and Glory of the Sabbath
cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the
heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. Isa.
Sabbath we had a sweet, glorious time. . . . We were made to rejoice and glorify
God for His exceeding goodness unto us. . . . I was taken off in vision. .
I saw that
we sensed and realized but little of the importance of the Sabbath, to what
we yet should realize and know of its importance and glory. I saw we knew
not what it was yet to ride upon the high places of the earth and to be fed
with the heritage of Jacob. But when the refreshing and latter rain shall
come from the presence of the Lord and the glory of His power we shall know
what it is to be fed with the heritage of Jacob and ride upon the high places
of the earth. Then shall we see the Sabbath more in its importance and glory.
But we shall not see it in all its glory and importance until the covenant
of peace is made with us at the voice of God, and the pearly gates of the
New Jerusalem are thrown open and swing back on their glittering hinges and
the glad and joyful voice of the lovely Jesus is heard richer than any music
that ever fell on mortal ear bidding us enter. [I saw] that we had a perfect
right in the city for we had kept the commandments of God, and heaven, sweet
heaven is our home.
I saw the
ten commandments written on them [the tables of stone] with the finger of
God. On one table were four, and on the other six. The four on the first table
shone brighter than the other six. But the fourth, the Sabbath commandment,
shone above them all; for the Sabbath was set apart to be kept in honor of
God's holy name. The holy Sabbath looked glorious--a halo of glory was all
I saw that the Sabbath commandment was not nailed to the cross. If it was,
the other nine commandments were; and we are at liberty to break them all,
as well as to break the fourth. . . .
I saw that
the holy Sabbath is, and will be, the separating wall between the true Israel
of God and unbelievers; and that the Sabbath is the great question to unite
the hearts of God's dear, waiting saints.
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