In people’s imagination, God is God after all, and man is man after all. God does not speak man’s language, and man cannot speak God’s language. Men’s demands on God are a piece of cake for God, just like Zhangfei eating bean sprout, whereas God’s requirements for men are beyond their reach and beyond their imagination. Yet the fact is just the contrary; God only gives to men the requirement of “a tenth of one percent.” This causes all people not only to be greatly shocked but also very puzzled, being unable to make head or tail of it. But because of God’s inspiration and God’s grace, they know a little about God’s will. Yet on the day of March 1, all people get disoriented and are at a loss again. The people are required to be pure white snow, not to be floating clouds; then what does “white snow” refer to? And what do “floating clouds” refer to? Here, God purposely does not speak about their meanings, making all people fall in the mist, so that they will have more faith to seek. Because this is a specific requirement for the people, not anything else, unconsciously all people give more thought to these several unfathomable words. Thus, various kinds of “thoughts” sprout from their hearts, and drifting snows flash before their eyes and floating clouds in the sky emerge in their minds immediately. Then, why does God require the people to be white snow, not to be floating clouds? What is the true meaning of it? What does it refer to specifically? “White snow” can not only beautify nature but is advantageous to the farmland, and it is a good thing for sterilizing and disinfecting. After a heavy snow, all germs will be covered by the white snow, and the entire space will be full of vitality all at once. In the same way, the people should not only know the incarnated God, but should subdue their body in the fact of God’s being incarnated, thus living out the normal humanity. This is the aspect of the snow beautifying nature. In the end, God will terminate the great red dragon because of the maturity of all the people, thus establishing his kingdom on earth, so that his holy name can be glorified and proclaimed. Thus, the whole kingdom on earth will be full of God’s righteousness, glowing with God’s splendor and shining with God’s glory, and everywhere will be the scene of people living and working in peace and contentment, happy and satisfied, and of the ever-new beautiful scenery. God will exterminate the various kinds of plagues existing at the present stage, that is, corrupt satanic dispositions—the germs such as unrighteousness, crookedness and craftiness, passion and lust, and so on, thus renewing heaven and earth. This is the true meaning of “after a heavy snow.” If one is a floating cloud, he is like the kind of person spoken of by God, who “echoes what others say.” If satan’s temptation arises or God’s trial comes, he will drift away at once and no longer exist, and his essence will not exist either, which has long disappeared. If one is a floating cloud, he not only cannot live out God’s image, but will bring shame to God’s name, because this kind of person will be in danger of being taken captive at any time and in any place and is the food to be devoured by satan. Moreover, when he is taken captive by satan, he will betray God and serve satan. This is obviously bringing shame to God’s name, and he is abhorred by God the most and is God’s enemy. So he neither has a normal man’s substance nor has practical use value. Thus, God makes such a requirement of the people. But after they somewhat understand this word, they do not know what to do next, because God’s topic turns to himself, which embarrasses them, “for I come from the holy place, not like lotus, which only has the name but not the reality, for it comes from the mud, not from the holy place.” Why does God tell his own birth after he makes the requirement of the people? Is there a connection between them? Indeed, there is an inner connection between them. If it were not so, God would not keep speaking to people like this. Lotus flowers waver back and forth among the green leaves in the breeze, pleasant to the eye and lovable, and one cannot appreciate them enough, even wishing to go to pick one to have a close look at. But God says that it comes from the mud and only has the name but not the substance. It shows that God pays no attention to the lotus, and from his word it can be clearly seen that he has some loathing for it. Over the years, so many people have been full of praises toward the lotus because “the lotus remains pure though coming out of the mud,” and even it seems that nothing else can compare with it and it cannot be better. However, the lotus is worth nothing in God’s eyes. This is the difference between “God” and “man.” This clearly shows that man and God are far different from each other, as far as the top of heaven is to the bottom of the earth. Because the lotus comes from the mud, all the nutrition it needs comes from the mud. It is only that it knows how to adorn itself and thus gluts men’s eyes. So many people only see the lotus’ beautiful appearance, but no one sees that its inner life is full of sordidness and filthiness, so God says that it has only the name but not the reality, which is absolutely true and completely factual. Aren’t the people of today the same? They just obey God and believe in God outwardly and flatter and show off before God, in order that God may be satisfied with them, but inside them are corrupt satanic dispositions and their belly is filled with impurities. So God raises such a question to people, asking them whether their faithfulness to God is mixed with impurities and whether it is perfectly pure. So many people, when being the toilers, praised God in their mouth but reviled God in their heart; they obeyed God in their mouth but disobeyed God in their heart; they released negative words in their mouth and resisted God secretly in their heart; some even acted and moved simultaneously, uttering filthy words from their mouth and gesturing with their hands, being extremely wild, and their real image of the great red dragon was manifested vividly and truly; they are truly the sons of the great red dragon. However, today they act as the “faithful” people in the position of the “faithful toilers.” Really shameless! This is not surprising, for they come from the mud. So it is unavoidable that they show their true colors. Because God is holy without blemish and is true and real, his flesh is from the Spirit, which is beyond doubt. Not only can he be God’s own testimony, but he can completely carry out God’s will. This is the aspect of God’s substance. The word “the flesh is from the Spirit with image” means that the flesh God’s Spirit is clothed with has essential differences from the flesh of “men.” The difference mainly lies in the Spirit. And the Spirit with image means that because of the cover of the normal humanity, the divinity can work normally, not at all supernaturally, without the restriction of the humanity. The image of the Spirit spoken of refers to the full divinity, which is not restricted by the humanity. Thus God’s real disposition and original image can be fully lived out in the incarnated flesh, and they are not only normal and stable but with majesty and wrath. The first “incarnated flesh,” however, did not fully live out God’s reality, as he could only manifest the God in men’s notions, that is, could only perform signs and wonders and speak prophesies. So, it was not that he was realized in the Spirit with image, and it was only that the divinity directly came out. And because he transcended the normal humanity, he was not called the complete practical God Godself and still had some flavor of the vague god in the heaven and was a God in men’s notions. This is the difference between the two incarnated fleshes.
God, standing in the highest place in the universe, watches every act and move, every word and deed of the whole mankind, and he even examines their every mind and thought quite clearly, disregarding none of them. So God’s word directly stabs men’s heart and strikes what they think firmly without any deviation. “Although men ‘know’ my Spirit, they offend my Spirit. My word thoroughly points out the ugly face of all men and points out the minds and thoughts of all men, causing all men on earth to fall under my searching.” It clearly shows that although God’s requirement for men is not high, they, however, still cannot withstand the searching of God’s Spirit. “Although they fall, their heart dares not to stay far away from me. Who among the created beings will not have ‘love’ for me because of my deeds?” Thus, God’s all-wisdom and almightiness can be seen all the more. As such, he points out what all the people thought in their heart when they were in the place of the toilers: Although they ended up in “failure” after a “deal” and “tens of thousands” or “hundreds of thousands” in their mind fell through, yet because of God’s administration and because of God’s majesty and wrath, they still serve God in passivity even if they are dispirited. Their former “practices” all become empty talks, and they do not have any of them in their heart; rather, they, according to their own will, do things that make themselves and others “feel happy” to have fun so as to kill time and waste time…. All these are the real situation in the world. So God speaks to people with an open heart: “Who will not have a ‘thirsting’ heart because of my word? Who will not have an attachment to me because of my love?” To tell the truth, people are all willing to accept God’s word, and no one dislikes reading God’s word. However, because of the obstruction of their “nature,” they cannot practice God’s word. So many people, after reading God’s word, are reluctant to put it down, and their love for God arises spontaneously. So God speaks a curse against satan once again and discloses satan’s ugly face once again. “The age when satan is rampant to the utmost and is wild and arbitrary” is exactly the age when God begins to formally work greatly on earth. Following that he will start the work of destroying the world. That is to say, the more rampant satan is, the nearer God’s day is. So the more God says satan is rampant, the nearer it shows the day of God’s destroying the world is. This is God’s declaration to satan.
Why does God mention many times “… each does the wicked things ‘appreciated by others’ ‘behind my back.’ Do you think that the flesh I am clothed with knows nothing about what you do, act, and speak?”? God has spoken such words more than once or twice; why is this then? People, after being comforted by God and after knowing that God is grieved over men, will all easily forget the things behind and strive to go forward. However, God is not at all loose with them but runs after their thinking very closely. So, many times he asks people to know themselves and no longer to be wild, no longer to do the wicked things “appreciated by others,” and no longer to deceive the God in the flesh. Although men’s nature cannot be changed, after all, it will do them good to warn them more times. After this, God again speaks in the position of man, disclosing the secret in men’s heart, “Over so many years, I went through all kinds of difficulties and tasted the sufferings of the world; yet thinking carefully, no suffering should cause men in the flesh to be disappointed with me, much less should any sweetness cause men in the flesh to be indifferent to or lose heart in me or forsake me. Could men only have love for me when being free from suffering or sweetness?” “All things are vanity under the sun.” This word truly has its inner meaning, so God says that nothing should cause men to be disappointed with and indifferent to him. If one does not love God, it will be better for him to die; if one does not love God, all the sufferings he undergoes will be in vain, and all the blessings he enjoys will be empty and added to his sins. Because no one truly loves God, God says this, “Could men only have love for me when being free from suffering or sweetness?” Who among men in the world is free from suffering or sweetness? God repeatedly says, “No one has really seen my face or really heard my voice, because men do not really know me.” God says that men do not really know him, but why does he still ask them to know him? Are these contradictory? Every word God speaks aims to achieve a certain purpose; because of people’s numbness, God, by the principle of doing one hundred percent of work on them, is to occupy “a tenth of one percent” of their heart in the end. This is the way of God’s working, and he must work in this way so that the purpose can be achieved. This is exactly the aspect of God speaking in a wise way. Have you touched it?
God says, “When I directly disclose mysteries and reveal my will in the flesh, you, however, pay no attention to them, hearing mere voice but not understanding their meaning. My heart is very sorrowful. Though in the flesh, I cannot do the job of the flesh.” By this word, on the one hand, God, because of people’s numbness, asks them to cooperate with him actively, and on the other hand, he discloses the true condition of the divinity in the flesh. Because people’s stature is too small, in the period when God is in the flesh his divinity is only revealed according to their receiving ability. In this step of work, most people still cannot fully receive, which clearly shows how poor people’s receiving ability is. So, the divinity, in working, has not fully performed his original function, but only a small part of it. Judging from this, in the future work, according to the condition of people’s recovering, the divinity will be revealed progressively. Yet the “divinity” does not grow up gradually, but is what the incarnated God originally has, which is different from man’s stature.
There is purpose and meaning in God’s creating men, so God says, “If all men were destroyed under my wrath, what would be the meaning of my creation of the heaven and earth?” After men were corrupted, God planned to gain some men for his enjoyment, and he did not intend to destroy all men, nor will he get rid of men at once if they offend his administrative decrees slightly. This is not God’s will. Just as God says, it is meaningless to do so. Just because of this “meaningless,” God’s wisdom is revealed. God chastises, judges, and smites all men by various ways of speaking and ways of working and finally selects those who truly love him. Isn’t this more meaningful? Just because of this, God’s deeds are revealed, and thus the meaning of creating men is deepened. So, most words are just spoken in a vague way. This is for achieving a purpose. This is the true state about some words.