Sermons and Fellowship About God’s Word “Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth” (I)
Let’s continue reading God’s word, “All those who have followed the footsteps of God to this day are those who have come before the throne of God, hence all who accept the last of God’s work are those to be purified by God. In other words, all those who accept the last of God’s work are those who will be judged by God.” Which of you would say that you are not a target of God’s judgment? Is there any one of you who can say, “God’s words of disclosure and God’s words of judgment, do not apply to me, I have not committed these sins and I do not have these corrupt elements”? Is there anyone who can say this? Nobody can. God said, “all those who accept the last of God’s work are those who will be judged by God.” I can see this most clearly. I am the first to feel that I am the target of God’s judgment. God’s words of judgment are completely applicable to me. They are absolutely accurate. It is as if He is speaking directly about me. Of course His words are directed at all of His creations. I have accepted it in this way. Perhaps the majority of people that seek the truth also understand this point. God’s words of judgment apply to the entire human race. Every one of us has these kinds of exposed corruption. In the end, it is all distilled into one conclusion. What is this conclusion? “The corrupt human race has the same essence. That is why the corrupt human race in its entirety is the target of God’s judgment and cleansing.” Is this sentence correct? The majority of people say it is correct. Now, some people will also say, “The corrupt human race has the same essence. That being the case, should we still differentiate between good people, bad people, virtuous people and evil people? That means that God should save and perfect everyone and that no one should be abandoned.” Are these words tenable? They are not tenable. Why? The prophecies in the Bible say that there is wheat and there are tares. There are true believers in God and there are non-believers. Additionally, the Bible’s prophecies mention that there are false shepherds, false apostles, and false prophets. There are those that are cowardly, those that are promiscuous, those that worship idols, and those that practice sorcery. Aren’t these people the targets of God’s elimination? Even though our corrupt essence is the same, there are some people that are targets of God’s salvation and perfection and there are others who are targets of His condemnation and punishment. They are God’s targets for elimination. Is there this distinction? Most people say that there is. Therefore, even though the corrupt human race shares the same essence, there are distinctions. What are the distinctions? Some people are kind-hearted and some are sinister. Some people are relatively honest and some are crooked and treacherous. Some people genuinely make an effort for God and some persistently go through the motions and deceive God. Some people are good servants and some are evil servants, antichrists, and false leaders. Therefore, amongst the corrupt human race, even though man shares the almost same corrupt nature and our satanic disposition is more or less the same, there are many distinctions. Some people are able to love the truth and accept the truth while others do not love the truth and do not accept the truth. Some people are able to accept God’s judgment and chastisement and others reject God’s judgment and chastisement. Some people can obey His judgment and chastisement and others condemn and resist Christ. Some people can accept dealing and pruning while others oppose and disagree with it. Can you see that these distinctions exist? People all have been corrupted deeply by Satan. Then, there are those who love the truth and can obey God’s judgment and chastisement. They will achieve the result of being cleansed and perfected. Those that have no love of the truth, resist God, and refuse to accept God’s judgment and chastisement will be revealed and eliminated by God.
Some people are elected to be workers or leaders. They are able to seek the truth and persistently pray to God. They can cast aside their corruption and rebel against the flesh. They are able to accept the truth and put the truth into practice. These kinds of people, in the beginning, were unable to do much work or communicate much of the reality of the truth. After a period of time of experience, they are able to communicate the reality of the truth and can use the truth to solve problems. From the beginning when they did not have much experience, they grew to the point where they absolutely have solid experience. They obtained the Holy Spirit’s enlightenment and illumination and they achieved an understanding of the truth whereby they could bear witness for God. In the end, they will become perfected by God into someone that God can use and they can become a priest in the kingdom. People are very different from one another! Even though their corrupt essence is more or less the same, the difference is not insignificant, right? You can see that there are some people right now that seek the truth and in 5 or 6 years, they are able to talk a little bit about the reality of the truth. There are people who have believed for 10 or 20 years yet they are unable to talk about the reality of the truth. How can this be explained? Is this a distinction? Some people believe for 2 or 3 years and they have prepared a decent amount of good deeds. They help other brothers and sisters and they have donated clothes and supplies for the church to use. Other people have donated a significant amount of financial resources. They haven’t believed for many years and they do not know much about the truth, yet they have so many good deeds. How can this be explained? Some people do not donate a single penny. Instead, they steal and eat God’s sacrifices. They steal and enjoy God’s sacrifices. They use God’s offerings to buy themselves this or buy themselves that. When they see that their brothers and sisters have something that is good, they speak in a roundabout way and ask for it. If they see that what a brother or sister is wearing looks good, they continuously say, “Wow, what you wear looks so good? I think that what you are wearing is very nice. It’s a shame that what I’m wearing isn’t very fashionable.” What does this mean? When the brothers and sisters see this, they feel embarrassed, “Well, let’s see how you would look if you wore this. Does it fit well?” Once this person puts it on they say, “Wow, this is great. It’s like this was made specifically for me.” “Well, why don’t you wear it then.” This person is happy now that they achieved their goal. What kind of person is this? Someone who only knows how to demand things from God and never donates anything. Isn’t this someone who is a selfish and despicable person? They are all corrupt mankind. Why is it that there are so many people who are able to donate and are willing to make offerings? Why are there some people who are selfish and despicable? They do not donate anything, yet they demand God to provide them with sacrifices and they lust for the benefits of position. This is a significant difference! Right now, when I see that there are some people who have only believed for 3 to 5 years and some of them make such a donation, some of them can communicate a bit of the reality of the truth, and they can talk about such a clear and deep understanding of themselves, I am jealous! I said I was not able to achieve such a result after only believing for 3 to 5 years. How have you been able to achieve this? If you believe for 10 or 20 years, you will be so much better than me. Are there these kinds of people? I see that there are, it’s not a small number and in the future, they will be better than me. Don’t pay attention to how right now, your preaching is not at this level yet. Do not rush, as the Holy Spirit will do His work and God will perfect you. Right now, the young people’s education level and caliber are higher than mine. Their humanity is also better than mine and so, later on, they will be better than me. Now you can understand. Those that will be brought into God’s kingdom are those that are devoted to God to the very end. These people are the crystallization that God will attain from His judgment in the last days. They are the crystallization of God’s 6,000-year management plan. God’s work in the last days is to determine the final destination for the entire human race. The purpose is to determine each person’s final destination. That is why, in terms of God’s work of judgment in the last days, those who obtain cleansing and perfection are the people who have the greatest blessing out of the entire human race. Isn’t this the case? There were many people during the Age of Grace whose work was very exceptional and they had the Holy Spirit’s work. However, when it comes to God’s work of the last days, they receive it very slowly. They still have their own conceptions and they cannot obey God’s judgment. What happens to them in the end? They fall behind. That is why the Lord Jesus said, “But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first” (Matthew 19:30). This verse has come true, it has been fulfilled in this way. You can see how some children in their teens are earnestly listening to the sermons. Each time there is a gathering, they are willing to participate, they do not want to be left out. They are so young, yet they thirst for the truth. They have been preselected by God, isn’t this the case?
Let’s continue communicating God’s word. “As previously spoken of, judgment would begin with the house of God. This ‘judgment’ refers to the judgment God does today on those who come before His throne in the last days.” Right now, the judgment work that began from God’s family has basically come to an end, this is a fact that we all can see. “Perhaps there are those who believe in such supernatural imaginings as that when the last days have arrived, God will erect a big table in the heavens.” Isn’t this the notion of religious people? Is this kind of thinking by religious people tenable? It is not tenable. The way God does His work is not like how people imagine it to be. God’s work is extremely practical! Look, today, why is it that religious people cannot accept it? God has expressed these words, that is, the words in “The Word Appears in the Flesh.” These words are so good, and so much truth has been expressed; why can they not accept them? It can only be explained by an old saying: These people are blind and do not understand God! God’s voice is so clear and His words are so authoritative and powerful, yet they do not hear it. Truly, these people are irredeemable! You can take a look and see whether or not these are God’s words. If you cannot even recognize this, then you are a blind and muddle-headed person. You only see God’s physical body, “He is just a normal person!” What do you mean just a normal person? Who else but Christ can express such a voice? Can normal people say these things? Even if all the world’s theology academics cooperated together, they would still be unable to say these things, am I right? God’s words can only be expressed by God incarnate. If God does not become flesh, who else can express these words? Can prophets or apostles express them? Who is worthy to express this? Nobody is worthy; only Christ, who is God incarnate, is qualified to express God’s words. The religious world cannot see through this. These people are truly unable to understand the spirit! However, in terms of the root cause, this is not the case. These people hate the truth. This has already been decided by their nature, right?
Let’s continue communicating God’s words. “No matter what the imaginings of man, the substance of God’s work cannot be altered. The imaginings of man are nothing but the constructs of man’s thoughts and come from the brain of man, summed up and pieced together from what man has seen and heard. Therefore I say, however brilliant the images conceived, they are still no more than a drawing and no substitute for the plan of God’s work. After all, all of man has been corrupted by Satan, so how can he then fathom the thoughts of God?” Right now, man is unable to figure out the truth and does not seek the truth. This can be very serious and this can bring about death, right? Below, God said these words and it is very important, “at the time that you believe God’s work of judgment has officially begun, it shall already be the time when God changes heaven and earth.” What is the meaning of this word? We must discuss this a bit. “At the time that you believe God’s work of judgment has officially begun….” What is this word referring to? The religious world believes that the work of judgment will begin when the great disaster arrives. The work of judgment refers to God bringing down disasters. That is why religious people will think it has started after the great disaster arrives, “God’s judgment work has officially begun.” In fact, what the situation actually is like, they do not know. The time that religious people believe that God’s judgment work officially begins is actually precisely the time that God changes heaven and earth. How can this be explained? You have to base this on the facts that come about after God brings down the great disaster. Once the great disaster arrives, from man’s perspective, the work of judgment has officially begun. From God’s perspective, heaven and earth are being changed. When heaven and earth are changed, this concludes the old age and marks the start of a new age. This is what changing heaven and earth means. Once the great disaster arrives, the old world will be destroyed. After it has been destroyed, what will take its place? The new age, the Age of the Millennial Kingdom. Once I explain this, isn’t it a lot easier to understand the word that God spoke, “it shall already be the time when God changes heaven and earth”? “At that time, perhaps you will have only just understood the meaning of life, but the merciless work of punishment of God shall bring you, still slumbering, into hell.” When God changes heaven and earth, such people are still slumbering! What does “slumbering” mean? Slumbering means their heart is dark, they still embrace fantasies, and they live in a fantasy or in a dream. Isn’t this correct? They do not see that God has done some significant work among men and has done something great. As the great disaster rapidly draws near, they are still in their dream of rapture. Aren’t they people who are slumbering? God said, “Only then will you suddenly realize that God’s work of judgment has already concluded.” What they believe is the beginning of God’s judgment work is, in fact, the time that it is officially concluding. God has already changed heaven and earth. That is why these people that are dreaming will go directly to hell. This is similar to the 250 leaders that resisted Moses; the earth opened up and they fell into the depths of hell. We have talked about this section of God’s word very simply, there is no need to go into detail. You will understand the literal meaning of God’s words when you read them.