Examine whether what you do is doing righteousness and whether your conduct and actions can be searched by God. This is a principle by which a believer in God does things. You will be called righteous for being able to satisfy God and be called righteous for accepting God’s keeping and care. In God’s eyes, all those who accept God’s care, keeping, and perfecting and are gained by God are righteous men and are precious ones. The more you accept God’s present words, the more you will be able to comprehend and understand God’s will, and so the more you will be able to live out God’s words and satisfy God’s requirements. This is God’s commission to you and is what you all should achieve. If you measure God and circumscribe God by notions, as if God were a never-changing clay idol, and completely circumscribe God within the Bible and confine God to the limited works, it proves that you have condemned God. The Jews of the Old Testament age regarded God as an idol with a fixed image in their heart, as if God could only be called Messiah and only the One called Messiah were God, and they all enshrined and worshiped God as a clay idol (which is lifeless), so they crucified the Jesus of that time and sentenced him to death, and the sinless Jesus was condemned to death. God was innocent, but men did not spare God and imposed a death sentence upon him. Thus Jesus was crucified. Men always think that God is unchanging, and they circumscribe God according to the Bible, as if they clearly saw God’s management and they well knew everything God does. Mankind are absurd to the utmost and arrogant to the utmost, and all men are good at talking boastfully. No matter how high your knowledge of God is, I still say that you are a person who does not know God, a person who resists God the most, and a person who condemns God, because you simply do not know how to obey God’s work and walk the way of God’s perfecting man. Why is God never satisfied with what men do? Because men never know God and they have too many notions, and not a bit of their knowledge of God is factual, but all of it is stereotyped and mechanical. Therefore, when God comes to earth today, he is again crucified by men. Cruel mankind! When will you cease from intriguing against each other, vying with each other, scrambling for fame and gain, and fighting against each other? Although God has spoken thousands upon thousands of words, no one has woken up. Everyone is for his family, children, work, future, position, vainglory, money, food, clothing, and flesh. Who is truly for God? Even among those who are for God, hardly anyone knows God. How many are not for their own interests? How many do not suppress and exclude others for the sake of preserving their own position? Therefore, so many times God has been forcedly sentenced to death, and so many cruel judges have condemned God and again crucified God. How many are truly for God and thus can be called righteous men?
Is it so easy for one to be perfected to be a holy one or a righteous man before God? “There is no one righteous in the world, and the righteous are not in the world.” This is a true word. You may come before God and look at your dress and consider your every word and deed, every act and move, and every thought and idea. Even the dreams you have every day are for yourselves. Isn’t this a fact? “Righteousness” does not mean to give alms to others, to love others as yourself, to argue and quarrel with no one, or to rob and steal from no one. Rather, it means to take God’s commission as one’s own responsibility and take obeying God’s manipulation and arrangement as one’s bounden duty at any time and in any place, which is just like all that the Lord Jesus did. This is what God means by righteousness. Lot could be called a righteous man because he rescued the two angels sent by God without caring about his own gain or loss. It can only be said that what he did at that time could be called righteous, but he could not be called a righteous man. Lot saw God, so he gave his two daughters in exchange for the two angels. But not everything he did before signifies righteousness. That is why I say, “There is no one righteous in the world.” Even among the people in this stream of recovery, no one can be called a righteous man. No matter how properly you behave or how greatly you glorify God’s name outwardly, striking and cursing no one and stealing from and robbing no one, you cannot be called righteous, because this is what a normal man can live up to. Now the point is that you do not know God, and it can only be said that you just have some normal humanity now, but you have no element of the righteousness God speaks about. So, what you do does not prove that you know God.
In the past God was in heaven, and men deceived him in doing things. Now God has been among men for so many years, which no one knows, and men are still perfunctory toward him and deceive him in doing things. Isn’t men’s mind too backward? This is like Judas who always lied to and cheated the brothers and sisters before Jesus came. After Jesus came, he remained unchanged and did not know Jesus at all. In the end he betrayed Jesus. Wasn’t it because he did not know God? If today you still do not know God, you will also become a Judas, and as a consequence, the tragedy of Jesus’ crucifixion in the Age of the Grace thousands of years ago will recur. Don’t you believe it? It is true! Now most of you are in such a condition. Maybe I say this a little bit early. Such people are all ones who will play the role of Judas. I am not saying this groundlessly but according to facts. You have but to be convinced. Although many people pretend to be humble outwardly, actually in their heart is a pool of stagnant water, a sewage pit. There are too many such people in the church now. You think I do not know anything about this. Today my Spirit backs me up and testifies for me. Do you think I know nothing about it? Do you think I know nothing about the deceitful schemes in your hearts and the things harbored in your hearts? Can God be deceived so easily? Can you treat him in any way you like? In the past, I was afraid that you would feel restrained, so I released you as much as possible. But you do not appreciate it and take a yard after being given an inch. You may ask each other about this. I have hardly ever dealt with anyone and have not lightly rebuked anyone. But I know people’s intents and notions clearly. Do you think that God Godself whom God testifies is a muddlehead? Then I say that you are too blind. I will not tell you off. I will see to what extent you can become corrupt. Let’s see whether you can be saved by your petty tricks or by loving God wholeheartedly. I will not condemn you now. Let’s see how God will repay you when his time comes. Now I have no time to waste words with you. I do not want to delay my greater work because of you alone. A maggot like you is unworthy for God to take time to deal with. I will see to what extent you can run wild. Such a person does not pursue to know God in the slightest and does not have any love for God, yet wants to be called a righteous man by God. Isn’t it a joke? After all, there are a small number of people who are honest, so I just keep supplying them with life. I will only do well what I ought to do now. In the future, I will repay everyone according to what he has done. I have spoken all I should, for this is the work I do. I only do what I ought to do, and I will not do anything I ought not to do. But I hope that you had better do more examination: How much of your knowledge of God is true? Are you one who crucifies God again? Finally, I say this word: Woe to those who crucify God.