The Path … (3)
In My life, I am always glad to give My mind and body entirely to God. Only then is My conscience without reproach and somewhat at peace. Those who pursue the life must first give their whole heart to God; this is a precondition. I would like for My brothers and sisters to pray with Me to God: “Oh God! May Your Spirit in heaven bestow grace upon people on the earth, so that My heart may fully turn to You, so that My Spirit may be moved by You, so that I may see Your loveliness in My heart and My Spirit, and so that those on the earth may be blessed to see Your beauty. God! May Your Spirit once again move our spirits, so that our love may be everlasting and immutable!” In all of us, God tests our hearts first—and once we have poured our hearts into Him, He begins to move our spirits. It is only in our spirits that we can behold God’s loveliness, supremacy, and greatness. This is the path of the Holy Spirit in human beings. Do you have this kind of life? Have you experienced the life of the Holy Spirit? Has your spirit been moved by God? Have you seen how the Holy Spirit works in people? Have you given over your whole heart to God? When you have given your whole heart to God, you are able to experience the life of the Holy Spirit directly, and His work will be constantly made manifest to you. At that time, you will become someone who is used by the Holy Spirit. Do you wish to become such a person? I remember how, when I was moved by the Holy Spirit and gave My heart to God for the first time, I fell down before Him and cried out: “Oh God! You have opened My eyes and allowed Me to know Your salvation. I wish to give My heart to You entirely, and I ask only that Your will be done, I wish only that My heart may gain Your approval in Your presence, and I ask only to follow Your will.” I will never forget that prayer; I was profoundly moved, and I broke down into tears of anguish before God. That was My first successful prayer in God’s presence as someone who had been saved, and it was the first desire of My heart. After that, I was often moved by the Holy Spirit. Have you had this kind of experience? How has the Holy Spirit worked in you? I think that, to a greater or lesser extent, this experience is shared by all who seek to love God—it is just that they forget. If someone says they have not had such an experience, this proves that they have yet to be saved, and that they remain under the domain of Satan. The work of the Holy Spirit that is common to all of us is the path of the Holy Spirit, and it is also the path of those who believe in and seek God. The first step of work that the Holy Spirit performs in people is moving their spirits, after which they begin to love God, and pursue the life, and all who walk this path are in the stream of the Holy Spirit. These are not only the dynamics of God’s work in mainland China, but the entire universe. He works thus in everyone. If someone has never been moved, this proves that they are outside of the stream of recovery. In My heart, I pray to God without cease, asking that He move all people, that everyone under the sun be moved by Him and walk this path. This may be but an insignificant request from Me to God, but I believe that He will do this. I hope that all of My brothers and sisters will pray for this, that God’s will may be done, and that His work may conclude soon, so that His Spirit in heaven can be at rest. This is My own little hope.
I believe that since God has been able to launch His work in one citadel of demons, He can surely do so in the countless others throughout the universe. We of the final age are certain to behold the day of God’s glory, just as it is said that “the one who follows to the end will be saved.” No one can replace God in this stage of His work—only God Himself can do this work, for this stage of work is extraordinary, it is a stage of the work of conquest, and people cannot conquer other people. People are only conquered when God speaks with His own mouth and acts by His own hand. Of all the universe, God uses the country of the great red dragon as a testing ground, after which He shall embark upon this work throughout the universe. Thus will He carry out even greater work throughout the universe, and all the people of the universe will receive God’s work of conquest. People of every religion and every denomination must accept this stage of work. This is a path that must be taken—no one can escape it. Are you willing to accept this which is entrusted to you by God? I have always felt that accepting the Holy Spirit’s commission is something glorious. The way I see it, this is the greatest commission God gives to mankind. I hope that My brothers and sisters work hard alongside Me and accept this commission from God, so that God may be glorified throughout the universe and in the realm above, and our lives will not be in vain. We should do something for God, or we should swear an oath. If people do not pursue any goal when they believe in God, then their lives are for nothing, and when the time comes for them to die, they will see only the blue sky and dusty earth. Is that a meaningful life? If you are able to fulfill God’s requirements while you are living, is this not a beautiful thing? Why do you always bring such trouble upon yourself and why are you always so despondent? Have you gained anything from God, acting like that? And can God gain anything from you? In My oath to God, there was only the promise of My heart; I was not trying to fool Him with words. I would never do such a thing—I wish only to comfort the God that I love with My heart, so that His Spirit in heaven may be brought comfort. The heart may be valuable, but love is more precious. I would give the most precious love in My heart to God so that He may enjoy the most beautiful thing I have, and so that He may be fulfilled by the love I offer up to Him. Are you willing to give your love to God for Him to enjoy? Are you willing to make this the capital of your existence? In My experiences, I have seen that the more love I give to God, the more joy I find in living; furthermore, there is no limit to My strength, and I gladly offer all of My body and mind, and I have the constant feeling that I cannot possibly love God enough. So is your love a negligible love, or is it infinite, immeasurable? If you truly wish to love God, you will always have more love to give back to Him—and if that is the case, what person or thing could possibly stand in the way of your love for God?
