Daily Words of God | "God's Words to the Entire Universe: Chapter 20" | Excerpt 368
Throughout the ages, many have departed from this world in disappointment, and with reluctance, and many have come into it with hope and faith. I have arranged for many to come, and have sent many away. Countless people have passed through My hands. Many spirits have been cast into Hades, many have lived in the flesh, and many have died and been reborn on earth. Yet never have any of them had the opportunity to enjoy the blessings of the kingdom today. I have given man so much, yet he has gained little, for the onslaught of Satan’s forces has left him unable to enjoy all of My riches. He has only had the good fortune to look upon, but has never been able to fully enjoy. Man has never discovered the treasure house in his body to receive the riches of heaven, and so he has lost the blessings that I have bestowed upon him. Is man’s spirit not the very faculty that connects him to My Spirit? Why has man never engaged Me with his spirit? Why does he draw near to Me in the flesh, yet is incapable of doing so in spirit? Is My true face of the flesh? Why does man not know My substance? Has there really never been any trace of Me in the spirit of man? Have I completely disappeared from the spirit of man? If man does not enter into the spiritual realm, how can he grasp My intentions? Is there that in the eyes of man which can directly penetrate the spiritual realm? Many are the times that I have called out to man with My Spirit, yet man acts as if he has been stabbed by Me, regarding Me from a distance, in great fear that I will lead him into another world. Many are the times that I have inquired in the spirit of man, yet he remains utterly oblivious, profoundly afraid that I will enter into his home and seize the opportunity to strip him of all his belongings. Thus, he shuts Me outside, leaving Me faced with nothing but a cold, tightly-closed door. Many are the times that man has fallen and I have saved him, yet after waking he immediately leaves Me and, untouched by My love, shoots Me a guarded look; never have I warmed the heart of man. Man is an emotionless, cold-blooded animal. Even though he is warmed by My embrace, never has he been deeply moved by it. Man is like a mountain savage. Never has he treasured all of My cherishment of mankind. He is unwilling to approach Me, preferring to dwell among the mountains, where he endures the threat of wild beasts—yet still he is unwilling to take refuge in Me. I do not compel any man: I merely do My work. The day will come when man swims to My side from amid the mighty ocean, so that he might enjoy all the riches on earth and leave behind the risk of being swallowed by the sea.
Excerpted from The Word Appears in the Flesh
God Is Always Waiting for Man to Turn Back to Him
Often I have called man with My Spirit, yet man acts as if he’s been stabbed by Me. He tends to regard Me from a distance, in fear I’ll lead him to another world. Often I have inquired in man’s spirit, yet he remains utterly oblivious, scared that I’ll strip him of all that he owns. Thus he shuts Me outside a cold tight door. I do not compel man, I merely do My work. One day he’ll swim to Me through the mighty sea, so that he might enjoy all the riches on earth, no possibility of being drowned in the sea.
Often when man has fallen, I have saved him, yet after waking he at once leaves Me; untouched by My love, he shoots guarded looks. So never have I warmed the heart of man. I do not compel man, I merely do My work. One day he’ll swim to Me through the mighty sea, so that he might enjoy all the riches on earth, no possibility of being drowned in the sea.
Man is an emotionless creature, he is a cold-blooded animal. Even though he is warmed by My embrace, he has never deeply been moved by it. Man is just like a mountain savage, never valued the way I’ve cherished him. He’d rather dwell in hills, endure wild beasts; he’s unwilling to take refuge in Me. I do not compel man, I merely do My work. One day he’ll swim to Me through the mighty sea, so that he might enjoy all the riches on earth, no possibility of being drowned in the sea.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs