373 The Last Days’ Work Is Mainly to Give Man Life
The results of God’s work in the last days
are achieved through the word, through the word.
The word helps man understand mysteries
and God’s work throughout history.
It brings man enlightenment of the Holy Spirit,
and knowledge of mysteries sealed for centuries.
It explains the work of prophets and apostles
and the rules when they carried it out.
The word makes man know God’s disposition,
as well as his own rebelliousness and substance.
Through these steps of work and all words spoken,
man comes to know the work of the Spirit,
and know the work of God’s incarnate flesh,
moreover the entirety of His disposition.
Your knowledge of God’s 6,000-year work
was also attained through the word.
Know your old notions and put them aside—
was not it too attained through the word?
In the previous stage Jesus displayed miracles,
but it’s not so in this last stage.
Wasn’t it through the word that you finally understood
why you don’t see any signs now?
The words spoken in this stage surpass
work done by apostles and the prophets of the past.
Even for prophecies made by the prophets,
such results could not have come to pass.
The prophets only prophesied
what would happen in the future,
but not of the work God was to do at the time.
They didn’t speak to lead man,
bestow truth, reveal mysteries,
and much less did they speak,
and much less did they speak to bestow life.
Words spoken in this stage contain prophecy and truth,
but mainly serve to bestow life upon man.
Unlike the prophecies of the prophets,
the words at present are a stage of work
for man’s life, to change his disposition.
Adapted from “The Mystery of the Incarnation (4)”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh