The Classical Words of God Concerning His Requirements of Man
870 As the people of My kingdom, since you abominate the great red dragon in your bones, you must satisfy My heart with your actions and in this way bring shame upon the dragon. Do you really feel that the great red dragon is hateful? Do you really feel that it is the enemy of the King of the kingdom? Do you really have faith that you can bear wonderful testimony to Me? Do you really have faith to defeat the dragon? This is what I ask of you. All I need is for you to be able to go as far as this step; will you be able to do this? Do you have faith that you can attain this?
from “The Tenth Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh
871 Blessings cannot be received in a day or two; they must be earned through much sacrifice. That is, you must have refined love, great faith, and the many truths that God asks you to attain; in addition, you must be able to set your face toward justice and never be cowed or submit, and you must have a constant and unabating love for God. Resolution is demanded of you, as is change in your life disposition; your corruption must be remedied, and you must accept all the orchestration of God without complaint, and even be obedient until death. This is what you ought to achieve. This is the final aim of God, and the demands God asks of this group of people.
from “Is the Work of God So Simple as Man Imagines?” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
872 This is God’s sole request of man today—to live out the image of one who loves God, so that the light of the crystallization of God’s wisdom flashes forth in the age of darkness and so that man’s living leaves behind a radiant page in God’s work, shining forever in the East, commanding the attention of the world and the admiration of all. This, more assuredly, is the better entry for those who love God today.
from “Work and Entry (4)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
873 Now you all should examine as soon as possible how many elements of betraying Me there are still in you. I am waiting for your answers anxiously. None of you should deal with Me perfunctorily. I never play games with man. What I can say I will surely do. I hope that you all will be a person who treats My words seriously. Do not think that My words are just science fiction. What I want are your actual actions, not your imaginations. Next, you all should answer Me such questions: 1. If you are truly a service-doer, can you do service for Me faithfully without any perfunctoriness and passive elements? 2. If you learn that I have never appreciated you, can you stay and do service for Me all your life? 3. If you have exerted much effort but I am still very indifferent toward you, can you continue to do things for Me in obscurity? 4. If after you have expended something for Me, your small request is not satisfied by Me, will you be discouraged and disappointed with Me and even be full of resentments and shout abuse? 5. If you have been very faithful and have much love for Me all along, but you suffer the torment of illness, poverty in life, and also desertion by your relatives and friends or any misfortune in life, can your faithfulness and love to Me continue? 6. If all that you imagine in your heart is incompatible with what I do, how should you walk your future way? 7. If you fail to receive anything you hope for, can you continue to be My follower? 8. If you never understand the purpose and significance of My work, can you be an obedient person, not passing judgment on or drawing conclusions about it at will? 9. Can you treasure all the words and works I speak and do when I am together with man? 10. Can you be My faithful follower and be willing to suffer for Me all your life even if you gain nothing? 11. Can you for My sake not consider, plan, or prepare your future path of living? These questions are My last requirements for you. I hope that you all will answer Me.
from “A Very Serious Problem: Betrayal (2)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh