280 Man’s Rebellion Has Provoked God’s Anger
1. When God’s wrathful ire shakes the mountains and rivers, God will no longer, on account of man’s cowardice, bestow on him these different forms of succor. At this moment, God will wax furious, refusing all living things a chance to repent and, abandoning all hope of man, God will mete out the punishment that he so richly deserves.
2. At this time, thunder and lightning flash and roar, like the ocean’s waves raging in anger, like ten thousand mountains crashing down. For his rebelliousness, mankind is felled by the thunder and lightning, other creatures are wiped out in the blasts of thunder and lightning, the whole universe descends abruptly into chaos, and creation is unable to recover the primal breath of life.
3. The myriad hosts of humanity cannot escape from the thunder’s roar; in the midst of flashes of lightning, human beings, horde upon horde, topple over into the swiftly flowing stream, to be swept away by torrents cascading down from the mountains. All of a sudden, in mankind’s place of “refuge” there converges a world of “men.” Corpses drift about on the ocean’s surface. All of humanity goes far away from God on account of His wrath, for man has offended against the essence of God’s Spirit, his rebellion has displeased God.
from “The Seventeenth Utterance” of God’s utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh