God and Man Will Enter Into Rest Together (Excerpt V)
Those who seek and those who do not seek are now two different types of people, and they are two types of people with two different destinations. Those who pursue knowledge of the truth and practice the truth are the people whom God will save. Those who do not know the true way are demons and enemies; they are the descendants of the archangel and will be destroyed. Even the pious believers of a vague God—are they not also demons? People who possess good consciences but do not accept the true way are demons; their essence is one of resistance to God. Those who do not accept the true way are those who resist God, and even if these people endure many hardships, they will still be destroyed. Those who are unwilling to abandon the world, who cannot bear to part with their parents, who cannot bear to rid themselves of their own enjoyments of the flesh are all disobedient to God and will all be destroyed. Anyone who does not believe in God incarnate is demonic; more so, they will be destroyed. Those who believe but do not practice the truth, those who do not believe in God incarnate, and those who do not at all believe in God’s existence will be destroyed. Anyone who is able to remain is a person who has undergone the bitterness of refinement and stood firm; this is a person who has truly undergone trials. Anyone who does not recognize God is an enemy; that is, anyone within or without this stream who does not recognize God incarnate is an antichrist! Who is Satan, who are demons, and who are God’s enemies if not resisters who do not believe in God? Are they not those people who are disobedient to God? Are they not those people who verbally claim to believe yet lack truth? Are they not those people who only pursue the obtaining of blessings yet cannot bear witness for God? You can still hobnob with those demons today and stress conscience and love with these demons; is this not considered extending good intentions to Satan? Is it not considered associating with demons? If people are still unable to distinguish between good and evil today, and still blindly stress love and pity without in any way hoping to seek God’s will, and cannot in any way have God’s heart as their own, their endings will be all the more wretched. Anyone who does not believe in the God in the flesh is an enemy of God. If you can stress conscience and love to an enemy, do you not lack a sense of righteousness? If you are compatible with those which I detest and disagree with, and still stress love or personal feelings with them, are you not then disobedient? Are you not intentionally resisting God? Does a person like this possess truth? If people stress conscience to enemies, stress love to demons and stress pity to Satan, are they not intentionally interrupting God’s work? Those people who believe only in Jesus and do not believe in God incarnate during the last days and those who verbally claim to believe in God incarnate but do evil are all antichrists, let alone those people who do not believe in God. These people will all be destroyed. The standard by which man judges man is based on his behavior; one whose conduct is good is a righteous person, and one whose conduct is abominable is wicked. The standard by which God judges man is based on whether one’s essence obeys Him; one who obeys God is a righteous person, and one who does not obey God is an enemy and a wicked person, regardless of whether this person’s behavior is good or bad, and regardless of whether this person’s speech is correct or incorrect. Some people wish to use good deeds to obtain a good destination of the future, and some people wish to use good speech to purchase a good destination. People falsely believe that God determines man’s outcome according to his behavior or speech, and therefore many people will seek to use this to gain a temporary favor through deceit. The people who will later survive through rest will all have endured the day of tribulation and also borne witness for God; they will all be people who have done their duty and intend to obey God. Those who merely wish to use the opportunity to do service to avoid practicing truth will not be able to remain. God has appropriate standards for the arrangement of the outcomes of all people; He does not merely make these decisions according to one’s words and conduct, nor does He make them according to their behavior during a single period of time. He will absolutely not be lenient toward all of one’s wicked conduct because of one’s past service for God, nor will He spare one from death because of a one-time expense for God. No one can evade retribution for their wickedness, and no one can cover up their wicked conduct and thereby evade the torment of destruction. If one can truly do one’s own duty, then this means that they are eternally faithful to God and do not seek rewards, regardless of whether they receive blessings or suffer misfortune. If people are faithful to God when they see blessings but lose their faithfulness when they cannot see blessings and in the end are still unable to bear witness for God and still unable to do their duty as they should, these people who once rendered service to God faithfully will still be destroyed. In short, wicked people cannot survive through eternity, nor can they enter into rest; only the righteous are the masters of rest. After humanity enters into the right track, people will have normal human lives. They will all do their own respective duty and be absolutely faithful to God. They will utterly shed their disobedience and their corrupt disposition, and they will live for God and because of God. They will lack disobedience and resistance. They will be able to entirely obey God. This is the life of God and man and the life of the kingdom, and it is the life of rest.
Excerpted from The Word Appears in the Flesh
God’s Arrangement of Man’s End
People judge people by behavior: good conduct, righteous; bad conduct, wicked. Some wish to use good deeds to obtain a good future. Some try to use fine words to obtain a favored end. Wrongly, they believe that God determines outcomes by watching their behavior or listening to their speech. Many wish to use good deeds, or the fine words they say, they try deceiving God to gain a momentary favor. God judges people by their essence, by whether they submit to Him or not. One who yields to God is a righteous person, one who does not is a wicked enemy, regardless of their conduct, good or bad, regardless of their speech, wrong or correct. God judges people by their essence, by whether they submit to Him or not.
In the future, those who will survive in a state of rest will have endured the tribulation and borne witness for God. These have all fulfilled their duties, they’ve purposely submitted to God. Those who merely wish to do their service but don’t practice the truth, they won’t be allowed to remain. God has the right standards for the outcome of everyone, not based on man’s words or conduct or his actions during a time. None can evade retribution for their wickedness. None can cover evil deeds to escape destruction’s torment. The wicked can’t survive through eternity, nor can they enter rest. Only the righteous enter, they are masters of rest. Once man’s on the right track, people will have normal lives. They will fulfill all duties well, faithful to Him. They’ll end all disobedience and corrupt dispositions. They will live for God alone, without resistance. They’ll be able to yield to God, this is the life of God and man. It will be the kingdom life, a life of rest and peace. God judges people by their essence, by whether they submit to Him or not. One who yields to God is a righteous person, one who does not is a wicked enemy, regardless of their conduct, good or bad, regardless of their speech, wrong or correct. God judges people by their essence, by whether they submit to Him or not.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs