Mindful of God’s Will and Attain Perfection
The more you are mindful of God’s will, the heavier shall be your burden; the heavier your burden, the richer shall be your experience. When you are mindful of God’s will, God shall give this burden to you, and you shall be enlightened by God on the things that He has entrusted you with. After God has given you this burden, you will begin to pay attention to the truths relating to your burden when eating and drinking God’s words. If this burden relates to the life conditions of the brothers and sisters—this is a burden entrusted to you by God, then your daily prayers will also carry this burden. What God does has now been entrusted to you, you are willing to carry out that which God needs to do, and this is what it means to take on God’s burden as your own. At this point, your eating and drinking of God’s words will focus on the issues in these aspects, and you will think, how am I going to resolve these issues? How am I going to allow the brothers and sisters to be released, to have joy in their spirits? You will focus on solving these issues when you fellowship, you will focus on eating and drinking words relating to these issues when you are eating and drinking God’s words, you will be eating and drinking God’s words while carrying this burden, and you shall understand God’s requirements. At this point, the path in front of you will be even more accessible. Your burden has brought about the enlightenment and illumination from the Holy Spirit, and this is God providing His guidance to you. Why do I say this? If you are not carrying any burdens, then you will not be paying attention when eating and drinking God’s words; when you are eating and drinking God’s words while carrying a burden, you can grasp the essence of God’s words, you can find your way, you are able to be mindful of God’s will. Therefore, you should ask God to place more burdens on you in your prayers to God, such that God shall entrust you with greater things, the paths in front of you shall be even more accessible, you shall become more effective in eating and drinking God’s words, you will be able to grasp the essence of God’s words, and you will be more readily moved by the Holy Spirit.
Eating and drinking God’s words, praying and practicing, accepting God’s burden, being entrusted by God, all these are for the purpose of having paths presented in front of you. The heavier the burden that you carry for God, the easier you shall be perfected by God. Some are unwilling to cooperate even when they have been called upon; these are lazy people who only care about comfort and enjoyment. The more you cooperate in serving God, the more experience you will gain. Because you carry heavier burdens, because you experience more, hence you shall have more opportunities to be perfected. Therefore, if you can serve God with sincerity, then you shall be more mindful to God’s burden, and you shall have more opportunities to be perfected by God. Such a group of men are being perfected at this time. The more the Holy Spirit moves you, the more time you will devote to being mindful of God’s burden, the more you will be perfected by God, the more you shall be gained by God, and in the end, you shall be used by God. At present, there are some who carry no burden for the church. These people are slack and sloppy, and they only care about their own flesh. These are selfish people, and these people are also blind. You will not beget any burden if you are unable to see through this matter clearly. The more you are being mindful of God’s will, the heavier the burden that God shall entrust to you. Selfish people are unwilling to suffer such things, they are unwilling to pay the price, and ultimately, they shall miss the opportunity to be perfected by God. Are they not hurting themselves? If you are someone who is mindful of God’s will, you shall beget real burdens for the church. In fact, instead of calling this a burden for the church, it is rather a burden for your own life, because the burden you beget for the church is a stepping stone for you to be perfected by God. Therefore, whoever carries the heaviest burden for the church, who also carries the burden of entering into life, shall be those who are ultimately perfected by God. Can you see clearly through this now? If the church you are with is in a mess and yet you are not getting worried or anxious, if the brothers and sisters are not eating and drinking God’s words like they should and yet you even more so turn a blind eye, then you are not carrying any burdens. Such men are not liked by God. Men liked by God hunger and thirst for righteousness, they are mindful of God’s will. Therefore, you should be mindful of God’s burden. You should not wait for the righteous disposition of God to be revealed to all men before you become mindful of God’s burden. Wouldn’t it be too late then? Now is the good opportunity to be perfected by God. If you should let this opportunity slip through your fingers, you shall regret for the rest of your life, just like Moses was unable to enter the Promised Land of Canaan, regretting for the rest of his life, dying with remorse. Once God’s righteous disposition has been revealed to all peoples, you shall regret. Even if God does not chastise you, you will chastise yourself due to your own remorse. Some are not convinced by this. If you don’t believe Me, just wait and see. Some people will serve as the fulfillment of these words. Are you willing to become the sacrificial offering for these words?
If you do not seek out the opportunities to be perfected by God, if you do not fight for your chance to be perfected, then you will ultimately be filled with remorse. Now is the best opportunity to be perfected, this is the best time. If you do not earnestly seek perfection by God, after God’s work has concluded, it will be too late as you have missed this opportunity. No matter your aspirations, if God should no longer be performing work, regardless of the effort that you put in, you will no longer be able to attain it. You must seize this opportunity and cooperate, when the Holy Spirit is performing powerful work; if you should miss this opportunity, you will not be given another, no matter how much effort you put in. Some people cry: “God, I am willing to be mindful of Your burden, I am willing to fulfill Your will.” Yet they have no path to practice, therefore their burdens will not last. If there is a path in front of you, every step of your experience will become structured and organized. After one burden has been carried out, another is given to you. Through the deepening of your life experience, your burdens deepen as well. Some people only carry a burden when moved by the Holy Spirit, and after a period of time, they no longer carry any burdens when there is no path to practice. Your burden cannot be fully resolved simply from eating and drinking God’s words. By understanding many truths, you will learn to discern, you will become capable of solving problems through the use of truths, and you will have a more precise understanding of God’s words and God’s will. With these things, you shall beget burdens, and you shall be able to perform good work once you begin to carry a burden. If you are only carrying a burden, yet you do not have a clear understanding of the truth, it won’t work either. You must have experienced God’s words yourself, know how to practice God’s words, and you must first enter into reality yourself, before you can provide for others, lead others, and be perfected by God.
It says in The Way … (4) that you are all people of the kingdom ordained by God, before the ages, and this cannot be taken away from you by anyone. It also says that it is wished everyone may be used by God, may be perfected by God, may stand as people of the kingdom, and that only becoming people of the kingdom may fulfill God’s will. You fellowshiped this matter at that time, fellowshiping the path of entry based on the criteria for people of the kingdom, therefore the work performed by the Holy Spirit during that time was to take people out of their negative conditions and move them to a positive condition. During that time, the trend of the work of the Holy Spirit was to have everyone enjoy God’s words, as people of the kingdom, such that each of you could understand clearly that you are the people of the kingdom ordained by God, before the ages, and this cannot be taken away by Satan. That is why, you all prayed: “God! I am willing to be Your people, because we have been ordained by You, before the ages, because You have bestowed this on us. We are willing to take up this position and satisfy You.” When you prayed in such a way, you would be moved by the Holy Spirit, and that was the trend of the work of the Holy Spirit. This period of time is devoted to praying and practicing to calm your heart before God, such that you are able to pursue life, pursue to enter into the training of the kingdom. This is the first step. At the moment, God’s work is to move everyone onto the right track, such that everyone can have a normal spiritual life, such that everyone can have true experience, that everyone may be moved by the Holy Spirit, and based on this foundation, accept that which is entrusted by God. Entering into the training of the kingdom is to allow your every word, every deed, every thought and idea to enter into God’s words, to allow you to be moved by God to a greater extent and beget the love of God, to beget a heavier burden for God’s will, such that everyone is on the path to be perfected by God, such that everyone is on the right track. Once you are on the path to be perfected by God, then you are on the right track. Once your mind and ideas, as well as your mistaken intentions, can be corrected; once you are able to turn from being mindful of your flesh to being mindful of God’s will, such that when mistaken intentions should present themselves, you are able to not be disturbed by such intentions and carry out as God’s will has intended; if you are able to achieve such a transformation, then you are on the right track in terms of life experience. When your prayer practices are on the right track, this is when you shall be moved by the Holy Spirit in your prayers. Every time you pray, you shall be moved by the Holy Spirit; every time you pray, you shall be able to quiet your heart before God. Every time that you eat and drink a passage of God’s word, you will be able to grasp the work that God is performing at present, you will be able to know how to pray, how to cooperate, how to enter, and these things show that you have achieved the results to be gained from eating and drinking God’s words. You shall be able to find the path of entry from God’s words, you shall be able to grasp the movement of God’s work at present and the trend of the work of the Holy Spirit, and this will show that you are on the right track. If you have not grasped the key points when eating and drinking God’s words, if you are unable to find a path to practice after eating and drinking God’s words, it shows that you still do not know how to eat and drink God’s words, it shows that you have not found the method and principle for eating and drinking God’s words. If you have not grasped the work performed by God at present, you will be unable to accept God’s commission. The work performed by God at present is what men must enter into, and it is what men must have knowledge of, at present. Do you now have a grasp of such things?
Once you have attained results from eating and drinking God’s words, once your spiritual life has become normal, and once you are able to eat and drink God’s words as normal, pray as normal, carry on your church life as normal, regardless of the trials that you should face, or the circumstances that you should encounter, or the sickness of the flesh that you should endure, or the estrangement of the brothers and sisters, or difficulties in your family, if you can reach this point, then it shows that you are now on the right track. Some people are too fragile, they do not have perseverance. They whimper when facing some small obstacles, they become weak. The pursuit of truth demands perseverance and determination. If you are unable to fulfill God’s will this time, you must be able to loathe yourself, to be quietly determined in your heart that you shall fulfill God’s will the next time around. While you are unable to be mindful of God’s burden this time, you shall be determined to rebel against the flesh when facing the same obstacle in the future, you shall resolve to fulfill God’s will. This is how you become praiseworthy. Some people do not even know if their own thoughts and ideas are right, and such people are confused. If you would like to subdue your heart and rebel against the flesh, you must first know whether your intentions are good, which then allows you to subdue your heart. If you do not even know whether your intentions are good, could you subdue your heart, could you rebel against the flesh? Even if you are able to rebel, you are doing so in a confused manner. You should know that to rebel against your mistaken intentions is to rebel against the flesh. When you know that your intentions, your thoughts and ideas are mistaken, you should turn back immediately and walk the right path. You must first overcome this area and enter through such practices, because you know best whether your intentions are mistaken or not. When the mistaken intentions can be corrected, once they are for the sake of God, then you have attained the goal of subduing your heart.
The key for you now is to have knowledge of God, to have knowledge of God’s work. You must know how the Holy Spirit performs His work on man, this is the key for entering into the right track. It shall be easy for you to enter into the right track once you have grasped this key. You believe in God and know God, which shows that your belief in God is genuine. If you continue to experience until the end yet are still unable to know God, then you are surely someone who resists God. Those who only believe in Jesus Christ and do not believe in the incarnate God of today shall all be convicted, they are all contemporary Pharisees, because they do not recognize the God of today, they all resist God. No matter how devoted is their belief in Jesus, it shall all be in vain; they shall not receive God’s praise. All those who say that they believe in God, yet have no true knowledge of God in their hearts, are hypocrites.
To seek perfection by God, one must first understand what it means to be perfected by God, what conditions one must possess in order to be perfected by God, then seek the paths to practice once one has a grasp of such matters. One must possess certain qualities in order to be perfected by God. Many do not possess the necessary qualities, which then requires one to put in the hard work, which then requires one’s subjective effort. Those with less of such qualities must put in more subjective effort. The greater your understanding of God’s words and the more you put them into practice, the faster you can enter onto the path of being made perfect by God. Through praying, you can be made perfect amid prayers; through eating and drinking the words of God, grasping the substance of God’s words, and living out the reality of God’s words, you can be made perfect; through experiencing God’s words on a daily basis, you come to know what is lacking in you, and, moreover, come to know your Achilles’ heel and weaknesses, and you offer prayer to God—through which you will gradually be made perfect. The paths to being made perfect: praying, eating and drinking the words of God, grasping the substance of God’s words, entering into the experiencing of God’s words, coming to know what is lacking in you, obeying the work of God, being mindful of God’s burden and forsaking the flesh through your loving heart, and having frequent communion with the brothers and sisters, which enriches your experiences. Whether it be communal life or your personal life, and whether it be large assemblies or small ones, all can allow you to acquire experiences and receive training, so that your heart can be at peace before God and return to God. All of this is the process of being made perfect. Experiencing the words of God that I have spoken of means being able to actually taste the words of God and allowing the words of God to be lived out in you so that you have greater faith and love toward God. Through this way, you will gradually shed the corrupt satanic disposition, you will gradually divest yourself of improper motivations, and live out the likeness of a normal person. The greater the love for God within you—which is to say, the more of you that has been made perfect by God, the less you are corrupted by Satan. Thanks to real experiences, you will gradually enter onto the path to being made perfect. Thus, if you wish to be made perfect, being mindful of the will of God and experiencing the words of God are especially important.