We Must Overcome Satan’s Plot by Believing in The True Gospel
< Genesis 3:1-7 >
“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast
of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman,
‘Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?’
And the woman said to the serpent, ‘We may eat the fruit of the
trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the
midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall
you touch it, lest you die.’’ Then the serpent said to the woman,
‘You will not surely die.’ For God knows that in the day you eat
of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing
good and evil.’ So when the woman saw that the tree was good for
food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to
make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her
husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were
opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves
together and made themselves coverings.”
We Must Know
First of all, we need to know who Satan is and what
he does to mankind. Satan is an evil spirit that wants to bring
suffering to mankind and destroy it. He tries everything possible
to make man drift away from the Word of God. That’s why Satan, appearing
as a serpent to Eve, said to her, “Has God indeed said, ‘You
shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
The serpent asked Eve not just a simple question,
but he put in motion an evil scheme to destroy Adam and Eve. His
purpose in approaching Eve was to make her doubt the Word of God
and lead her to ultimately eat from the tree of the knowledge of
good and evil.
People sometimes have a pleasant talk without any
ulterior motives. But we must remember that Satan’s words always
have evil wiles hidden in them. In this case also, the Devil tempted
Adam and Eve to make them disbelieve in God’s Word and stand against
Him in the end. This was his purpose. Adam and Eve should have realized
with what schemes Satan was now talking to them, but they failed
to so, and they suffered as a result. Adam and Eve, the forebears
of mankind, were perhaps too innocent, or perhaps they were too
foolish; either way, they did not believe in what God had said to
them, and so they fell into the evil one’s trap. Like this, today’s
people had also been all foolish before they realized the gospel
Truth of the water and the Spirit given by the Lord.
We need to fully understand how Satan approaches us
and how he unfolds his schemes in us, and deal with him appropriately.
Satan is now tempting even those who have become God’s workers,
saying, “Hey, why are you so inflexible when it comes to your life
of faith? Why not enjoy some cultural activities also along the
way?” So a few workers have left for the world, saying, “I would
like to live more freely.” That’s because Satan is fully aware of
the weaknesses of the human mind.
Such affairs also happened during the days when the
Apostle Paul was serving the gospel. As it is written, “Demas
has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed
for Thessalonica—Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia”
(2 Timothy 4:10), we know that the wiles of the Devil have not
Not believing in God’s Word does not immediately lead
everyone to physical death. Because one does not face physical death
right away even as he falls into Satan’s wiles, Satan’s words taste
that much sweeter. However, mankind, by listening to Satan’s words,
was placed on an inexorable path toward both physical and spiritual
We need to realize that if we listen to Satan’s words,
we’ll be tricked by his wiles and end up falling into his wickedness
deeper and deeper. If we continue to be deceived by Satan’s words
and listen to his words, we will completely fall into his evil claws
and be snared in his inescapable trap. This trap is a trap of destruction,
from which there is no escape whatsoever, unless one has the gospel
of the water and the Spirit given by Jesus Christ. That’s because
the purpose of the Devil’s words is to kill our souls indiscriminately.
Yet despite this, the sad reality is that countless people are simply
giving up their souls to Satan. Not knowing the work of Satan, they
have fallen into the religions of the world and are perishing away.
Many Christians are now seeking to cooperate with
all religions. The World Council of Religious Leaders, a NGO affiliated
with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations,
is now campaigning for religious unity. Espousing religious unity
as its goal, something that appears very positive at first, it advocates
that we should no longer fight each other over religious differences.
Today’s world is a chaotic and fragmented world, where nations are
standing against nations, and even inside a nation ethnic groups
are slaughtering each other. So in times like this, the notion of
religious unity has a great appeal.
However, we need to realize that there is an enormous
plot of Satan in this program for world religious unity. This movement
for religious unity conspires to destroy faith in the gospel of
the water and the Spirit, the real Truth. Even at this very moment,
countless Christians are being pillaged by Satan, but they do not
even realize that they are being plundered.
There was a time, long ago, when I had many inner
conflicts over my old human attachments. After realizing the gospel
of the water and the Spirit, I remained in my denomination and preached
this gospel. But when I was rejected by own denomination for preaching
this gospel, I sought to leave the denomination for those who would
accept the Word of God. Many of my fellow ministers tried to placate
me, saying, “Can’t you preach God’s Word here?” and they sought
to bind me in their denomination again. They tried to persuade me
offering all kinds of enticements.
If my thoughts were even slightly misplaced at that
time, I would have remained in that denomination. If I had fallen
into the lust of the flesh, this was more than possible. But I could
never allow this. My old friends told me that the gospel of the
water and the Spirit they heard from me was a blessing. Yet their
prayers did not change, for they kept praying, “Lord! Please forgive
me of my sins.” They considered the gospel of the water and the
Spirit only as a type of spiritual knowledge, and they themselves
did not believe in this gospel of Truth with their hearts. Without
denying the fallacious doctrines that they already knew, they were
trying to simply stack the gospel Truth of the water and the Spirit
on top of their old doctrines and then believe.
The enticements of lust that Satan offers to all of
us are tempting enough to deceive our hearts. But we must remember
that the moment we swallow the bait Satan is offering us, we will
be hooked only to face certain death. I realized that no matter
how I tried to preach the gospel of the water and the Spirit at
my old denomination, it was all completely useless. If I had continued
to stay at my old denomination to preach the gospel of the water
and the Spirit, my spirit would have perished away.
You have been born again from your sins by believing
in the gospel of the water and the Spirit, but what would you do
if your parents ask you to preach the gospel of the water and the
Spirit only here, in exchange for a great inheritance? Most people
would probably not want to miss such a good opportunity. They may
think that accepting this condition would bring various benefits,
since they would be obeying their own parents of the flesh and they
themselves would also live in comfort, but if they do so, then their
spiritual faith in the Word of Truth will all perish away. Moreover,
it is not just their own faith that will perish, but countless souls
who, through their preaching, would otherwise have been born again
by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit will also
We must not think of only our own interests. It may
seem that all that one has to do is just compromise his own faith
and no more, but if he compromises on this, he would be killing
all the lives that would have been born again in the future. It
is by mortgaging myriad souls that countless false leaders want
to make a deal, and so we shouldn’t agree so easily without even
realizing this, thinking that we would benefit from this deal. If
we compromise our faith in pursuit of the immediate interests of
the flesh, not only will our souls die, but all the souls that would
have been saved from sin through us will die also. We can therefore
never make such a compromise.
We Can Triumph by Believing
in the God of Truth Who Has Come by the Gospel of the Water and the
Jesus has blotted out all the sins of the world once
for all with the gospel of the water and the Spirit. So everyone
who heard the gospel of the water and the Spirit is all happy. How
rejoiced and happy are we hearing that the Lord was baptized by
John the Baptist and died on the Cross to blot out all our sins?
When I say to people, “Believe in this Word of Truth,”
many of them say, “Amen!” However, as soon as the worship is over
and they each go into prayer rooms, they pray like this: “Lord,
I’ve sinned again today. Please forgive these sins.” Even though
I had told them that Jesus took upon all their sins through His
baptism, they still pray to God to forgive the sins that they’ve
committed so far. Throughout my sermon, I had preached the gospel
of the water and the Spirit to them, but their hearts have less
room for this gospel than their own prayers of repentance.
Can you imagine how frustrated I am at this? That’s
why we must separate ourselves from the stubborn religionists. As
God said in the Old Testament, “Surely I will no longer give
your grain as food for your enemies (Isaiah 62:8).
While we may compromise on the things of our flesh,
we can never compromise on the gospel of the water and the Spirit,
the Truth of the remission of sin. If we concede on the gospel of
the water and the Spirit, our faith will perish away. If your faith
in the gospel of the water and the Spirit dies, then the souls who
would otherwise have received the remission of sin through you will
die also. That is why we must defend our faith in the gospel of
the water and the Spirit, and by this faith, we must fight and overcome
our enemies bent on undermining the gospel.
We have to be fully aware of the fact that Satan is
trying to weaken and destroy our faith in the gospel of the water
and the Spirit, and we have to deal with him accordingly. We shouldn’t
lightly dismiss the serpent that appears in Genesis, saying, “A
serpent is just a serpent.” The serpent that tormented Adam and
Eve long ago is Satan. This specie serpent did not crawl on the
ground from the beginning, but it was actually able to talk with
humans. Satan went into this serpent and tempted man not to believe
in God’s Word. It’s through the serpent’s words that Adam and Eve
came to disbelieve in God’s Word. The Bible says that as they listened
to Satan’s words, they were deceived and the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil looked pleasant in their eyes and desirable to
Put differently, they were now thinking that what
the serpent said was quite reasonable: “In the day you eat of it
you will become like God.” Once Adam and Eve listened to Satan’s
words, they all seemed to make sense. Those who are deceived by
the Devil all think his words are reasonable. But all those who
ever listened to Satan’s words invariably reached death, both in
body and spirit.
Today’s Scripture passage enables us to realize that
we must reject and stand against Satan’s endless words in order
to unite with the Lord. To gain pure gold, one must put gold ore
into a melting furnace. When gold is melted, impurities float to
the surface, and these impurities must all be removed. That’s how
gold is turned 99.9% pure. The liquid gold thus obtained, 99.9%
pure, is then poured into a ring mold, cooled down, and hammered
into a desired shape. It’s only then that gold rings are made.
For your to become the people of faith whom God can
use, you must be refined endlessly, and you must also stand against
Satan’s attacks by placing your faith in the gospel of the water
and the Spirit, the Word of God, thus defeating and overcoming Satan’s
words. It is by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit
that we fight against Satan and are made into instruments for God’s
Therefore, for us to become God’s useful instruments,
we must fight many spiritual battles of faith. My fellow believer,
to become God’s workers, you must fight against yourselves, fight
against your families, and stand against Satan as well, knowing
his wiles and defeating him boldly, saying, “Get away, Satan!” When
Adam and Eve were tempted by the serpent, if they had realized Satan’s
tricks and said to him, “Get away, Satan!” the Devil would have
retreated. But far from knowing Satan’s wiles, they actually sided
with him, and they suffered as a result.
We Must Be Delivered from
Evil by Believing Always in the Gospel of the Water and the Spirit
Do you think we fall into the lust of this world and
drown in it in an instant? At first, we fall into the lust of the
world little by little, and then we find ourselves completely trapped
and unable to escape to perishing away in the end. The Devil is
always lingering around looking for an opportunity to attack us,
he lies to us, and he waits for us to trip and fall into his trap.
What the serpent said to Even in today’s Scripture
passage was skillfully delivered. The serpent asked the woman, “Has
God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
These were words of an expert scammer. Satan added the word “every”
to God’s Word. The Devil makes people drift away from God’s Word
sometimes by adding to it, and sometimes by subtracting from it.
Not long ago, there were some Christians that advocated
the theory of pre-tribulation rapture. Do you suppose that they
made their arguments without quoting the Word of God? No, such people
also quoted God’s Word to make their case. But they did add to the
Word of God or subtract from it on their own. As a result, they
prevented countless people from having the right faith in the Word
of God, and instead planted them with Satan’s teachings.
Satan teaches through his servants that one is made
sinless to enter Heaven by giving prayers of repentance, or by being
sanctified through his own good works and services. The servants
of Satan also do talk about God’s Word, but they preach it by adding
to it or subtracting from it. This inevitably leads to disastrous
consequences, for when one adds to the Word of God or subtracts
from it, those who believe in his words would all die spiritually.
Anyone who listens to, believes in, and follows not the pure Word
of God, but the adulterated Word of God that has been added to or
subtracted from even slightly, will not avoid certain death. Such
people will be heaped with even more curses, and their salvation
will be removed. That is what Satan wants.
It is Satan’s work to kill people. So the Devil also
puts the Word of God before people’s eyes. Satan targets us the
righteous even more. In doing so, the Devil whispers his deceptive
words to us, saying, “Do you really have to believe just like that?
Must you really live like this?” What, then, should we do in times
We should say to Satan, “Yes, we must absolutely believe
like that and live like this.” Is the Truth one or two? There is
only one Truth. Since there is only one Truth, what will be left
if we concede on this sole Truth? There will be nothing left, as
we will end up losing everything.
We must fully grasp the wiles of the Devil and deal
with them carefully. Those who are used by the Devil do not even
realize that they are being used, and that is why they do Satan’s
bidding. Therefore, to ensure that we are not tricked by Satan,
we must know all about his wiles. In other words, when we fight
against the Devil, we must devise countermoves and know his tricks.
Also, when those who do Satan’s bidding speak, we should not take
their words as words spoken by human beings, but by the Devil himself.
Because the true faith of the Early Church was compromised
too much, Christianity went into a dark age for a thousand years
during the medieval period, and this dark age did not end with the
end of the Medieval Age, but it has continued on to produce today’s
Christianity. It is foolish to compromise with Satan. The saints
and the Apostles of the Early Church had defended and preached the
gospel with their lives even unto martyrdom, but the so-called Church
Fathers only kept arguing amongst themselves and boasting their
own learning, and, as a result, faith in the gospel of Truth came
to a complete end by 313 AD.
So, for a thousand years during the medieval period,
it was a completely dark age for this world. Do you know why? Because
the gospel of the water and the Spirit had been completely cut off.
Therefore, we must have faith in the gospel of the water and the
Spirit, and with this faith defeat Satan’s wiles. We must discern
those who come to do Satan’s bidding and thwart their attack.
However, many people have failed to do so spiritually,
and in the end, seized by Satan’s words, a spiritually dark age
has dawned on them. If people stand on their faith in the gospel
of the water and the Spirit, many souls will be saved as the gospel
is preached throughout the world; in contrast, those who are deceived
by Satan’s words even after accepting the gospel of Truth will lose
what is more precious than anything else under the heavens, life
Right now, by inciting countless Christians, the Devil
is trying to prevent the gospel of the water and the Spirit from
being preached. And by treating this gospel of Truth as a similar
gospel that can be either believed or disbelieved, Satan tries to
make people continue to abide in false gospels.
My fellow believers, is Christianity just a religion?
Christianity is not a man-made religion. God made man, and as man
sinned and fell, God Himself came to this earth to save sinners
through the gospel of the water and the Spirit. How can this be
a man-made religion? Christianity is of faith in the gospel Truth
of the water of the Spirit that God has given us. Yet unable to
grasp the gospel Truth of the water and the Spirit, people have
turned the Christianity of Truth into a mere religion of the world.
Even now, there are some people who are compromising
on true faith in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. At the
least, however, faith in the gospel of the water and the Spirit
should not be conceded. When it comes to believing in this gospel
Truth of the water and the Spirit, preaching this gospel and serving
this gospel, we can never compromise. Instead, we must wage our
spiritual battle against all those who oppose the gospel of the
water and the Spirit.
The Devil is trying to bring down our faith in the
gospel of the water and the Spirit, saying, “You will surely not
die even if you eat it.” So if we do not fight back, we would be
asking for our spiritual death. As Adam and Eve compromised their
faith, in consequence sin entered into their hearts, they were cast
out from the Garden of Eden, and they drifted away from God. Therefore,
we can never yield our faith in the gospel of the water and the
Spirit to Satan. We may make compromises on other things, and we
may even sacrifice them if we must, but when it comes to our faith
in the gospel of the water and the Spirit that has saved us from
sin, we can never give it up no matter what.
Deceived by Satan, Eve ate from the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil first, and then she gave its fruit to her husband
to also eat. Like this, fallacious beliefs are also transmitted.
For any given couple, at least one of the two must stand on God’s
side firmly; if both were to fall, both would die. If our faith
crumbles, we will be cursed. God has firmly established faith in
His righteous people so that their souls would not be destroyed,
to ensure that they would not die. God instituted marriage so that
of the husband and the wife, at least one would stand upright by
faith and lead the other partner, and when one spouse is insufficient,
the other would fill the shortcomings and lead. Through one person,
Satan tries to bring down another. In contrast, God saves another
through one person. In other words, God and Satan work for completely
When it comes to our faith in God’s Word, there can
be no compromise whatsoever. While we always admit our insufficiencies,
we must not concede when it comes our faith in the righteousness
of our Lord. No matter what, we must never give up our faith in
the gospel of the water and the Spirit, the gospel through which
the Lord has blotted out all our sins, and we must never give up
serving and spreading this gospel before Satan. That’s because if
we compromise on our faith in the righteousness of God ever so slightly,
not only would we ourselves die, but countless souls that depend
on us would also die. In the spiritual realm, faith in the righteousness
of God must never be compromised at all. We should never surrender
the faith that gives us life.
To spread the gospel of the water and the Spirit,
we must endure hardship as well. Those who stand against the gospel
of the water and the Spirit are evil. For whatever reason, if anyone
tries to prevent us from spreading the gospel of the water and the
Spirit, then we should also stand against him. If you surrender
your faith to the wicked, then you are also evil before God.
We have to grasp the profound meaning of what God
is saying to us and we have to believe in it with our hearts. The
Apostle Paul said to Timothy, “That good thing which was committed
to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us” (2 Timothy 1:14).
The good thing that God has given us is the gospel of the water
and the Spirit. We must argue what must indeed be argued, and we
must keep what must be kept. Even if we concede on everything else,
faith must never be compromised.
God said, “Of every tree of the garden you may
freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you
shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely
die.” Even though God had made it clear that He would surely
kill Adam and Eve if they ate from the forbidden tree, they did
not take God’s Word seriously, thinking that they might die
if they ate, and this drove them to their destruction. No one should
think so even in a dream.
My friends told me countless times, “The gospel of
the water and the Spirit that you spoke of is true and right. But
if you preach this gospel as it is, all the mainstream Christian
communities will call you a heretic. This will only spell all kinds
of hardship, and so make some compromises with them and admit that
their faith is also right.”
But I told them, “Listen, that’s precisely why I can
no longer be with this denomination. You should be more concerned
about yourselves. And you should first receive the remission of
your sins before ministering as pastors. How can you claim to be
pastors without even receiving the remission of your sins? You are
all frauds. Be honest with me here. Aren’t now ministering only
to make a living? You should instead come to me, hear and learn
about the gospel of the water and the Spirit, and do the real work
of God.” I said so because I could never surrender my faith in the
Truth. And I also preached the gospel of the water and the Spirit
to them, but they all uniformly rejected it and stood against me,
and so I ended my relationship with them.
As a result, I was estranged from virtually all my
old colleagues. This happened because as far as my faith in the
gospel of the water and the Spirit was concerned, I could not yield
my faith to them. All that matters is that I continue to believe
in the gospel of the water and the Spirit and my relationship with
the righteous is maintained; as for those who stand against this
gospel of the water and the Spirit, it’s easy to end my relationship
with them. I can never end my fellowship with the righteous who
believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit, since this would
mean blocking the way to listen to the Word of God and lead my life
of faith. But I refuse to have anything to do with those who do
not benefit God’s work. They only try to interfere with my faith
based on their own human standards, and so there is no need for
me to be with such people.
Genuine Servants of God Can
Never Surrender Their Spiritual Faith
The serpent, however, shook and brought down man’s
faith in the Word of God. The Bible says that the serpent was the
most cunning and scheming of all. It may seem at first as if Satan
couldn’t be any more benevolent to mankind, but behind the back,
he has a cunning scheme to prevent people from believing in God’s
Word. All those who do not return to the righteousness of God by
faith are God’s enemies, even if they are our own families or relatives.
No matter who comes looking for me, I always preach
the gospel of the water and the Spirit to him. Step by step, I explain
the gospel Truth. Of course, some people don’t like this, but I
make sure to at least explain the whole Truth. And if they still
find this gospel objectionable, then I ask them to never come to
me again. I say to them, “God has saved you because He loves you
so much, and yet you don’t want this? If you don’t like this gospel,
don’t come to me.” They then stop coming.
Even to my own nephews, this is what I say: “If you
want to come to my place, you have to listen to this story. We can
see eye to eye only if you listen to this story and believe in it.
If you listen to this story and accept it into your heart, then
you can have fellowship with me and we’ll break bread together.
But if you don’t believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit,
then don’t come to see me. Don’t bother to show up if you only want
to stand against this gospel instead of believing in it.
Actually, they never come to see me even without being
told. Whenever I get a chance, I ask them to come to my place, but
I also let them know that they have to listen to the gospel of the
water and the Spirit. Since it’s boring and tiresome to be with
those who do not believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit,
and a waste of time to be faced with those who stand against the
gospel, it’s better to just end our relationship with them.
Satan knows very well how he can deceive and kill
us. So we must never be deceived by Satan. We must never surrender
our faith in the Truth of the water and the Spirit, but fight and
overcome our adversaries by wholeheartedly placing our faith in
the Truth. When the two fight against each other, a winner is bound
to emerge. The loser will become the winner’s slave for sure. If
we win our spiritual battles, the loser will follow us, believe
in the gospel of the water and the Spirit, receive everlasting life,
and be blessed by God. As far as our spiritual faith is concerned,
we must never make any compromise whatsoever.
The wind is blowing so hard outside my window right
now that I can hear the power lines shrieking as if in pain, swung
by the blowing wind. Such noises will also be heard when disasters
come to this planet earth and the Antichrist appears and begins
to slaughter people indiscriminately. The Bible says that when those
days come, the stars of heaven will fall to the earth, as a fig
tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind (Revelation
6:13). And as the sun will no longer shine, all living creatures
in this world will wither and perish away. The stars in the heavens
will spin out of orbit erratically to clash into each other.
This planet earth will also be ruined to ashes, as
it is written, “The kings of the earth, the great men, the rich
men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free
man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
and said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from
the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the
Lamb!’”(Revelation 6:15-16) They will say this because something
terrifying would be unfolding.
People must believe in the gospel of the water and
the Spirit now. We must believe in everything God said to us. If
we believe with our hearts, then we have life, but we do not believe,
then we have no life. The gospel of the water and the Spirit is
the Truth that saves us, and if we hold onto this Truth and believe
in it with our hearts, we will receive and enjoy all the blessings
of God. If, however, we just read God’s Word and do not believe,
then we will be cursed by God.
My fellow believers, you must place your wholehearted
faith in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. There must be faith
in God’s Word in your hearts. You must believe in the Word that
God’s Church teaches you. Who preaches the Word of God to you? Is
it not God’s Church? Revelation 2:29 says, “He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Do you know what
this passage means? It means that God speaks to His servants through
His Church; the servants of God, in turn, speak to the saints in
God’s Church; and therefore we must listen to this Word and believe
in it. We should not take the Word of God only as a collection of
letters and words. We must believe in it with all our hearts.
How many compromises have you made to this day? But
now, you should compromise only on what is okay to be compromised
and absolutely keep what must be kept. You cannot yield your faith
in the gospel of the water and the Spirit, the spiritual Truth.
That’s because your life is at stake here, and if you compromise
on this, you will lose your life. You should never make any compromises
when your life is at stake. In the spiritual realm, there can be
no compromise for us, but only to fight and win, and to thus save
everyone all over the world. If we make too many compromises, Satan
will torment us too much and pillage us constantly. There can be
no more compromises.
When is the next holiday? You should probably spend
it with your family, right? The next time you get together with
your family and relatives over a holiday, preach the gospel of the
water and the Spirit to your loved ones. Some of our own family
members and relatives have not received the remission of their sins.
So, we have to keep in touch with them. We do this to preach the
gospel of the water and the Spirit to them and give them the opportunity
to receive the remission of their sins; were it not for this purpose
of preaching the gospel, we wouldn’t get together, nor would there
be any need to keep in touch with them. At the same time, however,
we also have to be very careful and keep our guards up to ensure
that we are not infected with the virus of worldly desires they
The next week is scheduled for a revival meeting,
and we should pray for it and bring more souls. Fall is already
upon us and the wind is getting increasingly chilly. Soon we have
to prepare for the Winter Discipleship Training Meeting at our retreat
center. Every time seasons change suddenly like this, I am reminded
that the Lord will return unexpectedly like this on His promised
day. I only wish that He would come sooner.
The gospel is now being spread throughout the whole
world. I’ve been told that so many Spanish-speaking people are reading
our books these days. Long ago, Spain had been a great power that
dominated the world, and so there are many people in Latin America
who speak Spanish. The latest Spanish version of one of our books
was a great hit. Many people in the Spanish-speaking world will
surely receive the remission of their sins. To sustain this ministry,
God’s Church needs financial resources continuously and there is
much to do as well. We have to continue to make and give away our
books, both e-books and paper versions alike. But I believe that
God will provide us with the necessary manpower and financial resources.
Through whom does God work? He works through us, the
believers in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. It is through
you, who believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit and who
are with God’s Church, that the work of God is fulfilled.
We can safely conclude that if 10,000 copies of our
books are distributed, 100,000 people will receive the remission
of sin. We may equate each copy with ten people receiving the remission
of their sin. As the Arab world is dominated by Islam, our books
could not enter it, but recently a way has opened for us to distribute
our books to that region. Someone who is about to travel to the
region contacted us and offered to take our books into an Arab nation.
I was so happy to hear this news! So, we are planning to print our
books in Arabic as soon as possible and ship them to this person,
so that the gospel of the water and the Spirit would also be preached
in the Arab world.
Like this, the gospel is being spread all over the
world quite successfully, as it pleases God. But what about our
individual faith? Let us ponder here whether or not, by any chance,
we have made too many compromises with the world whose master is
Satan. If we were to yield to anyone, it is to God whom we should
yield, not to the Devil. We can never surrender our hearts to the
It is only to God that we can surrender. When we yield
to God, we will be blessed a thousand and ten thousand fold, but
if we yield to Satan, we will die a thousand and ten thousand times,
and our curses and death will continue onto our descendants endlessly.
Those of us who have been born again through the gospel
of the water and the Spirit will never compromise with the Devil.
Let us never yield our faith to the Devil, but let us offer ourselves
to God for the spreading of the gospel of the water and the Spirit.