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UNkulunkulu Wengamela Phezu Kwesiphetho Sesintu Sonke

Njengamalunga ohlanga lwesintu kanye namaKristu azinikele, kuwumthwalo nesibopho sethu sonke ukunikela imiqondo nemizimba yethu ukuze kugcwaliseke umsebenzi ophathiswe nguNkulunkulu ngoba ubuthina bonke bavela kuNkulunkulu, futhi bukhona ngenxa yobukhosi bukaNkulunkulu. Uma imiqondo nemizimba yethu ingeyona eyomsebenzi ophathiswe nguNkulunkulu kanye nendlela elungile yesintu, ngoba imiphefumulo yethu ngeke ifaneleke labo ababulawelwa umsebenzi abawuphathiswe nguNkulunkulu, ngeke ifanelwe uNkulunkulu nhlobo, osihlinzeke ngakho konke.

UNkulunkulu Wadala lo mhlaba, Wadala isintu, futhi ngaphezu kwalokho, Wabe engumakhi wesiko lamaGriki lasendulo kanye nokuphucuka kwabantu. Unkulunkulu kuphela ohlanganisa lesi sintu, futhi uNkulunkulu kuphela onakekela lesi sintu ubusuku nemini. Ukuthuthuka komuntu nokuqhubekela phambili kungehlukaniswe nobukhosi bukaNkulunkulu, futhi umlando nekusasa lesintu kungeke kwakhishwa ezinhlelweni zikaNkulunkulu. Uma ungumKrestu ngokweqiniso, uzokholwa ukuthi ukuvuka nokuwa kwanoma iliphi izwe noma isizwe kwenzeka ngokuhlela kukaNkulunkulu. UNkulunkulu yedwa owazi isiphetho sezwe noma isizwe, futhi uNkulunkulu yedwa olawula inkambo yale sintu. Uma isintu sifisa ukuba nesiphetho esihle, uma izwe lifuna ukuba nesiphetho esihle, kufanele umuntu aguqe phansi adumise uNkulunkulu, aphenduke futhi avume phambi kukaNkulunkulu, ngaphandle kwalokho isiphetho nesiphetho somuntu ngokungena kuvinjelwa singagcina ngenhlekelele.

Bheka esikhathini somkhumbi kaNowa: isintu sasonakele kakhulu, sasidukile esibusisweni sikaNkulunkulu, sasingasanakekelwe nguNkulunkulu, futhi sasesilahlekelwe izithembiso zikaNkulunkulu. Babephila ebumnyameni, ngaphandle kokukhanya kukaNkulunkulu. Ngakho baphenduka bazinikela ezinkanukweni ngokwemvelo, bazilahlela ekonakaleni okusabekayo. Abantu abanjalo babengeke basakwazi ukwemukela isithembiso sikaNkulunkulu: babengafanele ukubona ubuso bukaNkulunkulu, noma ukuzwa izwi likaNkulunkulu, ngoba babeMshiyile uNkulunkulu, babelahle kude konke Ayekade ebaphe kona, futhi basebezikhohliwe izimfundiso zikaNkulunkulu. Inhliziyo yabo yedukela kude kakhulu noNkulunkulu, njengoba kwenzeka lokho, bonakala ngaphezulu kokucabanga nobuntu, futhi baphenduka baba babi kakhulu. Ngakho baya besondela ekufeni, bawela olakeni nokujezisa kukaNkulunkulu. UNowa kuphela owayekhonza uNkulunkulu futhi ebalekela ububi, futhi wayekwazi ukuzwa izwi likaNkulunkulu, futhi ezwa nemiyalelo kaNkulunkulu. Wawakha umkhombe ngokusho kwemiyalelo yezwi likaNkulunkulu, futhi waqoqa zonke izinhlobo ngezinhlobo zezidalwa. Ngale ndlela, kwathi uma yonke into seyilungiselelwe, uNkulunkulu wadedela ukubhubhisa Kwakhe phezu komhlaba. UNowa kuphela kanye namalunga ayisikhombisa omndeni wakhe abasinda kulolo bhubhiso, ngoba uNowa wayekhonza uJehova futhi ebalekela ububi.

