15 December 1885, Volume 7, Number 19.
Perishing Souls at Stake.
Perishing souls at stake to-day
Says the banner of Christ unfurled,
Pleading in love for help to save
Blood bought sinners all o’er this world.
Cho. — Perishing souls at stake my brother,
O what in all this world beside;
Perishing souls at stake my brother
For whom the blessed Savior died.
Perishing souls, perishing souls,
O who will help to save the lost.
Perishing souls at stake we see,
Yet the Savior has died for all;
Go and invite them earnestly,
Some will surely obey the call.
Perishing souls at stake to-day,
There’s a famine in all the land:
Many are dying for the bread,
Freely given by Jesus’ hand.
Perishing souls at stake; go tell
What the Savior has done for you;
How He redeemed thy soul from hell,
And is able to save them too.
Perishing souls at stoke we know,
O do pity the sinner’s fate;
Brother and sister will you go,
Give them warning before to late.
Perishing souls at stake to-day,
Can you tarry for earthly dross?
Fly to the rescue, don’t delay,
Bring the needy to Jesus’ cross.
No one is permitted to re-print this song without permission from the author.
The above song will appear in the new book with beautiful music by Bro. Fisher. It was suggested to our mind by a solemn vision given to Bro. Chr. Ogan of Latta O., on the night previous to Sep. 19. He saw Christ displaying a banner, upon which was written these words; “Perishing souls at stake.” That day we had a very solemn meeting at Jerry City O. The Spirit of God was present, making imperative calls for workers in the vineyard. Our soul was burdened with an awful sence of perishing souls at stake. All hearts were melted before the Lord. A number acknowledged the solemn commission. Dear Bro. Ogan was one of them, relating this solemn and beautiful vision. We pray God that all who that day confessed the call of God, may go forward, Jest that “woe-is-me,” be upon them, and perishing souls be lost, for whom the blessed Savior died. In about all the meetings this fall the same great burden has come upon our soul for men and women of God to go forth and hold up the light of His saving truth. O ye that have the real fire of God in your souls, can you tarry at home, to watch a few earthly effects, when there is such a sore famine in all the land? And you who have found the true salvation of Christ Jesus, are the only ones that can bring the living bread to others. College bread will not do; “dum dogs cannot bark;” babylon priests are full of darkness, and souls are dying all around. O if you have any gratitude is your hearts for what Christ has done for you, go and tell others, and some will surely receive the joyful tidings. O how sad this world with no Gospel but the wretched stuff given by babylon priests. And most everywhere there are at least one or two honest souls who long for the light. O can you stay at home for the sordid dust of earth and let them perish. O fly to the rescue, don’t delay, bring the needy to Jesus’ cross.
A word is also needed to you who are kept at home by the will of God. See at you help on their way such as obey the call and go forth. Many think if a person is called to work for God, they are not under obligations to give them help, unless they are regular preachers, or have some day held a license in babylon. Shame on you. How can the love of God dwell in a heart that will allow any humble child of God come and labor among you with all the ability God giveth, and go away without so much as asking whether they have any thing to pay their way or not. O that blind covetous devil that never notices the thin wraps, and worn garments and shoes of such as have left all to win souls to Christ. God is increasing the number of workers, and He must increase the liberality of those that stay at home, meet their necessities. O open your hearts and homes and purses, and let us all work together. Every child of God must either go, or pay, and some that have wherewith must do both. Nay not must, but it is your happy privilege thus to enrich your souls and have fruit abound to your reward. God bless the faithful. Amen!
THY FAITH HATH MADE THEE WHOLE.
DEAR BRETHREN: — I read the GOSPEL TRUMPET you sent to brother Mnason, and the work that is being done through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; and as I have been wonderfully healed by faith in the Divine Maker in both soul and body, I thought I would like to send you my experience, and tell to the world what I know God can do. I have been an invalid all my life until a year ago last August, and have been under a Physician’s care a great deal of the time. When I was only five years old I suffered with severe head ache, and the Physicians said I could never be entirely cured. Rut praise the dear name of Jesus! He, the great Physician has said unto me, “Thy faith hath made thee whole.” I also had weak lungs, heart desease and liver complaint; then I had the malaria so bad that two years ago I went to Saratoga Springs for change of air, and to drink the Spring water. Glory to Jesus! Since I have drank of the water of life from the fountain that never runs dry, I have no need to drink mineral waters or to take any kind of medicine. Instead of getting better at the Springs, I grew worse all the time; and just at the time that human aid failed to even releive me, and I thought I should never get well, I recived a letter from Bro. Mnason, telling me I could be healed by faith in Jesus Christ, and if I would give up medicine and doctors, and had faith, it could be done to send him my handkerchief in the name of Jesus. Although not a believer at the time, I knew that Jesus would save my soul if I would let him; and I had faith if He would save the soul, He could heal the body, and I knew also that no one but God. Praise His holy name! Himself could give me health, for every thing else had failed. I had no one but Him to go to, so I sent the handkerchief by mail to Jersey City in faith believing, and when I received it I was not able to be up; but as soon as I applied the handkerchief, as the simple message directed, and knelt down and thanked God for what He had done. I knew that I was healed. I felt weak for a few days, but improved so rapidly in two weeks I returned to N. Y. City, and have not been ill, or in bed one day since, and do not take one drop of medicine. Satan has come to me two or three times to try my faith, but I just tell him my body belongs to Jesus and there is no room for him; so he close not remain long. Now it was not the handkerchief that healed me, but obedience and faith, believing that God through the name of His dear Son does do what He promises. I do thank and praise His holy name for a free and lull salvation for body, soul and spirit. Christ’s work is complete, and if we are wholly saved, we do not carry around weak, sickly, deseased bodies; for Christ says. (John 14:23.) “If a man love me, be will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him and make our abode with Him,” and “know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God distroy, for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” So if the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit come unto us and takes up their abode in these bodies which are the temples of God, there is no room for sin or disease, for that all comes from the devil. And as long as we suffer from these things we are not entirely saved from satan’s work. Then “if a man love me he will keep my words.” He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongue. They shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:16-18. This was our Master’s last command. If ye love me ye will keep my commandments. These things will prove our love to Jesus, who says, come, follow Me.
Your sister in Christ,
Jersey City, H. J.
THIS HONOR HAVE ALL THE SAINTS.
By Samuel Speck.
WHEN we tell men that are possessed with the devil, their condition, the immediate cry is, “judge not that ye be not judged,” they being ignorant of the Scriptures apply this language to the people of God. When Jesus uttered these words He was addressing the scribes and pharisees, and not the people of God, as some would teach. “Thou hypocrite! first cast out the beam that is in thine own eye, and then shall thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brothers eye.” — Matt. 7:5.
A hypocrite, is one who pretends to be what he is not. But thank God, we that are saved through the “blood of Jesus as of a lamb without blemish and without spot,” — 1 Pet. 1:16, possess just what we profess. So we must first get the beam out of our own eye by the blood of Jesus Christ, before we undertake to pull the mote out of our brothers eye. So hypocrites or sinners are not able to judge Spiritually, but the saints are. For proof we appeal to 1 Cor. 6:2. “Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world with the Word of God.” “Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds: let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged Sword in their hand, to execute vengance upon the heathen, and punishment upon the people to bind their kings with chanes and their nobles with fetters of iron. To execute upon them the judgment written, this honor have all the saints.” — Psa. 149:5-9.
I do assert by the authority of the Holy Ghost that all Spiritual men and women have this authority, and not only the ministers as some do teach, but “he that is Spiritual judgeth (marg. discerneth) all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” — 1 Cor. 2:15.
Again, “Brethren if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are Spiritual restore such an one in the Spirit of meekness.” — Gal. 6:1. So you see God has got Spiritual men. “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given them.” — Rev. 20:4.
Jesus says, “judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” — John 7:24. “Then shall ye return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not.” — Mat. 3:18. This takes place during the return of the children of God from babylon to Zion, the Church of the First-born. — Heb. 12:22, 23.
“Deliver thyself O Zion that dwelleth with the daughter of babylon.” The prophet tells us that the return from babylon to Zion will take place in the last days and not until then. “For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king and without a prince. — Hosea 3:4. Is not this a fact? have we not wandered from mountain to hill, from big sect to little sect, without a Prince? being led by the precepts of men. “Afterwards shall the children of Israel return and seek the Lord their God and David their King, and shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days. — Hosea 3:5.
Now is this Scripture being fulfilled, for of a truth we are in the last days. “This know also, that in the last days, perilous times shall come: for men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
“Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. — 2 Tim. 3:1, 2, 5, 7. “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. — 1 Tim. 4:1.
Now during the apostacy which is to take place in the last days, and now is, “shall Michael stand up, the great Prinec which standeth up for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation, even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall he written in the book. — Daniel 12:1. Delivered from what? From babylon.
“Deliver thyself O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of babylon.” — Zech. 2:7.
Where shall they go after they escape from babylon? “They shall come to Mt. Zion,” “the Church of the First Born.” — Isa. 35:10. Heb. 12:22, 23.
And how shall they come? By the way of holiness. “And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those; the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: and the redeemed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” — Isaiah 35:8-10.
Praise God! Zion looms up out of all the ecclesiastical rubbish that has been heaped upon her for these many years of deception. God is restoring her judges as at the beginning. “Apostles, prophets, and evangelists, pastors and teachers.” — Eph. 4:11.
“And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin: And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterwards thou shalt be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city. — Isaiah 1:25, 26.
O dear saints of the Most High God, let us exercise all the authority that God gives us, for if we are in the Body of Christ, the Church, “we are laborers together with God.” 1 Cor. 3:9. So if God sees fit to rebuke unclean spirits through us, let us submit to His will. God performs His work through the Church, composed of all Spiritual men and women. — Acts 2:41-47. 1 Cor. 12:41, 27.
“To the Intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the Church, the manifold wisdom of God.” Eph. 3:10.
“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting Covenant, make you perfect in every good work, to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever! Amen! Heb. 13:20, 21.
Dear Brethren: — And readers of the GOSPEL TRUMPET, God bless you forever more. I am glad I have the privilege to write a little testimony for the TRUMPET once more. Praise God! I am still saved and sanctified by the precious blood of Jesus. Bless His holy name! Oh my heart is filled with love when I realize what Jesus has done for me. O praise God in the highest! I do praise Him with all my heart for His great love and mercy to me, in bringing me out into this light of full salvation, and for giving me an understanding of the true Church, and I do praise God that I am in the Church which Jesus purchased with His precious blood. Hallelujah to God, for freedom, for I know what it is to be crushed down in the sects. When I was about 16 years old, the Lord convicted me of my sins, and I felt that I was an awful sinner in the sight of God, and that if I did not repent I would be lost. I went to the altar and called on the Lord to have mercy on me, and I then realized that my sins were forgiven, and O what sweet peace filled my soul. I joined the U. B. sect. This sect was the one I had been brought up in, and of course I thought it was the best.
For a while I enjoyed myself, for I was in earnest in serving the Lord; but some times I would do things that would condemn me, and then I would feel very sorry about it and ask the Lord to forgive me, and felt that He did; and I would think now I would serve Him, and do nothing that would displease Him. I knew when my heart condemned me, that God also condemned me. I went on sinning and repenting, but my soul was not satisfied.
After I was married I moved to a place where there was no U, B. sect, but there was one calling themselves the Christian Church. They wanted me to join, and thinking I could not serve God if I did not belong to some church, as they called it, I did so. But O how many times was my heart made to ache on account of the pride and selfishness I saw manifested in the members. It seemed that the ones that wore the finest clothes, and could make the bigest show were the best Christians, and they would hardly notice a poor person, or shake hands with such. Many times, from the man-fearing spirit that was in me, and the coldness that was shown me, I neglected to do my duty, so I went on in this way for six or seven years. I then read a book on holiness, but I thought this great blessing was only for preachers, or certain ones that had to work for the Lord, but not for such an unworthy creature as I. But I loved to read the book, and read it over many times.
So the Lord convicted me for holiness of heart, and I tried to consecrate myself to the Lord, but I did not have the right understanding, and I had so much to give up, and I was always looking for a sign, or something that I might know that I was sanctified; but I was not satisfied.
When I heard others give in such strong testimonies, I felt that my testimony did not come up to theirs. But I did not know what to do, I had consecrated myself so many times that I felt some times that it was no use for me to try any more.
But praise God! He sent Bro. and sister Fisher to our place, and he taught us the way of God more perfectly, and I got wonderfully in earnest about my soul. I came forward to the altar and gave myself up to the Lord and did not care what He done with me. I just gave up every thing and took the Lord’s Word, for He says it is His will even our sanctification, and I claimed it on the authority of God.
But it was quite a while before the witness came, and the devil told me a good many times that I was not sanctified, or else I would shout or have some sign. But I had given myself to the Lord, and I was not my own. I would just tell the Lord that I belonged to Him and I did not care what the devil told me; I would claim it in spite of him. When I was tried long enough the witness came, and O what glory and power filled my soul. It seemed to me that my body would be torn to pieces by the mighty power of God, that filled my soul. O glory! glory!! be to God for the salvation that I have received in my soul. I tell you my beloved I have not had a doubt since then, of my sanctification. Bless the Lord O my soul! O how the love of Jesus does fill my soul just now, and I love to tell of His wonderful salvation wherever I have an oportunity, and I would love to tell every poor sinner in this world of this salvation that saves us from all sin and fills us with the love of God.
Whether people belong to some sect or not, if they commit sin they are sinners in the sight of God, and the Word of God says that no sin can ever enter heaven. But praise God! I am saved from all sin and I thank God and give Him all the glory for what He has done for my poor soul. O glory be to God! I do thank God for the privilege of attending the assemblies at Williamston, Mich. and Beaver- dam, Ind., and meeting with so in any dear saints. May God bless them all, and keep them saved and filled with His mighty power, ready to rush to the battle wherever He leads.
Well praise the Lord, I feel that Jesus dwells within my soul, and saves me to the uttermost just now.
“O the gushing springs of glory,
That are flooding all my heart;
And the music sweet and heavn’ly,
Wakes the chords in every part.
Your sister redeemed and sanctified through the precious blood of Jesus.
When men do not obey the commandments and ordinances of the Lord, they give evidence that their heart is too little.
Such can say, “I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.”
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BRO. P. A. Seguin from Detroit, spent a few days with us, lecturing on the abominations of Catholicism, out of which sink of iniquity; he has made his escape, having been a priest of that wicked system of deception for 14 years.
He drew aside the vail that covers the rottenness and stupendous wickedness of that Romish pit, as fax as it is prudent to disclose the horrible scene before a decent congregation. But the extreme filthiness, and debauchery and utter indecency of that slum of rottenness is its best protection. It is too nasty to be described to any refined ears. Hence the world is largely ignorant of the great “mother of harlots, and abominations of the whole earth.”
Bro. Seguin remarked that this nation had two great foes, namely Rum and Rome, and these two were most nearly related. On transubstantiation he remarked, “If by the few words of the priest the bread and wine were actually changed into the flesh and blood, bone, muscle and actual clothes of Christ, why is it that the blood (the wine) yet has its intoxicating power? Would a sip of the actual blood of Christ go to ones head, in actual intoxication.” He showed the gross absurdity of purgatory. “An imaginary ocean of fire for souls, but a real ocean of money for the priests.” The horrible stupidity of the Romish victims who can believe the dogma of souls in flames of fire, dependent upon the priests mass to extricate them, and the same time have confidence in those priests, who will not say a mass without being paid for it. No matter how utterly poor, and unable to pay for amass to help a nearest friend out of purgatory, the ungodly priest gives but the heartless answer “no money, ho mass.” Is it possible that men and women of the smallest degree of common sense, can believe in the purgatory humbug, and yet think a priest, any thing but an inhuman beast, a monster equal to the devil himself, if he can see your friend burn and wail in fire, because you have no money to pay for his few words of superstitious pow-wow?
Yes, so deep and cruel is the power of even a satanic religion, that when it once has the victim fully in its despotic grip, it stupifies all common sense and reason.
It is gratifying indeed that God in His infinite mercy is reaching some of those poor darkened souls with the gift of His salvation.
Bro. Chiniquy, after having been a priest of Rome 25 years, was converted to God 26 years ago; and in those 26 years, thousands of Romanists have been converted through his labors. He has been hated and persecuted very much by the old bloody sect. Cast in jail several times.
At one time two wicked priests plotted his ruin. A sister of one of them was to swear a penitentiary crime upon him. He was arrested, and the scheme had been so adroitly laid, and the suborned witnesses so conclusive that there seemed no hope for his acquittal. But at the hotel, during the night previous to the trial, God smote the woman’s conscience and she spake out aloud. “Tomorrow I am to appear before Chiniquy, to have him put to penitentiary for life. But he is innocent, and I fear to thus swear to a falsehood. I will not do it.”
Now in the providence of God, Abraham Lincoln was sleeping in an adjoining room, and heard these words. And ere the morning light he went to the expriests room, called him up and related the glad tidings that God had delivered him out of the hands of his enemies, and all them that hated him. This beautiful and interesting story of Divine protection was related to us by brother Seguin, who was the 16th Romish priest that God converted though the labors of brother Chinquy. Which took place five years ago, in his “Home for Converted Priests,” at St
Ann, Ill. It was a very beautiful and large building, that cost many thousand dollars; and recently the whole building was burned to the ground, without doubt by the hands of the wicked romish incendiaries. Thus the battle goes on between truth and salvation on one side, and the spirit of murder and midnight romish crime on the other.
The Lord bless those faithful men, who are exposing their very lives to the bloody hands of the old massacreeing mother of wickedness, for the sake of winning some of them from their infamous, stupid, soul- murdering creed.
There is quite a stir on this line, especially among the French Catholics, and priests. Many are renouncing the superstitions of Rome, and espousing Christ.
Let all the saints pray to God that these teachers may enter the blessed holy rest of entire sanctification, and may properly apprehend the Body of Christ, the only Church of the Bible. They are calling for financial help, and we wish them abundance; but real Holy Spirit sanctification and anointing is far more needed. Men cannot expect Catholics to renounce their old sect, when nothing better is held up to them than corrupt protestantism. Just put the mother and her daughters all together in one sack, and hold up Christ only, His body the true Church, ante-dating all the inventions of men. Amen!
DEAR Brethren: — Grace mercy and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, as the Lord has stirred up the gift within. I again endeavor to edify you by writing to the saints scattered abroad. I have been at Williamston a few days. I had been at the Beaverdam Ind., assembly meeting, an account of which you saw in the TRUMPET. After the meeting Bro. Daniel went west, leaving me and others at Beaver Dam. As he thought it might be to the glory of God, for me to work in a band which the Lord is forming there for the winter. After he had gone the fire burned within me to be in the work, and could not possibly sit still until he returned, so I launched out with the sweetness of the abiding Comforter welling up within as an equipment for the war. I went some three miles south-west of Beaver Dam, and comming to a school house thought I would try that, so after some trouble found the director. There were three men in a field, two of whom were turning over clover seed. I knew in a moment there was no friendship in him or real vital Christianity. He questioned me about my doctrine, I told him holiness unto the Lord, and being saved from all sin. Then the devil, slumbering within before, began to foam and rave. “You think said he, to come into this community and turn this place upside down as you have in Beaver Dam preaching this doctrine of sanctification. Before Fisher and Warner came to Beaver- Dam they were quiet, but now it is divided. I and this other man are members of the United Brethren church, and we will not have this good quiet community stirred up,” Yes, I said they that turn the world up-side down have come hither also. Think not that I have come to bring peace into the world, but a sword. Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on the earth? I tell you nay, but rather division. For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided three against two, and two against three. — Luke 12:51, 52. O how the Word cut them, and how they foamed, with murder in their looks, they ordered me out of their coasts, at the same time they as much as said if I did not go they would stick the pitch fork in me. Enough said, I replied, and started to leave our United Brethren. Even the dog they had was united in the same spirit, and came barking after me. Bro. Warner says it would have been a good time to have taken a stump, and preached to them the words of Stephen. “Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears. Ye do always resist the Holy Spirit, as your fathers did: so do ye.” I left them in the hands of God, to meet them in the judgement.
It being revealed to me by the Spirit that He did not want me there longer in that community, I wiped the dust off and started for Mich. I praise God for the quieting comforting influence of the abiding Comforter. Truly these words are fulfilled. “Thy sun shall no more go down.” Thou art better to me than my fears.
“Where e’re I go, where e’re I move,
I meet the object of my love.”
Yours in the solid comfort of an indwelling Christ.
W. J. Evans.
AN EXPERIENCE AND MIRACLE.
DEAR brethren: — I am led of the Lord to write for the glory of God and the good of the readers of the TRUMPET, some of my experience.
This morning finds me fully saved from all sin, and I do praise God for salvation full and free.
About three years ago I went to the altar to seek the Lord, a poor sinner. I called on God to have mercy on me. The next night I went again, and got in greater earnest. God showed me my sins, and I felt awful. I confessed my sins, and God for Christ’s sake forgave me. O what a load was taken off my heart. Glory to God forever! I felt so light and clear in the sight of God. In a few days the preacher opened the doors of his sect! Companion and I, not knowing any better, were taken in. We took up family worship, and longed to do our duty in all things. But it seems I could not make any headway, and soon became discouraged. Examining my heart, I often found myself under condemnation. I would go to meeting and hear nothing but “prone to wander.” Thus they upheld me in my heart wanderings. But I did not feel right in the sight of God, and soon found myself back in the world.
Two years after I heard of these holiness people. I went to hear them, but did not like them. But I was soon convinced that they preached the Word of God. It hit my case so well, and God gave me light on the Word. I felt the need of two works of grace. Conviction became so strong that I could not resist it. I went forward and soon found myself a child of God. Then I began to seek a pure heart. As I consecrated my will to God, He showed me I must be buried with Christ in baptism. I obeyed God, and in the act of baptism, I got a great blessing, that my tongue cannot express.
Then I presented this body a living sacrifice to God, which was my reasonable service; and God sanctified me by the Holy Spirit, through the precious blood of Christ. Glory to God forever for such a salvation! And praise His holy name, I am sanctified wholly to-day.
I want to tell how God manifested Himself last Lord’s day, and wrought
God’s little ones had assembled together, singing the beautiful songs of salvation, praying and testifying to the glory of God. The meeting was in a very good Spirit.
A brother siting very close to the window providentially looked out, and saw one of the little girls fall into the well. He gave the alarm, and we all rushed out to the well immediately. I was the first there, and saw the child down in the water. I thought it was Bro. Dudgeon’s little girl. I was in the hands of God, and His power came on me greatly. Oh! such power I never had felt before.
Down into the well I went. The wall was of brick, and it was 10 or 12 feet to the water; and the water was about six feet deep. I slid down to the water, and the power of God stopped me there and placed my feet on a rock, one on each side of the well. I reached down and received the child safe, and then perceived it was my own child. They let a ladder down and I came up safely, not so much as getting the soles of my feet wet. I do praise God for the right use of my mind. I am not an excitable man, and I am so surprised to think God would thus show His power in me.
Brethren let us be bold soldiers for Jesus. I do thank God for such a salvation, that can venture my life for any thing, just so it is for the glory of God. And I am so wonderfully saved from all sects. Glory to God forever! I ever expect to do the whole will of God. I ask an intrest in your prayers, that I may prove faithful. Your Brother saved and sanctified, and kept by the power of God unto salvation.
Dear Brethren: — I send you $1.00 to renew my subscription. I cannot afford to do without the GOSPEL TRUMPET while the Lord gives me strength to earn one dollar. Praise God! He is blessing us so abundantly with His Spirit every day. He keeps us saved in this wicked city. We are “standing fast in the liberty wherein Christ has made us free.” Praise His name forever! Your Bro. and sister in Christ.
Anthony and E. J. Rock.
SONGS OF VICTORY.
We are crowding the work on this book as fast as possible. We think it will be out inside of two weeks. There are 37 rich and precious hymns, without music, which are worth one third the price of the book, and 91 new songs with music. The best in the world we honestly believe.
We must have more means to finish it. We are praying God to move hearts to send it. Who will help to start the songs and us out in the field as soon as possible. Send donations or subscriptions for the book immediately for Christ’ sake.
AT Williamston Mich., on the 17th day of Nov. 1885, Bro. Guy Elvin Foote, of Williamston Mich, and Sister Lovica May Morse, of Benton Mich., were joined together in holy matrimony by the writer, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Brother Guy and Sister Lovica, have given all to Jesus, and expect by the grace of God to labor for Him. May the Lord give them many souls for their hire, and when their happy life is ended, “shine as the stars for ever and ever.”
J. C. Fisher.
EXPERIENCE PAST AND PRESENT.
DEAR BRETHREN: — I think of writing my present testimony for the TRUMPET, it may be for the glory of God to write briefly some of my past experience. God in His great mercy sanctified my soul 35 years ago. I was teaching school in York State, my attention was called to the subject by reading Wesley’s plain account of Christian perfection What an intense longing of soul I then felt for that higher state of grace. There was preaching in the school house where I taught, I talked with the minister. He said I would grow up into that state of grace gradually. So I settled down on that for a time. But God by His blessed Spirit called these things to my mind, and so it went on for years. But the crisis came, God saw fit to afflict me. I then saw by the light of the Spirit that nothing but holiness would enable me to endure the trial. I went into a room and shut myself in with God. I felt it was purity of heart, salvation from all sin, or hell.
I began to plead, “Lord if Thou wilt Thou canst make me clean.” As I was pleading, these words were applied to my heart, “I will, be thou clean.” And I felt the cleansing blood go through my soul. I rose up and began to praise God for the work He had wrought. But the tempter said, you had better be careful, it may not be the clensing after all. I went back, got down on my knees, I told my Father all about it, and the need felt of having the witness so clear that the enemy could not take me on that ground again; and as I was pleading I felt the impress of a hand on my brow, and God let down such a halo of glory into my soul, and I was so overpowered by the cleansing blood of Jesus that I became unconscious to earth for a time. When I came to myself the room was so filled with the glory of God, and it seemed that I breathed the atmosphere of heaven.
Glory to God and the Lamb forever! I have never dared to doubt the genuineness of the work. But there has been times when I did not enjoy all the fulness, and when I came to the Williamston camp meeting I was like a cart pressed under sheaves. Bless God for the light and glory He has let shine into my soul since then. I am not free from trials, but glory to Jesus, I am kept by the power of God, and saved with a present salvation all the while. The present year has been the very best of my life. The blessed Jesus takes me at times up into the holy mount and fills me with the excellent glory. Praise His name forever! I am free from sectism, for those that the Son makes free are free indeed. Bless the Lord! Who shall separate me from the love of Christ? shall tribulation or persecution? Nay, in all these things I am more than conqueror through Him that loved me. O glory to Jesus! “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live; yet not I but Christ liveth in me. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Hallelujah to the Lamb!
Your Sister saved by the blood of Christ.
B. M. Isham.
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WAR IN DETROIT ROMANISM.
BORGEES, the Romish Bishop of Detroit is having plenty of trouble these days with his flock, both priests and laity. It is only a few days since one of the French Parishes was the scene of a riot excited by a change of priests, and now the brave Poles of Detroit (7.000) are making freedom shrieks again in their own quarters. Yesterday (December 2d,) there were 1.000 Polish women organized in a regular mob, to the effect of continuing Father Kolasiuske in his pastorate among them, despite the will of their Bishop.
They went so far as to slap in the face the newly appointed priest, and kick him out of the church when officiating at his altar, saying his mass. Many of these women were arrested by the police.
Meanwhile there have been two or three Ecclesiastical trials of priests accused of various immoralities, and so if is ad nauseam among these holy? dignitaries of the church of Home. “Abseno disce omnes.”
The suspended priests Kolasiuske (Polish) and Laposte (French) have appealed to the Pope for the revindication of their rights, but the unfortunate priests will soon find out that it is easier to deal with the Son of God than with the son of perdition.
SALTATION, HEALING AND ORDINANCE MEETING.
DEAR readers of the TRUMPET, It has been a long time since you have heard from me. Nevertheless we have been in the field working for Jesus. Glory to His holy name! He saves me now, and I give Him all the honor, and glory, and praise forever.
We held an ordinance meeting with the saints at Deshler O., last Lord’s day. In the meeting of the previous night, there was one converted, three sanctified wholly and two healed. Glory to His holy name forever and ever! Sabbath morning prayer was offered in faith for the mighty power of God to be manifest that day. And bless the Lord He answered the prayers. The house was full, and the Lord give us a message by the help and power of the Spirit. We do believe that about all present were convinced of the truth; there was much conviction on the people.
In the afternoon the saints and people met again, and the Holy Spirit was present in power. Glory to God! His presence was wonderfully manifest in testimony. The Lord gave us another message oh faith and obedience. The Lord wonderfully helped us again; after which we followed the meek and holy Christ in washing the saints feet, and observing the Lord’s supper. O how glorious was His presence.
We then gave an invitation to the Altar. One consecrated for salvation, and four came to be healed. The first was a sister, who is pretty well saved, and we think will soon come out of babylon. Her disease was of ten years standing. She has been a leading member of the M. E. sect. All eyes were open to see if she would be healed, knowing that her husband had spent much money, trying physicians, and all had failed. They finally told her they could do no more. We anointed her, and laid hands on her in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, offering the prayer of faith. Glory to God! the witness came and she was completely healed. She leaped for joy, and praised God. She said she felt as well and strong as when 16 years old. She is quite an old woman. She said she felt that she could do her own house work. Gainsayers were compelled to admit that this is the true faith and power of God.
Another elderly sister was healed of dropsy, and heart disease, and other diseases. She is all given up to God. Glory to God! she was every whit made whole, and filled with the glory of God.
Another was healed of catarrh in the head, from which she had suffered very much.
Praise God! a dear little girl of Bro. and sister Pike, was also restored to health by the Great Physicain. O how the mighty power of God filled the house.
