Sermons and Fellowship About God’s Word “Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth” (III)
Let’s look at the last sentence of God’s words, “What you should understand is this: The work of God never waits for any that cannot keep pace with God, and the righteous disposition of God shows no mercy to any man.” People value emotions and tend to consider the feelings of others. But God is not like that. Human flesh has emotions. God does not have emotions. “What you should understand is this: The work of God never waits for any that cannot keep pace with God….” Some people ask, what does “never waits” mean? God works in three stages to save humanity. No matter which stage it is, He works in the same way: When it’s time for Him to start work, He starts work. When He’s done and it’s time for Him to finish work, He finishes His work; He doesn’t wait for anyone. Is this not the truth? The Lord Jesus performed His redemptive work among the Jews, but Judaism as a whole did not accept Him. Did God wait for them? God did not wait for them. The Holy Spirit did not work among them. If you do not pursue and investigate it, God will not do His work on you. In the end, God’s words were fulfilled, “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). During the Age of Grace, the gospel of the Lord Jesus spread to the ends of the earth; Christianity spread to all the nations of the world and then the last days arrived. The last days are when God’s work of judgment begins. Even now, there are not many Jews that believe in the Lord Jesus; only a few accept Him. However, God does not wait for them. When the last days arrive, God still does His work. In the last days, God does not work among the Jews. God does His judgment work in China, a place the Jews do not even dare to think that God would work in. They don’t even dare to think that God would become flesh in China in the last days. This is also the reason why it is hard for many Westerners to accept God’s work of the last days. They say, “God has appeared in China? God has become flesh in China? That’s impossible! That can’t be!” God’s work will fight back against human notions. The more people say something is impossible, the more God will make it possible. Of course, this is also something that God has planned in advance. Look at how all of Isaiah’s prophecies mention the East. The Lord Jesus’ prophecies also mention the East, “For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:27). The East means China. China is the eastern place in the world. “For as the lightning comes out of the East and shines even to the West….” What does this sentence refer to? “… so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” The coming of the Son of man is like lightning—it comes out of the East and shines even to the West. When God does His work of judgment in the last days, does He wait for religious communities? No. God persistently expresses His words and does His work until today. More than twenty years have passed; the gospel has spread to many countries. Most importantly, while God’s chosen people are experiencing God’s work, the testimonies of a group of overcomers have emerged. Testimony about God’s judgment in the last days has emerged. If you go to the websites of the Church of Almighty God, you’ll see many witnesses to God. You’ll see movies, testimonies of experiences, books, and all types of videos. There is a multitude of evidence there! People of any religious sect, as long as they truly believe in God, will be convinced by this evidence. As soon as they look, they will see the results of God’s work. No religious sects or leaders can do this kind of work. Is this not the truth? In what religious sect can you find so many witnesses? What religious sect could make so many good movies? They don’t even have good hymns of experience, not to mention movies. They cannot communicate the truth of the Bible; they do not have good hymns, evidence, videos or articles. Look at the house of God, where all kinds of sermons are being preached, there are various testimonies of life experiences and a plethora of different versions of God’s word abound. What does this illustrate? These are the results of God’s work. If it were not for God, no one else could do this work. The fact that His work has been carried out to such an extent means it is drawing to a close; the great disaster will soon arrive. Before the great disaster arrives, God will return to Zion and change form. God will not experience the great disaster on the earth. Humans will experience the great disaster on the earth. As soon as God leaves the earth, the disaster will fall upon the earth. You see, the Lord Jesus was resurrected and reappeared, then ascended into heaven forty days later. As soon as He ascended into heaven, the Jews realized things weren’t good. “The Lord Jesus has ascended into heaven. After He arrives in heaven, we can’t be sure what will happen.” A few years later, Rome sent troops to destroy Israel. Not even one stone was left from the temple. It was destroyed, completely destroyed! You see, the Jews were scattered among different countries around the world. They traveled to different countries, begging for food, living like beggars. That is certainly not an easy life to sustain. Finally, the evil leader Hitler killed millions of Jews; young Jewish girls had their white skin picked off to make lamps. The fact that God allowed such cruelty, what does it demonstrate? That God hates Judaism that much! The greater the disaster, the greater the destruction to humanity. This shows that these corrupt humans who resist God and have committed the most heinous crimes are cursed by Him. These corrupt humans that offend God have incurred His almighty wrath. It can only demonstrate this. It shows that God hates them that much. Isn’t this the truth? God does not make mistakes. God is righteous and holy. If people blindly blame God, then they have confused right and wrong; they do not understand God’s heart! Would you not hate someone who bore your eyes out? Would you not curse them? You know what it is to hate someone, so if someone offended God, wouldn’t He be angry as well? You’re allowed to be angry, but God isn’t? Do you have any humanity? Therefore, God’s work in the last days waits for no one. God does not wait for any religious sect. When His time comes, all those who do not accept Him will be destroyed. Now the great disaster is almost here. When it arrives and the door of grace closes, accepting God will do nothing; it won’t work. If you come join the feast after it’s over and the dishes have been put away, you won’t eat anything. That’s just the way it is. You see, today I can preach to you