Almighty God says, “The key to submission to God is the capacity to receive the newest light, accept it and put into practice; that is true submission. If one does not have such will to thirst for God, one cannot attain submission to God in his heart; instead one will resist God due to his satisfaction with his current status. One cannot submit to God because one is preoccupied by what one originally has, which has molded various conceptions within, leading to different imaginations of God. These have become images of God in human mind. Therefore, one believes in one’s own conceptions, one’s own imagined standard. If you measure the God who performs actual work today with your own imaginary God, then your faith comes from Satan; such faith is colored by your personal preference, and God does not want such faith. One who believes in God in this manner will not receive commendation from God, no matter how senior he is, how much he has spent, even if he has exerted his entire life to do God’s work, to the point of martyrdom. God only gives him a little grace for his temporary enjoyment. Such people simply cannot practice the truth and the Holy Spirit will not work in them; God will eliminate such people one by one. No matter whether one is old or young, if one believes in and yet will not submit to God, or has a wrong motive, then he is a person who resists and causes disruption. Doubtlessly such people are targets of elimination. For those who do not submit to God at all, but only acknowledge the name of God and feel a bit the kindness and loveliness of God, yet who cannot follow the footsteps of the Holy Spirit nor submit to the present work and word of the Holy Spirit, they live in God’s grace but cannot be gained and perfected by God. God’s perfection of man is through man’s submission, through man’s eating and drinking and enjoying the word of God, and through painful refinements in his life. Only through such faith can one be transformed in his disposition, and gain true knowledge of God. One is not satisfied with just living in the grace of God, but takes the initiative to thirst after and seek the truth, working toward being gained by God; this is conscious submission, which is the faith God truly wants."
Eastern Lightning | The Church of Almighty God came into being because of the work of the returned Lord Jesus—the end-time Christ, “Almighty God”—in China, and it isn’t established by any person. Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. After reading God’s word, you will see that God has appeared.