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Appeal To Our People in America in Behalf of the Nashville Publishing House, Page 6

these institutions there are those who are doing a noble work for the people of the South. They must be given opportunity to hear the message that is to prepare a people to stand in the day of the Lord.

“Words have come to me from the One highest in authority. My Instructor asked, ‘In establishing the work in the Southern field will you do less than you have done in more favorable places,—less than you have done in Michigan and on the Pacific Coast?’ I responded, ‘No, Lord.’ Then the word came, ‘You have no time to lose in establishing the work in the Southern field. Many are saying in their hearts, “My Lord delayeth his coming.’’

In the name of the Lord, I call upon my brethren to do something to strengthen the publishing interest and to help to establish other lines of work in the South, and to do it now. Soon it will be too late to do anything. Soon our opportunities to work will have passed by forever. The plagues of God are already beginning to be poured out upon the earth. The evidences before us indicate that God's Spirit is being withdrawn from the earth. Only a little while longer shall we be permitted to labor, and then in heaven it will be said, ‘It is done.’ ‘He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.’

“Brethren and sisters, now is the time to make haste to do something. Will you now give of your means to advance the work in the South? If you have in your possession houses and lands that you do not need, will you sell them, and invest the means thus obtained in more firmly establishing

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