The knowledge of God’s disposition and the knowledge of what God has and is can have a positive effect on people and help them have a greater faith in God and have a true obedience to and a true fear of God, so that they will not follow blindly or worship blindly.
In the future when you hear that God is sad and you can truly feel God’s sadness, and when you hear that God is happy and you can truly feel God’s happiness, or at least you can clearly know and understand what God is happy for and what God is sad for, when you can be sad for God’s sadness and happy for God’s happiness, your heart will have been completely gained by God, there will not be any barrier between you and God, and you will not bind God with human imagination and notion or knowledge. The God at that time will be living in your heart, true and real, will be the God as your life, and will be the Lord ruling over your everything.
When God got up from his bed, he had the first thought: to create a living being, a living man, who will live with him and be his companion, accompanying him at his side; such a living being can listen to his speaking and listen to his pouring out and can also talk with him. So God for the first time personally picked up a handful of dust and created with his own hands the first living being in his mind. And then he for the first time gave such a living creature a name—Adam.
When he had such a living man, what was God’s heart like? He for the first time felt the joy of having a dear one and a companion, for the first time felt the responsibility of being a father, and for the first time felt a sense of concern. It was this living man who brought God pleasure and joy. He made God feel comfort for the first time.
Fan Guoyi was an elder of a house church in China. In his over twenty years of service, he imitated Paul, sacrificing for the Lord and working hard. He firmly believed that he was doing the will of the heavenly Father by pursuing in this way and he would surely be raptured to the kingdom of heaven at the return of the Lord. However, when the endtime salvation of Almighty God came upon him, he clung to his notions, rejecting, resisting, and condemning it time and time again…. Later, after several debates with preachers from the Church of Almighty God, Fan Guoyi finally woke up. He truly understood the meaning of doing the will of the heavenly Father and the way of pursuing to be saved and enter the kingdom of heaven….At every thought of the past, the memories were stinging in his heart….
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?
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.