in the Land
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those
things which are coming on the earth. Luke 21:26.
O that God's people had a sense of the impending destruction of thousands
of cities, now almost given to idolatry! . . .
Not long ago a very impressive scene passed before me. I saw an immense
ball of fire falling among some beautiful mansions, causing their
instant destruction. I heard someone say, "We knew that the judgments
of God were coming upon the earth, but we did not know that they would
come so soon." Others said, "You knew? Why then did you
not tell us? We did not know." On every side I heard such words
spoken. . . .
Soon grievous troubles will arise among the nations--trouble that
will not cease until Jesus comes. As never before we need to press
together, serving Him who has prepared His throne in the heavens and
whose kingdom ruleth over all. God has not forsaken His people, and
our strength lies in not forsaking Him.
The judgments of God are in the land. The wars and rumors of wars,
the destruction by fire and flood, say clearly that the time of trouble,
which is to increase until the end, is very near at hand. We have
no time to lose. The world is stirred with the spirit of war. The
prophecies of the eleventh of Daniel have almost reached their final
fulfillment. . . .
Last Friday morning, just before I awoke, a very impressive scene
was presented before me. I seemed to awake from sleep but was not
in my home. From the windows I could behold a terrible conflagration.
Great balls of fire were falling upon houses, and from these balls
fiery arrows were flying in every direction. It was impossible to
check the fires that were kindled, and many places were being destroyed.
The terror of the people was indescribable.
Strictly will the cities of the nations be dealt with, and yet they
will not be visited in the extreme of God's indignation, because some
souls will yet break away from the delusions of the enemy, and will
repent and be converted, while the mass will be treasuring up wrath
against the day of wrath.
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