Daily Words of God | "God Himself, the Unique III" | Excerpt 131

Come Under the Creator’s Dominion and Face Death Calmly

At the moment when a person is born, one lonely soul begins its experience of life on earth, its experience of the Creator’s authority which the Creator has arranged for it. Needless to say, for the person, the soul, this is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge of the Creator’s sovereignty, to come to know His authority and to experience it personally. People live their lives under the laws of fate laid out for them by the Creator, and for any rational person with a conscience, coming to terms with the Creator’s sovereignty and knowing His authority over the course of their several decades on earth is not a difficult thing to do. Therefore it should be very easy for every person to recognize, through his or her own life experiences over the several decades, that all human fates are predestined, and to grasp or to sum up what it means to be alive. At the same time that one embraces these life lessons, one will gradually come to understand where life comes from, to grasp what the heart truly needs, what will lead one to the true path of life, what the mission and goal of a human life ought to be; and one will gradually recognize that if one does not worship the Creator, if one does not come under His dominion, then when one confronts death—when a soul is about to face the Creator once more—one’s heart will be filled with boundless dread and unease. If a person has existed in the world for a handful of decades and yet not come to know where human life comes from, not yet recognized in whose palm human fate rests, then it is no wonder that he or she will not be able to face death calmly. A person who has gained the knowledge of the Creator’s sovereignty after experiencing several decades of life, is a person with a correct appreciation for the meaning and value of life; a person with a deep knowledge of life’s purpose, with real experience and understanding of the Creator’s sovereignty; and even more, a person who is able to submit to the Creator’s authority. Such a person understands the meaning of God’s creation of mankind, understands that man should worship the Creator, that everything man possesses comes from the Creator and will return to Him some day not far in the future; such a person understands that the Creator arranges man’s birth and has sovereignty over man’s death, and that both life and death are predestined by the Creator’s authority. So, when one truly grasps these things, one will naturally be able to face death calmly, to lay aside all of one’s worldly possessions calmly, accept and submit happily to all that follows, and welcome the last life-juncture arranged by the Creator rather than blindly dread it and struggle against it. If one views life as an opportunity to experience the Creator’s sovereignty and come to know His authority, if one sees one’s life as a rare chance to perform one’s duty as a created human being and to fulfill one’s mission, then one will necessarily have the correct outlook on life, will live a life blessed and guided by the Creator, will walk in the light of the Creator, know the Creator’s sovereignty, come under His dominion, become a witness to His miraculous deeds and to His authority. Needless to say, such a person will necessarily be loved and accepted by the Creator, and only such a person can hold a calm attitude toward death, can joyfully welcome life’s final juncture. Job obviously held this kind of attitude toward death; he was in a position to happily accept the final juncture of life, and having brought his life’s journey to a smooth conclusion, having completed his mission in life, he returned to the Creator’s side.

Excerpted from The Word Appears in the Flesh

Those Who Know God’s Rule Will Submit to His Dominion

I

After decades of life’s experience, knowing the Creator’s sovereignty, a person has true appreciation for life’s value and meaning. With deep knowledge of life’s purpose, understanding and experience of the Creator’s sovereignty, they’ll submit to His authority. They know the meaning of God making man. They know to worship the Creator, all that man has comes from the Creator, and will return to Him soon. If one views life as an opportunity to experience Creator’s sovereignty, to understand His authority, as a rare chance to perform one’s duty; if one views life as an opportunity to fulfill one’s mission as a created being, one will have the right view of life, and live a life blessed and guided by Him. They’ll walk in the light, know His sovereignty, come under His dominion, bear witness to His wondrous deeds and His powerful authority.

II

This type of person will understand: By the Creator’s sovereignty, man’s birth and death are arranged, pre-destined by His authority. When one can truly understand this, they will be calm when facing their death; they’ll let go of their worldly possessions, and let them go peacefully. Rather than fight and dread it blindly, they’ll submit to it happily, welcome the last life juncture arranged by the Creator. They’ll embrace it without struggle, and submit to all that follows. If one views life as an opportunity to experience Creator’s sovereignty, to understand His authority, as a rare chance to perform one’s duty; if one views life as an opportunity to fulfill one’s mission as a created being, one will have the right view of life, and live a life blessed and guided by Him. They’ll walk in the light, know His sovereignty, come under His dominion, bear witness to His wondrous deeds and His powerful authority.

from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs

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