Allah the Exalted states in the Holy Quran:
وَ جَاعِلُ الَّذِیۡنَ اتَّبَعُوۡکَ فَوۡقَ الَّذِیۡنَ کَفَرُوۡۤا اِلٰی یَوۡمِ الۡقِیٰمَۃِ
“And I will place those who follow thee above those who disbelieve, until the Day of Resurrection.”
This reassuring promise was given to the son of Mary who was born in Nazareth. But I give you the good news that the son of Mary who has appeared in the name of Jesus the Messiah has been addressed by Allah Almighty and given glad tidings in the very same words. Now reflect for yourself: can those who desire to maintain a relationship with me, and wish to be a part of this grand promise and glad-tiding, be such people who are steeped in the state that incites one to evil and who tread the path of sin and impiety? Nay! Of course not! Those who truly value this promise of Allah and do not consider my words to be mere tales and fables ought to remember this and listen with their hearts. I address the people once again and proclaim that as for those who hold a relationship with me – a relationship that is firm and unwavering; a relationship whose effects are not limited only to my person, but rather which leads one to the God, Who guided even myself to the perfect, divinely chosen man, a man who brought the spirit of truth and righteousness to this world – if the whole affair were limited to my person alone, I would have no fear, worry or concern, but this is not the case. This matter escalates to our Noble Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and ultimately reaches the Holy Being of God Almighty. In this case, bear well in mind and take heed that if you desire to partake of this glad-tiding and hope to be part of this prophecy’s fulfilment, and if you possess a true thirst for this grand victory (that is to prevail over the disbelievers until the Day of Resurrection), then my entire message for you shall not secure this success until you advance from the state where the soul reproaches one’s inner self for having committed evil, to the towering state where the soul is at rest and naturally inclines to goodness.
Apart from this, I have nothing more to say. You are bound to a man who is commissioned by Allah. Therefore, listen to his words with the ear of your heart and remain fully disposed to act accordingly, lest you become of those who fall into the filth of denial after having accepted the truth, and thus become the recipients of divine wrath.
(Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, Malfuzat, Vol. 1, pp. 99-100)