Sermons and Fellowship About God’s Word “Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth” (I)
Let us look at the following words of God, “God brings all who have entered His kingdom, that is, all those who have been loyal to Him to the end, into the age of God Himself.” These words are referring to those that shall remain after the day of God has come, after the final catastrophe has arrived, that is, after the end of days has arrived. “God brings all who have entered His kingdom, that is, all those who have been loyal to Him to the end, into the age of God Himself.” These men are loyal to God until the end, from the time they started to believe in God until the very end, not leaving God; regardless of where Christ is going, they follow Him and remain faithful, and these are the people that will be brought into the age of God. What is the age of God Himself? It is the age where God will hold dominion. This age where God will hold dominion will also be the age of God Himself. And what is this age where God will hold dominion? It is the Age of Kingdom, the age where God will hold dominion on earth. After God’s work has concluded, the catastrophe shall arrive; and after the catastrophe arrives, the world shall be destroyed. At that time, the so-called “end of the world” shall be fulfilled. Now many unbelievers have a premonition, saying, “The end of the world is upon us, the end of the world truly exists. Of this, I am no longer doubtful. While I used to say the end of the world was far-fetched, how come I now feel that it is imminent?” The smog in China is spreading to more and more places. It used to cover Beijing and its surrounding areas, but now it has spread to all over China, to all the major cities, even to the South. According to the scientists, people can become afflicted with lung cancer from breathing in this smog for five years; it was also said that the incubation period is eight years, and lung cancer will manifest after eight years. At the moment, lung cancer is the most common illness in China. More and more people are dying because of it, with a few thousands dying from it every day. Would you not say that this is a catastrophe? The catastrophe has arrived, and no one can escape from it. Nowadays, everyone is eating GMO foods, ingesting poison every day. No amount of detoxification can get rid of all this poison. All the blood vessels in our brain and the heart are becoming clogged, and now, it is possible for people of all ages to be afflicted with cancer. Look, with death at their doorstep, people are still fighting amongst themselves, struggling for power. Mankind is too evil, they are too wicked. God says: “God brings all who have entered His kingdom, that is, all those who have been loyal to Him to the end, into the age of God Himself.” How does one interpret these words? That is, amongst God’s chosen people, all those who seek the truth, all those who are loyal to God until the end, these are the people that shall remain. They shall survive, and they shall be blessed. If you survive, then you shall be blessed, and this shall come true during the catastrophe; surviving and remaining, these people shall enter God’s Age of Kingdom. The age of God Himself shall be the age that God will hold dominion, do you understand now?
Let us continue to read God’s words, “However, before the coming of the age of God Himself, the work that God desires to do is not to observe the deeds of man or to inquire about the lives of man, but to judge his rebellion, for God shall purify all those who come before His throne.” With this, the work of judgment in the last days has begun. Then why does God say here that “However, before the coming of the age of God Himself, the work that God desires to do is not to observe the deeds of man or to inquire about the lives of man”? This is to fight against the conceptions of those in the religions. What is the understanding of those in the religions? They say that before God has arrived, God observes the behavior of men every day, He looks at the performance of men every day, and the Lord shall bring those who have performed well into the kingdom of heaven, and bring them to the air to meet with the Lord. Is this not the way that those in the religions think? Exactly because this is how those in the religions think, here God says, “However, before the coming of the age of God Himself, the work that God desires to do is not to observe the deeds of man.” This has perfectly refuted man’s conceptions and imagination in one sentence. It is not “to inquire about the lives of man,” whatever the conditions of your life, whatever difficulties you have, whatever unspeakable sufferings you are going through, the circumstance that you are living under, what kind of a life you should be living out, what are the appropriate things that you should do, these are all man’s conceptions and imagination; God does not care about such things, God does not work in such a manner. What is the work of God? “But to judge his rebellion.” Man’s rebellion does not refer to the goodness or badness of his actions, or the rebellions or opinions engendered from the difficulties of the circumstance of man. What God aims to resolve is man’s rebellion against God, man’s satanic nature; this is the problem that God aims to resolve. In the Age of Grace, after God has performed the work of redemption, God could forgive man’s sins, God could overlook man’s sins, but the depth of man’s corruption by Satan has ingrained man with a satanic nature, and man has become rebellious against God. If this problem is not resolved, is man qualified to enter the kingdom of heaven? Not qualified. But why? Let me give an example: If God brought everyone from the churches of the religious world into the kingdom of heaven, and placed them inside the Millennial Kingdom, would all these people submit to God? You see, Christ of the last days has arrived to express all the truth, yet they condemn Him. In each and every church, the voice condemning Christ of the last days, Almighty God, is louder above all else. In each and every church, everything that they do is resisting and condemning Almighty God. Once the pastors of the religions hear the name “Almighty God,” their brains go numb, their nerves tense up, and their eyes turn red with anger. Tell me, if these people should be placed inside the kingdom of Christ’s dominion, are they not the enemies of Christ? They shall antagonize Christ until the very end. Are these not facts that I speak of? Therefore, God says: “However, before the coming of the age of God Himself, the work that God desires to do is not to observe the deeds of man or to inquire about the lives of man, but to judge his rebellion, for God shall purify all those who come before His throne.” This is the work to be performed by God. In order to bring those amongst these most corrupt humans, who truly believe in God and can sincerely love God, into the kingdom of heaven, what problem must first be resolved? “Judge their rebellion,” this is the most important. The result to be achieved by “judging their rebellion” is the words that follow, “for God shall purify all those who come before His throne.” God must first purify all these people, that is, first take care of the rebellion and resistance that these people have against God. What result is to be achieved by taking care of these things? They will attain obedience to God and be able to truly worship God, and in such a way, God can then bring these people into His kingdom. If this result cannot be achieved, these people shall not be qualified to enter His kingdom. You see, in this world of Satan, regardless of the person in power, there are so many people beneath them opposing them and convicting them. This is very common. Every president of every country, when they are undergoing elections, only some of the people support them, and it is considered very good if they can garner the support of about fifty percent of the people. Some of them started with the support of sixty percent of the people, and when it is time for them to step down, they only have thirty or twenty percent of people supporting them, with the majority of people opposing them. Is the kingdom of God the same way? If under God’s dominion, seventy, eighty percent of the people are in support, while twenty to thirty percent of them are opposing, just like those of the world, can this work? Everyone says that it would not work. Why would it not work? If anyone is able to see through this matter clearly, then this person actually has some knowledge of God. Who is able to see through this matter? Not one person? Then let me provide you with the answer. God does not allow anyone who resists Him to enter His kingdom, and this is sufficient to prove that God’s disposition cannot be offended, God’s righteousness and holiness cannot be defiled. Is this not the case? In the kingdom of Satan, if there should exist any opposing forces, there is nothing that it can do; it would like to eliminate those in opposition to it, but it does not have the power. The great red dragon has been in power for over sixty years, and in the end, has it truly made all the people of China submit to it? Not only has it not achieved such a thing, but the voices in opposition to it have grown, those who have seen through its essence have become more numerous. Why are the devils never able to gain the loyalty and love of the people? It’s because they are too evil. Everything they do is too dark, despicable, and shameful; it cannot stand the light of day. However, all that they have done in the shadows slowly become exposed to the light, exposed in the clear light of day, and now the people have come to know their truths. The kingdom of God is under God’s dominion, it is the kingdom where the glory of God is manifested. For every one of God’s chosen people, because of the truth expressed by God they have developed love for God and come to have a heart that fears God. And because of the revelation of the righteous disposition of God, they have come to revere God, become loyal and obedient to God, and can sincerely worship God. God is the truth, the way, and the life; God is able to judge man, purify man, eliminate all corruption of man, perfect man to be loyal to God, to submit to and worship God.