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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;
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
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.'"
I'm waiting for Thee, Lord,
For Thy coming again.
Thou'rt gone over there, Lord,
At Thy coming again.
'Mid danger and fear, Lord,
Of Thy coming again.
Whilst Thou art away, Lord,
Of Thy coming again.
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.
"OCCUPY TILL I COME.” WAITING FOR THE MORNING.
There is no roof in all the world, of palace or of cot.
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."
My soul crieth out for a Jubilee song!
As sailors, not yet within sight of the strand,
He is near-the stars in their courses prepare
The curse so long camped upon Bosphorus' side,
Spent at last the long cycle of wilderness dearth,
And thither to gather the tribes have begun,
The world as of yore, naught of all doth divine,-
Then welcome, thrice welcome, ye tokens of God!
-From "Waiting for the Morning and Other Poems."
Plan of the Aions (Ages).
2: 6 Eph.
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
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
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
14:11 1 Tim. 1:17
15: 3 2 Tim. 4:18 Rev.
19: 5 Heb. 1:8 4: 9 10: 6
22 : 7