922 The Beauty of the Kingdom
1 “I move above all men and am watching everywhere. Nothing ever looks old, and no person is as he used to be. I rest upon the throne, I recline across the whole universe….” This is the outcome of God’s present work. All of God’s chosen people return to their original form, because of which the angels, who have suffered for so many years, are released, just as God says, “the face like that of the holy one within man’s heart.” Because the angels work on earth and serve God on earth, and God’s glory spreads across the world, the heaven is brought to earth, and the earth is lifted up to the heaven. Therefore, man is the link that connects heaven and earth; heaven and earth are no longer apart, no longer separated, but connected as one.
2 Throughout the world, only God and man exist. There is no dust or dirt, and all things are renewed, like a little lamb lying in a green grassland beneath the sky, enjoying all of God’s grace. And it is because of the arrival of this greenness that the breath of life shines forth, for God comes to the world to live alongside man for all eternity. The tabernacle of God is with man and He can peacefully reside within Zion once again. This is the symbol of Satan’s defeat, it is the day of God’s rest, and this day shall be extolled and proclaimed by all people, and commemorated by all people. When God is at rest upon the throne is also when God concludes His work on earth, and is the very moment that all of God’s mysteries are shown to man; God and man will be forever in harmony, never apart—these are the beautiful scenes of the kingdom!
Adapted from “Chapter 16” of Interpretations of the Mysteries
of God’s Words to the Entire Universe
in The Word Appears in the Flesh