1 Most people even speak of conditions in their service to God: They do not care whether He is God or a man, and they only talk of their own conditions, and only pursue the achievement of their own desires. When you cook for Me, you demand chef’s fees, when you run for Me, you ask for running fees, when you work for Me you demand work fees, when you wash My clothes you demand laundry fees, when you provide for the church you demand recuperation costs, when you speak you demand speaker’s fees, when you give out books you demand distribution fees, and when you write you demand writing fees. Those I have dealt with even demand recompense from Me. With such a humanity, and such a conscience, how could you still wish to gain life? What contemptible wretches you are!
2 The day I turn My back on you is the day you die, it is the day that darkness comes upon you, and the day that you are forsaken by the light. When My day comes, I will rain down My scorching flames for all eternity upon the children of disobedience that once provoked My fierce wrath, I will impose My everlasting punishment upon those animals that once hurled invective at Me and forsook Me, I will burn for all time with the fires of My anger the sons of disobedience who once ate and lived together with Me but did not believe in Me, who insulted and betrayed Me.
3 I will subject all those who provoked My anger to My punishment, I will rain down the entirety of My anger upon those beasts that once wished to stand beside Me as My equals yet did not worship or obey Me; the rod with which I strike man will fall upon those animals who once enjoyed My care and once enjoyed the mysteries that I spoke, and who once tried to take material enjoyments from Me. I will be forgiving of no person who tries to take My place; I will spare none of those who attempt to wrest food and clothes from Me.
Adapted from “To Have an Unchanged Disposition Is to Be in Enmity to God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh