30 Only Through the Holy Spirit’s Perfecting Will Man Have a True Love
1. Man has been living under the shroud of the influence of darkness, shackled without release by the influence of Satan. And the disposition of man, after it has been processed by Satan, is becoming increasingly corrupt. Man lives constantly with his corrupt satanic disposition, unable to truly love God.
2. If man wishes to love God, he must be stripped of his self-rightness, self-importance, arrogance, conceit, and the likes of which belong to the disposition of Satan. Otherwise, the love of man is an impure love, entirely the love of Satan, and one which absolutely cannot receive the approval of God.
3. If man is not directly perfected, dealt with, broken, pruned, disciplined, chastened, or refined by the Holy Spirit, then none can truly love God. If you say that a part of your disposition represents God and hence you can truly love God. Such men are the archangel!
4. The inborn nature of man cannot directly represent God. Man has to cast it off through the perfection of God, then care for and satisfy God’s will and go through the work of the Holy Spirit, before his living out can be approved by God.
from “Corrupt Man Cannot Represent God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh