15 April 1887, Volume 9, Number 3.
I cried for mercy,
God gave me His grace,
I know He’ll lead me
To see His dear face.
Onward Pm moving
With praises and song,
And I know He’ll guide me,
Tho’ the journey be long.
I have met with trials,
And temptations o’ercome;
Guided by the book Divine
Those tasks are easy done.
Singing in Heaven below
Beautiful songs of vict’ry,
In Heaven above I know
I’ll shout eternal glory.
When my body shall decay,
With snowy wings my soul
Shall fly to Heaven away
To claim its crown of gold.
Then in the Eden above,
I’ll join the Heavenly chorus,
At rest in that home of love,
I’ll sing and shout with Jesus.
Your sister saved and sanctified.
Union City Ind.
A FEW QUESTIONS AND THE REASON FOR ASKING THEM.
IS it in accordance with the Bible, or the United Brethren Discipline to expel members for believing the Bible and trying to live up to the teaching of the same? Or have the United Brethren two separate distinct societies? and do they have the same bishop? If so, why so many small classes expelling those that profess sanctification? In the Bible we read, “for by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body.” Then we cannot be divided as long as we remain so, because we are united to Christ the “true Vine.” And then “If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” And we love Him because He first loved us; but if we love not our brother whom we have seen, how can we love God whom we have not seen: May God help us to search the Scriptures and trust in them. I praise God for victory over the world, the flesh, others opinions, and the devil. For it Jesus makes us free we shall be free indeed. And not compelled to fellowship or say it is all right for the sect to retain theatre-going, checker- playing, wine-drinking, and ball-dancing members. I know that the Bible has not been changed, but do not know in regard to the Discipline, but think there must be a change somewhere. We wish some one that knows would explain. Husband and I have hold a membership with the sect in this place for a few years past. During the time I have held position as assistant superintendant and steward. While my husband has held the office of one of the trustees and secretary. They held us as acceptable members until we asked for letters from them. After waiting two months the minister and part of the class got together, and we were told by others that they turned us out although the minister ..r classleader did not come about us, and my health has been so poor all winter that I have been obliged to stay at home. But I thank God that I have the Bible to read, and Christ is all in all to me, and I know my name is recorded in Heaven. It is so sweet to follow in Jesus’ foolsteps. Dear saints pray for us that we may stand steadfast, immovable, always ready to work for the Lord. We obtained sanctification one year ago last Dec.. In the Bible we find no compromise lines, but holiness is freedom in Christ, peace, unity, and love. I praise God for this free and full salvation which saves and keeps me.
Mrs H. P. Morton.
Virgil, Greenwood Co. Kan.
In answer to the above questions we say. We know that it is the will of God that we believe and obey His Word, and “blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the free of life, and may enter in through the gates into the City.” And he that transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ hath not God. Whosoever keepeth His Word, in him verily is the love of God perfected. — 1 John. 2:5, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it, and no man openeth. — Rev. 3:8, 9. Him that overcometh I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out. — 12th ver. And him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out. — John 6:37. Therefore we see and know that it is not in the order of God to reject or cast out those who obey His Word; neither can man cast out or expel from God’s Church. But it is fully in accordance with the U. B. sect and their discipline, to cast out of their sect craft all who believe and walk in the light of God’s Holy Word. Their craft has become so dead and dry, it is like dry stubble in time of drouth. Fire is a very dangerous element among dry shavings or stubble, especially when fanned by a mighty wind. Thus, whenever an honest soul gets to God and receives the baptism of fire by the Holy Ghost, he is sure to be cast out of the sect charnel house, for if he is allowed to remain he will burn down the whole structure, and burn his way out.
Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them. — Jer. 5:14.
O beloved their houses are full of doleful creatures, yea, “every unclean and hateful bird, and is the hold of every foul spirit.” — Rev. 18:3. In reference to the late division of the U. B. sect we would say they have been divided on the secret society clause in their discipline: which they voted out of the discipline so as to admit the great flock of unclean birds into their cage. Truly babylon is fallen, and become a stench in the nostrils of God and man. The instance of which the sister spake in reference to their being turned out without notification or without any charge other than being filled with the Sanctifier, and obeying the law of God, which is His Word or Gospel, is only one of the many hundreds of just such cases of sneaking cowardice committed everywhere in all sect babylon.
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears and hear not. For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof? Jer. 5:21, 26-31.
For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and their flocks shall be scattered. — Jer. 10:21.
O glory to God! wherever a soul receives the anointing it destroys the yoke of babylon off the neck of His little ones. The true saints of God have but one bishop the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, Jesus Christ. But sect babylon has many lords and bishops.
But “His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. — Isa. 56:10, 11.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine, and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. — Rev. 18:4, 8.
THE WORLD LOVETH NOT THE RIGHTEOUS.
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” — John 15:18, 19. This whole world, including formal professors of Christianity, is wrapped in a mystery; respecting the sainted family of the Living God. They wonder why we are so ill-treated and persecuted by the world. They say the world loves a good religious man. What does the Word say? “If ye were of the world, the world would love its own.” The world does not love a real Christian.
What is it that makes men Christians? It is the cleansing blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, — Titus 3:5. 1 Peter 1:18, 19, and 22, 23. A man may be religious, and not be a Christian; but no one can be a Christian and not be religious. Now for proof, let us appeal to James. “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” — 1:27. “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the Living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them and be ye separate, saith me Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” — 2 Cor. 6:14- 18. How do we become unspotted from the world? By being cleansed by the blood of the Lamb.
“Having therefore these promises dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” — 2 Cor. 7:1.
It is one thing to “visit the fatherless and widows in their afflictions,” and another to “keep unspotted from the world.”
There is an impassible gulf fixed between the saved and unsaved — between the Church and the world. Be alarmed reader, if the world speaks well of you. If you have their friendship, fellowship, and applause: and if your testimony is as a lovely song to the sectarian’s ear; if your testimony and loyalty to God does not stir the sect beast, and all holiness fighters; something is the matter, and the sooner a diligent search is made in your hearts by the Word and Spirit of God, the better.
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith: prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” — 2 Cor. 13:5.
There is a woe pronounced upon all those that the world speak well of, and a blessing upon all that are evil spoken of for Christ’s sake. “Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and cast out your name as evil for the Son of Man’s sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, great is your reward in Heaven: for in like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” — Luke 6:22, 23, and 26.
Many are wrapped up in this delusion, that they can be a friend to the world and a friend of God at the same time, i. e., they can attend fairs, and picnics, with all the fantastic carousals of bablyon, to numerous to mention. Well let us see what the Guide (Bible) says about it.
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore, will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” — James 4:4. “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” — 1 John 2:15, 16.
Some say it is all right for them to go to such places as fourth of July celebrations, and look on. Looking on is just as bad as taking part. Looking on, is the “lust of the eye.” James says “When lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin.” The Apostle Paul makes it more binding in his letter to the Galatians, and also to the Romans. “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatery, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies. Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they that do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.” — Gal. 5:19- 21. “Who, knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” — Rom. 1:32.
We gather from the Word of God abundant proof that the people of God are a distinguished, and separate people from the world, and all the works of the devil, doth in, and outside of the present day sects. Let us examine the Word of God closely, and see whether the world will love, and speak well of us if we are holy, and filled with the Holy Spirit, and the meekness of Jesus. Well let us take our blessed Savior for an example. He was a good man, (if indeed, it be proper to call Him a man) full of grace, truth, humility, and meekness. A man of sorrow, acquainted with grief. “He was holy, harmless, separate from sinners, and made higher than the Heavens.” — Heb. 7:26. “Who knew no sin, neither was guile found in His month.” We are commanded to “follow His steps.” “Because as He is, so are we in this world.” — 1 John 4:17. He was styled both the Lamb, and the Lion.
When He suffered He threatened not: but exhibited the lamb-like spirit. But when He spake against sin and the hypocrisy of the professed people of God, He exhibited the lion nature. “Because as He is, so are we in this world.” When the people of God suffer, those who possess the Son of God in their hearts, and His nature, they bear it meekly as He did, without retaliation, or returning evil for evil.
“Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.” — James 5; 10.
“If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the Spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evil doer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.” — 1 Pet. 4:14-16.
“And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake.” — Phil. 1:28, 29.
O how many we find in our travels who are not willing to be reproached for the name of Christ. Holiness professor, if you cannot bear the scoffs, epithets and slander that the ungodly heap upon you for Christ’s sake, and just because you are a child of God, without becoming worked up about it, and feel unhappy, or unpleasant within; I am compelled to say that all you have is a mere form of godliness without the power, and yon are telling the people you have what you have not.
Babylon (the sects) is full of such professors, living on a past experience. They think because God blessed them twenty years ago in turning them from their sins, (but have lost the joy out, of their souls) that experience in the past will do for today, therefore they think themselves safe in telling the world that they are accepted of God. I wish to say all your building upon your past experience will not save you. The question is, have you a present experience? Can you feel the love of Christ, that living fire in your soul to-day? that love that the Apostles felt in their hearts as they talked with Jesus by the way?
“Because as He is, so are we in this world.” When the Holy Spirit of God moves a holy child of God to rebuke sin and sectism he goes at it with all the ability that God gives him. Then he exemplifies the lion nature.
Dear reader if you are loyal to God in all things you need not look for the applause of this world. The more devoted you live for God the more the world will hate, and speak evil of you. The Lord was not without the scoffs of this world, and a holier man never graced God’s foot-stool. He did not even have a place to lay His head: He often lodged in the mountains. He was thrust out of the synagogues, as the people of God are to-day, by the ungodly professors in babylon. He also was condemned to be put to death, spit upon, mocked, led out of the city, and at last hung between Heaven and earth, by those that had a form of godliness, but void of the Spirit. Was it because He was not a good man? No, but because He was holy, and made Himself the Son of God, or equal with God.
Well brethren, Paul tells us to — “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” — Phil. 2:5-8.
“Because as He is, so are we in this world.” — 1 John 4:17.
Your Bro. in the love of Jesus, sanctified wholly by the blood of the Lamb.
S. L. Speck.
THE RAMSEY BRETHREN.
Columbia City, Ind.
DEAR BRETHREN OF THE TRUMPET: — Praise God! we are still on praying ground, saved by the blood of Christ, and out of prison. We were only shut up five days for Christ’s sake. Praise the Lord! it only fixed us more firm on the Rock, Christ Jesus.
When we were put in, the sheriff told us that we had to stay 35 days. Glory to Jesus! we were perfectly willing to suffer it joyfully, through Christ Jesus. The Constable and Esquire came down to the jail to see us. They told us that if we would never go about them, (The religious idolaters who had been disturbed by the testimony we suppose — Ed.) they would throw their fees off, and let us out. We told them that we would promise nothing but to obey God, and be led by His Spirit. I praise God that we have His Spirit to lead us. The Lord is our only class-leader, Shepherd, and Bishop.
The sects have a meeting in our neighborhood, and they have given strict orders that no one should be allowed to say any thing against their babel. Glory to God in the highest! There is nothing there for me. I am saved from all the works of the devil, and God has bruised satan under my feet. The sects call us the “come- outers.” But we are abiding in Christ; while they have gone out of the true Church of God, and have hewn out to themselves broken cisterns which can hold no water. — Jude 1:18, 19.
From your brothers in Christ, saved and sanctified.
Samuel & John Ramsey.
I am trusting in the Lord. Hallelujah to God and the Lamb forever! My heart is filled with praises to God. We have meetings every Tuesday night. There is only five of us here, but God is with us in power. Glory to God! I do enjoy a full and free salvation. I am saved just now. Glory! glory!! to God! I am under the blood, and wholly sanctified.
Your sister, redeemed.
Mary A. Smith.
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REQUESTS FOR PRAYERS.
Let all the saints ask God in faith for the complete salvation of Bro. A. C. Bigler of Alpena Dak., and for the healing of himself and son.
H. O. Fiedse, of Winchester Ind., asks the prayers of the saints for his little child. She is three years old, and has no use of her body.
Pray for Eugene Deming, Wasco Oregon who is greatly afflicted.
Please pray mightily to God for the healing of sister Sawor, 210 Locust Street, Allegheny Pa., who has been greatly afflicted for years with her spine and brain. She suffers continual pain.
I ask all the saints to pray for the healing of both soul and body. I am greatly afflicted with “Catarrh,” which effects my hearing, my memory and my eye-sight.
Dear Brethren: — Glory be to God! I am now impressed by the Holy Spirit to ask all the saints to pray for the perfect healing of my eyes. Your Bro. saved and sanctified wholly through the all-cleansing blood of the Lamb.
Let all the saints of God pray for the healing of Bro. J. L. Haner of Harper Mo. of bodily afflictions. May God give him good health that he may go forth to publish salvation.
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Our Camp and Grove Meeting List.
It is now lime to make arrangements for our summer campaign. Our general Camp meeting for all saints every where 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 Penh. 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 Lord willing, Bro. S. L. Speck and our little company will hold a few days meeting with the saints at Beaver Dam Ind. including Saturday and Sabbath, May 21 and 22. The ordinances will be observed.
GROVE MEETING IN IND.
There is a call for us to hold a Grove meeting in the Ramsey neighborhood, about 6 miles north of Columbia City, Whitly Co. Ind. Which, the Lord willing, we will do, beginning May 27th, and continue as many days as the Lord will. Bro’s A. J. Kilpatrick, H. Smith, and whosoever the Lord will, are invited.
JERRY CITY CAMP MEETING.
The Lord willing there will be a Camp Meeting near Jerry City Ohio, on Bro. Caris’ farm, commencing August 25, to continue 10 days. Parties are requested to tent on the ground, and come provided with equipments &c.
MO. AND KANSAS MEETINGS.
