1. What are God’s promises to those who have attained salvation and been perfected?
Relevant Words of God:
The kingdom is expanding in humanity’s midst, it is forming in humanity’s midst, and it is standing up in humanity’s midst; there is no force that can destroy My kingdom. Of My people who are in the kingdom of today, which of you is not a human being among human beings? Which of you lies outside the human condition? When My new starting point is announced to the multitude, how will humanity react? You have seen with your own eyes the state of humankind; surely you do not still harbor hopes of enduring forever in this world? I am now walking abroad amongst My people and I live in their midst. Today, those who bear genuine love for Me—such people are blessed. Blessed are those who submit to Me, they will surely stay in My kingdom. Blessed are those who know Me, they will surely wield power in My kingdom. Blessed are those who seek after Me, they will surely escape from Satan’s bonds and enjoy My blessings. Blessed are those who are able to forsake themselves, they will surely enter into My possession and inherit My kingdom’s bounty. Those who run around for Me I will remember, those who make expenditures for Me I will joyfully embrace, and to those who make offerings to Me I will grant enjoyments. Those who find enjoyment in My words I will bless; they will surely be the pillars that hold up the ridgepole in My kingdom, they will surely have matchless abundance in My house, and no one can compare with them. Have you ever accepted the blessings that you were given? Have you ever sought the promises that were made for you? You will surely, under the guidance of My light, break through the stranglehold of the forces of darkness. You will surely not, in the midst of darkness, lose the light guiding you. You will surely be the master of all creation. You will surely be an overcomer before Satan. You will surely, at the downfall of the kingdom of the great red dragon, stand up amid the myriad throngs to bear witness to My victory. You will surely stand firm and unwavering in the land of Sinim. Through the sufferings you endure, you will inherit My blessings, and will surely radiate My glory throughout the entire universe.
Excerpted from “Chapter 19” of God’s Words to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Only those who love God are able to testify of God, only they are God’s witnesses, only they are blessed by God, and only they are able to receive God’s promises. Those who love God are God’s intimates; they are the people beloved by God, and they can enjoy blessings together with God. Only people such as this will live to eternity, and only they will forever live under God’s care and protection. God is for people to love, and He is worthy of all people’s love, but not all people are capable of loving God, and not all people can testify of God and hold power with God. Because they are able to testify of God and devote all their efforts to God’s work, those who truly love God can walk anywhere beneath the heavens without anyone daring to oppose them, and they can wield power on earth and rule all the people of God. These people have come together from across the world. They speak different languages and have different skin colors, but their existence has the same meaning; they all have a heart that loves God, they all bear the same testimony, and have the same resolve, and the same wish. Those who love God can walk freely throughout the world, and those who testify of God can travel across the universe. These people are beloved by God, they are blessed by God, and they will forever live within His light.
Excerpted from “Those Who Love God Will Forever Live Within His Light” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Based on their different functions and testimonies, the overcomers within the kingdom will serve as priests or followers, and all those who are victorious amid tribulation will become the body of priests within the kingdom. The body of priests will be formed when the work of the gospel throughout the universe has come to an end. When that time comes, that which should be done by man will be the performance of his duty within the kingdom of God, and his living together with God within the kingdom. In the body of priests there will be chief priests and priests, and the remainder will be the sons and people of God. This is all determined by their testimonies to God during tribulation; they are not titles that are given on a whim. Once man’s status has been established, the work of God will cease, for each is classed according to kind and returned to their original position, and this is the mark of the accomplishment of God’s work, it is the final outcome of the work of God and the practice of man, and it is the crystallization of the visions of God’s work and the cooperation of man. In the end, man will find repose in the kingdom of God, and God, too, will return to His dwelling place to rest. This will be the final outcome of 6,000 years of cooperation between God and man.
Excerpted from “God’s Work and Man’s Practice” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Once the work of conquest has been completed, man will be brought into a beautiful world. This life will, of course, still be on earth, but it will be totally unlike man’s life today. It is the life that mankind will have after the whole of mankind has been conquered, it will be a new beginning for man on earth, and for mankind to have such a life will be proof that mankind has entered a new and beautiful realm. It will be the beginning of the life of man and God on earth. The premise of such a beautiful life must be that, after man has been purified and conquered, he submits before the Creator. And so, the work of conquest is the last stage of God’s work before mankind enters the wonderful destination. Such a life is man’s future life on earth, the most beautiful life on earth, the kind of life that man longs for, the kind that man has never before achieved in the history of the world. It is the final outcome of the 6,000 years of work of management; it is what mankind yearns for most, and it is also God’s promise to man. But this promise cannot come to pass immediately: Man will enter the future destination only once the work of the last days has been completed and he has been completely conquered, that is, once Satan has been utterly defeated.
Excerpted from “Restoring the Normal Life of Man and Taking Him to a Wonderful Destination” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Being “blessed” means that in the future, you will no longer have the things that you hate, which means that these things will no longer be present in your actual lives; they will have been removed completely, right before your eyes. Family, work, wife, husband, children, friends and relatives, and even the three meals a day that you hate every day, will be gone. (This means not being restricted by time, and walking out of the flesh completely. Only your sated spirit can maintain your body, but this refers to your body, not the flesh. You will be completely free and transcendent. This is the greatest and most evident miracle that God has manifested since the creation of the world.) All particles of soil will be removed from your body, and you will completely be spiritual bodies that are holy and untainted, able to travel throughout the universe and to the ends of the earth. From that time onward, you will also be rid of all that troublesome washing and scrubbing, and you will simply enjoy yourselves to the fullest. From then on, you will no longer think about marriage (because I am ending an age, not creating the world), and there will be no more labor pains that are so torturous for women. Neither will you work or labor any longer in the future. You will immerse yourselves completely in My embrace of love, enjoying the blessings that I have bestowed upon you. This is absolute. While you are enjoying these blessings, grace will continue to follow you. All that I have prepared for you—that is, rare and precious treasures from all over the world—will be given to you. Right now, you can neither conceive of nor imagine all of these, and no one has enjoyed them before. When these blessings come upon you, you will be ecstatic without end—but do not forget that these are all due to My power, My actions, My righteousness, and, even more so, My majesty. (I will be gracious to those to whom I choose to be gracious, and I will be merciful to those to whom I choose to be merciful.) At that time, you will have no parents, and there will be no blood relations. You are all people whom I love, My beloved sons. From that time on, no one will dare to oppress you. It will be a time for you to grow into adults, as well as a time in which you rule the nations with an iron rod! Who dares hinder My beloved sons? Who dares attack them? All shall revere My beloved sons, because the Father has been glorified. All the things that no one could ever imagine will appear before your eyes; they will be unlimited, inexhaustible, and endless. Before long, you will certainly no longer need to be scorched by the sun or endure the torturing heat, nor will you have to suffer the cold or feel the touch of rain, snow, or wind. This is because I love you, and it will be entirely a world of My love. I will give you everything that you want, and I will prepare for you everything that you need. Who dares claim that I am not righteous? I will kill you immediately, because I have said before that My wrath (against the evil ones) shall last into eternity, and I will not relent even one bit. However, My love (for My beloved sons) will also last forever; I will not hold it back in the least.
Excerpted from “Chapter 84” of Utterances of Christ in the Beginning in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Those that God intends to perfect will all receive His blessings and His inheritance. That is, they take in what God has and is so that it becomes what they have within; they have all the words of God wrought into them; whatever God is, you are able to take it all in exactly as is, and thereby live out the truth. This is the kind of person who is perfected by God and who is gained by God. Only someone such as this is eligible to receive the blessings bestowed by God:
1. Gaining the whole of God’s love.
2. Acting in accordance with the will of God in all things.
3. Gaining the guidance of God, living in the light of God, and gaining God’s enlightenment.
4. Living out on earth the image that God loves; loving God truly as Peter did, crucified for God and worthy to die in recompense for God’s love; having the same glory as Peter.
5. Being beloved, respected, and admired by everyone on earth.
6. Overcoming every aspect of the bondage of death and Hades, giving no opportunity for Satan to do its work, being possessed by God, living within a fresh and lively spirit, and not growing weary.
7. Having an ineffable sense of elation and excitement at all times throughout life, as if one has beheld the arrival of the day of God’s glory.
8. Winning glory together with God and having a countenance that resembles God’s beloved saints.
9. Becoming that which God loves on earth, that is, a beloved son of God.
10. Changing form and ascending with God to the third heaven and transcending the flesh.
Excerpted from “Promises to Those Who Have Been Perfected” in The Word Appears in the Flesh