Besides arriving on clouds, there is another way of the second coming of Jesus recorded in the Bible. We should investigate from two aspects so that we won’t miss out on the chance to welcome His second coming.
God’s Deeds Are Immeasurable
Two days ago, a friend asked me if I would like to watch a flower show in a certain park. She said that various worldwide precious plants and flowers were going to be displayed there, which could widen my horizons. It aroused my interest. Then, my friend and I went to the flower show. Walking into the park, we were deeply attracted by the flowers and plants in different colors and shapes: Butterfly Orchids, Alondra Chrysanthemums, Purple Roses, White Roses, Camellias, Lilies, Chinese Roses…. There were thousands of exotic flowers that I could and could not name, and I had no time to take in the scene as a whole. Some of the flowers were like hydrangeas, colorful and beautiful; some were like butterflies dancing in the breeze; some were like bags being hung and swinging about one’s waist; some were like trumpets being played toward the sky; some were as pink and lively as a child’s face, watching the passing crowd attentively with their big eyes in the breeze; some were blinking sleepily, while some were nodding and smiling to the passing crowd with a playful expression. My friend said, “Some of these flowers can be used as medicines, some can bear fruit for people to eat, and some are only for people to watch.” Looking at these flowers of beautiful colors and varied shapes, all visitors were amazed and took pictures as souvenirs. At that time, attracted to several trees that were thin in the upper part and thick in the lower part, I walked around these trees and was reluctant to leave. Their roots were thick up to six or seven feet high, then gradually grew thin; the upper branches and leaves extended around like flower arrangements, as if vases were standing in the park one after another, so all the tourists marveled at them. My friend said, “They are the trees that grow in Africa. Their thick roots serve to store more moisture, so that there will be enough water supplied to the upper branches and leaves. The desert plants are relatively small, with dense branches and leaves, because they rely on branches and leaves to help transport water and nutrients to sustain life. And those trees growing in temperate zones are straight stout and have lush branches and leaves.”
We were watching while walking. Each of the flowers and trees was so energetic and vibrant. At that time, I thought of a passage of ’s words, “‘And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth: and it was so.’ While God was speaking, all these things came into being following the thoughts of God, and in an instant, an assortment of delicate little life forms were unsteadily poking their heads up through the soil, and before they had even shaken the bits of dirt from their bodies they were eagerly waving to each other in greeting, nodding and smiling to the world. They thanked the for the life that He bestowed upon them, and announced to the world that they were a part of all things, and that they would each devote their lives to showing forth the authority of the Creator. As the words of God were spoken, the land became lush and green, all sorts of herbs that could be enjoyed by man sprang forth and broke from the ground, and the mountains and plains became thickly populated by trees and forests…. This barren world, in which there had not been any trace of life, was rapidly covered by a profusion of grass, herbs and trees and overflowing with greenery…. The fragrance of grass and the aroma of the soil spread through the air, and an array of plants began to breathe in tandem with the circulation of the air, and began the process of growing. At the same time, thanks to the words of God and following the thoughts of God, all the plants began the perpetual life cycles in which they grow, blossom, bear fruit, and multiply. They began to strictly adhere to their respective life courses, and began to perform their respective roles among all things…. They were all born, and lived, because of the words of the Creator. They would receive the unceasing provision and nourishment of the Creator, and would always tenaciously survive in every corner of the land in order to show forth the authority and power of the Creator, and they would always show forth the life force bestowed upon them by the Creator….” (from Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh) Although I often read these words of God before, I had no deep understanding. Then, looking at all kinds of vibrant plants shown in front of me, I found that whether in color, shape, or function, they are all different from one another and none of them were made from the same mold. Moreover, when the Creator created these plants, He made precise arrangements for which place the plants grow in, and for what function they have so that they can better proliferate and exist. This made me deeply feel that the power and wisdom of the Creator are immeasurable! As the words of God were spoken, these plants instantly appeared in every corner of the world. Because of their appearance, the originally bare world was full of vigor and vitality. Until today, they still follow the life cycles in which they grow, blossom, bear fruit, and multiply, and fulfill their responsibility of being something for men to enjoy, which no one can change. Although today’s science and technology have reached the peak of perfection, they can do nothing to those various living beings but gaze at them and sigh. As Almighty God says, “The life of the Creator is extraordinary, His thoughts are extraordinary, and His authority is extraordinary, and so, when His words were uttered, the final result was ‘and it was so.’ Clearly, God does not need to work with His hands when He acts; He merely uses His thoughts to command, and His words to order, and in this way things are achieved. On this day, God gathered the waters together to one place, and let the dry land appear, after which God caused grass to sprout forth from the land, and there grew the herbs yielding seeds, and trees bearing fruit, and God classed them each according to kind, and caused each to contain its own seed. All this was realized according to the thoughts of God and the commands of the words of God, and each appeared, one after the other, in this new world.” “The authority and power of the Creator were expressed in each new thing that He created, and His words and accomplishments occurred simultaneously, without the slightest discrepancy, and without the slightest interval. The appearance and birth of all these new things were proof of the authority and power of the Creator: He is as good as His word, and His word shall be accomplished, and that which is accomplished lasts forever. This fact has never changed: so it was in the past, so it is today, and so it will be for all eternity.” (from Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh) Checking the facts against , I see only the Creator has the extraordinary life power, and that His authority is immeasurable! Although all kinds of flowers and trees before my eyes in the park are just representative of flowers and trees from around the world, they are wonderful enough to fill people with awe. It can be seen that the power of the Creator is unimaginable to man. Although those flowers are more amazing after artificial organization and decoration, the essence of their lives given by the Creator doesn’t change at all! I recalled my childhood when I often went to the mountain with my little friends to pick the Chinese roses, which had pink, white, and other colors, and then placed them in our rooms. I still remember the unique fragrance. After several decades, the whole world has changed dramatically, but now the Chinese roses are still exactly the same as those picked by me in childhood, without any change. Because God has said, “so it was in the past, so it is today, and so it will be for all eternity.” This made me have some practical understanding of God’s unique authority and power: “He is as good as His word, and His word shall be accomplished, and that which is accomplished lasts forever.”
Through watching the flower show, I see everything God created with His word is so perfect and flawless. All kinds of plants, whether growing in a good or harsh environment, live and multiply freely and tenaciously according to the life course set for them by the Creator, which no one can change or destroy. No matter what corner of the world people are in, they can enjoy the beautiful prospect God has bestowed, which makes me truly feel that the deeds of God are immeasurable!
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