Category Archives: How to Know God’s Disposition and the Result God Works to Achieve

Everyone should reexamine your life of believing in God to see in the course of your following God, whether you have a true comprehension, a true understanding, and a true knowledge of God, whether you truly know what attitudes God has toward various kinds of people, and whether you truly know God’s work on you and God’s definitions of your doings.

The Church of Almighty God | Know God’s Attitudes and Drop Various Misunderstandings of God

What kind of God is the God you believe in now? Have you thought about that? Does he feel hatred when he sees the wicked do evil? (Yes.) What attitude does he have when he sees a foolish person makes a mistake? (Being sorrowful.) What attitude does he have when he sees someone steals his offerings? (Hating.) You are all very clear about these, right? What attitude does God have when he sees a person muddles on in believing in God and does not pursue the truth at all? You are not very clear about this, right? The attitude of “muddling on” is not sinning, nor does it offend God. In man’s heart, he does not think that it should be a great wrong. Then what do you say God’s attitude is? (Ignoring.) “Ignoring,” then what is his inner attitude? He looks down on such a person and despises such a person! Toward him, God adopts a manner of cold treatment, which is laying him aside—not doing any work on him, such as giving inspiration, enlightenment, chastening, or discipline. This kind of person is not counted in God’s work. What is God’s attitude toward those who provoke his disposition and offend his administrative decrees? Extremely loathing! With those who provoke his disposition and yet do not repent, God feels extremely angry! “Angry” is only a feeling, a mood, and it cannot represent a definite attitude. However, such a feeling, such a mood, can bring upon those people an outcome, that is, being extremely loathed by God! Then what is the consequence of this “being extremely loathed”? God puts them aside and gives them no attention for the time being, and will settle with them “after the autumn harvest.” What is the implication of that? Will such people have an outcome? God has no intention of giving them an outcome! So isn’t it very normal that God ignores them now? (Yes.) What should such people be ready for now? They should be ready to take the pernicious consequence brought by the evil they have done and by their own actions. This is God’s declaration to such people. So now I clearly tell this kind of people not to cherish any illusion or harbor any wishful thinking. God will not tolerate man timelessly or bear with man’s transgressions and man’s disobedience timelessly. Some people may say, “I have seen several people of this kind. When they prayed, they were particularly moved by God, weeping in tears. At ordinary times, they are quite cheerful and seem to have God’s presence and God’s guidance.” Don’t say this rashly! “Weeping in tears” does not necessarily mean that they are moved by God or have God’s presence, much less can it be said that they have God’s guidance. Since they have infuriated God, could God still guide them? In a word, when God is determined to eliminate or give up a person, he already has no outcome. No matter how good he himself feels when praying and how great is his faith in God within, these are not important anymore. What is important is that God does not need such a faith and God has detested and rejected such a person. Besides, how to deal with him later is not important either. What is important is that the moment he infuriates God, his outcome is already decided. If God is determined not to save such a person, then he will leave him to be punished. This is God’s attitude.

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God has the element of love in his substance, and he has mercy on everyone, but men all neglect and forget the point that he has dignity in his substance. He has love but it does not mean that man can offend him at will and yet he does not have any feeling or any response. He has mercy but it does not mean that he has no principles in treating man. 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. If you do so, you are infuriating God, you are tempting God’s fury, and you are challenging God’s dignity! So, after you know the seriousness of this matter, I advise every one of you present to be careful and cautious in doing things and be careful and cautious in speaking. In the matter of treating God, you must be doubly cautious and doubly careful! Before you know what God’s attitude is, do not speak rashly, do not do things recklessly, and do not stick labels indiscriminately, much less draw conclusions at will, but wait and seek. This is a manifestation of fearing God and shunning evil. If you can first live up to this and first have such an attitude, God will not blame you for being foolish, ignorant, and not sensible, but will remember you, guiding and inspiring you or tolerating your immatureness and ignorance, because you have such an attitude as fearing to offend God, respecting God’s will, and being willing to obey God. Otherwise, God will condemn you, discipline or even punish you, or give a conclusion about you due to your disdainful attitude toward God—passing judgment on God at will and guessing and defining God’s will as you please. The conclusion will probably have to do with your outcome. So I want to stress again and tell every one of you present to be careful and cautious in treating whatever is from God. Do not speak rashly; do not do things recklessly. Before you want to say anything, you should first think: Will I infuriate God if I do so? Will I be fearing God if I do so? Even if it is a simple thing, you should ponder and think it over and over in your heart. If you can truly practice according to such a principle in any place, in any thing, and at any time, and especially in the things you do not understand, you can also have such an attitude, then God will guide you at all times, so that you will have the way to go. No matter what manifestations you have, God can see them clearly and distinctly, and God will give an accurate and proper evaluation of these manifestations of yours. When you have experienced the final trial, God will sum up all your deeds together to decide your outcome. Such a decision will make everyone sincerely convinced. Here what I want to tell you is: What you practice, what you do, and what you think in your heart determine your destiny.

