Sermons and Fellowship About God’s Word “Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth” (I)
We just read “Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth.” We read this passage because we’ll communicate how God passes judgment in the last days. Many people that first join the church request that we communicate this passage. Now there are many people who desire to understand God’s work and are willing to pursue the truth. This is a good thing. It means that these people are God’s preordained chosen ones. To meet the requirements of God’s chosen people, we are gathered here today specifically to communicate about God’s work of judgment in the last days.
The vision of believing in God is something that most people may understand, that is, to know the significance of God’s work. This is the truth you must have pertaining to the vision. Understanding the purpose of God’s work is the key and the basis of life entry. Some people may not quite understand what that means, so I’ll give you an example of why we say that knowing God’s work is the most important basis for life entry. Do people from the Age of Grace have any understanding of God’s work? Why do so many pastors walk the road of the Pharisees? Why have so many people with a strong will to be blessed still not woken up? Why has the religious community fallen and become the enemy of Christ of the last days? Why is this? It’s because the corruption of humanity is too deep. Humans that become descendants of Satan and the brood of Satan are all enemies of God. Even if corrupt people believe in the Lord, they do not pursue the truth. No matter how many years they believe in God, they do not know His work. In the end, they become evil forces that work against God. If people really pursue the truth, they are able to know God’s work, the meaning of God’s redemptive work in the Age of Grace, why God did the redemptive work, why God conducts His judgment in the last days and the relationship between the redemptive work and the judgment work. If religious people know all these truths, would they still dare to resist God? Even though they have Satan’s nature, they wouldn’t dare blatantly confront Christ of the last days. Therefore, isn’t knowledge of God’s work extremely important?
Many people have accepted God’s work in the last days, but they don’t pursue the truth. They do not see the significance of God’s judgment in the last days. They don’t know why God does His judgment work in the last days. They never see what final results will be achieved through God’s work of judgment. They remain muddled and confused. Can these kinds of people pursue the truth? Can they obey God’s judgment and chastisement? It’s not easy to attain this. People may have the will to do this, but fail to attain it. Why can people have the will to do it and still fail to attain it? This is because people have Satan’s disposition and nature, isn’t it? Many people understand this logic and are willing to obey God’s judgment and chastisement. They see other people not accepting His judgment and chastisement and they think it’s a shame. However, why is it that when they meet judgment and chastisement and when they are pruned and dealt with they are also unable to obey it? What is going on here? For some people, when you communicate the truth with them, they can accept it. However, when you seriously prune or deal with them, can they obey? Not easily. Some people care about self-respect. They betray God for the sake of self-respect and vanity. Is this a serious problem? We used to often say, “Why can people betray God at any time?” You don’t know what minute, what day or in what situation you will suddenly encounter God’s judgment and chastisement. It’s easy for people to fall; it’s very easy for people to fall there. What is the root of this? The root cause is that people have satanic natures and dispositions. You see now as soon as people talk, the words they use and their tone are those of a satanic nature. Where is Satan’s disposition mainly manifested? Arrogant, conceited, self-centered, self-righteous, unwilling to obey anyone, speaking to others with an attitude of contempt for them, even contempt of the truth. Is this not a satanic disposition? Therefore, God does His judgment in the last days according to humanity’s corrupt disposition and the overall degree of their corruption. What are the results of God’s judgment? You should understand a bit after listening to the words of God. If you pursue the truth, the results that God seeks to achieve in His judgment work during the last days will be completely clear. At that time, you will be interested in God’s judgment; you will like it, thirst for it, pursue it, and actively cooperate instead of resist. If you do not know about God’s judgment, is it easy for you to obey God’s judgment and chastisement? It’s not easy at all. Even if you understand God’s words, you cannot do it. Even if you have listened to numerous sermons and you are able to speak a lot of doctrines, the hardest thing will still be obeying God’s judgment and chastisement. In the lessons of obeying God, what is the hardest part to obey and enter? Obeying God’s judgment and chastisement. The hardest part of obeying God is obeying His judgment and chastisement. This is definitely the most difficult one. God’s judgment and chastisement in the last days is the process of exposing those who pursue the truth and those who hate the truth. Why do religious communities refuse to accept Christ’s judgment in the last days? Because the truths that Christ expresses in the last days are all judgments of man. On the surface, they all appear to be convicting man. There doesn’t appear to be even one sentence in His words that blesses man or is in line with people’s conceptions. Therefore, after they read His words, they reject anything He says. If Christ of the last days praises religious pastors and elders, allows them to enter the heavenly kingdom and gives them rewards, would the religious pastors and elders not accept Him? They definitely would accept Him. As soon as they see that Christ’s words are judging them and that the words Christ uses to expose them are just like the words that the Lord Jesus used to expose and rebuke the Pharisees, they deny, reject, resist, and condemn Him. As soon as they take such a contradictory, convicting, resisting and even blasphemous attitude toward Christ of the last days, their outcomes are sealed; they are destined to be punished and destroyed. What does this prove? People that reject God’s judgment and chastisement will be forsaken and exposed. They will come to no good end. Now you understand, right? Then we will start to formally communicate God’s words.
“The work of the last days is to separate all according to their kind, to conclude the management plan of God, for the time is near and the day of God has come.” Here, “The work of the last days is to separate all according to their kind,” what is meant by “to separate all according to their kind”? This reminds us of what the Lord Jesus said in the Age of Grace, “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17). He also made many prophecies. Everyone knows about all of these prophecies. They all refer to when the heavenly kingdom descends upon the earth what God will accomplish and fulfill. What is His most famous prophecy? The tares and wheat prophecy, the servants of good and evil prophecy. All of the Lord Jesus’ prophecies are fulfilled during God’s work in the last days. That is why God says, “The work of the last days is to separate all according to their kind.” Using the vernacular, this means that the different groups that everyone belongs to will be revealed. Then their endings will be determined accordingly. This is what it means. All types of people will be revealed. Then, what is meant by “all types of people”? Tares and wheat, this is a type of delineation. Wheat refers to people who have life, accept the truth and obey God; tares refers to those without life who do service but resist God. Have the wheat and tares been revealed in the last days? They have been revealed. Most of those that accept Almighty God are wheat, while those that do not accept Him are tares. However, there are a few tares among those who accept Almighty God. What is to be done with those tares? As God’s chosen people are growing their lives, the tares shall be distinguished, exposed and expelled from the church. What do the biblical prophecies say? “Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn” (Matthew 13:30). Everyone will be separated into their different types. Good and evil servants, true and false shepherds and true and false apostles will also be separated. Evil servants, false shepherds and false apostles have all been exposed. People will be revealed the same way in God’s house. Religious people need not even be mentioned; they shall all be forsaken! At each stage of God’s work, many people are forsaken. In the last days, He forsakes even more people, the entire religious world is forsaken. Some people will pick at these words and say, “You dare say that no one in the religious world will be able to return before God and be saved?” In God’s words, God says, “When I chastise the many peoples, those in the religious world will, in differing degrees, return to My kingdom.” “In differing degrees” refers to a small minority of people. Then, a small minority of people do not represent the entire religious world. Therefore, the religious world is forsaken; they will be destroyed by God. Do you understand?