V. Amazwi Ngobudlelwane Phakathi Kwesigaba Ngasinye Somsebenzi KaNkulunkulu Negama LikaNkulunkulu

231. Umsebenzi kaNkulunkulu kukho konke ukuphatha Kwakhe ucace bha: iNkathi Yomusa iyiNkathi Yomusa futhi izinsuku zokugcina ziyizinsuku zokugcina. Kunomehluko ogqamile phakathi kwenkathi ngayinye, ngoba enkathini ngayinye uNkulunkulu wenza umsebenzi omela leyo nkathi. Ukuze umsebenzi wezinsuku zokugcina ufezwe, kumele kube nokusha, ukwahlulela, ukusola, ulaka nembubhiso ukufikisa le nkathi ekugcineni. Izinsuku zokugcina zisho inkathi yokugcina. Enkathini yokugcina, ingabe uNkulunkulu ngeke ayiqede le nkathi? Ukuqeda inkathi, uNkulunkulu kufanele eze nokusola nokwahlulela. Yile ndlela kuphela angaqeda ngayo inkathi. Inhloso kaJesu, yayiwukuba umuntu aqhubeke asinde, aqhubeke aphile, futhi aphile ngendlela engcono. Wasindisa umuntu esonweni ukuze umuntu ayeka ukwehlela ekonakaleni futhi angabe esaphila eHayidesi nasesihogweni, futhi ngokusindisa umuntu eHayidesi nasesihogweni wayenzela ukuba umuntu aqhubeke aphile. Manje, sezifikile izinsuku zokugcina. UNkulunkulu uyoshabalalisa umuntu futhi abhubhise ngokuphelele isintu, okusho ukuthi, uyoguqula ukuhlubuka kwesintu. Ngenxa yalokhu, bekungeke kwenzeke, ngesimo esinozwelo nokuthanda senkathi eyedlule, ukuba uNkulunkulu aphethe inkathi noma aphumelelise uhlelo Lwakhe lokuphatha lweminyaka eyizinkulungwane eziyisithupha. Inkathi nenkathi iveza okuthile okukhethekile ngesimo sikaNkulunkulu, futhi yonke inkathi iqukethe umsebenzi okufanele wenziwe nguNkulunkulu. Ngakho, umsebenzi owenziwe nguNkulunkulu uqobo enkathini ngayinye uqukethe ukubonakaliswa kwesimo Sakhe sangempela, bese kokubili igama Lakhe kanye nomsebenzi awenzile kuguquka kanye nesikhathi; konke kusha. NgeNkathi Yomthetho, umsebenzi wokuqondisa isintu wawenziwa ngaphansi kwegama likaJehova futhi isigaba sokuqala somsebenzi saqalwa emhlabeni. Kulesi sigaba umsebenzi wawuqukethe ukwakha ithempeli ne-altare, kanye nokusebenzisa umthetho ukuqondisa isizwe sakwa-Israyeli nokusebenza phakathi kwaso. Ngokuqondisa isizwe sakwa-Israyeli, UNkulunkulu wasungula indawo yomsebenzi Wakhe lapha emhlabeni. Kusuka kule ndawo, wasabalalisa umsebenzi Wakhe, wawuyisa ngaphandle ngaleya kwakwa-Israyeli, okusho ukuthi, ukusuka kwa-Israyeli, wawandisela ngaphandle, ukuze izizukulwane zakamuva ziye ngokuya zazi ukuthi uJehova wayenguNkulunkulu, nokuthi nguJehova owadala amazulu nomhlaba nazo zonke izinto, nokuthi nguJehova owenza zonke izidalwa. Wasabalalisa umsebenzi Wakhe ngabantu bakwa-Israyeli wawusabalalisela kude nabo. Izwe lakwa-Israyeli laliyindawo engcwele yokuqala yomsebenzi kaJehova emhlabeni, futhi kwakusezweni lakwa-Israyeli lapho uNkulunkulu aqala khona ukusebenza emhlabeni. Lowo kwakuwumsebenzi weNkathi Yomthetho. Emsebenzini weNkathi Yomusa, uJesu wayenguNkulunkulu owayesindisa umuntu. Lokho ayenakho nayeyikho kwakuwumusa, uthando, ububele, isineke, ukubekezela, ukuthobeka, ukunakekela kanye nokubekezelelana, futhi okuningi komsebenzi awenza kwakungokokukhululwa komuntu. Mayelana nesimo Sakhe, kwakungesobubele nothando, futhi ngenxa yokuthi wayenobubele nothando, kwadingeka ukuba abethelwe esiphambanweni ngenxa yomuntu, akhombise ukuthi uNkulunkulu wathanda umuntu njengoba ayezithanda Yena, kangangokuthi waze wazinikela Yena uqobo Lwakhe lonke. NgeNkathi Yomusa, igama likaNkulunkulu kwakunguJesu, okusho ukuthi uNkulunkulu wayenguNkulunkulu owasindisa umuntu, nokuthi ngalokho wayenguNkulunkulu onobubele futhi onothando. UNkulunkulu wayenomuntu. Uthando Lwakhe, ububele Bakhe, nensindiso Yakhe konke kwakuhambisana nawo wonke umuntu. Kwakungokwamukela igama leNkosi uJesu nobukhona Bakhe kuphela lapho umuntu wayengathola khona ukuthula nenjabulo, amukele isibusiso Sakhe kanye nomusa Wakhe omkhulu, kanye nensindiso Yakhe. Ngokubethelwa kukaJesu, bonke labo abamlandela bathola insindiso futhi baxolelwa izono zabo. NgeNkathi Yomusa, igama likaNkulunkulu kwakunguJesu. Ngamanye amazwi umsebenzi wangeNkathi Yomusa, umsebenzi wawenziwa egameni likaJesu kakhulu. NgeNkathi Yomusa, igama likaNkulunkulu kwakunguJesu. Wenza isigaba somsebenzi omusha ngemva kweTestamente Elidala futhi umsebenzi Wakhe waphetha ngokubethelwa. Lokhu kwakuwumsebenzi wakhe wonke. Ngakho, ngeNkathi Yomthetho, uJehova kwakuyigama likaNkulunkulu futhi ngeNkathi Yomusa uJesu wayemele uNkulunkulu. Ezinsukwini zokugcina, igama Lakhe uNkulunkulu uSomandla—Onamandla onke futhi usebenzisa amandla Akhe ukuze aqondise umuntu, anqobe umuntu futhi azuze umuntu, bese ekugcineni, aphethe inkathi. Kuzo zonke izinkathi, kuso sonke isigaba somsebenzi Wakhe, isimo sikaNkulunkulu siyabonakala.

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232. “UJehova” yigama engalisebenzisa ngenkathi ngisebenza kwa-Israyeli, futhi lisho uNkulunkulu wama-Israyeli (Abantu abakhethiwe bakaNkulunkulu) ongazwela umuntu, amqalekise umuntu futhi aqondise ukuphila komuntu. Lisho uNkulunkulu onamandla amakhulu futhi ogcwele ukuhlakanipha. “UJesu” ungu-Emanuweli, okusho umnikelo wesono ogcwele uthando, ogcwele ububele futhi okhulula isintu. Wenza umsebenzi Wenkathi Yomusa, futhi wamelela ingxenye eyodwa yohlelo lokuqondisa. Okusho ukuthi, uJehova kuphela onguNkulunkulu wabantu baka-Israyeli abakhethiweyo, uNkulunkulu ka-Abrahama, uNkulunkulu ka-Isaka, uNkulunkulu kaJakobe, uNkulunkulu kaMose noNkulunkulu wabo bonke abakwa-Israyeli. Ngakho, nakule nkathi, bonke abakwa-Israyeli, ngaphandle kwamaJuda, bakhonza uJehova. Bamenzela iminikelo e-altare futhi bamkhonze begqoke izingubo zabapristi ethempelini. Abanethemba lakho ukubonakala kukaJehova futhi. NguJesu kuphela ongoMhlengi wesintu. Ungumnikelo wesono owahlenga isintu esonweni. Okusho ukuthi, igama likaJesu livela eNkathini Yomusa, futhi belilokhu likhona ngenxa yomsebenzi wokukhulula weNkathi Yomusa. Igama likaJesu libe khona ukuze abantu bangeNkathi Yomusa bazalwe kabusha futhi basindiswe, futhi liyigama elithile lokuhlenga sonke isintu. Ngakho igama likaJesu limelela umsebenzi wokuhlenga, futhi lisho iNkathi Yomusa. Igama elithi Jehova, liyigama elithile labantu bakwa-Israyeli ababephila ngaphansi komthetho. ENkathini ngayinye nesigaba ngasinye somsebenzi, igama lami linesisekelo kodwa futhi limelela okuthile okubalulekile: Igama ngalinye limele inkathi eyodwa. “UJehova” umele iNkathi Yomthetho futhi liyisihloniphiso sikaNkulunkulu owayekhonzwa ngabantu bakwa-Israyeli. “UJesu” umelela iNkathi Yomusa futhi uyigama likaNkulunkulu wabo bonke abahlengwa phakathi neNkathi Yomusa.

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233. Inkathi Yomusa yaqala ngegama likaJesu. Lapho uJesu eqala ukwenza inkonzo Yakhe, uMoya oNgcwele waqala ukufakazela igama likaJesu, futhi igama likaJehova kwakungasakhulunywa ngalo, kunalokho uMoya oNgcwele waqala umsebenzi omusha, kakhulu ngaphansi kwegama likaJesu. Ubufakazi balabo ababekholwa Kuye babungokukaJesu Kristu, nomsebenzi ababewenza babewenzela uJesu Kristu. Isiphetho seNkathi Yomthetho yeTestamente Elidala sasho ukuthi umsebenzi kakhulu owawenziwa ngaphansi kwegama likaJehova usufinyelele esiphethweni. Kusuka lapho, igama likaNkulunkulu kwakungaseyena uJehova; kunalokho wayesebizwa ngoJesu futhi kusukela lapho kuqhubeke uMoya oNgcwele waqala umsebenzi kakhulu ngaphansi kwegama likaJesu. Ngakho, namuhla, muntu osadla futhi aphuze amazwi kaJehova, futhi osenza konke ngokomsebenzi weNkathi Yomthetho—ingabe awuyilandeli yini ngobumpumputhe imithetho? Awubambekile enkathini edlule? Uyazi ukuthi izinsuku zokugcina sezifikile. Kungaba ukuthi, lapho uJesu efika, uyobe esabizwa ngoJesu? UJehova watshela abantu bakwa-Israyeli ukuthi uMesiya uyofika, kodwa futhi lapho efika, akabizwanga ngoMesiya kodwa kwathiwa uJesu. UJesu wathi uyobuya futhi, nokuthi uyofika njengokuhamba Kwakhe. Lawa kwakungamazwi kaJesu, kodwa wayibona indlela uJesu owahamba ngayo? UJesu wahamba egibele phezu kwefu elimhlophe, kodwa kungenzeka ukuthi uyobuya mathupha phakathi kwabantu ephezu kwefu elimhlophe? Uma bekunjalo, ubengeke alokhu ebizwa ngoJesu? Lapho uJesu ebuya futhi, inkathi iyobe isiguqukile kakade, ngakho ingabe uyobe esabizwa ngoJesu? Ingabe kusho ukuthi uNkulunkulu ngeke yini abizwa ngegama elisha enkathini entsha? Ingabe umfanekiso womuntu oyedwa negama elilodwa kungamela yini uNkulunkulu uqobo Lwakhe? Inkathi nenkathi, uNkulunkulu wenza