Question 4: I have read the word of Almighty God, “Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh” This piece is so good and practical. And it’s very important. Why do we need salvation from the God incarnate? This is the truth that most people need to understand urgently. Please fellowship more about it with us.
Answer: This piece of God’s word “Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh” has revealed to us the significance of God’s incarnation in order to save corrupt mankind. Let’s read Almighty God’s words.
“It is precisely because Satan has corrupted the flesh of man, and man is the one who God intends to save, that God must assume the flesh to do battle with Satan and to personally shepherd man. Only this is beneficial to His work” (“Restoring the Normal Life of Man and Taking Him to a Wonderful Destination” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
“The flesh of man has been corrupted by Satan, and most deeply blinded, and profoundly harmed. The most fundamental reason why God works personally in the flesh is because the object of His salvation is man, who is of the flesh, and because Satan also uses the flesh of man to disturb the work of God. The battle with Satan is actually the work of conquering man, and at the same time, man is also the object of God’s salvation. In this way, the work of God incarnate is essential. Satan corrupted the flesh of man, and man became the embodiment of Satan, and became the object to be defeated by God. In this way, the work of doing battle with Satan and saving mankind occurs on earth, and God must become human in order to do battle with Satan. This is work of the utmost practicality” (“Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
“The flesh of man has been most profoundly corrupted, and it has become something which opposes God, which even openly opposes and denies the existence of God. This corrupt flesh is simply too intractable, and nothing is more difficult to deal with or change than the corrupt disposition of the flesh. Satan comes into the flesh of man to stir up disturbance, and uses the flesh of man to disturb the work of God, and impair the plan of God, and thus man has become Satan, and the enemy of God. For man to be saved, he must first be conquered. It is because of this that God rises to the challenge and comes into the flesh to do the work He intends to do, and do battle with Satan. His aim is the salvation of mankind, who has been corrupted, and the defeat and annihilation of Satan, which rebels against Him. He defeats Satan through His work of conquering man, and simultaneously saves corrupt mankind. Thus, God solves two problems at once” (“Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
“When God is working in the flesh, He is actually doing battle with Satan in the flesh. When He works in the flesh, He is doing His work in the spiritual realm, and makes the whole of His work in the spiritual realm real on earth. The one who is conquered is man, who is disobedient to Him, the one who is defeated is the embodiment of Satan (of course, this is also man), who is in enmity of Him, and the one who is ultimately saved is also man. In this way, it is even more necessary for Him to become a man who has the outer shell of a creature, so that He is able to do real battle with Satan, conquering man, who is disobedient to Him and possessed of the same outer shell as Him, and saving man, who is of the same outer shell as Him and has been harmed by Satan. His enemy is man, the object of His conquest is man, and the object of His salvation is man, who was created by Him. So He must become man, and in this way, His work becomes much easier. He is able to defeat Satan and conquer mankind, and, moreover, is able to save mankind” (“Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
From Almighty God’s words, we realize why corrupt mankind has to be saved by God incarnate. It’s because man’s flesh has been deceived and corrupted by Satan. All of mankind lives under Satan’s domain, ignorant of good and evil, beauty and ugliness. They don’t know what are negative things and what are positive things, and all live by Satan’s philosophy, Satan’s principles, and Satan’s nature. They’re arrogant, conceited, and egoistic. They behave wildly and do what they want. They are even unaware of that they have entirely become the embodiment of Satan, and the scums who follow Satan and resist God. God is the Creator. Only God knows everything about man’s essence. God knows best how deeply corrupted they are. So only God can expose and dissect man’s satanic nature and corrupt disposition, and tell man exactly how to live and how to be a human. He can thoroughly conquer, purify, and save man. No one else can see through man’s corrupt substance except God. Moreover, they can’t give them the truth about being a man. Therefore, in order to thoroughly save the deeply corrupted mankind from Satan’s hand, God must be incarnated to personally express the truth and His disposition, and He will tell them all the truths that they must possess. They’ll understand the truth and finally know God, and see through Satan’s schemes and all of its fallacies and heresies, so that they can rebel against and reject Satan, and turn to God completely. Besides, God’s work of incarnation is truly a revelation to everyone. People are arrogant and conceited, submissive to no one. When God is incarnated to express the truth, they’ll have all manner of notions, put up a resistance, and even start a battle. The fact of corrupt mankind resisting and betraying God is completely revealed. God will carry out His judgment of man according to their expressions of corruptions and their nature and substance. This is beneficial to God’s conquering, perfecting, and saving man. Man is gradually conquered and then purified in the judgment of God’s word. Once man is completely conquered, they will begin to be obedient to God incarnate. They will accept and obey God’s judgment and chastisement, experience His work and make a resolution to pursue the truth, no longer living by Satan’s philosophies and rules. When they live completely by God’s word, that means God’s defeated Satan thoroughly. Corrupt mankind then becomes God’s spoils of war with Satan. That is, God has taken mankind back from Satan’s hand. Only the work of God incarnate can produce such results. God saving man through incarnation is a necessity for everyone. So only the incarnate God can thoroughly conquer and save man. If He used man, then redeeming and saving man would simply never work out.
Corrupt mankind needs to be judged and purified by God incarnate face to face in order to be saved. If corrupt mankind only believes in the God in heaven, only know empty theories and speak letters and doctrines in the religious world, they will never know God, and will never be saved by God. Only if God is incarnated to personally work among man, and express the truth according to man’s expressions of corruptions and the substance of his nature, can man be purified and saved. God’s incarnation is indeed the greatest necessity for corrupt mankind. During contact between the incarnate God and man, God can be made known and understood by man face to face. Those who truly pursue the truth by accepting judgment and purification from Christ of the last days will naturally learn the lesson of obeying God, and generate love for God. They will be saved from Satan’s influence thoroughly by God. Isn’t this the best way for God to save and perfect man? Because God has become flesh, mankind now has the chance to be face to face with God to experience His practical work, to be supplied with God’s accurate words and be directly shepherded and watered by God. Gradually mankind will start to rely on God, obey God, and truly love God. If God didn’t become flesh to do the work of saving mankind, then there wouldn’t be such practical results. Just as Almighty God says, “The best thing about His work in the flesh is that He can leave accurate words and exhortations, and His accurate will for mankind to those who follow Him, so that afterward His followers can more accurately and more concretely pass on all of His work in the flesh and His will for the whole of mankind to those who accept this way. Only the work of God in the flesh among man truly accomplishes the fact of God’s being and living together with man. Only this work fulfills man’s desire to behold the face of God, witness the work of God, and hear the personal word of God” (“Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). “The work that is of greatest value to corrupt man is that which provides accurate words, clear goals to pursue, and which can be seen and touched. Only realistic work and timely guidance are suited to man’s tastes, and only real work can save man from his corrupt and depraved disposition. This can only be achieved by the incarnate God; only the incarnate God can save man from his formerly corrupt and depraved disposition” (“Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). “Therefore, corrupt mankind is more in need of the salvation of the incarnate God, and is more in need of the direct work of the incarnate God. Mankind needs the incarnate God to shepherd him, support him, water him, feed him, judge and chastise him, and he needs more grace and greater redemption from the incarnate God. Only God in the flesh can be the confidant of man, the shepherd of man, the very present help of man, and all of this is the necessity of incarnation today and in times past” (“Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
When God becomes flesh to save corrupted man, He can tell them clearly in their language God’s requirements for them, His disposition, His will, and what God has and is. Without groping and seeking, man can understand God’s will accurately, know God’s requirements and the ways to practice. Meanwhile, they can understand and know God practically. Just as in the Age of Grace, Peter asked the Lord Jesus, “Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?” The Lord Jesus told Peter plainly, “I say not to you, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven” (cf. Matthew 18:21-22). Here we know, the incarnate Lord Jesus could sustain and feed man anytime, anywhere, and give them the most practical and definite provisions. In the last days, Almighty God is incarnated and comes among man. Directed at man’s actual states, He expresses the truth, God’s disposition, and what God has and is to supply and sustain man. He points out man’s deviations and the mistakes in their beliefs. He tells man God’s will and requirements and gives man the most practical and accurate supply for sustaining life. For example, when we rebel against God, and display resistance against Him unknowingly, God’s words directly expose us and judge us, making us see our satanic nature of hostility against God. When we follow God with the intention of being blessed, and believe it’s the right thing to do, God exposes us in light with what we lack and tells us the right viewpoint on believing in God. When we misunderstand God while experiencing His judgment, God’s word tells us His earnest intention of how He saves and judges us, and dispels our misunderstandings against Him. All God’s chosen people deeply understand God incarnate is the explicit presence that helps and supplies us all. We’ll never need to grope or seek anywhere else. We only need to read Almighty God’s word more, and then we’ll receive God’s practical feeding and watering. Within God’s word, we gain some true knowledge of God’s will, God’s disposition, and what God has and is. Only then, can we know how to pursue to live out a real life, to see through all of Satan’s schemes and see clearly the fact that we’ve been extremely corrupted by Satan. Then we are gradually delivered from sin and the dark influence of Satan. Our life disposition gets changed. We walk on the right path of life and live out the reality of the truth. The results of these are made by God incarnate.
God becomes flesh to work and speak so that man gains the most practical provision and feeding. Though man has notions about God incarnate doing the work of judgment, God brings them the way of life and eternal salvation, and becomes their inseparable reliance.
