15 February 1885, Volume 6, Number 23.



From the hundred sheep, which the shepherd’s care
Had protected many a day,
There was one went forth and his restless feet
On the desert wandered away;
Then the Shepherd’s heart was grieved, and He kindly said;
On the mountains it will languish and pine;
I will go and search for the sheep I lost,
I will leave the ninety and nine.

There was joy, great joy in the Shepherd’s fold
When His long, long journey was o’er
And the poor lost sheep, that had gone astray,
In His arms He tenderly bore;
Then the Shepherd’s heart was glad and He said to all:
What a moment of rejoicing is mine!
For I love my sheep that I lost and found,
More than all the ninety and nine.

Oh that Shepherd kind is the Son of God,
Who has borne our sorrow and care,
It was He who said, there is joy in heaven
O’er the wanderer’s penitent prayer;
To the soul He bringeth back to His fold of grace
To his precious fold of mercy divine,
Now his heart goes out, for He loves that one,
More than all the ninety and nine.

Mat. 18:12. Luke, — 13:4.




In last Trumpet, We make bro. Gildersleeve say, “I will be one of fire hundred saints that will give $5.00 each”, should read, one of one hundred.

Last page, Bro. A. H. Lea’s communication, the head should read. “Right; Confess your Gift,” instead of, your Guilt.




THE Law having a shaddow of good things to come and not the very image of the things, can never with these sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.” Hed. 10,-1.

The old covenant being but a shadow and it the very image, shows quite a contrast between the old and new covenant, the covenant of grace being the substance mile the covenant of work is but a shadows. However God gave writings under the Old covenant when the sacrifice was incepted.

Elijah was a man of God, lived under e law, had great power with God, even ..ayed that it should not rain and it ..l not for the space of three years d six months; prayed again that it ..ght rain and it did rain. Elijah was very poor, even fed by the ..ens, whilst the (popular preachers) se prophets, forced him to take shelter caves, and solitary places, to save his ….

Elijah made a proposition to build an ..ar, and put a bullock thereon and the ..d, that would answer by fire, was to be ..d. So the saying pleased the (popular teachers) false prophets; no doubt they ..ught four hundred and fifty to one, was ..e to prevail. The sacrifice was prepared … the false prophets prayed, but no answer. Elijah prepares the altar, and ..red on twelve barrels of water and ..d the trench with water, then asked, … the Lord answered by sending fire, which consumed the bullock wood and the ..r, licking up the water, which was on … altar, and in the trench. And now the … prophet rises thirsty for the blood of ..se false prophets, he cries out, take the prophets of Baal, let not one of them es-..e; “and he marched them down to the ..ok Kishon” l, Kings 19:40. while cries … mercy was heard, oh man of God pity … spare our lives and we will worship ..r God. But, alas there was no eye to …, no one to help, poor souls; condemned ..lie, and the man of God, not satisfied ..ill four hundred and fifty dicing men … strangling and strugling in their God.

How this was right, in Elijah’s day un-.. the law, and in the fulfillment of the … that the prophet did this.” How Jesus ..s, “if you love me ye will keep my commandments.”

Oh let us look at the scene: law and judgment without mercy. Reader, where would you and I have been, had it not been for mercy. Hallelujah! I am so glad it was said there is “fault found” with the Old Covenant; and even James and John after following Jesus three years, heard His Gospel from his own mouth, and when ill treated by the Samaritans, asked if they should not “call for fire, to consume their enemies.

Peter cut off the high priest’s servent’s ear with his sword, but Jesus said, put up thy sword Peter’ “my kingdom (church) is not of this world;” else we would fight.

Peter was not yet fully aware of the power that destroys the “old man.” But after the Holy Ghost fell on them Peter could beat his “sword into a plow shear, and his spear into a pruning hook.”

This law of grace is stamped in our minds, and written, in our hearts, the image of Christ “who was led as a Lamb dum before the shearers so He opened not His mouth,” is to be stamped in our hearts and our walk, and conversation.

Jesus said, “if ye love me ye will keep my words, and my father will love you, and we will come unto you and make our abode with you.” Glory hallelujah! He washes our bodys with pure water, makes it His temple.

The old law said thou shalt not kill, the new covenant stamped within us, Christ the hope of glory, responds, I have no desire to kill, “he that hateth his brother is a murderer.” The old law said, “thou shalt not commit adultery,” the new says, “he that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath commited adultery with her already in his heart.”

Christ has now come, “an high priest of good things to Come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is to say not of this building; for if the blood of bulls und of goats, and the ashes of an heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth the unclean, to the purifying of the flesh; how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your concience from dead works to serve the living God?”

Nelta. Texas.


The Holy Ghost Our Guide.


Sanford Baker.

THIS is the Holy Ghost dispensation, inaugurated on the day of pentecost. Since then, this third person in the “adorable trinity” has been in the world, not as some suppose, a mere ideal something or an influence, but as the only available Deity of the age, the great organizer and head of the Church on earth He appoints, educates, empowers and directs His servants who move only at His will. He is the Bishop of high Heaven, appointed by the triune Deity, whose representative, and the essence of whose power He is, to govern His Church on earth. It His is prerogative to rule, it is ours to serve Him. He will not give His office nor His glory to another; no other is able to bear them. If we are in service by any other authority than His, we labor in vain, and our works will be burned, though we be saved as by fire. If we presume to officiate in His place, we are guilty usurpers, and will be called to account therefor.

Who but the Holy Ghost can set in order the soldiers for this holy war? As He has prepared them for the work severally as He will, who but He can assign them their place in the great conflict? He is thoroughly acquainted with the battle field and points of attack. He well knows the enemy, His power and His devices. Satan can not elude the searching gaze and vigilance of the Holy Ghost Our wisdom and our light must come from Him. We must seek unto the Holy Ghost for needed help here on earth. He may minister to our necessities, spiritual or otherwise, by direct communication, or by means of human instruments, as He shall choose. Many things may be done, many things said, claiming to be spiritual and Divine, that are entirely foreign thereto. Many men may stand before the people claiming authority and power in the work of God, because of commissions from mere human arrangerments, which have not the seal of the Holy Ghost. Hearken not unto them, they are blind leaders of the blind, and they and their followers will go into the dirch.

It is vain for any to go forth in the vineyard of the Lord bearing an appointment from any other agency or power than the Holy Ghost; hence, it is vain for any to seek unto such expecting to receive benefit. Whatever else a man may have, of intelligence, culture, popularity, mental endowments, high testimonials, they all are as filthy rags in the work of God, and go for nought if he have not the endorsement of the Holy Ghost. A man may be wise and possess all needful qualification in worldly things, and be well fited to promote the interests (as the world views it) of church organization as at present existing in the world; and yet be a complete stranger to the Holy Ghost, and unable to take the first step in the true Church of Christ. An organization can flourish and appear grandly before the eye of the body, and yet be deadness and corruption before the eye of the soul, and before God. It matters not that a good and Holy name be given to an unholy thing, it is none the better thereby. Calling a system or an organization “the Holy Church” does not make it such. It was just such that, put to death the martyrs. All the Holy names it could bear were attached to it, and yet it was as black as hell. It was such that also put to death the Lord of glory and the Holy Apostles.

Do any ask, how shall we know when the Holy Ghost works through human instrumentalities? Look over the record of the past in God’s Word. Can you not tell who had the commission from the Holy Ghost, and who fought under the eye of “the Captain of the host of the Lord? (Josh. 6:13, l4.) Who detected and brought to grief the Achans, the Sauls, the Jeroboams, the Ahabs, the Jezebels, the Herods? It was the Divine Spirit through his own chosen agency. It is true He sometimes used the uncircumcised in heart to do certain work, which is overruled for His glory, but He receives not such into His counsel, nor are they workers together with Him. Look about you on the conflict now going on, and can you not tell whose sword is piercing the enemy? Can you not tell whose sling it is that is sending the smooth stone home? There was a vast army of those uncircumcised Philistines gathered against Israel in Saul’s time, but none of them bore the Holy Ghost commission till the shepherd boy came, and him, Saul, thinking to aid, would have hindered with his cumbersome arms and armors; but David trusted alone in the living God, who hedged him in, and gave victory.