umsebenzi omusha futhi ubizwa ngegama elisha; angawenza kanjani umsebenzi ofanayo ngezikhathi ezingafani? Anganamathela kanjani kokudala? Igama likaJesu lathathwa ngenxa yomsebenzi wokuhlenga, ngakho ingabe uzobizwa ngegama elifanayo lapho ebuya ezinsukwini zokugcina? Ingabe ubeyobe esenza umsebenzi wokukhulula? Kungani uJehova noJesu bengumuntu oyedwa, kodwa babizwe ngamagama angafani ngezinkathi ezingafani? Ingabe akukhona ngenxa yokuthi izinkathi zemisebenzi yabo zehlukene? Ingabe uNkulunkulu uqobo Lwakhe lonke angabizwa ngegama elilodwa? Uma kunjalo uNkulunkulu kumele abizwe ngegama elehlukile ngenkathi eyehlukile, futhi asebenzise igama ukuze aguqule inkathi futhi ayimele, ngoba alikho elinye igama elingamela uNkulunkulu Uqobo Lwakhe, futhi igama ngalinye likwazi kuphela ukumela ingxenye yesikhathi sesimo sikaNkulunkulu enkathini ethile; konke elidinga ukukwenza ukumela umsebenzi Wakhe. Ngakho, uNkulunkulu angakhetha noma yiliphi igama elimela isimo Sakhe ukuze amele yonke inkathi. Kungakhathaleki ukuthi kusenkathini kaJehova noma kaJesu, inkathi nenkathi imelwa yigama.

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234. Ngesikhathi uJesu efika ezokwenza umsebenzi Wakhe, kwawungaphansi kokuqondisa kukaMoya oNgcwele; wenza lokho uMoya oNgcwele owawukufuna futhi kwakungekhona okungokweNkathi Yomthetho yeTestamente Elidala noma ngokwendlela yomsebenzi kaJehova. Nakuba umsebenzi uJesu ayezele ukuzowenza wakungekhona ukuzogcina imithetho kaJehova noma imiyalelo kaJehova, umthombo wakho wawufana. Umsebenzi uJesu awenza wawumele igama likaJesu futhi wawumele iNkathi Yomusa; umsebenzi owawenziwa uJehova, wona wawumele uJehova kanye neNkathi Yomthetho. Umsebenzi wabo kwakuwumsebenzi kaMoya owodwa osezinkathini ezimbili ezehlukene. Umsebenzi uJesu awenza wawungamela iNkathi Yomusa kuphela nomsebenzi uJehova awenza nawo wawungamela iNkathi Yomthetho yeTestamente Elidala. UJehova wayeqondisa kuphela abantu bakwa-Israyeli nabaseGibhithe kanye nazo zonke izizwe ezingale kuka-Israyeli. Umsebenzi kaJesu weNkathi Yomusa yeTestamente Elisha wawungumsebenzi kaNkulunkulu ngaphansi kwegama likaJesu njengoba ayeqondisa leyo nkathi. … Kwakungaba nenkathi entsha kuphela lapho uJesu efika ezokwenza umsebenzi omusha, ukuqala inkathi entsha, ukwedlula umsebenzi owawukade wenziwe kwa-Israyeli, kanye nokwenza umsebenzi Wakhe ngokungahambisani nomsebenzi owenziwa nguJehova kwa-Israyeli noma nemithetho Yakhe emidala, noma ngokuhambisana nayiphi imithetho, kodwa ukwenza umsebenzi omusha okwakufanele awenze. UNkulunkulu uqobo Lwakhe uza ukuzovula inkathi futhi uNkulunkulu uqobo Lwakhe uza ukuzoqeda inkathi. Umuntu akakwazi ukwenza umsebenzi wokuqala inkathi nokuphetha inkathi. Ukuba uJesu akazange afikise umsebenzi kaJehova ekupheleni emva kokufika Kwakhe, lokho-ke kwakuyoba ubufakazi bokuthi wayengumuntu nje futhi engakwazi ukumela uNkulunkulu. Ngenxa kanye yokuthi uJesu weza waphetha umsebenzi kaJehova, waqhuba umsebenzi kaJehova futhi, ngaphezu kwalokho, wenza umsebenzi Wakhe, umsebenzi omusha, kubonisa ukuthi lokhu kwakuyinkathi entsha nokuthi uJesu wayenguNkulunkulu uqobo. Benza izigaba zomsebenzi ezehlukene ngokucacile. Esinye isigaba sasenziwa ethempelini, kanti esinye sasenziwa ngaphandle kwalo. Omunye wale misebenzi wawungukuhola abantu ngendlela yomthetho kanti omunye wawungukunikela umnikelo wesono. Zombili lezi zigaba zomsebenzi zazehlukene ngokusobala; lokhu kwehlukanisa inkathi entsha kwendala, futhi kuliqiniso elimsulwa ukuthi ziyizinkathi ezimbili ezehlukene. Indawo yomsebenzi Wabo yayehlukene futhi umongo womsebenzi Wabo wawehlukene futhi nezinhloso zomsebenzi Wabo zazehlukene. Ngakho, zingahlukaniswa zibe yizinkathi