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The Holy Ai of
le Lordßcvealed
As Yet It Is Manifested Only
To A Very Special
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-; !•-
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
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
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
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
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.
“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
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
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.
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
Sept. 4—Committed suicide.
Sept. 13—Died in a Brussels hospital.
Sept. 15—Commanded an attack near
Sept. 16—Wounded by shrapnel in
Sept. 18 —Once more wounded on th
French front.
Sept. 20— Is hastened to his death
Oct. 24—Buried in Berlin.
Oct 24 —Ills body found on the bat
Nov. 3—Once more buried.
Nov. 4—Once more killed by the
Nov. B—lnsane: taken to a lonely cas
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.”
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1916 SHOW
February 1,2, 3,4 and 5
Red Gross and Rockefeller Like
ly to Send Expedition.
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.
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.
They emerged from the woods Dec. 1,
having begun their primitive life Oct.
1 clad only in bathing suits.
Although they had no weapons of
any kind when they entered the woods,
they succeeded in obtaining their own
food, started fires by rubbing two
sticks together and constructed their
own shelters after the weather became
too cold to sleep in the caves.
Their bathing costumes were soon re
placed with suits made from the skins
of snared animals, which they wore on
their return to civilization.
One Thousand In British Columbia
Would Fight For Allies.
Major General Sir Sam Hughes, Ca
nadian minister of militia, has receiv
ed from British Columbia a proposal to
organize a regiment of Canadian Japa
nese for service in Europe. One thou
sand Japanese who have been natural
ized in Canada will be enlisted at once
under the proposal and sent overseas.
Not only will the ranks be made up
entirely of Canadian Japanese, but the
officers also will be naturalized Japa
nese. The full strength of the regi
ment will be maintained by enlistments
from time to time.
He Stirred Up Trouble.
“Stung!” said Peekskill (N. Y.) man
when fined $lO for poking down hor
nets’ nest owner cherished for its size
and age.
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