Almighty God’s Utterance “Man Likes to Circumscribe God by Experience”

   When we fellowship about the subject of knowing God, have you found a fact? Have you found that God now has a change in his attitude? Is God’s attitude toward mankind unchanging? Will God be patient like this forever and keep giving all his love and his mercy to man timelessly? This thing has to do with God’s substance again. Let’s come back to the question raised just now about the so-called prodigal sons’ return. After I asked that question, your answers are not very definite, which shows that you do not quite know the will of God. Once man knows that God loves him, he circumscribes God as the symbol of love: No matter what man does, no matter how man behaves, no matter how man treats God, and no matter how man disobeys, it does not matter, because God has love and God’s love is infinite and measureless; God has love, so he can bear with man; God has love, so he can have mercy on man, having mercy on man for his immaturity, for his ignorance, and for his disobedience. Is this really true? When having experienced God’s patience once or several times, some people take that as their capital of knowing God and think that God will be patient with them and have mercy on them forever. And in their whole life, they regard God’s patience with them as the standard for God’s treatment of them. Some others, after having received God’s tolerance for them once, circumscribe God as tolerance forever, which is timeless and unconditional and is even based on no principle at all. Are these views correct? Whenever you are asked about God’s substance and God’s disposition, you are at a loss. Seeing you are like this, I am really worried. You have heard much about the truth concerning God’s substance and much about the subject concerning God’s disposition, but in your mind these things, the truths of these aspects, are only theories and memories in letter. No one has ever realized or seen what God’s disposition is like in real life. So you all believe in a muddled way and believe blindly, and you even have a disdainful and disregarding attitude toward God. What does your such attitude toward God cause? It causes you to always circumscribe God. Once you know a little, you feel very content and feel that you have gained God’s everything, and then you circumscribe God and do not allow God to move. Once God does a new thing, you refuse to acknowledge that he is God. Consequently, when one day God says, “I no longer love man, I no longer have mercy on man, I no longer show any tolerance and patience to man, and I extremely loathe and detest man,” man resists such words from his heart, and some people even say, “You are no longer my God, and you are no longer the God I am to follow. Since you say such words, you are unqualified to be my God, and it is not necessary for me to follow you anymore. If you do not have mercy on me, give me love, or show me tolerance, I will not follow you any further. Only if you tolerate me timelessly and are patient with me all the time for me to see that you are love, you are patience, and you are tolerance, will I follow you and have faith to follow to the end. This is because only if you show patience and mercy to me can my disobedience and my transgression be forgiven and pardoned timelessly, and can I sin anytime and anywhere, confess my sin and be forgiven anytime and anywhere, and infuriate you anytime and anywhere, while you should not have any critical view or conclusion about me.” Although in everyone’s heart, you may not subjectively and consciously give such thoughts to this issue, yet when you treat God as a tool through which you can be forgiven of sins and as an object you can use to gain a pleasant destination, you already place the living God in opposition to yourself and treat him as your enemy unconsciously. This is what my eyes have seen. Although you repeatedly say, “I believe in God,” “I pursue the truth,” “I want to be transformed in my disposition,” “I want to break away from the powers of darkness,” “I want to satisfy God,” “I want to obey God,” “I want to be faithful to God and perform my duty well,”… no matter how pleasant to the ear your words are, how many theories you have, and how magnificent and high-sounding they are, actually many of you, following to this day, have learned to circumscribe God with the regulations, doctrines, and theories you have grasped, and have naturally placed God in opposition to yourselves. You have grasped the letters and grasped the doctrines, but you have not truly entered into the reality of the truth, so it is very hard for you to draw near to God, know God, and understand God. This is a very sad thing! Continue reading

