The path that the Holy Spirit takes in people is to first pull their hearts out of all people, events, and things, and into the words of God so that in their hearts they all believe that God’s words are utterly without doubt and completely true. Since you believe in God you must believe in His words; if you have believed in God for many years but you don’t know the path that the Holy Spirit takes, are you really a believer? To achieve the life of a normal person and a proper life of man with God, you must first believe His words. If you have not completed the first step of work that the Holy Spirit does in people, you have no foundation. You are lacking the most basic principle, so how can you walk the path ahead? Taking the right track of God perfecting man is entering the right track of the Holy Spirit’s current work; it is also taking the path that the Holy Spirit walks. Right now, the path the Holy Spirit walks is God’s current words. So, for one to walk it, he must obey, and eat and drink of the current words of God incarnate. He is doing the work of words, and everything is spoken from His words, and everything is established on His words, His current words. Whether it’s being fully without doubts about God become flesh or knowing Him, one must put much effort into His words. Otherwise, he cannot accomplish anything at all, and he will be left with nothing. Only by coming to know God and satisfy Him on the foundation of eating and drinking His words can one gradually establish a proper relationship with Him. Eating and drinking His words and putting them into practice is the best cooperation with God, and it is the practice that best bears witness as one of His people. When one understands and is able to obey the essence of God’s current words, he is living on the path that is led by the Holy Spirit and he has entered the right track of God perfecting man. It used to be that people sought grace and sought peace and joy, and then were able to obtain God’s work. It’s different now. If they do not have the words of God become flesh, if they do not have the reality of those words, they cannot gain approval from God and will be eliminated by God. To achieve a proper spiritual life, first eat and drink God’s words and put them into practice; and on this foundation establish a proper relationship between man and God. How do you cooperate? How do you stand witness as one of His people? How do you establish a proper relationship with God?
This is how to see if you have a proper relationship with God in your daily life:
1. Do you believe God’s own testimony?
2. Do you believe in your heart that God’s words are true and infallible?
3. Are you someone who puts His words into practice?
4. Are you devoted to what He entrusts you with? How can you be devoted to it?
5. Is everything you do for the sake of satisfying and being loyal to God?
Through these things, you can take stock of whether you have a proper relationship with God at this current stage.
If you are able to accept what God entrusts to you, accept His promise, and follow the path of the Holy Spirit, this is carrying out God’s will. Do you have inner clarity on the path of the Holy Spirit? Are your current actions in accordance with His path? Is your heart drawing close to God? Are you willing to follow the newest light from the Holy Spirit? Are you willing to be obtained by God? Are you willing to become a manifestation of God’s glory on earth? Do you have the will to achieve what God requires? If you have the will to cooperate as soon as God speaks and you have the will to satisfy Him, if this is your internal dynamic, it means that God’s words have borne fruit in your heart. If you don’t have that kind of will and you do not have a goal in your pursuit, it means that your heart has not yet been moved by God.
As people have officially entered into the training of the kingdom, God’s requirements of them have been elevated. How can one see that? It was said before that people do not have life, but now people seek life, seek to be one of God’s people, and to be obtained and perfected by God. Isn’t this being elevated? In reality, requirements of people are simpler than they used to be. People aren’t required to be service-doers or to die—all that is required of them is to be people of God. Isn’t that simpler? As long as you offer up your heart to God and obey His guidance, all will come to fruition. Why do you think it’s so difficult? What is now spoken of regarding entering into life is clearer than before; people used to be unclear and didn’t know what the reality of life is about. Those who have a reaction to hearing God’s words, who have the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit, and who have gained His perfection and a change in disposition before Him—all of these people have life. What God wants is living beings, not lifeless things. If you are lifeless, you do not have life, and God will not speak to you, and He particularly will not raise you up to be one of His people. Since you have been uplifted by God, having received such a great blessing from Him, this means that you are all people who have life, and those who have life come from God.
For one to pursue a change in his life disposition, the path of practice is simple. If you are able to follow the current words of the Holy Spirit in your practical experiences, you will be able to achieve a change in your disposition. If you follow and seek whatever the Holy Spirit says, you are someone who obeys Him, and this way you will be able to have a change in disposition. Man’s disposition changes with the Holy Spirit’s current words; if you always uphold your old past experiences and rules, your disposition will not change. If the Holy Spirit spoke today to tell all people to enter into a life of normal humanity but you continue to focus on the surface and you are confused about reality and do not take it seriously, you will be someone who is not keeping up with His work and you will not be someone who has entered the path led by the Holy Spirit. Whether or not your disposition can change depends upon whether or not you keep up with the Holy Spirit’s current words and have genuine understanding. This is different from what you understood before. What you understood of a change in disposition before was that you, who are easy to judge, through God’s disciplining no longer speak carelessly. But this is just one aspect of the change, and right now the most critical point is following the guidance of the Holy Spirit. You follow whatever God says; you obey whatever He says. People cannot change their disposition themselves; they must undergo the judgment and chastisement and painful refinement of God’s words, or being dealt with, disciplined, and pruned by His words. Only after that can they achieve obedience and devotion to God, and not try to fool Him and deal with Him perfunctorily. It is under the refinement of God’s words that people have a change in disposition. Only those who undergo the exposure, judgment, disciplining, and dealing with of His words will no longer dare to do things recklessly, and will become calm and collected. The most important point is that they are able to obey God’s current words and obey God’s work, and even if it is not in line with human notions, they can put them aside and intentionally obey. When a change in disposition has been spoken of in the past, it has mainly been about forsaking oneself, allowing the flesh to suffer, disciplining one’s body, and ridding oneself of fleshly preferences—this is one type of change in disposition. People now know that the real expression of a change in disposition is obeying the current words of God as well as being able to have a genuine understanding of His new work. This way people will be able to get rid of their previous understanding of God in their notions, and achieve a true understanding of and obedience to Him. Only this is a genuine expression of a change in disposition.
People’s pursuit of entry into life is based on God’s words; it has been said before that everything is accomplished because of His words, but no one has seen the facts. If in this stage you enter into experience you will be completely clear—this is building a good foundation for future trials, and no matter what God says, you just need to enter into His words. When God says He starts to chastise people, you accept His chastisement. When God asks people to die, you accept that trial. If you are always living within His newest utterances, in the end God’s words will perfect you. The more you enter into God’s words, the more quickly you will be perfected. Why do I fellowship again and again and ask you to understand and enter into God’s words? It is only by focusing your pursuit toward God’s words and experiencing them and entering into the reality of them that the Holy Spirit will have the opportunity to work in you. So you are all contestants in every method of God’s work, and no matter whether your suffering has been great or mild in the end, you will all have a souvenir. In order to achieve your final perfection, you must enter into all of God’s words. For the Holy Spirit to perfect people, He does not work unilaterally. He requires people’s cooperation; He needs everyone to consciously cooperate with Him. No matter what God says, you simply enter into His words—this is more beneficial for your lives. Everything is for the sake of your change in disposition. When you enter into God’s words, your heart will be moved by God, and you will be able to understand everything that God wants to achieve in this step of work, and you will have the will to achieve it. In the times of chastisement, some people believed that it was the method of work and did not believe in God’s words. As a result, they did not undergo refinement and they came out of the times of chastisement having gained nothing and understood nothing. There were some who truly entered into these words without a shred of doubt; they said that God’s words are true and infallible and that people should be chastised. They struggled within this for a period of time and let go of their future and destiny, and once they came out from that their disposition changed significantly, and they had an even deeper understanding of God. Those who came out from the midst of chastisement all felt the loveliness of God, and they knew that that step of God’s work was His great love coming upon mankind, that it was the conquest and the salvation of God’s love. And they also said that God’s thoughts are always good, and everything that God does in man is love, not hate. Those who did not believe God’s words or place importance on them did not undergo refinement during the times of chastisement, and the result was that the Holy Spirit did not accompany them, and they gained nothing. For those who entered into the times of chastisement, although they did undergo refinement, the Holy Spirit was working inside of them in a hidden way, and the outcome was that they experienced a change in their life disposition. Some people seemed to be very positive from the outside. They were always happy, but they didn’t enter into that state of the refinement of God’s words and didn’t change at all, which was the consequence of not believing God’s words. If you don’t believe His words the Holy Spirit won’t work in you. God appears to all those who believe His words; those who believe and understand His words will gain His love!
Enter into the state of God’s words, focus on doing it in an active way, and find what should be put into practice; only by doing so can you have a change in your life disposition. It is only through this way that you can be perfected by God, and it is only people who have been perfected by God in that way who can be in line with His will. To receive new light, you must live within His words. If you have only been moved by the Holy Spirit once, that is not adequate at all—you must go deeper. Those who have only been moved once have just had the zeal in them aroused and they become willing to seek, but they cannot maintain that for the long term, and they must always receive being moved by the Holy Spirit. There have been so many times I have brought up that I hope that God’s Spirit may move people’s spirits, that they may pursue a change in their life disposition, and while they seek to be moved by God they understand their own inadequacies, and that in the process of experiencing His words, they cast off the impure things in themselves (self-rightness, arrogance, and their own notions, and so on). Do not believe that just proactively receiving new light is adequate—you must also cast off things from the negative aspects. You need to not only enter from the positive aspects, but you also need to rid yourselves of all impure things in the negative aspects. You must be constantly examining yourself regarding which impure things still exist within you. People’s religious notions, intents, hopes, self-rightness, and arrogance are all unclean things. Compare yourself to all God’s words of revelation, and look into yourself for any religious notions you may hold. Only if you truly recognize them can you cast them off. Some people say that now it is enough to just follow the light of the present work of the Holy Spirit and nothing else needs to be heeded. Then how will you get rid of your religious notions when they come up? Do you think it is that simple to follow God’s words? In your real life, there are still religious things that can be disruptive, and when these things come up, they can disrupt your ability to accept new things. These are all problems that actually exist. If you only pursue the current words of the Holy Spirit you cannot satisfy God’s will. While you pursue the present light of the Holy Spirit, you should recognize which notions and intentions you still hold, what particularly human self-rightness there is, and which behaviors are disobedient to God. And after you have recognized all of these things, you must cast them off. Having you forsake your previous actions and behaviors is all for the sake of following the Holy Spirit’s current words. For a change in disposition, on the one hand, it is achieved through God’s words, and on the other hand, it requires that people cooperate. That is, God’s work and people’s practice are both indispensable.
In your future path of service, how can you satisfy God’s will?
One crucial point is to pursue entering into life, pursue a change in disposition, and pursue entering more deeply into the truth—this is the path to achieving being perfected and being obtained by God. All of you are to receive God’s commission, so what is that? This is relevant to the next step of work, which is going to be greater work that is carried out throughout the entire universe. So now you should pursue a change in your life disposition so that in the future you will truly become the proof of God gaining glory through His work, and be made into specimens for His future work. Today’s pursuit is all laying a foundation for the future work; it is for you to be used by God and so that you are able to bear witness for Him. If this is the object of your pursuit, you will be able to gain the presence of the Holy Spirit. The higher the object of your pursuit is, the more possible it will be for you to be perfected. The more you pursue the truth, the more the Holy Spirit will work. The greater energy you have for pursuit, the more you will gain. The Holy Spirit perfects people based on their internal state. Some people say that they are not willing to be used by God or to be perfected by Him, that it will be fine if they have peace in the flesh, and do not suffer any catastrophes. Some people are not willing to enter into the kingdom, but are willing to descend into the bottomless pit, and God will also fulfill that for you. Whatever you pursue will be what God fulfills. So what is your current pursuit? Are you pursuing being perfected? Are your current actions and behaviors for the sake of being perfected by God, for being obtained by Him? You must constantly measure yourself this way in your daily life. If you focus your heart on pursuing a single goal, God will definitely perfect you. This is the path of the Holy Spirit. The path led by the Holy Spirit is attained through people’s seeking. The more you long to be perfected and obtained by God, the more the Holy Spirit will work within you. The more you do not seek, and the more negative and retreating you are, the more the Holy Spirit lacks opportunities to work. The Holy Spirit will gradually abandon you. Are you willing to be perfected by God? Are you willing to be obtained by God? Are you willing to be used by God? You should pursue doing everything for the sake of being perfected, obtained, and used by God, allowing everything in the universe to see God’s actions revealed in you. Among all things, you are the master of them, and among all that there is, you will allow God to enjoy testimony and glory because of you—this shows that you are the most blessed generation!