to Worlds Afar
are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from
among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. Rev. 14:4
All the treasures of the universe will be
open to the study of God's redeemed. Unfettered by mortality, they wing their
tireless flight to worlds afar--worlds that thrilled with sorrow at the
spectacle of human woe and rang with songs of gladness at the tidings of a
ransomed soul. With unutterable delight the children of earth enter into the
joy and the wisdom of unfallen beings. They share the treasures of knowledge
and understanding gained through ages upon ages in contemplation of God's
handiwork. With undimmed vision they gaze upon the glory of creation--suns and
stars and systems, all in their appointed order circling the throne of Deity.
Upon all things, from the least to the greatest, the Creator's name is written,
and in all are the riches of His power displayed.
And the years of eternity, as they roll,
will bring richer and still more glorious revelations of God and of Christ. As
knowledge is progressive, so will love, reverence, and happiness increase. The
more men learn of God, the greater will be their admiration of His character.
As Jesus opens before them the riches of redemption, and the amazing
achievements in the great controversy with Satan, the hearts of the ransomed
thrill with more fervent devotion, and with more rapturous joy they sweep the
harps of gold; and ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands
of voices unite to swell the mighty chorus of praise. . . .
The great controversy is ended. Sin and
sinners are no more. The entire universe is clean. One pulse of harmony and
gladness beats through the vast creation. From Him who created all, flow life
and light and gladness throughout the realms of illimitable space. From the
minutest atom to the greatest world, all things, . . . in their unshadowed
beauty and perfect joy declare that God is love.
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