Daily Words of God | "Only Those Who Know God Can Bear Testimony to God" | Excerpt 86

Daily Words of God | "Only Those Who Know God Can Bear Testimony to God" | Excerpt 86

544 |April 17, 2021

God does the work of judgment and chastisement so that man may know Him, and for the sake of His testimony. Without His judgment of man’s corrupt disposition, man would not know His righteous disposition that allows no offense, and could not turn his old knowledge of God into a new one. For the sake of His testimony, and for the sake of His management, He makes His entirety public, thus enabling man to achieve the knowledge of God, and change his disposition, and bear resounding testimony to God through God’s public appearance. Change is achieved in the disposition of man through different kinds of God’s work; without such changes in man’s disposition, man would be unable to bear testimony to God, and could not be after God’s heart. Changes in man’s disposition signify that man has freed himself from Satan’s bondage, has freed himself from the influence of darkness, and has truly become a model and specimen of God’s work, has truly become a witness of God and someone who is after God’s heart. Today, God incarnate has come to do His work on earth, and He requires that man achieve knowledge of Him, obedience to Him, testimony to Him—know His practical and normal work, obey all of His words and work which do not accord with the conceptions of man, and bear testimony to all His work of saving man, and all the deeds He does that conquer man. Those who bear testimony to God must have a knowledge of God; only this kind of testimony is accurate, and real, and only this kind of testimony can shame Satan. God uses those who have come to know Him through undergoing His judgment and chastisement, dealing and pruning, to bear testimony to Him. He uses those who have been corrupted by Satan to bear testimony to Him, and so too does He use those whose disposition has changed, and who have thus gained His blessings, to bear testimony to Him. He does not need man to praise Him in word only, nor does He need the praise and testimony of the ilk of Satan, who have not been saved by Him. Only those who know God are qualified to bear testimony to God, and only those whose disposition has changed are qualified to bear testimony to God, and God will not allow man to intentionally bring shame upon His name.

 

Excerpted from The Word Appears in the Flesh

Witnesses for God Must Have a Change in Disposition

I

The change of man’s disposition comes from various kinds of God’s work. Without such changes, man’s unable to bear witness, be after God’s heart. The change of man’s disposition shows he’s freed from Satan and darkness. He’s truly a model of God’s work. He’s after God’s heart, he’s God’s witness. Those who bear testimony to God must have knowledge of Him. Only this testimony is real, only this shames Satan. God uses those who’ve come to know Him through being pruned and being dealt with, through undergoing His judgment to bear testimony to Him. He uses those who’ve been corrupted and who have changed their disposition, and thus have obtained His blessings to bear testimony to Him.

II

Today God incarnate’s come to earth, and His work He has come to perform. He requires man to know Him, obey Him and bear witness to Him— to know His normal, practical work, obey His work, words, at odds with man’s notion, witness to His work of saving man and the deeds He’s done to conquer them. Those who bear testimony to God must have knowledge of Him. Only this testimony is real, only this shames Satan. God uses those who’ve come to know Him through being pruned and being dealt with, through undergoing His judgment to bear testimony to Him. He uses those who’ve been corrupted and who have changed their disposition, and thus have obtained His blessings to bear testimony to Him.

III

He doesn’t need praise by mouth from man, nor need the praise and testimony of Satan’s ilk whom God has not saved. Only those who know God can truly bear testimony to Him; only those who’ve been transformed can be qualified for this.

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