God's Three Steps Work of Saving Mankind
"My entire management plan, that is, my six-thousand-year management plan, includes three stages, that is, three ages: the Age of the Law in the beginning, the Age of the Grace (that is, the Age of the Redemption), and the Age of the Kingdom at the end time. And the works I do in these three ages are different as the ages are different. But I do each stage of the work according to man’s need. To put it more exactly, I do it according to the schemes that satan carries out as I war against it. I do it to defeat satan, to manifest my wisdom and almightiness, and to expose all of satan’s schemes, thereby saving all mankind who are living under satan’s power. I do it to manifest my wisdom and almightiness, to reveal satan’s extreme ugliness, and even more to cause created beings to know how to discern good and evil, to know that I am the ruler of all things, to see clearly that satan is the enemy of mankind, a scum, and the evil one, and to be able to distinguish clearly between good and evil, truth and fallacy, holiness and filthiness, and greatness and baseness. I will cause all these ignorant people to be able to testify for me: It is not “I” who corrupted mankind, but I alone, the Creator, save mankind and bestow upon man things to enjoy. And I will cause them to know that I am the ruler of all things, while satan is only a created being which was created but later rebelled against me. "
"The work of managing mankind includes three stages; that is, the work of saving mankind includes three stages. These three stages of the work do not include the work of creating the world, but include the work of the Age of the Law, the work of the Age of the Grace, and the work of the Age of the Kingdom. The work of creating the world was only a work of making mankind but not a work of saving mankind, and it had nothing to do with the work of saving mankind, because mankind was not corrupted by satan at the creation of the world. So, there was no need to do the work of saving mankind. The work of saving mankind began only after mankind was corrupted, so the work of managing mankind also began only after mankind was corrupted. That is to say, the “management” work began only because the work of salvation began but not because the work of creating the world began. It began only after mankind had corrupt nature. So, the work of managing mankind only includes three stages, not four stages or four ages. This is the correct saying. By the end of this final age, the management work will have been completely concluded. When the management work has been concluded, it means that the work of saving all mankind will have been completely concluded. Then mankind will come to the end of a stage. If there were no need to do the work of saving all mankind, there would not be the management work or the three-stage work. Because mankind had fallen and needed to be saved immediately, Jehovah ended the work of creating the world and started the work of the Age of the Law. Thus he started the work of managing mankind; that is, he started the work of saving mankind. “Managing mankind” does not mean to lead men who had just been created (that is, who were not corrupted) to live on earth, but to save the mankind who had been corrupted by satan, that is, to transform the mankind who had been corrupted. This is what “managing mankind” means. The work of creating the world is not included in the work of saving mankind. So, the work of “managing mankind” does not include the work of creating the world but only includes the three stages of the work other than the work of creating the world. To know the work of managing mankind, you have to know the history of the three-stage work. This is what everyone who wants to be saved should know."
"The works of the three stages, from the work of Jehovah to the work of Jesus and from the work of Jesus to the work of this stage, compose a complete management and are done by one Spirit. From the creation of the world, God has been working and managing mankind. He is the Beginning and the End. He is the First and the Last. He is the One who starts an age and the One who ends the age. The three stages of the work are done in different ages and in different places, but they are truly done by one Spirit. Anyone who regards any of the three stages of the work as an independent stage is a person who resists God."
"God’s entire nature has been revealed in the six-thousand-year management plan, not only revealed in the Age of the Grace or only in the Age of the Law, much less only in the end time. The work done in the end time represents judgment, wrath, and chastisement. The work done in the end time cannot substitute for the work done in the Age of the Law or the work done in the Age of the Grace. Nevertheless, the three stages of the work are interrelated, integrated, and done by one God. Of course, they are done age by age. The work done in the end time is a concluding work, the work done in the Age of the Law was an initial work, and the work done in the Age of the Grace was a redemptive work."
"God’s management plan lasts six thousand years. According to the different works, it can be divided into three ages: The first age was the Old Testament Age of the Law, the second age was the Age of the Grace, and the third age is the final age, that is, the Age of the Kingdom. In each age, the One who represents God is different, but this is only because the work is different, that is, because of the need of the work. At the first stage, God did the work in Israel. At the second stage, he accomplished the redemptive work in Judea. As God had to do the redemptive work, Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was the only begotten Son. All this was decided according to the need of the work. In the end time, God wants to spread his work among the Gentile nations. He wants to do the work of conquering the Gentiles, so that his name will be great among them. He will guide people to understand all the right paths of human life and understand all the truths and all the ways of life. All the works are done by the one Spirit. Although he does them from different positions, the nature and the principles of their working are the same. From the principles and the nature of their working, you will know that all the works are done by the one Spirit."
"The six-thousand-year management work includes three stages, namely, the work of the Age of the Law, the work of the Age of the Grace, and the work of the Age of the Kingdom. All these three stages of the work are for the purpose of saving all mankind, that is, saving the mankind who has been seriously corrupted by satan, while at the same time warring against satan."
"God does the work of saving man by three different stages; that is, he thoroughly defeats satan by warring against it by three stages. But actually the result of the entire work of warring against satan is achieved through these several works, such as bestowing grace to people, being their sin offering, forgiving their sins, conquering them, and perfecting them. To put it plainly, to war against satan is not to fight against satan, but to defeat satan through saving people, working their life, and transforming their nature so that they can testify for God, and to defeat satan through transforming their corrupt nature. After satan has been defeated, that is, after people have been completely saved, satan which has been put to shame will be completely bound. Then people will have been completely saved. So, to save people is essentially to war against satan, and to war against satan is mainly through saving people."
"So, in his six-thousand-year management plan, God did the work of the law at the first stage, did the work of the Age of the Grace, that is, the work of crucifixion at the second stage, and does the work of conquering mankind at the third stage. All these works are done according to how deeply satan has corrupted people and are for defeating satan, and none of them is not for defeating satan. The six-thousand-year management work is essentially to war against the great red dragon. The work of managing man is the work of defeating satan, that is, the work of warring against satan. The war has been on for six thousand years, so the work has been done for six thousand years. In the end, people will be brought into a state. When satan has been defeated, people will have been completely released."
"The work in the entire management plan is personally done by God. The work of creating the world at the first stage was personally done by God. If God had not done it, no one else could have created mankind. The work of redeeming all mankind at the second stage was also personally done by God. And this is even more so with the work at the third stage. The concluding work has to be personally done by him. Redeeming, conquering, gaining, and perfecting all mankind are all personally done by him. If he did not personally do these works, men cannot represent him and cannot do his work. In order to defeat satan, gain mankind, and cause mankind to live a normal life on earth, he personally leads them and does the work among them. For the sake of the entire management plan and his entire work, he has to do the work personally."
"When God has thoroughly defeated satan through the six-thousand-year management plan, that is, when God has restored mankind to their original image after he created them on earth, this will satisfy his original intention."
"When the three-stage work completely ends, God will have made a group of people who can testify about him, that is, a group of people who come to know him. All such people will be the ones who have knowledge of God, who can practice the truth, and who have humanity and sense. All such people will be the ones who know the three-stage work of salvation. This is the work God will accomplish at the end time. These people will be the crystallization of the six-thousand-year management work and the most powerful testimony of God’s defeating satan in the end. Those who can become God’s witnesses will receive God’s promise and God’s blessing. They will be a group of people who will be left in the end, who can have God’s authority, and who can testify about God. Maybe every one of you can become a member of such a group of people, maybe only half of you, or maybe only a few of you. That depends on your will and your pursuit."
"Why do I always talk about the three stages of the work? Because the ages have been changing with them, society has been developing with them, and nature has been changing with them. Mankind has been changing with God’s work, and it has not been developing itself. I talk about the three stages of the work for the purpose that all created beings and all sorts of people in all the religions will return under the authority of one God. No matter which religion you belong to, you will have to become subject under God’s authority in the end. Such work can only be done by God Godself. It cannot be done by any founder of any religion. There are several main religions in the world, and each religion has its founder or its leader. And their followers spread in different countries and different areas on earth. There are several different religions in one country, and this is so with almost every country, big or small. But no matter how many kinds of religions there are in the world, all people in the entire universe live under the leading of one God, not under the founder or leader of any religion. In other words, the one who has been leading mankind is not the founder or leader of any religion, but it is the Creator of heaven and earth, of all things, and of mankind, who has been leading all mankind. This is a fact. There are several main religions in the world, but no matter how big they are, they live under the authority of the Creator, and none of them can be an exception. Mankind has been developing under the arrangements of the Creator, society has been changing under the arrangements of the Creator, and natural sciences have been advancing under the arrangements of the Creator. These works are beyond the capacity of the founder of any religion. The founder of a religion is only the leader of his religion, and he cannot represent God and is not the One who created the heavens and the earth and all things. The founder of a religion may be able to lead all the people in his religion, but he cannot lead all the created beings in the entire world. This is a fact known to all. The founder of a religion can only be a leader, and he cannot have an equal footing with God (the Creator). All things are in the Creator’s hand, and in the end they will return to the Creator’s hand. Mankind was created by God. Any religion will have to return under God’s authority. This is the sure trend. Only God is the supreme One among all things. The highest ruler among the created beings will have to return under his authority. No matter how high a man’s position may be, he cannot bring mankind into the proper destination. No man can divide all things according to their kind. Jehovah himself created mankind and caused them all to be after their kind, and in the end he himself will do his own work and divide all things according to their kind. Apart from God, no one else can do it in his stead. The three stages of the work done from the beginning until today are done by God Godself and done by one God. The fact of the three-stage work is the fact of God leading all mankind, which no one can deny. When the three-stage work is concluded, God will divide all things according to their kind and cause them to return under his authority, because there is only this one God in the entire universe and no other religion should exist. He who cannot create the world cannot end the world, and he who created the world can surely end the world. So, he who cannot end the age but can only teach people to cultivate their characters and refine their souls is definitely not God and not the Lord of mankind. He cannot do such a great work. There is only One who can do such work. Whoever cannot do it is certainly God’s enemy but not God. A cult surely cannot be in harmony with God. He who is not in harmony with God is God’s enemy. All the work is done by this one true God, and the entire universe is ruled by this one God. No matter whether he did the work in Israel or does the work in China, and no matter whether he does the work in the Spirit or in the flesh, it has been done by himself, and no one else can do it in his stead. Because he is the God of all mankind, he can do his work freely without being restricted by anything. This is the greatest vision."