SG ~ w~wi.w =ncarCR C r
Pastor ilussell preached twice in
Glasgow. Scotland, to large audiences.
We report one of lls discourses from
the text "Of the times and seasons,
brethren, ye have no need that I write
unto you, for yourselves know perfect
ly that the day of the Lord so cometh
as a thief In the night; for when they
shall say. peace and safety, then sud
den destruction cometh upon them,
as travail upon a woman with child,
and they shall not ealcrn . But ye,
brethren, are not in darkness that that
day should overtake you as a thief:
ye are children of the light." (I Thes
salonians v, 1-5.)
The common tendency of the human
mind is expressed by St. Peter, who
prophesies of the present time that
the worldly will be saying, "Where is
the promise of His presence? * * *
All things continue as they were from
the foundation of the world." Ignor
ance of God's plan Is to be' expccted of
the 'world, but the true people of God
have the promise of His special in
struction so that they nec-d not Ihe In
darkness respecting the Divine pro
Our world for 0.000 years has been
the battlefield between the forces of
light and darkness, truth Ond error,
righteousness and sin: the prince of
darkness, otherwise styled the "prince
of thil world." hle led hils forces in
person, and has controlled the masses
and is still controlling them. The
prince of light Is represented tit a
feeble way by ambassadors who are
specially cautioned by Illm that they
must not use carnal weapons nor car
nal methods, but must in meekness
correct those who oppose them. They
must be subject to "the powers that
be" to the extent that their consciences
will permit, and so far as possible live
peaceably with all men.
This experience of subjection to the
powers of evil has been a hard lesson,
difficult to learn: a trial of faith as
well as of endurance, the value of
hlich has been difficult sometimes to
appreciate. But these must walk by
faith and not by sight if they would
please the captain of their salvation.
For centuries the prayer has gone up
to God from their hearts, "How long, !
O Lord!" Reason assures them that
it cannot be tile Divine purpose to for
ever permit the victeory of sin and
death under tile prince of dalrkness.
Plowing, Sowing, Reaping,
God represents Illneself a a gre-at
husbandman. Each age is a "seutsoll"
cand bears its own cropl. E.ch nge has
its own time for the plowing of the
field, the sowing oCf the hood seed, and
the itarvest work. As Bible students
we have already noted the work ac
conmplished in the age which ended with
the flood, tile different -work accom
plished during the patriarchal age, and
the still different wo.rk accompllahed
during the JIe.lesh age, which lasted
from the death of Jacob. and particu
larly from tlihe giving of the. law down
to the death of Jesus.
Our Lord's lministry of three- and a
half dears was a harvet time tee thlle
Jetwesh peiople n ithe close of their age
of falvor or "day of visitation." lie
said to iHis disciples. "I send you forth
to reap that whcer on ye bestowed no
labor; other men labored and yet are
entered into their labors." (John Iv.
38.) Thie plowing and sowing con
nected with tihe Jewish dispensation
was in the far past. The Egyptian
Iondage served to do a plowinlg work,
as also Israel's escape from that bond
age and the 40 years of wandering In
thie wilderness before they reached!
Caanan. The giving of the law and
the establishmenet oi them te a people,.
the lessons Iof their sac:rificesl, and tlhe
exhortation of their propllets, all conll
stituted Ia seIee-sowinLeg, harrowing ald I
cultivatlng experience. In the ecld of
their age. IJeItsu gathereld tilthe ripe fruit
age of that cxlperience--those sancti
fled the-reby alld ide-velope-d in char
acter and obedleelnce to God.
The, crop gathered by our Lord and
the iclasties ie tlhe' Juwihl harvest
enumllleeired Itlosllandlla. 'TI'hese we-re gatIh
e're'd 'tclt ,of Julld'li-u)e cned fromlll under
the law covenant intu Ch'iristiancity-
gathered unde-r a c-,c ell;ellt ceplplying
only to the "church wh\vl ich is the body.
oef Christ." Thils covenant, under whichl
they became assoclcted with Messiah,
reads, "Gather togetther My saints (holy
,ones) unto Me." sallh the- Lord, "those
who hlave made acc covenant with Me
by sacrifice." (Psalln , fi.) All com
ing thus into relutionship toc Jehovah
as memlebers ,of tihe botd of Me'uslah
caSIme' by way of tile cross--throughl a
recoRgnitionl of their ePmn impeirf-etion,
;tnd of JesCcus and Ills sacrifice as the
catisfaction for their sins, a covering
for their blemishes. by whicht alone
their sacrifices were rendered "holy
and acceptable to God." (Romans
lowing Follows Reaping.
Tile reaping work of the Jewish age
mnerge-d into the sowing work of the
Gospel age as the invitation to be
come joint sacrifcers with Jesus was
extended to those having hearing ears
amongst nations aside fromn the Jews.
For 18 centuries this sowing work,
with "harrowing" experiences and
various cultivations, has been In prog
ress. Nw-. In turn, we hcVe arrived at
the Hlarv'est of this Gospel .ge--the
reaping time, the tihe of gathering
into the garner--beyond the veil--by
the power of the first resurrection.
"None of the wicked shall under
stand, but the wise shall understand"
(Daniel xll, 10), is thile lord's declara
tion. Our tort deolares that "Ye,
brethren, are not in darkness" respect
ing this telje. Tills ItpIles, either that
thie Irethren are very few, or that a
considerable number of tlhem have noi
yet become sunfflclently awake to a dls
cernment of the times and seasons in
which we are living. Many of the
brethren and many of the world and
many of the "wicked" do reatllse that
we are living in strange times and un
der peculiar conditions. These try to
-persuade 4emsqlves, however,, that
t we see tbdady is merely a -eouti
t o-~ 1 what has repeated itLelf titnb
i4 stP during the past centuries.
- -i .J~lld1' a0)-. l ,.
This attitude is what the lWripturea
foretold, ,When they shall lay pe-e.
sad safety, then, sudden deast!Uatlo
eominthupon them." it 1 only "ye,
brethren," 'clto are prlyleqted to hpvu
the clearer light respe.tlnl p.esent and
future conditions. We know that we
are In the harvest t)ae of this, tse-
the nee oning time-the testiln time
the time when .the "wheat" is tobe
gathered into the heavenly "garner"
the time when the fiele is to be cleared
of all "tares" In a fiery trouble--the
time when the plowehare of trouble
will be run through the world of man.
kind to prepare the whole world for
the new dispensation Jult about to
Plowman Overtakes the Reaper.
Illustrating the Divine metho4s and
the rapid following of events In the
Divine program, the Lord through the
prophet tells us that "the plowman
will overtake the reaper."" .Amoes Is,
13.) I naccurately timed is every fen
turo of the Divine plan that part fits
to hart antd work to work closely. The
harvest of the present time is the
gathering of the fruitage of this Gos
pet age-the gathering of the church
of the first-born. whose names dre
written In heaven"-those who have
metade a covenant with Jehovah by sac
The head of the saintly Messilah, del
velope'd and glorified 18 centuries ago,
Is Jesus. The members of the body of
this Messiah have been gathered from
every nation, first, from the Jews and
then from all nations. God's call and
selection of saintly sacrificers In this
Gospel age ignores all sectatian, all de.
nominatlonal, all national lines-"The
Lord knoweth them that are His." The
winds of violence, "the powers of the
air," which will shortly be loosed and
which will produce the terrific "storm,"
are, being held back until the sealing of
God's servants In their foreheads shall
have been accomplished.
This sealing In the forehead Implles
an intellectual appreciation of heaven
ly things and is Intimately associated
with the harvest work-the sealed are
the ripe wheat being gathered for the
heavenly garner. As soon as the seal.
Ing work shall have been accomplished
the winds of strife and trouble will he
let loose according to the Master's
declaration, and the result will be a
"time of trouble such as never was
since there was a nation"-no, nor ever
hall be the like again. The awful lea.
sons which will then le learned by
humanity 'w.lll be sufficient for all time.
The strife, the hatred, the malignity,
the anarchy of that day of trouble are
depicted in various places in the Word
The trouble time impending is In
deed declared to be a time of Divine
wrath, and we must not lose sight of
that feature of It. Divine justice has
Indigntlation aganlllst Iniqulty and self
ishness in general, for selfishness is
abut another name for sin. All sin is
selfish, and all selfishness is sin. The
captains of Industry, the captains of
'educttation and capttains of wealth have
today greoater oepportunities tend, there
fore, greater responsibilities than the
kings of the earth for their dealings
with their fellow men.
Similarly, there are leaders of the
pteople, presidents and secretaries of
unions, etc., who are also captains, and
who also have great responsibility.
All perceive that the world of human
ity is rapidly nearing a crisis. The al
most miraculous opening of the eyes of
understanding which God has recently
granted has brought to the world me
chanical inventions and chemical
lprocesses which are naking tile world
rich with amazing rapidity.
Although these blessings are in con
nlderable measure reaching the masses
of mankind and uplifting all to a high.
er plane of comfort, ne.vertheless
general edulca'tlion hias o(,penedl tihe eyes
of hulnan understanding correspond.
ingly, "The colnlnon peopled" are look
Ing with aullzeezlllment at the luxury of
the rich as the barbarians of old looked
ulpon the much lesser splendors ,of
ItIIneIa . 'rllea) aree' covetous, they arn
lhungry for 'ti hat they termc their
"share" ,of thel bounitltis being dispensed
by Providence' with so lavisih a hand.
Oven If the vast Increase of wealth
through machinery, chemistry, etc.,
were to be evenly distributed, we doubt
If it w\ould satisfy thee new-born
Two Possible Solutions,
There seems to be two possllble solu
tions: (1) To convert all of the
we'ltl y lutilntst , whose pileasure It
would be to adllnihster the flood of
wealth now rolling in upon them for
the general llessing of mankind, along
the most benevolent lines imaginable,
or (2) to convert Into saints the masses
of mankind and to so Imbue them with
heavenly hopes and prospects that they
would not partloularly care for earthly
good things nor crave, them, but rather
rejoice to be "the poor of this ,world,
rich in faith, heirs of the heavenly
We confess that neither solution
Heems to be practicable. We cannot
believe that either can be accom
plished; hence we must believe what
the Bible teaches, that an awful con
flict Is about to be precipltuted be
twoon those two classes, because
neither one nor the other can be fully
converted to the Iord's way. How
glad we are that the Bible shows that
the culmination of the conflict will
bring everlasting peace-a just, loving,
equitable and satisfactory adjustment
of earth's affairs, under Messiah's
glorious reign of a thousand years.
The Divine Arrangement.
HoLeone may asll, Would not these
same dtfficulties beset any new gov.
ornment which Messiah or others
might institute? Will not the element
of selflshness forever persist In the
human heart, and will not this imply
that to all eternity there will be a
strife of selfish interests? We answer
No.," The Dvine plan solve the prob.
lIs perfectly. Js h tl'hlllio r+l
!I Unselfilhnilk+ . i
siling. His laying down of ti
. crn' pr' oD hS o JLr,4o -
. ii <o ,'e ....+. + .,
lie for •hb V
"'.is lrtlti t be the
heat king, othe nrew
Gipensatidl a ti i ,s in the
ingdomn, the. t be such
only as have di lon
sh love. ct 'nt ondlition:
Smay ot ki nor
their true oharesli d, nb us.uaif tnes
be discerned, tt he lhwd. the
treasure in "oa*trt v.t tb" wh)ih do
not, alwa's ftlly. ,dptesent their true
benevolence 6t hteait,,
The Divine jpr.vlan ,s that such of
these as shall dnom#tttoe their un
ei.shless of bearlt litypty to thq
Lord shall be givep nhw podles in the
resurrectiopu-"sowit In .ws.kness they
will be raised in lpowarit 'owl In dis
honor, raised in gi~tsl .sown an ani
umal body," with Admple weaknesses
and fleshly,laIpertections, they will be
raised spirit bodles"-perteet, complete,
leaking nothllng. (I C'. Xv. 43-44.)
.These, in assoolation with their Re
deemer, will constitute 5hb kingdom
class which is to rule the world for a
thousand years under the headship of
Jesus. Burely, we can trust these, we
can have confidence In them. The fact
that God has selected them and that
He is pleased to give over to them the
rulership of the 'world for a thousand
years testifies beyond peradventure
their worthiness and capability.
That government will not be a re
public, but a monarchy, a theocracy, A
Divine kingdom. Christ and His bride
will be the king and queen of the new
dilspnsation, supplanting satan and
the fallen angels, who for centuries
have been in control. The kingdom of
_lod will be as invisible as the king
dom of darkness has been. It will
operate through human agencies, as
does the other. But even its human
agents have beesn provided. The Scrip
tures inform us that the worthy ones
of the Jewish dispensation and before,
will be the princes In all theiaerth who
will represent Messiah's kingdom
amongst men. Not only so, but they
will be perfect men, made so by par
ticipation In the "resurrection of life."
How grand the prospect!
The time of trouble, although it ,will
be lawful, will be short, as typed in
the terrible trouble which came upon
the Jewish nation following the har
vest work of their age. Then will come
the leveling process, which, in the Di
vine prder, will prove to be a hlessing
to everybody. In other words, the so
cialiste and anarchists are not so far
from'- correct conception of what must
ultimately prevail, but they are far
stray respecting the methods by which
it shall be obtained. Their attempt to
grasp the rudder of the world's af
fairs shows an awful lack of apprecia
tion of the mighty influences with
which they seek to contend. Their ef
forts will merely precipitate upon
themselves and upon others the ter
rible trouble whlch the Scriptures fore
.oid's people' are distinctly warned
that they must keep hands off, must
not interfere with the powers that be
their reliance must he upon the Lord
and not In the use of carnal weapons.
St. James, writing on this subject, de
clares the comining trouble and tells
that It will be specially severe upon
the rich: "Go to now, ye rich men;
weep and howl for your miseries that
shall come upon you." (James v, 1.)
No doubt the troubles dIi be equally
upon the poor: but to them they will
seem less severe since they have been
accustomed to less. To God's people
is the message: "Be patient, brethren.
the coiing of the Lord draweth nigh:"
"Wait ye upon Me, said tile Lord."
(Zephanialt ill, 8.) "Seek meekness,
seek righteousness, it may be that ye
shall be hid in the day of the Lord's
anger." (Zephaniah II, 1.)
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Ltate Text Book Commission, Helena,
Montana, March 80, 1912.
The Montana State Text Book com
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of five years from September 1, 1912,
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