152 For all people, refinement is excruciating, and very difficult to accept—yet it is during refinement that God makes plain His righteous disposition to man, and makes public His requirements for man, and provides more enlightenment, and more actual pruning and dealing; through the comparison between the facts and the truth, He gives man a greater knowledge of himself and the truth, and gives man a greater understanding of God’s will, thus allowing man to have a truer and purer love of God. Such are God’s aims in carrying out refinement.
from “Only by Experiencing Refinement Can Man Truly Love God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh.
153 Refinement is a real test of man, and a form of real training, and only during refinement can his love serve its inherent function
from “Only by Experiencing Refinement Can Man Truly Love God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
154 Though now you are suffering some pain and refinement because of the judgment, this pain is valuable and meaningful. Although chastisement and judgment are refinements and merciless disclosures to man, meant to punish his sins and punish his flesh, none of this work is intended to condemn and extinguish his flesh. The severe disclosures of the word are all for the purpose of leading you to the right path. You have personally experienced so much of this work and, clearly, it has not led you to an evil path! All of it is to enable you to live out a normal humanity; all of it is something your normal humanity can achieve. Every step of the work is done based on your needs, according to your weaknesses, and according to your actual stature, and no unbearable burden is placed on you. Although you are unable to see this clearly now and you feel as if I am being hard on you, although you keep thinking that the reason I chastise and judge you every day and reproach you every day is because I hate you, and although what you receive is chastisement and judgment, in reality it is all love for you, also a great protection for you.
from “The Inside Truth of the Conquering Work (4)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
155 In the end, He will burn away all that is unclean and unrighteous within men in the entire universe, to show them that not only is He a God of mercy, lovingkindness, wisdom, wonder and holiness, but even more, He is a God who judges man. To the evil among all mankind, He is burning, judgment and punishment; to those who are to be perfected, He is tribulation, refinement, and trial, as well as comfort, sustenance, supply of words, dealing, and pruning. And to those who are eliminated, He is punishment, as well as retribution.
from “The Two Incarnations Complete the Significance of the Incarnation” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
156 He does not do anything meaningless or worthless. That is to say, He does so much work for the purpose of perfecting those He intends to perfect, and at His leisure He eliminates the wicked ones. You should know that He does not do such a great work for the sake of the wicked, but instead, He sacrifices all Himself for the very few people to be perfected by Him.
from “Only Those Who Focus on Practice Can Be Made Perfect” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
157 What sufferings and setbacks one should undergo is out of God’s ordination, not the request of himself. This is exactly true. Being able to accept the trial of God’s word, and suffer in God’s word—this is what every believer in God should do. Have you seen it clearly? So, the sufferings you undergo bring your blessing of today. If you do not suffer for God, you can’t receive God’s approval.
from “Genuine Love for God Is Spontaneous” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
159 My people will listen to My voice, and all those who truly love Me will return to My throne!
from “The First Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh
160 This stage of work will create a group of overcomers, and after He has made this group of overcomers, they will be able to testify to His deeds, they will be able to live out reality, and actually satisfy Him and be loyal to Him unto death, and in this way God will be glorified.
from “A Brief Talk About ‘The Millennial Kingdom Has Arrived’” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
161 When I created the world, I fashioned all things according to their kind, making everything with a visible form gather together with its kind. As the end of My management plan draws near, I will restore the former state of creation, I will restore everything to the way it originally was, profoundly changing everything, so that everything will return into the bosom of My plan. The time has come!
from “The Twenty-sixth Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh