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Your humanity is too lacking, your lifestyle is too low and degrading, you have no humanity, and you lack insight. That is why you need to equip yourselves with the things of proper humanity. Having conscience, rationality, and insight, knowing how to speak and view things, paying attention to cleanliness, acting like a proper human being—all of these are the know-how of proper humanity. When you do these properly, your humanity will count as up to standard. The other aspect is that you must equip yourselves for the spiritual life. You must know the entirety of God’s work on earth and have experience of His words. You should know how to obey His arrangements, and how to fulfill the duty of a created being. These are the two aspects you should enter into today. One aspect is equipping yourself for the life of humanity, and the other aspect is practice concerning the spiritual life—and both are indispensable.

Some people are absurd, and know only to equip themselves with aspects concerning humanity. No fault can be found in their appearance, the things they say and their manner of speaking are appropriate, and their clothing is very dignified and proper. But they have nothing inside them; they only possess proper humanity on the outside. There are some who focus only on what to eat, what to wear, and what to say. There are even those who focus exclusively on sweeping the floor, making the bed, and cleaning. They’re well-practiced in all these things, but when you ask them to talk about their knowledge of God’s work of the last days, or of judgment, chastisement, refinement, and trials, then they don’t even have the slightest experience of such things. If you ask them: “Do you understand the primary work that God does on earth? What is the difference between the work of God become flesh today and the work of Jesus? And how is it different from the work of Jehovah? Are They one God? Has He come to bring an end to the age, or to save mankind?” they’ll have nothing to say about these things. Some are beautifully adorned superficially: The sisters make themselves up as pretty as a flower, and the brothers look like princes, or some rich young dandy. They only care about the things they eat and wear externally; inside, they are destitute, and have not the slightest knowledge of God. What’s the point? And then there are some who are slovenly dressed, like beggars—they really look like oriental slaves! Do you really not understand what I ask of you? Commune amongst yourselves: What have you actually gained? You’ve believed in God for all these years, and this is all you’ve reaped—don’t you feel embarrassed? Aren’t you ashamed? You’ve been pursuing on the true way for all these years, but today your stature is even smaller than a sparrow’s! Look at the young ladies among you, made up pretty as flowers, comparing yourselves to each other. What are you comparing? Is it not enjoyment? And the demands you make? Do you think I’ve come to recruit models? You have no shame! Where is your life? Aren’t your pursuits those extravagant desires you have? You think you’re so beautiful. You might be dressed to the nines, but are you not a wriggling maggot that was born in the dung heap? Today, you are fortunate to enjoy these heavenly blessings because God is making an exception by raising you up, and not because of your pretty face. Are you still unclear about where you came from? At the mention of life you shut your mouth and say nothing, you are like wooden chickens, yet you still have the gall to dress yourself up! You still think to apply blush and powder to your face! And look at the playboys among you—they’re so wayward, they spend the whole day floating about, a nonchalant expression on their faces, and they are ill-behaved everywhere they go. Is there any human likeness to them? What do each among you, whether they be male or female, devote your attention to all day? Do you know who you depend on to feed yourselves? Look at your clothing, look in your hands at what you have reaped, rub your belly—what is the fruit from the price of blood and sweat that you’ve paid over all these years of faith? You still think to go sightseeing, you still think to adorn your stinking flesh—what’s the value in this! You are asked to be a proper person, but today you are not only not proper, you’re the opposite. How can such a person have the cheek to come before Me? With a humanity such as this, parading about your charms and showing off your flesh, always living within the lusts of the flesh, are you not a descendant of filthy demons and evil spirits? I will not allow such a filthy demon to remain for long! And don’t think that I don’t know what you think in your heart. You might keep a tight rein on your lust and your flesh, but could I not know the thoughts in your heart and all that your eyes desire? Do you young ladies not make yourselves up pretty as a flower in order to parade your flesh? What benefit are men to you? Can they truly save you from the sea of affliction? And you playboys all dress to make yourselves seem gentlemanly and distinguished—is it not in order to show off that bit of your “dashing” looks? And who are you doing this for? What benefit are women to you? Are they not the source of your sin? You men and women, I have said many words to you, yet you have complied with but a few of them. Your ears are heavy, your eyes have grown dim, and your hearts are hard to the point that there is nothing but lust in your bodies; you are ensnared in it, unable to escape. Who wants to go anywhere near you maggots, wriggling in the filth and grime? Do not forget that you are