594 The Flesh Can Ruin Your Destination
1 If people can truly see clearly the right path of human life, as well as the purpose of God’s management of mankind, they would not hold their individual future and destiny as a treasure in their heart. They then would no longer be interested in serving their “parents,” who are worse than pigs and dogs. They should all have a thorough grasp of what they should enter into, and in particular, they should sort out what should be entered into during the tribulation, as well as what they should be equipped with during the trials of fire. Do not always serve your flesh that is like pigs and dogs and is even worse than ants and bugs. What is the point of agonizing over it, thinking so hard, and racking your brains?
2 The flesh does not belong to you, but is in the hands of God, who not only controls you but also commands Satan. You are living under the torment of the flesh—but does the flesh belong to you? Is it under your control? Why bother racking your brains over it? Why bother obsessively pleading with God for the sake of your putrid flesh, which has long been condemned, cursed, and defiled by unclean spirits? What need is there to always hold the associates of Satan so close to your heart? Do you not worry that the flesh could ruin your actual future, your wonderful hopes, and your life’s true destination?
Adapted from “The Purpose of Managing Mankind”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh