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The Word Appears in the Flesh

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The Word Appears in the Flesh

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What is the influence of darkness?

The so-called influence of darkness is the bondage of Satan, the influence of Satan, and it is the influence that has an aura of death.

After you have sincerely prayed to God, you turn your heart to God completely, at this point, your heart is moved by God’s Spirit, you are willing to give yourself completely, and in this moment, you have escaped from the influence of darkness. If all that man does is pleasing to God and fits with God’s requirements, then he is someone who lives inside God’s words, he is someone who lives under the watch and protection of God. If men are unable to practice God’s words, always fooling God and acting in a perfunctory manner with God, not believing in the existence of God, such men are all living under the influence of darkness. Men who have not received the salvation of God are all living under the domain of Satan, that is, they all live under the influence of darkness. Those who do not believe in God are living under the domain of Satan. Even those who believe in the existence of God might not necessarily be living in the light of God, because those who believe in God might not necessarily be living inside God’s words, and they might not necessarily be men who can obey God. Man only believes in God, and due to man’s failure to know God, he is still living within the old regulations, living within dead words, living in a life that is dark and uncertain, not entirely purified by God, not completely gained by God. Therefore, while it goes without saying that those who do not believe in God are living under the influence of darkness, even those who believe in God may still be living under the influence of darkness, for the Holy Spirit has not performed work on them. Those who have not received the grace of God or the mercy of God, who cannot see the work performed by the Holy Spirit, they are all living under the influence of darkness; those who only enjoy the grace of God yet do not know God, they are also living under the influence of darkness, most of the time. If a man believes in God yet spends most of his life living under the influence of darkness, then this man’s existence has lost its meaning, not to mention those who do not believe in the existence of God.

All those who cannot accept God’s work and therefore are unable to meet God’s demands, they are living under the influence of darkness; those who seek the truth and are able to meet God’s demands shall receive blessings from God, and they shall escape from the influence of darkness.

Men who have not been released, always controlled by certain things, unable to give their heart to God, these are men who are under the bondage of Satan, and they are living under an atmosphere of death.

Those unfaithful to their own duties, those unfaithful to God’s commission, those not performing their function at the church, they are living under the influence of darkness.

Those deliberately disturbing the church life, those deliberately destroying the relationships between the brothers and sisters, those assembling their own gangs, they are living even deeper under the influence of darkness, they are living within the bondage of Satan.

Those having an abnormal relationship with God, those always with extravagant desires, those who always want to benefit from every situation, those who never seek transformation in their disposition, such are men living under the influence of darkness.

Those who are always sloppy, not serious in their practice of the truth, not seeking to meet the desires of God, those only satisfying their own flesh, these are also men living under the influence of darkness, and they are shrouded in death.

Those who employ trickery and deception when performing work for God, dealing with God in a perfunctory manner, cheating God, always thinking for themselves, such men are living under the influence of darkness.

All those who cannot sincerely love God, those not seeking the truth, those not focusing on transforming their disposition, they are living under the influence of darkness.

If you want to be praised by God, you must first escape from Satan’s influence of darkness, open your heart to God, and turn it to God completely. Are the things that you are now doing praised by God? Have you turned your heart to God? The things that you have done, are they what God has required of you? Do they fit with the truth? You must always examine yourself, concentrate on eating and drinking God’s words, lay out your heart before God, love God with sincerity, and spend for God with loyalty. Such men will surely receive God’s praise.

Those who do not live their life with honesty, pretending to be someone they are not when in front of others, giving an appearance of humility, patience and love, while in essence they are insidious, cunning and have no loyalty to God, such men are the typical model of those living under the influence of darkness, they are brood of vipers.

Those whose belief in God is always for their own gains, those who are conceited and haughty, those who show off themselves, always protecting their own status, these are men who love Satan and oppose the truth, they resist God and belong completely to Satan.

Those who are not attentive to God’s burdens, not serving God with a single heart, always concerned with their own interests and the interests of their family, unable to abandon everything to spend for God, never living their life in accordance with God’s words, they are living outside of God’s words. Such men will not receive God’s praise.

When God created men, it was to have men enjoy His richness, to have men genuinely love Him, and in this way, men live in His light. Today, all those who are unable to love God, not attentive to God’s burdens, unable to fully give their heart to God, unable to take God’s heart as their own, unable to shoulder God’s burdens as their own, God’s light is not shining upon any such men, therefore they are all living under the influence of darkness. Such men are on a path that goes against God’s will, all that they do has not a shred of truth, they are in collusion with Satan, and such men are living under the influence of darkness. If you can always eat and drink God’s words as well as be attentive to God’s will and practice God’s words, then you belong to God, then you are someone living inside God’s words. Are you willing to escape from Satan’s domain and live in the light of God? If you live inside God’s words, then the Holy Spirit will have an opportunity to perform His work; if you live under Satan’s influence, then the Holy Spirit will have no opportunity to perform any work. The work that the Holy Spirit performs on men, the light that He shines on men, the confidence that He gives to men last for only a moment; if men are not careful and do not pay attention, the work performed by the Holy Spirit shall pass them by. If men live inside God’s words, then the Holy Spirit shall be with them and perform work on them; if men are not living inside God’s words, then they are living within the bondage of Satan. Men living in a corrupt disposition do not have the presence of the Holy Spirit and do not have the Holy Spirit performing work on them. If you are living within the sphere of God’s words, if you are living in the situation as required by God, then you belong to God, and God’s work shall be performed on you; if you are not living within the sphere of God’s requirements, but instead living under Satan’s domain, then certainly you are living under Satan’s corruption. Only by living within God’s words, by giving your heart to God, can you meet the requirements of God; you must do as God says, you must make God’s words the foundation of your existence and the reality of your life, only then will you belong to God. If you sincerely practice in accordance with God’s will, then God shall perform work on you, and then you shall live under God’s blessings, you shall live in the light of God’s countenance, you shall also be able to grasp the work that the Holy Spirit performs, and you shall feel the joy of God’s presence.

To escape from the influence of darkness, you must first be loyal to God and have the eagerness to seek the truth, only then will you have the right situation. Living in the right situation is necessary for the escape from the influence of darkness. Not having the right situation means that you are not loyal to God and that you do not have the eagerness to seek the truth, then it is out of the question to escape from the influence of darkness. Man’s escape from the influence of darkness is based on My words, and if man cannot practice in accordance with My words, man shall not escape from the bondage of the influence of darkness. To live in the right situation is to live under the guidance of God’s words, to live in the situation of being loyal to God, to live in the situation of seeking the truth, to live in the reality of sincerely spending for God, to live in the situation of genuinely loving God. Those who live in these situations and within this reality will gradually transform, as they enter more deeply into the truth, and they will transform with the deepening of the work of God,[a] until eventually they will certainly be gained by God, and they will come to genuinely love God. Those who have escaped from the influence of darkness will be able to gradually grasp God’s will, gradually understand the heart of God, and eventually become intimate with God; not only will they have no notions of God, no rebellion against God, they will come to detest even more the notions and rebellion that they had before, engendering genuine love for God in their heart. Those who are unable to escape from the influence of darkness are occupied with their flesh, and they are full of rebellion; their heart is filled with human notions and philosophy of life, as well as their own intentions and deliberations. God requires the singular love of man, God requires man to be fully occupied by His words and man’s love for Him. To live within God’s words, to discover that which man should seek from within God’s words, to love God as a result of God’s words, to run around as a result of God’s words, to live as a result of God’s words, these are things that man should achieve. Everything must be built on God’s words, and only then will man be able to meet God’s requirements. If man is not equipped with God’s words, man is only a maggot being possessed by Satan. Weigh it in your own heart, how many words of God have taken root inside of you? In which things are you living in accordance with God’s words? In which things have you not been living in accordance with God’s words? If you have not been fully occupied by God’s words, then to what extent have you been occupied? In your everyday life, are you being controlled by Satan, or are you being guided by God’s words? Are your prayers initiated from God’s words? Did you come out of your negative situations due to the enlightenment of God’s words? To take God’s words as the foundation of your existence, this is what everyone should enter into. If God’s words are not present in your life, then you are living under the influence of darkness, you are rebellious to God, you are resisting God, you are dishonoring God’s name, and such men’s belief in God is purely a mischief, an interruption. How much of your life is lived in accordance with God’s words? How much of your life has not been lived in accordance with God’s words? That which God’s words have required of you, how much of it has been fulfilled on you? How much has become lost on you? Have you closely examined such things?

To escape from the influence of darkness, on the one hand, it requires work performed by the Holy Spirit, while on the other it requires dedicated cooperation from man. Why do I say that man is not on the right track? If a man is on the right track, first, he shall be able to give his heart to God, and this is an assignment that requires a long period of time to enter into, for humankind has always been living under the influence of darkness, being under Satan’s bondage for thousands of years; therefore this entry cannot be achieved in a day or two. I brought up this issue today such that men can have a grasp of their own situation; regarding what is the influence of darkness and what it is to live within the light, entry becomes possible when man is able to discern these things. Because you must know what Satan’s influence is before you can escape from Satan’s influence, and only then will you have access to the path for gradually ridding yourself of it. As to what to do thereafter, that is the affair of man himself. You must always enter from the positive, you must never wait passively, and this is how you will be gained by God.

Footnotes:

a. The original text omits “of God.”

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