What Is Being Purified and Being Holy? (Part One)

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1. “Those gained by God are the ones who completely obey him. They were corrupted by satan, but they have been saved and conquered through the work of today. They have suffered the tribulations, and in the end they have been completely gained, no longer living under satan’s domain, being free from unrighteousness, and being willing to live out holiness. Such ones are the most holy people, that is, the holy ones.”

from “You Should Know How All Mankind Has Developed Until Today” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

2. “What testimony are you required to bear in the end? That is, you, though living in the filthy place, can become holy and are no longer defiled by filthiness, and though living under the domain of satan, break away from the influence of satan, no longer being occupied or harassed by satan, and live in the hand of the Almighty. This is a testimony and is the evidence of overcoming in warring against satan. You can rebel against satan, and what you live out is not the expression of satan but what God required men to live up to when he created them, that is, the required normal humanity, the normal sense, normal insight, normal will to love God, and faithfulness to God that are required of men. This is the testimony a created being should bear.”

from “The Inside Truth of the Conquering Work (2)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

3. “Only if one knows God and has the truth does it mean that he lives in the light; and only if his world outlook and outlook on life are changed does it mean that he has a fundamental change. He has the goal of life and conducts himself by the truth, absolutely obeys God and lives by God’s word, feels assured and brightened deep in his heart, has no darkness in his heart, and lives before God in a completely released and free way. Only then has he gained the true human life and is he a person who has the truth.”

from “How to Know Man’s Nature” in Christ’s Talks with Church Leaders and Workers

4. “One day when one experiences to an extent that his outlook on life, the meaning of his existence, and the foundation of his existence have all changed, that is, he has been thoroughly remolded and has become a new man, this will be amazing! This will be a great change, a tremendous change. For the worldly fame and gain, position, money, pleasure, and wealth and honor, you feel it makes no difference to you whether you have them or not, and you can easily drop these things. Then you will be a person who has human likeness. The ones to be made complete in the end will be such a group of people, who live for the truth, live for God, and live for the just things. Such is human likeness.”

from “Know that There Are Similarities and Distinctions Between Men’s Natures”
in Christ’s Talks with Church Leaders and Workers

5. “Man’s flesh is of satan, is full of disobedient disposition and extremely filthy, and is something unclean. Man indulges in fleshly enjoyment too much and manifests the flesh too much, so God hates the flesh to a degree. When man has broken away from the filthy and corrupt things of satan, he will be saved by God. But if man still has not cast off filthiness and corruptions, he is still under satan’s domain. Men’s intrigue against one another, craftiness, and crookedness are all things of satan. To save you is to make you break away from these. God’s work will not go wrong, and it is all for saving man from darkness. When you believe to such an extent that you can break away from these corruptions of the flesh and are no longer restricted by the corruptions of the flesh, doesn’t it mean that you have been saved? When you live under satan’s domain, you cannot manifest God. You are something filthy and cannot inherit God’s inheritance. After you are purified and perfected, you will be a holy person and a normal person. Then you will be blessed by God and pleasing to God.”

from “Practice (2)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

6. “The work God does in the present age is mainly to supply people with the word of life, to disclose the substance of their nature and disclose their corrupt disposition, and to remove their religious notions, feudal thoughts, old thoughts, and their knowledge and culture, all of which have to be disclosed by God’s word and be cleansed away. In the end time, God perfects people with the word, not with signs and wonders, and by speaking, he exposes, judges, chastises, and perfects people so that they can see his wisdom and loveliness and know his disposition in his word and see his deeds through his word.”

from “Knowledge About God’s Present Work” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

7. “The result to be achieved through the conquering work is mainly that men’s flesh will no longer be disobedient, that is, that they will have a new knowledge of God in their mind, they will completely obey God from their heart, and their will will be for God. When your character or flesh is changed in some way, it does not mean that you have been conquered. Rather, when your mind, consciousness, and sense, that is, your entire mental outlook, are transformed, it means that you have been conquered by God. When you have the will to obey, your mind is renewed, you have no more notions or intents concerning God’s word and work, and your mind can think normally, that is, when you can spend for God wholeheartedly, you have been completely conquered.”

from “The Inside Truth of the Conquering Work (3)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

8. “God’s perfecting people is to purify them. The more they are purified, the more they will be perfected by God. When the filthy elements, disobedient elements, resistant elements, and fleshly things within you are all removed and cleansed away, you will be one whom God is pleased with (that is, a holy one). When you have been perfected by God and have become a holy one, then you will be in the Millennial Kingdom.”

from “A Talk About ‘The Millennial Kingdom Has Come’” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

9. “You should know what kind of people I want. No filthy man will be allowed to enter the kingdom, and no filthy man will be allowed to defile the holy place. You may have done many works and have worked for many years, but if you are still extremely filthy in the end, it will be something Heaven forbids that you want to enter my kingdom! From the creation of the world until today, I have never opened such a door of convenience to anyone who curries favor with me. This is a heavenly rule, which no one can break!”

from “Whether One Will Succeed Depends On the Way He Walks” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

10. “If you can break away from the influences of darkness and from the unclean things and can become holy, it means that you have the truth. It is not that your nature is changed but that you can practice the truth and forsake your flesh. This is what the purified ones have.”

from “Only the Perfected Ones Can Live Out a Meaningful Life” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

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