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THE SCRIPTURES contain the necessary spiritual food tor that purpose. Asked why, then, it would be written, he replied, "It will probably be given to the Church in a time of direst need, for her comfort and encouragement.".
Who amongst the consecrated this side the vell does not realize that the Church is now in that time of "dire need of comfort and encouragement”? The hour of fiery trial and great testings is upon God's people, and there is need for their comfort and encouragement. The Lord has prom. ised "grace sufficient" and help for every time of need for those who love Him and come confidently unto Him. We believe that as the Lord's dear children throughout the earth read the contents of this book and see how wonder. fully He has shielded them from the storms of human pas. sion and from the shares of the great Adversary; and that when they see that the unrighteous, wicked systems of Babylon are now crumbling under the mighty hand of God —which bespeaks the early deliverance of the last mem bers of the Body from this vale of tears into the glorious light and liberty of the saints-that then they will be greatly comforted; that then they will take new courage and "gird up the loins of their mind, be sober and hope to the end for the grace that is to come unto them quickly;" that with exceeding joy they will lift up their heads, be cause the hour of deliverance is at hand! To all the truly consecrated who read and appreciate this book we believe that the words of the Master, “THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND!” will sound in their ears like clarion notes upon the clear morning air, giving courage and strength to those who are growing weak in faith, and more courage to the stronger ones. W believe that every one who appreciates this volume will have a burning desire to grasp his weapon and go forth to the smiting of the Jordan, giving praise to the Lord for the privilege.
Some will murmur and find fault with this book; some will grow angry, and some will join the persecutors. But, we believe, every saint whose heart is filled with love for God and for His people will rejoice and give praise to the Lord for this further evidence of His blessed favor.
The publisher takes pleasure in presenting this, the Seventh Volume, to the remaining members of the Church, and to all who may read with profit to themselves and to the glory of the Lord Jesus and our Father. As the Lord has sent forth the other six volumes, His blessing has accompanied each. That His blessing may be upon this volume, to the comfort and encouragement of the dear saints in the hour of direst need, is our prayer!
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page Rev. 1 THE MESSAGE FOR THIS DAY................. 11 2 PAUL_JOHN-ARIUS-WALDO
23 3 WYCLIFFE-LUTHER-RUSSELL
45 4 THE AUTHOR OF THE PLAN.
73 5 THE EXECUTOR OF THE PLAN..........
97 6 SIX SEALS AND THE PAPACY.
105 7 SEVENTH SEAL AND GREAT COMPANY. 123 8 FOUR PRELIMINARY REFORMATIONS..
143 9 TWO INEFFECTIVE REFORMATION WOES.. 155 10 THE TRUE REFORMATION WOE.
167 11 THE TIME OF THE END.....
171 12 THE BIRTH OF ANTICHRIST.
183 13 THE PAPAL AND PROTESTANT BEASTS. 193 14 THE FIVE HARVEST MESSAGES.
216 15 THE SONG OF THE SAINTS..
231 16 ECCLESIASTICISM'S SEVEN PLAGUES.
237 17 THE PAPACY'S LAST STAND.
259 18 THE FALL OF ECCLESIASTICISM.
273 19 THE OVERTHROW OF SATAN'S EMPIRE...... 289 20 THE THOUSAND YEARS' REIGN......
299 21 THE DESCENDING KINGDOM.
315 22 THE RIVER OF GRACE AND TRUTH.
333 Cant. THE BRIDAL ANTHEM.
339 Dzek. 1 GOD'S CHARACTER AND PLAN.
867 2 THE REBELLIOUS HOUSE AND THE BOOK.... 375 3 PASTOR RUSSELL'S DIVINE ORDINATION.... 381 4 THE PAPAL AND PROTESTANT SIEGES.. 891 6 THE SEVERED HAIR CALAMITIES.
898 6 SWORD_FAMINE-PESTILENCE
............... 402 Samples of “Christians" Preserved.
403 7 DAWN OF THE EVIL DAY...
404 8 MOLECH THE TORMENT DEITY...
409 THE MAN WITH THE INKHORN
417 10 SCATTERING COALS OF FIRE................... 421 11 THE WICKED COUNSEL.....
424 Christendom the Caldron.....
424 12 CHRISTENDOM'S BLIND FLIGHT............. 428 13 THE GAPS IN THE WALL.
432 14 INSINCERE INQUIRERS.
435 God's Four Sore Judgments.
436 15 FIT FOR FUEL ONLY.
438 16 UNFAITHFULNESS OF GOD'S PEOPLE.
439 17 PARABLE OF THE EAGLES.. Zionism to Prosper...
450 18 THE SOUL THAT SINNETH..................... 19 THE LION'S WHELPS..
heek. The HYPOCRITICAL ECCLESIASTICS .......... 468 n THE THRICE DOUBLED SWORD...'
464 Twice Three Times and the Point......
468 22 THE MELTING POT OF WAR................... 23 TWO APOSTATE CHURCH SYSTEMS........... 474
Protestantism's Pollution on 84 THE BOILING CALDRON. Pastor Russell a Sign...
482 as 26 RECOMPENSE UPON THE TARES..............
26 DOWNFALL OF PHILOSOPHY..
................... 498 28 DESTRUCTION OF THE DEVIL.................. 809 Churchłanity to be Destroyed.....................
SOR THE EGYPTIANS A TYPE..
804 Christendom's Future Condition
$06 30 PHARAOH'S TWO ARMS BROKEN..............
$07 Church and State Go Down Together.............. 80% 31 CHRISTENDOM NOT TO ENDURE.
611 32 CHRISTENDOMS UTTER DOWNFALL..........
619 33 WHY ECCLESIASTICISM MUST PERISH........ Clerical Seeds of Anarchy...
The Good Shepherd..
840 36 CHRISTENDOMS EARLY RESTORATION..... 643 Why God WIN Restore Christendom................
647 3 THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES..............00nos
561 Two Sticks Made One...
556 A Great Religious Reformation...0.6001.11.col......
557 38 FINAL OVERTHROW OF PRIDE...........000000
65 * DEATH OF PRIDE'S MULTITUDE................ 668 ** THE TEMPLE AND RIVER OF GOD,
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The citations to REVELATION and EZEKIEL refer to the comments herein, as well as to the Bible
Wher abbreviations used are:
1duck's "Theological Dictionary."
.... Colin's "Story . Liberty." Chok
Cook'o "Revelation;" a compendium of
the prenentations of seventy-two leade ing commentators on Revelation, in all
languages and all ages of the Church Hamar ......
Odgar's "Pyramid Passages." Vol. II.
MoCintock and Strong's Encyclopedia
**--Bmith's "Thoughts on Daniel and Revela.
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OP [ST.] JOHN (THE DIVINE]*
THE MESSAGE FOR THIS DAY
The Revelation of Jesus Christ John the Revelator and the Prophet Habakkuk have foretold that the understanding of this revelation, given in 96 A. D., is set for an appointed time, the end of the age; and that, at this time, Row, when the predicted “Faithful and wise servant” would be present with God's people, the vision would be made plain.-Rev. 1:10; Matt. 24:45; Hab. 2:1-3; 1 Pet. 1:13.
Which God gave unto Him.-"The declaration that 'the Son can do nothing of Himself,' if it were not backed up as it is by a score of other testimonies from the same interested and inspired Teacher, is a contradiction to the common thought of Trinitarians, that the Son is the Father.”—Z.'99-45; John 5:20; 12:49; 17:7, 8.
To shew unto His [servants) SAINTS. 7-"Our Lord Jesus has promised us that, as the Elder Brother (of the Gospel House of Sons), whatsoever the Father shall make known to Him He in turn will make known to us.”—Z.'99-45.
The things. The shifting scenes of Church and State, the history of the Gospel and Millennial Ages.
Which must shortly come to pass.—Which began at once, in St. John's day, and will continue until the completion of all that he foresaw.
And He sent.—He did not come Himself, but acted with the dignity becoming Him who is now the express Image of the Father's person. “Dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man bath seen, nor can see.”—Heb. 1:3; 1 Tim. 6:16.
Words not in Sinaitic MS. are enclosed in brackets. The Sinaitic MS. is the oldest known of the Scriptures, ha been written, it is believed, in A. D. 331. The "Authorized Version was made from MSS. none of which were older than the tenth century.
tWords in Sinaitic MS. which do not appear in "Authorized Version are printed in capitals.