Men all fall in my light and then stand up because of my salvation. When I carry out my salvation in the entire universe, men all try every possible way to throw themselves into my stream of recovery, yet so many of them have been carried away by this rapid stream of recovery, never to be seen; so many have been swamped and submerged by the swift water; still so many have stood firm in the stream without being disoriented, thus flowing to this day along the rapids. I go forward together with men, but they still have never known me, only knowing my outward dress but not the riches hidden within me. Although I supply men every day and give them every day, they are always unable to sincerely accept, nor can they receive from me all the riches given by me. I have thoroughly fathomed men’s corruptions. With me, men’s inner world is like the bright moon in water. I do not fool men or deal with them perfunctorily, yet they cannot be responsible for themselves, so the whole mankind has been fallen to this day without being able to get free from it. Miserable, poor mankind! Why is it that you love me but cannot follow the Spirit’s will? Have I not made myself known to mankind yet? Have men never seen my face? Is the mercy I show to mankind too little? Disobedient ones among all mankind! They are bound to perish under my feet, bound to disappear in my chastisement, and bound to be rejected from mankind on the day when my work is crowned with success, so that the whole mankind will know their ugly image. Men can hardly see my face or hear my voice, because the whole world is too turbid and is too noisy, with the result that they do not feel like seeking my face or touching my heart. Isn’t men’s corruption caused by this? Isn’t men’s deficiency caused by this? The whole mankind has always been in my supply. If it were not so and if it were not for my mercy, who could live to this day? I am incomparably rich, yet all the disasters are also in my hand. Who can escape from the disasters at any time? Can men’s prayer make it? Can men’s inner weeping make it? Men have never prayed to me in sincerity, so, not a single one among the whole mankind has ever been living in the true light all his life, but they have only been living in the light that is now hidden and now visible, which results in mankind’s deficiency of today.
All men are rubbing their fists and wiping their palms to work energetically for me, so as to obtain something from me. Therefore, according to their mind, I give them the promises, thus arousing their true love. Is it men’s true love that has given them strength? Is it men’s faithfulness to me that has moved my Spirit in heaven? Not a bit of men’s doings has ever moved “Heaven.” If I treat men according to their doings, the whole mankind will live in my chastisement. I have seen so many people are all tears and have seen so many people hold up their “heart” in exchange for the riches in me. So “godly” as they are, I do not casually give to them all that I have because of their “whims,” for they have never been willing to be consecrated before me. All men’s mask has long been peeled off by me right off and thrown into the lake of fire. Therefore, their so-called “faithfulness” and “petition” have never stood firm before me. Men are just like the white clouds in the sky, and when the wind roars, they dread the vastness of its power and so hasten to go with it, for fear that they should be “struck down” because of their “disobedience.” Isn’t this just men’s ugly face? Isn’t this just their so-called “obedience”? Isn’t this their “true affection” and insincerity? So many people are not convinced of all the sayings from my mouth and so many people do not accept my comments about them, so they manifest rebellion in speaking and doing things. Is what I speak in discord with “men’s old nature”? Do I not make a proper definition for men according to the “law of nature”? Men do not obey me in sincerity. If they sought me in sincerity, I would not need to speak so many words. Men are all cheap contemptible wretches, and I have to force them to go forward with chastisement. Otherwise, even if the promises given to them are enough for them to appreciate, how could their heart be touched? Over so many years, men have been living in bitter struggles. It can be said that they have been living in disappointment. So, they have been ground down to be dispirited and exhausted. Therefore, they do not merrily accept the riches I give them, with the result that today, all men are still unable to accept from me all the sweetness in the spirit, but just keep the poverty in wait for the last day.
So many people want to love me sincerely, but because their “heart” does not belong to themselves, they cannot make it in spite of themselves; so many people sincerely love me in the trials given by me, but they can never touch my true existence, and they just love me in emptiness and cannot love me because of my true existence; so many people put their heart before me without paying any attention to it, with the result that it is snatched by satan using the chance, and then they go from me; so many people come to love me in sincerity when my words supply them, yet they do not treasure my words in the spirit but employ them in a careless way as public property and then throw them back any time. Men all seek me in sufferings, look to me in trials, enjoy me in peaceful times, deny me in dangerous situations, forget me when busy, and treat me perfunctorily at leisure. However, not a single one has ever loved me all his life. I am willing that men all should be serious before me. And I do not require them to give me anything, but just require them all to take me seriously, not to deceive me but let me gain their sincerity. Among all men permeate my inspiration and enlightenment and permeate my painstaking care and price. However, among all men also permeate the “true facts” of their doings and permeates their deceit upon me. It seems as if men have brought the “deceitful elements” from their mothers’ womb. It seems as if they were born with a special “deception,” and they have never given themselves away and no one has ever seen through the exact source of the “deception.” So, men all live in the spontaneous deceit; it seems that they all forgive themselves, thinking it is not that they are willing to deceive me but that it is “God’s arrangement.” Isn’t this just the source of men’s deceiving me? Isn’t this just men’s scheme? I have never lost my bearings because of men’s fair words, for I have long fathomed their essence. In their blood there are countless unclean elements, and in their bone marrow there are innumerable satanic poisons. After a long-time accumulation, they have been used to them, not feeling satan’s affliction. So, no one has the desire to inquire about “the ways to live in good health.”
When men stay away from me and when men tempt me, I hide from them in the cloud and mist, so they cannot find my figure and just live under the hand of evil ones, being ordered about by them. When men draw near to me, I appear to them rather than hide my face from them. At this time, what they see is my kindly countenance and amiable face. And they see the light at once and unconsciously have a love for me, immediately feeling incomparably sweet in their heart, wondering why they should not know there exists me in the universe. They feel more deeply my loveliness and my preciousness. So, they are not willing to leave me again but take me as the light for their existence; being fearful that I should leave, they hold me tight in their arms. I am not moved because of their zealousness but show “mercy” to them because of their love. At this point, they live in my trials all at once, with my countenance disappearing in their heart. And they immediately feel the emptiness of living and so intend to escape. Men’s heart is revealed at this moment. They do not “embrace” me because of my disposition but ask me to protect them because of my love. However, when my “love” launches a counterattack against them, they immediately change their resolution and tear up the “covenant” that has been made, escaping from my judgment, unwilling to see my kindly countenance again, thus changing their view on me, saying that I have never saved them. Is the true love just the mere mercy? Can it be that men’s love for me only exists when they live under the shining of my light? Looking back to yesterday and living in today, haven’t men always been in such a condition? Will you still be so tomorrow? What I want is men’s thirsty heart deep within, not their heart to satisfy outside.
March 21, 1992