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Songs of Praise | Hymn “The One from Everlasting to Everlasting Holds Sovereignty over Everything”

The One from Everlasting to Everlasting Holds Sovereignty over Everything

So many living beings are living and reproducing in the vast expanse of the universe, following the law of life over and over, adhering to one constant rule. Ah … ah … ah … ah…. (Among all things and in the heavens there is but One from everlasting to everlasting who holds sovereignty over everything.)

Those who die take with them the stories of the living, and those who are living repeat the same tragic history of those who have died. And so mankind can’t help but ask itself: Why do we live? And why do we have to die? Who is in command of this world? And who created this mankind? Was mankind really created by Mother Nature? Is mankind really in control of its own fate?Mankind does not know who is the Sovereign of all things in the universe, much less does he know the beginning and future of mankind. Mankind merely lives, perforce, amidst this law. None can escape it and none can change it, for among all things and in the heavens there is but One from everlasting to everlasting who holds sovereignty over everything, holds sovereignty over everything.

He is the One who has never been beheld by man, the One whom mankind has never known, in whose existence mankind has never believed, in whose existence mankind has never believed, yet He is the One who breathed the breath into mankind’s ancestors and gave life to mankind. He is the One who supplies and nourishes mankind for its existence, and guides mankind up to the present day. Moreover, He and He alone is whom mankind depends on for its survival. He holds sovereignty over all things and rules all living beings beneath the universe. He commands the four seasons, and it is He who calls forth wind, frost, snow, and rain. He gives mankind sunshine and brings the coming of night. It was He who laid out the heaven and earth, providing man with mountains, lakes and rivers and all the living things within them.

His deed is everywhere, His power is everywhere, His wisdom is everywhere, and His authority is everywhere. Each of these laws and rules are the embodiment of His deed, and every one of them reveals His wisdom and authority. Who can exempt themselves from His sovereignty? And who can discharge themselves from His designs? All things exist beneath His gaze, and moreover, all things live beneath His sovereignty. His deed and His power leave mankind with no choice but to acknowledge the fact that He really does exist and holds sovereignty over all things.

No other thing apart from Him can command the universe, much less can it ceaselessly provide for this mankind. Regardless of whether you are able to recognize the deed of God, and irrespective of whether you believe in the existence of God, there is no doubt that your fate lies within the ordination of God, and there is no doubt that God will always hold sovereignty over all things.His existence and authority are not predicated upon whether or not they can be recognized and comprehended by man. Only He knows man’s past, present and future, and only He can determine the fate of mankind. Only He knows man’s past, present and future, and only He can determine the fate of mankind. Regardless of whether you are able to accept this fact, it will not be long, will not be long before mankind witnesses all of this with his own eyes, and this is the fact that God will soon bring to bear. Mankind lives and dies under the eyes of God. Mankind lives for the management of God, and his eyes close also for the very same management. Over and over again, man comes and goes, comes and goes, back and forth. Without exception, it is all part of the sovereignty and designs of God. The management of God is always going forward and has never ceased, has never ceased. He will make mankind aware of His existence, trust in His sovereignty, behold His deed, and return to His kingdom. This is His plan, and the work that He has been conducting for thousands of years.

from “Man Can Only Be Saved Amidst the Management of” God in The Word Appears in the Flesh

God Is Faithful | Hymn of God’s Word “God’s Substance Truly Exists”

God’s Substance Truly Exists

God’s substance is not performed, God’s loveliness is not performed; God’s substance truly exists, and it is not added to Him by others, much less does it change with time, place, or age. In the things done by God which are inconspicuous to man and which man considers very small, and even in a small thing that man thinks God can never possibly do, God’s realness and loveliness can be truly reflected. God is not hypocritical, and in His disposition and substance there is no pompousness, no pretense, no haughtiness, and no arrogance. He never boasts but with a faithful and truthful attitude,He has been taking good care of, showing concern for, watching over, and leading the man created by Him. No matter how much people can realize it, how much they can feel it, and how much they can see it, God has been indeed doing such things, God has been indeed doing such things.

from “God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Himself (1)” in A Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh