Daily Words of God | "The Appearance of God Has Ushered in a New Age" | Excerpt 72
God is the God of all mankind. He does not make Himself the private property of any country or nation, and does the work of His plan unconstrained by any form, country, or nation. Perhaps you have never imagined this form, or perhaps you deny its existence, or perhaps the country or nation in which God appears is discriminated against and the least developed on earth. Yet God has His wisdom. With His power and through His truth and disposition He has truly gained a group of people who are of one mind with Him. And He has gained a group of people that He wanted to make: a group conquered by Him, who endure agonizing trials and all manner of persecution and can follow Him to the very end. The objective of God’s appearance free from the constraints of any form or country is for Him to be able to complete the work of His plan. For example, when God became flesh in Judea, His aim was to complete the work of crucifixion to redeem all mankind. Yet the Jews believed that it was impossible for God to do this, and they thought it impossible that God could become flesh and assume the form of the Lord Jesus. Their “impossible” became the basis by which they condemned and opposed God, and ultimately led to the destruction of Israel. Today, many people have committed a similar error. They wantonly proclaim the imminent appearance of God, yet also condemn His appearance; their “impossible” once more confines the appearance of God within the limits of their imagination. And so I have seen many people fall about laughing after coming upon the words of God. Isn’t this laughter no different from the condemnation and blasphemy of the Jews? You are not devout in facing the truth, much less do you yearn for the truth. You merely study blindly and wait nonchalantly. What can you gain from studying and waiting like this? Can you receive the personal guidance of God? If you cannot discern the utterances of God, how are you qualified to witness the appearance of God? Where God appears, there is the expression of the truth, and there is the voice of God. Only those who can accept the truth can hear the voice of God, and only such people are qualified to witness the appearance of God. Put your conceptions to one side! Stop and carefully read these words. If you yearn for the truth, God will enlighten you to understand His will and His words. Put aside your view of “impossible”! The more that people believe something is impossible, the more likely it is to occur, for the wisdom of God soars higher than the heavens, God’s thoughts are higher than man’s thoughts, and the work of God transcends the limits of man’s thinking and conception. The more that something is impossible, the more there is the truth to be sought; the more that something is beyond the conception and imagination of man, the more it contains the will of God. Because no matter where God reveals Himself, God is still God, and His substance will never change because of the location or manner of His appearance. The disposition of God remains the same regardless of where His footprints are. No matter where the footprints of God are, He is the God of all mankind. For example, the Lord Jesus is not only the God of Israelites, but is also the God of all people in Asia, Europe, and America, and even more the only God in the entire universe. So let us seek God’s will and discover His appearance from His utterances, and follow His footprints! God is the truth, the way, and the life. His words and His appearance exist concurrently, and His disposition and footprints shall always be accessible to mankind. Dear brothers and sisters, I hope that you can see the appearance of God in these words, and will begin to follow His footprints toward a new age, and into a beautiful new heaven and new earth prepared for those who await the appearance of God.
Excerpted from The Word Appears in the Flesh
Only Those Who Accept the Truth Can Hear God’s Voice
Where there is the appearance of God, there’s expression of the truth and the voice of God. Only those who accept the truth can hear God’s voice and witness His appearance. Put away views of “impossible”! Thoughts of impossible are likely to happen. God’s wisdom soars higher than the heavens. His thoughts and His work are far beyond all man’s thoughts. The more impossible something is, the more there is truth to seek. The more beyond man’s conception, the more it contains God’s will. No matter where He appears, God‘s still God, God’s still God. And His essence will never change because of where He’s appeared. Put your notions aside, quiet your heart, read these words. If you yearn for the truth, God will let you know His will and words.
God’s disposition remains the same, wherever His steps are, He is mankind’s God. Jesus is God of all Israelites, God of Asia, Europe, and the whole universe. Seek God’s will from His utterance, discover His appearance, follow His footprints. God is the truth, the way, the life. His words and appearance exist at the same time. His disposition and footprints are always made known to man. Brothers, sisters, hope you can see God’s appearance in these words. Follow Him toward a new age, into a new heaven and earth that has been prepared for all of those who wait for God’s appearance. Put your notions aside, quiet your heart, read these words. If you yearn for the truth, God will let you know His will. Put your notions aside, quiet your heart, read these words. If you yearn for the truth, God will let you know His will and words.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs