827 Know God Through His Sovereignty Over All Things
1 However much understanding of God there is in people’s hearts determines how much of a position He holds in their hearts. However great the degree of knowledge of God is in their hearts is how great God is in their hearts. If the God that you know is empty and vague, then the God you believe in is also empty and vague. If the God that you know is limited within your own scope, then your God is a very small God and has nothing to do with the true God. Thus, knowing God’s practical actions, knowing the reality of God and His omnipotence, knowing the true identity of God Himself, knowing what He has and is, knowing what He has demonstrated among all things—these are very important to every single person who pursues knowledge of God. These have a direct bearing on whether people can enter into the reality of the truth.
2 If you limit your understanding of God to just words, if you limit it to your own little experiences, God’s grace that you count, or your little testimonies to God, then I say that the God you believe in is absolutely not the true God Himself, and it can also be said that the God you believe in is an imaginary God, not the true God. This is because the true God is the One that rules over everything, that walks among everything, that manages everything. He is the One that holds the fate of all of mankind—the One that holds the fate of everything. The work and actions of the God that I am talking about are not just limited to a small portion of people. That is, it’s not limited to just the people who currently follow Him. His actions are demonstrated among all things, in the survival of all things, and in the laws of change of all things.
Adapted from “God Himself, the Unique IX” in The Word Appears in the Flesh