My children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you…
I’ve grown to learn that it’s more often possible to have all the right information sitting plainly in front of us, just like the faithful stars are ever present in the sky each night – whether we can see them or not – and yet still have no real insight on how to logically connect each one to see the greater picture that exists in plain sight, hidden in the beauty of their design.
Author Richard Wurmbrand takes the liberty of connecting the dots for you and I so that we, along with our brothers and sisters of the Underground Church, may marvel along at the Majesty and Excellency of the wisdom of God and all that bears witness to His awesome Name!
If you were invited to a feast with all kinds of good meats, would you believe that there has been no one to cook them?
But nature is a banquet prepared for us!
You have tomatoes and peaches and apples and milk and honey. Who has prepared all these things for mankind?
Nature is blind. If you believe in no God, how can you explain that blind nature succeeded in preparing just the things we need in such plenitude and variety?
They prove that eternal life exists. I heard one [believer] pleading with an atheist: “suppose that we could speak with an embryo in his mother’s womb and that you would tell him that the embryonic life is only a short one after which follows a real, long life. What would the embryo answer? He would say just what the atheist answer to us when we speak to them about paradise and hell.
He would say that the life in the mothers womb is the only one and that everything else is religious foolishness.
But if the embryo could think, he would say to himself, ‘Here arms grow on me. I do not need them. I cannot even stretch them. Why do they grow? Perhaps they grow for a future stage of my existence, in which I will have to work with them.
Legs grow, but I have to keep them bent toward my chest. Why do they grow? Probably life in a large world follows, where I will have to walk.
Eyes grow, although I am surrounded by perfect darkness and don’t need them. Why do I have eyes? Probably a world with light and colors will follow.'”
“So, if the embryo would reflect on his own development, he would know that a life exists outside of his mother’s womb, without having seen it.
It is the same for us.
As long as we’re young, we have vigor, but no mind to use it properly. When, with the years, we have grown in knowledge and wisdom, the hearse waits to take us to the grave.
Why was it necessary to grow in a knowledge and wisdom we can use no more? Why do arms, legs, and eyes grow on an embryo?
It is for what follows.
So it is with us here.
We grow in experience, knowledge, and wisdom for what follows. We are prepared to serve on a higher level that follows death.”
– Excerpt taken from ‘Tortured for Christ’
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulphur. This is the second death.”
If you’re willing to consider and connect the dots, it’s all to clear to see why all of creation declares it, and why I continually implore you,