In God’s word, people have never touched anything, and they just “treasure” the outer layer of God’s word without knowing the true meaning contained in it. So, although most people like God’s word, God says that they do not treasure his word. For in God’s eyes, although his word is precious, people cannot taste the true sweetness, so they cannot but quench their thirst by watching it, to remove the covetousness in their heart. Among all people, there is not only the movement of God’s Spirit, but, of course, there is the inspiration of God’s word; however, they are too careless to truly touch the substance of God’s word. In people’s mind, now is the age when the kingdom has been completely realized. But actually it is not so. Although the things prophesied by God are the things accomplished by God, the actual kingdom has not completely descended to the earth; instead, with people’s change, with the progress of the work, with the coming forth of the Eastern Lightning, that is, with the deepening of God’s speaking, the kingdom will be gradually formed on earth, that is, gradually descend to the earth completely. The process of the kingdom’s descending is also the process of the divinity working on earth. Just at the same time, in the entire universe, God begins to do the work that has never been done throughout the ages, reorganizing the whole earth. For example, in the entire universe there will be great changes, such as the change of the country of Israel, the coup of the United States of America, the change of Egypt, the change of the Soviet Union, the overthrow of China, and so on. When the entire universe calms down and is restored to normal, it will be the very time when God’s work on earth is accomplished, that is, when the kingdom descends to the earth. This is the true meaning of the word “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.” God does not conceal anything from people, and he just keeps relating all his riches to them. But people do not understand his will, and just “receive” God’s word like a fool. In this very stage of work, people perceive that God is unfathomable and even more feel how difficult the lesson of knowing God is, so they all feel that now believing in God is the most difficult matter, which is like a duck being driven onto a perch. They are simply at a loss what to do, just like a mouse in a jar of white wheat flour that can only see white around. Indeed, however much energy men have, however much effort they exert, or even though they have infinite power in their heart, it is useless with regard to God’s word, as if in God’s eyes, men are just a pile of burnt paper ash, being of no value at all, not to mention being of any use. It does confirm the true meaning of the word “I am more and more hidden from them, and I am more and more unfathomable to them.” From this it is seen that God works according to the natural development of things and also according to men’s receiving organ. When their nature is hard and unshakable, God speaks completely according to their notions, letting them feel as if God and their notions are almost of the same category without any difference, so that they feel a little “reality of God.” However, this is not God’s main purpose. God’s purpose is to formally begin to do his real work on earth after making people stable. So, in this incomprehensible beginning, people all perceive that their thoughts of the past are not right and God and man are as different as heaven is from earth and are not at all the same. As they cannot measure God’s word in their notions any longer, they immediately “look at God with different eyes,” thus casting an amazed look at God, as if the practical God were as inapproachable as the invisible and untouchable God, and as if God’s flesh had only the outward appearance but not the substance, and although he is the embodiment of the Spirit, he might become the Spirit drifting away at any time. So, they have some more guard against God. At the very mention of God, they can describe him in their notions, saying that he can ride on the mists and clouds, walk on water, and suddenly appear and disappear among men. Some can even make more explanations. Because of people’s ignorance and little insight, God says, “when they think they have resisted me or offended my administrative decrees, I ignore it.”
When disclosing man’s ugly image and man’s inner world, God indeed hits the target at every shot without any deviation, or even without the slightest error. This is just an evidence to make people sincerely convinced. Because of the principle of God’s working, God leaves an indelible “impression” on people in his many words and deeds, as if they have a deeper knowledge of God, and as if they have found more “treasurable” things in God. “…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.” Although people have never paid attention to God’s real image, they know the “sides of God’s disposition” as they know their ten fingers, always picking the “fault” of God’s speaking and doing things, because they are all willing to pay attention to the things on the negative side but not to the things on the positive side, and only despise God’s deeds. The more God says that he humbly hides in his dwelling place, the more people make high demands on God, saying, “Since the God in the flesh is watching men’s deeds and experiencing human life, why does he not know our actual situation most of the time? Has God really hidden himself?” Although God searches hearts and minds, he still works according to man’s actual situation, which is not vague or supernatural. In order to thoroughly deal with the old disposition within people, God makes every effort to speak his words from every aspect: disclosing their true self and judging their disobedience, now saying that he will dispose of all men and now saying that he will save a group of people, or giving requirements to them or giving warning to them, and sometimes dissecting their internal organs and sometimes healing them. So, all people, under the guidance of God’s word, seem to have traveled over every corner of the big world and have entered into the garden where flowers are contending in their beauty and fascination. Whatever God says, people just enter into God’s word accordingly, as if God is a magnet, going everywhere followed by all irony substances. When they see the word “Men ignore me, so I am not serious with 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?”, all the people seem to be cast into the bottomless pit again and their fatal spot seems to be pierced again, and they are greatly shocked, thus entering into the way again. Especially the word “As a member of the kingdom people, if you cannot keep your own duty, you will be rejected by me!” is more incomprehensible to them. Most people weep in grief: Through so much difficulty I climbed out of the bottomless pit. If falling into the bottomless pit again, I will have no hope. In the world I have gained nothing and have experienced the frequent difficulties and frustrations of human life; especially after believing in God I have experienced the rejection of my relatives, the persecution of my family, and the slander of the world. In the world I have never enjoyed any blessings. If falling into the bottomless pit, don’t I live my life in vain all the more? (The more they think, the more sad they feel.) Now, I have committed all the hope into God’s hand. If God casts me away, I would rather die early… Alas! Everything is ordained by God. Now I have to pursue to love God, and anything else is secondary. Don’t I have to do so as I have such a destiny? The more they think, the closer they draw to God’s standard and purpose in speaking, so that the purpose of God’s speaking is achieved. After reading God’s word, they all make a struggle with themselves in their mind. Afterwards, they cannot but resign to fate, thus achieving God’s purpose. The more harshly God speaks, the more complicated their inner world becomes. It is just as a scar is touched; the more severely it is touched, the more painful it makes people, with the result that they faint and revive and even lose confidence to live. Then, when they are most painful and disappointed, they will commit their true heart to God. According to men’s nature, if there is a faint hope, they will not seek God for help. Men all live by the natural law of self-support and self-sufficiency. This is because men are self-right by nature and they look down upon anyone. So, God says, “none of them can also love me at ease or ask me to share joys with them when they are in peace and happiness.” It is a bitterly disappointing thing to say: God created men, but when God comes to the world, men do their utmost to resist him and try to banish him from the earth, as if God is an orphan wandering everywhere, and as if he is a world man without nationality. Not a single person yearns for God or truly loves God, and no one has ever welcomed God’s coming; instead, when they see God’s coming, their smiling face is immediately covered with dark clouds, as if a violent storm is about to arrive, as if God will take away their family happiness, and as if God has never brought them blessings but disasters. Therefore, in people’s impression, God is not beneficial to them, and he just curses them all the time. So, they all ignore God and do not welcome God, and their attitude toward God is always cold and has never changed. It is because in people’s heart there exist these things that God says that they are unreasonable and immoral and even a bit of the “human feelings” man should possess have never been seen in them. People do not treat God with emotion, but deal with God with the so-called “justice.” Over the years, they have been so. Therefore, God says that their disposition has not changed. It clearly shows how many goose feathers men actually weigh. It can be said that men are all contemptible wretches that are not worth a penny, for they do not treasure themselves. Isn’t it men’s unworthiness that they do not love themselves but ravage themselves? They are all like whores, dallying with themselves and handing over themselves to others’ hand to be trampled by them. But even so, they still do not know their lowness. Or they derive enjoyment from working for others or from talking with others, thus handing themselves over to others’ control. Isn’t this just men’s filthiness? Although I have never undergone the worldly life or truly experienced human life, I know men’s every act and move as well as every word and deed like the back of my hand, and I can even dissect them so much that they find no place to hide themselves for shame and thus no longer dare to show their tricks or indulge their lusts at will, and they, huddling themselves up in the shells like snails, dare not to show their ugly image again. Men do not know themselves, so their greatest defect is that they are pleased to show off their looks and show off their ugly face, which is loathed by God the most. As men do not have a normal relationship with one another, not having a normal interpersonal relationship with one another, it is less possible that they have a normal relationship with God. God has spoken so many words for the main purpose that through them he will occupy the place in men’s heart and make them remove all the idols in their heart, so that God can reign among all mankind, thus achieving the aim that God can exist on earth.