The Holy Spirit must have men and appliances wholly at his disposal operating through such, he never misses the mark, but kills to make alive. If we will only let the Holy Ghost have His way. He will come in simplicity and power and give victory every time. Hallelujah!



A Testimony for Jesus.


DEAR BRETHREN: — I am saved, and praising God for full and free salvation. Glory to God! Oh how it fills my soul with glory! Praise His Holy name forever! It is more than my meat and drink to do my Master’s will. Glory to the Lamb of God for His saving power!

‘I am so wondrously saved from sin,
Jesus so sweetly abides within,
Saves me each moment, and keeps me clean;
Glory to His name!”

I am walking in the light, “and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth me from all sin.” Oh how I praise God for what He has done for me! Glory to His holy name! “Being then made free from sin, I became the servant of righteousness.” Hallelujah! “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal lifte through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Your Sister saved and sanctified wholly.                                   

Mary Misel.

What is Wanted.




The Holy Spirit is able to make the Word as successful now as in the days of the apostles. He can bring in by hundreds and thousands as by ones and twos. The reason why we are not more prosperd is, that we have not the Holy Spirit with us in might and power, as in early times. If we had the Spirit sealing our ministry with power, it would signify very little about, our talent. Men might pe poor and uneducated; their words might be broken and ungramatical; there might be none of the polished periods of Hall, or glorious thunders of Chalmers; but if the might of the Spirit attended them, the humblest evangelist would be more successful than the most learned of divines, or the most eloquent of preachers. It is extraordinary grace, not talent, that wins the day. It is extraordinary spiritual power, not extraordinary mental power that we need. Mental power may fill a chapel, but spiritual power fills the Church. Mental power may gather a congregation; spiritual power will save souls. We want spiritual power.

Oh! we know some before whom we shrink into nothing as to talent, but who have no spiritual power, but when they speak, they have not the Holy Spirit with them; but we know others, simplehearted, worthy men, who speak their country dialect, and who stand up to preach in their country-place, and the Spirit of God clothes every word with power. Hearts are broken, souls are saved, and sinners are born again. O Spirit of the living God, we want thee. Thou art the life, the soul, the source of thy people’s success. Without thee, they can do nothing; with thee, they can do everything.

The Christian Voice.


Testimony for Jesus.

Archbald Ohio, Jan. 1, 1885.

DEAR BRETHREN: — O glory to Jesus! I praise His holy name! I thank my God for His grace, which He has given me, unworthy creature that I am. I can say this morning, glory to God, I am saved in the blood of the Lamb. It is only through the mercy of God, that He showed me my sins, some twenty years ago; and I was going in the path that leads to everlasting distruction; then I gave myself up to live for Him that loved me. O glory to God for His grace. In the first few years I had no help from any one only my Savior, which stood by my side, and strengthened me, when I was weak. I had a hard strugle for about a month, with my heavy burden; many a night I wet my pillow with tears crying to my Savior for mercy; so one night I was weeping bitterly, I said, O my Savior, I will not let go without you bless me. O glory to God! I had hardly spoken those words, till my heart was filled with His powerful love. From that time on, their was nothing that I loved better than to walk in this narrow way that leads to everlasting rest and joy. But have had a great many hard strugles. But glory to God for His grace. I thank God for His love, that He has shown to you, that He gives you strength, to work in His vineyard. A good friend of mine sent me the Gospel Trumpet; some time ago. I read it with joy; I found nothing in it but what is right. So I thought I would help to strengthen this work which is from God. God has shown me a great many things, which He is about, to do. The Lord revealed unto me about twelve years ago that He is going to gather His children in one. It is very plain that Christ is going to come soon. God will soon make an end to all things. Please send me one copy of the GOSPEL TRUMPET, and l will subscribe for it soon. Your Bro. in Christ.

John Brodbeck.


Concience Void of Offence

Battle Creek, Mich., Jan. 23, 1885.

DEAR BRETHREN. — Praise the Lord for salvation! I am sweetly resting on His promises! saved from all sin, by virtue of the precious blood of Jesus my Redeemer, who, by the Holy Spirit, pours into my soul such floods of joy and peace that makes satan howl and roar. Glory to Jesus! none of these things move me, except to praise my Lord and king more and more, for His wonderful love toward me in trusting me with “this treasure in earthen vessel.” God’s Spirit is still strivng with Prof. – and the saints are almost holding their breath to see whether the dear brother will follow His promptings, or quench Him. Tuesday evening he made a confession which show the cricis has come, and He must choose whom he will serve. May God put His Spirit upon him and press him into line, and get to Himself great glory is my prayer. The Spirit is present in our meetings, and we feel each day we are leaving the transient things of earth, farther and farther, behind. “Be ye transformed” is becoming more and more an experience with us, and O, it is “glory in my soul.” It is delightful to have a “conscience void of offence.” Praise the Lord, for deliverance! I know God is blessing your labors abundantly, His Spirit tells me so, and it seems as if I was not far from you. I can almost see your presence. “I fancy but thinly a veil intervenes.” But what a glorious meeting when we are all gathered around the great white throne in the Father’s house to sit down with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and together sing the song of Moses and the Lamb! wont the arch of heaven ring with one eternal sound of praise and thanksgiving for salvation through the blood? Glory to His name! Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God! Enclosed find $1.50, I wish I could send more but it is impossible this month. I hope by the 20 of Feb. to send on, all my present, special obligations. Though I know very well, I can never pay the whole “debt of love,” I owe. For it is through you I found this ”Pearl of great price.” I hope in the providence of God, He will let me use all I have directly for Him. It is the intense desire of my heart to do so, and that He who trieth the hearts, will in His own way, in His own time, bring it to pass; for I have committed all to Him as unto a faithful Creator. God bless you again and again, abundantly. Clara wants you should send 25 cts. worth of TRUMPETS, Dec. 15, and Jan. 1, for distribution. The devil dont like my course; but no matter, it is the safe one. Remember the little ones in Battle Greek when you pray. May the Lord ever be with you, and keep you by His almighty power. Your sister redeemed.

Anna K. Thomas.


Another Testimony

Layhoit Iowa Jan. 18th. 1885

Dear Brethren: — I feel it my duty for Christ’s sake to let you know, that I am saved just now, and washed in His precious blood; free from all sects and isms, trusting in God alone praise His holy name for that sweet repose that we have in Jesus, in whom we trust, whose ears are open to the prayers, of those that love His holy ways, I feel to praise God for the Trumpet; it teaches God’s Word; it used to be too strong for me but I praise God I now love to read it, it is meat and drink to my thirsty soul praise God for His wonberful works to the children of men. He saves me to the uttermost! I praise God for what He has done for me in taking away, all desire for tobacco, and all other filthiness that I have no more desire for them. O my heart does praise God whom Daniel trusted who is able to deliver from the temptations of the devil and unreasonable men.

I was at sister Hills last night a week ago we had a good meeting. I praise the Lord for the Holy Spirit which guides us in all truth, and saves us wholy.

I know his blood cleanseth me from all sin “and sanctifies me holy.”

To all that love the Lord, I enclose $2.00 for the Trumpet and to pay for the press.

I hope all will do what they can for the cause, of Christ, and his blessed kingdom. So come bless the Lord for ever.

Your Brother Saved in Christ and kept by His power. Amen! Yours in Christ,

James E. Upton.

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YE believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: If it were not so I would have told you I go to prepare a place for you. Whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto my-self; that where I am there ye may be also. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me. because I live, ye live also. I am in the Father, and the Father in me. If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you, if ye love me keep my commandments.

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Questions And Answers.


DEAR BRETHREN: Through one of our “holiness” Brethren I received one of your papers, The Gospel Trumpet, and read it with much interest. We have a little company here that meet in the name of Jesus alone. We have no organization except as the Holy Spirit has joined us together in one body; and no leader, teacher or preacher, set in authority by men; but own the Holy Ghost as our leader, and except gladly whom He wills to use in ministry. Some things I do not understand as to your teaching. When I left the M. E. sect, some seven years ago, I promised God on the first leaf of my bible that I would know nothing except what His Word taught me. I mean by this, I will adopt ho rules, accept no regulations, believe no doctrine, that I do not find plainly written in His Word. A departure from this position I believe has brought in all the confusion, and the multitude of man made “churches,” that so dishoner the cause of Christ to-day. When we remember what God has done to, “Gather together in one, the children of God that are scattered abroad,” and then see the sect division, envy and strife, it is enough to make men hide their faces in the dust. What a medley of confusion is the christendom of today. How dishonoring to Him who prayed the Father, “That they all may be ONE, as thou Father art in me and I in thee, that they may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” Yet this prayer of Christ, must he answered.

My heart was cheered in reading your paper, and at the wonderful work of the Lord among you.

But I only intended to ask a few questions. For we ought to be “fellowhelpers to the truth.” And I am sure what is good for you Brethren is good for us; for we are members of the same body.

1st. I would like to know what your practice is with regard to ordaining ministers, Elders, and Deacons.

2nd. Do you regulate these, and other questions in the assembly, by the voice of the assembly?

3rd. Do special ones claim to have special power and authority, like the Bishops of the M. E. sect, or do all exercise this privilege of laying on of hands as seemed to be the case in Acts 13:3.

4th. When you find in your midst such an one as is spoken of in 1 Cor. 5:1, 2. How do you proceed in puting “away from among you that wicked person?”

5th. I would also ask you how you hold yourselves toward other assemblies who meet as you do, in the name of Jesus only. So long as you regard them as a true assembly of God, do you hold yourselves under obligations to accept their acts. If they should put a man away, would you refuse to receive him?

6th. Do you meet to remember the Lord in the breaking of bread, and how often?

7th. Do you receive any, or all at the Lord’s table who wish to partake, or do you require a profession of faith in the Lord Jesus?

I do not ask these questions for controversy, but to be instructed, and for truth’s sake. May the Lord bless you in your work in the Lord. Your Bro. washed and made white in the precious blood of Christ.

G. O. Bailey.


To question 1st. We practice simply as the Apostolic record sets the example. When God by the Holy Spirit, and by the fruits and manifestations, makes known to the Church that He has ordained a brother to one of these offices, in due time, when the Lord leads, the Elders, including preachers, who are also Elders, lay hands upon such in the name of Christ, and solemnly recognize, the calling of God in them, and dedicate them to the work whereunto God has ordained them in the body of Christ. Though the scriptures call this service, ordination by the laying on of hands, it is mainly recognization of, and cooperation with God who “sets the members, every one of them, into the body as it pleases Him.” “He gave some apostles, teachers,” etc. “The Holy Ghost has made you overseer, to feed the Church of God.” Eph.4:11, 12. 1 Cor. 12. Acts 20:28.

2nd. Answer — No. We have no regulations to make in our assemblies. Christ has “given us all things that pertains to life and godliness,” And we do no tinkering, law-making, creed formulating, in the assemblies of the saints. We draft no resolutions, enact no bulls, construct no systems, create no rules, waive no preambles, appoint no committee, and issue no licenses. In all our meetings, large and small, salvation of souls is the one great business the Lord has for the saints to labor for; teaching and learning the will of God in all things, is in order, but all legislations, OR law-making — was finished up long ago by the Holy Spirit through the Apostles.

8rd. By reference to Acts 13, you will see that they were “prophets and teachers” who laid their hands on Paul and Barnabas.

Such are all Elders. We have no example of any but Elders laying hands on, where persons are being ordained to office. The Elders are the scriptural persons to lay on hands and thus set apart men to the work to which God had ordained them. But this differs much from a sectarian priest and bishop, conferring the authority he received from the dragon, upon another, by a sectarian ordination. God’s Elders have authority by virtue of the indwelling of Christ, His Word and Spirit. And they have their office because of their authority: but babylon Elders have their authority by virtue of their office.

4th. We first labor to get such to repent, confess their sin, and get salvation. To accomplish this we tell them plainly their ungodly state of heart. If they remain impenitent, we treat them as any other sinner. In nearly all cases corrupted, subverted, and devil posessed men “go out from among its because they are not of ns,” as soon as they receive the sop — are plainly told feat they are of the devil. But should any possess more satanic brass than Judas did, and still pretend to be of us, they are publicly renounced as not of the children of God, and thus put away.

5th. This question does not apply at all to the Church in its normal state of holiness, and the possession of the gifts. It is only when societies are without the scriptural induement of the all searching Spirit of God, that they need such regulations. When men have been put away, and pronounced evil by one society that is in the light of the Spirit of God, they will at once be discerned and rejected by the spiritual wherever they go. Not because they have been disowned by the assembly of the saints some other place, but because the same Spirit presides in, and decides the same way in the hearts of Holy saints everywhere. We do not reject a man because some one else has, hut only because God in our hearts rejects him: and we have not fellowship with him because Christ has no fellowship with him. This confederation of societies by their own arrangements and agreements, is all babylon works, and gives place to. the devil. In the body of Christ “it is God that worketh all in all.” He works all things in all the members. I have no right to own or disown a person, because any one else does, or because any number of saints do, even in the same place; much less in a place at a distance. Others may he quicker to discern than I. When therefore they perceive spirits oposite to the Holy Spirit, they necessarily cannot have fellowship with such; that is their business and not mine. And should they observe that I have not detected the evil, and still hold such in brotherly regard, they will not withdraw from me because I seem to be in fellowship with such; they do not judge me, but admonish me. And when I perceive the wrong spirit they have before me, then fellowship ceaces between my soul and the evil. Not because others have withdrawn from them, but because the pure Spirit in my heart has impressed my consciousness with the opposite character of the spirit. In fact fellowship and non-fellowship, are not acts of our will, regulated by creed rules, but they are rather inward moral states that exist independent of our choice. Fellowship is the naturel blending together of the same spirits in different hearts. Disfellowship is the natural and involuntary recoiling, and rebounding from each other, of opposite spirits.

6th. Yet, we follow the examples and plain commandments of Jesus Christ in baptism, feetwashing and the Lord’s supper. Christ did not say how frequently we should commemorate His death and suffering; but He did commaud us to do it. So we do the same, but the frequency of the observance is governed by various circumstances; we aim at doing it about quarterly.

7th. Do we “admit any and all to the Lord’s table?” No, we exclude all but members of Christ’s body, for “the bread which we break is the communion of the body of Christ,” and none else. None but the spiritual can discern the body of Christ, and such only are qualified to partake. 1 Cor. 10th and 11th chapters.



sect spirit


Geneva Centre. Dec. 28th. 1884.

Dear Brethren: — A praise God this morning that I am saved, sanctified washed, and redeemed, in the precious blood of Jesus.

I feel led to write my experience on going to sect meetings. I had often heard Brotherd Fisher say, he felt the sect spirit, and wondered how he could tell the sect spirit from any other. After I was sanctified, I thought I could attend the sect meetings, just as I had done. Ho one night four of us, went to a sect meeting.

We got there quite early; as the sect members began to come in, the sect spirit came against me, like a gust of wind.

I said to sister Julia Crowell, “do you feel the sect spirit?” She had al-ready felt the same spirit.

Well we prayed and gave in a straight testimony for God. Sister Julia asked the Lord, what caused the diversion. She says I have not the same love for them, that I have for the saints. And she prayed for the Lord to give her the same love for them, that she had for the saints; and the more she prayed the deeper in darkness she got, untill she began to pray, “Lord show me.” Then the Lord said, “I have called you out from among them,” she answered yes, the Lord said, “if you go back you cause the division.”

Then she said Lord, I will not go, the Lord blessed her soul so wonderfully, that she shouted praises to God. She has not attended a sect meeting since to my knowledge, I have been a few times since, but I hold up the true light.

The U. B. sect, held a protracted meeting here last winter; I attended three times, had no opportunity to speak, until the last night, four of God’s little ones were there. We all gave in a straight testimony for God. We testified to freedom from sin, and sanctification by a second work of grace. The carnal priest came down out of the pulpit and said this meeting is mine, and I laid down my rules at the commencement, and I am a going to have them kept; if I cant have them kept any other way, I will apply to the law, and there is just dutch enough about me, to do just what I say.

He says I believe in sanctification, just as much as any one, but not in the way that some do.

He says I can sanctify that stove or that lamp, pointing at them.

He held meeting over two weeks, not one soul made a move.

John the revelator says, and “the light of a candle, shall shine no more at all in thee; “and the voice of the bridegroom, and of the bride, shall be heard no more at all in thee.” Now if the Spirit of Christ, and the Church is not there, I don’t want to go there. And, “whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when “ye depart thence shake the dust off your feet for a testimony against them.” And they do not receive us. Oh praise God for freedom from sectism. If God leads us to a sect meeting there will be some good accomplished by our going. How can we pray for God to bring to naught every thing that is not of Him; and then join the sects in their form of worship?

It was that sect spirit that crucified my Savior; I cannot worship with it; I cannot Fellowship it. God has cleansed me from the desire to go to a sect gathering of any kind. Praise God Oh my soul!

The carnal priest of the United Brethren sect said, he believed that God ordained, that there should be partition walls in the church; but they should be low enough, so that they could reach over and shake hands. Oh my God! have mercy on ungodly teachers and confound and bring to naught, every one that preaches such false doctrine.

God says, “come out from among them and be separate.” How can we be separate and go after them? “God forbid,”

Paul says; “For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make my self a transgressor.”

I do praise God for salvation, full and free. I am saved, sanctified, washed and redeemed, in the Saviors precious blood.

Praise God Oh my Soul!

Lucy Cobb


Precious Promises.


By D. Ecker

God has given to us promises; and the promises thus given are by the apostle said to be precious. A promise is something sent on beforehand to tell of something coming after. The word promise is said to be from the Latin, and means fore-sent,” making sure something better than itself which is to be looked and waited for.

“The streaks of light in the east are the promise of a coming.”

In the Hebrew, it is said, there is no wore for promise; that which is rendered promise is simply “word, or yes-word.” With men an oath of confirmation is required, but the yes-word of God is all-sufficient.

Sometimes a promise or yes-word seems to fail, at least to all human appearance.

The yes-word that “the seed of the woman should bruise the serpents head,” lay dormant some four thousand years. So to Abram as to seed, twenty-five years. A promise may be like the seed which falls into the ground and dies, in order that it may not remain alone, “but be the moro fruitful when it comes forth; or like a star obscured by a cloud for a time, but afterward appears in all its grandure.

The yes-words of God are the “foresent,” are the streaks of light in the east assuring us that the day is at hand. The promises pointing to Christ are precious, but he much more precious. A promisory note may be good, but the money is better. How many are indeed crying my leanness, my leanness, and that too with God’s yes-word before their eyes. Who need be lean or barren with such a promise before them as the following: But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Promises are peculiarly or intensly precious when they announce that which meets a pressing need to be near at hand.

My dear friends, if you want the joy of the Lord to be thy strength, take it; it is yours; if you want full salvation, take it; it is for you.

Crown of Glory.


Growth in Grace


Lodi Ohio. Jan. 18th 1885.

Bear Brethren: — I still love the Lord and He loves me and keeps me, according to His promise. Yes bless His name, He loved me first, before I loved Him, and “called me by His grace.” Glory to His name! and He is doing such glorious things for me, because I ask Him, and let Him do with me, what seemeth to Him good. Oh it is so glorious just to let him have His way.

“Lo I come to do thy will O God by the which will I am sanctified.” Oh glory to God, for the glorious light that shines upon His word. Yes, glory to God “the path of the just is as the shining light, which shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”

I was just thinking when I sat down to write, that another year is gone, and it has been a good year for me for my experience is far beyond, what it was a year ago; and Glory to God, the beginning of the New Year has been glorious, and if it continues as it has begun and the Lord lets me live, I expect to be so far in advance of my present experience that I will have lost sight of my present attainments for I know that there is an ocean of wisdom and glory ahead. “Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before I press toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God, in Christ Jesus.”

And the blessed Lord just helps me right on: for it is to His praise and glory, for it is His will that “we should be to the praise of His Glory.”

Well praise the Lord, we have been having glorious times here, since the 4th of this month, holding meetings South West of here in private houses. The Lord sent down the fire and hail, mingled with blood, (He baptized me with fire, to declare His mighty truth.) And the walls of Babylon were shaken, and sinners were pointed to “Jesus only.”

I tell you the sect men in Burbank were fearfully stirred. I was there one day and an M. E. sect man asked me what right I had to call the M. E. sect a harlot, I said, because the word of God called it so. Says he such men as you, and Ezra and William Smith, ought not to be permitted to live; and had ought to be put out of the way.

Well by the grace of God we will still “drive the battle on” and trust in the “Sword of the Spirit.”

Your Brother.

Cyrus Mohler.




There will be an Assembly meeting of the saints. One half mile south of Butterfield Station Barry Co. Mo. at the house of Bro. and Sister Brown, commencing Feb. 28th ’85.     

R. J. Brown.



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Pray what’s the reason, when you meet,
You make so great a noise?
Because the Lord comes in our hearts;
And shall we not rejoice!

Rebuke them cried the pharisees;
But Jesus turns about,
And says if these should hold their peace
The stones would then cry out.

It matters not what men may say,
Or call us here below;
We mean to sing and shout and pray,
Till we to glory go.

Selected by O. J. Beebe


Salvation and Healing.


Williamston Mich. Feb. 2, 1885.

“Would you know why I love Jesus?
Why He is so dear to me?
‘Tis because the blood of Jesus
Fully saves and cleanses me.”

Dear Brethren: — This is why I love ..sus because He fully saves and cleanses ..e. Glory be to Jesus forever! I feel ..d of the Spirit to give in some of my experience, and tell what Jesus has done, ..d is still doing for me. Through Jesus ..od I have redemption, I am saved to the uttermost, and am sweetly resting in Jesus ..ns. Oh it is glorious to be saved from …, and know that you are a child of God, … heir to a mansion, a robe, and a crown. Glory! glory!! be to God! for “His wonderful loving kindness unto the children of men.”

It has been almost a year since God first, … Christ sake, forgave my sins; but Oh ..w oft I have trembled and fallen. ..hen I look back, and see what a bad ..ample, I have set before the young, it ..s my heart with sadness; but I thank ..d, for not withdrawing His Spirit from …. I thank God that He gave me such ..shaking up, and settling down, on the ..id foundation, I know that I will stand ..n for Him hence forth. Praise His name … ever! The 24th of Dec. I experienced ..en a hungering, and thirsting, after something I did not have. I promised God ..t I would not eat, drink, nor sleep, till … was wholly dead, and wholly sanctified, … God. I went into my closet about half ..t five o’clock, and there began to pray. … it was not long till the Lord killed me … to old self; and in Him I was “res..ected.” “I became a new creature in Christ Jesus. Behold old things have ..sed away, and all things have become ..v.” I thank God for a salvation that ..ans out the heart. Glory he to His name ..ever! On the 25th, the Lord poured … His Spirit on me, wonderfully. I was … to sing and praise God all day. That ..ght Bro. Guy Foote took a load of the ..nts from this place, to the Boardman ..ghborhood, to a meeting then in process, ..d before we reached that place, the ..wer of God came on me and I began to … out. I had said heretofore, that I would ..ver shout; but the Lord set me to shout- ..g; for about two hours and a half I ..outed and praised God. It does not pay .. resist the Spirit of the Lord. If we set … stakes, we will have to pull them up ..ain. Well thank God for His healing ..wer. Last Monday morning, I was taken ..h a very bad sore throat; and I suffered ..day with it. Tuesday morning I was so ..d that I had to leave, my place where ..rked, and go home. That night I grew much worse, that they had to “call for … Elders.” Bro. and Sister Smith, and ..ter Rhoda Keagy came, and they sang .. prayed. Oh how sweet the voices of ..e little ones sounded to me, as they went … in my behalf. Bro. Smith anointed my ..ad and throat with oil, and Bros. Geo. ..tters and Smith layed hands on me, and ..ank into a peaceful sleep. Oh what a sweet ..m prevaded my whole being. I was dead ..all my surroundings; but oh how sweetly ..as resting with my Saviour, and when … ..egan to return to this world, the saints ..re singing, but it seemed so far away, … first, but it come nearer and nearer ..d how sweet it was to me, it was like ..e singing of Angels. Oh praise God ..ever! Well the pain all left my head, ..oat, and lungs, and before I went to ..d I ate to peices of pie, and before this, ..ould not talk without great pain, then ..ould talk quite well. The next Monday ..vent back to my place to work. Oh it ..emes to me that I have more to praise ..d for, than any one else. Glory! glory!! … to God forever and forever for what ..e has done for me! Your sister filled ..th the Spirit, saved to the uttermost, ..d sanctified unto God forever.

Therese Butler.



Burbank Ohio. Jan. 25th, 1885.

Dear brethren: — We are all well, bless the Lord, and enjoying full salvation, and on the march fighting for King Jesus. We have some glorious victorys, we have had a protracted meeting at the houses. We commenced down at the swamp at William Bear’s house on Bro. Garman’s place. We went from house to house. God was with us in power; it held ten or twelve days; the interest got better and better, so that the house was crowded, so that we could hardly get down to pray.

The sect people came to hear us. Bro. Mohler and Bro. Garman gave them the straight truth, on the straight Church, and God blessed the word, and the people got it. Some said it was the truth, and they would not go back on it. It got so muddy that the people thought to get the school house but the directors said no you cant have it; so we closed. There was a number under conviction, and the interest was great. There is meeting at my house Tuesday night’s; I am looking for sinners to get saved; they promised to come. I pray that God may convert their souls.

Wife and I were down to Bro. Bonewell’s yesterday: Sister Bonewell has got an internal turner, doctors cant cure her, Brother Bonewell is deaf m one ear, and the other is getting deaf. He believes in the healing power. He and his wife are talking of coming out to Williamston to have Bro. Warner and Fisher lay hands on for their healing. I told him that Bro. Warner and Fisher had gone on a tour to Mssouri, holding meeting. So he said he would write to you about it, and ask the prayers of you all for the healing of their body’s. I think they are getting down on solid faith. I told them God would do the work for them when they get in straight line with God. I tell you they have got a good deal to be saved from.

Bro. Ecker has had two protracted meetings, good success, a good many saved and sanctified. He is holding a meeting at Smithville now. I was told that he opened the doors of the sect and told them they had better stay out if they could, for it was not the Church, but only the U. B. society.

Well it is a mixed up thing. I tell you that we have to have patience with them, till they get saved out of old babylon.

It may be, God can use them on the straight line, by and by.

I tell you Bro. Garman is quite a trouble in Israel. He asked them questions on the straight Church that they cannot answer without condemning themselves; and God gave him the victory. He is studying the word and God is giving him light, and is using him wonderfully, and the persecutions are being heaped upon him. Well God will have a “tried people a peculiar people zealous of good works.”

The U. B. sect had a meeting here no conversions, one sister came out for a clean heart, but they soon talked that out of her, and she did not come out again; God will bring them to an account: Oh what a terrible time is coming, the day of God’s vengeance “will be poured out upon this people.” I am so glad that there is a great awakening all over the earth; the day is dawning the light is breaking; the millennial is at hand, when God will reign with His people: when there shall be none left to say “know ye the Lord? but all shall know him,” in the “cleansing of the heart from all sin,” and the healing of the dody. “Then shall the inhabitants of Zion say they are no more sick; but perfect strength shall be given them.”

I remain your Brother in the Lord all washd in the blood of the Lamb praise the Lord.

Ezra Smith.


Beaver Dam. Ind. Feb. 4th 1885.

Dear Brethren: – I praise God this morning for full salvation that keeps me saved all the time. I am trusting Jesus all the way along. The Lord is with us in power, praise His Holy name forever! it is all of Jesus not of ns, we are nothing.

Well it seems there is not much being done here yet; this place has been worked over with fictitious sectarian holiness; and it is the next thing to imposible to move such people, or the sinners either, in such a commnity. Nevertheless there are a few that are saved I know, and a few that are honest enough in heart to get saved; they are being moved, so we will sow the seed, and let God give the increase; which He alone can give.

I do not think we will remain here long. We had a good meeting at Payne Ohio; we took the little ones by surprise as they were not expecting us.

Sister Emily Kilpatrick and daughter stopped at Jerry City O. on their way home from Pensylvania and we all came together from there to Payne O. The meeting was, circulated as much as posible, the saints came together, the house was filled: there were two converted, and one sanctified that night. The next day we went on to South Whitley. And I must say I know of but one saved in that sodom. We think there can be a work done there in time to come. Well we are ready to go at the Masters bidding anywhere only so we know “Thou God deadest me.”

Well may the Lord keep you all saved, and sanctified. Our love to all the family and household of faith.

Your Sister

Allie R. Fisehr.


Sedgwick City Kansas. Dec. 29, 1884.

Dear Brethren: — We love the Gospel Trumpet; we feel that it gives the certain sound. It has done us good. We take the word of God for our guide, and long for the time to come when we shall be able to send for a minister that can explain this one Church, that the Bible teaches, to the people. O! how can any one he so blind as not to see, what God has made so plain. Oh! how I thank God that He opened my eyes, and gave me a willing heart to follow Him. It makes no difference what my neighbors say about me, so long as the Spirit, and the Word agree. Praise the Lord! I will go on let come what will. Please let us know before our time expires, because we want every number of the Trumpet. May God bless you is our prayer.

John S. and Almina Howe.


Battle Creek. Mich Feb. 5th 1885.

Dear Brethren: — Enclosed find $1.50 for the Gospel Trumpet office.

The little ones are well, and sweetly saved. We have glorious little meetings Father always takes the lead, He never forgets to meet with us; praise His Holy name, for ever and ever! and His power is sweetly manifested. Sister Thomas and sister Worden fell with the power Sunday night.

God is adding to His Church such as shall be saved. Our number is increasing, and the unity of Spirit is beautiful. Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

Your Sister in Christ, sanctified to the uttermost.

Frankie Miller.


Cedar Plains Ala. Jan. 14th ’85.

Dear Brethren: — I received your kind words, written together with notice, that my time of subscription, to the Gospel Trumpet, had expired, enclosed find $1.00 for renewal, of the same, for the Present year praying together with you that the cause of Christ, against sectism may prevail, some for Paul, some for Apolus, some for Cephas, and some for Christ. Thou the question being asked, is Christ, divided?” proves that those who were for Christ, were right, and not divided, so it is now. Affectionately yours.

W. H. Brewton.


Geneva Center Mich.

Dear Brethren: I must write you a few lines and tell you that God saves me tonight, and the way grows brighter and brighter. I will tell you dear ones, that I am all sold out to the Lord, to do His will, as far as I know. I ask God to keep me all the time, and I know He will, for He says He will never, leave nor forsake them that trust in Him. Praise God for ever, and ever, for His keeping power. I am saved and sanctified, by a second work of grace, praise the Lord!

Your Sister

Jane Beebe.


Bangor Mich. Dec. 29th 1884.

Dear Brethren. Enclosed find $1.00 for the Trumpet. My testimony this morning is, that I am saved just now, “and ready to be revealed at the last time,” hoping this will find yon still on the solid Rock. Shun not to declare the whole truth as it is in Christ. “We have good spiritual meetings, at Geneva Center, and will have in spite of all the combined forces, of the devil, and his agents, which are many now. I praise God for a full and complete salvation. How it does fill my soul with love to God, and all His dear saints. Yours in the Lord.

Lewis Welch.


Latest News from the Field.

Dimondale Mich., Jan. 30th ’85.

DEAR BRETHREN: – May God abundantly bless you with all spiritual blessings, in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Amen! We are all saved and wholly sanctified, and kept by the power of God unto salvation. Glory to His name forever! Amen! The Lord is here in power. Souls are convicted and saved almost daily. Bros. Warner and Foote came out here, which made our hearts rejoice. Bro. Warner started for Indiana, this morning. The Lord hath done wonderful things for the people here. Praise His holy name forever! A few have been delivered from the Johnson heresy and gloriously saved. Thus far there have been 11 converted and gloriously sanctified. O glory, glory to the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sins of the world. Amen! Others are under covictions and coming. Praise the Lord! Continue to pray for still greater outpourings of the Holy Spirit. Our love to all the dear saints. From your brethren on the Bible line for God, under the blood, and in the fight of faith. Hallelujah! Amen!

F. Jacobson and J. Cole.


Bangor Mich., Jan. 31st ’85.

Dear Breethren: — I do praise God for salvation full and free, just now, through the blood of Jesus Christ. My soul praises God this morning, for victory over all the works of the devil. Bros. Palmer and Grover and I are working in Geneva. Souls are being saved of God; the Lord is working among the young men. There has five young men started, and received a bright evidence that God saves them from their sins. There has been about 20 souls saved and sanctified, in one week, the work is still going on; conviction is on the people; victory is on our side. A dear sister came from Ottawa Co. Mich, to get salvation. Praise God! she is filled with the Holy Spirit of God. The little ones are reciving great power; all filled with the Holy Ghost, and in God’s order, and praising Jesus with all our might.

Samuel Speck.



We closed the meeting a short time after writing our previous article: there was but a few consecrations afterward. We had a glorious time the last evening. The saints all met at Bro, Hampshire’s; we were wonderfully blessed, by the outpouring of the Spirit; in the observance of the ordinances, of washing of the saints feet, and the holy communion. Oh what sweet fellowship of the Spirit: such as none but the blood-washed can feel. Hallelujah to God! We shall never forget those beloved ones. Our hearts being knit together in love, we wept sore at parting. May God keep them, and preserve them, till we all meet in that kingdom, where there will he no more parting, neither sorrow nor crying. The next morning, dear Bro. Hampshire conveyed us to the depot, some 10 miles distance, where we bade them farewell, and came to Payne, Paulding Co. Ohio. We tarried one night with the Church at that place. The saints; many of them, came together, and others of the unsaved. One dear soul sought and claimed sanctification; two others justification. The next morning we departed, bidding them farewell, and came on here to Beaver Dam, Ind., where we are laboring for the Lord, and souls are coming to God. Praise the Lord forever! Amen!



Pittsburg Pa., Jan. 9,1885

Dear Brethren: — May the peace of God and the love of Christ he with yon and all the saints amen. O how I praise God for salvation full and free. O glory to God! I can testify to the fact, I am washed, cleansed, sanctified, and made whole, through the blood of the Lamb; free from babylon the devil and hell. O how I praise God that I ever met Bros. Warner and Fisher. I am sure I should have been grouping my way in darkness yet, if God, had not sent His messengers to me. O glory to God, I have such peace in my soul, that I never experinced, when in bondage of sectism. I also acknowledge the healing power of God, as I have been troubled with catarrh in the head, for the past five years; and one of the worlds, physicians, done all he could for me, without any affect. But faith in Christ, and the laying on of hands in the name of Jesus has effected a perfect cure. And I give God all the glory. I enclose one dollar for the TRUMPET; and will try to get subscribers for it. Also twenty five cents for your new tract. All the saints are prospering in the Spirit here. Yours saved.

Wm. E. Clayton.


Indianapolis Ind., Feb. 5, 1885.

Dear Brethren: — Find enclosed $2.00 for GOSPEL TRUMPET. I am saved and working for the Master. Expect to begin tent — meeting here again next spring the Lord willing; and then if either of you could come and spend a few days with us, you would find a hearty welcome. God used the tent-meeting here last summer, to shake this whole city. And now I am anxious to have it repeated again; on the strait Gospel, full salvation plain; that the people may learn to seek the “old path,” and get saved from all their idols. Oh for a few straight men, left handed Gospel fire slingers, real Daniel’s that could stand, one man against a nation. Such could turn this city up side down, in a short time, and capture it for God. Well pray for us that our faith fail not.

C. C. Bogert.


Coloma Mich., Feb. 5, 1885.

Dear Brethren in the Lord: — I praise God this morning for His saving power, that I feel in my whole being. He keeps me saved and healed, praise His Holy name forever and ever.

Well beloved in the Lord, the Lord is wonderfully working here in this place. We came here last Saturday evening. The Lord graciously blessed ns in speaking to the people. We first came to the school- house, two miles out of the village. We first attacted the place at one end and the balance is “trembling for fear of her loss,” and infidels are made to exclaim there is a God, and sinners were led to confess that they could not stand it any longer. I came to this place alone last Friday. I came in the strength of God’s Word. I could not sing, the Lord never gave me the gift of singing, but God said, “Go speak what I command you.” “One shall chase a thousand, and two shall put ten-thousand to flight.” So I had nothing to fear, but when the time had come for meetings, God sent His armies of new drilled soldiers all equiped, having on the whole armer, they were ready for the battle, praise God! and they have continued to come ever since; some remained with us. Last night their was about two score of the saints, from Covert, came filled with the Spirit of God, and their testimonies rang with praises to God, who saved them from Sin, and babylon confusion, and gave them the light of His dear Son. One man of the village, came to meeting a few nights, and he wanted me to go home with him, and I did; we had prayer in the evening and morning, and in the morning, he said that it was the first time in his life that he felt in his heart their was a God. He would not have a Bible in the house, nor never before allow any man to pray in his house. Now he has given his heart to God, and he is a real worker in the cause. And others have confessed their sins, and found pardon. And some that have known God’s saving power, to the forgivness of their sins, and sanctification of their souls, saw the light and stepped out of babylon and declared themselves free from all isms. Well may the God of all peace bless you all, and keep you saved. My soul is basking in the sunlight of heaven, all is peace within. Your Brother in Christ.

S. Michaels.


Yankton Dakota, Jan. 20, 1885.

Dear Trumpeters in Zion: — God bless you in your labors of love, with all the saints in Christ Jesus. Having on the “whole armer of God,” we have constant victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. “Cry out and shout, thou inhabitants of Zion, for great is the Holy one of Israel IN THE MIDST OR THEE.” “Who is this that cometh from Edom, with DYED GARMENTS from Bozah? glorious in his apparel, traveling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, MIGHTY TO SAVE!” Amen. Hallelujah. “Ride on in Thy greatness, thou conquering Saviour.” Enclosed $1.05 for GOSPEL TRUMPET.

Your Brother, happy in God.

James E. Fitch.

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Kalamazoo Mich., Dec. 28th ’84.

Dear Brethren: — God bless you all with an everlasting salvation and keep you filled with the fulness and blessing of the Gospel and accompany you with signs and wonders through the Holy Ghost

Praise God we are all well and saved. This morning we had a precious season of refreshing from the presence of the Lord according as our precious and holy Redeemer has promised, that “where two or three are met together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Glory to His name for the Holy Spirit, who gave us joy in our souls this morning, while we were all together in one place with one accord, with one faith and one Spirit, and in one body, the Church of Christ, into which we are all baptized with one Spirit, and wherein we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God, and in which we rejoice continually for the keeping power of God. I feel the fire of God’s love burning in my soul just now. There is a stream of glory from the heavenly fountain, flawing into my soul, pure and clear, from beneath the great white throne. The willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land. My soul is now full of the glory of God, and His Christ. My hear is continually saying, “God is love, I know I feel.” O how full of compassion to all men! Dear wife and I are feasting on the rich fruits of the land, “Far, Far, beyond where Moses spied.” Glory to God we have entered this land of pure delight “Through Jordan’s death we’re sanctified. Yes, fully saved and blessed.” I send you some names for the TRUMPET. Remember us at a throne of grace.

Yours in the love of Christ and the whole truth.

Benjamin and Rachel Bell.


Me Falls Mo., Jan. 30th ’85.

Dear Brethren: — The 50 copdies of the tract “Christ the Church,” are at hand. Enclosed please find Postal Note, $3.50 for the same. May God bless you all. I like the book very much; it stirs the sect devil. Amen! I am sweetly saved. Pray for me: I mean to go through. I will write you soon.

Your brother in the Holy War.

D .M Creighton.


Pittsburgh Pa., Jan 26th ’85.