nothing more than those whom I have raised from the dung heap, that originally, you were not possessed of proper humanity. What I ask of you is the proper humanity which you did not originally possess; I do not ask that you parade your lust, or that you give free rein to your rancid flesh, which has been trained by the devil for so many years. When you dress yourselves up like this, do you not fear that you will become ever more deeply ensnared? Do you not know that you were originally of sin? Do you not know that your bodies are filled with lust? It’s such that your lust even seeps from your clothing, revealing your states as unbearably ugly, filthy demons. Aren’t you the ones clearest on this? Your hearts, your eyes, your lips—have they not all been defiled by filthy demons? Are they not filthy? Do you think that as long as you don’t do anything immoral,[a] you are the most holy? Do you think that dressing up prettily can cover up your sordid souls? There’s no chance of that! I advise you to be more realistic: Don’t be fraudulent and fake, and don’t parade yourselves. You show off your lust to each other, but all you’ll get is everlasting suffering and heartless chastening! What need have you to bat your eyes at each other and be in love? Is this your rectitude? Does this make you upstanding? I loathe those among you who practice evil medicine and engage in sorcery; I loathe the young men and women among you who love their own flesh. You’d best restrain yourselves, because you are now required to possess proper humanity, and not flaunt your lust. You always avail yourselves of every opportunity, for your flesh is too plentiful, and your lust too great!

Your external life of humanity is arranged very well, but when you are asked to speak of the knowledge of life, you have nothing to say—and in this you are impoverished. You must equip yourself with the truth! Your life of humanity has changed for the better, and the life within you shall change too—changing your thoughts and transforming your views on belief in God, changing the knowledge and thinking within you, and changing the knowledge of God within your conceptions. Through being dealt with, revelations, and sustenance, you gradually change your knowledge of yourself, of the human life, and of the belief in God, allowing your knowledge to become pure. This way the thoughts within man will change, the way they see things will change, and their mental outlook will change. Only this is a change in life disposition. You are not asked to spend the whole day reading books, or washing clothes and cleaning. Naturally, there mustn’t be issues with your proper humanity—this is the very least that’s required. In addition, when handling external matters you must still have some insight and rationality, but what’s most important is that you are equipped with the truth of life. When equipping yourself with regard to life, you must focus on eating and drinking God’s words, you must be able to talk of knowledge of God, of the human life, and, in particular, of your knowledge of the work done by God during the last days. Since you pursue life, you must equip yourself with these things. When you eat and drink the words of God, you must measure your own real state against them. That is, after you discover the shortcomings in yourself during your real experiences, you must be capable of finding a path to practice, and turning your back on your incorrect motivations and notions. If you always try hard in this and you always pour your heart into these things, you will have a path to follow, you will not feel empty, and thus you will be able to maintain a proper state. Only then will you be someone who carries a burden in your own life, and only then will you be someone who has faith. Why is it that, after reading God’s words, some people are unable to put them into practice? Is it not because they can’t grasp what’s key? Is it not because they are toying with life? That they can’t grasp what’s key and have no path to practice is because they are unable to measure their own states against God’s words and are unable to master their own states when they read them. Some people say: “I have measured my state against God’s words when I read them, I also know that I am corrupt and of poor caliber, but I am incapable of meeting God’s will.” You have only seen the very surface; as for how to put aside the enjoyments of the flesh, how to put aside self-righteousness, how to change yourself, how to enter into these things, how to improve your caliber, from which aspect to start—these are all real things that you don’t know. You only grasp a few external things, you know only that you really are very corrupt. When you meet your brothers and sisters, you talk about how corrupt you are, and it seems that you know yourself and that you carry a great burden for your life. In fact, your corrupt disposition has not changed, which proves that you haven’t found the path to practice. If you are leading a church, you should be able to grasp and point out the states of brothers and sisters. If all you say is: “You people are disobedient! Backward!” is that okay? As for in what regard they’re disobedient and backward, you must speak of their specific manifestations—that is, you must speak of their disobedient states, disobedient behaviors, and satanic dispositions—so that they are utterly convinced. If you can talk of facts and give examples to explain the issue, and also can speak of how to actually break away from the rebellious behaviors and point out the path to practice, only then can you win them over. Only such a person can lead others and is someone who possesses the reality of truth.

