1. Throughout the universe God is doing His work, and in the East, thunderous crashes issue forth endlessly, shaking all denominations and sects. It is God’s voice that has led all men into the present. God shall cause all men to be conquered by His voice, to fall into this stream, and submit before Him, for God has long since reclaimed His glory from all the earth and issued it forth anew in the East. Who does not long to see God’s glory? Who does not anxiously await God’s return? Who does not thirst for God’s reappearance? Who does not pine for God’s loveliness? Who would not come to the light? Who would not look upon the richness of Canaan? Who does not long for the return of the Redeemer? Who does not adore the Great Almighty?
2. God’s voice shall spread throughout the earth; God wishes, facing His chosen people, to speak more words to them. Like the mighty thunders that shake the mountains and rivers, God speaks His words to the whole universe and to mankind. Hence the words in His mouth have become man’s treasure, and all men cherish His words. The lightning flashes from the East all the way to the West. God’s words are such that man is loath to give them up and at the same time finds them unfathomable, but rejoices in them all the more. Like a newborn infant, all men are glad and joyful, celebrating God’s coming. By means of His voice, God shall bring all men before Him. Thenceforth, God shall formally enter into the race of men so that they will come to worship Him. With the glory that He radiates and the words in His mouth, God shall make it such that all men come before Him and see that the lightning flashes from the East.
3. And God has also descended unto the “Mount of Olives” of the East. He has already long been on earth, no longer as the Son of the Jews but as the Lightning of the East. For God has long since been resurrected, and has departed from mankind’s midst, and then reappeared with glory among men. God is He who was worshiped countless ages before now, and He is also the infant forsaken by the Israelites countless ages before now. Moreover, He is the all-glorious Almighty God of the present age! Moreover, He is the all-glorious Almighty God of the present age! Let all come before God’s throne and see His glorious countenance, hear His voice, and look upon His deeds. This is the entirety of God’s will; it is the end and the climax of God’s plan, as well as the purpose of God’s management. Let every nation worship God, every tongue acknowledge God, every man repose his faith in God, and every people be subject unto God! Every man repose his faith in God, and every people be subject unto God!
from “The Seven Thunders Peal—Prophesying That the Gospel of the Kingdom Shall Spread Throughout the Universe” in The Word Appears in the Flesh