What I ask you to do is not the vague and empty great doctrines from me or something beyond the imagination of man’s mind or beyond the reach of man’s flesh. Who can be fully faithful in my family? Who can offer up everything in my kingdom? If my will is not revealed, can you really require yourself to satisfy my heart? My heart no one has ever fathomed, and my will no one has ever understood. Who has ever seen my face and heard my voice? Is it Peter? Is it Paul? Is it John? Or is it Jacob? Who has ever been clothed by me, occupied by me, or governed by me? Although I was in the divinity when being incarnated the first time, the flesh I was clothed with did not know the sufferings of the world. As he was not realized in an image, it cannot be said that he fully carried out my will. Only when my divinity can do what I do and say what I say in the person with the normal humanity without hindrance, can it be said that he is carrying out my will in the flesh. Because the normal humanity can cover the divinity, the purpose of my hiding myself humbly is achieved. During the period of working in the flesh, the divinity directly works, but men can hardly see it. It is because I have the life and activities of the normal humanity, and cannot reach the extent of fasting for forty days as the first incarnated flesh could do, but work normally and speak normally, and I am very normal though disclosing the mysteries, and it is not, as people imagine, that my voice is like the thunder, my face shines with brilliance, and my walking shakes the universe. If it were so, it would not manifest my wisdom and could not put satan to shame and defeat it.
When I reveal my divinity under the cover of my normal humanity, I have completely gained glory, my work has completed successfully, and nothing will be too difficult. This is because the purpose of my incarnation is for all my believers to see the deeds of my divinity in the flesh and see the practical God Godself, so that the place of the “invisible and untouchable God” will be removed from men’s heart. Because I eat, dress, sleep, dwell, and travel as a normal man does and speak and laugh as a normal man does and have the needs of a normal man and have the substance of full divinity, I am called the “practical God.” This is not abstract and is very easy to understand. From that it can be seen which part is the core of my work and which stage of work is my focus. To reveal my divinity through the normal humanity is the central purpose of my incarnation. It is easy to see that the core of my work lies in the second part of the age of judgment.
In me there is no man’s life or man’s flavor, and man’s life has never occupied a place in me or suppressed the manifesting of my divinity. So the more the flesh expresses my voice from heaven and my will in the Spirit, the more it can put satan to shame and thus the more he can carry out my will in the normal humanity. Simply this has defeated satan, and satan has been put to utter shame. Though I am hidden, my divinity’s speaking and working is not hindered due to that. This is sufficient to prove that I have overcome and I have completely gained glory! Because the work in the flesh is without any hindrance and because the “practical God” has occupied a place in people’s heart and become rooted in people’s heart, it sufficiently proves that satan has been defeated by me. Because it cannot do anything more among people and can hardly add its qualities into their flesh, my will can be carried out without hindrance. The main item of my work is to cause all people to see my wonderful deeds and see my real image: I am not high beyond reach or towering high in the air or without form or image; I am not the air invisible to men or a floating cloud to be cleared off at one stroke; rather, I am the flesh who, though living among men and tasting the sour, sweet, bitter, and hot of the world, has difference in substance from men. Most people feel it hard to contact me, and still most people expect to contact me, as if in the incarnated God there are unfathomable, great mysteries. Because of the direct manifesting of my divinity and because of the covering of the “outward person,” people all take an attitude of “staying at a respectful distance” toward me, being afraid of my majesty and wrath though thinking I am a God of mercy and love. As such, though they wish to pour their heart out to me, their flesh cannot act as they wish, the spirit being willing but the flesh being weak. People at such a stage are all in such a condition. The more they are like this, the more it proves that my disposition is manifested in various aspects, so that they will come to know “God.” But this is secondary; the crucial point is to cause all people from my deeds in the flesh to know my wonderful deeds and know “God’s substance”: I am not supernormal or supernatural as people imagine but a practical God who is normal in every aspect. Only when the place of “me” is removed from their notions and they come to know me in reality will they truly have a place for me in their mind.
Before all people, I not only do not do anything supernatural that is precious in their eyes, but I am very ordinary and normal. And I purposely do not reveal to them any flavor of “God” in the incarnated flesh. But by my word, I will conquer them thoroughly, so that they will submit to my testimony. Only in this way will they on the basis of completely believing the real existence of “God” settle down to know the “me in the flesh.” Thus, their knowledge of me will be more practical and more clear, not of any good deed of theirs but completely the result of my divinity directly working, and thereby they will know my divinity more, for “divinity” is “God’s” real image and original attribute, which everyone should somewhat see. I aim to speak, work, and act in the divinity and pay no attention to any word or act in the humanity. My purpose is to live and act in the divinity, and I do not want to root and sprout in the humanity or dwell in the humanity. Do you understand my will? Even if it is to be a sojourner in the humanity, I am not willing. I let my full divinity work, and only in this way can all people know my real image better.