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  • What is the difference

  • between normal humanity that God's incarnation is possessed of

  • and that of a corrupt person? (Yes.)

  • If you don't mind, could you tell us more on this?

  • Only the wise virgins can hear the voice of God. (Yes.)

  • Mr. Peng! Mr. Peng!

  • Oh, it's the neighborhood committee!

  • Quick, my brothers, hide out in the balcony!

  • Open the door!

  • Coming!

  • Oh, Mr. Chen!

  • Hi!

  • Mr. Chen, who are these two?

  • Oh, they are the household registrars.

  • You weren't at home yesterday.

  • We've inspected the whole building and you're the last family. (Oh, I see.)

  • Please get your IDs and household register, we have to check them.

  • Okay, I'll go get them.

  • Good.

  • This census is being conducted all over the city.

  • We're mostly concerned with identifying out-of-province population.

  • Just three people in your family? (Yes!)

  • Have you had any visitors recently?

  • Hey! Are you here to search the whole house?

  • Is anyone staying with you from out of town?

  • No.

  • What was that sound? (Hey!)

  • Oh, our daughter's sick. She was just taking her medicine. She's resting now.

  • Oh, your daughter's at home? (Yes.)

  • So when did she return?

  • Oh, two days ago. (I see.)

  • That should be it. You're all registered.

  • Okay. Good.

  • Well then, you're registered. We'll head out.

  • You see yourselves out then.

  • Good.

  • Oh! Mr. Peng, it's well-known that you believe in the Lord.

  • I hope you remember the regulations,

  • you can't hold private meetings in your home.

  • And don't forget it's against the law!

  • Okay, I'm leaving.

  • Alright, have a nice day.

  • Okay.

  • Brother Peng, what do we do now?

  • The household registrars are gone now.

  • I think they were here for a different reason.

  • I'm guessing they were scouts sent by the CCP to monitor us.

  • It seems it's no longer safe to meet here. (Yes.)

  • Brother Guo, can we reconvene in your food cellar?

  • It might be safer there. (Of course, we can.)

  • We should go to my food cellar. We'll be safe there.

  • Okay, great, then we should hurry over there. (Right.)

  • Come on, brothers. You can follow me. (Alright! Okay.)

  • Dad, is everyone here?

  • Yes, we're all here.

  • I'll close the door.

  • There you are!

  • Ah, you are here.

  • Brother, have a seat.

  • Amen! Thanks be to God!

  • Thanks be to God! I think we'll certainly be safe here.

  • Well then, we should begin. (Okay, let's get started.)

  • So, my brothers,

  • you testify that God's incarnation on the outside looks like an ordinary man.

  • Yes!

  • Just like the Lord Jesus,

  • He has both a normal humanity and divinity.

  • This much we know for certain.

  • Amen!

  • But still I have a question for you.

  • What is the difference

  • between normal humanity that God's incarnation is possessed of

  • and that of a corrupt person?

  • Yes.

  • If you don't mind, could you tell us more on this?

  • Yes, please! Tell us more!

  • Sure, Brother Guo has raised a very important question.

  • It's a question that's key to understanding God's incarnation.

  • Yes!

  • When God becomes flesh, He is called Christ.

  • Man would plainly see the normal humanity in Christ.

  • Christ could express the truth and do His work

  • while living in the normal humanity.

  • Even when He performs signs and wonders,

  • He does so within normal humanity.

  • He was not supernatural.

  • Amen!

  • This allows us to see the normalcy of Christ's humanity.

  • Because of this reason,

  • it is still very difficult for many to believe

  • that Christ is in fact the real God incarnate. (Yes!)

  • So during the Age of Grace, those who followed the Lord

  • referred to Him as Christ, deemed Him the Son of God,

  • but still almost no one obeyed, revered,

  • and worshiped the Lord Jesus as God Himself. (Yes!)

  • And why didn't they?

  • I think this was mainly because

  • Christ's humanity appeared to be very normal and not supernatural.

  • In their eyes, Christ was just an ordinary person.

  • So no matter how the Holy Spirit testified,

  • man still had a hard time seeing the Lord as God Himself.

  • Yes.

  • Also, in that time,

  • men had experienced too little of the word of the Lord Jesus.

  • So it was difficult for them to understand the truth

  • and know the divine substance of Christ.

  • Yes.

  • Christ has a normal humanity,

  • but very few of us have come to understand thoroughly of this humanity.

  • Yes.

  • Christ is without sin.

  • And His normal humanity is holy.

  • He is without impurities,

  • without corruption, arrogance or a rebellious disposition,

  • and He certainly has no selfishness.

  • This is a vastly different humanity from that of mankind,

  • the two are simply incomparable.

  • Yes!

  • Right!

  • We should read from Almighty God's word to get a clear picture. (Okay!)

  • Amen!

  • Now let's turn to page 1391.

  • Okay.

  • Amen!

  • Let's stop here for the moment.

  • From Almighty God's words, we can plainly see

  • that because God's incarnation has the divine substance

  • and God's Spirit is realized and dwelling in Him,

  • Satan is thus incapable of corrupting Him.

  • This is certainly because Christ is the truth, the way, and the life.

  • He's wholly resistant to Satan's corruption.

  • Yes!

  • Just like we experience until one day

  • when we acquire the truth in its entirety;

  • that day, Satan won't be able to corrupt us anymore.

  • When that day comes,

  • we will finally belong to God.

  • Yes, sounds wonderful.

  • With that in mind, we can see clearly now

  • that our corrupt humanity is worlds away,

  • and something completely different from Christ's humanity!

  • Yes!

  • Within Christ's normal humanity,

  • there is a conscience and rationality,

  • there's true love in His heart for God,

  • and there is true obedience toward God.

  • When Christ works and speaks in His normal humanity,

  • no matter how the forces of Satan may slander, condemn, or blaspheme Him,

  • no matter what difficulties He may face,

  • He obeys God completely,

  • and He's willing to pay any price in order to carry out God's will.

  • Amen! Yes!

  • Like when the Lord Jesus went into the wilderness for forty days

  • to be tempted by Satan,

  • He overcame the temptation of vast worldly riches and power beyond imagining

  • and thoroughly defeated Satan.

  • Amen!

  • And when the Lord Jesus was nailed to the cross,

  • despite the weakness of His humanity, despite the torment deep in His heart,

  • He still placed fulfilling the will of God the Father above everything else,

  • choosing to sacrifice His own life and have nails driven through His body

  • rather than abandon God the Father's will. (Yes!)

  • No corrupt human being could have accomplished this feat.

  • What do you say?

  • Don't you think this true?

  • Yes.

  • Yes, what you say is true!

  • Only Christ could do these things.

  • Corrupt mankind is too incapable! (Yes!)

  • The Lord Jesus doesn't have an ounce of arrogance or self-importance in Him.

  • Although He is God Himself, living in the company of men,

  • the Lord Jesus still never puts Himself in the position of God.

  • He humbly hid Himself among men to speak with them

  • and complete His work serving and supplying man.

  • Amen!

  • He healed man's illness, drove out demons, relieved them of their worries,

  • and even sat amongst sinners.

  • Yes. Indeed! Amen! God is truly lovely!

  • And because of the incarnate Lord Jesus,

  • we see how Christ's humanity is holy and purely good.

  • Christ has all aspects of what a normal humanity truly should be like.

  • Christ truly obeys and loves God immensely and has a love for others.

  • Amen!

  • So, Christ is able to undertake God's commission,

  • complete God's work and carry out God's will.

  • Amen!

  • So this is what normal humanity means.

  • In days before, we used to think we should practice humility and forbearance,

  • having love for others, committing no sins against the law,

  • and thus we have normal humanity.

  • Yes!

  • It seems as though

  • our prior understanding of normal humanity was so far off!

  • We didn't have the slightest understanding of what it really meant!

  • Yes! Yeah!

  • That's so true.

  • Through this communion,

  • we have all seen how Christ's humanity is normal humanity.

  • Amen!

  • We know Christ alone can fulfill God's commission,

  • complete His own work and carry out His will.

  • If our humanity could be just as pure and holy as Christ's,

  • we could carry out the will of the heavenly Father!

  • Yes.

  • Unfortunately, we have all been deeply corrupted by Satan.

  • Our own humanity is full of satanic disposition,

  • our words and actions are manipulated by the satanic nature

  • arrogant, treacherous, greedy, selfish, repulsed by the truth,

  • a servant to the forces of evil,

  • we really live like demons and our humanity isn't normal!

  • Yes!

  • Though we believe in the Lord, we have never truly obeyed Him.

  • When God's work doesn't conform to our own personal conceptions,

  • we rebel against Him, resist Him, and even betray Him.

  • Even those who work for Him only do so to be rewarded,

  • to enter into the kingdom of heaven.

  • They do it for their own benefit,

  • not out of consideration of God's will,

  • not even thinking about completing God's will.

  • Yes.

  • Think about it, isn't this the true state of corrupted humankind?

  • Yes!

  • He's hit the nail on the head, that's exactly what we humans are like! (Right!)

  • It's clear the true substance of corrupt man is satanic,

  • and it's treacherous and resistant to God.

  • All humans manifest a satanic disposition, one without humanity.

  • Right.

  • But the incarnate Christ is completely different.

  • Because Christ has the divine substance and can't be corrupted by Satan,

  • He has no sinful nature.

  • Christ does not have any rebellion or resistance.

  • Neither does He have any arrogance, selfishness, or treachery.

  • Christ is able to obey God absolutely and carry out God's will.

  • Only Christ's humanity is a normal humanity. (Amen!)

  • So, between the normal humanity of God incarnate

  • and the corrupted humanity of man,

  • this is the substantive difference. (Amen!)

  • Thanks be to God!

  • Now I finally understand!

  • There are many who don't understand Christ's normal humanity,

  • they form misconceptions against and judge Christ.

  • What's the real problem?

  • It's because mankind is far too arrogant and obsessed with evil!

  • They worship Satan in their hearts,

  • and choose to follow Satan without even knowing it.

  • They resist and condemn Christ with a passion.

  • This is unspeakably evil!

  • It's downright degenerate!

  • Amen!

  • God has appeared in the flesh, works within normal humanity,

  • yet humans, in their blindness, failed to see it or recognize