As many have been calling for us to come to those States and help on the good work of full salvation, we feel a desire to do so. And can come either immediately after the Bangor Camp Meeting or after the Gratiot. Let dear Bro. J. Cole of Windsor Mo. and Bro. J. P. Haner of Urbana Kan. and other workers arrange for Camp and Grove meetings in those States, and send on your notice for publication as soon as practical. And we suggest that all the dear saints that wish our labors, and feel able to do something towards helping us on our way, to give, or send the same to the Brethren named above. We will remain West as long as the Lord will. Our little company numbers five, and the Lord wants us to continue working together. We shall be very happy to to respond to dear Bro. Haner’s invitation to labor with him in a tabernacle campaign. Glory to Jesus! we are all filled with fire, and power, and Heavenly song, through the mighty indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Amen!
The Lord willing there will be a Grove Meeting at or near Red Valley, Venango Co. Pa., commencing May 28th 1887, to continue till June 6th. The Lord willing let as many of the saints of God as possibly can, come and assist in the meeting, and receive a glorious time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. This will be the only meeting, Grove or Camp, that either Bro. Warner or ourself can attend this year.
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|Emanuel Shultz||Maria Davis|
|Sidney Benjamin||John D. Shank|
|H. C. Wickersham||Jane Arnold|
|Lewis Zimmerman||Laura E. Smith|
|J. B. Slagle||Wm. H. Butler.|
|W. B. Fields||May Smith|
|E. J. White||Eliza Jarrett|
|Mary E. Cheadle||Andrew Byers|
|Caroline Robins||W. J. Smith|
|S. L. Speck||Hosea Cook|
|Chas. Ogan||M. W. Richardson|
|Jacob Kemple||R. P. Gooding|
|O. S. Shorno||J. E. Williams|
|Enos Overholt||Hannah Cory|
|R. A. Johnson||Alfred Swartz|
|Mnason||J. N. Howard|
|A. B. Fobes||J. P. Haner — 2|
|E. Sisco||Eli Michaels.|
|John R. Stick||M. J. Johnson|
|C. C Kenedy||Elizabeth Yerdin|
|G. Aumaugher||H. A. Sanford|
|A. E. Clark.|
NEWS FROM THE FIELD.
Payne, O. April 4, ’87.
Dear Brethren: — We are in the Holy war. Praise God! We are on the blood and fire line: Hallelujah! Bro. A. J. Kilpatrick and I left Payne March 25th, and went to Bro. J. M. Ayers’ in Van Wert Co. We opened fire on the enemy in the name of King Jesus the same night. Praise our God! the people gave good attention to the preaching of the Word. Many dear hearts were won to the truth, and many more rejected it, and stood afar off, and cried Alas! Alas! for the great city.
I remained in the meeting Monday night and returned home to my dear family the next day. Bro. K. remained to continue the meeting as the Lord might direct.
From there he was going to Burkettsville O. to hold a meeting. From there he will go to Shelby Co. O., where we held a meeting last fall, and from there back to Hamer Paulding Co., to begin a meeting April 20. Let all the dear saints rush to the battle in this place. Glory to God! we have the victory in the name of Jesus. Hallelujah!
We met with the saints at brother John Moore’s Saturday and Sabbath. The Lord gave us wonderful victory in our soul in administering the Word. Praise God! we cannot do without the TRUMPET, it is a welcome visitor at our house. We have moved near Payne O., which will be our address till further notice. Please send all of my mail to the above address.
Hallelujah! Let the saints be joyful in glory. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged Sword in their hand to execute vengence upon the heathen, and punishment upon the people. To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron, and to execute the judgments written. This honor have all His saints. Praise ye the Lord.” — Psa. 148. Hallelujah! Saved to the uttermost.
J. N. Howard.
Dear Brethren: — God bless you and preserve you blameless. The meeting at this place closed last night with glorious victory on the Lord’s side. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Six converted and six sanctified, and ten were buried with Christ in baptism: two Elders and two Deacons ordained. The Church is in a very good condition. May God keep them faithful and true, and may they stand fast in the liberty, wherewith Christ hath made them free. O that these may indeed be a city set on a hill, that cannot be hid. We had a glorious Ordinance meeting last night: God was with its in mighty power. From here we go to Harper, Harper Co. Kansas.
Your saved brother, kept by the power.
J. P. Haner.
Dear Brethren: — May God bless you all, and fill you with His Spirit. The Lord make you to increase and abound in the love of Christ Jesus. Praise God this morning for complete salvation Hallelujah! I am on my way to glory, with the real victory, and power, and glory of God in my soul, moving out in the will, and order of God. Glory to God! Halleluiah! The meeting closed last night with victory on the Lord s side. Three converted, and seven sanctified wholly. Six were buried with Christ in baptism. Praise God! the power of God was upon some while in the water, making it impossible for them to stand without help. Praise God for the good old way. Hallelujah! Salvation is rolling on. Your free Bro. saved.
J. P. Haner.
Unto the Church of God which is in all the land — which He hath purchased with His own blood — to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus — called to be saints with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord: Grace be unto you, and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always for the power that keeps me, and gives me victory over the beast. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy, hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead: to an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for us; who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.
God bless the dear Trumpet family, and continue to circulate the TRUMPET, that it may wake up the sleepy sectarians. Babylon has become the hold of every foul spirit,, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird: and the Scriptures tell us that owls and satyrs dwell there. An owl is a bird which roams in the dark, a native of darkness. And like wicked men, they cannot bear the light. We have had a blessed meeting here for about 4 weeks, in which the Lord has justified and sanctified souls, and added them to His Church. The sectarians tried very hard to get some of them, but could not get them into their cage. There is a glorious little band here. I pray God to keep them straight for Him, free from the sect cage. O that He may keep them baptized by the one Spirit into the one Body, Christ, the Church. Praise God! I am ready to fight against the prince of darkness. The blood cleanse me from all sin this moment, and the very God of peace sanctifies me wholly.
Yours under the cleansing blood.
H. A. Sanford.
Dearly beloved: — I am rejoicing in salvation from all sin, through the precious blood of Jesus. Praise the Lord! I am a member in the Body of Christ, the Church. Hallelujah! I have the glory of God in my soul.
Bro’s. J. H. Orr, Geo. Houghton, myself and others of God’s saints, have just closed a meeting two miles South of Earlton, with victory for the Lord. Some souls who had been sect members for some years, found out they had no salvation, and came to the altar and were gloriously saved. Some say they will come out of babylon.
J. B. Slagle.
Newark, N. J.
Dear Saints: — Glory to God! Our Father always giveth us the victory through His Son Jesus Christ, who bruised satan under His feet, and gives us the same authority over all devils. Hallelujah! I few of the saints met at the house of sister Martin on Wednesday evening. We held on to God until the victory came, and sister Cross was delivered from the hands of the devil, and she went on her way … juicing. The work of God is going on here. Those that are called to be saints, are having perfected constantly by the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead which quickened these mortal bodies. Glory … our God! Our beloved John, who wa.. almost destroyed by the ruins of the M. … house, was delivered from the jaws of th.. beast and saved in God. Praise God! Through faith we have entered into re.. forever. Hallelujah!
