The One Hundred and Twelfth Utterance
That “words and reality proceed side by side” is part of My righteous disposition and, from these words, I shall certainly let everyone see all of My disposition. People think this cannot be achieved, but to Me it is easy and pleasant, and takes no effort. When My words go out there is immediately a reality that everyone can see. This is My disposition. Since I say something it is necessarily accomplished, otherwise I will not speak. In the human conception the word “salvation” is spoken for all people, but this does not match My intention. In the past I said “I always save those who are ignorant and who are zealous seekers,” in which the word “save” was spoken about those who render service to Me, and it meant that I would give special treatment to such service-doers. In other words, I would reduce the penalty for those people. However, those crooked and deceitful service-doers would be among the objects of destruction, which is to say, I would subject them to severe punishment. (Although they are among the objects of destruction, they are much different than the ones who are destroyed: They shall receive eternal severe punishment, and the punishment those people shall receive is the punishment of the devil, Satan. This is also the true meaning of what I said, that those people are the descendants of the great red dragon.) But I do not use these kinds of words about My firstborn sons; rather I say that I will recover My firstborn sons and they will return to Zion. Therefore I have always said that My firstborn sons are My predestined and chosen ones. My firstborn sons originally belonged to Me, they came from Me, so they must come back here to Me. And comparing the sons and the people to the firstborn sons, it is really the difference between heaven and earth: Although the sons and the people are much better than service-doers, they in no way are the ones who belong to Me. It can also be said that the sons and the people are additionally chosen from among humankind. Therefore I have always focused My energy on the firstborn sons, and then I shall let the firstborn sons make these sons and people complete. These are My future work steps. Now it is no use telling you, so I have rarely mentioned it to the sons and the people, but only to the firstborn sons have I repeatedly spoken and repeatedly mentioned these matters. This is the way I speak and work. No one can change this—I alone have the final say about everything.
Every day I am fighting back against your conceptions, day after day I am dissecting each one of you. When I have spoken to a certain point, you relapse and you again separate My humanity from My divinity. At this point the time has come to reveal people: thinking that I still live in the flesh and am not God Himself at all, and thinking I am still human and God is still God, and that God has nothing to do with Me. Such corrupt humankind! I have previously spoken so many words, which you have long since treated as if they didn’t exist, that it makes Me hate you to the bone, it makes Me loathe you! I—the complete God Himself—My humanity plus My complete divinity, who dares to offend Me casually? Who dares to resist Me in their thoughts? After My catastrophic disaster begins to descend, I shall punish them one by one, not letting anyone off, but rather punishing them all severely. My Spirit works in person, which doesn’t mean that I am not God Himself, quite the contrary, it means that I am the almighty God Himself. People do not know Me—they all resist Me and do not behold My omnipotence from My words, but instead they try to find something in My words they can use against Me and to find fault with Me. When one day I appear with My firstborn sons in Zion, I will begin to deal with these things. In this period I primarily do this work. When I have spoken to a certain point, a large number of service-doers will have retreated, and the firstborn sons will have also suffered all manner of hardships. With the progress of these two steps of the work, My work will come to an end. At the same time I will take My firstborn sons back to Zion. These are the steps of My work.
My firstborn sons are an indispensable part of My kingdom, from which it can be seen that My person is the kingdom—My kingdom is born with the birth of My firstborn sons. In other words, My kingdom has been in existence since the creation of the world, and to gain My firstborn sons (meaning to recover My firstborn sons) is to restore My kingdom. From that you can see that the firstborn sons are of particular importance. Only if there are My firstborn sons, then there will be the kingdom, then the reality of reigning in power will come to be, then there will be new life, and then the entire old age can be ended. This trend is inevitable. Because the firstborn sons are in this position—because the firstborn sons mark the destruction of the world, the ruination of Satan, the revealing of the true colors of the service-doers, that the great red dragon will have no descendants and will descend into the lake of fire and brimstone, therefore those who wield power and all those who are descendants of the great red dragon repeatedly obstruct, repeatedly resist, and repeatedly destroy. But I repeatedly promote, repeatedly witness to, and repeatedly reveal My firstborn sons. Because only those who are from Me are eligible to witness to Me, only they are qualified to live out Me, and only they have the foundation to win the beautiful victory for Me. Those who are apart from Me are nothing more than a bit of clay in My hand, and all of them are created things. Those who are the sons and the people are nothing more than the better ones chosen from among the created creatures, but they do not belong to Me. So there is a vast difference between the firstborn sons and the sons. The sons are unqualified to compare with the firstborn sons at all—they are governed and dominated by the firstborn sons. Now you should be crystal clear about this! Every word I have spoken is true, and in no way false. All of this is part of the expression of My person, and it is My utterance.
I have said I do not speak empty words, and I do not make mistakes, which is sufficient to show My majesty. But people are unable to tell the good from the bad, and it is only when My chastisement befalls them that they are thoroughly convinced; otherwise they remain rebellious and headstrong, so this is why I use chastisement to fight back against all humankind. In the human conception, since there is only God Himself, why are there so many firstborn sons that come from Me? I can say it this way: Of My own affairs, I say what I am willing to say, so what can people do to Me? I can also say it this way: Although the firstborn sons and I are not of one image, we are of the same Spirit, so they can all work in one accord with Me. We are not of one image so as to let all people be able to see every part of My person so extraordinarily clearly, therefore I let My firstborn sons have jurisdiction with Me over all nations and all peoples. This is the coda of My administrative decrees (the coda of which I speak means that My tone is mild and I begin to speak to the sons and the people). Most people have doubts concerning this aspect, but they should not be too doubtful. I will expose all the people’s conceptions one by one to make people consciously feel ashamed and humiliated. I travel to the ends of the universe and observe the whole picture of the universe. I examine every kind of person—there is no one who can escape My control. I participate in every kind of thing, and there is nothing that I do not handle personally. Who dares to deny My omnipotence? Who dares not to be thoroughly convinced about Me? Who dares not to prostrate themselves completely in front of Me? All the heavens shall change because of My firstborn sons, and even more, all the earth shall violently quake because of Me and My firstborn sons. All people shall kneel in front of My person, and all things shall be under control in My hands, without any error. Everyone must be thoroughly convinced and everything shall come to My home and render service to Me. This is the last part of My administrative decrees. From now on every article of My administrative decrees, targeting different people, shall begin to produce results (because My administrative decrees are entirely made public, and for every kind of person and every single thing the appropriate arrangements have been made. All people shall be in their proper place and the true colors of every kind of person shall be exposed because of My administrative decrees). This is the arrival of the true, actual administrative decrees.
Now I follow the steps of My work, saying what I want to say, and everyone must take it seriously. Throughout the ages, the mouth of every saint has mentioned the New Jerusalem, and everyone knows it, but no one understands the true meaning of this term. As today’s work has been proceeding to this stage, I will reveal the true meaning of this term to you to let you understand it. But I have a limit—no matter how I explain it, and no matter how clearly I say it, you can never completely understand because no one can get to the reality of this term. In the past what Jerusalem referred to was My place of residence on earth, that is, the place where I walk and move. But the word “new” changes this term and it is not the same at all. People cannot in the least grasp it. Some people think it refers to My kingdom; some people think it is the man I am; some people think it is a new heaven and earth; and some people think it is the new world after I destroy this world. Even if a person’s mind imagines richly, and even if a person’s mind is exceedingly complex, he still cannot comprehend anything about it. Throughout the ages, people have been hoping to know or to see the true meaning of this term, but they have not been able to have their wishes fulfilled—they have all been disappointed and have died, leaving their aspirations behind; because My time had not yet come I could not easily tell anybody. Since My work has been done up to this stage I will tell you everything. The New Jerusalem encompasses these four things: My wrath, My administrative decrees, My kingdom, and the endless blessings I bestow upon My firstborn sons. The reason why I use the term “new” is because these four parts are the hidden parts. Because no one knows My wrath, no one knows My administrative decrees, no one has seen My kingdom, and no one has enjoyed My blessings, “new” refers to what is hidden. No one can fully understand what I have said, because the New Jerusalem has descended to earth but no one has personally experienced the reality of the New Jerusalem. No matter how fully I speak of it, people will not fully understand. Even if someone understands, it is their words, it is their mind, and it is their conceptions. This is an inevitable trend, it is the only route, which no one can escape.