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By W. E, B.

lackstone, 1841

"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord and read."- Isaiah xx.civ: 16.

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HE honored author of this book has com-

missioned the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago
to send copies gratuitously to ministers missionaries and
theological students, especially in his own dearly-loved
Methodist Episcopal Church. For sixty-four years he
has been a member of that church, and for a good part
of the time one of its most fruitful local preachers.
Hop the Lord has used him in its activities at home
and abroad will make a rich chapter in its history when
the record of these years is set down.

If extent of travel, fidelity to the Bible, lucidity in
its exposition, and enthusiasm for preaching the Gospel
"to the Jed first and also to the Gentile" are a criterion,
then Mr. Blackstone must be counted among the first
of missionaries in the generation to which he belongs.
The story of the circulation of the Word of God and
other devotional literature under his personal super-
vision in China and other heathen lands, is more
fascinating than any romance. A truly wonderful
ministry has been his.

The book speaks for itself. Its treasures are beyond
estimate. Its careful and prayerful reading and study
will bring the richest blessing to the soul.

Chicago, October, 1916.

Copyright 1908, Fleming H. Revell Company

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The book, “Jesus is Coming," by W. E. B., was the first book ihat made the coming of Jesus Christ a liv. ing reality to me. I had already become convinced that our Lord's coming would be before the millennium, having reached that conclusion in studying the works of the Danish theologian, Martensen, but it was merely a theological conception until I read the book "Jesus is Coming.” It was this that first brought me to definite con. victions and made the doctrine not only clear, but very pre. cious. It is one of the books that has had a decidedly form. ative influence on my life and teaching. I always recommend it to those who are beginning the study of the subject. I hope that it may be as much blessed to others as it has been to me.

Dean, Bible Institute of Los Angeles, Cal.

A number of years ago I had placed in my hands the little book, “Jesus is Coming," by W. E. B. Prior to that time I had no defined method of Bible study, and I confess with shame that I had very little passion for Bible reading and for The winning of souls.

This book completely revolutionized my thinking, gave me a new conception of Christ and a new understanding of what it meant to work for Him. I most cordially commend It to Christian workers everywhere.


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The Christian Ministry,
Dearly Beloved :

Having found in over forty years' experience the "Blessed Hopeof our Lord's return to be a most precious influence in my Christian life, promoting holiness, consecration of time and substance, and intense activity in our Master's service, I humbly commend it to each of you for personal comfort, and as meat in due season to preach to your congregations.

Let me emphasize the plain exhortations of the Holy Spirit, -These things spealTitus 2:15; "Comfort one another pith these words” 1 Thes. 4:18.

Oh! Brethren! There are tens of thousands sitting under your ministry who would be comforted by the simple testimony of the Scriptures on this all important subject.

Thank God there are many who do exalt this truth, but how it must grieve the Master to see the multitude of preachers who are indifferent to his promised return, and eliminate the comfort" which he has commanded and which the masses need.

Thirty-nine years ago I was providentially led to issue the first edition of Jesus Is Coming,which has been followed by numerous editions totaling over three hundred and fifty thousand copies wiih translations into twenty-five different languages encircling the world.

Most rapturously do I praise our coming Bridegroom that he has let his errand boyhave so wide a testimony.

With all my heart in this my seventy-sixth year do I implore you to read this book. Many have testified that it has made the Bible a new book to them. May it be so to you, and may we all, some day, rejoice together with Luther, Melanchthon, Calvin, Knox, and the Wesleys, singing Charles' beautiful hymns as a welcome to our descending Lord.

Yours in patient waiting. 5425 Pasadena Ave., WM. E. BLACKSTONE. Los Angeles, Cal., Jan., 1917.

Acknowledgment of receipt of book mailed to above address will be appreciated.

If you already have a copy kindly pass this on to one to whom you think it may be helpful.


Lo! He comes, with clouds descending,

Once for favored sinners slain;
Thousand thousand saints attending,
Swell the triumph of his train;

God appears on earth to reign.

Every eye shall now behold him

Robed in dreadful majesty;
Those who set at naught and sold him,
Pierced and nailed him to the tree,

Deeply wailing
Shall the true Messiah see.

All the tokens of his passion

Still his dazzling body bears,
Cause of endless exultation
To his ransomed worshipers;

With what rapture
Gaze we on those glorious scars.

Yea, Amen! let all adore thee,

High on thy eternal throne;
Savior, take the power and glory;
Claim the kingdom for thine own:

Jah! Jehovah!
Everlasting God, come down!

-Charles Wesley.

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