Daily Words of God: Knowing God's Work | Excerpt 188
As believers in God, each of you should appreciate how you have truly gained the utmost exaltation and salvation by receiving the work of God in the last days and the work of His plan that He does in you today. God has made this group of people the sole focus of His work throughout all the universe. He has sacrificed all His heart’s blood for you; He has reclaimed and given to you all the work of the Spirit throughout the universe. That is why you are the fortunate ones. Moreover, He has shifted His glory from Israel, His chosen people, onto you, and He shall make the purpose of His plan fully manifest through this group. Therefore, you are the ones who will receive the inheritance of God, and even more than this, you are the heirs to God’s glory. Perhaps you all remember these words: “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” You have all heard these words before, yet none of you understood their true meaning. Today, you are profoundly aware of their true significance. These words shall be fulfilled by God during the last days, and they shall be fulfilled in those who have been brutally persecuted by the great red dragon in the land where it lies coiled. The great red dragon persecutes God and is the enemy of God, and so, in this land, those who believe in God are thus subjected to humiliation and oppression, and these words are fulfilled in you, this group of people, as a result. Because it is embarked upon in a land that opposes God, all of God’s work faces tremendous obstacles, and accomplishing many of His words takes time; thus, people are refined as a result of God’s words, which is also part of suffering. It is tremendously difficult for God to carry out His work in the land of the great red dragon—but it is through this difficulty that God does one stage of His work, making manifest His wisdom and His wondrous deeds, and using this opportunity to make this group of people complete. It is through people’s suffering, through their caliber, and through all the satanic dispositions of the people of this filthy land that God does His work of purification and conquest, so that, from this, He may gain glory, and so that He may gain those who will bear witness to His deeds. Such is the entire significance of all the sacrifices that God has made for this group of people. That is, it is through those who oppose Him that God does the work of conquest, and only thus can the great power of God be made manifest. In other words, only those in the unclean land are worthy of inheriting the glory of God, and only this can highlight the great power of God. That is why it is from the unclean land, and from those who live in the unclean land, that the glory of God is gained. Such is the will of God. Jesus’ stage of work was the same: He could only gain glory among those Pharisees who persecuted Him; if not for the persecution of the Pharisees and the betrayal of Judas, Jesus would not have been ridiculed or slandered, much less crucified, and thus could not have gained glory. Where God works in each age, and where He does His work in the flesh, is where He gains glory and where He gains those He intends to gain. This is the plan of God’s work, and this is His management.
—The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. Is the Work of God As Simple As Man Imagines?
You Are Those Who Will Receive the Inheritance of God
Understand that as one who believes in God, in receiving His work in the last days, you’ve received glory and salvation as God works His plan through you. God’s work in the universe has focused on you. All of His efforts have been devoted to you. God has sacrificed everything for you, and bestowed the work of the Spirit upon you. You are the fortunate, the lucky ones. He has shifted His glory from Israel to manifest His plan through you, the heirs to His glory and inheritance. You are the fortunate, the lucky ones. He has shifted His glory from Israel to manifest His plan through you, the heirs to His glory and inheritance.
Before, you heard but didn’t understand the true meaning of these wondrous words: “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” Now you are fully aware, the significance they hold. These words will be fulfilled in the last days, upon those who are cruelly afflicted by the great red dragon, the enemy of God. Because it persecutes God, believers in this land suffer torment. That’s why God’s promise will be realized in them. You are the fortunate, the lucky ones. He has shifted His glory from Israel to manifest His plan through you, the heirs to His glory and inheritance. You are the fortunate, you are the lucky ones. You are the fortunate, you are the lucky ones.
God carries out His work in a land that opposes Him; His work suffers great hindrance, His words cannot be fulfilled soon. So His people are refined as they wait and suffer. God’s work is difficult in the great red dragon’s land. It is through this struggle that God does this step of work to manifest His wisdom and His wondrous deeds, to make these people perfect and complete. Due to their suffering and poor caliber, their satanic disposition formed in this filthy land, God works to purify, purify and conquer them, that He may gain glory and witnesses to His deeds. This is the meaning of all sacrifice He makes. God conquers through those who oppose Him, to manifest His power; in the unclean land, only people there are worthy of inheriting His glory. God’s power is great, but must be revealed in the impure land, as is His will. God’s power is great, but must be revealed in the impure land, as is His will. God’s power is great, but must be revealed in the impure land, as is His will. God’s power is great, but must be revealed in the impure land, as is His will. You are the fortunate, you are the lucky ones. You are the fortunate, you are the lucky ones.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs
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