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3 September 1896, Volume 16, Number 35.

THE EVENING

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Tell me, watchman, has the evening
Of this dispensation come?
Yes, the mists and clouds are breaking;
Look, behold the sinking sun.
In the west the light appearing,
Zion’s glory now unfolds,
Scatters all the Babel darkness,
And with radiance fills our souls.

CHORUS.

Lo, the evening light is shining;
All our darkness now is gone.
And there shines a glorious brightness,
Clear as crystal, like the dawn.

Angels to and fro are flying.
All the saints to gather home,
Calling to the white-robed pilgrims
Who in Babel darkness roam.
Come my people, from confusion,
Thy deliverance has come,
Thou shalt nevermore be captive.
God has freed thee by his Son.

All around we hear the crashing
Of the reeling Babel walls,
As the sound of God’s great trumpet,
From her all his people calls
To sweet peace in perfect oneness,
As was in the “morning” known:
All one heart, one soul, one spirit,
Living for the Lord alone.

And the signs now clearly tell us
That his coming is at hand,
This the day of preparation,
As we see all o’er the land.
Saved in Jesus, hallelujah!
We await our coming Lord,
Dressed in robes of dazzling whiteness,
Standing firmly on his word.

C. W. Naylor.

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Take Heed.

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We may rightly conclude that an awful crisis is at hand; the inhabitants of the infernal world are arrayed against the bride of Christ. And this heavenly host is singled out and assailed on every hand by the tempter. Many are giving way to evil suggestions propounded by this demonical rabble.

Never has there been a time when God was making a greater sacrifice; never was the favor of God more precious than now to his sainted host; never did the way seem so straight; never was the whole armor of God more needed than now; there never will be a time when we need to be more concerned about our soul than at the present time; for God “will soon destroy this world.” His word declares it. Who will heed its counsel?

The Captain of salvation is leading forth a great host; many are passing in at the heavenly gate, and the angel welcome comes ringing down the shining ranks even to us, “Whosoever will may come.” The effort and desire of our heavenly Father is not to shut any out, but to gather all in. Then let all that hear the invitation take up the cry, and say to all that linger, “Come.” The almighty Father is ever sending out messages of love and instruction to draw his wandering children home. He throws open the doors of his many-mansioned house, and stands all day with outstretched hands in merciful entreaty, inviting all to come.

Dear ones, this earth is – only an island in the infinite ocean of space; it has abundance of riches and pleasure for a few; much toil and work and suffering for many; and it must be a temporal resting-place for all; but it has no rest for the soul. The ship of salvation is sent over the ocean of eternity to take us to the land of rest. Shall we not often and eagerly watch for its coming? And when it appears shall we not be ready and willing to go? Shall we so accustom ourselves to the ways of living on this island of waste earth, that we will be unfitted to live in a land where there is no death?

Dear reader, do not slight God’s offered mercies, do not receive his faithful warning as an idle tale; for “Jesus is coming soon.” To many this may seem like mockery; but who were the mockers on the peaceful night when the cities of the plain rioted in pleasure for the last time?

How many millions of people are living to-day like the thoughtless and pleasure-loving people of Sodom; all devoted to earthly cares, joys and occupations, until the grave opens in their path and they sink to rise no more? Consider well this solemn warning of Sodom, dear reader, for the scripture expressly declares that the fiery fate of this doomed city is set forth as an example to warn men in all subsequent ages against leading ungodly lives. Alas! how often the solemn warning or lesson of death is lost upon the living, for the crowd press on with hurried steps in the very path out of which men and women are constantly passing from time into eternity. The sin of Sodom, however gross in reputation and in reality, was the offspring of wealth and leisure — the two things which the worldly heart most desires, and of which, when possessed, the worldly heart is most proud. If men could have all they want of both, how hard it would be for them to think or care at all for the life to come!

Remember, the iniquity of Sodom was “pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.” — Ezek. 16:49. Oh what a picture of to-day! This awful lesson in sacred history may be all summed up in two words: one from man and the world, the other is from heaven and God. One says to the careless and the worldly, “Tarry, be at ease, enjoy yourself while you can.” The other says, “Escape for your life.” One says, “Wait, be not alarmed: make yourself comfortable where you are.” The other says, “Haste, look not behind thee, flee to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. “One says, “Soul, take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.” The other says. “Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee.”

The question which everyone must answer for himself is always this: Which of these two voices shall I obey? Shall I sit down in that seductive and false security which is all absorbed in earthly things and fears no evil because there is no present appearance of danger? Or shall I obey the voice from heaven, which commands me to arise and shake off the dangerous lethargy of the world and escape for my life? Shall I listen to the voice of earth, which cries peace and safety, or to the voice of heaven, which says that destruction lies in the path of souls that are at ease without God?

When the two angels entered the gate of Sodom only one man was sufficiently attentive to notice them and invite them to his own house. He did not know who they were, nor did he suspect the awful errand upon which they came; but by treating them with such courtesy as was due to the character of strangers in which they came, he secured for himself such help as angels alone can give in time of greatest need. Fidelity in the most common and homely duties of life opens the door of the house for the greatest of heaven’s blessings to come in. The wicked people of that city derided the hospitable old man for taking the two strangers’ home. They see nothing worthy of such attention; they are much more ready to treat them with contempt, or to make them subjects of passion, which has given their city a name of infamy throughout all generations. They hoot and jeer at the venerable patriarch when he raises himself up from his seat in the gate to meet the strangers, and bows himself toward the ground and says with Eastern courtesy,” Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house and tarry all night.”

Dear saints, cannot some of you, from past experience in meeting and conveying God’s messengers, realize the heartfelt comment passed upon righteous Lot by that lewd and luring rabble as he led his guests away? The hour of rest has not yet come before a furious crowd gathers in the streets and besets the house where the strangers have gone to repose. They are so blinded to their sensuality that they would do violence to God’s mighty angels, who can wrap their city in flames and open a pit of destruction (Num. 16:32) beneath their habitation in one moment. The men of Sodom, like men of to-day, did not think they were doing anything unusual when they beset the house of Lot and came near to break down the door; they were no more riotous on that night than on many nights before. But there is a point beyond which divine forbearance cannot go and they had reached that point.

Dear reader, if you should chance to be one among the many in these last days that reject and scorn the offered mercies held out by God’s messengers, remember the Sodomites. The last drop was added to the fiery cup of wrath to be poured out upon their heads when they received the warning as an idle tale and treated the messengers with contempt. How often do we see in our modern cities of to day the very picture of Sodom! How often are God’s messengers treated with contempt, and their solemn warnings received as an idle tale! So dreadful a thing it is to slight God’s offered salvation, even though it should be meant for the last time. For when the angel of mercy (now the gentle wooing of God’s Holy Spirit) ceases to strive or goes back to him that sent it, it may be the fires of wrath will be kindled, and all that are careless and unconcerned will be consumed in the fervent heat. For the sake of that righteous man, Lot, one thing more is to be done. He is permitted to go and urge his sons- in-law to flee from the doomed city. He makes his way through the blinded rabble in the streets and gives the warning. But it seems to them as one that mocked; they cannot think it possible that he is in his right mind, to be coming to them at that late hour of the night with such an alarming message. They cannot think of troubling themselves about the anxieties of a weak-minded old man, when nothing is wanting but a little rest. They sleep on till morning and to-morrow they will laugh at the kind-hearted old man about his midnight visit. When the disappointed old father comes back to his own house, the angels of rescue are waiting for him, and the streaks of dawn are just beginning to appear in the east. As yet there is no appearance of a change in earth or sky; no trumpet of wrath has blown through the night; no sulphureous fires have flamed up from the peaceful valley; no threatening wave has rolled across the peaceful lake; no cloud of vengeance darkens the coming day. The morning star shines with its customary brightness over the mountains of Moab; the cool air, mingled with the perfume of flowers, comes up like refreshing incense from the placid sea: and the song of birds welcomes the returning light. There is nothing to fear save that spoken by the angels: “The Lord will destroy this city.” The beautiful sky speaks peace and safety; the teeming earth promises riches and abundance; the sleeping city dreams of long life and continued pleasure; the coming day looks down from the eastern hills with a smile. But those two strangers have said, “The Lord will destroy this city.” And that is reason for alarm and immediate flight.

Be it remembered, dear ones, when God threatens, it is the part of fortitude to fear. A thousand voices from the marts of business, from the haunts of pleasure, from the beds of ease, from the lips of skepticism, may promise peace and safety; but all such voices are nothing against the voice of God. It was hard for that dear, good old father to go and leave a part of his family and all of his worldly possessions to perish with that city; but go he must, or he could not be saved. He pauses a moment as if at a loss to know what to do, when the two angels with merciful violence lay hold upon his hands and those of his family that are with him and hurry them out of the city, with the startling and vehement charge, “Escape for your lives; look not behind thee; neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountains, lest thou be consumed. If you remember, reader, one of the four fugitives pauses to look back with a vain curiosity to see what would become of the city, and fails to escape.

The sun has already risen upon the earth and the bright morning promises a beautiful day; the early risers of Sodom are making themselves merry with the frightened old man who had fled to the mountains with his family and guests. His sons-in-laws are on their way to his house, to laugh at him for walking in his sleep the night before. А- d just now the hour of doom strikes, and the Lord rains fire and brimstone out of heaven upon the city and the beautiful plain. The blessed and compassionate Jesus gave forth that solemn warning to the neglecters and despisers in his day, that the echo might resound through all time, and that all who hear might be saved from such a doom. May you heed the warning and be saved, is our prayer.

CHARLES FORD.

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Altar Work.

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“SEEK and ye shall find.” “He that seeketh findeth.” — Matt. 7:7, 8. SEEK — To go in search of; to try to find; to endeavor. — Webster.

“Strive to enter in at the straight gate.” — Luke 13:24. STRIVE — To make efforts; to use exertions; to labor hard. — Webster.

This morning my soul is stirred to write a few lines on the above subject. For some time I have felt the need of more thorough altar work. Brethren, there must be a real advance on this line. In the name of Jesus, with the love of God in my soul, I must “cry aloud” concerning this. In the past there has been too much “head work” and not enough of “old-time” heartfelt conversions. I am convinced that this is one reason why so many people come to the altar and re-consecrate almost every meeting. If people get real Bible salvation (which is a heartfelt reality in the soul) they will not be getting “crooked” and “twisted” every little while, and coming to the altar every camp and revival meeting. No! Real Bible salvation will put a real abhorrence in their souls against crookedness, and their very nature will shrink at the thought of doing evil.

I have seen souls come to the altar in a cold sort of way, without shedding any tears, without crying to God, just expecting the workers to do all the praying and to “consecrate them through.” And probably in just such a condition they would be taken through a consecration and admonished to “believe and take it on the authority of the Word.”

О my Lord! My soul cannot hold back. Such seekers need Bible conviction, they need a real breaking up of the “fallow ground” of their hearts. They need to see their condition; they need a “godly sorrow” for sin. Such souls should never be taken through a consecration. They should be admonished to pray God to show them their awful condition, and give them Bible conviction.

God’s people instead of questioning and talking to such should get a mighty hold on God by prevailing prayer, until the morbid drowsiness that surrounds the soul is dispersed, and melting conviction rests upon them. Bible conviction will bring godly sorrow, a breaking up of the “stony heart,” an inward yearning and crying after God and for mercy. This brings souls where they can repent. They are glad to give up all, to make wrongs right, to forgive their enemies, etc. Yea, willing to do anything to secure “peace with God.” A thorough, deep, heartfelt repentance will bring a “living faith” that (without a struggle), naturally receives Christ, a living reality in the soul.

Again, I have seen souls come to the altar, apparently to some extent under conviction, and after shedding a few tears, and offering up a few words of prayer, the workers would gather around and question, talk, and instruct for probably an hour, until all the conviction would be gone from the seeker. Then, without any further pleading on the part of the seekers, they (after intellectually comprehending the theory of repentance, and intellectually promising to meet the conditions) would be instructed to “take it on the authority of the Word” and believe Jesus saved them, “because the Word said so.” Probably a few songs would be sung encouraging the seeker, and after a desperate effort he would believe (intellectually) that Jesus saved him. Then after some encouragement and consider-able coaxing he arises trembling, and testifies that Jesus saves him, “because the Word says so,” but he does not “feel any real change.” He is then admonished to not look for feeling, but stand by faith.

He drifts along in this way for a time, soon to find his mistake, and then comes down to the altar in the next meeting to be taken through on the same line. My God, awaken thy people on this line.

My brethren, I am in for a deep, thorough, heartfelt repentance, and radical, “old-time,” heartfelt conversions. Hallelujah! I don’t believe in the Babylon way of “hammering the seats,” and destroying the health in unnecessary bodily exertion. But I do believe in souls crying to God until repentance is in their hearts, until they strike through and get the glory in their souls. Praise God!

Some may think this too strong, but I invite you to carefully examine the two texts at the head of this lesson, also the definitions to the words “seek” and “strive.” Souls should be carefully instructed at the altar, but this isn’t sufficient. On the part of the seeker there must be a real “seeking” God from the heart

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THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 1896.

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LIST OF MONEY LETTERS NOT OTHERWISE RECEIPTED

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W. H. Kigar, D. M. Russel, H. Slaughter. Henry Sims, P. Ropp, E. B. Stokes, J. W. Pine, Mrs. Mary Elifritz.

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THE Grand Junction assembly meeting will begin about Oct. 15, to last eight or ten days. It will be held on the camp ground one mile north of Grand Junction, Mich. We are expecting a profitable meeting. Let all come praying and believing for glorious manifestations of God’s presence and power, in the salvation of every seeker of his grace, and the healing of all the sick and afflicted who will take him for the same. Further particulars will be given later.

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Requests For Prayer.

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Pray for our dear brother, Georgy Gray, who is seventeen years old, and has been deaf for two years. Your sister, Mollie Blagg, Neosho Falls.

Pray for the healing of our little boy, of chills and fever. S. E. Hardin, Augusta. — Pray Sunday, Sept. 6, for Margaret Meyer, for the restoration of her eyesight.

Pray for my sister, Eugenia, who is very low with fever. Ada Brock, Joppa.

I am very low with consumption. Pray for the Lord to heal me. Sadie L. Skinner, Valparaiso.

I have a dear uncle who is afflicted with epileptic fits. Pray for his healing.

Pray for my child. It has symptoms of pneumonia or brain fever. John McColgin.

Pray for Willial O’Brien, Queen City, for healing of fits, and that his sins may be blotted out.

Pray with us that God will heal my husband of a bloating in the stomach and bowels, that makes him unable to work. Your saved sister,

Laura Pickett, Poplar Bluff.

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Calls For Meeting.

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Sister Clara Barker, of Phillipsburg, Kan. writes that they desire a camp meeting at that place this fall, about the 1st of Oct. Workers will be cared for. All correspondence concerning the meeting should be addressed to her.

We desire someone of God’s ministers to come and hold meetings here about the middle or last of September. Samuel Dersham, Box 290, Warren, Ill.

We would like to have Bro. H. C. Wickersham or any brother who might pass this way, stop off at Freedom and spend a week with the little church here. Notify Hetta Kemmer, Freedom, Ind.

There is a call for meetings at Queen City, Cass Co., Tex. Address J. A. Lamb.

The dear Lord has opened the way that we may have a meeting, and, the Lord willing, it will begin Oct. 3. The work here has been greatly hindered, and we are surrounded with holiness fighters. We want some of the true ministers of God to come and lift up the Bible plan of salvation. Please pray for the * meeting, and for the few here that are saved. Ad-dress Edward Fitzwater, Leesburg, Ky.

Some of God’s workers with a tent are greatly desired to hold meetings at Zanesfield, Logan Co., O. at the head of the Mormon’s Valley. It is half way between East Liberty and Zanesfield. All coming on the train will be met at Bellefontaine, the nearest station. We desire that someone come about the middle of September, and that the meeting last over two or three Sundays. Address Grace Weslake, East Liberty, O.

An earnest call for some true minister of God comes from Hope, Ark. Address S. E. Hunt.

A fire-baptized worker, or two, is wanted to come and hold meetings near Robinson, Ill. Cannot Bro. and Sister Worden and W. J. Gordon come with their tabernacle? Address Francis M. Huls.

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MEETINGS.

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PREPARING FOR CAMP MEETINGS.

There are a few things might be mentioned that will apply to camp and grove meetings in general. Those attending such meetings should go for the purpose of glorifying God, by doing good, getting good, and becoming better qualified to help others. If convenient, take a tent along, and bedding, etc., enough to make you comfortable. Some blankets and a straw tick will be sufficient to enable you to care for yourself should the place be crowded. If possible, go prepared to provide for yourself and help others. Do not impose upon the liberality of the brethren, but if you are too poor to provide for yourself do not stay away on that account as they will gladly care for you. Go in faith, and help to bear one another’s burdens, and aid in rescuing perishing souls.

There will be a tent meeting at Roxbury, Franklin Co., Pa. commencing Sept. 3, to last over two Sundays. All are invited. Address Bro. David Beltz, Roxbury, Pa. W. J. Henry.

A grove meeting will be held in Mr. Melsh’s grove, in the southeast part of Salem township, Allegan Co., Mich. Sept. 8-18. Address H. E. Hyde, Burnips Corners, Mich.

The Clifton, Mo. camp meeting will be held at the Clifton camp ground, beginning Sept. 9, lasting as long as the Lord wills. Bros. Schell, Wilson, Stanberry, Collins, Farquar, and others are expected. Hay will be furnished for the teams of those coming from a distance. For further information address B. F. Chase, Thayer, Mo. Box 116.

Bonfield Ill. (instead of Reddick). Tabernacle meeting, Sept. 11, (instead of 9,) will last over two Sabbaths.

Friend, Mo. Assembly meeting. Begins Sept. 15.

Anthony, Kan. Camp meeting. Be-ginning Sept. 15. Those coming from a distance will find it cheaper to come by rail. Those coming from the north will have the Hutchinson and Southern; from Witchita, the Mo. & P.; from the east, the Frisco. Drop a card and you will be met and conducted to the grounds, where there is plenty of good water, shade, and house room. For further information address S. P. Fulton.

Rising Sun, O. Tabernacle meeting. Sept 15-25. Address Jacob Roush.

Mendon, Mo. Tabernacle meeting. Beginning Sept. 18. Bro. and Sister Kinzie and others are expected. Address J. G. Neff.

Arapahoe, Okla. Camp meeting. Sept. 18-28. Will be held five and one-half miles southeast of Arapahoe. This place is about sixty miles west of Kingfisher, Okla. Anyone wanting further information address Bro. W. J. Newcomb, Arapahoe, Okla.

A general assembly meeting will be held by the saints of Kentucky, near Jeffersonville, Montgomery Co.; beginning Sept. 18, to continue over two Sundays, the Lord willing. A general invitation is given to all lovers of the truth. Bro. Keeling is expected. Thos. Carter.

Chauncey, O. Camp or grove meeting. Beginning Sept. 20. Particulars will be given later. Bros. W. A. Haynes and E. G. Masters are expected.

Carthage, Mo. Assembly meeting. Be-ginning Sept. 20. Let every minister in Mo., Kan., Ind. Ter., and Ark. arrange to attend. Address R. L. Berry.

North Enid, Okla. Camp meeting. Be-ginning Oct. 6. Address W. G. Rippey.

New Pittsburg, Ind. Assembly meeting. Beginning Oct. 1. Address H. C. Wickersham.

Camp meeting in Louisiana, thirteen miles east of Hammond, near Morris Re-treat. Beginning Oct. 10.

Clayton, Okla. Camp meeting. Oct. 23 — Nov. 2, on the home and school ground. M. A. Fly, Clayton, Okla.

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QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

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Has any member of the church of God, who is not a minister or elder, any right to administer the bread and wine in the communion supper?

