(Sunday message for September 24th 2017)
Although the outside is beautiful, the inside is different.
You can tell by their actions.
【Scriptures】 Matthew 7:14-27
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
“Watch out for false prophets.
They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
By their fruit you will recognize them.
Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
“Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven,
but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name,
and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’
Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice
is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house;
yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice
is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew
and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
Hallelujah! I bless you to be filled abundantly with the love of the eternal God,
the peace of the Holy Son, and the fiery love of the Holy Spirit.
And I bless you to be fully moved, inspired, and affected by the word.
The Holy Spirit said the following:
“People are pretty and good looking when you look just at their outside.
However, there are many people who are different than their outside when you look at their inside.
With both good people and bad people,
you can’t tell if you look only at their outside without experiencing them.
You have to check in order to know.
I am sure that all of you know this well
because each of you have experienced these words hundreds of times as you were living in the world.”
This is really true, right?
With people, when you personally experience them and check them out,
they are [actually] different from what you see when looking only at their outside.
You find out what each person’s insides are like
when you experience each person while conversing with them deeply.
The more you polish your heart, character, and actions,
the more it is great and comfortable for you and others.
After God created human beings with ‘the Purpose of Creation,’
He raised humanity and then started the religious history.
Then while giving ‘the Word’ for 6000 years of the religious history,
He focused mainly on making human beings have ‘God’s character and love.’
Since He already created man’s image in the image and likeness of God,
what He longs for and wants more than anything
is for man’s characters to also ’be made into God’s character.’
For that reason, God made it so that the bodies of people would be polished beautifully
with godly wisdom, knowledge, character, heart, thoughts, and actions
and grow while doing the work of God on the earth
and [He] made both their bodies and spirits change through doing that.
The Old Testament history was carried out at ‘the servant-level’
and the New Testament history was carried out at ‘the child-level.’
The Complete Testament history is carried out at ‘the bride-level.’
According to what the body has done and made themselves on the earth,
their souls and spirits become made at that level
and go to the spiritual worlds that pertain to that.
If your body lived in the servant-level history, listened to ‘the servant-level Word’
and made yourself [according to that], your soul and spirit are also made into the servant-level
and go to ‘the servant-level spiritual world.’
If your body lived in the child-level history, listened to ‘the child-level Word’
and made yourself [according to that], your soul and spirit are also made into the child-level
and go to ‘the child-level spiritual world.’
If your body lived in the bride-level history, listened to ‘the bride-level Word’
and made yourself [according to that], your soul and spirit are also made into the bride-level
and go to ‘the bride-level spiritual world.’
You can’t tell [what] a person is like by looking only at their outside.
You don’t know what their inside is like until you check 100%. You have to experience them to know.
It is to make yourself while reading and listening to the Word and taking action on it.
The Word is ’the Lord,’ ‘God,’ and ‘the Holy Spirit.’
It is to fix all of the contradictions in your character and actions and really be clean and perfect.
People turn out according to how they are made.
According to how you make yourself in this world with your body,
your body’s merits go to your spirit and your spirit gets made,
your spirit’s position rises, and the house where your spirit will dwell continues to get made.
Therefore, during the time you live in this world with your body,
you have to carve away, dig out, and polish your heart and actions
and make yourself the best with your life on the line.
People who enjoy glory only in the world end after making themselves in the world
and using themselves only in the world.
Even if all the world’s things were combined, it is less than just one diamond in Heaven.
I hope that you will work for the eternal things and diligently make yourselves with the Lord’s Word.
Among people of the world, there are many whose outsides are fresh and shiny
but whose insides are like rotten eggs. Therefore, you can’t tell by looking at only the outside.
With their outward appearance they tempt people
with the opposite sex, tempt with cons, tempt with money, and tempt the lives.
They treat you tremendously well. They treat you well at first and then gradually deceive and tempt you.
Even someone who has killed twenty people look just like a regular person on the outside.
However, on the inside, he is a fox, a wolf, a snake, and a murderer.
Even a tempter looks just like a regular person on the outside.
In fact, some of them look even better. However, you can’t tell their inside.
Therefore, you have to be careful. You must not get deceived.
You must know their inside and quickly turn away from them.
Also be careful of the tempters in the world too and guard yourself so there is no harm or destruction.
In Heaven there is no sexual temptations or material temptations.
It is ‘a perfect world where the perfectly made spirits go.’
Therefore, God also does not worry about such things happening in Heaven.
It is like not worrying about drowning to death because there is no water.
You have to do really well while you are living in the world with physical bodies.
It is because ‘various problems’ occur because of the body.
There are so many money problems, land problems, and business problems.
Even though they might be on good terms with each other at first while involved and working together,
people change along the way.
That is why you have to make things perfect from the start.
Life! is made according to how you make it and it is dependent on how you make it.
If you make yourself well according to ‘God’s design,’
you will make yourself into God’s image and even His character.