Item Nine: They Do Their Duty Only to Distinguish Themselves and Feed Their Own Interests and Ambitions; They Never Consider the Interests of God's House, and Even Sell Those Interests Out in Exchange for Personal Glory (Part Nine) Section One

II. The Interests of Antichrists

D. Their Prospects and Destiny

4. How Antichrists Regard the Title “Service-Doer”

Today we will continue to fellowship on item nine of the various manifestations of antichrists: They do their duty only to distinguish themselves and feed their own interests and ambitions; they never consider the interests of God’s house, and even sell those interests out in exchange for personal glory. With this item, our main topic for fellowship is a dissection of antichrists’ interests, and today we’ll fellowship on the fourth subtopic within the fourth item of antichrists’ interests—how they regard the title of “service-doer”—and dissect how antichrists regard this title. Those who have followed God until now are familiar with the word “service-doer,” and most of them have basically accepted this title in their hearts. In terms of their subjective inclinations, there is no resistance to this title. However, when it comes to the specifics of saying a certain person is a service-doer, that person primarily expresses reluctance and unwillingness, feeling wronged, not really wanting to be called this and not really wanting to be a service-doer. Judging from people’s expressions, although they agree that “service-doer” is not a bad title in terms of their subjective inclinations, from an objective perspective, people still treat the title “service-doer” with some elements of discrimination, hostility, and even unwillingness—they have these sentiments toward it. Regardless of what people think of the title “service-doer,” whether or not they can sincerely accept it and be a service-doer, or whether or not what they think of this title carries many of man’s impurities and wishes, today we’ll first fellowship on what exactly a service-doer is, how exactly the title “service-doer” is defined and classified in God’s eyes, what the essence is of these service-doers that God speaks of, and how God regards the word “service-doer” and how that differs from how people regard it, so that you can all come to have an accurate understanding and conception in your hearts of the title “service-doer.”

a. The Definition and Origin of the Title “Service-Doer”

The word “service-doer” literally means a person who works and exerts effort for something. If we measure this title in terms of position, it refers to someone who is used for a temporary period. That is to say, if someone is regarded as a service-doer and sets about doing a job or takes up work in an industry, then this is not a long-term industry career or job that they undertake, but rather it is temporary. They are temporarily made to exert some effort and serve for a while in this industry or job. They have no prospects, no future, and they receive no material benefits. They don’t need to shoulder any responsibility; they are just paid for their labor. When the job they’re assigned is complete, they’re no longer needed, and they just take their pay and go. In short, it is temporary, and they’re asked to work when they’re needed. This is the literal understanding of a service-doer. If we interpret the word “service-doer” according to the ideas of mankind, then service-doers are referred to as “contract workers” and “temporary workers,” people who work or exert effort temporarily for a job or industry. Their only connection is to the period of time in which they’re needed for a job, and once that time is over, they no longer have any value. This is because they’re not needed anymore, and they have no more usage value—their value has been exhausted during that time. This is the literal meaning that people can understand and see regarding the word “service-doer.” Within the meaning that human language can express, that is, the meaning of the title “service-doer” as spoken by God that humans can comprehend, is there a level of meaning that accords with the truth? Is there a level of meaning that conforms with normal humanity and rationality? Is there a level of meaning that people should understand as true created beings? Is there a level of meaning concerning how God treats this title? (No.) How do you know there isn’t? You’re stumped, you can’t explain it. Among you there are university students, graduate students, doctoral students, and professors, yet none of you can explain this clearly, right? (Yes, that’s right.) This is the difference between knowledge and the truth. You may be educated, you may know the individual terms “service” and “doer,” and when these terms combine to form a word, to describe a type of person and a group of people, you can understand these people’s essence, their manifestations, and their rank among all of mankind, but when you are not able to understand this word from the perspective of the truth and the perspective of a created being, where exactly does your understanding come from? What exactly is the essence of this word that you come to understand? Is it not an understanding of the word “service-doer” that has come from this corrupt humanity, from this society, and from the knowledge of mankind? (Yes, it is.) Is mankind’s knowledge compatible with the truth or antagonistic to the truth? (It is antagonistic to the truth.) So, when you have this understanding and comprehension of this word, are you standing in opposition to God or on the side of compatibility with God? Obviously, when you understand and comprehend this word with your knowledge, with your brain, you involuntarily and unknowingly stand in opposition to God. When you use your knowledge to understand this word, the things you have understood inevitably lead to you feeling resistance, repulsion, disgust, and even hatred toward the word “service-doer.” Is there any submission here? Is there any true acceptance? (No.) Some people say: “I accept good words, but why should I accept this bad word? It’s good enough that I feel no resistance toward it. For example, I accept positive terms such as ‘receiving a crown,’ ‘receiving rewards,’ ‘being blessed,’ ‘entering the kingdom,’ ‘going up to heaven,’ ‘not going to hell,’ ‘not being punished,’ and ‘being a firstborn son.’ This is natural, it is the ordinary response of man, and these are things that people should pursue. As for negative terms such as ‘evil people,’ ‘antichrists,’ ‘being punished,’ and ‘going to hell,’ no one likes accepting those. The word ‘service-doer’ is neutral, but in accordance with my understanding, I can’t accept it, and it’s good enough for me not to despise it. If I’m to willingly accept it and submit to it and accept it from God, then that’s just not possible.” Isn’t this how people think? (Yes, it is.) Is this way of thinking right or wrong? (It’s wrong.) When did you come to know that it’s wrong? Just now, right? That’s a problem. You only just came to know that this is wrong. Before you realized this, you appeared to have already accepted the title “service-doer” on the surface, and you had already accepted it subjectively—and was this acceptance true or false? (It was false.) Clearly it wasn’t true, nor were you perfectly willing to accept it. There was falsehood, pretense, and disinclination here, and there was also a sense that you had no other choice.

What we just fellowshipped on were people’s true reactions and manifestations concerning the title “service-doer,” and they fully demonstrate people’s opinions, views, and comprehensions of this title, fully revealing that people’s attitude toward this title is one of disinclination, one of discrimination and repulsion, and one of resistance from the bottom of their hearts. This is because people despise being service-doers, despise the word “service-doer,” aren’t willing to be service-doers, and hate being service-doers. This is people’s understanding of and attitude toward this title. Now, let’s look at exactly how God sees service-doers, how the word “service-doer” came about, what the essence of this title is in God’s eyes, and what its origin is. The literal meaning of “service-doer” is, to use the language of mankind, a temporary worker, someone who temporarily serves in an industry or job, and who is needed on a temporary basis. In God’s management plan, in God’s work, and in God’s house, this group of people called service-doers are indispensable. When these people came to God’s house, to the place of God’s work, they knew nothing of God or of faith in God, much less of God’s work or His management plan. They understood nothing; they were just outsiders, nonbelievers. When people who are nonbelievers in God’s eyes come to God’s house, what can they do for Him? It may be said that they can’t do anything. Because people are filled with corrupt dispositions and don’t know God at all, and because of people’s nature essence, all they can do is do whatever God instructs them to do. They follow God’s work to whatever point it reaches, their knowledge stretches as far as God’s words take them; they only know His words, and have no understanding of them at all. These people passively cooperate with every job God requires them to work on—they are entirely passive, and not active. Here, “passive” means that they don’t know what God will do, they don’t know what God is asking them to do, they don’t know the significance or value of the work God is asking them to do, and they don’t know what path they should be following. Coming to God’s house, they’re like machines, only functioning in the way that God operates them. What does God need from them? Do you know? (People are objects for God to express the truth to judge. People are the objects of God’s words.) This is one part; people are objects of God’s words. What else? What about people’s gifts? (Yes.) What about the thinking of normal humanity? (Yes.) God only uses you if you have the thinking of normal humanity. If you are without a conscience and reason, then you’re not qualified to even be a service-doer. What else is there? (People’s skills and special talents.) These are included in gifts and are also a part of it—the various skills that people possess. What else? (The determination to cooperate with God.) This is a part of it, too, the aspiration to obey and submit, and of course it can also be said to be people’s desire to love positive things and to love the light. The aspiration to obey and submit is the determination to cooperate with God, but which is the most appropriate way to say this? (The aspiration to obey and submit.) That’s right, the word “aspiration” is comparatively broader and encompasses a wider range. If we use the word “determination,” the scope is somewhat narrower. Moreover, “aspiration” is comparatively lighter in degree than “determination,” which means that after you have an aspiration, you gradually generate various determinations; determinations are more specific, whereas aspirations are somewhat broader. As far as the Creator is concerned, these are the several things that God needs from corrupt mankind. That is to say, when an outsider who knows absolutely nothing about God, God’s management, God’s essence, God’s utterances, and God’s disposition comes to God’s house, they are like a machine, and what they can do for God and in their cooperation with God’s work has basically nothing to do with the standard which God requires—the truth. The things of such people that God can use are the things that were just mentioned: First is that these people can become the objects of God’s words; second is the gifts that these people possess; third is that these people possess the thinking of normal humanity; fourth is the various skills that these people possess; fifth—and this is the most important one—is that these people have the aspiration to obey and submit to God’s words. All of these things are crucial. Once someone possesses all of these things, they then begin to work in service of God’s work and for His management plan, and to officially be on the right track, meaning that they have officially become a service-doer in God’s house.

When people don’t understand God’s words, the truth, or God’s intentions, and do not fear God in the slightest, there can be no other role for each of them than that of the service-doer. That is to say, you’re a service-doer whether you’re willing to be one or not—you cannot escape this title. Some people say: “I’ve believed in God all my life. Since I began believing in Jesus until now, it’s been decades—am I really still just a service-doer?” What do you think of this question? Who are they asking about this? They should ask themselves and reflect on themselves: “Do I understand God’s intentions now? When I do my duty now, am I just exerting effort or am I practicing the truth? Am I following the path of pursuing and understanding the truth? Have I entered the truth reality? Do I have a God-fearing heart? Am I someone who submits to God?” They must reflect on themselves considering these things. If they have met these criteria, if they can stand firm when encountering God’s trials, and if they can fear God and shun evil, then of course they are no longer a service-doer. If they haven’t met even a single one of these criteria, then they undoubtedly remain a service-doer, and this is something inescapable and inevitable. Some people say: “I’ve believed in God for over 30 years, which doesn’t even include the years I spent believing in Jesus. Ever since this time that God became flesh, appeared, worked, and began to speak His utterances, I’ve been a follower of God. I was among the first to personally experience God’s work, and I was among the first to hear words spoken from His mouth. So many years have passed since then, and I am still believing in and following God. I’ve been arrested and persecuted several times and have encountered so many dangers, and God has always protected me and guided me through; God never abandoned me. I’m still doing my duty now, my conditions are getting better and better, my faith is ever increasing, and I have no doubts about God at all—am I really still a service-doer?” Who are you asking? Aren’t you asking the wrong person? You shouldn’t ask this question. Since you’ve believed for so many years, don’t you know whether you’re a service-doer or not? If you don’t know this, then why don’t you ask yourself whether you possess the truth reality, whether you have a God-fearing heart, and whether you behave in a way that shuns evil? God has worked for all these years, spoken all these words, and how much have you understood and entered into? How much have you gained? How many instances of being pruned, and how many trials and refinements have you accepted? When you accepted these, did you stand firm in your testimony? Are you able to bear witness for God? When you encounter trials like those that Job encountered, are you capable of denying God? Exactly how great is your faith in God? Is your faith merely some belief, or is it true faith? Ask yourself these questions. If you don’t know the answers to these questions, then you’re a muddleheaded person, and I can tell that you are just going along with the crowd—you don’t even deserve to be called a service-doer. Someone who harbors this kind of attitude toward the title “service-doer” and is still all confused in their heart is so pitiful. They don’t even know what they are, whereas God is entirely clear and lucid in His treatment of all people.