ezimbili: ITestamente Elisha neTestamente Elidala, okuwukuthi, inkathi entsha nendala. Lapho uJesu efika akangenanga ethempelini, okufakazela ukuthi inkathi kaJehova yayisiphelile. Akangenanga ethempelini ngoba umsebenzi kaJehova ethempelini wawusuphelile, futhi wawungasadingi ukuphinde wenziwe, futhi ukuwenza futhi kwakuyoba ukuwuphinda. Kwaba ngokushiya ithempeli, ukuqala umsebenzi omusha kanye nokuvula indlela entsha ngaphandle kwethempeli, lapho akwazi khona ukufikisa umsebenzi kaNkulunkulu esicongweni sawo. Ukuba akaphumanga ethempelini ukuyokwenza umsebenzi Wakhe, umsebenzi kaNkulunkulu wawuyoma ndawonye ezisekelweni zethempeli, futhi kwakungeke kube nezinguquko ezintsha. Ngakho, lapho uJesu efika akangenanga ethempelini, futhi akenzanga umsebenzi Wakhe phakathi ethempelini. Wenza umsebenzi Wakhe ngaphandle kwethempeli, futhi, ehola abafundi, wenza umsebenzi Wakhe ngokukhululeka. Ukuhamba kukaNkulunkulu ethempelini ukuyokwenza umsebenzi Wakhe kwasho ukuthi uNkulunkulu wayenohlelo olusha. Umsebenzi wakhe wawuzokwenziwa ngaphandle kwethempeli, futhi kwakuzoba umsebenzi omusha owawungeke ubambeke endleleni yokwenziwa kwawo. Eqeda nje ukufika uJesu, waqeda umsebenzi kaNkulunkulu wangesikhathi seTestamente Elidala. Nakuba zazibizwa ngamagama amabili angafani, kwaba nguMoya owodwa owafeza zombili lezi zigaba zomsebenzi, futhi nomsebenzi owawenziwa wawuqhubeka njalo Njengoba igama lalehlukile, nokuqukethwe umsebenzi kwakwehlukile, inkathi yayihlukile. Lapho uJehova efika, leyo kwakuyinkathi kaJehova nalapho uJesu efika, leyo kwakuyinkathi kaJesu. Ngakho, isikhathi ngasinye lapho lowo nalowo efika, uNkulunkulu ubizwa ngegama elilodwa, umela inkathi eyodwa futhi uvula indlela entsha, athathe igama elisha, okubonisa ukuthi uNkulunkulu uhlala emusha futhi akagugi, okuwukuthi umsebenzi Wakhe awuyeki ukuqhubekela phambili. Umlando uhlala uqhubekela phambili nomsebenzi kaNkulunkulu uhlala uqhubekela phambili. Ukuze uhlelo lweminyaka eziyinkulungwane eziyisithupha lufinyelele esiphethweni, kumele luhlale luqhubeka luya phambili. Usuku nosuku, kufanele enze umsebenzi omusha, unyaka nonyaka kumele enze umsebenzi omusha; kumele aqale izindlela ezintsha, kumele aqale izinkathi ezintsha, aqale umsebenzi omusha nomkhulu, futhi kanye nalokhu alethe amagama amasha nomsebenzi omusha.

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235. Uma umsebenzi kaNkulunkulu uhlala ufana inkathi ngayinye futhi ebizwa ngegama elifanayo, umuntu angamazi kanjani? Kumele ukuba uNkulunkulu abizwe ngoJehova, futhi ngale kukaNkulunkulu obizwa ngoJehova, noma ngubani obizwa nganoma yiliphi elinye igama akayena uNkulunkulu. Noma uNkulunkulu angabizwa kuphela ngokuthi uJesu, futhi ngaphandle kwegama likaJesu akufanele abizwe ngelinye igama; ngaphandle kukaJesu, uJehova akayena uNkulunkulu, noNkulunkulu uSomandla akayena uNkulunkulu futhi. Umuntu ukholwa ukuthi kuyiqiniso ukuthi uNkulunkulu unamandla, kodwa uNkulunkulu unguNkulunkulu onomuntu, futhi kumele abizwe ngoJesu ngoba uNkulunkulu unomuntu. Ukwenza lokhu, kuwukulandela imfundiso, futhi kuwukuqoqela uNkulunkulu emkhawulweni othile. Ngakho, kuzo zonke izinkathi, umsebenzi uNkulunkulu awenzayo, igama abizwa ngalo, nomfanekiso awuthathayo—umsebenzi awenzayo kuzo zonke izigaba kuze kube namuhla—akulandeli umthetho owodwa, futhi akukho ngaphansi nhlobo kwanoma yimuphi umkhawulo. UnguJehova, futhi usenguye uJesu, kanye noMesiya, noNkulunkulu uSomandla. Umsebenzi Wakhe ungaguquka kancane kancane nokuguquka okuhambisanayo egameni Lakhe. Akukho gama elilodwa elingammela ngokugcwele, kodwa wonke amagama abizwa ngawo ayakwazi ukummela, futhi umsebenzi awenzayo kuzo zonke izinkathi umele isimo Sakhe.

