Daily Words of God: Entry Into Life | Excerpt 469
If people don’t have any confidence, it’s not easy to continue down this path. Everyone can see now that God’s work is not at all in line with people’s notions—no matter how much work He does or how much He speaks, it is completely out of line with human notions. This requires people to have confidence and resolve to be able to stand by what they have already seen and what they have gained from their experiences. No matter what God does in people, they must uphold what they themselves possess, be sincere in front of God, and be devoted to Him to the very end. This is mankind’s duty. This is what people should do—they should uphold this. Belief in God requires obedience of Him and experience of His work. God has done so much work—it could be said that for people it is all perfection, it’s all refinement, and even more, it’s all chastisement. There has not been a single step of God’s work that has been in line with human notions; what people have enjoyed is God’s harsh words. When God comes, people will enjoy His majesty and His wrath, but no matter how harsh His words are, He comes to save and perfect mankind. As creatures, people should fulfill the duties that they ought to, and stand witness for God in the midst of refinement. In every trial they should uphold the witness that they should bear, and bear a resounding witness for God. This is an overcomer. No matter how God refines you, you remain full of confidence and never lose confidence in God. You do what man should do. This is what God requires of man, and your heart should be able to fully return to Him and turn toward Him at every single moment. This is an overcomer. Those who God refers to as overcomers are those who are still able to stand witness, maintain their confidence, and their devotion to God when under the influence of Satan and under siege by Satan, that is, when within the forces of darkness. If you are still able to maintain a heart of purity and your genuine love for God no matter what, you stand witness in front of God, and this is what God refers to as being an overcomer. If your pursuit is excellent when God blesses you, but you retreat without His blessings, is this purity? Since you are certain that this way is true, you must follow it until the end; you must maintain your devotion to God. Since you have seen that God Himself has come to the earth to perfect you, you should give your heart entirely to Him. No matter what He does, even if He determines an unfavorable outcome for you at the very end, you can still follow Him. This is maintaining your purity in front of God. Offering a holy spiritual body and a pure virgin to God means keeping a heart of sincerity in front of God. For mankind, sincerity is purity, and being able to be sincere toward God is maintaining purity. This is what you should put into practice. When you ought to pray, gather together in fellowship, sing hymns, or forsake the flesh, you do so. When you perform your duty you do not muddle through it; when you are faced with trials you stand firm. This is devotion to God. If you do not uphold what people should do, then all of your previous suffering and ambitions were nothing but toil.
Hold Firm to What Man Must Do
Offering a pure virgin and a holy spiritual body, it means keeping a heart of sincerity in front of God. For mankind, being able to be sincere to God is purity. Holy Spirit’s work has one term: Man should seek with all their heart’s might, not be doubtful of God’s actions, uphold their duty at all times. This manner is the only way the Holy Spirit’s work is gained. Since you’re certain this way is true, you must follow it till the end, maintain your devotion to God. Since you have seen that God Himself has come to earth to perfect you, you should give all your heart to Him. No matter what He does, even if your outcome is bad, you can still always follow Him. This is maintaining purity.
In every step of God’s work, mankind must have enormous faith, and he should seek in front of God. Only through experience can people find God’s loveliness, see how the Holy Spirit works. If you do not experience, if you do not feel your way through this, if you do not seek, you’ll gain nothing. For through experience you’ll see God’s deeds, you will see how wondrous, how unfathomable He is. Since you’re certain this way is true, you must follow it till the end, maintain your devotion to God. Since you have seen that God Himself has come to earth to perfect you, you should give all your heart to Him. No matter what He does, even if your outcome is bad, you can still always follow Him. This is maintaining purity. Fulfill the duty of a creature, no matter what the outcome’s like, seek to know and love God, don’t complain no matter what God treats you like.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs