By Yang Laidi I’m Yang Laidi, sixty-two years old this year. In 1985, because my husband had health problems, our […]
Utterances and Testimonies of Christ in the Beginning-The One Hundred and Fourth Utterance
All people, events and things outside of Me shall pass away into nothingness, while all people, events and things inside Me shall gain everything from Me and enter into glory with Me, enter My Mount Zion, My residence, and coexist with Me forever. I created all things at the beginning and shall complete My work at the end, and I shall also rule forever as king. In between, I also lead and command the entire universe. No one can take away My authority, for I am the one God Himself, and I also have the power to pass My authority to My firstborn sons, so that My firstborn sons can reign alongside Me. This exists for eternity and can never be changed. This is My administrative decree. (Any place I discuss My administrative decree refers to what happens in My kingdom and exists for eternity and can never be changed.) Everyone must be convinced in heart and by word, and must see My great power in those I love. None can shame My name—you can all get out of here! It is not that I am merciless, but that you are unrighteous. If you violate My chastisement then I shall put you in your place and make you nevermore. (Of course, this is all targeted at people outside of My firstborn sons.) My house does not want such rubbish, so hurry up get out of here! Don’t delay for a minute or even a second! You must do what I say, or else I will destroy you with one word. You better not still hesitate, you better not still deceive. Those who make up nonsense before Me, those who lie to My face—quickly go away! My time is limited on such things. (When it’s time to do service they will do service, when it’s time to leave they will leave. I do things with wisdom, not a minute or second off, not the least bit off. It is all righteous and completely accurate.) But to you My firstborn sons, I am infinitely tolerant and love to the end forever, enabling you to forever enjoy good blessings and eternal life with Me, and in the meantime never to endure setbacks or judgment. (This refers to when you start to enjoy blessings.) This is the infinite blessing and promise to My firstborn sons when I created the world. You should see My righteousness therein—I love those I have predestined, hate those I have abandoned and eliminated, forever and ever.
As My firstborn sons, you should all hold on to your own duties and stand on your own positions, be the first ripe fruits caught up before Me and accept My personal inspection, so that you can live out My glorious image and the light of My glory can shine through your faces, so that My utterances can be spread through your mouths, so that My kingdom can be governed by you, and so that My people can be ruled by you. Here I mention “first ripe fruits” and also a term like “caught up.” What are first ripe fruits? In people’s conceptions, they think it’s the first batch of people caught up, or that it refers to overcomers or people who are firstborn sons. These are all fallacies and fallacious understandings of My words. First ripe fruits are the people who have received inspiration from Me and gained authority from Me. The so-called “first ripe” refers to being in My possession, being predetermined and selected by Me. “First ripe” does not mean the first in sequence. “First ripe fruits” are not a material thing in the eyes of man. The so-called “fruits” refer to something that exudes fragrance (this signifies other things), that is, those who can live out Me, manifest Me, and live with Me forever. When I speak of “fruits” I am referring to all My sons and people, while the first ripe fruits refer to the firstborn sons who shall reign as king alongside Me. Therefore, “first ripe” should be explained as carrying authority. That is its true meaning. “Being caught up” is not being taken from a low place to a high place as people imagine. This is a huge mistake. Being caught up is referring to My predetermining and selecting. It is targeted at all those I have preordained and chosen. Those who have gained the status of firstborn sons, the status of My sons, or My people, are all people who have been caught up. This is most incompatible with people’s notions. Anyone who has a share in My house in the future are all people who have been caught up before Me. This is absolutely true, never-changing, and cannot be refuted by anybody. This is My counterattack against Satan. Anyone I preordained shall be caught up before Me.
How does one explain the “holy trumpet”? What is your understanding of this? Why is it said to be holy and already sounded? This should be explained from the steps of My work and understood from My work method. The time when My judgment is announced publicly is when My disposition is revealed to all nations and peoples. That is the time the holy trumpet is sounded. That is to say that I often say that My disposition is holy and unoffendable, which is why “holy” is used to describe the “trumpet.” It can be seen from this that “trumpet” refers to My disposition and represents what I am and have. It can also be said that My judgment is in progress every day, My wrath is being released every day, and My curse befalls every single thing that does not accord with My disposition every day. Then it can be said that the time My judgment begins is the time the holy trumpet is sounded, and it is sounding every day, without halting for a moment and without stopping for a minute or second. From now on, the holy trumpet shall sound louder and louder with the gradual descent of great disasters. That is to say that, along with the revelation of My righteous judgment, My disposition will be more and more open, and what I am and have will be added into My firstborn sons more and more. This is My future work method: on the one hand sustaining and saving those I love, and on the other using My words to reveal all those I despise. Remember! This is the method of My work, the steps of My work, without any deviation. This has been planned by Me since creation and cannot be changed by anyone.
There are still many parts of My words that are difficult for people to understand, so I have further improved My speaking style and My methods of revealing mysteries. In other words, My speaking style is changing and improving every day, with a different form and method each day. These are the steps of My work and cannot be changed by anyone. People can only speak and act in accordance with what I say. This is an absolutely true fact. I have made suitable arrangements in both My person and My flesh. One aspect of the wisdom of My divinity is contained in all the conduct and behavior of My humanity. (As mankind does not have any wisdom at all, saying that firstborn sons have My wisdom is referring to firstborn sons having My divine disposition in them.) When you firstborn sons do foolish things, it is because you still have elements of humanity in you. You must therefore get rid of the foolishness of humanity and do what I love and reject what I hate. Anyone that comes from Me must return inside Me. Anyone that is born of Me must return inside My glory. Those I hate must be abandoned and cut off one by one from Me. These are the steps of My work, My management, and the 6,000-year plan I created. Those I have abandoned should all obey and leave Me obediently. Those I love should all, because of the blessings I have bestowed upon them, praise Me so that My name can be even more glorious, and glorious light can be added to My glorious face, so that they can be full of My wisdom in My glory, and glorify My name even more in My glorious light!
from The Word Appears in the Flesh