Dear Brethren: — I praise the Lord this morning! His Spirit is upon me, and the God of peace sanctifies me wholly. These are perilous times; every week records strange events. The blessed Sword of the Spirit cuts its way through, and the people are astonished and confounded at the doctrine. They have been puting us out of their synagogues, but we went to an other; and God opened the door, and sent us to a people that will bear the Truth.

G. T. Clayton.


Dear Brthren: — I write some of my experience, hoping it may help some one of a similar experience. I was converted when about 19 years of age. I lived for years in that way, all the time feeling some-thing lacking in my heart. I asked the Methodist preacher the reason I felt so, and he made no reply. So I could find no relief. And not until I was made perfect in the love of Jesus, was I satisfied. I do praise Him that He leads me, and keeps me by His Almighty power. What awfull afflictions and trials, the Lord has brought me through, within the last two years: no tongue can tell. His glory thrills my inmost soul. I can’t keep from praising Him. I will trust Him as long as I live, and praise Him for giving me health, strength, and a sound mind. My prayer is, that all may come to Jesus, and drink of the living fountain, and never thirst. May God keep all His dear children from the evil of the world. Pray for us that we may be faithful. I am saved by the blood, and healed by the power of God, just now. We love the GOSPEL TRUMPET; and can hardly wait to get each number, it is such spiritual food. Enclosed find $1.00 for the same.

Your Sister.

L. R. Harding.


Freemont Centre, Mich., Dec. 31 ’84.

Dear Breethren: — We feel led of the Lord to write for the GOSPEL TRUMPET.

We praise the Lord for His goodness. We are all the Lord’s, and resting sweetly in His arms. We praise God, for the work He has wrought here. Much opposition to holiness has been broken down; and many of His children are heeding the call to come out of babylon. My prayer is, that many more may escape, for she has become a burnt over mountain. We had the glorious privilege of accepting an appointment, made through the Holy Spirit, and dear friends about 7 miles from Freemont. The weather was somewhat stormy, but we went nothing doubting, and in the fullness of the Gospel of Christ. We found the house well filled with people waiting to hear the Word. God wonderfully blessed us in speaking; we were filled with the Holy Ghost, and hearts were melted to tears. We were led of the Spirit to have altar servicies, and 8 souls came forward. 6 sought and claimed sanctification, and the rest pardon. Praise the Lord for His wonderful works. Others are enquiring the way of salvation. Dear Brethren, we would like to have you come out this way, if the Lord leads. We send you $1.00 for the GOSPEL TRUMPET

Your Bro. saved and sanctified through the blood.      

I. M. Gray.


Geneva Center, Mich., Dec. 26th ’84.

Dear Brethren: — I praise God this morning for victory in my soul. Glory to God! He saves me through the washing of regeneration, and the renewing of the Holy Ghost. The fire of the Holy Ghost burns in my soul. Hallelujah to God! He keeps me preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We held a few days meeting at the Lee School House, in Allegan. O praise God! for the wonderful works of the Spirit; never have we seen the power of God manifested so great, since we were saved. O glory to God! How the Lord Jesus did manifest Himself in our mortal flesh. Praise God! The shouts of the saints did ascend to God, for a perfect deliverance from the dragon power, and power of the devil. O the blindness, darkness, ignorance, and deceitfulness of sectarianism! Praise God for the deliverance of my soul from its power. All the power that the dragon could bring to bear on God’s work, was brought forth. But Hallelujah to God! Michael prevailed. Those workers  of darkness, who claim to be of God, and are not, (for in their deeds they deny Him,) who sit in some dark corner for they dare not come to the light, lest their feeds be made manifest to all men; get the world to do their dark and dirty work for them. Praise God for the victory He gave His children at that place. Satan entirely withdrew his host, and nothing but the shouts of the redeemed was heard. Praise God forever! Amen ! While we were there, 16 sought, and claimed the witness of entire sanctification; and 4 pardon of their sins. May God bless Bro. and sister Smith for their kindness to us, and all of God’s children while there. Praise God for the consecration of ones earthly store! God permitted one deluded individual to strike me from behind, in the dark, as we were entering the sanctuary of the Lord. But we shouted praises for the blow. Praise God! He delivered us from all of their shot and nails and other misles thrown at us. Dear Brethren, we have victory at this place. Glory to God!

Your Brother, all the Lords.

W. B. Grover.


Ohio Jan. 7, 1885.

Dear Brethren; in the Lord. I write these few lines, asking you to send us the tract entitled, “Christ is the Body the Church.” And oblige your Brother and Sister, saved through the blood of the everlasting covenant, both justified, and sanctified, and kept by the power of God, ready to be revealed in the last time.

Joseph, and M. Walters.


Stevensville Mich. Jan. 3, 1885.

Dear Brethren; in the love of Christ our blessed Redeemer, and Master. “Grace, and peace, be unto you from God the Father.” My trust is in God, and my feet doth press the solid Rock. I feel the well of water, in my soul springing up into everlasting life. As the great armies of the children of Israel, was supplied with water from the rock, smitten by Moses, in the wlderness; even so doth Jesus, who is the Spiritual Rock, supply the giving water to every thirsty soul. “Whosoever shall drink of that water shall never thirst.”

Hallelujah to the Lamb! that “taketh away the sin of the world. ” I praise His holy name for full, and free salvation, from the law, and babylon. Please find enclosed $2.30 one dollar to renew my subscription, and one dollar for Bro. John Stevenson, for GOSPEL TRUMPET, and 30 cts. for tracts, “Christ is the Body the Church.” Bro. and Sister Stevenson, has been trying to serve God a long time in babylon confusion, (sects) and are ready and willing to walk in the light of God’s holy word. Remember us at the throne of grace. From yours in the love of Jesus, Redeemed through His precious blood.

C. G. Pierce.


Koogle Ohio, Feb. 2, 1885.

Dear Brethren in Christ: — God bless you all. We are still trusting in Jesus, We send you $1.50 for the GOSPEL TRUMPET in responce to Bro. Coons call. While Satan is marching his hosts, causing division, and people are clamoring for their sect idol, we are standing upon the solid rock. Praise the Lord! trusting in Jesus, I know I am saved, and baptized by the Holy Spirit. I stand as a bold soldier for Jesus. We are wonderfully blessed, with all the necessaries of life. Praise God! Jesus is our captain. God bless all the dear saints, “and add daily such as shall be saved.” Your Brother all the Lord’s.

J. M. Ayers.


Elyria, Ohio, Jan. 9th ’85.

Dear Brethren: — I have been reading the TRUMPET for a short time, and have had happy seasons, with Jesus, in reading the testimonies of the saints. I do praise God for what He is doing for me. He blesses my soul, and feeds me every day. Praise His Holy name! Glory to God for salvation, that will save, and keep us saved all the time. Hallelujah to the Lamd! He has redeemed me through His precious blood. The sect people have prayer meetings here this week: I was there last night, and O how formal, and destitute of power; as Christ says: “Ye have the form of Godliness, but deny the power thereof.” The spiritual part of the people are gone. There is one here that is begining to get some light, I have been praying for some time, that God would let the real light of His Word shine into the hearts of this people, and enlighten their understanding concerning the true Church. I have been talking with this man about salvation; he is now reading the GOSPEL TRUMPET. Would to God there could be some one, filled with the Holy Ghost, sent here to hold a meeting for a week or ten days; I think there might be much good done. O blessed saints of God, pray for me, that I may be ready for “every good word and work,” so I may not be found idling away my time in the foolish things of this world. Oh hallelujah! What light I have got lately: how wonderfully the Lord helps us to understand, when we seek of Him, to know the truth. Bro. Warner; could you come and help us? we need some one that can handle the two edged Sword in the Spirit’s power, that it may cut deep, and even kill, so they may be resurected in newness of life. If I was not so situated in the things of this world, I would willingly pay all your expenses, for you to come. With the help of Jesus I will fight it through. Let us all praise the Lord in the beauty of holiness. If I cannot be with you in body I am with you in Spirit. Amen!

Joseph Plough.


Greenville Pa., Dec. 30th ’84.

Dear Brethren: — By the leadings of the Spirit, and the love of God in my heart, I am constrained to write these lines. I want you to continue the GOSPEL TRUMPET, for it is a great source of joy and consolation in my pilgrimage; it is founded on the Rock Christ Jesus; and His Spirit goes with it, to the hearts of those that read its sacred truths. I thank God it has given strength, and joy to me. I have been made to rejoice in reading the testimonies of the dear saints. I have not the means of grace, many of you have, but bless the Lord I have His precious Word; when reading the precious promises, my heart has been made to rejoice in a full salvation. Years ago, I laid all on the altar, and the altar sanctified the gift. Praise His name! He took all pride out of my heart. This second work of grace has done more for me than tongue can tell. The Lord has shown me in many ways that I must not go with these sects, for they go hand in hand with the world. Six years ago, there came a minister into our neighborhood, held a meeting, and formed a society, called the church of God. I joined them, thinking if it was the Chunch of God, I could live with them. They soon showed their sandy foundation; he was more anxious to gain money, than the souls of men. He allowed his members to have oyster suppers, grab-bags, and to sell neck-ties, to raise money for him. O such iniquity! I looked upon it as blasphemy. Another sister came out strong against it; in the power of Israel’s God, we labored against it. He saw his craft was in danger, and called the class together, and said he should disband and build another church, with sound timbers. He tried it, but God blew a blast of mildew on every thing he tried to do. These sectarian pens are the works of the devil to keep souls out of heaven. I have no more desire to associate with them, than with the world. I Praise the Lord for sending Bro. Warner to this place. As he was preaching on the streets, the Spirit directed me to go and give him, and the saints with him, the hand of fellowship, and invite them to my house. That was the first that I ever saw the GOSPEL TRUMPET. And the tracts he left have proved a great blessing to my soul. I find that God will have a tried people, pure and Holy.

O pray for me, for I am in the wilderness land, that I may let my light shine to the glory of God, who saves me from all sin. I will praise Him forever more.

Lodema Ives.


Pitt Wyandot Co. Ohio Jan. 27, 1885.


I have had an opportunity of reading the GOSPEL TRUMPET, for some time past; and it expresses my sentiment, better than I could myself. It is the everlasting Gospel; not in name, but in spirit; and I feel it my duty, to encourage you on in this good work; and my prayer is that the Spirit of the Lord, may be with you in power, and that the time may soon come when all sects, and organizations, (by which many are deceived, and led blindly through this world, and at last perish, for want of true spiritual light,) may come to naught: and that Christ Himself, shall dwell and reign in the hearts of the children of men. Be not discouraged, it is the everlasting Gespel, it is the eternal truth. Without the Spirit of Christ in the heart they are none of His. And when Christ dwells in the heart, they are in the Church; and when He is absent they are out of the Church, and belong to the devil, although they may have there name in some sect book. I am your Brother in the Lord, saved by the blood of the Lamb. You will find $1.00 enclosed to pay for the GOSPEL TRUMPET, the coming year.

Matthew Kerr.


Russell Co. Ky. Jan. 25, 1885.

Dear Brethren: — I take the liberty of writing you a few lines. We are living in a poor part of the world, and have never heard Holiness preached in its purity, untill some two months ago; when Bro. L Marsh commenced preaching here. The Lord blessed his labors greatly, in this section; their has been many sanctified. Sectarianism is falling.

Dear Brethren send me a copy of the GOSPEL TRUMPET; if I like it, I will try and get subscribers for it. Your sister in Christ Jesus.

Mrs. L. L. Minton.


Clear Spring, Ind. Dec, 28, 1884.

Dear Brethren in Christ: We are both gloriously saved, and redeemed by the all cleansing blood. I have been strongly impressed by the Spirit, to write some of my experience for the GOSPEL TRUMPET. We have had trials, and conflicts, but by the grace of God. His Spirit, and word, we have come off more than conquerors. We praise God for His wonderful deliverance from sin, and babylon, into the light and liberty of the children of God. I regret that so much of my past life, has been wasted, and not used to His glory. When I heard the true Gospel preached, it was a feast to my soul. How it does thrill our souls with joy, when we read the GOSPEL TRUMPET, filled with so many glorious testamonies, for Christ. We would like to attend some of the powerful meetings you have out there. I do not want the GOSPEL TRUMPET to stop. By the help of the Lord we will do all we can to help sound it louder than ever Your Bro. sanctified and kept under the blood.

O. A. Harding.



DEAR BRETHREN: — I want to say for the encouragement of the readers of the Trumpet, that I was converted and lived in the blood of Egypt until I was thirty one years of age, sed was a slave to the devil. Then by the help of God I crossed the Red Sea, into the wilderness. I then joined the Wesleyian sect and for seven years I wanderd in that dark land, feeling there was a better country; by the help of God I was enabled to concecrate, all my power of soul and body, for time and eternity to the God of heaven; then by a living faith in a living Christ, I was enabled to cross over into the land of perfect rest. But I soon discovered that just out of this land was walled cities (sects) and in side of those walls were the enemies of God.

Well I soon got out of that little city — the Wesleyan sect then I soon discovered who the children of God were.

Well bless God I have been enabled by His help, to go through; and the gates of hell has not prevailed against me.

I can now see by an eye of faith that dense forest, far in my rear; with the vast plain of light and glory spread out before me. Oh bless God for the land of rest.

This experience is as real to me as though it was but yesterday. I am on the old ship Zion, with Jesus at the helm.

No storm can impede, her progress. Well bless God if He is for us He is more than all that can be against us.

The article in No. 21. of Gospel Trumpet of Jan 1. 1885. Headed the Spirit of truth and the spirit of Error is a subject I have longed for years to see exposed to the world; the false spirit of comeout-ism, as well as the spirit of babylon, the most fearful spirits and dangerous characters I have ever met are some that have come out of the sect I dont wonder, those poor souls that have not been washed in the all cleansing blood and renewed by the Holy Ghost, stand in awful doubt, in regard to the come- out movement, when they see those desperate creatures, devils in human form, baptized with the spirit of error professing to be the spirit of truth.

None but those that are baptized with the Holy Ghost can readily, detect, those deceitful spirits; “they shall show signs and wonders to deceive if it were posible even the very elect.’’

One poor soul told me she had looked to see the oneness of Gods people, but could not; with-out the spirit of truth, to lead her to see and understand that wonderful truth.

Well bless the Lord, more than nineteen years ago, I was enabled by the Spirit of God to see the straight Church.

“And I heard another voice saying come out of her my people that ye be not partaker of her sins. Bless God I obeyed.

Yours washed in the blood of the crucfied one.

C C. Knight.



Williamston Mich., Jan. 26, 1885.

Dear Brethren; and readers of the TRUMPET, I praise the Lord that He saves me just now from all sin. The Lord forgave all my sins a few weeks ago, and since then has sanctified me wholly. I do praise God’s holy name for all that He has done for me. O I cannot praise Him enough. He has picked me up when in sin and misery, and has washed me in His blood, and placed me on the solid Rock. He has taken all self and all pride out of me, and given me His peace. I would not exchange my salvation for all this world. I thought I enjoyed pleasure in sin, put O how much happier I am in my dear Jesus. I praise the Lord that He has called me back to His fold once more. O how awful to look back and see how I rebelled against the Lord, and made fun. O how good the Lord is. He has picked me up, and cleansed my heart whiter than snow. I give God all the glory. By the help of the Lord I shall always be faithful, and stand true to Jesus, and Him alone. Praise His name.

Mattie Allen.


Industry Ill., Dec. 26, 1884.

Dear Brethren: – God bless you in your work. I want to say to the glory of God, that He saves me just now from all sin. He has cut the sect bauds all loose from me. Glory to God for a free soul and body! I live near Industry town, their is three sects in our town. Bro. Obenchain preaches here in the ball, once a month. The people are finding him out. He has baptized about thirty here, he has done all he can here, I would like for you to come and preach the truth to this people here. Bros. their is a good hall here to preach in. Write and let me know when you will come. Twelve miles from Macomb is the nearest rail-road point. Send me the TRUMPET one year. Send me one of your tracts, Christ is the Body the Church, and I will send you the money soon, for both is food for me. God has called me to work for Him. Pray that God may keep me free from the world, and in my place, where He wants me.

W. D. Janes.


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