Sermons and Fellowship About God’s Word “A Warning to Those Who Do Not Practice the Truth” (II)
A Warning to Those Who Do Not Practice the Truth (Selections)
“All churches have disruptive congregants; they all have members who interrupt God’s work. These people are all masqueraders of Satan who have infiltrated God’s family. Such people are especially good at impersonating; they come respectfully before Me, nodding and bowing, behaving like mangy dogs, and devoting their ‘all’ in order to achieve their own objectives, but when faced with brothers and sisters, they show their ugly side. When they see people who practice the truth, they strike out at them and push them aside; when they see people more formidable than themselves, they flatter and fawn upon them. They behave like tyrants within the church. It can be said that such ‘local bullies,’ such ‘lapdogs,’ exist in a majority of churches. They sneak around together, sending each other winks and secret signals, and none of them practices the truth. Whoever has the most venom is the ‘head demon,’ and whoever has the highest prestige leads them, bearing their flag aloft. These people run rampage through the church, spreading their negativity, venting death, doing as they please, and saying what they please; no one dares to stop them, they are full of satanic dispositions. No sooner do they cause a disturbance than an air of death enters into the church. Those within the church who practice the truth are tossed aside and lose the ability to do their utmost, while those who disturb the church and spread death run rampage through the church. What is more, the majority of people follow them. A church like this is simply under Satan’s control; the devil is its king. If the congregants do not rise up and cast those head demons out, then they, too, will sooner or later come to ruin. From now on, measures must be taken against such churches. If a church’s congregants who are capable of practicing a bit of the truth are not engaged in seeking it, then that church will be banned. If a church contains no one who is willing to practice the truth and no one who can stand witness for God, then that church should be completely isolated, its connections with other churches severed. This is called burying death; this is called casting Satan out. If a church contains several local bullies, as well as some small ‘flies’ that entirely lack discernment and follow them around, and if the congregants, even after having seen the truth, still cannot cast off the binds and manipulation of these bullies, then all those fools will be eliminated in the end. Even though these small flies may not have done anything terrible, they are even more deceitful, even more slick and evasive, and everyone like this will be eliminated. Not a single one will be left! Those who belong to Satan will be returned to Satan, while those who belong to God will surely go in search of the truth; this is decided by their natures. Let all those who follow Satan perish! No pity will be shown to these people. Let those who search for the truth be provided for, and may they take pleasure in God’s word to their hearts’ content. God is righteous; He would not show favoritism to anyone. If you are a devil, then you are incapable of practicing the truth; if you are someone who searches for the truth, then it is certain that you will not be taken captive by Satan. This is beyond all doubt.
Today let’s continue with our fellowship, by reading this section from God’s words, “A Warning to Those Who Do Not Practice the Truth.” “All churches have disruptive congregants; they all have members who interrupt God’s work. These people are all masqueraders of Satan who have infiltrated God’s family.” How should we regard these words? In the past we have discovered some people in the church who have disturbed and interrupted the work of the church. At that time we carried out pruning and dealing with love and practiced supply and support, using the truth to solve the problem. But after a while, we discovered that the majority of these people who disturbed and interrupted the work of the church did not have good humanity and were people who fight for power and profit. They all loved to form cliques, to judge people, foment disharmony, spread their notions and negativity. These people consistently disturbed the church life and interrupted the work of God’s house. No matter how we helped and reformed them with love, pruned and dealt with them, it always failed. Later, our standpoint on these people changed. So it turns out that God does not save the wicked! Especially when we are experiencing God’s work, we come into contact with all kinds of people and eventually found that people whose humanity was not good or was bad will never accept the truth. Because they will never accept the truth, no matter how many years they have believed in God, they will never change nor see any change. With this view, let us look again at the words of God, “All churches have disruptive congregants; they all have members who interrupt God’s work. These people are all masqueraders of Satan who have infiltrated God’s family.” In fact, this matter was long ago talked about clearly in the words of God, but we did not understand before and just thought that these words were fulfilled in the antichrist itself and that the majority of those who disturb the work of the church ought to be able to change and repent. Now it appears that that is not the case. All those people who frequently disturb the church life, interrupt God’s work, that is, those who never act according to the work arrangements and never put God’s words into practice, will never change. Even if they temporarily cry and regret and are willing to change, in the end they will still not be able to change and will still spread negativity and death, disturb the church life, form cliques, foment disharmony, overtly agree to but covertly oppose, be double-faced and act one way in public and another in private in spite of themselves. Such satanic disposition cannot be changed. Is this not the case? So now we are clear when we read this section of God’s words that all those who disturb the church life and interrupt God’s work are all lackeys of Satan and wicked people and must be purged and expelled. New believers cannot understand, so just understand slowly. After ten or twenty years’ experience, they will understand. We cannot base our decision about whether or not to practice and implement rules on whether or not new believers can understand. If we adhere to rules like this and treat the words of God like this, then we are not obedient to God. This shows that people do things in an unprincipled manner, and what’s more, they are always restrained by all kinds of people, events and things, and so they cannot practice the truth. So God’s family must carry out removal and expulsion of anyone who disturbs the church and interrupts God’s work in accordance with the words of God, or else there will be no end of trouble in the future. Now Germany’s district leaders, this group of antichrists, have been exposed, they must be removed and expelled. All antichrists must be expelled and given no opportunity to repent. They will never repent. Even if they repent, it is just a false front. If you give them the chance to repent, that would be cruel to God’s chosen people. That would be not seeing the true face of the devil Satan and being taken in by Satan’s tricks! Do you understand? Wicked people who commit all kinds of wickedness must be expelled and removed immediately, or else there will be no end of trouble in the future! These people not only do evil domestically but also go overseas to continue their evil ways, punishing, fixing and doing harm to people. Are these not the lackeys of Satan? These people are all antichrist demons.
Today many of God’s chosen people cannot differentiate them. Antichrists do so much harm to them, yet they still think: “Corrupt mankind all has corrupt disposition and we must give people the opportunity to repent.” Are these people confused? You say that the wolf eats people and eats sheep; is it acceptable to give it the opportunity to repent? Can a wolf become a dog? Can a dog become a sheep? They cannot. Wicked people are wicked people. Here God says, “All churches have disruptive congregants; they all have members who interrupt God’s work.” Those who disturb the church and interrupt God’s work are the lackeys of Satan. God’s words say this very clearly. Before, our understanding of these words was: That is a small number of individuals who do too excessive evil. In fact it is not a few individuals. Those who frequently disturb the church, as long as they are in power then they are antichrists. As long as they are not in power, then they disturb the church. What mistake do we make if we wait for those who disturb the church to turn into antichrists before expelling them? Is it foolish? It is like someone bringing a wolf cub home to raise it as a dog. They think that by raising it in a home, the wolf can change into a dog. Is there any foundation for this logic? This logic has no foundation, so we cannot treat it as such. So tell me, should we expel and remove people who disturb the church? Do we need to wait until after they have been in power and changed into the antichrists and done great acts of evil before expelling them? There is no need. If it is a poisoned snake from when it is young then clear it away. If it is a wolf then eliminate it from when it is a wolf cub. You cannot raise it at home. Raising it at home is the same as cultivating and watering them at church. When they understand everything by watering, they will bewitch people. Look at these few antichrists from Germany’s district who bewitched God’s chosen people to such a degree. Today when the antichrist says “to the East,” everyone will turn to the East at once, then tomorrow the antichrist says “to the West” and everyone will turn to the West at once, bewitched with confusion and taken with the wind, without thoughts or ideas of their own. It is only a few people who can discriminate a little and yet they are condemned and knocked to the ground by them.
Tell me, the event that the antichrist gang harm God’s chosen people can appear in the overseas district; is this problem thought-provoking? So today, we will view and deal with these kinds of problems according to the following words of God: “All churches have disruptive congregants; they all have members who interrupt God’s work. These people are all masqueraders of Satan who have infiltrated God’s family.” What is meant by “[t]hese people are all masqueraders of Satan who have infiltrated God’s family”? It means lackeys of Satan and of the great red dragon disguise themselves and worm their way inside the church. Outside the church, the great red dragon practices unbridled suppression, arrest and harming of God’s chosen people, but it cannot enter into the church to harm God’s chosen people. It is antichrists and false leaders who harm God’s chosen people inside the church. What is the difference between the substance of what these antichrists and false leaders do and the harming of God’s chosen people by the great red dragon? There is no difference. On the outside the great red dragon is unbridled in its suppression, arrest, rumormongering and condemnation, and antichrists distort the facts and turn matters upside down inside the church so as to condemn and punish God’s chosen people and make them lose faith in God, shun and betray God and knock them down in spirit so that they cannot get back up. The antichrists do what the great red dragon cannot do to God’s chosen people in the church. So tell me, is the antichrist the servant of the great red dragon? So God’s family must expel all antichrists and not be merciful on any of them! If one is discovered, then expel them and if one is revealed then deal with them! This is completely in line with God’s words.
Some of God’s chosen people can never tell who the antichrists are. Can God’s family not expel antichrists for the time being and wait for these people to completely distinguish them before expelling them because some of God’s chosen people have not distinguished who the antichrists are? Is this appropriate? It is not appropriate. Why is it not appropriate? Because some suffering is unnecessary. If you can distinguish them then that is fine. God is not willing to let God’s chosen people suffer more. That is pointless, isn’t it? But some of God’s chosen people do not pursue the truth. Can these people be protected from Satan’s affliction? If you do not pursue the truth, you cannot be free from Satan’s affliction. If you cannot be free from Satan’s affliction, can you break away from Satan’s influence? Antichrists bewitch, control and destroy you so much, but you do not distinguish them. You still think that it is you who are corrupt and lack confidence and who should be pruned and dealt with, judged and chastised. Is this not ignorant and foolish? Is this not wrong acceptance? Today we see that some of God’s chosen people are harmed by antichrists greatly, so much so that they cannot get back up and in their hearts, they grumble and complain to God, “Why are there wicked people who wield power in God’s family? Why does God’s family allow such antichrists to harm people? Why does God’s family not remove and expel them?” Is this appropriate to say? It is not appropriate, but why not? The main reason is that these people are chosen by God’s chosen people themselves and have not been appointed by God’s family. Why do you select them if you have not distinguished who they are? If you select them and they cause you harm, then you have to bear this suffering. If you do not want to bear this suffering, then pursue the truth and revolt and expose them. They are ones who you chose. After you have chosen them as leaders and they harm and suppress you, if you still do not accuse, report and expose them (adopting the “three do-nots”), then your suffering serves you right. Right? Some people say: “We have reported it to the overseas region and told them that we have false leaders and antichrists harming us, harming God’s chosen people.” You reported them, but you did not tell me. If you had told me, I would have handled it immediately. Reporting it to the overseas region was also right; according to the level it had to be reported to the overseas region to deal with, and there is one leader of the overseas region who is responsible for handling this, but who has not solved any problems and has only replaced two false leaders and hardly done anything about these masterminds of antichrist. I say: “You are not suitable for the leader of the overseas region. Hurry up and resign. You are incapable. This is classed as entrapping God’s chosen people. You cannot do practical things for God’s chosen people.” I dismissed him immediately, because this antichrist case is so serious. As an overseas regional leader, he cannot deal with the antichrist case, so tell me, what use is he as a leader? God’s family chooses leaders to solve problems and do things for God’s chosen people. If you, as an overseas regional leader, discover an issue with antichrists causing harm to God’s chosen people, but you do not deal with it in a timely manner or your handling of the matter does not resolve the problem, then this is a serious dereliction of duty and not a case of being responsible for work and God’s chosen people. So I immediately dismiss and do away with this kind of leaders and workers. No one is allowed to elect this person as a regional leader. He is not worthy and cannot do actual work. Which kind of leaders and workers do I hate the most? I most hate people who shield antichrists, who protect antichrists and cover wickedness up for antichrists. No matter who this person is, how long they have believed and what level of leader they are, if I discover they shield and protect antichrists, I immediately get rid of them and dismiss them directly. Over the last few years, God’s family has carried out the expulsion of antichrists, but now there’s a leader who insists on protecting antichrists. Can God’s family allow him to? Needless to say there is one, if ten or one hundred of such people are found, I will get rid of them all immediately. The only way is to hate antichrists. This is loving all that God loves and hating all that God hates. Do you understand? Now how should we view people who disrupt the church and interrupt God’s work? Do we need to give them the opportunity for repentance? We need not give them the opportunity to repent. Why do we not need to give them the opportunity to repent? All that we say and do must be well-founded. Because such people are servants of Satan masquerading in God’s family. In other words, what are the servants of Satan? Are they not the devil? These people are all devils and must be got rid of and expelled! Someone said: “Why not directly expel them all? Why do we need to get rid of them?” We found that they always cause a disturbance, but have not yet done too much evil, just constant disturbance. If their essence is confirmed to be that of the wicked, then get rid of them. If they do an excessive amount of evil and have done so for a long time and it’s obvious, then this type of person should be expelled. Like a young wolf that hasn’t done much evil, so we get rid of it. But the older wolf that has done excessive amounts of evil and killed some people and some sheep should be killed and executed.
Some people also ask, “There are some new believers who do not know the work of God and have no truth at all, who have unwittingly done things which interrupt and disturb the work of the church. Are these servants of Satan?” They are not. Why not? In God’s words it is said: “All churches have disruptive congregants; they all have members who interrupt God’s work.” The “congregants” that it mentions are those who repeatedly do this kind of thing. They have such a nature and are this type of people. As long as they are defined as this category of people who disturb the church and interrupt God’s work then they are devils and servants of Satan and must be got rid of and expelled! If they have committed some transgressions, but are not such kind of person, like someone molesting a woman, but they are not the type of evil person, they have just committed a transgression momentarily. Some people have stolen something small but they are not a thief in nature, it is just that they haven’t eaten in a while and are lacking and so have committed a transgression under special circumstances. Can we condemn this type of person by their momentary transgression? We cannot. What is wrong with convicting people who have momentarily transgressed as this type of person? This is called judgment and condemning as one wishes. I will give an example. Some people committed rape one time. Can you say that they are the promiscuous people and that they are people of evil? Is it appropriate to say this? It is not appropriate. Why is it not appropriate? Because they do not constantly sin. If they are a habitual offender, then it is fine for you to define them as an evil and promiscuous person. But if they have transgressed momentarily then you cannot define them as that type of person. Like David who committed adultery. In that context, he acted on impulse but for so many years he had never done that kind of thing in ordinary times, so that is called momentarily committing a transgression, right? Do you understand? What is committing a transgression momentarily? It is that someone is a good person and not that kind of person. They are tempted under special circumstances, are seized with a sudden impulse and have no control over them making a mistake. This is called committing a transgression. Take for example, an honest man who tells a lie, which is a transgression, and a deceitful man who says some honest words, which is temporarily hypocritical. Have you grasped this principle now?
Now we know, “All churches have disruptive congregants; they all have members who interrupt God’s work.” If they are defined as this kind of person, then they do not commit transgressions once or twice, but do so frequently. Their nature is determined as this type. I will give an example. For example, they sow dissension amongst people. The first or second time they make mischief, people say to them: “You are sowing dissension!” They say: “Sowing dissension? I am telling the truth. How can that be sowing dissension?” After saying that, they think: “I will provoke! If I do not provoke, can they fight with each other? Can they oppose? It is advantageous for me to provoke.” But they say out loud: “I spoke the truth!” They think that it is reasonable to do so. Now make a distinction. What kind of person is this? Is it someone who sows dissension? It is. If you say to them: “This is sowing dissension!” they will say: “This is sowing dissension? Oh, then I am ignorant. I thought I was telling the truth. I have to speak bluntly. So the objective consequence of speaking like this is to sow dissension, to break up their normal relationship and create hostility between them. I didn’t expect this consequence. I must repent.” They are very sorry and pray to God. They are willing for God to discipline and punish them and also willing to seek the truth on this matter and will not do this kind of evil thing again. So is this person someone who sows dissension? They are not. Why do you say they are not? The most important reason is that they can accept the truth and have a repentant heart. If they do not accept the truth and do it once, twice or three times and still do not accept the truth then it can be determined that they are this type of person. Take for example a person who indulges in promiscuous behavior. They do so with three or five people and still think that this is their ability and they have the capability to do so. So has this person transgressed or are they promiscuous? This person is promiscuous. If they did this once or twice and then completely changes, then this is committing a transgression. If they did it three or five times then this is a promiscuous person. All those who are determined to be promiscuous are in trouble and I am afraid they may not be accepted by God and the Holy Spirit will not do work in them. Is this the case? God works in a principled manner and treats people in a principled manner. He will look at whether you sin again and again, or truly repent. He will mainly look at how you approach the matter. For example, if you have committed a transgression, done something bad, God will raise those people, events and things around you to discipline, accuse and deal with you. God will observe your attitude and see whether you can accept the truth about this matter and whether you can feel remorse and truly repent. If God sees that this person feels remorse and has shed tears behind His back and what’s more, prays to God and truly repents and is sincere, then God will not remember this transgression and the Holy Spirit will still do work and bring enlightenment and illumination to you and lead and guide you. If God observes secretly that this person is arrogant and does not accept the truth and still thinks that they have done no wrong then, “Oh, there is no remorse, he is this type of person!” God says: “I will not save this person. I will put him aside. If he can do service then let him do service. If he cannot do service then he will be eliminated.” Does God treat people in a principled manner?
How should we define “disruptive congregants” as mentioned in the following words of God: “All churches have disruptive congregants”? Can someone’s nature be determined based on their first transgression as a new believer? It cannot. If someone has believed for three, five, seven or eight years and habitually does this, can we then determine that they are a person who disturbs and interrupts the church? We can determine this. This is conclusive evidence. They have lived and acted like this all these years believing in God and have not repented nor changed, so they are classed as someone who disturbs the church and interrupts God’s work. The church and God’s chosen people may not differentiate this kind of person, but God’s family has made that distinction. God inspects people’s hearts, condemns such a man and determines that they will not be saved and yet God’s chosen people still do not know. If you do not know and you do not report them, can God’s family deal with them? They are unable to deal with them. Some people say: “We have false leaders here.” I say: “You say you have false leaders, but what is this based on? Can you speak about their actual performance and write a report?” We must have evidence for what we say. After writing it down, you send it to God’s family and see how God’s family will handle it. Does it have any effect if you just speak as you wish behind their back and that’s it? You must write a report! Once you have written a report and clearly written down the facts, the times and locations, once God’s family see it, the conclusive evidence, they will quickly send someone to investigate and verify and handle the matter in a principled manner. God’s family has the truth wielding power. What manifestations are there of the truth wielding power? Firstly, if God’s family finds that there is an evil person or an antichrist wielding power, they are sure to expel and deal with them. Secondly, God’s family is sure to handle God’s chosen people reporting false leaders or antichrists in a principled manner. Thirdly, if there is a major case of an antichrist harming God’s chosen people, God’s family will send a working group to investigate and verify and deal with it seriously and must give God’s chosen people a satisfactory answer and explanation. Can this prove that the truth wields power in God’s family? Is it appropriate if a church that some people attend has antichrists confusing people, but no one reports, exposes or deals with them, they just complain to God’s family? This is not appropriate. Why is it not appropriate? Firstly, God’s work is not supernatural. God works in the flesh and the man whom God uses has normal humanity and his work is not supernatural either. Secondly, the work arrangements for God’s family are written clearly and all kinds of truths to do with making a distinction are frequently fellowshiped by God’s family in meetings and sermons. This is what the work of God’s family is. The rest is the responsibility of God’s chosen people. If you discover an antichrist but do not report or expose it and let them arbitrarily harm God’s chosen people then this cannot be justified or explained away. If you then complain that God’s family has not dealt with the matter, how could they deal with it without knowing? God’s work is normal and real. God incarnate does not show miracles and wonders, not to mention the man the Holy Spirit uses who are even more ordinary and normal and whose work is not supernatural. Do you understand?
Why is God’s work so normal, so real and not supernatural? Is it meaningful for God to work like this? It is meaningful. Its purpose is to reveal people. Moreover, it is God’s words and the Spirit of God at work! Whether or not antichrists can be destroyed or whether or not wicked people are punished by God cannot be decided based on whether or not the church exposes it or reports it. God’s words achieve everything! Even if the church does not expel you, when God’s time comes, He will destroy you! You see, there is another hurdle in the end. God’s chosen people have to do that which God has left for them to do. Whatever God’s chosen people cannot do, the Spirit of God will do, right? You see how God’s family expels antichrists, wicked people and evil spirits, replaces false leaders and gets rid of all nonbelievers. Can the church complete all of these? The church cannot complete all of these. What should be done about that which is still left to do? God would do all that is left to do. God must do what is left to do. So some people have not been removed or expelled but in the end they die in a disaster or develop a disease or cancer or get an incurable disease and die, or die in all kinds of disasters. Is this not God handling the matter? Can we see God’s righteousness? God’s righteousness is not restrained by anyone or anything! If you are an evil person, even though you are a leader in the church, He must still punish you and make you die. When God’s righteous disposition is revealed or God’s wrath is unleashed, He is not restrained by anyone or anything. It does not matter if you are in the church or if you are a leader. If you should die then you must die. Is this not the case? So when we say God is righteous and that truth wields the power in the church, there is evidence and this is based on facts and not just empty talk.
There are some places where antichrists have caused harm for many years, acting like tyrants and controlling God’s chosen people. God’s chosen people have suffered many years of repression and persecution before eventually exposing the antichrists. Did they suffer this in vain? If God’s family had set out to resolve it as early as possible, would God’s chosen people not have had to suffer this hardship? How should such matters be explained? Some of God’s chosen people were benumbed and foolish and it was necessary for them to suffer for several more years. Some people say: “Are you not gloating? We suffer yet you are still happy and also think it was necessary?” If you did not suffer this hardship, would you have been able to discern it? If you suffered less, you would not have exposed and reported it. God makes you suffer to a certain point, until you can really discern the situation and see it clearly so as to be able to expose and report it and only then will the hardship be removed. Is this not the case? Is there a foundation for this in God’s words? It will not do to base it on empty imagination and nonsense spoken. There is much foundation for this in God’s words. There are many places, one of which is this sentence: “I will allow you to have ample lessons to learn.” If you do not pursue the truth then God will hand you over to Satan and let Satan torture you and make you suffer until you can accept the truth. The words of God contain this meaning. Do you understand? It is like Germany’s district, where God’s chosen people have suffered at the hand of Satan for at least six months or more. Tell me, is this suffering good? Some people say that this is good. Why do they say this is good? The main thing is that they will be good at discerning. If they suffer for three months, is that good? Three months of suffering means giving up halfway. It is a case of the blacksmith’s fire not being hot enough and pointlessly burning. They must fire it up again, right? Sometimes it takes six months of experiencing suffering at the hands of Satan to achieve results. If you experience it for five months, it is not enough. God will not remove this suffering. God has His own time in everything. You see, this matter just came to me in late August. The moment I saw it was a matter of antichrists harming people then I immediately dealt with it. If one antichrist is discovered, one is expelled and if ten are discovered then ten are expelled! It will not do to expel one less! No matter how many tears are shed by antichrists, it is of no use. Those who do all kinds of evil must be expelled. Crocodile tears are deceptive, don’t you know? Those who have been bewitched by antichrists and can still obey them, who still pray to God to have mercy on antichrists and for God to lead and enlighten the antichrists are the most foolish! Foolish people who believe that whoever has milk is their mother, whoever is in power is their father and who obeys whoever leads cannot be selected to be leaders. We must first choose people to be leaders and workers who are discerning, have a sense of justice and can stick to principles. People who blindly obey and do not resist the suppression, control and persecution of false leaders and antichrists, but still seek to obey them are all fools. Such people are not qualified even to do service. They follow anyone and if Satan leads, they will follow or if God leads, they will follow God. They eat God’s food yet take another path and are not of the same mind as God! There are many of these fools. God will hand such fools over to Satan and let Satan torture them until they are able to betray Satan. Should such people suffer? They should suffer. Six months or one year of suffering is not much, right? It shall be deemed to have had an effect when they can make a distinction, betray and curse Satan and learn to obey the truth and stick to principles. Then they come out from God’s judgment and chastisement as a group of overcomers. Are you willing to be obedient people, who resign yourselves? Are you willing? You are all unwilling. If you become obedient people under Satan’s influence, then you betray God! Resigning yourselves is not obeying God. It is being weak and useless. To use a colloquial expression, such people are good-for-nothings. Can such people be leaders in the church? They cannot.
Let us continue with our fellowship of God’s words, “Such people are especially good at impersonating; they come respectfully before Me, nodding and bowing, behaving like mangy dogs, and devoting their ‘all’ in order to achieve their own objectives, but when faced with brothers and sisters, they show their ugly side. When they see people who practice the truth, they strike out at them and push them aside; when they see people more formidable than themselves, they flatter and fawn upon them. They behave like tyrants within the church.” God’s words are very clear. Can you discern this kind of people? This kind of people act all respectfully and nod and bow when they see senior leaders, like mangy dogs. However they are not the same to brothers and sisters. They immediately start to feel hatred; their faces drop straight away, like someone owing them money. Such people are “behaving like mangy dogs.” Mangy dogs are very disgusting. They have scabs on their skin and anyone who touches them will become infected, like a plague. Once it touches you, it’s troublesome and you’ll be infected. People who are “devoting their ‘all’ in order to achieve their own objectives” are thinking of obtaining good fortune from the church and want to wield power in the church. Is this not what this means? “[B]ut when faced with brothers and sisters, they show their ugly side.” When they see brothers and sisters, their face becomes clouded in the blink of an eye and they become cold and unfeeling. They treat brothers and sisters with contempt, do not show them any respect. Such people are wicked and insidious. “When they see people who practice the truth, they strike out at them and push them aside.” One aspect of practicing the truth is in one’s words and deeds and another aspect is in sticking to principles and being able to expose false leaders and antichrists and being able to speak the truth. As soon as those servants of Satan see people who are upholding the truth, who have a sense of righteousness and dare to expose false leaders and antichrists, they will take the approach of having something on you and condemning you. After having something on you, they will accuse you of all kinds of charges. They will first accuse you of being an antichrist. This is the most serious charge. If you are accused of being an antichrist, you will have no choice but to face death. They will find the most serious charge to accuse you of, thereby giving you the most serious label. They convict people who pursue and practice the truth to such a serious extent and make you carry the label and charge of antichrist. Everyone who has been taken in by them will accept and agree and raise their hands and then they will expel you. Tell me, is the work of antichrists the most insidious and the cruelest? In order to achieve their own objectives, they do not hesitate to condemn, expel, punish and fix people to their death. Antichrists are the most toxic people. So as soon as I discover that there are antichrists who punish and fix people in the church, I have to deal with them. If I do not, then I feel bad! I hate evildoers as if they were personal enemies. As soon as I see an antichrist, it is like I have seen my enemy. I have to deal with them and will not rest until I have done so! Do you understand? I will expel whoever I catch who harms God’s chosen people! If you are truly loving, when you prune and deal with someone, you don’t convict them nor expel them, saying, “This person is sincere; they just have a corrupt disposition. Let’s prune and deal with them.” This would be acceptable. They can benefit and prove that what you are doing is right. In addition, brothers and sisters can also verify this situation and it is classed as dealing and pruning. I have pruned and dealt with numerous people, but mainly are leaders and workers. I do not prune and deal with new believers, unless they have interrupted work so that I can notice. Because their stature is too small and they are not eligible to receive pruning and being dealt with. I am not the same with leaders and workers. If I do not prune and deal with leaders and workers, they will do bad work and will run amok and not take responsibility. Is this not the case? But look, which leaders and workers have I dealt with to death, expelled and casually condemned and kicked out? Are there such cases? No. I prune and deal with people to make them repent and change. Do I still deal with them if I discover that they are antichrists? I expel them immediately and immediately tell leaders and workers to quickly check the problem and deal with it in a principled manner. I do not even see them, so that I do not become disgusted. I do not speak to devils. So when I deal with leaders and workers, regardless of whether they can accept it, I only dare speak to them in this way if I see that they are a true believer and that they pursue the truth. If I truly see that they are an evil person or an antichrist, I will not use them and will make them go quickly. But their departure is not enough; I must also tell leaders and workers to supervise them and expel them based on the facts of their evil-doing. So people who punish and fix others are the most despicable. They do not help people based on love but punish and fix people. The people they fix are all good people and even if they commit some transgressions, they still truly believe in God. They fix such people. When they really meet evil people and antichrists, they walk around them, protect them and shield them. Who are these people? Are such people the devil? This is bullying the weak and fearing the strong! Such people are the most hateful. They advocate evil and bully the weak and fear the strong. These are the real devil Satan. Do you remember?
You See, God reveals that this kind of people, “When they see people who practice the truth, they strike out at them and push them aside; when they see people more formidable than themselves, they flatter and fawn upon them. They behave like tyrants within the church.” Are there such people in every church? This type of people should all be controlled and sent to group B. Even if this type of people believe for generations, they will still not pursue the truth. They bully the weak and fear the strong and help, follow and defend whoever is powerful and evil. This type of people is a tool of the devil. They are all lapdogs and accomplices of Satan! To put it in local colloquial terms, they are all hired thugs, is that not right? “It can be said that such ‘local bullies,’ such ‘lapdogs,’ exist in a majority of churches.” If a church is forcibly occupied by “local bullies” or “lapdogs” and the majority of people protect them and the minority discern them and understand in their hearts but do not dare say anything, then can this church be saved? This church should be abandoned and the minority who can see through this should quickly leave this so-called church that Satan controls. It is not a church, it is a religion. Quickly come away from there and find people who really love the truth to meet up with! Do you understand? You have to be able to distinguish local bullies and lapdogs. Almost all of the villagers are relatives of “local bullies”; those not related are the minority and dare not make a sound. As soon as they make a sound, the whole village will come out to attack them. If the minority makes a sound, is there a way out? They must leave this village. If a church is forcibly occupied by local bullies or lapdogs, what should the minority who can distinguish such people do? As soon as they see that the church has few if any people who are in pursuit of the truth, they will say, “Let’s simply leave here and not gather here. Let’s find two or three people and meet up with them at home.” So God’s family has a rule. If it is discovered that a wicked person wields power and the majority defend him, despite knowing full well that a wicked person wields power, and do not expose or report him but follow him, then those who can figure this out should quickly meet together themselves, so that they can save themselves!
“They sneak around together, sending each other winks and secret signals, and none of them practices the truth. Whoever has the most venom is the ‘head demon,’ and whoever has the highest prestige leads them, bearing their flag aloft.” People who possess caliber and are good talkers are defended by everyone. When these people gather together, they will lord it over others. There are not many of such churches, but it cannot be said that there are none; there certainly are some. Do you understand? “These people run rampage through the church, spreading their negativity, venting death, doing as they please, and saying what they please; no one dares to stop them, they are full of satanic dispositions.” Do such people who act as they please and run amuck have any reverence for God? Do they have any saintly decency? Do they have any obedience for God? They have none of these things. There is no place for God in their hearts at all. Do such people belong to God or the devil Satan? It should be easy to tell.
In the words of God it is said: “No sooner do they cause a disturbance than an air of death enters into the church. Those within the church who practice the truth are tossed aside and lose the ability to do their utmost, while those who disturb the church and spread death run rampage through the church. What is more, the majority of people follow them. A church like this is simply under Satan’s control; the devil is its king.” Can you now distinguish what being under Satan’s control and having the devil as their king is? If you cannot distinguish this then there will be trouble. If you cannot distinguish and you are in such a church, then you cannot be saved and you have not testified! Is it testifying if you say, “I saw it early on, but I held back!”? It is not testifying. Can the problem be resolved if you see it but you hold back and do not say a word and still endure being there? You saw and understood. Can your holding back stand for you being someone who obeys God? Can you be saved if you saw but held back and didn’t say anything? Though you figured it out, it was of no use, because you did not stand up and expose and report Satan to let God’s family deal with it. You did not stand by God’s side. You did not bear testimony for victory over Satan, so it was no use you figuring it out. You figured it out and yet you were still blind, because you did not stride away with your feet, nor testified with your tongue, nor did anything with your hands. Is that not the case? Can God bring you to the kingdom because you figured it out but held back? Absolutely not. You cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. Why not? Because God wants people’s testimonies. Today there are many people who say: “God observes people’s hearts. I figured it out early on but held back, so when the time comes, even if they are not able to enter the kingdom of heaven, I will be able to all the same.” Are such words founded? They are unfounded. I do not believe that you saw clearly. You held back there, so are you capable of entering the kingdom of heaven? Are you capable of obtaining good fortune and satisfying God? No, there is no way! Is that the case? How should such matters be dealt with? When you figure it out, what should you do? You must do something practical and bring those who truly believe in God before God and let them distinguish the situation and break away from Satan’s binds. Bring these people before God to eat and drink God’s words and to experience God’s work and to stand and bear witness. Only this will do! Only doing something practical is doing a good deed. People who see wicked people doing evil but hold back and tolerate it without exposing or reporting them, nor doing work to direct, lead and support God’s chosen people are seemingly somewhat aware of the truth but do not practice it. They see through it all but do not practice the truth or handle concrete affairs in a down-to-earth manner. Is this hypocritical? Can God praise such hypocrites? God does not praise them because they do not handle matters in a down-to-earth manner. If you do real work then that is appropriate. For example, in the middle of the night, Nicodemus went to meet with the Lord Jesus, to seek what rebirth is and what kind of people can enter the kingdom of God. The Lord Jesus answered him and he understood straight away what being reborn is. He also knew what kind of people can enter the kingdom of God. Is this the same as Nicodemus being able to enter the kingdom of heaven? No. Why not? Because he knew but he did not practice the truth, nor accept or obey the Lord Jesus. It is like many people who know that the Lord Jesus committed no sin and that He is Christ and the Lord, but because they are cowards, they do not dare believe. Can such people be saved? They cannot. I view knowing but not accepting the truth and not obeying God as more pathetic than not knowing. Those who do not know are ignorant, but they know yet do not practice, which is more pathetic and a more serious problem. This is knowing the rules and breaking them, a more serious sin! Are there people who say, “I saw that they were the antichrist early on, but I dared not expose or report them”? What kind of people are they? Do the kind of people who know early on that someone in their midst is an antichrist or a false leader but who do not dare expose or report it practice the truth? They know the truth and can understand matters, but they do not practice the truth. Such people’s satanic philosophy is serious. This is also a kind of devil’s nature. Is their knowing the truth but not practicing it a serious problem? Such people are deceitful, cunning and have bad intentions. They know but do not expose or report it, nor utter a word. They just wait there and see: “I will see how the situation unfolds and whether or not God’s family can expel these people.” What use is this? If God’s family expels the antichrist, will you win honor and be rewarded? You did not expose nor report it, so there will be no share for you even if there is a reward. Tell me, should such people be chosen as leaders? Everyone says they should not. Why not? Such people have fulfilled the sentence, “I understand everything, but do not practice the truth.” Are they such people? Are such people good? They are nothing good. They understand everything but do not practice the truth. Now do you dare to report antichrists and wicked people? Raise your hand if you dare. Many people raise their hands, but some people who raise their hand have the intention but not necessarily the courage. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. If you were really faced with your relative, friend or someone you get on with doing a lot of evil deeds and becoming an antichrist, would you dare report them? Say, for example, the antichrist was your father or your mother; would you dare report it? If the antichrist were your brother or sister, would you dare report it? There is restraint from one’s emotions, isn’t there? Does this count as practicing the truth? It is no use you seeing but not saying anything. You know the truth but do not dare practice it.
Here God reveals, “[A]nd none of them practices the truth. Whoever has the most venom is the ‘head demon.’” What does this mean? It means whichever person has the most demonic ways and the most venom will be admired by everyone and will become the head demon. “[A]nd whoever has the highest prestige leads them, bearing their flag aloft.” “Bearing their flag aloft” is to act as king and everyone has to listen to them and so they become king. The one with the highest prestige rules supremely and the most venomous one is the head demon. If the most venomous one and the supreme ruler are together, then the supreme ruler is the head demon, is the mountain king, and the very toxic one is the villainous adviser. The lapdogs bear small flags and are lackeys, minions and accomplices. So this group of people forms the independent kingdom. “These people run rampage through the church” pertains to Satan and the demons wielding power within the church. “[R]un rampage through the church” refers to them going in all directions with no one daring to block them; it is like entering a place where no one puts up any resistance. These people are demons. “A church like this is simply under Satan’s control; the devil is its king.” In this kind of church, the majority of people, besides a small number of individuals who can understand the truth, follow whoever has the power and is formidable. Those who truly believe and love the truth are in the minority, but if you are not skillful, no one will listen. What those who are formidable and about to wield power say goes and have more people obeying them. Some people choose such people and rely on and follow such people. Some people know that they are the devil and Satan, but then they are still capable of following them and will not offend them. Can such people be saved? Everyone says they cannot. Why can they not be saved? Such people are not free from Satan’s influence. Why is it that I say they are not free from Satan’s influence? Because they are still capable of following and obeying Satan and this proves that they are not free from Satan’s influence. They are not only capable of being bewitched by Satan but even sadder yet is that they are still capable of following them after seeing that it is Satan and obeying them after seeing that they are demons. This is the saddest part. This means they are finished and determines that they cannot be saved. They are capable of still obeying them after knowing that they are demons and still following them after seeing that it is Satan. Who do they actually believe in? Do they believe in God or the devil Satan? This is contradictory. Some people say: “They believe in God with their words but in their hearts they still listen to Satan.” In the battle between Satan and God, they still follow Satan and do not dare stand on God’s side, fearing Satan’s persecution and attack. Is this not the case?
Some people can never take God’s side in the spiritual battle and when they see that Satan is powerful, they follow Satan and cannot help but take Satan’s side and speak for it, even though in their hearts they recognize that God is true and know that the devil Satan corrupts mankind, yet they cannot obey the truth in all that they do but obey evil and follow Satan. In God’s eyes, what kind of people are they? Can God recognize that this person truly believes in God? God does not recognize this. Why does He not recognize this? Because they take Satan’s side on critical matters every time and cannot take God’s side, nor speak for God and instead speak for Satan and help to feign innocence. Such people say that they believe in God, but are they in opposition to God in substance? What they actually do is resist God. By taking Satan’s side in what they say and do, they are opposing God. For example, some people help antichrists to speak and snare God’s chosen people. The reports and material that they write about God’s chosen people are exaggerated, fabricated lies and made up. In order to please the antichrist, they are capable of helping the antichrist harm and frame God’s chosen people in this way. Then as soon as they hear that God’s family is investigating the antichrist and that they will deal with the antichrist, they immediately retrieve the material that they have written saying, “There are some things that are not true in that material. I made some exaggerations and some words are going too far. I will take it back and reword it.” What is this problem? Is this an accomplice of the antichrist? If you clearly know that the antichrist is punishing and fixing people, why do you act as their accomplice? Why can you not speak according to the facts and the truth? Who actually controls what you say? Are you controlled by Satan or the truth? Are your mouth and tongue directly connected to your heart? Who controls and wields power over your heart? Your heart worships, fears and dreads the devil, so you cannot help but take the devil’s side. It is your heart that has changed, and you have become wry-mouthed and speak for Satan and your hands follow suit in writing material for Satan which frames brothers and sisters. You write fabricated rumors and exaggerated words. This kind of people are accomplices of Satan, right? So do they obey God? They are not people who obey God. Although they do not look like antichrists or the devil, and look like people who believe in God, what they do is take Satan’s side and the side of the antichrist. They do things for the antichrist, help the antichrist speak and take the antichrist’s side in punishing God’s chosen people. How should this be dealt with? These people follow whoever wields power. If God wields power, then they will appear to follow God, but if Satan wields power, they will quickly follow Satan again. It is a case of “Whoever gives me money is my father, and whoever feeds me is my mother.” So in the church, those antichrists and devils are very hateful, but people who follow antichrists and speak and do things for them are even more pitiful. These people are not easily saved. They have this deep in their bones, ‘‘Whoever gives me money is my father, and whoever feeds me is my mother!” Antichrists and wicked people will definitely be expelled and punished. This is predestined. God’s words must all come true and not one letter or one stroke of what God says will ever pass away. Can these people who follow antichrists, speak for antichrists and act as the lackeys and accomplices of antichrists enter the kingdom of heaven? None of them can. These people have not done any good deeds. They have not had the testimony of standing by God’s side, nor have they had the reality of obeying God, so such people do not have God-fearing hearts and even less so do they have God-obeying, God-loving hearts. Within the church how are these people classed? Are they people who pursue the truth? To define them, these people are people who kick up a fuss. They attend to the antichrists in what they say and do. Is this not kicking up a fuss? How should these people who kick up a fuss be treated? Send all those people who bear false witness and who help the antichrist to ensnare God’s chosen people to group B. Do you understand? They must be dealt with like this! As soon as the antichrist does evil and punishes and fixes people, they become wry-mouthed and follow the antichrist in what they say. Send this kind of people to group B. Do not expel them. Give them an opportunity to repent. But this matter cannot be dropped. An account must be given. Leaders and workers remember to deal with such matters according to this principle.
Let us continue with our fellowship. God says, “If the congregants do not rise up and cast those head demons out, then they, too, will sooner or later come to ruin.” Are God’s words not spoken very clearly? This means that within the church there are some people who love the truth and truly believe in God, but if they “do not rise up and cast those head demons out, then they, too, will sooner or later come to ruin.” There are two types of people who “do not rise up and cast those head demons out”: One type is those of small stature who cannot discern and cannot abandon; the other type is those who can discern and who have the heart but not the courage, who still attend to Satan’s nature and fawn on the devil Satan. What does “will sooner or later come to ruin” mean? It means if you do not abandon them then there will be danger. What danger? God is there watching. God will see which people have truly been bewitched and which are of small stature and do not understand the truth. God will see who understands the truth and can make some distinction, but who still attends to Satan and does evil. God will see what is going on. If they understand the truth and can make some distinction, but do not abandon those head demons, then God will not recognize this kind of person. Regardless of whether or not they have a position, by not abandoning the head demon, they are capable of taking the road of intentionally attending to the devil Satan and following antichrists. As soon as God sees that this kind of person falls under these circumstances and is this type of person, they are eliminated in God’s heart. As soon as God establishes which kind of person they are, their fate is determined and that is how they come to ruin. “[T]hey, too, will sooner or later come to ruin.” Some people say: “‘[S]ooner or later’? So when is the latest?” The latest is when the great disaster befalls. You still have not distinguished the situation and still follow and hand around with these devil Satans. When God’s time comes, these people’s fate is set. God will deal with you as nonbelievers and people who kick up a fuss. If you come to realize the error of your ways and repent before disaster comes and break away from these people, then God will treat you differently. If you break away from the demons and truly believe in God, you will not come to ruin. Are these the details of these words? When you accept these words, you will understand this in this way. “[W]ill sooner or later come to ruin” means that you have realized the error of your ways too late and God will deal with you as the other kind. Some people say: “I am not the other kind. If another ten or twenty years later, I may realize.” That kind of view is unfounded. God has His time to work and deal with people. When disaster comes, then this is the time. At that time, in an instant, disaster will come down and the door of grace will close. If you have still not got the truth then you will perish. We see that the laws ordained by God are ruthless. Unbelievers often say the words, “There is no choice in worldly affairs.” Is there such a sentence? There is no choice in worldly affairs; take for example crops which grow seasonally. When it comes to the harvest season, some of the crops have lacked sunshine and have not grown, but can they still grow in time for the harvest season? They cannot. Can you treat it as grain and put it in the barn? Such crops which have not become food are classed as waste and given to animals to eat. If they have grown then they are taken into the barn. That is how it is. So we have to grasp this moment and this opportunity. There are pre-destined patterns in what God does. For example, the perfection of a group of people before disaster strikes. If you have not accepted before disaster comes, then it is established that you will stay amongst the disaster to be punished. There are no emotions in what God does. God lives up to His words. Why must His words be lived up to? God is the Lord of creation. The Lord of creation has a trustworthy, righteous and holy essence. The words He speaks are the truth and every sentence must come true and be achieved, to reveal the authority of the Lord of creation. If He does not have this authority, could He create the heaven and earth and all things? Could He manage and dominate the whole universe? He has this ability and this authority, so it is effortless for Him to achieve what He says. It takes quite some effort for people to live up to their words. People must put in a lot of effort, make a lot of sacrifices and pay quite a price. But this is not the case for God. As soon as a sentence is said, the matter will be accomplished. You will see that until God’s words are put into practice, all those who do not listen will perish. In the age of Noah, regardless of there being billions of people, in the end it was Noah’s family of eight that were saved and who did not perish in the flood. Only eight people were saved from so many—what is the problem here? God is righteous. He did not care how many people there were. He did not decide whether the flood would come based on the number of people. If eight people believed, then these eight people would remain. At that time, if there were two billion people in the whole world, none of whom believed, then these two billion people would perish. If there were three billion people who were unaccepting, then three billion people would perish, regardless of the cost! What is the difference between one hundred thousand, one billion or ten billion people perishing? From God’s point of view, there is no difference. No matter how many millions of people, those who do not accept are the devil Satan and those who do not listen to God’s words must die. It does not cost God anything to let a few more people perish. The flood is still so high and so deep. It is still much higher than the top of the mountain. God has not made any more water fall. Is this not the case? As with God’s family expelling antichrist gangs, if there are five people in the antichrist gang, then five people will be expelled; if there are ten people in the antichrist gang, then ten people will be expelled; if there are fifty people in the antichrist gang, then fifty people will be expelled; if there are five hundred people in the antichrist gang, then five hundred people will be expelled and if there are five thousand or fifty thousand, then five thousand or fifty thousand people will be expelled! People say if there are five hundred thousand then none of them will be neglected! If there were a million then none will be neglected. God does not care about the number of people. He cares about their essence. Do you understand? Do not think that if there are more antichrists, God’s family will be reluctant to expel them. Does this kind of “being reluctant” exist? If there are many mice, would you be reluctant to deal with them? So this is like dealing with antichrists. However many there are, they will all be dealt with! Is it not a case of there being one approach for all?
