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our way back to Palestine, salvation is to be by money."
What a sign is this that the end of this dispensation is near.
If it stood alone we might well give heed to it. But when we find it supported by all these other signs, set forth in the Word, how can we refuse to believe it?
Shall we Christians condemn the Jews for not accepting the cumulative evidence that Jesus is the Messiah; and ourselves refuse this other cumulative evidence that His second coming is near?
It is significant that this first Zionist congress assembled just 1,260 years after the capture of Jerusalem by the Mohammedans in A. D. 637. Dan. 12:7.
It is probable that "the times of the Gentiles" are Hearing their end, and that the nations are soon to plunge into the mighty whirl of events connected with Israel's godless gathering, "Jacob's trouble" (Jer. 30:6, 7), that awful time of tribulation, like which there has been none in the past, nor shall be in the future. Mat. 24:21.
But we, brethren, are not of the night. We are to watch and pray always that we may escape all these things that shall come to pass and stand before the Son of Man. Lu. 21:36.
Oh! glorious Hope. No wonder the Spirit and the Bride say come. No wonder the Bridegroom saith, "Surely I come quickly," and shall not we all join with the enraptured apostle,
"Even so come, Lord Jesus"?
"I must work the works of Him that sent me while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work."--. John 9:4.
All the World-Wide Mission Field demands increased consecration of ourselves, our time, and our substance.
O fellow servants, let us improve the wonderful opportunities of our day to make investments for eternity.
Jesus is Coming Again
therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:42.
therefore; for ye know neither the day nor the hour." Matthew 25:13.
"Take Ye Heed,
and pray; for ye know not when the time is."
ye therefore; for ye know not when the Master of the
"Blessed is he that WATCHETH, and keepeth his garments." Rev. 16:15.
"If therefore thou shalt not
"BEHOLD, I COME QUICKLY."
Rev. 3:3, 11.
"YE SHALL BE WITNESSES."
Reader, what shall be our occupation, as disciples of the Lord Jesus, while we watch and wait for His return? It is not enough that we have a personal experience of repentance, faith, forgiveness, adoption and sanctification; it is not enough that we study the Word to search out the deep things of Providence and prophecy. We must join heart and hand in the great practical work of
EVANGELIZING THE WORLD.
For this is our Lord's command: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature" (Mat. 28:19); and He has said "This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness to all nations, and then shall the end come." (Mat, 24:14.) While the Church remains on earth (see page 86) she is certainly the agent to accomplish this purpose, because Jesus said: "Ye shall be witnesses unto me . . . unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1:8; Luke 24:47-48.)
Let us engage, with all our might, in this world-wide mission work. Let us give of our means, our prayers and our words of encouragement to those who go to preach in the by-ways and hedges and in distant lands (Rom. 10:15), and, if possible, let us go ourselves, thereby insuring ourselves of His fellowship Who said, "and lo, I am with you alway."
Thus shall we best please the Master.
Thus shall we hasten the day of God. (2 Pet. 3:12 margin Mat. 24:14.)
The progress already made inspires us to greater effort. The world is belted with centers of evangelization. From Greenland to Patagonia, from Norway to Good Hope, from Siberia to Tasmania, and throughout the Islands of the sea, multitudes of Gospel messengers are proclaiming the Word of Life. Only a few strongholds of Satan are yet without any witness, and of these Nepaul and Tibet are opening their doors to waiting missionaries, while Central Africa unbars her millennial fastness to advancing heroes from every quarter. Read the missionary periodicals, especially those giving general news, and your soul will rejoice in the hope that even now the witness is almost complete. Then arouse ye, comrades, and let us obey our marching orders, until we hear the welcome "well done" when the "ambassadors" are called home.
Nearly every missionary society has its own periodical, and we earnestly exhort every reader to subscribe for some one or more. .
We list some of them, any of which will be valuable inspiration and help, linking us with powerful ties to God's great army of workers in this day of Universal Missions.
The Assembly Herald, Presb., 156 5th Ave., N. Y.
Life and Light for Women (Cong.), Congregational
Woman's Work for Woman (Presb.), 156 Fifth Ave.,
Mission Field (Ref'd Ch. Dutch), 25 E. 22nd St., N. Y.
World Wide Missions, Meth. North, Illustrated, 150 Fifth
Woman's Missionary Friend (Meth.), 36 Bromfield St., Boston.
The Baptist Missionary Magazine, Ford Building, Boston,
Foreign Mission Journal (Southern Bapt.), Richmond, Va.
Go Forward (M. E. Church, South), Richmond, Va.
Spirit of Missions (Prot. Ep.), 281 Fourth Ave., N. Y.
Church Missionary Intelligence, Salisbury Square, London E., England.
Chronicle of the London Missionary Society, 16 New Bridge St., London E., England.
Jewish Herald, 2 Ivy Lane, London E., England.
Jewish Intelligencer, 16 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London W., England.
Missionary Herald (Bapt.), 19 Furnival St., Holborn, London E., England.
The Foreign Field. Illustrated Wesleyan, 17 Bishopsgate St. Within, London E., England.
Regions Beyond, 28 Bow Road, London E., England.
China's Millions (C. I. M.), Newington Green, Mildmay, London N., England.
Monthly Messenger (Presby.), 7 East India Ave., London E. C.
Our Missions (Friends), 15 Devonshire St., London, E. C. North Africa (N. A. M.), 34 Paternoster Row, London, E. C.
Quarterly Paper (Ch. of Scotland), 22 Queen St., Edinburgh.
Monthly Record (Free Ch.), 15 N. Bank St., Edinburgh. The Mission Field (S. P. G.), 19 Delahay St., London, S. W.
South African Pioneer, 17 Homefleld Rd., London, S. W. S. Am. Mis'y Magazine (S. A. M. So.), 20 John St., London, W. C.
Light Bearer (Sudan U. M.), Castleton via Sheffield, Eng. Missionary Echo (Un. Me. Free Ch's), 4 Newington Grove, Leeds, Eng.