All nations shall be blessed because of You; all peoples shall acclaim and praise Me because of You. My kingdom shall flourish and develop, and shall remain forever. No one shall be allowed to trample it and nothing shall be allowed to exist that does not conform to Me, because I am the majestic and unoffendable God Himself. I do not allow anyone to judge Me and I do not allow anyone to be incompatible with Me. This is sufficient to show My disposition and My majesty. When anyone resists Me, I shall punish him in My own time. Why has nobody seen Me punish anyone? It is only because My time has not yet come and My hand has not yet truly acted. Although great disasters have been poured out, this just speaks of what great disasters entail, while the reality of great disasters has not befallen any one person. Have you grasped anything at all from My words? I shall begin to release the reality of great disasters today. After this, whosoever resists Me shall be struck down by My hand. In the past I have just revealed certain people, and no great disaster has arrived. Today is different from the past. Since I have told you all about what great disasters entail, at a designated time I shall announce to the public the reality of great disasters. Before this, no one has been touched by a great disaster, so most people (that is, the sons of the great red dragon) have continued to act recklessly and arbitrarily. When the reality arrives these things will be completely convinced. Otherwise everyone will be uncertain of Me, and no one will be clear about Me. This is My administrative decree. From this it can be seen that My way of working (referring to My way of working in all the people) has begun to change: In the descendants of the great red dragon I am showing My wrath, I am showing My judgment and My curse, and My hand has begun to chastise all who resist Me. In the firstborn sons I am showing My mercy and My love. Even more so in the firstborn sons I am showing My holy and unoffendable disposition, I am showing My authority, and I am showing My person. Service-doers have settled down to render service to Me, and My firstborn sons are being made known more and more. By striking down those who resist Me I let the service-doers see My unsparing hand so that they render service to Me with fear and trembling, and I let My firstborn sons see My authority and understand Me better so that they grow in life. The words I spoke in the last period (including administrative decrees, prophecy, and judgment of all kinds of people) are beginning to be fulfilled in sequence, that is, people will see My words realized before their eyes, see that none of My words are fruitless; all are practical. Before My words are fulfilled many people will leave because they have not been fulfilled. This is the way I work—it is not only the function of My iron rod, but it is even more the wisdom of My words. From these, one can see My omnipotence and see My hatred for the great red dragon. (This can only be seen after I begin My work. Now some people are revealed—it is only a small portion of My chastisement, but it cannot be included in the great disasters. This is not hard to understand. Thus it can be seen that from now on My way of working will be even harder for people to understand. Today I am telling you so that you will not be weak because of this when the time comes. This is what I am entrusting to you because things will take place that people have not seen since ancient times, and that will make it hard for people to put aside their emotions and their self-righteousness.) The reason why I use different means to punish the great red dragon is because it is My enemy and it is My adversary. I must destroy all of its descendants—only then can I remove the hate from My heart, and only then can I properly humiliate the great red dragon. Only this is completely destroying the great red dragon and casting it into the lake of fire and brimstone and the bottomless pit.
Not only yesterday, but also today, and more important, tomorrow, I will let My firstborn sons reign with Me and join Me in governing all the nations and in enjoying blessings. I have successfully accomplished My work—I have been saying so all along, and it can also be said that I began to say so from the beginning of creation, but humans do not understand what I’m saying. From creation till now I have not personally worked; in other words, My Spirit has never completely descended upon man to speak and work. But today is different from the past: My Spirit is working personally everywhere in the universe world. Because in the last days I want to gain a group of people who will reign in power with Me, I first obtain a person who is of one accord with Me, so as to be considerate of My burden, and afterward My Spirit will descend completely upon Him to express My voice and to release My administrative decrees and reveal My mysteries to the universe world. My Spirit shall personally perfect Him; My Spirit shall personally discipline Him. Because He lives in normal humanity, no one can see clearly. When My firstborn sons enter into the body it will be entirely clear whether what I do now is reality. Of course, in human eyes, in the human conception, no one believes and no one can be obedient. But this is My tolerance of people. Because reality has not yet come, therefore people cannot believe and cannot understand. There has never been anyone who would believe My words in their human conception. People are all like this: Either they only believe what My fleshly self says, or only believe the voice of My Spirit. This is the most difficult thing to deal with in people. If they have not seen something happen with their own eyes, nobody can let go of their own conceptions, and nobody can believe what I say, so I use My administrative decrees to punish those sons of disobedience.
I have said such things before: I am the First and the Last, and I am also from the beginning to the end in charge of everything. In the last days, I shall obtain 144,000 victorious male children. You understand a bit about this “victorious male children” wording, but you are not clear about the 144,000. In human conception a number must refer to a number of people or to a number of things. For the 144,000 which[a] modifies “victorious male children” in the “144,000 victorious male children,” people also think that there are 144,000 of the victorious male children. And furthermore some people think it is a prefiguration, and they explain the 140,000 and the 4,000 separately. But these two explanations are wrong. It does not refer to an actual number, and more so, it does not refer to a prefiguration. In humans, there is no one who can penetrate this—people of past generations all thought it might be a prefiguration. One hundred and forty-four thousand is associated with the victorious male children. As such, the 144,000 refers to the group of people in the last days who will reign, and whom I love. That is, the 144,000 is interpreted to be the group of people who came from Zion and who will return to Zion. The complete explanation of the 144,000 victorious male children is as follows: They are the people who came from Zion to the world and were corrupted by Satan, and who will be finally regained by Me and will return to Zion with Me. From My words one can see the steps of My work, meaning that it is not a far-off thing that you shall enter the body. So I have repeatedly explained and reminded you in this regard. You shall see clearly, and from My words you shall find out the way to practice; from My words you shall find out the pace of My work. To find out the pace of the work of the Holy Spirit, you must discern it from the mysteries I reveal (because no one can see and no one can penetrate the work of the Holy Spirit). That’s why I reveal the mysteries in the last days.
In My home there shall be nothing that does not conform to Me, and from now on I will begin to purge and to cleanse, little by little. Among people, no one can intervene, and no one can do this work. This reveals why I am working in person in the last days. And this is why I have told you many times that you just need to enjoy yourselves and do not need to move a finger. It is through this that My power is revealed, My righteousness and majesty are revealed, and all My mysteries that people cannot unlock are revealed. (Because people have never had any knowledge of My management plan or any understanding of the steps of My work, they are called “mysteries.”) What I will gain and what I will do in the last days are mysteries. Since before I created the world I have never done what I do today and I have never shown people My glorious face or any part of My person, but only My Spirit has worked on some people. (Because since creation no one has been able to manifest Me and no one has been able to express Me, I have never allowed people to see My person, and My Spirit has worked on some people.) Only today have I revealed My glorious image and My person to people, and only now have they seen them. But what you see today is still incomplete, and it is still not what I want you to see. What I want you to see is only in the body, and right now no one yet meets this condition. In other words, no one can see My person before they enter into the body. Therefore I say that I will reveal My person to the universe world on Mount Zion. From this it can be seen that entering into Mount Zion is the final part of My project. At the time of entrance into Mount Zion, My kingdom will be successfully built. In other words, My person is the kingdom. The time when the firstborn sons enter into the body is precisely the time when the kingdom will be realized, so I have repeatedly spoken of the matter of the firstborn sons entering into Mount Zion. This is the central point of My entire management plan, which no one has ever before grasped.
Once I change My way of working there will be even more things that are beyond the reach of human thought, so be careful in this regard. There are things that are beyond the reach of human thought, but this does not mean that what I say is wrong. It is just that it is even more necessary for people to suffer, and it is even more necessary for people to cooperate with Me. Do not be wantonly unrestrained or just follow your own conceptions. For most of those who render service to Me fall down in this respect. I am using My words to expose human nature and to reveal human conceptions. (But those who render service to Me, because I have not changed their conceptions, just fall down, whereas I have changed the conceptions of those who are My firstborn sons and have removed their thinking through this.) So in the end, My firstborn sons will all be perfected because of the mysteries I have revealed.
a. The original text reads “For that which.”