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Adra. Cheater W. Nimitt Gen ' Hen,yH Gem Douglas MacAnhu, These men can ■tell you why the 7 th WAR LOAN is the BIGGEST yet / YOU ARE being asked to lend more money force in the building—huge new bombers They can, in short, show you 101 ways than ever before—in the 7th War Loan. and fast new jet-propelled planes coming off in which your dollars are needed more than _ . u the lines by thousands. ever to bring America’s might to its full These men can e you wy. show you why it is cheaper fengih-so that we may crush our foe the They can tell you of giant ships ready quic ker to give our Pacific Forces en- faster mak ® an end of k,ll,n > and bnn to slide down the ways this year. frety new equipment sometimes-instead our men back home - They can tell you of a whole new air of shipping tanks and guns from Europe. l Will you tell these men u l can't afford to buy my share"? THE GENERALS and admirals can show scarred, seamed faces. And perhaps worst . THI ‘ us why our money is needed—more of all, the men with blasted, darkened minds. *‘—• ’ " MIGHTYj money than before. They can show us, clearly, how small ,f your average! value'of faMM) But other men can show us something, is any sacrifice we make in lending money. '2 quota IS: 7TH war loan / PER VONTH ,Ss (CASH VALUE) BONDS BOUGHT | / ‘ If you have an income, whether from MSS ! They’re the men with twisted, crippled work, land, or capital, you have a quota in 225-250 iso.oo 200 limbs...with clever iron hooks instead of the 7th War Loan. Find out what that quota 210-221 131.25 175 / hands. The blind men... the men with is —and make it! 200-210 112.50 iso MnF//w LFt/VtM 180-200 93.75 125 . . 140-180 75.00 100 AU OUT FOR THE MIGHTY 7* WAR LOAH\ ■=*• 1 = i s CECIL COUNTY MILLING CO. POGUE & ROBERSON HAINES & KIRK VESTA’S BEAUTY SHOP STEWART M. WARD CO. THE NATIONAL BANK OF RISING SUN THE MIDLAND JOURNAL Rising Sun, Maryland S. CURTIS DEMPSEY WOODROW & JAMES High Quality Coal Rising Sun, Md. Phone: Rising Sun 129-M Rising Sun, Md. MIDLAND JOURNAL, RISING SUN, MD. ...-, |MpROVED u_iuu* UNIFORM INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY I chool Lesson By HAROLD L. LUNDQUIST. D. D. Of The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Released by Western Newspaper Union. Lesson for June 3 Lesson subjects and Scripture texts se lected and copyrighted by Interne tional Council ol Religious Education; used by permission. BETWEEN THE TESTAMENTS LESSON TEXT—Malachl 3:1-3. 16, 17; Lauke 1:68, 2, 77, 78; Galatians 4:4, 5. GOLDEN TEXT—I am the way. the truth, and the life.—John 14:6. Four hundred silent years—such is the period between the Old and the New Testaments. There was no voice from God during those years, and spiritual darkness prevailed largely in the land. But there were those who kept their lamp of faith in God brightly shining even in the darkness. The political history of Israel dur ing this time is partially known from secular sources. Palestine was successively under the rule of the Gentile powers until at the time of Jesus’ birth they were under Roman domination. Spiritually that age may well be described by the words used in II Timothy 3:5, “having the form of godliness but denying the power thereof,” referring to the last days. There is much here that fits our day’s decadent churchliness. I. Looking for the Lord (Mai. 3: 1-3). Although they had reached the state of spiritual pride and self-suf ficiency where they talked back to God (see the “whereins” of 1:6, 7; 2:14, 17, etc.) Israel still talked about looking for the Lord to come. They knew from their prophets that He would one day come to judge their enemies, and they longed for that day; but they failed to see that it would be a day of judgment for them (vv. 2,3). How much like those of our day who like to talk about the love of God, His mercy and His long-suf fering, but who minimize or forget that He hates sin and demands holi ness of life from His people. The forerunner of Christ, John the Baptist, is in mind in verse 1, but the “messenger of the covenant” is doubtless the “angel of Jehovah,” one of the Old Testament names for our Lord Jesus (see John 8:56). Christ is coming! Such is the message to Israel, and He will come as a refiner’s fire. Christ has come! That is our message to men now, and He has come as a divider of men, a cleanser and refiner of hearts, that we, too, may be ready for that day of judgment which is to come when He appears again in all His glory. 11. Liv/ing for the Lord (Mai. 3:16, 17). When others forgot or misrepre sented the Lord, when they were content With a formal worship with out the power of godly living, there were a faithful group who “spake one to another” about the Lord. How exceedingly precious! Notice that the Lord “hearkened and heard.” He knows when His people uo much as talk to one an other a)>out Him, and He notes it in His book of remembrance. When men are forgetting Him, He is remembering those who are true to Him. Tliey are His precious jewels! How vitally important Christian fellowship is in a dark and troubled day. Do not miss the joy and strength which will come into your life as you join others in God’s house to speak of Him and to think “on His name.” He may be all we have (that was true in Israel), but He is always and eternally enough. 111. Light from the Lord (Luke 1:68, 72, 77, 78). The silence of the 400 years was broken, and the spiritual darkness which beclouded the land was pushed back. God, who had in the past spoken through the prophets, now speke through the coming of His Son (Heb. 1:1-3). Being the Light of the world (John 8:12; 9:5, He shone forth with the “brightness of His glory.” Little wonder that godly Zachari as, the father of the forerunner John, sings, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he hath visited and redeemed his people” (v. 68). He of whom all the prophets give witness, to whom every one of the sacrifices pointed forward, the Saviour and Redeemer, has come to show forth .God’s mercy and to give, not only to Israel, but to all men, “the knowledge of salvation” and the remission of their sins. The “dayspring” is at hand; a Light has shined forth into the darkness of men’s hearts. Jesus the Christ, the Saviour, has come! IV. Liberty in the Lord (Gal. 4: 4,5). Men who had been servants under the law became sons of God in Jesus Christ. Redemption sets a person free from the bondage of the law and brings him into the family of God as His child (Rom. 8:14-17). How does one become a child of God? By accepting God’s only way of cleansing from sin (Heb. 9:11- 14, 22)—the shed blood of Christ. Believing in Him and making con fession of Him before the world (Rom. 10:9, 10), we are saved and have the right to call ourselves the sons of God (John 1:12, 13). That blessed liberty in Christ is for you who read these lines, if you will but turn to Christ now! Will you do ii?