Actually, the work done now is to cause people to rebel against satan and rebel against their old ancestor. The judgment of the word is altogether to expose people’s corrupt disposition and to let them understand the substance of human life. These many times of judgments all stab people in the heart. The judgment each time directly touches their destiny and intentionally pierces their heart, causing them to drop all these, so that they can know human life and this filthy world and can also know God’s wisdom and almightiness and the mankind corrupted by satan. The more God chastises and judges people like this, the more it can pierce their heart and arouse their spirit. Such judgments are for the purpose of arousing the heart and spirit of these people who have been extremely corrupted and most deeply blinded. People have no spirit; in other words, their spirit has long died. They do not know that there is Heaven or that there is God, much less know that they are struggling in the abyss of death. How could they know that they are living in this hell of evil on earth? How could they know that they, the rotten corpses, have fallen into the Hades of death after having been corrupted by satan? How could they know that all things on earth have long been corrupted by mankind to the extent of being beyond salvation? And how could they know that the Creator has come to earth today and is looking for a group of corrupted people who can be saved by him? Although people have undergone various kinds of refining and judgments, their numb consciousness always remains unmoved and hardly has any reaction. People are too fallen! Such judgments are like merciless hailstones raining down from heaven, but they are most beneficial to people. If people were not judged this way, the results could not be achieved, and they simply could not be saved out of the abyss of misery, and if the work were not done this way, people could hardly come out of Hades, because their heart has long died and their spirit has long been trampled by satan. To save you who have fallen to the utmost, God has to call you and judge you with all effort before your cold heart can be aroused. Your flesh, your extravagant desires, your greed, and your lusts are rooted too deeply in you. These things have been controlling your heart, so much so that you cannot break free from the bondage of these feudal depraved thoughts. You do not have a yearning to change your present situation or to break free from the powers of darkness but just remain bound by these things. Although you all know that such a human life is too miserable and such a human world is too dark, none of you has the courage to change such a living, but you only yearn that you could be free from such a real life and have your soul released from hell, living in a peaceful and beautiful heavenly environment. You are not willing to undergo sufferings to change your present life, nor are you willing to seek in such judgments and chastisements the human life you should enter into. Instead, you are unrealistically dreaming of the beautiful world free from the flesh. The life you yearn for is a life that can be easily gained without undergoing any suffering. It is too unrealistic! For what you expect is not that you can live out a meaningful life in the flesh and gain the truth during your lifetime, that is, live for the truth and stand up for justice. This is not what you consider a bright and brilliant life. You think that such a life is not a shining life or a meaningful life. In your view, it is simply too poor to live your whole life like that! Although today you can accept such chastisement, your pursuit is still not for the purpose that you can gain the truth and live out the truth today but that you can enter into the beautiful life free from the flesh in the future. You are not seeking for the sake of the truth or standing for the truth, much less living for the truth. You do not pursue for your present entering in, but are always thinking that “some day” you will be looking at the blue sky and shedding bitter tears, expecting that one day you can go to heaven. Do you not know that such a thought of yours has already been divorced from reality? You are always thinking that the Savior is infinitely merciful and some day he will surely take you who suffer hardships and afflictions in the world and will surely avenge and revenge you who are oppressed and suppressed. Are your sins few? Are you the only one in the world who is suffering? You yourself have fallen under satan’s authority and suffer; does God have to avenge you? Aren’t all those who cannot satisfy God’s requirements God’s enemies? Aren’t all those who do not believe in God incarnate antichrists? What is your good behavior? Can it replace your heart of worshiping God? It is not that you can receive God’s blessings by doing something good, or that your being oppressed and suppressed is enough to make God avenge and revenge you. Haven’t all those who believe in God and do good but do not know God also suffered chastisement? You only believe in God and only ask God to avenge and revenge you and ask God to rescue you out of the abyss of misery, but you ignore the truth and do not thirst for living out the truth, much less can you break away from this miserable and empty life; rather, you live in the flesh and in sin expecting God to avenge you and dispel the dense fog for you. Is that possible? If you have the truth, you can follow God. If you have living out, you can be the manifestation of God’s word. If you have life, you can enjoy God’s blessings. Those who have the truth can enjoy God’s blessings. God avenges those who love him single-heartedly and suffer hardships and afflictions, and does not avenge those who only love themselves and are blinded by satan. How could those who do not love the truth have goodness? How could those who only love the flesh have righteousness? Aren’t righteousness and goodness spoken about in regard to the truth? Aren’t they prepared for those who love God single-heartedly? Don’t all those who do not love the truth and whose corpses are rotten have evil? Aren’t all those who cannot live out the truth the enemies of the truth? What about you people?
If you can break away from the powers of darkness and from the unclean things and can become holy, it means that you have the truth. It is not that your nature is changed but that you can practice the truth and forsake your flesh. This is what the purified ones have. The main purpose of doing the conquering work is to purify people so that they will have the truth, because people have too little truth! It is most meaningful to do the conquering work on these people. You all have fallen under the powers of darkness and have been most deeply afflicted. The purpose of doing this work is for you to know man’s nature and thus live out the truth. Being perfected is what all created beings should accept. If in this stage God only did a perfecting work, he could do it in Britain, America, or Israel, doing it on people of any country. But to do the conquering work, he needs to be selective. The initial step of the conquering work is a short-time work, and through it God will put satan to shame and conquer the entire universe. This is the initial conquering work. It can be said that all created beings who believe in God can be perfected, because being perfected can only be achieved through a long-time transformation. But being conquered is different. The specimens and models of being conquered must be people who are the most backward and live in the deepest darkness, who are the lowest and deny God the most, and who disobey God the most. Only such people can bear the testimony of being conquered. Doing the conquering work is mainly for defeating satan, but perfecting people is for gaining people. In order for people to have testimony after being conquered, the conquering work is done in this place and on you. This is for the purpose that you can bear testimony after being conquered. It is through the conquered ones that God will achieve the purpose of putting satan to shame. What are the main means of conquering? Chastising, judging, cursing, and exposing. God conquers people by his righteous disposition, so that they will be sincerely convinced, sincerely convinced because of his righteous disposition. God conquers people by the reality of the word and the authority of the word, so that they will be sincerely convinced. This is being conquered. The perfected ones can not only become obedient after being conquered but also have knowledge, be transformed in their disposition, have some knowledge of God, experience the way of loving God, be full of the truth, know how to experience God’s work, suffer for God, and have their own resolutions. The perfected ones are the ones who have a practical knowledge of the truth through experiencing it. The conquered ones are the ones who know the truth but do not understand the true meaning of it. Although people become obedient after being conquered, such obedience is altogether the result of judgment, and they do not understand the true meaning of many truths at all. Although they acknowledge the truth with their mouth, they have not entered into it. They only understand the truth but have no experience of it. As for the works done on those to be perfected, there are also chastisement and judgment, but there is also the supply of life accompanying them. Those who pay attention to entering into the truth are the ones to be perfected. The difference between the ones to be perfected and the conquered ones lies in whether they enter into the truth. Those who understand the truth, enter into the truth, and live out the truth are the perfected ones. Those who do not understand the truth or enter into the truth, that is, those who fail to live out the truth, are the ones who cannot be perfected. If such ones can become completely obedient now, they are the conquered ones. If the conquered ones do not seek the truth, follow but fail to live out the truth, and only see and hear the truth but pay no attention to living out the truth, they cannot be perfected. Those to be perfected practice the truths according to the way of being perfected, that is, practice the truths which are in the way of being perfected, thereby satisfying God’s heart’s desire and being perfected. All those who follow to the end before the conquering work ends are the ones conquered, but they cannot be said to be the ones perfected. The perfected ones are the ones who can pursue the truth and are gained by God after the conquering work ends. They are the ones who can stand and live out the truth in the tribulations after the conquering work ends. The conquered ones and the perfected ones are divided according to the different steps of the work and according to the extent of their holding on to the truth. All those who fail to get on the way of being perfected, that is, all those who do not have the truth, will still have to be eliminated in the end. Only those who have the truth and live out the truth can be completely gained. That is, all those who live out Peter’s image will be the perfected ones. All the others will be the conquered ones. The works done on all the ones to be conquered are simply curse, chastisement, and wrath, and what come upon them are simply righteousness and curse. When God works on such people, he just discloses without mercy, disclosing the corrupt disposition within them for them to know, so that they will be sincerely convinced. When people become completely obedient, the conquering work will end. Even if most people still do not pursue to understand the truth, the conquering work will have ended.
There are conditions for being perfected. Through your resolutions, perseverance, and conscience and through your pursuit, you can have some experience in life and satisfy God’s heart’s desire. This is your own entering in and is what is required on the way of being perfected. The perfecting work can be done on all people. Anyone who pursues God can be perfected and has the opportunity and qualification to be perfected. There is no circumscription. Whether one can be perfected mainly depends on his pursuit. Those who love the truth and who can live out the truth can surely be perfected. Those who do not love the truth and who are not approved by God do not have the life required by God and are the ones who cannot be perfected. The perfecting work is only for gaining people and is not a step of work of warring against satan. The conquering work is only for warring against satan, that is, for defeating satan by conquering people. This is the main work, and it is a newest work that has never been done in the past ages. It can be said that the purpose of this stage of work is mainly to conquer all people and to defeat satan. The work of perfecting people is not a new work. When God works in the flesh, the purpose of all the work is mainly to conquer people. This is like in the Age of the Grace. Being crucified to redeem all mankind was God’s main work, and “gaining people” was an additional work when he was in the flesh and a work he did only after the crucifixion. When Jesus came to work, his purpose was mainly to overcome the bondage of death and Hades and the power of satan through being crucified and was just to defeat satan. Peter got on the way of being perfected step by step only after Jesus was crucified. Of course, he was one of the followers when Jesus did the work, but he was not perfected then. It was after Jesus finished the work that he gradually understood the truth and was perfected. God is incarnated and comes to earth only to complete a step of crucial and important work within a short time, not to live with people on earth for a long time to purposely perfect them. He does not do such a work. It is not that he will wait until people have been completely perfected before finishing his work. That is not the purpose and significance of his incarnation. He only comes to do a short-time work of saving people, but not to do a long-time work of perfecting people. The work of saving people is representative and can start a new age, and it can be finished within a short time. But to perfect people, God has to work them to a certain extent, which is a long-time work. This work has to be done by God’s Spirit, but it will be done on the basis of the truths he speaks when he works in the flesh, or he will raise up apostles to do the long-time shepherding work so as to achieve his purpose of perfecting people. God incarnate does not do such work. He only speaks the ways of life for people to understand. He only supplies people with the truth but will not stay with them all the way in their practicing the truth, because that is not a work within his ministry. So he will not stay with people to the day they completely understand the truth and completely gain the truth. When people formally enter the right track of the truth of life and when people get on the right track of being perfected, it will be the time his work in the flesh ends. Of course, it will also be the time he has thoroughly defeated satan and overcome the world. He will not be concerned whether people have entered into the truth at that time or how big their life is. These are not the things his flesh should be concerned with and not a work within the ministry of the incarnated God. He will only finish the work he ought to do and then end his work in the flesh. So, the work God’s incarnated flesh does is only a work God’s Spirit cannot do directly and is a short- time work of salvation, not a long-time work on earth.
