The Age of the Kingdom is different from before after all, and it does not concern how men should do; rather, I descend to the earth and personally work, which is beyond man’s imagination and man’s capacity. From the creation of the world till today, over many years there was only the building up of the church, and yet it was never heard that there was the building up of the kingdom. Even if I personally mention it, who knows its essence? I once descended to the world and experienced and observed the miseries of the world; however, the purpose of my being incarnated was not yet accomplished. When the building up of the kingdom begins, my incarnated flesh formally begins to perform the ministry, that is, the King of the kingdom formally begins to reign in the kingdom. As it shows, the kingdom descending to the world has not only its literal aspect but also its practical aspect. This is one aspect of the meaning of “the reality of practice.” Men have never watched my every act and move or heard my every word and speech. Even if they watch, what can they find? Even if they listen to my word, what can they know? In the whole world, everyone is under my love and mercy, but everyone is also in my judgment and in my trials. I have showed mercy and love to men, even though they have been corrupted to a degree; I have carried out chastisement on men, even though they have all become subject before my throne. But who among men is not in the refining of sufferings from me? So many people grope in darkness to seek for light, and so many people struggle bitterly in trials. Although Job had faith, wasn’t he also looking for “his own way out”? As the people, although they can stand firm in trials, who of them believes in the heart without saying anything in the mouth? Don’t they doubt in the heart while believing in the mouth? Among men, no one has ever stood firm in trials, and no one has truly obeyed in trials. But that I hide my face from this world, all men would fall in my burning eye, because I do not require men to do anything.
When the salute of the kingdom is fired, it is just “the time the seven thunders peal.” The sound shocks heaven and earth and shakes the expanse and everyone’s heartstrings. A Kingdom Anthem formally rings in the country where the great red dragon lies. It clearly shows that I have demolished the country of the great red dragon and thus established my kingdom, more to the point, established it on earth. At the very moment, angels begin to be sent to travel across all the countries in the world so as to shepherd the sons and people. This is also the need of the next step of work. I, however, come in person to the dwelling place of the great red dragon to “compete” against it. When all people know me in the flesh and see my deeds in the flesh, the nest of the great red dragon will come to naught and be reduced to ashes. As the people in my kingdom, since you hate the great red dragon’s guts, you should satisfy my heart with your deeds, thus putting the great red dragon to shame. Do you really feel that the great red dragon is hateful? Do you really think that the great red dragon is the enemy of “the King of the kingdom”? Do you really have the faith to bear good testimonies for me? Do you really have the faith to defeat the great red dragon? This is my requirement for you, and you are only required to achieve this. Can you do it? Do you have the faith to achieve it? What can men do! Isn’t it done by me personally? Why do I say that I come in person to the battlefield? What I want is your faith, not your practices. Men, unable to understand my word from the right side, all “look askance” at it from the side. In this case, can the purpose be accomplished? In this case, can they have knowledge of me? To tell the truth, of the men on earth, no one can “look straight into” my face, and no one can have a pure understanding of the meaning of my word, so I have carried out an unprecedented project on earth so as to accomplish my purpose, to make “my real image” occupy a place in men’s heart, thus ending the age when “notions” rule within men.
Today, not only have I descended to the country of the great red dragon, but I also face the entire universe, so that the entire expanse is shaking. Is there any place not undergoing my judgment? Is there any place not existing in the disasters poured down by me? I scatter all kinds of “seeds of disaster” wherever I go. This is a way of my working, which is doubtless a salvation to men. What I show to men is still one kind of love. I will let more people know me and see me, so that they will fear the God whom men have never seen over the years but who is practical now. Why did I create the world? Why did I not destroy all mankind though they have been corrupted? Why are mankind all in the disasters? Why do I personally put on a flesh? When I do my work, what men taste is not only bitterness but also sweetness. Among men in the world, who is not living in my grace? If I did not give men material blessings, who could live in riches in the world? Is it a blessing that you receive the position of the people? If you are not the people but service-doers, aren’t you also living in my blessings? No one can touch the cause of my speaking. Men do not treasure the title given by me. So many people have a complaining heart because of the title “service-doer,” and so many people have a heart of loving me because of the title “the people.” No one should deceive me; my eyes search everything! Who among you is willing to accept and completely obey? But for the fire of the salute of the kingdom, could you really “obey” to the end? I have long preordained as to what men can do, what men can think, and to what extent men can go.
Most people are receiving my burning in the light of my presence, and most people are catching up fast with the encouragement by me. When satan’s forces attack my people, I come to stop them; when satan’s schemes try to destroy my people’s life, I disperse it thoroughly, causing it to never return. On earth, at no time are all sorts of evil spirits not looking for a place to rest, and at no time are they not seeking for the corpses of those who can be devoured. My people! You will surely be under my care and keeping. Do not indulge yourselves! Do not act arbitrarily! You should offer your faithfulness in my family, for only faithfulness can counter the devils’ schemes. Never act as before when you acted one way to my face and another behind my back. If so, you are beyond salvation. Haven’t I spoken many such words? Just because men refuse to mend their old nature despite repeated admonitions, I have to remind them time after time. Do not get bored! What I say is completely for your destiny! The place satan wants is just the dirty and filthy place. The more one is irredeemable and the more he is wild and unrestrained, the more chances all kinds of unclean spirits will have to step in. If it comes to that, all your faithfulness will become vain talk, being utterly unrealistic, and your “resolutions” will be devoured by unclean spirits and become “disobedience” and become satan’s “schemes” to disrupt my work, so that you will be struck down by me anywhere and at any time. Men, unaware of the seriousness of this matter, all just turn a deaf ear to my word, being not prudent at all. I do not remember what you did in the past; however, are you still waiting for me to tolerate you by “not remembering” another time? Although men resist me, I take no account of it, because they are too small in stature. So, I do not make very high requirements of them, but just require them not to indulge themselves but to be restricted. Can’t you even meet such a requirement? Most people are waiting for me to disclose more mysteries, so that they can “glut their eyes.” However, even if you can understand all the heavenly mysteries, what then? Can it increase your love for me? Can it arouse your love for me? I do not underestimate men or draw a conclusion on them rashly. If it were not men’s actual situation, I would by no means clap it casually on their head as a crown. Just think back to the past: How many times have I smeared you? How many times have I underestimated you? How many times have I not searched you according to your actual situation? How many times has my speaking not made you utterly convinced? How many times have I not spoken touching your heartstrings? Who among you does not tremble with fear when reading my words, fearful of being cast by me into the bottomless pit? Who does not suffer trials in my words? There is authority in my words, but I do not judge men at will. Instead, it is because of men’s actual situation that I continuously reveal to them the meaning of the words. Actually, who can know my almightiness in the words? Who can receive the things of pure gold in my words? I have spoken many words, but who has ever treasured them?
March 3, 1992