15 November 1890, Volume 10, Number 22.
All to the glory of God.
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. – 1 Cor 10; 31
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. — Col 3; 17.
To thy glory, O my Saviour
Will I live forever more;
In my eating and my drinking,
Words and actions on this shore.
Than, O God! my heart well knowest
Canst my inmost longings see,
May not any thing be hidden,
That would e’er dishonor thee.
If we now have consecrated
To the service of our Lord,
Let us hate all Christ has hated,
And obey His holy word.
All that is not thy creation,
Cleanse it by thy precious blood;
Drive the nails of crucifixion
’Till I’m dead to all but God.
May I watch and pray together,
And walk perfect in thy sight;
Daily show thy great salvation,
Wearing robes of holy while.
So by always being careful,
Keep a single eye to God;
And by always being prayerful,
Magnify the cleansing blood.
May my tongue speak forth thy praises,
And my life thy love proclaim;
Hands and feet perform thy bidding,
And my soul adore thy name.
All my writing and my talking,
Season it, O Lord, with salt;
When I sit, or as I’m walking
Thou, O God! I will exalt.
SANCTUARY signifies a sacred place: a consecrated spot; a holy site; a a house consecrated, to the worship of God; a place where divine service is performed; a church; a place of refuge and protection; shelter; refuge. — Webster.
Spiritually and Prophetically we believe the sanctuary signifies the church of God. Psalm 114:2. — Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion. That is the children of Israel are the people of God’s holiness, as they are called. In the midst of God’s people is His dwelling place. Exd 15:13. — Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation. 17, Thou shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inhertance, in the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in; in the SANCTUARY, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
The land of Canaan was a type or shadow of the real possession, and glory of the Church of God. The sanctuary of the Tabernacle, or the tabernacle which was called the sanctuary were types of the true Church or sanctuary of the Lord. Heb. 8:1. — Now of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum: We have such a high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Mayesty in the heavens: 2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. Heb. 9:1, 2. Read Dan. 8:13 Then I heard one saint speaking and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden underfoot? 14. And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days then shall the sanctuary he cleansed. We see by the reading of this Scripture that the sanctuary was to be trodden under foot, and that after 2300 days the sanctuary shall he cleansed. Now as we have shown what the sanctuary is, let us notice some Scripture to prove that the sanctuary or Church was defiled or trodden under foot. Psa. 74: 3. Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. 4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs. * * * 7 They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.
Isa 63:18. — The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
Ezek. 23:38. — Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths. 39 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.
Zeph. 3:1. — Woe to her that is filthy and polluted; to the oppressing city! 2 She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the Lord; she drew not near to her God. 3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow. 4 Her prophet are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
The sanctuary that was to be cleansed at the close of the 2300 days, is that which the beast relgion of the apostasy had trodden under foot, by the priests becoming corrupt, and polluting the sanctuary — Church — of God. Then grew up the filthy city — Babylon the great, which is represented by many nations, which are denominations of sect religion today. “The abomination of desolation,” bringing down of the standard of righteousness to suit the notions of men by organizing into sects or parties and calling them churches. God’s Church is one body. 1 Cor. 12:12. — For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit: are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink info one Spirit.
This cannot be said of sectarians. The methodist sect cannot say they are of the same body with the Disciple sect; neither the U. B. with the F. B; nor any sect with another for they differ one from the other, having different spirits and faiths; when Paul says, “One Spirit” “One faith one baptism.” 1 Cor. 12:27, “Now ye are the body of Christ.” The body of Christ is not divided. ch, 1:10 — Now I beseech you brethren, by the name, of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there he no divisions among you: but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment This cannot be in Babylon for the different names, and faiths are instated to suit different minds and different judgments: therefore they cannot be joined together in one. Oh, the blindness of sect confusion. Wee unto you, sectarians, hypocrites! for you have taken away the daily sacrifice, and have placed the abomination that maketh desolate. Woe unto you sectarians, hypocrites! for you have cast down the truth to the ground; and have prospered. Woe unto you sectarians, hypocrites! for yous educed God’s people, saying, peace, and there was no peace. Woe unto you sectarian preachers, hypocrites! you judge for reward, teach for hire, and divine for money: yet will you lean upon the Lord, and say is not the Lord among us? none evil can come upon ns. Therefore shall Zion for your sake be ploughed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high place of the forest, Micah 3:8-12.
It is evident that the treading down of the sanctuary is coincident with the taking away of the daily sacrifice, “Casting down of the truth,” and the transgression of desolation.” — Dan. 8:11, 12, 13. Which was acomplished by the bringing in of Romanism and Prodestantism, which were human organisations assuming the name of Church or body of Christ which is blasphemy in the sight of God. Thereby the Sanctuary or Church was defiled or corrupted. This is sufficient to show what the Sanctuary is, and that it has been polluted. — See Biblical Trace of the Church.
The question now arises, what is the cleansing and when did it take place?
Dan. 8:13, 14. — Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And be said unto me Unto two thouand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.”
It is sufficient to say that the cleansing is the great, work of holiness. By its all consuming fire, the church is brought back to its primitive state; by it the daily sacrifice is restored, which is the continual fruit of our lips, and constant sacrifice of praise to God, spiritual joy. Isa. 12:3 — “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out. of the wells of salvation.” 4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon His name, declare His doings among the people, make mention that His name is exalted. Sing unto the Lord; for He hath lone excellent things: this is known in all the earth. 6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.”
Psa. 63:3 — “Because Thy loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise Thee. 4 Thus will I bless Thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in Thy name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness: and my mouth shall praise Thee with joyful lips.” 119:164 — “Seven time a day do I praise Thee.” 34:1 — “His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” 35:28 — And my tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness, and o..f thy praise all the day long. This praising was destroyed by the apostasy, but restored by the cleansing power of holiness. Let a true sanctified child of God go into a congregation of sectarians and shout the praises of God, and they will be confounded. They will cry, fanaticism. Away with him
In the cleansing, God’s people are all called out of sectism, or spiritual Babylon; which is done by the Holy Ghost through His holy ministers which fly in the midst of heaven. Rev. 14: 9. Also 18:2, 4 “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saving, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, COME OUT OF HER (sect Babylon)’ MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Isa. 13:2 — “Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. 3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoiced in my highness.”
Read also, Jer. 16:16. — “Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
That signifies, that He will send His ministers in the evening time, or the time of the cleansing and shall gather His people from every sect. “mountain,” big sect, “hill,” little sect, “holes of the rock,” hiding places of deception found in these sects.
23; 3 — And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall he fruitful and increase.