Bese ubheka inkathi yamanje: Abantu abalungile njengoNowa abakhonza uNkulunkulu babalekele ububi, abasekho ngisho ukuba khona. Kepha uNkulunkulu usenomusa nesintu futhi uyasisula icala isintu kule nkathi yokugcina. UNkulunkulu ufuna labo abalangazelela ukuthi Aqhamuke. Ufuna labo abakwazi ukuzwa amazwi Akhe, labo abangakhohlwanga yilokho Abaphathise kona futhi abanikela inhliziyo nomzimba wabo Kuye. Ufuna labo abalalela okwezingane phambi Kwakhe, futhi abangamelani Naye. Uma ungavinjwa ngamandla athile ekukhonzeni kwakho ngokukholeka uNkulunkulu, uNkulunkulu uzokwenzela umusa, futhi athele izibusiso Zakhe kuwe. Uma usesikhundleni esiphakeme, waziwa ngokuhlonishwa, unolwazi oluchichimayo, unempahla eyinala, futhi wesekwe abantu abaningi, kepha zonke lezi zinto zingakuvimbi ukuthi uze phambi kukaNkulunkulu ukwemukela ubizo Lwakhe, nalokho Akuphathisa khona, ukwenza lokho uNkulunkulu akucela ukuba ukwenze, konke oyokwenza kuyoba okubaluleke kakhulu emhlabeni futhi uyobe ungolunge kunabo bonke esintwini. Uma wala ubizo lukaNkulunkulu ngenxa yesikhundla kanye nemigomo yakho ngokwakho, konke ozokwenza kuyobe kuqalekisiwe futhi kuyodelelwa nguNkulunkulu. Mhlawumbe ungumongameli, noma usosayensi, umfundisi, noma ilunga kodwa noma ngabe siphakeme kangakanani isikhundla sakho, uma wethembele olwazini lwakho, nekhono kulokho okwenzayo, uyoba yisahluleki njalo, futhi uyohlala ungenazo izibusiso zikaNkulunkulu, ngoba uNkulunkulu akamukeli lutho olwenzayo, futhi akakuniki ukuthi umsebenzi wakho ungolungileyo noma emukele ukuthi usebenzela ukusizakala kwesintu. Uzothi konke okwenzayo, ukusebenzisa ulwazi namandla esintu ukuphuca umuntu ukuvikelwa nguNkulunkulu, kanye nokuphika izibusiso zikaNkulunkulu. Uzothi uholela isintu ebumnyameni, ekufeni, futhi ekuqaleni kwokuphila okungena mkhawu lapho umuntu eselahlekelwe uNkulunkulu nesibusiso Sakhe.

Kusukela lapho umuntu waqala ukuba namasayensi okuhlalisana kwabantu, umqondo womuntu wagcwala isayensi nolwazi. Isayensi nolwazi lwase luba amathuluzi okubusa isintu, futhi yayingasekho indawo eyanele ukukhonza uNkulunkulu, kanye nezimo ezivumayo ukukhonzwa kukaNkulunkulu. Isikhundla sikaNkulunkulu sashona phansi kakhulu enhliziyweni yomuntu. Izwe enhliziyweni yomuntu elingenandawo kaNkulunkulu limnyama, alinalutho alinathemba. Ngakho kwavela ososayensi bezokuhlalisana kwabantu abaningi, ababhali bezemilando, kanye nosopolitiki ukuveza izichasiselo ezicatshangiwe zesayensi yokuhlalisana kwabantu, umcabango ngenguquko yabantu, kanye nezinye izichasiselo ezicatshangiwe ezaphula iqiniso lokuthi uNkulunkulu wadala umuntu, ukugcwalisa inhliziyo nomqondo womuntu. Futhi ngale ndlela, labo abakholelwa ukuthi uNkulunkulu wadala yonke into baba mbalwa kakhulu, futhi labo abakholelwa kumcabango ngenguquko baba baningi kakhulu. Abantu abaningi kakhulu bathatha imibhalo ngemisebenzi kaNkulunkulu kanye namazwi Akhe ngenkathi yeTestamente Elidala njengezinsomi nezinganekwane. Ezinhliziyweni zabo abantu baphenduka bangabinandaba nesithunzi nobukhulu bukaNkulunkulu, nemfundiso ethi uNkulunkulu ukhona futhi uyabusa phezu konke. Ukuphila kwesintu nesiphetho samazwe nezizwe akusabalulekile kubo. Umuntu uphila ezweni elingenalutho ezikhathaza kuphela ngokudla, ukuphuza nokushisekela intokozo.… Bambalwa abantu abazihluphayo ukufuna ukwazi lapho uNkulunkulu enza umsebenzi Wakhe namhlanje, noma ukufuna ukuthi Wengamela kanjani futhi usihlela kanjani isiphetho somuntu. Futhi ngale ndlela, impucuko yabantu ngokungazi igcina ingakwazi kakhulu ukufeza izifiso zabantu, futhi baningi abantu abezwa ukuthi njengoba bephila emhlabeni onjalo, ukujabula kwabo kuncane kunalokho kwabantu bangaphambilini. Nabantu bamazwe ayephucuke kakhulu imbala baveza izikhalo ezinjalo. Ngoba ngaphandle kokuqondisa kukaNkulunkulu, akukhathaleki ukuthi ababusi nezazi zokuhlalisana kwabantu bazikhathaza kangakanani ukugcina impucuko yabantu, kunhlanga zimuka nomoya. Akekho angagcwalisa ubuze enhliziyweni yomuntu, ngoba akekho ongaba impilo yomuntu, futhi awukho umcabango wezokuhlalisana ongakhulula umuntu ebuzeni obumphethe. Isayensi, ulwazi, inkululeko, intando yeningi, ukungcebeleka, ukunethezeka, lokhu kuyikhefu lesikhashana. Ngisho nalezinto, umuntu uyokona nakanjani futhi akhalele ukwenza okungalungile emphakathini. Lezi zinto ngeke zixoshe ukulangazelela okukhulu nesifiso somuntu ukuhlola. Ngoba umuntu wenziwa nguNkulunkulu, futhi imihlatshelo engenangqondo kanye nokuhlola komuntu kuholela kuphela ekuhluphekeni okukhulu.

