From the beginning of the ages, no one has ever entered the kingdom, so no one has ever enjoyed the grace of the Age of the Kingdom, nor has anyone seen the King of the kingdom. Although many people once prophesied the beautiful prospect of the kingdom under the enlightenment of my Spirit, they only knew its outward rather than its inner meaning. Today when the kingdom is formally realized on earth, most people still do not know what exactly will be accomplished and into exactly what state people will be led in the Age of the Kingdom. About this, I am afraid that all people are in a state of “muddiness.” As the day for the kingdom to be completely realized has not fully come yet, they are all muddled and unclear. My work in divinity formally begins in the Age of the Kingdom. Because of the formal start of the Age of the Kingdom, my disposition begins to be gradually revealed to men, so at this moment the holy trumpet formally begins to sound and be made public. When I formally reign and rule in the kingdom, all the people will have been made complete by me with the passing of time. When all the countries in the world are disrupted, it will be the very time my kingdom has been established and shaped and will be the very time I am transfigured and turn to the entire universe. At that time, all men will see my glorious face and my real image. From the creation of the world till today, and from the corruption of satan to such an extent of today, because of men’s corruption, I am more and more hidden to them, and I am more and more unfathomable to them. Men have never seen my original image or directly made contact with “me.” It is just that in legends and fairy stories there is the “me” imagined by men. So, according to men’s imaginations, that is, according to men’s notions, I deal with the “me” in men’s heart, to reverse the state of the “me” in men’s heart over so many years. This is the principle of my work, of which no one has ever had a thorough knowledge. Although men have bowed down to me and worshiped me before me, I do not appreciate these acts of theirs, because in their heart there is not my image, but the image other than me. So, as in men’s heart there is not my disposition, they do not know my real image; so, when they think they have resisted me or offended my administrative decrees, I ignore it; so, in their memories, I am a God who has mercy on men rather than chastises men, or I am God Godself who does not mean what he says. All these are the imaginations in men’s mind, which are not in accordance with the facts.
I, standing above the universe, watch every day, and I, humbly hiding in my dwelling place, experience human life, carefully observing all actions of men. There has been no one who truly offers up himself for me; there has been no one who pursues the truth; there has been no one who is conscientious for me; there has been no one who makes a resolution before me and keeps his duty; there has been no one who lets me dwell in him; there has been no one who cares for me as he cares for his life; there has been no one who sees in the reality all the being of my divinity; there has been no one who is willing to contact the practical God Godself. When water swamps men’s whole body, I save them from the stagnant water, giving them a chance to receive life again; when men lose confidence to live, I pull them up from the edge of death, giving them the courage to live, letting them have me as the foundation for their existence; when men disobey me, I make them know me in their disobedience, and because of their old nature and because of my mercy, I do not put them to death, but let them repent and make a fresh start; when men are in famine, even if they have only one breath left, I take them back from death, not letting them fall into satan’s scheme. For so many times men see my hand; for so many times men see my kindly countenance and smiling face; and for so many times men see my majesty and my wrath. Although men have never known me, I do not “seize the opportunity to make trouble willfully” on account of their weaknesses. I experience and observe the sufferings of the world, so I also sympathize with men’s weaknesses. Just because of men’s disobedience and ingratitude, I chastise them in different degrees.
I hide from men when they are busy and reveal myself to men when they are free. In men’s imagination, I am the “know-all,” and I am God Godself who answers every prayer, so most of them come before me just to ask God for “help” rather than mean to know me in my presence. When very sick, men can hardly wait to ask me for support; when in the tribulations, they do their best to pour out their troubles to me, so as to break away from the plight, yet none of them can also love me at ease or ask me to share joys with them when they are in peace and happiness. When their “small family” is full of happiness, they leave me aside early, or bolt me out, not allowing me to come in, thus enjoying the happiness of their whole family. Men are so small-minded that they even cannot receive me, such a kindly, merciful, and easy-going God. So many times when men laugh with joy, I am rejected by them; so many times when men tumble, I am taken by them as a walking stick; so many times when men are in sickness, I am fetched by them as a “doctor.” What cruel mankind! They are absolutely unreasonable and immoral. Even a bit of the “human feelings” man possesses have never been seen in them, and they hardly have any human savor. Think back to the past and compare it with today: Has any change taken place in you? Have the elements of the past decreased today? Have they still not renewed?
I have traveled through the hills and streams and have gone through the troubles of the world, traveling everywhere among men and living among men with them for years. However, men’s disposition seems not to be much transformed. Moreover, their old nature, which seems to have taken root and germinated within them, has never been able to be transformed, but it just has an improvement on the original basis. As men have said, the essence does not change, but the way has changed much. It seems as if men are all fooling me, trying to dazzle me, so that they might bluff it out to win my appreciation. I do not appreciate men’s “tricks” or pay attention to them, and I do not get furious on account of them, but look without paying heed. I will slacken men to a degree and then “deal with” all men together. As men are all contemptible wretches that do not love themselves and they do not treasure themselves, do I have to show mercy and love to them again? No one knows himself, and they do not know how much they weigh and all should weigh themselves on the balance. Men ignore me, so I am not serious about them. Men do not pay attention to me, so I do not have to put in a lot of effort on them. Isn’t this something satisfying both sides? As the people, aren’t you also in such a condition? Who has ever made a resolution before me without abolishing it? Who has made a set resolution before me rather than frequently makes resolutions? Men all make a resolution before me in prosperity and nullify it in adversity. Afterward, they pick it up again and present it before me. Am I so undistinguished as to casually accept the scrap men pick up from the dump? Among men, few hold on to their own resolutions, few preserve chastity, and few offer up their most precious things to me as their sacrifices offered to me. Aren’t you also like this? As a member of the kingdom people, if you cannot keep your own duty, you will be detested and rejected by me!
March 12, 1992