1 March 1887, Volume 8, Number 24.
I’m a Pilgrim.
I’m a pilgrim filled with glory,
With my shining garments on;
Come and hear me tell my story,
All who long in sin have gone.
We will sing! . . . . . . . We will sing! . . . . . . . .
Till this glorious fight of faith is over,
Then round the Throne of God in Heaven,
Praise the Lord, forever more.
I will tell you what induced me,
From my sin and guilt to part;
’Twas the Savior’s loving kindness,
Overcame, and won my heart.
When I first with Christ enlisted,
Many said I’d turn again;
But though every day resisted,
Fully saved I still remain.
I’m a wonder unto many,
God alone the change hath wrought;
In my soul I’ve perfect vict’ry,
By His precious blood I’m bought.
There’s no Jordan’s swelling river,
For the saints have overcome,
But we all will shout Salvation!
And go singing glory, home.
There’s a Victor’s crown forever,
There’s a throne in Heav’n for you;
If in faith, and strong endeavor,
Always to your Lord you’re true.
Died near Burlington Calhoun Co. Mich., Jan. 28, 1887, little Earnest Finney, aged 3 months, son of Bro. Harry and Sister Mary Finney. Little Earnest was sick but a day or two; he did not seem to be very sick, but died very suddenly. He dropped to sleep in Jesus, who said “Let little children come unto me, and forbid them not.” This little one obeyed the gentle voice of the Savior, and now lies in His loving arms. His angel face is hid from our sight, but we can go to him.
Funeral sermon preached by the writer.
Wm. N. Smith.
JESUS LOVES IT BEST.
You loved your babe so dearly,
But Jesus loves him best:
He left His throne in glory,
For his eternal rest.
He took your little darling,
To be with Him at home;
To you a gentle calling,
Dear parents, all to come.
Be ready then to meet him,
The time, there’s none can tell,
For should He find you sleeping,
Then sad would be the knell.
Be ready for His coming,
Should it be morn or noon,
Be robed in white adorning,
The call may greet you soon.
And with dear little Earnest,
You shall forever be,
For such are of His Kingdom,
In meek simplicity.
M. E. Shelly.
In Grand Junction Mich. on the 1st day of February, 1887, Dear Bro. John Albert Spaulding, of the GOSPEL TRUMPET OFFICE, and dear Sister Nellie May Knowles, of Ashley, Gratiot Co. Mich., by the writer.
We bless the providence Divine.
That placed, so warm and true,
Dear Nellie’s heart and hand in thine,
Dear Bert, to comfort you.
God bless the pure and gentle bride,
With Heaven’s richest grace;
O Jesus in her heart confide,
Thy everlasting peace.
The hand of God still closer knit,
The twain in blissful one.
And on their brow a mitre set —
Love’s bright and jeweled crown —
God bless the pair in wedlock sweet
With long and happy years,
Let angels oft their dwelling greet,
And drive away their cares.
May Heaven crown this golden bond,
With blessings rich and rare;
And Kindness weave her tendrils round
Their paradise so fair.
At Grand Junction Mich. Jan. 26, 1887. Bro. Samuel Bellville and sister Hannah A. McIntosh, of Geneva Center, were joined in holy matrimony, by the writer, Bro. and sister Belleville both enjoy full salvation. May their lives be full of bliss and joy in the Holy Ghost, and the bond of holy love never be severed. “Love is strong as death. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.” — Cant. 8:6, 7. Thus may their hearts be united forever.
In holy love our hearts are one,
’Tis wrought by God and Christ the Son;
What Heavenly bliss and joys we share,
In love’s sweet paradise go fair.
POWER OF PRAYER.
One of the most remarkable instances of the faith cure on record.
A sufferer from a Complication of diseases for thirteen years completely cured in two hours.
BALTMIORE, Nov. 29. — Miss Minnie Addicts is the daughter of Dietrich Addicts, a ship carpenter, who lives on Canton avenue. Minnie is a native German, thirty years of age. During her existance she has spent thirteen years in bed, suffering from a complication of diseases, foremost of which were cancers in the stomach and breast and a complete breaking down of the nervous forces. She has been attended by thirteen physicians from time to time; has been totally unconscious for nine weeks; partially senseless for thirteen weeks; has had thirty-four, spasms a day. Through the prayers of Elder W. J. Raymond, a faith-healer, who has been causing a sensation here, Miss Minnie claims to have been cured. In an interview to-day she said:
“My father, mother and myself came to this country about twenty years ago. I was then ten years old, but had been sick two thirds of that time. We rented a house on Canton avenue, and my father went to work at his trade. The change of the country did not seem to benefit me in the least. I would lie in bed for months at a time, and when I was about I never felt strong. My father did all in his power for me, and almost his entire pay was consumed in doctors’ bills and for medicine. When I was sixteen years old I was forced to go to bed, and did not leave it for thirteen years. My ankles were useless, and I could not bear one third of my weight on them. For the first three years, in addition to various prostrations, I suffered with cancers. One after another was removed by physicians. I was cut and hacked about and kept almost constantly under the influence of morphine. I took inwardly as well as had it injected into every part of my body. Physicians tried everything in there power to cure me, but, one by one, they abandoned my case. The use of morphine became a habit, and I could not do without if. I took fifteen grains a day, which is considered a sufficient quantity to kill a large number of people. Finally, when it was found that physicians and surgeons could do nothing for me, I was sent to the University Hospital. This was about four years ago. I remained there only twenty-four hours, for the doctors wanted to cut me up before I was dead. I went to my home without receiving any relief. On December 15, 1885, my parents sent for the faith healers. I did not believe in them, feeling sure that the devil was in me and nothing could drive him out. Elder Raymond and Sister Mary Perry, Miss Stagmeyer and Miss O’Donnell came that afternoon I was lying in bed when they were brought in my room.
“Have you sufficient faith to believe that Jesus has the power to heal?” asked Sister Perry.
“I said that I had, and had read that Jesus had commanded his disciples to lay their hands on the sick and heal. Sister Perry then took a bottle of sweet-oil and rubbed it on my head, limbs and body. At first I could not bear any person to touch me, but after a few moments it did not pain much.”
“What was the sensation you experienced?” asked the reporter,
“I felt that the power of God was in me. I felt a creepy, chilly sensation pass through me. Then my body became warm, and I felt the blood running through my veins. It was a pleasing sensation, and I felt better. Then the faith-healers knelt down by my bedside and prayed from 4 o’clock until 6. Sister Perry finally arose, and, placing her hand on me, said: ‘Now, Minnie, in the name of Jesus Christ, arise.’ I raised right up, and stood on my feet but then took me by the hands and I walked to the door three times. Then they left me. The next morning I arose early, feeling completely cured. I remained up all day and did not go to bed until 10 o’clock. Habit made it necessary for me to continue the use of morphine. I could not stop if. Without it I could not sleep, could not eat. On Christmas day Elder Raymond paid a second visit. He talked with me and prayed with me. During the time that elapsed between his first and second visits I had used a stick in walking about. ‘You must throw away that stick,’ said the Elder. ‘Look to Jerusalem, and walk alone.’ Good Friday I threw the stick away, and since then I have had no pain or spasms: but that morphine! My God, it sets me crazy! But now, through faith, I have overcome that evil. I have joined the faith-healers, and intend to work with them and make my home among them.”
Elder Raymond says that he has healed over 500 people, but that Minnie’s case was the worst. Minnie was one of several young women who were baptized in the icy waters of the Patapsoo River yesterday by the Elder.
“IN THEE O LORD DO I PUT MY TRUST.”
BEHOLD God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid. For the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song, he also is become my salvation. Yes, praise God, he is all in all to me: for I am dwelling in Him and He says, He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, he is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in Him will I trust. Oh praise our God! How sweet it is to trust our Father in all things, for He has promised to always be with us even until the end of the world. He tells us to cast all our care upon Him for He careth for us. “Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy, to deliver their soul in death and to keep them alive in famine.”
Dearly beloved, let us “trust the Lord for He is good, for His mercy endureth forever. Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord, that walketh in His ways, for thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands. Happy shall thou be and it shall be well with thee.” O bless the Lord all ye His saints, for the Lord preserveth the faithful.
Be of good courage and, He shall strengthen your heart all ye that hope in the Lord. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance.” O praise God! let us trust, Him and make our requests known unto the Lord who giveth liberally and upbradeth not; for He says, “And it shall come to pass that before they call I will answer, and while they are yet speaking I will hear.” For He knows before we ask what we stand in need of, and His ear is always open to our cry. “Our soul waiteth for the Lord, He is our help and our shield; for our heart shall rejoice in Him because we have trusted in His holy name.” “Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk O Lord in The light of Thy countenance: in Thy name shall they rejoice all the day, and in Thy righteousness shall they be exalted. They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion which cannot be removed, but abideth forever.”
“I will trust Thee O my Father,
For Thy love shall never fail;
In Thy arms I rest forever,
Safe within the second vail.
“I will trust Thee mighty Jesus,
And my soul can never fall;
Oh I’m hid in God’s pavilion,
Trusting Him my all in all.
“I will trust in every trial,
In Thy providence confide.
Thou art with me in the furnace,
Thou art ever by my side.
“Trusting, trusting O how sweetly,
Jesus keeps my soul in rest,
Trusting, trusting Him completely,
Leaning on my Savior’s breast.”
HEALED BY THE POWER OF GOD.
TO the saints scattered abroad greeting, I write to rejoice your hearts for the love, mercy, and power of God manifested in the bodily healing of Sister Richardson of this city.
Seven weeks ago her right lower limb was paralyzed, since which time she had been unable to use it. Ten days ago the entire right side of her body was paralyzed, since which time she had been unable to raise hand or limb on that side of her body. For weeks not a breath had been drawn from her right lung. On Thursday eve she was taken violently worse, and sank rapidly. Her suffering was intense. Her tongue became thickened and distorted, and it was with the utmost difficulty that she could speak so as to be understood. I called to see her Friday after-noon, and found her in a very critical condition. A council of the best physicians of the city had decided that death was inevitable, and that very soon. They, however decided, that in order to relieve her from her terrible suffering, a very dangerous surgical operation for the removal of an abcess, which was the cause of the trouble, would be necessary. They had decided to perform the operation it she should consent to if, provided she should rally sufficiently to warrant them in undertaking it, though with no hope of relieving her from the paralysis, and with but little hope that she would survive the operation. When advised of the decision of the council she said she would consider the matter.
She had felt impressed that the Lord would heal her, and asked that some of Gods people come in and pray with her. About 4 o’clock a few of the saints gathered around, and sang and prayed for her. She offered an earnest prayer for herself, though but few words could be distinguished, except by those very near her. As we were singing, her faith took hold on God, and the healing power came. Raising the arm that had been so lifeless, she clapped her hands; God loosed her tongue and gave her the free use of both lungs, and shouting Amen! she raised from her bed and asked to be unfettered, that she might walk. She then walked across the room shouting, but being very weak, sank to the floor exhausted. She was carried to her bed again, but God had done the work. She slept well during the night and awoke in the morning without a pain.
Saturday the neighbors and friends came cautiously around, and looked for crape on the door, but were astonished beyond measure to find her up, dressed, reading and singing. The doctors are utterly confused, being unwilling to accept her testimony that the Lord had healed her, and unable to account for it in any other way. All symptoms of the abcess have disappeared.
All who saw it are unable to deny that a miracle was wrought. Some of them, God has put under terrible conviction. One woman who had been a church member for 17 years, was so convicted that she asked them to pray for her. After prayer she started home, but on the way she stopped in at a neighbor’s house, and told them she was so happy she had to stop in and tell them she had been saved that very morning, (Sun. morning) and she did’nt believe she had ever been converted before. Hallelujah! The whole city is stirred, and the devil and his people have told more lies about it in the three days since, than any other one thing in the past three months; but glory to God His truth remains unchanged.
I testify as an eye witness, I was kneeling at her bed side when the healing power came. All the saints pray that she may be kept sweetly saved, while gossip, and all the city papers are publishing the most incredible lies conserning the cure.
Your brother in Jesus, sanctified wholly.
J. C. Richmond.
Bloomington Ill. Feb. 14, ’87.
HEALED BY THE LORD.
East Las Vegas, N. M., Jan. 5 ’87.
Dear Brethren: — I want to tell you what the Lord has done for me and my family. About five years ago I came to New Mexico on account of lung trouble. I stopped in Kansas City to have a cancer cut out of my face; but the physician advised me to let it alone until it began to trouble me. He said there would be time enough then. My general health was better for some time. I would have slight hemorrhage when I would overwork myself, but my lungs were much stronger. When the pimple in my left cheek just below the eye began to scale off in dry white scales, it became so painful that I could not read or sew. When I heard that Sister Frankie Miller’s eyes and health had been restored by prayer, I said, If she had been cured in that way I could be. I then quit taking medicine, but neglected making farther inquiries about the faith cure. The Lord did not allow this neglect to last but a short time.
In the spring of 1885 a cancer made its appearance in my little girl’s face. There was something in her stomach that acted in sympathy with that in her face; she would be taken with a hiccough that nothing would relieve; she could not eat certain articles of food, and she grew gradually worse until in the winter, when a severe spell came on which lasted two weeks. The first week she could eat a little solid food but suffered terribly. The second week she could not eat anything solid, would disolve Chocolate in her mouth and swallow it. I then wrote her symtoms to a cancer Dr. near Chicago, and also wrote a letter to Bro. Warner. While I was writing Lulu asked me what ailed, her stomach. I told her, and said we would do all we could for her. If it was necessary I would take her up to Mich. She studied a little while then said, “If the Lord wants me to suffer with a cancer of the stomach I am willing.” I told her to pray for herself, I had been praying for her. She then left the room to pray, and that was the last pain she ever felt, and she improved as fast as possible and could eat anything, and has been in the best of health ever since. Thank God who heals both soul and body. I have been healed as you saw staled in the TRUMPET a short time ago and also my little boy. Thank God we are now in good health.
Truly a sister in Christ.
Anna E. Albright.
A GOOD CONFESSION.
With much love in our hearts, and gratitude to God, we publish to the saints abroad that dear Bro. John D. Ashbaugh, of Litchfield Ill. of whom we spake a few months ago in the TRUMPET, renouncing his course, has heartily regretted his evil speaking, and asked pardon of the parties he had thus wronged. He says, “I confess I was too hasty, in listening to reports. Will you please forgive me for any offence I have done or said. I confess to you, for once, satan got an advantage over me, to get me out of the true, and the right way. I have got out of the Body, and out of harmony with God. Since then I have had much trouble and trial. I have been greatly tried and tempted, with “Lo here, and lo there,” this sect, and that sect. But God is faithful, who calleth ns out of darkness, and delivereth us from the power of satan. I praise God, He has still held me to walk in the light of the true Church. I now feel that God causes me to love you Brethren as the true people of God. Please forgive me, and pray for me, that I may be restored to the fellowship of God and the saints. I feel that God forgives me.
Yours in Christ.
John D. Ashbaugh.
Of course the dear Bro. has our pardon, love, confidence, and our prayers. God bless the dear brother.
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Clarks Mills, Pa.
Louisa Turner requests the prayers of the saints, for the healing of her body.
Mrs. L. Defries of Detroit Mich. asks for your prayers. Also Frank Forsey asks for the saint’s prayers.
Pray for the healing of Sister Lucy Lewis, near Charlotte Mich., of bodily afflictions.
Pray for the healing of Bro. John L. Haner, Harper Mo., of disease of Spine.
Deaf Brethren: — I ask all the saints to pray for the healing of all my bodily afflictions. In faith we put our trust in Him who is able to heal the sick and raise the dead.
All the saints of God are requested to pray for Pinkney Ziegler, Poplar Hill Kan. for the healing of both soul and body. He lays very low with Catarrh, which has gone to his lungs.
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OUR CAMP MEETING LIST.
It is now time to make arrangements for our summer campaign. Our general Camp meeting for all saints everywhere will be held near Bangor, commencing June 10th to 20th, 1887. Our Gratiot Camp, meeting will commence the Lord willing June 22nd to July 1st 1887. We expect to hold Camp Meetings in Ohio, Ind., Penn. Kansas, and as many other States and places as the Lord may open the way. Let us hear from the Brethren in the several States in reference to a meeting in your locality. We expect to hold one general Camp meeting in Penn. this year for all the saints. Let as many of the saints in each State as possibily can concentrate at one place and there will be a power for, and from God that will melt sinners and give glorious victory.
Joseph & Daniel.
THE SPIRIT LEADS.
WE wish to speak of the Spirit that leads God’s children.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God they are the sons of God.” — Rom. 8:14. How true the above Scripture, and how blessed it is to know that we are being led by God’s Spirit. Without a complete consecration of our will and all to God we are unfit for His use. So we find the Spirit leading us in harmony with the Word to a complete consecration. The “baptism of fire” always follows a complete consecration. So we find the Spirit has led us into one grand truth and that is “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.” Now we are ready for the coming of the Lord. “Yea. we love His appearing.” We are also prepared to work in His vineyard: having on the whole armor of God. Let it be forever remembered that if we are led by God’s Spirit we will be sanctified wholly: and without delay. Why? Because this is the central truth of the Bible. “When the Spirit of truth is come He will guide you into all truth.’’ — John 16:13.
A soul that has been led by the Spirit of truth into entire sanctification has come into that perfect union with God that enables him to understand the voice of the Spirit.
“And when He putteth forth His own sheep He goeth before them, and the sheep follow Him, for they know His voice.” — John 10:4.
Praise the Lord! His children does know His voice. It is Spiritual death to the soul that fails to yield to the leadings of the Spirit. I know this by experience: how often I have failed to follow the Spirit any farther than I could see. But I have learned the blessedness of “walking by faith find not by sight.” Praise the Lord for faith that enables us to follow the Spirit into, what sight calls darkness, but what proves to be the “glorious light and liberty of the children of God.”
But we are to try the spirits. “For every spirit; that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God.” — John 4:2. If Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, most assuredly He was crucified, and His precious blood flows that we may be cleansed from all sin and unrighteousness. The Word teaches this, and the Spirit agrees with the Word. Every spirit (or false teacher) that denies the power of Jesus’s blood to cleanse from all sin and unrighteousness, virtually denies that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” — Gal. 5:25.
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NEWS FROM THE FIELD.
ANOTHER glorious and wonderful victory for the Lord. Sabbath night Feb. 27, closed a glorious campaign of some over three weeks in the town of Kendall this Co. Held by dear Brother S. Michels and a few little ones with him. The meeting was held in a large basement hall of a hotel, a rather damp and unhealthy place to labor. Much of the time the room was well crowded with people, and from the beginning there was much interest in the minds of the people. There were many hungry, starving souls there shut up in babylon, who joyfully broke out through the old rotten pales when the true bread of Heaven was set before them. The M. E. enclosure was pretty well deserted, many of her captives were saved and released by the blood of Christ. And a great host of poor sinners were joyfully converted and sanctified to God. It is blessed to see the holy valor and readiness with which they tell the redemption story. There are dear old pilgrims who once knew God, but starved out and died in babylon long ago, who are row rejoicing in the Holy freedom of the sons of God. One of those said he had not had the real bread of life broke to his soul for thirty years until Bro. Michels came there. There are many noble young and middle aged young brothers and sisters, who had never known the Lord beforehand some of whom were quite skeptical, made so by the corruption of babylon religion, now happy in the Savior’s love. And there are precious intelligent little boys and girls whose faces shine with the great salvation. There have been a few over 100 souls saved, many of whom were both justified and entirely sanctified. During the meetings there were also a goodly number healed of bodily afflictions. Some came from neighboring towns and were saved, who now want the Gospel in their place. And Bro. Michels expects soon to open up the work in Alamo. Bro’s Palmer and Grover each came and helped the good work a couple nights. We had the pleasure of spending the two last Sabbaths of the meeting there and greatly enjoyed the company of so many dear ones, who rejoice in the glorious deliverance they have found in the Kingdom of Heaven. God bless and keep all those beloved saints faithful for Christ’s sake.
Burket Ind. Feb. 10.
Dear Bro. and sister Spaulding, the Lord bless you, and give you a happy life in this world in working for Him is my earnest prayer. Amen!
Well dear saints, we are still here in this place of sin and sectism. We hold the fort for the Lord against all sin, and the devil. Since we came here one soul- consecrated, and some have raised their hands for our prayers. We thought we should close because of the abundance of rain, but we believe it to be all in the Lord’s order that we stay until something is done. We shall sow the good seed, if nothing more.
During the meeting at Beaver Dam the Lord raised up a little Church of about 13 souls. Well brethren, I am hid away in the Rock, saved and sanctified by the blood of the Lamb, fully trusting in the Son of God for all things. Bro. Warner’s little band is here with us. They are full of the fire, which stirs the devil.
S. L. Speck.
Meeting closed at the Yellow Lake Bethel Sunday, Feb. 20th, where we held a two weeks siege for the Lord and the salvation of poor lost souls. During the meeting it rained about one half of the time, which made the roads so bad that the people could not get out to hear the Word of the Lord only about two or three nights in a week. But when they came the good Lord did help us to deal out to them the truth as it is in Christ Jesus. When the U. B’s. heard of our coming to this place they sent for their babylon priest to come and hold meeting one mile from the house in which we were holding meeting, and to tell them a few little fish stories, etc. But thank God, his coming did not prevent us from preaching the Word of God to the people. One of them said that they did not intend to hold a protracted meeting, they only wanted to hold their class. They feared lest some of their members should come and get the light, and come out of the “cage of every unclean and hateful bird,’’ and be made free from all the yokes of babylon, with all the saints of the Living God. The sectites around here are crying out “let us alone! do not tear down our church,” (sect). For they are so weak that men can tumble them down, and they cannot help themselves any more. “How! ye: (sectites) for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt, and they shall be afraid; pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them, they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth.” — Isa. 13:6-8, This prophesy was fulfilled about this place of late. God has weakened the U. B, sect near Burket, and also near Franklin, by taking the back-bone out of them, and God has taken His Spirit from them, therefore they are faint.
How can anything live with its backbone taken out? Therefore she must die. Hallelujah! let all the saints rejoice over her death and burial.
During our labors in this place there were 4 converted and 3 sanctified, and the little ones that believed were much strengthened and filled with the holy fire. At our last meeting many hands went up for our prayers. We look for a good work to be done in the name of the Lord this coming fall. The brethren will fix up the house this Summer ready for this Fall. There is in this place a little congregation of about 20 that are free from all the power of the sect beast. From here I go to the Bryant settlement and hold a few meetings with the saints there. Then, if the Lord will, I shall go home to Cornwall Out., to see my mother, and brothers and sisters whom I have not seen for six years. I shall trust God to open up a work in that dark place before I return.
My testimony to-day, is, that I am saved and sanctified by the blood, and the Holy Spirit of God.
S. L. Speck.
Diamond Springs Mich. Feb 10.
The Lord blessed us wonderfully at this place, and got to Himself great glory in the salvation of many precious souls.
About 95 souls were saved and a number sanctified. Our souls were much encouraged by the presence and help of dear Bro. D. S. Warner the last five or six days of the meeting, which closed this, (Tuesday) evening. I am still sweetly saved in Jesus.
A. B. Palmer.
Gosford, Pa. Feb. 14.
GOSPEL TRUMPET READERS, Greeting. Grace be unto you, and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed he God who hath counted us worthy to have part in the great work of ministering to them who shall he heirs of this great salvation, and in the sufferings of Jesus Christ.
From Franklin Pa., we went to Pittsville, where there were some thirty or forty, singing songs of joy unto Him who hath loved them and washed them in His own precious blood. We commemorated the death of our Lord, by partaking of the emblems of His broken body, and shed blood, and following the example of our Lord in washing the saint’s feet.
O what shouts of joy went up, as the saints of God relieved their full hearts, and gave expression to their happiness in obeying all of His commandments. The Spirit came upon one dear soul, and set the prisoner free, and broke off the yoke and shackles, and she went shouting round the room, and all the saints joined in the jubilee. One young man presented himself at the altar. I trust the Lord will set Bro. Graham free. Some six or seven, in all, presented themselves at the altar. The Lord is doing a good work here. We are now at Gosford, Pa., some 50 miles South of Pittsville, on the A. V. R. R
A wonderful interest manifested. The people are all calling for us to come and see them. Many precious souls who have had to eat the trampled pasture, fouled by sectarian priests, tell us this is just the way they want. May God bless them, and take out a remnant that will stand the test of the judgment.
Four souls at the altar yesterday. Pray for us brethren, that we may speak the Word with boldness, and that mighty signs and wonders may be done in the name of the Holy child Jesus. If any one asks about Bro. Clayton, he is my companion, and your servant for Christ’s sake. Your saved Bro., sanctified wholly through the blood of the Everlasting Covenant. Amen!
Wm. J. Evans.
THE SCRIPTURAL ORDER.
A brother writes us from Saginaw Co., informing us that there is a differance of opinion in reference to the proper order of the performance of the two ordinances, the washing of the saints feet, and the “Lord’s supper.” Some think one, and others think the other should be observed first. There were no need of this difference if these brethren would carefully consult the Word of God. Those supposing that the Lord’s supper should precede, doubtless base their conclusion on John 13:2; “And supper being ended.” etc. The supposition is that supper here refers to the Lord’s supper, and that it was ended before feet-washing began. There are two errors in that conclusion. The supper here spoken of is the passover supper, and not the Lord’s supper. The words “being ended,” are not to be understood as denoting that they had finished eating the meal. Not one of the several translations we have render as above. They all have it, either “supper having come,” or “during supper.” So if anything was ended at that time was the preparation of the meal, This corresponds with the meaning of the original words, also with the words, “Now before the feast of the passover.” The whole 1, 2, and 3 verses together is an adverbial element, qualifying, describing the time of, “He riseth” etc. — verse 4. So the words, “supper being ended,” must be so rendered, as to represent the same time that “before the feast of the passover” does, for they are both grouped together in one adverbial phraze, pointing to the same point of time. Verses 26—28 also show that they were still eating, and hence the meal had not been finished, as the words of verse 2 might be supposed to affirm.
But now we have plain positive Scripture to settle this question. Matthew and Mark say nothing about the washing of the saints feet, but they record the institution of the Lord’s supper. John says nothing about the Lord’s supper, but records the washing of feet. There are a great many things John leaves out because others had recorded them, and he gives us others that they have omitted. But Matthew, Mark and John, the three out of the four evangelists who were eye witnesses of the things they record — all three record the pointing out of Judas as the betrayer. See Matt. 26:20-25, Mark 14:17-21, John 13:21-30. Now from this circumstance we are enabled to learn positively the order of the two ordinances of the Lord. We take this circumstance which they all record, and from it we locate the relative time of the two ordinances which they do not all record. For instance turn to John 13, verses 1-11 describe the Savior’s act of washing the disciples feet: verses 12-17 enjoin the same. Verses 18-30 records Judas’ exposure and his immediate withdrawal from the disciples. Verses 17-21 shows positively that the washing of the saints feet took place just before Judas was pointed out. For saying, “If ye know these things happy are ye if ye do them,” He instantly said, “I speak not of you all,” etc. Namely, Judas’ heart being evil, could not be happy in doing any outward act of religion. He then proceeds to point him out as the traitor. Hence John fixes this fact, that the washing of the disciples feet took place first, and the exposure of Judas second. Now read Matt. 26:20-30. Mark 14:17-26. Both these eye witnesses employ about the same language. They both affirm that the passover was made ready, that Christ and His disciples sat down to the table to eat the passover. After which the first thing they record is the circumstance of exposing Judas, which, according to John’s record carries us already beyond the washing of the saints feet, for it took place before Judas was exposed. Then after Judas was pointed out as the traitor, and, according to John, he had left the room; after that Matthew and Mark tells us the Lord’s supper was instituted, and immediately following the bread and the fruit of the vine, “they sang a hymn and went out.” John tells us that feet- washing occured before Judas was pointed out as traitor. Matthew and Mark tell us the Lord’s supper was instituted after that event. So you have the order clearly noted, the washing of the saints feet first, the Lord’s supper after. We can portray this matter to the eye thus.
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Matt. & Mark. – – –
As we have nothing to do with Judas, the order is washing feet first, Lord’s supper second. Let this forever settle this question. The matter is very plain by taking all three together. Luke not having been an eye witness does not pretend to give the order of all these events, but only the events themselves.
“O for a thousand tongues, to sing my great Redeemer’s praise.” Some tongue- tied people would say “O for a thousand organs.” That is not the teaching of Christ. Let God touch your tongues. Jesus touched the strings of the dumb man’s tongue, and he spake and praised God. Use the tongue you have.
I used to rim a threshing machine; they said (the Haner boys were good threshers) We never used to go to a man’s stack ground and begin to move the stack of grain, no, we went and set up our machine and staked down the power, and oiled all the wheels, and then they threw us the sheaves. Hallelujah! Set God’s machine to work, and oil up with the holy anointing, and you will soon se all the Methodism, Masonic cut-throat preachers, and Odd-fellow ministers going out on the straw carrier: and the few grains of wheat into God’s garner. Hallelujah! Some of you have professed sanctification, but you stick to your oath-bound, tobacco chewing preachers: you keep a proud, dead preacher, and some of you would, even lock a holiness meeting out of your sect house, if he said so. In the name of God, leave them!
Cut off their supplies and they will stop and come to the altar. When we were in dixie we beat the Johnies by capturing their cracker wagons. When their bread and bacon were gone they raised a white flag. You feed a powerless preacher, and your testimony has to be whipped, and pounded and rattled through. Pray for yourself. Hear Him ye deaf: can a deaf man hear God? Of course he can.
I hold meetings; I have had deaf and dumb men converted in the meetings. They could not speak, but they shone: they pointed up to the great Eternal. O “this is the circumcision that worship God in the Spirit and have no confidence in the flesh. I live at Harper, and preach the Gospel without flour, meat or money in advance. I feel like a giant among grasshoppers. Rise and sing; Finally Brethren farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace, and the God of love and peace shall be with you. Amen!
“Oh now I see the crimson wave,
The fountain deep and wide,
Jesus my Lord, mighty to save,
Points to His wounded side.
“The cleansing stream, I see, I see,
I plunge, and Oil it cleanseth me;
O praise the Lord, it cleanseth me,
It cleanseth me, yes cleanseth me,
“I see the new creation rise,
I hear the speaking blood;
It speaks polluted nature dies,
Sinks neath the cleansing flood.
“I rise to walk in Heaven’s own light,
Above the world of sin,
With heart made pure and garments white,
And Christ enthroned within.
“Amazing grace, ’t is Heaven below,
To feel the blood applied;
And Jesus; only Jesus know,
My Jesus crucified ”
O Brother, I would that some of you would come and hold meetings in this part of His vineyard, for it does seem as though the people here generally act as though they have no soul to be saved or lost.
To all the Brothers and Sisters we send greeting. Your Bro. in the holy war.
John L. Haner.
THE TERMS OF THE TRUMPET
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LATE THIS TIME.
The present issue of the TRUMPET has been rendered a few days late by the publication of the third edition of two thousand more Songs of Victory.
SATAN’S TRANSFORMED MINISTERS.
IN the W. Methodist of Jan. 27 1886, the devils and fiends of hell are represented as in convention, deliberating upon the best way to arrest the work of holiness. Apollyon, speaking of the sanctified, says: “The number of those fanatics is yet small, and all our ministers know very well that if their flocks be led into this, they can no longer control them to their wishes, and they are likely to lose the luxuries of their craft. Hence they will spare no pains to crush it out; and with such a multitude of ministers so faithful to our interests, I think we have nothing to fear.”
We think this sect paper has allowed the devils to tell more truth through their columns than is good for their own cause. The great host of sect preachers are Satan’s only hope of overthrowing the work of holiness. If the members of the sect get sanctified, the sect preachers “can no longer control them to their wishes, and they are likely to lose the luxuries of their craft. Hence they will spare no pains to crush it out,” namely the grace of entire sanctification. This is true of the Wesleyan sect preacher, as much so as any other sect. There has not been a single exception in the last six years constant labor in preaching holiness, but what Wesleyan’s, as well as all other sectites, have had to renounce the sect relation inorder to obtain entire sanctification. In fact the Wesleyan discipline seems to anticipate that every one of their members becoming sanctified wholly to God, and filled with His power, can “no longer be controled” by their craft, but necessarily pass out of their Wesleyan enclosure. The discipline says: “A Wesleyan Methodist Church is none other than a company of believers, having the form, and seeking the power.” So as fast as any consecrate all to God, and receive the sanctifier, the real power of God, such necessarily overleap the bounds of the Wesleyan sect, and are no more members thereof. Since the sect declares itself to be “none other than a company of believers having the form.”
This being true, preachers of no other sect are more zealous for the devil in overthrowing the real work of holiness.
But, says the devotees of that sect, Apollyon’s words only applies to the other sects and not to ours. “Our preachers preach holiness.” Yes the Wesleyan ministers preach holiness so far as to fill the policy, set forth in that counsel of devils, by Beelzebub, the chief of devils, as follows,
“There is but one way to save our cause, and that is to make sanctification popular. Instruct all our ministers to preach it — of course in a general way — for it has never done us any particular harm unless preached definitely as a second grace. Tell them to only preach faith, leaving consecration and the Holy Spirit out. Then we can soon raise a strong tide of popular sentiment in its favor, which alone will cause many to make the profession, who, of course, when tried, will bring reproach upon the doctrine, whereby it will soon die out.”
This policy satan eagerly adopted.
“Satan. — Well said. Why did we not think of that sooner? So let us put all our preachers to preaching indefinite holiness, and let us rush everybody we can into the holiness profession.”
All sectarian holiness is of this character, and is commissioned of the devil.
L. B. Kent, the babylon “Voice” editor, writes to S. B, Shaw the babylon “Record” editor, as follows. “I am glad that though you united with the E. M. church you did not get filled with E. Methodism.”
Behold how these confused sectarians think it necessary to go into some cage where men and women are in much dander of getting dead drunk on her wine, and yet think it dangerous to freely drink the intoxicating stuff. It is the contents of any thing that gives character to it If a saloon were a good place to go into, its contents must be good: add if its contents were such as to justify a man for going into it, then there were no danger in taking its contents freely into you. Just so, if the F. M. sect were a good place for a man of God to go into, then its contents were good, and there could no harm come to a soul to be filled with F. Methodism. But on the other hand, if the contents of a saloon or a sect is a poison, intoxicating, demoralizing, soul destroying wine, then by all means do not take it into you, and if you dare not take the contents of a saloon or of a sect into you without killing you, then for your soul’s sake stay out of such places. Why go into a thing you dare not take into you? Do you not know the natural tendency is for every thing that you enter to enter into you? When we enter Christ, Christ also flows into us. When we enter the Spirit of God, then we also drink in that Spirit. So when a man enters a saloon, or lodge, or sect, the liquor, lodge spirit, or the sectism is very apt to enter him. If he does not drink, he is but a nominal member, and can have no influence in the sect, or lodge, nor be of any use to it, and were more consistent to remain out of it. The Voice editor, by his words, confesses that it were a very dangerous thing to be filled with the Spirit of the E. M. sect. Then it is pernicious to go into that sect. And if so how much more corrupting is the M. E. grand-daugher of Rome, of which he is a member, than the great-grand-daughter, who had to separate from her M. E. mother, because she was such an habitation of devils that she could not live at home any longer. If F. M. ism is a bad wine to be drunk on, what must M. E. ism be, which was so vile that F. M. ism had to go out of her. If the spirit of the daughter, so young in years, is so bad to drink inwardly, what deadly dregs must be in the spirit of the mother who is much older in sin?
We recommend to these professed moderate drinkers of the wine of babyion, that they flee out of the cages of dangerous wine, and come into the Body of Christ, the Church, whose Spirit they may drink in freely, and even “get filled” there with without any harm to their souls.
A VICTORY FOR GOD.
Grand Junction Mich.
Dear Brethren: — We have just closed another meeting for God: the Lord was with us in power. There was much opposition to contend with, but the Lord gave us the victory. Praise His holy name! we left some 8 or 9 standing firm for Christ, others deeply convicted. Bro. Charles Eldredge was with us part of the time. The Lord used him wonderfully for the tearing down of the middle walls of partition. May the Lord bless him and keep him filled with the Holy Spirit, thrusting in the Sword, not fearing to draw blood.
We returned to Tekonsha, held two meetings: the power of God was with us. On Monday night there were several at the altar. Bro. Aiken (an Evangelist of the Lord) and wife were with us. May God bless and fill him with the Holy Spirit so he may be able to drop Free Methodism, and work for Christ in the salvation of the world, and not singleize out a class of people called Free Methodists, and work to their special interest. We left there on Wednesday morning for Grand Junction; arrived here Thursday evening, found the brethren and sisters filled with the Holy Spirit. Especially our dear Bro. Joseph Fisher, who has been wading through sore trials for some time, which do work out for him a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
Your blood-washed Bro. and sister.
Wm. N. & S. J. Smith.
Dear Brethren: — May God bless you all and fill you with all joy in believing, and in sending forth Bible truth. Amen!
Sister and I are at home on a short visit, the first time for over four years; but we see the awful deadning effects of babylon here. Many have never heard the voice from Heaven — Rev. 18:4, hence are not aware of Gospel freedom, yet are struggling hard to carry Babylon’s oppressive yoke, and in their blindness wondering why God has made their way so hard &c, not knowing God has any better way for them. O the utter darkness of babylon!
Send a roll of TRUMPETS to Carthage, Mo., as we soon begin meeting there. I left things moving in Kansas. Saved to the uttermost, and in the war for life, with Jesus for Captain. Amen!
Beaver Dam, Ind.
Dear Brethren: — I am saved and sanctified just now. O dear saints I can never tell you how thankful I am to know that we’re saved in Jesus. Praise God forever and ever! to know that we are
redeemed, that our names are written in Heaven. I have sweet peace in my soul, and know that I am saved continually. May God bless you abundantly, and all in the Office is my prayer. O praise God! I can look to God in prayer, and have access to the throne of grace, and communion with God. O praise God forever and ever! With praise and thanksgiving that can never be expressed, I thank my Savior for the redemption of my soul, for this holy freedom in Christ Jesus. Glory to God for deliverance! God has blessed me in a way that has satisfied my longings. I am sweetly trusting Him in all things. Last night I lay awake, and the Lord blessed me in His precious way, assuring me that all was well with my soul, that I was sanctified wholly and lost in the will of my God. Glory to Jesus!
Great good was done at Beaver Dam generally. Praise God!
From a sister saved just now.
Dear Brethren: — My testimony is that I am saved, sanctified, and redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Praise God forever and ever! He was faithful and just to forgive me of all ray sins, such as chewing and smoking tobacco, and has taken me out of the sect churches and placed me into the true Church of God. Glory to His holy name! I am saved from all sin and sanctified wholly to the Lord. Your brother in Christ.
Rising Sun, O.
Beloved in the Lord, peace and joy be multiplied unto you. My testimony is, I am saved and sanctified wholly, on the straight Bible line for God. I know God keeps me by His mighty power every day. We are all joyful in the Lord, and we give Him all the glory. Amen!
Your saved brother in Christ,
Dear Brethren: — I can say for the glory of God this evening that I am saved and sanctified wholly, and kept by the power of God. God is at work here in saving and healing power. O I praise the Lord for what He is doing for our family. Our little daughter five years old was taken very sick, so that she could not turn herself in bed, but praise the Lord! she was gloriously healed by the laying on of the Elder’s hands and prayer. We have taken the Lord for our Physician, and mean to trust Him to the end. I praise the Lord for sending Bro. and sister Cole here to preach this wonderful salvation. I ask the prayers of all the dear saints.
Your sister in the faith of the Son of God.
Dear Brethren: — Two years have gone by since I became a subscriber and reader of the TRUMPET, and I love to hear the sound of the Gospel news go forth unto all ends of the earth. May the Lord give you faith and courage to labor oil in the good work that you are engaged in. May God bless you wonderfully in the battle for truth, and may we hear of victory and triumph from all who are on the side of the Lord. Amen!
My testimony is that I am saved from all sin, redeemed and washed in the blood of Christ. Your Bro. in the Lord.
South Haven Mich.
Dear Brethren: — This evening finds me still saved and kept by the power of God, and having constant victory in my soul. Praise God for what I feel in my soul just now. We are having good meetings here now, the powers of darkness are driven away, and the Lord has the victory. Bless God O my soul! The power of the Lord is coming down. O hallelujah for victory just now.
The 21 day of September the Lord saved and sanctified my soul, and He gives me perfect victory all the time, and the way grows brighter. I am cleansed from everything that is not of God, and am reigning with Christ Jesus. O glory to God! I did not think He would send me out to work for Him so soon; but His will be done. Your Bro. in Christ.
NEWS FROM THE FIELD.
To the saints of the Most High. We are still in the work for Jesus. Glory to His name! we find it pleasant, working in the vineyard. The Lord helps us to preach the Word as it is in Christ Jesus. We found a number of justified souls here, and some that had a profession only. Such ran away when the truth was preached. Some came back again. The Lord has done a good work here, some converted, and a goodly number consecrated for entire sanctification, and some were gloriously saved. Praise the Lord! Some that were out of the sect got I the sect all out of them. Glory to Jesus! One sister whose husband is an evangelist, and away holding meetings, came nearly every night, three miles through cold and storm; part of the time in a big wagon, having 13 in family, 9 of her own to care for. God wonderfully blessed her. She loved and accepted the truth. Her mother was wonderfully sanctified during the meeting. Glory to Jesus! there was a wonderful interest awoke in the community. The Lord has a Church here of about 12. May God bless them powerfully, and keep them straight forever. Amen!
Bro. Charles Eldredge, whom the Lord has called to preach the Everlasting Gospel, made a glorious consecration, and the Lord wonderfully saved him. Praise Jesus!
Wife and I expect to go from here to Butler, Branch Co. if the Lord wills. Just now while I am writing, the Lord came down in mighty power, and filled Bro. Eldredge, and all the room where we were sitting. Glory! Glory!! Glory!!! O the mighty mighty power, how it thrills our whole being. The Lord healed him of nervous prostration, and made him ready for work in the vineyard. We are wholly sanctified, and kept.
Wm. N. Smith & A. J. Shelly.
Deshler, O. Jan. 28.
Dear Saints: — I do praise God for the TRUMPET, it is food to my soul. I am saved from all the doctrine of men. Praise His holy name! we have had a glorious meeting here, there has been 20 saved this month. Praise God! The Lord is working in spite of the sect devil. Hallelujah!
The Church at Weston is in a good condition. Stumbling Stone Johnson tried to destroy it, but the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, praise His holy name! There is about 40 here who wish to be baptized as soon as the roads will admit. We will have to go about. 15, or 18 miles, to get where there is much water, but by the grace of God we will attend to all that God commands us to do in His Word. God’s people will keep His commandments in spite of Johnson, and all of the Ordinance fighters. Praise His holy name! for God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. Hallelujah! The devil is stirred far and near, because of the truth. We will preach the truth if it takes our life. Praise God forever!
A. H. Lea & E. J. Hill.
Atlanta Kan., Feb. 15.
Dearly Beloved Brethren: — May God continue to bless and fill you with His Spirit and with His eternal glory. Glory to God! My soul is on the stretch for glory this morning with the real victory, power and glory in my soul, running up the shining way with the fire in my bones. Hallelujah! My will says amen to all the will of God. O the peace that flows through my soul tike a river.
Bro. R. W. Mecum of Earlton Kan. is with me now. We began meeting in Atlanta in a hall given us free to hold meetings in. We commenced the 12th, good congregation and deep interest among the people. God is with us in mighty convicting and saving power. Up to this date the 15th, two have been sanctified wholly and others seeking: deep conviction resting on the multitude.
Another mighty fire-brand saved for God. The M. E. preacher sanctified for God. Hallelujah! last night he said he would walk in the light, and obey the Word of God, and go wherever God leads. Pray for him that he may be faithful and true to God. Pray for us beloved, and send TRUMPETS to Atlanta. I rejoice to hear of the increase, of the blessed GOSPEL TRUMPET. O how I love it. O how I pray God to send Bro’s Warner and Fisher to Kan. They are crying for light and help. I have as many calls as I could fill in a year. O’ Father send more laborers into Kan.: Thy will be done.
Babylon is fallen is fallen, God’s Word is true, forever settled in Heaven. The above is true to-day. Babylon is fallen is fallen. “Thus with violence shall babylon be destroyed.” Hallelujah! I received a letter some time ago from a Bro. wanting me to come and hold meetings, and asking me what Church (sect) I was a member of. I wrote him I was a member of no sect, but that God had saved me from all isms of the devil, and that I was out on the uncompromising Bible line of holiness, free in Christ Jesus, built in the Church of the First-born, and preserved in Christ Jesus. I received an answer with the glorious news that he also is free from babylon. Hallelujah to God!
He says, “I have been a member of the M. E. sect for eleven years, but during the past two years have been seeking light on the question of sects, but have not seen my way clear until it pleased the Lord to show me last Sabbath the sinfulness of sects in the clear light of the Holy Ghost, and, praise God! he set me free from sectdom. Hallelujah!” May the Lord bless and keep him straight. Pray for him. I expect if God wills, to go there as soon as the way opens up and the Lord leads.
The mighty work is moving on in the name of King Jesus. Hallelujah! Amen!
Your Brother saved in Jesus.
John P. Haner.
GIVE US CHRISTIANITY.
Editor of the GOSPEL TRUMPET.
The article I wrote in your Dec. 1st, ’86, on “Protestants and Christians,” seems to have irritated the qualms of conscience of some Illinois Brethren. They do not understand that when I say “In my experience of the last 6 years, I found that I had more to contend with the lies, impudence and villainy of Protestant sects, than I had in Rome, during 14 years of Priest hood. And why? Because of want of Christianity.” What I said is said, written, and true, and will ever be true, until Protestants will come to a sincere, genuine, undefiled Christianity. When I say Protestants, I do not say Christianity, which is the work of Christ, and not of men. Where are these Christians? they are few, unfortunately very few, but there are some to be found living in Christ and for Christ, crying aloud, “Come out of her and her’s” Babylon, or Rome, and her daughters, the Protestant denominations. Christianity therefore, is not Romanism, nor protestantism. I am sorry to see that some of the brethren have read between the lines of the GOSPEL TRUMPET. Had they paid attention to the “Because of want of Christianity,” they would not have miscoustrued the sense of my sentence. What has been written, has been written under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and will remain written until Protestants leave the company of swine and cry aloud with the prodigal of the Gospel, “I have sinned against Heaven and Thee,” wilt thou forgive a repenting sinner? I confess right here that the 23d chap. of Matt. is the greatest condemnation of Popes, Bishops, Doctors of Divinity and their so called systems of the Romish and Protestant denominations which Christ, had in view when He uttered the aforesaid curse, “woe unto you,” etc. Read the Chapter. But that did not deal roy Christianity, which existed before Scribes and pharisees brought in their corruptions, their traditions, their creeds.
It was said that pastor Seguin became an infidel or would go back to his Romish priesthood, because he found more immoralities among Protestants than among the Roman Catholics. This language is rather sophistical, not to say foolish to use it in the presence of poets, such as I have published myself in my French paper “La Trumpet Evangeliquee,” those I caused to be published in other religious papers in this country and abroad,: I repeat it therefore. I left the church of Rome on account of its numberless prostitutions, and when I left the denominations on account of the same trespasses, I did not leave the Church of Christ which is neither Protestant, nor Roman Catholic.
I thank God to-day, for being a member of Christ, and a cast-off of human creeds. Christ has said Himself, “Ye shall be reviled, hated, put to death, expelled from the synagogue, but “Lo! I am with you forever.
P. A. Seguin.
177 W. Van Buren St.
THE SPIRITUAL ROCK.
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water. But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believed on Him should receive, for the Holy Ghost was not yet given, because that Jesus was not yet glorified.”
Jesus said unto His disciples, “when the Spirit of truth is come He will guide you into all truth.” “Thy Word is truth.” O I thank and praise God for the Holy Ghost, the Sanctifier, which makes God’s children one, yes one. “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 into one Spirit.” “And did all eat the same Spiritual meat. And did all drink the same Spiritual drink. For they drank of that Spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.” Where does it leave room for man’s opinion? When we are wholly sanctified to God, Christ is. all in all to us. And you see by the Scripture, Acts 4:31, “And when they had prayed the place was shaken where they were assembled together. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the Word of God with boldness. And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul.”
O how mad it makes the devil because God’s children can discern him. But praise God! “he that is Spiritual discerneth all things, yet he himself is discerned of no man.” “God is made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption.” — 1 John 2:20. “But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.” “The anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you. But as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.”
Praise God! I am saved and wholly sanctified to God. And am “perfect and entire wanting nothing.” “Complete in all the will of God.” Hallelujah to His holy name forever!
Your sister all the Lord’s for time and eternity.
Emma A. Lyon.
Earlton, Kan. Feb. 9, ’87.
We, the undersigned are wholly in the work of the Lord, and greatly feel the need of a Tabernacle in which to hold meetings for the glory of God, in the salvation of perishing souls, and being unable to buy one ourselves, we would earnestly solicit help from all God’s people. Now brother, sister, take this matter to the Lord, and ask Him how much of His money He wants you to give to this glorious purpose. May God bless you. This is to be the Lord’s Tabernacle, and to be used by the Lord’s ministers, and wherever the Lord directs, any amount you may send will be thankfully received, however small. May the dear Lord bless you all. Amen, and amen.
Send all remittances to John H. Orr, Earlton, Neosho Co. Kan., who will receipt for the same, and turn all over to brother M. Newburn, who will hold the same until we have sufficient to purchase.
J. P. Haner.
J. B. Slagle.
R. W. Mecum.
Dear Brethren: — We are still holding on to Christ by living faith. He is the joy and satisfaction of our hearts. We want nothing hut Jesus. Praise His name! The Brethren of Deshler have been holding meeting here and a number have accepted the true Gospel, and the Vine planted here is bearing precious fruit. Glory to God! May the work of the Lord continue to spread until every nation, kindred and longue will freely speak the praises of God, and tell of His wonderful works to the children of men. Hallelujah to His holy name! O how babylon is raging and hurling their insults upon those who have come out of her; but their day is coming. God says He will laugh at their calamities, and mock when their fear cometh. Yours in Christ.
Dear Brethren: — God bless you, and may the love of God dwell in you to guide you in the way of all truth. Amen!
I am on the straight Bible line for God, wonderfully saved from all compromise of the devil. Wife and I have been holding meeting near home in the so called Baptist church house. We have not been out much this winter, but the time is come that the Lord wills that we go and preach the Gospel. The people around here for miles are kind to us, yet we tell them of their sins. The Lord willing, we will hold meeting soon in the school-house 2 1/2 miles West of where we live. We expect to labor in the vineyard of the Lord the rest of the winter. Dear brethren, if the Lord so directs, will some one come to us as soon as you can? as wife and I, and perhaps others, have not been baptized. We want a real God-sent man, in the fulness of the Gospel, or not any. We present to the people repentance, faith in God, justification by faith, sanctification, then walk before God blameless by obeying Him. By faith He will cleanse us from all disease, and keep us by the same power. O glory to His name! Hallelujah! We need no quack physicians. Jesus is all and in all to us. Pray for us, that the Lord God may continue to lead us in His way.
R. J. Brown.
To The Beloved Saints of God: — I am rejoicing in the love and unity of the One true Church of God, but still I know I have not as yet received the fulness of blessings and power which God has in store for even me; as I have only begun to walk out in faith on God’s promises, which I know are ever yea, and amen, to those who claim them, and walk out in the liberty of His truth and love. I feel greatly strengthened by obeying God and also in reading the testimonies in the GOSPEL TRUMPET: they are food to my soul, and I feel that God in the near future will send us co-laborers who are fully qualified for the work, and that we too, may be fitted and prepared to fulfill the position to which God has called us. For this we daily pray, and we know God will hear our earnest prayer, so we rejoice in His love, and work in His service as the way opens, and God blesses us according to His promises. O it is so glorious to be free from old babylon’s iron chains, and to be free in Christ Jesus. We talk the plain, straight truth to the people, and they feel it. I have glory in my soul, and glory all around. The old Baptist preacher says we are too self-righteous, but God helps us to blow the Trumpet. Praise God for His power on earth to save with a present salvation, and keeping power.
Your sister saved in Jesus.
E. J. Brown.
Bunker Hill, Ill.
Dear Brethren: — Find enclosed $1.00 for TRUMPET, as we cannot do without it. We would like to have some of the brethren come to Bunker Hill and hold a meeting. I feel glad to testify that my wife and myself are still contending for the faith that was once delivered to the saints.
We have been holding pome glorious prayer meetings, and the Lord blesses us wonderfully. Fray for us, that we may continue in the faith, looking toward the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Your Bro. sanctified wholly.
Geneva Center, Mich.
Dear Brethren: — My testimony is, this morning, that I am saved through the cleansing blood of Jesus, and God has set me in the body as it pleased Him, and I praise God that I am willing to remain in the Body as He has placed me. Praise God for the wonderful experience I received at the assembly meeting. The Lord baptized my soul with the Holy Ghost, and in a few days the fire came into my soul, and the Lord has wonderfully kept me ever since. Praise His name forever and ever! Let us endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. O glory to Jesus for this wonderful salvation, and the sweet fellowship with the dear saints! it comes from God, no man can give it to us, we get it down under the blood: neither can the devil take it from us if we abide in our calling wherein God has called us. Oh it means so much to know what God wants of us. I pray God to ever keep me in the order of the Lord, and that I may always try the spirits’ before I move in any direction. Praise God, I am saved and sanctified, and kept by the mighty power of God.
Your Sister in Christ.
Rising Sun, Ohio.
Dear Brethren: — The Lord leads me to write my testimony for the TRUMPET. I do praise God for lull salvation and His great goodness to me, how He has opened my eyes, and brought me from darkness into His marvelous light and liberty. O glory to God! I am free, for His blood has cleansed me. Last Oct. the good Lord sent Bro. Warner here, with a few of the little ones with him, to preach the straight Word of God to us in its purity, and by the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, and to sing the sweet songs of praise to His holy name. O it was a feast to my hungry, thirsting soul. I do praise God that He gave me an honest and willing heart to receive the true light. And the Lord has so wonderfully saved and sanctified my soul, and healed my body. I give God all the glory; for He so sweetly keeps me. I am dead to this world, it has no charms for me. I was buried with Christ in baptism, and it was blessed to follow His footsteps. I am satisfied in Jesus. The cleansing wave flows o’er my soul, His Spirit tells me I am whole. Dear saints pray for us, that we may stand steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.
Your sister saved from all sin.
Dear Brethren: — I praise God for salvation full and free to-night, that saves me from all sin. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one for another. I know, praise God! that I love all of God’s dear children. O the devil has just been trying his best to drive me out of sanctification, but I tell him that I know I am sanctified, for I am all on the altar, and I belong to God, and He can do with me just what He will. I have no will of my own.
Your brother in Christ Jesus. Amen!
W. R. Gooding.
Dear Brethren: — I praise God to-day for full and free salvation. The Lord is blessing me every day, and He saves me from all sin. Thank God for the TRUMPET. It is food to my soul to read the testimonies of those who are washed in the blood of the Lamb. I am alone here with Jesus. Praise His name!
O. C. Churchill.
South Haven, Mich.
Dear Brethren: — I praise God for perfect salvation in my soul that saves from all sin. O how much I praise Him that He called after me, and gave me a willing heart to follow Him. I am all sold out to Jesus, and no longer am my own. O it is so glorious to be all given up to God, and be willing to follow Him wherever He leads. Praise God! I am not weary in well doing. The way is getting brighter, and more glorious, and I am determined by the grace of God to stand firm, and do His holy will. Your sister, under the blood, saved and sanctified wholly.
Dear Brethren: — I feel that the good Lord wants me to testify to His goodness, and tell to the world what the good Lord has done for me. Praise the Lord! He saves me just now, and I can testify to full salvation. I have many trials and temptations, but the Lord knows how to deliver, and will not suffer those who put there trust in Him to be tempted above what they are able to bear. Praise God! I Suffer many persecutions, but all for Christ’s sake. Christ says, “If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you.” O praise His name! He also says, “A man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” Praise God! he has taught me not to fear man, but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body. I am free from all sects, and man-made creeds. Praise God! I will stand firm for Christ, the Rock of my salvation; for He says, “They that endure to the end shall be saved.” Though all forsake me I can look up and say, “ What a friend I have in Jesus.” O I do praise God for this blessed evening light.
“This campaign of fire shall sweep over the land, Enlisting the pure that are able to stand.”
Pray for me. Your Sister saved and kept by the power of God, ready to be revealed in the last time.
I would Thy boundless love proclaim
With every fleeting breath:
So shall the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death.