24 You Shall Abandon the Old Things From the Past
1. If you really want to be made perfect, then you must resolve to completely abandon everything from before, abandon everything from before. Even if what was done before was right, even if it was God’s work, you shall put it aside; you must not cling to it. Even if it was clearly the work of the Holy Spirit, done directly by the Holy Spirit, today you must put it aside. You must not hold onto it. This is what God demands. You must not hold onto it. This is what God demands. Everything must be renewed.
2. In God’s work and God’s word, He makes no reference to the old things that went before, and He does not dig into old history. God is always new and never old. God is always new and never old. He does not cling even to His own words from the past. This shows that God does not follow any doctrine. This shows that God does not follow any doctrine. If you always cling tightly to the things of the past and rigidly apply them as formulas while God is no longer working in the ways He did before, then are your words and actions as a human not disruption? Have you not become an enemy of God? Are you willing to waste your entire life over these old things? These old things make you into a person who obstructs God’s work. Is that the kind of person you want to be? If you truly do not want that, then quickly stop what you are doing and turn around, stop what you are doing and turn around; start all over again. God does not remember past service.
from “End Religious Service” in The Word Appears in the Flesh