God’s love for man is not to pamper man or to cosset man; his mercy and tolerance for man is not to be indulgent with man or give free rein to man. On the contrary, God’s love for man is loving care, is compassion and cherishment, and is the respect for life; his mercy and tolerance for man carries his expectation for man; his mercy and tolerance is the capital for mankind’s existence.
God is living and exists truly and really. He is not a puppet or a certain object conceived by man. Since he exists, we should always listen attentively to his heart’s voice, pay attention to his attitudes, and know his feelings. Do not circumscribe God by man’s imaginations; do not impose on God what man thinks in his mind or what man hopes in his will and ask God to treat a person in man’s way and according to man’s imaginations.
from “How to Know God’s Disposition and the Result God Works to Achieve”
in A continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh—The Way to Know God (I)
The Lord Jesus has come back. He is Almighty God, the last Christ. In order to completely deliver man from Satan’s force of darkness and bring man into the pleasant destination, God is incarnated again and becomes the Son of man at a risk which is thousands of times higher than that in the Age of Grace. He expresses the truth to judge and chastise man, and does the work of purifying and perfecting man. Although man resists and rejects Him, His love for man never changes, and neither does His purpose of saving man…. In God’s judgment and chastisement, we understand more truths and regain our conscience and sense. Gradually, our spirit awakens. We come to know God’s righteous disposition and thus have true reverence and obedience to God, no longer disobeying or resisting Him. We have truly become subject under the Creator’s dominion. Looking up at God’s smiling face, we offer our heartfelt praise—Oh! Almighty God! My Lord, my God!
1) The Result God’s Work Will Produce in the End
2) The Practical God Saves Men in Obscurity