We just fellowshipped on what exactly God’s original meaning is with regard to the word “service-doer.” When people enter God’s house, at the outset, when they don’t understand the truth and only possess various aspirations or some determination to cooperate, the role that they play during that period can only be that of the service-doer. Of course, the word “service” isn’t too pleasant-sounding. To say it another way, it means to serve and work in the service of God’s management work to save mankind; it means to exert effort. These people don’t understand any truths, nor do they understand God’s intentions, and they cannot contribute any effort toward or cooperate in any way with the specific work that God engages in to save and manage mankind, nor the various works related to truth. They only have some skills and gifts, and they can only put in some effort and say a few things for certain work of general affairs and do some peripheral service work. If this is the essence of the work done by people doing their duty, if they are just playing a service role, then it is difficult for them to shake off the title of “service-doer.” Why is it difficult to shake off? Does this have anything to do with God’s definition of this title? Yes, it absolutely does. It’s very easy for people to make a bit of effort and do things according to their natural abilities and their gifts and minds, but to live by the truth, enter the truth reality, and act in accordance with God’s intentions is very strenuous; it requires time, God’s guidance, God’s enlightenment, and God’s discipline, and even more so it requires accepting the judgment and chastisement of God’s words. Therefore, while people are working to achieve these goals, what most people can do and provide are the things that were just mentioned: being the objects of God’s words, possessing certain gifts and being of some use in God’s house, possessing the thinking of normal humanity and being able to comprehend and carry out any job they are instructed to do, possessing certain skills and being able to employ their special talents in a certain job in God’s house, and, most importantly, having the aspiration to obey and submit. When rendering service in God’s house, when exerting effort for the sake of God’s work, then with even just a pinch of aspiration to obey and submit, you won’t become negative and slack off. Instead, you’ll do all you can to exercise self-restraint and do fewer bad things while doing more good things. Isn’t this the state and condition most people are in? Of course, there is a very small minority of people among all of you who have already left this condition and scope behind. And what have this very small minority of people come to possess? They have come to understand the truth, to possess the truth reality. When they encounter issues, they can pray and seek God’s intentions, and they can act in accordance with the truth principles. Their aspiration to obey and submit no longer merely stops at the level of determination, but rather they can actively practice God’s words, act according to God’s demands, and have a God-fearing heart when encountering issues. They don’t speak or act thoughtlessly, and instead are cautious and careful. Especially when their being pruned is at odds with their own ideas, they don’t judge God, they don’t reason with Him, and they feel no resistance in their hearts. From the bottom of their hearts, they truly accept God’s identity, status, and essence. Is there any difference between these people and service-doers? What are those differences? The first difference is that they understand the truth, and the second is that they can put some truths into practice. Third, they have some knowledge of God, and fourth, their obedience and submission are no longer just aspirations, but have transformed into a subjective attitude—they have come to be truly submissive. Fifth—and this is the most important and most valuable of these points—a God-fearing heart has emerged inside them. It can be said that those who possess these things have already shaken off the title of “service-doer.” This is because, judging from their various aspects of entry, as well as their attitude toward the truth and the level of their knowledge of God, it is no longer as simple as them doing a single professional job in God’s house, and they are no longer temporary workers who have been temporarily called in to do a bit of work. That is to say, these people are not here for temporary rewards, they are not recruited for temporary use, and during their time period of being used, it is not being observed whether they can take up this work long-term. Rather, they are able to practice the truth and do their duties well. Therefore, these people have shaken off the title, the designation, of “service-doer.” Have you seen such people? There are such people in the church. You wish to know who these people are and how many of them there are, but I’m not able to say that just now; when you come to understand the truth, you’ll be able to discern them. What you should know is what kind of conditions you’re in, which path is the one ahead of you that you’re following, and which path you should be following—these are the things you should know.

Now, is the title “service-doer” imposed upon people by God? Does God use this title to belittle people, to categorize and grade people? (No.) So, how has God defined this title? God giving a title to people is not Him randomly giving them a nickname and He doesn’t define it based on external appearance; this title is not just a title. A person’s name is just a designation, an appellation, that bears no real meaning. For example, some Chinese parents hope that their daughter will be clever and pretty, so they use the character for “pretty” in her name, but that’s just a hope, and it has nothing to do with her essence. She may be really stupid and grow up to be unattractive, so what then is the point in calling her “pretty”? There are also some boys who are named “Chenglong” or “Chenghu,” using the characters that mean to become like a dragon or tiger—are they really formidable by being called such names? They may be cowards or good-for-nothings. These are just hopes parents have for their children; they give them such names as these, and these names bear no relation to their essence. Therefore, people’s names and titles carry people’s imaginings and good wishes, but they are just appellations and designations, and are not given based on their essence. The titles and names God defines, however, are absolutely not given based on people’s external appearance, nor of course are they based on God’s own wishes. Does God want people to be service-doers? (No.) Have you ever read in God’s words God saying, “I want every person to become service-doers and I don’t want anyone to be saved”? (No.) So what is it that God wants? People have previously said, “God wants every person to be saved and does not want anyone to suffer perdition.” This is a wish. However, the title of “service-doer” didn’t come from nowhere. It was just like God determining the names “tree” and “grass.” Trees are big and tall things, and when anyone mentions a tree, everyone knows that trees are big and tall, and when anyone mentions grass, everyone knows that grass is small and short, right? (Yes.) So, what about the title “service-doer”? This title came about according to the essence and manifestations of man, and according to the stage of God’s work. If people can gradually come to understand the truth in step with God’s work, enter the truth reality, and achieve submission to and fear of God, then at this time, this title changes. Therefore, even if you are one of the service-doers, it does not affect you doing the duty of a created being and pursuing and practicing the truth, and even less so does it affect your submission to and fear of God.

Are there any people who will never shake off the title of “service-doer”? (Yes.) What kind of people? It’s the kind of people who don’t pursue the truth, who may understand the truth but don’t practice it, much less do they love the truth, and they even often feel repulsed by and averse to the truth in their hearts. Why do they stay in God’s house if they’re averse to the truth? They want to gain some benefit, they exert some effort and exhibit some good behaviors with wishful thinking in God’s house. They use the price they pay, the giving and expending of themselves, as well as the whiling away of some of their youth and the spending of some of their time in return for whatever advantage they want to gain. Because of the path these people follow, in the end, they aren’t able to enter the truth reality, they can’t achieve submission to God, much less can they achieve fear of God—they will forever be defined as service-doers. There are some among this kind of people in God’s house who can render service till the very end, and some who cannot, and there is a slight difference in humanity between those who can render service till the very end and those who cannot. Those who don’t pursue the truth but who can render service till the very end—that is, those people who can dedicate some effort in God’s house toward God’s work while the work of God’s management plan is ongoing—have a relatively good and benevolent humanity. They don’t do evil, they don’t cause disturbances while they render service, and they’re not cleared out of the church. Such people can render service till the very end, and these are the ones who will always be service-doers. As for the others, because their humanity is very bad, because they are of low character and integrity, they frequently disturb and disrupt the various work in God’s house while they render service, and they cause loss to much of the work of God’s house. They don’t know to repent when they are pruned or isolated time after time, and they just return to their old bad ways; they don’t understand any truth at all, they don’t accept the truth, but instead act wantonly, and such people are eliminated. Why are they eliminated? People like this can’t even render service. They can’t work well when they exert some effort in God’s house, and while they’re exerting effort, they also do evil, and they make God’s house and brothers and sisters pay the price. Using such people is not worth the loss. They’re given opportunities to reflect time after time, but in the end their nature remains unchanged, and they don’t listen to anything anyone has to say. Such people don’t deserve even to render service in God’s house, nor are they capable of it, and so they are cleansed away.

