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 brought all men to the present. God lets His voice be that which conquers man; they all fall into this stream and all submit before Him, for God has long ago 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 long for God’s loveliness? Who would not come to the light? Who would not see 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 must spread throughout all the earth; He wishes to speak more to His chosen people. The words God utters shake the mountains and rivers like mighty thunders; He speaks to all the universe and to mankind. Hence God’s words become man’s treasure, and all men cherish them. The lightning flashes from the East even to the West. God’s words are such that man loathes to give them up and finds them unfathomable, but moreover, man rejoices in them. Like a newborn infant, all men are glad and joyful, celebrating God’s coming. Because of His voice, God shall bring all men before Him. Thenceforth, God shall formally enter among men so that they come to worship Him. The glory God gives forth and His words 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 the Son of the Jews but the Lightning of the East. For God has long since been resurrected, gone away from among men, then reappeared among men with glory. God is He who was worshiped before the ages, and the “infant” forsaken by the Israelites before the ages. 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 to see His glorious countenance, hear His voice, and watch His deeds. This is the entirety of God’s will; it is the end and climax of God’s plan, as well as the purpose of God’s management. Let every nation worship Him, every tongue acknowledge Him, every man trust Him, and every people be subject unto Him, every man trust Him, and every people be subject unto Him!
from “The Seven Thunders Peal—Prophesying That the Kingdom Gospel Shall Spread Throughout the Universe” in The Word Appears in the Flesh