Daily Words of God | "Transgressions Will Lead Man to Hell" | Excerpt 609
People who believe in God for a long time now have hoped for a beautiful destination, all people who believe in God hope that good fortune will suddenly come to them, and they all hope that before they know it they will peacefully find themselves seated at one place or another in heaven. But I say these people with their lovely thoughts have never known whether they have the qualification to receive such good fortune falling from heaven, or to sit at a seat in heaven. You at present have a good knowledge of yourselves, yet you still are hoping you can escape the disasters of the last days and the hand of the Almighty punishing the evil ones. It seems as though having sweet dreams and wanting a life of ease is a common feature of all people whom Satan has corrupted, not the stroke of genius of some lone individual. Even so, I still want to put an end to your extravagant desires and your eagerness to gain blessings. Given that your transgressions are numerous and the facts of your disobedience numerous and ever growing, how can these fit with your lovely blueprints for the future? If you want to go on as you please being in the wrong, with nothing holding you back, but still want dreams to come true, then I urge you to continue in your stupor and never wake up, because yours is an empty dream, and will not serve to make an exception of you in the face of the righteous God. If you just want dreams to come true, then never dream, but forever face the truth, face the facts. That is the only way to save you. What are the steps of this method in concrete terms?
First, conduct an examination of all your transgressions, and examine all your behavior and thoughts that do not conform to truth.
This is an item that you can do easily, and I believe that thinking people are able to do this. However, those people who never know what is meant by transgression and truth are the exception, because fundamentally they are not thinking people. I am talking to people who have been approved by God, are honest, have not seriously offended the administrative decrees, and can easily find their own transgressions. Although this is an item that I require of you that is easy for you, it is not the only item that I require of you. No matter what, I hope that you will not laugh in private at this requirement, or still more, that you will not look down on it or take it lightly. Treat it seriously, and do not dismiss it.
Second, for each of your transgressions and disobediences look for a corresponding truth and use these truths to resolve them, then replace your transgressive acts and disobedient thoughts and acts with the practice of truth.
Third, be an honest person, not someone who’s always being clever, always crafty. (Here I am asking you again to be an honest person.)
If you can accomplish all three of these items then you are fortunate, a person whose dreams come true and who gets good fortune. Perhaps you will treat these three unappealing requests seriously, or perhaps treat them irresponsibly. Whichever, My purpose is to fulfill your dreams, put your ideals into practice, not to make fun of you or to make a fool out of you.
My demands may be simple, but what I am telling you is not so simple as one plus one equals two. If all you do is to talk at random about this, ramble on in empty, high-sounding statements, then your blueprints and your wishes will forever be a blank page. I will have no sense of pity for those of you who suffer for many years and work hard with nothing to show for it. On the contrary, I treat those who have not met My demands with punishment, not rewards, still less any sympathy. Perhaps you imagine that for being a follower for many years you put in hard work no matter what, so in any case you can get a bowl of rice in God’s house for being a service-doer. I would say the majority of you think this way because you have always up to now pursued the principle of how to take advantage of something and not be taken advantage of. So I am telling you now in all seriousness: I do not care how meritorious your hard work is, how impressive your qualifications, how closely you follow Me, how renowned you are, or how improved your attitude; so long as you have not done what I have demanded, you will never be able to win My praise. Write off all those ideas and calculations of yours as early as possible, and start treating My demands seriously. Otherwise, I will turn all people into ashes in order to bring an end to My work, and at worst turn My years of work and suffering into nothing, for I cannot bring My enemies and people reeking of evil on the model of Satan into My kingdom, into the next age.
Excerpted from The Word Appears in the Flesh