the Dens and Caves of the Earth
they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth,
for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to
shake terribly the earth. Isa. 2:19.
The hidden ones have been scattered because of man's enmity against the law
of Jehovah. They have been oppressed by all the powers of the earth. They
have been scattered in the dens and caves of the earth through the violence
of their adversaries, because they are true and obedient to Jehovah's laws.
But deliverance comes to the people of God. To their enemies God will show
Himself a God of just retribution. . . .
dens and the caves of the earth, that have been the secret hiding places of
God's people, they are called forth as His witnesses, true and faithful.
who have braved out their rebellion will fulfill the description given in
Revelation 6:15-17. In these very caves and dens they find the very statement
of truth in the letters and in the publications as witness against them. The
shepherds who lead the sheep in false paths will hear the charge made against
them, "It was you who made light of truth. It was you who told us that
God's law was abrogated, that it was a yoke of bondage. It was you who voiced
the false doctrines when I was convicted that these Seventh-day Adventists
had the truth. The blood of our souls is upon your priestly garments. . .
. Now will you pay the ransom for my soul? . . . What shall we do who listened
to your garbling of the Scriptures and your turning into a lie the truth which
if obeyed would have saved us?"
comes to take vengeance on those who have educated and trained the people
to trample on God's Sabbath, to tear down His memorial, and tread down with
their feet the feed of His pastures, lamentations will be in vain. Those who
trusted in the false shepherds had the word of God to search for themselves,
and they find that God will judge every man who has had the truth and turned
from the light because it involved self-denial and the cross. Rocks and mountains
cannot screen them from the indignation of Him that sitteth on the throne
and from the wrath of the Lamb.
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