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le Lordßcvealed As Yet It Is Manifested Only To A Very Special Class. The Jews Saw No Beauty In Jesus— Their Eyes Were Blinded—His Wonderful Report—The Humble 1 Poor Believed—“lsraelites Indeed” —“Sit Down and Count the Cost” —The Gospel Appeals to the Lowly in Heart, The Heavy-Laden—More Truth Now Revealed—The Church Class Awaiting Deliverance. Washington, D. C., Dec. 26. — Pastor Russell delivered a character istic discourse here today, from the text, “Who hath believed our report, and to whom is the Arm of the Lord revealed?” (Isaiah 53:1.) He said in part: These words were used prophetic ally of our Lord Jesus Christ, as St. ' John points out. (John 12:37-40.) The Prophet goes on to say, “He shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground. He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.” The Jews of our Lord’s day were expecting a glorious King who would fulfil the Promise made centuries before to their great ancestor Abraham. (Genesis 12:3.) Consequently they were greatly dis appointed when our Lord came as “a ’ man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.”To them He seemed too tender aplant toprosper. While theyacknow- 1 ledged Him to be of the Davidic line, ' nevertheless they esteemed Him to be ( from a root which had lost its vir ility, and from which therefore they could never hope for a sprout of power and glory such as they had anticipated Messiah would possess. We sympathize deeply with the Jews in their disappointment and their failure to recognize Jesus of Nazareth as their long-promised Messiah. As the Lord had foretold through the Prophet, “He was de spised and rejected of men ” eve-; !•- I those of His own nation, that for more than sixteen hundred years ha.l awaited His coming. The-' were ashamed of Him, hid their faces from Him. One would naturally expe r„ however, that the very ones who of the Romans. They desired no such leader as Jesus of Nazareth. He was too humble, too attentive to the poor and to sinners. He associated with the common people—something that neither of the priests nor the Pharisees would do. Therefore they did not care to be known as His followers. Blinded By Pride and Selfishness. So Messiah “came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But to as many as received Him, to them gave He power (privilege) to become sons of God.” (John 1:11-12.) ; These received His report and be lieved it. He reported that God is : Love; that God was now ready to bless the Jewish people, and had sent His Son to give life as a Ransom : for all mankind; and that the Son was calling as many as were ap- 1 preciative to become members of His Bride class, to be heirs of God, joint heirs with Himself, to fulfil the ‘ Promise made to Abthham —“In thy Seed shall all the families of the : would receive the Message tnai Jesus was Messiah, that God had sent Bis Son into the world, would ha, e been the Jewish high priest and other ■ zealous religionists, the most prominent men of the Jewish nation. : The Pharisees -were especially the “holiness people” of that day. Our ■ natural thought would be that they would have been in the right attitude 1 of mind, waiting for Messiah to ■ manifest Himself; and that when He came and spoke to them about the 1 goodness of God, and showed forth : the power that Jehovah God was exercising through Him, to heal the 1 sick and raise the dead, they would rejoice. But they were not in this 1 right attitude. They were looking in another direction. They were looking for a great general who would deliver them from the power earth be blessed.”—Galatians 3:8, - 16, 29. But the majority of the nation would not believe His report. They said, “This is not the man to fulfil that Promise made to Father Abraham! When Messiah comes, He will soon deliver our nation from the Roman yoke.” Thus they manifested that they were not in the right condi tion of heart. They had plenty of pride, and self-conceit; but they lacked the qualities that God desires in His people—meekness, humility, teachableness, gentleness, brotherly kindness, love. The Meek Received His Message. Those who received Jesus of Nazareth as Messiah had, however, to a large extent these essential quali ties of character. Let us consider the personnel of the Apostles, St. Peter, St. James and St. John never had experiences which would make them think that they were great men. | They were poor fishermen, and were' naturally bumble. This 'was nothing. to their credit, however, for they had nothing of which to be proud. They were men of strong character but were unlearned. They were of the •common people. But they were : meek. There is a blessing in being meek; and the true follower of our Lord Jesus Christ must cultivate that quality more and more. Meekness and lowliness of heart were characteristics possessed by the Master. One might think that He had some excuse for being dignified and somewhat autocratic in manner. But not so. There was no pride whatever in His actions; and the re port, the Message, which He gave was designed to reach the ears of the meek and lowly. This fact we see illustrated in the case of St. Nathaniel. He was a true Israelite, looking for the light, for the Truth. When St. Philip came to him and said, “We have found the Messiah,” Nathaniel at first was 1 skeptical. But he did not treat his friend arrogantly; he was ready to oe convinced. When St. Philip said, ■‘Come and see,” Nathaniel went, trusting in God for guidance. This was just the spirit that the Master was seeking. Before St. Philip had called him, St. Nathaniel had been in prayer under a fig tree. He was desirous of oeing led by God. As he drew near .o Jesus, our Lord said, “Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile.” Very properly Nathaniel asked, “Whence knowest Thou me?” Jur Lord’s reply, “Before Philip call ed thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee,” convinced him. The power that could know him and could see him under the fig tree was of Divine origin. No one was pre sent when he knelt under that tree. Here was proof positive that Jesus was the Messiah. —John 1:43-51. The Master was seeking disciples who had strong faith in God, and . therefore He commended Nathaniel . for the prayer. “Who hath believed our report”—our doctrines, our teachings? The Nathaniel class, diose who promptly believe and act on proper evidence, have done so. See what a noble band the followers of Jesus were —not mighty, not great, except in the qualities of character which our Lord approved; namely, loyalty to God, confidence in His ' promises, and a meek looking to Him ‘ for guidance. In this sense they | were peculiar, different from the re mainder of the people. Rigid Terms of Discipleship. In seeking those who would be ! disciples of Christ, we are not to make the terms of discipleship too 1 easy for them. Rather, we are to :ell them of His arrangement—“lf any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and 1 follow me.’ x To do this will mean the surrender of his own will. To those who are contemplating conse cration, our Lord says, “Sit down and count the cost.” Whoever thinks that the price is too great would better not give at all; for the Lord will not accept such a disciple. No one should undertake to be a Christian until he understands what the step means and has carefully weighed the matter. It is a serious proposition; for the Christian is deal ing with the Almighty God. To be 1 ;lie disciple of Christ means the sur- ; render of everything that one has, even one’s life. The new will must govern everything under his control. He is not to put his hand to the plow and then look back. (Luke 9:62.) This course of absolute self-abnega tion was characteristic of our Lord : and His disciples, as well as of all those who believed their report. This class have always been of humble mind. Not many great or noble or wise or learned or rich have heard the Message.—l Corinthians 1:26-29. Sometimes the little all that is given to God is meaner and some times less mean; but with Him even the meanest is acceptable if the heart is honest and sincere. “I beseech you, brethren, by the mercies of God,” urges St. Paul, “that ye pre sent your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” (Romans 12:1.) They are holy because Gou i counts the consecrated, spirit-be gotten Christian complete in Christ. It is not that we are really holy in ourselves, but that Jesus’ merit con stitutes us holy in the sight of God. Our Lord Jesus Christ makes up for each one exactly what that one lacks. This is the class to whom the Arm : of the Lord is revealed. The arm has long been a symbol of power. The Arm of the Lord represents the Power of the Lord. God’s Arm, oi Power, was revealed in our Lord Jesus Christ. (John 12:37-41.) God purposes to bless the whole world of mankind, to lift them up out of degradation and sin back to Himself. : To make the whole world know God will be Power indeed! This Jehovah God will do through Christ Jesus. But at present this Power is revealed only to the eye of faith. Even back at our Lord’s First Ad vent this power was revealed to the natural senses to some extent as the people saw Jesus heal the sick, cast out devils and raise the dead. But it was only “the finger, of God” then —only a small display of Power Divine. (Luke 11:20.) On one occasion our Lord Jesus told the Jews of the power which He would Himself manifest in the future—that one day He would bring them all from their graves. (John 5:28, 29.) Through His miracles He “manifest ed forth His glory”—showed it be forehand. (John 2:11.) But one class really saw the power of the Lord —the meek, the teachable class. , With minds blinded by prejudice the FROSTBTTRG MINING JOURNAL, FROSTBITRG, MD, others said, “He casteth out devils by Beelzebub, the prince of devils.” If the heart be wrong, even the power and glory of the Lord may be mis interpreted. Greater Revealinent Now Due. We have now come down to the time when the blessing of the Lord is nearly due to be poured out upon all flesh. The true saints of. God may now have a great deal of know ledge of the Divine Plan for human salvation. The Arm of the Lord is being revealed to His people more fully than ever before. It takes great faith to believe that God’s Arm will eventually be revealed to all mankind. But we are getting the eyes of our understanding opened. Not everybody as yet has the eye to see —only the few. Blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear,” said the Master to His disciples. (Matthew 13:16,17.) Only i the blessed ones now hear and see. It requires something more than a natural mind to discern these things. We recall that on one occasion when St. Peter had declared his faith in Jesus as the Messiah, our Lord said to him, “Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona; for flesh and blood hath not revealed this unto thee, but My Father which is in Heaven.” (Matthew 16:17.) Why did the Father reveal this to St. Peter? Why was he able to understand the . Message which Jesus gave? It was because he was honest at heart. He had the hearing ear, not merely the outward ear. He heard with his heart, as it were. So our Lord inti mated that all those who received Him had the right kind of ears; and that Satan had blinded the minds of the others, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ should shine unto them. In the world today there are ap proximately 1,600,000,000 people. Nearly all of these have been more or less blinded by Satan. Some are partly blind; others are completely so. Even the eyes of the Church of Christ are not altogether opened. But as our eyes open wider and wider to see the spiritual things, we understand more and more the Love of God, which passes human know ledge. Satan does not wish any to see how good our God is; for the more we see of the Love of God, the more it will transform us into the character-likeness of His dear Son. Most people are skeptical on this subject. They do not see the Arm of the Lord. God does not wish any to see it now except those who are in the right condition of heart. None others are ■ ready to receive the Message. If we are thus being bless ed of Him, let us show forth His praises who hath called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. But as we do this, let us not marvel if those who do not see shall say all manner of evil against those who let' their light shine. The Deliverance of the Elijah Class. We should not be surprised at this. If there was a class who could not see the light as it shone from our Lord, how could a similar class see our light? If we suffer persecution because of their inability to see, we have the Scriptural assurance that the glory of God is resting upon us. This means that we shall have added blessings.—l Peter 4:14. For some time we have been look ing into the Word of God, and have found that the Prophet Elijah is a type of the Church in her earthly ex periences. The taking away of the Prophet was evidently designed to be an illustration of the taking away of the last members of The Christ from the earth. We do not know just how our departure will be effected, but we know that it is at hand. Let us look at the picture of Elijah. (2 Kings 2:1-11.) The Lord took him away into the heavens, not into Heaven. (John 3:1c.) It was not then due time for the Church, and Elijah was not of the spiritual class. God wished to make of him a type of those who would go into the Heaven ly condition at the close of the Gospel Age, when the resurrection of the Church is due. Therefore Elijah was taken up into the heavens and out of human sight. If we draw a parallel of Elijah’s case, we may sup pose that many of the Lord’s saints now living will go together—“to meet the Lord in the air.” The air symbolizes spiritual power. Thus Satan is now “the prince of the power of the air,” the one who exerts spiritual power as “the ruler of the darkness of this world.” God’s spirituol power is to be manifested to the world through Christ and the glorified Church.—l Corinthians 15:51,52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Ephesians 2:2; 6:12. Elijah’s experiences on the day when he was to be taken up seem to represent something soon to occur in the experience of the Church. On that day he was sent by the Lord to four different places in succession— to Gilgal, Bethel, Jericho and Jordan; but he was not taken at any of these places. After he and Elisha had crossed the Jordan, they went on, talking as they walked. Then suddenly a chariot and horse of fire appeared and separated them; and a whirlwind caught Elijah away into the heavens. ' The Lord’s people of our day, wait ing for the time of their deliverance, first had the date 1874 in mind as the probable date of the glorification of the last living members of the Church. That date was the due time for our Lord’s Second Coming, as pointed out in Bible chronology. But the Church was not taken then. Next they watched for 1878, the time parallel to our Lord’s resurrection. | But the living saints were not taken then. Later, they saw that 1878 was the date for the awakening of the sleeping saints. Then they look ed forward to 1881, a date cor responding to the opening of the Gospel door to the Gentiles, to Cornelius, the first Gentile to receive the anointing of the Spirit. But the Church was not taken then. That date marked the close of the general Gospel Call of this Age, as they afterward saw. The only remaining date pointed out in Bible chronology was October 1, 1914, ap proximately. The time came; and the great war broke out which the Scriptures showed to be due about that time. But the Church was not glorified. We had merely drawn an inference. But we are still going on, rejoicing in the Lord; for we know that our deliverance draweth nigh. fSome Queer Ones | Whipping post for wife beaters re vived at Rockville, Md., after fifty years. In making New York a noiseless town police now must report flat wheels on trolley cars. Dog mascot of the White Plains (N. Y.) fire department was buried in child's (*Olllll, with 200 mourners, and will have marble monument. Colorado "wets” are doing their Christmas shopping early, as state will be “dry" after Jan. 1 and there is $3,- 500,000 worth of wet goods to be dis posed of before then. Lillian Russell’s beauty sleep on train entering St. Paul at noon caused en gine bell to be muttled, brakes to be . stilled, exhaust softened and passen gers to walk noiselessly and speak in subdued tones. DARK, DEEP SECRET IS OUT! NO SPY, NO SOLDIER, IS HE. “German” With a “Mission” Is Merely an Ordinary Hotel Waiter. Otto Unger, or Buelow, has been stripped of his glory as a German se cret agent and of his uniform of a German marine. He is not German, he is not a German secret agent, and he was not entitled to wear the uniform In which he was arrested in Baltimore last month. Unger—which is probably not his correct name—was taken into custody in the belief that he was an escaped member of the crew of the Prinz Eitel Friedrich, the German sea raider in terned at Newport News. His uniform fascinated a number of the impres sionable young women, and he became the more admired when he spoke mys teriously of his “mission” in this coun try. But the "secret” was too cumber some to be kept for long, and some of the girls boasted of their friend the “German spy.” Special Agent John Gregurewiteh heard of this and ar rested the man, who on the way to de tention aboard the U. S. S. Richmond at Norfolk declared that not one muni tion plant in this country would be in operation six months hence. He was discharged a few days ago for lack of evidence. It was established later that Unger was born in New York, that he is a waiter, that for five months preceding his arrest he worked as a waiter in the Belvidere hotel in Baltimore and that he bought the uniform from a dis charged sailor of one of the North Ger man Lloyd vessels. Bereft of fame, uniform and femi nine worshipers. Unger has returned to New York. PRINCE “HARD TO KILL” His Record as Reported by One Paper Since War Started. The Berlin Overseas News agency under the title "Hard to Kill” has giv en out what it says is a history of the German crown prince during the war as compiled by a Danish newspaper from reports given out by Germany’s enemies. The history follows: Aug, 5. 1914 - Victim of an attempt against his life in Berlin. Aug. 18—Severely wounded on the French frontier. Aug. 20 —Second attempt against his life, in which he loses one leg. Aug. 24 —Third attempt against his life. Sept. 4—Committed suicide. Sept. 13—Died in a Brussels hospital. Sept. 15—Commanded an attack near Verdun. Sept. 16—Wounded by shrapnel in Poland Sept. 18 —Once more wounded on th French front. Sept. 20— Is hastened to his death bed. Oct. 24—Buried in Berlin. Oct 24 —Ills body found on the bat tlefield. Nov. 3—Once more buried. Nov. 4—Once more killed by the French. Nov. B—lnsane: taken to a lonely cas tle. Nov. 13—Appointed chief commander on the east front. Nov. 17—Once more killed. Jan. 16. 1915 —Once more wounded. Feb. 3—Sent home. N. B.—The prince is now fighting “somewhere in France.” NO GOOD CITIZEN will allow a trifle less than 3 cents a week to stand in the way of becoming a sub scriber to his homo paper Western Maryland Poultry Ass’n. 1916 SHOW FROSTBURG, MD., February 1,2, 3,4 and 5 TO FIGHT TYPHUS IN MEXICAN CITIES Red Gross and Rockefeller Like ly to Send Expedition. CARRANZA’S AID IS NEEDED From 20,000 to 30,000 Cases Now Re ported In the Capital—Other Towns Also Stricken —Scourge There as Bad as It Was In Servia Before That Country Was Cleaned Up. The American Red Cross and the Rockefeller foundation probably will wage a campaign against the typhus epidemic in Mexico City, Puebla and Pachuca similar to their joint crusade against the same scourge in Servia if the Carranza government will accept such outside aid and give it aggressive government support. The state department is sounding the Carranza government to ascertain its views respecting outside help in what threatens to be the worst epi demic of disease that has swept Mex ico In modern times. There are now from 20,000 to 30,000 cases of typhus In Mexico City, according to informa tion received by the state department. That the Rockefeller foundation prob ably would aid to finance such a Red Cross expedition was the opinion ex pressed in New York following a con ference between officials and Dr. Wick liffe Rose, administrative secretary of the Rockefeller sanitary commission. The question whether the Red Cross and the Rockefeller foundation will be able to join in a campaign against Mexican typhus was considered at the meeting of the executive committee of the Red Cross society. Those who ex pected to attend this meeting are for mer President William Howard Taft, chairman of the committee; Major General Arthur Murray, vice chair man; Miss Mabel T. Boardman, Sur geon General William C. Gorgas. Unit ed States army; Surgeon General Wil liam C. Braisted, United States navy; Robert W. de Forest. Charles D. Nor ton of New York and Alfred T. White of Brooklyn. Carranza Support Needed. The Red Cross, which had undertak en the great work much earlier in Mex ico to relieve starvation in the City of Mexico and other places there, with drew several months ago at the re quest of General Carranza, who argued that since the Constitutionalist cause had triumphed Mexico was able to get along without outside aid. According ly General Carranza suggested to the American state department that the Red Cross withdraw, and the state de partment asked the Red Cross to com ply with General Carranza’s wishes. In consequence the Red Cross canuot now embark upon any campaign against typhus until the Carranza gov ernment permits such aid. Reports received by the Red Cross through the state department indicate that the typhus epidemic has become almost as serious in Mexico as it was in Servia. Some physicians have died from the epidemic. The disease also is prevalent in Puebla and Pachuca. In the state of Oaxaca there is great destitution, and typhus is prevalent. Medical supplies are about exhausted. The joint campaign of the Red Cross and the Rockefeller foundation against typhus In Servia cost about $125,000. The Rockefeller foundation furnished $75,000 of this amount. Dr. Richard P. Strong of Boston was director of the expedition. This commission work ed in conjunction with similar com missions sent by Russia, France and England, which were amalgamated with the American expedition. COUPLE PLAY ADAM AND EVE. Estes and Wife Start In Bathing Suits and Return Clad In Skins. After living in the Maine woods near Bingham as “Adam and Eve" for two months Walter F. Estes and his wife of Gray, Me., have returned to Boston. 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