527 The Pain of Trials Is a Blessing From God
1 Do not be discouraged, do not be weak, I will reveal to you. The road to the kingdom is not that smooth, nothing is that simple! You want blessings to come easy. Today everyone will have bitter trials to face, otherwise the loving heart you have for Me will not grow stronger and you will not have true love for Me. Even if it is just minor circumstances, everyone must get through them, it’s just that they differ to some degree. The circumstance is one of My blessings, how many often kneel before Me to ask for My blessing? You always feel that a few lucky words count as My blessing, yet don’t feel that bitterness is one of My blessings.
2 Those who share in My bitterness shall certainly share My sweet. That is My promise and My blessing to you. Do not hesitate to eat and drink and enjoy. When the dark passes here shall be light. It is darkest before dawn; after this time it will gradually become brighter, and later the sun will rise. Do not be afraid or timid. The obedient and the submissive shall receive great blessings. In the church, you shall stand firm in your testimony to Me, uphold truth—right is right and wrong is wrong—and do not confuse black and white. You shall be at war with Satan and must completely vanquish it so that it never rises.
3 You must sacrifice everything to protect My testimony. This shall be the goal of your actions, do not forget this. But now, you are lacking in faith and the ability to differentiate things and you are always unable to understand My word and My intentions. Nonetheless, do not be anxious; everything proceeds according to My steps. Spend more time before Me and do not pay attention to food and clothing for the physical body. Seek My intentions often, and I will clearly show you what they are. Gradually you will find My intentions in everything, so that I will have a way to go in everyone with no obstructions, and that My heart will be satisfied and My will will be carried out.
Adapted from “Chapter 41” of Utterances of Christ in the Beginning
in The Word Appears in the Flesh