in the Last Days
shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever
killeth you will think that he doeth God service. John 16:2.
Every individual in our world will be arrayed under one of two banners.
armies will stand distinct and separate, and this distinction will be so marked
that many who shall be convinced of truth will come on the side of God's commandment-keeping
people. When this grand work is to take place in the battle, prior to the
last closing conflict, many will be imprisoned, many will flee for their lives
from cities and towns, and many will be martyrs for Christ's sake in standing
in defense of the truth.
decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of
God, our nation [the United States] will disconnect herself fully from righteousness....
approach of the Roman armies was a sign to the disciples of the impending
destruction of Jerusalem, so may this apostasy be a sign to us that the limit
of God's forbearance is reached, that the measure of our nation's iniquity
is full, and that the angel of mercy is about to take her flight, never to
return. The people of God will then be plunged into those scenes of affliction
and distress which prophets have described as the time of Jacob's trouble.
The cries of the faithful, persecuted ones ascend to heaven. And as the blood
of Abel cried from the ground, there are voices also crying to God from martyrs'
graves, from the sepulchers of the sea, from mountain caverns, from convents
vaults: "How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge
our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
fifth seal was opened, John the Revelator in vision saw beneath the altar
the company that were slain for the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus
Christ. After this came the scenes described in the eighteenth of Revelation,
when those who are faithful and true are called out from Babylon.
will restore the life taken; for He is the Life-giver: He will beautify the
righteous with immortal life.
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