Chapter 2

Along with entering into the new approach, there will be new steps in My work. As it is in the kingdom, I will do things directly through divinity, leading every step of the way, precise to the finest detail, absolutely unadulterated by human intentions. What follows is an outline of the ways of actual practice: As it is through hardship and refinement that they have earned the title of the “people,” and as they are the people of My kingdom, I must hold them to stringent requirements whose standard is higher than that of the methods of My work of previous generations. It is not only the reality of words; more importantly, it is the reality of practice. These must be achieved first. In all words and deeds, they must meet the standards required of the people of the kingdom, and any offenders must immediately be removed, lest they bring shame onto My name. However, those ignorant ones who cannot see clearly or understand are an exception. In constructing My kingdom, focus on eating and drinking of My words, recognizing My wisdom, and finding confirmation through My work. If one pays attention to books other than those that contain My words, I assuredly do not want them; such people are harlots who defy Me. As an apostle, one must not dwell at home too long. If one does, I will not force them, but discard and no longer use that person. Since apostles are not home for long, they spend long periods of time in the church to be edified. Apostles must participate in at least one of every two assemblies of the churches. Thus, co-workers’ assemblies (including all apostle assemblies, all church leader assemblies, and all assemblies for saints with clear insight) must become frequent. At least some of you must attend each assembly, and apostles must focus only on watching over the churches. The requirements previously made of saints are now more profound. For those who had committed offenses before I bore witness to My name, due to their devotion to Me, I will still use them after I have tested them. However, for those who have committed further offenses after My testimony yet are determined to take pains to repent and begin afresh, such people are only to remain within the church. Still, they cannot be careless and wanton, but rather must be more constrained than others. As for those who do not mend their ways after I have spoken, My Spirit will leave them immediately, and the church will have the right to carry out My judgment and expel them. This is absolute, and there can be no room for deliberation. If one collapses during the trials—that is, if one leaves—then no one should pay any mind to that person, to avoid testing Me and allowing Satan to rush madly into the church. This is My judgment of such a person. If anyone acts without righteousness and out of their feelings toward a person who leaves, then not only will the one who left lose their place, but the former, too, will be cast out from among My people. Another function of apostles is to focus on spreading the gospel. Of course, saints can do this work, too, but they must be wise in doing so, and must refrain from causing trouble. The aforementioned are the current ways of practice. Also, as a reminder, you must pay attention to making your sermons more profound, so that all may enter into the reality of My words. You must closely follow My words, making it so all people may understand them clearly and unambiguously. This is most crucial. Those among My people who harbor thoughts of betrayal must be expelled, and must not be allowed to stay long in My house, lest they bring shame onto My name.

February 21, 1992

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