Sermons and Fellowship About God’s Word “Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth” (I)
Let us continue to read God’s words. “What the work of judgment brings about is man’s understanding of the true face of God and the truth about his rebelliousness. The work of judgment allows man to gain much understanding of the will of God, of the purpose of God’s work, and of the mysteries that could not be understood by man. It also allows man to recognize and know his corrupt substance and the roots of his corruption, as well as to discover the ugliness of man. These effects are all brought about by the work of judgment, for the substance of such work is actually the work of opening up the truth, way, and life of God to all those who have faith in Him. This work is the work of judgment done by God.” Is it not true that these God’s words have now thoroughly stated what judgment is? What results does the work of judgment bring about? First, “what the work of judgment brings about is man’s understanding of the true face of God,” that is, you acquire the understanding and knowledge of God; second, “the truth about his rebelliousness,” which is the understanding of the truth regarding man’s rebelliousness and resistance against God; third, “the work of judgment allows man to gain much understanding of the will of God, of the purpose of God’s work, and of the mysteries that could not be understood by man”; and fourth, “it also allows man to recognize and know his corrupt substance and the roots of his corruption, as well as to discover the ugliness of man.” We must be clear regarding these results. Have these results been achieved on you? When experiencing God’s work of judgment, you must always reflect on yourself in these respects, and look at how many of these results have been fulfilled and accomplished in you. If none of these results have been accomplished in you, then you are in trouble, for it shows that you have run away from God’s judgment, that you have not submitted to God’s judgment and chastisement, and as such, you are not qualified to enter the kingdom of God. There shall be trouble for you when the disaster arrives, for you shall not survive, and you shall be annihilated by the disaster. After you have experienced judgment and chastisement, if these results have been fulfilled and achieved within you, then you are someone who truly submits to the judgment and chastisement of God. Thus, you shall have truly been purified and perfected, you shall be qualified to enter the kingdom of God, and you shall belong as one of the people of the kingdom. Now, why are you called God’s chosen people? Because you are one of the chosen. But how are the people of God determined? That is, after the work of judgment and chastisement has concluded, if all the results to be achieved through God’s work have been fulfilled and completed in a man, then this man shall become one of the people of God. All those who have achieved results through experiencing God’s work of judgment shall belong as one of the people of God; all those who have achieved none of the results shall be eliminated. Do you understand now? Do you know now what results have been achieved on you? Can you compare yourself with these?
Because mankind has been so deeply corrupted, they have all become the progeny of Satan, the brood of Satan, with satanic nature, filled with satanic disposition. Can you see through this matter? Mankind resists God primarily because they have satanic nature and disposition, and also because they have not one shred of understanding of God, this is the source of mankind’s resistance of God. Can you see through this? After experiencing judgment, men come to understand that God’s disposition is primarily righteousness, that His righteousness and majesty cannot be offended. Can you see through this now? Some say that they can now see through this. Furthermore, have you achieved an understanding of the three stages of God’s work, and the results that each stage of work needs to achieve, that is, an understanding of the purpose of God’s work? If a man has no understanding of the purpose of God’s work, if a man does not know what results each stage of work must attain, or has no knowledge regarding the relationship between the three stages of work, then does this man have any knowledge of God’s work? Without real understanding of God’s work, is there a path for him to experience God’s work? Does he have a direction, a target? Certainly not. “… the substance of such work is actually the work of opening up the truth, way, and life of God to all those who have faith in Him.” Can you now see this fact clearly? You must see through all these things, and not just simply understand the theories. If you are able to give an example to clearly explain the truths, and if you are able to explain a fact with many words, then you have truly understood; if you can only parrot those same words spoken by others and are unable to explain them with your own words, then you do not have true understanding. Am I correct in what I said?
God’s words said: “If you do not regard these truths with importance and constantly think of avoiding them or of a new way out apart from them, then I say you are a grievous sinner.” What amounts to a grievous sinner? Do you understand now? If someone does not accept the truth expressed by God and even hopes to look for a new way out apart from God’s work, they are a person that most resists God and is most hated by God, therefore God said that they are a grievous sinner. Aren’t those from the religious community all such people? Aren’t those pastors and elders from the religious community all such people? When they see that the Lord Jesus has yet to come back to receive them, while they refuse to accept Almighty God’s judgment work of the last days, they then arrive at the thought that, “Will God open other paths to bring us into the kingdom of heaven?” What are these men in the eyes of God? They are grievous sinners. Those pastors and elders from the religious community are such people, do you understand now?
Let us continue to read God’s words, “If you have faith in God, yet seek not the truth or the will of God, nor do you love the way that brings you closer to God, then I say that you are one who is trying to evade judgment. You are a puppet and traitor who flees from the great white throne, and God will not spare any of the rebellious that escape from under His eyes. Such men shall receive even more severe punishment.” All those who do not accept God’s judgment and chastisement, what are they in the eyes of God? They are puppets, and they are traitors. And what are all those from the religious community in the eyes of God? They are puppets and traitors who flee from the throne of God. What is the outcome for all these men? These men shall receive even more severe punishment. Even more severe punishment, to put it definitively, is to be denied entry into the kingdom; it might be beyond the point of redemption, to never have the opportunity to reincarnate as man, to never have the opportunity to see the face of God. Such are the most severe punishments. “Those who come before God to be judged and have been purified shall forever live in the kingdom of God. Of course, this is in the future.” All those who come before God to be judged and get purified, “shall forever live in the kingdom of God.” These are the words of God. What does it mean to “forever live in the kingdom of God”? Do you know? It is to have gained eternal life, to never perish, to never be annihilated. Those who have gained eternal life shall forever live in the kingdom of God. It says here “of course, this is in the future,” and what do these words refer to? They refer to the fact that, after God’s work of the last days has concluded, after the disaster has passed, this shall be fulfilled. For example, now we see that there are so many people in God’s house, they are all decent people, they are all striving, they are all earnest people; yet, after the disaster, some of these people shall be gone, there shall be news that some have perished in the disaster, that some have perished in the earthquakes, some in the famine, and some in the plague. “Oh, but some of these men believe in Almighty God, how come they have perished just like the unbelievers?” Tell me, why is this the case? This is because they have fled God’s judgment and chastisement, not seeking truth in the least bit; these men are unbelievers in the eyes of God, for they have never practiced God’s words, and they are outside of God’s words. Who are the unbelievers in the eyes of God? All those who live outside of God’s words are unbelievers. What is religion in the eyes of God? All the assemblies of those who do not have God in their hearts, not truly submitting to God’s work, not truly experiencing God’s work, are all religions. Some of the churches within the Church of Almighty God might be under the power of the unbelievers and those who do not love the truth, under the power of false leaders and antichrists. Are these churches not religions? Such churches belong to the religions. If you should live inside a church under the power of antichrists, of false leaders, or of those who do not seek the truth, then you are living inside religion. Such churches are still religions, not only the religious community is religion. There are at least tens of thousands of churches in the Church of Almighty God; there are certainly some churches out of the tens of thousands that do not have the work of the Holy Spirit or are under the power of false leaders and antichrists, and such churches are still religions in the eyes of God. Those people who live inside the churches controlled by antichrists and false leaders are living inside religions, and they shall not receive any salvation. Therefore, churches everywhere within God’s house must reveal the antichrists and false leaders at all times, they must expel all the antichrists and replace all the false leaders. This work cannot be allowed to cease, not until the arrival of the disaster. Why does God’s house have to completely expel the antichrists and replace the false leaders? To put it bluntly, it is to protect God’s chosen people, allowing God’s chosen people to normally, genuinely, and truly experience God’s judgment and chastisement, to be purified, and ultimately be brought into the kingdom. Is this not the love of God falling upon you? Is this not the grace and protection of God, for those who love the truth and sincerely believe in Him? This is God’s kindness to these people. Therefore, we must reveal the antichrists, the false leaders and the unbelievers, these three types of people cannot hold power in the church. If one of these three types of people should hold power over any church, then that church shall belong to the religion in the eyes of God, and God shall not perform work at that church. Not until God’s chosen people have revealed and handled these antichrists and false leaders could God’s heart be consoled, whereby the Holy Spirit can truly perform work in the church once again. Do you see clearly now? Some new believers who transferred from the religions have their opinions regarding God’s house always revealing the antichrists and false leaders, always revealing the pastors and elders of the religious community. They are unable to figure it out, “Why do they do such things? We place our emphasis on love in our belief in the Lord, and is this an act of love?” Tell me, is this an act of love? If you are protecting the antichrists and the false leaders, then in turn, how are you treating God’s chosen people? Is that love? Is that love, or hate, or are you harming them? This is certainly an act that harms them. If you should reveal and expel the antichrists, if you should replace the false leaders, who benefits? Those who benefit are God’s chosen people, and is this not an act of love for God’s chosen people? The antichrists and false leaders are enemies of God’s chosen people, and if you love the antichrists, then you are harming God’s chosen people; if you love God’s chosen people, if you desire to protect God’s chosen people, then you must reveal the antichrists and deal with the false leaders. Now there are some who have newly transferred from the religions, they are unable to see through this matter, and they think that: The way you reveal and handle the antichrists and false leaders, isn’t there no love? Then tell me, God hates Satan, God hates the Pharisees, does that mean God lacks love? Can you judge God thus? Do you have the truth and principles? This love is principled, and not a confused kind of love. God’s love, God’s righteousness, God’s holiness all contain truth and principles, for God is the truth. You keep measuring God with men’s conceptions, and it is so easy for you to resist God, it is so easy for you to act contrary to God’s wishes. The love that God speaks of is not something that you can comprehend, is this not the case? Now that we are clear on these words of God, now that we are done fellowshiping them, what kind of people are those who shall forever remain in God’s kingdom? It is those who truly submit to God’s judgment and chastisement and have achieved results, who have attained an understanding of God, are able to submit to God, and can sincerely worship God; those are the people that shall forever remain in God’s kingdom.