The work of the Holy Spirit is becoming new from day to day and is uplifted from step to step, tomorrow’s revelation being higher than today’s, and it always goes upward step by step. God perfects people just by working this way. If one cannot keep up, he may be eliminated at any time. If he does not have an obedient heart, he will not be able to follow to the end. The old age has passed, and now is a new age. In the new age, God will do new work. Especially in the last age when God is to perfect people, he will do newer work faster. So, if one does not have a mind to obey, it will be difficult for him to follow God’s footsteps. God does not keep regulations nor take any step of his work as a never-changing work; rather, he constantly does newer and higher work. His work becomes more and more practical from step to step, and the more it is done, the more it is in accordance with people’s actual needs. Only by experiencing such work can people be transformed in their disposition in the end. People’s knowledge of life becomes higher and higher, so the work God does becomes higher and higher. Only in this way can people be perfected and be fit for God’s use. God works in this way, on the one hand, to counter people’s notions and correct their notions, and on the other hand, to lead them into a higher and more practical state and into the highest realm of belief in God, so that his will can be fulfilled in the end. Those who are disobedient by nature and resist intentionally will all be eliminated by this stage of fast and powerful work. Only those who have a mind to obey and are willing to “humble” themselves can walk to the end. In such work, you all should learn to obey and learn to drop your notions and should be cautious in taking each step. If you are careless, you will surely become ones who are detested and rejected by the Holy Spirit and ones who disrupt God’s work. Before people experienced this stage of work, their old regulations and rules were simply too many to count, so that they all were carried away and puffed up by them. These are all hindrances to their accepting the new work and are all enemies of their knowing God. If one does not have an obedient heart and does not have a heart that hungers for the truth, he is in danger. If you only obey simple works and words but cannot accept the deeper ones, then you are a conservative person and cannot keep up with the pace of the Holy Spirit’s working. God does different work in each age. If you obey the work of this period properly but do not obey the work of the next period properly or cannot obey it, then God will forsake you. When God walks up this step, you keep up; when he walks up the next step, you still have to keep up. Only thus are you one who obeys the Holy Spirit. Since you believe in God, you should obey all the time. It should not be that you obey when you are happy and disobey when you are not happy. Such obedience is not approved by God. If I fellowship about a new work yet you cannot keep up and still hold on to the former teaching, then can your life grow? In doing his work, God supplies you by the word. If you obey and accept it, the Holy Spirit will surely work on you. The Holy Spirit will do as I say. If you do according to what I say, the Holy Spirit will immediately work on you. I release the new light for you to see and lead all of you into the present light. If you enter into the present light, the Holy Spirit will immediately work on you. Some people are not convinced, saying, “I will not practice according to what you say.” Then I say that now you have no way to go and dry up and have no life. Therefore, in experiencing the transformation of disposition, it is most crucial to keep up with the present light. The Holy Spirit works not only on some men used by God but even more in the church. You do not know on whom he will work. In this period, he may work on you and you experience it. In the next period, he may work on someone else, and you should follow immediately. The more you follow the present light, the more your life will grow. Whoever he is, as long as it is what the Holy Spirit does, you should follow and practically experience his experience in yours, and you will then gain higher things. Practicing this way, you will grow faster. This is a way for people to be perfected and a path for them to grow in life. It is by obeying the working of the Holy Spirit that you can get on the way of being perfected. You do not know through what kind of people God will perfect you or through what kind of people, matters, or things he will let you gain or see something. If you can step onto this right track, it means that you stand a good chance of being perfected by God. If you cannot get on this way, it means that your future is dark and bleak. If you step onto this right track, you will be able to receive revelation in everything. No matter what the Holy Spirit reveals to any other person, if you experience according to his knowledge, it will become your life, and you will be able to supply others because of this experience. Those who supply people by repeating others’ words are ones who have no experience. You should learn to find ways of practice under the enlightenment and inspiration of others and then communicate your own practical experience and knowledge. This will be more helpful to your life. You just experience in this way, obeying everything from God and knowing how to seek God’s will in everything and how to learn lessons in everything, so that your life can grow. Practicing this way, you will grow fastest.
The Holy Spirit will inspire you through your practical experience and perfect you through your faith. Are you really willing to be perfected? If you are really willing to be perfected by God, you will have the courage to forsake your flesh, and you will be able to practice God’s word, being not passive or weak, obey everything from God, and bring before God everything you do, whether it is done to others’ faces or behind their backs. Be an honest person and practice the truth in everything, and you will be one to be perfected. Those crafty people who act one way to others’ faces and another behind their backs are all ones who are not willing to be perfected and are all sons of perdition or sons of destruction, and they belong to satan, not to God. The ones chosen by God are not such people! If you cannot bring your doings before God and have them searched by God’s Spirit, it means that there is something wrong with you. You should accept God’s judgment and chastisement and pay attention to the transformation of your disposition. Only in this way can you get on the way of being perfected. If you are really willing to be perfected by God and to carry out God’s will, you should obey all God’s work, make no complaint, pass no judgment on God’s work at will, and make no conclusion about God’s work at will. These are the conditions one should at least have to be perfected by God. The condition that one who pursues to be perfected by God must have is: to do everything with a heart of loving God. What does it mean to do everything with a heart of loving God? It means that you can bring your doings before God. As your intents are right, no matter whether you have done them rightly or wrongly, you dare to lay them bare to let God see and let the brothers and sisters see and dare to swear to God. Your every intent and every thought and idea should be brought before God to let God examine. If you practice and enter into this, your life will grow fast.
Since you believe in God, you should believe in all his words and all his works. That is to say, since you believe in God, you should obey God. If you cannot do this, there is no difference whether you believe or not. If you have believed in God for many years yet never obey God or accept all God’s words but ask God to obey you and to work according to your notions, then you are a most disobedient person and an unbelieving one. How can such a person obey God’s works and words that do not fit man’s notions? The most disobedient person is one who intentionally disobeys God and resists God. This is God’s enemy and is an antichrist. He always takes a hostile attitude toward God’s new work, never has any intention to obey, and never willingly obeys or humbles himself. Before others he is most self-important and never obeys anyone. Before God he considers himself to be one most capable of preaching “sermons” and one most capable of working on others. He never gives up his original treasure but takes it as his heirloom to worship and to preach to others, thereby lecturing those fools who adore him. There are indeed some people of this kind in the church. It can be said that these people are “a family of mighty and unyielding heroes,” who live in God’s family from generation to generation. They take preaching “sermons” (doctrines) as their highest duty, and year after year and generation after generation, they have been strictly carrying out their sacred and inviolable duty. No one dares to touch them, and no one dares to openly rebuke them. They become “emperors” in God’s family and act domineeringly in every age. This gang of devils attempt to join hands to demolish my work. How can I allow such living devils to exist before my eyes? Those who only half obey cannot walk to the end; how much less this gang of local tyrants that do not have any intention to obey at all? God’s work cannot be easily gained by people. Even if they exert all their strength, they can only gain part of it and thus be perfected in the end. How much less the descendants of the archangel that attempt to damage God’s work? Won’t they even more have no hope of being gained by God? The purpose of my coming to do the conquering work is not just to conquer for the sake of conquering, but to conquer for revealing righteousness and unrighteousness, for having the evidence to punish people, for condemning the wicked, and even more for perfecting those who have a mind to obey. In the end, all people will be divided into their kinds. Those who are perfected will be full of obedience in their mind and thought. This is the work that will be accomplished in the end. Those who are full of disobedient acts, however, will be punished and fall into the consuming fire and become the eternally cursed ones. By that time, these people of “the family of great and mighty and unyielding heroes” throughout the generations will become the most debased and snubbed “family of weak and powerless cowards.” Only in this way can all God’s righteousness be revealed and can God’s disposition that does not tolerate man’s offense be revealed. And only in this way will my rankling hatred be slaked. Don’t you think doing so is very just?
Not everyone who experiences the work of the Holy Spirit can gain life, and not everyone in this stream can gain life. Life is not a product to be shared by everyone, and the transformation of disposition is not something everyone can easily attain. Obeying God’s work is embodied by having reality and having living out. It is not that one can be approved by God by obeying outwardly, nor is it that he can be after God’s heart by only “obeying” the surface of God’s word yet not pursuing the transformation of his disposition. To obey God and to obey God’s work mean the same thing. If a person is one who only obeys God but does not obey God’s work, he cannot be called an obedient person; if he is one who does not obey sincerely but flatters outwardly, much less can he be called an obedient person. All those who sincerely obey can gain something in the work, and they can know God’s disposition and know God’s work. Only such people are the ones who sincerely obey God. All such people can gain new knowledge and new transformation in the new work. Only such people are the ones who are approved, who are perfected, and who are transformed in their disposition. Those who are approved by God are the ones who willingly obey God and are the ones who willingly obey God’s word and work. Only such people are the right ones and are the ones who genuinely want God and the ones who genuinely seek God. Those who say with their mouth that they believe in God but who in substance revile God are the ones who disguise themselves, who have the venom of vipers, and who are most sinister. These evil lots will be stripped of their ugly mask sooner or later. Am I not doing this work now? The wicked will be the wicked and will by no means escape the day of punishment, and the good will be the good. When the work ends, they will all be revealed. No wicked man can be called a righteous man, and no righteous man will be called a wicked man. Could I wrong anyone?
In the course of growing in life, you should always have new entering in, have new seeings and uplifted seeings, and go deeper step by step. This is what everyone should enter into. Through fellowshipping, listening to a message, reading God’s word, or handling a matter, you can have new seeings and new inspirations, do not live in old regulations, never remain in oldness but always live in new light, and never stay away from God’s word; this means that you have entered the right track. If you only pay the price outwardly, it is not enough. God’s words are uplifted day by day and there are new things every day, and you need to have new entering in every day. To what extent God speaks, to that extent he will accomplish. If you cannot keep up, you will fall behind. You should go deeper in prayer, eat and drink God’s word more, receive deeper revelations, have fewer negative things, improve your ability to see things, be able to discern things, and through understanding some things in the spirit, be able to see through outward things and grasp the substance of the problems. If you do not have these, can you lead the church? If you only speak letters and doctrines but do not have reality or ways of practice, you can only get by for some time and manage to preach to the new believers. But after some time when the new believers have practical experiences, you will not be able to supply them. So can you be fit for God’s use? If you have no new inspirations, you cannot work. Those who have no new inspirations are all ones who do not know how to experience. Such people never have new knowledge and never have new experience. In the matter of supplying life, they can never fulfill their function or be fit for God’s use. Such people are good-for-nothings and useless ones. Actually, such people simply cannot fulfill any function in the work and are all good-for-nothings. Not only can they not fulfill their function, but they cause a lot of unnecessary troubles to the church. I advise these old fogies to leave the church immediately lest others see you again. Having no knowledge of the new work and even having numerous notions about it, being unable to fulfill any function in the church but sowing discord and spreading negative words everywhere, and even acting wildly and quarreling and fighting unbridledly in the church, disturbing those who have no discernment so much that they are bewildered and confused, such living devils, such evil spirits, should leave the church right away, lest the church suffer loss because of you. You are not afraid of such work of today; are you also not afraid of the righteous punishment of tomorrow? In the church, there are a large number of freeloaders and many wild wolves that attempt to damage God’s normal work. These things are all devils sent by the head of devils and are all ferocious wolves that attempt to devour the ignorant lambs. If these so-called humans are not expelled, they will become parasites in the church and become moths that greedily feed on the offerings. These despicable, ignorant, base, and low maggots will be punished sooner or later!