279 Man Needs to Stand Witness for God in Every Event
1. On the outside, every step of God’s work on man looks just like interactions between people. It looks like man’s arrangement or disturbance. However, behind each step and each event is a wager that Satan makes in front of God, and it is required that man stand witness for God. Just as when Job was tried, in the background it was a wager between Satan and God, but what Job faced was man’s acts and disturbances. There is always a battle in the background.
2. If you are prejudiced against one of the brothers and sisters, making you want to say something that you feel would not please God, but you still feel uncomfortable inside, this is when the battle starts inside you—to say or not to say? This is the battle. That’s why God says that there is a battle behind everything. God will work on you if you practically endure suffering. Eventually you can let go of this event and your anger will naturally dissipate. This is the effect of your working with God. Everything you do requires a certain effort and price. Without real suffering, you cannot satisfy God. Every event that comes to you is a big trial for you, and it is a time when God needs you to bear witness.
3. For every event you encounter, it is an event in which God needs you to stand witness for Him. Although you are not facing an important event and bear no great witness, in the nitty-gritty of daily life, it is all a matter of God’s witness. When you deserve the respect of your family and the people around you, when an unbeliever comes in and sees that all you do deserves respect, he will see that everything God does is really good—this is when you bear witness. Though you are not knowledgeable and you are of poor caliber, through God’s perfection, you can satisfy Him. People will see that God has worked great things on those who are of the poorest caliber. They have known God and become overcomers in front of Satan.
from “Only Loving God Is Truly Believing in God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh