Daily Words of God: God's Appearance and Work | Excerpt 55
Seven thunders come forth from the throne, shake the universe, overturn heaven and earth, and resound through the skies! The sound pierces the ear, and the people cannot escape it, nor can they hide from it. Thunder and lightning burst forth, and in an instant, heaven and earth transform, and the people are on the verge of death. Then, at lightning speed, the entire cosmos is enveloped in a violent rainstorm, falling from heaven! In the furthest corners of the earth, as thoroughly as a shower, it brooks no stain as it washes all from head to toe; nothing can be hidden from it, nor can any person be shut away from it. Peals of thunder, like flashes of lightning, gleam with chill light and make men tremble with fear! The sharp double-edged sword strikes down the sons of rebellion, and the enemy faces catastrophe, with nowhere to hide; they become dazed in the rush of wind and rain, and, reeling from the blow, they drop dead at once into the flowing waters and are washed away. There is only death, and no way for them to survive. The seven thunders issue from Me and convey My intention, which is to strike down the eldest sons of Egypt, to punish the wicked and to cleanse My churches, so that all may have affinity with each other, act truly to themselves, and be of one heart with Me, and so that all the churches in the cosmos can be built into one. This is My purpose.
The thunder sounds, and the sounds of wailing roll in its wake. Some are awakened from their slumber, and, greatly alarmed, they search deep in their souls and rush back before the throne. They cease their rampant trickery and outrageous acts; it is not too late for such people to be awakened. I watch from the throne. I look deep into the hearts of men. I save those who desire Me earnestly and fervently, and I take pity on them. I will save into eternity those who love Me in their hearts more than all else, those who understand My will and follow Me to the very end of the road. My hand will hold them safely, so that they will not encounter this scene and will come to no harm. Some, when they see this sight of flashing lightning, have inexpressible misery in their hearts and are regretful in the extreme. If they persist in behaving in this way, it is too late for them. Oh, all and every thing! It will all be done. This, too, is one of My means of salvation. I save those who love Me and strike down the wicked, I make My kingdom steady and stable on earth, and let all nations and all peoples, all in the universe and at the ends of the earth, know that I am majesty, I am raging fire, I am the God who searches the innermost heart of every man. From this time forward, the judgment of the great white throne is openly revealed to the masses, and to all peoples, it is announced that judgment has commenced! It is beyond doubt that all whose words are not heartfelt, those who doubt and dare not be certain, those time wasters who understand My wishes but are unwilling to put them into practice—they all must be judged. You must take care to examine your own intentions and motives, and assume your proper place; practice My words in earnest, value your life experience, and do not act with superficial enthusiasm, but make your lives grown, mature, stable, and experienced—only then will you be after My heart.
Deny to Satan’s lackeys and to the evil spirits that disrupt and destroy that which I build any opportunity to exploit things to their advantage. They must be limited severely and restrained; they can only be dealt with by means of a sharp sword. The worst ones must be rooted out immediately, to prevent future trouble. And the church will be perfected, free of all deformity, and it will be healthy, full of vitality and energy. Following the flashing lightning, thunderclaps ring out. You must not be negligent, and you must not give up, but do your utmost to catch up, and you will surely be able to see what My hand does, what I mean to gain, what I mean to discard, what I mean to perfect, what I mean to root out, what I mean to strike down—all this will unfold before your eyes, allowing you clearly to see My omnipotence.
From the throne to the universe and the ends of the earth, the seven thunders echo. A large group of people will be saved and will submit before My throne. Following this light of life, people seek for a way to survive and cannot help but come to Me, to kneel down in worship, and with their mouths to call out the name of the almighty true God and voice their entreaties. But those who resist Me, those who harden their hearts, the thunder resounds in their ears, and without a doubt they must perish. This is simply the outcome that awaits them. My beloved sons who are triumphant will stay in Zion, and all peoples will see what they will obtain, and immense glory will appear before you. Truly, this is a great blessing, and it is a sweetness that is difficult to relate.
The clap of the seven thunders coming forth is the salvation of those who love Me, who desire Me with true hearts. Those who belong to Me and whom I have predestined and chosen are all able to come under My name. They can hear My voice, which is God calling to them. Let those at the ends of the earth see that I am righteous, I am faithful, I am lovingkindness, I am compassion, I am majesty, I am raging fire, and, ultimately, I am merciless judgment.
Let all in the world see that I am the real and complete God Himself. All men are fully convinced and none dare to resist Me again, nor to judge Me or slander Me again. Otherwise, curses come at once upon them, and disaster befalls them. They can only weep and gnash their teeth, having brought on their own destruction.
Let all peoples know, let it be known through the universe and at the ends of the earth, in every household and by all people:is the one true God. All, one after another, will fall to their knees and worship Me, and even children who have just learned to speak will call out “Almighty God”! Those officials who wield power will also see with their own eyes the true God appearing before them, and they will also prostrate themselves in worship, begging for mercy and forgiveness, but this is indeed too late, for the time of their demise has come. They can only be finished and sentenced to the unfathomable abyss. I will bring the entire age to an end, and strengthen My kingdom all the more. All nations and peoples will submit before Me for all of eternity!
—The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. Utterances of Christ in the Beginning, Chapter 35