Daily Words of God: Entry Into Life | Excerpt 398
All who are able to obey the actual utterances of the Holy Spirit are blessed. It does not matter how they used to be, or how the Holy Spirit used to work within them—those who have gained the latest work are the most blessed, and those who are unable to follow the latest work today are eliminated. God wants those who are able to accept the new light, and He wants those who accept and know His latest work. Why is it said that you must be a chaste virgin? A chaste virgin is able to seek the work of the Holy Spirit and understand the new things, and moreover, able to put aside old conceptions, and obey the work of God today. This group of people, who accept the newest work of today, were predestined by God when the world began, and are the most blessed of people. You hear the voice of God directly, and behold the appearance of God, and so, throughout heaven and earth, and throughout the ages, none have been more blessed than you, this group of people. All this is because of God’s work, because of God’s predestination and selection, and because of God’s grace; if God did not speak and utter His words, could your circumstances be as they are today? Thus, may all glory and praise be to God, for all this is because God raises you up. With these things in mind, could you still be passive? Could your strength still be unable to rise up?
That you are able to accept the judgment, chastisement, smiting, and refinement of, and, moreover, are able to accept God’s commissions, was predestined by God at the beginning of time, and thus you must not be too distressed when you are chastised. No one can take away the work that has been done in you, and the blessings that have been bestowed within you, and no one can take away all that has been given to you. People of religion brook no comparison with you. You are not possessed of great expertise in the Bible, and are not equipped with religious theory, but because God has worked within you, you have gained more than anyone throughout the ages—and so this is your greatest blessing. Because of this, you must be even more dedicated to God, and even more loyal to God. Because God raises you up, you must bolster your efforts, and must ready your stature to accept the commissions of God. You must stand firm in the place God has given you, pursue becoming one of the people of God, accept the training of the kingdom, be gained by God and ultimately become a glorious testament to God. How many of these resolves do you possess? If you are possessed of such resolves, then ultimately you are sure to be gained by God, and will become a glorious testament to God. You should understand that the principal commission is being gained by God and becoming a glorious testament to God. This is the will of God.
Blessed Are Those Who Accept God’s New Work
All who obey the words now spoken by the Holy Spirit are so blessed. It doesn’t matter how they used to be, or how the Holy Spirit worked in them. Those who’ve gained His most recent work are most blessed, those who are unable to are eliminated. Now this group of people, who’ve accepted God’s newest work, have been predestined before the ages and are the most blessed of all. You hear God’s voice directly, you behold His appearance. So in heaven, earth, and through the ages, none have been more blessed than you.
Be a pure virgin, who can receive new things and can seek the Holy Spirit’s work, is able to cast aside old notions and obey the work of God today. God wants those who can accept the new light, those who receive and know His latest work. Now this group of people, who’ve accepted God’s newest work, have been predestined before the ages and are the most blessed of all. You hear God’s voice directly, you behold His appearance. So in heaven, earth, and through the ages, none have been more blessed than you.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs