1 October 1884, Volume 6, Number 15.
Sinner Come To Jesus.
BY N. J. DOHERTY.
Sinners will you come to Jesus,
Come and all your sins confess?
In His blood He’ll wash and cleanse you,
In His love give peace and rest.
Come ye sinners poor and needy,
Free salvation now for all;
Hear the blessed Savior pleading,
Won’t you heed the gentle call.
Come unto the crystal fountain,
Flowing now so free to all?
Canst thou hear the Savior pleading,
Don’t reject Him while He calls?
Hear Him saying come poor sinner,
Laden with your guilt and shame;
I will fully wash and cleanse you,
And adopt you in my name.
Once I trod this earth in sorrow,
Bore the scoffs and frowns of men;
All that you should not be banished,
But with me in glory dwell.
Sinner will you slight the message,
Can you longer still delay?
Canst thou turn away thy Saviour?
Will you hear his voice to day.
Don’t you hear him sinner saying,
Come I’ll wash your sins away?
Don’t refuse to hear the message,
Soon t’will be too late to pray.
No one permitted to copy this Song without permission.
Courage brothers I do not stumble,
Though thy path be dark as night;
There’s a star to guide the humble,
“Trust in God, and do the right,”
Though the road be long and dreary,
And the end be out of sight;
Foot it bravely, strong or weary,
“Trust in God, and do the right”
Perish poliey and canning,
Perish all that fears the light;
Whether loosing, whether winning,
“Trust in God and do the right:”
Shun all forms of guilty passions,
Friends can look like angels bright;
Heed no custom, school, or fashion,
“Trust in God, and do the right.”
Some will hate thee, some will love thee,
Some will flatter, some will slight,
Cease from man and look above thee,
“Trust in God find do the right.”
Simple rule and safest guiding —
Inward peace and shining light —
Star upon our path abiding —
“Trust in God and do the right.”
Little Brother George, Son of Brother Ambrose and Sister Mary Link. Aged 11. years and 3 months; was drowned at St. Lewis Michigan August 15. We feel sad and mourn his sad fate. We miss his sweet voice in song, in the prayer meetings, his simple trusting plea, and determined resolute testimonies. Georgie gave his heart to God, one year ago. His love for his Savior and the word, and his honest in tegrity, has been astonishing to see in one so young. We feel that our loss is his eternal gain. May God bless and console Dear Brother and Sister Link, in this their bereavement, soon we shall all meet in the realms of eternal bliss.
Love cannot be quenched by dying,
But will stronger purer grow:
“Wine away the tears at parting,
Loose the cable let me go
M. E. Shelley.
A departed Mother.
Dear Brethren: — My dear Mother has gone home to the Lord Jesus, she died July 5. She has gone safely home. She claimed ever since last fall, when she was sick that God healed her, and sanctified her wholly, when she gave up her pipe. She has been happily saved and kept ever since. She would clap her hands, when we sang praises to God. She was born in Johnstown Oneida Co, N. Y. Mar 5, th 1803. She embraced religion in 1837. She belonged to several different sects, in different places, Among the rest the so called Church of God. But when she heard the true Church preached, she said, “it is the word of God.” She would sit and hear us read the Gospel Trumpet, it seemed to do her so much good. May God bless you all.
Orpha J, Beebe.
Geneva. Vanburen Co, Mich.
Our Trip to Ohio and Pennsylvania.
We had a very pleasant journey, the weather was fine, the Sun shone clear and bright. Which corresponds with the Sun-shine of the glory of God in our soul. O Hallelujah to His holy name! As we dashed along, our eyes glanced over the rich fields of corn, and grain. And others dotted with herds of sheep and cattle, which reminded us of the scripture which saith that the earth is the Lords, and the fullness thereof, and that “the cattle on a thousand hills are His.” And “let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.” So we breathed out, from the depth of our soul, O glory to God! We soon reached Lodi Ohio, after a few hours ride. Where we met the saints in that vicinity, also some of the dear ones from Crawford and Wood Counties. O how we enjoyed the blessed fellowship of the loved ones. Our hearts were one, melted together by the fire of the Holy Spirit. Our dear Bro. Warner having mentioned the meeting in his article, I omit it. It was hard to part with those dear ones. We met with joy, and the bond of holy love was so strengthened, and our hearts knit together, that we were melted to tears as wo bade each other farewell, singing, that if we meet no more on earth will you meet me up in heaven.
Yes, love cannot be quenched by dying,
But will stronger, purer grow.
The next morning we took the train for Pittsburg Pa. Oh how delightful to look upon the beautiful fertile fields, and forests as we sped along. Gradually the country grew more hilly until we were among the mountains, which some places were almost perpendicular, others cone shaped. O how grand! and beautiful, and majestic, they towered up toward the sky, with their rocky ledges from which dripped clear water, like the “water of life clear as crystal,” sparkling in the sunlight. They were also fringed with cedar and pine, and other trees, some places sparsely, other places so that they formed a dense thicket. Now and then streams of living water gushed out. Like Christ the Eternal Rock from which flows the water of salvation. “The streams whereof makes glad the City of God.” Or Church of God. Yea if any one drink of this water, “out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water,” from that well which springs up into everlasting life. Glory! Glory! Glory to God! I feel it in my soul, Hallelujah! “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out.” Truly He doeth all things well. Those great mountains He hath made a store house of precious meterials for the benefit of man. In them He hath deposited coal, and Iron, and oil, and gas etc.. How wisely God hath arranged all things. When He deposited the metal in the mountains, He saw that we needed the coal to melt it and work it up. Blessed be His holy name. As we wended our way along through the valleys, we saw coal and iron mines and oil wells, till we reached Pittsburg, or the Smoky City; where just 28 years ago we lived during one summer, when my parents first came to the United States. I was then a very small boy and rambled the streets with the wicked boys of the city. I recognized some familiar spots, as I strolled through the city. The old boarding house, Coal Hill, and Boyds Hill looked much the same as they did 28 years ago. But there has been such a change in the city, it has grown so much larger. But there has been a great change wrought in me through the Blood of Jesus Christ. Praise His holy name. We met and formed the acquaintance of some dear brethren and sisters in Pittsburg and Allegheny. May God bless them. We preached the everlasting Gospel to them. Some were delivered from babylon, three sanctified one converted. We hope to meet them again if the Lord wills. We expect there will be no small stir in the city about this way, for some of them are filled with the fire of the Holy Ghost. May God help them to wield the Sword, and go through the city and smite, and cut off all sin, separate the precious from the vile, Amen! Leaving the City, we went to Sandy Lake, some of the Blood-washed band accompanying us thither. We met the dear ones who were awaiting our arrival, and greeted us with shouts and praises to God. Although we were sick and not able to join in lifting up our voice, we rejoiced in our hearts. Oh how the dear Lord did strengthen me to preach His Word, even when I was sick, form which He delivered me by healing me instantaneously by prayer and laying on of hands. Hallelujah to the Lamb! We got the victory over all that had the mark of the beast, the fire burned up all the wood, hay, and stubble. Leaving the ground clear for the Lord. The meeting was a glorious success and victory for God and His saints. Many experienced the conversion and sanctification of their souls. O what a happy band of Blood-washed saints praised the Lord, with uplifted hands on the old camp ground at Sandy Lake. We can never forget the bright shining faces, whose hearts throbbed with emotion, and eyes were dim with tears, when we bade them farewell; Oh God keep them from the evil of the world. May it be Thy will that we should meet again on the shores of time. If not, in that land where we never shall part again. Taking our leave of the brethren, we came to Gleaveland, thence by steam ship across Lake Erie to Detroit. The moonlight ride on the Lake was delightful. Softly the ship glided away over the waters, that glittered in the moonlight, which resembled the sea of glass, mingled with fire, upon which stand those who have gotten the victory over the beast and his image. We arrived in Detroit at 5 o’clock in the morning. We called on Bro. and Sister Frey, found them enjoying “the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.” We were happy to moot them, hope out call may prove a blessing to them. We arrived home at 1 o’clock, where we found all well, and glad hearts waiting to receive us. Thank God for His providential care over us during the journey. May it continue until life is over, and we anchor in the celestial harbor. Amen.
Proverbs in Holiness.
The entire devotion, of the heart, will and life to God; so that we neither breathe, think, speak, or act for self; but do all wholly, and continually unto God: is the normal state of the soul, and the whole duty of man.
The entire purification and renification, of all our moral powers of mind, soul, spirit and body; into the image, will, and nature of God: is the very end for which Christ came, and died.
The complete sacrifice of Christ, received and applied to our wants, elevates the whole man unto that state of harmony with God, and His whole will, that the whole life spontaneously flows in this channel ot God’s will, as naturally as the stream follows its downward current. To enter this state of holiness in God, there must be an entire cutting off of self and the whole world; death indeed to every thing out side of God.
The only life that pleases God, is the “life of God,” in us. “As it is written, I will live in you, and I will walk in you.”
Every outward digression from the law of holiness, is through inward alienation from the life of God.
Holiness is righteousness, and the latter is rightness, which is a proper adjustment to God, His Word and His providence. Therefore true holiness, lacks its essential fruits, and does not exist, where there is any disposition to diverge from God’s Word, or chafe at his providence.
Entire purity of heart, flesh and spirit, is identicle with perfect love, because the former removes all out of man that is opposite to God, leaving God, who is love, taking entire possession. This is love made perfect.
“Love is the fulfillment of the law.”
Love is a prompter to action, law is a rule or standard of action. In the sanctified heart, therefore the motive of action, and rule of action are blended into one. Hence there is no law over the actions of the pure in heart,-love-is the very thing that acts, and always acts in harmony with itself.
“If you love ire keep my commandments.” Love is the motive, that actuates true obedience. But if we obey from the principal of love, we will obey all the will of God; for the same love that leads to obey one part leads to do every other.
When men show a disposition to conform to God’s Word in some things, and not in others, it proves that what they do obey is from some other principal than that of love. They suppose that unless they do certain things they will miss heaven. Such prove by their partiality in the commands of God, that if there were no heaven, nor hell, they would not obey God in any thing. And since love service is the only acceptable obedience, they really do not obey God at all, and are deceived.
Since all the law is fulfilled in love, it is a unit; therefore “he that keeps all the law and yet offends in one point is guilty of the whole.”
Do Sanctified Souls Know Any Thing!
Yes, they know the Lord. For thus saith the Lord “And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.” — Jer. 24:7. And “They shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” — Jer. 31:34. “And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” — John 17:3. “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and Godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” — 2 Pet. 1: 2, 3. 8. “Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee.” — Hosea 8:2.
I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord.” Hosea 2:20.
They Know His voice.
“And when He putts forth his own sheep, He goes before them, and the sheep hear his voice. I am the Good Shepherd, and know my sheep and, am known of mine.” John 10:4, 14.
Know His Truth.
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” — John 8:32. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come. John 16:13.
Know of His doctrine.
“If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” John 7:17.
Know the Mysteries of His Kingdom.
“He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.” — Matt. 13:11.
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. — Matt. 11:25. “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. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the Spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God — 1 Cor. 2:9—12.
“Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good Pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself.” — Eph. 1:9. “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.” — John 15:15.
We Know that we are of God, and of the Truth.
“We are of God; he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God hears not us. Hereby know we the Spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” — 1 John 4:6. “And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.” — 1 John 3:19. “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness. — 1 John 5:19.
“I KNOW that my Redeemer lives.” Job 19:25. “And we have KNOWN and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him. — John 4:16. “We KNOW that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loves not his brother abides in death.” — 1 John 3:14. “By this we KNOW that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.” — 1 John 5:2.
“We KNOW that whosoever is born of God, sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches him not. And we KNOW that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness. — 1 John 5:18, 19.
“Whosoever abides in Him sinneth not …. whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him neither KNOWN Him.” — 1 John 3:6.
“And hereby we KNOW that He abides in us, by the Spirit which He hath given us.” — 24. Yea, “Hereby KNOW we that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us of His Spirit.” “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.” — 1 John 4:13, 14. For “WE KNOW that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may KNOW Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.” — 1 John 5:20.
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; That ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. And this is the confidence that we have in Him that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He hears us: And if we KNOW that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, WE KNOW that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.” — 1 John 5:13-15.
Moreover we “Have put on the new man which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him. — Col. 3: 10. Besides we have received Christ the Lord; “In Whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” — Col. 2:3. “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the KNOWLEDGE of Christ Jesus my Lord for Whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that 1 may win Christ”. — Phili. 2:8. This is great knowledge, but the Sanctified soul has something that surpasses all knowledge; for he is “Able to comprehend with all saints what is the, breadth, and length, and depth and height; And to KNOW the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.” Eph. 3:18, 19.
The pure in heart, can truly say, “I KNOW Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.” — 2 Tim. 1:12. Likewise “We KNOW what we worship.” — John 4:22.
What does the sinner and infidel know?
“He knows nothing yet as he ought to know. — 1 Cor. 8:2.
What don’t the redeemed know?
“Ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye KNOW all things.” — 1 John 2:20. Praise the Lord, O my soul!
THE GOSPEL TRUMPET
A SEMI-MONTHLY HOLINESS JOURNAL
DEFINITE, RADICAL, ANTI-SECTARIAN.
Sent Forth in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
For the Purity and Unity of His Church,
the Defence of ALL His Truth,
And the Destruction of Sect Babylon.
D. S. WARNER, and J. C. FISHER, – Editors.
THOMAS NORTON, Publisher. with J. C. Fisher financial assistant.
TERMS, $1.00. Per Year. In advance.
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Entered at the Post Office at Williamston, Ingham Co.
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Come to the Savior.
By D. S. Warner.
Come to the Savior, sinner believe,
Sure in His love thy poor soul He’l receive.
Pardon He’l give you, Peace with thy God
Come, and He’l wash you in His own blood.
CHORUS – Haste to the Savior, Now is the day,
Of His salvation, passing away.
Taste of His favor, offered to thee:
Heaven invites. O come and be free.
Look to the croos, salvation behold,
O you may trust Him who died for thy soul.
Drop at his feet, O sink in His will,
And with His love, your heart He will fill.
Will you be careless, sinner and slight,
Offers of mercy, and sink in the night?
O it is awful, should you be lost!
Think of the bliss, thy folly will cost.
Flee to the Refuge, sinner beware;
What if your soul should now sink in despair?
Heaven is earnest. Judgment at hand;
Hell is now moving, where will you stand?
O can we hear some sinner now say,
“I will no longer persue the dark way;
Others may walk in sin if they choose
I will no more salvation, refuse.”
THE ASEMBLY HERE.
We reached home Tuesday morning, Sept. 23, found the dear little ones hard at work in the Trumpet Office, to get the paper out before the meeting begins. Dear Bro. Spaulning was quite sick, and unable to work. So at noon hands were laid on him and prayer offered to God for his healing. Praise God! the work was done immediately. And although the dear brother has only worked at the business since June 18, the nest day he set more type than we hardly ever had put up by a thorough printer, of years experience.
That day some of the saints from abroad began to come to the assembly. Yesterday quite a number arrived, all filled with the Spirit. Today (25th) many more are expected. A glorious meeting the Holy Spirit assures all hearts, praise the Lord!
A NEW TRACT.
We have just published a tract of sixteen good size pages, neatly bound in extra paper. Written by brother J. C. Fisher, the contents of which is pretty well expressed in the title page as follows
‘CHRIST IS THE BODY THE CHURCH.’
A tract containing scriptural proofs that Christ Himself is the Church, and the Church is Christ.
this little work has been much needed. Nothing is more clearly taught in the Word of God than the identity of Christ -His body and the Church, and yet no truth is more generally overlooked. Through the current sectarian teaching, nearly all think the Church is a human organism. Thus through the tradition of dark age creeds, Christ is supplanted by the work of men’s hands. Therefore this humble presentation of truth, cuts off all party rallying grounds, and draws all directly to Christ. For “unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.” Let every body that loves the truth, and the souls that need it, send in their orders for the little book. And all that God has, blessed with the means, will glorify Him by ordering a dozen or more to feed poor hungry souls with pure, strong, Gospel food. You will also assist the finances of the office by helping to scatter this little work. Order freely, we have printed three thousand of them.
One dozen copies………….. .$1,00
Fifty copies………………3. 50
Orders may be sent in postal note, or small amounts in two cent postage stamps.
The Bride The Lamb’s Wife.
“Come hither I will show Thee the Bride the Lamb’s wife,” — Rev. 21:9.
The beloved Apostle John, being in the Spirit, says “one of the seven Angels came and talked with me, saying, come hither and I will show thee the Bride the Lamb’s wife.” Who is the Bride the Lamb’s wife, spoken of by the Angel? The Lamb is the Lord Jesus, John sees coming unto him and saith, behold the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world. Also He is termed the Bridegroom by Himself. Matt. 9:15. Also by John the baptist he that hath the Bride is the Bridegroom. — John 3:29, how plain the answer, Christ the Bridegroom, the Church His Bride. The Apostle farther says ver. 10, “He carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain and showed me that great City, the holy Jerusalem descending out of Heaven from God,” “Having the glory of God: and her (the Bride’s) light was like unto a stone most precious, (like Jesus) even a jasper stone clear as crystal,” ver. 11. Yes Hallelujah to the Lamb! every true child of God shares with Him this exceeding glory; “The glory which Thou gavest me I have given them.” Yes the precious light of Calvary illuminates the soul making it clear as Crystal, yea whiter than the driven snow. Oh praise God this glory thrills my inmost soul. This beautiful City with its walls of jasper, pearly gates, and streets of gold, clear as transparent glass, is a type of the spotless purity of Christ’s true Church, His Bride. Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of ns all. — Gal. 4:26. Not as some say, the M. E. or F. M. or U. B. sect is my mother. “Know ye not that he that is joined to an harlot is one body,” therefore not a member of the Bride of Christ. How true, “the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.” But he that is joined unto the Lord is one Spirit. Glory to God! whom the Son makes free is free indeed. And have come unto Mount Sion and unto the City (Church) of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem and Church of the First Born, which are the first born of every creature and among many brethren. — Col. 1:15, Rom. 8:29. These are they which were not defiled with women. (Sects) and follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes. And in their mouth was found no guile for they are without fault (sanctified) before the throne of God. Heb. 12:22-23, Rev. 14:4, 5. The Bride the Lamb’s wife is a wholly sanctified Church, being Redeemed, by the precious Blood of Jesus, as of a Lamb without spot and without blemish, yes, as Christ is pure even so must His Bride be pure. “As He is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth.” 1 Pet. 1:18, Heb. 7:26. Now compare these scriptures with the following, “Christ loved the Church and gave Himself for it, that He might present it to Himself a glorious Church not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be Holy and without blemish.” — Eph. 5:25-27. Even so the Bridegroom and the Bride are alike pure. Has any sect this purity? Christ’s Church was built a wholly sanctified Church, although He had a great many disciples justified believers as Paul tells us He was seen after His Resurrection, of the twelve, and above five hundred brethren at once, yet was none wholly sanctified, as the Holy Ghost the Sanctifier was not given until the day of pentecost. The blessed Savior at the last passover, in the upper room, prayed for the sanctification of His disciples and all future converts. John 17:16-20. See also Peter’s declaration in His pentecostal sermon. — Acts 2: 38, 29. Christ says in Matt. 16:18, “I will build my Church,” He spake in the future tense, “I will build.” When, and how did He build His Church. Answer – on the day of pentecost, when those whom He had commanded to tarry, were all together with one accord in one place. He then and there sent the promise of the Father, the Holy Ghost which built, qualified, and sealed them a wholly sanctified Church. And from that time on, “the Lord added unto them daily such as should be saved.” — Acts 2:1, 14, 47, see also 1 Cor. 12:13, 18. As God then sets the members in the Church, none but pure enters therein. “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” “Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord, or who shall stand in the holy place? he that hath clean hands and a pure heart.” “Without holiness no man shall see the Lord.” “And both He that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one, for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren.” — Heb. 2:11. Again Rev. 21:14. “The wall of the city had twelve foundations and in them the names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.” Now let us compare the above with the following, “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens with the saints of the household of God, and are built upon the foundation of the Apostles and the prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone.” — Eph. 2; 19, 20. This takes us again to the pentecostal Church, being then built on the foundation of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb, and not before. And as the walls of the city had twelve formation’s. Christ the Temple of it; so His Church, and the Nations of them that are saved shall walk in the light of it, for the Lord God gives them light, and he that believeth shall not be condemned. And the foundations of the wall of the City were garnished with all manner of precious stones. — Rev. 21:19. As Christ, chosen of God and precious, ye also as living stones, are built up a spiritual house an holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God, by Jesus Christ. — 1 Pet. 2:4, 5. The Apostle Paul says a man may build on this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, &c. 1 Cor. 3: 12. Thus we see the precious stones, which garnish the foundations, are the members of the pure Bride of Christ, which is pure as the River of the water of life, clear as Crystal. There is but one Bride and one Bridegroom, one Body and one Head. Which the Apostle Paul beautifully exemplifies and sets forth in his Epistle to the Church of God at Corinth, in which he says, “I have espoused you to one husband that 1 may present you a chaste virgin to Christ.” How unlike Her then the existing corrupt, putrid bodies, slaughter pens of the devil, sect abominations of the earth, the “hold of every unclean spirit, cage full of unclean and hate full birds,” which resort to all the trickery of the devil, such as prize kissing, grab bags, neck tie socials, fairs and festivals, dances, gamboling and frolics, to numerous to mention, the proceeds of which is paid over to their preachers, which greedily accepts from his majesty, the devil, for whom they preach, stealing the livery of heaven, wearing a grad of holiness. And no marvel, for satan himself is transformed into an angel of light, therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the minster’s of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works, bringing in damnable heresies, or sects, 2 Pet. 2:1, of which the Apostle Paul says, “They which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” — Gal. 5:19, 21.
But their end shall be according to their works, and their damnation slumbers not. They cannot therefore collectively make up the Church the Lamb’s wife, so spotless and so pure. Neither is there any unity between them organically, or spiritually. And as God’s true children are perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment, they are not of them. And there shall not enter into it any thing that defiles neither whatsoever works abomination or makes a lie. But they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Not sect book. Then come out of her, for that great city babylon, sectism shall be thrown down with violence, for the mouth of the Lord God hath spoken it. Even the pale flickering light of the candle shall be extinguished, leaving her in utter darkness. Then while the Spirit and I he Bride says come, Flee, O flee lest the darkness of the eternal night overtake thee, and thy soul be forever lost. Even now the shadows are quickly gathering, and soon the voice of the Bride and Bridegroom thou shalt hear no more. Oh flee to Christ and overcome by the precious Blood, and thou shalt be clothed in while raiment which shall outshine the dazzling splendor of the noonday sun, yea the glory of God shall lighten and illuminate thy soul, until transparent with its brightness. And when the King comes in His beauty, thou shalt be corronated with a crown of glittering gold and enter in and sit down with Him at the marriage supper. Behold He cometh. Even so, come Lord Jesus.
Trials of the Righteous.
BY T. C. UPHAM.
It is reasonable to suppose that a holy soul, one that has experienced the richness of sanctifying grace, will oftentimes be much afflicted in consequence of not finding in others a spirit corresponding to its own. In the present state of the world, when practical holiness is but partially understood and still less realized, such a soul, although the social principle remains strong in it, is necessarily solitary to a considerable degree. How can it enter with spirit and eagerness into worldly conversation? How can it participate, with any degree of relish, in vain, worldly amusements and pleasures? Such souls are sometimes borne down with the desire of imparting to others the spiritual tidings which God has inwardly communicated to them. But they find few, and perhaps none, that are ready and willing to hear them. And thus they sit alone in secret places, and shed in silence the solitary tears.
Happy are they who endure these grievous (previous) trials without shrinking. Thrice happy, who, like soldiers in a severe contest, that have lost all but honor, can still assert, the enemy has not taken the standard with which they went into battle; and that, in the loss of all things else, they still retain their confidence in God. Such souls are not only redeemed, but purified. They have passed the decisive test, the object of which is to ascertain whether they love God for Himself or for His favors, and have not been found wanting. If there were dross upon them before, it has been burned off in this firy trial. In the purification and strengthening of our faith, (that glorious principle which unites us to God, and which opens in the heart the full fountains of submission, gratitude, and love,) we are recompensed, and more than recompensed, for the temporary loss of all outward goods and all interior consolations. Henceforth there is union between the soul and its Beloved. It has no more occasion to say, “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” He returns with assurances, that wipe away present tears, and give the presage of future victories. God, in his condeseention, permits himself to be conquered. Infinite Love is led captive.
Perfect Safety in the Way of Duty.
He who makes the winds his ministers and who holds the sea in the hollow of His hand would not permit the raging elements to endanger the life of His servant till: his work is done. God will take care of the life of any man who lives only that his duty may be done. So long as God has work for him to do, and it is better for him to live, his life is safe. And when his work is done he shall enter into rest.
God will take care of the influence and reputation of the man who lives only to do his duty. Paul was counted a fanatic and an outcast. His name is not mentioned in the classic histories of his time. Great masters of the world knew him only as a propagator of a hated and pestilent superstition. The author of the Roman Annals and the biographer of the Caesars would have thought it beneath the dignity of history to say that such a man ever lived. And yet now it would be hard, to find one who would not rather have the reputation of Paul than of Nero. In all human history there is not another name which represents so great power over the must active and cultivated mind in this most advanced and progressive age. And it is safe to say that when all the accounts of time are balanced upon the books of eternity, it will be found that Paul has exerted more influence upon men, and has attained a higher place among the masters of the world, than all the Caesars and Napoleons that ever lived.
Paul’s many nights in the deep, and his escape out of all perils while as vet he had anything to do for his Master, should teach us that the way of duly is ever the way of honor, of happiness and of safety. Dangers, trials, sufferings may be met in the discharge of duty, but the servant of God is always safe.
Some shall come out of great tribulation, from dungeons and tortures and martyrdom. Some who shine in glory like the stars of the firmament shall come out of great obscurity, having had no record in the proud annals of earthly fame, carrying the seal and promise of coming greatness only in a pure heart and a lowly walk with God. Some will be there whose earthly life was a pilgrimage of pain, whose perishable body was a network of nerves to gather in sufferings and sorrows for the soul.
Every act of obedience to Christ is a step in the immortal march to glory and to victory. The sea is calm at his command. The stormy wind fulfills his word. All are safe who sail in the ship with him. Take Christ for your Guide, and He may lead you along a rough and thorny road and up the steep hill-side. He may expose you to the chill of night and the heat of noon and the cutting blast. You may have to press on when weary, and fight on when faint, and hope on when discouraged. But you cannot lose the path of life. You cannot fail to reach the heavenly rest.
Sister Sarah Abbot, near Bangor Mich. exchanged earth for glory, to be with the Lord, Saturday Sept, 20. We barely have room for this announcement, expect to receive a regular obituary for the next.
On the third of September, brother and sister Crandall of this place, gave back to the Lord their infant, four months old.
“The grass withers, the flower thereof fades.” — Psa. 40:8. God took the flower in the bud to bloom on the other side of the valley of the shadow of death.
As it is commanded, the saints “wept with them that wept.” But all were comforted by the gracious Comforter. Thank God, the bud was taken before the flower had opened in knowledge, to drink in the sin and sorrow of this world.
G. D. Mealy.
IS IT WELL WITH THF CHILD?
It is well with the child; though its beautiful head
In the cold silent grave is laid low.
Although dampness and mould, are the sheets of its bed;
And its grave may be covered with snow.
It is well with the child; put his crib out of sight,
Fold his garments, and lay them away;
He will nestle no more in our bosom
At night, Or comfort our hearts through the day.
It is well with the child; he now sleeps nis last sleep,
And our hearts now with anguish are riven;
God hath taken the “lamb” to lead on the ” sheep,”
To his own glorious home in heaven.
When the Savior shall come with the trumpets loud sound.
He will say, in a voice sweet and mild,
“Those ‘jewels are mine, they must shine in my crown.”
Oh then it will be well with the child.
A Call to Missouri.
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we announce to the saints, that about three months ago, the Spirit began to impress us with a commission of God to publish glad tidings through Missouri this coming winter. Expect to visit southern Ind. and whatever points the Lord may direct us to between here and Mo. Let us hear from saints every where in these regions, who are not afraid of hail, fire, and blood. Praise the Lord!
Payne Ohio. Sept, 15 1884.
Dear Brethren in Christ, We fool led of the Lord, to have a meeting here, commencing Oct 10 th. We want you to come; there is need, that something be done, that the Church may be strengthened, and souls saved. I can say to the Glory of God, that I am still saved, and trusting in Him. May God bless you all, in “Your work of faith and labor of love.” Praise God forever, and ever.
Your sister saved in the Lord,
Such was the earnest prayer, of the Son of God, our Saviour; with His disciples, in the upper room at jerusalem. Oh! How He poured out His whole soul to the Father in prayer, for those so dear to Him; those who had shared with Him, the hardships, and trials, during His ministry. He loved them even unto the end. He knew how much they must bear, for His name sake and the Gospel; He knew the baptism of suffering, and firey trials that awaited them, and not only them, all who love, serve, and follow Him. Yea they will be hated of all men of the world, because they are not of them. He knows they cannot bear these things, and the firey test, they must endure, without the Holy Ghost, to weld and cement them together, making them a unit; and investing them with power able to overcome or prevail against all the powers of darkness. He not only prayed for the sanctification of the apostles, but for all them which should believe on Him through their word also. What for? That they may be one: as thou, Father art in me, and I in Thee, that they also may he one in us”. John 17:21. Does not the word of God indeed teach, that His children are all one? And the glory that Thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one even as we are one. ver. 22. This glory is none other than God’s Holiness; which He gave to them through the promise which His Father had given Him, and wrought in them at pentecost by the Holy Ghost, the Sanctifier; called by Paul the Spirit of Holiness,” and by Peter, “the Spirit of Glory and of God.” The Apostle Paul, writing to the Phil 1; 27 28. Says. “Stand fast in one spirit with one mind, striving together for the faith of the Gospel. And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident taken (token) of perdition, but to you of salvation and that of God. This Scripture is very conclusive, there is no place to stand fast but in God’s Spirit, which, is “one Spirit” and produces in all that receive Him, “one mind”. Hence the idea people being sanctified and filled by the Spirit of God, and yet having various conflicting minds, doctrines, and views in reference to the revealed religion of Jesus Christ, is a slander upon the Holy Ghost, a libel up-no Christ, who promises that the Spirit will “guide us into all truth,” and an abomination to God. According to this plain scripture, all that have been sanctified into this “one Spirit,” and “one mind,” constitute the only representatives of the “faith of the Gospel,” and the only persons possessing Bible fruits of salvation and that of God:” while to occupy an attitude of antagonism to such as stand together in the word and spirit of God “is an evident token of perdition.” Be not deceived, the fully saved have fellowship, with each other; the sanctified wholly are baptized by one Spirit into one body.” Any one that thinks two persons can be saved and yet not be joined together in love and fellowship, is a thousand miles from the light of God. The united in God are saved, their opposers in perdition. “There is one body and one spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling”. Eph, 4:4. “One body,” only is recognized in the Bible; and but one spirit to sanctify the members of the same, and pervade each one, to mold and enlighten them all, “fashioning their hearts alike.” The hope of our calling are is one.” Outside of this divine unity, men are without God, and without hope in the world.” Salvation will melt hearts and make them flow into oneness, but will never bridge, hearts that stand apart on sectish planks, nor encircle with her holy walls, such as cling to their disintegrating, creeds and traditions, Salvation and union go together; as do perdition and division.
“Let the peace of God rule in your hearts to which also ye are called in one body.” Col, 3:15. Entire sanctification is the real peace of God in the heart. “God is love,” God is a unit. There are no disturbing elements in His attributes. No antagonistic elements in His nature. In this constitutes the Divine peace. And His holiness transmitted to the human soul, heart, will and mind, constitutes the real peace of God in us, when all the corroding, up roiling, peace-marring elements, of inborn and acquired sins, are washed out of the entire man, the “whole spirits and soul, and body,” there flows the deep, and constant, river of peace that fills the heart of the great Eternal, what a sublime thought! “my peace I give unto you.” Says the Son of God, who is the “expressi image of the Father.” Glory to the God of perfect and eternal redemption! To the divine ho-heart we are called, now through the all cleansing blood of the Lamb. But the same call, to this rule of heaven’s peace is a call into the “one body.” The peace and the oneness, converge into one objective point. Neither one can be reached without the other. A professed holiness that calls people into separate bodies, is a bad counterfeit, a delusion and deception of the devil. One says I am called unto this perfect peace of God’s holiness in the M E body, B. T. Roberts is called the promote holiness by organizing a F, M, body, and contends tn his writings that a person can scarcely be a christian at all in the former body. Another is called to the peace of God in the U. B. body, another in that and the other sect body. All of which is confusion of the devil. The call into God’s peace, God’s holiness, is a call into one body. And it is impossible to enter this perfect holiness, without being, by its fire, melted into the “one body:” which necessarily implies a separation from every other body, every fragmentary, and divisive party and creed; by the authority of God’s Eternal Word. We affirm that no person ever was sanctified wholly to God, who continues to cling to any other body, but the “one body of Christ. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ. For by one Spirit, are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles whether we be bond of free; and have been all made to drink into one spirit. 1 Cor, 12; 13 14.
“The body is one.” How different the description of babylon. Here the bodies are six hundred and sixty six, names of blasphemy. But holiness takes men clear out of the regions of blasphemy and idolatry and sets men into God’s order. This “one body” which in verse 28 is called the Church” is here defined as Christ Himself. Hence Christ and the Church are identical. And as there is but one Christ, there is but “one body” one Church; and as entire sanctification is the complete reception of Christ, it must induct all into Himself, His “one body,” The Church. For by one spirit the sanctifier are we baptized into one body. Here again sect adhering holiness is cut off by the sword of God’s truth. “Let God be true and every man a liar” But all that claim sanctification, and baptism of the spirit, and still remain in separate bodies, make God a liar, while He repels the “charge, and makes them liars.
“And have been made to drink into one spirit.” O! The wonderful effect this of draught of the Holy Spirit. Isms and ites; names, parties creeds, heresies, schisms and sects, all vanish out of the heart and Christ is all, and in all. And men must depart from God, the fountain of living water, and drink of the different brands and colors of babylon wine, in order to become Methodists, Free Methodists, H. B. &c. By one spirit we are all baptized into one body, and to depart from the one, body, is to depart from the one spirit, to forsake true holiness.
But now are they many members yet but one body. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ and members in particular. Ver. 20 26 27.
“One body.” How this great truth is recorded all through God’s book. What a precious, pure and sensitive union of all the members of Christ. If one member suffer, all the members suffer with it.
No man made organism can be invested with such tender responsive love union. It is scarcely necessary to say that the members of no sect on earth, are bound together with such a holy union of love. And as to the members of one sect, suffering with one of another, or rejoicing, when one is honored, it is well known that just the reverse is the general rule. Hence sectism is directly opposite to God, is anti-Christ and of the devil, and cannot be drank in, and adhered to under the reign of holiness. To say otherwise is to affirm that holiness admits of, and fellowships un–holiness. Sin is the transgression of Gods word. That word forbids sects. Therefore to say as babylon holiness creeds do, we must be in good standing in some sect in order to be holy, is virtually to say that you cannot be a holy man without you live in sin. These conclusions may look, strong, and uncharitable, but we challenge any person to appear before the tribunal of God’s word and release himself from their iron grasp if he can. As for charity that withholds the truth that men must meet in the day of judgment, out of deference for them now, it is of the devil, and is correctly named fashionable soul deception.
Christ there is one body. So all must be without salvation, or within the one body.
Now ye are the body of Christ and the members in particular. “And God hath set some in the Church, first apostles” etc. “members of Christ,” ”one body,” “the Church.” This is good enough for any holy man in heaven and earth, and the lust for membership in any other body is idolatry un–holiness. and alienation from God.
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Gal. 3:28.
Mark, the Apostle does not say there ought to he no national or east distinction in Christ; but that actually there is none. Such a thing cannot exist. All social, political cast and sectish lines of distinctions are swept away in Christ. All are “one in Christ Jesus.” Even females have equal rights with males. Though men may be “babes in Christ,” and indwelt with carnality, and have the sect spirit, be for Luther, Wesley, Winebrenner, B. J. Roberts, or some other sect head, — because there is yet an element in the moral make up that gravitates to the creature. But entire sanctification sweeps that all out and restores the soul in the image of God. And as the carnal sect spirit is opposite to God, it must be quickly removed by the Blood of Christ or the last bit of God’s grace will soon depart, or die out.
“For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office; so we being many, are one body, in Christ, and every one members one of another.” — Rom. 12:4, 5.
Sectarians claim that, notwithstanding the many bodies to which they adhere, they are all one in Christ. It would help them much to issue a bible, with the above text rendered thus. “So we being one, are many bodies in Christ.” But God has cut off all their attempts to bring a plurality of bodies into Christ. His Word stands as a flaming Sword before the door, cutting off every other body but that of Christ’s. What a sweeping stroke of God’s truth. – “One body in Christ.” Where are all the 666 sect bodies? Are they in Christ? The voice of God responds, there is but “One body in Christ.” Then all these are out of Christ, and must “perish in the day of their visitation.”
But “he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” — 1 Cor, 6:17. God puts His children all into one family, quickens, sanctifies, and fills them all with the same spirit, and the very desire to join apart into separate bodies, — sects — is the inception of another, an anti — Christ in the heart.
We meet many who claim to be “joined to the Lord,” and yet they, hate those who teach “one body in Christ.” Are they not rather joined to the devil, and show forth his spirit?
Without being joined to Christ, there is no salvation. : but all that are joined to Him have one spirit; and one spirit, makes one body. Therefore all other bodies, but Christ’s, are cut off from the spirit and salvation of Christ Jesus.
“For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.”
Here the believers in Christ are represented as taking the place of the actual members of Christ’s physical body. Hence the Church is a continuation of Jesus Christ in the flesh. What a wonderful union of Christ and His members! The Lord Jesus is the head, and all saints make up the body. But as both Head and body constitute the man. So the body is Christ and the Head is Christ. He is all and in all. There is nothing of the members but Christ. Not I, but Christ lives in me, for me to live is Christ. O what a contrast between this description of the one Christ Body, and the several hundred worldly sect bodies. Full salvation sweeps away the latter, inducts the soul into the perfect realization of the former. The Blood of Christ not only cleanses us from all sin, but also from all vain conversation received by traditions from our fathers. Thorough holiness destroys sects and denominations. Therefore all sect adherents have not received thorough holiness, in their hearts. In this and the proceeding (preceding) verse, the Apostle gives us, the typical import of the communion bread. The one bread (loaf) represents oneness of all the members of Christ for we being many are one bread and one body, for we are all partakers of that one bread. “Christ is the bread of life, and all that eat His flesh and drink His blood become one bread, (one loaf) and one body. To make sects, men must feed upon something else besides Christ. Except ye eat my flesh and drink my blood ye have no life in you, and all that do receive Him are one loaf one body. This scripture again cuts sects off from being in Christ. They are separate bodies, while in Christ, we are all one bread and one body.
