Do you want to see Jesus? Do you want to live with Jesus? Do you wish to hear the words spoken by Jesus? Then how are you going to welcome Jesus’ coming again? Are you prepared? In what way are you going to welcome Jesus’ return? I think that every brother or sister who follows Jesus wishes to welcome Jesus’ coming again in a good way. But have you ever thought whether you will truly recognize Jesus when he comes again? Will you truly be able to understand the words from his mouth? Will you truly be able to unconditionally accept everything he does? Everyone who has read the Bible knows the matter of Jesus’ coming again and is attentively waiting for it. You all are watching for the arrival of that moment. Your sincerity is praiseworthy, and your faith is truly admirable. But have you discovered that you all have made a great mistake? In what way will Jesus come again? You think that he will come on the white cloud. But let me ask you: What does the white cloud refer to? You many followers of Jesus are all waiting for his coming again. Then among whom will Jesus actually descend? If he descends among you first, won’t it be too unfair to others? I know that you all are very sincere and very faithful to Jesus. But have you ever met Jesus? Do you know his disposition? Have you ever lived with him? How much do you actually know about him? Some people may say that what I am saying embarrasses them. They will say, “I have read through the Bible so many times; could I not know about Jesus? Not to mention his disposition, I even know what color his favorite garment was. Aren’t you belittling me in saying that I do not know about Jesus?” I advise you not to argue about these things. We might quiet our heart and fellowship about such matters: First, do you know what reality is and what theory is? Second, do you know what notion is and what truth is? Third, do you know what imagination is and what fact is?
Some people deny the fact that they do not know about Jesus, but I say that you actually do not know about Jesus at all, and I can say that you have no knowledge of any word of Jesus. This is because any one of you follows Jesus through the record in the Bible and through others’ preaching. You have never seen Jesus, let alone lived with him, and you have not even stayed with him for a short while. Isn’t such knowledge a theory? Isn’t it without reality? Maybe some people have once seen a portrait of Jesus, maybe some have paid a personal visit to the residence of Jesus, or maybe some have once touched the clothes Jesus wore. But your knowledge about Jesus is still a theory and not reality, even if you have tasted the food Jesus ever ate. Anyway, you have never seen Jesus or stayed with his flesh; then your knowledge about him is forever an empty theory without reality. Maybe you are not very interested in what I am saying. Then let me ask you: After you have read many works of the author you adore the most, do you know enough about him before you have stayed with him? Do you know his character? Do you know his lifestyle? Do you know his pleasure, anger, sorrow, and joy? You cannot even fully know about a person you adore; how much less about Jesus Christ? Your knowledge about him is full of imaginations and full of notions. It is not truth or fact, with stench and full of flesh. With such knowledge, how could you be qualified to welcome Jesus’ coming again? Jesus will not receive a person who is full of fancies and full of fleshly notions. How could a person who does not know about Jesus be worthy to be his believer?
Do you want to know the root of the Pharisees’ resisting Jesus? Do you want to know the substance of the Pharisees? They were full of fancies about Messiah, and they only believed that Messiah would come but did not pursue the truth of life. So they are still waiting for Messiah today, because they do not know the way of life nor know what is the way of truth. Do you think that they, so foolish and stubborn and so ignorant, will receive God’s blessings? Can they see Messiah? They resisted Jesus, because they did not know the direction of the Holy Spirit’s working, because they did not know the way of truth from Jesus’ mouth, and even more because they did not know about Messiah. As they had never seen or stayed with Messiah, they all made the mistake of holding on to the name of Messiah emptily but resisting the substance of Messiah unscrupulously. And the substance of these Pharisees is stubborn, arrogant, and disobedient to the truth. The principle of their believing in God is: Regardless of how high your preaching is and how high your authority is, as long as you are not called Messiah, you are not the Christ. Isn’t such a viewpoint of theirs very preposterous? Isn’t it too ridiculous? Let me ask you again: Since you do not have any knowledge about Jesus, then won’t you very easily repeat the mistake of the Pharisees at that time? Can you discern what is the way of truth? Are you really sure that you will not resist the Christ? Do you know how to follow the Holy Spirit’s work? If you do not know whether you will resist the Christ or not, then I say that you are already living on the brink of death. All those who did not know Messiah could do things of resisting Jesus, rejecting Jesus, and slandering Jesus; all those who do not know Jesus can do things of rejecting Jesus and reviling Jesus, and even more, can consider Jesus’ coming again to be satan’s deception; and more people will condemn the Jesus returning in the flesh. Do you not feel afraid? What you face will be blaspheming the Holy Spirit, tearing up what the Holy Spirit says to the churches, and spurning the words expressed by Jesus’ mouth. Being so dizzy, what can you receive from Jesus? Being too obstinate to be awakened, how can you understand the work of the Jesus returning in the flesh on the white cloud? I tell you, those who do not accept the truth but are just waiting for Jesus to descend on “white clouds” are surely the ones who blaspheme the Holy Spirit. These people are surely the brood to perish. You only want to receive the grace from Jesus and only want to enjoy the blissful realm of heaven, but you never listen to the words of Jesus’ mouth and never accept the truths Jesus expresses when returning in the flesh. What are you going to give in exchange for the fact of Jesus returning on the white cloud? Will it be your sincerity in confessing your sins with your mouth after committing them repeatedly? What are you going to present as an offering to the Jesus returning on the white cloud? Will it be the capital of your years of work with which you exalt yourselves? What are you going to present to make the returned Jesus trust you? Will it be your arrogant nature that does not obey any truth?
Your faithfulness is on your lips, your knowledge is in your thinking and notions, and your labor is for the blessings of heaven. So what can your faith be like? Now faced with these words of truth, you still take a disregarding attitude. You do not know what God is or what Christ is; you do not know how to fear Jehovah or how to enter into the work of the Holy Spirit; you do not know how to discern God’s own work and man’s deception. You only know to condemn any word of truth from God’s mouth that does not agree with your thought. Where is your humility? Where is your obedience? Where is your faithfulness? Where is your attitude of seeking the truth? Where is your heart of fearing God? I tell you, those who believe in God because of miraculous signs are surely the brood to perish, and those who cannot accept the words spoken by the Jesus returning in the flesh are surely the sons of hell, surely the offspring of the archangel, and surely the brood to perish forever. Maybe many people do not pay attention to what I am saying. But I still want to tell every so-called saint who follows Jesus: When you see with your own physical eyes Jesus descending from heaven on a white cloud, it will already be the time the sun of righteousness appears publicly. At that time, you may be beside yourself with excitement. But have you ever known this: When you see Jesus descending from heaven, it will be the very time you go to hell to receive punishment. That will already be the time God’s management plan is declared concluded and the time God rewards the good and punishes the evil. This is because God’s judgment has ended at the time when people have not seen miraculous signs but only the truth is expressed. Those who accept the truth without seeking for miraculous signs and thus are purified will have returned before God’s throne and into the bosom of the Creator. Only those who hold on to one belief that “the Jesus who does not come on the white cloud is a false christ” will suffer eternal punishment, because they only believe in the Jesus who can perform signs but do not acknowledge the Jesus who expresses severe judgment and releases the true way of life. So there is no choice but to let Jesus deal with them when he returns on the white cloud publicly. They are too stubborn, too self-confident, and too arrogant. How could such scum receive Jesus’ reward? Jesus’ coming again is an exceedingly great salvation to those who can accept the truth, but to those who cannot accept the truth it is a mark of being condemned. You should choose your way. Do not do things of blaspheming the Holy Spirit and rejecting the truth. Do not be ignorant and arrogant people, but be ones who obey the guidance of the Holy Spirit and thirst for and seek the truth. Only this will be good for you. I advise that you should cautiously walk the path of believing in God. Do not make judgments rashly, much less believe in God casually and carelessly. You ought to know that a believer in God should at least have a meek heart and a Godfearing heart. Those who hear the truth but turn up their noses at it are all foolish and ignorant people. Those who hear the truth but casually make judgments about it or condemn it are all arrogant people. As a believer in Jesus, no one has the right to curse or condemn others. You all should be ones who have sense and accept the truth. Maybe after you hear the way of truth and read the words of life, you think that only one ten thousandth of these words agree with your thought or with the Bible. Then you should continue to seek in this one ten thousandth of the words. Again I advise you to be a meek person. Do not be too self-confident, and do not be too self-important. In what little fear of God you have, you will receive greater light. Investigate carefully and ponder repeatedly, and you will understand whether these words are the truth and the life. Some people may blindly condemn them after reading only a few of them, saying, “These are nothing but some inspiration of the Holy Spirit,” or “This is a false christ coming to deceive people.” Those who can say such words are simply too ignorant! You know too little about God’s work and God’s wisdom. I advise you to start all over again! You should not blindly condemn the words expressed by God because there will be false christs appearing in the end time, and should not be ones who blaspheme the Holy Spirit for fear of being deceived. Won’t that be too regrettable? If after investigating repeatedly, you still think that these words are not the truth, not the way, and not God’s expression, then you are one who will suffer punishment in the end and one who has no blessing. Such truths are spoken so clearly and so plainly and yet you cannot accept them; then aren’t you one unworthy to be saved by God? Aren’t you one having no blessing to return before God’s throne? Think carefully! Do not be careless, and do not be rash. Do not take the matter of believing in God as child’s play. You should think about your destination, your future, and your life. Do not trifle with yourself. Can you accept all these words?