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Pray to God | Hymn of God’s Word “No Prayer, No Work”

No Prayer, No Work

1. Prayer is not a ritual, and it has meaning in many, many aspects. From prayer, you can see that one is directly serving God. If you take it as a ritual, you certainly cannot serve God well. If you do not pray to God with your heart and do not pray genuinely, in God’s eyes you do not count and do not exist. Then you won’t have the Holy Spirit’s working. From now on, no prayer, no work. It is prayer that brings forth work and brings forth service. You say you are one who serves God, but if you never, never put effort into your prayer and are never serious with your prayer, your service in whatever way will fail.

2. If you can often come before God and can often, can often pray, it proves that you take God seriously, you take God seriously. If you often make no prayer and do things by yourself, doing this or that thing behind God’s back, you are not, not serving God but carrying out your own management. Then aren’t you condemned? Outwardly you seem to cause no, cause no disturbance and speak no blasphemy, but you are doing your own things. Then aren’t you causing disruption? Although outwardly you seem to cause no disruption, in nature, in nature you are resisting God.

from “The Significance and Practice of Prayer” in Christ’s Talks with Church Leaders and Workers

Life of Man | Christ’s Word “God Himself, the Unique (III) God’s Authority (2)” (Part Three)

God’s words in this video are from the book “A Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh.”
The content of this video:
Progeny: The Fifth Juncture
1. One has no control over what becomes of one’s offspring
2. After raising the next generation, people gain a new understanding of fate
3. Believing in fate is no substitute for a knowledge of the Creator’s sovereignty
4. Only those who submit to the Creator’s sovereignty can attain true freedom

Independence: The Third Juncture

After a person has passed through childhood and adolescence and gradually and inevitably reaches maturity, the next step is for them to completely bid farewell to their youth, say goodbye to their parents, and face the road ahead as an independent adult. At this point [c] they must confront all the people, events, and things that an adult must face, confront all the links in the chain of their fate. This is the third juncture that a person must pass through.

1. After becoming independent, a person begins to experience the sovereignty of the Creator

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Know God | Christ’s Word “God Himself, the Unique (III) God’s Authority (2)” (Part Six)

4. Come under the Creator’s dominion and face death calmly

At the moment when a person is born, one lonely soul begins its experience of life on earth, its experience of the Creator’s authority which the Creator has arranged for it. Needless to say, for the person, the soul, this is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge of the Creator’s sovereignty, to come to know His authority and to experience it personally. People live their lives under the laws of fate laid out for them by the Creator, and for any rational person with a conscience, coming to terms with the Creator’s sovereignty and recognizing His authority over the course of their several decades on earth is not a difficult thing to do. Therefore it should be very easy for every person to recognize, through his or her own life experiences over the several decades, that all human fates are predestined, and to grasp or to sum up what it means to be alive. At the same time that one embraces these life lessons, one will gradually come to understand where life comes from, to grasp what the heart truly needs, what will lead one to the true path of life, what the mission and goal of a human life ought to be; and one will gradually recognize that if one does not worship the Creator, if one does not come under His dominion, then when one confronts death—when a soul is about to face the Creator once more—one’s heart will be filled with boundless dread and unease. If a person has existed in the world for a handful of decades and yet not come to know where human life comes from, not yet recognized in whose palm human fate rests, then it is no wonder that he or she will not be able to face death calmly. A person who has gained the knowledge of the Creator’s sovereignty after experiencing several decades of life, is a person with a correct appreciation for the meaning and value of life; a person with a deep knowledge of life’s purpose, with real experience and understanding of the Creator’s sovereignty; and even more, a person who is able to submit to the Creator’s authority. Such a person understands the meaning of God’s creation of mankind, understands that man should worship the Creator, that everything man possesses comes from the Creator and will return to Him some day not far in the future; such a person understands that the Creator arranges man’s birth and has sovereignty over man’s death, and that both life and death are predestined by the Creator’s authority. So, when one truly grasps these things, one will naturally be able to face death calmly, to lay aside all of one’s worldly possessions calmly, accept and submit happily to all that follows, and welcome the last life-juncture arranged by the Creator rather than blindly dread it and struggle against it. If one views life as an opportunity to experience the Creator’s sovereignty and come to know His authority, if one sees one’s life as a rare chance to perform one’s duty as a created human being and to fulfill one’s mission, then one will necessarily have the correct outlook on life, will live a life blessed and guided by the Creator, will walk in the light of the Creator, know the Creator’s sovereignty, come under His dominion, become a witness to His miraculous deeds and to His authority. Needless to say, such a person will necessarily be loved and accepted by the Creator, and only such a person can hold a calm attitude toward death, can joyfully welcome life’s final juncture. Job obviously held this kind of attitude toward death; he was in a position to happily accept the final juncture of life, and having brought his life’s journey to a smooth conclusion, having completed his mission in life, he returned to the Creator’s side.

