Why Aren’t You Willing to Be a Foil?
Those who are conquered are foils, and only after being perfected are they models and specimens of the work of the last days. Before being made complete they are foils, tools, as well as objects for service. Those who have been thoroughly conquered by God are the crystallization as well as the models and specimens of His management plan. Just these few humble titles for people display many entertaining stories. Those of you who are of little faith will always argue over an insignificant title until your face turns red, and at times will even allow it to affect our relationship. Although this is just a little title, in your thinking, in your belief, this is not just a little name, but it is an important matter pertaining to your fate. So those who are not sensible will often suffer great loss over such a small thing as this—this is penny wise and pound foolish, and you will run off and never return due to some small name. This is because you see life as unimportant and you place too much value on what you are called. So in your spiritual lives, and even in your practical lives, you will often develop many convoluted and strange stories because of your notions regarding status. Perhaps you will not admit this, but I will tell you that these people really do exist in your practical lives. It’s just that you have not been revealed one by one. These kinds of things have happened in each of your lives. If you don’t believe it, just take a look at the vignette below from the life of a sister (or a brother). It’s possible that that person is actually you, or maybe it’s someone that you’re familiar with in your life. If I am not mistaken, this vignette is an experience you have had, and nothing is lacking in the description, not a single thought or idea is left out, but they are fully recorded in this story. If you don’t believe it, just take a look.
This is a little experience from a “spiritual person” that is recorded here. When she went to the church and saw the situations of her brothers and sisters, she felt anxious: “Why don’t you ever satisfy God’s will? Unconscionable creatures! (Scolding her brothers and sisters.) Indeed, you ignore your consciences to do beastly things. … Me saying this to you is also my hatred for myself. I see that God burns with impatience and I feel a fire under me. I truly am willing to fully carry out God’s work and I truly want you to rise up through my service. It is just that my current strength is so feeble. God has spent so much time on us and has said so many words, but we are still this way. In my heart, I always feel that I owe God too much …” (Weeping and unable to continue speaking.) And then she prayed: “Oh God! I beg You to give me strength and even further move me, and may Your Spirit work in me. I am willing to cooperate with You. As long as You gain glory in the end I am currently willing to give all of myself to You, even if it means I must lay down my life. I’m willing[a] as long as we can offer up great praises, brothers and sisters can sing and dance with joy to praise Your holy name, glorify You, manifest You, and be certain of Your work as well as be willing to show consideration for Your burden….” She earnestly prayed this way, and the Holy Spirit really did give burden to her. During this time she was very burdened, and spent all day reading, writing, and listening. She was as busy as she could possibly be. Her spiritual state was excellent and in her heart she was always energetic and burdened. From time to time she was weak and hit a wall, but before long she regained her normal state. After a period of time like this, her progress was rapid, she was able to understand many of God’s words, and she also learned songs rapidly—overall, her spiritual state was excellent. When she saw that many things in the church were not in line with God’s will, she became anxious. When she saw that nobody took copying cassette tapes to heart, she was upset: “Is this devotion to God’s work? Is this satisfying His will? You can’t even pay such a small, concrete price? If you don’t want to do it, I will….”
When she had a burden, the more the Holy Spirit worked the better she felt. She would occasionally encounter some negativity or some difficulties, but she was able to overcome it. That is, when she experienced the work of the Holy Spirit, even when her conditions were wonderful she couldn’t avoid certain difficulties or a bit of weakness. These are unavoidable, but before long she was able to come out from those states. When experiencing weakness, once she prayed she would feel that her own stature truly was inadequate but she was willing to cooperate with God. No matter what God did, she was willing to satisfy His will, and she was willing to obey all of God’s arrangements. There were some people who had certain opinions and prejudices about her. She was able to put herself aside and proactively engage in fellowship with them. These were all the states during the normal work of the Holy Spirit. After a period of time the work began to change, and people all entered into another step of work which had different requirements of them. So there were new words that raised requirements of people: “… I only have hate for you, never blessings. I have never had the thought to bless you, nor have I had the thought to make you complete. All I have for you is hate. This is because you are rebellious, because you are crooked and deceitful, and because you are lacking in caliber and you are of low status. So you have never been within My sight or in My heart. My work is just with the intention of condemning you; My hand has never been far from you, nor has My chastisement. I have continued to judge and curse you. For you have no understanding of Me. That is why My wrath has always been upon you. Although I have always worked among you, you should know My attitude toward you. It is nothing but disgust—there is no other attitude or opinion. I only want you to act as foils for My wisdom and My great power. You are nothing more than My foils because My righteousness is revealed through your rebelliousness. I have you act as foils for My work, to be the appendages of My work….” As soon as she saw the words[b] “appendages” and “foils,” she started to think: “How would this have me follow? Having paid a price like this, I am still a foil. Isn’t a foil just a service-doer? In the past it was said that we wouldn’t be service-doers, but would be God’s people, yet today aren’t we still wearing that hat? Aren’t service-doers lacking life? Even if I suffer anymore God will not praise it! After I’m done being a foil for God’s great power, won’t it be over? …” The more she thought about it the more dejected she was. She came to the church and saw the states of her brothers and sisters and felt even worse: “You’re not okay! I’m not okay! I’m negative. Ugh! What can be done? God still does not want us. In doing this kind of work, there’s no way that He will not make us negative. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I don’t even want to pray. Anyway, I’m not okay right now and I cannot get myself out of it. I have prayed many times but I still can’t, and I’m not willing to continue on. This is how I see it. God says that we are foils, so aren’t ‘foils’ just service-doers? God says that we are foils, not sons, nor are we His people. We are not His sons, much less His firstborn sons. We’re not anything, just foils. With that kind of address, can we possibly have a favorable outcome? Foils have no hope because they do not have life. If we were His sons, His people, there would be hope in that, and we could be made complete. Can foils have God’s life inside of them? Can God put life into those who do service for Him? Those He loves are those who have His life, and those who have His life are His sons, His people. Although I am negative and weak, I hope that all of you are not negative. I know that retreating and being negative this way cannot satisfy God’s will, but I am not willing to be a foil. I am afraid of being a foil. Anyway, I only have so much energy, and I cannot go on now. I hope that all of you do not learn from me, but that you can gain some enlightenment from me. I think I may as well be dead! I’ll leave you with some final words before I die—I hope that you can act as foils until the end; maybe in the end God will praise foils….” When the brothers and sisters saw this, they wondered:[c] How can she be so negative? Wasn’t she fine for those couple of days? Why is she suddenly so cold? Why isn’t she being normal? She said: “Don’t say I’m not being normal. Actually, I’m clear on everything in my heart. I know that I have not satisfied God’s will—isn’t it just because I’m not willing to act as His foil? I haven’t done anything else that’s too serious. Perhaps one day God will change the title of[d] foils into His creatures who are used by Him in important ways. Isn’t there some hope in this? I hope that you are not negative or dejected, that you are able to continue to follow God and be better foils. In any case, I cannot continue on.” Other people heard that, and they said:[e] Although you are not okay we will continue to follow, and we will not be constrained because you are negative.
