Sermons and Fellowship About God’s Word “The Truly Obedient Shall Surely Be Gained by God”
“The Truly Obedient Shall Surely Be Gained by God,” this is the title of the piece of God’s word that we eat and drink today. What is this title saying? “The Truly Obedient Shall Surely Be Gained by God.” The meaning of the title is quite clear. If you have the will to pursue the truth and salvation, then you should become a person that truly obeys God. If you are someone who really obeys God, then your longings and your desires will be realized. That is why the topic of the piece of God’s word “The Truly Obedient Shall Surely Be Gained by God” is actually a promise from God. This title is the truth. There have been many people who have aspired to fulfill their duties and strived to achieve their salvation. But how are we supposed to enter? How do we put this into practice? The piece of God’s word we just read answers these questions clearly. So, what is the answer? In the last days, as God is doing His work, how should you experience it, how should you face it? We know that accepting Almighty God’s work in the last days is the only road into His kingdom. Only by experiencing Almighty God’s work in the last days can we receive purification, salvation and perfection. Only those who truly obey God’s work in the last days can be gained by God. So, as we eat and drink the words of God today, we really should have this viewpoint: “The Truly Obedient Shall Surely Be Gained by God.” Now, some people will say, “Don’t I already obey God? I’ve accepted God’s work, I’ve forsaken and offered myself for God, and I am now performing my duties. Isn’t this obeying the work of God?” This is obeying God’s work, but to obey in this manner, is it enough? It can be said that, if someone practices any God’s word, if he can diligently satisfy any God’s demand, then this is obedience. However, is this one aspect of obedience truly obeying God’s work? Here, when we refer to obeying the work of God, what does this actually mean? What is the most basic key point in this area? Let’s read a paragraph of God’s word:
“The work of the Holy Spirit changes from day to day, rising higher with each step; the revelation of tomorrow becomes even higher than today’s, step by step climbing ever higher. Such is the work by which God perfects man. If man cannot keep pace, then he may be forsaken at any time. If man does not have an obedient heart, then he cannot follow to the end.” What is God saying here? “The work of the Holy Spirit changes from day to day, rising higher with each step; the revelation of tomorrow becomes even higher than today’s, step by step climbing ever higher.” How many people have this kind of feeling, this kind of perspective? If some people truly have this feeling, this kind of understanding, then they can actually feel the work of God rising higher each day, and the light getting greater each day. Tomorrow’s revelations would be even higher. If they are absent from the gathering for a few days, or are unable to hear the sermon for a few days, then they will feel they have fallen very far; they will feel that they can no longer keep up. Right now, there are some people who have had experience of God’s work. How can this be confirmed? It’s this sort of feeling. This person can be able to say, from the heart, “Truly, the Holy Spirit’s work rises higher each day. Look at the gathering of God’s family, and the sermon communicated from the above. Each day it rises higher. Each day it grows deeper. There is always new light and new revelation.” For many people, the more they eat and drink God’s word, the more enlightened they become. The more they listen to the sermons, the more they understand, the stronger they become. Is this not the result that is achieved through the Holy Spirit’s work? When a man experiences God’s work, then he can distinctly feel the work of the Holy Spirit as He guides him step by step. This is how the Holy Spirit works on man. Man can’t see it, nor feel it, but man’s spirit can feel that God leads him step by step. The vision that he understands, the truth and light that he has obtained, each day they rise ever higher. If you experience God’s work in this manner, if you obey God’s work to the very end, if you follow God’s work to the very end, imperceptibly, you will have been perfected by God, you will have been gained by God. Presently, there are a lot of people who feel, “To believe in Almighty God is not the same. Our lives have grown tremendously. The old religion has fallen too far, it has fallen behind thousands of years. The religious world keeps falling further and further behind. We experience God’s work faster and faster, step by step! Oh, why does the religious world not accept God’s work? Look, we eat and drink God’s word here. Our lives grow faster and we become more purified and more knowledgeable of God. How do you not see this?” Many people say, “We enjoy the happiness and fortune of the good land of Canaan. Every day we see God face to face, eat and drink His word, experience His work and relish the water from the river of life that flows from His throne.” What is it that the religious world eats? It eats scripture that is outdated. It has been discarded for a long time now. The religious world is living in famine. This is how God works on us. We are enjoying a heavenly feeling. The more we eat and drink God’s word, the more we feel God face to face. The more we eat and drink God’s word, the more accurate our understanding of Him is. Our knowledge of God is more and more real. It is no longer vague doctrine or based on our notions or imagination. This is a real understanding of God that we have obtained through eating and drinking God’s word, and experiencing God’s word and work.
There are some religious people who say, “Even if the work of Almighty God is God’s work in the last days, those in the religious world who whole-heartedly believe in God will also be saved. God would not forsake them.” Is this correct? Some people say it’s not correct. Why is this not correct? It is because God has given man a chance. He has given everyone many chances to investigate the true way. The Lord Jesus has said: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14). The gospel of the kingdom of heaven has already been spread to the whole world and the very ends of the earth. This word has come true ages ago. This confirms that every person, every human being on this earth has already seen God’s salvation, they have already heard the gospel. You have heard it. You have heard it for many years but you have not investigated it, you have not accepted it. In this case, can you say that God has not given you a chance? For religious people, what exactly does “a chance” mean? They think that God will give them a chance, God will not forsake them. What kind of chance will God give them? How will He give this to them? Could God give them a revelation, a dream or let them see a vision? God wouldn’t do that. Why would He not do that? For each stage of work, God does it in a fixed way; He does not do such supernatural things. Let me give you an example. During the Age of Law, God worked through Moses. When 250 leaders rose up against Moses, did God appear before them? Did God explain to them why He had chosen Moses? God did not give them an explanation. He directly had them destroyed. God gave authority to Moses. He opened up the earth and had them fall into the chasm. What does this say? God’s disposition is not to be offended by man. If you see the things and the work that He does, the man He works through, you should obey. Why would you not obey? For what reason do you not obey? Can man reason with God during these times? If you reason with God, then you are traitorous and you should die.