Chapter 50

All churches and all saints should think back to the past as well as look to the future: How many of your past actions are qualified, and how many of them had a share in the building of the kingdom? Do not think yourselves clever! You should see clearly your own shortcomings, and you should understand your own condition. I know that none of you are willing to make any effort or to expend any time in this regard, so you are not able to boast any attainments. You idle away all your time in eating, drinking, and having fun. When a few of you get together you play around, paying no attention to fellowshiping spiritual matters in life or to providing life to each other. I cannot bear to see you laughing and joking when you talk, and yet you are so absurd. I have said many times, but you just do not know the meaning of what I say—is this not something that is so obvious that it is right there at the end of your nose? I have said things like this before, yet you are still not convinced and you do not acknowledge what I say, thinking that I misunderstand you, thinking that what I say is not real. Or could it be that this is not the case?

If you go through the motions with Me, then I will put you to one side. Just you dare to be perfunctory again! Just you dare to be thoughtless and careless again! My words are a carving knife; anything that does not conform to My will shall be cut out with this knife, and you need not have too much consideration for your own self-respect. I carve you so that you can take shape and conform to My will. Do not misunderstand My heart; only if you are as considerate toward My heart as possible will it be acceptable. If you show even the tiniest bit of consideration, I shall not turn away from you in contempt. Do not always blithely ignore it; allow My will to be constantly carried out on you.

The multitudes of saints are all situated in different positions, so of course you all have different functions. But you should do everything in your power to expend yourselves sincerely for Me; your duty is to do all you can. You should be loyal in this, and be gladly willing. You really must not be half-hearted! Otherwise, My judgment will ever be upon you; your flesh, spirit and soul will be unable to endure it, and for you, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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