The One Hundred and Seventeenth Utterance
You are the One who opens the scroll, You are the One who breaks the seven seals, because all mysteries come from You and all blessings are revealed by You. I am bound to love You for eternity, and I am bound to make all peoples worship You, because You are My person, You are a part of My bountiful and complete manifestation, an indispensable part of My body. Therefore, I must give special testimony. Who else besides what is within My person is after My heart? It is not You Yourself who bears witness for You, but My Spirit that bears witness for You, and I will certainly not forgive whoever dares to defy You, for this concerns My administrative decrees. All that You say I will certainly accomplish, and all that You think I will surely accept. If someone is not loyal to You then they are openly resisting Me, and I will certainly not forgive them. I will severely chastise all who resist My Son, and I will bless those who are compatible with You. This is the authority that I confer on You. You are taken as the exemplar for demands and standards placed on the firstborn sons as spoken of in the past. That is to say, as You are so shall I demand of the firstborn sons. This is not something that humans can do, but what My Spirit Himself does. If anyone believes that it is humans who are bearing witness for You then that creature is without doubt the ilk of Satan and My enemy! Therefore, the witness is conclusive, eternally immutable, and what the Holy Spirit confirms! No one may lightly alter that, otherwise I will not forgive! Since humans cannot bear witness for Me, I Myself bear witness for My person, and people must not interfere with My work! These are words of severe judgment that everyone must be mindful of!
You should consider and take note of every detail in what I say. Do not treat this casually, but listen carefully. Why do I say that the firstborn sons are My person? And an indispensable part of My kingdom? Before all ages we lived together and had never separated. Because of Satan’s disruptions, after I was incarnated the first time I returned again to Zion. Then we all come into the world, and after I win victory in the last days—that is, after I regain you from the flesh that Satan has corrupted—I will bring you back to Zion so that My person reunites, never to be separated. After that I will not be reincarnated, and you will surely not come out of the body. That is to say, thereafter I will not create the world again, but will remain forever inseparable from My firstborn sons in Zion, because everything has been thoroughly completed, and I am about to conclude the entire old age. It is only in Zion that there is the life of the new heaven and earth, for My person exists in Zion. There will be no more new heavens or new earths that exist apart from this. I am the new heaven, and I am also the new earth, because My person fills all Zion. It may also be said that My firstborn sons are the new heaven, My firstborn sons are the new earth. My firstborn sons and I are of one body, inseparable. To speak of Me necessarily includes the firstborn sons, and I will surely not forgive whoever tries to separate us. When I make all nations and peoples return before My throne, all Satans will be thoroughly disgraced and all foul demons back away from Me. Then it is certain that righteousness will exist among all peoples (meaning among My sons and people), and it is certain that there will be none of Satan’s disruptions among all nations, for I will be governing all nations and peoples, I will be wielding power over the entire universe world, and Satans will be thoroughly devastated, entirely defeated, and receiving the punishment of My administrative decrees.
I am proceeding with work among all peoples, but they have only the enlightenment of My Spirit, and there is no one among them qualified to unveil My mysteries, no one qualified to express Me. Only the person who comes from Me is qualified to do My work, and the rest I only use temporarily. My Spirit will not descend upon a person arbitrarily, for everything in Me is precious. For My Spirit to descend upon someone and for My Spirit to work on someone are completely different things. My Spirit works on people who are outside of Me, but My Spirit descends upon the person who comes from Me. These are two completely unconnected matters. Because the person who comes from Me is holy, but those who are outside of Me are not holy, no matter how good they are. My Spirit will not descend upon a person for any small reason. People should not be worried. I make no mistakes, and what I do is one hundred percent accurate! As I have testified Him, I will surely also protect Him; that person definitely comes from Me and is indispensable to My person. Therefore, I hope people set aside their own conceptions, drop ideas given by Satan, believe My every utterance to be true, and do not give way to doubts in their minds. This is My commission to humanity, My exhortation to humanity. Everyone must adhere to these things, everyone must sincerely obey them, and must take what I say to be the standard.
I am not only to start My work among all nations and peoples, but also to start My work everywhere in the universe world, and this shows even more that the day for My return to Zion is not far off (because it is necessary for Me to return to Zion before I can start the work among all peoples and throughout the universe world). Is there anyone who can fathom the steps of My work and the way that I work? The reason I say I will meet with foreigners in the spirit is because this fundamentally cannot be done in the flesh, and because I am unwilling to risk dangers for the second time. These are the reasons for communing with foreigners in the spirit. This is to be in the true spiritual world, not some vague spiritual world as imagined by those living in the flesh.[a] What I say at that time will be different merely in the way I speak as it is to be a different age. Therefore, I am reminding humanity again and again to take notice of the way that I speak, and I remind humanity also that there are mysteries in what I say that people cannot unveil. But no one understands why I say these things, and only in what I tell you today can you understand a little, but still not completely. After this stage in My work I will tell you step by step. (I still want to eliminate some people through this, so I will not say anything for now.) This is the method of the next step in My work. Everyone should take notice and see clearly that I am God Himself who is wise.
a. The original text omits “as imagined by those.”