Now let us see by prophesy the time when the cleansing took place. “Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” Daniel heard these things in the vision, but was left without understanding of the vision. But it appears that after this the angel appeared unto Daniel to give him understanding. Dan. 8:15 17, 19 — “And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of Ulai, called and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision. So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision. And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.” We understand by this explanation that it extends to the last end of the indignation. But his still leaves us in the dark as to the the time to calculate the 2300 days. But in chap. 9 we find the angel returns to Daniel to give him skill and understanding. Verse 21 “Yea, while I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. 22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commanment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy.
25 Know, therefore, and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem, unto the Messiah the Prince, shall be seven weeks, and three score and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consumation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”
Now the mystery which the angel wished to make Daniel understand in this vision was that of 2300 days. It is evident that the 2300 days are not literal days which would only be six years and a fraction. But we find this fact in prophecy and revelation that God used a day to represent a year. Num. 14:33, 34. Ezek. 4:4-6 “I have appointed thee each day for a year.” At the time of this order to Ezekiel, the children of Israel were bearing their iniquity in babylon captivity which was a figure of the captivity of the New Testament Church in spiritual captivity, in sect confusion. As the Lord used “a day for a year,” to show the time ancient Israel were to bear their iniquity, so the same symbolic manner of reckoning is used to show how long it was to be until the sanctuary — God’s Church, should be cleansed. The 2300 days therefore represent 2300 years.”
It was the purpose of the angel in the last vision to Daniel to give him understanding of the vision, although he did not mention the 2300 days. Yet he had said it would be 2300 days until the sanctuary should be cleansed. Now it is reasonable that if he came to give understanding, he would give a point of time to reckon from.
Of all the writers I have consulted on this most noble prophecy, dear brother Warner appears to me the most clear and satisfactory. I shall in my explanation quote from him.
“In the former vision Daniel was shown that it would be 2300 days-years- till the sanctuary should be cleansed, and now the angel says that seventy weeks are determined yet unto the Jews, which we naturally conclude is that part of the two thousand three hundred days that belong to Israel. Seventy weeks equal four hundred and ninty days, and reckoning a day for a year would be 490 years.” If it is not out of order I will call your minds to the fact that the Jews had Sabbatic years, — Lev. 25:8, by which their years were divided into weeks of years. As in the important prophesy 70 weeks would amount to 490 years. “They being the first part of the 2300 years, both necessarily being at the same point of time.” The 25th verse gives us the starting point to reckon from. “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem, unto the Messiah the Prince, shall be seven weeks, and three score and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” In referrence to this verse I wish to quote from Dr. Clark. Says he: “The 490 years are divided into three disdistinct periods, to each of which particular events are assigned. To the first period of seven weeks the restoration and repairing of Jerusalem are refered; and so long were Ezra and Nehemiah employed in restoring the sacred constitutions and civil establishments of the Jews, for this work lasted forty nine years after the commission was given by Artaxerxes. From the above seven weeks the second period of sixty two weeks, or four hundred and thirty four years more, commences at the end of which the prophecy says, Messiah the Prince should come, that is, seven weeks, or forty nine years, should be allowed for the restoration of the jewish state; from which time till the public entrance of the Messiah on the work of the ministry should be sixty two weeks or 434 years, in all 483 years. From the coming of our Lord the the third period is to be dated. Viz. “He shall confirm the covenant with many for one week,” that is seven years, ver. 27. This confirmation of the covenant must take in the ministry of John the Baptist with that of our Lord, comprehending the term of seven years, during the whole of which he might be well said to confirm or ratify the new covenant with mankind. Our Lord says, “The law was until John.” But from His first public preaching the kingdom of God or Gospel dispensation commenced.
These seven years added to the 483, complete the four hundred and ninty years, or seventy prophetic weeks; so that the whole of this prophecy, from the time and corresponding events, has been fulfilled to the very letter.”
Let us now see in referrence to the starting point to reckon the 2300 days from. It was to be the going forth of the commandment to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, and the one in which the streets were to be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
“To find this decree and its fulfillment, you have but to read Nehemiah chapters 2 to 6 inclusive, and you see the angel’s prediction perfectly filled. In the year 445 before Christ Nehemiah obtained a commission from Artaxerxes king of Babylon, to go up to Jerusalem and repair the walls and streets thereof which was accomplished under great difficulty, and in the very face of many foes, who sought by every possible means to stop the work. But the walls were built, and the breaches thereof closed up in spite of all their enemies could do.” “But in troublous times.”
“There is an exact parallel between the desription of Nehemiah 2–6, and the present work of cleansing the sanctuary; or restoring the complete walls of salvation? and gates of praise, to the Heavenly Jerusalem, or Church of the First-born.” The walls were principally standing but contained many breaches, and all the gates had been burned with fire, during the Babylonian captivity. Soduring the spirits ual babylon captivity, the salvation that was taught was full of breaehes. A mixture of truth and error, is like a wall full of holes. Truth constitutes a wall of separation between saints and sinners, but error lets the devil and his children in among the mixed babylon masses. And as Sanballat, Tobiah, and all their hosts were enraged against the work of closing up the breaches, so the devil stirs up all of his religious children to fight us while setting up the true walls of God’s salvation which eaves all sinners outside. So we have had to labor in troublous times, fulfilling the above figure and these predictions.” — Dan. 12:1. Matt. 24:21. 2 Tim. 3:1. Rev. 12:7. 16:18. “As the walls represented salvtion, so the closing up and finishing of those walls represents the experience, and publication of complete salvation, which cuts off, and purges out all sin, and therefore cleanses the sanctuary, that has been trodden under foot of the sect religion of the apostasy.”
Therefore, because the restoration of the wall about Jerusalem was a glorious figure of the perfect restoration of God’s pure Church, the former event is made the start-
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It has been asked by some of the saints what these letters (D. V.) stand for or what is their meaning? It means; God willing. They are found in the abreviations used in writing and printing.
TO THE CHILDREN OF GOD.
WE are told in the Word of God the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much, not as the Pharisees making long prayers thinking they will be heard for much speaking, but we must pray with earnestness, eagerly desiring what we ask, and with faith believing we will recieve what we ask. And praise the Lord, it will be done if it is for the glory of God. Christ tells us in the eighteenth chapter of Matthew, If two of you agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done. He also says, where two or three are gathered together in His name, He will be in their midst. Take the truly sanctified ones and there is nothing they so delight in as meeting with the saints of God, where they can sing and shout praises to the Lord of hosts. In Phil. 1:27. we are commanded to strive together for the faith of the Gospel. What a blessing it is that the saints of God can work together in harmony. Glory be to Jesus, we have the mind of Christ which enables us to be subject one to another not desiring our own will, but what would be to the glory of God. We not only strive together, but also rejoice together. 1 Cor. 12:26. Where could one find a more suitable place for the children of God to rejoice with one another, than at the prayer meetings of the saints? It is a feast to the soul of every child of God to meet where they can pray with, and for each other; to rejoice together, and praise the Lord for what He has done for them. But this is not all; we must assemble together. Heb. 10:25. Not he as those that are still in darkness and forsake the assembling of ourselves together, but meet with one another considering each other to provoke unto love and good works. If the Lord has promised to be with two or three that meet it His name, will He not be there in great power where more have met in His name. Some that profess to be the saints of God and entirely given up to the Lord, will let the things of the world keep them away from prayer meeting sometimes. Because friends have come to see them, they say they do not want to leave them, as they have come on a visit, What an absurd idea; why not take their friends along to meeting if they will go, if not they are not fit company, for a true child of God to fellowship. Christ tell us if we forsake not all to follow Him, we are not worthy of Him. May God help all the saints to bear this in mind. We must forsake all for Jesus, or we have no part with Him. Let us make up our mind that we will henceforth and forever, walk worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called, and spend our time and all to the glory of God. May the God of love bless all the dear saints and help them to be zealous in the cause of Christ, and the means of saving perishing souls, living and working alone for God ready to be revealed in the last time. Amen!
