Daily Archives: 2015-09-11

Almighty God’s word “Do Not Have Any Misgivings About God’s Trial”

After God tried Job and received the testimony from Job, he determined to gain a group of people or more people like Job. But he decided never again to allow satan to attack and afflict other people in the way of making a wager with God and thus tempting, attacking, and afflicting Job. God does not allow satan to do the same things on the weak, ignorant, and foolish men. The temptation upon Job is already enough. God does not allow satan to afflict men at will, and this is God’s mercy to men. In God’s eyes, it is enough that Job alone underwent satan’s temptation and affliction. God does not allow satan to do such things again, because the lives of those who follow God and their everything are in God’s sovereignty and manipulation and satan has no right to manipulate God’s chosen people at will. You should be clear about this. God is mindful of men’s weakness and knows their foolishness and ignorance. Although he has to deliver men to satan in order that they can be thoroughly saved, he does not want to see them always be fooled and afflicted by satan or see them always suffer. Men were created by God. It is perfectly justifiable for God to rule over and arrange men’s everything, and it is God’s responsibility and God’s authority of ruling over all things. God does not allow satan to afflict and mistreat men at will, nor does he allow it to induce men by all kinds of means, much less allow it to step in God’s sovereignty over mankind or tread and damage the laws by which God rules over all things. How much more so with such a great work that God manages and saves mankind! Those whom God wants to save and who can bear testimony for God are the kernel and crystallization of God’s work of the six-thousand-year management plan and are God’s painstaking effort and price in his six-thousand-year work. How could God deliver these people to satan lightly?

from God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Godself (2)
in A Continuation of the Word Appears in the Flesh—The Way to Know God I