The Jubilee Standard, vol. 1
July 10, 1845
Vol. I, NEW YORK CITY, THURSDAY, No. 18
“When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a Standard against him; and the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and to them that turn from transgression in Jacob.” JUBST July 10, 1845, page 137.1
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THE BRIDE, THE LAMB’S WIFE
O Heavenly Jerusalem!
Thou City of my King,
When shall I come to taste thy bliss,
Thy joys when shall I sing?
O Blessed Mother of us all,
My soul longs after thee!
When will my Captain take me up,
Thy stately grace to see? JUBST July 10, 1845, page 137.10
O sweet and charming thy delights,
Thou Holy Mother, dear!
No stormy days, nor darksome nights,
Nor winter in thy year.
No dimly burning lamps, nor stars,
Nor melancholy moon,
But God thy Light, and the White Lamb,
Make thine eternal noon. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 137.11
O noon most sacred, sweet and bright,
That clearly to thee brings
Thy Lamb’s full glory, and the light
Poured from the King of kings!
How soft on veiling wings it falls
Of those celestial choirs,
That stand around the throne, and burn.
With Love’ seraphic fires. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 137.12
O glorious Metropolis!
Thou Holy Mother dear!
My soul is ravished with thy bliss,
How can I linger here?
O mother dear, Jerusalem!
My soul longs after Thee,
When will my Captain take me up,
Thy glorious grace to see! JUBST July 10, 1845, page 137.13
LETTER FROM. BRO. JOSEPH TURNER
Dear Bro. Snow:—According to the views which I entertain of passing events, there has never been a moment in all our pilgrimage, when it was more important for us to keep our eye on the chart, than at this time. The old ship is very near the shore, and, as we are all strangers on this coast, we know nothing how we are to get on shore, save what the chart informs us: and while seeking to understand our whereabouts, we must not despise the day of small things, i.e. we must be particular to notice all the dots and lines, (jots and tittles,) learn their true import, and sail accordingly, or all will be lost at last. Such is the character of the truth that is to be taught in these last moments, so cutting, and withal so strange to those who have not kept up with the light, that we are in danger of making shipwreck of faith, by not bearing straight testimony from the chart, in relation to the beacons therein marked, and designed to guide us into port. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 137.14
To apply God’s word faithfully to the recent movements among professed ‘Adventists’ is painful in the extreme, but it must be done, or we fail to give meat in due season, and therefore cannot stand when the King appears, Thus far the Lord has enabled you to stand stiffly for the truth, and you will be glad to learn that your little sheet has been, and still is, doing abundant good to the ‘flock of slaughter,’ even among the ‘down east fanatics,’ as we are abusively called by the ‘Herald’ and ‘Watch;’ and our prayer is, that you may remain at your post, and be able to issue your sheet until the Lord our King shall come. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 137.15
Among the many portions of meat presented, none have fed the flock more effectually than the articles on TIME, together with those presenting in a clear light the Laodicean church: for such illustrations make our history real, and we, at a glance, learn our whereabouts. But I had expected some one of your writers on these subjects, would have noticed more fully the marks of the Philadelphia church, in contrast with the Laodicean; and since none have done so, it may not be amiss if I should offer a few thoughts in my own homely, and (so called) fanciful style, even though they may seem severe. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 137.16
I fully agree with the views advanced by yourself and Brother Pickands in your last paper; for surely it is an absurd idea to suppose that the nominal churches are the Laodiceans, and called so by Jesus Christ, just as he is to appear in the clouds of heaven, and after the Philadelphia church has been drawn out by the several messages of Revelation 14. The first angel or message proclaims the arrival of the hour, or season, of judgment; the second (after the churches have made their decision relative to the first, and turned the doctrine of Christ’s immediate coming out of their synagogues) proclaims the churches to be Babylon, and that Babylon is fallen, and the third cries, ‘Come out of her my people,’ which messages calls out, as a distinct people, the church of brotherly love, or Philadelphia. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 137.17
We will look a little at the peculiarities of this church, and then contrast it with the Laodicean church: and, as at this moment we must belong to one or the other [unless we are of the ‘synagogue of satan,’ i.e. mystics.—Ed.] we may learn which by the several marks given. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 137.18
Revelation 3:7, 8, ‘And to the angel of the church of Philadelphia write, etc., I know thy works: behold I have set before three an open door, and no man can shut it; for thou hast a little strength and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.’ What word? See verse 10, ‘Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee,’ etc. What then is the word of his patience? This may be learned by reference to chapter 14, where we find that after the cry, ‘Come out of her,’ has drawn out the Philadelphians, the 12th verse reads, ‘Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.’ It must not be forgotten that this text, in its chronological application, finds us just where the ‘vision on the tables begins to tarry; for at that point the cry, come out of her my people,’ was complete. The true Israelites had patience to wait during the tarrying time, and also to embrace time again, as it was presented in the true midnight cry, and, having trimmed their lamps and entered the guest-chamber, their patience continues to wait, with loins girded and lights burning, for the King’s return from the wedding. In fact, such are brother James’ own brethren who wait for the early and the latter rain, even though the latter rain be deferred beyond their expectations. They feel assured that, having received the early rain [the atonement] in the seventh month, that being DUE TIME, they should receive, in DUE TIME, the latter, [the redemption of the body] if they faint not, even though they wait until July. See Romans 8:23; Galatians 6:9. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 137.19
Again, while waiting thus, they find it written, ‘Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth,’ etc., and they therefore die to the world and self and sin, under the slaying power of God’s law. In a word they hear and obey all the commandments of the Lord. While thus holding fast their confidence, they discover through the Word and Spirit, that Jesus has taken his seat in the cloud and received the kingdom, as in verse 14 and Daniel 7:13, 14, and are partakers in the message of the marriage of the Lamb. Surely, having received the several messages going before, in this chapter, they are just such persons as we should expect would continue to learn, until the last message in the series is given, which is, that the angel is abroad having power over fire; joined with the cry, (and that, too, from the very soul) ‘thrust in thy sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe!’—hence they cannot be praying for sinners to be saved. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 138.1
My very soul is filled with astonishment, when I see professed Advent believers, who have become so blind as not to discover that the third Woe has commenced, under the sounding of the seventh trumpet:—but so it is, and so it must be, or how should the Scriptures be fulfilled? While we carefully follow the several messages, before spoken of, we perceive that an exact fulfillment of them requires the preaching of ‘43, the tarrying time, the 10th day of the 7th month, the door shut, together With all the truths connected with the marriage. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 138.2
This, then, is the road to Canaan. These truths constitute the word of his patience; and such as have kept them all are kept, and will soon, aye, very soon, be delivered and be free forever. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 138.3
There is another mark which I must notice, as belonging to the church of Philadelphia, and is contained in chapter 3, verse 12: he that overcomes, i.e. keeps the word until outward judgments demonstrate that the King is coming quickly, is made a pillar in the temple (church) of God (i.e. stands firm,) and shall go no more out—shall not be moved or fall away till Jesus comes. And our Lord says ‘I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, and my new name.’ This must be the seal of the living God,’ and such as have it and keep it are ready for the ‘steamer,’ whenever she arrives, for those packages are labelled with the frank of ‘KING JESUS.’ But what means this new name? Is it reality, or a ‘fanciful interpretation,’ that our Jesus is to have a new name, after his ascension, and before his return? Methinks it is a solemn and a glorious reality, for he was ‘exalted to be a Prince and a Saviour,’ but when he comes he is ‘KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.’ This then must be the ‘new name’ which he has written on the faithful; hence such as wear it will own him their King, and act accordingly, i.e. proclaim him King; Revelation 11:15-19. Notice particularly verse 17, where it is expressly stated that Christ is King and reigns before he comes, and this under the sounding of the 7th trumpet. If then we are right, and Jesus is coming quickly, we shall worship him as our King, and not as an advocate. Hence my dear brother, we cannot be among those ‘citizens’ spoken of by our Lord in Luke 19:14, who will not have this man reign over them. No: we love to have him reign, and break his enemies with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. In verse 8 Jesus says, ‘Thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.’ Neither the old Babylonish churches, or fallen ‘Adventists’ deny the name of Prince and Saviour, or Advocate: nay, they strenuously contend for the name, and denounce us for not following their example. But let it never be forgotten, that by so doing deny the new name of our King, and have no promise that they shall be kept from the hour of temptation. To affirm that Christ is an advocate at the mercy seat is effectually to deny his new name: and if we have done so understandingly, we do not belong to the church of Philadelphia, but are of the Laodicean fraternity, and, blind as we may now be in relation to our real condition, we shall very soon have ocular demonstration that King Jesus loves the ‘outcasts,’ who have taken the precaution to keep out, where a door of hope is kept open to them, (Hosea 2:14, 15,) by the hand of him who opens and no man (not even a ‘pioneer’) can shut it, and shuts the door behind upon the world and all who deny his new name, and no man can open it, even though they knock and cry., ‘LORD, LORD, OPEN UNTO US” for even in this act they deny his NEW name. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 138.4
I wish now to present a few thoughts respecting some of the marks of the church of the Laodiceans. And first, they are those whose who ‘draw back’—are making a retrograde movement. 2nd. They will appear about half way between the world and those abiding in the truth, ‘neither cold nor hot.’ 3rd.They will be saying ‘come back,’ thereby showing that there is a ‘remnant’ who are ahead of them. 4th.They will be deaf to all appeals to them touching their real condition, for if any, can hear there is hope. 5th. They deny the new name of Christ, and thereby say ‘My Lord delayeth his coming:’ for if he has not risen up from the work of intercession and shut the door, and become King, then he has not yet started, and therefore delayeth his coming, since he must first come before the Ancient of Days and receive the kingdom. And, finally, they beat the men servants and maidens, who stand fast in the truth Will any one professing to be an ‘Adventist,’ with the closing scenes of Matthew 24. before him, do this? Surely not, if they knew that they were doing it. Hence such as say ‘My Lord delayeth his coming,’ will fancy that they are ‘rich, and increased in goods, and have need of nothing,’ whereas Jesus says they are ‘wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.’ Neither would they be found beating their fellow servants whom the Lord has appointed to rule the household, and give them their portion of meat in due season, if they knew what they were doing. But let us, who are among the beaten, be content with our lot, for whosoever reviles and persecutes those who follow in the footsteps of Jesus, reviles and persecutes Jesus himself, and we should be glad and rejoice, for great is our reward in heaven. When we are reviled, let us not revile again, and when we are persecuted, by the grace of God we will suffer it patiently for Jesus’ sake, and endure to the end: JUBST July 10, 1845, page 138.5
The Word informs us, that of those who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the Bridegroom, five of them were wise and five were foolish. The wise trimmed their lamps (got ready) and went into the marriage, but the foolish were left outside buying oil when the door was shut, and they are outside yet, seeking to ‘get ready,’ while the wise write, preach and think, inside of the guest-chamber; and, being there by all their testimony, they can never be those who will knock for admittance: they will never have to say, ‘Lord, Lord, open unto us.’ JUBST July 10, 1845, page 138.6
O my brother, while you deal plainly, be calm and Christ-like: keep yourself so fully shut up in God, that you cannot feel the scorpion’s sting. You hear much of our fanaticism and unholy practices, but I trust you will believe me, when I tell you that there are no unholy practices among us, nor have there been at any time to my knowledge; and that man who writes such bitter things, and publishes them to the world, would as soon rebuke Jesus unheard as us, if his craft were in danger. My soul pities such a man, but I cannot help him: it is too late, and I leave him in the hands of God. We are surely persecuted in this state, and nothing pleases our persecutors more than the frequent beatings we receive in the Herald and Watch. The vilest men love to read those papers now, whereas one year since, they would try every way to keep them from our hands, even by not letting them pass the Post-office. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 138.7
But after all, God is with us. He bears our cries, our sick are healed by the power of faith, and no Israelite has died among us since the seventh month, and we believe they may be preserved whole and blameless, unto the coming of the Lord Jesus. Such things will be scoffed at by those who are fallen, but they are, nevertheless true, and my prayer is that at Israel may know and enjoy their high privilege, until final and eternal deliverance is obtained through Jesus Christ our King. Your brother in patient waiting for Jesus, Portland, Me. June 27. Joseph Turner. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 138.8
LETTER FROM BRO PEAVEY
Dear Bro. Snow:—I wish to express my increasing convictions that the ‘one day’ for Zion to bring forth her children, will arrive before the present month shall terminate. That the 2300 days, the seven times, and the six thousand years, expired lost autumn, I am well persuaded is the ease. That the marriage of the Lamb then occurred, from which time Jerusalem shall be called the throne of the Lord; is also clearly established in my mind. This being the case, where are we now? Answer, we have entered the ninth month from the point when Jerusalem, the mother of us all, became a married Wife; consequently we are in the time when the following Scriptures are receiving their accomplishment: JUBST July 10, 1845, page 139.1
‘Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail. Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail.... Thou shall go to Babylon: there shalt thou be delivered; there the Lord shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies;’ Micah 4:9, 10. ‘Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? Wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it;’ Jeremiah 30:6, 7. ‘For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child: the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Wo is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers;’ Jeremiah 4:31. ‘Lord, in trouble have they visited thee; they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them. Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord. We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have, as it were, brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen. Thy dead shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead;’ Isaiah 26:16-19. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 139.2
‘Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things? Shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? Saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? Saith thy God;’ Isaiah 66:8, 9. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 139.3
‘The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid. The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long (a time) in the place of the breaking forth of children. I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes;’ Hosea 13:12-14. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 139.4
‘I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman, I will destroy and devour at once;’ Isaiah 42:14. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 139.5
‘My little children, of whom I travail in birth again, until Christ be formed in you.... Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. For it is written, (see Isaiah 54.,) Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband;’ Galatians 4:19, 26, 27. (But those children are strange ones: they shall be cast out): ‘Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, there shall not be a man left: yea, wo also to them when I depart from them!’ Hosea 9:12. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 139.6
‘For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.’ ‘Therefore, will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel, Micah 5:3; see also John 16:16-27. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 139.7
From these scriptures it is perfectly obvious that to expect the resurrection of the saints Zion must be in pain, and labor to bring forth her children, like a woman in travail. And may I not say that there is a reference to the time a woman travails, as well as the manner? In this comparison which is so often made: surely we may, since it, has been shown that those 1335 days which point to the resurrection, terminate nine months after the marriages occurred. Well, alleluia to the Lamb forever! now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 139.8
Bro. Snow, shall we not see father Abraham, with our meek brother Moses, and our patient brother Job, and beloved brother Daniel, with all the rest of the faithful, holy ones, before July shall expire? Zion has travailed some, but O that it may increase till with one convulsive throe, one mighty pang, the earth shall be made to cast out her dead, and Zion’s children all spring into immediate being, singing the triumphant song, O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? ‘Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake thy self from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from: the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion,’ Isaiah 52:1, 2. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 139.9
July, 1845. G. W. Peavey.
LETTER FROM BRO. EVANS
Dear Bro. Snow:—It appears from the expressions of many that profess to be looking for the revelation of our glorious King from heaven, that they expect him as the Lamb of God, going forth again to weep over sinners, and entreat them to repent and turn to God for salvation. They seem to forget that he is coming as the ‘Lion of the tribe of Judah,’ and ‘the destroyer of the Gentiles,’ that he is coming in flaming fire to take vengeance on them that know not God and that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. O let us beware of human sympathy, REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE, and press our way forward and upward. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 139.10
It is true these are perilous times. Then are they not the last times? What reason have we to expect better times before we are delivered? Our brother Peter told us not think it strange concerning the fiery trials; let us recollect that those who are found in the kingdom will have come out of GREAT TRIBULATION: let us expect the trials and claim the promises, that as our day is so shall our strength be, and that we shall not be tempted more than we are able to bear, but with every temptation God will make a way for our escape. Shall we distrust that wisdom and power that has directed and sustained us thus far? Some must, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. Let us all examine ourselves and ask the question, ‘Is it I?’ Praise God, some will not distrust, that the Scriptures might be fulfilled, but will exclaim, ‘This is our God, we have waited for him.’ JUBST July 10, 1845, page 139.11
In the midst of all the perils that surround us, my hope is that they may increase ten-fold every rising and setting sun: not because I love perils, but because the sure Word declares they must come before the kingdom; therefore I say from my inmost soul, let fires burn, let floods drown, let pestilence destroy, let the sword kill,—yea, let God arise and shake terribly the earth; yes, shake every sinner and every vestige of sin out of it! Any thing for the kingdom in all its glory. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 139.12
But some will say such a spirit is not the spirit of Jesus. He was always pitiful, meek and lowly, and easy to be entreated, always willing to confer blessings and alleviate the distresses of the people; and he is the Christian’s example. To such as reason in that way at this time, I would say again, in thunder tones, if I could, REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE! She had relatives remaining in Sodom, and she might as well have remained there with them, as to act as she did. To such Second Advent believers I would say—have you ever seriously considered what will be your work when Jesus is revealed, if you continue faithful to the end? Read the 149th Psalm; Revelation 2:25-27; Micah 5:8, and many other parallel passages, which must be fulfilled by the faithful with their King at their head. Are we ready and willing to follow him whithersoever he goeth? If we are not it is quite time we were, for no fearful ones shall have a place in his army, and the only change we shall experience when he appears will be a physical one: our moral character must ever remain as he finds us. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 139.13
In regard to Jesus’ example, while on earth, we have been too much inclined to look at one side. Please read Matthew 23.—his closing address to that light-rejecting people. Read also Luke 11.: see if he connives at errors, and calls them ‘good brethren,’ who propagate them. No; he acts faithfully and tells them of their deceptive character and abominable hypocrisy. Let us follow his example in the same spirit, and the world will reject us as it rejected him. We are often referred to the 53rd of Isaiah for our example and for that spirit we are to imitate. Let me say we have been through that chapter, and are now about to enter the 63rd chapter for our example, and enquire ‘Who is this cometh from Edom?’—please read a few of the first verses. That must be a good spirit manifested there, for it is the ‘spirit of Jesus’ still, and I am willing to follow him through that chapter, too, whenever he gives the command. It is true we have bowed down for the wicked to go over us, and we have laid our body as the ground, and as the street to them that went over, but the time has come when we are to ‘awake and put on strength,’ for Zion’s appointed time is accomplished, the ‘times of the Gentiles,’ are full: consequently the treading down of God’s people cannot continue but a very few days more. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 140.1
We are told again that Jesus told us if we receive a blow on one cheek to turn the other also—that this was the spirit of Jesus. To such I would say, we have obeyed that command, and are about to obey another found in Revelation 18:6, 7, --,—this also is the spirit of Jesus. Has our King told us we are to be sorrowful, to lament, and go with our heads hanging down when the judgments of the last day are in the earth? No, he has commanded us to look up for our redemption draweth nigh. Let the wicked, the luke-warm professor, and the hypocrite, weep and howl for the misery that is coming upon them, but ‘the righteous shall REJOICE when he seeth THE. VENGEANCE. Yea, ‘the judgments of the Lord are more to be desired than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honey comb;’ Proverbs 19:10, 11. Is not that the spirit of Jesus? JUBST July 10, 1845, page 140.2
But to come to the point, what does Jesus mean in Luke 18:7-8: ‘And shall not God AVENGE his own elect which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.’ Who does he say will be calling for vengeance day and night? Are they not God’s elect? Then, verily they must have the spirit of Jesus, and yet calling for vengeance on their adversaries: so Jesus says, and I believe him, though it makes all men liars. Praise the Lord, we can find just such a people, possessing just such a spirit; therefore let us prepare, and speedily expect the answer, for the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much. Amen. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 140.3
So come Lord Jesus, and gather thy ransomed ones home. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 140.4
New York, June 26. Wm. Evans.
THE JUBILEE STANDARD.
‘Lift up a Standard for the People.’
NEW YORK, THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1845.
DOCTRINE OF THE MYSTICS
The following statement of the doctrine taught by those who deny the humanity of our blessed Lord, with reference to prooftexts, is from the pen of M. Williamson: JUBST July 10, 1845, page 140.5
First, What is God?—1st. He is a Spirit: John 4:24. 2nd. He is ‘love:’ 1 John 4:16. 3rd. The Lord is that spirit: 2 Corinthians 3:17, 18; 1 Corinthians 15:45. 4th. He is another comforter: John 14:16. 5th. That comforter is himself, verse 18; Matthew 28:20; John 17:9, 23, 26. 6th. God is styled ‘a voice;’ Genesis 3:8; Exodus 9:25, (see margin;) 15:26; John 10:27; Acts 9:7; Song of Solomon 2:8; Exodus 19:19; 23:21; Deuteronomy 4:30; 8:20; 1 Kings 19:11, 12; Revelation 3:20, etc. People stumble when they blend ‘a shape’ with God, and call that shape God, and, at the same time call the Spirit God. If the shape is God, then John was mistaken when he said ‘No man hath seen God at any time:’ John 1:18; 1 John 4:12; Luke 3:23; John 5:37; Deuteronomy 4:12, 15, 16; 1 John 5:21. Keep one thing in remembrance, that is, GOD is not ‘a shape,’ similitude,’ or ‘person,’ but a spirit. It has not flesh and bones: Luke 24:9. God has been manifested in ‘a shape,’ similitude, or person, and will,hence the stumbling-block. Man worships or adores the shape or person, instead of GOD!!!hence the awful curse against image worship: Exodus 20:1, 4, 5; Deuteronomy 4:15, 16; 1 John 5:21. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 140.6
Second, Where is God’s residence? Answer: Exodus 25:8, 29, 45, in the Holy of holies, above the mercy seat, between the cherubims: Exodus 25:22:—this was God’s residence or dwelling place. His residence before this may be found in 2 Samuel 7:6; John 17:5; and in the garden of Eden with Adam and Eve; Genesis 3:8. When the tabernacle or sanctuary was removed, Solomon’s temple took its place, and God filled it as he came in a cloud; 2 Chronicles 6:18; 7:1;—when that house or temple was destroyed, another was introduced, built of lively stones. Christ introduced this new abode of the Spirit or God, through the 17th chapter of John, gradually, as they could bear it, till Paul, in glaring capitals, (Ephesians 2:20, 22.) tells us it is the saints. Consult 1 Corinthians 6:19; 12:14, 27; Philippians 3:21; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18. We have now proved the ‘body of Christ,’ what it is, now, and forever. Let us see if Christ is in it, ‘I in them.’ John 17:23; Acts 9:4, 5; Isaiah 57:15; Deuteronomy 4:20; Matthew 28:20: Ephesians 2:20, 22; 4:5, 6; 1:23; 2 Chronicles 13:5; Galatians 1:24; 2 Thessalonians 1:10; 2 Corinthians 3:6, 17, 18; Ephesians 1:18. I wish you to read John’s epistles, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The quotations are so numerous in these epistles, it would be useless to present them on this sheet. He that hath an ear let him hear what the SPIRIT saith to the church of Philadelphia, etc. It is the spirit that talks to the churches; that spirit is God. The body never was, it never will be God. The Lord help us to settle this matter—separate the spirit from the body—‘worship God:’ 1 Corinthians 12:2; 2 Corinthians 6:16, 17. 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 John 5:21. Now then ‘this same Jesus,’ who is it? Answer: Ephesians 4:10; Psalm 139:14, 15; John 3:13; 1 Timothy 3:16. In his saints; 1 Thessalonians 4:16. This same Jesus will come in like manner when the day dawns. It has dawned,—the day star has arisen in our hearts, and that star is Christ Jesus; 2 Peter 1:19; Revelation 2:28; 22:16. The Lord direct your mind into the love of God. Amen.’ JUBST July 10, 1845, page 140.7
M. Williamson JUBST July 10, 1845, page 140.8
Here we have a fair sample of the teachings of those who deny the Lord that bought them. Truly this is the hour of temptation, but those who hold fast that which they have been taught, both time and manner, will be kept. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 140.9
You see, beloved, that these men are very full in their quotations of Scripture. So was Satan when he tempted our Lord,—he could say, ‘It is written,’ but his quotations were misinterpreted and misapplied. Jesus met and overcame the tempter, answering, ‘IT IS WRITTEN,’ and giving his quotations their true interpretation and application. And it is thus that we will meet the subtle emissaries of the old tempter with the ‘sword of the Spirit,’ and we shall likewise overcome. ‘And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not JESUS CHRIST COMING in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath BOTH the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: for he that biddeth him God speed, is partaker of his evil deeds.’ ‘For such are false apostles deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.’ JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.1
In regard to the letters and communications we receive we would say that we publish such only as, in the fear of God, we judge will benefit the household of faith. For the exercise of our judgment in this matter, we feel responsible to our Lord and Master. Our friends will therefore not be surprised if some of their articles are wholly rejected, and others should have certain parts omitted. We must not publish any thing which we deem inconsistent with the character of the paper, as implied in its title and motto. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.2
The Hope of Israel has not been received but once since the dissolution. We suppose there has been but one number published, and do not know whether it is to be continued or not. If it is we should be glad to exchange as many copies as are desired of our paper for it; but we cannot exchange with ‘The Hope Within the Veil;’ and therefore do not send the bundle of 50 papers this week, as usual. If any of our dear brethren and sisters at the east want the Standard, they will send their orders to us. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.3
We learn that our brother J. Pearson has recently had some severe trials, and we feel deeply to sympathize in his afflictions. But courage, brother! A bright crown will soon be given to all the truly faithful: and then we will sing our sufferings over. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.4
Bro. John, please write—and be particular. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.5
The little band that meets at Crosby street, and to whom we have the privilege of ministering the Word of Truth, according as we have been put in charge by the Lord, are, by the abounding grace and mercy of our God, in a good and thriving state. By this we do not mean that they are increasing in numbers or respectability, i.e. becoming popular with the wicked world or God-rejected church. We yield that honor, if it be an honor, to those ‘Adventists’ who are seeking to save their lives. What we mean is, that the Lord has brought us out unto the wilderness of the people, and is purging out from among us the rebels, and those who transgress against Him by not holding fast and obeying the truth. Some have left us because they could not bear the truth. We have been in the crucible, and the refiner’s fire has been doing its work thoroughly. It will soon be done and we shall come forth as gold. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.6
A very great error seems to exist in relation to the work of the atonement. It is, that the work was not commenced till the seventh month of 1844, and as some teach, will be completed at our Lord’s appearing. Instead of this, the consummation of the atonement was on the 10th day of the 7th month, Jesus the great High Priest having been in the Holy of holies, i.e. the Heaven of heavens, making the atonement, or reconciliation, ever since his ascension until that day. See Romans see Romans 5:10, 11; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.7
The following extract, from the ‘Day Star,’ is from a discourse delivered in Cincinnati, by Bro. J. B. Cook, June 22nd: JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.8
The signs are all fulfilled. The sun has been darkened—the moon assumed the appearance of blood, and the stars have fallen from heaven. Following this, we must have the preaching of the faithful, and also of the unfaithful servant. And we know who the ‘evil servant’ is, because he says, ‘my Lord delayeth his coming.’ His teachings are opposite, in their tendency, to those of the faithful servant. You listen to him and feel that there is not that alarming definiteness in his preaching that once made you tremble, or rejoice. The arguments and general state of feelings under the labors of the evil servant, are made the same as those we have had to oppose in following on, ‘searching what, what manner of time,’ etc. The servant that gives meat in due season is moving on—he always has a truth just suited to the time. Trusting in God, and not leaning to his own understanding, he sees just where God, in his great treasury of truth, has marked every passing event. His words are words of comfort, for in him is light, and no darkness at all. Why, brethren, the prediction respecting the wise and evil servant is fulfilling before us as plain as the darkness of the sun. Then followed a movement in the administration of God, likened to ten virgins that took their Lamps and went forth to meet the Bridegroom. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.9
There has been a ‘going forth’ just as predicted. It is fulfilled. Then followed a time of tarrying, beyond the period in which the Bridegroom was expected. During that period, as every one knows, our exercises were different from what they were before—we ‘all slumbered and slept.’ Then came the midnight cry,’ as described in the Bible, so it came. There is the prediction,—in the history of last autumn you have as exact a copy of it, as the impression is, of the seal that made it; or as my right matches my left. Then the door was shut! But what door? If we had been a little more humble, and coolly looked this thing in the face in the room of taking umbrage at the expression, ‘The door was shut,’ it would have been better for us. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.10
It is the great and effectual door that God opened for proclaiming the ‘everlasting Gospel,—this door is shut, and none can intelligently deny it. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.11
FOOD IN DUE SEASON—Concluded
But the ‘wise man’s heart discerneth BOTH TIME AND JUDGMENT,’ I therefore proceed to harmonize the time and the order of events as above. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.12
Daniel 2:44 The kingdom of God is set up when the time appointed for the Gentiles ends: but at that time the kingdoms of this world are in regular existence; and as the destruction of the wicked will be at the time that Christ appears in sight, and the resurrection shall then take place,—this destruction will be at the time appointed for delivering the host from the treading down. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.13
Again, Daniel 7:9-14, the event signified by the Ancient of Days setting the thrones for judgment, and opening the Books, and the. Son of man coming to him and receiving the kingdom, must he what is intended in Daniel 2:44, by setting up the king-mod of God; and must be the absolving or justifying the sanctuary or inheritance, by decree of the Father, giving it to the Son, Daniel 8:14, and must be the same as Daniel 9:27, the consummation of the 2300 days; and must be the same as Daniel 12:1—signified by Michael, or Jesus Christ, standing up, or receiving the kingdom and reigning. I would also refer to Daniel 7:21, 22, the ‘horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them, until the Ancient of Days came [at this point the Son of man came to the Ancient of Days, and the decree of justification, absolving the inheritance from the sentence of the curse, was passed, which terminates the 2300 days, or time allotted to the Gentiles,] and judgment was given to the saints of the Most High; and the time came [which is appointed for the host, when they shall no more be desolate, but be delivered at the end of the 1335 days,] that the saints possessed the kingdom;’ this marks the time that the kingdom is given to the saints, and it consequently becomes theirs, as verse 27, as well as Matthew 25:34, Daniel 12. first clause, and verse 13. Read Daniel 10:14, the declaration of Gabriel at his third visit to Daniel, to make him understand the vision of the 2300 days: ‘Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befal thy people in the latter days: [says Daniel, what is meant by ‘the latter days?’] for yet [in the future is] the vision for  days.’ Then Gabriel mark carefully four kings to stand up (or receive the kingdom and reign,) yet in Persia, which signifies before the vision for days will commence; then Gabriel explains what shall befall his people during the 2300 years, while they are connected with the kingdoms of this world, and while these kingdoms have an ordinance from God to reign, which brings us to Daniel 12:1, ‘And at that time [2300 days of the vision] shall Michael [the Lord Jesus Christ: compare Zechariah 3:2, with Jude 9,] stand up [for the meaning of ‘stand up,’ see its application in every instance in this prophecy of chap. 11., which is, take, or receive the kingdom and reign. Certainly this is the same that is brought to view in Daniel 2:44; 7:13, 14; 8:14, and also Revelation 11:15, ‘the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ,’ that is, they are given to him, who then proceeds to judge the dead, deliver, and reward the righteous, and destroy the wicked. But who is Michael?], the great Prince [of the host, Prince of princes, Daniel 8. Messiah the Prince, Daniel 9, Daniel’s Prince, Daniel 10, the Archangel, Jude 9, the Lord of Angels, Hebrews 1, Jesus Christ, Revelation 12, the Lord, Zechariah 3,] which standeth for [or, in behalf of; hence as mediator during the time of atonement,] the children of thy people [or, children of Israel]: and there shall be [which signifies, after this time of taking the kingdom] a time of trouble such [that is, of such a character, read 2 Peter 3:8-12,] as never was since there was a nation even to that same time [last clause of Daniel 9., after the consummation of the 2300 years, ‘that determined shall be poured upon the desolator.’ Who will be desolate at that time? read Revelation 6:15-17; especially read where Daniel had been reading in Jeremiah 25:30-38, where is the description of the destruction of all the wicked of the earth at the time that the Lord utters his voice from his holy habitation of Jerusalem; hence, the time of trouble or destruction of the wicked will be at the deliverance of God’s people; and after the kingdom is set up, as Daniel 2:44; Luke 19:24, John 5:25, 29], and at that time [of trouble] thy people shall be delivered, [who?] every one that shall be found written in the Book [of Life]; and many of the sleepers of the dust shall awake; these [the awakened,] to everlasting life; and those [the unawakened] to shame and everlasting contempt.’ This verse on the resurrection is rather obscurely translated in our common version, therefore I have used Professor Bush’s translation, ‘And they that be wise [see verse 10] shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.’ Here is the end of the wonders, concerning which Daniel hears the inquiry in verse 6 for the time, ‘How long to the end of these wonders?’ and the answer is given under oath to the God of heaven, ‘that it shall be for a time, times, and a half.’ This period is one half of the whole seven times of the Gentiles, and Daniel 7:25, is the other half; and that in Daniel 12:7, finishes the 7 times, and hence ends where the 2300 days does, because the 7 time and the 2300 days measure the same indignation, except that the 2300 commence at a later date: therefore the answer on time in verse 7 brings us to the same point as the first clause of verse 1, namely, the end or consummation of the ordained time of the Gentiles, and to the decree of the Ancient of Days which gives the inheritance to the purchaser, Jesus Christ. But does the resurrection and deliverance of the saints take place at this appointed time? No, ‘and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these wonders shall be finished,’ This expression carries us forward to the deliverance and resurrection of the host, after the sanctuary is justified; therefore if this sentence is explained, and a time given, reaching to the end of it, the part of the question, Daniel 8:13, concerning the host, yet unanswered, will be answered. ‘And I heard, but I understand not: then said I, O my Lord, what the end of these wonders?’ that is, the words which I have spoken ‘are closed up and sealed till the time of the end,’ as verse 4, but in the time of the end many shall turn the words to and fro there shall be great searching of the words which were spoken to Daniel, and consequently ‘knowledge shall be increased.’ The words sealed up and closed were prominently the time, and who will dare assert, that before the end the wise will cease to increase in knowledge therein? But before explaining the duration of the time of the end, and hence the time when the last of the wonders shall be, he answers Daniel’s question, as to what shall take place in that accomplishing time or little while, that is, explains how the power of the holy or wise people will be scattered, or desolated, until completed: for they were not to be delivered from the treading down at the end of the 2300 days, ‘Many shall be purified [that is, they will not cast away their faith in this time of trial, but will purify themselves by living by faith in obeying the truth through the Spirit, 1 Peter 1:2, 22,] and made white [by trusting in the efficacy of the blood of Christ to cleanse them from all unrighteousness Revelation 1:5, and 7:14; Romans 3:24-26,] and tried,’ (read Revelation 3:10; Hebrews 10:35-39; Habakkuk 2:2, 3; Ezekiel 20:33-38, none will understand, except those that endure, in this little while, the trials in consequence of ‘the word of his patience.’) This is the space of time after God begins to let ‘his face shine upon his sanctuary,’ at the end of the 2300 days, till he lets ‘his face shine upon his people,’ at the end of the 1335 days; these days are now to be appointed. Daniel 11:31, ‘Arms shall stand on his [Rome’s] part, and they [the military power, which takes part in favor of the Roman government,] shall take away the continual abomination [Daniel 8:13,] and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.’ When was this done? I have proved, in two former communications, that it was done in A. D. 510, by armies making war in the Roman empire in behalf of the government, to suppress or take away the Pagan worship as the ruling church of the government, and placing the Papal or Romish in its stead. This was accomplished in 510, and was proclaimed by crowning the successful chieftain Consul and Augustus, in the Catholic Church of St. Martin’s: it is said that it was done in August, but the establishment of the Romish church must have been before the Pope could have paid the conqueror. Daniel 12:11-13, ‘And from the time [A. D. 510,] the daily [or continual] shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be 1290 days [years, to A. D. 1800, or ‘to the time of the end,’ when the Romish church and kingdom was taken away and organized anew in July.] Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh [on this waiting and enduring time read Revelation 3:10; Hebrews 10:33-39; Habakkuk 2:2, 3; Matthew 25:5-12; Luke 12:36; Revelation 16:15, and Isaiah 25:9.] to the 1335 days, [years, to A. D. 1845, some time in July, as we clearly: understand from the evidence.] But go thou thy way till the end: for (or, and) thou shalt rest and stand in thy lot at the end of the (1335) days.’ When Daniel and all the wise and righteous come forth in the resurrection, and God shall justify and glorify them, or let his face shine upon them, and the King shall pronounce the kingdom theirs, then all these wonders will be finished, the time of desolation and trial will be finished, and the 1335 years will be finished. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 141.14
In that little while none of the wicked shall understand, hence there can be no conversions; and those who were righteous up to the end of the 2300 days, who, in that waiting time cast away their confidence and draw back, shall not understand, unless they are zealous and repent before the days end, Revelation 3:18-20; those who wait in the way of God’s judgments, keeping ‘the word of his patience,’ and in that manner endure to the end, shall understand. It shall be as it was in the days of Noah; then the wise understood the time and the event, and hence were watching, but the wicked understood or knew not, although it was preached to them, and hence were not watching, and were destroyed. The wise went into the ark because of the waters of the flood, on the very day that the fountains of the deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened; so it will be when the Son of man cometh, the wise will go into the ark in the air because of the destruction that is come upon the wicked. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 142.1
A few words on Daniel 11:2, as marking the commencement of the 2300 days, and I close:—The three kings were to stand up or reign yet, and also the fourth king before the vision of days should begin. That fourth king was Xerxes the Great, who died in B. C. 464, as is established by an eclipse which occurred when he was on his death bed; and the same date is also established by the weight of standard chronologists: I consider that date infallible. Artaxerxes Longimanus, (of Ezra and Nehemiah) or Ahasuerus (of Esther) came to the throne in December of that same year. The 2300 years were to be dated ‘from the going forth of the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem,’ which was after the Babylonish captivity. The commandment began to go forth under Cyrus (Ezra 1.) and continued under Darius, (Ezra 6.,) but was completed in its going forth in Canaan under Artaxerxes or Ahasuerus. In March or April, B. C. 457, in the 12th Jewish month, at Esther’s feast, (Esther 2:16-18,) the king made a decree, releasing the bondmen (Jews) throughout his provinces, and gave great gifts. That decree is recorded in Ezra 7., by which decree the house of the Lord was to be beautified and fitted for the restoration of the Jewish worship, and the Mosaic government was to be restored in all the land, under judges and magistrates of Ezra’s appointment. Ezra left Babylon the next month after the decree was made, and arrived at Jerusalem in the fifth month, or about August, B. C. 457; and by reading the last verses in Ezra 8. it will be seen that the king’s commissions were delivered to the king’s lieutenant’s and governors at the time of the sacrifices, or on the 10th day of the 7th month, according to the law. At that time the new judges etc., must have commenced, and the king’s lieutenant’s, etc., gone out of office, and this is rendered quite certain by chaps. 9. and 10, as in the 9th month the judges, etc., came up from every city to Jerusalem: hence they had been previously appointed and gone to their stations. The 7th month would fall in October. Now 2300 years, commencing in the autumn of B. C. 457, would completely terminate in the autumn of A. D. 1844.To which point, Oct. 22, 1844, ‘the vision’ was made ‘plain on tables,’ and fulfilled the command of God. Also the key, Daniel 9:24-27, or ‘midst of the week,’ was fulfilled in A. D. 31, according to the best testimony that I have ever seen, for the time of the crucifixion, where was fulfilled 486 1-2 years of the 2300, consequently the entire 2300 must have ended in A. D. 1844, Oct. 22. The 1335 began in A. D. 510, and will consequently end at the same date in A. D. 1845 (and not in 1846 or 1847, as several brethren have been writing in the Voice of Truth.) JUBST July 10, 1845, page 142.2
The dragon is indeed angry, and is going forth to make war with the remnant of the church, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ, or believe and obey the light from the law, and have the spirit of the prophecies. Nearly all Adventists professed to keep all the law at the 10th, but a mass have since cast away the faith they then had, and God calls them Laodiceans. O, let us all beware and hold fast that which we had; and if perchance we have cast away any of that faith and are become lukewarm, O let us be zealous and repent—heed the counsel of God’s Word, Revelation 3:16-20,—regain our former love, and spiritual discernment in his Word, and living faith that God did not mock us when he commanded us to write the vision and make it plain, and when he told us to ‘blow the trumpet,’ by giving us a mistaken chronology and a false midnight cry. Those events were directed by God, fulfilled his Word,—and O may we keep our confidence. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 143.1
H. H. Gross.
New York, July, 12.
LETTER FROM BRO. PATTON
Dear, Bro. Snow:—David says, ‘the secret of the Lord is with them that fear him, and he will show them his covenant;’ and the Lord says, Genesis 17:21, ‘My covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear thee at this set time in the next year;’ and Paul applies this as a type for us: Galatians 4:28, ‘Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.’ Now I firmly believe the wise shall understand, and understand the TIME; I believe the HOLY Spirit will lead us into all truth, if we follow on to know the Lord, and do not cast away our confidence, or draw back unto perdition. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 143.2
Look at the circumstances under which Isaac, our type, was promised. It was when the cry of Sodom had gone up before the Lord, and their sin was very grievous, and the Lord came to Abraham, and made known to him that he purposed to destroy it. Now Sodom and Gomorrah are plainly given as a type of the doom that awaits the wicked; and here, in the type, its doom is fixed nine months before Isaac, the child of promise, was born. From the fact that Abraham and Sarah were ‘past age’ when Isaac was born, I think we may at least infer that the Gospel Age would be past some time before the antitype of Isaac would be fully reliesed. Isaiah 66. seems to me plainly to show us our position, and give us chronology. We have a very precious glorious promise—those that tremble at his Word: the Lord says he will ‘look’ to them, or, in other words, he will take care of them, (he will show them his covenant.) He says to them, ‘Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake said, Let the Lord be glorified; but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.’ JUBST July 10, 1845, page 143.3
It is very clear that the Gospel Age is past at this point of time, for the Lord says he will ‘choose their delusions, and bring their fears upon them,’ (and he tells them why,) because when He called they did not hear. Then he is not calling them now,—not if he is choosing their delusions. When were the Bride and the Bridegroom united? On the 10th day of the 7th month. When may we expect the Bride to have her children? At the time appointed, or ‘set time,’ or ‘according to the time of life, as in the case of Sarah, the type of Jerusalem which is above, which is the mother of us all: Genesis 17:21; 18:10-14. What will cause her to bring forth? ‘A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the Lord, that rendereth recompense to his enemies.’ This will bring on the travail of Zion, and AS SOON as she travaileth she will bring forth. ‘Before she travailed she brought forth; before her pain came she was delivered of a man child,—(the first-fruit of them that slept; the first-born from the dead.)—Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? Yes, it will be even so; but when? At the set time, or according to the time of life, given in the type. Abraham staggered not at the promise, and his faith was counted to him for righteousness. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 143.4
For one, I look with deep interest to about the 20th of the present month for full redemption; for this I groan and prey,—earnestly desiring to put off this body of corruption and put on incorruption—immortality; and inherit eternal life. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 143.5
Yours in love, R. Patton. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 143.6
West Philadelphia, July 3. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 143.7
P. S. Since writing this letter, O what glory! O how precious is the Word of Truth! The Apostle Paul might well exclaim, ‘O the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God.’ O how plain it is that Sarah is represented as our mother, the type of Jerusalem which is above; and Isaac, the child of promise, (her seed,) a type of us. How absurd to call the church the bride! if so, where shall we find the antitype of Isaac? Glory to God for his Word!—it surely will lead us into the kingdom, and that very, very soon. R. P. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 143.8
LETTER FROM BRO. STRONG
Dear Bro. Snow:—In conjunction with Bro. Cherry, some time since, we forwarded to you $1,00 for the Standard; we received it regularly since, and we find it mostly filled with meat in due season, and prefer its continuance rather than to confine ourselves to cold dishes, served up for us in the ‘Morning Watch.’ I have taken the ‘Watch’ and ‘Midnight Cry’ since they commenced, and, until within the last few months, have been much profitted by its perusal; but of late it seems the rather to fall back than advance. While the ‘Voice of Truth,’ the ‘Day Star,’ and ‘Hope of Israel,’ all appear to reflect the light of truth, (perhaps not without some error, as to err is human,) yet, to me, the ‘Morning Watch,’ if it reflects any, it is but dimly. In other words it seems to set all back several years,—It is behind the time. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 143.9
I think we are now in the ‘dispensation of the fullness of times,’ (Ephesians 1:10,)—in the time of trouble, (Daniel 12:1,)—under the third woe and the seventh trumpet, (Revelation 8:13, and 6:15,)—and that the mystery of God will be shortly finished, (Revelation 7., and 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52, etc.) In order that the promise that at the end of the days Daniel should stand in his lot, my prayer is that the chariot wheels may roll on and bring the welcome day. Sometimes I am somewhat cast down, yet I am not forsaken; and I can indeed say, hitherto the Lord has led me. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 143.10
I believe we passed Bethel in the spring of 1844—Jericho in the 7th month, Oct. 1844—and the River of Judgment at the anniversary of the Passover in 1845: and now we soon shall arrive at the summit of Mount Nebo, where Moses died, and the chariots of fire parted Elijah from Elisha. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.1
We have a little band of some 20 or 30 who are expecting, looking for, and hasting unto the coming of the day of God; and I trust we shall be able, through grace, to hold fast our confidence. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.2
Yours, waiting for the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.3
Marysville, O., June 17. Silas G. Strong.