In the evening the Lord was wonderfully with us again. A Free Methodist consecrated to God, and died out to the world. The Lord wonderfully delivered him. Glory to God! This was one of the most searching and glorious meetings we ever witnessed.
The Lord healed the writer this week, of erysipelas, to Him be all the glory.
Your Bro. saved,
A. M. Dick.
HEALD BY FAITH.
Dear Brethren: — “Bless the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together.” I will write a little of my experience.
About 26 years ago I first found Jesus in the pardon of my sins, I was in earnest, walked in all the light I had, but I was in bondage in babylon. Praise the Lord forever! I got out other, and stayed out about ten years. I attended the Free Methodist some, but did not join them. Then I began looking down into my heart I soon found out that I was not yet entirely pure, then I began to dig deep into my heart. Just then the M. E. preacher came around beging for us to join their sect again. So we were foollish enough to go in once more on probation.
But praise God forever and ever! we are out again, to stay out this time. We stand out side of all sects to-day bless God. We are just as free as the birds in the air.
When the saints came around here preaching God’s holy Word, just as it is written, and holding up the light of pure truth, I could see that I needed a second work of grace in my heart. Bless God for what He has done for me. I can say today that I am sweetly saved, washed in the blood of the Lamb, established forever in the Lord. Praise the Lord forever! O the love of Jesus, toward me, that He ever was so kind as to stoop down and pick me up, and cleanse me from all sin.
I want to tell you how wonderfully the Lord has healed me. For the past year Jesus has been whispering, by His Spirit, in my ears, that if I would believe, He would heal me. Praise His name, I took Him for my Physician, and He has wonderfully healed me. Yes even me!
I had had the asthma my whole lifetime. Much of the last year, I have suffered most every thing but death. My blessed Jesus knows much better than any one else what suffering I endured. But by the grace of God, I can say to-day I am just as free from the asthma as any one can be. Glory be to the Lord forever! Bro. and Sister Wm. N. Smith came here, and laid hands on me, and prayed for my healing, and God has healed me completely. Glory to His name! O how much this strengthened my faith. I am so glad that Jesus sent some of His saints around this way. O how sweetly Jesus whispers “follow me.” There are but it few about here that believe in entire sanctification, or healing by faith. But! if they would try it as I have, bless God they would have to believe. Praise the Lord forever! Your Sister saved in Jesus.
Dear Brethren: — Of the GOSPEL TRUMPET. The Lord bless you! We have been tried pretty thoroughly, but God helping us we mean to stand firm for God and the truth. There are so many crooked, ungodly preachers, among so called holiness teachers, that if one dare come out straight for God, they try at once to starve him back to the crooked compromise line. But by the grace of God some of us do not go back. No, Hallelujah! we will live on pop-corn and corn bread, if need be, and preach the whole counsel of God, and cry against old babylon, the old mother and all her harlot daughters. Even that tender little daughter of winch the Good Way, College Mound, Mo., is the origan.
Dear brethren, by the Word and Spirit of God, we know that these man made, and devil ordained institutions are not of God. Although some of our brethren down here, being deceived, think they are great and good things and have been instrumental in the salvation of many souls. Not so. But like other sects, God never used them, though He did the good people that were in them. Whom He could have used still more, had they not been encumbered by these trappings of babylon.
“Come out of her my people.” O glory! glory!! Hallelujah to the Lamb of God, for leading me out of Southern Methodist sectism, and also out of that young pretty sweet little daughter, namely, “The South western Holiness Association,” which is a harlot with all the rest of the daughters of the old mother of abominations. May God visit with swift destruction, and blot her name out of existance, and let there be no sectism in the body of Christ. But may we be one, as the Father and Son are one, and give all the glory to Him, who is the head of the body, the Church. Amen!
Yes my dear Brethren of the GOSPEL TRUMPET, I do know that this abominable sectarianism is the greatest evil on earth. O how I do praise God for giving you the holy courage to handle these things without gloves.
I love the Good Way editors. They are good men. But sure as you live they are too tame. They are afraid of hurting somebody.
May God continue to bless you. Stand by the truth brethren, if the Sun, Moon and stars refuse to shine. “Let God be true, and every man a liar.” Amen!
You may guess how straight, or rather how crooked, they are at College Mound when I tell you, one of the teachers in Pauline Holiness College stayed with them two years, and yet was a zealous sectarian all the time, using his influence against the one true Church of God. He left them this fall, and joined the Mo. conference of Southern Methodist babylon. And they say he went to conference, and made much fun of those holiness people.
Well that was good for them. I hope he will continue to ridicule them, if it will have any effect upon them to get them straight for God, and Bible holiness.
It is also a disgraceful fact that we have many holiness professors in Mo., who use tobacco, some sell it, others raise it. And they will all get mad as a hornet, if reproved for their evil deeds. Yet they say they are sanctified wholly.
Then many of our dear sisters, if we may be allowed to call them such, dress after the fashions of the day.
By the help of God, some of us reprove these things, then withdraw from every brother that walketh disorderly. We give glory and honor forever, for calling ns out of all babal confusion, to touch the unclean no more forever. Hallelujah!
Amen! Your blood washed brother.
D. M. Creighton.
Geneva Center, Mich. Dear Brethren: — I paise God for saving my soul and giving me this blessed holy rest that I feel from day to day. I praise God for victory in my soul, and if I do boast, it is of the Holy Ghost, and my Jesus who so fully saveth me. Praise His holy name forever and ever! Bro’s. Grover and Speck are at Covert holding a meeting. Sister Cobb and I went out there and stayed from Sunday until Tuesday: the devil was wonderfully stirred, the saints established, and souls saved.
Praise the Lord O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name!
We have glorious little prayer meetings, the Lord meets with us in mighty power. Praise God! It seems as if the flood gates of heaven were opened to our souls. Praise the Lord, I am saved and sanctified, and kept by the power of God.
Pray for me. Your Sister in Christ Jesus.
Dear Brethren in Christ: — And to all the saints greeting. I have been led of God to give in my testimony for God, through the GOSPEL TRUMPET. I praise my blessed Redeemer for saving me, and for His blessed keeping power. Hallelujah! O how wonderful! No tongue can tell the glory. O I am so glad that I ever heard of the true Church of God, the pillar and ground of the truth, to which I belong. Yes praise the Lord! when I was born of God, He adopted me into His family, praise the Lord! and now I am called by my Father’s name, and I rejoice in God in whom I trust. Glory! Glory!! Hallelujah! The Lord my blessed Savior set me free from sects. Praise the Lord, and I am free indeed; soul, body and spirit, and have no more love for the sects than I have for any other worldly invention. I praise my God that I am redeemed from every thing that pertains to this world. I feel the fire of God’s Eternal Spirit burning just now in my soul. Yes praise the Lord, in every part. Four years ago, the Lord called me out of babylon in its worst form, which was the Seventh Day Adventist sect. Praise His holy name! God gave me no rest of mind nor body after He showed me there was but the one Church. Then the Lord called me to stand alone for Him, and I saw my awful condition, at the very edge of hell. O I was glad to step off of the foundation that was built on the sand. And now I stand upon the solid Rock. Glory to God! Whom the Son makes free is free indeed, and wherein I was so blind now I see, and I am obeyin my blessed Jesus in every step He shows me. And my soul is filled with praises.
I say, dear saints obey the will of the Lord in all things, and we shall reap our reward, if we are faithful until the end.
“O the joy, no tongue can tell it,
’Tis like many flowing streams;
O glory! the blood of Jesus sanctifies, and keeps me just now, and I am kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation. Pray for your Sister.
Union Home, Mich.
Dear Brethren: — This afternoon I feel like telling you how good the Lord is to me. He has saved my soul, plucked up the root of bitterness and cast out fear, for “perfect love casteth out fear: He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” If God has power to preserve us from all sin we certainaly are very faithless if we can not trust Him to preserve our frail bodies; for He is able to keep all that is entrusted to His care, and we will not be tempted above what we are able to bear; but with the temptation provide a way of escape. These precious promises greatly cheer my soul. I have entered into the holiest by the blood of Jesus. My soul is continually full of the peace and joy which cometh from above. O it pays well to serve the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Jesus says ye are my witnesses. I intend ever to be a witness to the saving and healing power of Jesus. He has healed me of bronchitis; the Elders of the Church laid hands upon me in the name of the Lord Jesus, and I am every whit whole. Praise the Lord! Pray for us, that we may let the light of God shine in Ashley Mich., a spiritually dark little place to which we are moving. Please continue the TRUMPET, Your sister saved in Jesus.
Nellie M. Knowles.
Dear Brethren: – I do praise God for a full and complete salvation, glory be to His holy name forever, for His saving power, that keeps His dear children amid trials and temptations. I do praise God for what I feel in my soul. I can say to the honor and glory of God that I am saved and sanctified and redeemed in the blood of the Lamb. We had a glorious time coming home from the assembly, we had meeting at brother W. Goulds. The Lord was with us in mighty power. Bro. J. Reeves preached on the one Church. The next day we went on our journey, till we got to brother Aumaughers. There the dear saints were holding a prayer meeting, and the Lord wanted us to stop. We had a glorious meeting, O how the Lord did bless my soul. Praise His holy name forever! Pray for your brother in Christ
St James, Mo.
Dear Brethren: — In Christ Jesus our Lord, I feel it my duty to write my testimony for the glory of God. I want to say that the Lord is blessing us very much. O I do praise His holy name for what He has done for me: He has changed me from darkness to light. I can read the Holy Bible without condemnation. Praise the Lord, it does my soul good to read the TRUMPET. I see so many dear saints are coming out, in the pure light, free from babylon. It sets my soul on fire. I praise the Lord for sending Bro. Cole, and sister Cole here; for they have done us so much good. Hallelujah to God for His blessed angels to blow the TRUMPET! Cry aloud, and spare not. The harvest is plenty, but the laborers are few. I can say this morning that I am, through the grace of God, cleansed by the blood of Christ, from tobacco, and all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. I want to obey the Scripture which says’ “be ye holy, in all manner of conversation,” because it is written, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” O praise the Lord!
Your sister saved and sanctified, standing on the sea of glass, mingled with fire, having the victory over the beast.
Geneva Center, Mich.
Dear Brethren: — To all the beloved in the Lord greeting. This morning finds me still a child of God, justified, sanctified by a second work of grace. Praise God! He keeps me from all sin; this is the best of all. Two years ago, and past, since God baptised me with the Holy Spirit, and with fire. Truly this is the Sabbath rest to my soul. I know I shall stand, because God says, “My grace shall be sufficient.” Your sister saved and kept. May God bless Bro. and sister Fisher, and Brother Warner, and all the dear saints.
O. J. Beebe.
Dear Brethren: — I do praise God for full and complete salvation. I know that God reigns in my heart to-day without a rival. God has cleansed me from tea and coffee; I give Him all the glory. Amen!
Your sister saved and sanctified.
Susan M. Faulk.
Beaver Dam, Ind.
Dear Brethren: — We are well and gloriously saved. The work is going on. Sister Sarah Smith is here, well and saved. Sister Frankie Miller is making her home with us this winter. She is well and enjoying full salvation. There is a good prospect here for meetings. We are ready to go with you to the battle, as soon as the Lord opens the way.
From your brother in Christ,
Beaver Dam, Ind.
Dear Brethren in Christ Jesus: — Hallelujah! I am still saved and sanctified, kept by the power of God, ready to be revealed in the last day. Glory be to God! The Lord has been with me in mighty power since I saw you last. How to keep it is to live for Jesus. It is getting better all the time. “O it is glory in my soul, for my Jesus dwells within.” O glory, glory be to God! Sister Smith and I are here, ready to work for the Lord.
We all expect to go to Bro. Krause’s tonight, and we are sure the Lord will be with us, and give us a hallelujah time. We have been here a week, and have had meeting nearly every night. Glory to God! The saints seem to be wonderfully filled with the Holy Spirit. There have been two souls saved since you left here, and the prospect is good for many more. God is working mightily in the hearts of the people.
We had glorious meetings at Onarga, Ill., at every meeting, while I remained there.
God bless you all. Your sister saved and sanctified.
Sarah N. Wells.
Geneva Center, Mich.
Dear Brethren: — Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God making mention of Thee always, in my prayers. Glory be to Jesus for this salvation! He has saved me from all sin. I praise and glorify God’s holy name that the fire of God’s eternal love shines brighter and brighter from day to day in my heart. The Lord wonderfully keeps, and saves me from all sin. Glory to God for this salvation! I never can praise His holy name enough for what He has done for me. Glory to Jesus! Brethren let us stand clear before God. Praise the Lord for His Word! “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that entereth not by the door into the sheep fold but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief, and a robber.” O brethren let us stand clear before the bar of God. Glory to Jesus for what I feel in my soul this morning! Jesus is coming, Glory! Glory!! And His saints will be crowned in glory; with all the holy angels. Your Bro. in Christ, saved and sanctified.
Barney E. Warren.
Dear Brethren: — The Lord is my refuge and strength, a present help in every time of need, and underneath are the everlasting arms. I am all the Lord’s: He is the glory and the lifter up of mine head.
Husband and I belong to the Church of the First Born, whose names are written in heaven. The Church of the Living God, the pillar and ground of the Truth. Sanctified and saved through the blood of the Lamb. Amen!
Clara A. Barham.
Nickel Mines, Pa.
Dear Brethren of the Trumpet Office: — With many thanks I write to you, and would say, the Church tract you sent me, was a great blessing to my soul; as I have just escaped out of babylon, and now I am standing alone with Jesus.
Will you tell me where there is a good assembly of saints that I can meet with. I am thinking of coming west. As the Lord leads I will follow. I am a blacksmith, and if any dear saint can inform me where I can find saints, and a favorable place for my business. Please write me.
J. A. Boyd.
THE OLD SERPENT REVEALED.
DEAR SAINTS IN THE LORD: — I write to you as the Lord leads. I am washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb.
Satan tries with all his power to overthrow the little ones that are left here; but I do praise God that we are trusting in Him to carry us through this world, that is such a mass of wickedness. We walk in the light as He is in the light, I do praise the Lord that He warns His little ones of all the snares of the enemy.
Praise the Lord for His keeping power, over me day and night.
The Lord showed me the great dragon, that old satan, crawling around, swallowing up men and women, one by one. And right here in our own neighborhood, we saw many that we know devoured by him, who have turned from the true light of God. One whome the Lord showed me, was on that bright and narrow way, the Lord showed me in a vision, is now raging and foaming with the evil spirit; and trying to get all to follow him. The Lord showed me in a vision that he was in front of the old serpent, and that he was devoured by him. O it was an awful sight to see the old serpent swallowing and destroying souls.
But I praise the Lord for full and complete salvation. The way is so plain, and the Lord so watches all them that put their trust in Him, that no one need err from the way. But it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment, delivered unto them. — 2 Pet. 2:21.
“But that servant which knew his Lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to His will, shall be beaten with many stripes.” — Luke 12:47.
“But it is happened unto them according to this true proverb, the dog is turned to his vomit, and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.”
