Daily Words of God | "The Mystery of the Incarnation (4)" | Excerpt 26
The work in the last days is to speak words. Great changes can be effected in man through the words. The changes now effected in these people on acceptance of these words are much greater than that of people in the Age of Grace on acceptance of those signs and wonders. For, in the Age of Grace, the demons went away from man with the laying on of hands and prayer, but the corrupt dispositions within man still remained. Man was healed of his sickness and forgiven his sins, but the work for just how the corrupt satanic dispositions within man could be cast away was not done in him. Man was only saved and forgiven his sins for his faith, but the sinful nature of man was not taken away and still remained within him. The sins of man were forgiven through God incarnate, but it does not mean that man has no sin within him. The sins of man could be forgiven through the sin offering, but man has been unable to resolve the issue of just how he can no longer sin and how his sinful nature can be cast away completely and be transformed. The sins of man were forgiven because of the work of God’s crucifixion, but man continued to live in the old, corrupt satanic disposition. As such, man must be completely saved from the corrupt satanic disposition so that the sinful nature of man is completely cast away and never again develops, thus allowing the disposition of man to be changed. This requires man to understand the path of growth in life, the way of life, and the way to change his disposition. It also needs man to act in accordance with this path so that the disposition of man can gradually be changed and he can live under the shining of the light, and that he can do all things in accord with the will of God, cast away the corrupt satanic disposition, and break free from Satan’s influence of darkness, thereby emerging fully from sin. Only then will man receive complete salvation. When Jesus was doing His work, man’s knowledge of Him was still vague and unclear. Man always believed that He was the son of David and proclaimed Him to be a great prophet and the benevolent Lord who redeemed man’s sins. Some, based on faith, became healed just by touching the edge of His garment; the blind could see and even the dead could be restored to life. However, man could not discover the corrupt satanic disposition deeply rooted within him and neither did man know how to cast it away. Man received much grace, such as the peace and happiness of the flesh, the blessing of the entire family upon the faith of one, and the healing of sicknesses, and so on. The rest were the good deeds of man and their godly appearance; if man could live based on such, he was considered a good believer. Only such believers could enter heaven after death, which means that they were saved. But, in their lifetime, they did not understand at all the way of life. They merely committed sins, then made confession in a constant cycle without any path toward a changed disposition; such was the condition of man in the Age of Grace. Has man received complete salvation? No! Therefore, after that stage was complete, there is still the work of judgment and chastisement. This stage makes man pure through the word so as to give man a path to follow. This stage would not be fruitful or meaningful if it continued with the casting out of demons, for the sinful nature of man would not be cast away and man would only stop upon the forgiveness of sins. Through the sin offering, man has been forgiven his sins, for the work of the crucifixion has already come to an end and God has prevailed over Satan. But the corrupt disposition of man still remains within them and man can still sin and resist God; God has not gained mankind. That is why in this stage of work God uses the word to reveal the corrupt disposition of man and asks man to practice in accordance with the right path. This stage is more meaningful than the previous one and more fruitful as well, for now it is the word that directly supplies life for man and enables the disposition of man to be completely renewed; it is a stage of work more thorough. Therefore, the incarnation in the last days has completed the significance of God’s incarnation and completely finished God’s management plan for the salvation of man.
Excerpted from The Word Appears in the Flesh
God Judges and Cleanses Man With Words in the Last Days
The last days’ work is to speak words. Great changes come to man from words, and the changes are much greater in people who accept them, greater than those who accepted signs and wonders of the Age of Grace. In that age, demons were cast out with laying on of hands and prayer, while man’s corruption still remained, man’s corruption still remained, while man’s corruption still remained.
Man was healed, forgiven of sin, but work still had to be done to enable man to be purged of his corrupt disposition. Man was saved because of his faith, but his sinful nature still remained. It was through the incarnate God the sins of man were forgiven. But man still had sin within him, man still had sin within him, man still had sin within him.
After that stage of work was done, the work of judgment still remained. The word is used to make man pure and give man a path in this stage. Through sin offering, man has been forgiven for all of his sins, for the work of crucifixion has already come to an end. God has prevailed over Satan, has prevailed over Satan, has prevailed over Satan.
But the corrupt disposition still remained within man. Man could still sin and resist God, and so God still has not gained man. That’s why God in this stage uses words to unmask the corruptions of man, so he’ll take the right path.
There is more meaning in this stage and it is more fruitful, for now the word supplies man’s life, it allows man to be renewed; it’s an intensive stage of work. God’s becoming flesh in last days completes incarnation’s meaning and God’s plan for man to be saved. The word makes man pure in last days. The word makes man pure in last days. The word makes man pure in last days. The word makes man pure in last days. The word makes man pure in last days. The word makes man pure in last days.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs