A believer in God should be utterly faithful to God in everything and should be after God’s heart in everything. However, although everyone understands such doctrines, because of their various difficulties, such as, their ignorance, absurdness, or corruption, these most shallow and basic truths for them cannot be fully seen in them. So, before deciding your outcomes, I ought to tell you some things first, which are all vitally important to you. Before I speak about these things, you should first understand such a thing: My words are the truths directed at all mankind and are not specially expressed for a certain person or a certain kind of people. So, you should just receive my words from the standpoint of the truth, and your attitude must be single and sincere. Do not neglect any of my words or any truth I speak. Do not treat any of my words with disdain. I see that you have done a great many things unrelated to the truth in your life. So, I particularly require you all to be the servants of the truth; do not be the slaves of evil and ugliness, and do not trample the truth or defile any corner of God’s house. This is my admonition to you. Next, I will speak about the things I want to:
First, for the sake of your destiny, you should make yourselves approved by God. That is to say, since you acknowledge that you are a member of God’s family, you should make God have trust in you in every aspect and make God satisfied in everything, that is, do things by principles and according to the truth. If you cannot achieve these, you will be one detested and rejected by God and spurned by all people. Once you fall into such a state, you cannot be said to be a member of God’s family. This is what it means to not be approved by God.
Second, you all should know that God likes honest people. God has faithful substance, so what he says is always trustworthy, and what he does, even more, is beyond reproach and beyond doubt. So, he likes those who are absolutely honest with him. To be honest means to give the heart to God, not to play false with him in anything, to be open with him in everything, not to hide the facts, not to be one who cheats those above and deludes those below, and not to do things of merely currying favor with God. In a word, to be honest means to do things and speak without impurity and not to cheat God or cheat others. However, what I am saying is very simple, but it is extremely difficult for you to do. Many people would rather go to hell than speak honest words and do honest things. So, it is no wonder that I deal with these dishonest people differently. Of course, I know very well how difficult it is for you to be an honest person. As you all are very shrewd and very good at gauging the heart of a gentleman by your own mean measure, my work is much simpler. As you all keep your secrets in your heart, well, I will put each one of you into the disasters to receive the “teaching” of fire. After that, you will believe my words “steadyheartedly.” In the end, I will squeeze such a word out of your mouth: “God is a faithful God.” And then you will beat your breasts weeping, “Man’s heart is too crafty.” How will you feel at that time? You will not be so pleased with yourselves as you are now, will you? You will even less be so “unfathomable” as you are now, will you? Some people are well-behaved and especially “honest” before God, but they act wildly before the Spirit. Will you put such ones among the group of honest people? If you are a hypocrite and are a person who is very good at “dealing” with others, I say that you are surely one who fools God. If in your words there are many justifications and useless vindications, I say that you are one who is very unwilling to practice the truth. If you have many privacies and feel it hard to speak them out, and if you are very unwilling to lay open to others your secrets, that is, your difficulties, so as to seek the way of light, I say that you are one who is very hard to be saved and you are one who can hardly come up out of the darkness. If you like very much to seek the way of truth, you are one who always lives in the light. If you are very willing to be a service-doer in God’s family, working in obscurity, laboring diligently, and demanding nothing but only making contributions, I say that you are a faithful saint, because you expect no reward but only seek to be an honest person. If you are willing to be candid, if you are willing to fully spend your whole being, if you can sacrifice your life for God and stand the testimony, and if you are so honest a person that you only know to satisfy God but do not think about yourself or demand anything for yourself, I say that such people are ones who are nourished in the light and who will live forever in the kingdom. You should know whether you have a true belief, whether you have genuine faithfulness, whether you have a record of suffering for God, and whether you have absolute obedience to God. If you do not have these, you still have disobedience, deception, greed, and complaint. Because your heart is not honest, you have never received God’s appreciation and have never lived in the light. What a person’s destiny will be like mainly depends on whether he has an honest and bright red heart and whether he has a pure soul. If you are a very dishonest person, a very malicious-hearted person, and a person with a sordid soul, the record of your destiny is surely in the place where man is punished. If you say you are very honest, but you can never do anything that is in accordance with the truth and can never speak an honest word, then do you still wait for God to reward you? Do you still expect God to regard you as the apple of his eye? Aren’t these too unreasonable thoughts? You cheat God in everything, so will God’s family keep such a person as you with unclean hands and feet?
The third thing I want to tell you is: Everyone has done some things that resist God and cheat God in his life of believing in God. However, some of them will not be recorded, but some cannot be forgiven, because many are things that offend the administrative decrees, that is, things that offend God’s disposition. Many people who care about their destiny will ask what these things are. You should know that you are all arrogant and self-conceited and are unwilling to submit to the facts by nature. So, after you all have done some reflection, I will tell you gradually. I advise you to exert an effort to understand the contents of the administrative decrees and exert an effort to know God’s disposition. Otherwise, it is very hard for you all to keep your mouths shut, and you will speak with an unbridled tongue and talk in a high-sounding way. Unknowingly, you will offend God’s disposition, and unknowingly, you will fall into darkness, losing the presence of the Holy Spirit and losing the light. This is because you lack principles in doing things. Since you have done things you should not do and said things you should not say, you will receive a deserved retribution. You should know that you do not have principles in speaking and doing things, but God has very strict principles in doing things and speaking. You receive the retribution, because you have offended God, not a man. If you have offended God’s disposition many times in your lifetime, you are surely a son of hell. In man’s eyes, perhaps you have only done a few things that are not in accordance with the truth, and that is all. But do you know, in God’s eyes, you are already a person who has no sin offering, because you have offended God’s administrative decrees more than once and you have no intention of repenting and turning back. So, you have to fall into hell where God punishes man. A small number of people did some things that are against the principles while following God. Later, through being dealt with and guided, unconsciously they discovered their corruptions and then entered the right track of reality. And up to now they are still down-to-earth. These people are the ones who will be left in the end. But those I want are honest people. If you are an honest person and a person who has principles in doing things, then you can be God’s intimate friend. If you in doing things do not offend God’s disposition, seek God’s will, and have a heart of fearing God, then your “belief” is up to the standard. All those who do not fear God and who do not have a fearful and trembling heart will easily offend God’s administrative decrees. Many people serve God by zealousness, and they do not know about God’s administrative decrees, much less comprehend the inner meaning of God’s word. So, with their good intentions, they often do things that disturb God’s management. The worse ones are expelled and have no opportunity to follow God again, being cast into hell and having nothing to do with God’s family. These people do the work of God’s family by their ignorant good intentions and finally provoke God’s disposition. People all apply the artifices of serving bureaucrats in God’s family and even attempt to use them freely. But never do they expect that God’s disposition is not like a sheep but a lion. So, those who contact God for the first time all fail to “communicate” with God, because God’s heart is different from man’s. Only after you have understood many truths can you have knowledge of God constantly. Such knowledge will not be letters or doctrines, but can be treasure for you to be intimate with God and a proof that God is pleased with you. If you do not have the reality of the knowledge and are lacking in the equipment of the truth, then your zealous service will only incur God’s disgust and loathing. Now you should know that believing in God is not studying theology!
Although the words I admonish you with are not many, all these I speak about are the things you lack the most. You should know that I am speaking now for the sake of my final work among men and for the sake of deciding men’s outcomes. I do not want to do any more futile work, and I no longer want to guide like this those who are like rotten wood, much less want to lead those who harbor evil intentions anymore. Maybe one day you all will understand my thoughtful kind intentions in the words I speak and my contribution to mankind. Maybe one day you will realize a truth to decide your own outcomes.