Improving your qualities is not within the scope of my work. I make such a requirement of you only because your qualities are too poor. Actually, it is not a work within the perfecting work. It is an additional work done on you. The work done on you today is done according to your need and according to your different condition, and it is not a way all those to be perfected should enter into. Because your qualities are poorer than those of anyone who was to be perfected in the past and this work is greatly hindered in you, and because the ones to be perfected are different, some additional work is done among you. Originally, God comes to earth to do his work dutifully, not to meddle too much in people’s business or interfere in their family affairs or their life, and he does not at all interfere in these trifling things. That is not a work within his ministry. But your qualities fall far short of the qualities required by me originally and can hardly be compared with them, which causes a great hindrance to the work. Besides, this work has to be done among people in the land of China, and yet your qualities in literacy are too poor. I have no way but to require you to acquire literacy. I have told you before that this is an additional work and yet is what you have to achieve, which is helpful to your being perfected. Actually, qualities in literacy, common knowledge of conducting yourselves, and common knowledge of life are what you should have possessed, and there should have been no need for me to speak about them. As you do not even possess them, I have to do a work of adding them to you now. Although you are full of notions about me, I have still made such a requirement of you, requiring you to improve your qualities. I have not come to purposely do such a work, because my work is to conquer you and to make you sincerely convinced through judgment, thereby showing you the ways of life you should enter into. It can be said that if it were not for the purpose of conquering you with the word, whether your qualities in literacy are high or low and whether you have insight in your life would simply have nothing to do with me. All this is done additionally for the sake of the results of the conquering work and for your being perfected in the future. Nevertheless, it is not one step of the conquering work. Because now you are poor in qualities and are lazy, slack, foolish, dull, numb, and obtuse, too abnormal, you are required to first improve your qualities. There are conditions for being perfected. To be perfected, one has to be clear in his mind and be willing to live out a meaningful life. If you are a person who is not willing to live an empty life, who pursues the truth, who is serious in doing everything, and whose humanity is very normal, you meet the conditions for being perfected.
The works among you are done on you according to the need of the work. After conquering these people, I will perfect a group of people. So, many works now are also done in preparation for perfecting you, because many who thirst for the truth can be perfected. If only a step of conquering work were done on you and then no more work were done, wouldn’t some who thirst for the truth be unable to gain it? The work now is to open up the way for perfecting people in the future. Although the work I do is only conquering, the ways of life I speak are a preparation for perfecting people in the future. The center of the work after conquering will be perfecting people, and conquering is also to lay a foundation for perfecting. People can only be perfected after being conquered. Now I mainly conquer people. In the future, I will perfect those who seek and thirst for the truth. For you to be perfected has to do with your entering in on the positive side: whether you have a heart of loving God, to what extent you have experienced in walking this way, how purely you love God, and how accurately you practice the truth. To be perfected, you have to possess every aspect of the common knowledge of humanity. This is a basic condition. All those who cannot be perfected after being conquered will be serving objects and in the end will still have to be cast into the lake of fire and sulfur and into the bottomless pit, because they are not transformed in their disposition and still belong to satan. If one does not meet the conditions for being perfected, he does not have any use value, is a good-for-nothing, and is a tool, and cannot withstand the fiery trials! Now how great is your love for God? How great is your hatred for yourself? How deeply do you know satan? Is your will strengthened? Is your human living regulated? Has your living changed? Do you have a new living? Has your outlook on life changed? If these things have not changed, even if you do not drop out, you cannot be perfected, and you have only been conquered. When you are tested, you will be found to have no truth and be abnormal in humanity and low like a beast. You will have only been conquered and will only be one conquered by me. This is like a donkey of a household. After whipped by its owner, it is frightened at the sight of its owner and dare not rebel. You are such a conquered donkey. If you do not have anything on the positive side but are just passive and fearful, timid and flinching in doing everything, unable to discern anything, and unable to understand the truth, still do not have ways of practice, much less have a heart of loving God, and do not know how to love God, how to live out a meaningful life, and how to be a real man, how can such a person bear testimony for God? This proves that it is worthless for you to live and you are only a conquered donkey. Your being conquered only means that you have rebelled against the great red dragon, you are not willing to submit under its authority, and you believe there is God and are willing to obey God’s every arrangement without any complaints. With the things on the positive side as to whether you can live out God’s word and whether you can manifest God, if you do not have these, it means that you have not been gained by God and you are only a conquered donkey. You do not have any usable part, do not have the working of the Holy Spirit, and lack too much in humanity, and thus you cannot be used by God. You have to make yourself approved by God and be a hundred times better than unbelieving beasts and than walking corpses. Only if you reach such an extent will you be qualified to be perfected. Only if you have humanity and conscience will you be fit for God to use. Only when you have been perfected will you be a man. Only the perfected ones are those who live out a meaningful life, and only such people can bear a more resounding testimony for God.