After going through this for a period of time she was still negative about being a foil, so I said to her: “You have no understanding of My work. You have no understanding of the inner truth, essence, or intended results of My words. You do not know the goals of My work, or its wisdom. You have no comprehension of My will. You only know to retreat because you are a foil—your desire for status is too great! You are an idiot! I have said so much to you in the past, and I’ve said I would perfect you. Have you forgotten? Before foils have been spoken of, hadn’t being perfected been spoken of?” “Hold on, I’ll think about it! Before foils have been spoken of, You had indeed said that; it was like that!” “When I spoke of being perfected, didn’t I say that only after people were conquered would they be perfected?” “Yes!” “Weren’t My words sincere? Weren’t they said in good faith?” “Yes! You are a God who has never said anything dishonest and no one can dare to deny this. But the ways that You speak are too many.” “Don’t My ways of speaking change according to the steps of work? Isn’t what I say done and said based on your needs?” “You work according to people’s needs and You provide for what they need. This is not untrue!” “Then haven’t My utterances, hasn’t what I’ve said to you been beneficial? Haven’t My chastisements been for your sake?” “You still say that it’s for my own sake! I am about to be chastised to death by You and I don’t want to live any longer. Today You say this, tomorrow You say that. I know You perfecting me is for my own sake, but You have not perfected me—You make me a foil and You still chastise me. Don’t You hate me? No one dares to believe Your words, and only now have I seen clearly that it is only to resolve the hate in Your heart, not to save me. You concealed it from me before, You said You would perfect me and that chastisement was for perfecting me. So I have always obeyed Your chastisement; I never imagined that today I would have the title of a foil. God, wouldn’t it be better if You had me act as anything else? Must You make me wear the hat of a foil? It would be okay if I were the gatekeeper in heaven. I run to and fro, now my hands are empty, and I have sacrificed everything, yet even now You tell me, You have me act as Your foil. How can I even show my face?” “I’ve done so much chastisement work in the past, and don’t you have understanding? Don’t you have an understanding of yourself? Isn’t chastisement the judgment of words? Isn’t the title of ‘foil’ also the judgment of words?” “Putting it like that, the foils that You speak of are also a method? It’s to judge me through this? If that is the case, I will follow.” “Then how would you follow Me now?” “Follow You—I still haven’t planned how to follow You. I want You to say a word that isn’t a method. Am I a foil or not? Can foils also be perfected? Can the name of ‘foil’ be changed? Can I bear a resounding witness through being a foil, and then become someone who is perfected, who is an exemplar of loving God, and God’s intimate? Can I be made complete? Tell me the truth!” “Don’t you know that things are always evolving, are always changing? As long as you are currently willing to obey being a foil you will be able to change. Whether or not you are a foil has nothing to do with your destiny—the key point is whether or not you can be someone who has a change in their life disposition.” “Tell me! Can You perfect me or not?” “As long as you follow and obey until the end, I guarantee that I can make you perfect.” “And what kind of suffering will I have to experience?” “Adversity as well as the judgment and chastisement of words, particularly the chastisement of words—the same chastisement as a foil!” “The same chastisement as a foil as well? But if I can be perfected by You by undergoing adversity, if there’s hope that’s fine. Even if it’s just a shred of hope, it is better than being a foil. That title, ‘foil,’ sounds so awful. I’m not willing to be a foil!” “What’s wrong with a foil? Aren’t foils also quite good? Are foils unworthy of enjoying blessings? If I say that foils can enjoy blessings you will be able to enjoy blessings. Aren’t people’s titles changing because of My work? Just a title is bothering you this much? Being this kind of foil is well deserved. Are you willing to follow or not?” “So can You complete me or not? Can You allow me to enjoy Your blessings?” “Are you willing to follow until the end or not? Are you willing to offer yourself up?” “Let me think it over. A foil can also enjoy Your blessings, and can be made complete. After being completed I will be Your intimate and understand all of Your will, and I will possess what You possess. I will be able to enjoy what You enjoy, and I will know what You know. … After undergoing adversity and being perfected, I can enjoy blessings. So what blessings will I actually enjoy?” “Don’t worry about what blessings you will enjoy. Even if I told you, you wouldn’t be able to imagine them. After being a good foil, you will be conquered, you will be a successful foil. This is a model and specimen of the conquered, but of course you can only be that after being conquered.” “What is a model and specimen?” “It is a model and specimen for all Gentiles, that is, those who have not been conquered.” “How many people?” “A lot of people. It’s not just four or five thousand of you—those who accept this name within the entire world must be conquered.” “So it’s not just five or ten cities!” “Don’t worry about it now—don’t concern yourself too much. Just focus on how you should enter in right now! I guarantee that you can be made complete.” “To what degree? And what blessings can I enjoy?” “What are you so worried about? I guarantee that you can be made complete; have you forgotten that I am trustworthy?” “It is true that You are trustworthy, but some of Your methods of speaking are always changing. Today You say You guarantee that I can be made complete, but tomorrow You may say it’s uncertain. And to some people You say ‘I guarantee that someone like you cannot be made complete.’ I don’t know what’s going on with Your words. I simply don’t dare believe it.” “So can you offer yourself up or not?” “Offer what?” “Offer up your future, your hopes.” “Ugh! That I can let go of! The main thing is the title of ‘foil’—I really don’t want that. If You remove the title of ‘foil’ from me I’ll be open to anything, I’ll be able to do anything. Aren’t these just trifling matters? Could You take away that designation?” “Isn’t that just so easy? If I can give you that title I can also take it away. But now is not the time—you must complete your experience of this step of work, and only then can you gain a new title. The more someone is like you, the more they need to be a foil. The more frightened you are about being a foil, the more I will label you as such. A person like you must be strictly disciplined and dealt with. The more rebellious someone is, the more they will be a service-doer, and in the end they will gain nothing.” “With this kind of seeking, why can I not cast off the moniker of ‘foil’? We have followed You all these years and suffered no small amount. We’ve done this for You and we’ve done that for You, we have gone out in the wind and rain. We’re all in our late 20s—we are late in our youth. We haven’t married or started a family, and those of us who have done that have still come out. I was in school through high school; as soon as I heard that You had come, I gave up my opportunity to go to university. And You say that we are foils—we have suffered such losses! We do all these things but it turns out we are Your foils. How does this make my fellow workers, my colleagues, and my peers think of me? When they see me and ask about my position and my status, how can I not be ashamed to tell them? What would
they think of me? At first, I paid any price because of my belief in You and others all mocked me as an idiot. But I still followed, and longed for the time that my day would come, and show all those who did not believe. But instead, today You tell me that I am a foil. If You gave me the lowest of titles, if You allowed me to be one of the kingdom people, that would be fine! Even if I couldn’t be Your disciple or Your confidant, I’d be fine with just being Your follower! We have followed You all these years, given up our families, and it has been so difficult to continue to seek until now, but we only have the title of ‘foil’! I have abandoned everything for You; I have given up all earthly riches. The year before last someone introduced me to a potential partner. He was really handsome and well-dressed; he was the son of a high-level cadre. He didn’t have a good job, he was a driver, but he was really good-looking, and at the time I was interested in him. But as soon as I heard that You were going to lead us into the kingdom, that You would perfect us, and that You asked us to have determination and quickly leave everything behind, once I heard that, I saw that I didn’t have any determination at all! I steeled myself and turned it down. He sent gifts to my family several times, but I didn’t even look at them. At the time, would You say that I was upset? Something that good came to nothing. How could I not be upset? I was upset about it for several days to the point that I couldn’t sleep at night, but in the end I still let it go. Every time I prayed I was moved by Your Spirit, who said: ‘Are you willing to sacrifice everything for Me? Are you willing to expend yourself for Me?’ Whenever I thought of those words of Yours I would weep. I was moved and wept in sadness more times than I know. Later, he came to my home a few times but I didn’t even see him once. Now I’ve even forgotten what he looks like; I wouldn’t recognize him. A year later I heard that he had gotten married. Needless to say, I was miserable, but I still let that go for Your sake. I gave up that marriage—not to mention that my food and clothing are no good—I have given up all of this, so You shouldn’t have me act as a foil! Others said that his father is a cadre, and if we got married he’d get me a job. I tortured myself over this and struggled with it for half a month, but in the end I came out of it. I gave up my marriage for the sake of offering myself up to You, the most important event in my life! A person’s entire life is nothing more than finding a good partner and having a happy family. I let go of the best thing, and now my hands are empty and I am all alone. Where would You have me go? I’ve suffered ever since I started following You. I haven’t had a good life. I’ve given up my family and my career as well as all the delights of the flesh, and the whole price that all of us have paid still isn’t enough to enjoy Your blessings? So now it’s this ‘foil’ thing. God, You have really crossed the line! Look at us—we have nothing to rely on in this world. Some of us have given up our children, some have given up our work, our spouses,[f] and so on; we have given up all fleshly pleasures. What else do we have to hope for? How can we continue to survive in the world? These prices that we have paid aren’t worth a single penny? Can’t You see that at all? Our status is low and our caliber is lacking—we acknowledge this, but when have we ever not heeded what You wanted us to do? Now You are pitilessly deserting us with just the ‘remuneration’ of being foils? The price that we’ve paid has only bought us the title of[g] ‘foil’? In the end, people will ask me what I’ve gained from believing in God. Can I place the word[h] ‘foil’ in front of them? How can I open my mouth to say that I’m a foil? I can’t give an account to my parents, and I can’t give an account to my former potential partner. Because of You, I don’t have anything to do with my classmates. They’ve sent me gifts but I returned all of them. There are some who, because they sent me various things and I didn’t accept them, are no longer willing to be in contact with me. I’ve given up these things and no longer take part in secular dealings. I’ve paid such a great price, and what I get in return is being a foil! Ah! I feel so terrible!” (Hitting her thighs and beginning to cry.) “If I said that now I wouldn’t give you the title of[i] a foil but would make you one of My people and have you go spread the gospel, if I gave you status to have you go work, would you be able to do it? What have you actually gained from step after step of this work? And you’ve even recounted your story—you have no shame! You say that you’ve paid a price but have gained nothing. Could it be that I haven’t told you what My conditions are for obtaining a person? Who is My work for? Do you know? You’re opening old wounds! Do you even count as a human being anymore? Wasn’t any suffering of your own volition? And wasn’t your suffering in order to gain blessings? Have you met My requirements? All you want is to gain blessings. You have no shame! When were My requirements of you ever mandatory? If you are willing to follow Me you must obey Me in all things. Do not speak of conditions. After all, I did tell you beforehand that this path is a path of suffering. It is fraught with grim possibilities, with little auspiciousness. Have you forgotten? I’ve said this many times. If you’re willing to suffer then follow Me, and if you’re not willing to suffer, stop. I am not forcing you—you are free to come or go! However, this is how My work is done, and I cannot delay My entire work due to your individual rebelliousness. You may not be willing to obey, but there are others who are. You are all desperate people! You are not afraid of anything! You are discussing your conditions with Me—do you want to go on living or not? You plan for yourself and scramble for your own fame and benefit. Isn’t My work all for you? Are you blind? Before I became flesh you could not see Me, and those words would be forgivable, but now I am incarnate and I am working among you, yet you still can’t see? What don’t you understand? You say you have suffered a loss; so I have become flesh to save you desperate people and have done so much work, and up until now you are still complaining—would you say that I have suffered? Hasn’t what I’ve done been for you? I have this title for people based on their current stature. If I call you a ‘foil,’ you are a foil right away. If I call you ‘God’s people,’ you are God’s people right away. Whatever I call you, you are. Isn’t it all just as I say? And this one word of Mine is so infuriating to you? Well then, pardon Me! If you do not obey now, in the end you will be cursed—will you be happy then? You do not pay attention to the way of life but only focus on your status and title; what is your life like? I do not deny that you’ve paid a great price, but take a look at your own stature and practice, and even now you’re still discussing your conditions. Is this the stature that you’ve gained for your resolve? Do you still have any integrity? Do you have a conscience? Was it Me who has done something wrong? Were My requirements of you in error? What is it? I would have you act as a foil for a few days and you’re not willing to do so. What kind of resolve is that? You are all weak-willed, you are cowards! Punishing people like you is a matter of course!” Once I said this, she didn’t say a word.
Experiencing this kind of work now, you must have something of a grasp on the steps of work and the methods of transforming people. This is the only way to achieve results in transformation. In your seeking, you have too many individual notions, hopes, and futures. The current work is in order to deal with your desire for status and your extravagant desires. The hopes, the desire for[j] status, and the notions are all classic representations of satanic disposition. The reason that these things exist in people’s hearts is entirely because Satan’s poison is always corroding people’s thoughts, and people are always unable to shake off these temptations from Satan. They are living in the midst of sin yet do not believe it to be sin, and they still believe: “We believe in God, so He must bestow blessings on us and arrange everything for us appropriately. We believe in God, so we must be superior to others, and we must have more status and more of a future than anyone else. Since we believe in God, He must give us limitless blessings. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be called believing in God.” For many years, the thoughts that people have relied upon for their survival have been corroding their hearts to the point that they have become treacherous, cowardly, and despicable. Not only do they lack willpower and resolve, but they have also become greedy, arrogant, and willful. They are utterly lacking any resolve that transcends the self, and even more, they don’t have a bit of courage to shake off the strictures of these dark influences. People’s thoughts and lives are rotten, their perspectives on believing in God are still unbearably ugly, and even when people speak of their perspectives on belief in God it is simply unbearable to hear. People are all cowardly, incompetent, despicable, as well as fragile. They do not feel disgust for the forces of darkness, and they do not feel love for the light and the truth; instead, they do their utmost to expel them. Aren’t your current thoughts and perspectives just like this? “Since I believe in God I should just be showered with blessings and it should be ensured that my status never slips and that it’s higher than that of unbelievers.” You haven’t been harboring that kind of perspective within you for just one or two years; it has been there for many years. Your transactional mindset is overdeveloped. Although you have gotten to this step today, you still have not let go of status, but are always struggling to inquire about it and observing it daily, with a deep fear that one day your status will be lost and your name will be ruined. People have never put aside their desire for ease. You are currently chastised this way, and in the end what degree of understanding will you have? You will say that although your status isn’t high, you have enjoyed the elevation of God. You don’t have status because you were born lowly, and having status is because of God’s elevation—it’s what He bestowed upon you. Today you are able to personally receive God’s training, His chastisement, and His judgment. This is even more His elevation. You are able to personally receive His purification and burning. This is God’s great love. Through the ages there has not been a single person who has received His purification and burning, and not a single person has been able to receive being perfected by His words. God is now speaking with you face to face, purifying you, revealing your inner rebelliousness—this truly is His elevation. What can people do? Whether they are the sons of David or the descendants of Moab, in sum, people are created beings who have nothing to brag about. Since you are God’s creatures, you must perform the duty of a creature. There are no other requirements of you. And you may pray and say: “Oh God! Whether I have status or not, I now understand myself. If my status is high it is because of Your elevation, and if it is low it is because of Your ordination. Everything is in Your hands. I don’t have any choices or complaints. You ordained that I would be born in this country and among this people, and I should only be completely obedient under Your dominion because everything is within what You have ordained. I do not focus on status; after all, I am just one among creation. If You placed me in the bottomless pit, in the lake of fire and brimstone, I am nothing but a creature. If You use me, I am a creature. If You perfect me, I am yet a creature. If You do not perfect me, I will still love You because I am no more than a creation. I am nothing more than a minuscule creature created by the Lord of creation, just one among created humans. It was You who created me, and now You have once again placed me in Your hands to be at Your mercy. I am willing to be Your tool and Your foil because everything is what You have ordained. No one can change it. All things and all events are in Your hands.” When that time comes, you will no longer focus on status, and you will shake that off. Only then will you be able to confidently, boldly seek, and only then can your heart be free of any constraints. Once people have been extricated, when they have come out of that, they have no more concerns. What are the concerns for the majority of you right now? You are always constrained by status and always looking for your own prospects. You take the books and page through them without seeing what is said about mankind’s destination; you look through a bit more but still don’t find it. You think:[k] “How can there be no prospects? Could it be that God has taken those prospects away? It couldn’t be! Then why aren’t there any? God only speaks of foils, so there’s nothing else?” You are now followers, and you have some understanding of this stage of work. However, you have still not put aside your desire for status. When your status is high you seek well, but when your status is low you no longer seek. The blessings of status are always on your mind. Why is it that the majority of people can’t get out of negativity? Isn’t it always because of bleak prospects? As soon as God’s utterances are issued you hurry to see what your status and identity really are. You place status and identity primary, and vision comes second. Third is what you should enter into, and fourth is God’s current will. You first look at whether God’s title for you as “foils” has changed or not. You read and read, and when you see that the title of “foil” has been removed you’re happy and continuously thank God, you praise His great power. But as soon as you glimpse that you are still foils, you’re upset and immediately you don’t have any drive in your heart. The more you seek this way the less you will reap. The greater a person’s desire for status, the more seriously they will have to be dealt with and the more they must undergo great refinement. That kind of person is too worthless! They must be dealt with and judged adequately in order for them to thoroughly let go of that. If you pursue this way until the end, you will reap nothing. Those who do not pursue life cannot be transformed; those who do not thirst for the truth cannot gain the truth. You don’t focus on pursuing personal transformation and entering in; you always focus on those extravagant desires, and things that constrain your love for God and restrain you from getting close to Him. Can those things transform you? Can they bring you into the kingdom? If the object of your pursuit isn’t to seek the truth, then you may as well take advantage of this opportunity and return to the world to make a go of it. Wasting your time this way is really not worth it—why torture yourself? Couldn’t you enjoy all sorts of things out in the beautiful world? Money, beautiful women, status, vanity, family, children, and so on—aren’t all these products of the world the best things that you could enjoy? What use is it to wander around here looking for a place where you can be happy? The Son of man has nowhere to lay His head, s
o how could you have a place of ease? How could He create you a beautiful place of ease? Is that possible? Aside from My judgment, today you can only receive teachings on the truth. You cannot gain comfort from Me nor can you gain the happy nest that you think of night and day. I will not bestow upon you the riches of the world. If you pursue genuinely, I am willing to give you the way of life in its entirety, to have you be like a fish back in water. If you do not pursue genuinely, I will take it all back. I am not willing to give the words from My mouth to those people who are greedy for comfort and are just like pigs and dogs!
a. The original text omits “I’m willing.”
b. The original text omits “the words.”
c. The original text omits “they wondered.”
d. The original text omits “the title of.”
e. The original text omits “and they said.”
f. The original text reads “wives.”
g. The original text omits “the title of.”
h. The original text omits “the word.”
i. The original text omits “the title of.”
j. The original text omits “desire for.”
k. The original text omits “You think.”