Law Appears in the Heavens
heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Ps. 50:6.
The clouds sweep back, and the starry heavens are seen, unspeakably glorious
in contrast with the black and angry firmament on either side. The glory of
the celestial city streams from the gates ajar.
temple will be seen the ark of the testament in which were placed the two
tables of stone, on which are written God's law. These tables of stone will
be brought forth from their hiding place, and on them will be seen the Ten
Commandments engraved by the finger of God. These tables of stone now lying
in the ark of the testament will be a convincing testimony to the truth and
binding claims of God's law.
minds and hearts have thought they were mighty enough to change the times
and laws of Jehovah; but, safe in the archives of heaven, in the ark of God,
are the original commandments, written upon the two tables of stone. No potentate
of earth has power to draw forth those tables from their sacred hiding place
beneath the mercy seat.
against the sky a hand holding two tables of stone folded together. Says the
prophet: "The heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge
himself." Psalm 50:6. That holy law, God's righteousness, that amid thunder
and flame was proclaimed from Sinai as the guide of life, is now revealed
to men as the rule of judgment. The hand opens the tables, and there are seen
the precepts of the Decalogue, traced as with a pen of fire. The words are
so plain that all can read them. Memory is aroused, the darkness of superstition
and heresy is swept from every mind, and God's ten words, brief, comprehensive,
and authoritative, are presented to the view of all the inhabitants of the
It is impossible
to describe the horror and despair of those who have trampled upon God's holy
requirements. . . .
of God's law, from the ministers down to the least among them, have a new
conception of truth and duty. Too late they see that the Sabbath of the fourth
commandment is the seal of the living God.
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