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For the first time after creating the world, God speaks to all mankind. This is the first book He publishes among mankind to expose, guide, chastise, and communicate with them. This is also the first utterance that makes known His footsteps, His resting place, His disposition, His possessions and being, His thoughts as well as His care for mankind. In other words, this is God’s first utterance from the third heaven. And it is the first time that God appears to mankind and expresses His heart through His word in His original identity.

Almighty God’s Word “Man Can Only Be Saved Amidst the Management of God” | Eastern Lightning

Almighty God says, “The love and compassion of God permeates each and every detail of His management work, and regardless of whether people are able to understand God’s good intentions, He is still tirelessly doing the work that He intends to accomplish. Irrespective of how much people understand of the management of God, the benefits and assistance of the work done by God can be appreciated by everyone. Perhaps, today, you have not felt any of the love or life provided by God, but as long as you do not abandon God, and do not give up on your determination to seek the truth, then there will always be a day when God’s smile will be revealed to you. For the aim of the work of God’s management is to recover the mankind who is under the domain of Satan, not to abandon the mankind who has been corrupted by Satan and opposes God.”

Eastern Lightning | The Church of Almighty God came into being because of the work of the returned Lord Jesus—the end-time Christ, “Almighty God”—in China, and it isn’t established by any person. Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. After reading God’s word, you will see that God has appeared.

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God’s Wrath Is a Safeguard for All Just Forces and All Positive Things

By understanding these examples of God’s speech, thoughts and actions, are you able to understand God’s righteous disposition, a disposition that cannot be offended? In the end, this is an aspect of the disposition unique to God Himself, regardless of how much man can understand. God’s intolerance of offense is His exclusive substance; God’s wrath is His exclusive disposition; God’s majesty is His exclusive substance. The principle behind God’s anger demonstrates the identity and status that only He possesses. One needs not mention that it is also a symbol of the substance of the unique God Himself. God’s disposition is His own inherent substance. It does not change at all with the passage of time, nor does it change whenever the location changes. His inherent disposition is His intrinsic substance. Regardless of whom He carries out His work upon, His substance does not change, and neither does His righteous disposition. When one angers God, that which He sends forth is His inherent disposition; at this time the principle behind His anger does not change, nor do His unique identity and status. He does not grow angry because of a change in His substance or because His disposition has produced different elements, but because man’s opposition against Him offends His disposition. Man’s flagrant provocation of God is a severe challenge to God’s own identity and status. In God’s view, when man challenges Him, man is contesting Him and testing His anger. When man opposes God, when man contests God, when man continuously tests God’s anger—which is also when sin runs rampant—God’s wrath will naturally reveal and present itself. Therefore, God’s expression of His wrath symbolizes that all evil forces will cease to exist; it symbolizes that all hostile forces will be destroyed. This is the uniqueness of God’s righteous disposition, and it is the uniqueness of God’s wrath. When God’s dignity and holiness are challenged, when just forces are obstructed and unseen by man, God will send forth His wrath. Because of God’s substance, all those forces on earth which contest God, oppose Him and contend with Him are evil, corrupt and unjust; they come from and belong to Satan. Because God is just, of the light and flawlessly holy, all things evil, corrupt and belonging to Satan will vanish with the release of God’s wrath.

God’s Wrath Is a Safeguard for All Just Forces and All Positive Things

Although the outpouring of God’s wrath is one aspect of the expression of His righteous disposition, God’s anger is by no means indiscriminate as to its target or without principle. To the contrary, God is not at all quick to anger, nor does He rashly reveal His wrath and His majesty. Additionally, God’s wrath is considerably controlled and measured; it is not at all comparable to how man will flare into a rage or vent his anger. Many conversations between man and God are recorded in the Bible. The words of some of these individuals were shallow, ignorant and infantile, but God did not strike them down, nor did He condemn them. In particular, during Job’s trial, how did Jehovah God treat Job’s three friends and the others after He heard the words that they spoke to Job? Did He condemn them? Did He fly into a rage at them? He did nothing of the sort! Instead He told Job to entreat for them, to pray for them; God, on the other hand, did not take their faults to heart. These instances all represent the primary attitude with which God treats corrupt, ignorant humanity. Therefore, the release of God’s wrath is by no means an expression or venting of His mood. God’s wrath is not a full-blown eruption of rage as man understands it. God does not release His wrath because He is unable to control His own mood or because His anger has reached its boiling point and must be vented. To the contrary, His wrath is a display of His righteous disposition and a genuine expression of His righteous disposition; it is a symbolic revelation of His holy substance. God is wrath, tolerant of no offense—this is not to say that God’s anger does not distinguish among causes or is unprincipled; it is corrupt humanity that has an exclusive patent on unprincipled, random bursts of rage that does not distinguish among causes. Once a man has status, he will often find it difficult to control his mood, and so he will enjoy seizing upon instances to express his dissatisfaction and vent his emotions; he will often flare up into rage for no apparent reason, so as to reveal his ability and let others know that his status and identity are different from those of ordinary people. Of course, corrupt people without any status will also frequently lose control. Their anger is frequently caused by damage to their individual benefits. In order to protect their own status and dignity, corrupt mankind will frequently vent their emotions and reveal their arrogant nature. Man will flare up in anger and vent his emotions in order to defend the existence of sin, and these actions are the ways with which man expresses his dissatisfaction. These actions brim with defilement; they brim with schemes and intrigues; they brim with man’s corruption and evil; more than that, they brim with man’s wild ambitions and desires. When justice contests wickedness, man will not flare up into anger to defend the existence of justice; contrarily, when the forces of justice are threatened, persecuted and attacked, man’s attitude is one of overlooking, evading or flinching. However, when facing the forces of evil, man’s attitude is one of catering, and of bowing and scraping. Therefore, man’s venting is an escape for evil forces, an expression of the rampant and unstoppable evil conduct of the fleshly man. When God sends forth His wrath, however, all evil forces will be stopped; all sins of harming man will be stopped; all hostile forces that obstruct God’s work will be made apparent, separated and cursed; all of Satan’s accomplices who oppose God will be punished, rooted out. In their place, God’s work will proceed free of any obstacles; God’s management plan will continue to develop step by step according to schedule; God’s chosen people will be free of Satan’s disturbance and deceit; those who follow God will enjoy God’s leadership and supply among tranquil and peaceful surroundings. God’s wrath is a safeguard preventing all evil forces from multiplying and running rampant, and it is also a safeguard that protects the existence and spread of all just and positive things and eternally guards them from suppression and subversion.

Can you see the substance of God’s wrath in His destruction of Sodom? Is there anything mingled within His rage? Is God’s rage pure? To use man’s wording, is God’s wrath unadulterated? Is there any ruse behind His wrath? Is there any conspiracy? Are there any unspeakable secrets? I can tell you sternly and solemnly: There is no part of God’s wrath that can lead one to doubt. His anger is pure, unadulterated anger and harbors no other intentions or goals. The reason for His anger is pure, blameless and above criticism. It is a natural revelation and display of His holy substance; it is something that none of the creation possess. This is a part of God’s unique righteous disposition, and it is also a striking difference between the respective substances of the Creator and His creation.

Regardless of whether one becomes angry in the sight of others or behind their backs, everyone has a different intention and purpose. Perhaps they are building up their prestige, or maybe they are defending their own interests, maintaining their image or keeping face. Some exercise restraint in their anger, while others are more rash and flare up with rage whenever they wish without the least bit of restraint. In short, man’s anger derives from his corrupt disposition. No matter what its purpose, it is of the flesh and of nature; it has nothing to do with justice or injustice because nothing in man’s nature and substance corresponds to the truth. Therefore, corrupt humanity’s temper and God’s wrath should not be mentioned in the same breath. Without exception, the behavior of a man corrupted by Satan begins with the desire to safeguard corruption, and it is based on corruption; thus, man’s anger cannot be mentioned in the same breath as God’s wrath, no matter how proper it may seem in theory. When God sends forth His rage, evil forces are checked, evil things are destroyed, while just and positive things enjoy God’s care, protection, and they are allowed to continue. God sends forth His wrath because unjust, negative and evil things obstruct, disturb or destroy the normal activity and development of just and positive things. The goal of God’s anger is not to safeguard His own status and identity, but to safeguard the existence of just, positive, beautiful and good things, to safeguard the laws and order of humanity’s normal survival. This is the root cause of God’s wrath. God’s rage is a very proper, natural and true revelation of His disposition. There are no intentions behind His rage, nor is there deceit or plotting; or even more so, His rage contains none of the desire, craftiness, maliciousness, violence, evil or anything else that all corrupt humanity share. Before God sends forth His rage, He has already perceived the substance of every matter quite clearly and completely, and He has already formulated accurate, clear definitions and conclusions. Thus, God’s objective in every matter He does is crystal-clear, as is His attitude. He is not muddle-headed; He is not blind; He is not impulsive; He is not careless; more so, He is not unprincipled. This is the practical aspect of God’s wrath, and it is because of this practical aspect of God’s wrath that humanity has attained its normal existence. Without God’s wrath, humanity would descend into abnormal living conditions; all things just, beautiful and good would be destroyed and cease to exist. Without God’s wrath, the laws and order governing creation would be broken or even utterly subverted. Since the creation of man, God has continuously used His righteous disposition to safeguard and sustain humanity’s normal existence. Because His righteous disposition contains wrath and majesty, all evil people, things, objects and all things that disturb and damage humanity’s normal existence are punished, controlled and destroyed because of His wrath. Over the past several millennia, God has continuously used His righteous disposition to strike down and destroy all kinds of unclean and evil spirits which oppose God and act as Satan’s accomplices and bailiffs in His work of managing humanity. Thus, God’s work of the salvation of man has always advanced according to His plan. This is to say that because of the existence of God’s wrath, the most righteous cause among men has never been destroyed.

Now that you have an understanding of the substance of God’s wrath, you must certainly have an even better understanding of how to distinguish Satan’s evil!

from “God Himself, the Unique (II)
in A Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh

Eastern Lightning|Almighty God’s Word “Those Incompatible with Christ Are Surely Opponents of God”

Almighty God says, “You always wish to see Christ, but I exhort you not to exalt yourselves so; everyone may see Christ, but I say none are fit to see Christ. Because the nature of man is filled with evil, arrogance, and rebellion, when you see Christ, your nature will ruin you and condemn you to death. Your association with a brother (or a sister) may not show much about you, but it is not so simple when you associate with Christ. At any time, your conceptions may take root, your arrogance bud, and your rebellion bear figs. How can you with such humanity be fit to associate with Christ? Are you truly able to treat Him as God every moment of every day? Will you truly have the reality of obedience to God? You worship the lofty God within your hearts as Jehovah but regard the visible Christ as a man. Your sense is too inferior and your humanity too lowly! You are unable to forever regard Christ as God; rather, you simply pull Him over and worship Him as God when it strikes your fancy. This is why I say you are not believers of God, but accomplices to those who fight against Christ. Even men who show kindness to others are repaid, yet Christ, who does such work among you, is not loved or repaid by man, nor does He receive man’s obedience. Is this not a most saddening thing?”

Eastern Lightning | The Church of Almighty God came into being because of the work of the returned Lord Jesus—the end-time Christ, “Almighty God”—in China, and it isn’t established by any person. Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. After reading God’s word, you will see that God has appeared.

