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The Wonders of God

November 1992

How quickly the seasons go by! As the warm days of summer wane into autumn, we reflect upon the greatness of creation's architect—our Heavenly Father. Our spiritual minds perceive and our spiritual hearts receive great lessons from nature. Surely the character of our Creator is stamped indelibly upon all His works.

Ponder the season of harvest and be blessed by its testimony to God's love. Through the miracle of seed and its fruitage, He provides abundantly for our nourishment. Notice the deepening richness of the autumn sky's blue. This blue, a symbol of faithfulness, reminds us that the killing cold of winter will surely be followed by the new blooming life of spring. Indeed, the swiftness with which the seasons roll by impresses the brevity of sin blighted human life upon our minds. At the same time we grow in appreciation of our human life upon our minds. At the same time we grow in appreciation of our God's eternally enduring Being. He truly is "the high and lofty one that inhabiteth eternity." (Isaiah 57:15) The Psalmist has well said, "My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass. But thou, O LORD, shalt endure forever; and thy remembrance to all generations." Psalm 102:12,13

The lesson of our God's enduring Being, His enduring love, faithfulness, and mercy, greatly strengthen our faith. We, who depend on Him for the issues of life, have a different perspective from the world in general. Surely He "hath raised us up together, and made us to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. " See Ephesians 2:1-6.

From our spiritual point of view we feel, as the Apostle Paul felt, that "the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." (II Corinthians 4:18) Realizing this we "henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind." (See Ephesians 4:17-24) That is, our lives focus on spiritual growth—laying up for ourselves treasure in heaven. (Matthew 6:19-21) The Christian mind resists the lure of the world's transitory fashions and fads.

Fashion and fad fuel popular culture and then swiftly burn out. Popular culture's appetite for things new and different is insatiable. What a contrast this is to the Christian's spirit of "tell me the old, old story!" Popular culture's superficial nature often causes the loss of important lessons that may be realized by those who seek the enduring eternal things. One example of this is to be found in the Great Pyramid of Egypt.

A decade ago popular culture fixed much attention on that enduring stone monument. Wild speculations were brought forth. "It was a landing base for extra terrestrials!" "It sharpens razor blades!" "It preserves fruit!" However much truth may have existed in any of these statements, they missed the real lesson of the Great Pyramid. Popular culture had satisfied itself for a season upon the Great Pyramid and then moved on.

In sheer mass, the Great Pyramid dwarfs all other buildings in the world. Its ninety million cubic feet of solid rock weigh 6,840,000 tons. That is enough stone to build a sidewalk 3 inches thick, and 2 feet wide, around the world. The number and weight of the Great Pyramid's stones would be comparable to a pile of 3 million automobiles. The Great Pyramid is as tall as a 40-story building, and the circuit of its base is over 1/2 mile. Clearly, whoever built the Great Pyramid wanted it to remain!

The Great Pyramid is the most unusual building in the world. The scientific knowledge of its builders is startling—and as an engineering feat it is unmatched. The solutions to many scientific and mathematical problems were monumentalized in the Great Pyramid forty-one centuries ago. Could the Pyramid builders have been four thousand years ahead of their time? Or did God Himself instruct them in the secrets of the Universe?

We read in Isaiah 19:19-20,

"In that day shall there be an altar unto the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt."

This scripture has caused many Christians to consider carefully the lessons that the Pyramid has to teach.

It is located in the exact center of the land surface of the earth—calculated by its Builder over 3,000 years before Columbus discovered America. Though built over 4,000 years ago, its measurements indicate the circumference of the earth, the distance from the equator to either pole, the sun's distance from the earth, the length of the solar year, the length of the precessional cycles, the value of pi, etc. The Great Pyramid witnesses, not by hieroglyphics or drawings, but symbolically by it location, construction and measurements. It is a symbolic (not sacrificial) altar, and a storehouse of historic, prophetic and scientific truths, in perfect accord with, and a corroborative witness of, the Bible and its Divine Plan of the Ages.

Just as we have traced God's plan for mankind through the Scriptures, so may we trace it in the Pyramid. Its architectural features portray the Divine Plan of the Ages in a dynamic way.

For over forty centuries the seasons of man have whirled by this altar to the LORD. In that time few have seen the blessed confirmation of the plan of God that is to be found there. Foreknown to God are all His works, and the testimony in stone given by the Great Pyramid confirms this fact. Portrayed in stone is mankind's catastrophic fall into sin, sickness, and death. There, too, we see the grand designs of our Heavenly Father in the Great Flood, the works of the Jewish Law Age, and the Christian era of faith. Salvation, first of Christians to be spiritual sons of God and secondly, to the remainder of humanity as natural sons, is taught in the Pyramid's passages.

"His name shall endure forever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed. Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen." Psalm 72:17-19