Almighty God says, “There is no way to imagine or measure the work He does in the flesh, for His flesh is unlike that of any fleshly man; although the outer shell is identical, the substance is not the same. His flesh produces many conceptions among man about God, yet His flesh can also allow man to acquire much knowledge, and can even conquer any man possessed of a similar outer shell. For He is not merely a man, but is God with the outer shell of a man, and none can completely fathom or understand Him” (“Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
“It is because of the work of God incarnate that God becomes a flesh who has a tangible form, and who can be seen and touched by man. He is not a formless Spirit, but a flesh that can be contacted and seen by man. However, most of the Gods people believe in are fleshless deities that are formless, which are also of a free form. In this way, the incarnate God has become the enemy of most of those who believe in God, and those who cannot accept the fact of God’s incarnation have, similarly, become the adversaries of God. … Though most people have become the enemies of God because of this flesh, when He concludes His work, those who are against Him will not only cease to be His enemies, but on the contrary will become His witnesses. They will become the witnesses that have been conquered by Him, witnesses that are compatible with Him and inseparable from Him. He shall cause man to know the importance of His work in the flesh to man, and man shall know the importance of this flesh to the meaning of man’s existence, shall know His real value to the growth of man’s life, and, moreover, shall know that this flesh will become a living fountain of life from which man cannot bear to part” (“Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
God becomes flesh in the last days to save and perfect man. Although He’s just an ordinary Son of man, with no incredible traits, no lofty or great image, and no wonders He has done, and all mankind has many notions about Christ, denies Him, and resists Him, the truth that Christ expresses and the judgment work He does allow man to acquire the supply of God’s word and the truth and fully see God’s appearance. Although we haven’t seen the real person of God, we’ve seen God’s inherent disposition and His holy substance. So it’s like we’ve seen His real person and seen God living among us, true and real. And we truly feel that we have been raptured before His throne. We experience God’s work face to face, enjoy the supply of the living water from the throne, and so have true reliance, obedience and love toward God. Through experiencing God’s work of judgment in the last days, we truly realize that Christ of the last days is the greatest salvation to mankind and the only way for man to know God and gain the approval of God. The salvation brought by Christ of the last days to man is immeasurable.
Almighty God’s says, “This time, God comes to do work not in a spiritual body but in a very ordinary one. Not only is it the body of God’s second incarnation, but also the body in which God returns. It is a very ordinary flesh. In Him, you cannot see anything that is different from others, but you can receive from Him the truths you have never heard before. This insignificant flesh is the embodiment of all the words of truth from God, that which undertakes God’s work in the last days, and an expression of the whole of God’s disposition for man to come to know. Did you not desire greatly to see the God in heaven? Did you not desire greatly to understand the God in heaven? Did you not desire greatly to see the destination of mankind? He will tell you all these secrets that no one can ever tell you, and He will even tell you of the truths that you do not understand. He is your gate into the kingdom, and your guide into the new age. … The work of God in the last days is to allow man to see the God in heaven live among men on earth, and to enable man to come to know, obey, revere, and love God. This is why He has returned to flesh for a second time. Though what man sees this day is a God that is the same as man, a God with a nose and two eyes, and an unremarkable God, in the end God will show you that without the existence of this man, the heaven and earth will undergo a tremendous change; without the existence of this man, the heaven will grow dim, the earth will become chaos, and all mankind will live in famine and plagues. He will show you that without the salvation of God incarnate in the last days, then God would have long ago destroyed all mankind in hell; without the existence of this flesh, then you would forever be chief of sinners and corpses evermore. You should know that without the existence of this flesh, all mankind would face an inevitable calamity and find it difficult to escape God’s more severe punishment of mankind in the last days. Without the birth of this ordinary flesh, you would all be in a state where neither life nor death will come no matter how you seek it; without the existence of this flesh, then this day you would not be able to receive the truth and come before the throne of God. Rather, you would be punished by God because of your grievous sins. Do you know? If not for the return of God to the flesh, none would have a chance at salvation; and if not for the coming of this flesh, God would have long ago ended the age of old. As such, can you still reject the second incarnation of God? Since you can so greatly profit from this ordinary man, then why would you not accept Him readily?” (“Do You Know? God Has Done a Great Thing Among Men” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
“All you have this day is because of this flesh. It is because God lives in the flesh that you have the chance to live. All this good fortune has been gained because of this ordinary man. Not only this, but in the end every nation shall worship this ordinary man, as well as give thanks to and obey this insignificant man. Because it is He who has brought the truth, the life, and the way to save all mankind, ease the conflict between God and man, bring God and man closer together, and communicate thoughts between God and man. It is also He who has brought even greater glory to God. Is not an ordinary man such as this worthy of your trust and adoration? Is such an ordinary flesh not fit to be called Christ? Can such an ordinary man not be the expression of God among men? Is not such a man who helps mankind be spared disaster worthy of your love and for you to hold? If you reject the truths uttered from His mouth and also detest His existence among you, then what will be your fate?” (“Do You Know? God Has Done a Great Thing Among Men” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
“Without the work of Jesus, mankind could not have come down from the cross, but without the incarnation this day, those who come down from the cross could never be commended by God or enter into the new age. Without the coming of this ordinary man, then you would never have the opportunity or be eligible to see the true countenance of God, for you are all ones that should have long ago been destroyed. Because of the coming of the second incarnation of God, God has forgiven you and shown you mercy. Regardless, the words I must leave you with in the end are still these: This ordinary man, who is God incarnate, is of vital importance to you. This is the great thing that God has already done among men” (“Do You Know? God Has Done a Great Thing Among Men” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
from the movie script of The Mystery of Godliness