For I am jealous over you with Godly jealousy; for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 2 Cor 11:2.
All that embrace Christ, constitute one Bride, just as much as Christ is one Bridegroom. All that are married to their sects, are not of the bride of Christ. All that do not drop every other name, for His sake, can never partake in the marriage supper of the Lamb. All professors of Christ that conform to this world, and receive the friendship of the world, are spiritual adulterers. — James 4;4, and are rejected of the Lord.
“Sanctify them through Thy truth; Thy Word is truth.
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.” — John 17:17, 20-22.
In this prayer Christ acknowledged the disciples, as “not of the world, even as He was not of the world.” Which clearly implies their regeneration, as He else where positively affirms. Now He prays for their sanctification, as an experience to be received in the future. Two important objects are mentioned first to keep them from the evil of the world, second that they may all be one. It is impossible to drag holiness down to the plain of organized divisions; for they are but the fruits of sin and carnality. We read Heb 2:11. Both He that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one. And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul. Acts 4:32. So sanctification makes God’s saints one. Hence men cannot be wholly sanctified and remain organized apart into different sects.
I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one. John 17:23. Emphatic Diaglott, renders it that they may be perfected into one. Perfection is entire sanctification Heb 10:14 15.
Therefore all this our Church and your Church holiness, all this loyal to your Church sanctification, is a snare of the devil. Then if any man shall say unto you lo here is Christ or there; believe it not. Mat 24:23.
Daniel and Joseph.
Visit to Crawford, Co., and Jerry City O.
we left Greenville Pa. and came to Upper Sandusky O. Sept. 10, spent Sabbath 14th in a meeting at Father H. Koutz’s near Bucyrus. The Lord blessed us much in reading the awful word of God. A sister from Nevada consecrated for entire sanctification. The next morning we left her at Bro. H’s with a fixed faith for the all cleansing blood. May God establish her in the blessed fullness of His grace. Praise God! it was blessed to meet a few souls, who are kept by the power of God, from all sin and delusive spirits of the devil. How wonderfully the Lord blessed our soul, from the moment of entering Brother Koutzes house, on Saturday night, until we left on Monday morning. God bestowed His mercy upon all the family for Christ’s sake.
On Monday we returned to Upper Sandusky, found that Father–in–law had made an appointment for us that night, in the old holiness bethel, we were blessed in speaking the Word of truth to the few that came. Glory to God in the highest. The Holy Spirit knows how to vindicate the true children of God in the midst of their enemies. The next morning took train for Jerry City Wood Co. The infinite goodness of God having given us our dear son Sidney, now nearly three years and three months old. We set out together, The poor wife and mother, having preferred the friendship of babylon; and preferred to “dress according to the times,” as she expressed it; rather than in Scriptural humbleness and plainness, “For after this manner in the old times the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands.” — 1 Pet. 3:5. Praise God! we found the Saints at Jerry City in the Spirit. They had looked for us on the previous night, had met together and received a glorious outpouring of the Holy Ghost. That nigh it all came together, with one accord again at brother Karis.‘ The Lord was present to bless our souls. How precious the words of the book of Acts 14:15. Then following the Apostolic example, we “Declared what miracles and wonders God had wrought,” where we have gone about preaching the Kingdom of God’s grace, and assuring the dear saints, as he did “that we must through much tribulation enter the kingdom of heaven.” And the hearing of all the gratious dealing of God with our soul, and in many hearts, “caused great joy unto all the brethren.” Many tears of sympathy and holy love flowed from the eyes of the beloved. We held meetings day and night, until after Sabbath. Three evenings held services on the streets of Jerry City. The Lord blessed our soul as usual in these services. Praise God! “Wisdom cries without, she utters her voice in the streets, yea in the chief place of the concourse she cries aloud.” Street preaching is of God. More and more the Holy Spirit confirms my soul in this fact. Satan would like to pen the Gospel up within the charred walls of babylon houses, just where she cannot speak: but she has a right to “cry without,” even “in the streets,” “in the opening of the gates,” and in every “chief place of concourse.” Yea in the “hedges and highways.” “Go preach my Gospel to every creature.” is the great commission of our Lord; which takes us to the crowds that loaf in the streets, but never sit under the opiates of babylon pulpits, much less find their way to the humble, private cottages where the saints meet. Dear Brother if you shrink from standing up a stranger and alone upon a street corner and singing together a crowd, and then preaching to them the everlasting Gospel of God’s salvation, you lack a measure of God’s grace which nothing but that mortifying cross will bring you too.
Why not preach upon the streets? Jesus spake continually in the open air. Stephen was stoned to death while delivering the rebukes of the Almighty upon the streets. Do you fear what man can do unto you? rather fear God. What if the wicked should add to the forces of the Gospel this weight of brickbats and stones. It will only speak the louder against their sin. And should the providence of God suffer them to fall upon you, it will only be to open heaven to your soul, where “sin abounds,” should not its only remedy be held up?
But we must return to our meeting. Three children of bro and sister Henry, were converted, and a son restored.
Bless God for His Kind dealing with that family, the father of whom is the one the Lord led past the U. B. house on the sea of glass, in the recent vision we published. Sister Nannie Miller, who had wandered from the Lord, came back to her dear Savior. God bless her.
Sabbath evening communion service. O how our hearts were melted with the great love of Jesus, and His humiliation as we commemorated His lowly washing of the saint’s feet, and the breaking of His sacred body upon the cross. How the presence of the dear suffering Son of God touched all our hearts. Some wept aloud, in holy union with the Crucified One. After these services, three dear souls came and gave themselves to the Lord. The blessing of God be upon that beloved Church. What their right hand doeth is not known lo the left, but observed by the eye of God, and rewarded.
Salisbury Mo., July 8th ’84
Dear Brethren — I address you as a friend though a stranger, and yet a brother in Jesus Some three years ago I bought your book on “Second Work “of Grace;” and since that time have received from other parties, and sold a number of your books. From the time I read your article on separating and coming out of sects; contained in Second Work of Grace; I have been a believer in that Bible fact; for two years, or near about, I have been out of babylon, and am praising God for it. I don’t believe in any kind of an ism. I mean I don’t endorse any ism or sect, neither stay in, or come out ism. But One Church, Jesus Christ the Head, and Body. Not a paper, pen and ink union, but Blood and Fire. Holy Ghost baptism into one body, (Christ.) “Kept by the power of God, through faith.
God attends to the business of adding the members to the Church, the Body, and also to the taking away of the unfruitful branches. His Church is on earth and in Heaven. It is visible, organic, and local. I accept all the ordinances of the New Testament.
Jesus saves and sanctifies me through and through now. I dwell in perfect love.
J. B. Creighton.
Dear Brethren: – I wish to say to the glory of God, that we had a most glorious meeting here last night. Praise God for the outpouring of the holy Spirit. Though there were but few of us out, God poured out “showers of blessings” upon our souls. The meeting kept up until eleven o’clock.
I am saved from all sin, and am walking in the light of God. While I live I will praise the Lord, while I have my being I will sing praises to His holy name. Your Brother in Christ.
James A. Faulk.
Mancelona Mich., Sept. 14th ’84.
Dear Brethren: — The Lord leads me to write you. Praise His holy name! I am fully saved and standing; on the Solid Rock. The Blood cleanses and sanctities me just now. Oh! I praise Him, for what He has done for me. He is my light, my salvation, my foundation, and my leader. His “yoke is easy and burden light;” and His grace is sufficient, for every trial and temptation. Glory, Glory to the Lamb! May the Lord continue to bless, and use you, to bring the light to many more poor drunkards, and sinners, such as I was. Oh how He can cleanse and expel the darkness from the poor drunkard’s heart, leaving no part dark. I was drifting swiftly over the dark waters to the awful gulf: but now He keeps me drifting toward the celestial shore. O I never can praise Him enough, for what He has done for me. May God bless you all, and keep you firm on the Rock, Christ Jesus. Your Bro. in Christ, washed, and redeemed.