Praise God I am saved through the blood of Jesus, and ready to do His will, whatever it may be. What peace it does bring to my soul to know I am the Lord’s and He is wbolly mine.
I am reigning with my blessed Jesus,
Leaning on His loving breast;
And I know He sweetly saves me,
In His arms I sweetly rest.
Saved in Jesus, and His holy Spirit,
Sweetly witnesses to me,
Saved in Jesus and so full of glory,
I abide dear Lord in Thee.
I have left this sinful world to follow
The Redeemer’s loving voice,
Many friends I love so dearly;
I resign for heaven’s choice.
O my soul is burning with the glory,
Jesus sheads abroad within;
And what joy is ever ever streaming,
As I’m walking close to Him.
O how truly these words are fulfilled in my soul. Your Sister, saved.
M. E. McCormick.
PASTOR SEGUIN IN WILLIAMSTON.
BEFORE leaving your town for the field of my labor among the French Romanists, allow me to say a few words in the columes of your aggressive Journal.
First I thank you from the bottom of my heart, in the name of Christ, whose cause you have espoused, for the most beautiful reception you gave me at your house, and in your Church. The attention given by your people to the different lectures I delivered on the 26th 27th 28th and 29th inst, is the best proof that in the midst of so much deception which we witness every day among so called protestants, there are yet friends and children of God, and His cause here below. This proof of friendship on your part, as well as that of your people sustains me in my arduous labors, and will make me forget the uncourteous insult I received in your town on the part of Protestants who invited me to a union meeting, and left me alone in the cold. As the ministers of Williamston have not all co-operated equally in the insult they have offered me last Sunday, I will say here for justice sake that Bro. Win. Remington, pastor of the Baptist church tried all he could to effect a union meeting. It was suggested to Mr. Claffin, pastor of the Congregational church that it would take place in his church, ( Cong.) Mr. Claffin having taken the advice of a deacon of his church, refused to acceed to Mr. Remington’s, request but promised that he would preside over that meeting in the Brptist house, and introduce me to the people in the absence of Mr. Remington. I must say here also that Mr. Newey, pastor of the M. E. church refused likewise to have the meeting held in his church, promising however to announce the meeting. That Mr. Newey was the first man in Williamston to pass very unchristian remarks concerning your work, and yourselves, before me and a couple of men in his house when I went to visit him: telling me that you were vilifying all the Christian denominations, which I could not believe at the time, and do not believe at present, having seen and heard both sides of the story.
At the union meeting last Sunday, the Baptist house was filled with a respectable audience, but Mr. Claffin did not put in an appearance at all. — Well that did not look very well, and does not speak very loudly in honor of the Williamston ministry. I protest against it in your paper, and I hope these ministers will cease in the future to look on von and your people as disturbers and vilifyers. Most assuredly this union meeting held in the Baptist church last Sunday was not a big piece of Christianity on the part of these ministers who find so much fault with you because you preach “regeneration and holiness to the prople.” A little more holiness and politeness on their part would do them good, and be more in harmony with the Gospel. I am sorry to make these statements, but it is in my calling to do so, and protest against all sorts of errors and sins, whenever they are detected.
The collection in that union meeting amounted to $1.10cts. Praise the Lord for such a small collection of money given by such wealthy people and for such a noble cause, which I suppose in this State of Michigan, as the supervisor .of the French Missions which are in a great need of material means to make them successful. Glory be to God! Although I am perplexed on every side, I am not yet destroyed: as Paul, I can say that through Christ I can do all things, even say the truth as it is in Him, and Him alone.
P. A. Seguin Pastor.
935 Sherman St. Detroit Mich. Nov. 30th, 1885.
HEALING AND SAYING POWFR MANIFEST.
Dear Brethren in Christ: — I feel led of the Lord to let you know what the Lord has done for me. He has healed me both soul and body. Praise His holy name forever and ever! I had been suffering for the past three years with a severe pain in my breast, caused from a sprain, and the Lord showed me that I must have the Elders lay hands on me in the name of the Lord. Brother Warner and brother Shelly laid on hands, and the Lord removed all the pain, and praise the Lord, I am well to-day. O glory be to His holy name! He is my Great Physician forever,
I will tell you what the Lord is doing in this place. My mother-inlaw, sister Ehl had been very sick for one week, and she felt led of the Lord to call for the Elders.
Brother Reeves was sent for, and he laid on hands in the name of the Lord, and she was healed instantly, and got up and sat in a chair. There were a number present to witness this. Among the number was two sinners, Mr. and Mrs. Parks.
And when the Lord healed this sister they dropped down upon their knees and began to plead with the Lord, and their prayers were heard. O the mighty power of God filled the house, and we were made to shout praises to God and the Lamb.
Our testimony is that we are sanctified by the precious blood of Jesus.
Your brother and sister in Christ.
Jacob and S. E. Cross.
Dear Brethren: — God bless and save you always. Hallelujah! I am saved just now from all sin, free from babylon, and sanctified, meet for the Masters use. Glory to God!
My brother and his wife are here from Minn. We held several meetings, and the Lord caused quite a shaking among the dry bones in babylon. Hallelujah! Bro. Wm Bragg was with as in the Holy Spirit. He says he will come over and help when you get ready to come. We want you to come just as soon as you can.
I am all given up to God, ready to go anywhere to preach the everlasting Gospel of the Son of God. Hallelujah! God has taken all fear of men from me and I am free indeed. The Lord has bruised satan under my feet, and I have over-come the wicked one. Amen!
News from the Field.
I want to say that the blood of Jesus cleanseth me from all sin just now. The work is going on in this place, souls are being saved and sanctified most every meeting. All the glory belongs to God.
Please send us some back numbers to circulate; for the TRUMPET has led souls to the light of God’s truth in this place. One dear soul was led out of the F. M. sect in reading the TRUMPET, and is now happy in Jesus, his light. I by the help of God will labor for the circulation of the GOSPEL TRUMPET as never before.
Well dear ones, I expect to be out in the field this winter, working for God, and I ask the prayers of all the saints that I may stand up for Him at all times.
Dear Brethren: — We send you two subscribers. Bro. Grover and I shall send here after in the one letter, since we are together in the field. We shall do all we can for the spread of the GOSPEL TRUMPET, for we know it is a holy paper, and in the order of the Lord. The roll of papers came to hand last night, and did fill our souls with joy. God is to work in this place, souls are being saved. Dear Bro. S. Michels was here last night. God is making him sharp with His holy indignation in him. Pray for us all. Holiness unto the Lord! Amen!
Your brethren in Christ.
W. Grover, and S. Speck.
Dear Brethren: — Of the TRUMPET OFFICE, I do praise the Lord this morning for salvation to the uttermost. O, glory to God for redemption through the blood of the Everlasting Covenant. O, I do praise the Lord that I am complete in Christ Jesus, my blessed Savior. Saved and sanctified, glory to God and the Lamb! I am walking in the clear light of God’s holy Word. I live in the Spirit, and am kept by the power, just walking with Jesus each moment and hoar, praise the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless and praise His holy name forever and ever! Amen!
O how the love of God is burning in my poor unworthy heart this morning. I can not express the glory that is in my soul.
We are still holding meeting at this place. The Lord is with us in power; had a glorious meeting last, night, one soul was gloriously sanctified, and laid under the power of God over an hour. Many people in tears, and the devil wonderfully stirred, and in an awful rage at us for preaching the straight Word to the people, and dealing faithfully with all. But the Lord Jehovah is our strength, and He is using us to His glory and the salvation of souls, and the deliverance of the captives in babylon. Praise the Lord! Two have made their escape in this place, and are rejoicing in their God. I send you two new subscribers for the TRUMPET, and will get as many as I possibly can; for I want the people to have the truth. My love and prayers to all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen! Your Sister in the Kingdom and patience; waiting for Christ,
Alice J. Davis.
