(Sunday Message for March 25th, 2018)
Learn from me. You will do [things] easily.
【Scripture】 Revelation 22:13
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done.
Mix her a double portion from her own cup.
There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil:
first for the Jew, then for the Gentile;
but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Hallelujah! May the blessings of the eternal love of God, the peace of the Holy Son,
the fiery love of the Holy Spirit, and the inspiration, movement, and working of the Word fill you abundantly.
“Bodies that teach and learn from each other
will learn things pertaining to ‘the level of the body.’
[However,] those who learn from the Lord will learn things at ‘his level.’
Therefore, they will take action and transform according to [his] teachings and level.”
Until now, you put your thoughts on the Lord,
but when you actually took action, you did things according to your thoughts,
or according to the teachings of the people you center on,
so that is why things did not work out according to the Lord’s thoughts.
You need to listen to the Lord’s words clearly and take action with the Lord.
Only then will your efforts be considered to have been done 100% according to the Lord's thoughts.
Therefore, you need to clearly know the Lord’s Word and become his body and take action!
Otherwise, you will merely put your own thoughts into practice,
or you will take action as the body of the person who taught you.
You need to listen to the Word that the Lord is preaching, realize its meaning clearly, think,
and [then] take action.
Even if you take action for 10 years or 100 years,
you cannot do it properly if you don’t realize the fundamental meaning of the Word.
Therefore, you need to know properly and [help] those with you to know properly.
I hope you won’t get discouraged, but rather, do the good [deeds]
and take action following the Lord’s words.
Then you won’t have any regrets! When the time comes, you will fulfill the Lord’s words.
In order to wear heaven’s crown that has been prepared [for you] on that day without blemish,
you need to take action with the Lord every day following the Lord’s Word.
People live while enjoying ‘the pleasure of work.’
Work is ‘pleasure.’ Your mission is ‘your crown.’
However, you cannot just work. You need to learn every day. Then you will know.
You need to know. Then you will be able to take action with joy.
“If you forget, you will die.” - You haven’t forgotten this word, and you always remember it, right?
Work is ‘pleasure,’ but how does work become ‘harm’ instead of ‘pleasure?’
It is because you forgot what the Lord said before, so you couldn’t take action because you didn’t know,
and as a result of [failing to take action], your present work became blocked.
If you forget what the Lord said, you will lose your life, lose what you need to earn,
and even lose the ideal world.
“Learn perfection from the Lord. You need to learn clearly.
Those who know clearly become ‘gods.’”
Those who resurrected and are living listen to the Lord’s Word every day, take action, and transform.
By doing so, they live at a better level.
“Since [people] did not learn from the Lord and did not take action with the Lord,
they ended up not able to do that work properly,
and they ultimately went against the ‘Lord’s will.’
Take action perfectly before the Lord! Then the Lord will also take action united with you.
No matter where you are, call on the Lord and take action united with him.
The place where you are is the ‘Lord’s temple centered on your body.’
Listen to the ‘Lord’s words’ and each of you, take action from your own position!
Your position is the place where you work.”
In the world, people say, “Watch out for women. Watch out for men. Watch out for temptations.
Be careful not to commit unlawful deeds. Watch your mouth. Watch out for cars.”
But the Lord says it in one phrase, “Always be careful on your own!”
If you are always careful on your own, you won’t have any problems! Since the Lord is with you,
I want you to be careful on your own and take action without any problems.
No matter what you do, you should never take action considering only one thing.
You should check to see if another problem could arise as a side effect.
You are only taking action properly when other things turn out well as a result of that one thing you do.
If you take action considering only one matter, problems may arise with something else.
Therefore, don’t just [focus on] your thoughts and think only about the purpose of your work.
Instead, you should take action perfectly while checking to see if any other problem might be caused by that work.
Revelation 22:13 says, 『I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.』
Revelation 2:23 says,『I will repay each of you according to your deeds.』
Revelation 18:6 says,『pay her back double for what she has done.』
God is the ‘Alpha and the Omega,’ and the ‘Beginning and the End.’
Just as He did in the past, He repays each person according to their deeds even now.
Romans 2:9-10 says, 『There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil:
first for the Jew, then for the Gentile;
but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.』
Just like these words, God repays the believers according to their ‘deeds’
and repays the non-believers according to their ‘deeds’ as well.
These are all ‘consequences of not taking action according to God’s Will in their lives’
and also the ‘consequences of taking action according to God’s Will in their lives.’
In the present reality of this time period too, both the heavenly brides
and the world are undergoing the ‘judgment of being repaid according to their deeds.’
I hope that everyone will avoid the judgment that is carried out every day
by taking action blamelessly within the Lord.