The Classical Words of God Concerning His Consolations to Man
951 The attitude of someone truly clever should be: I don’t care what God does, or how God treats me; I don’t care how deep I am corrupted, or what my humanity is like; I shall be unwavering in my pursuit of the truth and my pursuit in knowing God. This is the direction of life, this is what man should aspire to attain, this is the only road to salvation.
from “All Is Determined by Whether One Possesses the Truth” in Records of Christ’s Talks with Leaders and Workers of the Church
952 … we should have one determination: No matter how intense of an environment or what kind of difficulties we encounter, no matter how weak, how negative we are, we cannot lose confidence in a change in disposition, and we cannot lose confidence in God’s words. God has given promises to mankind, and humans must have the determination and the perseverance to undertake them. God does not like cowards; He likes people with determination. Even if you reveal a great deal of corruption, even if you’ve taken many winding roads, or even if along the way you’ve had many transgressions or have resisted God—or there are some people who hold in their hearts some blasphemy against God or blame Him, have conflict with Him—God doesn’t look at this. God only looks at whether or not a person will someday be able to change.
from “What Changes in Disposition Are, and What the Path to Changes in Disposition Is” in Records of Christ’s Talks With Leaders and Workers of the Church
953 Don’t be disheartened, don’t be weak. I will reveal to you. The road to God’s kingdom can’t all be smooth sailing. You want to breeze your way to blessings? Nothing comes that easily! Everyone today must be tried by suffering, or else your love for God won’t strengthen, and your love for God won’t be real. Even if it’s a little bit of a situation, everyone has to go through it. It’s just to different extents.
from “The Forty-first Utterance” of Christ’s Initial Expressions and Testimonies in The Word Appears in the Flesh
954 You should therefore all make the most basic possible plan, to survive afterward, whether as a service-doer, as one of God’s people, as one of God’s sons, or as someone of high status. All you need to think about is what you need to do, so that with God’s approval you survive, because God hopes to have more people survive. Does this not make your seeking simpler?
from “Moving From Extremism to Seeking to Be a Survivor” in Records of Christ’s Talks With Leaders and Workers of the Church
956 Perhaps you all remember these words: “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
from “Is the Work of God So Simple as Man Imagines?” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
957 Seek not how others will see you. Isn’t it of more value and weight to satisfy Me? Isn’t it even more the everlasting, lifelong joy and peace? The present suffering means that your future blessing will be great beyond description. … Dry your tears and do not be sad or distressed any more. Everything is orchestrated by My hand. My purpose is to make you overcomers soon so that you can enter into glory together with Me.
from “The Tenth Utterance” of Christ’s Initial Expressions and Testimonies in The Word Appears in the Flesh
958 Now is the time we should requite God’s love. Although we have suffered many ridicules, slanders, and persecutions because of walking the path of believing in God, I think it is a meaningful thing and is a glory, not a shame, and anyway, we have also enjoyed a lot of blessings. So many times when we were disappointed, God’s word comforted us, and we changed from sorrowful to joyful; so many times when we were in lack, God blessed us, and we were enriched because of God’s word; so many times when we were ill, God’s word enlivened us, and we were out of danger and got well. And so on. All of these we have enjoyed without knowing it. Could it be that you do not remember any of them?
from “The Way … (2)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
960 Rise up to cooperate with Me! I will surely not shortchange anyone who truly spends for Me. Anyone who truly consecrates for Me, all My blessings will be bestowed to you. Offer up your whole being for Me! Your eating and clothing and your future are all in My hand. I will make proper arrangements, so that they will never be exhausted for you to enjoy and use. This is because I have said: “Anyone who truly spends for Me, I will surely greatly bless you.” All blessings will come upon all those who truly spend for Me.
from “The Seventieth Utterance” of Christ’s Initial Expressions and Testimonies in The Word Appears in the Flesh