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236. Abanye bathi igama likaNkulunkulu aliguquki, pho kungani igama likaJehova laphenduka uJesu? Kwaphrofethwa ngokuza kukaMesiya, pho kungani kweza indoda egama layo linguJesu? Kungani laguquka igama likaNkulunkulu? Ingabe umsebenzi onjena awenziwanga kudala? UNkulunkulu akakwazi ukwenza umsebenzi omusha namuhla? Umsebenzi wayizolo ungaguqulwa, futhi umsebenzi kaJesu ungalandela lowo kaJehova. Ungeke pho umsebenzi kaJesu ulandelwe omunye umsebenzi? Uma igama likaJehova lingaguqulwa libe nguJesu, pho kungani igama likaJesu nalo lingeke liguqulwe? Akukho okuxakayo kulokhu; ukuthi nje abantu bacabanga kancane ngokwedlulele. UNkulunkulu uyohlale enguNkulunkulu. Noma umsebenzi Wakhe ungaguquka negama Lakhe, isimo Sakhe nobuhlakani ngeke kuguquke kuze kube phakade. Uma ukholelwa ukuthi uNkulunkulu angabizwa ngegama elithi Jesu, lokho kusho ukuthi unolwazi oluncane kakhulu. Ungalokotha uthi uJesu yilona gama likaNkulunkulu kuze kube phakade, ukuthi uNkulunkulu uyolokhu futhi uyohlale ebizwa ngegama elithi Jesu, nokuthi lokho ngeke kushintshe? Ake sithi ngokuqinisekile yigama elithi Jesu eliqede iNkathi Yomthetho laphinde laqeda inkathi yokugcina? Ubani ongathi umusa kaJesu yiwo ongaqeda inkathi?

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237. Ingabe igama likaJesu—“UNkulunkulu unathi”—lisimele sonke isimo sikaNkulunkulu? Lingamchaza ngokugcwele uNkulunkulu? Uma umuntu ethi uNkulunkulu angabizwa kuphela ngokuthi uJesu futhi akufanele abe nelinye igama ngoba uNkulunkulu unesimo esingaguquki, la mazwi anjalo awukuhlambalaza ngempela! Uyakholwa ukuthi igama elithi Jesu, uNkulunkulu unathi, lilodwa lingammela ngokuphelele uNkulunkulu? UNkulunkulu angabizwa ngamagama amaningi, kodwa phakathi kwala magama amaningi, alikho igama elilodwa elingakuqoqa konke ngoNkulunkulu, alikho nelilodwa elingamela uNkulunkulu ngokuphelele. Ngakho uNkulunkulu unamagama amaningi, kodwa wonke la magama amaningi awakwazi ukucacisa isimo sikaNkulunkulu, ngoba isimo sikaNkulunkulu sicebe ngendlela yokuthi singaphezulu kakhulu kunamandla omuntu okumazi. Ayikho indlela yokuthi umuntu, esebenzisa ulimi lwesintu, aqoqe uNkulunkulu ngokugcwele. Isintu sinamagama amancane kakhulu esingaqoqa ngawo konke esikwaziyo ngesimo sikaNkulunkulu: mkhulu, uyahlonipheka, uyamangalisa, akaqondakali, uphakeme, ungcwele, ulungile, uhlakaniphile, njalo njalo. Amagama amaningi ngokweqile! La magama angafiki ndawo awakwazi ukuchaza okuncane umuntu asakubonile kwesimo sikaNkulunkulu. Ngokuhamba kwesikhathi, abanye abaningi benezela amagama ababecabanga ukuthi ayekwazi ukuchaza kangcono ukushisekela okwakusezinhliziyweni zabo: uNkulunkulu mkhulu kakhulu! UNkulunkulu ungcwele kakhulu! UNkulunkulu uthandeka kakhulu! Namuhla, izisho zabantu ezinjengalezi sezifike esicongweni sazo, kodwa umuntu akakakwazi ukukhuluma ngokucacile. Ngakho, ngokomuntu, uNkulunkulu unamagama amaningi, nokho akanalo igama elilodwa, futhi lokhu kungenxa yokuthi isiqu sikaNkulunkulu sinokuningi kakhulu kanti ulimi lomuntu luhlwempu kakhulu. Izwi noma igama elithile elilodwa alinawo amandla okumela uNkulunkulu uqobo, ngakho ingabe ucabanga ukuthi igama likaNkulunkulu lingama ndawonye nje? UNkulunkulu mkhulu kakhulu futhi ungcwele, kodwa awukwazi ukumvumela aguqule igama Lakhe njalo ngenkathi entsha? Ngakho-ke, kuyo yonke inkathi uNkulunkulu enza kuyo umsebenzi Wakhe mathupha, usebenzisa igama elihambisana nenkathi ukuze aqoqe umsebenzi ahlose ukuwenza. Usebenzisa leli gama kanye elibonisa ukubaluleka kwaleyo nkathi ukuze limele isimo Sakhe kuleyo nkathi. NguNkulunkulu lo esebenzisa ulimi lwabantu ukuze aveze isimo Sakhe. Ngisho kunjalo, abantu abaningi asebedlule ekuzweni ngokomoya futhi asebembone mathupha uNkulunkulu basezwa ukuthi leli gama elithile alikwazi ukumela uNkulunkulu ngokuphelele—awu, akukho okungenziwa ngalokhu, ngakho umuntu akasambizi uNkulunkulu nganoma yiliphi igama, kodwa umbiza nje ngokuthi “Nkulunkulu.” Kusengathi inhliziyo yomuntu igcwele uthando kodwa futhi ixakwe yizimpikiswano, ngoba umuntu akakwazi ukuchaza uNkulunkulu. Ayikho uNkulunkulu kucebe kakhulu, akukho ndlela yokukuchaza. Alikho igama elilodwa elingaqoqa isimo sikaNkulunkulu, futhi akukho gama elilodwa elingachaza lokho uNkulunkulu anakho nayikho. Uma umuntu engibuza, “Empeleni yiliphi igama olisebenzisayo?” Ngiyomtshela ukuthi, “UNkulunkulu unguNkulunkulu!” Akulona igama elihle lelo likaNkulunkulu? Akukhona ukuqoqa kahle kakhulu isimo sikaNkulunkulu? Uma kunjalo-ke, kungani nichitha amandla angaka nifuna igama likaNkulunkulu? Kungani kufanele nizihlekeze ubuchopho, nizile ukudla nobuthongo, konke ngenxa yegama nje? Luyofika usuku lapho uNkulunkulu engeke esabizwa ngegama elithi Jehova, Jesu noma uMesiya—uyobe esebizwa nje ngokuthi uMdali. Ngaleso sikhathi, wonke amagama ake wawasebenzisa emhlabeni ayofinyelela ekugcineni, ngoba umsebenzi Wakhe emhlabeni uyobe usufike ekugcineni, ngemva kwalokho ngeke esaba nawo amagama. Lapho zonke izinto sezingaphansi kokubusa koMdali, unasiphi isidingo segama elifanaleke kakhulu kodwa elingaphelele? Namanje usathungatha igama likaNkulunkulu? Usalokotha uthi uNkulunkulu ubizwa kuphela ngoJehova? Usalokotha uthi uNkulunkulu angabizwa kuphela ngoJesu? Ungakwazi yini ukuthwala isono sokuhlambalaza uNkulunkulu? Kufanele wazi ukuthi uNkulunkulu wayengenalo igama ekuqaleni. Wathatha nje igama elilodwa, amabili noma amaningi ngenxa yokuthi kunomsebenzi okwakufanele awenze futhi kwakufanele aphathe isintu. Noma ngabe yiliphi igama abizwa ngalo—ingabe akazikhethelanga lona? Ingabe ubengadinga wena—omunye wezidalwa Zakhe—ukuba ulinqume? Igama uNkulunkulu abizwa ngalo yilelo elivumelana nalokho umuntu angakwazi ukukuqonda, ngolimi lwesintu, kodwa leli gama umuntu angakwazi ukuliqonda ngokuphelele. Ungasho kuphela ukuthi kunoNkulunkulu osezulwini, ukuthi ubizwa ngokuthi uNkulunkulu, ukuthi unguNkulunkulu uqobo Lwakhe onamandla amakhulu, ohlakaniphe kakhulu, ophakeme kakhulu, omangalisa kakhulu, ofihlakele kakhulu, onamandla onke kakhulu futhi akukho okungaphezu kwalokho ongakusho; yilokho kuphela okuncane okwaziyo. Njengoba kunjalo, ingabe igama nje likaJesu lingamela uNkulunkulu uqobo? Lapho izinsuku zokugcina zifika, nakuba kusenguye uNkulunkulu owenza umsebenzi Wakhe, igama Lakhe kufanele liguquke, ngoba sekuyinkathi eyehlukile.

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238. Njalo lapho uNkulunkulu eza emhlabeni, uguqula igama Lakhe, ubulili, ukubukeka kanye nomsebenzi Wakhe; akawuphindi umsebenzi Wakhe. UnguNkulunkulu ohlale emusha futhi ongagugi neze. Kuqala lapho efika, wabizwa ngokuthi uJesu; ingabe usengabizwa ngoJesu kulokhu lapho esefika futhi? Ngesikhathi efika ekuqaleni, wayengowesilisa; angaba ngowesilisa futhi kulokhu? Umsebenzi Wakhe lapho efika ngeNkathi Yomusa kwakungukubethelwa esiphambanweni; lapho efika futhi ingabe usengahlenga isintu esonweni? Ingabe angabethelwa esiphambanweni futhi? Ingabe lokho ngeke kube ukuphinda umsebenzi Wakhe? Ubungazi yini ukuthi uNkulunkulu uyohlale emusha futhi akagugi neze? Kunalabo abathi uNkulunkulu akaguquki. Kuyiqiniso lokho, kodwa lokho kubhekiswe ekungaguqukini kwesimo sikaNkulunkulu nesiqu Sakhe. Izinguquko egameni Lakhe nasemsebenzini Wakhe azisho ukuthi isiqu Sakhe sesiguqulile; ngamanye amazwi, uNkulunkulu uyohlala enguNkulunkulu, futhi lokhu akusoze kwaguquka. Uma uthi umsebenzi kaNkulunkulu awuguquki, ingabe uyokwazi ukuqeda uhlelo Lwakhe lokuphatha oluyiminyaka eyizinkulungwane eziyisithupha? Wazi kuphela ukuthi uNkulunkulu akasoze aguquka, kodwa ingabe uyakwazi ukuthi uNkulunkulu uhlala emusha futhi akagugi neze? Uma umsebenzi kaNkulunkulu ungaguquki, ingabe ubengahola isintu yonke indlela kuze kube namuhla? Uma uNkulunkulu engaguquki, kungani pho esenze umsebenzi wezinkathi ezimbili? Umsebenzi Wakhe awuyeki ukuqhubekela phambili, okusho ukuthi isimo Sakhe siya ngokuya sembuleka kumuntu, futhi okwembulwayo yisimo Sakhe semvelo. Ekuqaleni, isimo sikaNkulunkulu sasifihliwe kumuntu, akazange asiveze obala isimo Sakhe kumuntu, futhi umuntu ngokusobala wayengenalo ulwazi Ngaye. Ngenxa yalokhu, usebenzisa umsebenzi Wakhe ukuze aveze kancane kancane isimo Sakhe kumuntu, kodwa ukusebenza ngale ndlela akusho ukuthi isimo Sakhe siyaguquka ezinkathini zonke. Akukhona ukuthi isimo sikaNkulunkulu sihlale siguquka ngenxa yokuthi intando Yakhe ihlala iguquka. Kunalokho, kuwukuthi, ngenxa yokuthi izinkathi zomsebenzi Wakhe zehlukene, uNkulunkulu uthatha isimo Sakhe semvelo sonke bese esambula kancane kancane kumuntu, ukuze umuntu akwazi ukumazi. Kodwa lokhu akubona ubufakazi bokuthi ekuqaleni uNkulunkulu akanaso isimo esithile noma ukuthi isimo Sakhe besilokhu siguquka kancane kancane ngokuguquka kwezinkathi—ukuqonda okunjalo kungaba yiphutha. UNkulunkulu uyaziveza kumuntu, isimo Sakhe, lokho ayikho ngempela, ngokudlula kwezinkathi. Umsebenzi wenkathi eyodwa awukwazi ukusiveza sonke isimo sikaNkulunkulu. Ngakho, amazwi athi, “UNkulunkulu