Will you enter into heaven by virtue of your own religion? Will you set your own standard of righteousness and accomplish it, saying to the Holy guard of heaven, “I am a righteous man let me enter”?
Have you been to heaven? Have you seen the surpassing glory of the creatures there? Have you understood the nature of their holiness? Have you understood the Holy commands they have received?
Will you now, you who are so feeble of mind, hold to the traditions of your own? Or will you seek the unmovable, Holy and pure traditions of eternity?
You cannot spend the currency of Man’s traditions in the store house of God. In that place, by your own strength, you can be no more than a beggar.
People can do an apparently endless volume of things. Yet, by the command of the Lord God Almighty, the things they do amount to “nothing”.
“Without ME you can do nothing.”
What then is the value of human achievement?
Man goes to war with tools of death, that he may bring a “ceasing” to his enemy.
God goes to war against the “deceased”, that he may bring them to life.
Man’s enemy says to him, “We will not die today. It will be you who’s eyes will close!”
God says to his enemy (the dead), “Ask of me and I will open your eyes”.
Curiously, how many say “NO!”, choosing instead to remain in death.
What in odd battlefield the Holy One inhabits.