Daily Words of God | "Utterances of Christ in the Beginning: Chapter 17" | Excerpt 382
The church is under construction, and Satan is trying its utmost to demolish it. It wants to demolish My construction by any means possible; for this reason, the church must be purified quickly. Not the slightest dregs of evil must remain; the church must be purified such that it becomes flawless and continues to be as pure as in the past. You must be awake and waiting at all times, and you must pray before Me more. You must recognize the various plots and cunning schemes of Satan, recognize the spirits, know people, and be able to discern all kinds of people, events, and things; you must also eat and drink more of My words and, more importantly, you must be able to eat and drink of them by yourselves. Equip yourselves with all of the truth, and come before Me so that I may open your spiritual eyes and allow you to see all the mysteries that lie within the spirit…. When the church enters its construction phase, the saints march to battle. Satan’s various hideous features are set before you: Do you stop and edge backward, or do you stand up and, relying upon Me, continue to move forward? Thoroughly expose Satan’s corrupt and ugly features, spare no feelings, and show no mercy! Fight Satan to the death! I am your backup, and you must have the spirit of the male child! Satan is lashing out in its final death throes, but it will still be unable to escape My judgment. Satan is beneath My feet and it is also being trodden under your own feet—this is a fact!
All those religious disruptors, and those who tear down the church’s construction, cannot be shown the smallest bit of tolerance but will be judged immediately; Satan will be exposed, trampled, destroyed utterly, and left with nowhere to hide. All manner of demons and ghosts will surely reveal their true forms before Me, and I will cast them all into the bottomless pit from which they will never be free; they will all be beneath our feet. If you want to fight the good fight for the truth, then first of all, you must not give Satan any chance to work—to this end, you will need to be of one mind and able to serve in coordination, relinquish all your own notions, opinions, views, and ways of doing things, quiet your heart within Me, focus on the voice of the Holy Spirit, be attentive to the work of the Holy Spirit, and experience God’s words in detail. You must have only one intention, which is that My will be done. You should have no other intention apart from this. You must look to Me with all your heart, watch closely My actions and the way I do things, and not be negligent at all. Your spirit must be sharp, your eyes open. Ordinarily, when it comes to those whose intentions and objectives are not right, as well as those who love to be seen by others, who are eager to do things, who are prone to causing disruptions, who are good at spouting religious doctrine, who are Satan’s lackeys, and so on—when these people stand up, they become difficulties for the church, and this causes their brothers’ and sisters’ eating and drinking of God’s words to come to nothing. When you encounter such people play-acting, ban them immediately. If, despite repeated admonitions, they do not change, then they will suffer loss. If those who stubbornly persist in their ways attempt to defend themselves and try to cover up their sins, the church should cut them out immediately and leave them no room to maneuver. Do not lose a lot by trying to save a little; keep your eye on the big picture.
Excerpted from The Word Appears in the Flesh
Fight the Good Fight for the Truth
To fight the good fight for the truth, first, don’t let Satan do its work. To do this you should be of one mind and be able to serve together. Let go of your own views and notions, as well as your ways of doing things, and quieten your heart before God, focus on the voice of the Spirit. Be attentive to the Spirit’s work, and experience in detail God’s words. Have one aim, that God’s will can be done. You should have no other intention. You must look to God with all your heart, watch His actions, the way He does things, and do not ever be negligent. Your spirit must be sharp, your eyes open, your eyes open. To fight the good fight for the truth, first, don’t let Satan do its work. To do this you should be of one mind and be able to serve together. Yes, you must be able to serve together.
Those with wrong intents and purposes, those who interrupt, who love attention, who are strong in religious doctrine, and who are the lackeys of Satan, when they stand up, it’s hard for the church; others’ savoring comes to nothing. This kind of man should be banned promptly. They’ll suffer if no change rebuke brings. Those who stubbornly stay in their ways, defend themselves, cover up their sins, should be fully removed from the church. Don’t be petty, see the big picture, see the big picture. To fight the good fight for the truth, first, don’t let Satan do its work. To do this you should be of one mind and be able to serve together. Yes, you must be able to serve together. Yes, you must be able to serve together.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs