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OUR LORD'S
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His Parousia, His


Apokalupsis, and
Bis Epiphania

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LORD'S RETURN

ee upon
sacred history agr
OTH profane and
ut A. D.
abo
at
Th
:
wit
to
B the following facts,
e, who was
in Bethlehem a bab
1 there was bom
manhood's estate;
that he grew to
named Jesus;
he was crucilled on a
great teacber ; that
that he was a
the Christian religion
and died; and that
cross of wood,
s
s great Teacher, Jesu
the teachings of thi
is based upon
of

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N aza.reth.

that Jesus of
ngs abundantly prove
The Bible teachi
baptized in
of thirty years, was
N azareth, at the age
lve disciples, who
; that he selected twe
the river Jordan
and one-half
:ils dming the three
we1e bis special pup
been fore
had
n
that bis crucillxio
years that followed;
day after
d
thir
the
on
prophets; that
told by Jehovah's
t forty
tha
d;
dea
the
m
resurrected fro
his death he was
and ten days
ascended into heaven
days thereafter he
thful disciples,
was give:p. to bis fai
later the holy spirit
by him; and
ed
Jerusalem as direct
who were waiting at
second com
the
d
conudently expecte
that these disciples
ir epistles
the
in
r,
late
and that
ing of Jesus Chl'ist,
These
in.
aga
ing
com
his
spoke of
to the Church, they
le.
Bib
the
by all who believe in
facts are cqnceded
the
h
blis
res conclusively esta
Therefore, if the Scriptu
then we should expect to :find
,
ing
com
nd
fact of his seco
the time
manner of his coming,
therein proof as to the
secm1d
the
ing
com
his
of
the purpose
of bis coming, and
al evidence.
ptur
Scri
the
ine
exam
we
time. In this order

ming
The Faet of Jesus' Second Co
he was
an,
i7:ecl in the Jord
When Jesus was bapt

:
of God, as it is Wl'itten
ackn.owledged the Son
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there

"And

Our L01r
: l/s Retu1'1

lo, a voice from heaven,


saying, This is my belove
d Son
whom I am well please
d " (Matthew 3: 17)
After
wards, when Jesus was
.
in the Mount of Transfig
uration
with Peter, James and
John, he was again ack
nowledged
as the Son of G od :
"While he yet spake,
behold, a
bright cloud overshadow
ed them; and, beh
old
, a voice
out of the cloud,
which said, This is my
beloved Son,
in whmn I am well ple
ased; hcar ye him
" (Matthew:
17: 5) Jesus often spoke
of J ehovah Go d .as
his Fathe1,
and of himself
as the Sn from he
aven: "Then
answered Jesus and sai
d unto them, Verily,
verily, I
say unto you, The Son
can do nothing of
himself, but
what lie seeth the Fa
tber do: fo what thi
ngs soever
he doeth, these also do
eth the Son likewise.
For he
Father loveth the Son,
and sheweth him all thi
ngs that
himself doeth: and he
will shew him greate
r works
than these, that ye ma
y marvel." (John 5
: 19, 20 ;
John 9: 35-38) Ag ain
he said: "But the
are written, tho.
t ye might believe tha se [things
t Jesus is th.;
. Christ, the Son of Go
d; and that, believing
, ye might
have life through his na
me."-John 20 : 31.
Being the Son of
God, the words
which Jesus spoke
must import absolute
verity. Ris testimon
y alone is
sufficient to establish
a fact at issue. He sai
d that the
word which he spoke wa
s by the authority of
the Fatl1er,
Jehovah. (J ohn 14:
10) Concerning bis
second com
ing Jesus Chris
t spoke with certainty
a short time be
:fore his death. To

his dis
he said: "In my Fathe ' ciples, gathered about hin1,
r s house are many ma
nsions: if
it were not so, I would
ha ve told you. I go
to
a place for
prepare
you. And if I go an
d prepa re a pl
you, I will come again
ace for
, and receive you un
to myself;
that where I am, th
ere ye may be also.
And whither
I go ye know, and the
way ye know." _(Joh
n 14: 2-4),
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Vur Lo1d's Return

il.ess .. r will come to You"


:r will not leave J01.1. comfoi
'(John 14:1 8) ye have h eard h ow I said unto you,
. u nto you. If ye loved me,
I go away, and come agam
ye wou ld rej oie, because I a . d 1 go unto the Father
;
h 14: 28 ) l'hes
e
:for my Father lS greater th
. (Jo n
.
words are proof b oncluslve of the fact of h is second

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commg.
- j .:... sta-ted tliat he
would
.A.fter hs :resnrrectlon
sascend to G od hi s Father m heaven. '(J0Jin 20 :,17)'
Re appeared to the discip
e
al times' not in hls
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by himself :for
to them beore he
p ear
the day that he 'did
o
ascended to Jehova
ascend he gthered hi alsciples on the si de of the
i[ount ? Ohves. Th e he ()'ave them sorne parting
mstruct10ns. He advis:d the to go to Jerusalem and
. the power of the holy
wait until tbey should recelVe
be his witnesses. And
pirit that they migh her
s while they beheld, he
when he had s poken ese
lUill out of their
was taken up '. and a cloud recelved ,.,_ th ey looked stedfastly toward heaven,
sight. And while
men stood by them in white
as he went ':P, behold,

apparel; wlnc also sal_ '


e men of Galilee, why stand
likis

up mto heaven ? This same Jesus, which


ye gazmg
glorified body, but
the very purpose

\ e:

ated

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e
taken up :from you mto haven, shall so come m
.
,,'en"
. (Acts
manner as ye have Qeen hrm 0'0 mto hea""

1 .. 9-11)

Other scnptures pro

e that the:.;e witnesses,


. les, were an !Tels sent f rorli
io hls
. alSClp
heaven for th e purpose of being Witnesses
b .to es tabl'lSa
.,
,
'tnesses testified that he would
h e WI
their :faith ; and t es
,
come again'
.
t
The tes I m ony whicli tlie disciples received thoroughly
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convmced t,
11.,e a:postles of Jesus second commb,
.
CT and m

w h0 thus testi:ied

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Our LMd:s Retwn

. n !h:;r :gthe eafter, as well as their speecli.


ord s asoensiOn
. . _ ' when they had
.
rece1ved the gift of the 1 o1y sp lt the apos tle Peter
n :
l
. ehovah]
stood up before the mult it ud e and alel.. "He [ J
shall send Jesus Christ which before ''as preached
unto you: whom the h'eavens mus. t recelve nntil the
_
}
l o-s w nch
G el hath spoken
times of restitution of a ll t 1m
by the mouth of all his holyo p'roph ets smce the world
began."-Acts 3: 20, 21.
.
St. Paul, who was sent by the Lor d as hls speClal
.
el assador begotten and anomted of the holy spin
t,
amb
lll1 er mspiration wrote ..
"F or I am now ready to be
.
. lS at hand
o:ffered' and the tlllle

of my departuI
. I
bave fought a good :fight I hav =:hd
coure,
y
1 ha ve kept the faith : hcefor
lS lal d up for
me a crown of ng
. h teo usness, which the Lord' the
_
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righteous JUdge, sha ll !!lve me at tbat day= and not
. appearto me only, but unto aitthe m also that love hls
ing." (2 Timoth 4. 6Tbe Apostle knew that he
_
must die and waft fr
resurrctiOn at the second
.
coming of the Lord He >ad prev10usly spoken of ..u h1s
.
.
m another epistle . "For if we beheve that Jesus died
.
and rose
s :the; a which sleep in Jesus
will God
bi
we say U?to you by
r
the word of the Lord' that e wnc h are alwe and re.
mam unto the coming of the Lord shall not jn:event

Manner of His Coming

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them which are asleep "(1 Thess alomans

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4 14 15) A
urter proof of this :fact We cite the :folloino
: . 1 orS.
2 . 19 2- Thesmth1ans 1 : 7. 15 .. 23 '. 1 TI1essalomans
. eter 1: 16; ilip
sa1onians 2: 8 James 5 . 7 , 8 ,. 2 p
.
-1t be
pians 3: 20. :M:uch more Scriptural roof n:lg

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adducecl concerning bis second coming, but thJs see.ms


ample to establish the point.

coming to
Lord at bis second
Sliould we expect the
wb y not?
,
not
if
and
man form;
appear to man in hu
negative, f9r
be answered in the
Thls question must
human but a
rist is no longer a
the reason Jesus Ch
says: "Now
rning this St. Paul
spirit being. Conce
1'1) Jesus
3:
ans
irit." (2 Corinthi
the Lord is that Sp
see a spirit
not
can
n
us that a ma
explained to Nicodem
flesh is
the
of
born
is
"That which
being. He saicl:
spirit.
is
Spirit
ich is born of the
fl.esh; and that wh
born
be
st
mu
said unto thee, Ye
Marvel not that I
thou
d
an
,
eth
bloweth where it list
again. The wi nd
ence
wh
l
tel
not
st
thereof, but can
hearest the souncl
that is
e
on
ry
eve
is
so
er it goeth;
it cometh, and whith
e Lord Je sus
(John 3: 6-8) Tb
t."
iri
Sp
born of the
and wa s raised
as a hu ma n bei ng
was put to death
ter 3: 18.
a spirit being.-1 Pe
again out of death
s Christ
thful followers of Jesu
The disciples and fai
gs of
ssin
ble
the
t they shall share
bave the promise tha
to
an
hum
m
fro
d
nge
and be cha
tbe chief resurrection
because
is
he
as
a
Lor
the
shall see
spirit beings. They
. Human
be received unto him
and
him
e
lik
be
ll
tbey wi
being cannot
Lord; for a human
eye s will not see the
15, 16) For
6:
live. (1 Timothy
see a spirit being and
les just be
cip
dis
bis
en instructing
'tl s reason Jesus, wb
et a little
ay
d:
sai
zyo m earth,
fore bis deparlure
ye see me:
seeth me no more; but
wblle, and the wo rld
14: i1.9) Here
ll live also." (John
because I live, ye sha
will see him
ent that the world
is bis positive statem
; and they
llinl
bis disciples will see
no more, but that
ted: ar
sta
he
t
tha
same reason
will see bim for tbe
f; tbat
sel
my
to
un
you
receive
will come again, and
Ancl whither I go
ye may be also.
wbere I am, tbere
: 3, 4..
y ye lmow."-John 14
ye 1mow, ancl tbe wa

ming
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"We must beru; m rnind also th at o r Lord is no 'longer

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a human being; that as a Ju an bemg he gave himself

ransom for men' havmg

become a m an for that very


PUl'J)ose. (1 Timothy 2. 6. He b.
re s 10: 4, 5; 1 Corinthians

15:

21, 22)

He is now

Therefore Paul said

ilihlY

exa ted, to the divine nature

'Th
ve have k own Christ afte

tlie fiesh, yet now, hencef w we h1m [so] no more.'

orinthians 5: 16) He. w


ta1sed from
the dead a Jife
.

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givmg .spirit being (1 Co m
t ums
15: 45), and not a nz,am,

of th,e earth earthy


He
n Jonger lmman in any sense
t
or degree; for. we nust
et what we llave lea u ned
,
at natures are separate
(See Volullle 1 Cha pter 10 )
.
and distinct. Since he is no 1on ge
sense or degree
l m n?
a huma n being, we must not e xp ct hlm to come again

d:

h man being, as at the first advent:.


His second

commg IS to be
in a

1 .e1ent manner
'
, as well as for a
' d'f:"'
d.ff
1 erent pmpose.''-STunIEs rN T,HE Sc&IPTtmES Volume ?,
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Page 107.
as

.
The Scriptural proof is con e1uslve
that the Lord
_
Jesus ascended into hea en
sp lrit being divine, ancl
.
, r
l
that never again wil he b e VlSlbl e to human eyes. The
_
ial'thful members of the Chur ?l h owever, will
see him

because he will receive them m o_ glory when they re


.
chanrred into his likeness.
Of thls .st. J ohn un der m.
. o.
spuation wntes concerniD h. self and others of like

:fidelity and loyalty:


not yet appear what
d

"If

we shall be; but we know asth t


h
; for we shall see him

Smce this scripture can h

,we shall

lS.

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be like

John

3 : 2)

fulillme t with l'efer


.
hes J?artwipate
in the

:; ;

ence to the Chmch only ,


fust resurrection and are mde divme beings, it is
proof that no human
e w l see the Lord in bi s
t
glorified body. Upon
s pomt we guote from .TRE

H..tit P OF Gon, as follows:

us spirit
rlst is a g\orio
that Jesus Ch
can
11Seeing, then,
t as the wind
tba
and
,
sm
ine organi
can thus
rit
being with a div
spi
a
so
s,
comes and goe
an eyes,
not be seen, but
discemed by hum
witl1out being
come and go
not observable by
yet
and
t
sen
rd be pre
the facts.
could not our Lo
ctly according to
s? That is exa
an has
Sat
any natural E:ye
ies
tilr
For many cen
rit being.
rld
Satan is a spi
present evil wo
the
of
er
rul
invisible
seen Satau,
been the god or
ve
ha
s
eye
an
3, 4) ; yet no hum
Satan
it
(2 Corintbians 4:
ce and still fee l .
ve felt bis intluen
although men ha
tlle chief one oi
but
rld
wo
s
god of thi
isible
is not only t11e
is to sa.y, the inv
le heaven ; . that
other
the
his wicked, invisib
and
an
of Sat
things composed
l'uling order of
an bings. The
hum
r
ove
er
o exercise po:w
e, look for
fallen a.ngels wh
ing to his prom1s
cl: 'We, accord
righteous
apostle Peter sai
tll
elle
erein dw
a new earth, wh
new. heaveus and
The coming of
)
1-5
21:
n
n,tio
3: 13; Revel
ness.' (2 Peter
This new ruling
gdom.
new heavenly kin
isible to
the Lord is the
and will be inv
le,
isib
inv
is
h,
power, the Messia
visible agencies
th
ear
the
in
will establish
politicaJ
hum an eyes, but
new social nnd
ves; munely, a
ect the
and representati
exp
,
ore
theref
We shou:<l not,
o:der of things.
to human eyes,
ible
vis
y
bod
a
ing to be in
ing
Lord's second com
be present, exercis
tht 11e would
,
but should expect
THE HAill' oF Go'D'
y."wa
ign
ere
sov
own
bis P'nver in his

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The manner of our Lord's econd commg IS d.iscussed
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m detall in STUDIES IN. THE CRIPTURES Vol. Two; and


upon this parlicular pomt we quote therefrom as follows ..
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ing, Jesus
r of his second appea1
Concerning the manne
he that
is
d
sse
e as a thief. Ble
said: "Behold, I com
naked,
k
wal
he
lest
,
h his garments
watcheth, and keepet
thiei
A
15)
16:
ion
lat
me." (Reve
and they see his sha
not
to
etly so as
are asleep, comes qui
comes when others
and
ke
o are awa
s. Only those wh
wake the sleeping one
Our Lord here
ce
sen
.
pre
his
ain
watching will ascert
bis appearing.
ate the manner of
uses such to ustr
all the world
en
will be present wh
As a spirit being he
, ignorant
say
to
is
t
speaking, tha
1s aslep, :figuratively
presence
his
ain
ert
asc
e will
or bis presence ; and non
. awake,
ally
ritu
spi
and
mentally
except those who are
l d, that
g fulfile
cies as these are b ein
atching the prophe

paragraph 370.

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they may ascertain the


of time. Upon this we q u

Manne1 of His Ooming

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pomt upon
Wl
approval the followin g .

op

tlie stream

"For
,
.
mst
n
n ce, our Lord said 'Bebold,
I come as a tbief,'
and, 'As it was in the days ot'
Noah, so sball it be also Ir

th e dnys of the Son of


m n
th d s
i presence] :
[ e y of b s
a
Th ey did eat' th ey drank t hey. marned wIves, th y
e were

g.ven
lll marr iage'
'And kne
n tli the flood came.'
u
a
s

[Jsu
And
w hen he
] w s
'
e
ded of the Phatisees,
when the kingdom of God s h
ou 1d come, he answered th
em
and said, The kingdom of God
cometh not with observat
.
ion
[m arg.nal rending "notwth
t a d s how ].'-Revelation
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27; at e
16: l 5; Luke 17:
4 29, Luke 17: 20. ''STunms IN THE Sc&IPTURES, V
o1ume 2, page 142.
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Referrmg to his second eom


g, an as a warning
to those who would be f ru.thful
m to him' .Jesus sa1a :
((wa te h therefore ,. for y knov: not wha
t hour your
Lord doth come
But
ow h s, that if the goodman
.
of the house had known
watc
h the tllief would
come, he would have wc
e
d would not have
suffered his house to be broken a;!
p.
(Mtthew 24:42,
. 43) Thus he established he
fa
t
tllat his appearance,
like a thief, is unobserved and
at only the watchers
will know of the :first part 0f his pres
ence.
The apostles had this same unde
rstand g. St. Paul,
ho often wrote and spoke of
.
th
' e Lor d s conn
ng as
the day of the Lord"' sala
: 'For yourse1ves know
perfectly that the da of th
e Lord so cometl as a
thit1f m the nio-h
"' t.
or wh en they shall say, p
eace
and safety; then sudden dest
t1
eth upon them;
as travail upon a woman
ilc;
and th:y sha ll
not escape. But ye, brethren are
not darkness, that
that day shou1d ove rtake 0
s a thief. ye are all
. children of light, and the hil
of the day; we are
not of the night, nor of darkn
.
Therefore let. us
not sleep, as do others ,. but 1et us
watch and be sober:

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apostle Peter, referring


Thessalonians 5 : 1-6) The
:
ost the identicallanguage, says
to the same t1ng in alm.
the
in
f
thie
will come as a
"But the day of the Lord
ens shall pass away with
heav
the
h
whic
the
night; in
ents shall melt with fervent
a grea t noise, and the elem
the works that are therein,
heat; the earth also, and
r 3: 10.
shall be hurned up." -2 Pete
the manner of bis
The Lord Jesus in discussing
g James version
Kin
to the
second coming, according
g cometh out
tnin
ligh
the
of our Bible, said: "For as
; so shall
west
the
unto
even
of the east, and shineth
of roan be." (Matthew 24:
also the coming of the Son
ul person that
27) It must be manifest to the thoughtf
refer to the explosion or
the lightning here does not
air dming a thunder-storm;
burning of elect-ricity i n the
out of the east and shine unto
:for that does not come
y direction, and the
the west. It comes from ever
w<rd "lightning''
The
.
eous
shining is only instantan
whlch means
word
k
Gree
the
from
'here is translated
h shines. There is but
"bright shining", or that whic
ription; and that is the
one body which fills this desc
.
east and shines unto the west
sun, which rises n the
ight
twil
e
1s
ther
and
.ing,
morn
It comes stealtbily in the
ve it except those who are
for a time. None will obser
e and watching can see
awak
are
awake; but those who
g dispelled und the light
the darkness gradualiy bein
rates the "econd appearing
appearing. This well illust.
h he comes.
of our Lord and the manner in whic
than the Eng
The Greek is a more precise language
s which re
word
al
sever
lish. Our English Bible uses
ination
exam
An
.
Lord
the
of
late to the second coming
r, with
appea
s
.vord
rent
e
di.ff
these
of the texts in which
ct better view
get
to
one
les
nab
k,
Gree
the
reference to
ination. ,There are three
of the guestion under exam

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Our Lotd's

Greek words which we desire


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her. to spemally mention
:
Pamusia, (pronounced pa 0
s
) ; (2) epiphaneia
(pronounced ep-if-an' - i)'
(3), apokalupsis,
(pronounced ap-ok-al' 0op-s .
1s).
The word patrousia mean
s l!tesence.
The word
epiphaneia means a p eanin
g or bttghtness or manifest
ation of. Apokalups
tS, means to take off th
e cover; that
.
.
.
ts, to d1sclose or to teveal
' to make mamfest orto
appear.
In the followinrr

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text
. s rela tmrr
o
.
o to the L ord 's second
commg the word panous.UL
appears and should be tran
slated ptesence . and in givm
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g the . texts .below It 1s tran
s1ated presence. thc Wol'd m
. . queshon bemg in italics:
"What shall be the sign
of thy ptesence ?" -Matth
ew
24: 3.
"So shall also the
esence of the Son of man
be."Matthew 24: 27 37 l;

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"They that a1 e
ians 15: 23.

hrit's' at h18 presence."-1 Corinth-

<'What is our hope or 0


cown
.Are not even ye, befre 0 YLo "'
esus
presence ?" 1
. Thess aloma
. ns 2 19 R V

of ejoicing?
Jr
Christ at his
That "be may stablish y
: heart.s unblameable in
ho!iness befo

0m

re God even our Father'


at the ptesence
'
.
of our Lord Jesus Chri
st."-1 Thessaloma
ns 3 : 13
.
.
"We whICh are al1ve
and rem
to the p:esence
of the Lord shall not revent 5[
hm er them whiCh are
asleep."1 Thessalonians 4: 1
.
, 'Be pres
erved hlameless tmto the
ptesence of om
Lord Jesus Christ."-1 Thessal _
omans 5.. 23.
.
-''Now we beseech you, brethren
' by the presence of
,ur Lord Jesus Christ and
.
by our gathering tog
ether
mt
- to him "-2 Thessalomans 2 . 1
r<
. e patient therefore bret r
en>- unto the. p_r.esetf.c.
.o.f the Lord." -J{).mes 5.:

_a

MantM1' of His Coming

13

hearts: for the


"Be ye also patient; stablish your
"-James 5 : 8.
presence of the Lord draweth nigh.
scoffers [in the
days
"There shall come in the last
[desires], and
lusts
own
Church], walking afte:r: their
ptesence ?"-2
his
of
ise
prom
saying, Where is the

Peter 3:3, 4.
lated ("presence'1)
The word pa1ousia is properly trans
ppians 2: 12.
in 2 Corinthians 10: 10, and Phili
to the Lord's second
ing
relat
texts
wing
.
follo
In the
is translated "(l;ppean-ng"
comii1g, the word epphaneia
ifies btight shining, or
The Greek word epiphane,ja, sign
ea1ung" and "bright
"app
ered
manifestation. It is rend :
ws
follo
ness", and occurs as
spot, unrebukable,
"Keep this commandment without
Jesus Chiist; hich
until the appear-ing of our Lord
is the blessed and only
in his times he shall show, who
Lord of lords."and
Potentate, the King of kings

1 T imothy 6: 14, 15.


and the Lord
"I charge thee therefore before God,
and the dead
quick
the
e
judg
shall
Jesus Christ, who
othy 4: l.
Tim
."-2
dom
king
bis
and
at ls appea1ing
n of Tighteousness,
"There is laid up for me a crow
me at that day; and not
which the Lord, ... shall give
that love his appearto me only, but unto all them also

ing.''-2 Timothy 4:8.


and the glorious
"Lookig for that blessed hope,
Saviour Jesus
our
and
God
great
appearing of the
13.
2:
Chiist."-Titus
ed [exposed],
"Then shall that Wicked [One] be reveal
the spirit of bis
whom the Lord shall consun1e with
tness [ epiphaneia
mouth, and shall destroy with the btigh
-presence] .''
usia
[pato
g
-lmight shining] of bis comin

.-2 Thessaloians 2 : 8.
Jn the following texts the word relating to tlie Lord.'s

l{fi

Ou1 Lord's Return

second coming is from the


Greek apolcalups-is.. and
properly translato-ed revealed
or uncovered.
"The su:fef nnbs of this pre
sent .tune are not worthy
to be compared with th g1
ory which shall be .tevealed
.
m us.'Romans 8:
18.
, 'ReJOlce, inas
much as e are partakers
of Qhrist's
su:fferings; that, when bis
o:y s all be 1'evealed, ye may
b
be glad also with exeedin
g Joy. -1 Peter 4 13

''.An inheritance mcorrup


tible, and unde:filed, and tha
t
:f&.deth not away' reserved m
. h eaven for you, who are kep
t
by the power of God throu
fal.
unto salvation,
.
;rey to be revealed in the las htune
. -1 Peter 1: 4, 5.
A partaker of the o-lor that
shall be tevealed."Y
b
tl.. Peter 5: 1.
"Every man's work shall be
made man.
ifest : for the
'
.
tlay
shall declare it b se lt
shall be 1evealed by
:LITe." (1 Corinthian's 3
Here the rcference evi
dently is to the testing
the Lord's people during
the period of his presence n th
e end of the age The
.Apostle's words thus agree with
0ur Lord's pro
phecy
.
of t he sarne testings
a g that "there is nothin
g
covered, that shall o
e revealed [uncovered]
.
Luke 12: 2.
"Hope to tlle end for the f
o-r e that .sl to be brought
unto you at the revelation
esus Christ."-l,Peter
1:13.
"The Lord J
esus shall be r aled fro heaven
.. in

Jling :tire [judgments ag a


all unrighteousness]'
.
'
taking vengeance."-2 Thessaloma
ns 1 .. 7 8
, "So that ye come behind . no
g ift; waiting for t lie
coming [apolcalupsis-revealm
ment] of o
Lord Jesus
Christ." (1 Corinthians 1: 7 ) The
?rd s people will
need to keep active, watchin and wai
tmg for the great
blessing until the manifesta Ion or t:ev
ealment,_ of tha

!r

. .

: rn

"

' .

15

1Manne1 of His Oorning

of
Lord; but i:f watchers, they shall be made aware
est"
"harv
of
work
the
of
and
usia)
(pa1o
his presence
beforehand, and shall share in the revealment.
"Tbat the trial of your faith ... might be :found unto
[ apoka
praise and honor and glory at the appearing
7.
1:
Peter
1
t."Chris
lupsis- revealment] of Jesus
man
[
re
creatu
the
of
tation
expec
"For the earnest
upsis re
Jrind] waiteth for the mamifestation [ pokal
m. 8:19.
vealing] of the sons of God [the Church]."-Ro
it rained
m,
"The same day that Lot went out of Sodo
them
yed
destro
and
fire a:nd brimstone from heaven,
of
Son
the
when
da,y
the
all. Even thus shall it be in
say,
to
is
That
30)
29,
17:
man is 1evaled." (Luke
trouble", as
the judgments of the coming "time of
the earth",
of
salt
"he
as
soon
as
begin
predicted, .will
Son of
tbe
the saints, have been cbanged; and thus
some
for
has
who
udge,
J
Man will be 1evealed a pN;sent
t".
"elec
his
ring
gathe
and
time been present, sealing
three
mean
not
do
words
Greek
Of course these three
s one
appearings of the Lord; but this clistinction enable
nce,
prese
his
to
ncc
refere
with
mean
s
t
teA.the
to see what
tion
revela
to the manifestation of his presence and to the
nce.
or uncovering of things pertaining to bis prese
ce, does
presen
lated
trans
is
The word coming, which
having
after
nce
prese
but
way,
not mean to be on the
n
huma
about
round
nt
prese
be
may
ls
arrived. Ange
, at
Lord
the
se
sen
this
in
and
n;
unse,e
be
beings and
who rely
bis second coming, is present, near to those
who
those
by
n
unsee
upon him, yet unseen and surely
.
do not rely upon bim
angels
When our Lord ascended on high, and the
"This
said:
they
les,
discip
his
to
ssed
witne
.stood by and
into heaven,
you
from
up
taken
is
which
esus,
J
same
have seen him g
shall so come in like manner as ye

,,
16

Our Lord's Return

into heaven." ( .Ac


ts 1 : 11)
This does not say
those who saw
that
him go will see him
come, nor that an
one elsc will see
y
him come; but it
does say that th
manner of bis goin
e
g will be in the m
anner of his com
ing. The L ord

Jesus went away


quietly, and no on
evcn knew about
c
it except his fai
thful followers.
had plainly stated
Re
to them that in
a little while th
world would see
e
him no more, but
that his disciples
would see him.
(John 14:19; 16
:16-19,22)
world has never
The
scen him and ne
ver will see him
; but
the disciplcs wi
ll see him when
changed into his
ness. .As he wcnt
like
away secretly an
d quietly, so in
same manner is his
this
second coming.
.At the beginning
of the Lord's pre
sence it is to be
expected that on
Jy those who are
faithfully watch
the signs of the
ing
times, tbe fulfilrn
ent of prophecy,
who are stuclying
ancl
th e Word of God
and watching the
selves to keep in
m
harmony therewith
, w:ill und erst and
This manifestati
.
on or bright shi
ning will increasc
thcm as they inc
to
rease in knowled
ge in the spirit
ihe Lord. The
of
revealing of the
Lord's presence
gradually cxtend
wi ll
to the world an
d wi ll be ma de
mani
fest especially to
the world in a
time of trouble,
as J esus i ndicat e
just
d when he said:
.And they
shall see
the Son of man
coming in the clo
uds of heaven, wit
power and grcat
h
glory." Matthew
24
: 30.
Clouds are symbols
of trouble; and as
the trouble upon
the world increases
, and the world
is t old that the Lo
is prescnt, and tbe
rd
proof is given to
show bis presence,
natural me n will
begin to see and
understand that the
day of the Lord
is here, that the
Lord has rcturned,
ancl that the kin
gdom of heaven
is at hand.
great privilege of
The
telling the world
this good news of
the Lord's presen
ce, the manner of
the coming and pur
-

'

1"1

The Time of His Coming

.
pose, he has acl
crranted to the f aithful followers.
; t>
s that the Lord would be preset,
The o.regomg
yet inVIsible to h
an e es . that thc true, loyal Chnsis a earing and who are
tians, who love hrm
watching for that wo:erful evJt would know about
.
d tliat gradu ly that fact would
his presence first'

ld and in du c time the


be made manifesdt an h e
to t bc";eelcd fully to those who
g1ory of the Lor mus
.
t
s1lOw
Thesc progresslVc seps
love and appreClate h'm
1
.
the sense m which the words are used with l'eferencc

to his presence; name1y, pa1ousia' epiphaneia, and

apokalttpsis.

A text that is often confusing conce rm. g the


.
ner . of . the Lord's comincr is that of Rcve at lon

7.

n.o
.

"Behold, he cometh with cloucls; anu every eye shall

" As heret of ore :s"tatcd, clouds symbolizc trou ble.


sce hlm.
Tht- word here trnslate d " ee " is from the Greck wor a
.
Jam es Strong to mean
and is o-1ven by Dsr.
o

h rao,
"discet11".

lS

Thet>pi.Oper. under-tanding of the te}.rt, then,


he earth incident to the

that as the trou ble upon

t ime of the presence of the Lord increases, the .peop1E

a'lSC ern the p resence of the Lord. 'l'hey will be


informed a s to the me
g f the trouble . and thu
.
a
l n m]

!ITacu al Y e made know to them


h.lS presence wlll o
.
until they all d . scem tha t the trouble lS b ecau se of
t
cre
the Lord's presence and a chant> of dispensation from
Wl'11

the old to the new order.

The Time of His Coming

'

.
.
The second commg of Christ i s not popular with
.
say
He will come
the clergy of this day. Th
sorne time,

but no one

knos

whn ' and therefore

18

O:U1 Lord's Retum

The Time of H is Ooming

it is no use to try to find out


. Probably tlieir ignorance
of the subject

is due largely to the fact that


they do
not want th Lord to come ;

for bis coming will upset


sorne of the1r pet schemes.
Their lack of knowledge
may be due also to the fact
that they are not loyal
to the Lor. Maybe it is due
to the fact that they are
.
too much mtox1cated wit
. h the
politics of this evil
world, and hence are asleep
to the evidences of the
Lord's second coming.
St. Paul says that those who
:fail to m1derstand will
be those who are asleep and
drunk ( 1 Thessalonians
5 : 7) . To be asleep means
to be oblivious to the :facts
and cucumstances surroundi
ng one ; and to be drunk
means to be intoxicated wit
h the things that are con
rary to the Lord's kingdom. In defense of
ther willing
1gnorance on the subject of
our Lord's second coming
ey quote the words of Jesus
in Matthew 24 : 36, thu s:
But of that day and hour kno
weth no man no
t
te angcls of heaven, but my
Father only." But je s
did not there say that no one
would ever know except
the Father. If the conten
tion be true that no one
would ever lrnow, then of cou
rse the Lord Jesus would
never 1mow, which is wholly
unreasonable. When Jesus
spoke thse words he was stil
l on the earth. After he
was cruCified and resurrected
from the dead he sa1cJ1 ..
''All power 1s g1ven unto me in
heaven and in earth."
(Matthew 28: 18) Surely
at that time he must have
had full and complete knowle
dge of bis second coming.
.
No one will question that
Jesus now knows o:f bis
seond coming. It must als
o be conceded that sorne
will know when he does com
e. Even the clergy claim
that th:y may Jrnow sorne
day; and as the scripture
aove clted states, at a pro
per time a1l s11all discern
him. In the same discus
sion Jesus also said: "Watc
h

.,

1
'
1 11

tlierefore :for ye know not wbat bour your Lord dotli


come." :Mattbew 24 : 42) lby should he admonish
any one to watch unless he intende that the watcan
.
should know of his arrival at the ttme
of hls arnval ?
I:f the watchers would never 1.-now, then there would
be no use :for them to watch. The Lord never asked
anyone to do a useless thing. The :fct that he told
bis disciples to watch is proof onclus1 e that the rue
,
watchmau would know at the time of lus Lord s arnval..
The man who is watching :1 thief whom he ex:pects
to come, and to whose knowledge the proof that the
thief has arrived is brought either by the seuse o:f
hearing or the sense of sceing, surely would h.-now of
the thief's arrival. Jesus likeued his second coming to
the approach of a thirf. Whom did he e:-.-p<'ct to be
watching? Those and those only wh are fully conse
crated to do Uod's holy will, those who love the Lord
and who want him lo come ; hence those who are the chil
dren of the light, and who are walking in the light o:f
the Lord because thcy love him and his Word. I:f
man loves this evil world, that is to say, the evil organi
zation of society made up o politicians, profiteers and
other dishonest men, and is an.\.'ious to shine amongst
such he does not love thc Lord. (1 John 2 : 15) The
roen' who will be :favored of the Lord with lmowledge
must love righteousness and truth, and must have a
sincere and honest desire to lrnow what is right. A
man who gives himself to the Lord in consecration
and who shows his unswerving allegiance to the Lord
has the promise that God will guide him in the right
way "The secret of the Lord is with them that fear
[reverence] him ; and he will show them his covenant.
(Psalm.25 : 14) To such as trust the Lord he promises
tbat he will guide them.-Proverbs 3 : 5, 6.

,"

19.

'

St. Pan!

lJur. Lord's Retu1.n

was a. real Ohrist,I


n. He was no
who cannot nn
t a D. D.,
derstand, such
as are the D. D.
present time.
's of this
(Isaiah 56 : 10,
11 ) Here the Pr
. says that sorn
ophet
e who claim to
be watchmen wi
apd ignorant ; an
ll be blind
d that these wo
uld be D. D.'s,
and iying down,
sleeping
loving slu.mbe
r.
H e then says
they aJ"e greed
that
y, never able
to get enough
of congregations
, shepherds
that . cannot nn
derstan d; that
loo out only for
they
thE!mselve.s, to ge
t gain from their
congregation.
own
The true watch
ers are not of
.T},e Lord had
this class.
given t. Paul
a vision of his pl
S
cluding his seco
an, in
nd coming. (2
Oorinthians 12
dressing hmself
:
4)
Ad
to the tme an
d faithful follo
Jesus, who diligent
wers of
ly seek to know
his way of light
and to walk ther
ein, the Apostle
said : But of th
and the seasons,
e times
brethren, ye ha
ve no need that
unto you. For
I write
you;rselves know
perfectly that th
of the Lord so
e day
cometh as a th
ief
in the night. . .
ye, brethren, are
. But
not in darkness,
that that day sh
overtake you as
ould
a thief.
Ye are all the ch
1ight, and the
ildren of
children of the
day ; we are no
night, nor of da
t of the
rlmess. Theref
ore let us not
do others ; but
sleep, as
let us watch an
d be sober. Fo
that sleep, sleep
r they
in he night ; an
d
they that be dr
are 4runken in th
unken
e night."-1 Th
essalonians 5 : 1-.
7

Times and Season


s .

From th'e foregoin


g scriptures we
should expect
:find Biple proo
fo
f of th times
and seasons of
presence. 'l'hese
oup Lord's
times and seaso
ns were foresh
jn prophecy. Pr
adowed
ophecy means th
e foretelling of
vent:> in guar.
fqture
ded phrase so
that at the tinl
th ey cannot be un
e uttered
derstood, but
are understood
time of ful:filme
at the
nt. When these
event take pla
ce, sucl:

The Time

of His Oorning

21

y, then this fulfilm.ent is


as a fulfilment of pr p
::a ts . and when the physical
properly called the physiC
tfacts are open to every d h ' all eyes can d:iscern
. due t
e ord's presence will be
them. Hence m

/fu

macle known to every cr. ture b the physical facts.


.
d l knded Ohristians to
It i s manifest that
understand, from the t:ent f prophecy, the times
_
bis resence. He uttered some
and seasona r atin
? to
now these prophecies are
of the propheCles hrmself
'
being ful:filled.
J esus gave us the poslT e eviclence as to when to
w
.
expect hm1 . He b
crave a parable of the wheat and the
tares' saying, "Tbe kmgdom of heaven is likenecl unto
'
.
crood seed m his field : but while
a man wh.lCh sow ed b
men slept, h'lS enemy carne and sowed taTes am.ong
.
the wheat, and we
B t when the blade was
then appeared the
sprrulg up, and br 1 b
v ts of the bouseholder carne
tares
so.
o he
S
and sald unto hrm,
: a

idst not thou sow good sed


,
in thy field ? from whence tben hath it tares? He sald
unto them . An e emy bath done this . Tbe servants
,
saicl unto hlm,
t tho tbat we go and gather them
.
up? But he sa1d,
WNay '. lest wbile ye o ather up the tares,
ye root up al so the wheat Wl'th the
Let botb grow
together until the harvet .. . d in the time of harvest
I will say to the reape:s, Gther ye together :first the
.
tares, and b md them m bundles to burn them ; but
.
gather the whea mto my barn ''-Matthew 1 3 : 24-30
.
Interpreting his own paa ble Jesus sald that he was
'
o d seed . that the field
the roan who had sown t
'
is the worl d ; that the goodle: are the children of the
kingdom ; that the ta
ar the cbildren of the wicked
o s wed them is tbe de-\ril, n d
one ; that the enemy
tbat tbe harvest is tbe end
. of t11e world .-Matt. 13 : 37-39 .

aJa

h frit,

..

22

g
:TJie Time of His Oomiln

Our LMd's Retum

From this statement of the Master it is clearly sliown


that
at the end of the age, or world, there must be &
.

harvest ; that Jsus Christ must be present as the Master


.
of tb<>t harvest ' an d that the harvest will consist of
'"".
gathermg togethe: the true followers of Christ .nto

ne bdy, and of binding together he counterfei or


ass for detruction. Statd in other phrase there

e q, gathermg of the true vine class, true 'Chris

tlans, and the


arvesting of the vine of the earth,

nely, the nommal Babylonish systems of the world


Smce the Master himself stated that
.
thi s t'e t o recelve his own, tbe
_
Chnshans, to himslf, and that he,
the harvest, would direct what should

he .would come at.


truly consecrated

as the Master of

be done it follo
that he must b present befare the beginning of t
harvest and durmg the time of the harvest. It would
also follow that he would be present before tbe end of the

world, or age.

Jehovah caused the prophet Daniel to write the salint

eatures of events that would come to pass durin the


rule f the worl d po':ers that would be in existence rom

the hme of the empue of Persia until 'the time of the


.
. l Damel
end". That whle
wrote was prophecy . that
.
.
s to say, _gmded by the divine power, he recorded long
m advance the happeniugs. of certain events, which of

themselve show that this prophecy could not be under


stood til the events had transpired. DanieT wrote
(}oncermng these events, but did not nnderstand th

;r'hey are

set forth in his prophetic utterancs recor


.
rs 7 to 12, 1nc1us1ve
. .
the book of Daniel' chapte

lf sru : "I heard, but I understood not .


Daniel .1umse

thn sald I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of thes


things?. And he said, Go thy way, Daniel, for the words
are closed up and sealed till the time of the end Many,

23

the
de white, and tried ; but
sliall oe purlfied, and ma
ll
sha
ked
of the wic

ly : and none
wicked shall do wicked
-Daniel
e shall understand."
wis
under;;tan d : but the
12 : 8-10.
cifically
Daniel to record spe
;.I'he Lord had caused
should
end
the
o:f
e
tim
when the
what would happen
cific period
the end" means a spe
begin. The "time o:f
time of
the
dominion. "And at
at the end of Gentile
: and
bim
at
h
the south pus
the en d shall the king of
e a
lik
him
t
ins
th shall come aga
the king of the nor
with
and
en,
sem
hor
h
s, and wit
whi;rlwind, with chariot
ies, and
ll enter into the countr
sha
he
and
:
s
many ship
o into
als
er
s over. He shall ent
sha11 overflow and pas
over
be
ll
many countries sha
the glorious land, and
: 40, 41.
thrown."-Daniel 11
the beginning
this prophecy fixes
of
ent
The fulfilm
definitely so
cy
phe
-pro
end" ; for the
of the "time of the
Napoleon
or
rri
wa
at
gre
e
of -th
states. The crunpaign
cy, as
phe
pro
a fulfilment of this
Bonapaite is clearly
paign
cam
his
g
ical facts concernin
reference to the histor
d in
one
nti
me
th"
'ing of the sou
plainly shows. The
th"
nor
the
of
ng
''ki
to Egypt ; the
the prophecy refers
al part
egr
int
an
n
the
was
, which
means Great Britain
, :fighting
Napoleon was in Egypt
e.
pir
em
n
ma
Ro
of the
Bey, and
rat
which were led by Mu
the Egyptian armies,
not only
ror
ter
His victory struck
which he defeated.
a ; and
Asi
and
ica
far into Afr
to the Egyptians, but
con
at
gre
the
to
ted
tribes submit
all the surrounding
the
in
British
was doing this; the
queror. Wbile he
k
ma
e
wer
lson,
dership of Iord Ne
north, under the lea
.
sea
at
ces
for
n's
attack upon Napoleo
ing an e:ffective

fin
8,
179
in
gn
s Egyptian campai
N-apoleon began thi
ober 1, 1799.
ed to France in Oct
urn
ished it and ret
ed in
, yet graphically, describ
The campaign is briefiy

ln'Pp4ep;y,

lp.

ver$es

,o

to 4 4 ; and bing complete

tP thf') Prophet's
t 79 m_arks, wcpramg

O)VII

word,

the hgmn..ng pf th "time pf the end".


From the time of he overthrow of Zedekiah ( 606
B. C.) mg tp {ltaphsffi'l+f'!pt Gf the Gentile universal
empir lfflqr eppchadpetJzp.r, the organi zation s of the
"lf8Pl4 pwers pr goyernmj;s have been designated in
the pnntmes by God's prophet as ''beasts". The
prp.phet PttrP.fll ( 1 ; 7, 8) pescrihes a "fourth beast, dread
ful nd te1Tible:" This te:nible beast was a form of
goveptwent PP1D.posed pf three emenf;s or component
parts ; n el;y :P,f!)fess}ona.l IJOlitil}ia:ns, great :financien,

and epplcsmtJCal laders. Tli atanic organization


qecarre drelJiJd'pl :d terrip}e from the time that these
three forces were united. Of thts unholy trinity ve
_- the :P. apapy, t e ecctesia$tlaf el emnt, in the saddl
brtlpfu.g everythin& The dp,te o:f its begin
r1 dmg and <'
_
ntl}g 1va.& at tj}e oyeDthrow o:f .tne Qstrogothic monarchy'
w})ich o,ccurred in A. D. 539.
Tpe proppet Dniel wa given a vision of the events
_
Yet he did :pot 1lnde1stanp them and he
fotlowmg.
says : "I Daniel lQpkeg, and, behold, there st od otl}er
two1 t}le one on thi$ l)ide o:f the balfk o:f the river' and
the Pt er on that &ide R the qa:nk qf the river. And
. one sa1d to the Il}ll clothe p_ il} linenl which was upon
_ the nver, lfqw lqng &hall it be to the
the }"aters f:!
won4ers ? And he:trd the man clothed
these
of
:tld
.
_
lJl hpen, whlCq "}VI'IS p.pon the vaters of the river when
:le held up his riglt ha:nd and his left han unto
leven, and sl}r e by him th liyetl} :fqr eyer, that it
shall be fr a trme, times and an.half."-l}aniel 12 : 5-7.
In B 1_ bhcal Sympology a time means a year of twelve
Ip.ont]ls of thi'rty days each, or 3 6 0 days. Each day is
cppsi dered ip:r: a yeij..r, as' tJ:e Prophet sys : "1 have

t
The Time of His Comit{J

" (Ezekiel 4 : 6)
nppomted thee each day for a year.
a half times of
a:nd
three
,
Here are mentioned, then
1260 prophetic
of
total
a
or
each,
360 prophetic days
f the time of
g
n
i
'inn
g
e
b
the
mark
d
days, which woui
Twelve hundred and
the end of this beastly order.
s us to 1 799-anether
sixty years from A. b. 539 bring
th.e beginning of "the
proor that 1799 de:finitely marks
s tllat it s from the
show
time of the end". This also
etic days of Daniel
proph
other
e
date 539 A.. D. that tP.

must be counted.
all the propllecies
The most important thing to which
les lOkf!d forwa1'd, has
point, and for which the apost
the Lord. It s descl'ibed
been the seoond coming of
time. Daniel then says :
by the Prophet as a blessed
cometh to the thousand
a:nd
('Blesselc is he that wa:iteth,
y [133 5] days." ( Dn
thirt
and
three hu ndre d a:nd :fi.ve
ion, are
The watchers here, without quest
iel 12 : 12)
h for
watc
to
the Lord
those who were instructe d by
tood,
11s
unde
when
efore,
his retum. This date, ther
at
due
is
Lord
the
t ld certainly fix: the time when
wot
,
then
rule,
same
the
g
lyin
his second appearing. A.pp
gs us
brin
D.
A.
539
after
days
of a day for a year, 1335
, according to Biblical
to A. . D. 1874, at which time
is db.e. If this
chronology, the Lord's second presence
rd we ought
iorw
time
calculation is correct, :frotn that
's preseuce.
Lotd
the
to be able to :find evidence marking
ed with
quot
is
wing
Bearing upon this point the follo
pproval :
.

the 1290 synlbl>lic days nded


"Reckoning from A. D. 539,
the close of 1874. Let the
in
days
1335
he
t
in 1829, and
ct u'a tely these dates mark
c
:..
now
re!Hler judge carefully
cs con
of the vsion, and :.11 tlle prQpbec
, and. the sep4r-ating,
.
End
e
h
t
of
Time
the
n cted with
to
by flre, to brlg
cleansing, and refining as
conditiQn Qf mlnd and lieart
l
fu
tl'nst
nle,
hum
like,
child
the

the understanding
e

God's cl:\ildren

26

Our Lord's Return

needful tbat tbey might be ready to receive and appreciate


God's way and ime."-STUDIES lN TliEl SCRIPTURES, Volume
3, page 84.

There are two important dates here that we must not


confuse, but clearly differentiate; namely the begin

ning o:f "the time o:f the end" and o:f th; presence of
the Lord. "The time of the end" embraces a period
from A. D. 1799, as above indicated, to the time of
complete overth:cow of Satan's empire and the establish
ment of the lcingdom o:f Messiah. The time of the
Lord's second presence dates from 1874, as above stated.
The latter period is within the :first named, of course,

and at the latter part -of the period known as "the time

of the end".
The derst.anding of the propflecies witli reference
to "the time of the end" and the Lord's presence was
purposely concealed by J ehovah until the due time
Dniel desired to know what would be the end of thes
tlungs, but God said to him : "But thou O Daniel
shut up the words, and seal the book, even'to the tim
of the en d."
(Daniel 12 : 4) It "is reasonable to ex
pect tat J ehovah would indicate something by which
"the tune of he end" could be discerned when it
_
an:1ved. He did not say to Daniel to look for some
words emblazoned across the sky that the end had com

but told him to look for such evidences as could b


seen and understood by men who were familiar with
the prophecies, and ho in the light of the prophecies

should be watching :for their :ful.filment. God did not


expect Daniel to understand these in his day .for
he said: "Go thy way, Daniel ; for the words are ;losed
up and sealed till the time of the end."-Daniel 12: 9.
When that time should arrive, what was to be ex
Jehovah answers: "Many; shall run to and

pected?

2"1

Tlie Time of His Oomng

increased." (Daniel 12 : 4)
fro and knowledge shall be
the date of the beginning of
Frm shortly aftcr 1799 ,
should expect to :fi.nd an increase
"the time of the end", we
he Bible.
with reference
of knowledge, particularly
e
le had been kept m 1gnoranc
Prior to that time the peop
for
to
acy
practice o the Pap
of the Bible. It was the
clegy class o have access
the
from
e
asid
bid my one
copy o:f
to have m possess10n a
to the Bible ; in fact,
law,
an
Rom
the
er
uncl
e
a crim
the Bible was made
In 1799
es.
alti
pen
vy
hea
to
subjectina the offender
ominated by the Papal
y power of Rome, pred
the baastl
n:en
ly wnd. . The peole had
system, received a dead
xule
to
s
kmg
d1vme nght of
taurrht to believe in the
e
the
nat
dom
to
gy
of the cler
and the divine right
.
the
took
eon
apol
N
en
Wb
conscience of the people
d
nce,
Fra
to
y
awa
him
ied
Pope a prisoner and carr
it the Pope to crown him
when later he re.fu sed to ]IP.rm
the
orown on himself and treated
as king, but put the
_
_
to
an
beg
th1s
t,
emp
y w1.th cont
Papal claimed authorit
well
as
s
king
h,
eart
les of
open the eyes of the peop
that Papacy did not possess the
:fact
the
to
le,
peop
as
d.
.
.
divine right it claime
r the :first B1ble soc1ebes that
eaite
A. short time theT
d. The British and Forcign
ever existed were organize
ed in 1803 ; the New Y01:k
Bible Society \l'as establish
in-Prussian Bible Society
Bible Society in. 1804 ; the Berl
Society in. 1808 ; and the
e
in 1805 ; the Philadclphia Bibl
The B1ble was ttans
'7.
181
.American Bible Society in
rent languages, and
diffe
y
man
in
lated and published
could have accest1
poor
the
that
s
price
sold at such low
millions of Bibles were
to it and within a short time
The Papal system dein the hands 0f the people.
as "pestiferous Bible
11ounced these Bible societies
or an in
societies". The time had come, liowever,

crease of lmowledge ; and the Lord was :fuHilling liis


promise by putting the Bible within the reach of those
who are hungry for truth. The people began to learn
that God is no respecter of persons ; that kings and
popes, priests and the common people, alike must all
render their account to the Lord and not to man.
From that time forward there has been a great col'
responding increase of knowledge in all the societies and,
in fact, in all lines of learning. l'he common school,
always opposed by the Papacy, has afforded a means
of general education and increase of lmowledge fo.r peo
ple in all walks of life. Colleges and universities have
sprung up throughout the earth. With the increase o:f
knowledge on various lines have come the numerous
inventions that man now has, time- and labor-saving
machines, etc.
Befare 1 ?'99 the means of transportation wre sucli
that a man could travel only a short distance in a
day. He must go either in a vehicle drawn by horses
or oxen, or afoot; and when he would cross the sea he
must go in a sailboat that made little progress. In
1831 the fust locomotive steam engine was invented.
Such wonderful progress has been made iD. this regard
that now one can travel through almost any part of
the earth at a rapid rate upon a railway trin. Late::
carne the electric engines and electric motor cars and
gas engines ; and now there is a tremendous amount
of travel in every part of the earth. It is no uncommolt
t,hing for one to travel at the rate of seventy-five to one
hundred miles per hour ; and particular!y is this true by;
means of a fl.ying machine, which is a modern invention.
God's prophet designates this same time as "the day;
of God's preparation". In Nahum 2 : 1-6 the Prophet
records his :vision of a railway train traveling at a

The Time of His Ooming

Jligh: rate of speed, as another evidence of the day of


preparation :for the establishment of Christ's kingdom.
In 1844 the telegraph was invented, and later the
telephone. These instrumenta were first used with wi<res,
and by electricity messages were conveyed tlllo
l ughout
the earth. But now by later invention wires are dis
pensed with, and all over the eartli messages are flashed .
through the air by the use of other kinds o:f instrumenta.
This great increase o:f lmowledge and the tremendous
running to and fro o:f the people in various parts of
the earth withut question is a :fulfilment of the p:coph
ecy testi:fying as to "the time o:f the end". These
.
physical facts cannot. be disputed, and are suffi.Cient
to
convince any reasonable mind that we have been in
'(the time of the end" since 1799.
The latter part of <(the time of thc end" Jesu; desig
nated as a time o:f harvest ; for he says : "The harvest
is the end of the world [Greek, age] .'' (Matthew 13:
39) He stated that he would b e p1'esent at that ti e.
From 1874 for:ward is the latter part of the penod
of "the time of the end". Frorr. 1874 onward is the
time of the Lord's second presence, as above stated.
The apostle Paul, enumerating many things done con
cerning Israel, states that "they are written for our
admonition, upon whom the encls of the world [age]
are come". (1 Oorinthians 10 : 11) It must be pre
su:ined, then, that these things would be undrstood at
((the time of the end".
The Lord's illustration of the sun's rising in the
east and shining across to the west, which would occur
at the time of his presence, true to prophecy, has taken
place. (Matthew 4 : 27) The laporing classes have
alwa.ys been dewntroiden, a.nd kept in Ubjetion to
the :financial, ecclesiastical, and political P.rcefi. J:t :w.as

Ow Loril's Retum

30

in tbe year 1874, the date of our Lord's second presence,


tbat tbe :first labor organization in the world was created.
From that time forward tbere has been a marvelous
increase of ligbt ; and the inventions and discoveries
have been too numerous for us to mention all of tbem
here. But mention is made of some of those that have
come to light since 1874, as a further evidence of tbe
Lord' presence since that ate, as follows : Adding
maes, aeroplanes, alumrnum, antiseptic surgery,
artificial dyes, automatic couplers, automobiles barbed
wire, bicycles, carborundum, cash registers, ;elluloid,
correspondence schools, cream separators, "Darkest Afri
ca," disc ploughs, "Di vine Plan of tbe Ages " dynamite
'
.
'
electric railways, electric welding, escalators, :fireless
cookers, gas engines, barvesting machines, illuminatincr
gas, induction motOTs, linotypes, match machines, mono
types, motiou pictures, North Pole, Panama Canal,
Pasteurization, railway signals, Roentgen rays, shoc
sewing machines, smokeless powder, South Pole, sub
marines, radium, sky scrapers, subways, talking ma
chines, telepbones, typewriters, vacuum cleaners and
'"
:wireless telegraphy.

The Harvest

Yrne Lord used tbe natmal harvest to illustrate tne


iiarvest of his people at the end of the age. There was
a harvest of certain of the Jews at the end of the
:Jewish Age. ( John 4 : 35, 36) There is a parallel
harvest period in the Gospel Age ; and since tbe Lord
used the natural wheat harvest of Israel as a pictme
of the harvest of bis people, it might not be out of
place bere to say tbat from the time of the beginning
of the Jewish harvest until Pentecost was fi.fty days;

J}

and carrying out tlie Biblical rule of a day for a year,


it would not be umeasonable to conclude tbat tbe har
vest of tbe Gospel Age would co:ver a period of fifty years.
During tbe period of time since 1874 there has been
a great gathering together of Christian people from
diferent quarters of the earth, without regard to reed
or denomination. These have come from both Oatholic
and Protestant churches and outside of all churcbes.
They have not sought members, but they have <hifted
together for the study of God's Word, and they love
the Lord and love bis cause above everything else,
This seems to be a fulfilment of the prophetic words
written concerning the l).arvest; namely, "Gather my
saints together unto me ; those that have made a cove
nant with me by sacri:fice." (Psalm 50 : 5) During
this period of time these Christians have gone through
out tho earth proclaiming that the kingdom of heaven
is at hand; and now they are particularly announcing
to the people the presence of the Lord-that bis king
dom is at hand ; that millions now living will never die.
:rhe Ma.ster gave a parable illustrating how the Chris
tians merely in name, and the true Christians, would
develop side by side throughout the Gospel Age. Re
said: ''Let both grow together until the harvest : and
m the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers,
Gather ye together :first the tares, and bind them in
bundles to burn them ; but gather the <,yhefl,t into my;
barn." (:Matthew 13 : 30) During the past forty-five
years in particular tbere has been a tendency on. tbe
part of denominational systems to get together and
bind themselves in federations and other compacts.
This tendency has now reached a clmax, until tbe
Federation of Churches is a common expression whicb
tn.eaJl$ the J.miting of :the ;.various denominational

32

'

Our Lotd's Retum

systems, which teach everything except the Word of


the Lord. In these various denominational systems
are professional politicians and conscienceiess profiteers,
who are designated in Scripture as the principal of
the fl.ock, and who indeed are the principal ones in the
congregation because their infl.uence tlirects the clergy
man or pastor m the course which he shall take. ,They
do not profess full consecration to the Lord; but they
look upon the denominational church, as it is, as an or
ganization for social enjoyment and political purposes.
.
While this work has been going on, the Lord has been
gathering together the truly consecrated Christians
without regard to creed or denomination, and he has
designated them as "wheat". This great work of gather1ng together Christian people can be designated in no
other way than as a harvest,. and fully means that
which was foretold by the Lord .Jesus. It has never
been the purpose of these Clristians to assemble them
selves as Bible Students to induce anyone fu joiu them ;
:in fact, they have no membership roll. [.['heir purpose
is to enlighten men and women concerning' the Divino
Plan, and by this means to enable them to see that
God has something better for mankind than the creeds
of Christendom have taught. This circumstantial evi
<lence fulfilling propliecy is what constitutes the pliysical
:facts, and is proof corroborative of the Lord's presence
since 1874; for this gathering work has been in progress
;P.articularly since that date.

Scoffers

frnese saintly Cliristians, coming togetliet from all


Clenominations, have rejoicd in making proclamation to
the people that the kingdom of heaven is at Jid..

33

Many of the people have gla.dly lieard, wliile otliers


have been in doubt. The clergy have been the responsible
ones for causing doubt in the :mi.nds of men. It would have
been expected ordinarily that clergymen, who cl.aim to
be Christians, would rejoice in any evidence of _the
Lord's return and the setting up of his kingdom. In
stead of rejoicing, they have sco:ffe d at those who have
taught the second presence of the Lord and have re
sorted to a1l manner of slander and persecution of
the meek nd humble people who have been telling the
message of the kingdom. With self-assumed wisdom
they look with scorn upon anyone who talks about the
Lords second presence.
Of course our Lord lrnew this would be so; and he
'Caused the Apostle to write prophetically the following
words : ((There shall come in the last days sco:ffers,
walking after their own lusts [deses], and .saying,
Where is the promise of bis coming [presence] ? for
since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they
were from the beginning of the creation." (2 Peter
3 : 3, 4) This of itself is proof of the Lord's presence.
The Apostle, after having uttered the words above,
then adds : "For this they [the sco:ffers] willingly are
ignorant of." This is corroborated, furthermore, by
the words of the Master, who said : ('But as the days
of Noe were, so shall also the coming [presence] of
the Son of man be:'-Matthew 24: 37-39.
We are witnessing a fulfilment of these proplietic
statements daily. The clergj and the principal of
their fl.ock are oblivious to the cumulative evidence
concerning the Lord's second presence ; and as it. was
:in N oah's day, they go recklessly on, giving no heed
and
to the fact that the kingdom of heaven is at hand
that the greatl King has begun his reign,

34

Ow Lord's RetU1'n

The End of the Wo1ld

The End of the World

Tlie end of the world and the second

presence of tlia

Lor.d snchronize as to time. From 1874 to 1914, a


]Jeriod of forty years, was the day of the Lord's prepara
tion. The year 1914 i s so de:finitely marked in the
Scriptures as being the end of the world and the time
of the Lord's presence that there can be no reasonabla
doubt about it. The fact that there was a period of
preparation before the end of the world shows con
dusively ihat the Lord must be present before tha
end of the world takes place, and that the world would
end duJ.'ing the time of his second presence. (:Malach:t
a : 1-3) It follows, then, that the same signs or poofs
<!oncerning the Lord's presence would likewise be signs
and proof of the end of the w9rld, and vice versa.
If a :hiend whom ym1 trusted told you confi.dentially
that he was going away, and that at some future time,
to you unknown, he would return ; that his coming
would be a secret, and the sign or proof thereof would
be the happening of certain events, which events ha
related to you ; and if years thereafter, while you wera
looking fol' the Teappearing of yoUT friend, the things
which he had foretold actually transpired, you would
say: :My friend tOld me the truth, and the time has
Mme for his presence. And you would diligently seek
him. Of course the Lord taught his disciples con.;
erning his own kingdom that would be established,
because all the prophets had talked about it. He in
structed them to pray fr the coming of that kingdon:.(
and to watch for it; and to them it was uppermost ig
:their minds as an event of importance.
Jesus having taught his disciples concerning liia
second coming, and having informed them that the world't
wo:uld end at o during that time, theyj desired t{J

35

ow liow they might be able to ascertain the fact of


h1s yresence and wha woulcl be the indication or proof
o 1t to them or to any one. He was sitting on the
.
s1cle of th :Mount of Olives
when his disciples came
.
to him pnvately and propounded the question : "Tell
us, when shall these things be? and what shall be
the sign [proof or indication] of thy presence, and of
the end of the world?" (:Matthew 24 : 3) The world
as here usecl does not mean the earth. The earth will
never end or pass away ; for "God himself that :formed
the earth and made it; he hath established it he created
it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited." (Isaiali
45 : 18) <<The earth abicleth for ever."-Eccles. 1 : 4.
The woTd world means the social and political order
or rule governing the people. From Adam to the time
of the great deluge was the first world, or social orde!1
of government, which was under the administration of
angels. ( Hebre v:s 2 : 5 )_ This world passed away in a
grea oo, durmg whiCh only Noall and his family,
.
cons1shng m aU of eJght
persons, were carried over from
the old to the other or newer world, and were saved.
(2 Peter 3 : 6 ; 1 Peter 3 : 20) There beo-an
b with Noah
which in the
d
bis
family
a
new
order
or
world,

trme of the Apostle's day and before that time had


1own evil, an which the apostle Paul designates as
the presen t evll world." ( Galatians 1 : 4) The apostle
Peter clearly shows that that world must pass away
to mak way for the new and righteous kingdom,
. will re and govern and bless the people.
hlCh
It was durmg the early part of this world that God
made a promise to Abraham that through his seed all
the families of the earth should be blessed. Later, at
the death of Jacob, God <lrganized the people of Israel
or the Jews, into a nation, and at :Mount Sinai mad;

arrie'd. on. liis liarvest work from 1874 forward, but

Jehovah dealt with the nation


of Israel, exclusive of all other nations, for a number

a covenant with them.

has not interrupted the Gentile dominion until that


dominion should end.

of years. They had many kings, sorne good and so"ID;e


bad. Zedekiah was their last ldng ; and because of hil!.
mckedness God said concerning him : "Therefore thus
saith the Lord God ; 'Because ye have made your iniquity
to be remembered, in that your transgressions are dis
covered, so that in a1l your doings your sins do appear ;

:present order ; therefore, the end of the world.

ment ; and that this would take place during the


:presence of the Lord he de:finitely stated.
When the Gentile dominion legally ends, tlie or'der
l'leing a wioked one under the supervision of Satan, th
god of the evil world

(2

Corinthians

4 : 3, 4),

and

all these nations lying in the wicked one (1 John 5 :


19), it would be expected that the Gentile kingdoms
and nations would strive b hold on

to

their power,

:But when the proper time should come it would also


be eA.'Pected that the Lord, whose right it is, would
iake over the affairs into his own hands. And so it is
sai d :

((W e give thee thanks,

Lord G o d Almighty,

which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou


bast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come,
and the time of the dead, that they should be judged,
and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants
the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fea:t

times of 360 years eacb, or a total of 2,50 years.


This period, beginning witb the year 606 B. C., neces.;
sarily must end in 1914 A. D.
God bad declared that he would overturn the right
of the descendants of Abrabam to rule, thereby per
mitting the Gentiles to have an uninterrupted sway

thy name, :small and great ; and shouldest destroy them_ .


which destroy the earth."-Revelation. ll : 17, 18.
It will be observed that the Lord does not do all
of his work in a twenty-four-hour day, but that grad
:ually he performs his sovereign will. Speci:fically answer
ing the question concerning the end of the world dur
ing the time .)f his presence, Jesus sai d : "Nation
shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom :
d there shall b e famines,_ and pestilences, and earth

until he should come whose right it is. Tbe one "wbose


. right it is" s the great -i[essiah, Christ Jesus the Lord,
It would be reasonable to eA.'Pectim to be present sorne
time befare he would take unto himself his great power
to reign.

We

should expect, then, to :find that 1914 marks the be


ginning of the end of the old world, or arder of govern

was taken a prisoner, and was carried away to Bablon.


Neba'Chadnezzar establisbed in that year tbe fust umver
sal empire, and the Gentile times dat fron: that e
fonvard. Tbe length of tbe Genble tnnes 1s de:fin1tely
fix:ed in the Scriptures as a period of seven symbolic

['he end of the Gentile rule,

therefore, would mark necessarily the legal end of the

because, I say, that ye are come to remembranc, ye


>'hall be talcen with the hand. And thou, profane Wlcked
prince of Israel, whose day is couie, when iniquity
shall have an end, thus saith the Lord Gd, Remove
the diadem and take off the crown ; this shall not be
the same : 'exalt him that is low, and abase him that
is high. I will overturn, overturn, overt:un, t; and it
_
shall be no more, until he come whm;e nght 1t 1s, and
I will give it [to] him."-Ezekiel 21 : 24-27.
.
In the year 606 B. C. Zedekiah was overtbrown ; he

37

Tlie End of tlie World

36

His presence begin.ning in 1874, he has


---.....
..

'

. 1

Our Lord's Return

38

The End of the World

qnakes [literal and symbolic-revolntions] in divers


places. All tbese are the beginning of sorrows." (:Mat
thew 24: 7, 8)
Exactly on time, at tbe end of tbe
Gentile dominion, at tbe beginning of the end of the

world, nation rose against nation and kingdom against

o-dom' in the most devasta


kill b
ting war that man ever
dreamed would come to tbe world. Tbere followed in
its wake a great pestilence, tbe Spanisb influenza, wbich
swept the eartb ; and then came a famine raging amongst

wbicb tal{es place during the time of bis presence. The


evidence here is overwbelming, proclaiming bis presence
and the end of tbe world.
These facts mark a corroboration and a clear ful..
filment of the words of Jhovah's propbet announced
centmies before, namely : ''In the days of these kings

shail the- God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall


never be destroyed : and the kingdom shall not he left
to otber people, but it shall break in pieces and con

sume all these kitgdoms, and it shall stand for ever."


(Daniel 2 : 44)
LiteraJJy tbe kingdoms of ero'th are
being broken in pieces ; and any one who takes a map

Nearly

all the kngs of earth are gone, and their king

doms are broken in pieces and are being consumed.


This is being done because the Lord is present, because
the old world has endecl and ..he is clearing away the
unrighteons things to make way for bis near and right
eous government.

Furthermore, Jsus said concerning tlie end of th-e

ma.Dy peoples and kindreds of tbe earth ; and there


ba"\le been revolutions, as well as many literal earth
quakes in varions parts of the earth. And these, said
the Master, mark the begiJming of the end of the worl<l,

pletely this propMcy is now in comse of fulfilment.

world within the time of his second presence :


"Then
shall they deliver you up to be affiict
ed, and shall kili
you : and ye shall be hated of all natio
ns for my name's
sake." (:Matthew 24 : 9 ) "But take heed
to yourselves :
for they shall deliver you up to councils
[courts] and
in the synagogues ye shall be beaten ;
and ye sh ll be
brought before rulers and kings for
my sake for a
testimony against them."
(Mark 13 : 9)
" ut be
fare all these, they shall lay their hands
on you and
p rs cute Y?u, deli ering you up to the

synag gues,

and mto pnsons, bemg brought before kings


and rulers
for my n
e's sake. And it shall turn to you
for a

_
testim
ony.
(Luke 21 : 12, 13)
Literally did these
scriptures have fulfilment in the years 1917,
1918, and
1919. The World War furnished the excuse for the
world-wide persecution of humble and hones
t and faithful Christians.
.
The Christian truly consecrated to the Lord
believes
and follows the Lord's teaching : "Thou shalt
not kili.',
( atthew 5 : 21) And again : "Though we
walk in
te fl.esh, we do not war after the fl.esh : for the
weapons
ot or warfare are not carnal." (2 Corinthians
1 0 : 3, 4)
Durmg the World War many of the nation
s passed
laws to govern conscientious objectors that
is those
who object to taking human life. Th officer '
s of the '
preen evil orde;r, upon whom devolved
the duty and
obligaban qf construing and enforcing
these laws, dis
rgarded them ; and at the instance of
an apostate and
dishonest clergy, truly ronsecrated Christ
ians, particu
larly those known as Bible Students,
wre in fulfilment
of J esus' utterances hated, beaten, persecuted
haled into
courts and imprisoned, and some of them
kille . But the
Lord's protecting care has been about them
through it all.
In Germany consecrated Christians were persec
uted,

of Europe today, 34d looks it over, can see how com

39

The Regathering of Israel

Otw LMd:s Retu1n

4'0

s of the assaulting army. 'One


some put into the :front unk
who refused to take human
Cln:istian man, for instance,
the Lord, was placed in the
life because of bis faith in
was
ing battle. A soldier
front rank of attack dur
:net,
bayo
and
gun
with
him
placed on either side of
escape.
to
ed
mpt
atte
he
if
and instructed to kili him
was
le. Most of bis regiment
He went through the batt
en
Wh
.
two guards by his side
annihilated, including the
a
not
had
her
Christian brot
the battle was over, this
and
;
tion
posi
ilar
put in a sim
scxatch. Again he was
injury.
another .battle without
ugh
thro
t
wen
he
again
use he
bee&
ne
insa
g
bein
with
He was then cha:rged
um
asyl
placed in an insane
would not :fight, and was
ed
tw:n
was
iod of time, when he
and kept there for a per
e
of
sag
mes
the
ed to proclaim
out. Re then proceed
.
dom
king
g
min
,
inco
ious
bis gloT
the Lord's presonce and
s
clas
e
sam
the
of
at Britain
The persecution in Gre
, and in the United States
ada
Can
in
and
ns,
istia
of Chr
borne
d
lan of the free and the
-long boasted of as the
ate
equ
terrible that words are inad
of the brave-was so
e
.aiin
mag
27 of the GoLDEN AaE
to describe it. Number
tion
crip
des
d
ailc
0, gives a det
issued September 29, 192
k a
persecutions, which mar
ked
wic
se
the
of
of mauy
the
of
es'
ranc
utte
c
heti
e prop
clear ul:filment of thes
of passing
e
ileg
priv
the
had
The ones who
Lord.
of the
had the many evidences
through them, and who
to
thy
wor
e,d
g because accou:nt
Lord's blessing, rejoicin
s'
esu
J
ered
emb
rem
suffered,
suffer as our Lord had
lord.
his
n
tha
ater
gre
is not
,vords : "The servant
ecute
me, they will also pers
tecl
secu
per
e
hav
y
the
If
you."-John 1 5 : 20.
"Th.is gospel of the k:ingJesus furthermore said .
ess
in all the world for a witn
dom shall be preached
t(Ma
e."
com
end
l the
all .aations : and then &hal

unto

tliew 24: .14)'. In

the year

1919

many of

41

the Bible

h emerging fom
of the eart
ar! camps .and prison dungeons, re oicing in their
pn
vile
ges agam assembled ; and with united action th

Students

:ff erent parts


m di

the message of the presen


went forth to procla
rtlCularly the messa()'e "The W ld
of the Lord, and pa
Never D ,
llions Now Living
Has E ded-Mi

clearly m ful:filment of the words of the Master in tl e


teA.rt last. quote . Numbers of public lectures delivered

wii

upon thJs subJect throughout Christendom have glad


dened t?e -hearts of hun clreds of thousands of people'
In 1920 th'1s message
com:fortmg those that mourn

.
to Prmted
form in the book enhtled "Mil':as put m
. .
lion Now Llvmg Will Never Die" ; and in the lands

wheie the greatest persecution -prevailed against the


peop e of the Lord, greatest hs been the witness. With.
m mght months 2,500,000 copies of this book . were
the hands of the people ' and yet the message
P1aced m
a

goe s on, giVmg
a Wl er and wider witness, looking for-

ward to the full consummation of "the time of the end"

and the end of the old order and the incoming


Messiah's k:ingdom.

The Regathering of Israel

Jesus urtherm.ore said that the regathering of Israel


to Palestme (Luke 21 : 24) would be one of the most

conc1uslVe
proofs of his presenee and of the end of th
world. A full discussion of this point, together
.
.
many other pomts concerning the end of the o ld
st forth in e:au in the above-mentioned book,
.
lions Now Llvmg Will NeveF Die" Tllere111 1s shown

conc1llSlvely that the prophecies hav been fulfill d

wit
'M

actl.y; on time; that Israel is; now being regathered


'

:n;;

OVIl' Lord:s RetVII'n

.
exact1Y as .the Lord fo:retold.
l'eouilding Palestme
.
n these thmgs begm to come
he
"And
.
s Qaid

look up, and lift up your head s ; for your


ass
_
edem tion draweth nigh."-Luke 21: 28
1
.
further throu<Yh
bis chosen vesse'
Jesus, speakmg
o
re:fers to the h arvest of the tare class, saymg, "The
harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the

thn

cloud thrust in bis sickle on the earth ; ad the eath


was reape d " (Revelation 14: 15, 16) Thls gathen:Qg

f the elements of Christendom, t1Je vme


of the earth'
.
nd the reaping of it for destruction, is no_w m progr

It is one :feature of the J_;orcl's work, wh1Ch proves


.
presence at this time.

JS

Distress e.nd Perplexity

There has never in the h i s ocy of man. bcen so much

distress among the people and perplexity ong th


Jesus :foretold that lt woul

m the

said : "And there sha.ll be signs


b e thus. He
.
the
moon
nd
in
the
stars
;
and
upon
an
m
d
sun,
'
.
.
perpleJo.'
lty '. the sea an a
earth dis es of nations, wlth
.
the waves roarmg ,. men's bearts failing them for fear,

.
and for looking after those things wh!Ch are comJn
rul ers as at thls time.

tr s

on the ea.rth : for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

-Luke 21 : 25, 26.


Volume
Four of STunrns IN THE ScRIPTUREs, page
.

'
tan .
59 6

::

discusses this great prophey of the


.
not here penrot gomg f
Space

will

. d
rd
.
y m o

uote with approval the following, d ecommen


t e reader a careful study of tbe subJt m STUDIES
.
IN THE ScRIPTURES cited berein as authonty :

''The roarin"'
"' sea and waves symbolize the restless masses
.
d' bY tlle 1aws
pf. hum anity: curbed but not fully restrame

llDd regUlatwns of soc1ety.

Every one has heard sorne

The Putpose of His Oom


ing

of this 'roaring' for the


past twenty years, witl l
;. oecasional
stormy outbreaks dashing
like tida

rsocial

l waves against the


ear.tll
order
and seeking to swa
llow it up.
Restraired
for a time, these wav
es are gathering wei
ght and force ;
and, as prophetically
shown, it is only a
questioo of a few
years until all tbe
mountains
kingdoms
are 'temoved
and 'carried into the
midst of the sea'; in
anarchy. (Psalm
46: 1, 2) Evel'Y newspap
er not under the con
trol of .wealth
voices the roar of the
restless 'sea' class ;
and 'the othimr,
though unwillingly, mus
t give the echo o:fthe roaring' as
matters of news. Thi
s it is that, in a peri
od of comparativa
peace, is causin;. 'dis
tress of nations with
perpleXity'.
" And it is as mer
r begin to realize
that _the sea-roar
and unrest are due
largel:y- to the wane
of superstition and
of ecclesiastical influ
ence, and as tbey mor
e and more see
the powers of heaven
sectarian creeds anc
sllakeu, that their
l . systems
hearts are failing
them for fear-in
apprebension of tbe
things coming upon
the earth fsociety ;
but tite strenuous
efforts now being
made to reestablisb
and unify sectaria n pow
er and influence, wm
be in great
measure successful
only for a short tim
e ; lor it 'l'{ill -surely
disintegrate cornpletely.
" 'And then [at tha
t same time] shl)ll
appear the sign
[evidence, proof]
of the Son of man
,' the proof or evi
dence of the second adv
ent of tbe Son of man
."-Mat . 24: &

The Purpose of His Coming

ne purpose of the Lor


d's second coming las
l:ieen
woefull y misunderstood
. This misunderstanding is,.due
to the false doctrines pr
mulgated by Satan thr
ough ls
earthly representatives
. Phese false teachers have long
ago drilled into the min
ds of the people the tho
ught that
God is a great fieud,
and that all those upo
n whom
his wrath is visited are
at death sent away to
a great
lake of fue and brimston
e,
ere to s er conscious
tonnent, eternal in dur
ation. They have tau
ght that
the second coming of the
Lord wmld mark a tim
e when
within twenty-four hou
rs he would line up
the people

th

u:ff

The Purpose of His Coming

44

45

illustratillg liow quietly , and unobservedly hl


-s second
commg or appearing takes pi
'ace, as we have already

Our Lord's Retum

uld be
e good, who wo
es and send th
is lake
th
in two great lin
to
ers
e oth
aven and all th
he
to
off
,
thus
few
\ery
the people, being
stone. Naturally
im
br
d
an
e
rd's
:ftr
Lo
e
of
nothing about th
ow
k:n
to
ed
sir
taught, havc de
ond
seconcl coming.
rd comes the sec
ght that the Lo
sp
cri
Others ha\e tau
a
to
th
the ear
rpose of burning
few
a
time for the pu
t
cep
ex
it,
on
every living thing
This
and destroying
ethereal place.
e
som
o
int
off
en
tak
are
o
wh
he
s,
at
saint
se of justice th
shal{en man's sen
e
th
g
nin
likewise has so
ings concer
frpm any teach
t
no
an
has even rccoiled
s
ese doctrine
of the Lord. Th
d
Go
h
second coming
va
ho
Je
ry of
grossly dcfamato
only false, hut
s.
esu
J
t
ris
Ch
n,
ed So
ated
and of his bclov
by :fire. God cre
yed
tro
des
be
ver
th
ear
e
The earth will ne
isctl that th
on, a11d has prom
1:
s
ste
it for man's habitati
sia
, 18 ; Ecc1e
r. (Isaiah 45 : 12
to
en
shall ab\de foreve
giv
he
l1ath
says : "The ea.rth
lv
on
4 ) Again, thc Lord
is
It
)
(Psalm 11 5 : 16
men."
the
ng
ati
the child.ren of
cre
cr
a.ft
,
ah
elude that J ehov
ing it
reasonable to con
th, aud permitt
ear
e
th
l
cal
we
t
,
would
wonderful plane
ry a.fter century
re beautiful ceutu
to be made mo
and he will not.
not destroy it ;
false teachino-s
sconception an d
,
In support of th e mi
S
ter are often quote
e words o1' . Pe
e
com
just mentioned, th
ll
wi
rd
Lo
e
ut the elay of th
which follow : "B
the heavens shall
ht ; in the which
nig
e
th
in
ief
ll
th
a
as
l the elements sha
a great noisc, anc
s
rk
wo
pass away \\rith
e
also, and th
t heat ; the earth
s,
ven
mett with terven
hea
e
up . . . . Th
shall bl'; burned
l
that are thereh1,
d he elements shal
a11
,
ved
sol
ll be dis
being on fire, sha
.
12
10,
3:
t heat."-2 Peter
bolic
melt with ferven
i here using sym
le
ost
Ap
the
t
It is manifest tha
comes as a thiefl
tes rhat the Lord
language. He ta

noted.

Then we must conc ude tbat the other man


elements here mentlOlled are S
b rlC.
The heavem,
taken symbolically, mean the 1 viSible power of con
_
trol, conssting of Satan
d
unseen agencies, as
well as bis visible agencie in
e arth. The earth
'
ymbolically represents organized soCiety under Satan s
i
Th
m
.
ts
in
h
e
ele en
ere meant are the various
dom on
selfisb elements of the eartb' composed of ecclesiasticism,

J::.

political parties' lodge systems' etc., that go to make


up the various elements f 1
society ; and we can
ee tbat these are all disco d
are warring amongst

1
a:e

'

temselves. They shall all


.
wlth fervent heat ,. tbat 1s

.
of trouble.
t une

ssolved, and shall. melt


.

to ay' durmg the heated

.
But the Apostle states in tl
le thirteenth verse of tbs
.
chapter : "Nevertbeless we, according to hlS promise
1ook for new beavens and a new earth, wberein dwelleth

.
rigbteousness" ' meanmg tbereby tb_at we look for a
.
'
new mvisib!e power of control Messlah s kmgdom, and
a new earth, society organized
along new lines, to take
.
the place of the old The words her hae no reference

to the mundane sphere' or o-1


b 0be upon whicb the human

race resides.

.
Tbe symbo
lic fue is now b
g :fiercely in tbe
urmn
.
l
me
at
gs
n
ub
we
see
amo
t tbe peoples and
th
time
eso
ro
t .
_
nahons of tbe eartb ; and it will cotmue to burn until all
tbe false systems of Satan's

: pue are

completely de

This is a further
ll eVI ence of tbe Lord's presence at this time' as we
as one 0f tbe purposes for

stroyed.

whwh he comes.

.
There are tbree separate an d dlst:nct
.
reasons wby tlie

Lord of glory appears the second time.

.Tbese reasons
.

!J.'lie Purpose o His Oom"ing

46

her togethr his saints, tlie


are : (1)" That he may gat o consbt
ute the Church,
, wh
faithful followers of himself
. (_2) to
into his glorious presenc ;

and receive tham


sistin of the mv1s1ble as
destroy Satan's empire, con
devil ; and ( 3 ) to set up
well as the visible rule of the
4
h which kingdom all the fam
his own kingdom, throug
.
g
ssin
.
a ble
ilies of the earth shall receive
self to those who
him
ing
ress
add
l,
Pau
stle
The apo
wholly unto the Lord, o
have consecrated themselves
inted of the holy spmt,.
have been begotten and ano
Mastcr's footstes! says :
and who are following in the
witness with our spmt, t?at
"The Spirit itself beareth
;
: and if chlldren, the11 hens
we are the children of G od
t
tha
be
so
if
;
ist
Chr
.
s with
heirs o God, a11d joint-heir
y be also glonfied to
ma
we
t
tha
,
him
h
wit
we suffer
are
1 '1) These are they tat
getber ." (Romans- 8 : 16,
the
g
urm
tstcps o:f Jesus, end
called to fol1ow in the :foo
secutions which Jesus en
per
and
ls
same kind of tria
Concerning this same class
dured. (1 Peter 2 : 21)
ll
not yet appear what we sha
St. John says : "It doth
ll
sha
we
,
ear
app
ll
s11a
he
en
be : but we lmow that, wh
2.
:
3
n
him as he is."-1 Joh
be like him : for we sball see
esus addressed these words :
J
om
This is the class to wh
th, and I will give thee
nBe thou faithful unto dea
." (Revelation 2 : 10) hese are the
a crown of life
st, speaking as the moth
ones mentioned by the Psalmi
says : "Gather my sa'tnts
piece of the Lord, when he
t have made a covenant
together mo me ; those tha
5 0 : 5) This is. the same
with me by sacri:fice." (Psalm
as the wheat, whlCh would
dass mentioned by the Lord
sence and at
into bis barn during his pre
be (Tat
b he.red
It is the
30)
:
13
ew
atth
the end of the harvest. (M
in the
ist,
Chr
of
y
bod
same class referred to as the
body,
the
of
d
hea
the
is
he
d
words o the Apostle : "An

tlie cliurcn : ;h is tbe beginning, tbe fustbo:iln


tbe. dead; that m all things he rn.lght have .the pre
emmence. For it pleased the Fatber that in him should
all fulness dwell . "-Colossians 1 : 18, 19.
Jes1s is likened unto a bridegroom, while the Cburcb
_
is likene
uno a b1ide. ( John 3 : 29 ; . Revelation 21 :
9 ; 2 COTmthians 11 : 2) Many beautiful word-pictur.es
or types appear in the Old Testament, wbicb God
caused to be made for the purpose of teachipg .his great
plan to tbose who would searcb for tbe truth. Oe
of these pictures is that of Isaac and Rebekah. Abra
ha tbe father o:f Isaac sent bis servant Eliezer into
a distant land to find a wife :for bis son Isaac. Tbe
servant took ten camels and went into :M:esopotamia'
unto the city o:f Nahor. There he found Rebekah
tb daug ter o:f Bctbuel, a virgin very :fair to look upon
El ezer took a golden earring o:f a balf a shekel
we ght, and two bracelets for ber hands of ten shekels
we1ght of gold." Rebekah agreed to accompany Eliezr:
to become the wife o:f Isaac. And Rebekah aros and
her damsels, and they rode . upon the camels, an d -fol
wed the roan [Eliezer], wbo brought her unto Isaac.
.And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent
and took Rebekah, and sbe became his wife " after bi

. '
mo_tber Sarah's deatb.-See Genesis 24.
In this picture .Abraham is a type of Jebovah ; his
.
e Sarah, a e of the Abrabamic cov.enant, from
_
whicb tbe . Mess1a.? &prmgs
; Isaac, tbe son, a ty,pe of
Jesus hnst; while Rebekah is a type of the Cburch,
the bnde of Christ. Eliezer, .Abraham's servant is a
type of the holy spirit, whose mission it is to invite
the Chmch and to assist her, and ultimately, to bring
her and ber companions to the antitypical Isaac, tbe
.
Lord Jesus, tbe Bridegroom,.

:fom

.....

Ou1 LMd's Ret-um

48

earth he said to
Before Jesus departed from the
er, d he shall
Fath
the
pray
will
"I
:
rus disciples
. even the sprrt of truth ;
give you anqther Comforter, . .
ss ; I will come to
. . . I will not leave you comfortle
world seeth me :w
the
you. Yet a little while, and
liv, ye shall live
I
use
beca
more ; but ye see ll\e:
p1clures the com
here
er
Eliez
)
also." (John 14 : 16-19
at Pentecost, at
given
was
h
whic
,
spirit
forter the holy
and the invitation was
which time the way was opened
become followers of
(Yiven to roen who ]ove the Lord to
class. The ten
bride
he Lord Jesus m1d be of the
sent the Word
Tepre
him
with
<;amels which Eliezer took
golden ear
The
.
Harp
the
of
gs
of God, the ten strin
and
blesse
the
scnt
repre
kah
Rebe
to
:rings presented
of
bnde
to be thc
pleasing e:ffect of hearing the call
s
effect
y
happ
the
re
Christ while the two bracclcts pietu
our
with
doing
and
call
c
of res onding to the divi11
mi(Yht what our hands fmcl to do.
glorious bride
The call to become members of this
ist thus :
Psalm
the
by
ued
pictc
i-ully
t
class is beau
e thine
inclin
and
"Hearken, O daughter, and consider,
honse. ;
r's
fathe
thy
ear ; forget also thine own l)cople, and
he 1s
for
;
y
beaut
thy
e
so shall the King greatly desir
11)
10,
:
lm
45
(Psa
"
him.
thou
thy Lord ; and worship
.
the
to
all
h1s
s
cate
cons:
one
call,
:Responding to that
hencefort,
and
,
spmt
holy
the
of
ten
Lord, is begot
the Lord through h1s
bein(l' borne up by the spirit of
of his aster and pre
Word, grows into the likeness
ed Br1degroom. The
belov
pares for the coming of the
pictures the end of
wife,
death of Sarall Abraham's
which springs the
from
ant,
coven
c
the Sarah-Abrahami
ing
Rebekah, and
receiv
's
Isaac
and
;
t
bride of Chris
mother's death, fore
takin(l' her as his wife after his
t Jesus the Bricle,
shadoed the complete l;Ulion of Chris

The Purpose of His Coming

49

groom and the Church his bride at


the end of the worlJ
hroughont the entire Gospel Age,
from Pentecos
tmtil now, the Lord has been prcp
aring his bride, the
Church. Man! have been calle
d, but few have been
ch?sen, and sti? fewer will be faith
ful ; but only the
faithful ones w he receive. Just
before his departure
.
at the trme of his :first advent he said
: "In my Father's
.
house are many mansiOns
: . if it were not so I
\vou1d
?ave told you. I go to prepare a
place for on. And
if I go a:ld prepare a place for you,
I will come again,.
and receive you unto myself; that
where I a.m' thera
ye may be also."-John 14 : 2, 3.
Here, then, is one of the posit
ive statements that
one of the chef purposes of the
Lord's return is to
.
receive unto hrmself his bride. Since
his appearance
therefre, he has becn doing the harve
st work . namel "
gaherrug unto himself those who
will constute t
bnde class.
Sorne of thse dear saints, howe
ver, have been developed from trme to time throuoh
A
o out the Gospe1 .tl.ge,
.
:
mm.g With the apostlcs at Pent
be
ecost. These have
waited .m death for the return
of the Lord.
Since
the Scrlptures show that thc dead
know not anythin(l'
.
until the resurrection, it would
be reasonable to ex
pect the L_ord to do something for
these who died faith
fu1 to heu covcnant, and to expe
ct that he would do
something for them early i n the
time of bis presence.
St. Paul says : "For this we
say unto you by the
word of the I:ord, that we which
are alive and remain
uno the commg of the Lord, shall
not prevent them
whlCh are asleep. For the Lord
himself shall d9ll d
from heaven Wl'th a shout,
with the voice of the archanl, and wih the tmrnp of
God :. and the dead in
0hnst shall rlse :first : then .we }Vhic
h are alive and

Our Lo1a:s Ret1M'n

50

th:em in the
ght up together with
remain; shall be cau
so shall we
Lord in the air and
_ 1"1.
clouds, to meet the
1o:
-1 Thessaloruans 4
ever be witb the Lord."
an that
ed this scripture to me .
Some have misconstru
giVe a
and
e,
tim
the secmd
the Lora would appear
here
d
wor
e
Th
d.
dea
<? up the
eat shout, ad wak
ment.
age
om:
enc
of
e
ssag
a me
ranslated shout means
ears not
ssage designed for the
me
lic
pub
a
lies
imp
It
', the
out'
"sh
a grea number. The
Q a few but of
" are
God
of
p
"trum
the archangel", and the
"voice

Grf

all symbols .
that he appearmg of
ans
me
re
ptu
scri
s
thi
Literally,
s out of
time 9f or dunng the
the Lord will be at the
wh the
s is in full hannony
encouragemet ; and thi
of the
ce
mined that the presen
evidences heretofore exa
hav
ple
een
time when the peo
Lord has been at a
shans
Chn
ts.
righ
their own
encoura(Ted concerning
e of
sag
mes
the
sing
pas
ther by
have en ouraged one ano
. The p opes hve
er
oth
each

to
the Lord's presence on
rr ltberbes,
r with reference to the
encouraged one anothe
angel",
arch
e "voice of the
and privileges. Th
h""'
rig
on ty,
th
au
.th
Wl
sage, means one
as nsed in this pas
es
com
He
self
him
us
, Christ Jes
:
the chief messenger
men,
of
ds
mm
he
g
atin
t and truth, illumin
th li(Th
o
t which has come
m into the greater ligh
the
g
adin
ourage
age, when the shout of enc
u o:ri the end of the
and
the
ple
peo
liberties of the
ent for the rights and
d
Lor
the
of
m
gdo
ans into the kin
deliverance of Christi
t the earth.
has begun throughou
e:>.rpect the resur
then, we shod
t
e,
tim
this
During
before the second
died
who
s
one
rection of those sintly
that these would
ect
exp
ld
shou
coming of the Lord, and
d.
h and gathered unto the Lor
be awakened out of deat
bee
e
thes
r
o
f
h him. And there
thus to be forevr wit

r!

The Pu1pose of His Coming

51

wlio were alive at his coming would wlien tlie


trme carne for their death, e.\perience an instantaneous
change from human to spirit beings. And :finalJy, when

evers

all the members of the bride class shall have :finished


their course and al l have passed from the human into
th spiritual condition, with glorious bodies, they will

enJoy peace and happiness for evermore. The Lord is


king unto himself his bride class ; for the prornise
Is that these shall be heirs of God and joint-heirs witli
Cist Jesus in his kingdom, and that they shall reign;
_
:mth him.-Romans 8 : 16, 1 "1 ; Revelation 2 0 : 6,

To Destroy Satan's Empire

1 :A:dam and E e were created perfect and placed


m

Eden ; and Lucifer was put there as an overseer or


keeper. ( Ezekiel 28 : 14-19 ) Re deceived mother
and caused her to sin ; and through her Adam sinned.
The Lord pronounced the sentence of death upon roan

Eve

d of . bis expulsion from Eden. Through A.dam's


d1sobed1ence, sm by inheritance and its result death
extended to th enire human farnily, so that veryon

has been born m sm and shapen in iniquity. (Psalm


5 1 : 5 ; Romans 5 : 12) In pronouncing the jud!mlent
or sente ce of death, against Adam and Eve, a o
ngst

other thmgs Jehovah sai d : "And I will put enmity


between thee nd the woman, a.nd between thy seed

and her seed ; t shall bruise thy bead, and thou shalt

.
_
?ruse h1s heel.
( Genesis 3 : 15) From this scripture,
_
1t Is man1fest at some time God purposes to destroy Satan.

Thereafter Satan drew after bim a number of the


anels of eaven, and organized an invisible empue
hich has 1uenced and conolled men. He organ
lzed the nations of earth, and inftuenced and control
led

The Kingdom of Righteousness

p2

Out Lord:s Retutn

:f the nation o:f Israel, the


tliem, and a:fte'r the
ecame the god of the whole
:
only nation of God SaU
. 3 4)
He is designated by
world. (2 Corinthlans
of this world. He is :uso
P
the Lord Jesu.s as the
s
power of the air ( Ephes1an
named the pnnce f the .
'
d
Lor
.
The
r.
rule
h e mvlsl"ble
2 : 2)' whlCh meanps t
s
tan'
S
a
of
ion
ruct
dest
told the
.
through his propht,
ressm
empire, both the IDVlSl e an d the visible. Add
yom
Jesus he says : "Lift up
the faithlul followers of
;
eath
ben
on the earth
1
eyes ,to the heavens, and
{
and
th
oke,
e
a y like sm
ens shall van
fv
"'r the heav
" (Isaiah 51 : 6 )
ent
garm
a
like
ld
x
wa..

earth shall
ion ; andi
smoke pictures destruct
?
The vanl. shing like
.
y.
awa
is cast
when a garment lS old' it
r:t.bes the destruction of tlie
desc
r
"Pete
tle
The apos
s
(2 Peter 3 : 12) He then add
old heavens and earth.
new.
and
.
ens
heav
new
a
Y
b
owed
that this sha.ll be foll
.ghteousness. ( 2 Peter 3 : 13}
r:t
.
earth wherem dwelleth
'
mg
es of the Lord s second com
That one of the purpos
by;
of S tan is plainly stated
is to destroy the wor
g.
nnin
begi
the
th from
"The deVI s .
St. John :
that
ed,
fest
mani
was
o God
FoT this purpose the Son
lle devil." (1 John 3 : 8)
s of t
work
the
roy
t
des
ght
mi
he
i-s doing that very thing.
'
n
t
rese
The Lord J esus now
il are the invisible oTganization
The wor1S of the dev
kn
the visible organizahan . own
called the hea-vens an
e ag..
brJd
his
bis presence and with
.
as the earth . Of
. .
.
.
overthat
he
d
"An
lS recorded
sociated wrth hrm, It
w k unto the end, to h"rm,
cometh, and keepeth m
t ons : and he shall Tule
e
h
will I give power over.
. as the vessels of a potter
rron
of
them with a rod
.
.
sh ve s even as I received of
shall they be broken t?
.
6 27) The nations are
" _(Revelaba
:my Father.
.
p1eces, nd Satan's empire iS
now bemg dashed to

:f

!e

'

:
m;

f :
;
.

153

crumbling. Soon Satan wil


l be bound that he may
deceive the nations no more,
while the kingdom of the
Lord is e::dending blessings to
thc nations.-Hev. 2 0 : 1-3.
Concerning the Lord at his seco
nd coming fue proph
et wrote : <'He . . . shall brea
k in pieces the O})pressor."
(Psalm 72 : 4)
Satan is the o_rnrcssor of man
kind.
His kingdom shall perish
that the people may be re
lieved from bis oppressive rule
.

The Kingdom of Righteous


ness

When Jesus was on earth, he


stated the rcason for bis
coming the fhst tim e: Tha
t the people might ha
ve
life, and have it more abun
dantly (John 10 : 10) ;
that he carne to give bis life
a r::t11som for mankind.
(Matthew 20 : 28)
Long befare this Jehovah
had
promised to send a redeeme
r of roan
(Hosca 1 3 : 14)
.
He promised that in the seed of Abm
ham all the fam
ilies of the earth should be
blessed. ( G cnesis 12 : 3 ;
Galatians 3 : 8)
This seed of Abral1am acco
rding to
the promise is the Christ.-Gala
tians 3 : 16, 27, 29.
The apostle Peter, a:fter
describing the process of
disintegration of Satan's emp
ire, the old heavens and
earth, says : uNevertheless we,
according to his promise,
lQok for new heavens and
a new earth, wherein dwe
lleth
righteousness." (2 Pet r
e 3 : 13) The new heavens
is
the Christ; the new earth i s thc
11cw organization on
earth in righteousness. The
Clnist will be invisible to
man, therefore constitute the
lVisible rule, fonning the
new heavens. Faithful men
a_pproved of the Lord, from
.Abel to John the Baptist,
who died in faith, will
be
resurrected, and as perfect
human beings will con
stitute the nucleus of the new
righteous earth.-Hebrew
s
11 : 1-39 ; Psalm. 4:5 : 1 6 ; Isaiah
3

: l.

Th'e Kingdom of Righteousness

.
.
'Th
' 'Y kmgdom is an e .1ast'g kmgdom." ( Psalm.
r
.
l
''
145 : 13) "He sha l ha
:on also from sea to
U
!!
sea." (Psalm 72 : 8)
shall the gatherin
n
.
of the
people be" (G enes1s 49 10) "The Lord shall
be king over a11 the earth -zechmall 14 : 9.
In this kin om shall he assoJated
. with Cprist the

54

rld God ordained


ation of the wo
Befare the found
come through his
blessings should
that the promised
d for this reason
an
;
ablished on earth
e.
kingdom to be est
hy ki.ngdom com
ciples to pray : "T
.
att
(M
Jesus taught his dis
in heaven."
in earth, as it is
can
it
Thy w}ll be done
,
nt
ese
pr
that the Lord is
6 : 10 ) Seeing now
th absolute cer
wi
d
an
ty
ori
th
with au
.
be annou:l1ced
at hand A king
e
dom of heaven is
ng
k
e
i
fu
t
tha
hous
tainty
mily Qr niling
fa
al
roy
e
th
h
bot
dom embraces
king rules.
n over which the
and the do:rninio
ael,
e last king of Isr
hrew Zedekiah, th
uld
W11en God overt
sho
he
il
t
ld last un
overturning shou
one
at
he said that the
th
e
giv
would
ht it is, and he
t is
ris
Ch
come whose rig
w
No
)
: 27
en. (Ezekiel 21
eve
the kingdom th
world are hi s (R
is
th
of
s
om
gd
kin
e
th
d
an
of
g,
g
kin
rd of lords and Ki.n
; for he is Lo
ti
he
op
pr
s
lation 11 : 15)
Of him it wa
ion 17 : 14 )
on his
kings: (Revelat
nt shall be up
me
ern
"The gov
derful,
cally written :
on
W
d
lle
be ca
his name shall
ther,
Fa
shoulder ; and
ng
sti
rla
eve
e
mi.ghty God, Th
vern
go
Counseller, Tlie
his
of
ase
cre
i.n
Peace. Of the
e throne
The Prince of
no end, upon th
be
l
al
sh
ere
th
e
an& to
it,
ment and peac
om, to order
upon his kingd
hence
m
of David, and
fro
th justice,
judgment and wi
will
sts
ho
establish it with
of
rd
Lo
The zeal of the
r.
eve
for
en
forth ev
lsaiah 9 : 6, 7.
s
perform this.''m :in tliat all thing
led God's kingdo
,
rd
Lo
e
This is also cal
Th
n.
So
s by the
ther and all thing
em
's
tan
are of the Fa
Sa
en
wh
time
at kingdom a.t a
ing,
speaking of th
his kings are fall
en
wh
d
an
ces
pie
to
ing
go
is
d
Go of
pire
kings shall the
e days of these
th
n
"I

oyed :
str
d
sai
shall never be de
a kin.gdom which
these
all
beaven set up
me
consu
in -p1eces an d
: 4:4:)
2
it .,hall break
iel
an
(D
for ever.''
d it shall stand
kingdoms, an

g!ae

:
e
'And I appomt
.
H sa1 d
unto
.
you a kingdom, as my Father ath appomf:ed unto m e ;
that ye may eat and drink a my table l1l my king
Church,

his

dom, and sit o n thrones

Israel."

u d

twelve tribes of

th

.
kff agam
he satd to th

(Luke 22 ; 29, 30)J

Church "To him tllat overcometh will I grant to 81t


Wl.th me m my throne' even I_ also overcame, and
am set down with mY Father m his throne" (Revel a. 21)
And these shall rern with
ti on
a
. 1

Chr"st

thousand years. (Revelation 20 4


This
kmgdom
bl
'
g
in
b
l
r
wi
l
"' to the peo
essmn-s
. ple. "W'Ith
of the Lorn
.
nght eousness shall l1e J'ud ge the poor "72(I
. ah
"e shall deliver the needy." (Ps
'
. 12)
.Affiic

6)

,.

sru

}1 : )

hon shall not rise up the second tidle


n
(Nallum 1 : 9)
.
.
"All nations shall call hnn blesse " (P a1m 72: 17)
.
"
For the earth shall be fill d wlt the knowledge of
the glory of the Lord' as t e wa ers cover the sea.',

-Habakkuk

2 : 14.

The Revelator havi.ng

.o

r7

the biessings ibis

eF e, in poetic
and symbolic phrase described it th s . And I _John
.
saw the holy city, ilew Jerusalem, commg down from

kingdom of Chr st would


God out uf heaven

her husband .

And

]: 1::red.,.

a bride adorned

for

great vo.e ott of heaven,

saying, Behold, the tabern ac e of God Is mth men, aoo


he will dwell with th
and hey shaU be bis people,
'
and God himself sh
b
. e mth them , and be their
God, And God shall Wlpe away a1l tears from their

::f

Our Lora:s Retu-rn

eyes ; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,


nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for
the former things are passed away. And he that sat
upon the throne said, Behold, 1 make a1l thlngs new.
And he said unto me, Write : for these words are trua
and faithlul." (llevelation 21 : 2-5) When Jesus was
describing to his disciples the things that would trans
pire proving his second presence, he well knew the
blessings that it meant to them. Re said : ((And when
these thlngs begin to come to .;pass, then look up, and
lift up your heads ; for you.r reaemption draweth nigh."
-Luke 21 : 28.
Now the scriptllel' s hereto:fore cited, in the light of
. extraneous evidence, prove beyond a doubt that. the Lord,
the King of glory, is present ; that he has manested
bis prescnce to bis faithful followers, and that this
manestation is now being gradually made 1mown to
the world. Those who possess faith in God, in his
Word, in Christ Jesus, looking back over the way which
the Lord has led bis people, have every reason to re
joice ; and the Psalmist has put the words of joy in
their mouths and causing them to say : ((Bless the Lord,
O my soul, and forget not all bis benefi.ts." (Psalm
103 : 2) The world has long groaned and travailed in
pain, waiting for the coming of the kingdom, that
su:ffering hum.anity might be delivered. (Romans 8 : 1922) Let the peoples of the eartli who sorrow be com
forted with the glad tidings that the King of glory
is here ; that the kingdom of heaven is at hand ; and that
the millions who will be obedient to him shall never
die, but live forever in a restored earth, a veritable
Paradise.-Isaiah 5 5 : 1 ; Revelation 22 : 17.-

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Preparation : The Time o( thc
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Waiting for the Kingdom: The 1 2 0 Dnys o( Dnniel's
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Will not be 'Accomplished until :>., 300 Ycars A ftcr thc
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Gathcrig the Wheat -Bundling,
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Gradual Fall and Final Destruction o( Babylon
Judgment or Tria! of Both Systcms and lndividuols
The Wise Separated from the Foolish 'virgins-"And
the Door was Shut"-Eleventh Hour Scrvoms ond

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