Do you now generally understand this title of “service-doer”? Is “service-doer” a discriminatory title God gives to mankind? Is God intentionally using this title to belittle people? Is God using this title to reveal and try people? Is God using this title to make people know exactly what human beings are? Does God mean these things? Actually, God doesn’t mean any of these things. God doesn’t mean to reveal people, or to belittle and disparage people, nor does He mean to use this title of “service-doer” to try people. The only meaning God has for the title “service-doer” is that He defines and forms this title according to people’s performance and essence, according to the role people play during God’s work, as well as what people can do and their capacity for cooperation. From this meaning, we see that every person in God’s house is rendering service for God’s management plan and has at some point been in this role of service-doer. Can we say this? (Yes.) We really can, and you can now all understand this. God doesn’t want to use this title to discourage people or try people’s faith, much less to belittle them or to make them more well-behaved and obedient, or let them know what their identity and position are, and even less so does God want to use this title of “service-doer” to strip away people’s right to do the duty of a created being. This title is entirely determined according to the various corrupt dispositions people reveal and people’s true states while they’re following God. Therefore, this title has absolutely nothing to do with what people’s identity, status, position, and destination will be once God’s management work comes to an end. This title hails entirely from the needs of God’s management plan and management work, and it is a true condition of corrupt mankind in God’s management work. As for people providing services to God’s house as service-doers and being used like machines, whether this condition persists until the very end or can change for the better on their journey following God depends on their pursuit. If someone pursues the truth, and can achieve dispositional change and submission to and fear of God, then they will thoroughly cast off the title “service-doer.” And what do people become once they have cast off the title “service-doer”? They become true followers of God, God’s people, and people of the kingdom, that is, they become the people of God’s kingdom. If, while you’re following God, you settle only for exerting effort, suffering, and paying a price, and you don’t pursue the truth or put the truth into practice, your corrupt dispositions don’t change at all, you never do things in accordance with the principles of God’s house, and finally you aren’t able to achieve submission to and fear of God, then this title “service-doer,” this “crown” won’t be too big or too small for you, but will fit perfectly on your head, and you won’t ever be able to get rid of it. If you are still in this state when God’s work comes to an end and your dispositions still haven’t changed, then the title “people of God’s kingdom” will bear no relation to you, and you’ll forever be a service-doer. How can you understand these words? You should understand that the moment God’s work ends, that is, when all the people God wants to save have been saved, when the work God wants to do has achieved its effect and its goals have been achieved, God will no longer speak or guide people, He will no longer do any work to save man, and His work will end right there, as will the path of faith in God people follow. There is this verse in the Bible: “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still” (Revelation 22:11). What does this mean? It means that the moment God says His work is over, this signifies that God will no longer be performing His work of saving man and of chastising and judging man, God will no longer enlighten or guide man, and He will no longer speak words to man patiently and earnestly exhorting them or pruning them—God will no longer perform this work. What does this mean? It means that the outcomes of all things will then be revealed, people’s outcomes will then be set, and no one will be able to change it, and there will be no more chances for people to be saved. This is what it means.

When someone casts off the title “service-doer” at the end of God’s work, when they cast off this appellation, this condition, it signifies that this person is no longer an outsider or a nonbeliever in the eyes of God, but is rather a person of God’s house and God’s kingdom. And how has this title “a person of God’s house and God’s kingdom” come about? How do people gain this title? Through pursuing the truth and understanding the truth, through suffering and paying the price, through doing your duty well, by attaining a certain level of dispositional change and being able to submit to and fear God, you become a person of God’s house. Like Job and Peter, you no longer have to be harmed and corrupted by Satan, you can live freely in God’s kingdom and in God’s house, you don’t need to struggle with your corrupt dispositions anymore, and in God’s eyes you are a genuine created being, a genuine human being. Isn’t that something to be joyfully celebrated? What does it mean? It means that the life of suffering and hardship of a person who has been corrupted by Satan has entirely come to an end and they begin to live a life of joy, peace, and happiness. They can live in the light of the Creator’s countenance, live together with God, and this is something to be joyfully celebrated. However, as for the other kind of people who haven’t managed to cast off the title of “service-doer” by the end, what does it mean for them if they still haven’t taken this title, this “crown,” from their heads when God’s work ends? It means that they remain outsiders and that they’re still nonbelievers in God’s eyes. The reason for this is that they don’t accept the truth or practice the truth at all, they haven’t attained dispositional change, they aren’t capable of submitting to God, and they don’t have a God-fearing heart. These people should be eliminated from God’s house and they have no place in God’s kingdom. If there is no place for them in God’s kingdom, where are they? They are outside God’s kingdom and are a group set apart from the people of God. Such people are still called “service-doers,” and this signifies that they haven’t become people of God’s house, they’ll never be followers of God, God does not acknowledge them, and they’ll never again receive blessings or grace from God. Of course, it also signifies that they have no chance to enjoy good blessings with God in His kingdom or gain peace and joy—this chance is gone. So, is this moment something to be joyfully celebrated as far as they’re concerned, or is it a sorrowful event? This is a sorrowful event. And as for what their reward will be for bearing this title of “service-doer” outside God’s house and outside God’s kingdom, that is a matter for later. In any case, the difference between the reward given to service-doers and that given to the people of God’s kingdom is so great; there are differences in position, in reward, and in other such aspects. Isn’t it pitiful that people like this haven’t gained the truth and haven’t been able to attain dispositional change while God has been performing His work to save people? It’s so pitiful! These are some words regarding the title “service-doer.”

There are some people who say, “I feel resistance when service-doers are mentioned. I don’t want to be a service-doer and I’m not happy being one. If I’m one of God’s people, then I can accept that even if I’m the most insignificant of them, and it’s fine as long as I’m not a service-doer. I have no other pursuit and harbor no other ideal in this life; I just look forward to getting rid of the title ‘service-doer.’ I’m not asking for much.” What do you think of people like this? Is this the attitude of someone in pursuit of the truth? (No.) What attitude is this? Isn’t it a negative attitude? (It is.) When it comes to the title of “service-doer,” you don’t need to strive to shake it off, because this title is given based on the level of progress you make in your life and cannot be decided by what you want. It’s not dependent upon what you want, but rather it’s dependent upon the path you follow and whether your dispositions have changed. If your goal is only to pursue being able to cast off this title of “service-doer,” then let Me tell you the truth: You won’t ever be able to cast it off for as long as you live. If you focus on pursuing the truth and can attain dispositional change, then this title will slowly change. Looking at it from these two points, is the title “service-doer” imposed upon people by God? Absolutely not! It’s not a title God imposes upon people, nor is it a designation—it is a title given based on the level of progress people make in their lives. Your being a service-doer is reduced by however much progress you make in life and however much your dispositions change. When one day you are able to achieve submission to and fear of God, then even if you are willing to be a service-doer, you are a service-doer no longer, and this is decided by your pursuit, your attitude toward the truth, and the path you follow. There are also those who say, “I want to shake off this title of ‘service-doer’ and I don’t want to be one, but I don’t understand the truth and I’m not willing to pursue the truth. So, what can I do?” Is there a solution? God determines the outcomes of all kinds of people based on His words and the truth—there is no room for compromise. If you love the truth and can embark on the path in pursuit of the truth, then this is something to rejoice in; if you’re averse to the truth and choose not to follow the path in pursuit of the truth, then this is a cause for sorrow. These are the only two paths—there is no middle path to choose. The words God utters will never pass away; though all things will pass away, not one utterance of God’s can pass away. God’s words are the criteria for passing judgment on and defining all things; God’s words are the truth and can never pass away. When this world, mankind, and all things change and pass away, not one word of God’s will pass away, but instead all His words will be fulfilled. The outcomes of mankind and of all things are determined and revealed because of God’s words—no one can change this, and there can be no discussion on this matter. Therefore, when it comes to God holding sovereignty over and determining people’s outcomes, if people indulge in wishful thinking, then they are absolute fools. There is no second path for them to choose in this matter, as God has not given people a second path. This is God’s disposition, this is God’s righteousness, and people cannot interpose in this matter even if they want to. You think that out in the world of the nonbelievers, you can spend some money and use your connections to handle matters, but that doesn’t work with God. Remember: This will get you nowhere with God!

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