Redemption Draweth Nigh
these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads;
for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28.
The coming of Christ is nearer than when we first believed. The great controversy
is nearing its end. The judgments of God are in the land. They speak in solemn
warning, saying: "Be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not
the Son of man cometh." Matthew 24:44. . . .
living in the closing scenes of this earth's history. Prophecy is fast fulfilling.
The hours of probation are fast passing. We have no time--not a moment--to
lose. Let us not be found sleeping on guard. Let no one say in his heart or
by his works: "My lord delayeth his coming." Let the message of
Christ's soon return sound forth in earnest words of warning. Let us persuade
men and women everywhere to repent and flee from the wrath to come. . . .
is soon to come, and we must be prepared to meet Him in peace. Let us be determined
to do all in our power to impart light to those around us. We are not to be
sad, but cheerful, and we are to keep the Lord Jesus ever before us. He is
soon coming, and we must be ready and waiting for His appearing. Oh, how glorious
it will be to see Him and be welcomed as His redeemed ones! Long have we waited,
but our hope is not to grow dim. If we can but see the King in His beauty
we shall be forever blessed. I feel as if I must cry aloud: "Homeward
bound!" We are nearing the time when Christ will come in power and great
glory to take His ransomed ones to their eternal home. . . .
we waited for our Savior’s return. But nonetheless sure is the promise.
Soon we shall be in our promised home. There Jesus will lead us beside the
living stream flowing from the throne of God and will explain to us the dark
providences through which on this earth He brought us in order to perfect
our characters. There we shall behold with undimmed vision the beauties of
Eden restored. Casting at the feet of the Redeemer the crowns that He has
placed on our heads, and touching our golden harps, we shall fill all heaven
with praise to Him that sitteth on the throne.
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