Daily Words of God | "The Age of Kingdom Is the Age of Word" | Excerpt 401
0 |August 29, 2020
In the Age of Millennial Kingdom, whether you have entered into this new age is determined by whether you have entered into the reality of God’s words and whether His words serve as the reality of your life. The word of God is made known to all so that, in the end, all men will live in the world of the word and the word of God will enlighten and illuminate every man within. If during this period of time, you are hasty and careless in reading the word of God, and you have no interest in His word, it shows that there is something wrong with your state. If you are unable to enter into the Age of Word, then the Holy Spirit does not work in you; if you have entered into this age, He will do His work. What can you do at the moment, the beginning of this Age of Word, to gain the work of the Holy Spirit? In this age, God will make it a reality among you that every man lives out the word of God, is able to put truth into practice, and loves God earnestly; that all men use the word of God as a foundation and their reality and have hearts of reverence for God; and that, through the practice of the word of God, man can then rule together with God. It is this work that God will achieve. Can you go without reading the word of God? There are many now who feel that they cannot go even a day or two without reading the word of God. They must read His word every day, and if time does not permit, listening to His word suffices. This is the feeling that the Holy Spirit gives man and how He begins to move man. That is, He governs man through words so that man can enter into the reality of the word of God. If you feel darkness and thirst after just one day without eating and drinking of the word of God, and you find it unacceptable, this shows that you have been moved by the Holy Spirit, and He has not turned away from you. You are then one who is in this stream. However, if you have no perception or feel no thirst after a day or two without eating and drinking of the word of God, and you do not feel moved, this shows that the Holy Spirit has turned away from you. This means, then, the state within you is not right; you have not entered into the Age of Word, and you are one who has fallen behind. God uses the word to govern man; you feel good if you eat and drink of the word of God, and if you do not, you will have no way to follow. The word of God becomes the food of man and the force that drives him. The Bible said that “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” This is the work that God will accomplish this day. He will realize this truth in you. How is it that man in the past could go many days without reading the word of God but continue to eat and work? And why is this not the case now? In this age, God primarily uses the word to govern all. Through the word of God, man is judged and perfected, then finally taken into the kingdom. Only the word of God can supply the life of man, and only the word of God can give man light and the way of practice, particularly in the Age of Kingdom. As long as you daily eat and drink of His word and do not leave the reality of the word of God, God shall be able to make you perfect.
Excerpted from The Word Appears in the Flesh