Daily Words of God: Knowing God's Work | Excerpt 217
All people need to understand the aims of My work on earth, that is, what I ultimately wish to gain, and what level I must achieve in this work before it can be complete. If, after walking with Me to this day, people do not understand what My work is all about, then have they not walked with Me in vain? If people follow Me, they should know My will. I have been working on earth for thousands of years, and to this day, I continue to carry out My work thus. Although My work contains many projects, its purpose remains unchanged; though I am filled with judgment and chastisement toward man, for example, what I do is still for the sake of saving him, and for the sake of better spreading My gospel and further expanding My work among all the Gentile nations once man has been made complete. So today, at a time when many people have long since sunk deep into dismay, I still continue with My work, I continue the work I must do to judge and chastise man. Despite the fact that man is fed up with what I say, and he has no desire to concern himself with My work, I am still carrying out My duty, for the purpose of My work remains unchanged, and My original plan will not be broken. The function of My judgment is to enable man to better obey Me, and the function of My chastisement is to allow man to more effectively be changed. Though what I do is for the sake of My management, I have never done anything that was without benefit to man, for I wish to make all the nations beyond Israel as obedient as the Israelites, to make them into real human beings, that I might have a foothold in the lands outside Israel. This is My management; it is the work I am accomplishing among the Gentile nations. Even now, many people still do not understand My management, because they have no interest in such things, and care only for their own futures and destinations. No matter what I say, they remain indifferent to the work that I do, instead focusing exclusively on their destinations of tomorrow. If things go on in this way, how can My work expand? How can My gospel be spread throughout the world? Know that when My work spreads, I will scatter you, and smite you just as Jehovah smote each of the tribes of Israel. All this will be done so that My gospel may spread across the earth, so that it may reach the Gentile nations, so that My name may be magnified by adults and children alike, and My holy name exalted in the mouths of people from all tribes and nations. It is so that, in this final era, My name may be magnified among the Gentile nations, so that My deeds may be seen by the Gentiles and they will call Me the Almighty on account of My deeds, and so that My words may soon come to pass. I will make all people know that I am not only the God of the Israelites, but also the God of all the nations of the Gentiles, even those that I have cursed. I will let all people see that I am the God of all creation. This is My greatest work, the purpose of My work plan for the last days, and the only work to be fulfilled in the last days.
—The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. The Work of Spreading the Gospel Is Also the Work of Saving Man
God’s Name Will Be Magnified Among the Gentile Nations
The function of God’s judgment is to enable man to obey, the reason for chastisement is so man is effectively changed. What God does is for His management, but all that He does benefits man. God wishes to make all nations as obedient as Israel, to make them into real men, to gain foothold outside Israel. This is the work of His management, His work among Gentile nations. In this final era, God’s name will be magnified among Gentile nations. His deeds will be seen by the Gentiles, they will call Him the Almighty on account of His deeds. His words shall come to be, they soon shall come to be.
Still people don’t understand, they don’t care about God’s management, and they care only about their own futures and destinations. Despite His words, His work is ignored, all are fixed on their destinations. If things go on in this way, then how can the work of God expand? How will His gospel spread out? You should know that when His work expands, He will scatter you and He will smite, like Jehovah smote Israel’s tribes. All this is to spread His gospel through earth and to Gentile nations spread His work, so by adults and children alike, His name can be magnified, His holy name exalted by all nations and all tribes.
In this final era, God’s name will be magnified among Gentile nations. His deeds will be seen by the Gentiles, they will call Him the Almighty on account of His deeds. His words shall come to be, they soon shall come to be. God will make people know He is God of the Israelites, He is God of all Gentiles, even the ones He’s cursed. He’ll let people discern He is God of creation. This is His greatest work, His purpose in the last days, the only work to be fulfilled in the last days. They soon shall come to be.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs