The Lord Jesus performed a lot of miracles during His work, yet He always told people not to tell others. What’s God’s will in it?
Now we all live in a cycle of committing sins and making confession and have no power to transcend. Can Almighty God’s word really change us and purify us?
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“Though the word ‘word’ is simple and ordinary, the word from the mouth of God become flesh shakes the heavens and earth; His word transforms the heart of man, the notions and the old disposition of man, and the old appearance of the entire world. Through the ages, only the God of this day works in such a manner, and only He speaks and saves man thus. Thereafter, man lives under the guidance of the word, shepherded and supplied by the word; they live in the world of the word, live within the curses and blessings of God’s word, and even more live under the judgment and chastisement of the word. These words and this work are all for the sake of man’s salvation, achieving God’s will, and changing the original appearance of the world of old creation. God created the world with the word, leads men throughout the universe with the word, conquers and saves them with the word. Finally, He shall use the word to bring the entire world of old to an end. Only then is the management plan wholly complete. Throughout the Age of Kingdom, God uses the word to do His work and achieve the results of His work; He does not work wonders or perform miracles; He merely does His work through the word. Because of the word, man is nourished and supplied; because of the word, man gains knowledge and true experience. Man in the Age of Word has truly received exceptional blessings. Man suffers no pain of the flesh and simply enjoys the bountiful supply of the word of God; they need not seek or journey forth, and at ease they see the appearance of God, hear Him speak personally, receive His supply, and see Him personally do His work. Man in ages past was unable to enjoy such things, and these are blessings that they could never receive.”
from “The Age of Kingdom Is the Age of Word” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
“In the last days, Christ uses a variety of truths to teach man, reveal the essence of man, and dissect his words and deeds. These words comprise various truths, such as man’s duty, how man should obey God, how man should be loyal to God, how man ought to live out the normal humanity, as well as the wisdom and disposition of God, and so on. These words are all focused on the essence of man and his corrupt disposition. In particular, those words that reveal how man spurns God are spoken in regards to how man is an embodiment of Satan and an enemy force against God. When God does the work of judgment, He does not simply make clear the nature of man with just a few words, but carries out revelation, dealing, and pruning over the long term. Such manner of revelation, dealing, and pruning cannot be substituted with ordinary words but with the truth that man does not possess at all. Only such manner of work is deemed judgment; only through such judgment can man be persuaded, be thoroughly convinced into submission to God, and gain true knowledge of God. What the work of judgment brings about is man’s understanding of the true face of God and the truth about his rebelliousness. The work of judgment allows man to gain much understanding of the will of God, of the purpose of God’s work, and of the mysteries that could not be understood by man. It also allows man to recognize and know his corrupt substance and the roots of his corruption, as well as to discover the ugliness of man. These effects are all brought about by the work of judgment, for the substance of such work is actually the work of opening up the truth, way, and life of God to all those who have faith in Him. This work is the work of judgment done by God.”
from “Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
“The word reveals all the corrupt dispositions in the heart of man. You are unable to recognize them on your own. When they are revealed to you through the word, you will naturally come to the realization; you will not be able to deny them, and you will be utterly convinced. Is this not the authority of the word? This is the result achieved by the present work of the word. …
… Now man sees that the work of is indeed extraordinary. There is much that cannot be attained by man; they are mysteries and wonders. Therefore, many have submitted. Some have never submitted to any man since the days of their births, yet when they see the words of God this day, they fully submit without noticing they have done so. They do not venture to scrutinize or say anything else; they all have fallen to the word and to the judgment by the word. If the Spirit of God directly spoke to man, they would all submit to the voice, falling down without words of revelation, much like how Paul fell to the ground amid the light as he journeyed to Damascus. If God continued to work in this way, man would never be able to recognize his own corruption through judgment by the word and attain salvation. Only through becoming flesh can He personally deliver His words to the ears of all so that all who have ears can hear His words and receive His work of judgment by the word. Only such is the result achieved by His word, rather than the emergence of the Spirit frightening man into submission. Only through such practical and extraordinary work can the old disposition of man, hidden deep within for many years, be fully revealed so that man may recognize it and have it changed. This is the practical work of God incarnate; He speaks and executes judgment in a practical manner to achieve the results of judgment upon man by the word. This is the authority of God incarnate and the significance of God’s incarnation. It is done to make known the authority of God incarnate, the results achieved by the work of the word, and that the Spirit has come in the flesh; He demonstrates His authority through judgment upon man by the word.”
from “The Mystery of the (4)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
“Man’s disposition cannot be transformed by man himself. He has to undergo the judgment, chastisement, painful refining, dealing, discipline, or pruning of God’s word before he can obey God and be faithful to God and treat God without perfunctoriness and deceitfulness. It is through the refining of God’s word that one can be transformed somewhat in his disposition. Only those who have undergone the disclosure, judgment, discipline, and dealing of God’s word do not dare to act willfully and are composed and steady. And most importantly, they are able to obey God’s present word and obey God’s work, and even if they do not fit their notions, they can drop their notions and obey intentionally. The transformation of disposition spoken of before mainly means that one can forsake himself, being able to let his flesh suffer, subdue his body, and get rid of his fleshly likes. That is a kind of transformation in disposition. Now everyone knows that the practical manifestation of transformation in disposition is that one obeys God’s present word and can have true knowledge of God’s new work, and thus remove his past notional knowledge of God and can truly know God and obey God. This is the true manifestation of transformation in disposition.”
from “All Those Transformed in Disposition Are Ones Who Have Entered Into the Reality of God’s Word” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
“The greatest significance of the work of words is allowing people to put the truth into practice after having understood the truth, achieve changes in their disposition, and achieve the knowledge of themselves and the work of God. Only the means of working through speaking can communicate the relationship between God and man, only words can explain the truth. Working in this way is the best means of conquering man; apart from the utterance of words, no other method is capable of giving man a clearer understanding of the truth and the work of God, and so in His final stage of work, God speaks to man in order to open up to man all the truths and mysteries that he does not understand, allowing him to gain the true way and the life from God and thus satisfy the will of God. … This stage of work—the work of words—opens up to man all of the ways and mysteries that he does not understand, so that man can understand the will of God and God’s requirements of man, so that he has the conditions to put into practice and achieve changes in his disposition.”
from “You Should Put Aside the Blessings of Status and Understand God’s Will for the of Man” in The Word Appears in the Flesh