Dear Brethren: — We closed meeting at Fertigs the evening of the 28th. Arrived at this place last evening. We will begin meeting this evening, the Lord willing. Praise the Lord! I love to fight in this Holy war. Glory to God! I’ll follow the Lamb. And rush to the battle wherever He leads I send you two new subscribers, I will also send two names that are likely to become subscribers. Please send me a few copies for distribution in this place, please send them immediately and I think we can get quite a number of subscribers. Your sister in the holy war, saved and sanctified.
Dear Brethren: — I am reigning triumphantly in life by One Christ Jesus, discerning the mighty hand of God, in a continual flood of blessing to me. And Micah 3:8, is fulfilled in me. Glory to God! I rush to the battle where He leads.
We opened fire last evening here with a full house. A number of the saints, Sister Farrah, Alice, Nannie, Bro. Wm. Clayton, and Bro. Koonce, and others are also here. One of the young students foamed last night, the Evangelical priest was there, but would not look on. D. J. Leach, a Winebpenarian preacher has had to leave his charge on account of the sin of fornication. He has been trying to get a dum dog to watch his pulpit this year, but some of the people have requested Bro. Koonce to come and preach. Since Oct. the West Pa. Eldership has been sinking very fast. They have all their crew corking, but by the help of God we are making some holes with the solid shot of God’s Eternal Truth that they cannot cork with all their untempered mortar of sectarianism.
The last meeting was held on the ruins of one of their once prosperous, but now desolate places. We found less opposition there than usual. The voice of the Bridegroom and of the Bride is heard no more in her. Two good meeting houses, only to be inhabited by doleful creatures, wasps by hundreds, so much so that it was with difficulty that we could hold services for several evenings without being interrupted. We have more calls than we can fill, but the Lord is sending us help. My brother expects to labor with us, and others we expect the Holy Ghost to separate for the work. Some of us expect to go into West Verginia, as soon as the Lord wills; we believe there will be many doors opened for us there.
Bro. Koonce is becoming a great power in Christ. The whole family is now out clear. The saints are making preparation for Bro. and Sister Fisher to come, and will find work for them as long as they can stay.
My testimony is, I an sanctified wholly and enjoying the sweetness of perfect holiness, living in the consciousness of full salvation every moment, through the exceeding great and precious promises. — 2 Pet. 1:4 I became a partaker of the Divine nature, which is Christ the sanctifyer. Christ the blesser, and dweller in my soul. I am with every blessing blessed, having Christ in me like an artesian well, springing up into everlasting life, and the Holy Ghost abides in me, keeping a good stock of inspired praises and prayer in my soul. Glory! Glory!!
G. T. Clayton.
Dear Brethren: — Of the TRUMPET OFFECE, and all the saints, greeting. May the God of peace sanctify and keep you all in the faith of the Son of God. Obedient to all the commands of His Word ana Spirit. My testimony is, that I am saved this morning, sanctified by the Spirit of God, washed in the blood of the Lamb, and kept by the power of God, doing His will. Praise His holy name for full salvation! I am fully trusting in Him. O holy trust!
I have moved into a strange neighborhood, and last Lord’s day had meeting at the school house; the Lord was present, and led the meeting by His Spirit. The people met me kindly, and gave close attention to the Word of Truth. There has been no meeting in this place for several years, There is no organized sect, and there were only three persons that claimed salvation, except my own family.
Many had never heard of the straight way, or Divine Church. I am upon the walls, and by the help of God will sound the alarm long and loud; so that when the day of calamity comes, no man shall say that if I had warned him he would have been prepared.
We need the prayers of all the saints, that God will keep us humble at the foot of the cross, and full of the Holy Spirit.
Praise His holy name! Your brother saved, sanctified and kept by the power of God. Amen!
T. J. Cox.
Dear Brethren: — The blessing of the Lord rest upon thee and all the holy saints of the TRUMPET family. Amen!
We are all well soul and body. Praise the Lord! We were very sorry to have the Hunnewell camp meeting recalled, but we are trusting in the Lord to be permitted to meet some other time. We trust fully in the Lord, and He helps us to gain the victory. We would like to have a little band of saints to meet and worship the Lord in Spirit and truth. O how much the Lord is doing through your service, to lead souls from the power o darkness, to Him. Thank God for the many blessed experiences that we read, full of the Holy Spirit and fire. We can say the blood of Jesus keeps us free and cleansed from all sin. Glory to God! He is our help and shield in all affliction and trouble, and He will carry us through. O how much we would like to see you all again, and all the holy saints, to get encouragement on our journey, which seems to be mixed with a great deal of sorrow and affliction, But God will deliver ns from all this, and will give us the power and the Kingdom forever. Amen!
Our love to you and all the saints. From a true heart. Remember us in your prayers.
Charles C. Myers.
Dear Brethren: — I send you $1.00, for the GOSPEL TRUMPET. I praise God to-day for full salvation that keeps me to the uttermost. I am saved from all sin, sanctified by a second work of grace. O how good the Lord is to me in my declining years; surely I can say my last days are my best days. May God prosper you in publishing that noble paper, it is a medium through which many get salvation. Your Sister in Christ.
Dear Brethren: — Praise the Lord for salvation full and free. O this blessed holy rest that I now enjoy; it is a continual feast to my soul. I am out on the boundless ocean of God’s love. Praise the Lord!
The cleansing stream I see, I see,
I plunge, and O it cleanseth me,
O praise the Lord it cleanseth me;
It cleanseth me, yes cleanseth me.
Yes it cleanseth me, O blessed assurance. From your Brother in Christ.
Dear Brethren: – I praise the Lord for the King of Peace who reigns in my soul supreme. We are here in the name of the Lord. Three have been converted. The Lord is with us in great power, and the sect and tobacco devil has been greatly stirred. We find a few honest souls at this place. We expect to hold a meeting for a few days at Oil City. The work is doing well in Pa.
Your Bro. saved and sanctified, and “Reiguing in life by one Christ Jesus,”
Dear Brethren: – Praise the Lord! We are all reasonably well at present. We have been severely tried with affliction, since you were here, but glory to God! we have always found our God a present help in the time of need. Though some times two and three have been sick at a time, we have trusted the Lord, and applied to Him as our physician, and He has healed them. My son Charlie, has written a testimony which I enclose in this letter.
Praise God, how we see His gracious hand in this. Charlie is only ten years old, but the Lord is with him. Your Bro. saved and sanctified. Glory to God!
Dear brother Warner, the Lord healed me last week of a fever. I thank my blessed Savior so much for it.
There are people here wearing the robe of selfrighteousness to deceive us, but the Lord says, “By their fruits we shall know them.” Bless His holy name! God gives me strength to live, and O how thankful I am. He keeps me from sin. I am saved through Christ, and I want to thank Him forever and ever. If it is the Lord’s will I would like to have you come out here this winter, and preach for the people.
Dear Brethren of the Gospel Trumpet: — Enclosed find 50cts to pay up for this year. We are in very close financial circumstances this year, but by the grace of God we will do the best we can. We desire to hold to the TRUMPET all the same.
Yours in Christian love.
Dear Brethren: — I feel to praise God for His healing power. I know I am saved by the blood of the Lamb. My heart has troubled me for years, and I doctored with physicians, and they did me no good. But praise the Lord! God has healed me. Bro. Smith came and laid hands on me, and prayed with me and I was healed. May God help me to have more faith.
Yours in Christ,