Over thousands of years, people have been expecting that they can see the descending of the Savior, expecting that they can see the Savior Jesus personally descend on the white cloud among them who have been thirsting after and expecting him for thousands of years. And people have all been expecting that the Savior will return and meet with them again, that is, expecting that the Savior Jesus who has been parted with man for thousands of years will return again and still do the redemptive work he did among the Jews, having mercy on man, loving man, forgiving and bearing man’s sins, and even bearing all man’s transgressions and saving man from sins. What people have been expecting is that the Savior Jesus will still be man’s lovable and amiable and venerable Savior, never getting angry with man or rebuking man, but forgiving and bearing all man’s sins and even still dying on the cross for man. Since Jesus left, the disciples who had followed him and all the saints saved through his name had been eagerly longing for him and expecting him like this. All those who were saved through the grace from Jesus Christ in the Age of the Grace had been expecting that the Savior Jesus would descend among men on the white cloud and appear to all men on a day of great joy in the end time. Of course, this is also what all those who have accepted the name of Jesus the Savior today are expecting. All those in the entire universe who know the salvation of Jesus the Savior are “eagerly expecting” that Jesus Christ will suddenly descend, to “fulfill” the word Jesus said when he was on earth: “As I will go, so will I come.” People all think this way: Jesus returned on a white cloud to the right hand of the Most High in heaven after being crucified and resurrected; likewise, he will descend still on a white cloud (which refers to the cloud on which Jesus returned to heaven), in the Jewish image and in Jewish garment, among mankind who have been eagerly expecting him for thousands of years; after appearing to them, he will bestow food to them, pour out living water to them, and live among them full of grace and full of lovingkindness, living and real; and so on; all of which are what they think in their notions. However, Jesus the Savior did not do so. What he did was just contrary to man’s notions. He did not descend among those who eagerly expect him to return and did not appear to all men on the “white cloud.” He has already descended, but people do not recognize him, nor do they know it, and they are just waiting for him aimlessly. Little do they know that he has already descended on the white cloud (the white cloud refers to his Spirit, his word, and all his disposition and being) among a group of overcomers he will make in the end time! How could people know: Although the holy Savior Jesus is full of lovingkindness and full of love for man, how could he work in the “temples” that are full of filthiness and inhabited by swarms of unclean spirits? Although people are all waiting for his descent, how could he appear to those who eat the flesh of the unrighteous, drink the blood of the unrighteous, and wear the clothes of the unrighteous, and who believe in him but do not know him and yet keep extorting from him? People only know that the Savior Jesus is full of lovingkindness and full of mercy and that he is the sin offering full of redemption, but they do not know that he is the God Godself who is laden with righteousness, majesty, wrath, and judgment and who is with authority and full of dignity. So, even though people all eagerly look forward to and thirst for the return of the Redeemer and their prayers have even moved “Heaven,” the Savior Jesus does not appear to them who believe in him but do not know him.
The name “Jehovah” is the name I took when I worked in Israel. It means the God of the Israelites (that is, God’s chosen people) who can have mercy on man, curse man, and lead man to live, and the God who is powerful and full of wisdom. “Jesus” is Immanuel. It means the sin offering redeeming man that is full of lovingkindness and full of mercy. He is the One who did the work of the Age of the Grace and represents the Age of the Grace, and he can only represent one part of the work in the management plan. That is to say, only Jehovah is the God of the chosen people of Israel, is the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, and the God of Moses, and is also the God of all the people of Israel. So, the Israelites in the present age, except for the tribe of Judah, all worship Jehovah, offer sacrifices to him on the altar, and serve him in priestly robes in the temple. What they expect is the reappearing of Jehovah. Only Jesus is the Redeemer of mankind and is the sin offering that redeemed mankind from sins. That is to say, the name Jesus came from the Age of the Grace and came into being because of the redemptive work in the Age of the Grace. The name Jesus was taken for the purpose that people in the Age of the Grace could be regenerated and saved and was a special name taken for redeeming the whole mankind. So, the name “Jesus” represents the redemptive work and also represents the Age of the Grace. The name “Jehovah” was a special name taken for the sake of the people of Israel under the law. In each age and in each stage of work, my name has representative meaning and is not without a basis. That is, each name represents one age. “Jehovah” represents the Age of the Law and is a respectful address by which the Israelites called the God they worshiped. “Jesus” represents the Age of the Grace and is the name of the God of all those who were redeemed in the Age of the Grace. If in the end time people still expect that the Savior Jesus would descend and descend still in the image that he had in Judea, then the entire six-thousand-year management plan would stop at the Age of the Redemption and could not advance any further, and the end time would never come and the age would never end. This is because “Jesus the Savior” is only the One who redeemed mankind and saved mankind, and I took the name “Jesus” only for the sake of all the sinners in the Age of the Grace, not for the purpose of ending the whole mankind. Although Jehovah, Jesus, and Messiah all represent my Spirit, these several names only represent the different ages in my management plan and do not represent my entirety. The names by which people on earth call me cannot thoroughly express all my disposition and being, and it is only that they call me by different addresses in different ages. So when the final age, that is, the last age, comes, my name will still change. I will not be called Jehovah or Jesus, much less Messiah, but the powerful Almighty God Godself, with which name I will end the entire age. I was once called Jehovah and was also once called Messiah by people, and people also once called me the Savior Jesus out of love and esteem for me. Today, I am no longer Jehovah or Jesus whom people knew before but the God who has returned in the end time and who will end the age and the God Godself who arises in the ends of the earth, laden with all my disposition and full of authority, honor, and glory. People have never contacted me nor known about me or known about my disposition. From the creation of the world until now, no one has ever seen me. This is the God who appears to people in the end time and yet is hidden among them, living among them true and real, like a burning sun and like a flaming fire, full of power and full of authority. No man and no thing will not be judged in my word. Under the burning of fire, no man and no thing will not be purified. In the end, all nations will be blessed because of my word and will also be crushed because of my word, so that all people in the end time will see that I am the Return of the Savior and I am the Almighty God who conquers all mankind, and that all people will see that I was once man’s sin offering, but in the end time I become the fire of the burning sun that burns all things and the sun of righteousness that reveals all things. This is my work in the end time. I take this name and bear such disposition for the purpose that all people will see that I am a righteous God, a burning sun, and a flaming fire, that all people will worship me—the only true God, and that all people will see my real image: I am not only the God of the Israelites or only the Redeemer, but the God of all created beings in the heavens and on the earth and in the seas.
If when the end-time Savior descends, he were still called Jesus and were still born in Judea and worked in Judea, it would prove that I only created the Israelites and only redeemed the Israelites and had nothing to do with the Gentiles. If I did so, wouldn’t it contradict my word: “I am the Lord who created the heavens and the earth and all things”? The reason why I withdrew from Judea and work in the Gentile nations is that I am not just the God of the Israelites but the God of all created beings. The reason why I appear in the Gentile nations in the end time is that I am not only Jehovah—the God of the Israelites, but much more the Creator of all my chosen people among the Gentile nations. I not only created Israel, Egypt, and Lebanon, but also created all the Gentile nations outside Israel. So I am the Lord of all created beings, only I took Israel as the birthplace of my work, took Judea and Galilee as the foothold of my redemptive work, and take the Gentile nations as the base of my ending the entire age. I did two stages of works in Israel (those of the Age of the Law and the Age of the Grace) and do two stages of works in the entire earth outside Israel (the Age of the Grace and the Age of the Kingdom). And I will do the conquering work in the Gentile nations, thereby ending the age. If people always call me Jesus Christ and yet do not know that I have opened a new age again and carried out a newer work in the end time but keep waiting for the descent of the Savior Jesus infatuatedly, I call all such people ones who do not believe in me, ones who do not know me, and ones who pretend to believe in me. How can such people see the “Savior Jesus” descend from heaven? What they are waiting for is not my descent but the descent of the king of the Jews. And they are not expecting that I will thoroughly destroy this filthy old world but expecting that Jesus will descend again to redeem them, that is, expecting that Jesus will again redeem all mankind from the filthy and unrighteous place. How can such people be humans who fulfill my end-time work? What people desire cannot fulfill my wish or accomplish my work, because they only admire or miss the work I did but do not know that I am the ever-new and never-old God Godself, and they only know that I am Jehovah and I am Jesus but do not know that I am the Last One who will end mankind. What people expect and what they know are from their notions, are merely what they see with their physical eyes, and are not in accord but in discord with the work I do. If I worked according to man’s thoughts, when could my work conclude? When could mankind enter into rest? And how could I enter the seventh day, the Sabbath? I work according to my plan and my purpose, not according to man’s intention.