uhlala emusha futhi akasoze aguga” abhekise emsebenzini Wakhe, futhi amazwi athi “UNkulunkulu akaguquki” abhekise kulokho uNkulunkulu ngokwemvelo anakho nalokho ayikho. Kungakhathaleki ukuthi kunjani, ngeke ukwazi ukwenza ukuthi umsebenzi weminyaka eyizinkulungwane eziyisithupha ume endaweni eyodwa, noma uwuveze ngamagama afile. Bunjalo ubuwula bomuntu. UNkulunkulu akalula njengoba umuntu ecabanga, futhi umsebenzi Wakhe ngeke ume kunoma iyiphi inkathi eyodwa. Igama elithi Jehova ngokwesibonelo, angeke lihlale limela igama likaNkulunkulu; uNkulunkulu angawenza umsebenzi Wakhe ngaphansi kwegama likaJesu. Lokhu kuwuphawu lokuthi umsebenzi kaNkulunkulu uhlala uqhubeka uya phambili.

UNkulunkulu uhlala enguNkulunkulu, futhi akasoze aba nguSathane; uSathane uyohlala enguSathane, akasoze aba nguNkulunkulu. Ukuhlakanipha kukaNkulunkulu, ukumangalisa kukaNkulunkulu, ukulunga kukaNkulunkulu nobukhosi bukaNkulunkulu akusoze kwaguquka. Ingqikithi Yakhe, nalokho anakho nayikho, akusoze kwaguquka. Umsebenzi Wakhe, nokho, uhlala uqhubekela phambili futhi uqhubeka ujula, ngoba Yena uhlala emusha futhi akasoze aguga. Kuyo yonke inkathi uNkulunkulu uthatha igama elisha, enze umsebenzi omusha futhi avumele ukuba izidalwa Zakhe zibone intando Yakhe entsha nesimo esisha. Uma, enkathini entsha, abantu behluleka ukubona ukuvezwa kwesimo esisha sikaNkulunkulu, ingabe abasoze yini bambethela esiphambanweni unomphela? Futhi ngokwenza kanjalo, bayobe benganqumi yini uNkulunkulu?

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239. Uma umuntu elangazelela ukufika kukaJesu uMsindisi phakathi nezinsuku zokugcina, kodwa esalindele ukuba afike engumfanekiso ayeyiwo eJudiya, ngakho lonke uhlelo lweminyaka eyizinkulungwane eziyisithupha luzoma ngeNkathi Yokuhlengwa, futhi angeke akwazi uqhubekele phambili. Ngaphezu kwalokho, izinsuku zokugcina azisoze zafika, futhi inkathi ngeke iqedwe. Lokhu kungenxa yokuthi uJesu uMsindisi uhlenga futhi asindise isintu. Ngathatha igama likaJesu ngenzela zonke izoni zangeNkathi Yomusa futhi akulona igama engizoliletha ukuqeda ngesintu. Nakuba uJehova, uJesu kanye noMesiya bonke bemelela uMoya Wami, la magama abonisa kuphela izinkathi ezihlukahlukene zohlelo Lwami lokuqondisa futhi awameleli sonke isiqu Sami. Amagama abantu abasemhlabeni abangibiza ngawo awakwazi ukusiveza sonke isimo Sami semvelo nakho konke engiyikho. Amane angamagama nje engibizwa ngawo ezinkathini ezingafani. Futhi, lapho kufika inkathi yokugcina—inkathi yezinsuku zokugcina—igama Lami kuyomele lishintshe futhi. Angeke ngibizwe ngoJehova, noma ngoJesu, ingasaphathwa ekaMesiya. Ngizobizwa ngoNkulunkulu uSomandla Uqobo, futhi kuleli gama ngiyoyiqeda yonke inkathi. Ngangaziwa ngoJehova kuqala. Ngangaziwa futhi ngoMesiya, futhi abantu babengibiza ngoJesu uMsindisi ngoba babengithanda futhi bengihlonipha. Kodwa namuhla angiyena uJehova noma uJesu abantu ababemazi kudala—nginguNkulunkulu obuye ezinsukwini zokugcina, uNkulunkulu ozoqeda ngenkathi. NginguNkulunkulu Uqobo ovukayo kusuka ekupheleni komhlaba, isimo Sami semvelo siphelelisiwe futhi nginalo lonke igunya, udumo nenkazimulo. Abantu abakaze baxhumane Nami futhi abakaze bangazi, bebelokhu bengasinakile isimo Sami semvelo. Kusukela ekudalweni komhlaba kuze kube namhlanje, akekho owake wangibona. Lona nguNkulunkulu obonakala kubantu phakathi nezinsuku zokugcina kodwa ofihlekile ebantwini. Uhlala ebantwini, uyiqiniso futhi ungokoqobo njengelanga elishisayo nomlilo ovutha amalangabi, onamandla nogcwaliswe ngegunya. Akekho noyedwa umuntu noma into engeke yahlulelwa ngamazwi Ami, futhi akekho noyedwa ongeke angacwengwa ngomlilo ovuthayo. Ekugcineni, zonke izizwe ziyobusiswa ngenxa yamazwi Ami, futhi ziyophihlizwa zibe yizicucu ngenxa yamazwi Ami. Ngaleyo ndlela, bonke abantu ngezinsuku zokugcina bayobona ukuthi nginguMsindisi obuyile, nginguNkulunkulu uMninimandla Onke onqobe sonke isintu, owake waba ngumnikelo wesono kubantu, kodwa ezinsukwini zokugcina ngiba nayimisebe yelanga eshisa zonke izinto, kanye nelanga lokulunga elambula izinto zonke. Lowo umsebenzi Wami wezinsuku zokugcina. Ngithathe leli gama futhi nginalesi simo semvelo ukuze bonke abantu babone ukuthi nginguNkulunkulu olungile, futhi ngiyilanga elishisayo, nomlilo onamalangabi. Ukuze bonke bangidumise Mina Nkulunkulu weqiniso, babubone ubuso Bami bangempela: Angiyena uNkulunkulu wama-Israyeli kuphela, futhi angiyena nje uMhlengi—nginguNkulunkulu wayo yonke indalo emazulwini nasemhlabeni nasolwandle.

Lapho uMsindisi efika ezinsukwini zokugcina, uma esabizwa ngoJesu futhi, waphinde wazalwa eJudiya futhi, wenza umsebenzi Wakhe eJudiya, ngakho lokho bekuyobonisa ukuthi ngadala abantu bakwa-Israyeli futhi ngahlenga abantu bakwa-Israyeli kuphela nokuthi ayikho into engihlanganisa nabeZizwe. Ingabe lokhu angeke kushayisane namazwi Ami ukuthi “nginguNkulunkulu owadala amazulu nomhlaba nazo zonke izinto”? Ngalishiya iJudiya ngenza umsebenzi Wami kwabeZizwe ngoba angiyena nje uNkulunkulu wabantu bakwa-Israyeli, kodwa, nginguNkulunkulu wayo yonke indalo. Ngibonakala kwabeZizwe ezinsukwini zokugcina ngoba angiyena uJehova kuphela, uNkulunkulu wama-Israyeli, kuphela, kodwa kunalokho, ngoba nginguMdali wabo bonke abakhethiweyo Bami phakathi kwabeZizwe. Angidalanga kuphela u-Israyeli, iGibhithe neLebhanoni, kodwa ngadala zonke iZizwe, ngale kuka-Israyeli. Futhi ngenxa yalokho ngiyiNkosi yayo yonke indalo. Ngimane ngasebenzisa u-Israyeli njengesiqalo somsebenzi Wami, ngasebenzisa iJudiya neGalile njengenqaba yomsebenzi Wami wokuhlenga, futhi ngasebenzisa abantu beZizwe njengesisekelo engizolethela ngaso yonke inkathi ekugcineni. Ngenza izigaba ezimbili zomsebenzi kwa-Israyeli (izigaba ezimbili zomsebenzi weNkathi Yomthetho neNkathi Yomusa), futhi bengilokhu ngiqhubeka nezinye izigaba zomsebenzi ezimbili (iNkathi Yomusa neNkathi Yombuso) kuyo yonke indawo ngale kuka-Israyeli. Kubantu beZizwe ngizokwenza umsebenzi wokunqoba futhi ngiphothule inkathi. Uma umuntu elokhu engibiza ngoJesu Kristu, kodwa engazi ukuthi ngiqale inkathi entsha phakathi nezinsuku zokugcina futhi ngiphikelele emsebenzini omusha futhi uma umuntu elindele ngokweqile ukufika kukaJesu uMsindisi, abantu abanjalo ngiyobabiza njengalabo abangazange bakholelwe Kimi. Bangabantu abangangazi, futhi ukukholwa kwabo Kimi kuwubuzenzisi. Ingabe abantu abanjalo bangakubona ukufika kukaJesu uMsindisi evela ezulwini? Abakulindele akukhona ukufika Kwami, kodwa ukufika kweNkosi yamaJuda. Abakulangazelele ukubhubhisa Kwami lo mhlaba omdala, kunalokho balindele ukufika kukaJesu kwesibili, lapho beyohlengwa khona; balangazelele ukufika kukaJesu ezophinde akhulule bonke abantu kuleli zwe elinzima nelingalungile. Abantu abanjalo bangaba kanjani abaqeda umsebenzi Wami phakathi nezinsuku zokugcina? Izifiso zomuntu azikwazi ukumenza athole izifiso Zami noma afeze umsebenzi Wami, ngoba umuntu umane nje wazisa umsebenzi engiwenzile esikhathini esedlule, futhi akaqondi nakancane ukuthi nginguNkulunkulu Uqobo ohlezi emusha nongagugi. Umuntu wazi kuphela ukuthi nginguJehova, noJesu, akanako nokuncane ukusola kokuthi ngingowokugcina, Lowo oyoletha isintu ekugcineni. Konke abantu abakulangazelelayo nabakwaziyo kumane kuyimicabango yabo, futhi kumane kuyilokho abangakubona ngamehlo abo. Akuyeli nakuyela emsebenzini engiwenzayo, akuhambisani nawo.

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