Intervenes on Behalf of His People
all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord
God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple. For, behold, the
Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the
high places of the earth. Micah 1:2, 3.
It is in a crisis that character is revealed. . . . The great final test comes
at the close of human probation, when it will be too late for the soul's need
to be supplied.
a reckoning with the nations. Through every century of this world's history
evil workers have been treasuring up wrath against the day of wrath; and when
the time fully comes that iniquity shall have reached the stated boundary
of God's mercy, His forbearance will cease. When the accumulated figures in
heaven's record books shall mark the sum of transgression complete, wrath
will come, unmixed with mercy, and then it will be seen what a tremendous
thing it is to have worn out the divine patience. This crisis will be reached
when the nations shall unite in making void God's law.
will come when the righteous will be stirred to zeal for God because of the
abounding iniquity. None but divine power can stay the arrogance of Satan
united with evil men; but in the hour of the church's greatest danger most
fervent prayer will be offered in her behalf by the faithful remnant, and
God will hear and answer at the very time when the guilt of the transgressor
has reached its height. He will "avenge his own elect, which cry day
and night unto him, though he bear long with them.
of the false for the true is the last act in the drama. When this substitution
becomes universal, God will reveal Himself. When the laws of men are exalted
above the laws of God, when the powers of this earth try to force men to keep
the first day of the week, know that the time has come for God to work. He
will arise in His majesty, and will shake terribly the earth. He will come
out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the world for their iniquity.
The earth shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
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