my work, I am still doing the work within my ministry, because the purpose of my work will not change and my original plan will not be broken. My judgment is for people to better obey me, and my chastisement is for people to be better transformed. Although all that I do is for the sake of my management, none of my works is not beneficial to people, because I will make the nations outside Israel as obedient as Israel and make them real men, so that I will also have a footing outside Israel. This is my management and is my work among the Gentile nations. Even today many people still do not understand my management, because they do not care about it but rather care about their own future and destination. No matter what I say, they are still indifferent to my work and are only concerned about their destination of tomorrow. If this continues, how could my work be spread? How could my gospel be preached to the whole world? You should know that when my work is spread, I will scatter you, and I will strike you as Jehovah struck all the tribes of Israel. All this is for the purpose that my gospel will be spread throughout the earth and my work will be spread among the Gentile nations, so that my name will be honored as great by adults and children and my holy name will be praised in the mouth of people of every nation and race. In this final age, I will let my name be called great among the Gentile nations and let people in the Gentile nations see my deeds and call me the Almighty because of my deeds, so that the words of my mouth will be fulfilled soon. I will let all people know that I am not only the God of the Israelites, but also the God of people of all the Gentile nations, even the nations cursed by me. I will let all people see that I am the God of all created beings. This is my greatest work, is the purpose of the plan of my work in the end time, and is the only work I will accomplish in the end time.
Only in the end time have I completely revealed to people the work I have been managing for thousands of years. Only today have I completely disclosed to people all the mysteries of my management. They have known the purpose of my work and even more known all my mysteries. And I have told them everything about men’s destinations which they are concerned about. I have disclosed to them all my mysteries which have been hidden for more than five thousand nine hundred years. Who is Jehovah? Who is Messiah? Who is Jesus? You should know about all these. The turning points of my work all lie in these several names. Have you known this? How should you proclaim my holy name? How should you preach my name to any nation that once called upon any of my names? My work has been spreading, and I will spread all my work to every nation. As all my work has been done on you, I will strike you as Jehovah struck the shepherds of the house of David in Israel, so that you will be scattered among all nations, because in the end time I will crush all the nations and divide their people into new nations and groups. When I return again, all the nations will have already been delimited by my burning fire. At that time, I will reappear to people as the burning sun, appear to them publicly in the image of the Holy One which they have never seen, and walk among all nations as I Jehovah walked among all the Jewish tribes. From then on, I will lead people to live on earth, and they will surely see my glory on it and see a pillar of cloud leading their life from the sky, for I appear in the holy place. People will see the day of my righteousness and will also see my glorious appearing. That will be the time I reign on all the earth and also the time I lead many sons into glory. People will all prostrate themselves on all the earth. My tabernacle will surely be established among them and will be built on the rock of my work of today. And they will all serve me in the temple. The altar heaped with filthy and detestable things will surely be smashed and rebuilt by me, and the firstborn lambs and calves will surely be heaped on the holy altar. As I will destroy the temple of today, I will surely rebuild it. The temple of today which is filled with detestable people will surely collapse, and the temple I build will surely be filled with servants who are faithful to me. They will stand up again to serve me for the sake of the glory of my temple. You will surely see the day I am greatly glorified, see the day I destroy the temple and rebuild it, and see the day my tabernacle descends among men. As I will smash the temple, so will I make my tabernacle descend among men, just as they see me descend. After I crush all the nations, I will reorganize them, and then I will build up my temple and set up my altar, so that all people will offer sacrifices to me, serve me in my temple, and be faithful to my work among the Gentile nations. This is like the people of Israel of today who wear priestly robes and have crowns on their heads, having the glory of me Jehovah among them and having my majesty with them overhead. And my work in the Gentile nations will be the same. As is my work in Israel, so will be my work in the Gentile nations, because I will spread the work done in Israel and spread it to the Gentile nations.
Now is the time my Spirit is working greatly, the time I am working among the Gentile nations, and even more the time I am putting all created beings under their kinds. I will divide them into their kinds, so that my work can be carried out faster and can better produce results. So what I require of you is still that you should offer up your whole being for all my work, even more know and see clearly all my work on you, and spend all your energies for my work to achieve better results. This is what you should understand. Do not vie with one another anymore, do not seek a way out for yourselves anymore, and do not seek after ease for your flesh anymore, lest my work be delayed and your beautiful future be forfeited. Doing that will only ruin yourselves but cannot protect yourselves. Aren’t you foolish? What you crave today is exactly that which will ruin your future, and the sufferings you endure today are exactly that which will protect yourselves. You should be clear about these, lest you fall into temptations and be unable to free yourselves from them and you go astray into the dense fog and be unable to find the sun again. When the dense fog clears off, you will be in the judgment of the great day. At that time, my day will have approached mankind. How can you escape from my judgment? How can you withstand the scorching heat of the burning sun? When I bestow my riches to mankind, they do not cherish what I bestow to them in their bosom but leave it in somewhere unnoticeable. When my day comes upon them, they can no longer find my riches or find the words unpleasant to their ears that I spoke to them long ago. So they will wail bitterly, because they have lost the shining of the light and fallen into darkness. Today you have only seen the sharp sword of my mouth, and you have not seen the rod in my hand or the flaming fire I burn man with. So you still act insolently and unbridledly before me and still fight against me in my family and answer me back with your tongue. People have no dread of me, and they have been against me to this day, yet they are still not in the least afraid. You have the tongue and the teeth of the unrighteous in your mouth, and you speak and act like the serpent that beguiled Eve into sinning, returning a tooth for a tooth and an eye for an eye and scrambling for position and for fame and gain before me, without knowing that I am in secret observing your words and deeds. Before you come before my eyes, I have already penetrated your hearts. People always want to escape out of my hand and always want to shun the searching of my eyes. Yet I never turn away from their words and deeds but intentionally let them reach my eyes, so that I can chastise their unrighteousness and judge their disobedience. So, people’s words and deeds in private are always before my judgment seat and it has never left them, because they have too much disobedience. My work is to burn and purify all of people’s words and deeds that are before my Spirit, so that after I leave the earth, they will still be faithful to me and treat my work as my holy servants serve me, so that my work on earth can go on until the day my work ends.”
December 10, 2012