God says, “If the congregants do not rise up and cast those head demons out, then they, too, will sooner or later come to ruin.” There is still a certain danger for those people who do not cast out the antichrists. Have you seen? Some people say: “I am not an antichrist. He is an antichrist, not me. I believe in God, not the antichrist. So even if I do not rise up to cast out the antichrists and do not rise up to expose and report the antichrists, I can still be saved because God judges each person on their actions. I have done no evil, so God cannot condemn me.” Is this founded? This is unfounded. Why is this unfounded? You have not done evil of the antichrist, you are not an antichrist and you will not be dealt with as an antichrist, but you have not rejected the antichrist. You live under its domain and you still allow this matter to go unchecked and do not expose or report it. So how does God deal with such people? God deals with them as people who kick up a fuss, as people who have been bewitched by Satan or who follow and defend Satan. This is perfectly justifiable. You are not an antichrist, but you do follow the antichrist. You know who the antichrist is, but you do not expose or report them, so you are also classed as the devil Satan and you absolutely do not belong to God. You have not stood on God’s side, nor rejected the antichrist, so you will be dealt with as someone who follows the antichrist, or as someone who submits himself to being bewitched and controlled by antichrists. What are people who submit themselves to being bewitched and controlled by antichrists classed as? They are still classed as the antichrist’s people, not God’s. Is this not right? Do you understand? Can people within the church who live by Satan’s philosophy and try to never offend anybody be praised by God? They absolutely cannot be praised by God. People who try to never offend others have no testimony and no truth. They do not stand on God’s side and are categorically not obedient to God. People who try to never offend others do not have the reality of truth, so they cannot be saved! People who try to never offend others are deeply corrupted by Satan and live by Satan’s philosophy. People view them as good people, but God views them as people who do not have the principles of the truth, who stand on Satan’s side and obey Satan. Is this not the case? Today there are many such people within the church. If their views do not change, then sooner or later they will come to ruin. If you cannot stand on God’s side, then you are finished. Now you are in between the opposing sides of the antichrist and God. You are classed as being controlled by the antichrist and under the domain of antichrist. You still cannot rise up to expose and report the antichrist, nor can you take God’s side in what you say and do. God views you as belonging to the antichrist. In the battle between God and Satan, you are in the antichrist’s camp. You obey the antichrist and you do not stand on God’s side. So whatever the antichrist does, you raise your hand and pass and approve it. You have made your position known. You have not voted against, nor rejected the antichrist and God does not approve you. Are there many such people within the church? At least thirty percent are this type of people; that means out of ten people, there will be three of this type, who do not take a stand and sit on the fence, who echo the views of others and go whichever way the wind blows strongest. “Whoever gives me money is my father, and whoever feeds me is my mother!” They are nothing good, following whoever is most powerful, and they are viewed by God as people who kick up a fuss.
God says: “From now on, measures must be taken against such churches. If a church’s congregants who are capable of practicing a bit of the truth are not engaged in seeking it, then that church will be banned. If a church contains no one who is willing to practice the truth and no one who can stand witness for God, then that church should be completely isolated, its connections with other churches severed. This is called burying death; this is called casting Satan out.” “From now on, measures must be taken against such churches.” One of these measures is to isolate and the other is to ban and completely cast aside. Before isolating and banning, what must we do? As God says here, we must see whether those who are capable of practicing a little truth are engaged in seeking and whether those who truly love the truth are engaged in seeking to break away from Satan’s influence and whether they are engaged in seeking how to distinguish antichrists and cast out antichrists. If this church has no one who truly loves the truth, who is seeking this, who cares or who is bothered about this, then this church can be banned and it can be cast aside and God’s family will not recognize this church. Then God’s sermons and fellowship will not be sent to this kind of church and the church shall be removed from God’s family. Do you understand what I have said? Which measures can be taken with regards to churches where Satan and antichrists are in power? Firstly, there is the measure of isolation. What does isolation mean? It means to make people reflect by isolating them, to see who amongst them can seek the truth, who truly wants God, and whether they can awaken. If any of them can awaken, abandon Satan and turn to God, then separate them out, pull them out from this church and make arrangements for them to go to other churches. Then this church should be completely banned and not recognized, and should be dealt with like Sodom. Now God’s family should start a thorough removal of antichrists and nonbelievers. Nonbelievers are: Firstly, those who do not do their duty at all; secondly, those who do not act by the principles of the truth about distinguishing and still follow wicked people and disturb the church. These people are all treated as nonbelievers. Nonbelievers are dealt with by sending them to group B. If nonbelievers are classed as black sheep, not getting along with anyone, then they must be removed. Antichrists, wicked people and evil spirits must all be removed and false leaders replaced. Do you understand? The church must be cleaned up thoroughly before the great disaster comes.
God says: “Those who belong to Satan will be returned to Satan, while those who belong to God will surely go in search of the truth; this is decided by their natures. Let all those who follow Satan perish! No pity will be shown to these people. Let those who search for the truth be provided for, and may they take pleasure in God’s word to their hearts’ content.” These are God’s requirements and arrangements for all levels of leaders and workers. The work of God’s family is in accordance with this principle. Which principle? “Let all those who follow Satan perish!” It means to replace those false leaders that should be replaced, to expel those antichrists who should be expelled. As to how to deal with nonbelievers and wicked people and what arrangements should be made, these should be done hastily and it should not be let up. In this way, “[l]et all those who follow Satan perish” can be achieved. There is no pity for this kind of people. Do you know why not? The main reason is that they do not repent despite God’s words being spoken so much and the truth being conveyed so much. Do you still feel pity for such people? They have heard so many words yet they do not practice them, not even one sentence! Can you still pity them? If you still pity them you are a fool, such a fool! Is this not the case? So, “this is decided by their natures. Let all those who follow Satan perish!” God said these words long ago. In the Age of Grace, He said that those belonging to Satan shall be returned to Satan and those belonging to God shall return to God, is that not so? Let those belonging to Satan perish. The truth has been conveyed so many times, but you have not chosen the truth, nor have you chosen God. You still go along the path of following Satan so you will perish. Unbelievers do not accept the true way and still follow Satan so let them perish. The religious community believes in a vague God and does not accept God’s current work. They are destined to be Satan’s because they have not accepted the true way and have rejected and betrayed the Lord Jesus. They have kept the Lord Jesus’s name yet betrayed His spirit, so God has established that they belong to Satan. In particular, they condemn the Lord Jesus’ second coming and Almighty God’s work of the last days, which proves even more so that they belong to Satan and ultimately must perish. So God says, “Let all those who follow Satan perish! No pity will be shown to these people.” Do you feel pity towards these people whom God will eliminate? Some people do not accept these words, saying, “God, are You not a God who has mercy on people? Why do You let all those belonging to Satan perish? Why do You not save them?” God says, “I hate those belonging to Satan. I cannot bring those who belong to Satan into God’s kingdom. People who belong to Satan do not accept the truth. I have said all that I should and have done all that I should. If they do not accept then there is no other way. I can only let them perish. Because they want to die and to go to hell, I must fulfill this for them.” This is God’s intention. You surely do not dare say that God is not righteous? You have established that the Lord Jesus is a loving and merciful God, so what does the Lord Jesus say? “Get you behind Me, Satan” (Mat 16:23). “Not every one that said to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of My Father which is in heaven” (Mat 7:21). Did the Lord Jesus say these words? You believe in the Lord Jesus, but do you know the Lord Jesus’s disposition? In the Book of Revelation, it says: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone” (Rev 21:8). According to the Book of Revelation, you should also know that God’s disposition is righteous. Why do you not know this? In the Bible it says so clearly, yet you still judge and misunderstand God. This shows that you are blind and that you do not know God. Is this the case? When the end of the world and the great disaster comes, countless people will die and will fall into the lake which burns with fire and brimstone. Will your complaining to God be of any use? The more you complain to God, the more it shows that you are the devil and the more you complain to God, the quicker you will go to hell and the more you will burn in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone. So God does not fear your complaint! Look at the countless demons today. Despite believing in God and in Jesus, where do they go after they die? They all go to hell. Can you see which hell has riots and rebellions? There are rebellions, prison breaks and explosions in prison, but are there rebellions and explosions in hell? No. As soon as people enter the spiritual world, they are under strict management. There are many spirits controlling all kinds of spirits. If in the lake of fire, you constantly suffer and burn. If you still want to complain to God and argue with God, and if you try to do so when you are living in the flesh, then see who will pay attention to you. Who will decide on your case in the courts on earth? Which judge would dare to say you are righteous, dare to scold God even one word? Have a go if they dare. Even if a single disaster comes, they will have to die. If it is serious, after giving a scolding today, they will get cancer and die tomorrow. Is this not the case? All those who oppose God will perish, whether it is a country, a nation, a city, a leader or even an emperor, a king! If you dare oppose God, then one punishment comes and you will all be over! Is this not the case? In the age of Noah, a flood wiped out everyone in an instant. Did anyone run to the third heaven to reason it out with God? What reasons could they speak of? They should be cursed! Is this not the case? What are people? They are dust, not even as good as ants and yet they still dare to argue with God? What an exaggerated opinion of one’s abilities they have!
God says, “Let all those who follow Satan perish! No pity will be shown to these people.” Do you still feel pity? Look at the animal world, when lions eat wilder beast, bison and deer, they rush up, hold them in their mouth and then seize them by the throat and in a moment they die. Some people say: “It’s really cruel, so cruel!” Is it just you who is kind? God created such a law, to let you see the darkness and evilness of this human world through the killing in the animal world. The kings of devils in the world are carnivorous animals and fierce animals and those strangled by fierce animals are ignorant humans. You are given this status. If you have no wisdom then you have to die. This is called survival of the fittest. Is this world like this? So God created the world and allowed Satan to corrupt this mankind and during Satan’s corruption of this mankind, God saves this mankind, speak to this mankind, witness God Himself, and told them to pursue God, to accept God’s salvation and God’s work. Some of this mankind accept God and all of the truths uttered by God and recognize that God is the Savior coming and so these people are fully saved. Those people who do not accept God’s work, who do not recognize God as the Savior and who do not recognize that everything uttered by God is the truth must be devoured by Satan and their fate is to perish. Is this a rule established by God? What about the animal world? That is a portrayal to let you see how cruel and ruthless this mankind’s spiritual war is. Do you understand? So God has His wisdom in doing this. It is all to make them do service for God’s management plan and to make you understand the truth of Satan’s corruption of mankind and how pitiful mankind is under Satan’s domain. So what should you do? If you want to be saved, then accept God’s work! Do not pity those animals in the mouths of lions and tigers, pity yourself! If you do not accept God’s work, you are more pitiful than those animals. Is this not the case? Do you still feel pity for those people whom God made perish? Their death was deserved and determined by their nature. Who made them not accept the truth? Who made them not practice the truth? The truth did not go unuttered to them, nor were they not let to hear or seek it. Everyone has several opportunities for salvation and to hear the true way. Why did they miss it? Why did others not miss it?
