in the Cities
men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
2 Tim. 3:13.
It was not God's purpose that His people should be crowded into cities, huddled
together in terraces and tenements. In the beginning He placed our first parents
in a garden amidst the beautiful sights and attractive sounds of nature, and
these sights and sounds He desires men to rejoice in today. Light has been
given me that the cities will be filled with confusion, violence, and crime,
and that these things will increase till the end of this earth's history.
It is time for our people to take their families from the cities into more
retired localities, else many of the youth, and many also of those older in
years, will be ensnared and taken by the enemy.
of the cities; out of the cities!"--this is the message the Lord has
been giving me.
and confusion that fill these cities, the conditions brought about by the
labor unions and the strikes, would prove a great hindrance to our work. Men
are seeking to bring those engaged in the different trades under bondage to
certain unions. This is not God's planning, but the planning of a power that
we should in no wise acknowledge. God's word is fulfilling; the wicked are
binding themselves up in bundles ready to be burned.
now to use all our entrusted capabilities in giving the last warning message
to the world. In this work we are to preserve our individuality. We are not
to unite with secret societies or with trade-unions. We are to stand free
in God, looking constantly to Christ.
cities of our world are to be swept away by the besom of destruction. In the
calamities that are now befalling immense buildings and large portions of
cities God is showing us what will come upon the whole earth. He has told
us: "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender,
and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: so likewise ye, when
ye shall see all these things, know that it [the coming of the Son of man]
is near, even at the doors." Matthew 24:32, 33.