Hugh H. McMullen.
Sedgwick City Kan., Sept. 16th ’84.
Dear Brethren: — May the Lord bless and keep you. Enclosed you will find one dollar, to pay for my Gospel Trumpet. Please continue to send it to me. There is a great work to be done here, for the Master. There are a few souls here that are living in hopes of seeing you out here, if the Lord is willing.
Your Bro. saved through the Blood of the blessed Savior.
Daniel B. Howe.
Bangor Mich., Sept. 12th ’84.
Dear Brethren: — I praise God for the privilege of writing to you, and telling you that we are still saved; and my breast is filled with praises to Him for full and complete salvation. And He preserves me, soul and body, blameless, although I have had a severe test and trial of my faith, for some time since. I was working out in the field, and by some means, my face and eyes were poisened. Satan tempted me persistently to apply some remedy. But the Lord stood by me, as I trusted Him, and stood true to the promise I made Him two years ago, when He healed my eyes; that I never would use-any more medicine. Praise His holy name! May God help His children to trust Him, and when they are sick, send for the Elders of the Church, instead of earthly physicians. May God bless you, we thank and praise Him, for sending you with the light of full salvation to our poor soul. We esteem you highly in love for the very work’s sake. “Peace be unto the Brethren, and love, with faith from God the father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Your sister saved and sanctified.
Emmerson Mich., Sept. 12th ’84. Dear Brethren: — This lovely day finds us well, soul, body, and spirit; enjoying salvation full and free. The Lord wants me to write, and tell to His glory, how He healed me, at the Clinton Co. Assembly, of catarrh in the head, all glory to His name. Also by request of sister Bovier. I will state, she has been blind in one eye, for 7 years. And now through, the power of God, she is healed, so as to be enabled to read fine print. Praise the Lord, these signs shall follow those that believe, glory to God! I feel just now that all is well with me, I know that the work God wrought in me will stand the test of the judgement, pray for us that we prove faithful.
Your Bro. and Sister, saved and sanctified, washed, and redeemed, by the Blood of Jesus.
A. J. and M. E. Shelly.
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Dear Brethren: — Glory to God for salvation that makes us pure and free. Words cannot express my feelings of gratitude to God for sending Brothers Michaels, Palmer, and Speck, here to proclaim the whole counsel of God’s truth. Bro. Mealy came here and the devil got stirred up a good deal, because the saints went to a sect meeting, and Bro. Mealy and Bro. Speck shouted praises to God. The preacher spake on John 15:1. He did not give the correct light. So God put His Spirit upon Bro. Mealy, and he did not quench the Spirit. Praise God for men that dare obey God. The sect men throw the two brethren out. They got down on their knees in the road and Prayed for their enemies. How wonderfully God blessed His little ones, and protected His humble servants. Glory be to God! I am saved and sanctified just now. Praise God and the Lamb forever! I am His and He is mine. Glory to God, my heart is full of joy unspeakable and full of glory. I cannot find words to express my feelings O let the great salvation work roll on, wherever God’s humble servants may go. Some cry out and say these little ones are tearing down God’s churches: but this is not so, they only destroy the works of the devil. But the gates of hell shall not prevail against God’s Church. I praise God for His wonderful power on earth.
Your Sister in Christ.
Sandy Lake Pa., Sept. 11th ’84.
Dear Brethren: — Glory to God for what He is doing for me, Oh glory hallelujah! My soul says praise the Lord forever and ever, Amen. “We received your card, and was glad to know that you reached home safely. We are very lonesome since you have all gone. It seems as though I could hear your voices yet. O glory to God! for the fellowship of the saints. Last Thursday night, at the prayer meeting, at brother Erost’s, I told the little ones what God had done for me, in healing my diseases. I did not receive any special blessieg at that time, but the morning He sent a flood of glory into my soul; He continued the same more and more each day until Sunday. O what sweet communion I had in a face to face talk with God. Oh Glory to God! I am on the solid Rock to day.
I had been troubled with heart disease, for quite a number of years, until the last two years, I have been so bad. But of late I felt my disease returning, and at times I have been attended with terrible distress in my head; my hands and arms would become numb, and partially paralized, and I had prayed to God, and He wonderfully helped me. But on the evening of the 4th of Sept. we had a meeting in the Grove, and sister Frost was healed; after a while she came to me, and said, do you not desire God to heal you of the heart disease? I replied, I have just been talking to God about it, and was so impressed. I was then anointed with oil, Bro. Warner and others laying on hands, praying the Lord to make me every, whit whole, and immediately it was done. Glory! Glory! to His holy name forever.
Your Sister saved just now.
Mary E. Farrah.
East Jordan Mich., June 15th ’84. Dear Brethren in Christ: — I praise God that He has led me to write, this beautiful morning, and greet you all in the name of our blessed Savior. I just give God all the praise that He sent Bro. Fisher to Geneva Center. For I was wandering on in sin and darknes. And I praise God that He gave me a willing heart to receive the glorious light, and true Word of God. I am still trusting in my blessed Savior this morning, and the Spirit bears witness that I am His, and He is mine.
We are persecuted, but not forsaken, cast down, but not destroyed. And our light afoictions, which are but for a moment, workefh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. Christ says, “If they have hated me, they will hate you also.” But blessed be God! if the wicked hate and despitefully use us, we can love their souls, for Christ’s sake. Praise the Lord for a full and complete salvation, that keeps me sweetly saved in Jesus.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you all in perfect peace.
Your sister saved and kept by the power of God.
Hamilton Mo., May 22d ’84.
Dear Brethren: — The book, “Bible Proof’s” has come. I am much p1eased with it. I am recommending it to others who will send for it. The so–called churches here have a name to live while they are dead; find all are contending earnestly for their forms, and their chaff, lest a tidal wave of full salvation should sweep it all away. The time of shaking has come also to this place. The troublers of Israel are here too. The “wood, hay, and stubble religion suffers loss when the Holy Spirit fire is applied. Last winter we had a revival of Holy Ghost religion, in which 40 dead souls were saved; but brethren there is not a denomination in the place, that rejoiced in the work of God, but all are agreed to crush the child Jesus. Every sect, door and pulpet is closed, locked and double barred against this way of salvation. Need we wonder that the glorious Shikinah has forsaken a temple so defiled? Well I am so glad that God is delivering His little ones from the the synagogue of satan, and that our Lord by His fan and by the spirit of burning is thoroughly cleansing His threshing floor. Glory to God for a purged, sanctified Church. Even now she is coming up out of the babylon wildeness of bondage and confusion, bright as the Sun, fair as the moon, and more terrible than an army with banners. Hallelujah! the hour of her redemption drweth nigh. The Lord is coming. Praise His holy name, He has washed our robes and made them white in His own blood. Pray for me. I am hungering for souls.
Yours in sweet bonds of Christian love, sanctified wholly.
T. M. Thomson.
Dear Brethren: — I am sweetly saved and rejoicing in Christ. I never felt so free in my life. I am so happy, this morning; I am more determined to do my Master’s will than ever. Dear Brother, I was so glad to hear that the Lord had so wonderfully brought you through the furnace. I have been passing through great trials, but the grace of God was sufficient to carry me through, and this morning. I am wouderfully saved in Christ.
Laura A. Kigan.
Kirksville Mo. Sept. 17th 1884.
Dear Brethren: — I want to sayjfor the glory of Jesus, that 1 know I am saved now, by the Blood of Jesus, from all sin, I am under the Blood, in the fountain; where the very God of peace Sanctifies me wholly. Glory to Jesus, for constant and complete victory. Yes from all sects.
Amen and amen! May the God of all peace keep you straight, and sweet, and all for Jesus: constantly anointing you with the Holy Ghost. Would be glad to hear from you, for Jesus sake.
W. B. Imbler.
Wyandot O. May 7. Dear Brethren: — The Lord bless you to day, and all connected with the Trumpet office. Praise God, I am saved and washed in the Blood of the Lamb. O bless His holy name, for His wonderful sanctifiing, and healing, and keeping power. Praise God, since my testimony to the healing of my body in the Trumpet, I have been written to from different states, enquiring into the particulars.
Our little grand child fell backward into a pail of hot water, and was very badly scalded. But I took it right to the Lord in prayer, and He cured the burn. She did not loose an hours sleep, or even stop playing. O bless God’s holy name; I never thought of asking God for the gift of healing, untill you spoke to me about it: but I believe He has given me that gift, and He shall have all the glory.
We still have our meetings, and the Lord is with us. But those delusive spirits are doing terible work. May God deliver the deceived souls.
Father Lilley is fully sanctified through the truth he heard, during the meeting when you and brother Dunbar were here, Praise the Lord for the meeting! I do thank God for the “Bible proofs, of the second Work of Grace; May the Lord spare you many years to sound the Gospel Trumpet. Your sister saved in God.
H. A. Hessey.
WILLIAMSTON Mich. Sept. 21st ’84.
We met with the dear saints at the Boardman school house yesterday. We preached the word of God. The Holy Ghost was wonderfully poured out upon us. The little ones were much strengthened and edified.
Geneva Center., Mich, Sept, 6, th 1884.
DEAR Brethren in Christ. We are saved this morning through the Blood, and I praise God for the fullness that I led in Christ! O how it does thrill my inmost soul, all the time. I am dwelling directly under the sun of righteousnes, and He is pouring His torid rays into my soul. Hallelujah to the Lamb! It seems to me that satan, is using more and more, deceitful plans every day to overthrow Gods true saints, and he thinks he has got a good foundation started now. It has gone out to the world, and the devil is using some good agents willingly, or ignorantly, God knows. It is this; that you had sent to Washington, and got a chart for the purpose of starting a sect, also that I was your colleague; and that you sent or was to send. Bro Speck, and myself papers for our ordination, and that they did not know what name we had taken yet. But the reason we had done this, was so that we could hold Church property, and so the law would protect us. O Hallelujah! I hold all the Church property I want. All their is in fact for “Cnrist is all and in all.” I have Him within me just now. Praise God O my soul! Now dear Brother some of the saints are believing this story, and I am making it plain, and am a going to whereever I go. But if it was in the Trumpet all would have a chance to see for themselves.
Well the Lord is giving me more knowedge, and wisdom, every day. Oh how I do praise His name continually, for what He has done for me, and mine. God is with us in mighty power, in our meetings. May God ever bless you, is our prayer. Give our love to all the saved of God, Amen.
W. B. Grover.
“THE WISE SHALL UNDERSTAND.”
O what blindness, and ignorance, and gross darkness the people are living in. Because of the damnable, blighting, soul destroying influence of false, spurious doctrines of babylon. Truly she hath made all nations drunken, with this spiritual wine. Yea nearly every body, men women, and children, of every kindred, tongue, and nation, are in a delerium; lying stupified, by her opiates of hell. Both proffessor, and nonproffessbr, are alike, filled and steeped in it, so it is almost impossible to get them sobered off enough to understand. If one is likely to, then the false prophets, blind guides, will administer another dose, and set up a howl, and the poor craized victim, in his drunken frenzy, is ready to gnash upon the true child of God, with his teeth, and to smite with the fist of wickedness. Because he believes what the detestable false prophet tells him, he echoes his cry of can’t, can’t, can’t. Yea it is impossible, they say, to do anything without the authority, and seal of this great sect eccleasiastical dragon. “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life, of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark ih their right hand, or their forehead: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding, count the number of the beast, and his number is six hundred three score and six.” – – Rev. 13; 8, 16, 17, 18. Is not this present truth? And all that dwell upon the earth worship him, (the sect dragon) whose names are not written in the book of life. Both the sectarians, and worldling worship and fight for their sect dian-na: Yea they all, small and great, rich and poor, bond and free, clamor for their sect idols. It is those that are redeemed and their names are written in the book of life of the Lamb, that are free from all the yokes of babylon, and none others. Praise God we need no parchments, or license, or authority, from the dragon or sect power. You cannot hold Church property, they say, unless you are incorporated, and become a sect. This is the fulfillment of verse 17. “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark of the beast, (or sect) or the name of the beast.” Well now if this be so, then I for one will and do, forever and eternally, refuse to bow to, or obey the dragon authority, or sect beast. But can we not hold, and control property for religious purposes? It the Elders and Deacons of the Church, cannot hold and control Church property, and act jointly, then we can individually We need give ourselve no uneasiness, in reference to this matter, we shall soon find a way, to retain and use to the glory of God, all He giveth us. Hallelujah! we are the “children of the day, we are not of the night, the darkness of babylon has been swept away, and “the true light now shineth.” Then let us walk as the children of light, for we are delivered from the bondage, and are the children of the free woman not the bond woman. To those who are troubled about such questions, we would ask. Who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth. Recieved ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or the hearing of faith?” “Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made you free.” “For if we or an angel from heaven preach any other Gospel unto you; let him be accursed”. Amen.
Dearly Bfloveds. It seems I must speak to you in some way. Oh how I do long to see your faces, and to hear your voices, once more on earth. I am sweetly saved to night, Glory to God leaning on the Lord Jesus, and trusting in Him. We were at the Sheldon school house to day, Bro Grover preached; we had a Glorious time, and sweet fellowship in the Holy Ghost. Oh I do praise God, for salvation from all sin, and complete cleansing in the Blood. I have victory over satan, although he sets himself in awful array, to overthrow my soul. But the Lord always gives me the victory. There is a highway, it is the way of holiness, uo unclean person can walk therein or pass over it, but the redeemed shall walk there. I praise God for the straight narrow way that leadeth unto life; there’s room enough in it for me. Glory to God for freedom in Christ, He has done a radical work in every part. May God bless you temporaly, and spiritualy.
Your sister saved just now. Hallelujah!
N. J. Dogherty.
Allegheny, Pa. Sept 8th, 1884.
Dear Brethren. — Glory to God for full salvation. The Blood of Jesus cleanseth me from all sin, and sanctifies me wholly. Praise the Lord! He has healed my body, and I praise His Holy Name; for the wonderful deliverance from babylon. Glory to God! I am walking in the true light, Jesus reigns supremely in my heart; He keeps me each moment and hour. Glory to God and the Lamb forever, and ever.
Amen. Your Brother in Christ.
Battle Creek Mich., July 2d ’84. Dear Brother: — I received yesterday, the papers, Gospel Trumpets, for which accept my hearty, and sincere thanks. I have read a good deal in them, but I feel I am ready to re-read what I have already read. They seem to me to bear in them the token of the Spirit. I thank you, and not you alone, but God who put it in your heart to send them. I write you to ask your prayers, that I may get the victory over doubts, and fears; that I may reach a higher life, than I have at present; that I may live in perfect peace in the Lord Jesus. O I must get there. My heart is longing for a deeper work of grace. Will you pray earnestly for me? I did not know that you held the view that the Lord’s coming is near. Oh I am sure that we are living in the last days. I hope we may be among those, whom the Lord finds watching for His appearing. I am especially sad and compassed about with influences which are calculated to make me waver. Since i saw you, I have felt that I took credit, to myself, which did not belong to me, for my plainness of dress, and have felt condemned. I gave up feathers on my hat, but had not thought it sin to wear ruffles on the dress. At times I have felt my dress too plain, wished it different, but I read the article on dress in the paper you sent and I believe it ail true; that it is time and money wasted. I feel now, though I did not feel so before reading that article, that it is necessary for all christians to be very separate in dress, for I could only think for myself in the matter, I am more convinced now. I went down to sister Miller’s to request her prayers especially to day. I ask yours especially this week that I may be enabled to trust the promises entirely and rest in the Lord without doubt or fear. I want to be with those who are His when the Master comes I do not want to wait till then for the blessing, but I desire to live and abide in Him. I believe He will lead me into light for His name’s sake.
Yours in the hope of Christ.