God cherishes the love of every man. Toward all who love Him, His blessings are redoubled, for man’s love is so hard to come by, and there is so little of it, it is almost imperceptible. Throughout the universe, God has tried asking people to love Him back, but throughout the ages until now, only a few—a handful—have ever given Him true love back. As far as I remember, Peter was one, but he was personally guided by Jesus and it was only at the time of his death that he gave his full love to God, and then his life ended. And so, under these heinous conditions, God narrowed the scope of His work in the universe, and used the country of the great red dragon as a demonstration zone, focusing all of His energy and His efforts in one place, so as to make His work more effective, and of greater benefit to His testimony. It was under these two provisions that God transferred His work of the entire universe to these people in mainland China, who had the lowest caliber of all, and began His loving work of conquest. And after He has made them all love Him, He will carry out the next step of His work, which is God’s plan. Thus does His work achieve the greatest effect. The scope of His work has both a core and limitations. It is clear how great a price God has paid and how much effort He has expended when carrying out His work in us, in order for our day to come. This is our blessing. What confounds people’s notions, therefore, is that Westerners envy us for having been born in a nice place, but we all see ourselves as lowly and humble. Is this not God lifting us up? The descendants of the great red dragon, who have always been trampled upon, are looked up to by Westerners—this is truly our blessing. When I think of this, I am overcome by the kindness of God, and by His dearness and closeness. This shows that everything God does is incompatible with human notions. Although all of these people are cursed, He is not constrained by the strictures of the law and He has intentionally transferred the center of His work to this piece of earth. This is why I rejoice, why I feel immeasurably happy. As someone who takes a leading role in the work, just like the chief priests among the Israelites, I am able to directly carry out the work of the Spirit and directly serve the Spirit of God; this is My blessing. Who would dare imagine such a thing? But today, this has unexpectedly come upon us. It truly is an enormous joy that merits our celebration. I hope that God continues to bless us, and lift us up, so that those of us living in this dunghill may be made great use of by God, and thus repay His love.
The path I walk now is that of repaying God’s love, yet I have a constant feeling that this is not God’s will, nor is it the path that I should be walking. To be made great use of by God—this is God’s will, and this is the path of the Holy Spirit. Perhaps I am mistaken, but I think this is My path, for long ago I vowed to God that I wished for Him to guide Me, that I might set foot upon the path I ought to walk with all haste, and satisfy God’s will as soon as possible. No matter what others think, I believe that following God’s will is of the utmost importance. Nothing is more important in My life, and no one can deprive Me of this right. This is My personal view, and perhaps there are some who cannot understand it, but I do not think I have to justify this to anyone. I will take the path I should take—once I recognize the path I should be on I will take it and will not retreat. Thus, I come back to these words: I have set My heart on doing God’s will. I am sure that My brothers and sisters will not be critical of Me! Overall, as I personally see it, other people can say what they like, but I feel that following God’s will is what matters most, and that nothing should hold Me back in this. Following God’s will can never be wrong! And it is not acting in one’s own interests! I believe that God has looked inside My heart! So how should you understand this? Are you willing to offer yourself up for God? Are you willing to be used by God? Do you vow to follow the will of God? I hope that My words can be of some assistance to My brothers and sisters. Though there is nothing profound about My insights, I still tell you of them, so that we may share our innermost feelings, without any barriers between us, and so that God will be among us forever. These are words from My heart. Alright! That is all I have to speak of from My heart today. I hope that My brothers and sisters will keep working hard, and I hope that the Spirit of God will always look after us!