in the congregation, and there are leaders at different levels who will lead congregations to eat and drink the words of God. This is the time to enjoy the feast. If the great disaster arrives and the feast ends, there wouldn’t be large congregations, and I wouldn’t be gathering you here, nor would I be able to do so. Who knows if there would even be Internet access. You are all in your different homes and would have no choice but to pray and eat and drink the words of God yourselves in the disaster. Now I can chat with you once a week. Each time we chat, you’ll get something from it. In the future, we won’t even have the chance to chat, not to mention any chance to meet each other. What does this demonstrate? “The work of God never waits for any that cannot keep pace with God, and the righteous disposition of God shows no mercy to any man.” God does not have emotions and is no respecter of people. There is no back door into God’s kingdom. There is no way to leverage relationships to get in, and bribery is useless. Therefore, how should we practice experiencing God’s work? We must pursue the truth, search for the truth in God’s words, gain self-awareness from God’s words and gain awareness of the tr
uth and God’s disposition from God’s words. In so doing, you will achieve all the different results you should achieve through God’s words. This is what it means to truly experience God’s judgment and chastisement. In the end, you will be purified and made perfect! If you do not understand the truth in God’s words, or use His words to reflect on your own actions or gain self-awareness, if you do not use His words to understand God’s disposition and what He has and is, then you have obtained nothing from His words. If you do not understand the truth in God’s words and do not know God or even yourself, then you have obtained nothing. In this case, there’s no point in reading God’s words; you are not experiencing His work. In your experience of every sentence of God’s words, you must obtain and achieve all these three kinds of results. This is called honestly and faithfully submitting to His judgment. Do you understand? When you finish reading a passage from God’s words, do you obtain anything from it? Do you know about God’s disposition? Can you find the truth in God’s words? Can you recognize your own situation, behavior in God’s words of judgment? What is the essence of your corruption and the root of your problems? If you don’t ponder over these things thoroughly, you will harvest nothing. You will have the feast in vain and obtain nothing.
If a person who believes in God has achieved purification, changed in his life disposition, known God and become of the same mind as God, it means he has obtained the life and the truth. Then what is the outcome for this person? He has a place in the kingdom of God. How is Christ’s kingdom formed? It is the result of God’s work of judgment in the last days. God’s work of judgment in the last days will purify a group of people; it will make them perfect. These people will reign supreme in Christ’s kingdom. There is a sentence in God’s words that says, “The people of ‘Sinim’ are all kings.” Didn’t God say that? What country does the “Sinim” refer to? China. The Israelites refer to China as “Sinim.” The “people of Sinim” are a group of overcomers God makes in China. These overcomers will reign supreme in God’s Millennial Kingdom. Although God’s words do not say this per se, that’s what He means. Some people may ask, “Are you saying that in the last days, God only does His work in China? God’s work will end before people in other countries have accepted it? Then, people in other countries will not survive, I guess.” It’s not like that. The work of making a group of people complete in China is the work of judgment beginning with the house of God. They are the overcomers made through this stage of work, the kings of the next era. As for God’s people from other countries, the people of the Millennial Kingdom, they will be made perfect and return to God in the disaster. The people that experience God’s judgment work in China will reign as kings. They will reign in accordance with God’s will. The people that accept God during the great disaster are different; they have a different status and position. They may just be the ordinary people of the kingdom. Therefore, the people that accept this stage of God’s work in China, especially those who have been persecuted by the great red dragon but stay loyal to God until the end, they will be the overcomers. They will reign in God’s kingdom during the Age of Kingdom. In the next age, the Chinese people will reign as kings over the kingdom. That is for certain, because they are the first to accept Christ and are made perfect before the disaster. They are more qualified than the people of other countries. In addition, all those who have been predestined and chosen by God in the last days were born in China; they are the first to accept this stage of work. Therefore, the Chinese people who accept Almighty God’s work in the last days, especially the ones who have been persecuted by the great dragon but can follow until the end, will be the most blessed. Foreigners who accept God will not have these blessings, because they have not endured as much suffering. This has been ordained by God. Christ’s kingdom will be created because of a group of people who are made complete by God’s judgment work during the last days. How is Christ’s kingdom created? How is it established? It is created from God’s work in the last days. It is what is achieved from God’s work in the last days. The crystallization of God’s work in the last days is the creation of Christ’s kingdom. If you do not accept Christ’s judgment in the last days, you will not have a place in His kingdom. It’s that simple. That’s just how it is. Look at what has been recorded in the Book of Revelation: A group of overcomers will emerge from the great tribulation after having been judged. Then Christ’s kingdom will come to exist, and 1,000 years after its creation, the new heaven and new earth shall emerge. God’s tabernacle will be erected among humanity. All these words will be fulfilled. Christ’s kingdom will be created from a group of overcomers made through God’s work in the last days. The people of God, the people of the kingdom, are made perfect through the great disaster. Without those who reign as kings, can the kingdom exist? Where will they come from? The ones who are made perfect before the disaster. These people have experienced the great red dragon’s brutal persecution and will receive the most blessings in the end. This has been ordained by God. This is all according to God’s words!