The Interpretation of the Twelfth Utterance

         Just when all men are gazing, when all things renew and revive, and when all people contentedly obey God and are ready to take over God’s burden and take up the heavy responsibility, the Eastern Lightning comes forth, flashing from the east to the west, so that the whole earth is greatly startled because of the coming of this streak of light, and God, at this moment, begins a new living. That is to say, at this moment, God starts the new work on earth, declaring to people in the entire universe, “When the lightning comes forth from the east, it is just the time I begin to utter my voice and speak. When the lightning flashes out, the entire universe is lit up, and all the stars are changed.” Then when is the time that the lightning comes forth from the east? When it is murky in the sky and dark on earth, it is the time when God hides his face from this world and is also the very time when a furious storm is about to come upon the world. However, just at this moment, all people are panic-stricken, fearful of the sound of thunders, fearful of the shining of the lightning, and even more fearful of the attack of the storm, so much so that most people close their eyes waiting for the time when God strikes them down in fury. Accompanied by the occurrence of all kinds of states, the Eastern Lightning comes forth. That is, in the east of the world, from the time when God Godself begins to be testified to the time when he begins to work and to the time when the divinity begins to reign all over the earth, it is the light beam of the Eastern Lightning shining to the entire universe. When the kingdom of the world becomes the kingdom of Christ, it is the time when the entire universe will have been lit up. Now is the time when the Eastern Lightning comes forth, and the incarnated God begins to work, directly speaking in the divinity. It can be said that the time when God begins to speak and utter voice on earth is the time when the Eastern Lightning comes forth. To be exact, when living water flows out from the throne, that is, when the utterance from the throne starts, it is just the time the “seven Spirits’ speaking” formally begins. It is at this moment that the Eastern Lightning starts to come forth. Due to the length of time, the degree of illumination is different, and the scope of shining is also limited. But with the move of God’s work and with the change of God’s plan, that is, with the difference of the work on the sons and the people, the lightning increasingly performs its original function, to the extent that every place in the entire universe is illuminated, without any dregs or evils kept. This is just the crystallization of the six-thousand-year management plan of God, and what God enjoys is just this fruit. The “stars” do not refer to the stars in the sky, but refer to all the sons and the people who work for God. Because they bear testimonies for God in God’s kingdom and represent God in God’s kingdom, and because they are created beings, they are called the “stars.” The change refers to the change of their status and position: they are changed from men on earth to the people in the kingdom, and they have the presence of God and have God’s glory on them. Therefore, they reign for God, and the “poisons and impurities” within them are cleansed through God’s work, so that they finally become fit for God’s use and are after God’s heart. These are one aspect of the meaning of this word. When the light beam of God illuminates the whole earth, all things in heaven and on earth will change in varying degrees. The stars in heaven will also change, the sun and the moon will renew, and the men on earth will also renew accordingly. This is the work God does between heaven and earth, which is not surprising.