G. B.

As no special commission from God is required in the word of God to fit us for the administration of the sacred emblems, there is no reason why any saint might not assist in such work, especially when a sufficient number of ministers might not be present. But where ministers are present, it would surely be more proper for them to do such work.

Please tell me through the Trumpet what John. is spoken of in Jno. 1:19. L. A. G.

John the Baptist.

When we consider his denial that he was Elias, in verse 21, in connection with Christ’s declaration concerning John the Baptist in Matt. 11: 14, it would seem that the John in question was not the great forerunner of Christ. But when we observe that this John in Jno. 1:15 claimed the very words of John the Baptist recorded in Matt. 3:11; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:16, to be his own, it is evident that he was the very immerser himself.

Observe also that this John described by the beloved disciple, claimed to be the” voice crying in the wilderness,’’ predicted by the prophet Isaiah (Jno. 1:23), which voice Luke clearly shows to be John the Baptist. Luke 3:2-4.

But what about Christ’s testimony concerning John, conflicting with John’s testimony concerning himself? It does not conflict, but it is a beautiful harmony, if viewed in the proper light. The Jews had a wrong understanding of Mal. 4:5, 6, where the coming of Elias was foretold. They understood it in a literal sense, and expected the return of the translated Elias, before the coming of the Savior. And had they received an affirmative answer to their question, “Art thou Elias?’’ they would have understood John to profess himself the very translated Elijah. Hence, to prevent a misleading of the people, John was obliged to give them a negative answer.

Malachi applied the name Elias to the great forerunner of Christ, because he was to come in the spirit and power of Elias. So, John the baptist was not that Old Testament Elias, but another prophet who came in the spirit and power of that prophet. Observe that Jesus did not say John was the translated Elias, but, “If ye will receive it. this is Elias, which was for to come.” These words also show that John was only metaphorically to be denominated Elias.

W. G. S.

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Pray for the Spread of the Gospel.

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DEAR TRUMPET READERS: To- day myself and a sister in the faith took it upon ourselves to fast a part of the day for our own advancement and for the advancement of God’s work along all lines, especially for the needed means in the publishing work. Dear ones whom Jesus has bought by his own precious blood, if we are indeed co-workers with him and lively stones in the building, having the same care one for another, same mind, even the mind of Christ, we should all feel as much interest in this work as those who have consecrated their time, talent, and all their strength’ to the publication of this glorious gospel. Jesus says, “Even as ye did it not unto the least of these my brethren, ye did it not unto me.” Our brethren are in need for the gospel. In bonds (debt) for Jesus’ sake and the spread of the truth. “Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” John says, “Whoso hath this world’s goods and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children let us not love in word neither in tongue but in deed and in truth.” James says “Whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” Praise his name! Let us send up a united prayer that God will deliver many who are captives to sin and that the oppressed may go free. Amen. Your brother in Christ,

U. D. TODD.

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God Life.

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HAVING divine, or God life, is having the divine nature of God imparted to man through the new birth; which comes forth out of the death of the self-life. “Except a corn of wheat die, it abideth alone.” The divine nature and the carnal do not mix, neither can the carnal self or human nature be cultivated into the divine or God nature. Practice and imitation are unavailing. All of the natural man is of the earth, earthy, and must return to the earth, that nothing but the Christ which is from above may remain. “Buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Walking in the life and light of God, having fellowship with the Father and the Son, having died to the things of the world and living in the things of God, bearing fruit, the fruit of the Holy Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. The fruits of the carnal nature are fear, envy, anger, hatred, malice, sin, etc. Those having “passed from death unto life,” and living under the law of the spirit of life, having this spiritual life of God, “being made free from the law of sin and death,” know the difference between the two lives. They have paid the price, the death of self. Those still “loving the form of godliness” and the world, and “denying the power of God” to make new holy creatures having the eternal life of God, will reject and oppose these having this holy life.

J. D. STONE.

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Domestic Happiness.

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CHAPTER IV.

DUTY OF WIFE TO HUSBAND

EACH member of the domestic circle must contribute to its happiness, but especially does the wife and mother continually bring rich gifts to this storehouse, which bless the -present and mold the future.

Domestic duty and paternal devotion must surely find a welcome home in the heart of the woman that gives herself to be a wife and a mother. “Yes,” in answer to the question, “Do you promise to love, respect, and obey him, as long as you both live?” means resignation, subjection, sacrifice, and self-denial. Yet out of these types of humility, God ordains strength, by helping the devoted wife to use them as channels through which ships freighted with cargoes of kind words and Christian graces, can sail, contributing to the happiness of home.

God says through his servant, “Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands.” — Col. 3:17. Eph. 5:22-24.

The enemy of souls is ever seeking inroads to blight the happiness of the homes of our land to-day; and one of these means is to tempt the wife that she should not submit herself to her own husband, and there are some agents of the devil in shape of preachers going about teaching the young married women it is not necessary that they bear children. What saith the Word?

“I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.” — 1 Tim. 5:14. 1 Cor. 7:9. There, sister, if you do not want to fill the place of a mother, do not offer to fill the place of a wife. “Children are the heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” — Psa. 127:3.

CONFIDENCE.

Happiness is not a cause, but an effect; not the tree, but the fruit; and in order that the fruit be good, the tree must be good. The conduct of the wife fastens convictions on the husband, and each must have the other’s confidence. ‘The price of a virtuous woman is far above rubies; the heart of her husband doth trust in her.’ — Prov. 31:10,11. “She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.” — Ver.12. Wives, confide in your husbands and live confidence before your families; hide nothing in your heart from your husband, and betray nothing he confides to you, for every secret thing will be revealed in. the judgment day.

DUTIES.

Interest, neatness, devotion, willingness to work (Prov. 31:13), are characteristics of the true Bible companion. She is not afraid of the snow. Prov. 31:21. She eateth not the bread of idleness. Prov. 31:27. And in her tongue is the law of kindness. Prov. 31:26.

The neatness of the house, clothing and bed-clothing, kitchen and cooking, cheer and encourage: while the slovenly housekeeper must eat the bread of her own idleness.

A. B. STANBERRY

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News from the Field.

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ANSONIA, ОHIO, Aug. 25.

We are glad to report peace and joy in our souls through salvation. We closed the North Star, Ohio tabernacle meeting Sunday night, and are now on our way to Gaston, Ind. to commence meeting Aug, 26th. Praise God! The North Star meeting was one of power, and victory, from commencement until close. Many souls came to the altar and found pardon and sanctification. The little church was also established firmer on the “Rock.” Saturday, the 22d, we had a most precious ordinance-meeting. Monday the 24th, baptized five precious souls. The attendance and order were good. I hope to hear of many souls walking in the light who have heard the truth.

S. L. SPECK AND CO.

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JEFFERSONVILLE, KY., Aug. 14.

DEAR SAINTS OF GOD: We are glad to report victory in our souls. On the 30th of July we started on our way to visit the saints of Morgan Co., Ky., a distance of forty-five miles from this place. Stopped at Maytown. There met with dear Bro. H. F. Dunagan and wife, and after enjoying a precious meeting that night in the Lord, we started on our way in company with Bro. Dunagan and wife to Salem. There held meetings till over Sunday. The saints were much strengthened. On our return home from this place in company with Bro. H. F. Dunagan and Bro. May, stopped over at Bots schoolhouse; there met with a large number of people; and as the Word went forth in its purity, three souls claimed the saving grace, and others seemed to be interested. From this place, returned home with perfect victory in our souls. Since returning home, have held a few precious meetings. To God be all the glory. Yours for the defense of the gospel,

J. H. LONG AND Co.

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JEFFERSONVILLE, KY., Aug. 14.

DEAR SAINTS OF GOD: We are glad to report victory in our souls. On the 30th of July we started on our way to visit the saints of Morgan Co., Ky., a distance of forty-five miles from this place. Stopped at Maytown. There met with dear Bro. H. F. Dunagan and wife, and after enjoying a precious meeting that night in the Lord, we started on our way in company with Bro. Dunagan and wife to Salem. There held meetings till over Sunday. The saints were much strengthened. On our return home from this place in company with Bro. H. F. Dunagan and Bro. May, stopped over at Bots schoolhouse; there met with a large number of people; and as the Word went forth in its purity, three souls claimed the saving grace, and others seemed to be interested. From this place, returned home with perfect victory in our souls. Since returning home, have held a few precious meetings. To God be all the glory. Yours for the defense of the gospel,

J. H. LONG AND Co.

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QUEEN CITY, TEX, Aug. 24,

DEAR TRUMPET READERS: The glorious gospel as proclaimed by the Trumpet is surely opening the eyes of the spiritual blind. Many in our country are inquiring the way of salvation; some praising God for the evening light being revealed unto them; and sectarian preachers are going to and fro saying we are impostors, and speaking all manner of evil against us. But we proclaim the glad tidings of great joy wherever we can. Cannot some brother come and preach for us? We hold regular meeting the second Sunday, and Saturday before, in each month. We ask the prayers of the saints for blessings to be poured out on our assembly the second Sunday in September, as we will have great opposition then in the persons of Hardshell and Missionary reachers. Pray that this shall be a glorious meeting and all opposition removed Pray that the light may be shed abroad in our land of darkness. Pray for us all. Yours in Christ,

J. A. LAMB.

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FOR THE SOUTH.

WEST PLAINS, Mo., Aug. 28.

DEAR BRETHREN: We can report victory over all the power of the enemy. Directly after the Thayer camp meeting, we expect to move on south to an entirely new field, where the evening light has not been preached. We see the need of a branch office in the South where the

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Trumpet literature can be had on short notice, of which we will speak later. Also, we will, the Lord willing, establish a Home and School.

We go in the name of the Lord, trusting him for all things. The Lord has already raised up some who will join with us in this work. We need none but consecrated workers in this labor of love. Brethren, this is to be a permanent work. The part of Tennessee to which we have been called lies in the southwestern portion of the state.

When we say this is a new field, do you, dear brethren, realize what that means? Only the Lord knows what is before us. Does any desire to share the burden with us? You know how this may be done. Compare 2 Cor. 11:9 with Phil. 4:15.

We expect to change our permanent address as soon as located. It will remain as before, Grand Junction, Mich., until further notice. Any desiring to communicate with us relative to the work, or desiring to aid in establishing the same can address us as above. Your saved brother,

G. B. COLLINS.

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WEST PLAINS, MO., Aug. 28.

DEAR BRETHREN EVERYWHERE: The month of August is passing gently away, freighted with the efforts and results of the church that will recommend her to her husband in the day of judgment. To us it has been an eventful and profitable month. Beginning with the Ripley Co. С. M.. Aug 1-9, the word of God and our trueness to each other, removed some obstacles that had hindered some in the past, and increased the forward motion of the church at that place. Bros. Wilson, Collins, Boyles, Farquar, Hester, Ferrill, Sweat, Watson, Rich, Teasly, and Chase were present to represent the ministry. Nearly fifty public consecrations were made, and quite a number of private. About one hundred thirty saints were pre-sent at the ordinance-meeting and twenty-three were baptized. Bro. Wilson returned to Norwood. Bros. Rich, Boyles, Chase, and Teasly, to Elm Store, Ark. Bros. Hester and Ferrill went to. Hamil, Ark. Bros. Collins and Barker went to Houston, Mo. with us.

The Houston С. M. commenced August 14. It was not as well attended all the way through as we had expected, yet it was well owned and blessed of the Lord. There was some opposition by the leaders of sectism. One Methodist and two of the disciple sect preachers attended the meeting. Among those especially benefited by the meeting were Brother and Sister Tosch. She was a member of the M. E. sect, S. S. superintendent and district overseer of the W.C.T.U. jail-work. Nine were baptized. Thirty took part in the ordinance-meeting.

We are now at Bro. Heselton’s, near West Plains. The saints assembled here seem to be in a prosperous condition. Meetings will close here Sunday, Aug. 30. Then we go to Izard Co., Ark. Yours in the gospel work,

A. B. STANBERRY AND CO-WORKERS.

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FLOATING BETHEL.

MOUNDSVILLE, W. VA.

Truly the work of the Lord is wonderful since our last report. The Lord has been unusually blessing his own work. From the Moundsville С. M. we went to Mole Hill, W. Va. where the meeting was held, instead of at Stanley. All the powers of hell and darkness seemed to be arrayed against the meeting at first, but the judgments of God’s truth cleared up the spiritual atmosphere and the work of salvation moved on. There was no account kept of the consecrations. One Campbellite preacher, full of Babylon wine, came fifteen miles, threatening what he could do, but was defeated by the power of God. The truth was well received by the people and the saints better established, and we have every reason to believe that the work will move on there now. Part of our company (Bro. A. J. Ellison, my wife and daughter) went to White Oak, W. Va. to hold a tabernacle meeting, while the rest of us returned to the Bethel, where we found the work in a prosperous condition. The meetings have been held since С. M. in the Bethel meetinghouse where souls have almost daily been added to the Lord. Last night services were resumed on the Floating Bethel. Three at the altar, two of whom were wonderfully delivered. The W. Va. tabernacle was purchased in time for the Moundsville С. M. It is all paid for; it is a good 30×60 ft., oblong, 10 oz. top, and is so constructed that it can be packed and carried as baggage. It cost $118.00 We know the Lord will richly reward all who have stock in it. Today I am saved and kept by the power of God.

G. T. CLAYTON AND CO.

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FULTON, MICH., Aug. 28.

DEAR BRETHREN. Again, we can testify to the goodness of God. He has cared for us and blessed his truth. The first tabernacle meeting we held after the June camp meeting was at Hudson, Ind. The gospel had never been preached there before in the evening light. Several endorsed the truth, and one lady who had not been able to sit up all day at a time for a few months heard of the meeting and felt impressed to come, expecting to receive a benefit. She consecrated and was afterwards anointed and prayed for, and the Lord touched her body. She came nine miles in a buggy; was up all day, attended the evening service and rode one mile after meeting, and rested better than she had before for weeks. From Hudson we moved the tent to Auburn. Began meeting on Wednesday evening; held over three Sabbaths. The Lord did a good work there by saving a few souls and convincing and convicting others. After this meeting we moved to Brushy Prairie; attended the camp meeting, and from there wife and I went to Fayette, Ohio, to attend the assembly meeting. Bro. Cox who had been with us in the meetings mentioned above, took the tent and he and his family went to Hatmaker, Mich. where they held a meeting, We met Bros. Pike and Fiddler and other brethren whom we had met before; had a good time in the Lord; one soul saved and all the saints present received a benefit. The meeting at Hatmaker was good. We are near Fulton holding a tent meeting. Pray for us.

EDWARD ELLIS.

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ASH GROVE, MO.

BELOVED OF THE LORD: We are happy to report once more through the Lord’s paper, a perfect victory in our soul over sin and Satan; and a realization within us of a steady moving forward in our experience.

Since we left our home at Grand Junction, Mich., it has been the gracious will of our heavenly Father for us to attend two camp meetings; one at New Carlisle, Ohio, the other at Vichy, Mo.

The meeting at New Carlisle was one of great trial to the saints, because of some awful attempts of the devil to overthrow the cause at that place. And the most constant raining hindered the attendance to a great extent. Yet, notwithstanding all these hindrances, the Lord saved a few souls, and also manifested his power in the healing of the sick, Brothers Yoder and Sheldon and their co-workers were present at the meeting, and were used much of the Lord. Near the close of the meeting several precious souls followed the Lord in the sacred ordinance of baptism.

The camp meeting at Vichy, Mo. was one grand victory from beginning to end. Many precious souls were saved, and many sick healed, and many of the dear brethren claimed a great spiritual advancement.

Eighteen were baptized near the close of the meeting, and others are to follow soon.

The sacred ordinances of feet- washing and the Lord’s supper were observed. One hundred fifteen dear saints participated.

A number of holy ministers were present, whom the Lord used much in setting forth the truth. Your saved brother,

W. G. SCHELL.

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ROSINDALE, N. C., Aug. 26.

To ALL THE SAINTS: We are praising God to day for salvation and his glorious presence in the work. Since our last report we have been pushing the work in Bladen Co., except a short trip to Columbus Co., where three were baptized. We have just closed an eight-days meeting at Bro. H. M. Smith’s grove, with nine consecrations. The work of the Lord is advancing and the Strongholds of the devil giving way. The standard of sect religion is very low in this locality. Church members and in many instances the preachers also, drink hard cider, wine, and whiskey. These cease not to oppose the truth. There is no fear of God before their eyes, Bible salvation is entirely hidden from the people. Every man has a standard of his own. God is laying judgment on these corruptions and showing the people the way of deliverance. Some are renouncing their false, corrupt religion and are now rejoicing in the Lord. Many see they are not saved but are bound by sectarian bands or popular opinion, while some have so much to straighten up that it seems too great an undertaking. Many are like the blinded hypocrites in the days of Christ, who would neither enter into the kingdom of God nor suffer those who are seeking to enter in. Pray for us and the work here. Yours saved in Jesus,

J. F. LUNDY AND CO-WORKERS.

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PARSONS, KAN.

DEAR TRUMPET READERS: I praise the Lord for full and free salvation, and fur his healing power. I hope and pray that God will send some Holy Ghost minister to this country, and open the eyes of the blind.

Pray for me that I may ever be found low down at Jesus’ feet.

C. W. NOWLIN.

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SPRINGFIELD, O.

DEAR SAINTS: I feel like testifying what the dear Lord has done for me, in saving my poor soul from hell and delivering me from all darkness. I am trusting in a God mighty to save from all sin. I want you all to pray that I ever keep low down at my Master’s feet, and do his whole will. Your brother, saved and kept by the mighty power of God,

C. W. ROSENBERRY.

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ZULA, OKLA.

DEAR SAINTS OF GOD: I feel that I should write a few lines. I am saved and sanctified and praising God for deliverance from sin. A few months ago, I was a professor of religion, living up to the word of God only enough to deceive the people. I would go to parties rather than to meetings; then the young people would say, “No use staying at home; bound down all your life; come have a good time.” But my good time was all sorrow and grief, though I would try to make others happy by saying little funny things to make them laugh, until at last I hardly knew what I was talking about. But God forgave my sins; then, praise his holy name, I was at liberty. Now. dear ones, don’t let little, flattering words deceive you, but be faithful and strive to enter in at the straight gate. Your saved sister,

ELSIE HOWE.

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LOUISVILLE, КY.

DEAR SAINTS OF GOD: I am rejoicing in the Lord. Praise his name for ever and ever! After months of intense suffering, I have recovered sufficiently to attend meeting with the saints, which I realize is a blessed privilege. I am trusting Jesus, he. is my shield and hiding-place. Fain would I sound it out so loud that heaven and earth might hear. There is a calm within that is glorious to my soul. I can rejoice in tribulation. Three months ago, my dear boy was brought home a mangled corpse. Through the grace of God, I was strengthened for that trying ordeal. How light the burden when we cast our care on Jesus. I praise God for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. There are crowns for you and me, eternal in the heavens. Let us strive to win stars in those, when these mortal bodies shall have put on immortality. Trusting God, I am kept by his mighty power. You may have all this world, give me Jesus. Your sister in Christ,

MRS. ROSALINDA DOAK.

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BIRDVILLE, TEX.

DEAR TRUMPET READERS: I feel it will be to the glory of God for me to give my testimony on healing. I was very sick with typhoid pneumonia and was at the point of death. I thought my time had come to die. No elder being near, I sent for Bro. and Sister Sharum. Sister Sharum read some of the precious promises to me and asked me why not take them. I said I believed every word of the Bible. They prayed and when they got up, so did I, and was healed instantly. We have trusted God for our physician for two years and he has never failed us yet. Praise his name! Your brother in the body,

JONATHAN LOUCK.

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SPOKANE, WASH.

DEAR TRUMPET READERS: I can praise the Lord for victory in my soul He has sanctified my nature and brought me near to my Savior, and oh it is so sweet p trust in Jesus. The dear Lord has done so much for me. I have found him to be a perfect Savior. He has been my physician for fifteen years. Praise his dear name! I can trust my Savior; for truly he is a friend in need. My desire is to do all I can for the Lord, and so live that all I do may be done to the glory of God. Yours in Christ,

HENRY BENEKE.

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Divine Healing

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Saved and Healed

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DECATUR, ILL., Aug. 7.

DEAR SAINTS IN THE LORD: I feel led to give in my testimony and can say, Praise the Lord! Oh, praise the Lord for having such mercy on me when found in the prison-house of sin, and how sad my heart was of sins which were so many! Time after time I had drunk the dregs of sorrow, until it seemed that the graveyard would be a quiet resting-place; but, alas, where would my poor soul land?

I was raised in the back woods and never was taught who Jesus was, as the children are nowadays. Not one ray of sunlight shone into our home. My father died when I was young, leaving mother with eight small children; and mother had no Jesus to guide her, for she would not accept him. So both mother and children were thrown upon the mercies of a cold world with no friends to lend help in understanding that Jesus died to save us. But the all-seeing eye of God never lost sight of me, and it seems he brought me from darkness to such wonderful light and such a change in my nature that my folks seemed not to know me anymore.

I had been troubled with heart trouble for about six years. When Jesus came in and set up the kingdom of God, which is righteousness, peace, joy, in the Holy Ghost, he healed me of this heart trouble. Last fall I was in an explosion of gasoline; burnt my eyes, face, arms, and hands. I was afraid to call a doctor for he would apply strong medicine and I would lose my eyesight. So, I took it to the Lord in prayer and he took all the fire out, healed my eyes so I could read in twenty minutes as well as ever in all my life. Oh, glory to Jesus! At the same time I prayed for him to heal my back, which had been lame for nineteen years and the blessed Lord showed me that the lameness had become chronic and it would be necessary to be agreed with the elder.

This summer I went to Chicago, having heard of Dr. Dowie; but when I got there, I did not find things as Dowie’s “Leaves of Healing” reads. So, I came out of the tabernacle. God sent two of his saints to take me to their home. They told me I could find an elder at the Open-Door Mission, and they gave me the best room in the house, which was the Lord’s house; and we were all of one family. When Sunday came, we went to the Mission. I stayed until after preaching, which the Lord showed me was the whole truth. Oh, how I had longed to hear the whole gospel preached and my loving Savior held up in the true light! Alter preaching, the invitation was given to those who wanted to be healed to come forward. I did so and as the elder prayed Jesus to heal all my diseases, I felt the healing power come upon my diseased body, and was healed of spinal disease.

I remember when the Lord saved me from my sins, he saw that my mother had taught me to smoke tobacco. He showed me it was filth of the flesh. I told him I would throw it away, and then he took the appetite. He has also saved me from all secret societies and life insurance; for all these things the world seeks after, and as I am not of the world, for God has chosen me out of the world, therefore I am kept by the power of God. He has given me such joy and is with me all the time, and I do not want for any good thing. Your sister in the Lord,

DELILA BABCOCK.

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MERRIMACK, WIS.

DEAR BRETHEN: I can say to the glory of God that I am washed in the blood of the Lamb and mean to sink deeper and deeper into his blessed will and learn more of Jesus every day. I have taken Him for my all in all. The Lord has healed me of a rupture, for which I give him all the praise and glory, and I trust that someone else who is afflicted in that way will take courage and be healed by the Lord. The book entitled “The Secret of Salvation, How to Get it, and How to Keep it,” has done me much good. Yours in Him,

FLORA ROTZOLL.

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Altar Work.

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in earnest prayer. Such must “strive to enter in.”

When the last condition is met, God gives the living faith, which brings salvation, a reality in the soul. The one who receives it is the first one who knows it. It is no cross to testify then. No! As like as not, with tears trickling down both cheeks such a one will start for the congregation inviting their friends and neighbors to Christ. I have seen this. What saith the Word? “There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” — Luke 15:10. If the angels in heaven rejoice, is there not rejoicing in the heart of the one who has found the “pearl of great price?” May God help us to never rush souls through at the altar. Notice carefully the following scriptures.

“Strive [make efforts; use exertions; labor hard] to enter in.” — Luke 13: 24. “Thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with ail thy soul.” — Deut. 4:29. “Break up your fallow ground, seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.” — Hos. 10:12. “He is a rewarder of them that diligently [with constant or close application] seek him.” — Heb. 11:6. “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” — Acts 2:21.

Examples of seeking God. “I sought the Lord, and he heard me, delivered me from all my fears.” “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.” — Psa. 34:4-6.

At one time King David had Uriah slain to get his wife. This was an awful sin, and God sent Nathan the prophet to warn him of it. Nathan plainly told him, “Thou art the man.” This brought condemnation and conviction to his heart, and he began to seek God earnestly. “Have mercy upon me, О God, according to thy loving kindness: according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgression, and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight.***Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, О God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation.*** Then will I teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, О God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness. — Psa. 51:1-14.

If more people to-day would seek God as David did, there wouldn’t be so much re-consecrating.

Daniel’s testimony. “And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fastings, and sackcloth, and ashes. And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, etc.” — Dan. 8:3,4.

The publican. “And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes toward heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.” — Luke 18:13.

The blind men. “And, behold, two blind men sitting by the wayside, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, О Lord, thou son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, О Lord, thou son of David.” — Matt. 20:30,31.

On the day of Pentecost when Peter exposed the ungodliness of the people, it cut them to the heart. God’s awful convicting spirit was upon them, and they cried out, “Men and brethren, what shall we do? Peter said unto them, Repent.” — Acts 2:37,38.

The jailer. “Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, ***and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” — Acts 16:29,30.

True, souls are saved through faith. But it takes real Bible repentance to bring saving faith. Matt. 21:32. “A broken and a contrite [repentant] heart, О God, thou wilt not despise.” — Psa. 51:17.

Brethren, I believe less talking and more praying at the altar will result in more thorough work being done. While it is necessary to carefully instruct souls, let us also see that they have a real “godly sorrow” and seek God in earnest prayer. Yours for radical, apostolic conversions, and the baptism of the “Holy Ghost and fire” on the apostolic line,

H. M. RIGGLE.

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Bear Each Other’s Burdens.

