Daily Words of God | "Know God's Newest Work and Follow His Footsteps" | Excerpt 395
August 30, 2020
Now, you are to pursue becoming the people of God, and shall begin the entire entry onto the right track. To be the people of God means entry into the Age of Kingdom. Today, you officially begin to enter into the training of the kingdom, and your future lives shall cease to be as slack and sloppy as they were before; such lives are incapable of attaining the standards required by God. If you do not feel any urgency, then this shows that you have no desire to improve yourself, that your pursuit is muddled and confused, and you are incapable of fulfilling God’s will. Entry into the training of the kingdom means beginning the life of the people of God—are you willing to accept such training? Are you willing to feel a sense of urgency? Are you willing to live under God’s discipline? Are you willing to live under God’s chastisement? Whencome upon you and test you, how will you act? And what will you do when faced with all manner of facts? In the past, your focus was not on life; today, you must enter into the reality of life, and pursue changes in your life disposition. This is what must be achieved by the people of the kingdom. All those who are the people of God must possess life, they must accept the training of the kingdom, and pursue changes in their life disposition. This is what God requires of the people of the kingdom.
God’s requirements for the people of the kingdom are as follows:
1. They must accept God’s commissions, which is to say, they must accept all of the words spoken in God’s work of the last days.
2. They must enter into the training of the kingdom.
3. They must pursue having their hearts touched by God. When your heart has completely turned to God, and you have a normal spiritual life, you will live in the realm of freedom, which means you will live under the care and protection of God’s love. Only when you live under the care and protection of God will you belong to God.
4. They must be gained by God.
5. They must become a manifestation for God’s glory on earth.
These five points are My commissions for you. My words are spoken unto the people of God, and if you are unwilling to accept these commissions, I will not force you—but if you truly accept them, then you will be able to carry out the will of God. Today, you begin to accept God’s commissions, and pursue becoming one of the people of the kingdom and attaining the standards required to be the people of the kingdom. This is the first step of entry. If you wish to fully carry out God’s will, then you must accept these five commissions, and if you are able to achieve them, you will be after God’s heart and surely made great use of by God. What is crucial today is entry into the training of the kingdom. Entry into the training of the kingdom involves the spiritual life. Previously, there was no talk of the spiritual life, but today, as you begin entry into the training of the kingdom, you officially enter into the spiritual life.
You Cannot Disappoint God’s Will
You’re able to accept the judgment of God’s words, as well as refinement and God’s commissions— God predestined all this at the beginning. So don’t feel too distressed when you’re chastised. None may take the work that’s been done in you, nor the blessings bestowed deep within you. None may take all that’s been given to you. People of religion can’t compare to you. You are not an expert in the Bible, nor do you possess religious theory; yet from God’s work you’ve gained more than anyone. And so this is your greatest blessing.
You must be even more dedicated, and be even more loyal to God. God raises you up, so make more effort, ready your stature to accept God’s commissions. Stand firm in the place God has given you, pursue becoming one of God’s people, accept kingdom’s training, be gained by God, and become glorious testimony for God. If you are possessed of such resolves, finally you’re sure to be gained by God, this in its turn will surely make you a glorious testimony of God. The most important commission is that you must be gained by God, become God’s glorious testimony. This is indeed the will of God.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs