When the Loud Cry Sounds
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake
out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
The end is near, stealing upon us stealthily, imperceptibly, like
the noiseless approach of a thief in the night. May the Lord grant
that we shall no longer sleep as do others, but that we shall watch
and be sober. The truth is soon to triumph gloriously, and all who
now choose to be laborers together with God, will triumph with it.
The time is short; the night soon cometh when no man can work. . .
The time is coming when there will be as many converted in a day
as there were on the day of Pentecost, after the disciples had received
the Holy Spirit. . . .
Many have let the gospel invitation go unheeded; they have been tested
and tried; but mountainous obstacles have seemed to loom up before
their faces, blocking their onward march. Through faith, perseverance,
and courage, many will surmount these obstructions and walk out into
the glorious light.
Almost unconsciously barriers have been erected in the strait and
narrow way; stones of stumbling have been placed in the path; these
will be rolled away. The safeguards which false shepherds have thrown
around their flocks will become as nought; thousands will step out
into the light, and work to spread the light. Heavenly intelligences
will combine with the human agencies. Thus encouraged, the church
will indeed arise and shine, throwing all her sanctified energies
into the contest; thus the design of God is accomplished; the lost
pearls are recovered. . . .
During the loud cry, the church, aided by the providential interpositions
of her exalted Lord, will diffuse the knowledge of salvation so abundantly
that light will be communicated to every city and town. The earth
will be filled with the knowledge of salvation. So abundantly will
the renewing Spirit of God have crowned with success the intensely
active agencies, that the light of present truth will be seen flashing
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