The Classic Words of God Concerning His Exhortations to Man
877 The return of Jesus is a great salvation for those who are capable of accepting the truth, but for those who are unable to accept the truth it is a sign of condemnation. You should choose your own path, and should not blaspheme against the Holy Spirit and reject the truth. You should not be an ignorant and arrogant person, but someone who obeys the guidance of the Holy Spirit and longs for and seeks the truth; only in this way will you benefit. I advise you to tread the path of belief in God with care. Do not jump to conclusions; what’s more, do not be casual and carefree in your belief in God. You should know that, at the very least, those who believe in God should be humble and reverential.
from “When You Behold the Spiritual Body of Jesus Will Be When God Has Made Anew Heaven and Earth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
878 Many have a sour taste in their mouths about the second incarnation of God, for man finds it difficult to believe that God shall do the work of judgment as an incarnation. But I must tell you that often the work of God greatly exceeds man’s expectations and is difficult for the minds of men to accept. For men are merely maggots upon the earth, while God is the supreme One that fills the universe; the mind of man is akin to a pit of foul water that gives rise only to maggots, whereas each stage of the work directed by the thoughts of God is the fruit of God’s wisdom. Man constantly wishes to contend with God; then I say it is self-evident who stands to lose in the end.
from “Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
879 Your ignorance of Christ is ignorance too of the God in heaven. No matter how loyal you are to the God in heaven, it is merely empty words and pretense, for the God on earth is not only instrumental in man receiving the truth and more profound knowledge, but even more instrumental in the condemnation of man and afterward in seizing the facts to punish the wicked. Have you understood the benefits and consequences here? Have you experienced them? I wish for you to one day soon understand this truth: To know God, you must know not only the God in heaven but, more importantly, the God on earth. Do not confuse what holds priority or allow the subordinate to supersede the dominant. Only in this way can you truly build a good relationship with God, become closer to God, and draw your heart closer to Him.
from “How to Know the God on Earth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
880 If your goal of pursuit is not to seek the truth, then it would be better for you to take this opportunity to return to the world and do something splendid. It is really not worthwhile for you to idle away your time like this. Why torment yourself like this? What thing in the wonderful world could not be an enjoyment to you? Aren’t all the products of the world, such as money, beauty, position, vainglory, family, children, etc., the best things for you to enjoy? Why should you go around here looking for a place to live comfortably? Even the Son of Man has no place to lay His head, so how could you have a comfortable place? How could He create a wonderful and comfortable place for you? Is it possible? What you receive from Me today are only the teachings of the truth besides judgments. You cannot possibly receive from Me ease and comfort, nor can you possibly receive the cozy nest you expect day and night. I will not bestow to you the worldly wealth and honor. If you pursue genuinely, I am willing to bestow all the ways of life to you and let you feel just like a fish in water. If you do not pursue genuinely, I will take everything back. I do not want to bestow the word of My mouth to those like swine and dogs who seek ease and comfort!
from “Why Are You Not Willing to Be a Foil?” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
881 Those living outside My word, fleeing the suffering of trial, are they not drifting through the world? They are akin to autumn leaves fluttering here and there with no place to rest, much less My word of consolation. Although My chastisement and refinement follow them not, are they not the beggars, floating around, that wander the streets outside the kingdom of heaven? Is the world really your place of rest? Could you really attain a smile of relief from the world through your avoidance of My chastisement? Could you truly use your fleeting enjoyment as a cover for that inconcealable emptiness in your heart?
from “What a Real Man Means” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
882 Perhaps you will think that I ask too much of you or wrongfully accuse you, but have you ever given thought to the fact that when you are happily spending time with your family, you have never once been loyal to Me? At times like this, does it not pain you? When your hearts are filled with joy receiving payment for your labors, do you not feel disheartened that you have not furnished yourselves with sufficient truth? When have you wept for not having received My approval? You rack your brains and take great pains for your sons and daughters, yet still you are not satisfied, still you believe that you have not been diligent toward them, that you have not devoted all of your effort. But to Me, you have always been remiss and careless, keeping Me only in your memories and not enduring in your hearts. My devotion and efforts forever go unfelt by you, and you have never tried to understand. You merely engage in brief reflection and believe that it will suffice. This manner of “loyalty” is not that which I have long yearned for, but that which has long been an abomination to Me. However, regardless of what I say, you will continue to admit only one or two things and be unable to fully accept it, for you are all very confident, and you always pick and choose what to accept from the words I have spoken. If you are still this way, I do have in reserve methods of countering your self-assuredness, and I shall render it so that you acknowledge all My words are true and not a distortion of the fact.
from “To Whom Are You Loyal?” in The Word Appears in the Flesh