The Answer from God’s Word:
Man’s life has not the slightest warmth, and is devoid of any human flavor or light—yet he has ever inured himself to it, abiding a lifetime bereft of worth in which he rushes about without achieving anything. In the blink of an eye, the day of death draws near, and man dies a bitter death. In this world, he has never accomplished anything, or gained anything—he only hurriedly arrives, and hurriedly departs. None of those in My eyes have ever brought anything, or taken anything away, and so man feels that the world is unfair. Yet none are willing to hurry away. They merely await the day when My promise from heaven will suddenly come among man, allowing them, at the time when they have gone astray, to once more behold the way of eternal life.
from “The Twentieth Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh
People always tend toward the world, harboring too many hopes, wanting too much for their future, and having too many extravagant demands. They are always thinking about and planning for their flesh and never interested in seeking the way of belief in God. Their hearts have been captured by Satan, they have lost their reverence for God, and they are devoting their heart to Satan. But man was created by God. Thus, man has lost the testimony, meaning he has lost the glory of God. The purpose of conquering mankind is to seize back the glory of man’s reverence for God. … You do not feel the preciousness of light when you are living in it, but you will be cognizant of its preciousness once you are living in the dark night. You will be sorry then. You feel fine now, but the day will come when you will be sorry. When that day comes and darkness descends and light is nevermore, your regrets will be too late. It is because you still do not understand the present work that you fail to cherish your time now. Once the work of the entire universe begins, meaning when everything I am saying today has come true, many people will be holding their heads in bitter crying. Is that not falling into the darkness with weeping and gnashing of teeth?
from “The Inside Truth of the Conquering Work (1)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
If you do not seek out opportunities to be perfected by God, if you do not strive to pursue being perfected, then you will ultimately be filled with remorse. Now is the best opportunity to be perfected—this is the best time. If you do not earnestly seek perfection by God, once His work has concluded it will be too late—you will have missed this opportunity. No matter how great your aspirations, if God is no longer performing work, regardless of the effort that you put in, you will never be able to be perfected. You must seize this opportunity and cooperate through the great work of the Holy Spirit. If you miss this opportunity, you will not be given another no matter how much effort you put in.
from “Be Mindful of God’s Will to Attain Perfection” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
None know that the repeated reminders and exhortations of God are because He holds in His hands an unprecedented disaster that He has prepared, one that will be unbearable for the flesh and soul of man. This disaster is not merely a punishment of the flesh but of the soul as well. You must know this: When the plan of God is made void and when His reminders and exhortations beget no response, what anger will He unleash? This will be like nothing that has heretofore been experienced or heard by any creation. And so I say, this disaster is unprecedented and will never be repeated. This is because only one creation and one salvation are within the plan of God. This is the first time and also the last.
from “God Is the Source of Man’s Life” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Awaken, brothers! Awaken, sisters! My day will not be delayed; time is life, and to seize time is to save life! The time is not far off! If you take exams for entrance into college and you do not pass, you can try again and cram for the test. However, My day will have no such delay. Remember! Remember! I urge you with these good words. The end of the world unfolds before your very eyes, great disasters rapidly draw near; is your life important or is your sleeping, eating, and clothing important? The time has come for you to weigh these things. Do not be doubtful anymore and do not shy away from being serious!
from Utterances and Testimonies of Christ in the Beginning