Now quite a bit of fellowship and sustenance of many truths have been given to you. But you have to connect the dots: You should be able to conclude how many truths there are. The several aspects of proper humanity one should possess, the main aspects of changes to one’s life disposition, the deepening of visions, which of the erroneous means of knowing and experiencing of people throughout the ages you have come to grips with—you will only have entered onto the right track when you yourself are capable of differentiating and knowing these things. People of religion worship the Bible as if it were God. In particular, they regard the Four Gospels of the New Testament as the four faces of Jesus. So, too, is there the talk of the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These are the most absurd of all. You must all see through them, and you must particularly know the essence of God become flesh and the work of the last days. There are also those old methods of practicing: living in the spirit, being filled with the Holy Spirit, being resigned to whatever comes, submitting to authority—you must also know these fallacies and deviations relating to practice; you should know how people practiced before, and how people must practice today. How leaders and workers should cooperate with each other in the churches, how to put aside self-righteousness and not be condescending, how brothers and sisters should live alongside each other, how to establish proper relationships with other people and with God, how to achieve propriety in human life, what people should possess in their spiritual life, how they should eat and drink the words of God, which of God’s words relate to knowledge, which concern visions, and what are regarding the path to practice—have all these things not been spoken of? These words are open to those who pursue the truth, and no one is given preferential treatment. Today, you should cultivate the ability to live independently. Don’t always hold on to a mentality of dependence; in the future when there is no one to guide you, you will think of these words of Mine. In times of tribulation, it is not possible to lead the life of the church: Brothers and sisters are unable to meet with each other, most of them live on their own and at best are only able to commune with other people in the area, and so your present stature is simply inadequate. Amidst tribulations, many will find it hard to stand firm. Only those who know the way of life and are equipped with enough of the truth are able to continue progressing, and gradually achieve purification and transformation. Undergoing tribulations is not easy at all; if you think it only takes a few days to make it through, you are very simplistic in your thinking! You think that you’ll be able to stand firm just by understanding many doctrines, but that is not that case! If you do not recognize the things of substance in God’s words, are unable to grasp what’s key in the truth, and have no path to practice, then when the time comes and something happens to you, you’ll be confounded. You won’t make it through Satan’s temptation nor will you withstand the onset of refinement. If there is no truth in you and you lack visions, then when the time comes you won’t be able to stop yourself from collapsing. You’ll give up all hope and say, “Well, I’m going to die all the same, I may as well be chastised to the very end! Be it chastisement or going to the lake of fire, so be it—I’ll take things as they come!” It’s like during the time of the service-doers: Some people thought that since they were service-doers anyway, they no longer had to pursue life. They smoked and drank, indulged their flesh—they did it all. Some simply returned to the world to work. It’s like that when the environment is hostile, as well; if you’re unable to overcome it, you will abandon all hope as soon as you let yourself go a little. If you can’t overcome the influence of Satan, you will be taken captive by Satan before you know it, and will be consigned to destruction again. And so, today you must equip yourself with the truth, you must be able to live independently, and when you read God’s words you must be able to look for a path to practice. If there weren’t any leaders or workers to water and shepherd you, you should still have a path to follow, you should be able to find your shortcomings, and to find the truths that you ought to equip yourself with and put into practice. Could God forever accompany man after coming to earth? Some people’s beliefs within their notions are: God, if You don’t work us to a certain point, Your work can’t be considered finished, for Satan accuses You. I tell you, once I have finished speaking My words, that is the successful completion of My work. As long as My utterances have ended, My work will have been completed. The end of My work is proof of Satan’s defeat, and as such, it can be said that it has been successfully accomplished, without any of the accusation of Satan. But when My work has ended, if there still hasn’t been any change in you, then people such as you are beyond salvation and will be eliminated. I will not do any more work than is needed. It is not the case that I will finish My work on earth only when you have been conquered to a certain point, when you all have clear knowledge of all aspects of the truth, your caliber has improved, and you bear testimony both inside and out. That would be impossible! Today, the work I do in you is in order to lead you to enter into a life of proper humanity; this is the work of ushering in a new age and of leading mankind to enter into the life of the new age. This step-by-step work is carried out and develops among you directly: I teach you face to face, taking you by the hand; I tell you anything you don’t understand, bestowing unto you all that you lack. It can be said that, for you, all of this work is the provision of life, and guides you into a life of proper humanity; it is exclusively to provide sustenance for the life of a group of people during the last days. For Me, all this work is in order to end the old age and usher in a new age; when it comes to Satan, I became flesh just to defeat it. The work I do among you now is your sustenance for today and timely salvation, but during these few short years, I will tell you all truths, the way of life, and even the work of the future, and it will be enough for you to experience properly in the future. All of the words I speak are My only exhortation of you. I make no other exhortation; today, all of the words I speak to you are My exhortation of you, for, today, you have no experience of many of the words I speak, and do not understand the inner meaning of these words. One day, your experiences will come to fruition just as I have spoken of today. These words are your visions of today, and are what you shall depend on in the future; they are the sustenance for life today and the exhortation for the future—there is no better exhortation. That is because the time I have to work on earth is not as long as the time you have to experience My words; I merely complete My work, whereas you pursue life, which involves a long journey of life. Only after experiencing many things will you be able to completely gain the way of life; only then will you be able to see through to the inner meaning of the words I speak today. When you have My words in your hands, when you have all received all of My commissions, and I have commissioned you with all that I ought to; regardless of how great an effect is achieved, when the work of words has come to an end, God’s will will have been carried out. It is not as you imagine that you must be changed to a certain extent; God does not act according to your notions.

People’s lives don’t grow in just a couple of days. Even if they eat and drink God’s words every day, that’s still not enough. They must experience a period of growth in their lives—this is a necessary process. With the caliber people have today, what level can they reach? God works according to people’s needs, making suitable demands based on their inherent caliber. Suppose that this work were carried out among a group of people of high caliber: The words uttered would be higher than those among you, the visions would be higher, and the truths even higher. Some words would have to be more severe, and more capable of giving sustenance to man’s lives and revealing mysteries. When speaking among them, God would provide sustenance according to their needs. The demands made of you today can be said to be the highest possible demands of you; if this work were carried out in those of a higher caliber, then the demands would be higher still. All of God’s work is carried out based on people’s inherent caliber. Today, people have been changed and conquered to the highest degree possible. Do not use your own notions to measure the effects of this stage of work. You should be clear about what you inherently possess, and should not look upon yourselves as too high. Originally, none of you pursued life; you were beggars who wandered the streets. For God to work you to the extent you imagine, where you all prostrate yourselves upon the ground, utterly convinced, as if you’d seen a great vision—that would be impossible! That is because no one who has not seen signs can fully believe the words I say. Even if you were to examine them closely, you still would not completely believe them; this is the nature of man. In those who pursue the truth there will be some changes, while the initial faith of those who do not will lessen, and might even disappear. The greatest difficulty with you is that you can’t completely believe without having seen the fulfillment of God’s words, and you are not reconciled without having seen signs. Prior to such things, who could be loyal to God and none other? And so I say that what you believe in is not God, but signs. I have now spoken clearly of various aspects of the truth, making all aspects ready, and these truths are also able to serve each other. All that is necessary is for you to put them into practice. Today I show you the path, and in the future, you should put them into practice yourself. The words I currently speak make demands of people based on their actual circumstances, and I work based on their needs and the things inside them. The practical God has come to earth to do practical work, to work according to people’s actual circumstances and needs; He is not unreasonable. When God acts, He does not coerce people. For example, whether you get married should be based on your own actual situation; the truth has been clearly spoken to you, and I do not restrain you. Some people’s families oppress them to the extent that they’re unable to believe in God unless they get married—so marriage, conversely, is helpful for them. For some people, marriage not only brings no benefits, but costs them what they originally had. This must be determined by your actual circumstances and your own resolve. I do not come up with rules and regulations by which to make demands of you. Many people are always saying, “God is practical; His work is based in reality, and based on our actual circumstances”—but do you know what actually makes it real? Don’t speak empty words all day long! God’s work is real and based in reality; it involves no doctrine, it is entirely free, and it is all open and undisguised. What specifics do these few principles cover? Can you say which of God’s work these apply to? You must talk of specifics, you must have experienced and borne testimony in several aspects, and these aspects must be particularly clear to you, you know them, and only then will you be qualified to speak these words. Could you answer them if someone asks you: “What work has God incarnate done on earth during the last days? Why do you call Him the practical God? What does ‘practical’ involve? Can you speak of His practical work, of what it specifically includes? Jesus was God become flesh, and the God of today is also God become flesh—what are the differences between Them? And what are the similarities? What work has each of Them done?” This all pertains to bearing testimony! Don’t be muddle-headed about these things. There are others who say: “The work of God today is real; He never shows signs and wonders.” Does He really not show signs and wonders? Do you really know this? Do you actually know what My work is? It was said that signs and wonders would not be shown, but aren’t the work He does and the words He speaks all signs? It was said that signs and wonders would not be shown, but that depends, it depends on whom these words were spoken to. Without going to the church, He has laid bare people’s states, and without carrying out any work other than speaking, He has spurred people onward—are these not signs? He has conquered people only by speaking, and without prospects or hopes, people still gladly follow—are these not signs? When He speaks, His words put people in a certain mood. If they don’t feel joyous, they feel melancholy; if they are not subject to refinement, they are subject to chastisement. With just a few cutting words, He brings chastisement upon people—is this not supernatural? Could a person do such a thing? You read the Bible for all those years, but you understood nothing, saw into nothing, and you were incapable of separating yourself from those outdated, traditional methods of belief. You absolutely couldn’t figure out the Bible. Yet He can fully understand the Bible—is this not something supernatural? If there were nothing supernatural about God when He came to earth, would He be able to conquer you? Without His extraordinary, divine work, who among you would be convinced? To your eyes, it appears as if a normal person is working and living with you—He appears to have the exterior of a normal, ordinary person; what you see is an exterior of normal humanity, but in actual fact, it is divinity at work. It is not normal humanity, but divinity, God Himself, at work. It’s just that He employs normal humanity to work—as a result, His work is both normal and supernatural. The work He does cannot be done by man. Work that is impossible for normal people is done by an extraordinary being. Yet what is extraordinary is divinity; it is not that humanity is extraordinary, but that divinity is different from humanity. The one who is used by the Holy Spirit is also of ordinary, normal humanity, but he is incapable of doing this work. Herein lies the difference. You might say: “God is not a supernatural God; He does nothing supernatural. Our God speaks words that are practical and real, He has gone to the church to work in a real and practical way, each day He speaks to us face to face, and, face to face, He points out our states—our God is really real! He lives with us, everything about Him is so normal; there is, quite simply, nothing to show He is God. There are even times when He grows angry, and we behold the majesty of His wrath, and sometimes He smiles, then we observe His smiling demeanor. He is the God Himself with shape and form, made of flesh and blood, who is real and actual.” When you bear testimony in this way, it is an incomplete testimony. What help will it be to others? If you can’t testify to the inside story and substance of the work of God Himself, then that’s not called bearing testimony!

Bearing testimony to God primarily requires that you speak of your knowledge of God’s work, of how God conquers people, of how He saves people, of how He changes people, and of how He guides people to enter into the reality of the truth, allowing them to be conquered, made perfect, and saved by Him. Bearing testimony means speaking of His work and all that you have experienced. Only His work can represent Him, and only His work can publicly reveal His entirety; His work bears testimony to Him. His work and His utterances directly represent the Spirit, the work He does is carried out by the Spirit, and the words He speaks are spoken by the Spirit. These things are merely expressed through the incarnate flesh of God; in actual fact, they are the expression of the Spirit. The work He does and the words He speaks represent His essence. If, after clothing Himself in flesh and coming among man, God did not speak or work, and then asked you to know His realness, His normality, and His omnipotence, would you be able to? Would you be able to know what the substance of the Spirit is? Would you be capable of knowing what the attributes of His flesh are? It is only because you have experienced each step of His work that He asks you to bear testimony to Him, and if you hadn’t experienced this, then He would not insist that you do that. Thus, when you bear testimony to God, it is not just testifying to His exterior of normal humanity, but also to the work He does, and the path He leads; it is to testify to how you have been conquered by Him, and in what aspects you have been made perfect. This is the kind of testimony you should bear. If, wherever you go, you cry out: “Our God has come to work, and His work is truly practical! He has gained us without anything supernatural or any signs and wonders!” Others will ask: “What do you mean when you say He does not show signs and wonders? He can conquer you without showing signs and wonders?” And you say: “What He does is speak. He has conquered us without showing any signs and wonders—His work has conquered us.” Ultimately, if you are unable to say anything of substance, if you cannot talk of specifics, then is that bearing testimony? When God incarnate conquers people, it is His divine words that conquer people. Humanity cannot accomplish this; it is not something that any mere mortal can achieve, and even those among normal people with the highest caliber are incapable of this, for His divinity is higher than any created being. To people, this is extraordinary; the Creator, after all, is higher than any created being. Created