Four Winds Loosed
not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants
of our God in their foreheads. Rev. 7:3.
Angels are belting the world, refusing Satan his claims to supremacy, made
because of the vast multitude of his adherents. We hear not the voices, we
see not with the natural sight the work of these angels, but their hands are
linked about the world, and with sleepless vigilance they are keeping the
armies of Satan at bay till the sealing of God's people shall be accomplished.
the elements of nature--earthquake, tempest, and political strife--represented
as being held by four angels. These winds are under control until God gives
the word to let them go. There is the safety of God's church. The angels of
God do His bidding, holding back the winds of the earth, that the winds should
not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree, until the servants
of God should be sealed in their foreheads.
is a time of overwhelming interest to all living. Rulers and statesmen, men
who occupy positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all
classes, have their attention fixed upon the events taking place about us.
They are watching the strained, restless relations that exist among the nations.
They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element,
and they realize that something great and decisive is about to take place--that
the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis.
are now restraining the winds of strife, until the world shall be warned of
its coming doom; but a storm is gathering, ready to burst upon the earth,
and when God shall bid His angels loose the winds, there will be such a scene
of strife as no pen can picture. . . .
of respite has been graciously given us of God. Every power lent us of heaven
is to be used in doing the work assigned us by the Lord for those who are
perishing in ignorance. The warning message is to be sounded in all parts
of the world. . . . A great work is to be done, and this work has been entrusted
to those who know the truth for this time.
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