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Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” — Gal. 6:2. Now we are grieved to say that we find some who “walk disorderly,” not fulfilling Paul’s command, but evidently expecting others to bear their burdens. Paul says, verse 5, “For every man shall bear his own burden.” And we would add that every woman or girl should bear her own burden. Now in the spirit of love we say that some do not seem to understand this, and will go some place to meeting taking a family of four or five and simply depend upon the sister of the house, who already has her hands full with her own family besides the extra work of the meeting: and sometimes not even make their own beds, or care for their own room at all, leaving it for others to do. Now Paul says, “Bear ye one another’s burdens,” but each one should begin by bearing his own. Verse 5. We have seen this thing go on to such an extent that sisters who were actually engaged in the meeting had to work so hard (in order that the sister of the house be not burdened beyond measure) that they had no time to read and prepare themselves for the work of God in the meetings.

Now we would not exclude those from the meeting who are not able to bear their own burdens, for they are the ones whose burdens we ought’ to bear. But when young ladies will arise in the morning with nothing at all to do, and leave their beds unmade and their room in a very bad condition, until some sister will see it and attend to it, we feel that such things ought not to be so. everyone ought to bear his or her own burdens whether engaged in the work «or not. When a sister has from twenty to forty to cook for all the time, she has no time to go around the house and pick up dirty clothes that someone has carelessly left lying in corners. And of course, the sister of the house cannot be blamed for wishing to keep her house respectable; for Paul says (1 Cor. 14: 40), “Let all things be done decently and in order.” We have been where the sister of the house had to work so hard that when the meeting was over, she was almost sick in bed. Now that is not bearing one another’s burdens. In a meeting there is so much to do that each one should be up in the morning and bearing his part of the burden. And when the meal is ready each one should be ready to sit down until the table is full; especially those who have nothing else to do but eat should be ready when the meal is ready, and not keep the sisters waiting until they are late to meeting.

And another thing we have noticed is this: some who live not more than from five to ten or twelve miles from the meeting will hitch to a single carriage and have no room for horse feed and bring no provisions for themselves, depending upon those who have to provide for the workers and support the meeting. Such ought to help as far as they are able to support the meeting, or at least support themselves. “What doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” — Micah 6:8. Isa. 1:17. Now this is not doing justly. Those who can go from place to place and attend meeting ought to help those that are burdened, so that they can enjoy the meeting.

Now, dear ones, let us pray over this matter and see if we cannot improve on this. But let not the enemy accuse some old feeble person who is not able to work, or some who are sick and have their hands full. This is for those to whom it belongs. Lord, help us to feel that we are none of us too good to wash dishes or to sweep and dust, or to wash or scrub, or do anything there is to do. For God is no respecter of persons. Praise the Lord! Your sister, saved, sanctified and kept,

VIOLA COX.

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AMAZONIA, MO.

DEAR SAINTS: I am praising God for the salvation of my soul. Oh, I praise God for a present salvation, that don’t just keep us for a short time, but, praise the Lord, it keeps us each and every day from all sin! I am so glad I ever heard the true gospel and had an honest heart to accept the same. We have taken the Lord for our physician. He has healed us many times in answer to prayer; for “the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up.” Oh what a blessed way to live so we can go fearlessly to God in prayer and ask him to help us! It is such a privilege we have of going to our Father when we are in trouble, the same as our little children come to us with their little troubles to be comforted. He “comforteth us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble by the comfort, wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” Pray for us that we may be settled deeper and deeper in the will of Jesus, and know nothing save Jesus Christ and him crucified. Your sister in Christ,

MARY HOCKADAY.

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LOWNDES, MO.

DEAR SAINTS OF THE LIVING GOD: Amid all the darkness of sectism, persecution, affliction, temptation, and it seems everything the devil can think of, I am saved and my life is hid away with Christ in God. Glory to God! I want to say right here that the prayer of the righteous availeth much. The Lord has healed one of our little girls and the other one is better. Praise the Lord for his healing power. Dear saints, do pray the Lord that he may send some of his holy firebrands to preach the true gospel here again, and do pray for me and dear wife that the good Lord may use us to his glory* in rescuing perishing souls from ruin. Pray that we may have standing victory over the devil. Also, do be agreed with us that the dear Lord save my dear father and mother and brother and sisters. They have all turned away from me but it only sinks me down deeper in the love of God and makes me love them more. I love to read the Trumpet, I find so many nice testimonies from the dear ones. I praise the good Lord for the holy- few that are in the church that Jesus built, which the gates of hell shall not prevail against. Dear ones I am in that very church and I never joined it either. Father just put me in when I repented of my sins. Pray for me that I may prove faithful unto the end. From your brother in Christ,

H. W. WHITE.

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Advancement.

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The Marks of Christ.

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FROM henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.” — Gal. 6:17.

The marks of the Lord Jesus in the above signify the visibility of the sweet, pure, and graceful life of Christ in our mortal body, as the same writer teaches in 2 Cor. 4:10 — “Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.”

For some time the dear Lord has held our mind upon these and similar texts in the word of God, and we have been enabled to see taught in them an experience in which the life of the meek and lowly Savior becomes so diffused through our bodies, that we will manifest Christ in all our words, gestures, and even in the very expression of our countenance.

The Bible teaches us that the glory of God is to be seen upon us. Isa. 60:2. But are we sure that our very appearance shines with the glory of God? I believe, dear brethren, that I see room for a great advancement in many of us on this line. When we were in sin, our very mortal bodies became so filled with the motions of sin which did work in our members, Rom. 7:5, 23, that the very motions, and appearance of our bodies did show forth the spirit of wickedness: even the show of our countenances did witness against us. Isa. 3:9.

Since we have been saved, God has removed from our countenances the condemnation of our past sins, which has removed the show of guilt from our faces, and sweetened our countenances with marks of God’s pleasure upon us: but many of the harsh and rough gestures and motions of our bodies, acquired under the perverting influence of sin in our members, while we were living in Satan’s service, is still seen to some extent in many of us since we have been saved. We read of sinners, walking “with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet.” — Isa, 3:16. These haughty gestures, so repulsive to the sweet and gentle spirit of Jesus, still follow, to some extent, some of the dear ones who have been redeemed by the precious blood of Christ.

Beloved, the Lord wants the last trace of all these things cleansed away. He wants us to have his love, meekness, gentleness, lowliness, and all the elements of his holiness so dispersed through our very mortal bodies that it will change all the manner of our appearance: that every step, every movement of the hands, every expression of the countenance, every movement of the muscles, and every word, and the very tone of our voice, will show forth the sweet, mellow, and gentle spirit of Jesus.

God says he will dwell in us, and walk in us. 2 Cor. 6:16. We have long since claimed to enjoy a fulfillment of this text in a moral sense, but let us now learn to show the very Christ of the Bible, even in our physical walk. Oh for more of God in our souls! Oh for a sweeter and closer walk with God! Let us all seek to enjoy and live what the inspired apostle expressed in the following words: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but – Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” — Gal. 2:20.

WM. G. SCHELL.

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THE SHINING LIGHT.

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