5. Job’s pursuits and gains in life allowed him to calmly face death

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Life of Human | Christ’s Word “God Himself, the Unique (III) God’s Authority (2)” (Part Five)

God’s words in this video are from the book “A Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh.”
The content of this video:
Do Not Miss the Opportunity to Know the Creator’s Sovereignty
No One Can Change the Fact That God Holds Sovereignty Over Human Fate
The Proper Attitude and Practice for One Who Wishes to Submit to God’s Authority
Accepting God as Your Unique Master Is the First Step in Attaining Salvation

Death: The Sixth Juncture

After so much hustle and bustle, so many frustrations and disappointments, after so many joys and sorrows and ups and downs, after so many unforgettable years, after watching the seasons turn time and again, one passes the important milestones in life without notice, and all in a flash one finds oneself in one’s waning years. The marks of time are stamped all over one’s body: One can no longer stand erect, a head of dark hair turns white, bright, lucid eyes grow dim and cloud over, and smooth, supple skin becomes wrinkled and spotted. One’s hearing weakens, one’s teeth loosen and fall out, one’s reactions become delayed, one’s movements slow…. At this point, one has completely bid farewell to the passionate years of one’s youth and entered the twilight of one’s life: old age. Next, one will face death, the last juncture in a human life.

1. Only the Creator holds the power of life and death over man

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Know God | Christ’s Word “God Himself, the Unique (III) God’s Authority (2)” (Part One)

God’s words in this video are from the book “A Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh.”
The content of this video:
The Fate of Humanity and the Fate of the Universe Are Inseparable from the Creator’s Sovereignty
Understanding God’s Authority from the Macro- and Micro-Perspectives

Today we will continue our fellowship about the topic of “God Himself, the Unique.” We have already had two fellowships on this subject, the first concerning God’s authority, and the second concerning God’s righteous disposition. After listening to these two fellowships, have you gained a new understanding of God’s identity, status, and substance? Have these insights helped you achieve a more substantive knowledge and certainty of the truth of God’s existence? Today I plan to expand upon the topic of “God’s authority.”

Understanding God’s Authority from the Macro- and Micro-Perspectives

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1. God’s Work Cannot Be Done by Anyone in His Stead

1. God’s own work has to be done by God Godself. He is the One who starts the work and who ends the work. He is the One who plans the work and who manages the work, and even more the One who accomplishes the work, even more the One who accomplishes the work. Just as the Bible says, “God is the Beginning and the End. He is the One who sows and who reaps.” All these works that have to do with his management have to be done by himself, by himself. “God is the Beginning and the End. He is the One who sows and who reaps, the One who reaps.” All these works that have to do with his management have to be done by himself.

2. God is the Ruler of the six-thousand-year management plan. No man can do his work in his stead, and no man can end his work, because he controls everything, because he controls everything. Since he created the world, he will lead the entire world to live in his light, and he will surely end the entire age to accomplish all his plans! Since he created the world, he will lead the entire world to live in his light, and he will surely end the entire age to accomplish all his plans!

from “The Mystery of Incarnation (1)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

2. God Has Quietly Descended Among Men

1. God searched the whole earth and ruled over all things, watching man’s every word and deed, every act and move. He carried on his management in a planned and step-by-step way, quiet and not earthshaking. However, his footsteps approached mankind step by step step by step, and with the suddenness of thunderbolt he spread out his judgment seat in the universe; along with it his throne came down among us.

2. What a majestic scene that was! What a grand and solemn sight that was! The Spirit, like a dove and also like a roaring lion, came among us. He is wisdom, he is righteousness, and he is majesty. With authority and laden with loving kindness and mercy, he quietly descended among us descended among us.

from “Seeing God’s Appearing in God’s Judgment and Chastisement” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

Life of Man | The Expression of God “God Himself, the Unique (III) God’s Authority (2)” (Part Four)

Content of the Video:
Death: The Sixth Juncture
1. Only the Creator holds the power of life and death over man
2. One who does not know the Creator’s sovereignty will be dogged by the fear of death
3. A life spent seeking fame and fortune will leave one at a loss in the face of death
4. Come under the Creator’s dominion and face death calmly
5. Job’s pursuits and gains in life allowed him to calmly face death
6. Only by accepting the Creator’s sovereignty can one return to His side

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