LETTER FROM BRO. DAY
Dear Bro. Snow:—‘Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than Moses did say should come,’ Acts 26:22; ‘And having hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the Just and unjust,’ Acts 24:18. ‘Which hope we have, as an anchor to the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil: whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an High Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec,’ Hebrews 6:19, 20. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.4
There are a few outcasts here that are yet holding with a firm grasp upon their past experience in the Advent, and are expecting deliverance soon; we have no fellowship with the doings of the Albany Conference, for we cannot subscribe to the image of the beast there erected, for we have as much fellowship with the mother as with the daughter or the grand-daughter. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.5
We love exceedingly the spirit of your paper, and most sincerely hope the Standard will not be lowered until the King of kings come, and we do hope our dear brethren and sisters scattered abroad will exert themselves, with us, as far as their means will permit, that it may be sustained, and may still continue to send meat to the little flock while time continues. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.6
Yours, patiently waiting and earnestly expecting the consummation of my hope, John C. Day. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.7
Lowell, June 29.
LETTER FROM BRO. SMITH
Bro. Snow:—I have taken my pen two or three times before this to address a few thoughts to you, but feeling dissatisfied with my own productions have laid them aside; but having put into my hand a little of Casar’s treasure I forward it without loss of time. We feel desirous the Standard should be sustained; and we believe it will be made the organ of God’s truth, and when it shall not be we will not want it. We believe that in order to be supported in this trying moment, any paper professing to be Advent must speak out the truth in thunder tones. Such as are really expecting the Lord, and have made themselves ready, can receive and digest truths which would occasion great pain and uneasiness in many who have proved themselves dyspeptics, who can receive only such food as their morbid appetites relish. We are, I believe, in the last sieve, and it is terribly shaken, and the only chance for life is to hold fast upon the promises of the good Lord: here is hope; bless the Lord, here is safety: soon we believe we shall see the king in his glory. The evidence that this is the JUBILEE cannot be controverted. Soon the angels, holding the four winds must let go their hold, which must hoist the floodgates of the angry passions of the nations already thirsting for murder and rapine. This, it seems to me, must introduce Daniel’s ‘time of trouble,’ and cause ‘the end to be with a flood.’ JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.8
Another reason is conclusive in our mind that we are in the morning watch, which must effect deliverance according to the manner of Egypt, see Exodus 19:14, ‘And it came to pass, in the morning watch, that the Lord looked into the hosts of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire, and the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians.’ Again, we are satisfied that the Laodicean state of the church is fully developed, and that heaven’s counsel is now, ‘buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich, and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear, and anoint thine eyes with eye-salve that thou mayest see. The Lord help us to heed the counsel, that we may not be ashamed before him at his appearing and kingdom. We are trying to hear What the Spirit saith unto the churches, and our little band are firm in relying upon the promises of the Lord: and we do expect that the autumnal equinox will crown all the waiting children in the kingdom of bright glory, where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.9
Glory be to God! The prospect is bright and glorious Use the threshing instrument, my brother, (Isaiah 41:15, and Micah 4:13,) but hurt not the oil and the wine. The Lord Almighty direct you and all the dear scattered brethren and sisters, to follow his leading right into his glorious kingdom. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.10
Yours, in the waiting hope, John M. Smith. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.11
Southbridge, July, 1845. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.12
Terrible Storm at Prince Edward Island.—A terrible gale swept over that island on the 9th June; a French woman was killed by lightning. The hurricane set in suddenly about 3 P. M. Six persons out fishing in a boat were drowned; another boat, in which were eight persons, was upset, but a vessel lying at anchor near by, they were providentially picked up and saved.—The violence of the wind blew a vessel off the stocks, building by a Mr. McDougall, and dashed the timbers apart, scattering them some distance; large hail felt in abundance, and broke all the windows facing to windward for miles along the coast—breaking the window frames also in many instances. Several houses and barns were blown down, and others unroofed and otherwise damaged; fences and trees prostrated, etc. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.13
A fire occurred in Troy, N. Y., last week, which destroyed property amounting to $55,000. It was supposed to be the work of an incendiary. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.14
According to the new Post Office Law, those who subscribe for the paper will pay their subscription to the postmaster and take his receipt for the same, and he will then write to the postmaster where the paper is published, who will then pay for the paper, and order it sent to the subscriber. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.15
“THE PRESENT TRUTH.”
An extra sheet has been published at our office, edited by Bro. H. H. Gross, containing some of the more important articles which have appeared in the Standard. It is a rich slice of meat in due season, intended for the special benefit of those who are seeking to understand ‘both time and judgment.’ It will be distributed gratis. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.16
RECEIPTS SINCE JULY 1
P M, Jackson, Mich, 1,00; P M Washington, N Y, 1,00; P M, East Hamilton, 1,00; N Bond, Cleveland, 3,00; Capt Saulter, 25cts; J Turner, Portland, 1,00; P M, Asbburnham, 1,00; P M, Richmond Corner, Me, 1,00; P M Akron, 3,50; E Curtis, Brooklyn, 50cts, J M Smith, Southbridge, 2,00; M Mortimer, Brooklyn, 1,50; J Bates and Capt Ransom, Fairhaven, each 50cts; J C Day, Lowell, 5,00; C Main, Boston, 5,00; B Camp, Newark, 1,20, (all right,); D C Tourfelott, Chepachet, 2,00; G N Gale, N Wayne, 1,00; Geo Miller, Roxbury, 2,00. JUBST July 10, 1845, page 144.17
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