New Pittsburg Ind.
Dear Brethren: — After a three wee.. visit and mission among my friends i.. Cornwall, Out., I arrived here full of ho.. fire and ready for work. While at hon.. I used my unlimited freedom in Christ Jesus. I sang and preached the Gospel … full salvation to them, which took effe.. and they gave themselves to the Lord. M.. dear old mother, two Brothers and a sister. My oldest Brother who used tobacco fo.. about twenty years, gave it up, and hi.. last words with me was, “I will do betters God help the soul that feels the need of Savior. I found two in that dark place … sin and sectism that were willing to subscribe for the GOSPEL TRUMPET. I hope that it will kindle a little fire there for the Lord and the salvation of poor sinners. The people were well pleased with the few papers I gave them, and thought it was the doctrine they needed around there. A good work could be done in that place if a band of workers could go there.
I expect to be in this place till the 15th of April, working for the salvation of souls. I am saved and sanctified by the blood … the Lamb, and filled with all joy and peace in the Holy Ghost.
Dear Saints of the most high God: — Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through Jesus our Lord. A few of the brethren and sisters and myself started to Burkettsville to work for the Lord. We commenced meeting in private houses. The enemy began to rage, but victory was on the Lord’s side. Hallelujah! We were ordered to leave the house, so we went to Bro. Christy’s where the Lord used us wonderfully, and the saints at that place
were rejoicing in the Lord. During the meetings about three were converted and three sanctified.
An empty saloon was offered to us free of charge, to hold meeting in; so the saints cleaned it the best they could, on short notice, then erected seats. The first night the house was full. In the saloon there was a counter where the keeper used to hand over adulterated whiskey. So by the help of God Bro. Schell and I poured out of the vials of the wrath of God upon them, and there fell a noisome and greivous sore upon them that had the mark of the beast. Then we began to point them to the fountain that is unadulterated, clear as crystal, of which if a man drinks he shall never thirst: but it shall be in him a well of water, springing up into everlasting life. Praise ye the Lord! Praise God forever for His unspeakable gift.
This moment finds me saved, sanctified, tried and made white in the blood of the Lamb.
Union Home, Mich.
Dear Brethren: — We are saved this morning, and trusting the Lord for all things. O how I do praise the Lord for His healing power. Last month I was taken very sick: my stomach could not bear a teaspoon full of cold water, and the pain seemed more than mortal flesh could endure. We sent for Bro. John and sister Emma Lyon. They prayed, and anointed me with oil in the name of the Lord, and He so wonderfully healed me. The Word says “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done.” I praise the Lord for sending Bro. Fisher here to preach the straight Word of God. The Lord keep His children, and give them deeper and deeper Spiritual understanding, is my prayer.
Dear Brethren: — The Lord is my salvation and my strength. Praise His dear name! He feeds me on His blessed Word, and comforts and cheers me on my way. It does my soul good to read the precious testimonies in the Trumpet, and also to hear of the glorious victories achieved. May the Lord bless and increase His people more and more, and build them up for a “habitation of God through the Spirit.” Praise the Lord! I am in His holy war, fighting against sin, and expect to continue this warfare while I remain in the flesh; knowing that we “wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Let us take to ourselves the whole armor of God, that we may be able to stand in the evil day that is upon us. Surely every one must see that we are living in the time spoken of in 2 Tim. 3d chapter. Praise the Lord! There are some faithful souls to take the hated cross and hold it up before the world, as the true way to Heaven.
Your blood-washed Sister.
M. J. Johnson.
Dear Brethren: — Grace and peace be multiplied unto you all. I do praise God for the light that shines in my soul. I was trying to live a Christian in the M. E. sect, but did not know what salvation was until I heard the true Gospel preached. The dear Lord used Bro. Haner as an instrument to lead me out of darkness, into this marvelous light and liberty which I have found in Christ. My testimony is, I am saved and sanctified, and built into the true Church. As I look out on the professed christian world, and see the actions of those who claim to be the leaders of the people, it seems to me that truly the blind are leading the blind, and both will ultimately fall into the ditch. “How long; how long O Lord, will these things be?” The Lord has called me to work in His vineyard, and I am ready to preach the Gospel against sin of all kinds. I am not in the field at present, but am waiting the Lord’s command; for I am at His service, ready to do His bidding.
Your Bro. saved and kept blameless, built in the Church of the First-born, free from babylon.
R. W. Mecum.
St Louis, Mich.
Dear Saints: — I am saved and kept by the power of God. We are having good meetings here and souls are being saved. Praise the Lord! I am saved, sanctified and doing the will of God. Your sister in Christ.
Myrta M. Shelly.
East Jordan, Mich.
Dear Saints: — Praise God for salvation! I am free from all sin. Glory to God! I am not alone in this way, my three children are saved also. Praise His name forever and ever! Amen! Your saved sister.
I am saved and sanctified by the blood and cleansed from the use of tobacco. Praise our God for victory! The Lord’s work is going on with great power, souls are being saved at this place. Praise the Lord for a full and complete salvation that saves me from all sin. Your Bro. in Christ.
Dear Brethren: — God bless you all is our prayer. Our testimony is, we are fully saved in Jesus, walking in all the light He sheds upon us as we press our way onward to the mansions He has gone to prepare. We are wholly sanctified and prepared for the Master’s use.
G. W. & M. E. Morse.
Beloved Brethren: — We are still alone so far as co-laborers help us; but God is with us in our lonely siege, and we earnestly pray God that the time may come for us to be more fully equiped in this glorious warfare. We would be rejoiced to meet you all in a real Holy Ghost meeting. We still continue to pray and look for God to send some of His own chosen ministers here to help lead others in the ways of Divine life. God gives us grace and strength to walk in His light. We know we can do nothing of ourselves, and we are willing and thankful to give the glory to God. Amen! Yours in the love of Jesus.
R. J. & E. J. Brown.
Poplar Hill, Kan.
Dear Brethren: — God has saved me from all sin, and given me an inheritance among the sanctified of the Lard. I praise God for the sweet peace I have in my soul which the world cannot give nor take away. It is like a well of water in my soul. Praise God! He is helping me to continually keep the victory in my soul. I praise God for this narrow way which the world knoweth not of. “The vultures eye hath not seen neither has the lion’s whelp trod thereon.” Glory to God for salvation full and complete! I am cleansed from tea and coffee, and everything that is contrary to the will of God. Praise the Lord for this perfect love which casteth out fear, which I have in my soul. It is so good to be cut loose from the world, the flesh, and the devil. I am determined to stand firm, having on the breast-plate of righteousness and my feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace. Your Bro. saved and sanctified through the precious blood of Jesus.
D. P. Ziegler.
Dear Brethren: — I am saved and sanctified by a second work of grace, and ready to do God’s will in all things. Glory be to God for a full and complete salvation! The Lord saves me from all sin, and whosoever the Lord makes free is free indeed. He has clothed me in my right mind, and gives me perfect victory over the flesh and the devil. I am tried and proved by the Word of God. Glory be to God! My name is written in the Lamb’s book of life. I am laying up my treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, nor thieves break through and steal. Your Bro. in Christ.
Dear Brethren: — Thanks be to God for His strength, and for the TRUMPET. O praise God for salvation!
Let the fainting soul be cheerful,
Let the timid now be brave;
Why should they be faint, or fearful
Whom the Lord delights to save?
Whom He rescues,
Satan can no more enslave.
I am trusting in Jesus. Your sister washed in the blood of the Lamb.
Dear Brethren: — We do praise God for the wonderful latter rain that is filling the whole earth. O that every watchman would cry aloud and spare not. It seems some are hindered for the want of means. We that are not called to wield the Sword should help those who are. We do praise God for victory. We praise God for sending Bro. Miller to preach the Word to us in the power of the Holy Ghost. I have the victory over every thing not of God. Your sister sanctified wholly.
Clara A. Kinney.
Dear Brethren: — I do praise our God for a salvation that is complete in Christ. I know that I am saved and sanctified just now. I stand redeemed in Jesus, and ready waiting the will of the Lord. I am walking in the light, and the Spirit of God illumines my pathway. We have had glorious meetings in this neighborhood, souls have been saved. Bless God! Some have become alarmed and in fear of the wrath of God, and the awful judgment that awaits those who are in babylon. May Heaven’s blessing rest on all the dear saints. Amen! Your Brother.
G. P. Butterfield.
Dear Brethren: — My testimony is that I am saved, sanctified, and walking in the light as God gives it to me. I praise His holy name for His saving power. The Lord cleanses me from all sin just now. Glory to God forever! God bless all the dear saints. Amen! I do praise God for a salvation that saves to the uttermost. The devil is raging in this country, but God’s work is going on with much power. Pray for us.
M. C. Marsh.
Dear Brethren: — I wish to commune with you by the medium of the pen. For eight years I held license from the U. B. sect, and past all examinations required by them. But by diligent searching of the Word, I learned that they taught many errors, and left things undone that ought to be obeyed in the order of God’s plan. Seeing they, with many others, were helping to honor the pope by following the beast he has set up, I severed my connection and fellowship with them, “and came out of her,” and “cast out the bond woman and her son which is Agar,” and claimed to be full heir with the son of the free, and let my soul enjoy itself in fatness. He keeps me in His pavilion. Bless His holy name!
I had the privilege of meeting with the true children of God a few times at Archbold, and O what a feast to my soul. O what freedom their is in accepting Christ’s yoke and nothing else. Hallelujah to the Lamb! for He is my fortress and strength forever.
I have taken the TRUMPET for nearly one year, and I enjoy it. It is definite and radical, holds forth all Bible truth, and refuses all error. Amen! I know if I do His commandments I shall know of the doctrine. I know He leads me into all truth. Praise His name! Oh how free are those that accept the full light and walk in it. I am persecuted much. Thank God! If we have our feet shod with the preperation of the Gospel, and our loins girded about with the truth and the breast-plate of faith, and for a helmet, salvation, or sanctification the equipment wards off all the darts that babylon can throw.
I am your humble Bro. under the blood.
J. J. Peterson.
Dear Brethren: — My testimony is that I am saved and sanctified, and walking in all the light God gives me. O praise the Lord forever and ever for this marvelous light that makes us free from the world, and saves us from sin. O glory to God for the manifestation of His love. It is opening the eyes of the people. Praise the Lord! The dry bones are beginning to get stirred up. And the sects are beginning to howl and gnash with their teeth, and are telling all manner of falsehoods about the little ones, and those that conveyed the truth to us. But praise the Lord, we are free from all things. All glory to God for salvation. We are having glorious meetings, and the Lord is adding to the Church. Glory to His name! Praise the Lord! We are gaining ground. I wish to say that I have been afflicted with the Asthma for nearly fifteen years, of which the Lord hits healed me. And I have had weak eyes for six years, and my eyes have been restored. O praise His holy name! There are but few of us here, but we are holding the fort against a host of professors that raise a great howl when the truth is pressed upon them; but praise the Lord, we pay no attention to this, but wield the Sword with force. Several are being brought to see the light of God. O may God arouse the people from their lethargy, and open the eyes of their understanding, that they may come to Christ and be saved: that we may all be one as Christ and the Father are one.
B. N. Longerbone.
East Jordan, Mich.
Dearly Beloved: — Praise the Lord for salvation! Glory to God for victory!
We are having glorious meetings every Thursday night. O it makes me happy to read the GOSPEL TRUMPET, and hear of so many souls being saved. Praise His name forever! I am all sold out to Jesus: I have left everything that is contrary to the will of God. The Lord has placed my feet on the solid Rock. I am sanctified, and satisfied. Glory to God!
Your Sister saved by the blood.
Richey D. Dahn.
Battle Creek, Mich.
Dear Brethren: — God bless you, and all the dear Trumpet family in your faithful discharge of duty. His mercies are over us so rich and bountiful, that my heart sings praises to His name continually. I am wrapped about with His salvation and overshadowed with His love, and I know that He guides, guards, protects, and delivers me from all the snares and power of the enemy. Every little while there are those who are earnestly seeking the right way. How our heart rejoices when we find souls inquiring the way to Zion. Two souls are now deeply interested, and one, through sister Hardenburg’s instrumentality, has found Him whom her soul longed after. Another, who lives ten miles out of town, was sent on her way rejoicing in the fullness of Christ.
Glory be to God! So God remembers His beloved Zion. Let us exalt His name together. Saved and sanctified.
Anna K. Thomas.
Dear Brethren: — I praise God this evening for full salvation that I can feel in my soul. Praise our God forever! God says, Ye are my witnesses, and praise God I am ready to testify wherever I am. We are weak, but God is strong, and I go to Him for strength, for I realize that there is no powers but those that be of God. I am determined to stand straight for God while life lasts. He says in His Word that “he that sinneth is of the devil.” I am determined to follow His Word, and be led by His Spirit at all times. I started to serve God last spring while Bro. Cox was bolding meeting at this place. O I praise God that I ever started to serve the Lord; it is a good way to live, the best I can find. Glory be to God forever!
It is my delight to do the will of God. I am fully saved in Jesus just now, and trusting Him for all things.
Your blood-washed brother.
H. M. Reed.
Dear Brethren: — I am saved from all sin. Last January the Lord sanctified my soul, and praise our God, He has kept me ever since by His mighty power. Hallelujah to our God for this wonderful salvation that keeps us free from sin. I am saved from all pride and fashion; and have no yoke on me only the yoke of our Lord Jesus Christ. His yoke is easy, and His burden is light. I am sanctified, and healed, and kept by the mighty power of God. Your sister in Christ, washed, and made white and tried.
Beloved Members of the Household of Faith: — We greet you again in the name of Jesus. Oh ever precious Savior He saves me to the uttermost, and preserves me blameless. My experience since the Assembly at Geneva, has been truly wonderful. During my short stay at this meeting, I was given clearer conceptions of the divine will concerning me, and felt that I was nearing the point of faith where I should be made whole. On the morning of Sept. 26, while alone in prayer, I was engulfed in a wonderful flood of healing glory, and received a most satisfactory evidence that the work was done. Oh how wonderful that such glory and power can be experienced here below. Oh praise our Omnipotent God, who healeth ALL our diseases, as well as forgiveth all our iniquities. Oh I am lost, so completely lost to all but God; lost in wonder, love and praise.
Just one week later I was again afflicted in another form. And the Spirit sweetly whispered, “Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no Physician there? then why is not, the health of the daughter of my people recovered?” O how sweet, how inexpressibly, how indescribably sweet to my soul is this experience. This is the third time that I have been brought into this precious faith, and now I feel that He has so stablished, strengthened and settled me, that I shall never be moved.
Your sister low at the feet of Jesus.
Dear Brethren: — We have the victory through Jesus. Glory to God! We have been holding meetings for several weeks in private houses among the saints, and the Lord has wonderfully blessed us. I belonged to the sect over thirteen years; but glory to Jesus! I am saved from all of the devil’s works. Sunday we met at the river and five were buried with Christ by baptism into death according to Rom. 6:4. Brothers H. A. Sanford and Wm. Jackson did the baptizing. The little ones came up out of the water shouting the praises of God. It made the sects mad to see the saints baptizing into the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, and not in the sect name. In the afternoon we went to Hamburg S. C. and met at one of the saints houses for observing the ordinances of feet-washing etc. The little ones leaped and praised God. Some of the M. E. sect said we were drawing away their members, and forbid us to preach In their cage. Glory to God! “They shall cast you out of their synagogue for my sake,” says Jesus. And the time has come. Hallelujah! Glory, glory to God! Your sister saved and sanctified.
I am a witness for God. I can say that Jesus saves me from this present world, and all sin. Yes, He rescued me from danger, wand’ring through this world of sin. O what sweet pleasure I find in obeying the truth. I am saved and sanctified and healed by the power of God, and the laying on of hands. Pray for me. Your saved brother.
Saul P. Farren.
Dear Brethren and Sisters and Friends: — I do praise my God for pure salvation! My dear brethren and sisters in the Lord, when I heard the mighty power of God preached, the Spirit began to work with me, and showed me such strong visions that there was something more for me to do. I had belonged to the sect about three or four years: I was justified, but not sanctified. So when Bro. Fisher came to Red Lion and preached sanctification, I began to examine my Bible; and I found we had to become pure even as He is pure. And I made a death bed consecration to God, promising Him to give up all to Him, and be led by Him. And when I did this God gloriously sanctified my soul, and set me free, giving me great power to testify for Him.
Well I still had my name on the Methodist sect book, and Bro. Fisher said, “You had better get your name out of it.” Well I thought it would be all right if I would still leave it in. I thought I could get along after promising God to give up every thing; so I let it go. For some time it would come to my mind there was something I had left undone. I began to lose my power. I said to my wife that I seemed to be getting weaker, and it came to my mind when I consecrated myself to the Lord I would give up all to Him, and be free. And He showed me that I was not free when I had my name on the sect book. Praise God! I got the pen and ink, and left it to God, and said I would write as the Spirit moved me. I wrote to have my name taken from the sect book; and since that I have received more of the Holy Ghost in my soul than ever. It is like a well of living water constantly flowing out of my soul.
Some will say, I don’t see what harm your name will be on a class book. Does not the Lord say “Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers”? Some will say there are no unbelievers in the church (or sect). Praise God! we know there are none in the true Church, which is Jesus Christ. Some say we do not understand it in that way. God says the wicked shall not understand; but the wise shall understand, and they shall shine as the firmament forever and ever. Praise God for the glorious light!
Your Bro. in Christ, saved and sanctified.
CONFUSION AND INCONSISTENCY.
By persecuting, abusing and excommunicating each-other, the churches do cruel injustice to their common Lord, and His followers. They contract His Kingdom and His power; they lower Him from His kingly throne to the head-ship of a sect or party or school; they hate those whom He loves, and for whom He died; they curse those whom He blesses, and violate the judgmental law of His Gospel.” This indictment of the sects that he calls churches, with its ten counts is brought by the eminent theological scholar, and teacher, of New York — Philip Behalf. It is a quotation from a speech made by him on the 2nd. of Sept. 1884 before the eighth General Conference of the so called Evangelical Alliance held at Copenhagen.
My dear brethren, Warner and Fisher: it seems to me that the publication of the above indictment by a man who himself clings to one of the “churches” which he so thoroughly characterizes as abominably wicked, would be productive of good toward their overthrow.
These words show the inconsistency of a man who so clearly sees what is the ILLEGITIMATE fruit of sect, schism, in remaining a party to a system of such abomination, and also counseling, as he did, in the same speech, thus, “Everybody should belong to that denomination which he conscientiously prefers to any other, and in which he can do the most good.”
This is an exact quotation. Oh what blindness of these great educated babylon divines.
Yours in Christian fellowship and love.
E. W. Lyman.
Archbold, Fulton Co., O.
Dear Brethren: — Praise the Lord O my soul! The Lord has established His little Church at our place. Praise His name! The Lord sent dear Bro. Miller, of Jerry City O., here, in the latter part of January. The Lord blessed us very much. We meet every Sabbath, and some times during the week. From here we took Bro. Miller to Fayette, where we found Sister Carrie Hitchcock praising the Lord for full salvation. We were very glad to see her. O dear saints pray for that sister, she is in a terrible place. O dear Jesus, keep Thy dear children. The Lord willing, companion and I think of going to Gratiot Co. Mich., to see our friends, and get acquainted with as many dear saints as we can, and visit their meetings. If there are any living near where we go through, I wish they would let me know by letter. The following will be our route, with horse and buggy. From Archbold to Fayette, Jackson, Lansing, St Johns, and Bridgeville.
Your Bro. saved, sanstified and kept by the power of God. Praise God for His healing and keeping power. Jesus is my physician for soul and body. Praise the Lord!
Dear Brethren: — am saved this morning, both soul and body; basking in the sunlight of God’s eternal joy and love. Glory to Jesus for the sweet peace He gives to all who love and obey Him. The saints held a meeting at the Barton school- house last Saturday and Sabbath. The attendance was large, especially in the evening, when we observed the ordinances. And best of all, the Lord was with us in power, and demonstration of the Spirit.
Your brother in Christ.
Dear Brethren: — I am saved and sanctified, and kept by the power of God through Divine grace. In the fall of 1859 I was a backslider reclaimed, and from that time up till four or five years ago, I lived in a justified state, or rather in a backsliding and repenting state. I became convicted for sanctification. In Mar. 1885 I came to New Washington Ohio, and became acquainted with Bro. O. Guiss. He occasionally gave me a TRUMPET to read, and I finally subscribed for 6 months.
Well, about ten months ago I thought I had received this light; but I still was mistaken: I was then in the M. E. sect.
On the night of Feb. 2nd, 1887, I put my all on the altar, believing that the altar sanctifies the gift. On the 6th of Feb. I prayed and fasted all day: I received a wonderful baptism of the Holy Ghost. I can now say, praise the Lord! I am saved and sanctified, and kept by the power of God through Divine grace. I am out on the promise of God; I am free, yes free! Glory to God! when I say free, I mean free from all sects. I belong to the Church of the Living God, washed and cleansed in His own precious blood. The carnal mind, the root of bitterness, is gone, I have a new experience: I see with other eyes, in reading the TRUMPET. It is food to my soul now. I can adopt it, as I see it is based on the holy Word of God. Glory to God! I have a sweet rest in Jesus.
Your Brother saved and sanctified.
Dear Brother: — I received your letter on the 22nd. I have great reason to praise God for the precious truths your letter brought to me — yes, indeed, as seeing Him who is invisible. O the hidden mystery! ’tis hidden from the world — Surely the sweetest moments enjoyed by the children of God — my cup runneth over — my heart is too full for utterance: but the Lord knoweth its meaning.
You spoke of Rev. 18:4, Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins. O how I realize the call, it was sounded to me loudly, and often. Wherefore, come out from among them, and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing. — 2 Cor. 6:17. O praise the Lord! He has received those that have come unto Him — the Church, the Bride of Christ. “For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy; for I have espoused you to one Husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” Christ loved the Church, and gave Himself for it, that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present it to Himself, a glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing: but that it should be holy and without blemish. — Eph. 5:25-27 How unmistakable this portion of God’s Word, which portrays so grandly both the love and power of Christ — conveys the necessity of perfect purity, and perfect conformity to the Divine will. It states expressly that Christ died for the purpose of securing to Himself a Church cleansed and sanctified, without spot. What depth of meaning is here. Is it possible that He will find such a Church, such a Bride? O praise God! we can say yes. Unto the angel of the Church in Sardis, John was commanded to write: Thou hast a few names even in Sardis, which have not defiled their garments, and they shall walk with me in white; for they are worthy. — verses 3, 4. O how much better, and sweeter, to enter the Heavenly Canaan than to enjoy an earthly one. I endeavored to place all in Christ, and take a view of the goodly land, having been enabled to raise our Ebenezer; saying, hitherto hath the Lord helped us. Let us inscribe upon our hearts, Jehovah–jireh, the Lord will provide. Abundant is the provision in Heaven’s storehouse for all the needy. Let us seek, and expect great blessings from on high. Praise God! I am happy to hear you say, God sanctified you ten years ago. I cannot tell you what I have enjoyed from the sanctifying power of God’s grace; but it will suffice to say that my peace has flowed like a river, and I can testify that I have had more of the presence of the Lord than during my whole previous existence. The earnest of the purchased possession has been given to me, and I have rejoiced in the hope of the glory of God, and of the rest which remaineth for His people. Sweet rest in Jesus. Praise the name of Jesus! Pray for me, that I may always enjoy God’s holy presence. Now unto Him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory, with exceeding joy: To the only wise God, our Savior, be glory, and majesty, dominion, and power, both now and forever, Amen.
From your sister in Jesus.
M. E. Gipfiney.
Dear Saints: — Grace be unto you, and peace from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. I praise God for a full and free salvation. I know that the blood of Jesus has cleansed me from all sin. I am saved and sanctified wholly, and am free from babylon. Your sister.
N. A. Robinson.
Dear Brethren: — Paul in writing to the Romans says, “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.” I praise God that I can make this reckoning just now. I am out on the promise, and under the blood. I am saved and sanctified, ready to be revealed in the last time. Your Bro. in the Lord.
W. E. Robinson.
Brushy Prairie, Ind.
Dear Brethren: — Grace be unto you, and peace from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord has a little Church established at this place, who are enjoying the salvation of Jesus Christ in their souls. O glory to Jesus! The Lord gives us glorious meeting. On the eve of Nov. 5 we held an ordinance meeting. The little ones were filled with the mighty power of God. Twenty-two partook of the Lord’s Supper and the ordinance of feet-washing. What a glorious time! How true are the blessed words we find in John 13:17. — “If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.”
Your Bro. saved and sanctified.
M. S. Yoder.
Dear Brethren: — I give all glory, honor, and thanksgiving to our Savior, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all sin, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people zealous of good works. I praise God this morning for the kindness He has bestowed upon me: for He has filled my soul with love and kindness to all. Praise His holy name for His wonderful healing power. I had a severe cold, and could not work without suffering much pain. I prayed to God to relieve me, and the Lord healed me. I am able now to work, and walk six miles to meet with the dear saints of God. My wife and I, are ready to go in the field, and fight for Jesus. Your Bro. saved and sanctified.
John A. Dillon.
Dear Brethren: — May God keep you all saved and filled with the Spirit. Amen!
It is with joy that I write my testimony to the TRUMPET. My testimony is that I am saved and sanctified wholly just now. Praise the Lord for salvation full and free in Christ Jesus. I am kept by the power of God from sin unto salvation. I am saved from sectarianism: I have no yoke but the yoke of Jesus.
Your Bro. in the Lord.
Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Dear Brethren: — I do feel to praise the Lord for His saving and keeping power. Praise the Lord for salvation! I have been afflicted with chills, and got medicine at the drug store, but it did no good, so I turned to the Lord, and He made a way for my escape. O how I do praise the Lord for the healing power. I wish the prayers of all God’s people, that we may always be at work for God, and trusting Him for every thing.
J. T. Brown.
Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Dear Brethren: — I am praising God for full and free salvation. I am standing on the solid Rock, and drinking of the water of life. God is leading me out to work in His vineyard, to exhort sinners to flee to Christ, and to help to pull down the walls of babylon, and hold up the light of entire sanctification. Some are receiving light and praying for the “old man” to be east out. All my soul desires is to walk in the light and see souls saved.
I lived 43 years in the M. E. sect, sinning and repenting like all who live in babylon; but praise God! I now am free in Christ Jesus. I was made free by the sanctifying grace of God. I am saved and kept by the power of God.
I have been afflicted for many years, but God has wonderfully healed me. I give God all the Glory. Your sister under the blood.
Dear Brethren: — I praise God for what He is doing for me. I am saved from all sin and am walking in the light. I made a full consecration of soul and body to God; laid all on the altar and God sanctified the gift. Glory to His holy and blessed name forever! I would now testily to the healing power. After having a very Spiritual meeting at our house, I was healed by the mighty power of God, by the laying on of hands by the Elders. I have been a sufferer for thirty years. I also was healed of a cancer of seven years. I have never in all my life time enjoyed as good health as I now do. Bless God! I am spiritually healed as well as physically. Your sister saved in Christ.
Poplar Bluff Mo.
I feel led of the Lord to write my testimony to the dear saints. I do feel to praise the Lord for full and free salvation that keeps me every day free from sin. I am tempted and tried, but the trial of our faith is more precious than gold; yea, than fine gold. O praise God for the light and liberty He has granted unto the children of men. O it is joy unspeakable and full of glory.
I was greatly afflicted with rheumatism, but the Lord has healed me, and made me whole. O praise the Lord for setting me free, soul and body. We pray God to send some of His ministers here to declair the words of our Lord to the people of this place. Pray for my dear companion and myself, that we keep low at the feet of Jesus. Amen!
Dearly Beloved Brethren, greeting.
I feel the saving power continually in my soul. Glory be to God for all He has done for me. This evening I feel the sanctifying power in my heart. O what joy and great glory it brings to my soul to read the Gospel Trumpet, and to hear of so many souls being saved. O Glory to God! How plainly the Holy Spirit reveals to me that His children are all baptised by one Spirit into the one body, the Lamb’s wife. “Let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to Him; for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.” The Church of Christ is the wife, and all those who are saved in God, being born again and wholly sanctified to God are arrayed in tine linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. Bless the Lord! I came out from among the Winebrennarians and now thank God, I am free in Christ Jesus. “Whom the Son makes free, is free indeed. My soul says Praise the Lord. God bless Bro. F. F. Bear and wife, who have given up all for Jesus, and keep them in His name and use them to His glory. I pray God to send them this way to preach for us. It does my soul good to hear the true Word preached. I am sanctified and kept by the power of God. Pray for my wife that she may be saved.
Dear Brethren: —
I am saved just now, and walking in all the light God gives me. Praise His holy name forever! I do praise Him for this blessed evening light, which is now shining. Praise God for what He is doing for His little ones here. Hallelujah! We stand as one; filled with the power of God.
All glory to God for His goodness to the children of men. I am saved and sanctified.
M. F. Raysor.
Dear Brethren: —
I received one of your papers from one of my neighbors, Bro. Hunter. It was a glorious paper. I am sanctified by the same Savior whom you teach. Glory to His name!
W. H. James.
Dear Brethren: —
I am saved and sanctified and kept by the power of God. I praise God for a full and complete salvation. I am saved to the uttermost. I wish some of the dear ministers of God would come to preach here again. I ask all the dear saints to pray for my healing.
Your sister in Christ.
Table Rock, Neb.
Dear Brethren: —
Praise the Lord for the way He keeps me. Just now while I am writing, I feel that He saves me soul and body. Glory to His name for this great salvation. I am trying to hold up the true light in this place.
We are expecting Bro. Haner here in the near future, to preach the straight Word. Praise the Lord forever!
Dear Saints; —
God is wonderfully keeping this little band of bloodwashed saints. We are all alive for God, and rejoicing every day because of our escape from babylon. How my heart burns within me when I read the Gospel Trumpet, and hear what God is doing for His children, and how He is saving them from their evil habits. God has saved me from Tea for three years, and last week I promised to give the money which I previously expended for Tea and Coffee, to the Lord, and provide some of my friends with the Trumpet. If all who have been saved from useless things would send the money to the Trumpet Office, to spread the true Word of God in the land, God will bless you in so doing. Jesus says inasmuch as ye did it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Your sister, sanctified.
Lake Bethel, Ind.
Dear Brethren: —
God bless you with all Spiritual blessings, and keep you continually filled with His glory. God is filling my soul so full that it runs over. Glory be to God forever and ever! I am glad I am saved and settled forever in God. Glory be to God! I have been well grounded on the Rock and put together in the one lump to live for God, and He does wonderfully bless my soul all the time. Glory to God for such a salvation.
“O it’s glory in my soul
For my Jesus reigns within.”
It is better felt than told. I am ready to do anything God wants of me, for I have no will of my own, so I just let Him have His own way with me. Glory be to God!
Your sister, saved and sanctified.
Sarah N. Wells.
GOSPEL TRUMPET: — I am saved and sanctified, and kept by the power of God, free from sect babylon, built in the tree Church of God, and on the forward march. Hallelujah! I have victory in my soul. I have seen so many sickly, puny professors this winter, claiming holiness. Their testimony is, sanctified, and satisfied, and sit down. May God help them to move out.
Geo. E. Bolds.
Columbia City Ind.
Dear Brethren in Christ: — I feel led to write my testimony for Jesus. He saves me every day from all sin. Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. I am free from all sin, and all sects, and, from everything that is not of God. I do praise the Lord for ever showing me this great light. We must try the spirits and see if they are of God. “Every spirit that confesses that Jesus is come in the flesh is of God.” Praise God for this promise Christ truly dwells in me. I do praise the Lord for the TRUMPET, in which I learn the wonderful works that God is carrying on among His people in these last days, … am fully saved from all sin. Your sister saved and sanctified.
DEAR BRETHREN: — I am saved just now, and fill with all the fullness of God. O glory to God for to work that He has done in my heart. It does … soul good to see poor sinners come to the cross as get saved. O glory to God! I love this holy w… It is glorious. We have the victory over all t.. powers of darkness, and our souls are filled with t.. fire of God. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! I s.. saved and sanctified, and ready for every good we.. and work. Your Bro. in Christ.
Frank B. Smith.
Dear Brethren: — Praise the Lord t.. morning for salvation that cleanses, a.. keeps us from all desire to do evil, a.. keeps us looking up to God through … I our tribulations and trials. I have nothi.. to cling to but Jesus, He is my only refuge. Praise the Lord forever and ever.
Dear Brethren: — I praise God for salvation from all sin. I am sanctified wholly and kept by the power of God. Please pray for my mother that she may be healed of the rheumatism. Also pray for my s ter who has been failing in health for fi.. years. She has abandoned all Doctor and is looking to the Lord for healing.
Dear Brethren: — I praise God for salvation that saves to the uttermost. … heart is tilled with the praises of God … this wonderful work that is wrought in m.. I am out on the promise, and saved by t.. blood of Jesus. The people in this pa.. of town are wonderfully stirred with ze.. for “our church.” The sect spirit is ragi.. because one little temple of clay has t.. Kingdom of Christ set up in it. We.. praise God for the witness. Your sister saved, sanctified and satisfied.
M. E. Hurd.
Dear Brethren: — Glory to God for salvation! I am yet in Augusta working fo.. the Lord at 441. Taylor St. The saint a.. salute you. The Lord continues to add … His true Church here. Yours saved an.. sanctified wholly.
H. A. Sanford.
Dear Brethren: — Glory be to God fo.. what I feel in my soul just now. It is lik.. a well of water springing up into everlasting life. Praise God for salvation from all sin! The closer I live to God the brighter the light shines. I praise God for a willing heart to follow Him. Praise Jesus forever and ever! I am sanctified by a second work of grace, and made free in Christ Jesus. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. — Rom. 6:22. I am trusting in God this morning for everything. He has promised to be with us even to the end.
“O the blessed Holy Spirit,
How He leads me in the way,
In the straight and narrow pathway,
In the light of perfect day.”
Your sister in Christ.