Day and Hour of Christ's Coming Announced
of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my
Father only. Matt. 24:36.
The voice of God is heard from heaven, declaring the day and hour of Jesus'
coming, and delivering everlasting covenant to His people. Like peals of loudest
thunder His words roll through the earth.
one sentence, and then paused, while the words were rolling through the earth.
The Israel of God stood with their eyes fixed upward, listening to the words
as they came from the mouth of Jehovah and rolled through the earth like peals
of loudest thunder. It was awfully solemn. At the end of every sentence the
saints shouted, "Glory! Hallelujah!"
saints, 144,000 in number, knew and understood the voice, while the wicked
thought it was thunder and an earthquake.
of God stand listening, with their eyes fixed upward. Their countenances are
lighted up with His glory, and shine as did the face of Moses when he came
down from Sinai. The wicked cannot look upon them. And when the blessing is
pronounced on those who have honored God by keeping His Sabbath holy, there
is a mighty shout of victory.
the jubilee, when the land should rest. A glorious light shone upon them [the
saints]. How beautiful they then looked! All marks of care and weariness were
gone, and health and beauty were seen in every countenance. Their enemies,
the heathen around them, fell like dead men; they could not endure the light
that shone upon the delivered, holy ones. This light and glory remained upon
them, until Jesus was seen in the clouds of heaven.
And I saw
a flaming cloud come where Jesus stood. Then Jesus . . . took His place on
the cloud which carried Him to the East, where it first appeared to the saints
on earth--a small black cloud which was the sign of the Son of man. While
the cloud was passing from the Holiest to the East, which took a number of
days, the synagogue of Satan worshipped at the saint's feet.
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