1 September 1891, Volume 11, Number 17.
IN MEMORY OF SISTER STOWELL.
Were it not for the grace
Received from God,
Oh, how hard would be
The chastening rod
That divides a family
And forces to roam,
Father and children, without
Mother or home!
But not without Jesus,
And never alone;
For the heart of the saint
Is His sanctified throne.
The words of our sister,
Spoken in love,
Are still sounding here,
While she rests above.
Her earnest entreaties for
Sinners to yield
Are echoing still, on
God’s battle field.
Why the Master called her
We do not know,
But we kiss the hand that
Dealt the blow.
When the dear Savior’s
Face I see,
Dear sister, I will
Look for thee.
Methinks I’ll not have
Long to wait,
For in fancy I see thee
Near the gate,
Waiting to welcome us
One by one,
When our work, like thine,
On earth is done.
All glory to God, and
Christ our King!
Through eternity let
His praises ring.
On earth we will suffer
His righteous will,
And the place in His body
Assigned us fill;
Filled with His Spirit
Clothed with His might,
Spreading the Gospel in
Clear evening light.
Emma I. Coston.
THE INHERITANCE OF ABRAHAM’S CHILDREN.
Text: And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Gal. 3:29.
We learn in Gen. 17:5, that Abraham was made a father of many nations. And in Rom. 4:16, he is the father of us all. “Know ye therefore that they which are of faith the same are the children of Abraham.” — Gal. 3:7. “And whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.” — 1 Jno. 5:1. Some may say: We all believe that Jesus is the Christ, therefore we are all born of God. But let us examine further: Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin, for his seed remaineth in him, and he cannot sin because he is born of God. — 1 Jno. 3:9. We know that whosoever is horn of God sinneth not, but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. — 1 Jno. 5:18. Read also 1 Jno. 5:4; Mark 16:16-18.
To be of faith, or a believer in the Bible sense, is more than to simply give the consent of the mind, “for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness.” Rom. 10:10. There were many promises made to Abraham and to his seed after him. See Rom. 9:4. But the promise contained in our text refers to that of inheritance only; which teaches a clear distinction between being heirs, and being in possession of the inheritance. Also the two processes are radically different. We might enlarge here and show the positive requirements or conditions on our part; God’s part of the conditions of the process by which we become heirs, or receive the new or spiritual birth; also our part and God’s part by which we receive our inheritance; but it is not necessary. The are radically different in many respects, but similar in others; such as grace on God’s part and faith on ours, etc; but we call your attention to an incontrovertable fact that it is impossible to inherit, until we become heirs, and we can not get possession until every requirement be lawfully and fully met. Now comes the inheritance: And I will give unto thee and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God. — Gen. 17:8. Read Gen. 22:17, and 28:3. For if the inheritance be of law it is no more of promise, but God gave it to Abraham by promise. — Gal. 3:18. How could this be an everlasting inheritance? By being typical, and the type giving away to the antitype. When was this great change made? Answer. — When the seed was changed from the literal to the spiritual. We read in Rom. 9:7, 8, — Neither because they are the seed of Abraham are they all children, but in Isaac shall thy seed be called, that is, they which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God, but the children of promise are counted for the seed, — fulfilling the promises: “Thy seed shall be as the sand by the sea shore, and as the stars of the heaven;” “Father of many nations.” etc. Those that are born of God are the seed and heirs according to the promise of everlasting inheritance. The literal seed is cast out, the spiritual seed steps in and possesses their possessions which is holiness. See Oba. 17. But Jerusalem which is above is the mother of us all. — Gal. 4:26. Now we brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise, but as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the spirit, even so it is now; nevertheless what saith the scripture: Cast out the bond-woman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not he heir with the son of the freewoman. Gal. 4:28-30. So sectish Jews and sinners have no inheritance in the kingdom of God and of Christ. Rom. 3:9; Gal. 5:17-21; and Eph. 5:3-6. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God; and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ. etc. Rom. 8:15-17. Let us hear Paul explain the anti-typical inheritance: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the spirit through faith.” Somebody might object to this declaration of Paul, if they do not believe that Paul was inspired by the Holy Ghost, the great anti-typical inheritance of the spiritual seed. Oh, how clear this is that the Holy Ghost is the inheritance, which they that believe on Him should receive! For the Holy Ghost was not given because Jesus was not yet glorified. — Jno. 7:39. For I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and flood upon the dry ground. I will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring. — Isa. 44:3. How does the heir receive this wonderful inheritance? “Therefore it is of faith that it might be by grace, to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the Father of us all. No wonder it was said of God’s people after the baptism of the Holy Ghost, that great grace was upon them all. — Acts 4:33. Notice Paul’s eagerness to see the Roman brethren that he might impart unto them some spiritual gift. — Rom. 1:11; and to see the Corinthians that they might have a second benefit (grace). — 2 Cor. 1:15. That was Paul’s mission — to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. — Acts 26:18. That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God; that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. — Rom. 15:16. You see the inheritance is among those who are sanctified; those who have received the second benefit; those who have had access by faith into this grace wherein we stand and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God, and glory in tribulations also. — Rom. 5:2, 3; and in verse 5, the Holy Ghost is given unto us. And God which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost even as He did unto us; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. — Acts 15:8, 9. And now brethren I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Acts 20:32. This inheritance is infinitely great; human wisdom fails to comprehend it, hence the apostle’s prayer that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him; the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to usward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, etc. Eph. 1:17-19.
Again, we hear old father Zacharias under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, transposing this Abrahamic inheritance into antitypical or gospel light, and telling us what it is: “That He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies (carnality and its effects; assaults by the power of the devil. etc.) might serve Him without tear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.” Luke 1:74, 75. The above gives the fruits of the Holy Ghost, and they correspond to the fruits or products of the land of Canaan, the typical inheritance. So we have a very beautiful analogy between the fruits of the spirit and the products of the Holy Land; the journey from Egypt to Canaan, and from sin bondage to the land of holiness complete. We exhort you, holy brethren, born from above, if you have not yet received your inheritance; namely, the Holy Ghost in its power and fullness; harden not your hearts as in the provocation. For “this is the will of God even your sanctification.” “Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed?” “The promise is unto you and to your children, and unto them that are afar off, even unto as many as the Lord our God shall call.” Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God; and be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. – Rom. 12:1, 2. Go on unto pefection; believe God and enter in, and possess your possession. Amen.
Your Bro., sanctified by a second work of grace, and enjoying this glorious inheritance.
Geo. L. Cole.
HEALED BY THE POWER OF GOD.
Dear Saints: — I can testify this morning to the mighty saving power of God. Oh! I am praising God for the sweetness and completeness I find in Christ Over four years ago the Lord convicted me of my lost and undone condition, and showed me that I must spend eternity with God, or spend it with all the wicked in the regions of the lost world; and before I came to God I could not sleep. I could not rest day nor night. Bro. Michels began meeting three miles from my home. I went to the meeting but felt miserable on account of my sins, and that night I asked God’s people to pray for me. That night the dear Lord came to me and spoke these kind words to me: “Follow me, I will guide thee home.” I fell on my knees that very hour and cried, “God be merciful to me a sinner,” and there and then I promised God I would serve Him all the days of my life. The next day Bro. Michels came to our house. I was still in sin, but that evening I went to meeting and got down at the feet of Jesus and repented of my sins, and God for Christ’s sake pardoned them all. For the first time in my life I could say I was the Lord’s. The next night I came to the Lord and presented my body a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which was my reasonable service, and the Lord sanctified me wholly. Oh! the joy I felt no tongue can tell. I was all the Lord’s, and He was mine; and from that day I never have had any desire to go back into sin. My determination is to press forward and upward, and do my Savior’s will in all things. I was the only one of our family that was saved, so I was tried and persecuted right at home, but Jesus stood by me. I realized God’s grace was sufficient at all times. I also felt the call to go and work for Jesus. We read in God’s Word that He has chosen the weak things of this world to confound the mighty. I worked for God wherever I could give a helping hand to those that needed help. I knew that God’s hand was upon me to go and warn sinners to flee the wrath to come; so when God opened up the way He made me willing to leave friends, home and all, to work for the dear Savior. For the last two years I have been out in the battle-field for God, and the dear Lord has supplied all my needs both spiritually and temporally. O praise His dear name! I was called home through sickness this summer, and I know the Lord is working in the hearts of our family for which I give Him all the glory. And I can also testify to His mighty healing power. I used to be afflicted a great deal, but when the Lord saved me He showed me that all things are possible with God. Ob, I am so thankful to my heavenly Father that I realize that he is able to heal both soul and body. Since I have been out in the work of the Lord I have met with some accidents, one of which I will mention. Last winter a year ago, at Windsor, Mo., while riding in a wagon it was upset. My head was hurt; my right arm crushed, and I was helpless. They had to carry me into the house. I suffered with such pain I thought I would die. I also had two hard chills. Bro. Warner and Co. were present and the dear saints called on the Lord and laid hands on my head for the Lord to heal me; and the Lord healed my head and gave me faith for the healing of my crushed arm. That very night the Lord touched my body with his mighty healing power, and I was healed and made to praise God for the mighty healing power. I used to think God could heal me all except broken bones, but praise God I He gave me the gift of faith. O hallelujah to God and the Lamb forever! Oh, ’tis wonderful indeed! I have testified to hundreds, of this mighty healing power, although some will not believe. But God knows I testify to his glory; I know it is so. I have the dear Savior on my side, and when the Lord is for us the whole world may be against us and all is well. Some would even come to me and tell me if I would say my arm was only hurt, and not crushed, that more would believe. Well, I cannot limit the power of God. Oh! it is wonderful to know what God can do for his children if we keep low and humble at the feet of Jesus. I am determined to live so low at the feet of Jesus that I can hear him at all times. I trust that those who read this may realize God is all powerful and is able to save all those that will come unto him. He says, “Whosoever will may come.” That invitation is unto all. O come to the Savior! for He says, “Behold now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation.” Let us live true to Jesus and obey the call. I realize God’s grace is sufficient. Oh! I love to work for Jesus; I love to give a helping hand to those who live in sin. I see many souls turn to God and find peace. There are never dying souls, perishing souls at stake; who will help to save the lost? I for one, am willing to spend my life in the service of the Lord. I am saved just now and the very God of peace sanctifies me wholly. I have sweet peace which the world cannot give, neither can it take away. We read in God’s Word, “Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall offend them.” I am all sold out to Jesus and am no longer my own. Dear saints, pray for me that I may keep humble and do His will at all times, kept ready to be revealed in the last time. Amen.
Dear Saints: — I feel led of the Lord to write my testimony. I am filled with his praises. O glory to the Lamb! It is by his precious blood that I am saved and sanctified, and cleansed from all sin and the rudiments of the world. I praise him for his healing power that keeps me from day to day, healed of all my afflictions. O, praise our God! I am rejoicing in such a great salvation. He keeps me by his mighty power. He has cleansed me from tobacco, coffee and tea. He has also healed my little boy. Praise our God! for so great salvation that lifted my poor soul out of babylon; out of the Baptist sect; into this blessed, marvelous light, and I am walking in the light. Hallelujah to the Lamb! Pray much for me.
Your sister in Jesus.
J. P. Brown.
Dear Brethren: — I want to testify to the healing of my body. At the grove meeting at Tekonsha two years ago, when we arrived on the ground at 3 P. M., I was so prostrate with the sick headache that I had to be bolstered up on a mattress. I had been afflicted in this way from early childood, about forty years. Whenever I worked too hard or went without my regular meals I would have to go to bed for hours at a time. But the Lord wonderfully healed me by the laying on of hands and prayer.
Lucy S. Daniels.
Dear Saints, and readers of the Trumpet: – I feel led of the Lord to write my testimony for Jesus this morning, and the wonderful healing of my poor body. I have been suffering for fifteen years with Neuralgia in my neck and shoulders; part of the time I could not comb my hair nor dress myself, and when all earthly physicians had failed to give any relief, it was then it pleased the good Lord to show his mighty power by sending his blessed saints with healing power. Never will I forget the time when Bro. Warner and Co. laid hands on me and prayed for me. That very moment I was healed. All praises and honor be to God’s holy name forevermore! All my neighbors were eye-witnesses to the healing of my body, and not only mine but a number of others. Many hearts were caused to rejoice and give God the glory for the wonderful truths that were taught us. This beautiful light of God that is shining in the evening of the last time, reminds us of the beautiful star that led the wise men of the east to the blessed holy child Jesus, the savior of the world. Even so this holy light shining on our pathway will lead us all to glory, where we will see the blessed Savior and there meet our loved ones that have gone before; and all sing anthems, not from the throne,; but anthems around the great white throne. Oh, praise the Lord forever for the great plan of redemption! I am walking in the light as I receive it and I want all of the saints to pray for me that I may continue in the light to my journey’s end which is very near, as I am in my sixty-fifth year. Yours in Christ.
W. A. Newman.
La Paz, Ind.
Dear Saints of God: — How I do feel to praise God this morning for salvation that saves me from all sin and keeps me. Glory be to Jesus. It is glorious to drink at the fountain that never runs dry. I was saved two months ago, the 13th of July. That is, I was converted and walked in all the light I had, and the 22nd of July, the Lord sanctified me wholly. Oh! I cannot praise God enough for saving me. I wish to ask all the saints to pray for me.
Your sister, saved and sanctified.
La Paz, Ind.
I feel to praise God this morning for what I feel in my heart. God has saved me from all sin, and I feel no condemnation. Oh, I cannot praise God enough for what He has done for me! If I had a thousand tongues I could not express it. I feel happy in Jesus this morning to know I am free in Him. O praise the Lord forever and ever.
Your sister, saved and sanctified in the blood of Jesus.
Catharine E. Forsythe.
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List of Camp and Grove-Meetings.
Kenesaw, Neb., Camp-meeting.
Will begin Oct 8. This place is on the Burlington and Missouri R. R. Let there be a general coming together of the saints at this meeting.
G. R. Achor.
Bro. M. M. Copeland, St. James, Mo., writes that they desire a grove meeting at that place this fall. Let some of the brethren answer this call.
GROVE MEETING, HARTSELLS, ALA.
Bro. Wm. H. Miller and myself will hold a grove meeting near Hartsells, Ala., beginning Sept 18th to continue as long as the Lord wills, and will be glad to meet as many of the saints in the south as can come to the above meeting. Also we will be glad to hear from those in Tenn. and Ky. that might desire us to visit their part of the country and preach the truth to them. All such parties can address us at Hartsells, Ala. Our stay south this time will be short, but we think the Lord would have us hold at least one or two meetings in Tenn. and Ky. as we return northward, if there is a door opened. I also earnestly desire all the saints of God to pray earnestly to God for us, that God may give us much wisdom in dealing with the dear people in the south and in preaching the Everlasting Gospel.
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J. N. Howard.
A CAMP OR GROVE MEETING IN CANADA will be held at Candasville, Ontario, beginning Sept. 4th and continuing about five days. Persons coming from the West on the Mich. Central R. R. stop at Perry station. Address Bro. James Blanchard at Candasville, Ont. Those coming from the South and East address me at Welland, Ont.
G. T. Clayton
Meeting at Carthage, Mo.
Bro. Carter writes: “The saints desire a meeting here, and will expect the brethren to come here directly from the Frisco, Ark., meeting about Sept. 10th, and we will assist them on their way. All are invited who are interested in the wellfare of their souls, and the souls of others. Any one coming from the east or west can come on the S. L. & S. F. R. R. From the north on the Missouri Pacific, R. R.”
Yours in Him.
Grove or camp meeting, Frisco, Ark.
The Lord willing there will be a grove or camp meeting, at the above place, Crawford Co. northwestern Ark., Sept. 1—9. Persons coming by R. R. get off at Porter station. There is a good prospect of doing good if some one will go and preach the pure word. Address.
D. H. Kilman.
A Grove meeting will be held the Lord willing, near Brock, Darke Co Ohio, Sept. 2-6. Persons coming by R. R. come to Dawn on the C. C. C. & I. Bro. B. E. Warren expects to be there, and others are wanted. Address Bro. S. J. Holsapple.
a grove meeting will be held, the Lord willing three miles north of Lewistown Logan Co. Ohio Sept. 8—13. By R. R. parties can come to huntsville on the C. S. & C. on the Sandusky Division of the Big Four R. R. B. E. Warren and others.
Address A. Focht
The grove meeting near Six Points, O. will be on Bro. G. W. Cupp’s place, Sept. 16—20.
The anouncement of a camp meeting at Odon Daviess Co, Ind., in last Trumpet, we are requested to change to a grove meeting. Time Sep. 10—15. All coming on the E. & R Railroad to Odon Ind., write to Bro. Wm. E. Moore at that place.
A Grove Meeting will be held the Lord willing near Tampico, Jackson Co. Ind Sept. 3—9. Every body invited, especialy all saints in southern Ind. Bro. J. N. Howard will be there, Bro. H. C. Wickersham is desired, and whosoever the Lord leads. For particulars address Charles Orr, Tampico, Ind.
We have concluded to have a tabernacle meeting at Table Rock, Neb. this fall beginning Sept. 18, and continue as long as the Lord wills. We expect Bro’s. Willis, Achor and Co. and are looking for a grand meeting. Let all come praying. Table Rock is on the Burlington, and M. R. R. R.
There will be an assembly meeting at the tabernacle at Bro. Smith’s, about three miles north west of Grand Junction, Mich. commencing Oct. 1st and holding as long as the Lord wills. Those wishing to attend, coming by railroad, will address Bro. Joseph Smith, Lacota, Mich. Those coming by the Michigan Central (Kal. & E. H. division) from east or west, or on the Chicago & West Michigan from north or south, all stop at Grand Junction.
A. B. Palmer, S. Michels & J. A. Dillon.
CAMP-MEETING, MILTON, MO.
This meeting will begin Sept. 10th and continue until the 20th, and longer if the Lord so directs. All are invited to attend. Come filled with the Spirit, and bring your tents. Those who have no tents, come and you will find a home. Persons coming from the north or south can come on the K. C. St. L. & C. B. R. R. and stop at Corning, Mo., and will be conveyed to the camp ground by C. Baker.
A. A. Kinzie,
The saints near Antwerp, O. have begun the erection of a house of worship. They need, and much desire help from the saints abroad. Here is another opportunity for those who are blessed with the stewardship of the Lord’s means, to let the owner appropiate some of His own. And though it be His own He will reward the steward who will allow God to use some of it. And with this good opportunity to lay up treasures in heaven comes also the danger of the great Judge saying to you in the awful day of final accounts, I had need of my own, but you withheld it, therefore ye have robbed me.
Address: — Bro. J. B. Fleck,
There is an earnest call for some holy ministers to come to Hessel, Mechanic Co., Mich., to spread the Gospel. One brother desires very much to be baptized, others want to hear the words of life. Write to George Hicol.
The saints at Denver, Colo. desire some of the ministers to come to their place and preach the Gospel in its purity. We trust the Lord will lead some consecrated workers to that city.
Our last report extended to the grove meeting at West Liberty Logan Co., Ohio. Here we found a company of very precious saints, most of whom had been saved out of the Amish sect. They appreciate their freedom and salvation in Christ Jesus. In this meeting a few souls were saved, and all our hearts refreshed together.
Next we pitched our little tent in the grove near New Hampshire, Ohio. This is another place we had long desired to visit. We met good brethren and sisters here. Bro. Hechler, who came to the New Carlisle grove meeting, and has been with us in those following, came with us to this place. Also Bro’s Shell, Warren, and Howard, and their companions. Here also the Lord delivered and wholly sanctified a few souls. But for some reason the immediate fruits of salvation was smaller than usual in those Ohio meetings. The saints however were much refreshed and the truth won many friends. God bless the holy brethren in this part of Ohio.
Next came the Beaver Dam C. M. Arriving on the ground the first day, we rejoiced in beholding so many tents up, and saints on the ground; and frequently new loads were coming in. The brethren there had a big job on hands this year hauling the brethren from the several stations and back again. A great host of holy saints poured in from every direction, more in number by far than ever before; and truly the love and fellowship exceeded all meetings we ever attended in our life. Hypocrites and false spirits were driven by the fire of God to the out-skirts of the congregation of God. The heavenly joy of the redeemed frequently broke forth in loud shouts of praise to God; “it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleujah; for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.” Nearly all meetings were attended with the deliverance of immortal souls. Sometimes only a few bowed before God, but more generally the long altar was filled.
The children’s meetings, so blest of God last year were continued with much interest this year. That work introduced last year was an important epoch in the onward march of God’s cause, and this year another new era seems to have been reached, in the financial liberality of the dear saints. Without any agitation of the matter, God seems to have uniformly moved the willing hearted to a most precious and beautiful liberality. All the dear workers were remembered, and means were quietly placed in their hauds to enable them to go on their way. This is a precious sacrifice, acceptable unto God. Yea, a sweet smelling savor. It came the nearest fulfilling Acts. 4:32—34. of any thing we ever witnessed. “And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and one of soul, neither said any of them that aught of the things which he possessed, was his own; but they had all things common.” “And great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked.” Indeed, we felt that the untiring labor of the saints in taking the people from and to the trains, day and night, the free boarding of all who wished to eat, and the kind and liberal supply of all God’s messengers, was a service well pleasing to God, and that shall not miss a rich reward. God bless his dear saints. O may this open hearted ness, so much needed, and so often prayed for, spread and deepen everywhere! O that the dear people would learn that true liberality toward God, his cause, his poor and his heralds, is the road to prosperity, and that robbing God blasts both spiritual fruits and earthly crops! In other words, “There is a giving that increases riches, and there is a withholding that tends to poverty.”
Twice or three times the lake was resorted to, where baptism was administered. The number burled with Christ in this sacred ordinance we have not learned. On Saturday evening not far from two hundred saints followed the Lord in the ordinances of washing the saints’ feet, and the Lord’s supper. O what a glorious and profitable service! Many shouted the praises of God while observing the former, and all hearts were melted in love to Jesus in the latter.
There were ministers present, Bro’s Kilpatrick, Palmer and Michels, Bro’s Schell. Speck, J. Cole, G. W. and Mary Cole, Bro’s J. N. and G. W, Howard, Dillon, Warren, Daugherty and Worden, Bro’s Otto Bolds, Hechler, Wm. and Jennie Smith, Bro. and sister Rothermel, Pence, Derr, Cloe, and High, Bro’s Wm. Miller, Bell, June, Mc Daniels, and many others who are occaional preachers and field workers.
Bro’s Kilpatrick and Bolds have gone to Mo. and Ark. Bro. Palmer and Co. to Fair Haven, Ill. Bro’s Schell, G. W. Howard and their wives and ourself go to Pa. amp, and some of us to Out. G. L. and Mary Cole go to Tekonsha, Mich. and Pioneer, O. Bro. Michels to Chicago. Others flee abroad as the Spirit of the living God listeth. Bro. Andrew Byers has been lead of the Lord to work in the Trumpet office, and has gone therein the name of the Lord. Thank God for this precious reinforcement.
Well, we have all taken the parting hand, and with many tears of love, separarated to go forth, some to their homes, others to the last gleaning of a doomed world. Owing to the multitudes coming down into the valley of decision, the camp will hereafter be located some point near the railroad.
917, Maplewood Ave, Chicago, Ill., Aug. 24, 1891.
Dear Trumpet Readers: — Our last report was from Auburn, Ind. We arrived at La Paz the 24th, ult. That evening preached in the garden. The next eve in Shiloh’s School-house about a mile and a half further, with good effect. On the Sabbath we met in a grove on Bro. Strang’s place, and held two meetings, well attended, especially in the afternoon, by a large congregation, and with the presence of God in power and showers of blessings. Deep and solemn conviction rested upon the people. There were three at the altar, one for pardon and two for sanctification, who received the victory. We were thankful to meet nearly all the church from Walkerton. We expect to visit Teegarden again in the future and hold a series of meetings, D. V. The 27th, we begun meetings east of La Paz, where Bro. Bell had held a few meetings the week before, who was also with us helping in the work until the close. We found the assembly in a dark and very poor condition, because of compromise with babylon and the shoddy W. M. Holiness. Some having indeed tried to find the God of truth and Bible holiness at Baal’s altar where the God of the Bible does not live nor work. The battle waged between truth and error, light and darkness, but victory reigned for God. On the 30th we were joined and helped in the work by the arrival of out dear brother and sister Michels, and on the 7th, inst., by the coming of Bro. J. Cole, whom the Lord also used in preaching the word to the people. The meeting lasted about two weeks, when we met in the grove, the 10th and 11th, which was a glorious time with showers of blessings upon our souls. The church was much strengthened, settled and edified in the present truth of the evening light. We all thank God for the privilege of attending the glorious Beaver Dam camp-meeting, which was a feast to our souls. Hallelujah! Wife and I are now stopping with our friends and relatives in this city. We expect to work for the Lord here at every opportunity to hold up the light and the truth of the blessed Gospel of Christ, Sept, the 8th or 9th we go to Albany, Ill. We expect to stay and labor in this state a season, and to visit Ia. and Wisconsin whenever and wherever the Lord opens the way. Pray much for us, beloved, and our success in the Gospel of Christ. Amen. Let all our
correspondents address us at the Gospel Trumpet office, Grand Junction, Mich.
Yours in Him, saved and wholly sanctified, low at his feet. Hallelujah!
F. N. & Susie A. Jacobson.
Snyder, I. T., Aug. 18th, 1891.
To All the Saints, Greeting: — God bless you all and keep you eternally pure. We have not reported to the Trumpet for quite a while; but are glad to say to day that the dear Saviour is wonderfully blessing our souls, and has been keeping as every moment free from all sin. O how we praise God to-day for salvation, and for his wonderful keeping power! He is keeping us in perfect peace, and abundantly satisfied with our lot. “All things work together for good to them that love God.” “No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” “Whatsoerer ye shall ask in my name that will I do.” O how precious these promises! We are feasting upon the manna which comes down from heaven. From Kansas we went to Tulsa, Ind. Ter., where we held meetings between five and six weeks. This country has been long trodden down by the errors of sectism; the truth had never been preached there, except one meeting held by Bro. Carey. We found only two professing holiness. The people in general regarded us with suspicion, supposing that we were like the sect preachers, — offering them liberty and ourselves the servants of corruption. Yet the truth prevailed and several precious souls plunged into the fountain and were made whole. Some were brought out into a clear experience, and others are earnestly seeking this saltation. All glory to our King! O that God may keep them from all the delusions of the devil! This is a very promising field, and we believe that if some one could come to this place, filled with the spirit, and who is consecrated to go wherever Jesus leads, and whose life would prove in every respect that the salvation of the Bible is real, a positive and absolute deliverance from all sin and carnality, that many precious souls would be won for the master. If the Lord does not send some one else, ..e will doubtless return late in the season. The Indians despise sham religion. There ..e many while people who are really con..ned about their souls. Any whom the … sends will find a hearty welcome a..ong the people. We would love to re..ain longer, but we are the Lords and ..adly and cheerfully go wherever he says. We are not our own. Praise the Lord! No ..e need come here unless his consecration ..overs the whole ground. There is a false ..eacher in this place, who is deceiving the people and keeping some souls from Christ. ..he teaches bodily healing, and says the ..aints need not die bodily, but that all who wish may be translated. She is not straight with the Word in any respect. We did our duty according to the Word, but she will continues her pernicious doctrine. She ..rayed for one woman of the same faith, who, nevertheless, died; then she told the people that the woman’s father was the ..ause of her death. O that God will give ..he people a discerning spirit, and keep ..hem free from all confused, deluded teachers! May heaven’s blessing continually ..est upon the people of Tulsa for their ..indness and hospitality to us. From ..ere we went to Sheriden, Ind. Ter., where we remained nearly four weeks. Our congregations were small most of the time ..artly owing to the unsafe condition of the ..ads for night traveling, and partly because of an easier, false way held up by the prophets of Baal. Nevertheless, four souls were saved, one reclaimed, and one cleared in her experience; and a mountain of prejudice broken down. May God strengthen those dear ones, and shield them against all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ok..anona is filled with professors of every stamp and grade. There are a few, however, that possess real salvation. Anti-ordinance, semi-ordinance, confused holiness, and, in fact, almost every thing but the straight truth. The devil sells professions very cheap in these parts; and if the people do not care to pay anything for them, he just says, take them along any how. So they cost little or nothing, consequently they are worth nothing. If ever there was a land that needed saved teachers, that land is Oklahoma Ter. The enemy is set on his land, and at present, has almost undisputed possession. We are now at Snyder, Canadian Co., Ok. We commenced meeting last night with a fair congregation and good interest. Oh, that God will move upon the hearts of this dear people, and let them see the truth! God only can reach them; we can do nothing. Some of the people are getting along well financially, while others have scarcely enough to live upon. We expect to remain here until our work is done, and then go wherever Jesus leads. We expect to return to Kan. soon, if the Lord wills. Pray for the work in this place. The harvest is great, but the laborers are few. We have a good tabernacle, forty feet in diameter. All parties desiring a tabernacle meeting will please communicate with us. Our permanent address is Reeds, Jasper Co. Mo., or E. H. Houghton, Ward, Kan.
Yours free in Jesus.
J. F. Lundy & E. F. Houghton.
Dear Trumpet Readers: — On the 8th of July, brother and sister Sunderland, Bro. Stanbery and myself put up the tent in Tiff City, and commenced meeting in the name of the Lord. Had very good congregations, but hard to move. Result of the meeting, one saved and one old Bro. baptized by the writer. We will commence camp-meeting at Neosho, Aug. 6th, the Lord willing. We love the Trumpet and pray God it may soon become a weekly. May God bless and prosper this great work every where. We wish the prayers of all the saints that we may be true to God.
Your brother, on the straight Bible line, sanctified and kept. We take the whole Word. Glory be to God!
Neosho, Mo., Aug. 24.
A few of God’s little ones came here on the 6th, pitched a tabernacle and commenced battle in the name of the Lord. There is a wonderful wave of God’s power sweeping over this place. We have pushed the battle up to the gates. Up to date there have been about 55 professions. Seventeen were baptized. Had ordinance meeting last night. Some here are anti- ordinance, which makes it hard to work.
I am your Bro. in Christ, saved to the uttermost.
Gresham, Neb., Aug. 17, 1891.
To all the Trumpet Readers: — God bless you all. Amen. We have been holding forth the faithful word in our country this season, and oh, how God has helped us! Souls are being saved. Our tent is now at Juniata, Neb., with Bro. Achor, and the work is moving on. We have a request to make: There are so many calls for the tent this fall that it cannot reach one-third of the places. And now is there any brother that is able to buy another tent? Oh, how good it would be! God will bless you in so doing. I feel that I have made all the sacrifice to God required at my hand. God help others on this line! It is a call from God. Who will answer to it? I will add a few words of my late experience that I had a few days ago. God permitted the lightning to strike my house and tear a hole through it. It was the most awful experience I ever passed through. That evening God had wonderfully blessed me. When the lightning struck, I was so near killed, that I could not for some time get out of bed to see if my children were alive. The house took fire but it went out of itself. O how God did preserve me and my family! We did not sleep much that night, but wept aloud till nearly daylight. Oh, dear ones! God spared me and I dare not hold my mouth, but must keep at work all the days of my life. I saw, that awful night, how God can destroy mankind with the brightness of of his coming. God showed me I must follow him wherever he leads. Lost winter. I went to Oregon and endured some very hard things; being away from my wife and little ones, I thought it very hard. I have been called to Cal. this summer, and the saints are urging me to come; but I have resisted God and said it is too much. God has ways to make men go, so I am willing to go at any cost. I am all broken up this morning; the tears fill my eyes as I pen these lines. There are some in the west who have been led off from the pure body of Christ. Oh, will you not cease to make divison! We pray earnestly for you.
You Bro., saved to the uttermost.
Dear Saints: — I feel it would be to the glory of God to write my testimony. He keeps me saved to the uttermost. Bless the Lord! I do praise God for the redemption of my soul. He says, “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Your brother in Christ.
“Thy Testimonies are Wonderful.” — Psa. 119:129.
To all the Dear Saints and Readers of the Trumpet: — We are glad to testify once more to the saving power of God. We are happy to-day to know that we are saved and kept from the evils of this wicked world. I do know that the pleasures of this world have no room in my heart, for I am dead and my life is hid with Christ in God, and I expect to keep saved in spite of the devil. Pray for us.
Your brother and sister.
F. B. & M. A. Smith.
Dear Saints: — I feel led this morning to testify through the Trumpet that the dear Lord still saves me from all sin. Glory to his name! I am so glad that I have heard the true Gospel preached. Glory to God! I do love the dear saints, and I pray that every one will take up their cross and follow Jesus. I know I am saved and kept by the power of God. Pray for me that I may be more faithful unto the Lord.
Your Bro. in Jesus.
J. N. Watson.
Dear Saints: — I feel led of the Lord to write that I am saved and sanctified to do the whole will of God at all times. I have found his grace sufficient in all times of need, which are many. Where I live there are but few saints. I pray daily for more power of God to fill them. I know that He is strong and can open the ears of the wicked that do not hear, and strike them down that do not cure. Glory to God! I do love the Lord because He has given me full and free salvation. I have been afflicted for several years with lung and heart disease, and I believe God will heal me through the prayers of the saints. You will find this in Jer. 24:7: “And I will give them a 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 hearts.” I want all the saints to pray for me that I may hold out faithful until the end.
Your sister, washed in the blood of the Lamb.
G. A. Watson.
Dear Saints: — May God wonderfully bless you and lead you by His Spirit into all truth. Amen. We are glad to report that the Lord still saves us and keeps us by his mighty power through faith unto salvation. Praise the Lord forever and ever. The dear Lord wonderfully healed our child Bertha before our request for prayer was set in type. He also raised up Stella, and gives us all good health. Blessed be the name of the Lord forever and ever. Oh! we cannot praise God enough for his goodness to his children. We have taken the Lord for our physician for both soul and body, and His charge is, “have faith in God,” and that is as reasonable as we can ask. God bless the Gospel Trumpet, and shortly make it a weekly for Jesus’ sake. Amen! We believe the Lord is going to have it done, for it will do much more good. Would like to see the Tobacco Sin tract published and scattered all over the world. May the Lord put it into the hearts of all the saved to send in means for these purposes. Amen.
Your saved Bro. and sister.
O. P. & S. A. Allen.
Dear Saints: — May God’s richest blessings rest upon you all. I feel led of the Lord to write my testimony telling what the Lord has done for me. I am saved in the name of Jesus. Amen! Blessed be His holy name! I have been serving God for about two years, but have never got tired in following his blessed foot-prints or singing his praises. Glory be to God! Pray for me.
Your sister, saved and kept by power divine.
Fredrick, S. Dak.
Dear Saints: — I feel led this morning to write a few words of testimony for publication. The Lord is wonderfully and gloriously dealing with my soul since I have left the burning babylon. I meet with persecution on the right and left, but the Lord has given me grace which enables me to bear, unmoved, the frowns of the world. Oh, how blessed it is to suffer persecution for the sake of Christ! To me, there is something sacred about being made partaker of Christ’s suffering. How often my soul is filled to overflowing as I read the glowing testimonies of the saints.
“Blessed be the the that binds
Our hearts in Christian love.”
All the saints pray for me that I may let my light shine to those who are in darkness around me.
Mrs. Geo. W. Philips.
Sapulpa, I. T.
Dear Saints: — I thank the Lord that I am saved in Jesus. Last February I had given up all hopes. I had Consumption. I received divine treatment, and thank God, was healed instantly. Praise the Lord! I am healed both soul and body and my health is good. Praise the Lord! Brethren, pray for me that I may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of the blessed Gospel. May God bless all the saints.
Your brother in Christ.
James E. Watkins.
Dear Saints: — I never felt so much like pleading for a poor helpless people as I do now; honest souls are groping their way in darkness, and hungering to hear the Gospel preached; and how shall they hear without a preacher? I wrote a letter to Bro. E. F. Houghton last spring, asking for a tabernacle meeting here this summer or fall. I received a card from him stating they would be here about Sept. if the Lord permitted. I answered his card, but have not heard from him since concerning the meeting. We would be glad to hear from Bro. Houghton through the Trumpet, or by better. If he expects to come this fall, the ground has been secured on which to hold the meeting, and the lumber ready to seat the tent. Let any of God’s ministers come who feel so led of God. I believe a good work can be done here in the name of the Lord Jesus. A word to the dear saints who are not called to preach and have plenty of this world’s goods, and have been blessed with good crops: Remember the poor people in Kan. who are starving for the bread of life, and have nothing to send for help. Last year there was a drought; this year the hail has destroyed the crops. Here some people have some oats, wheat, and rye left, and some have nothing. Dear saints, we ask you in the name of the Lord Jesus to supply God’s ministers with means to come to this people, that they may hear the Gospel preached. The very God of peace does sanctify me wholly.
Elk Dale, Mo.
Dear Trumpet: — I am glad that I can say to the glory of God, that I am still in the blessed land of Beulah, drinking at the fountain of life. Praise His dear name! O the joy, and glory in my soul! I can not tell it. I find it so easy to trust Jesus for all and in all. He seems so very near to me. I claim all the promises in the Bible. I have cut the shore line and am out on the broad ocean of God’s eternal love. Praise the Lord for ever!
Your Bro. in Christ.
John G. Neff.
Little Ethel, daughter of William and Anna Harry, died Aug. 7, 1891. Not being satisfied without her little twin sister Agnes, she called her, and the Saviour permitted her to follow on the 9th. Aged 11 months and some days. Pray much for the bereaved parents who have since given their hearts to the Lord.
Pure and spotless as the lilies,
Free and happy as the birds,
Little Ethel soared for heaven,
Calling Agnes afterward.
Little Agnes herd the summons
Of that sweetest angel voice,
And was taken by her Savior
With her sister to rejoice.
Though they left a little brother,
Papa, mamma, friends so dear,
They will never cease their calling
Until all are gathered there.
Rachel M. Strong.
Mrs. Emma D. Shunk, wife of James C. Shunk, departed this life at her home in Kensington, Ill., July 5th, 1891. Aged 32 years and 6 months. She leaves a husband and two little girls to mourn her loss.
Teegarden, Ind., Aug. 23, ’91.
Clinton R. W. Fowler died Aug. 14, 1891. Aged 4 months and 27 days. This little one has gone to meet mamma who went home to dwell with Jesus a short time ago. May the friends left behind prepare to meet them in heaven. Funeral service by the writer.
S. P. Strong.
Little Johnnie, son of brother and sister Zimmerman, died Aug. 14th, 1891, aged 1 year, 7 mos. and 29 days. He was sick wo weeks and suffered greatly. We were with him the last few hours of his life, and When we knew it was God’s will for him to die, prayers were offered to God that he be relieved of his suffering, and that he die peacefully. This was fully answered. It was heavenly to watch the little one pass away like a healthful child going to sleep. Funeral services held by the writer in the Methodist meeting-house.
The Holy Spirit gave us these words to the tune of “JESUS LOVER OF MY SOUL” which were sang at the close of the service.
Oh, our God who art in Heaven,
We do bow at thy decree;
Naught could stay the loving call,
Johnnie’s safe in heaven with Thee.
Weeping friends and parents dear,
He is with the angels there;
Weep no more for Johnnie’s safe
Where there never comes a tear.
Jesus suffered here on earth,
Drank the bitter cup of woe;
That all such, these little ones,
They no sorrow e’er should know.
Around the throne of God above,
Where there’s nothing else but love,
There his angel voice he’ll raise,
There he’ll shout his Maker’s praise.
C. E. Orr.
Died — at her home near Marion, Lauderdale Co., Miss., sister Mattie Hobgood, on the 14th day of June, 1891, at the ripe age of 71 years, 8 mos. and 19 days. Sister Hobgood was the mother of eleven children (eight of which she leaves to mourn her loss), and sixty-one grand-children. She was born in Anson Co., N. O., Sept. 26, 1819. Was married to C. H. Hobgood, Jan. 3, 1839. Was converted in May 1842, and was afterward sanctified through the truth, to which blessed experience she often testified during the last years of her life, until her death, which occurred like the setting sun at the close of a glorious day, casting her bright beams back upon the world in her last moments. It is said that for fifty-two years her bright face and cheerful spirit has dispelled the gloom, and scattered the sunshine of love and peace through her home, making glad the hearts of her loved ones, whom she often admonished in her last days to meet her in glory. After obtaining the promise from her husband and some of her children, it seemed as if she would pass into rest; but the Lord spared her and gave her strength to rally. She then called for her youngest son for whom she manifested the greatest anxiety, and obtained from him the promise that he would meet her in heaven. She then fell asleep amidst the bitter sobs and cries of a grief-stricken husband and children.
“The angels bore our mother home
In shining garments fair,
And some bright day we hope to come
And join thee over there.”
Her pure and godly life has been a blessing to her devoted husband, children and neighbors. According to her request, the writer was called upon to conduct the funeral services, and with sad hearts we met the mourning friends, and preached a discourse to a large congregation.
W. W. Bradley.
Died, — July 12th, 1891, after an illness of four days, Mikie Robinson, infant son of A. J. and Dannie Robinson; aged 15 mo. and 16 days. The angels seemed hovering in the room, waiting for the dear little spirit; but the Lord seemed to say, wait a little longer until I am glorified a little more in his suffering. Just as the Sabbath-day dawned on the earth, the word was given and they bore our darling far, far beyond the light of the sun, into the light and presence of the glorious Sun of Righteousness. As the sun set last night and left this earth so dark and cold we were comforted with the blessed thought that little Mikie would never see another night-fall, for they have no night there. His little spirit took the wings of the morning and flew away to Jesus. Glory to God who giveth us the victory to-day over sin, and gives us grace to bear this terrible trial! Amen.
Your brother and sister in Jesus.
A. J. & Dannie Robinson.
Bro. Wm. B. Swinburn, only remainin son of Bro. and sister R. W. Swinburn of Denver, Colo., departed this life in peace When asked if he was ready to go, he replied, yes. His step-mother saw a bright light come down over his bed a few days before his suffering ended. A sister says she saw Jesus, while Willie was being anointed for healing at the Bangor camp-meeting, put His arms around him and say, “He is mine.” We felt much of the divine presence upon the occasion, which we accepted as a token of his recovery. But it pleased God to have it otherwise. Though his pains were removed, after returning he continued to fail, and died with bright hopes of immortality, about the last of July. The Lord bless and comfort the dear parents.
“Thy Testimonies are Wonderful.” — Isa. 119:129.
Dear Trumpet Readers: — I love to read the testimonies of so many dear saints, though I cannot claim the full blessing. I want the prayers of all God’s people for my soul’s salvation and the restoration of my health. I have been sick in bed four weeks and have tried to exercise faith though it seems I cannot. I am hardly able to write. I would write a long letter if I were able, and tell what I know of the love of God. Bro. Warner and Co. were here last winter and I was much delighted with the preaching. I do hope the Lord will send them or some others here again this fall or winter. I want to get some names for the Trumpet if I can, when I get well.
I am your sister.
S. J. Rigdon.
Plumbs Cross Roads, O.
Dear Saints: — I have victory in my soul over the world, the flesh and the devil; and I have had sweet peace in my soul ever since I was saved. Praise the Lord, O my soul! and I say, let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord! Well, I want to testify to the glory of God how he saver my soul and cleansed me from all unrighteousness. I was a captive, but I thank God that mercy released me, and the blessed Spirit taught me how blind I was; for I was trampling mercy under my feet, and it taught me I was a sinner and had to repent. His Word told me that if I repented of my sins He would be faithful and just to forgive, and to cleanse from all unrighteousness. I repented and God did forgive my sins, and I can say that I do know that I was made alive. I lived in a justified state for ten years, and then went to where the brethren were holding meeting; and the Lord showed me that there was something more for me, so I went according to the Word found in the 12th chapter of Romans. Well, bless the Lord! When I presented my body a living sacrifice, God accepted the offering and sanctified my soul. That destroyed the dead works or inbred sin. I can say I am trusting the Lord and his promise is, if I hold out to the end I shall be saved.
Prom your brother in Christ.
New Washington, O.
Dear Saints of the Most High, Greeting: — Peace, love and mercy be multiplied to you abundantly, keeping you established in faith; rooted and grounded in the love of God, with the victory of God in your souls over all the powers of darkness and the mark of the beast. Amen. My testimony is that I am fully saved in Jesus from all sin, sanctified by a second work of grace, with the victory in my soul. I do praise God that I had the privilege of meeting with some of the little ones at the grove meeting held on dear brother Ezra Smith’s farm. It was a feast of fat things to my soul. While the straight Word of God was preached with power in the Holy Ghost it had its designed and desired effect on the hearts of the people. Some were pardoned, some sanctified, two buried with Christ in baptism, and five presented themselves for healing. O praise our God! “He healeth all our diseases and beareth our infirmities.” One who clamored for sin said, “There is none perfect, no, not one.” But the Bible I read says, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” Dear little ones, while in our hearts we feel for those poor deceived souls, we can pray for them that God may help them to be honest with themselves, and escape out of babylon. I am so dead to the old cage. Rev. 18:2. I can shout hallelujah over her while her city doth burn. Now, dear ones, stand aloof, for we dare not partake of her sins. For if we compromise with them, then we become tainted with their sins, and become guilty before God. Let us watch and be straight for God on this Bible line of holiness. I praise God for the sweet fellowship I have with the saints. The little church at New Washington is still straight for God. If any of the dear saints in traveling through this part of the country stop at our place, you will find a happy welcome. Pray for us as this place is like Sodom. There are four sects ere, and now they have what they call the, young Christian Endeavor Society. I have been watching it carefully since its birth in this place, but cannot see any fruits. About all I can see is that they are endeavoring to get to heaven without salvation; following the fashions of the world; mixing in with every ungodly thing Satan can invent or get up. With the prophet Nahum I will say that no more of thy name be sown. Much love to all the dear saints. Your brother in the true church.
Dear Saints of God: — I feel like giving my testimony through the Trumpet. I do thank God he ever took me out of darkness, and showed me the marvelous light before it was everlastingly too late. God is the rock of my salvation; in God I put all my trust. Dear saints, my health is very poor, but the Lord is with me. Although I am cast away, I am not forsaken. I realize that my Redeemer lives, and intercedes for me. It is my determination to press onward and upward. Dear saints, how my heart does leap for joy! I am so happy in Jesus. I do thank God so much for this great and wonderful salvation that keeps me from sinning. The Lord has taken all my troubles from me, and wonderfully blesses me and gives me sweet peace. My request to the saints is: stand firm for Jesus. I am standing on the solid rock Christ Jesus.
Big Bend, Pa., July 11, 1891.
Dear Saints of the Living God: — I can testify that I am still saved and sanctified, and kept low down at His feet. May God bless you all and give you grace for each day and trial, that you may stand against the tricks of the devil. I do love to see God’s people stand true to the word of God and his plain commandments. I praise God that he has a straight way, and I have found it to be a pleasant way; it is a holy way, a pure way, and a way upon which no hypocrites nor false teachers can ever get I am saved in Jesus and take his word before man’s word for I know it is true. Praise his name forever!
Your Bro., saved in Christ.
Collinsville, Miss., July 30, 1891.
Dear Trumpet readers: — I send you my testimony. This evening still finds me saved and sanctified in Jesus. I will ever praise his holy name for sending his messenger to preach the word at this place. I am so glad for the Trumpet; it is a welcome visitor. I love to read the sweet testimonies of the saints from the different places. I want you all to pray for me and my family.
F. L. Deason.
Frisco, Crawford Co., Ark.
To the readers of the Gospel Trumpet: — We feel led to tell all the Trumpet readers what the Lord is doing down here in Arkansas. We had a ten or twelve days meeting in which nineteen were justified and some were sanctified; five were buried with Christ in baptism. The others will follow. One man was blessedly saved, whose head was snow-white with the frost of many winters. He was nearly seventy years old. Oh, that unspeakable love that God’s people have! We expect a glorious time when our grove meeting comes. We expect Brothers Bolds, Griggs and others. We ask all the prayers of the saints that there may be a good work done here. We want nothing preached but the pure word of God.
Your Bro. and sister, saved and sanctified.
Ress & Lizzy Ballew.
Dear Saints: — I thank God for the privilege to write and tell you I am saved. Glory to God! I rejoice in God, and have been feeling good in my soul since the camp meeting at St Louis. I came home strong in faith. I handed out some Trumpets to the people and I think they will see some good in them. I hope God will raise up a people in this place. God bless all the dear saints. Pray for me that I may stand the test and plead with the people to come out and be saved. I am glad I started in the way. I seek until I find more and more of His grace. From your Bro.
W. L. McIntosh.
Dear Saints: — I have been thinking for along time of writing to the Trumpet; have not done it, but to day my husband is writing, so I feel led to say the Lord is my refuge and very present help in time of heed. He keeps me from sin. Praise his holy name! I am so glad Jesus is able to keep me and all of his dear saints. We are the only ones here that stand alone or God, but his grace is sufficient. Praise his name! I hope God will let the people here see the right way. I ask all the dear saints to pray for me.
Dear Readers: — God keep you all of one heart and mind, the oneness that Christ prayed for. O praise the Lord for His goodness and mercies to us the children of men! All that is within me praise His holy name for delivering me from every evil work! The same anointing I have received is my teacher. I do bless His holy name. Pray much for me and the people here. Amen.
Mrs. Josie Adams.
Dear Brethren: — I do praise the Lord to-day for salvation that saves me from all sin. I am saved and kept by the mighty power of God. To Him I do give all the praise. I do praise the Lord for his wonderful healing power. While at the Bangor camp-meeting I was healed of the Asthma from which I have been a great sufferer for over fifteen years. Oh, I do praise God so much for what he has done for me! I am saved and sanctified to do the whole will of God.
Your sister in Christ.
Mrs. Gurna Wilkinson.
Dear Saints of God: – I wish to add my testimony. Through faith in the name of Jesus I am sanctified and free from all sin. I am walking in the light; my soul was dead in sin, but Jesus said unto me, “Arise,’’ and glory to his holy name! he saved me from sin and from sectism. I want all the saints to pray for me that I may hold out faithful to the end.
Your Bro., saved and washed in the blood.
F. D. Carlton.
Poplar Bluff, Mo.
To all the Saints, Greeting: — I feel led of the dear Lord to write my testimony that it may edify the dear saints and give God all the glory. I can say I am saved and set free from all sin through His allatoning blood. Glory to God forever! Amen! Rev. 1:5, 6 says, “Unto him than loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father.” Glory to God forever! His children through him are kings over sin, and by the Holy Ghost can preach His Word with understanding. O may the dear Lord keep our hearts filled with the Holy Ghost and fire until He shall say, Son and daughter, come up higher. Dear saints, pray more earnestly for the church at Poplar Bluff, and the salvation of sinners every where. Glory to Jesus!
Your saved brother in Christ.
J. C. Barker.
Dear Ones in Jesus: — I praise God this morning for salvation full, free and complete. I have had the real “go through” in my soul ever since the camp-meeting at St. Louis, and I know I am settling down deeper into God every day. I also praise God for healing my body. Glory to His name! You know the blessed Word of God says, “Whosoever will may come.” Well then, let us do all we can to sound out the tidings of salvation to the lost so they can be saved in Jesus’ blood. God bless all the saints of God.
Your sister in Jesus.
Dear Saints of God: — I am led to write my testimony this morning. I am well and saved both soul and body, and praising God for a salvation that keeps me saved from all sin, walking in the light as He is in the light, having fellowship with His dear children.
O blessed be the tie that binds
True Christian hearts’; ’tis love divine,
That brings us all with one accord
To praise and give thanks to our God.
The salvation of the righteous is of the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble; and the Lord shall help them and deliver them: He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him.” — Psa. 37:39, 40. O praise our King for the glorious promises there are in God’s Word for them that trust in Him, and that keep His commands.
Your brother, saved from all sin, all on the Gospel altar to do His whole will at all times, ready to be revealed in the last times. Pray for us. Amen.
Wm. E. Moore.
La Paz, Ind.
Dear Trumpet Readers: — Praise God’s holy name! I have been walking in the beautiful light of God for the past five years, and the way grows brighter every day. I know I am continually growing in grace and in the knowledge of God. I realize we are living in the last days spoken of by the prophet. Behold, God is my salvation. I can trust and not be afraid. I realize every day that He is my strength, my life and my song. O praise the Lord! I feel the deep moving of the Spirit of the living God, which has taken all mourning and complaining out of me and filled my soul with the Spirit of love. These are the best days of my life. Oh! I love the narrow way as never before. The Lord by his grace enables me to live for God, and to have the daily bread that Jesus told us to ask for. Glory to God! Jesus carries me and my burdens. I am so unworthy of what the Lord is doing I feel like falling in the dust at his feet and crowning him Lord of all. Amen.
Yours on the highway which leads to God and eternal bliss.
J. M. Deniston.
Dear Saints: — May God prosper the light as it is now being promulgated by the saints. O what glorious news to the hungry soul that has been in babylon, fed on sweetened water and kept under delusions of the devil! I thank the dear Lord that he has visited me with the true light ns it is in Christ, and now I receive food for the soul. Pray the Lord of the harvest that he may send more laborers into the harvest, for truly it is great.
Your brother, saved and sanctified through Jesus’ blood. Amen.
E. H. Strattan.
NEWS FROM THE FIELD.
Springfield, Ohio, July 24.
Dear Saints of God: — I am glad to report that I am fully saved in Jesus. Oh, how my heart was made to leap for joy by the meeting of the brethren! I have been permitted to go to Penn. to visit my near relatives for the space of three weeks, during which time God enabled me to go from house to house and testify to the all cleansing blood of Jesus, and the power of God to save to the uttermost. And while in Penn., in looking over the Gospel Trumpet of July 1, I noticed a testimony from Burton, W. Va.. of W. E. Ruch (should be Rush). This place is on the B. & O. R. R., and was on my way to Ohio. I wrote to him, as he expressed a desire in his testimony for meetings, and soon received a reply, which bore a rather good spirit and stated that they were poor at that place; but this only gave me a deeper desire to go and present the word, then made arrangements to be with them from July 17 to 21, and started; but to my great surprise I found this person to be a Latter-day Saint, which placed a material difference between us after one meeting. He claimed to hate Mormonism as much as I do; so also do the Latter-day Saints at Lamoni, Iowa, where the Latter-day Saints’ Herald is published, which paper he had taken for a year before taking the Trumpet. But on examining the paper I found it to be publishing its 38th Vol., with some quotations from the Book of Mormon, and the advertisement of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith the Seer; and other books pertaining to Mormonism. He said he knew more of those Latter-day Saints in Iowa than just what he read; but the doctrine that he holds and that advocated by The Saints’ Herald, is in many respects the same. But he seems to be honest in it all, and may God have mercy on him and bring him out into the clear light. And now under these circumstances God enabled me to present his eternal word on the appointments they made. In the last meeting on Sunday evening, over a hundred I believe, came out and seemed to be much interested; and quite a number received Trumpets and tracts, which will in the near future call for the preaching of the word. May God help them to see the light Your Bro. on the Gospel altar.
H. W. Hechler.
Dear Saints of God: — The very God of peace sanctifies us wholly, preserves us blameless, and fills us with His eternal glory. From Chanute, Ivan., we went 100 miles to Akron, and held a good meeting in which four souls were reclaimed and others benefited. We next went to Atlanta, Kansas, where there were a few souls reclaimed and delivered from the snare of the enemy. They had been thinking they were all right, when they were not A sad delusion indeed. But when God’s word was held up before them in its purity, as their looking-glass, they saw they did not measure up to the Bible standard, and like honest souls would do, they humbled themselves before God and were made free in Christ; quite a number were healed of body infirmities. At present the work is much hindered in the west by some who are professing to be holiness teachers, and bring forth unholy fruit “By their fruits ye shall know them”. From there we went to Hooser, 20 miles distant. Two souls were sanctified but the work was much hindered by the Salvation Army. When will people learn to follow Christ ns their leader instead of human captains and creeds of men? If the blind lead the blind they shall both fall into the ditch. From there we went to Cedar Vale, and had a good meeting; a number of dear souls at the altar, some for pardon and some for sanctification. We closed on the 27th. We had a precious ordinance meeting; the shouts and praises went up filled with the glory of God. At the close of the meeting wo had an altar service; — five consecrations, three for sanctification and two reclaimed from a back backslidden state. We took train the 28th for this place, over 300 miles north east; arrived safe the 29th, and found a number of precious saints here, the result of the labors of young Bro. Haynes of Huron, Kan. We commenced meeting last night; will continue a short time, and then go to the Beaver Dam Camp meeting, the Lord willing. Pray much for us and God’s work in these parts.
Your sister and Bro.
Mary &. G. L. Cole.
Akron, Ind., Aug. 14th, 1891.
Dear Brethren: — God bless you. Amen. According to previous arrangement we were enabled to commence the meeting at Brushy Prairie. Ind., July 23rd, 1891. The congregations were not large, but attentive. There were several consecrations, both for pardon and sanctification, during the meeting, and we have reason to believe that the most of them received the desire of their hearts. From Brushy Prairie we won.. … the Angola meeting; this meeting was held most of the time in the Loon Lake school-house, about three miles north west from Angola. There were a few consecrations for both pardon and sanctification, and some of them we think did obtain the desire of their hearts. During this meeting there were two buried with Christ in baptism. Several sectarians acknowledged the truth, but would not walk in the light. We believe that the good Lord has so planted the truth in the hearts of the people of this place that it will bring forth fruit to the glory of God. From Angola we went to Auburn, Ind. Here the brethren were not in as good a condition as we hoped to find them. We t rust the dear brethren have been strengthened and built up in Christ, and will live for His glory in the future, prayerful and watchful, and guarding against every thing that might prove detrimental to the cause of God. God bless them all for Jesus sake.
Your saved brethren in Christ.
A. J. Kilpatrick & Otto Bolds.
Beaver Dam, Ind., Aug. 38, 1891.
Dear Saints: — Since our last report the Lord has been with us, and we are saved in Jesus. Hallelujah! After the St. Louis camp meeting we remained in Gratiot Co. Mich. for some time with Bro. A. J. K. The Lord wonderfully blessed him in putting forth the word of life which had a good effect in bringing the people of God to more perfect oneness in Jesus. There w.. quite a good many consecrations to God and a good work done. Praise the Lord! From there we came to the Johnstown meeting, where we met dear Bro’s Eldridge and Randolph, which much rejoiced our hearts. We found the people in a very bad condition. A part of them desired to be right with God and consecrated themselves to God, and the Lord wonderfully blessed them, while others refused to humble themselves before God and were not saved. May the dear Lord bless them with repentance is our prayer. From there we went to the Hope meeting and met Bro. Dillon and Co., and had a precious time with the saints. The Lord brought us on our way to Beaver Dam camp meeting for which we praise His holy name. From here we expect to go to the Hedrick, Ia. camp meeting, and from there to Kenesaw, Neb.
Yours saved in Jesus.