When the lightning comes forth from the east, it is just the time I begin to utter my voice and speak. When the lightning flashes out, the entire universe is lit up, and all the stars are changed. It seems as if all mankind are cleared up. Lit by this light beam from the east, all men are completely unmasked with their eyes blurred, not knowing what to do, much less knowing how to cover their ugly face. And like animals, they flee into caves from my light to take refuge. However, there has been nothing that can escape from my light. All men are shocked, all men are waiting, all men are watching, all men are thankful for their birthday because of the coming of my light, and all men are cursing their birthday. Their ambivalence is hard to express, and their tears of self- reproach gush out to become a river and are carried away by the rapids, not to be seen in a moment. My day has once again drawn near to all mankind and has once again aroused mankind, so that mankind has another new starting point. My heart is undulating. Along with my heart, mountains are leaping with joy in rhythm. Waters are dancing merrily, the waves lapping against the rocks. My heart is hard to express. I will get all the unclean things reduced to ashes in my eyes, and I will get all the sons of disobedience to disappear before my eyes and never remain. Not only have I had a new start in the place where the great red dragon dwells, but even more I have carried out a new work in the entire universe. Before long, the kingdom of earth will become my kingdom, and the kingdom of earth will no longer exist due to my kingdom, because I have overcome and I have returned in triumph. The great red dragon uses every means to wreck my plan, attempting to exterminate my work on earth; however, will I be frustrated because of its schemes? Will I be so frightened as to lose confidence by its threat? In the heavens and the earth, there is nothing not in the control of my hand. How much more so the great red dragon, a setoff? Isn’t it also manipulated by me in my hand?
When I am incarnated and come to the world, men have all unconsciously come to this day under my leading and have all unconsciously known me. But as to how to walk the future journey, no one knows or is clear about it, much less does anyone know where the future way goes. Only under the care of the Almighty can men walk to the end of the way. Only under the guidance of the Eastern Lightning can men step into the gate of my kingdom. Among men, no one has ever seen my face, and no one has ever seen the lightning of the east. How much less the utterance from the throne? Actually, not a single man has ever directly contacted my being since ancient times. Only today when I come to the world do men have an opportunity to see me. However, up to now men still do not know me, just as they only see my face and hear my voice but do not understand my will. All men are like this. As a member of the people, don’t you feel very proud of seeing my face? Don’t you feel ashamed of not knowing me? I walk among men and live among men, because my purpose of being incarnated and coming to the world is not only limited to letting men see my flesh, but more importantly, is to let men know me, and I will condemn men through my incarnated flesh and defeat the great red dragon and destroy its nest through my incarnated flesh.
Although men on earth are as many as stars, I know them like the back of my hand. And although those who “love” me are as many as the sand of the sea, those chosen by me are not many, and they are just the pursuers of light other than those who “love” me. I do not overestimate men, nor do I underestimate them; rather, I make requirements of them according to their attributes. So, the ones I want are those who truly seek me, so as to achieve the purpose of my choosing men. In mountains there are countless beasts, yet they are docile like sheep before me; in seas there are mysteries of the sea unsearchable to men, yet they, like all things on earth, are all manifest to me; in the universe there are realms beyond men’s reach, yet I travel everywhere in the realms that men cannot reach. Men have never known me in the light, but have seen me in the dark world. Aren’t you just in such a situation today? It was when the great red dragon was mad and arbitrary to the peak that I began to do my work formally in the flesh, and it was when the great red dragon showed its true image the first time that I testified my name. When I walked on the path in the world, not a single thing or man was roused. So, when I was incarnated and came to the world, no one knew it. However, when I began to work in the incarnated flesh, men were wakened and were roused from dreams by my deafening utterance. Only since then have they begun the life under my leading. Among the people, I have once again started a new work. Since I say that my work on earth has not ended yet, it clearly shows that the people mentioned are not the ones I need in my heart, but I will still select some from them. It clearly shows that I not only aim to let the people know the incarnated God but also to purify all the people. Because of the sternness of my administrative decrees, most people are still in danger of being eliminated by me. If they do not try their best to deal with themselves and discipline their body, then they will surely become the ones detested and rejected by me and thus be cast into hell, just as Paul is directly chastised in my hand, being unable to get released. Have you touched anything from my word? I will still cleanse the church and go on purifying the ones I need, because I am the perfectly holy and spotless God Godself. I will make my temple not only colorful and splendid, but even more spotlessly clean, not only having its exterior, but even more having its interior. You each should recollect before me your past doings, thinking whether you will make a resolution today to fully satisfy my heart.
Not only do men not know the me in the flesh, but they even less understand the themselves living in the flesh. Over so many years, men have been cheating me and considering me as a visitor outside the door. For many times they have shut the “door” on me; for many times they have stood before me but ignored me; for many times they have rejected me among men; for many times they have denied me before devils; for many times they have attacked me by disputing with each other. But I do not remember men’s “weaknesses,” or return a tooth for a tooth because of their disobedience. I just give them good medicine for their sickness, to cure their incurable sickness, so that they will be recovered and thus know me. Isn’t everything I do for men’s existence? Doesn’t it give them chances to live? I have come to the world for many times; however, men do not take notice of me because I personally come to the world, and they just do their own business and look for their own way out. Don’t they know all the ways in the world come from my hand? Don’t they know all matters in the world are in my arrangement? Who among you dare have a complaining heart? Who dare make judgments rashly? I just do my work quietly among men. If I, when being incarnated, did not care for men’s weaknesses, then all men would have their soul and body parted because of the matter of my being incarnated and thus fall into Hades. It is because of my humbleness and hiddenness that men are spared from the disaster and luckily escape from my chastisement so that they can live to this day. Shouldn’t you better value tomorrow because today has not come easily?
March 8, 1992