The Church of Almighty God |People Have Many Thoughts About the Standard by Which God Decides Men’s Outcomes

Since what everyone cares about is his outcome, do you know how God decides men’s outcomes? By what means does God decide a person’s outcome? By what standard does God decide a person’s outcome? Before men’s outcomes are decided, what works does God do to reveal their outcomes? Does anyone know these? As I have just said, some people have investigated in God’s word for a long time to see what actually men’s outcomes are, what categories men’s outcomes are classified into, and what different outcomes there are for different men, and also to see how men’s outcomes are decided in God’s word and by what standard and what means God decides a person’s outcome. But in the end they still fail to find the answers. Actually in God’s word, these things are spoken about only briefly, not much. Why? Before men’s outcomes are revealed, God does not want to tell anyone the final result, nor does he want to tell men in advance what their destinations are like, because to do so is of no benefit to them. Now here I only want to tell you by what means God decides men’s outcomes, by what working principles God decides men’s outcomes and reveals men’s outcomes, and by what standard God decides whether a person can be left alive. Isn’t this also what you are most concerned about? Then in man’s notion, how does God decide a person’s outcome? Continue reading

The Church of Almighty God |Men’s Various Embarrassments Brought About by a Practical Problem

There is another kind of people who have the most miserable outcome. They are the kind of people I am most unwilling to mention. The reason why they are said to be miserable is not that they are punished by God, or that God’s requirement for them is so harsh that they have a miserable outcome, but that they bring it upon themselves. As the saying goes, “Self do, self have.” What kind of people are they? This kind of people do not take the right way and have their outcome revealed before the due time. In God’s eyes, such people are the ones he loathes the most. In human terms, such people are most miserable. At the beginning of their following God, they were very zealous and paid much price; they had a very positive view as to the prospect of God’s work and were full of imaginations about their own future; and they had a great faith in God, believing that God could make man complete and bring man a pleasant destination. However, for certain reasons, they ran away during God’s working. What does this “ran away” mean? It means that  Continue reading

[The Church of Almighty God] The Weight of the Outcome in Man’s Heart

The Church Life of the Church of Almighty God in Korea 08 It can be seen that you all have something in your heart concerning the way you should keep and that you also have some knowledge or understanding of it. However, whether these things you say are very empty or very practical to you depends on what you pay attention to in your daily practice. Over these years, you have gained something in every aspect of the truth, whether in doctrines or in the contents of the truth. It proves that people of today all pay attention to striving in the truth. Continue reading

The Church of Almighty God|Man’s Thoughts Cannot Substitute for the Truth

Some people can bear hardships and work hard and can pay a price; they have very good outward behavior and are greatly respected and admired by others. In your view, can such outward behavior be called practicing the truth? Can it be concluded that they are satisfying God’s heart’s desire? Why is it that often when people see such ones, they think that they are satisfying God, that they are taking the way of practicing the truth, and that they are walking in God’s ways? Why do some people think so? There is only one explanation for it. What is the explanation?

It is that many people are still not very clear in their heart about such issues as what it means to practice the truth, what it means to satisfy God, and what it means to truly have the reality of the truth. So some people are often deceived by those who outwardly seem to be very spiritual, very noble, and have a very lofty image. In treating these people who can speak letters and doctrines outwardly and who are admired by others in outward speech and action, they never consider what the substance of their actions is, what their principles of doing things are, and what their goals in doing things are, or consider whether they truly obey God and whether they are ones who truly fear God and shun evil. They never discern the substance of these people’s humanity, but they go from unacquainted at first to acquainted with them, then admire and look up to them little by little, and finally make them their idols. Moreover, in some people’s heart, only the idols they adore, those who in their eyes can leave their families and give up their careers and who can pay a price outwardly, are ones who truly satisfy God, ones who will truly have a good outcome and a good destination, and ones who are approved by God. What causes them to have such a “thought”? What is the substance of this thing? What will the consequence of this be? Let’s first talk about what the substance of this thing is.

These viewpoints of men, these ways of practice of men, and the principles of practice they adopt, as well as what everyone pays attention to at ordinary times, these all have nothing to do with God’s requirements for man in substance. Whether what men pay attention to is deep or shallow, or whether it is letter and doctrine or reality, in a word, men have not kept what they should keep the most, nor do they know what they should know the most. The reason for this is that men do not love the truth at all and thus they are not willing to make effort to find out the principles of practice in God’s word and practice them, but rather they take a shortcut, summing up what they regard and know as good behavior and practices, and pursuing them as their goals and practicing them as the truth. The consequence this directly leads to is that men substitute good human behavior for practicing the truth, and this also satisfies their desire to curry favor with God, so that they have the capital to stand against the truth and the capital to reason with and compete against God. Meanwhile, they recklessly put God aside and place the idol in their heart in the position of God. There is only one reason that men have these foolish practices and opinions, or one-sided opinions and practices. Let me tell you today. It is that though men follow God and pray to God and read God’s word every day, actually they do not understand God’s will at all. This is the root of the problem. If men knew God’s heart and knew what God likes, what God loathes, what God wants to gain, what God rejects, what kind of person God likes, what kind of person God dislikes, by what standard God makes requirements of man, and by what means God perfects man, would they have their own thoughts? Would they adore a man at will? Would they take an ordinary man as their idol? If men understood God’s will, their opinions would be somewhat rational, and they would not make a corrupt man their idol at will, nor would they hold fast to several simple regulations or principles as they please on the way of practicing the truth and regard that as practicing the truth.

[The Church of Almighty God] Walk in God’s Ways: Fear God and Shun Evil

01There is one word you should write down. I regard it as very important, because every day it appears in my heart so many times. Why do I say so? Because whenever I meet a person, hear a person’s story, or hear a person’s experience or testimony in believing in God, I measure by this word in my heart whether he is one God wants and one God likes. Then what is this word?

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[The Church of Almighty God] God Tests by Various Trials Whether Men Fear God and Shun Evil

  When God works among men in each age, he bestows on men some words and tells them some truths. These truths are the ways men should keep, the ways men should walk in, and the ways that enable men to fear God and shun evil, and they are also what men should practice and keep in their lives and in their life journey. This is the purpose of God’s expressing his words to men. Since these words are expressed by God, men should keep them. Continue reading

[The Church of Almighty God] Not Fearing God and Shunning Evil Is Standing in Opposition to God

Here let’s first see: Where does the word “fear God and shun evil” come from? (The Book of Job.) Since we mention Job, let’s talk about Job. In the times of Job, did God do any work of saving and conquering man? No! Right? Then how much knowledge of God did Job have at that time? (Not much.) How is his knowledge of God in comparison with yours today? Why do you not dare to answer this question? Is it more than or less than your knowledge today? (Less.) This question is very easy to answer. Less! That is definite! Continue reading

[The Church of Almighty God] How God Decides Men’s Outcomes and the Standard by Which God Decides Men’s Outcomes

  Before you have any opinion or conclusion, you should first know what God’s attitude toward you is and what God’s heart thinks; then you can conclude whether what you think is right or wrong. God has never decided a person’s outcome by time, nor has God ever decided a person’s outcome by how much he has suffered. Then by what standard does God decide a person’s outcome? It fits man’s notion the most to decide a person’s outcome by time. Continue reading