Since you are the people in my family and since you are being faithful in my kingdom, your doings must meet the standard required by me. Rather than being floating clouds, you should be pure white snow, having not only its substance but even more its value, 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. When the new heaven descends on the earth and when the new earth spreads over the expanse, it is exactly the time for me to formally work among men. Who among men knows me? Who saw when I descended? Who has seen that I not only have my name but even more its reality? I brush away the clouds with my hand, watching the expanse carefully: In space, nothing is not under the arrangement of my hand, and under space, no one is not contributing his “little strength” to the accomplishment of my work. My requirement for men on earth is not high, for I am a practical God and I am the Almighty who created men and controls men. Who among men is not in the eyes of the Almighty? Even if he is in the ends of the earth or in the corners of the sea, how can he shun the searching of my Spirit? 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 be exposed by my light and to fall under my searching. 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? Who will not have a “thirsting” heart because of my words? Who will not have an attachment to me because of my love? It is only because of the corruption of satan that men cannot reach the state required by me, and they even have “misgivings” about the “lowest standard” required by me. How much more so in today’s age when satan is rampant to the utmost and is wild and arbitrary? Or at the time when men have been “defiled” by it so much so that they are filthy all over? Do I not feel sorrowful because men have fallen and do not care for my heart? Am I showing pity to satan? Is my love wrong? When men disobey me, I shed tears in my heart secretly; when men resist me, I give them chastisement; when men are saved by me and come to life again, I feed them carefully; when men obey me, I am very delighted in my heart, feeling at once that the heaven and the earth and all things have tremendous changes; when men praise me, don’t I have enjoyment? When men testify me and are gained by me, haven’t I gained glory? Aren’t all men’s doings directed and provided by me? If I give no instructions, men all idle about, and 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? 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?
Today, I have settled down in the flesh and begun to formally do the work I want to do. However, although men are afraid of the utterance of my Spirit, they disobey the substance of my Spirit. It is needless for me to say plainly that men find it hard to know from my word the “me” in the flesh. I have said that my requirement is not high; I do not require you to know me thoroughly (because men are deficient, which is their natural condition, and there is no chance to add the acquired qualifications to them), but only require you to know what the “I” in the flesh does and speaks. Since the requirement is not high, I hope that you all will know and live up to it. You should cast off the unclean things in you in the filthy world and pursue progress in this backward imperial house; do not be “self-tolerant.” You should not be loose with yourselves in the slightest. My words and utterances in one day will take you quite some effort to know, and even a certain word spoken by me will take your lifetime of experience to know. The word I speak is not vague and is not empty talk. So many people hope to receive my word, but I pay no attention to them; so many people thirst for the fatness from me, but I drop not a bit; so many people want to see my face, but I am always hidden from them; so many people listen for my utterance attentively, but I look up closing my eyes and am not moved because of their “thirst”; so many people are afraid of hearing my utterance, but my word is “attacking” them all the time; so many people are afraid of seeing my face, but I intentionally appear to them and strike them down. Men have never really seen my face and have never really heard my voice, because they do not really know me. Even though they are struck down by me, even though they leave me, and even though they are chastised in my hand, they still do not know whether what they do and act is really after my heart and still do not know to whom I reveal my heart. From the creation of the world until today, no man has truly known me, and no man has truly seen me. Today I am incarnated, but you still do not know me. Isn’t this a fact? Have you ever seen somewhat of my deeds and my disposition in the flesh?
Above heaven, there is my lying place; under heaven, there is my resting place. I have my dwelling place, and I have my time to manifest power. If I were not on earth, if I were not hidden in the flesh, and if I did not humbly hide myself, wouldn’t heaven and earth have long been renewed? Wouldn’t the people have long been “taken for use” by me? Yet I have wisdom in doing things. Although I know men’s craftiness well, I do not “imitate” it, but give a “replacement” for it. I have inexhaustible wisdom in the spiritual realm, while I have endless wisdom in the flesh. Isn’t this the very time when my deeds are manifested? I forgive and spare men time after time, which has continued to this day, the Age of the Kingdom. Will I continue to delay my day? Although I have some more mercy upon “weak” men, when my work is finished, will I still do the old work to cause disturbance to myself? Do I consciously let satan accuse? I do not need men to do anything but just to accept the true facts of my word and the original meaning of my word, which, though simple, is complicated in substance, for you are too small and too numb. 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.
Who can from my doing things and speaking know my deeds in the flesh? If I disclose mysteries in written words or reveal mysteries verbally, all men are dumbfounded, “closing their eyes speechless.” Why can men not understand what I speak? Why are my words unfathomable to men? Why can men not see my deeds? Who can remember me at one sight? Who can retain my voice after hearing it? Who can sense my will and obey my heart? I live and travel among “men,” experiencing men’s life. Although I feel all is quite good after the creation of all things for man, I do not have the life in the world as enjoyment or have the happiness in the world as joy. I do not detest and reject men, but do not feel attached to men either, for they do not know me. Men can hardly see my face in darkness, can hardly hear my voice in noisy environment, and cannot discern my word. So, in everything you do, you obey me outwardly, but disobey me in your heart. It can be said that the whole mankind’s old nature is like this. Who is an exception? Who is not among the objects of my chastisement? But who is not living under my tolerance? If all men were destroyed under my wrath, what would be the meaning of my creation of the heaven and earth? I have given warnings to so many men, given admonitions to so many men, and judged so many men openly. Isn’t this much better than to destroy men directly? My purpose is not to put men to death but to cause men to know all my deeds in my judgment. When you come out of the bottomless pit, that is, when you are free from my judgment, your personal intentions and plans will all disappear, and all men will make a resolution to satisfy me. Then won’t my purpose have been achieved?
March 1, 1992