beings cannot be higher than the Creator; if you were higher than Him, He would not be able to conquer you—He can only conquer you because He is higher than you. He who can conquer all humankind is the Creator, and but for Him, none other can do this work. This is testimony; this is the kind of testimony that you ought to bear. You have experienced each step of chastisement, judgment, refinement, trials, setbacks, and tribulations, and you have been conquered; you have put aside the prospects of the flesh, your personal motivations, and the personal interests of the flesh. In other words, your heart has been utterly conquered by God’s words. Although your life has not grown to the extent He asked, you know all these things, and you are utterly convinced by what He does—then this is testimony, and this testimony is real! The work God has come to do—judgment and chastisement—is in order to conquer man, but He also concludes His work, ends the age, carries out the final chapter of His work. He ends the entire age, saves all of humankind, totally delivers humankind from sin, and completely gains humankind, which He created. This is all that you should bear testimony to. You have experienced so much of God’s work, you have seen it with your own eyes and experienced it personally, and so don’t get to the very end and not even be able to perform the function that you ought to. That would be such a pity! In the future, when the gospel is spread, you should be able to speak of your own knowledge, testify to all that you have gained in your heart, and spare no effort. This is what should be attained by a created being. What actually is the significance of this stage of God’s work? What is its effect? And how much of it is carried out in man? What should people do? When you can speak clearly of all the work done by God incarnate since coming to earth, then your testimony will be complete. When you can speak clearly of these five things—the significance, content, substance of His work, His disposition represented by it, and His work principles—then this will prove that you are capable of bearing testimony to God, and that you are truly possessed of the knowledge. My requirements of you are not very high, and are attainable by all those who truly pursue. If you are resolved to be one of God’s witnesses, you must understand what God loathes, and what God loves. You have experienced much of His work, and through this work you must come to know His disposition, understand His will and His requirements of mankind, and use this to testify about Him and perform your duty. You may only say this: “We know God—His judgment and chastisement are so severe. His words are so stern, they are righteous and majestic, and they are unoffendable by any man.” But, ultimately, do they provide sustenance to man? What is their effect in people? Do you truly know that the work of judgment and chastisement is good? Are God’s judgment and chastisement able to reveal your disposition? Are they able to reveal your disobedience? Are they able to expel those things within you? What would you become without the judgment and chastisement? Do you truly recognize just how corrupted you have been by Satan? All of this is what you should equip yourselves with and know today.

The faith in God today is not the kind of faith that exists in your imagination, in which you only need to read God’s words, pray, sing, dance, perform your duty, and lead a life of proper humanity. Could things be so simple? What’s key is the effect—not how many things you do, but how you can actually achieve the best effect. You may be able to speak of a little knowledge while holding a book in hand, but when you put it down you have nothing to say. This shows that you are only capable of speaking words and doctrines, and lack the knowledge of experience. Today, you must grasp what’s key—this is a crucial part of entry into reality! Start with the following training: First read God’s words—get a grasp on the spiritual terms within them, find the key visions within them, identify the parts of practice, put them all together one by one, and enter into them during your experiences. These are the key things you must grasp. The most crucial practice when eating and drinking God’s words is, after reading a chapter of God’s words, being able to locate the key parts concerning visions, and also being able to locate the key parts with regard to practicing, using visions as the foundation and practice as the guide in your life. This is what you lack most of all, and it’s also your greatest difficulty—in your hearts you rarely pay any attention to it. You all generally exist within this kind of state: lazy, unmotivated, unwilling to pay a price, or just passively waiting. Some people even make complaints; they don’t understand the aims and significance of God’s work, and it’s hard for them to pursue the truth. Such people detest the truth, and will ultimately be eliminated. None among them can be made perfect, and none can remain. If people don’t have a little resolve to resist the forces of Satan, they are beyond hope!