Umuntu uzophila esimweni sokwesaba okungapheli, ngeke azi ukuthi angalimela kanjani ikusasa lesintu, noma angabhekana kanjani nendlela engaphambili. Umuntu uzogcina esaba ngisho isayensi nolwazi, futhi asabe nakakhulu umuzwa wobuze ngaphakathi kuye. Kulo mhlaba, akukhathaleki ukuthi uphila ezweni elikhululekile noma ezweni elingenawo amalungelo esintu, awukwazi nhlobo ukuphunyuka isiphetho sesintu. Noma ngabe ungumbusi noma ungobuswayo, awukwazi nhlobo ukuphunyuka esifisweni sokuthi uhlole isimiso, izimfihlo kanye nesiphetho sesintu. Akusaphathwa ukuthi awukwazi ukuphunyuka umuzwa odidayo wobuze. Izenzakalo ezinje, ezijwayelekile esintwini sonke, zibizwa ngokuthi imisebenzi ephathelene nokuhlalisana kwabantu yizazi zesayensi yokuhlalisana kwabantu, kepha ayikho indoda eqotho engavela ukuxazulula le zinkinga. Umuntu, ekugcineni phela, umuntu. Indawo nempilo kaNkulunkulu ayinakuthathwa yinoma ngumuphi umuntu. Isintu asidingi nje kuphela umphakathi onobuqiniso lapho bonke abantu bondlekile futhi belingana futhi bekhululekile, kodwa insindiso kaNkulunkulu kanye nokuhlinzeka Kwakhe impilo kubo. Kuphela uma umuntu ethola insindiso kaNkulunkulu kanye nokuhlinzeka Kwakhe ngempilo kubo izidingo nokulangazelela ukuhlola, kanye nobuze kumoya womuntu kuyoxazululwa. Uma abantu bezwe noma besizwe bengakwazi ukwemukela insindiso kanye nokunakekela kukaNkulunkulu, lelo lizwe noma leso sizwe esinjalo siyohamba indlela eya encithakalweni, eya ebumnyameni, futhi siyobhujiswa nguNkulunkulu.

