When you have lived out a normal humanity and have been perfected, although you cannot prophesy or tell mysteries, you will have the image of man in your manifestation and living out. God created men; later they were corrupted by satan, and they all became dead ones due to the corruption. Therefore, after you have been transformed, you will be different from the “dead ones.” It is God’s word that enlivens men’s spirits and thus revives men. When men’s spirits are revived, they will be made alive. The dead ones spoken of refer to corpses without a spirit, men whose spirits are dead. When men’s spirits are enlivened, they will be made alive. The holy ones mentioned before refer to those who are made alive, to those who were under satan’s power but have overcome satan. The chosen people of China have gone through the cruel and inhuman persecution and deception of the great red dragon, with the result that they are seriously wrecked in spirit and do not have any courage to live. So, to arouse their spirits, God has to work by starting with their substance, arousing their spirits little by little from their substance. One day, when they have been made alive, there will not be any hindrance, and everything will go without obstruction. Now this has not yet been reached. Most people’s living out sends forth much air of death, and people are overshadowed by the air of death. They lack too much. Some people’s speaking carries death, their doings carry death, and almost all that they live out is death. If now people publicly testified for God, this work would fail, because they have not been made alive completely. There are too many dead ones among you. Now some people say, “Why does God not perform signs and wonders now to immediately spread the work to the Gentile nations?” The dead ones cannot testify for God, and the living ones can testify for God. But now most people are dead ones, and too many people are living under the shadow of death, living under the power of satan and being unable to overcome. So how could they testify for God? How could they spread the gospel work?
All those who live under the power of darkness are the ones living in death and the ones occupied by satan. Without being saved by God and without being judged and chastised by God, men cannot break away from the power of death and cannot become living ones. Such dead ones cannot testify for God and cannot be used by God, much less enter into the kingdom. God wants the testimony of the living ones, not the testimony of the dead ones. He requires the living ones to work for him and does not require the dead ones to work. The so-called dead ones refer to those who resist God and disobey God, those who are numb in spirit and cannot understand God’s word, those who do not practice the truth and are not faithful to God in the slightest, and those who live under the authority of satan and are utilized by satan. The manifestations of the dead ones are being contrary to the truth, being disobedient to God, and being low, mean, diabolic, outrageous, cunning, and sinister. Such people, though eating and drinking God’s word, cannot live out God’s word. Such people, though living, are walking corpses and breathing dead ones. The dead ones cannot satisfy God at all, much less obey God absolutely; rather, they will only deceive God, blaspheme God, and rebel against God. All that the dead ones live out is the expression of satanic nature. If people want to become living ones and become ones who can testify God and who are approved by God, they must receive God’s salvation and submit under God’s judgment and chastisement willingly and receive God’s pruning and dealing willingly. Only in this way can they practice all the truths required by God and can they obtain God’s salvation and truly become living ones. The living ones are those who are saved by God, who have been judged and chastised by God, who are willing to dedicate themselves and ready to lay down their lives for God, and who are willing to spend their whole life for God. Only the living ones’ testifying God can put satan to shame, only the living ones can spread God’s gospel work, only the living ones are the ones after God’s heart, and only the living ones are real men. Men created by God were originally alive, but due to the corruption of satan, they live in death and live under the power of satan. Thus they become dead ones without a spirit, become enemies that resist God, become satan’s tools, and become satan’s captives. As the living men created by God become dead ones, God loses his testimony and loses the men created by him who alone have his breath. For God to regain his testimony and regain the men he created with his own hands who have been taken captive by satan, he has to resurrect men so that they can become living ones and has to regain all men so that they can live in his light. The dead ones are those who are without a spirit, those who are extremely numb, those who resist God, and even more those who do not know God. Such people do not have any intention to obey God, and they only disobey and resist God and are not faithful to God in the slightest. The living ones are those whose spirits have been revived, who know to obey God, who are faithful to God, and who have the truth and testimony. Only such people are pleasing to God in God’s family. The ones God saves are those who can be made alive, who can see God’s salvation, who can be faithful to God, who are willing to seek God, who believe that God is incarnated, and who believe that God has appeared. Some people can be made alive, and some cannot. This depends on whether they are redeemable or irredeemable by nature. Many people, though hearing many words of God, do not understand God’s will and cannot practice them. They cannot live out any truth, and they intentionally disturb God’s work. They cannot do any work for God or spend for God, but rather they spend the money of the church secretly and freeload in God’s family. All such people are irredeemable dead ones. God saves all those who are in his work. However, some people cannot receive God’s salvation, and only a small number can receive this salvation. This is because most people are ones who are extremely dead, who are irredeemably dead, who are completely utilized by satan, and who are too malicious by nature. The small number of people are not ones who could completely obey God, who were absolutely faithful to God from the beginning, and who loved God to the utmost from the beginning. But they are ones who have become obedient to God because of God’s conquering work, have seen God because of God’s great love, have been transformed in their disposition because of God’s righteous disposition, and have knowledge of God because of God’s practical and normal work. Without God’s such work, these people, however good, would still belong to satan and death and would still be dead ones. Today, these people can receive God’s salvation only because they are willing to cooperate with God.
The living ones will be gained by God and live in God’s promises because of their faithfulness to God, and the dead ones will be detested and rejected by God and live in God’s punishment and in God’s curse because of their resistance against God. This is God’s righteous disposition, and no one can change it. It is due to one’s own seeking that he is approved by God and lives in the light; it is due to one’s own schemes that he is cursed by God and falls into punishment; it is due to one’s evil deeds that he is punished by God; it is due to one’s thirst and faithfulness that he is blessed by God. God is righteous. He gives the living ones blessings, and he gives the dead ones curses and lets them live in death forever and never be able to live in God’s light. God will bring the living ones into his kingdom and into his blessings, so that they will live with him forever. He will cast the dead ones into eternal death. These dead ones are the ones who will be destroyed and who belong to satan forever. God will never wrong anyone. All those who genuinely seek God will surely remain in God’s family. All those who disobey God and who are incompatible with God will surely live in God’s punishment. Perhaps you are not certain about the work done by God’s incarnated flesh. However, one day God’s flesh will not directly arrange men’s outcomes, but God’s Spirit will arrange men’s destination. By then people will know that God’s flesh and God’s Spirit are one and his flesh does not do anything wrong, much less his Spirit. In the end, he will surely be able to bring into his kingdom those who have been made alive, no more and no less. And he will surely throw into satan’s den the dead ones who have not been made alive.