God says: “Let those who search for the truth be provided for, and may they take pleasure in God’s word to their hearts’ content.” In the past, what did I frequently convey and say was the duty of leaders and workers? It was to water and supply those who truly believe in God and love the truth and to bring these people into the reality of the truth and onto the right track of believing in God. This is as entrusted by God. Once this duty has been done well, you have accomplished what God entrusted you to do. If you do not do this duty and do not do this practical work and you only fix and punish people, then you are a false leader or an antichrist and should be punished. Have I said these words before? Today leaders in Germany’s district do not do any decent work, nor do they do any work that God has entrusted them with. They specialize in fixing and punishing people and even blatantly deny and judge the work arrangements of God’s family. So these people have only themselves to blame for being labeled as antichrists to be expelled and have got the punishment they deserve! Are these people wronged? They are not wronged at all, so do not pity these people. When they do evil, why do you not feel pity for those people they have fixed and punished? Why do you pity the antichrists? Why do you not sympathize with those people who have been harmed and persecuted by the antichrists and cry all day? You do not sympathize with those you should do and you do not pity those you should pity. You specially have pity for the devil Satan, so you are no good either.
Let us continue with our fellowship. God says: “God is righteous; He would not show favoritism to anyone.” God is righteous, but in what ways? By letting all those who love the truth and can accept the truth obtain His provision. This is righteousness. By making those who hear God’s words but do not accept them and hear the truth but do not practice it receive their punishment. This is God’s righteousness. God’s righteousness is making all those who clearly know the existence of the truth but do not engage in seeking or accepting it at all perish. Is this not the case? God does not treat people unjustly. That is completely true. God gives everyone numerous opportunities to be saved. How many times have people heard God’s voice when the gospel reaches them? In experiencing God’s work in the church life, people are also given many opportunities to repent; pruning and dealing makes them aware of themselves and in the end those who refuse to mend their ways after repeated admonition are eliminated and God does not remember the transgressions of those who repent and are able to reflect following pruning and dealing and still has mercy on them, leads them and saves them. This is God’s righteousness. Is the punishment of antichrists God’s righteousness? Is the expulsion of wicked people God’s righteousness? These are all God’s righteousness. How do you explain God not treating people unjustly? God gives everybody many opportunities, regardless of whether they hear God’s voice or experience God’s work. This includes antichrists and nonbelievers. They are all given many opportunities, even for many years—eight, ten or twenty years of opportunities. How many opportunities are they given over eight, ten or twenty years? Countless opportunities. If they still do not repent, is it not the case that they will never do so? So what kind of people are those who have believed for ten or twenty years but can still take the path of the antichrist and do excessive amounts of evil and harm God’s chosen people? What is their nature? It is the nature of Satan and the devil. These people are classed as the reincarnation of the devil and evil spirits. They only focus on one thing: They harm God’s chosen people for fun and enjoy fighting for dominance. This is the nature of the devil.
God says: “If you are a devil, then you are incapable of practicing the truth.” Why is this? The nature of the devil is to hate the truth, so how can they practice the truth? If you do not believe then just try to bear witness for God to the great red dragon. They will catch you at once and put you in prison there and then torture you to death. If you spread the gospel and witness God to the leaders of the religious community, and give them a copy of The Word Appears in the Flesh, then they will not rest until catching you and taking your picture to inform the whole church! If it is in mainland China, can they call 110 and report it to the police and hand you over to the Public Security Bureau? These people can do anything. Externally, they say what they should do while believing in God; They speak human words to people’s faces, are dignified in form but insincere in substance and behind your back, they do all kinds of bad things, all kinds of things in opposition to God. Is this not the case? Is the nature of these people not Satanic? Some people always have notions about what I say. Such people have to experience for themselves what all that the antichrist says and does is actually like. When you witness Almighty God, what can the antichrist actually do to you? Experience this and you will know. Do not blindly judge my words. These words come from my experience and countless facts I have seen. “If you are a devil, then you are incapable of practicing the truth.” Some people say: “Religious leaders can practice the words of the Bible.” Do you understand what practicing the truth is? Do you understand what practicing the words of the Bible is? Do you think that reading the Bible and following the rules is practicing the truth? Those are the notions of people. If you do not understand what practicing the truth is, then do not make irresponsible remarks.
God says: “[I]f you are someone who searches for the truth, then it is certain that you will not be taken captive by Satan.” This is God’s righteousness. If you really seek the truth, God is almighty and He will protect, enlighten, illuminate and lead you and arrange an appropriate environment for you. He will certainly not let you be taken captive by Satan. Many people really get confused about critical matters. They pray to God and after they have finished praying, they ponder this matter and are enlightened, ponder some more and think of a passage of God’s words, ponder some more and they suddenly see the light, ponder some more and they find the way. Is this the work of the Holy Spirit? How is the work that the Holy Spirit does like this? Can people still be taken captive by Satan? “[I]f you are someone who searches for the truth, then it is certain that you will not be taken captive by Satan.” And if you do not seek the truth? You will be taken captive by Satan for sure. Look at the many people who have been captured by the great red dragon; some become Judah by the next day or the day after and some even become Judah without being tortured. They are afraid! Some become Judah after being tortured. Do these people really seek the truth? Are they seeking the truth in a sincere manner? From the moment they are captured, you could say that they pray to God ceaselessly. Surely it cannot be said that praying ceaselessly to God is seeking the truth? Is it seeking the truth? It is not seeking the truth. What do they pray? “God, help me break away from Satan and from the hands of the devil. God, show me a miracle! God, don’t let me be tortured! God, keep me from becoming Judah!” They do not seek the truth and they do not grasp God’s intentions. If they ponder and seek the truth like this, “How should I experience this? If God lets me be tortured and lets me suffer, then this is what I should experience. When I am tortured, I must endure it and I must rely on God. I cannot sell out because I cannot take the torture or it is too painful. Is that not a betrayal of God?” the Holy Spirit will enlighten and illuminate them. But they do not seek the truth like this, instead persistently pray: “God, show me a miracle! God, keep me safe and do not let them beat me up. God, please bind Satan.” They only pray like this, like beggars, “Please give me some rice and take pity on me.” Is this seeking the truth? God sees them acting all pitiful after believing in God for many years—this is begging for food. There are none of God’s chosen people here! How do true God’s chosen people pray? “God, I am facing this matter and it has your good intentions. It seems that I am too small in stature. You are letting me experience this to reveal me. I will obey your arrangements. Although my stature is small, I have the will to uphold your name and to stand testimony! I have believed in you for more than ten years and there is no way I could do anything that would dishonor you! Even if Satan is trying to beat me to death, I will still believe in God. I would rather be beaten to death than drag out an ignoble existence as Judah!” Is praying in this way seeking the truth? “If I really am beaten to death, or if I am beaten to be disabled, how should I live with what remains of my life? If I am really beaten into disability, will I still choose to stand testimony? If I am really beaten to death, could I actually choose to act as Judah and commit betrayal? If I drag out an ignoble existence and act as Judah and then believe in God again, would that be in line with God’s intentions?” Think this through well. After you have thought it through, you say: “It absolutely will not do to act as Judah. That is dragging out an ignoble existence and living as a dead person. Standing testimony is worth dying for! I have not believed in vain! By believing in God I should obey God. Obeying God is an unalterable principle of Heaven and earth. I cannot deny God or do as Judah did, even if I am beaten to death. I ought to be a person like this; this is in line with God’s intentions.” Seek and ponder and it will be decided: “Make a firm stand to testify. I cannot dishonor God and absolutely cannot act as Judah. I would rather be crippled or beaten to death. I cannot act as Judah either. Death is better than living and being a Judah. This will not dishonor God. This is a dignified way of living.” Ponder and seek the truth on these matters and when the words of God finally come, then you shall stand firm. When you are this sure about standing firm to witness God and humiliate Satan, maybe you are beaten half dead or made ill, yet you can overcome it, then the taste of victory will be so sweet and you will truly feel safe and sound, happy and at ease! Is this not the case? Even if they have broken your legs and you leave the prison in a wheelchair, you still cannot act as Judah and come out walking. You have to have this will. If you seek in this way, are you seeking the truth? This is testifying! Wherever you go, people ask, “How have you come out?” “It goes without saying. We are also weak but we are in God’s grace. If God did not give me more strength, I could not have come out and it’s likely that I would also have been a Judah.” As soon as people see you they say, “Oh! Even beaten like this, you can rely on God to come out! And you did not even sign a letter of confession!” Everyone admires this and your own heart feels sweet! Is this not so? This is someone who has sought the truth. “[I]f you are someone who searches for the truth, then it is certain that you will not be taken captive by Satan.” These words are also God’s promise to you, telling you: If you are someone who seeks the truth, even if you are captured by Satan you will not be taken captive by Satan. This is beyond doubt. Do not doubt God nor doubt the words of God. The words of God accomplish everything. The words of God are God’s predestination and the law of heaven. They cannot be broken by anyone. It is God’s promise and it is unchangeable.
What information does the passage of God’s words “A Warning to Those Who Do Not Practice the Truth” convey? People who believe in God but do not practice the truth must all be eliminated. Is this the case? There are some parts of this which are not in line with people’s notions. Some people say: “How can we be eliminated if we believe in God? I believe in God wholeheartedly and I am not fooling God.” Just believing in God will not do. Believing in God is not just recognizing verbally that God is the true God, God incarnate and that the words of God are all the truth. This is recognizing God. Recognizing God and believing in God are two different things. What is truly believing in God? It is accepting God’s work and obeying God. This is truly believing in God. The kind of people who truly believe in God and can seek the truth and finally obey God will not be taken captive by Satan. God recognizes this kind of people. This kind of people can be brought into the kingdom of God. If you believe in God but do not seek the truth and do not accept the truth, then God will hand you over to Satan. What does God say about handing people over to Satan? God says, “Let all those who follow Satan perish!” If you are someone who follows Satan, then God will let you perish. So what kind of people are classed as people of God? Those who seek the truth and obey God are classed as people of God. God will let those who have never practiced the truth, who have never sought the truth and who just follow Satan perish. God says this is believing verbally. All those who believe in God verbally and do not practice the truth are hypocrites, nonbelievers, people who deceive God and counterfeit goods. Do you know what counterfeit goods are? People who are different in their words and actions. This is classed as counterfeit goods. So what kind of people who believe in God can be saved? What kind of people who believe in God cannot be saved? Those who believe in God but have never practiced the truth cannot be saved. What kind of people does God view those who do not practice the truth at all as? As people who follow Satan. Following Satan is following antichrists and following the great red dragon, always listening to negative propaganda and then always doubting God’s work and always doubting that God’s words are the truth: “Can the words of God be accomplished? Can the words of God come true? These words are what God has said. Can they actually be accomplished? How will it be if I really do so?” They always doubt. They do not believe. This kind of people do not sincerely believe in God. They are opportunists who are testing God. So God does not recognize this kind of people. God says they are nonbelievers. God spoke a little about this during the Age of Grace. He did not say too much, but He said some things very clearly, for example, “Not every one that said to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of My Father which is in heaven” (Mat 7:21). “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins” (Heb 10:26). This is the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit. We now understand these words. In the last days, the wheat and tares, the good and evil servants, that the Lord Jesus prophesized, are now revealed.
The kind of people who believe in God but do not practice the truth at all are destined to be eliminated. This is for sure. Do you know how they will be eliminated? They are not counted by God. Some people say: “Not counted but they’re still alive. Could those who are still alive go on until the Millennial Kingdom appears?” Do you think they can make it until then? They cannot; but why not? The catastrophe lies between the kingdoms of the world and the heavenly kingdom. We are not sure how long this great catastrophe will go on for, but regardless of whether seven years or ten, all those who do not believe in God and who resist God will die. One cannot escape one’s destiny! No one can escape what God has predestined and no one can escape God’s judgment. Some people say: “I will hide in a cave; I will run into an underground shelter; I will run into the aircraft carrier.” You have to die no matter where you run. Can you escape God’s judgment? Can you escape all the calamities that God brings down upon us? Who can escape a plague? No one can escape a famine, an earthquake or a war and eventually angels will come down from heaven to directly kill people. There will be all kinds of disasters, each of which will bring a mission with it and will kill some people. No one can escape this. Some people say: “Will I die if I go to the moon?” On the moon, there are aliens who will kill you and if you go to Mars, there are also aliens on Mars who are even more powerful, who will kill you. Some people say, “I will find a planet in the universe like earth but with no life, where we will be in charge.” How do you know that there is no life there? God did not create any planets in vain; there is life and aliens on them all. Do you understand? Those who are numbered cannot escape. The place for birth and death and how people die is all determined by God and is inescapable.
People who do not practice the truth are not people who sincerely believe in God. If one who do not practice the truth can be saved, then God would not need to say so many words. God would show you a miracle and tell you, “Just believe. You just need to acknowledge God’s name.” As soon as people see that it is this easy to enter the kingdom of heaven, by just acknowledging God’s name, they shout, “Praise God!” and pray to God, “Amen!” and that is enough. Does God still need to engage in the work of judgment and chastisement? Are the prophecies of the Book of Revelation still needed? The prophecies of the Book of Revelation are not needed. What is prophesized in the Book of Revelation? It prophesizes that this age will be destroyed and finished by all sorts of calamities and only those who follow Christ of the last days can be saved and remain and be brought into the kingdom of God. What is the point of prophesizing this if anyone can be saved? Therefore, God reveals people by uttering the truth. Whoever hears the truth of God and the voice of God can accept the truth in their heart, practice and experience the truth and treat the truth as life to treasure and love. Such people shall be saved by God. This is the kind of people God saves and blesses and who must have a place in the kingdom of God. Their good fortune cannot be taken away by anyone and no matter how Satan tries, it cannot be taken by it. Take Job; he revered God and shunned evil and God allowed Satan to tempt him. Why did God let Satan tempt Job? This signifies that God’s work to save mankind in the last days is full of spiritual wars and Satan’s temptations! The great red dragon fabricates rumors and spread negative propaganda every day there and suppresses, arrests and keeps people who believe in God under surveillance there. Is this full of Satan’s temptations and Satan’s rumors? Satan’s lies exist everywhere. A rumor is like a dagger to one’s heart, enough to leave people gasping for breath for days. Is this not the case? If you do not accept God’s words and you do not believe in God’s work then you will be over and withdraw inevitably.
Look at the people who can hold their own when it comes to believing in God. They always listen to God’s words, always listen to the sermons and fellowship from the above and practice and experience the words of God. They are safe and sound and Satan cannot harm them. They stand firm and are not taken captive by Satan. The more they listen to God’s word this way, the more they experience God’s work in this way, and the more they can hold their own and practice the truth, the more they will be certain of God’s word. And they gradually come to know God, and see that God is so almighty and wondrous and that God’s words are the truth, the way and the life. Once one has believed to this level, much will be gained. And they will have plentiful knowledge of God and life, see the path in life very accurately and understand the meaning of life clearly. Are these the outcomes of practicing the truth? There are so much Holy Spirit’s enlightenment and illumination can be attained by this practice of the truth. It enables you to gain knowledge of God, God’s work and the meaning of life, and to clearly understand the meaning of being a person and why people live. Some people say: “Why do you have so much to say when fellowshiping the words of God? The more you communicate, the better it is; the more you say the more clear it is. When I fellowship God’s words, why are there just these a few words? Why are there not these illuminations when it is just fellowshiped according to the surface of those two sentences?” What is the issue here? Is it not lacking in the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit? If you do not believe it, then practice and experience God’s words well and practice the truth well and see whether or not the Holy Spirit will enlighten you. People who practice the truth in this way do not appear to have done anything great. They are still the same person and still look the same in terms of what they wear and eat and their faces do not shine, so why are their hearts so enlightened? Is this not the grace of God! As soon as you practice the truth, the Holy Spirit will enlighten and illuminate you and will reveal great light to you in God’s words and in your seeking of the truth and let you see God’s disposition, God’s actions and God’s wondrousness. They can all be seen in God’s words. He will then let you see and know what life is and you will finally achieve knowledge of the way of eternal life and obtain eternal life. These outcomes are all achieved through practicing the truth. Is this not right? One has so much of God’s grace and so much blessing by being able to practice the truth when believing in God. Just experience in this book of God’s words. The church life is God’s workplace and what is read is this book of God’s words. Experience and practice them. As soon as the Holy Spirit enlightens you, you will get everything. If you have experienced over a long period of time and practice much of the truth, then the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit will also be great. The more you are enlightened, the more you will see, the more you enjoy, and the more you will know God. Once you know God well, your true faith, your love and your obedience will all increase and grow continuously. Is this not the perfecting of people? Is this not the case? When you truly understand the truth, when you speak again, there will be truth in what you say and you will be able to figure things out. Regarding the same matter, other people will say it one way and you will say it another way. With the same words, others will fellowship it in one way and you will fellowship it in a different way. You have been illuminated to different degrees. Your words are spoken from the Holy Spirit’s enlightenment and their words are spoken from their mind, thoughts and imagination. They are different! Is this not the case?
Does getting the work of the Holy Spirit have God’s blessing? What kind of people can get God’s blessing? People who practice the truth can get God’s blessing. The proof of getting God’s blessing is the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit which lets you know God, know yourself, know life and know the path that people should take. These matters are all known clearly and understood and so your life has value and meaning to it. Is this not the case? Afterward, do you still need to worry about what you will eat, what you will wear and where you will live? There is no need. God does not starve blind sparrows, let alone us living people! If you practice the truth, God will grace you and bless you in all respects. Look at all those people who follow God in preaching the gospel, doing their duty and witnessing God. They all see God’s grace. God guides, protects and graces them everywhere. Does everyone have this kind of testimony? There is so much of this kind of testimony. So we just concern ourselves with pursuing the truth and abandon all concerns, apprehensions and worries. Worrying about such matters is of no use. Some people say: “What should one do when there is a great disaster?” Do not worry about that. With God guiding, you just need to practice the truth well and have real testimony and God will guard you through the disaster. People are all in God’s hands and with God dominating everything, what is there to fear?