In the Age of the Kingdom, God opens the age with the word, changes the way of working with the word, and does the work of the entire age with the word. This is the principle of God’s working in the Age of the Word. He is incarnated to speak in different positions, so that people truly see the God whose word appears in the flesh and see God’s wisdom and wonderfulness. He works in this way for better achieving the purpose of conquering people, perfecting people, and eliminating people. This is the true meaning of God’s working with the word in the Age of the Word. Through the word, people know God’s work and God’s disposition and know man’s essence and what man should enter into. Through the word, God accomplishes all the work he wants to do in the Age of the Word. Through the word, God reveals people and eliminates people. And through the word, God tries people. People all see the word, hear the word, and know the existence of the word. Thus they believe in God’s existence, believe in God’s almightiness and wisdom, and believe in God’s heart of loving man and saving man. The word “word” is common and simple, but the word from the mouth of the incarnated God shakes the earth and changes man’s heart, changes man’s notions and old disposition, and changes the old appearance of the entire world. Throughout the ages, only the God of today works in this way, and only the God of today speaks like this and saves man like this. Thereafter, people live under the guidance of the words and live in the shepherding and supplying of the words. All people live in a world of the words and live in the cursing of God’s words and the blessing of God’s words, and more of them live in the judgment and chastisement of the words. These words and works are all for saving man, for accomplishing God’s will, and for changing the original appearance of the world of the old creation. God created the world with the word, leads people of the entire universe with the word, and conquers and saves people of the entire universe with the word, and in the end he will end the entire old world with the word. Only in this way will he accomplish the entire management plan. In the entire Age of the Kingdom, God does the work with the word and achieves the results of the work by the word. He does not perform signs or miracles but just does the work with the word. People all receive nourishment and supply because of the word and gain knowledge and have real experiences because of the word. People in the Age of the Word have really received extremely great blessings. They do not undergo physical suffering, but just enjoy the rich supply of God’s word. They do not need to search or run around, and in ease they see God’s appearing, hear God’s personal utterance, receive God’s supply, and see God’s personal working. All these are what people in the past generations could not enjoy and are the blessings people in the past generations could not receive.
God is determined to make people complete. No matter in which position he speaks, it is to perfect these people. When he speaks words in the position of the Spirit, people find them difficult to understand and cannot find the ways of practice, because people’s understanding ability is limited. God does the work to achieve different results, and he has his purpose in doing each step of work. Moreover, he has to speak in different positions so that people can be perfected. If God only uttered his voice in the position of the Spirit, this stage of God’s work could not be accomplished. From the tones of his speaking, you know that he is determined to make this group of people complete. As a person who wants to be perfected by God, what should you do in the first step? You should first know God’s work. It has entered into a new way. The age has turned, and the way of God’s working has changed and the way of God’s speaking has also become different. Now not only has the way of working changed, but the age has also turned. Before, it was the Age of the Kingdom, the period of the work of loving God. Now is the Age of the Millennial Kingdom. The Age of the Millennial Kingdom is the Age of the Word, in which God perfects people by various ways of speaking and supplies people by speaking in different positions. When the Age of the Millennial Kingdom began, God began to perfect people with the word, causing them to enter into the reality of life and leading them into the right track. Having experienced so many working steps, people see that God’s work is not unchanging but is changing and deepening continuously. Over so long a period of experience, the work has turned again and again and changed again and again. But no matter how it has changed, it has not departed from the purpose of God’s working man. It has changed continuously without departing from the original purpose. No matter how it has changed, it has not departed from the truth; no matter how it has changed, it has not departed from the life. The change of the way of working only means that the manner of working changes and the position to speak in changes, but does not mean that the central purpose of the work changes. The change of the tone of speaking and the change of the way of working are both for achieving the results. It is not that the change of one kind of tone of speaking means the change of the purpose of the work or the principle of working accordingly. For people to believe in God is mainly to pursue life. If you believe in God but do not pursue life, pursue the truth, or pursue to know God, this is not believing in God! Is it realistic for you to still pursue to enter into the kingdom to reign? It is only realistic to pursue life so as to truly love God, and it is realistic to pursue the truth and practice the truth. Read God’s word and experience God’s word at the same time and thus touch the knowledge of God in your actual experience; this is a true pursuit.
In the Age of the Millennial Kingdom, whether you have entered into this new age is determined by whether you have entered into the reality of God’s word and whether God’s word has become the reality of your life. God’s word appears to everyone; in the end, all people will live in a world of word, and God’s word will inspire and enlighten everyone within them. If you are careless in reading God’s word and have no interest in God’s word in this period of time, it shows that you are not in a right state. If you cannot enter into this Age of the Word, you will not have the working of the Holy Spirit. If you enter into this age, you will have the working of the Holy Spirit. What should you do to receive the working of the Holy Spirit at the beginning of this Age of the Word? In this age and among you, God will accomplish this fact: Everyone lives out God’s word, can practice the truth, and loves God with the heart; everyone has God’s word as the foundation, has God’s word as the reality, and has a heart of fearing God; and by practicing God’s word people reign with God. This is the work God will accomplish. Can you do without reading God’s word? Now many people feel that they cannot go on if they have not read God’s word for one or two days and have to read it every day, and that if they have no time to read it, listening to it is OK. The Holy Spirit gives people such a feeling and begins to move them in such a way; that is, he controls people with the word and causes them to enter into the reality of God’s word. If you feel dark and thirsty and feel that you cannot go on when you have not eaten and drunk God’s word for one day, it shows that you have the moving of the Holy Spirit and that the Holy Spirit has not forsaken you. Then you are one in this stream. But if when you have not eaten and drunk God’s word for one or two days, you do not feel anything, not feeling thirsty or having any moving, it shows that the Holy Spirit has forsaken you. Then your inner state is not right, you have not entered into this Age of the Word, and you are one who has fallen behind. God controls man with the word. If you eat and drink God’s word, you will feel good. If you do not eat and drink God’s word, you will have no way to go on. God’s word becomes man’s food and becomes man’s power. In the past, it was mentioned in the Bible, “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Today, God will accomplish this work. He will accomplish this fact in you people. In the past, people could eat and work all the same even if they had not read God’s word for several days, but why can’t they now? In this age, God controls everything mainly with the word. People are judged and perfected through God’s word, and in the end they will be brought into the kingdom by God’s word. Only God’s word can supply people’s life, and only God’s word can give people light and give them the ways of practice. This is especially true in the Age of the Kingdom. As long as you do not leave the reality of God’s word and eat and drink God’s word every day, God can make you perfect.
In pursuing life, you should not expect to achieve quick results. Growth in life is not a matter of one or two days. God works in a normal and practical way, and every work takes a necessary course. Jesus did not accomplish the work of crucifixion until he had been incarnated for thirty-three and a half years. How much more man’s life! It is not an easy thing to work a man into a normal man who manifests God. Especially with people in the country of the great red dragon, who have poor qualities, God has to speak and work for a long time. So do not be anxious to see the results. You have to eat and drink God’s word initiatively and spend more effort on God’s word. After reading God’s word, you should practice it practically and acquire knowledge, insight, discernment, and wisdom in God’s word. Unconsciously, you will be transformed. If you can take eating and drinking God’s word, reading God’s word, knowing God’s word, experiencing God’s word, and practicing God’s word as your principle, you will grow up unconsciously. Some people say that they cannot practice God’s word though they read it! Why are you anxious? When you grow to a certain stature, you will be able to practice it. Can a child of four or five say that he cannot support his parents or honor his parents? You should know how big your stature is now. Practice what you can, and do not be one who disrupts God’s management. Just eat and drink God’s word. From now on, you should take eating and drinking God’s word as your principle. Do not concern yourself with whether God can make you complete. Do not study these. Just eat and drink God’s word after you receive it. God can surely make you complete. But there are principles for eating and drinking, and you should not eat and drink blindly. When you eat and drink God’s words, find out the words you should know, that is, the words concerning the visions, and find out also the words you should practically practice, that is, the words you should enter into. When you can find out these two aspects, the words you should know and the words you should enter into, that is, when you know what words you should know and what words you should practice, it means that you know how to eat and drink God’s word.
From now on, communicating about God’s word is the principle for your speaking. When you are together at ordinary times, you should fellowship about God’s word and make God’s word the content of your fellowship, communicating what knowledge you have about God’s word, how you practice God’s word, and how the Holy Spirit works on you. As long as you fellowship about God’s word, the Holy Spirit will enlighten you. To make a world of God’s word requires man’s cooperation. If you do not enter into this, God will have no way to work. If you are silent and do not speak, God will have no way to enlighten you. Communicate about God’s word when you are free, and do not chitchat! Make your life full of God’s word. Such is a godly believer. It is OK even if your fellowship is shallow. No shallow one, no deep one. There has to be a course. Through your exercising, you touch the Holy Spirit’s enlightenment in you and how to eat and drink God’s word effectively. After groping for some time, you will enter into the reality of God’s word. Only if you have the will to cooperate can you receive the working of the Holy Spirit.
The principle for eating and drinking God’s words is: Eat and drink the words you should know, and eat and drink the words you should enter into. What are the words you should know? The words concerning the visions (such as, what age God has entered into now, what God wants to accomplish now, what incarnation is, etc., all of which are the visions) are what you should know. What are the ways you should enter into? They are God’s words you should practice and enter into. In eating and drinking God’s word there are these two aspects. From now on, you should eat and drink this way. When you are clear about the words concerning the visions, you do not need to read them. You should mainly eat and drink the words concerning entering in, such as, how to turn the heart to God, how to quiet the heart before God, how to forsake the flesh, etc., which are the words you should practice. If one does not know how to eat and drink, he will not be able to have genuine fellowship. If he knows how to eat and drink and can grasp the crucial things, he will be able to fellowship in a free way. Whatever questions are raised, they will be able to fellowship and grasp the reality. If when fellowshipping about God’s word you do not have reality, that is, you cannot grasp the crucial things, it shows that you do not know how to eat and drink. Some people feel bored with reading God’s word. This is an abnormal state. If one never gets tired of reading God’s word and always thirsts for God’s word and always feels that God’s word is good, this is a normal state. This is the eating and drinking of a person who has practical entering in. If you feel that God’s word is so practical, is really what man should enter into, is of great help and great benefit to man, and is man’s life supply, this feeling is given by the Holy Spirit and is the moving of the Holy Spirit, and this proves that you have the working of the Holy Spirit and God has not forsaken you. Some people, when seeing that God is always speaking, get bored with God’s word, thinking that it makes no difference whether they read God’s word or not. This is an abnormal condition. They do not have a heart that thirsts to enter into reality. Such people do not thirst for or care about being perfected. When you do not thirst for God’s word, it means that your state is abnormal. In the past, whether a person was forsaken by God was judged according to whether he had peace and enjoyment within. Now it is mainly judged according to whether you thirst for God’s word, whether you have God’s word as your reality, whether you are faithful, and whether you can do all you can for God. That is, one is measured by the reality of God’s word. God’s word is spoken to all people. If you are willing to read it, God will inspire you; if you are not willing to read it, he will not inspire you. God inspires those who hunger and thirst for righteousness and inspires those who seek him. Some people say that God does not inspire them though they read God’s word. How do you read it? You read it carelessly like looking at flowers while riding a horse and pay no attention to the reality. Can God inspire you? Can a person who does not treasure God’s word be perfected by God? If you do not treasure God’s word, you will have no truth and no reality. If you treasure God’s word, you will be able to practice the truth. This means that you have reality. Therefore, you should eat and drink God’s word regardless of when, busy or free, having the environment or not, and in trials or not. In a word, God’s word is the foundation of man’s existence. No one should leave God’s word. Eat God’s word as three meals a day. Can it be so simple a thing to be perfected and to be gained by God? No matter whether you understand or whether you have seen God’s work clearly now, you should eat and drink God’s word as much as possible. This is entering in actively. After reading God’s words, practice immediately those you can enter into and put aside for the time being those you cannot. There are many of God’s words which you cannot understand when you first read them, and you will only understand them two or three months or even a year later. Why is this? Because God makes a man complete not in one or two days. Most of the time, you cannot understand his words immediately when you read them. No matter how hard you try at that time, you can only understand them literally. Only through a period of experience can you understand them. God has spoken so many words. You should do your best to eat and drink them. Unconsciously you will understand them, and the Holy Spirit will inspire you without your realizing it. The Holy Spirit often inspires people without their realizing it. When you thirst and seek, he inspires you and guides you. The principle of the Holy Spirit’s working is that he works mainly according to the words of God you have eaten and drunk. All those who pay no attention to God’s word and always take a different attitude toward God’s word, foolishly thinking that it makes no difference whether they read it or not, are the ones who have no reality. No working of the Holy Spirit or inspiration of the Holy Spirit can be seen in them. Such people are freeloaders and are Mr. Nanguo who was in an ensemble just to make up the number.
If you do not have God’s word as your reality, you have no real stature. When you are in trials, you will surely fall. At that time, your true stature will be exposed. Those who pursue to enter into reality at ordinary times will understand what the purpose of God’s doing the work is when encountering trials. A person who has a conscience and thirsts for God should requite God’s love by actual actions. Those who have no reality cannot stand when they encounter just a small thing. It really makes a difference whether people have a real stature. Why is it that people all eat and drink but some can stand in trials while others run away? The obvious difference is that they do not have a real stature and do not have God’s word as their reality and God’s word has not taken root in them, so when encountering trials, they have no way to go. Why can some people stand in this respect? Because they have great visions, or because God’s words have become their experiences within them and their actual seeings have become the foundation of their existence. Thus they stand in trials. This is real stature and is life. Some people also read God’s word, but they do not practice it and are not serious with it. Those who are not serious with it are the ones who do not pay attention to practicing it. Those who do not have God’s word as their reality are the ones who have no real stature. Such people cannot stand in trials.
After God speaks his words, you should receive and eat them immediately. No matter how much you understand them, you should take one attitude: eat, know, and practice. This is what you should do. Do not concern yourself with how much you can grow in stature. You should just eat them. This is the cooperation man should give. Your spiritual living is mainly to enter into the reality of eating and drinking God’s word and practicing God’s word, and other things are not the object of your attention. Those who lead the church should lead all the brothers and sisters to know how to eat and drink God’s word. This is the responsibility of everyone who leads the church. All people, old or young, should take eating and drinking God’s word seriously and have God’s word in the heart. If you have entered into this reality, you have entered into the Age of the Kingdom. Now, most people feel that they cannot live without eating and drinking God’s word and always feel that God’s word is fresh. People have begun to enter this right track. God does the work with the word and supplies people with the word. When everyone yearns for God’s word and thirsts for God’s word, it will have been the world of God’s word.
God has spoken many words. How many have you known? How many have you entered into? If those who lead the church fail to lead the brothers and sisters into the reality of God’s word, they have failed in their duty and have not fulfilled their responsibility! Regardless of the depth of your eating and drinking God’s word and the degree of your understanding it, you have to know how to eat and drink it, pay attention to it, and understand the importance and necessity of eating and drinking. God has spoken so many words. If you do not eat and drink them, pursue them, or practice them, this is not believing in God at all. Since you believe in God, you ought to eat and drink God’s word, experience God’s word, and live out God’s word. This is believing in God! If you say with your mouth that you believe in God, but you cannot speak forth God’s word or practice God’s word, this is not believing in God; this is “asking for bread to be filled.” If you only speak some small testimonies, useless things, or superficial things and do not have any reality, this is not believing in God, and you simply have not touched the right way of believing in God. Why do you have to eat and drink God’s word as much as possible? Is it believing in God if you do not eat and drink God’s word but only pursue to go to heaven? What should a believer in God do in the first step? Through what ways does God perfect man? Can one be perfected if he does not eat and drink God’s word? Can one be reckoned the kingdom people if he does not have God’s word as his reality? What is believing in God all about? A believer in God should at least have good behavior outwardly, but most importantly, he should have God’s word. Anyway, one cannot leave God’s word. It is all in God’s word that you can know God and satisfy God’s heart’s desire. In the future, every nation, sect, denomination, and circle will be conquered with the word. God will speak directly, and everyone will have God’s word in his hand. People will be perfected through this. They will have God’s word within and without, speaking God’s word with their mouth, practicing according to God’s word, and having God’s word within; they will be saturated with God’s word within and without. Then they will have been perfected. Those who satisfy God’s heart’s desire and who can bear testimony for God are the ones who have God’s word as their reality.
When entering into the Age of the Word, you will be in the Age of the Millennial Kingdom. Now God is accomplishing this work. From now on, you all should exercise to fellowship about God’s word. Only through eating and drinking God’s word and experiencing God’s word can you express God’s word. Only if you speak forth some words of experience will others be convinced by you. If you do not have God’s word, no one will be convinced by you! All those used by God are the ones who can speak forth God’s word. If you cannot speak forth God’s word, it shows that the Holy Spirit has not worked on you and you have not been perfected. This is the importance of God’s word. Do you have a thirst for God’s word? Those who thirst for God’s word are the ones who thirst for the truth. Only such people have God’s blessings. In the future, God will speak more words to all denominations and sects. He first speaks and utters his voice among you and makes you complete, and then he will speak and utter his voice to the Gentile nations and conquer them, causing all people to be convinced in the heart and in the mouth through the word. Through God’s word and God’s disclosing, people will have less corrupt disposition, have human likeness, and have less disobedient disposition. God’s word works on people with authority, conquering them into God’s light. What God wants to do in the present age and the turning points of the work are all in God’s word. If you do not read God’s word, you will know nothing. Through eating and drinking God’s word yourself, fellowshipping about it with the brothers and sisters, and practically experiencing it yourself, you will have a full knowledge of God’s word. Only in this way can you truly have practical living out.