Mhlawumbe izwe lakho liyaphumelela njengamanje, kodwa uma uvumela abantu ukuthi baphambuke kuNkulunkulu, izwe lakho liyozithola liyangokuya lingenazo izibusiso zikaNkulunkulu. Impucuko yezwe lakho iyoya ngokuya inyathelwe phansi, kungekudala abantu bayovukela uNkulunkulu futhi baqalekise iZulu. Ngakho isiphetho sezwe siyokwehlelwa incithakalo kungahlosiwe. UNkulunkulu uzovusa amazwe anamandla ukubhekana nalawo mazwe aqalekiswe nguNkulunkulu, futhi angawasusuluza aphele nya emhlabeni. Ukuvuka nokuwa kwezwe kukhomba ukuthi ababusi balo bayamkhonza uNkulunkulu noma cha, futhi nokuthi bayabaholela yini abantu babo ukuba basondele kuNkulunkulu futhi bamkhonze Yena. Nokho, kule sikhathi sokugcina, ngenxa yokuthi labo abafuna futhi abakhonza uNkulunkulu ngeqiniso baya ngokuya baba yingcosana, uNkulunkulu uzothela umusa okhethekile kulawo mazwe lapho ukholo olusemthethweni kuwubu Krestu. Uwaqoqela ndawonye ukwenza ikamu yabalungile nokho emhlabeni, kuthi lawo mazwe angakholwa nhlobo noma lawo angakhonzi uNkulunkulu weqiniso azoba yizitha zekamu elilungile. Ngale ndlela, uNkulunkulu akanayo kuphela indawo phakathi kwesintu lapho ezokwenza khona umsebenzi Wakhe, kodwa Uphinda Azuze amazwe angaphatha ngegunya elifanele, ukuze Agidlabeze ngonswinyo nemikhawulo lawo mazwe amelana noNkulunkulu. Kepha naphezu kwalokhu, namanje ababaningi abantu abavelayo ukukhonza uNkulunkulu, ngoba umuntu useduke kakhulu Kuye, futhi uNkulunkulu uselokhu engekho emicabangweni yomuntu isikhathi eside kakhulu.

Kusele emhlabeni amazwe enza ukulunga futhi amelane nobubi kuphela. Kodwa lokhu kukude nezifiso zikaNkulunkulu, ngoba abekho ababusi bezwe abangavumela uNkulunkulu ukuthi abuse phezu kwabantu babo, futhi ayikho inhlangano yezepolitiki engaqoqa abantu bayo ndawonye ukukhonza uNkulunkulu; uNkulunkulu uselahlekelwe yindawo Yakhe efanele enhliziyweni yezwe, yesizwe, yeqembu elibusayo, kanye ngisho nasenhliziyweni yawonke umuntu. Nakuba amandla alungileyo ekhona emhlabeni, ukubusa lapho uNkulunkulu engenandawo enhliziyweni yomuntu kuntekenteke. Ngaphandle kwesibusiso sikaNkulunkulu, umkhakha wezepolitiki uyoba inxakanxaka futhi ube sengozini yokuhlaselwa. Esintwini, ukuhlala ngaphandle kwesibusiso sikaNkulunkulu kufana nokungabi nokukhanya kwelanga. Akukhathaleki ukuthi ababusi banikela ngokukhuthala okungakanani kubantu babo, akusho lutho ukuthi zingaki izinkomfa ezilungile isintu esizenzayo ndawonye, lokhu ngeke kuze kuzilungise izinto, noma kuguqule isiphetho sesintu. Umuntu ucabanga ukuthi izwe lapho abantu bondlekile futhi begqokile, lapho abantu bephila khona ngokuthula, yizwe elihle, futhi elinabaholi abalungile. Kepha uNkulunkulu akacabangi kanjalo. Ukholwa ukuthi izwe lapho kungekho muntu omkhonzayo Yena yilelo Azolibhubhisa. Indlela yomuntu yokucabanga ayivumelani nekaNkulunkulu. Uma inhloko yezwe ingamkhonzi uNkulunkulu, isiphetho salelo lizwe kuyoba esesabekayo ngosizi, futhi izwe ngeke libe nampokophelo.

UNkulunkulu akangeni kwezepolitiki zabantu, kepha isiphetho sezwe noma isizwe silawulwa nguNkulunkulu. UNkulunkulu ulawula lomhlaba kanye nomhlaba wonke jikelele. Isiphetho somuntu kanye nohlelo lukaNkulunkulu kuxhumene ngokusondelelene, futhi akekho umuntu, izwe noma isizwe esikhishelwe ngaphandle ebukhosini bukaNkulunkulu. Uma umuntu efisa ukwazi isiphetho sakhe, kufanele eze phambi kukaNkulunkulu. UNkulunkulu uzokwenza labo abamlandelayo nabamkhonzayo ukuthi baphumelele futhi uzoletha ukuncipha nobhubhiso kulabo abamelana Naye nabamdikilayo.

Khumbula lesosiqephu eBhayibhelini lapho uNkulunkulu eletha imbubhiso eSodoma, futhi ucabange futhi ukuthi unkosikazi kaLoti waphenduka kanjani isiduli kasawoti. Cabanga emuva ukuthi abantu baseNineva baphenduka kanjani ezonweni zabo bembethe ingubo yamasaka nomlotha, futhi ukhumbule okwalandela emuva kokuthi amaJuda ayesembethelile uJesu esiphambanweni eminyakeni ewu 2,000 eyedlule. AmaJuda agxoshwa kwaIsrayeli futhi abalekela emazweni kuwo wonke umhlaba. Amaningi abulawa, futhi isizwe samaJuda sisonkana sabhekana nencithakalo engakaze ibonwe. Babebethele uNkulunkulu esiphambanweni-babenze icala elihlasimulisayo-futhi bavusa isimo sikaNkulunkulu. Benziwa ukuthi bakhokhe ngalokho abakwenza, kwafanele bathweswe imiphumela yezenzo zabo. Balahla ngecala uNkulunkulu, badikila uNkulunkulu, ngakho baba nesiphetho esisodwa nje: ukuthi bajeziswe nguNkulunkulu. Lowo ngumphumela nesenzakaliso esinomunyu ababusi babo abasiletha phezu kwezwe nesizwe sabo.

Namuhla, uNkulunkulu usebuyele emhlabeni ukwenza umsebenzi Wakhe. Isitobhu Sakhe sokuqala ngababusi abangomashiqela: iShayina, inqaba eqinile yokungakholelwa kuNkulunkulu. UNkulunkulu usezuze iqembu labantu ngokuhlakanipha namandla Akhe. Ngale sikhathi, Uyazingelwa yiqembu lababusi eShayina ngayo yonke indlela futhi ufakwa ekuhluphekeni okukhulu, engenandawo yokuphumuza ikhanda Lakhe futhi engakwazi ukuthola isiphephelo. Naphezu kwalokhu, uNkulunkulu usaqhubeka nomsebenzi ahlose ukuwenza: Uyakhuluma futhi Asakaze ivangeli. Akekho ongaqonda ukuba nguSomandla kukaNkulunkulu. EShayina, izwe elibuka uNkulunkulu njengesitha, uNkulunkulu akakaze ayeke umsebenzi Wakhe. Kunalokho, baningi kakhulu abantu abemukele umsebenzi nezwi Lakhe, ngoba uNkulunkulu wenza konke Angakwenza ukusindisa ilunga lesintu ngalinye ngalinye. Sithemba ukuthi alikho izwe noma isizwe esizomelana nalokho uNkulunkulu afisa ukukufeza. Labo abavimba umsebenzi kaNkulunkulu, abamelana nezwi likaNkulunkulu, abaphazamisa futhi balimaze uhlelo lukaNkulunkulu, bayojeziswa nguNkulunkulu ekugcineni. Lowo oweyisa umsebenzi kaNkulunkulu uyothunyelwa esihogweni; noma iliphi ilizwe eleyisa umsebenzi kaNkulunkulu liyobhujiswa; noma isiphi isizwe esivukayo ukumelana nomsebenzi kaNkulunkulu siyoshabalaliswa kulomhlabeni, futhi singabe sisaba khona. Ngiyagqugquzela abantu bazo zonke izizwe, amazwe, kanye nemikhakha yezimboni ukuthi nilalele izwi likaNkulunkulu, ukubona umsebenzi kaNkulunkulu, ukunaka isiphetho sesintu, ngokwenza uNkulunkulu ongcwele kakhulu, ohlonishwa kakhulu, ophakeme kakhulu kanye nokunguyena kuphela ofanele ukukhonzwa, futhi nokuvumela isintu sisonkana ukuthi siphile ngaphansi kwesibusiso sikaNkulunkulu, njengoba inzalo ka-Abrahama yabe iphila ngaphansi kwesithembiso sikaJehova, futhi njengoba u-Adamu no-Eva ababenziwe uNkulunkulu ekuqaleni, babephila eNsimini yase-Edeni.

Umsebenzi kaNkulunkulu ufana namagagasi agubha kakhulu. Akekho ongaMvalela, futhi akekho ongaMisa izinyathelo Zakhe. Yilabo kuphela abalalela amazwi Akhe ngokucophelela futhi abafuna baphinde bomele Yena, abalandela ezinyathelweni Zakhe futhi bazuze isithembiso Sakhe. Labo abangakwenzi bayobhekana nesenzakaliso esiqand’ikhanda kanye nesijeziso esifanele.