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faith and hope,17 shall be revealed18 in all its grandeur and glory.1 For this Day the hearts of God's people yearn with earnest desire.

"Watchman, what of the Night ?" "Watchman, what of the Night ?”

The watchman said: “The MORNING cometh, and also the NIGHT.” Isa. 21:11-12.

To the believer it will be Morning;
To the ungodly it will be Night.

Jesus is the Morning Star,20 and He is also the Sun of Righteousness.21 Only those who are up early and watching see the Morning Star. So it will be only the true and faithful church which will see Christ at the Rapture as the Bright and Morning Star.

As the Son of Righteousness He will appear to Israel, and all the world, at the Revelation.

Over forty centuries of the Night were past when Paul wrote, “the Night is far spent, the Day is at hand.” (Rom. 13:12). And surely, as eighteen centuries have since passed, it must now be ALMOST MORNING.

0! then, dear reader, "let us who are of the Day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an hemlet, the HOPE OF SALVATION. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain Salvation by our

(17) Rom. 8:24. For we are saved by hope : but hope that is seen is not hope : for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

25. But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. (18) 1 Pet. 1:5. Who

are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

6. Wherein yo greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations :

7. That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor

and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

(19) 1 Cor. 2:9. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of

man,

the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

(20) Rev. 22:16. I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these thiugs in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and

the bright and morning star.

Also 2 Pet. 1:19. (21) Mal. 4:2. But unto you that fear my name shall the Son of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thes. 5:8-9. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others, but let us Watch and be Sober. 1 Thes. 5:6.

A dear brother writes us as follows: "I find so many who are wiiling to receive the truth of the Second Coming, but it is generally those who are passing through affliction, or those living very near the Lord. Those who are enjoying the well watered plains of this world, seem to care very little about seeing the Owner of the Estate. But He will come. Hallelujah! He will come. Yes! He is coming. The bride who knows the Bridegroom, and is true, says, He is coming. "Come Lord Jesus,'Come! Come!! Come !!! Come!!!! A poor cursed earth (Rom. 8:19-22) groans out Come! Thank heaven, He speaks:

SURELY I COME QUICKLY.'"

Rev. 22:20.

I'm waiting for Thee, Lord,
Thy beauty to see, Lord,
I'm waiting for Thee,

For Thy coming again.

Thou'rt gone over there, Lord,
A place to prepare, Lord,
Thy home I shall share

At Thy coming again.

'Mid danger and fear, Lord,
I'm oft weary here, Lord,
The time must be near

Of Thy coming again.

Whilst Thou art away, Lord,
I stumble and stray, Lord,
Oh, hasten the day

Of Thy coming again.

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Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord, when ho cometh, shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that He shall gird Himself and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. Lu. 12:37.

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"OCCUPY TILL I COME.” WAITING FOR THE MORNING.

Rev. 19:7.

There is no roof in all the world, of palace or of cot.
That hideth not some burdened heart, nigh breaking for its

lot; The earth is sunk in pain and tears, and closer draws the

gloom; And balm for cure there can be none, till Christ, the Lord,

shall come. “O morn, when like a summer bird, my spirit shall go

free,When I shall see Thee as Thou art, and be, my God, like

Thee! Like Thee! like Thee! All spotless white-this heart, this

will, as Thine! O love of God, o blood of Christ, O grace and power divine! “My Saviour, who doth know the thirst the longing spirit

feels, O Bridegroom, now so long afar, why stay thy chariot.

Į wheels? Were ever eyes so dim with grief, breasts so oppressed

with care? Did ever hearts so yearn to catch Thy Whisper from the

air?" Thou lonely one, lift up thy head, array thee for the feast; He that hath tarried long is near-the glow is in the East! O Morning Star, so soon to lead Thy chosen one awayO Sun of Righteousness, bring in the everlasting day!

“REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH."

Luke 21:28.