       When God saves people, who, of course, do not refer to those apart from the chosen people, it is the very time for him to purify and judge them. All people weep bitterly because of God’s speaking, either falling on the beds or being struck down to the ground and falling into hell of death. It is because of God’s utterance that they begin to know themselves. If this were not so, they all would have toads’ eyes―looking up, and none of them would be subdued or know themselves, knowing how much weight they exactly have. They have really been corrupted by satan to a degree. It is just because of God’s almightiness that he describes their ugly face to the life, so that they, after seeing it, all compare it with their real image. They all know that God seems perfectly clear about the number of the brain molecules in their brains, not to mention their ugly face or their thoughts. From the word “It seems as if all mankind are cleared up. Lit by this light beam from the east, all men are completely unmasked and blinded, not knowing what to do,” it is clearly shown that one day when God’s work ends up, the whole mankind will have been judged by God, no one able to escape. God will “dispose of” all mankind one by one and will not let off any of them. Only in this way can God’s heart be satisfied. So, God says, “And like animals, they flee into caves from my light to take refuge. However, there has been nothing that can escape from my light.” Men are all debased, low animals, living in satan’s hand as if taking refuge in deep mountains and forests. However, because nothing can escape from the burning of God’s flames, even if they are under the “protection” of satan’s force, how can they be “forgotten” by God? When people receive the reaching of God’s word, all their various odd states are depicted by God’s pen. God speaks just according to their needs and their psychology. So, in their eyes, God seems to be expert at psychology and seems to be a psychologist, and again, God seems to be a specialist in internal operation, and it is no wonder he knows so clearly about the “complicated” men. The more they think so, the more they feel God is valuable, and the more they feel God is unfathomable, as if there is an impassable “heavenly boundary” between “men” and “God.” But again, they seem looking at each other on either side of “the Chu River.” The two sides just look at each other, that is, people on earth just look at God with their eyes without having any opportunity to study carefully, and they just have a great attachment to God. They always feel God’s loveliness in their heart. However, because of “God’s” “ruthlessness,” they have never had an opportunity to pour out the bitterness in their heart before God. It seems as if they are a fair wife before her husband. But because of the integrity of her “husband,” she has never gotten an opportunity to unbosom her true feelings. Men are all contemptible wretches who do not love themselves. So, because of their “tweeness,” and because of their “lack of self-respect,” my hate for men unconsciously becomes somewhat more serious and thereby the fury in my heart arises spontaneously. In my mind there seem to be wounds, and I have long lost hope for men. But again, because “My day has once again drawn near to all mankind and has once again aroused mankind, so that mankind has another new starting point,” I once again get up the courage to conquer all mankind and to capture the great red dragon and defeat it. According to God’s original intention: In China he just conquers the children of the great red dragon, and only this is defeating the great red dragon and triumphing over the great red dragon, and only this can fully show that God reigns over the whole earth and show that God’s great work has been accomplished successfully and God has a new start and has gained glory on earth. Because of the final beautiful prospect, God cannot help expressing the pride and enthusiasm in his heart: “My heart is undulating. Along with my heart, mountains are leaping with joy in rhythm. Waters are dancing merrily, the waves lapping against the rocks. My heart is hard to express.” It clearly shows that what God plans is just what God has accomplished, is what God has preordained, and is just what God requires people to experience and see. The prospect of the kingdom is beautiful, and King of the kingdom is victorious. There is not any flesh and blood from head to toe but only holy element. He is ablaze with holy luster all over without any mixture of human will, and he is laden with justice and the heavenly breath all over, giving off an attractive fragrance, just like the beloved in Song of Songs. He is more beautiful than all the saints and higher than the ancient saints, and is an exemplar among all men and the One whom no one can compare with or is worthy to look in the face. God’s countenance, God’s face, and God’s image no one can reach, and no one can match. No one can easily praise him a great deal with his mouth.
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God Presides Over the Fate of All Mankind

As members of the human race and devout Christians, it is the responsibility and obligation of us all to offer up our mind and body for the fulfillment of God’s commission, for our entire being came from God, and it exists thanks to the sovereignty of God. If our minds and bodies are not for God’s commission and not for the righteous cause of mankind, then our souls will be unworthy of those who were martyred for God’s commission, much more unworthy of God, who has provided us with everything.

God created this world, He created this mankind, and moreover He was the architect of ancient Greek culture and human civilization. Only God consoles this mankind, and only God cares for this mankind night and day. Human development and progress is inseparable from the sovereignty of God, and the history and future of mankind are inextricable from the designs of God. If you are a true Christian, then you will surely believe that the rise and fall of any country or nation occurs according to the designs of God. God alone knows the fate of a country or nation, and God alone controls the course of this mankind. If mankind wishes to have a good fate, if a country wishes to have a good fate, then man must bow down to God in worship, repent and confess before God, or else the fate and destination of man will unavoidably end in catastrophe.

Gods Word God Presides Over the Fate of All Mankind

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God’s Word “How to Know God’s Disposition and the Result God Works to Achieve” (Part Two)

God’s words in this video are from the book “A Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh.”
The content of this video:
Walk in God’s Ways: Fear God and Shun Evil
God Tests by Various Trials Whether Men Fear God and Shun Evil
Not Fearing God and Shunning Evil Is Standing in Opposition to God