Now whether your pursuit has been effective is measured based on what you possess at present. This is what is used to determine your outcome, which is to say, your outcome is revealed in the price you have paid and the things you have done. Your outcome will be revealed by your pursuit, your faith, and what you have done. Among all of you, there are many who are already beyond salvation—for today is the time of revealing people’s outcomes, and I will not do work foolishly; I will not lead those who absolutely cannot be saved into the next age. There will be a time when My work finishes. I shall not work on those stinking, spiritless corpses that cannot be saved at all; now is the time of the last days of man’s salvation, and I will not do work that has no use. Don’t rail against Heaven and earth—the end of the world is coming, and it is inevitable. Things have gotten to this point, and there’s nothing you as a man can do to stop them; you can’t change them at will. Yesterday, you did not pay a price to pursue the truth, and you were not loyal. Today, the time has come, you are beyond salvation, and tomorrow you shall be eliminated. There is no leeway for you to be saved. Even though My heart is soft and I do My utmost to save you, if you don’t struggle or give any thought for yourself, what does this have to do with Me? Those who only think of their flesh and like comfort, those whose faith is ambiguous, those who engage in evil medicine and sorcery, those who are promiscuous, and tattered and ragged, those who steal sacrifices to Jehovah and His possessions, those who love bribes, those who idly dream of going to heaven, those who are arrogant and conceited, and only strive for personal fame and fortune, those who spread impertinent words, those who blaspheme God Himself, those who do nothing but make judgments against and slander God Himself, those who gang up with others and try to form an independent group, those who exalt themselves higher than God, those frivolous young men and women, and middle- and old-aged men and women who are ensnared in licentiousness, those men and women who enjoy personal fame and fortune and pursue personal status among others, those unrepentant people who are trapped in sin—are they not all beyond salvation? Licentiousness, sinfulness, evil medicine, sorcery, profanity, and impertinent words all run riot among you while the words of truth and life are trampled among you, and the holy language is defiled among you. You Gentiles, bloated with filth and disobedience! Where will you end up? How dare those who love the flesh, who commit evil acts of the flesh, and who are ensnared in licentious sins have the face to continue living? Don’t you know that people such as you are maggots that are beyond salvation? What qualifies you to demand this and that? To date, there has not been the slightest change in those who do not love the truth and only love the flesh—so how can such people be saved? Even today, those who do not love the way of life, who do not exalt God and bear testimony to Him, who scheme for the sake of their own status, who extol themselves—aren’t they still the same? Where’s the value in saving them? Whether you can be saved doesn’t depend on how well-qualified you are, or how many years you’ve been working, much less on how many credentials you have. It depends on whether your pursuit has borne fruit. You ought to know that those who are saved are the “trees” that bear fruit, not the trees with lush foliage and abundant flowers that yield no fruit. Even if you’ve spent many years wandering the streets, so what? Where is your testimony? Your reverence for God is far lower than your love of yourself and your lustful desires—isn’t someone like this a degenerate? How could they be a specimen and model for salvation? Your nature is unchangeable, you are too rebellious, you are beyond salvation! Aren’t those the kind of people that will be eliminated? Is the time when My work finishes not the time of the arrival of your last day? I’ve done so much work and spoken so many words among you—how much of it has gone in your ears? How much of it have you ever obeyed? When My work ends will also be when you stop opposing Me and standing against Me. During the period of My work, you always act against Me; you never comply with My words. I do My work, and you do your own “work,” you make your own little kingdom—you pack of foxes and dogs, everything you do is against Me! You’re always trying to bring those who love only you into your embrace—where is your reverence? Everything you do is deceitful! You have no obedience or reverence—everything you do is deceitful and blasphemous! Can such people be saved? Sexually immoral, lascivious men always want to draw those coquettish harlots to them for their own enjoyment. I absolutely will not save such sexually immoral demons. I hate you filthy demons, your lasciviousness and coquettishness will plunge you into hell—what have you to say for yourselves? You filthy demons and evil spirits are so repulsive! You’re disgusting! How could such trash be saved? Could they who are ensnared in sin still be saved? Today, this truth, this way, and this life hold no attraction to you; you’re attracted to sinfulness, to money, standing, fame and gain, the enjoyments of the flesh, the handsomeness of men and coquettishness of women. What qualifies you to enter My kingdom? Your image is even greater than God’s, your status is higher than God’s, to say nothing of your prestige among men—you have become an idol that people worship. Have you not become the archangel? When people’s outcomes are revealed, which is also when the work of salvation draws to a close, many of those among you will be corpses that are beyond salvation and must be eliminated. During the work of salvation, I am kind and good toward all people. When the work concludes, the outcomes of different types of people will be revealed, and at that time I shall no longer be kind and good, for people’s outcomes will have been revealed, each will have been classed according to their kind, and there will be no point in doing any more work of salvation. It is purely because the age of salvation will have passed; since it will have passed, it will not return again.

 

Footnotes:

a. The original text does not contain the word “immoral.”

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