My soul crieth out for a Jubilee song!
, There is joy in my heart, let me praise with my tongue;
For I know, though the darkness of Egypt still lowers,
That the time ere release is not ages, but hours.

As sailors, not yet within sight of the strand,
Know well their approach by the “loom of the land;"
So they, who will bend but a listening ear,
Can now catch the whisper that tells He is near.

He is near-the stars in their courses prepare
To utter the sign He hath bid them declare!
The world in its guilt waxeth haggard and grim,
And its cup of iniquity fills to the brim!

The curse so long camped upon Bosphorus' side,
And she that sits queen upon Tiber's foul tide,-
And Fainine and Pestilence stalk in the band
Of witness, attesting the Lord is at hand.

Spent at last the long cycle of wilderness dearth,
Once again sounds of latter-rain gladden the earth
In the land, still despised, but preparing e'en now
For the feet that shall stand upon Olivet's brow.

And thither to gather the tribes have begun,
From the East and the West, from the climes of the sun
For the times of the Gentiles have answered their need,
And the hiss has gone forth unto Israel's seed.

The world as of yore, naught of all doth divine,-
Saith again that believers are filled with new wine,-
Suffers warning to pass all unseen and unheard,
And, like Herod, fulfills while opposing His word.

Then welcome, thrice welcome, ye tokens of God!
What else but His coming can comfort afford ?
What presence but His set this prisoned earth free?
O Star of the Morning, our hope is in Thee!

-From "Waiting for the Morning and Other Poems."

CHAPTER XXI.

Plan of the Aions (Ages).

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2: 6 Eph.

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The following diagram is intended to illustrate the chro. nological arrangement of the dispensations and some of the principal events of Bible History.

The division of time into days, months and years, is fixed by the movements of the earth and moon. The term century is not used in the Scriptures, but the next greater measure of time above the year (Sabbatic year and Jubilee year) is the Greek term AION or English EON, from which comes our word age. This word is used 124 times in the New Testament and is translated by eight different English words, viz: “WORLD” 35 times. Matt. 12:32 Luke 1:70 1 Cor. 1:20 Gal.

1: 4 13:22 16: 8

1:21 13:39 18:30 2: 6

3: 9 13:40 20:34 2: 7

3:21 13:49 20:35

2: 8 1 Tim. 6:17 24 : 3 John 9:32

3:18 2 Tim. 4:10 28:20 Acts 3:21 8:13 Titus

2:12 Mark 4:19 15:18

10:11 Heb. 6: 5 10:30 Rom. 12:2 2 Cor. 4: 4 "WORLDS," twice, Heb. 1:2 and 11:13. COURSE," once, Eph. 2:2. “ETERNAL” twice, Eph. 3:11 and 1 Tim. 1:17. "END,” once, Eph. 3:21.

"AGES,” twice, Eph. 2:7 and Col. 1:26. “EVER,” 30 times Matt. 6:13 John 8:35

Heb. 5: 6 2 Pet.

2:17 21:19 12:34 6:20

3:18 Mark 11:14

14:16

7:17 1 John 2:17 Luke 1:33 Rom. 1:25

7:21 2 John

2 1:55 9: 5 7:24 Jude

1? John 6:51

11:36
13: 8

25 6:58

16:27
1 Pet.

1:23
8:35 2 Cor. 9: 9

1:25 With a negative "NEVER” 7 times Mark 3:29 John 8:51 John

10:28 John 13: 8 John 4:14 8:52

11:26 "EVERMORE,” 3 times 2 Cor. 11:31 Heb. 7:28

Rev. 1:18 EVER AND EVER," 21 timesGal.

1: 5 Heb. 13:21 Rev. 4:10 Rev. 11:15 Phil. 4:20 1 Pet. 4:11

5:13

14:11 1 Tim. 1:17

5:11
5:14

15: 3 2 Tim. 4:18 Rev.

1: 6
7:12

19: 5 Heb. 1:8 4: 9 10: 6

20:10

22 : 7

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