The Wonders of God
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."
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
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
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
"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