Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Extraordinary Life Force of God | Short Film “Survival of Ordeals”

He is Huang Jie, an ordinary Christian of the Church of Almighty God. In April 2003, he was arrested by the CCP police when handling the church affairs. In the detention house, the policemen tortured him in many ways and tormented him within an inch of life time after time. When he was on the verge of death, Almighty God’s word supported and led him, bringing him out of the hopeless situation.

The Church of Almighty God | Job’s Faith in God Was Never Swayed Because of God’s Hiddenness

 In the next passage of scripture, Job said: “Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: On the left hand, where he does work, but I cannot behold him: he hides himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him.” (Job 23:8-9) In this passage of account, we learn that in Job’s experience, God was hidden from him all the time and God had never appeared to him openly or said anything to him openly, but in Job’s heart he firmly believed in God’s existence. He always believed that God either walked in front of him or did things on the right of him, and that although he could not see, God had been ruling over his everything beside him. Under the condition that Job had never seen God, he, however, could hold fast his faith; this is something no one else can do. Why can’t they do that? It is because God did not speak or appear to Job, and if he did not have a true faith, he could not possibly go on or hold fast the way of fearing God and shunning evil. This is true, isn’t it? How do you feel when you see that Job said these words? Don’t you feel that Job’s perfectness and uprightness and his righteousness before God are real and not exaggerated by God? Although God treated him in the same way as he treated others, not appearing to him or speaking to him, he still held fast his integrity and believed in God’s sovereignty, and moreover, he, afraid of offending God, often offered burnt offerings and often came to God to pray. From the fact that Job had never seen God yet could fear God, it can be seen how much Job loved positive things, how firm his faith was, and how practical his faith was. He did not deny God’s existence because God was hidden from him, nor did he lose faith and forsake God because he had never seen God. He experienced God’s existence and felt God’s sovereignty and power from God’s hidden work of ruling over all things. He did not give up being an upright man because of God’s hiddenness, nor did he give up walking the way of “fearing God and shunning evil” because God had never appeared to him. He never asked God to openly appear to him, so as to confirm God’s existence, because he had seen God’s sovereignty in all things. He believed that he had received the blessings and grace other people did not receive. Although God was hidden from him as ever, Job’s faith in God was never swayed. So, he received the fruit no one else had received: God’s commendation and blessing.

The Church of Almighty God | With a Heart Hostile to God, How Can Man Fear God and Shun Evil

 Since people now do not have the humanity like Job’s, what are the substance of their nature and their attitude toward God? Are they ones who fear God? Are they ones who shun evil? Since they are not ones who fear God and shun evil, they can only be summarized in two words “God’s enemy.” You often say these two words, but you never know their real meaning. The words “God’s enemy” have their substantive side. It is not that God regards man as his enemy, but that man regards God as his enemy. First, let’s see everyone’s original intention in believing in God: Who does not have his purpose, intent, and ambition? Even though some people believe in and see God’s existence, they still believe in God with such an intent, and their ultimate purpose in believing in God is just to receive from God blessings and the things they want. In men’s life experience, they often think this way: I have given up my family and career for God; what has God given to me? I need to do a count, and check whether I have received any blessings in this period of time. I have spent much in this period, having run a lot and suffered a lot. Does God have any promise to me for my manifestations during this period? Does God remember my good deeds? What will my outcome be? Can I receive the blessings? … Everyone calculates in their heart like this constantly and frequently, and demands from God with intents, ambitions, and bargains. That is to say, men’s heart is unceasingly tempting and calculating against God, and they also keep “reasoning strongly” with God for their outcome and asking God for promises, seeing if God can give them the things they want. For men’s part, while they pursue God, they do not treat God as God, but bargain with God all the time, demand from God constantly, and even press God closely and reach out for a yard after taking an inch. While bargaining with God, they are also arguing with God. Some people, when encountering trials or circumstances, even often become weak, get passive and slack in work, and are full of complaints about God. From the beginning of their believing in God, people regard God as a treasure bowl and an all-inclusive box, but take themselves as God’s greatest creditors, thinking that demanding blessings and promises from God’s hand is the right and duty men are born with, and that keeping, caring for, and supplying men are the responsibility God should do. This is the most basic understanding every believer in God has about the words “belief in God,” and is also the deepest understanding every believer in God has about the concept of “belief in God.” Of all things from the substance of man’s nature to man’s subjective pursuit, none has to do with “fearing God,” and their purpose in believing in God cannot possibly be related to “worshiping God.” That is to say, men never intend or know to fear and worship God in their believing in God. Judging from such state of theirs, their substance is apparent. What is their substance? It is that they are malicious-hearted, are sinister and crafty, dislike fairness and justice, dislike positive things, and are contemptible and greedy. Men’s heart is tightly closed to God, and they simply do not give their heart to God. God has never seen men’s true heart or received their worship. No matter how great a price God pays, how many works he does, or how much he supplies men with, they just ignore them and remain unmoved. Men never give their heart to God, and they just want to govern it themselves and make decisions themselves. This implies that they do not want to walk the way of “fearing God and shunning evil,” do not want to obey God’s sovereignty and arrangement, and do not want to worship God as God. This is the state of people now. Let’s again look at Job. First, did he bargain with God? Did he have his own purposes in holding fast the way of “fearing God and shunning evil”? Did God say anything about the future outcome to anyone at that time? At that time, God did not give anyone the promise concerning the outcome. It was under such a background that Job feared God and shunned evil. Can people of today compare with him? The gap between the two is too wide. They are not at all in the same class. Although Job did not know God much, he gave his heart to God and it belonged to God. He never made bargains with God and did not have any extravagant desires or demands on God, but instead he thought that “the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away.” This was what he saw from his holding fast the way of “fearing God and shunning evil” in many years of his life and was the fruit he gained from it. And he also gained the fruit that “shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?” These two words were what he saw and knew through his attitude of obeying God in his life experience. These two words were also his most powerful weapon for overcoming satan’s temptation and were the foundation stone of his standing testimony for God. At this point, is Job a lovely man in your eyes? Do you hope to be such a man? Are you afraid to undergo the temptations from satan? Do you have the will to pray to God, asking God to try you as he tried Job? I believe most people dare not pray this way. It can be seen that your faith is pitifully small, and compared with Job’s, your faith is simply not worthy of mentioning. You are hostile to God, do not fear God, cannot stand testimony for God, and cannot overcome satan’s attacks, accusations, and temptations; what qualifies you to inherit God’s promise? After hearing Job’s story and knowing and understanding God’s will of saving man and the significance of man’s salvation, do you have the faith now to accept the same trials as Job’s? Shouldn’t you have some will to walk the way of “fearing God and shunning evil”?

Back to God | Chinese Choir Episode 12 | Choral Music

God created this world and created mankind. He cares for mankind night and day. At the beginning, man, innocent and carefree, lived happily under God’s care. Corrupted by Satan, man stayed further and further away from God, forgot God’s instructions, forsook God’s way, and abandoned himself to hideous depravity. He lost the blessings and promises of God and fell under the wrath of God….

Look back to the history: Noah and his family survived the deluge, for Noah obeyed God’s calling. The people of Sodom were exterminated by God, for they set themselves in mortal enmity to God. The people of Nineveh received God’s mercy, for they were convinced of God and thus confessed their sins and repented. The entire Jewish nation was subjected to destruction, for they nailed Jesus to the cross…. A series of facts tell us a truth that mankind receives God’s keeping because of their faith and worship for God and it is punished because of their resistance and rejection toward God.

Do you want to know the fate and destination of mankind? Do you wonder how to receive the compassion and tolerance of the Creator? This chorus of God’s word will reveal everything to you….

I Only If Mankind Worships the True God Can They Have a Good Fate

II No Power Can Stand in the Way of What God Wishes to Achieve

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Worship Music | Chinese Chorus “All Nations Come to Your Light”

All Nations Come to Your Light

You open Your broad bosom and caress the moaning mankind. (Ay….) You wave Your mighty arms and show Your shining eyes. (Ay….) Your love and mercy recycle endlessly. (Ay….) Your hidden glorious countenance reappears. (Ay….) In the lastingly desolate world, (ay…) brilliant rays are shining again. (Ay….) Ah hey … ah hey … ah hey…. (Ay….) This evil and fallen world needs the reappearance of the Redeemer. (Ah….) You bring hope to mankind and end the two-thousand-year expectation. (Ay….)

You open Your broad bosom and caress the moaning mankind. You wave Your mighty arms and show Your shining eyes. Your love and mercy recycle endlessly. Your hidden glorious countenance reappears. In the lastingly desolate world, brilliant rays are shining again. This evil and fallen world needs the reappearance of the Redeemer. You bring hope to mankind and end the two-thousand-year expectation.

You open Your broad bosom (open Your bosom) and caress the moaning mankind (the moaning mankind). You wave Your mighty arms (wave Your arms) and show Your shining eyes (show Your eyes). This evil and fallen (evil and fallen) world needs the reappearance of the Redeemer (the reappearance of the Redeemer). You bring hope to mankind (hope to mankind) and end the two-thousand-year expectation (the two-thousand-year expectation). Ah hey … ah hey … ah hey…. All nations come to Your light. (Ah….) They will be free from the attack of the evil one. (Ah….) Let the darkness never exist. (Ay….) Let Your holy name be praised forever! (Ay….) Let Your holy name be praised forever! (Yeah!)

You open Your broad bosom and caress the moaning mankind. (Ay….) You wave Your mighty arms and show Your shining eyes. (Ay….) This evil and fallen world needs the reappearance of the Redeemer. (Ay….) You bring hope to mankind and end the two-thousand-year expectation. (Ay….) Ah hey … ah hey … ah hey…. Ah hey … ah hey … ah hey … ah hey…. This evil and fallen world (ay…) needs the reappearance of the Redeemer. (Ay….) You bring hope to mankind (ay…) and end the two-thousand-year expectation. (Ay….) Ah hey … ah hey … ah hey…. Ah hey … ah hey … ah hey…. Ah hey … ah hey … ah hey….

Praise God | Chinese Chorus “God Bestows His Mercy Abundantly and Casts Out His Anger Fiercely”

1. God Bestows His Mercy Abundantly and Casts Out His Anger Fiercely

God’s mercy and tolerance indeed exist, but at the same time God’s holiness and righteousness in His casting out anger make men see the aspect of His being unoffendable.

When man can, can fully listen to God’s command and do as God requires, God bestows His mercy abundantly on man, bestows His mercy abundantly on man. When man is full of, full of corruption and is full of hatred and hostility toward God, God will cast out His anger fiercely. And to what extent will God cast out His anger? To the extent that man’s resistance and evil deeds will never again be seen by God or exist before God’s eyes. To what extent will God cast out His anger? To the extent that man’s resistance and evil deeds will never again be seen by God or exist before God’s eyes. Only then will God’s anger be gone.

No matter who a man is, if his heart has been away from God and has departed from God, being irretrievable, no matter how his body or his mind desires to worship God, follow God, and obey God outwardly and subjectively, once his heart has departed from God, God will constantly cast out His anger. Worse still, when God casts out His anger fiercely, when God has given him enough opportunities, God’s anger will not be withdrawn, and He will never, will never give, give mercy and tolerance to such a man. This is the aspect of God’s disposition being unoffendable. To the kind, beautiful, and good things He is tolerant and merciful; to the evil, sinful, and vicious things He will cast out His anger fiercely, even constantly, even constantly. These are the two principal and most prominent aspects of God’s disposition that He has been expressing from beginning to end: bestowing His mercy abundantly and casting out His anger fiercely.

This is the aspect of God’s disposition being unoffendable. To the kind, beautiful, and good things He is tolerant and merciful; to the evil, sinful, and vicious things He will cast out His anger fiercely, even constantly, even constantly. These are the two principal and most prominent aspects of God’s disposition that He has been expressing from beginning to end: bestowing His mercy abundantly and casting out His anger fiercely.

This is God’s righteous disposition: bestowing His mercy abundantly and casting out His anger fiercely. This is God’s righteous disposition: bestowing His mercy abundantly and casting out His anger fiercely. This is God’s righteous disposition: bestowing His mercy abundantly and casting out His anger fiercely, bestowing His mercy abundantly and casting out His anger fiercely, bestowing His mercy abundantly and casting out His anger fiercely.
from “God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Godself (2)” in A Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh

2. All Things Are in God’s Hand

Ah … ah … ah….
God once said such a word: God means what He says and will surely accomplish what He means, and no one can change, no one can change.

Ah … ah … ah … ah….
No matter whether they are the words spoken in the past or the words to be spoken in the future, they will be fulfilled one by one, so that all people will see. Everything (Everything) in the universe is determined by God (determined by God). Is there anything that is not in God’s hand (in God’s hand)? Whatever God says will be accomplished. (Ah….) Of men, who can change God’s will? (Ah….) Nothing can hinder God’s plan from advancing. (Ah….) God is working at all times. (Ah….)

God is planning His management at all times. Of men, who can interfere? Isn’t it God who personally manipulates everything? Today it has entered into this state (this state), and this is still within God’s plan and prediction (plan and prediction) and is what God has long predestined (predestined), is what God has long predestined. (Ah….) God’s people will listen to God’s voice, God’s people will listen to God’s voice, (ah…) and all those who truly love God will return to God’s throne, (ah…) return to God’s throne! (Ah….) God’s people will listen to God’s voice, God’s people will listen to God’s voice, (ah…) and all those who truly love God will return to God’s throne, (ah…) return to God’s throne! (Ah….)
God’s people will listen to God’s voice, God’s people will listen to God’s voice, (ah…) and all those who truly love God will return to God’s throne, (ah…) return to God’s throne, (ah…) return to God’s throne!

from “The First Piece of Word” of God’s Utterance to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh

God’s Heart | Righteousness “Have You Forgotten the Hatred of the Ages”

Have You Forgotten the Hatred of the Ages

1. In such a dark society, they suffer one misfortune after another, but they have never woken up. When can they cast off their self-gracing and slavish disposition, slavish disposition? Why not care for God’s heart? Will you just silently accept such oppression and sufferings? Don’t you think of turning darkness into light one day? Don’t you think of retrieving the wronged justice and truth? Are you willing to see the scene of people rejecting the truth and distorting the facts and disregard it? Are you willing to continue to endure the grievances? Are you willing to be slaves? Are you willing to be destroyed in God’s hand with the slaves of the perished nation? Where is your resolution? Where is your aspiration? Where is your dignity? Where is your integrity? Where is your freedom? Are you willing to have your whole life sacrificed for the king of demons, “the great red dragon”? Are you willing to be tortured to death by it this life?

2. The face of the deep is turbid and dark. The people moan and groan and are plunged into the depths of suffering. When can man have his day? How can the thin and small man compete against the cruel tyrant, the devil? Why not give your life to God early? You are still hesitant, hesitant. When can God’s work be accomplished, God’s work be accomplished? You are bullied and oppressed aimlessly just like this and end up living your life in vain, living your life in vain. Why come in a hurry and leave in a hurry? Why not leave some precious things to consecrate to God? Have you forgotten the hatred of the ages? Have you forgotten the hatred of the ages? Where is your resolution? Where is your aspiration? Where is your dignity? Where is your integrity? Why not leave some precious things to consecrate to God? Why not leave some precious things to consecrate to God? Have you forgotten the hatred of the ages?

from “Work and Entering In (8)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

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Almighty God’s Word “God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Godself (1)”-06

When a man has received God’s commission, God has a standard as to how to judge whether the man’s deed is good or bad, whether he has obedience or not, whether he satisfies God’s heart’s desire or not, and whether his doings are up to the standard or not. What God pays attention to is man’s heart rather than his outward behavior. It is not that no matter how he does it, as long as he finishes it, God should bless him. This is man’s misunderstanding of God. God does not only look at the result of the thing, but pays much attention to what the man’s heart is like and what his attitude is like in the course of the development of the thing, and looks at whether there is obedience, consideration, and a desire to satisfy God in the man’s heart.

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The “selflessness” in man’s mind is empty and impractical, is with mixture, is incompatible with God, and has nothing to do with God. Man’s “selflessness” is for man himself, while God’s “selflessness” is a true expression of God’s substance. It is precisely because of God’s selflessness that man receives unfailing supply from God.

from God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Godself (1)
in A Continuation of the Word Appears in the Flesh—The Way to Know God I

Almighty God’s Word “God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Godself (1)”-05

God always bestows the best aspect and the best things all to man, while he himself endures all sufferings silently. However, God never voices these sufferings openly, but endures them and waits silently. God’s endurance does not mean that he is unfeeling, numb, or at the end of his resources, nor is it a manifestation of being cowardly, but rather, it means that God’s love and substance are originally selfless, and it is a natural expression of his substance and disposition and is also a true reflection of the identity of God—the true Creator.

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from the moment God created mankind, God had the responsibility for mankind. What was his responsibility? He was to protect man, and he was to watch over man. He hoped that man would believe and obey what he said. This was also God’s first expectation for mankind.

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God is concerned about man, and man lives under the protection and blessing of God, and what man does and man’s every word and deed are all closely related to God and cannot be independent from God.

from God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Godself (1)
in A Continuation of the Word Appears in the Flesh—The Way to Know God I

Almighty God’s Utterance | God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Godself (1)–D

    Let’s come back to the topic we talked about just now. In these verses concerning the Old Testament Age of the Law are mainly my extracts of the stories of some figures. They are the stories that most of those who have read the Bible have often heard and well remembered, and the figures in them are very representative. After reading them, you can feel that the works God did on them and the words God spoke to them are what people of today can touch and understand. When you read these stories, when you read these records in the Bible, you can better know how God did his work and how he treated man at that time. But today my purpose in selecting these verses is not for you to know about these stories or the figures in them but for you to see God’s deeds and God’s disposition from the stories of these figures, so that you will know and understand God and see the real aspect of God and bring an end to your imaginations, to your notions about God, and to your vague belief in God. Because when you try to know about God’s disposition and understand and know God Godself without basis, you often feel very helpless and feel that you are powerless and do not know how to start, therefore I have thought out this method in order for you to be better able to know about God and to truly understand God’s will, know God’s disposition, and know God Godself through this method and way, so that you will truly and clearly feel God’s existence and truly and clearly understand God’s will for mankind. Isn’t this beneficial to you? Then, when you again read these stories and verses now, what do you think in your heart? Do you feel that these verses I have selected are unnecessary? I have to stress again what I have just told you: My purpose in asking you to read the stories of these figures is for you to know about how God has been working on men and what God’s attitude toward mankind is. Through what can you know about these? Through the works God did and by linking it with the work God is doing now, you can know about the bits of God. These bits are true and are what you must know and understand as ones who want to know God.

    First of all we will begin to talk about the things concerning “Adam and Eve.” Let’s read the Bible verses first.

    I. Adam and Eve

    1 God’s Commandment for Adam

    (Gen 2:15-17) And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.

    After hearing this passage concerning “God’s commandment for Adam,” what do you understand? What feeling does this passage give you? Why has this passage concerning “God’s commandment for Adam” been extracted? Do you each have a picture of God and Adam in your heart? You can imagine that. If you were personally on the scene, what kind of God would you think God is in your heart? What feeling does this picture give you? It is a touching and warm picture. Although there is only God and man in it, the close relationship between them is so admirable: God’s love overflows, freely bestowed on man and surrounding man; man, innocent and pure and free from cares and anxieties, lives under God’s eyes happily; God is concerned about man, and man lives under the protection and blessing of God, and what man does and man’s every word and deed are all closely related to God and cannot be independent from God.

    It can be said that this was God’s first commandment for man since the creation of mankind. What was there in this commandment? There was God’s will and his worry about mankind in it. It was God’s first commandment and was also God’s first worry about mankind. That is to say, from the moment God created mankind, God had the responsibility for mankind. What was his responsibility? He was to protect man, and he was to watch over man. He hoped that man would believe and obey what he said. This was also God’s first expectation for mankind. With this expectation, God then spoke such a word: “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.” This simple word represented God’s will, and it also showed that God’s heart was beginning to be concerned about man. Because among all things, only Adam was made in God’s image, only Adam was a living being with God’s breath, and he could walk with God and talk with God, therefore God gave him such a commandment. In this commandment, there was what man could do and what man could not do, which God said very clearly.

    From these simple words, we have seen God’s heart. What kind of heart is it? In God’s heart, is there love? Is there concern? God’s love and concern not only can be sensed by man, but can even more be really and truly touched by man in this passage. Isn’t that so? After I have said this, do you feel these few words simple? They are not simple, right? Could you see this before? If God says to you a few such words personally, how will you feel in your heart? If you are one devoid of humanity and your heart is ice-cold, you will have no feeling and will not realize God’s love or try to understand God’s heart; if you are one who has conscience and humanity, your feeling will be different, and you will feel warm, feel cared, feel loved, and feel blissful. Isn’t that so? When you feel these, how will you treat God? Won’t you be attached to God? Won’t you have reverence and love for God in your heart? Won’t your heart draw near to God? This shows how important God’s love for man is! And it is even more important that man can feel and understand God’s love! In fact, in this stage of God’s work, hasn’t God spoken many such words? But among the people today, is there anyone who can understand God’s heart? Can you realize the will of God I have just spoken about? None of you can realize such specific, true, and realistic will of God. So I say that you have no true knowledge and understanding of God. Isn’t that the fact? We will stop here about this passage.

Adam names beasts

    2 God Created Eve

    (Gen 2:18-20) And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them: and whatever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

    (Gen 2:22-23) And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her to the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

    There is a key sentence in the verses concerning “God created Eve,” and you may underline it: whatever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. Who was the one who gave names to every living creature? It was Adam rather than God. This word tells man a fact: When God created man, he gave him wisdom. That is to say, man’s wisdom was from God. This is beyond doubt. Why? Since God created Adam, had Adam ever been to school? Could he read? When he saw all the living creatures God had created, did he know them? Had God told him what their names were? God certainly had not taught him how to give names to every living creature either. This was a fact! Then how did he know how to give names to these living creatures and what names he should give to them? This had to do with such an issue as what God added to Adam when he was created. The fact proves that when God created man, he added his wisdom to man. This is a key point. You all shall hear it clearly! There is another key point that you should be clear about: After Adam gave names to these living creatures, to God the names of these living creatures were decided. Why do I say so? There was also God’s disposition here, and I have to explain it.

    God created man, and he gave man his breath and also gave man some of his wisdom, of his power, and of what he has and is. After God gave man these, man could do something independently and think something independently. If what man thought out or what he did was good in God’s eyes, God would accept it and not interfere in it, and as for the right things man did, God would let them be so. Therefore, what does the word “whatever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof” mean? It means that God did not make any alteration to the name of each living creature and that whatever Adam called it, God said, “Yes,” and God decided what that thing was called. Did God have any objection? No. This is certain! What have you seen here? God has given man wisdom, and if what man does with the wisdom given by God is a positive thing in God’s eyes, it is approved, acknowledged, and accepted by God, and God does not pass any judgment or make any criticism on it. This is something no human being or evil spirit or satan can do. Have you seen the expression of God’s disposition here? With a man, a corrupt man, or satan, would he allow someone else to do something on his behalf under his eyes? Certainly not! Would he contend for this position with another man or another force different from him? Definitely! At that time, if a corrupt man or satan had been with Adam, he would definitely have denied what Adam did. In order to prove that he had independent thinking ability and had his original views, he would have denied all that Adam did, “You say it will be called this, and I will simply not call it this but call it that. You say it will be called Zhang San, and I will simply call it Li Si. I will show you my brilliance.” What nature is this? Isn’t it arrogance? But in God, is there such disposition? Did God have any abnormal and opposing actions toward the thing Adam did? Certainly not! In the expression of God’s disposition, there is not any trace of argument, arrogance, or self-rightness. This was manifested very clearly here. Although it was a very small thing, if you cannot know God’s substance and if in your heart you do not ponder how God did it and what God’s attitude was, then you will fail to know God’s disposition or see the manifestation or expression of God’s disposition. Isn’t that so? Then, do you agree with the explanations I gave just now? With regard to the thing done by Adam, although God did not say to him such words as these in a big way: “You have done a good job and done it rightly. I agree to it!”, he accepted it in his heart, and he highly appreciated and approved it. It was the first thing mankind did for God as God commanded since the creation of the world, and it was done in God’s stead and done on God’s behalf. In God’s eyes, it was out of the wisdom God had bestowed to man. It was good and was positive in the sight of God. What Adam at that time did was the first manifestation of God’s wisdom in mankind, and this manifestation was good in God’s eyes. Here I want to tell you: The reason why God added part of what he has and is and of his wisdom to man is that he wants man to become a living being manifesting him; it is exactly what he has long expected that such a living being can do things on his behalf.

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