93. The Principles of Making Adjustments to Leaders and Workers
1. Making adjustments to leaders and workers must be done according to their essence. All those who go against work arrangements, who do whatever suits themselves and who are of antichrists must be replaced;
2. All false leaders and workers who do not pursue the truth, who do not have the work of the Holy Spirit and who are unable to do practical work must be replaced and must have separate arrangements made for them;
3. You must make use of people according to their stature, caliber, strengths, whether their humanity is good or bad, and the level to which they understand the truth;
4. Elected leaders and workers must be the best candidates who are comparatively capable of fellowshiping the truth, resolving problems and doing practical work.
Relevant Words of God:
If people do not give their heart to God in their belief in Him, if their heart is not in Him and they do not treat His burden as their own, then everything they do is cheating God, and it is all the behavior of religious people—this cannot receive God’s praise. God cannot get anything from this kind of person; this kind of person can only serve as a foil to God’s work, like a decoration in the house of God, taking up space, and is a good-for-nothing—God does not use this kind of person. In such a person, not only is there no opportunity for the work of the Holy Spirit, but even more, there isn’t any value of perfection. This type of person is the real “walking dead.” They have no components that can be used by the Holy Spirit—they have all been appropriated by Satan, corrupted to the extreme by Satan, and they are the object of God’s elimination.
from “It Is Very Important to Establish a Proper Relationship With God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Many people behind Me covet the blessing of status, they gorge themselves on food, they love to sleep and give every care to the flesh, always afraid that there is no way out of the flesh. They do not perform their normal function in the church, and eat for free, or else admonish their brothers and sisters with My words, they stand up high and lord it over others. These people keep saying they are doing God’s will, they always say they are God’s intimates—is this not absurd? If you have the right motivations, but are unable to serve God’s will, then you’re being foolish; but if your motivations aren’t right, and you still say you serve God, then you are someone who opposes God, and you ought to be punished by God! I have no sympathy for such people! In the house of God they eat for free, and always covet the comforts of the flesh, and give no consideration to the interests of God; they always seek what’s good for them, they pay no heed to God’s will, all that they do is not looked upon by God’s Spirit, they’re always maneuvering and plotting against their brothers and sisters, and being two-faced, like a fox in a vineyard, always stealing grapes and trampling over the vineyard. Could such people be God’s intimates? Are you fit to receive God’s blessings? You take no responsibility for your life and the church, are you fit to receive God’s commission? Who would dare trust someone like you? When you serve like this, could God dare to entrust you with a greater task? Are you not delaying things?
from “How to Serve in Harmony With God’s Will” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Those who can lead churches, supply people with life, and be an apostle to the people, must have actual experiences, must have a correct understanding of spiritual things, a correct appreciation and experience of the truth. Only such men are qualified to be workers or apostles leading the churches. Otherwise, they can only follow as the least and cannot lead, much less be an apostle able to supply people with life. This is because the function of apostles is not to run or to fight; it is to minister life and to lead changes in human disposition. It is a function performed by those who are commissioned to shoulder heavy responsibility and not something which every person can do. This kind of work can only be undertaken by those with life being, that is, those who have experience of the truth. It cannot be undertaken by everyone who can give up, can run or is willing to spend; people who have no experience of the truth, who have not been pruned or judged, are unable to do this type of work. People with no experience, that is, people without reality, are unable to see reality clearly because they themselves do not possess being in this aspect. So, this type of person not only is unable to do leadership work, but will be the object of elimination if they have no truth for a long period of time.
from “God’s Work and Man’s Work” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Today I am requiring you to quickly grow up and show consideration to My burden, this burden is not too much, and I will have you do only what is within your capabilities. I know your stature, I know what functions you can perform.
from “The Eighty-second Utterance” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
The work of a qualified worker can bring people to the right way and allow them to go deeper into the truth. The work he does can bring people before God. In addition, the work he does can vary from individual to individual and is not bound by rules, allowing people release and freedom. Moreover, they can gradually grow in life, go progressively deeper into the truth. The work of an unqualified worker falls far short; his work is foolish. He can only bring people into rules; what he demands of people does not vary from individual to individual; he does not work according to the actual needs of the people. In this type of work, there are too many rules and too many doctrines, and it cannot bring people into reality or into normal practice of growth in life. It can only enable people to stand by a few worthless rules. This kind of guidance can only lead people astray.
from “God’s Work and Man’s Work” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
The Man’s Fellowship:
There are those that do not follow the work arrangements from the above when they do work and instead, do something entirely different or even reject the work arrangements and communications from the above based on the excuse that they are suspicious of whether these arrangements and communications are true or not. They firmly control God’s chosen people in their own hands. They reject the integrated watering, provisions and shepherding of the above. These kinds of people are pure antichrists. This is without a doubt. These kinds of workers and leaders must be replaced. The more serious ones must be expelled.
from “Antichrists Must Be Thoroughly Expelled in Order to Truly Rebel Against and Triumph Over Satan” in Selected Annals of the Work Arrangements of The Church of Almighty God
When modifying the leadership at all levels, the major targets for elimination are: those worked on by evil spirits; those whose humanity is bad; deceitful people; absurd people; those who only focus on the literal meanings of words but do not understand the spirit; those unable to discern; those unable to perform practical work; those who are unable to water and provide sustenance to God’s chosen people; those whose work cannot convince or be approved by God’s chosen people; those who always have conceptions regarding God and the man being used by the Holy Spirit. All these people must be thoroughly eliminated, and they must never be used as leaders at any level. The people that God’s house selects must attain results in the work they perform and must be proven hard workers in order to be promoted and used. All those who have not been approved by God’s chosen people, who cannot perform practical work or whose work efficiency is too poor, who have positions but are unable to perform practical work, or are parasites that only covet status, they must all be eliminated, every single one of them. This policy completely fits with God’s will, and is critical for God’s chosen people to enter onto the right path of believing in God.
Why does God’s house have to replace all those who always have conceptions regarding God and the man being used by the Holy Spirit, who have no real obedience? We must have an understanding regarding this. Those who have believed in God for over five years yet still have conceptions regarding God and the man being used by the Holy Spirit are certainly not people who pursue the truth. If these people become leaders at any level, they will certainly become antichrists, servants and accomplices of Satan. Therefore, they must all be eliminated, every single one of them. God’s house absolutely will not allow the enemies of Christ and of the man being used by the Holy Spirit to lead God’s chosen people. If anyone uses those loathed by Christ and by the man being used by the Holy Spirit as leaders, then they are also enemies of God as well as enemies of God’s chosen people. Those used by God’s house must be of the same mind as God, they must be people who coordinate tightly with the work of God’s house, they must be people who are loyal to Christ and obey Christ. Otherwise, they do not deserve to be used by God. Those who eat and drink God’s words, who enjoy God’s grace, who do not bear witness for Christ but instead bear witness for themselves, who seek power and status, are all scum. They have neither conscience nor rationality, they are all antichrists, they are not fit to serve God, and they must be eliminated. Therefore, God’s house requires that leaders of all levels must be those who absolutely submit to God, they must pursue the truth and be able to love God in their hearts, and they must coordinate well with the work of God’s house. If they don’t possess these requirements they absolutely cannot be used. Those who fulfill duties and serve God, but are not of the same mind as God and instead just manage their own affairs and perform work for the sake of maintaining their own status and power, aren’t these people the antichrists? All those who do not exalt and bear witness for Christ, but instead bear witness for and show off themselves, they are all enemies of Christ; all those who, in their fellowship and sermons, do not talk about understanding their own corrupt essence, do not talk about how they experience God’s words and enter into reality, are all people who deceive God’s chosen people, and they are enemies of God’s chosen people; all those who have performed work for several years without helping God’s chosen people to know Christ and submit to Christ, who are unable to help God’s chosen people to enter into the truth of God’s words, are all people who serve God yet oppose God, they are all hated and loathed by God. All these people are parasites that leech off God’s house. They covet status yet do not perform practical work, they are all evil servants who have no conscience or rationality, and who are selfish, despicable, brazen and shameless.
from “The ‘Three Criteria, Five Verifications, Two Guarantees’ for Selecting Leaders” in Selected Annals of the Work Arrangements of The Church of Almighty God
As for those leaders who are without the work of the Holy Spirit, they should be dealt with at the earliest opportunity so as to avoid causing loss to the life entry of God’s chosen people. This is because those who are without the work of the Holy Spirit are those who have already been weeded out by God, and if someone continues to keep them on, then that causes interruptions to God’s work and it is a way of doing things that defies God. Those without the work of the Holy Spirit are, without a doubt, false leaders and false workers. No matter what pastoral area they are found in or what level of leader they are, if someone is discovered to be one without the work of the Holy Spirit, then they must be replaced immediately and absolutely not kept in position, regardless of how good their humanity is. Those without the work of the Holy Spirit have already been revealed by God as people who must be replaced. To persist in using people whom God has no use for, is that not being antagonistic to God? Of course, there are differences in the states of all those who are without the work of the Holy Spirit, but it is certain that the majority of them do not pursue the truth and do not have a good humanity. And there is also a minority who have calibers that are too poor, no work ability or whose experience is superficial and who do not possess the truth. They always work relying on their conceptions and imaginings, and they often cause interruptions to God’s work, and this results in the Holy Spirit being unable to use them, and therefore not working on them. Regardless of the circumstances, all who are without the work of the Holy Spirit must be replaced. This is absolute, and no one may violate it.
from the fellowship from the above
And yet God’s family has another principle, which is that elected leaders must be the best within their range. Therefore, although some members of the regional decision-making groups, regional coordinators and district leaders have relatively poor discernment, yet they have good humanity, pursue the truth, possess work ability and are worth cultivating, and people like this should be kept on or used after being downgraded to a lower rank. God’s family must thoroughly weed out only those who are deceitful, who are absurd, who don’t understand spiritual matters and who don’t have the slightest bit of discernment. As for those who have not believed in God for long and whose experience is comparatively shallow, but who have a good caliber and who pursue the truth, and whose understanding of the truth is superficial only because they have not had a good person to water them, then they should be treated according to their merits. No matter what, all who have been elected to serve as leaders should be the best in their range, and this principle is the bottom line. The principles that must be grasped in order to restructure all levels of leaders are: Most important is to thoroughly weed out deceitful people and absurd people, those who only preach letters and doctrines and who do not understand spiritual matters, those who are without a shred of discernment, and those who often have conceptions about God and the man used by the Holy Spirit—these people must be thoroughly weeded out, and must absolutely not be used as a leader of any level.
from the fellowship from the above