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There is too much about people that is deviant and erroneous, they can never get a handle on themselves, and thus it is still necessary to guide them in entering onto the right track; in other words, they are able to regulate their human lives and spiritual lives, put both aspects into practice, and there is no need for them to be often supported and guided. Only then will they be possessed of true stature. This will mean that, in the future, when there is no one to guide you, you will still be able to experience by yourself. Today, if you have come to grips with what’s crucial and what’s not, in the future, you will be able to enter into reality. Today, you are being led onto the right path, allowing you to understand many truths, and in the future you will be able to go deeper. It can be said that what people are being made to understand now is the purest way. Today, you are being taken onto the right track—and when, one day, there is no one to guide you, you will practice and advance deeper according to this purest of all paths. Now, people are made to understand what is correct, and what is deviant, and after understanding these things, in the future their experiences will go deeper. Today, the things you don’t understand are being reversed, and the path of positive entry is being revealed to you, after which this stage of work shall end, and you shall begin to walk the path that you humans ought to. At that time, My work shall finish, and from that point onward you shall meet with Me no more. Today, your stature is still too meager. There are many difficulties that are things of man’s substance and nature, and so, too, are there some deep-rooted things that have yet to be dug out. You don’t understand the finer details of people’s substance and nature, and still need Me to point them out; if not, you would not know. When this has gotten to a certain point and the things within your bones and blood are exposed, this is what is known as chastisement and judgment. Only when My work has been thoroughly and utterly carried out shall I conclude it. The more profoundly you are exposed, the more knowledge you will possess, and this will be of great significance to your future testimony and perfection. Only when the work of chastisement and judgment has been thoroughly carried out will this be the entirety of My work, allowing you all to know Me from My chastisement and judgment. Not only will you know My disposition and righteousness, but, more importantly, you will know My chastisement and judgment. Many among you have great conceptions about the newness and detailedness that feature in My work. Regardless, you ought to see that My work is new and detailed, and that I teach you to practice face to face, hand in hand. Only this is of benefit to your practice and to your standing firm in the future; otherwise, you would be as autumn leaves, withered, yellowed and dry, without a shred of worth. You should know that I know everything of your hearts and spirits; and so, too, are the work I do and the words I speak of great subtlety. Based on your disposition and caliber, you ought to be handled thus. Only in this way will your knowledge of My chastisement and judgment be clearer, and even though you do not know today, tomorrow you may know. Any created being shall fall amid My words of chastisement and judgment, for I tolerate no person’s opposition to Me.

You must all be in control of your own lives. Each day you can organize however you wish, you are free to do whatever you please, you can read, listen, and write, and if it interests you, you can write hymns. Does all of this not constitute a suitable life? These are all things that ought to be contained within a human life. People should do what comes naturally; only when they have reaped fruit in their humanity and spiritual lives can they be considered to have entered into normal life. Today, you are not only lacking insight and bereft of rationality when it comes to humanity. There are many visions that ought to be known that people must be equipped with, and whatever lesson you encounter, that is the lesson you should learn; you must be able to look at the environment, and adapt to it. Improving your level of education and literacy must be done over the long-term. Only then will you reap a harvest. With regard to living in normal humanity, there are still things you must equip yourself with, and you must also get to grips with the entry of your own life. Having come as far as today, there are many things that were spoken before that you did not understand—but having read them again today you understand, and in your heart you become much more steadfast. This is also reaping a harvest. On the day you eat and drink God’s words and there is a little knowledge within you, you can freely commune with your brothers and sisters. Is this not the life you ought to have? Sometimes, you ask some questions or ponder a topic and it makes you better at differentiating, and gives you more insight and wisdom, allowing you to understand some truths—and is this not what is contained within the spiritual life that is spoken of today? It is not acceptable to only put but one aspect of the spiritual life into practice; eating and drinking the words of God, praying, and singing hymns all constitute the spiritual life, and when you have the spiritual life, you must also have a life of normal humanity. Today, much of what is said is in order to give people rationality and insight, to allow them to possess a life of normal humanity. What it means to have insight, what it means to have normal interpersonal relationships, how you should interact with people—you should equip yourself with these things through eating and drinking the words of God, and what is required of you is attainable by normal humanity. You should equip yourself with the things that you ought to, but do not go too far; some people use all manner of words and vocabulary, and in this they are showing off. There are also others who read all kinds of books, which is giving free rein to the desires of the flesh. They even study and emulate the biographies and quotes of great figures of the world, and read pornographic books—this is even more laughable! People like this not only don’t know the path to entry into life, but, moreover, don’t know the work of God today, and they don’t know how to spend each day. Their lives are so empty! They are totally ignorant of what they themselves should enter into. All they do is talk and communicate with others, as if talking takes the place of their own entry. Do they know no shame? These are people who don’t know how to live, and who don’t understand human life; they spend the whole day stuffing their faces, and doing pointless things—and what is the point in living in this way? I have seen that for many people, apart from doing their tasks, eating, and dressing, throughout the day their precious time is occupied by meaningless things, whether it be larking and fooling around, meeting friends and gossiping, or sleeping soundly. Is such a life the life of saints? Is this the life of normal people? Could you be made perfect when your life is lowly, backward, and insouciant? Are you willing to forfeit yourself to Satan for nothing? When people’s lives are easy, and there is no suffering in their environment, they are incapable of experiencing. In comfortable environments, it is easy for people to become depraved—but adverse environments make you pray with greater urgency, and make you dare not leave God. The more easy and dull their lives, the more people feel there is no point in living, and that they’re better off dead. This is how corrupt people’s flesh is; they can only receive benefits if they experience trials.

The stage of Jesus’ work was done in Judea and Galilee, and the Gentiles were unaware of it. The work He did was highly secret, and no nations apart from Israel were aware of it. Only when Jesus completed His work and it caused an uproar were people aware of it, and at that time He had departed. Jesus came to do one stage of work, gained a group of people, and completed a stage of work. In whatever stage of work God does, there are many who serve as a counterpoint. If it were carried out only by God Himself, it would be meaningless; there must be people to follow God and carry out this stage of work to the very end. Only when the work of God Himself has been completed do people begin to carry out the work commissioned by God, and only then does the work of God begin to spread. God only does the work of ushering in a new era, and the work of carrying it on is done by people. Thus, the work of today shall not last long; My life with man will not carry on for very long. I only complete My work, and make you perform the duty that you ought to, so that this work and this gospel can spread as quickly as possible among the Gentiles and other nations—only at which time shall the duty of you humans be complete. The time of today is most precious of all. If you ignore it, you are one of those who are foolish; if, in this environment, you eat and drink these words and experience this work, and yet don’t have any intention of pursuit, and have not the slightest sense of burden, what prospects have you to speak of? Will such people not be eliminated?

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