W. A. Haynes.
Berrien Springs, Mich. Nov. 5, 1890.
Dear Saints — May you all know the perfect will of God, so that He can use each one to His own glory for the building up of His Kingdom for Jesus sake. Amen. I can truly say today, God saves me from all sin by the blood of His Son. Hallelujah! I do not know that God has ever shown me the necessity of His children being awakened to every duty of his or her calling in Christ Jesus, more than at the present time. Read Mat. 22:11-14, last verse, “For many are called, but few are chosen.” Oh, the terrible time has come when the people get to themselves “teachers having itching ears.” And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and be turned unto fables. — 2 Tim. 4:3-4. I will give a few of the proceedings that the different sects of this place have indulged in to gratify their carnal minds. You know that Martin Luther left the old mother of these sects on account of the indulgences in wickedness.
April 12, 1890, warm made sugar festival by the U. B. sect, to raise money for missionary purposes
The Lutheran hireling of this place, Berrien Springs, prosecuted the people at Hinchman’s forputting a lock on their steeple house door, after locking the door first himself and carrying the key in his pocket. Both parties belong to the Lutheran sect. The case was tried here in the county court, lasted about six days, and decided in favor of hireling. A house dedicated to, God the children of the devil go to law over it. Or brother goeth to law with brother, and that before unbelievers. — 1 Cor. 6:6.
The ladies of the U. B missionary society will serve supper at the U. Brethren parsonage Teusday, Apr. 1. 1890 from 3 P. M. until eight o’clock. The bill of fare will consist of chicken, pie and coffee ground on one of the U B. mission farms in Africa. A full meal for 25 cents.
The U. B. will have an ice cream festival in the building previouel occupied for a harness shop, on ..ain St. Berrien Springs, Mich., Aug. 16. 1890. All are invited.
The following is taken from the ERA a local paper, published at Berrien Springs, Mich.
THE STATE EPWORTH LEAGUE CONVENTION.
“The first Michigan state convention will convene in the central M. E. church at Detroit. Oct.28-29. The growth of this society is the most marvelous of any religious movment in the history of the Church. It was only organized in May, of last year, yet in this short space of time, nearly 1880 societies have been organized rentesenting over a quarter of a million young people in the Methodist church. These societies have not only been organized in the Methodism of the United States, but have been adopted in India and Japan, Italy, France, and other European nations. Recently the great Methodist church of Canada adopted the Epworth as its official young people’s society. The object of the organization is the development of practical Christianity.
The convention to be held in Detroit will be for the purpose of discussing the best methods of training and work. Bishop Andrews of New York, president Fisk..f Albion. Dr Berry of Chicago, Supt. Carrel of Cincinnati, and others will be present and address the convention. A special rate of one and one third fare has been made over all the railroads in the state, and a large delegation is expected from the two hundred Michigan Leagues.”
Oh how the words of Jeremiah, the prophet are fulfilled against Babylon. “And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the Lord shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.” Please read the whole of the 51 st. chapter of Jeremiah. 1 was told by one of the members of the EPWORTH LEAGUE,
that a person did not have to become converted to belong to the EPWORTH LEAGUE, only had to live a moral life to become a member.
I do praise the Lord for keeping me saved to the uttermost from all tangible wicked things. Hallelujah
I remain your saved brother in Jesus.
NEWS FROM THE FIELD
Rising Sun, Ohio, Oct. 28, 1890.
Dearly Beloved Saints: — God be with you all. Oct. the 10th. we came alone to Lima Ind. the rest of the little ones having remained to continue the glorious revival in progress near the Junction. We spake the Word of the Lord for the space of one week in the Saint’s place of worship, at Bro. Snow’s. Some who had been affected by the anti-ordinance — anti-holiness, and anti-Christ doctrine of T. H. Low, and had more or less fellowshipped his ungodly spirit, when we came here last summer, have since proved just what we told them publicly and privately, that they had either lost salvation before, or in the act of countenancing him or his doctrine, and needed to repent. Some of them had returned to the Lord and found pardon, and now were ready to go on to perfection, and their faith was finished in the second grace. They have learned a dear lesson, which we hope they will never forget. Let all the children of God remember that you cannot fellowshiw devils, and be in fellowship with God and His saints at the same time. Several souls were sanctified wholly, and much good accomplished. The Lord bless and keep His little church in that country, and greatly use them in spreading the truth and salvation of the Lord. Bro’s. Robert and William Gooding have been used of God in preaching the Word, and we trust God will more abundantly bless and crown their labors. Bro. R. P. Gooding expects to go to eastern Ohio, about 30 miles west of Wheeling W. Va., where the Lord through him began a good work, and saved a few souls last year. These brethren get their mail at Shipshewana, Ind.
Bro. and sister Warren and sister Miller having arrived, and the Lord being through with us in these parts for the present, Oct. the 17th, we started for Ohio. We remained over night, and a part of the next day at the home of Bro. and sister J. H. & M. T. Neff, 461 West Main St. Ft. Wayne, Ind. who entertained us very kindly, insomuch the two shall ever remember them. The Lord bless them, and likewise the dear old mother of Bro. N.
Saturday Oct the 18th., we came on to Payne Ohio, where we had a very precious meeting with the saints on Lord’s day and evening. We rejoiced to find the Church of the living God all in the Spirit, and strong in the Lord. Dear Bro. and Sister Worden, and perhaps some others there are called to work for the Lord.
On Monday leaving the little ones to visit a few days with Sister Warren’s friends, we come on and held meeting two nights at Bro. M. W. Richardson’s near Hedges, where we think a good work could be done, if Gospel meetings should be protracted. On Wednesday Oct. 22 we all came on to Fostoria Ohio, where we were met, and conveyed to Rising Sun. Two miles north of which we met in the assembly meeting that was announced in the Trumpet. O how our souls were made to rejoice and leap for joy, in meeting many beloved saints, some of whom we have not seen for four years. Of ministerial brethren. there were present, Bro’s. Kilpatrick, J. N. Howard, F. N. Jacobson, and H. A. Bell. The latter is quite a whole hearted colored Bro. who has been preaching the Gospel for several years, and who has only recently became acquainted with the saints, and seems to love the pure Gospel, and we earnestly hope the Lord will make him useful, in winning souls.
To all the Saints Greeting: — My continual prayer to God is, keep thy saints from all the snares and pitfalls of the enemy. The devil is enraged against God’s holy people. In these last days, souls are being deceived, allured, seduced, and destroyed by the devil. God, save and keep thy children from all the evil of this wicked world of sin, and confusion. The devil comes to us in so many different ways, even transformed into an angel of light, making a lie look like the truth. Many unstable souls have been captured by the devil. Many honest souls to day in Babylon doing the best they can or know how, strugling, striving, with all their might to serve the Lord, yet amidst their surroundings, and under present
teaching in Babylon, they are making a failure. This according to their testimony, trying to serve two masters, having a hard time. O, dear brethren, how souls are deceived thinking they can serve two masters. Jesus says ye cannot serve two masters. They having been taught they cannot live without sin, “As the priest so are the people.” O I am so glad I heard the voice from Heaven, “come out of her my people.” — Rev. 18:1-4. Brethren, I was so willing to obey the voice when I heard it. Hallelujah! When I was first sanctified, 7 years ago, and came out of the baptist sect, some said I would soon be lecturing on infidelity, or would be an infidel, in less than 5 years. Well I am so glad the devil is a liar. Praise God! My soul is saved and happy in Jesus, and my faith is strong in God. O glory to the Lamb! God is able to keep all those who put their trust in Him. In order, to have faith, and trust in God we must do His blessed will in all things, as far as we have the light. “If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” — 1 Jno. 1:7, 9. Yes, if we walk in the light. But if we rebel against the light, the blood will cease to cleanse. Well glory to God! I am willing to walk in the light, as fast as it comes. When the glorious light of sanctification came, I was anxious for it, and walked right out into the experience, and have never regreted it. And when the light come on the evils of sectism, and on the one and only true Church, I said, amen, walked out of Babylon. Glory to God! I have had no desire to return to Babylon. I am satisfied with the way, satisfied with the fare by the way. They that trust in the Lord shall not want any good thing. God will give grace and glory, and no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly. Many are the precious promises God has given for us to embrace by faith. They are all yea and amen to the glory of God. “What things soever ye desire when ye pray, believe ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” God is able to do all He has promised. Yes, Paul says: “He is able to do exceeding abundantly, above all we ask or think, accoring to the power that worketh in us.” Eph. 3:20. God is able to supply all we weed, and He is willing. For He says: “Ask what ye will, and I will do it.” — Jno. 14:12–14; Matt. 7:7. 21:22; Mark 11:21–24. Jno. 15:7; 16. 16; 23, 24; Jas. 1:5; 1 Jno, 3:18–22; 5:14. O the wonderful promises of God. And O how true, for it is impossible for God to lie. Hallelujah! My soul mounts up as with the wings of an eagle. My faith lays hold on the promises. “This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” When we have the faith, we have the victory.
Well, dear brethren, we are in the western part of Kan. in Rooks Co. It has been and is yet very dry. Nothing raised for man or beast to live on. Many families have left this Co. A Bro. said there are about as many here now as there, were years ago. As we travel along, we see house after house deserted; farm after farm forsaken. Water is becoming very scarce. A great many have to haul water a great distance. O it looks awful to travel for days, and never see an ear of corn. Many more would leave, but they are in such a condition they cannot get away. Well we are here in the name of Jesus to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them. Dear brethren, we earnestly ask you to pray for us, that we may keep right where the Lord can always use us to His glory. From here we expect to work south east through the state. We are ready to go any-where, and stay as long as the Lord says.
I remain your free Bro. sanctified wholly. Amem. Hallelujah!
J. P. Haner.
Dear Trumept Readers: — I feel led to write my testimony this morning. I am sweetly resting in the arms of Jesus, and I do know that the God of peace sanctifies me wholly. I have been in this blessed way about fifteen months, and I am not tired of the way. Glory to Jesus! it grows brighter and brighter. I have just been in a good meeting in Edinburg. God wonderfully blessed Bro’s. Bradly and Ereel and gave them power to preach the Word. There were eighteen sanctified, and fourteen baptized, many others convinced. I am going to Carthage in Leak Co. where, we expect to commence meeting. Weave having to undergo some very severe trials, but the Lord is with us, and gives us glorious victory. Pray for me that I may ever prove faithful to God in all things. Your Bro. saved in Christ.
Payne, Ohio, Nov. 4,1890.
Dear Saints: — God bless you all. Amen. After the meeting at Fertiges, Pa. we went to Mariasville, Pa. and held a few meetings; from thence we went to Dotter’s school house where we held services; and from thence we went to Dagus Mines, Elk Co. Pa. and commenced a meeting in the name of Jesus, which continued several days. Many acknowledged the truth of the word preached, some got saved, others turned from the truth and went away sorrowfully. The church moved up to the light they had received, and we have reason to believe that the most of the members were established in the faith and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the Lord’s, day evening there were ordinance services. Oh praise our God! He was there in power. During this evening’s services dear Bro. Thomas Taylor was ordained deacon of the church of God at Dagus Mines. We left dear brother and sister Dillon here and came to Ohio to be at the assembly meeting near Rising Sun, feeling that if it was the will of the Lord for any of the brethren to go south this winter there would be something done at this meeting, and so it was. We believe it was the will of the dear Lord for Bro. Warner and company to go, and by this time they are on their way to the sunny south. Now this leaves us to labor in Ohio this winter if the Lord wills. Brother and sister Dillon will labor this winter in Pennsylvania. Dear ones pray for us that the good Lord may do for and by us as seemeth good in His own sight.
Yours all for the Lord Jesus, saved through and through.
A. J. Kilpatrick.
St. Petersburg, Pa. Oct. 39, 1890.
Dear Ones in Jesus: — After leaving the dear ones at Dagus Mines we came to St. Petersburg, where we intend to make our home for some time D. V. Any desiring meeting can address us at this place.
Your humble Bro. and sister.
Jno. A. & A. J. Dillon.
Address St. Petersburg Clarion Co. Pa. Box 40.
Wymore, Neb. Nov. 3, 1890.
Dear Saints: — Prase ye the Lord. Now our series of meetings of six weeks and over have come to a close, with good results therefrom, though the enemy did roar and howl, “comeouters.” God most wonderfully established a work here that will tell in eternity. Glory to God for victory over all sin. There were 25 persons baptized, all of which came up out of the water shouting and praising God. We are now a happy little band of saints, and King Jesus is our great commander. Ordinance meeting was held at my house with good attendance and a happy host of saints. Services lasted until 12 o’clock at night. All glory to God for sending Bro. Willis and the band of workers to Wymore. We expect to never cease to “cry aloud and spare not,” trusting in Jesus to guide, keep, and direct in all we say or do, to whom be all the praise. I am so glad to receive the evening light, and am free from sectism adopted into the vine Jesus Christ, basking in the sunlight of His love, and free from all sin, sanctified wholly.
John J. Bentley.
We are rejoicing in the love of Jesus. Are here in the west, ready to go out into the work. Any one near here desiring meetings, address us at Harper, Kan.
E. F. Houghton.
The dear Lord has a few saved ones in this place, and we meet twice every Sunday and once during the week. The Lord is with us in mighty power, so that we can truly say, if the Lord is for us who can be against us. Since the meeting closed souls have been saved and sanctified, and one soul obeyed the Lord in the commandment of baptism. We held one ordinance meeting and the Lord was with us in mighty power, making our hearts to rejoice, and fulfilling John 13:17. “If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.” If there are any souls near this place who desire to hear the Word of God, I am willing to come and preach to them the message of God in its purity and love. May the dear saints every where remember us in their prayers, and God will bless them and keep us all in that straight and narrow way that leadeth into life everlasting.
Your Bro. saved and sanctified.
Mahaska, Kans. Nov. 4, ,90.
Dear Saints: — The meeting at Wymore, closed Nov. 3rd. with a glorious victory for Jesus. Blue Springs and Wymore are one mile apart. We were here seven weeks; the people had been so deceived by the false holiness teachers, that many at first would not take hold of the work. Now there is a great opening in this part of the Country for Gospel work, and the people eager for the truth. The meeting was a blessed one; we kept no account of the number of consecrations. The power and glory of God was with us in the ordinance meeting. There were 25 persons baptized, and others yet feel the need of it. We began meeting here to-day.
Your Bro. and sister sanctified wholly.
James Willis & Mary Cole.
Uhl. City, Kans.
Dear Brethren: — I can stand as a witness for Jesus this evening. I do pray that sinners may seek, and serve the true and living God, before it becomes too late for them. I hope to meet you all in the Kingdom of Heaven. Please read Thes. 4:13–18, Matt 24 and 25 Chapters, Acts 2:17–22. Pray for me.
Your Brother in Christ.
John E. Rorabaugh.
Cochran’s Mills, Pa. Oct. 9, 1890.
Dear Saints: — I do praise God for this grand and glorious salvation that I have in my soul. Oh praise Jesus! my soul is filled with the love of God, this evening. I can say of a truth, the Lord saved and sanctified me, and keeps me each day of my life free from all sin. And I intend by the help of the Lord to be true to Him while I live. Pray for me.
Yous sister kept by the mighty power of God.
Minnie M. Shellhamer.
Dear Saints: — My testimony is, that I am sweetly saved in Jesus just now, kept from all sin and all the works of the devil. Praise God forever! I have a real Bible experience, and am continually rejoicing in the truth. And the truth makes me free. I am walking in the light as He is in the light, and have fellowship with the Father, and the Son, and with all the dear saints of God. Praise the Lord! I am crucified with Christ, and made alive in Him. He has made me free from sects, and all sin. I left the U. B. sect five years ago. Now I see one Lord, one faith, one baptism, the Church of the living God. I have been at the feet of Jesus for three years. We hope the Lord will send some of His saints to Brazil. Pray for me.
Elbing, Butler Co. Kan.
Dear Saints: — I am praising God this morning for full salvation. He has given me the peace that the world cannot give. He healed me of a cough instantly last night in answer to prayer, for which I give Him all the glory. He says, if ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what you will and it shall be done unto you. I love to prove God’s Word in my own experience. Pray for me, dear saints, that God may keep me true to Him.
As ever, your Bro. in Christ saved and sanctified.
Dear Brethren: — I feel it would be to the glory of God to write my testimony. I am saved from all sin, and my name is written in the Lamb’s book of life. The Lord leads me day by day. Although the enemy brings up many things, praise God, I expect by the grace of God to stand for Him. O glory to God for His blessed Spirit that is leading me into all truth. The blessed Lord has a few followers here, and we have meeting once a week, and the Lord is with us and that to bless. Praise His holy name! I desire the prayers of all the dear saints.
Your sister sanctified.
Sarah A. Allen.
Terre Haute, Ind.
Dear Saints: — This day I am led to write my testimony: as for me and my house we will serve the Lord. But oh the blackness and darkness that reigns in this wicked city. Long have I felt myself bound by duty to work here for their salvation, and I have by the grace of God endeavored to lead them to Jesus. But those who once loved light have chosen darkness, and now rejoice in the work of their own lands. Having began to build and get a name, a name that like them will perish with the world. There is not one to my knowledge in all this wicked city, that I can walk with in full fellowship. Oh, may it be that God has reserved some, even of those I have not known, that have not bowed the knee to Baal. I have done what I could and feel that my skirts are clear of their blood. I am now ready to go where ever the Lord has need of me, to proclaim salvation to the lost in sin, that men may be blameless and harmless the sons of God without rebuke in as second grace that raises them from childhood t0 manhood, by abundance of grace that enables them to reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Rom. 5:17. This is the grace that, bringeth salvation, which hath appeared unto all men, teaching them their duty to God. And praise the name of Jesus, it does not stop there, but teaches us His redeeming power and grace in which to do it. Tit. —2:11, 14. Dearly beloved it is hardly necessary to say I long for some one to walk with that I might partake of the blessedness of them that walk together in unity. — Psalm 133:1. But through sickness and slackness of work, and strikes, in fact, opposition of sin on even hand, my debts increase instead of decrease. My consecration is still complete any way or any where to suit the blessed Lord. I love to be with my family, but not to let souls perish while I slay at home seek not my own will but the will of my Master. The people turning from the truth here, is evident that my mission is out with that part of this city, in short, I am ready Christ helping me, to go to labor for the salvation of souls any where, or to help in gospel work, as the good Lord may lead. If any saint of God feels led this way he will find a welcome with me, to share of what the Lord provides for me. Pray mightily to God with me for the salvation of my family, who often say if they could be, where they could be among saved people, they could do their duty more fully. They are with us, thank God! in not being sectarians.
Your Bro. in tribulation, and in the Kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, under the blood, and in the Spirit that unites in one. Praying that grace, mercy, and truth be multiplied to all. Amen!
Joseph A. Peacock.
222 N. 4th. st. Terre Haute, Ind.
Dear Brethren: — It is to the glory of God that I write my testimony. Blessed be His holy name for salvation. He has sweetly saved my soul, and I cannot praise Him enough for His goodness to me. He is all and in all to me. Pray for my dear children that they may all be saved.
Your sister in the love of Jesus.
Dear Brethren: — I feel led of God to testify through the Trumpet. I am praising the Lord for salvation in Jesus that saves from all sin. I know that the blood of Jesus cleanses me from all unrighteousness, and that I have arisen to walk in newness of life. I always had a great desire to please every one around me; but we cannot have the world and God at the same time. Glory to God for salvation
Your sister saved and ready for the Masters use.
E. M. Karnes.
Dear Saints: — I feel so glad that I can testify to the saving grace of God this morning. Praise God, I am still saved and have complete victory in my soul over all the works of the enemy. God will answer our prayers if we ask in faith believing. I do praise God for what He has done for me. For saving my soul and opening my eyes to behold the wonderful works of God, and to learn more and more of Him. Oh glory to God! I feel His love a burning flame in my soul as I write, and the love and fellowship I have with God’s people, and the peace I enjoy in my soul. I am so happy in the Lord. Pray for me. Your sister saved and sanctified.
Dear Saints: — The Lord saves me from all sin just now and sanctifies my nature, and has made me a free child in Him. Glory to His name! How precious He is, and what glorious promises He has given His children. O praise God! We know “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness.” etc. Glory to God! I am standing in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made me free.
Pray for me that I may be kept humble. Your sister in Christ.
Dear Saints: — I feel like writing my testimony for the Lord. I am saved from all sin just now, praise the Lord, and have perfect victory in my soul each-day and hour.
J. H. Peacock.
Died, at her home at Akron Kan., Oct. 9, 1890, sister Lena Ahlerich daughter of Benjamin and Mary Ahlerich. Her disease was lung trouble. Sister Lena had hands laid on for healing reveral times and would always get help from God; but it seemed not to be God’s will she should live, and He took her home. She was ready to go; her consecration was complete, her faith unwavering, her triumph glorious. It seemed time and again the enemy would suggest she was unfaithful, when she would say aloud, “Jesus, Thou knowest I am true t0 Thee.” Then as if Jesus would smile in approval, she would praise the Lord aloud. She retained her mind to the last, also her voice, praising the Lord to the last. She passed away as one gently falling asleep. Her parents, brothers, and sisters are not is those who have no hope. May God help them to make their consecrations so deep and thorough that they may be ready for life or death. Amen. Sister Lena was born Dec. 11, 1869, being 20 years, 9 months, and 23 days old when she died. Their present loss is her eternal gain.
Died, at Beaver Dam Ind., Oct: 12, 1890, J. W. Appleton, aged 42 yrs. 11 mo. and 12 days. It was in a meeting held in Yellow Creek Bethel, near Burket Ind, by Bro. Palmer where brother Appleton realized the pardon of all past sins, and the sanctification of his soul. Bro. Appleton died in faith, and his last testimony was that he was ready to depart. His last song on earth was, 110 in “Anthems from the Throne.” Bro. Appleton leaves a wife, three children, and many friends to mourn their loss.
S. L. Speck.
Died, Sept. 10, 1890, aged 3 yrs. and 24 days, Peter Sylvester, son of Calvin and Mary Sylvester.
“Farewell little darling one,
Tears and kisses we bestow,
Life with thee has just begun,
We must tarry here below.”
Funeral services by the writer.
Died, in St. Petersburg, Pa. Sept. 8, 1890 Pearlie, infant daughter of sister Dunbar, aged 4 months and 12 days.
‘The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Funeral services by the writer.
S. P. Gilger.
Eliza White died May 29, 1890, aged 40 years 10 mo’s. and 2 days. We visited this sister frequently in her last illness and found her always rejoicing in the Lord, even but a few days before her death she helped sing “The river of peace.” Her testimony was very definite and clear. And just before she died they brought in some flowers for her; she said, “those are nice, but I will soon be where there are nicer 0nes.”
Funeral by Lizzie &.G. T. Clayton.
Mr. Seth White, husband of the late deceased Eliza White, died after 10 days illness 0n Oct 28, 1890, aged 38 yrs. six mo’s and 13 days. He waft favorable to the truth and had promised to seek the Lord, but did not get back to the meeting. All the evidence he left was that he prayed and told his friends that he would soon be with his wife. The Lord comfort the dear family.
Funeral services by G. T. Clayton.
ing point to reckon the time until the latter event.” The decree that marked the commencement of the 2300 days went forth 445 years before Christ By subtracting the 415 years before Christ from the whole 2300 years, we find how many years they, extend after Christ, which is 1855 years. Thus we see the 2300 years extends to A. D. 1855. “Then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” Which we have shown was to be done by the fire of holiness. But let us consider this matter a little farther. Daniel locates it the time “to anoint the Most Holy,” This anointing doubtless refers to the descending of the Spirit of God upon Him when baptized. This was in A. D. 27. Now if we start the Christian era 27 years farther this way according to Daniel’s point of reckoning, it brings the expiration of the 2300 days 27 years farther this way, and they would terminate in 1882, which brings it to the evening light. Which accords better with other lines of prophecy.
Praise the Lord, the sanctuary is cleansed, and the marriage of the lamb has come, and His Wife hath made herself ready; for to her is granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints Rev. 19:1. — And after these things, I heard a great voice of much people in heaven saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God: 2 for true and righteous are His judgments: for He hath judged the great whore, (Babylon) which did corrupt the earth with her fornication (sect making) and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand.
H. C. Wickersham.
Dear Bro.: — Will you please explain 1st. — Matt. 6: 22. what body is refered to in that passage. 2nd. Also — Matt. 19:28. Does that prove that nothing is needed after regeneration to fit us to sit upon the throne as judges. If not what does it mean? 3rd. Can any one receive healing that is not wholly sanctified? 4th. Can we receive Divine healing without being anointed, when we are impressed strongly by the Spirit that it is the Lord’s will we should be? This being the case what shall we do where there are no elders of the Church in reach of us to call for. Please answer through the Trumpet, and oblige a reader.
1st. Explanation of — Matt. 6:22.
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
The body in this text is our physical body. The figure of a house is refered to The Emphatic Diaglott renders it more plainly. “The lamp of the body is thine eye; if, therefore, thine eye be clear, thine whole body will be enlightened.” verse 23. “But if thine eye be dim, thine whole body will be darkened.” etc. The usual Greek word for light, is Phos, but this is “luchnos,” which, with “lampas,” are the usual words for lamp. The word “single,” in the common version, and clear in the Emphatic, is from “Haplous.” The same word with a proper ending, is rendered singleness in the following texts. — Eph. 6:5, Col. 3:22, Acts 2:48. It means freedom from complexity. Very often a disordered eye will make every object appear double. And this condition of the eye is doubtless used, to denote entire consecration to God. A single, sound, undivided, or perfect eye, is an entire consecration to God, which sees Jesus only. Being neither allured by any other object, nor discouraged by any and all that satan or men may say to question the fact of our salvation. It takes Christ for all, and believes Christ in all things, and at all times, light frequently denotes purity. The whole body being full of light, having no part dark, denotes that the whole being, soul, body, and spirit is pure, holy, free from moral darkness or pollution. Sanctified through and through.
2nd. Matt. 19: 28. Reads as follows.
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
They had followed Christ in the regenerated state. Because they believed on Him. — Mark 9:42. Jno. 17:6-8. And such were born of God. — 1 Jno. 5:1. Jno. 1:12, 13.
This language of Christ does not at all prove that regeneration fully fits men to sit with Christ in the throne of His glory. He only uses the word regeneration to designate who were proper heirs of His glory, but in Jno. 14, 15, 16, and 17, He tells them of, and prays for, a baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire, and a sanctification that they, yet needed, to qualify them for the possession of the future glory regeneration had made them heirs of. Regeneration had enrolled their names in God’s family book, but they had to become overcomers through the sanctifying, blood of the Lamb, and the word of their testimony, and be “clothed in white raiment,” or their names would have been blotted out of the book, see — Rev. 3:5, 12:11 If taken by itself, the language of Matt. 19:28, might imply that regeneration were he full qualification to sit with Christ in His glory. But we must compare spiritual things with spiritual, and interpret Scripture by Scripture. And doing so we find Christ taught them a second grace, which they also received. — Acts 2. And it is therefore seen that He saves us not by regeneration only, but “the washing of regeneration, and the renewing of the Holy Ghost, which He shed ton us abundantly.” — Titus 3:5. “Moreover, whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called; them He also justified; and whom He justified, them He also glorified.” — Rom. 8:30. The latter experience undoubedtly refers to entire sanctification, as many Scriptures do show.
They will judge the twelve tribes of Israel similar as the men of Ninevah will rise up in judgment against them, because they received Christ, and the Jews rejected Him. Their salvation will prove that Christ is the true Savior of the world, and thus condemn all that reject Him, both Jews and Gentiles.
3rd. “Can any one receive healing when not wholly sanctified?”
Yes: sometimes, but the normal state of God’s people, where God delights to hear and answer, is to have a perfect heart — see 2 Chron. 16:9. Where persons have not had sufficient light and strength to grasp entire sanctification, He is willing to show His love in healing them if they trust Him, but a person wilfully rejecting entire sanctification is pot justified, and needs to repent before receiving anything from the Lord.
The anointing with oil may be regarded as the regular manner of healing by the elders, and such as have the gift of healing as according to Jas. 5: But if the oil is not particularly impressed on the mind, or if there be none present, true believers can without any doubts ask God for healing themselves according to Jas. 5:13. Or have the laying on of hands without oil according to Mark 16:18. Since God is the one that must do the healing, if no me with the gift of healing is in reach. God’s children should lay right hold on God for their healing. Especially if “afflicted,” Jas. 5:13. But “if sick,” ver. 14. the power of believing is often weakened by the physical condition, and the joint faith of others are needed. Let them write for the prayers of God’s people, or for an handkerchief according to Acts 19:11, 12. Which God will honor now as well as in the days of Paul, and has done so.
Hawthorne, S. C.
Dearly Beloved Saints: — I am saved and sanctified and growing more and more in the truth of God. Truly, these are perilous times; but the Lord is keeping us by His power, and we are here at work for Him. Pray for me that I may be kept humble at the feet of my Master.
Your saved brother in the Church of the Firstborn.
J. J. Bruce.
Vichy, Maries Co., Mo.
Dear Saints: — We are praising God for the blessed experience of living faith that takes God at His Word. Praise His name forever. The Trumpet is rich spiritual food to our souls, and we are praying the Lord to send some of His fire baptized ministers here to preach the Gospel. We have prayer meeting twice every Sunday, and there seems to be deep conviction resting upon some of the people. We thank the Lord for the preaching we heard at the St. James camp-meeting. O how blessed it is to walk in the Evening Light.
Your brother and sister saved and kept by power divine.
James A. & Sarah A. Thornton.
Shultz, Barry Co., Mich.
Dear Saints: — I feel led of the Lord to write my testimony this afternoon, as I am not where I can testify by mouth to God’s little ones. I do praise the Lord for a present salvation, with the love of God continually burning in my soul. Praise the Lord! I went to Kalamazoo to meeting, and never made a visit where I enjoyed myself as much as I did there. O it was meat and drink to my soul. May the Lord bless the dear ones in that place and especially the ones who are engaged in the work. May they be the means of converting many souls into the Kingdom. Dear ones, I can not help but shed tears for joy when I think how God’s love was made manifest to me. Oh I do praise God for what He is doing daily for me. We have a blessed prayer meeting three times a week. Now we are making great calculations on laving some of God’s fire brands come here soon and feed our hungry souls, and gather in more sheep; for we do realize time is getting short, for all things are being revealed which should be in the last time. And Oh, what an awful thing to many it would be if God should come in all His glory. I fear things would be in an awful commotion. Oh what a blessed promise to know that fallen man can be saved. Oh may this Evening Light soon be received by all is my constant prayer. Amen.
Your Bro. saved and sanctified and kept daily by His mighty power.
Dear Saints: — I praise God this evening for salvation that saves from all sin and takes away all desire for the sinful things of this world, praise the Lord forever for this wonderful way of salvation, I find it more wonderful every step I take in this Holy way. The way grows plainer for me and I go forward in discharge of every known duty. I was taken very sick this summer with bilious faver, and while my body was suffering with pain my friends were praying for my healing. I was wiling for the will of the Lord to be done. I believe I was more willing to go and be at home than to stay, but O bow wise our heavenly Father is, He has spared my life for some purpose, I know not what; yet I will trust Him in sickness and in health, and whatever my hands find to do I will do with my might. Praise the Lord for the wonderful healing he has done. Dear Saints everywhere do not be afraid to put your trust in God, you will find Him true every time.
Your sister saved and kept by power divine.
Dear Readers of the Trumpet: — I feel that the Lord wants me to write my testimony of His wonderful goodness to me. I am praising God continually for a present experience of salvation which I now enjoy in my soul. He has taken me out of my sinful condition and placed me upon the Rock Christ Jesus, and has established my goings. He truly enables His children to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. He has taken me into His Church, not on six months probation, but has made me a standing member in the body of our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray for us.
St. James, Mo.
Dear Saints: — I feel it would be for the glory of God for me to write my testimony. I do not see many from Missouri. I am praising God for the victory I have in my soul over the powers of darkness, and that a few here are standing true. He gives me power over the works of the devil.
Pray for me.
Your saved Bro. under the blood.
John H. Haley.
Dear Trumpet Readers: — I feel led of the Lord to write my testimony. I praise God for the way He is leading me. I am still saved and sanctified and kept by the mighty power of God up to this present moment. I praise God for bringing me out into this marvelous Evening Light. I feel that I am growing stronger and more determined to live for Jesus each day of my life, and have the sweet joy and peace in my soul. There are a few saints here and we have a little prayer meeting every Lord’s day.
Your sister saved by the blood of Jesus.
Cochran Mills, Pa.
Dear Saints: — This morning I can still with all my heart praise God for this great salvation, which I do enjoy in my soul, that keeps me free from all sin every moment of my life, and enables me to rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory for the way the Lord is leading me. For this sinful world has no place in my sol! any more; but the love of God fills all my soul with love divine for His wonderful salvation so freely shed abroad in my poor soul. I can say, with the Psalmist, “My heart is fixed, oh God, my heart is fixed on Thee.”
Yours saved and sanctified.
M. A. Shellhammer.
Dear Saints: — I feel led of the Lord to write my testimony, that I am saved from all sin, and trusting the Lord for all things, I am away out here among the hills of California, and there are no saints here. The Lord is with me all the time, and He has forgiven all my sins and sanctified my nature, and made me meet for the Master’s use. Oh, I cannot bless Him enough for what He has done for me. Oh, I praise God for letting me see the wickedness of the sects, and that He took me out of them, and placed me on the solid Rock Christ Jesus. And I bless the Lord that He heals this body when anything is the matter with it. Oh, I do thank God for a Savior that saves all the time. Praise the Lord! I feel His love in my heart all the time.
Your sister washed in the blood of Jesus
Nancy H. Richards.
Dear Saints: — May God bless you all with the richest of His blessings. I do praise God for victory in my soul, and I love to do His will in all things. When He saved me He cleansed all sectism and all worldly things out of my soul. I praise God for all the trials and persecutions of this life, for the Word says, “Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute, and say all manner of evil against you falsely.” Now dearly beloved, we desire your prayers,
Yours in the love of Jesus kept by His mighty power.
Dear Saints: — I want to testify once more through the Trumpet to the glory of God. This evening finds me saved and sanctified, and more settled down in the will of God. I can stay at home and live salvation. I used to think I had to go away among the saints of God where I could attend meeting or I could not live salvation. For I thought my trials at home were so great I had to go away to meeting in order to keep saved; but praise the Lord, I have found that Christ can and will keep us at home among sinners, when we cannot attend meeting with saints. Yet I would like to meet with the dear ones once more in worship, if I could and it was the Lord’s will; but I am trusting God for all things I know not what the Lord has laid up in store for me, but I am willing to wait and see. Bless His holy name. I know He doeth all things well. I praise Him for what He has done for me in the past and for what He is still doing. He keeps me soul and body, I used to be under the doctors care most of the time, and was hardly able to do my work for my husband and myself. But for over two years I have been in the Lord’s care and have not taken any doctor’s medicine. The Lord has healed me of a number of diseases, and I am trusting Him for a complete healing. God bless all the dear saints everywhere and keep them in the Spirit of Christ, and unspotted from the world. I desire your prayers.
Your sister in Christ.
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Dear Brethren: — I am sweetly saved. My sins are washed away through the precious blood. I love to read the testimonies of the dear saints. And I feel led to write mine. About a year ago I sought and found my Savior; bless His holy name He has been my guide ever since. I can never feel thankful enough for this wondrous evening light. And though here I am surrounded by Babylon, God does keep me. Pray for me that I may win the crown which is laid up for those who remain faithful unto the end.
Your sister in Christ.
Dear Saints: — May great grace, mercy, and peace be multiplied. I feel led to I write my testimony. I praise Him for a perfect salvation, and satisfying portion in Jesus. Although I cannot attend any holy meetings, to day my heart is made to rejoice by reading the many testimonies of the Trumpet. And when I think of the cruel cross of Calvary, and the meek and lowly Jesus, and by faith see Him look toward Heaven and exclaim, in tones that were made to pierce the hearts of the world. “It is finished,” I am made to exclaim, “Hallelujah!” “It is finished!” Salvation is free! Our souls are at liberty, all the satanic bands are riven, we are free. Praise the Lord! We need no longer follow the crooked paths of Rom. 7 chapter, but we can move out, and get over in the 8, chap. For “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” I feel the love of God pouring from the throne of grace, and is completely flooding my soul. Praise God He will never leave nor forsake His believing children. It is so sweet to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
“O, yes we’ll trust Him while we live,
We’ll trust Him when we die;
And then when all our work is done,
We’ll reign with Him on high.”
Glory to His name for salvation! “I had rather be a door keeper in the house of my God; than to dwell in the tents of wickedness” I ask an interest in all your prayers that I may remain humble, and obedient to the whole will of God.
Your Bro. saved and sanctified, to do the whole will of God. Free from all babylon confusion. Amen!
Martin D. Wood.
Dear Saints of God: — I am saved and kept by the mighty power of God, and praise His name for what He has done for me. I am glad that He ever opened my eyes to see where I was and that I now rejoice in a Saviour’s love. It is blessed to know that God is able to keep that we have committed to Him against that day. I praise Him for His keeping power and for the blessings that He bestows upon His children. Amen. It is soul cheering to to read go many testimonies for Jesus. Surely God is working through His people. It is a fact that when we come in God’s way that He always blesses for He says, “My ways are not your ways, and my thoughts are not your thoughts.” Oh how many there are who want their own way. God bless and keep all the dear ones is my prayer. Amen.
Your brother in Christ saved and sanctified.
L. A. Worley.
Dear Saints: — I can now say I am fully saved, both justified and sanctified, and ready to do the whole will of God. O, how sweet to know the loving Father has adopted me into His loving family, and made me to sit together with Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. I long to be a co-worker with Him to advance His Kingdom upon the earth. I ask the prayers of God’s saved ones, that I may be kept humble always walking in the order of God.
Dear Brethren: — I was converted to God six years ago, and since that time I have walked in the light as I received it. After a while I joined the M. E. sect and was doing the very best I could, when brothers Haner and Willis came in our part of the country. I sought for holiness and received it, and now I am enjoying complete victory in my soul. I have moved to ..nois and there are no holiness preacher here. Pray God to send us some true servants in this neighborhood. The harvest is great but the laborers are few. May God bless all of His people, is the prayer of your brother saved and sanctified. Praise the Lord!
O. A. Marquiss.
Dear Saints — I will obey God to night by writing my testimony through the Trumpet. I praise the Lord to night that I am saved and sanctified, and ready to do the will of my Lord and Master. I do praise Him for this blessed evening light that shines on my pathway. I am trusting the Lord for all things.
Your humble sister.