Daily Words of God: Entry Into Life | Excerpt 401
Now is the Age of Kingdom. Whether you have entered into this new age depends on whether you have entered into the reality of, on whether His words have become the reality of your life. The words of God are made known to every person so that, in the end, all people will live in the world of God’s words, and His words will enlighten and illuminate each person from within. If, during this time, you are careless in reading the words of God, and have no interest in His words, then this shows that your state is wrong. If you are unable to enter into the Age of Word, then the Holy Spirit does not work in you; if you have entered into this age, He will do His work. What can you do at the onset of the Age of Word in order to gain the work of the Holy Spirit? In this age, and among you, God shall accomplish the following fact: that every person shall live out the words of God, shall be able to put truth into practice, and shall love God earnestly; that all people shall use the words of God as a foundation and as their reality, and shall have hearts that revere God; and that, through practicing the words of God, man shall then wield kingly power together with God. This is the work to be achieved by God. Can you go without reading the words of God? Today, there are many who feel that they cannot go even a day or two without reading His words. They have to read His words every day, and if time does not permit, listening to them will suffice. This is the feeling that the Holy Spirit gives people, and it is the way He begins to move them. That is, He governs people through words, so that they can enter into the reality of the words of God. If, after just one day without eating and drinking the words of God, you feel darkness and thirst, and cannot stand it, this shows that you have been moved by the Holy Spirit, and that He has not turned away from you. You are, then, one who is in this stream. However, if after a day or two without eating and drinking the words of God, you don’t feel a thing, if you have no thirst, and are not at all moved, this shows that the Holy Spirit has turned away from you. This means, then, that there is something wrong with the state within you; you have not entered into the Age of Word, and you are one of those who have fallen behind. God uses words to govern people; you feel good if you eat and drink the words of God, and if you do not, you have no path to follow. The words of God become people’s food, and the force that drives them. The Bible says that “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Today, God will bring this work to completion, and He shall accomplish this fact in you. How is it that in the past, people could go many days without reading the words of God and yet be able to eat and work as usual, but this is not the case today? In this age, God chiefly uses words to govern all. Through the words of God, man is judged and perfected, then finally taken into the kingdom. Only the words of God can supply the life of man, and only the words of God can give man light and a path for practice, particularly in the Age of Kingdom. As long as you do not stray from the reality of God’s words, eating and drinking His words each day, God will be able to make you perfect.
—The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. The Age of Kingdom Is the Age of Word
In the Age of Kingdom God Perfects Man by Words
In this age, God’ll realize this among you: that all practice His truth, that all live out His word and love Him with their hearts. God’s word is the base of their life. They all have hearts that fear God. Through practicing God’s words, they’ll rule and reign with God. Only God’s word provides man with life. Only His word can bring man light, pointing out the way of practice. This is more true in the Age of Kingdom.
God’s words, they govern man. God’s word is food and might. Feel good when you eat it. Eat not and you’ll find no way to go. In the Bible, it says: Man shall not live by just bread, but by the words from God’s mouth. Now God will realize this in you. Only God’s word provides man with life. Only His word can bring man light, pointing out the way of practice. This is more true in the Age of Kingdom.
Before, man went for days without reading God’s words; they worked and lived their lives. But things have changed today, for God governs all by word. People are judged and perfected, able to enter His kingdom, all because of His word. Only God’s word provides man with life. Only His word can bring man light, pointing out the way of practice. This is more true in the Age of Kingdom. Daily drink God’s word. Daily eat God’s word. Don’t leave the truth in it. And you will be made perfect.
Adapted from The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. The Age of Kingdom Is the Age of Word