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    July 3, 1845


    “When the enemy shall in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a Standard against him; and the Redeemer shall some to Zion, and to them that turn from transgression in Jacob.”JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.1

    Vol. I.] NEW YORK CITY, THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1845. [No. 17JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.2

    THE JUBILEE STANDARD.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.3


    at 131 division street, n. y.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.5

    S. S. Snow,—Editor.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.6

    terms:—Two dollars per hundred or three cents per copy.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.7

    All letters and communications for publication, or on the business of the paper, should be addressed, post-paid, to S. S. Snow, as above; and all private letters to the Editor should be directed to No. 6, Sixth Avenue. Place of meeting is in the lower lecture room of the Medical College, Crosby street, just below Spring.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.8



    The storm was loud—before the blast
    Our gallant bark was driven;
    Their foaming crests the billows reared,
    And not one friendly star appeared,
    Through all the vault of heaven.
    JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.9

    Yet let him ne’er to sorrow yield,
    For in the Sacred Page
    A compass shines divinely true,
    And self-illumined, greets his view
    Amid the tempest’s rage.
    JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.10

    Then firmly let him grasp the helm,
    Though loud the billows roar,
    And soon, his toils and troubles past,
    His anchor he shall safely cast,
    On Canaan’s happy shore.
    JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.11



    Dear Bro. Snow:—Duty and interest compel me to write to you to let you know how we get along here, and how we appreciate the Jubilee Standard. We have hitherto received but three numbers in this place, and truly they have been to the brethren here as good food to the hungry—meat in due season, and we want more of them. Your paper is headed with the right motto, and your work corresponds; and may God enable you to persevere till the last part of it is fulfilled, which we believe will be very soon.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.12

    As the brethren here have never taken pains since the noted 10th day of the 7th month, to report themselves, and as there have been many false flying reports of us from others, I thought it would do you good to know how we stand, and, what has been our course.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.13

    You know we have a large and convenient Tabernacle to worship in; and our band has been famed for being firm and united, and free from fanaticism, and we think it is so now, as a majority; our confidence was never stronger that we have been led right at every step, and are now right. Although we are not for building up any human organization, nor expect to see the world converted, nor that even one of the wicked will understand,—our experience is, that God has been with us, is now with us, and will be with us to end. Although we own a Tabernacle, or at least three-fourths of it, we have not met in it, for worship, several months past, and never expect again. The reasons are as follows:—when the 10th day of the 7th month passed we were standing right if ever we were, and, although disappointed in our expectations, (having expected more than the Scriptures authorized, the date of time being right,) yet there was a sweet and powerful inward testimony that our work with the world was done, (we were to rest from our labors; see Revelation 14:13,) and that there was a line drawn—the sealing time done—and that God would yet justify the preaching of that time as well as the work, and we felt it our only duty to comfort one another with such words. God soon let us have light to confirm us, and gave us our latitude and longitude from Scripture: the same light that has been flowing through your paper, for which we bless God, and it is growing brighter and brighter. Oh, what a flood of light in the harmonious representations, in God’s Words, of the end of the age, and their fulfillment, as we have interpreted it.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.14

    We know that the Jewish age, or dispensation ended when Christ was first here; but yet the Jews as a people did not know it. We think we know that the Gospel age or dispensation is ended, and yet the world, and mass of professing Christians do not know it. The beginning of the great day of the Lord has come to all those who do not love him, as a snare.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.15

    But some will ask, what proof is there of this? Do we not hear the gospel trump yet sounding, and hear of churches organizing, and of revivals, at a distance? Ah, yes, we hear a sounding, but it is a powerless, hollow sound, as though it was a knocking outside; it has not yet smitten the door down, nor proven it open. We hear and see much of organizations, but they appear not to be of the fifth kingdom. We are witnessing a great revival of Odd Fellowism, and Rechabiteism in this place; but there is no separating from the world, in spirit or maxims, of its votaries, and yet they exhibit as much zeal and animation as is exhibited in the sects where the reported revivals are, and we will say more love and union, and we believe if there has been any work like true conversion to God, since the last 7th month, the seed was sown and the seal set, before or at that time.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.16

    We now ask any lover of the immediate appearing of the Son of man in his kingdom, do we not know that the second Woe is past, and the third Woe commenced, which is contained in the sounding of the seventh angel? Witness the commencement of the work of the four angels, (messengers, or natural agents, that God has always employed in every judgment,) to whom it was given to hurt the earth; which proves the sealing time is past. And is not this the same as the declaration in Revelation 10:7, that when he shall begin to sound the mystery of God should be finished? Witness the complaints of the professedly religious presses, and your own experience; (the assertions of some individuals to the contrary notwithstanding.) also the repeated fruitless attempts to produce reformations, and say, have they not turned out just as Bro. Miller stated they would, in his letter a few months since: that is, prove a failure? Again: did we not have it proved to us last fall, that whenever Christ, fulfilling the law, became the antitype of the High Priest’s putting off the robe of daily ministration, for offering the offering of the people, and put on the royal robe, and made the atonement, it must be on the tenth of the seventh month? And did we not with the same preaching, have it proved beyond dispute, from the best chronology, that the 2300 days ended in that month, which was the fullness of the times of the Gentiles? and was not this preaching attended by the power of God? And was not there a great voice coming out of the throne, as the time passed, sounding to the inmost soul of every true Advent believer, ‘it is done?’ ‘Yea, saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labors,’—or your labors with the world are done. We fully believe that all these questions must be answered in the affirmative. That Michael now stands up, and the time of trouble, in which every one that is written in the book will be delivered is begun, that the seventh angel is now sounding, and the third woe commenced, that the time we have had given us was from God’s authority, and sanctioned by the Holy Ghost, and has proved correct, and that all is fulfilled that the Scripture authorized at that period. The supposition that the day and hour of the appearing of the Son of man in his glory and kingdom, was given in that period, was our mistake; we cannot find that it is anywhere given in the Bible, see Matthew 24:44; but yet we are told how to know it is nigh even at the doors, and we have seen the signs; yea not only the budding of, the fig tree, but in these things named, the actual blossoming, and know that our redemption is nigh. Do you ask how nigh? We point you to a representation of a series of angels or messages that were to go forth, before, and at the harvest of the earth, beginning with Revelation 14:6 and 7th verses. This we all acknowledge has been fulfilled in the preaching of ‘43: (witness Advent papers and lectures;) see verse 8, ‘And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen,’ etc.; we have certainly had that in. its place, and applied to, the churches; what follows? A third angel, see 9th, 10th, and 11th verses, the same, as Revelation 18:4, 5, 6, ‘Come out of her my people; ‘this also has followed in order, and was so literally fulfilled, that if any Adventist had no disposition to come out, they were thrust out by the sects themselves. The, 12th and 14th verses bring us to a time of patience, and a dying in the Lord, with its attendant blessing witnessed by the Spirit, which we have felt: a rest from our labor with the world. The 14th verse brings to view the reason, and shows that Michael has stood up, and is almost a literal translation of Daniel 7:13-14, and a fulfillment of Psalm 2:8. The 15th verse is another representation of a cry that came out from the most devoted part of the Advent ranks, about the 10th day of the 7th month, for Christ to gather his people, fully believing that the time had come; the 16th verse explains the going in, and shutting the door; the 17th verse brings to view the arrangement that God has made for his people to take a part with him that sits on the white cloud in the destruction of the wicked: see Revelation 2:26, 27. The 18th verse gives the last cry that is to be heard in the Advent ranks before the final destruction of the vine of the earth—the battle of the great day of God Almighty; and this cry is now going up; we have heard it from day to day—it is wrung out from the very hearts of the most devoted, by oppression and abuse, as well as a desire to be with Christ, it is literally, ‘thrust in thy sickle, wickedness is to the full; avenge me of mine adversary; thy kingdom come,’ etc. Now mark the expression, ‘had power over fire’ then turn your eyes and see the ravages made by fire in the country where this cry is heard, and at the very time; look also across the Atlantic and see the other three angels: floods, pestilence, and famine, at work there, and say, where are we? The next and last verse shows what immediately follows,—and may God help us to watch and keep our garments white, that we may shine in the glory that is soon to be revealed.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 129.17

    But to return to another reason why we left worshipping in our Tabernacle; viz., a desire to avoid contention.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 130.1

    While we met in the Tabernacle, after our time had passed, we were endeavoring to comfort one another with words according to our faith, believing that our work with the world was done,—that we should see no more reformation, but that the Lord himself would soon descend from heaven with a shout, etc. These views came immediately in contact with the views and feelings of a class of persons that had met with us—that had never professed to be Adventists, together with others of our number who had always been wavering on time, these having more sympathy with the world than with the immediate coming of the Lord, were greatly horrified at our views, and opposed them at every step, and all at once felt a remarkable desire for the salvation of sinners, and an evidence that God was about to pour out his Spirit. They finally wrought themselves up to such a pitch; that they appointed special fasting and prayer, to drive our delusion away. In this state of things we would frequently go from our family altars, feelings well to the Tabernacle, and then rather than irritate their feelings, would sit still through a whole meeting, and let them labor in their own way, and we came home burthened; finally finding that we could do them no good, but were injuring ourselves, we came separately to the conclusion that we would retire to where we believe the Lord called us in the 7th month, viz., to our secret chambers; thus at least fourfifths of those that had borne the burden and heat of the day in the Advent cause, had retired without any preconcerted action, and although we owned the most of the Tabernacle, and were holden for its outstanding bills we came to the unanimous conclusion to let them have all the privileges of the same and we pay our parts. Since then we have had no public meetings, and when we have assembled, it has been in one and another’s dwellings, and the Lord has blessed us; our faith is increasing; we are trying to live to God, we meddle with nobody’s business but our own; we have adopted nothing new as tests. We have not neglected to attend to the common duties of life, providing for our families; and yet for this simple course we have been persecuted; and traduced as disorganizers, not professing the spirit of the gospel; we have been reviled and, lied about, and that to the extreme. Nevertheless we have been in a state of mind in which we could bear it patiently, have felt that we could ride out the storm in safety, expecting soon to be delivered, and have known that God approved our course.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 130.2

    But we must do justice by saying that of those that remained at the Tabernacle are our own dear brethren and sisters, whom we truly love, that have never opposed our views, yet the result of the meetings proves that the leading persons in the opposition, who labor for reformation, were deceiving themselves; the work was not of God, their labor was forced, the meetings have gradually declined in interest, until they are about dissolved, and one prominent man among them, that has all along until about two weeks since, made high professions of being an Advent man, has now taken the ground that the whole Advent doctrine in regard to time has been of the devil! and, by the bye, this man has reviled us the most, loved, made, and circulated more lies about us, and made more mischief around us, than all other persons we know of, that ever made any pretensions to religion; the Lord will reward him according to his work. Amen.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 130.3

    Your companion in tribulation, Richard Walker.
    Portsmouth, June 27.
    From the Hope of Israel.



    Having a wish to be found discharging all my duties faithfully when the Lord shall appear, I would raise a voice against all delusions of Satan, and expose his wiles and deceptive arts among the dear children of God.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 130.4

    During my tour west and south, I found a number who have, and we hope now do love the appearing of the Saviour, that have embraced the idea that ‘there is no such thing as a literal body of Jesus in the universe of God,’JUBST July 3, 1845, page 130.5

    They seem to hold some of the great leading prophecies of the second advent, and have a willingness to search and understand the time when, but have most strangely embraced the notion that the second coming of the Son of Man is a spiritual comingJUBST July 3, 1845, page 130.6

    Permit me to address a few words to such, upon this important subject with plainness of speech, but with the feelings and desires of a Christian heart. We hope that at least a portion of those who have been thus led to believe, are yet members of the little flock who are striving for an abundant entrance into the kingdom which will be under the whole heavens.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 130.7

    Remember we do not approach you as, an enemy, but as a friend who is anxious to benefit and assist you up the jugged and thorny path towards the celestial city, that you may through Jesus Christ enter those gates of pearl, and reign with the King of this kingdom forever, Now then cast aside all prejudice, and in the sprit of the gospel you profess to love and obey, ‘try every spirit’ and ‘prove all things’ by the rule and plumb line given us by inspiration, and then ‘hold fast that which is good.’JUBST July 3, 1845, page 130.8

    In the few remarks that will be made, we will endeavor to give the Word of God for our authority, and we will say ‘let God be true,’ if it should prove ‘every man a liar.’ Come, then, let us ask God to assist at this time the influence of his blessed Spirit, (for Christ has promised that when ‘the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth,’) that we may rightly understand the truth, because we are sanctified through the truth, and as Jesus said to the Father, ‘thy word is truth’.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 130.9

    1. Do you not believe that this earth upon which we tread, is, to be purified and perfectly cleansed from the curse under which the whole creation, every creature, is groaning for deliverance, and then becomes a place for the saints to dwell in? Yes, you answer, for there is an abundance of Scripture to prove this point. Peter says, in speaking of the end of the world, which was destroyed by the deluge, ‘whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished; but the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, (for what purpose?) reserved unto fire’ Then these literal heavens and earth are to be consumed by fire. Again, ‘the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also; and the works therein shall be burnt up.’ But the apostle repeats the blessed promise, ‘Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein, dwelleth righteousness.’ Blessed be the name of the Lord, here then is to be the saints’ home, for Peter says ‘Ye look for such things.’ Yes, brethren; ye look just as the apostle says, we trust. We might quote very many passages to this point, but one word of God is enough for every child.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 130.10

    Then, with this plain language we must believe this earth to be cleansed by fire from the curse, and the children of God to dwell therein.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 131.1

    This is the same that our beloved Daniel the prophet has reference to in his dream: he ‘beheld until the Ancient of Days came,’ and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.’ Where? ‘And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High.’ Thus far, it is clear, that the earth is to be cleansed by fire; and then the saints will take possession of the earth as their future and everlasting abode.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 131.2

    2. Do you believe it to be accomplished by literal fire? We agree to make the Bible our rule of faith, and by that we shall stand or fall; then let that decide this question also. We will not be ranked with the last day scoffers for the same apostle says, ‘For this they are willingly ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water, whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water perished’. In the 7th chap. of Gen. it is said, the flood lifted the ark above the earth, and the ark went upon the face of the waters. We are told also that the waters covered all the hills under the whole heaven fifteen cubits upward, that every living substance was destroyed, except Noah and those with him in the ark. Even the science of geology establishes the fact that a flood has swept over the face of the earth. You admit that this was a flood of literal water according to the Word. If literal water then it is real, literal fire which will destroy the earth the second time, for we are taught the same word has reserved it unto fire; the same comparison is given us, as by water, so by fire. The elements are to melt with fervent heat, the works in the earth to be burnt up: ‘A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round ‘about.’ The hills are to melt like wax. ‘The inhabitants of the earth are burped and few men left.’ The earth is to be clean dissolved. It is plain, then, from Bible, testimony, that we can take these two steps and understand they will be literally accomplished. But there are sentiments intimately connected with those great events, which must involve your peculiar views in perplexity and trouble. However, as we have commenced let us go on, and permit the Word of God to settle our questions.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 131.3

    We have been talking about a real, literal fulfillment of those things, and now permit me to enquire concerning the resurrection.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 131.4

    1st. Do you believe in the literal resurrection of the dead? ‘And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall [future time] awake,’ Daniel 12:2. ‘For the hour is coming, [future] in the which all that be in the graves shall hear his voice;’ John 5:28. ‘The dead shall [future] be raised incorruptible.’ ‘And the, dead in Christ shall rise first.’ Then the Word teaches us that the dead are to hear a voice, which will awake them from their slumbers, and raise them from their dusty beds.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 131.5

    2nd. Are the raised saints to have literal bodies—bodies that can be seen and felt,—bodies composed of bones, sinews, flesh upon them, and covered with skin? Now, my brother, be careful, and let the truth of Scripture be admitted upon this question. You allow the resurrection, but the simple interrogation here is, are these saints to have bodies as above described, or not? If not, what kind will they be? This inquiry may strike a blow at the sentiment advanced, that there is no literal body of Christ,’ but we desire the truth. The apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 15., shows the difference between the bodies we now have and the bodies in the resurrection state; he says, ‘it is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory,’ etc. Here we see the body is sown, and then is raised in power and glory. Now then we have the same body raised in an immortal glorified state. Isaiah’s prophecy is in perfect harmony with this: ‘Thy dead, men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise’—‘the earth shall cast out her dead.’JUBST July 3, 1845, page 131.6

    Can we prove from the Scriptures that these glorified bodies are composed of bones, sinews, flesh, with skin to cover them? We think we can: Job 19:26, ‘And though, after my skin, worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.’ Was Job mistaken in his expectation of having a body after this was destroyed by worms, with flesh upon it? In the margin it reads, after he awakes he is to see God out of his flesh. The 37th of Ezekiel very plainly describes the resurrection bodies. In this vision of dry bones the prophet has a view of the sleeping saints, and of their starting into life. God tells Ezekiel to prophecy upon the bones thus: ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live.’ And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you and ye shall live.’ So the prophet prophesied according to the command of God, and the result is, there was a noise, a shaking, and bone came to his bone, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and skin covered them, and breath came into them, and they lived and stood up upon their feet an exceeding great army.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 131.7

    Now brother, do you believe this is a description of the resurrection of the saints? You cannot doubt it. The 12th verse confirms it. Hear what God says. ‘Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves.’ Yes, you can not get honestly away from the conclusion that this represents the resurrection, and that their glorified, resurrection bodies will be tangible, composed of bones, sinews, flesh, and skin to cover them. We are informed that those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord will be changed, and shell have bodies like the raised saints, i.e. changed from mortal to immortality. So far literal.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 131.8

    Perhaps you may now ask the question, how can this affect the idea that there is no literal body of Christ? We will endeavor to show you.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 131.9

    We have proved that the ‘saints are to have bodies of flesh and bones, in so doing we also at the same body that suffered and died upon the cross for us, and laid in Joseph’s tomb, was raised again with bones, sinews, flesh, and skin to cover them! For his resurrection is constantly held forth as the model of ours; and the apostle Paul expressly says, ‘who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his most glorious body:’ thus have we proved the fashioning of the raised bodies, and we are informed that that fashion is like Christ’s body. Now we ask, where is that body of Christ’s now? You may say ‘there is no literal body of Christ in the universe! and we ask then where is that body that came forth from the tomb conqueror over death, which had flesh and bones? ‘But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.’ A sample of the resurrection.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 131.10

    When he appeared to the disciples at Jerusalem ‘they were terrified, affrighted, and supposed they had seen a spirit,’ (but he set them right about this spiritualizing away his body.) ‘Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself, handle me and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have!’ What would you have done, my brother, if you had been there? Why, you say, I would have believed that ‘there was a literal body of Christ in the universe.’ Thomas said he would not believe unless he could see in his hands the prints of the nails, and thrust his hand into is side. The Lord Jesus permitted him to thrust his hand into his side and he was satisfied that it was the very same body that was crucified. When did that literal, immortal, glorified body cease to exist? Be careful how you make these precious and glorious truths of none effect.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 131.11

    He showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, until the day in which he was taken up. ‘He led them out as far as Bethany; and he lifted up his hands, [those same hands in which were the prints of the nails,] and blessed them; and it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven’ Do you believe this story? That that body composed of bones, sinews, flesh, and covered with skin, was carried into heaven? Doubt it, and you doubt the testimony of these disciples. Then we must believe he thus ascended, and if you have faith that the two men in white apparel spoke the truth, ‘This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.’ Yet you say ‘there is no literal body of Christ in the universe.’ We warn you again ‘to try every spirit,’ ‘prove all things; hold fast that which is good.’ Remember, ‘The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise.’ They that are in the graves shall hear his voice. This change from death to life is represented to be by the power of Christ. If there is no literal body of Christ, then there will be no literal body for the saints, for we are to be made like him. And the Psalmist says, ‘I shall be satisfied when I awake in thy likeness.’JUBST July 3, 1845, page 132.1

    You have a literal kingdom, located under the whole heaven, and the saints are to take possession of it with literal bodies, but where is the King of this kingdom, if there is no literal body of Christ in the universe? Most certainly one promise of God will fail, and David will want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel, it this is true.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 132.2

    We have proved that there was a body of Christ at the ascension, and now we will proveJUBST July 3, 1845, page 132.3

    5. That there will be a literal body of Christ forever, and to reign over the new earth.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 132.4

    We believe that the promise to David will be fulfilled: that his throne shall be established for ever, and that out of David’s bowels God will raise up a seed to reign on his throne, which is Christ, 2 Samuel 7:12-16. ‘The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it, of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne,’ Psalm 132:11. ‘I will not lie unto David, his seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me,’ 89:35. Every Advent believer knows that this has reference to the new earth.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 132.5

    ‘For thus saith the Lord, David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel,’ Jeremiah 33:17 Then agreeable to these promises the throne of David will be established forever, and of the fruit of his body a man will be raised up to sit (or reign) upon his throne. This is Christ our blessed Redeemer. ‘For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulders; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace: of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth even forever: the zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this;’ Isaiah 9:6, 7. ‘Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth;’ Jeremiah 23:5. Here is a promise to David of a man, a king, to reign upon his throne in the new earth, from the fruit of David’s body, yet without a literal body! Is this common sense?JUBST July 3, 1845, page 132.6

    The angel’s instructions and promises to Mary settle the question who this man is: thou ‘shalt call his name Jesus: he shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end,’ Luke 1:31-33. Now let the apostle settle this point, and decide the question whether there is, and will be forever, a literal body of Christ to reign on David’s throne or not. Hear him: ‘Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, [what was the oath?] that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne? Now, according to the understanding of Peter, God promised to raise up Christ according to the flesh to sit on David’s throne, and yet you dare to say it will not be accomplished, for ‘there is no such thing as a literal body of Jesus in the universe of God.’JUBST July 3, 1845, page 132.7

    Look at this doctrine in its most favorable light, and the cloven foot can be plainly seen. It not only wrests the plainest scriptures from their true meaning, but charges Christ with deception. He has taught his disciples that there was a distinction between the descent of the Spirit and himself;—he promised that the Comforter (the Spirit) until he should come again;—he convinced the most doubtful that he went up out of their sight with a body of flesh and bones, and would come again in like manner, and you say there is no literal body to come in like manner. If this doctrine be true, then here is clear hypocrisy; and those two men in white apparel helped on the deception. You say, ‘the only heaven from which the Lord himself shall descend is in the hearts of God’s people,’ and we ask if this be true, where is now the literal body of Christ? It has either been destroyed, or it exists These two witnesses testified that it went up into heaven, and should come again; and you dare charge them with a lie, and say the Lord himself shall descend from our hearts and will not come in like manner.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 132.8

    We are free to say before God, in the light of his holy Word, and according to the instructions of the Scriptures, and those heavenly messengers—that this spiritualizing doctrine is of the bottomless pit. We warn you again and again to break from this delusion, for it will completely sap and dry up all the nourishment you have received from God’s blessed Word, and wholly unfit you for the coming of Christ He is soon coming to wake the sleeping saints, and give them and the living ones, bodies like unto his most glorious body.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 132.9

    My heart feels for some I have met with: they mean to believe the truth but are led astray. O come back, come back to the Bible.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 132.10

    I have faith that this feeble effort will be blessed of God to the benefit of some erring brother, and will not be in vain.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 132.11

    ‘Lift up a Standard for the People.’



    We have received the second No. of a sheet with the above title, published at Portland, Me. It is edited by Sister E. C. Clemons, and captains much precious truth blended with some radical error. One of the errors advanced; is, that the 2300 days did not terminate until about April 20, last Spring. Any one who will carefully and candidly examine the proofs on this subject, which were presented in the Standard, Nos. 10, 11, 12, and 13, must, we think, be convinced that they ended on the 10th day of the 7th month, 1844. To say they did not, seems to us to be casting away confidence in those dates from which the vision was measured, when it was made plain on tables. This we must not do.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 132.12

    Another error is, that, the atonement was commenced on the 10th day of the 7th month. If that be so what has Jesus been doing in the heavens since his ascension? Pause and reflect. No: the atonement was finished, and not begun, last autumn. Instead of Jesus going into the Holy of holies on the 22nd of last October, he came out, and was united in wedlock with New Jerusalem, the ‘tabernacle of the congregation.’ It was then that the year of Jubilee commenced, and we will not stay a time, or year, ‘in the breaking forth of children,’ Hosea 13:13.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 132.13

    We regret to be compelled to say, also, that principles of interpretation are adopted by the writers, which, if carried out, must lead to mysticism, that ‘smoke out of the north.’ We would not be unnecessarily severe, but we must do our duty faithfully, or lose our crown, and injure the welfare of the ‘little flock’ over which the Holy Ghost hath made us an overseer. By doing our duty as a faithful and wise ruler we shall not stumble one that belongs to the household. BEWARE OF MYSTICISM!JUBST July 3, 1845, page 133.1

    Since writing the above we have received No. 3 of the same paper. Painful as it is to our feelings, we must say we cannot recommend it as good and wholesome food. Please discontinue.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 133.2

    For the Jubilee Standard.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 133.3



    The 2300 days, Daniel 8:14, and the 1335 days, Daniel 12., do not end at the same time. In quoting Daniel 8:13, 14, I will use the translation of Professor Whiting, which is literally correct from the original, although the purpose for which I quote the verses will not be affected by it. ‘And I heard one holy being talking, and another holy being said to that certain one who was talking,—until when, the vision, the continual [transgression,] and the desolating transgression, to give the sanctuary and the host to be a treading down? And he said to me,—until evening-morning [or full days,] two thousand three hundred; then [or, and] the sanctuary shall be justified, [or made right, or absolved, or pardoned, avenged,] cleansed.’JUBST July 3, 1845, page 133.4

    That portion of the question concerning the sanctuary is all that is answered; hence we shall find, somewhere in Daniel, the answer to the remainder of the question, concerning when the host shall cease to be trodden down.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 133.5

    ‘The sanctuary,’ means the place where God will dwell; and ‘the host.’ means the people of God in this world until the resurrection. God will justify, or absolve, or discharge, the sanctuary from the sentence of the curse, by the act of giving it to his Son, by which act the kingdom, dominion, power, and glory under the whole heaven becomes Christ’s, and he becomes King—at the end of the 2300 days. Afterwards, God will avenge, or vindicate his people, and all his inheritance, by avenging his inheritance of their enemies,—that is, deliver his people, and destroy their adversary; and the last signification of the original word, which is ‘cleansed,’ will not be fully accomplished until the curse, and all the wicked are forever exterminated from God’s sanctuary, dwelling place, or inheritance. The great work of justifying, avenging, and cleansing, begin with the end of the appointed ‘times’ of the Gentiles—or the end of the 2300 days, when the kingdom of this world is given to Christ, and will be fully accomplished when the day of vengeance of our God, and the year of his redeemed, shall end.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 133.6

    Whoever will read carefully the 9th chap. of Daniel will perceive that the sanctuary and the host are each the subject of Daniel’s prayer and supplications; in verse 2, he speaks of ‘the desolations of Jerusalem,’ which, in Jeremiah 25., where he quotes from, it signifies the city and country around, that is, all that belongs to Jerusalem as the city of the nation; again, Daniel 9:12, 16, etc.,’ under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem,’ an expression which comprehends the entire nation, city, and people of Canaan. ‘Let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain. Jerusalem and thy people are a reproach to all about us. Cause thy face to shine upon [or, pardon, absolve, or justify, and glorify,] thy sanctuary, [dwelling place or inheritance] that is desolate; desolate even until the consummation,’ (of the 2300 days.)JUBST July 3, 1845, page 133.7

    Daniel was praying in reference to the typical sanctuary, or inheritance,—but in that inheritance, or sanctuary, will he stand, or have his lot, eventually. ‘Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom;’ this will be said to all the righteous when assembled at Jerusalem above, which Jerusalem will represent the kingdom of heaven,—and be possessed before the territory or earth. Now read Exodus 15:17, 18, ‘Thou shalt bring them [thy people] in, and plant them in the mountain (kingdom) of thine inheritance, the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, the sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established. The Lord shall reign forever and ever.’ This language had a typical and partial fulfilment under Joshua, but will have its complete fulfillment only under Jesus, as ‘King of kings and Lord of lords;’ and the sanctuary, in this verse, is locally and centrally, the city, but embraces all Canaan. In the same sense we are to read Isaiah 60:13, ‘The glory of Lebanon shall come to thee, the fir-tree, the pine-tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary, [the place where I will dwell, namely, the new earth;] and [in that manner] I will make the place of my feet [my footstool, or the earth, Isaiah 66.] glorious;’ hence the place where God will dwell with his people, or the place of his sanctuary, will be the new earth. But they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord.’ ‘The Lord shall choose Jerusalem again.’ Zechariah 2:12, ‘The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem, [hence the Lord is at this time in Jerusalem or Zion]; and the heavens and the earth shall shake, [same as Hebrews 12:26, ‘whose voice shall shake not only earth but heaven;’] but the Lord will be the hope of his people and the strength of the children of Israel,’ that is, he will deliver them out of that great trouble, to meet him in the air in Jerusalem: ‘So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy;’ unlike Jerusalem that God first chose, through which ‘aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenant of promise,’ passed, but they shall never enter and pass through Jerusalem that is justified and glorified; read also Revelation 21, 22. ‘But Judah [they that ‘praise the Lord’] shall dwell forever, and Jerusalem from age to age: for I will cleanse their blood, [by the resurrection,] that I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth in Zion,’ or Jerusalem, Joel 2:16-21. When the Lord shall utter his voice, the righteous dead will hear and come forth, and the heavens and the earth shall shake, and his voice will be uttered from or out of Jerusalem: same as Jeremiah 25:30-38, ‘The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation,’ etc., and all the wicked of the earth shall be slain. Paul quoted from Jeremiah 25:30, into 1 Thessalonians 4:16, in describing the coming of Christ and the resurrection; so that when the first resurrection takes place, and the wicked be destroyed, the Lord will be dwelling in Jerusalem in his kingdom: hence Daniel 2:44, can be understood, ‘In the days of these kings, [ten toes of the image, while they continue in existence as regular kingdoms,] the God of heaven shall set up a kingdom, [hence, set up in the heavens; for the ten kings occupy the earth,] which kingdom shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and the kingdom of God shall stand forever.’ It will be seen at a glance that the kingdom of God is set up before these earthly kingdoms are destroyed. Now we can understand Luke 19., that Christ ‘will return having received the kingdom,’ and deliver his people and destroy his enemies; which event must be after the one brought to view in Daniel 7:13, 14, where he comes to the Father, and the Father gives him the kingdom, dominion and glory.—Let us look at the order of God’s Word for the coming of Jesus Christ:—JUBST July 3, 1845, page 133.8

    1st. Psalm 132:8, ‘Arise, O Lord, into thy rest, [or dwelling, or sanctuary, or inheritance;] thou and the ark of thy strength. This event take place when Christ ceases to sit at the right hand of the throne of Majesty, as High Priest in the Holy of holies (read Heb.); from which work he is always spoken of as arising or standing up: same as Luke 13:25, ‘When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door,’ or strait gate certainly this is arising from the work of atonement for the people.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 133.9

    2nd. The Scripture which describes his receiving the kingdom, is in Daniel 7:13, 14, ‘I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, [not all the way to earth,] and came to the Ancient of Days, [the Father,] and they brought him near before him; and there was given him [after he asked, Psalm 2:7-9,] dominion, and glory, and a kingdom; now add Revelation 5:7, ‘He came and took the Book [of Life] out of the right hand of him that sat on the throne.’ The sight of Christ arising from the work of the atonement in the holy of holies, then passing to the Father, and there asking and receiving the dominion, and glory, and kingdom, and Book, are now described.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 134.1

    3rd. Having become King, John sees him sit on the cloud a while before the harvest of either the righteous or wicked: Revelation 14:14, etc., ‘I looked and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like into the Son of Man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle,’ etc. Here is brought to view a space of time that Christ is on the cloud, after becoming King, until the harvest of the world. Not all the wisdom of earth can overthrow this harmony of God’s Word. About one day after the 10th of the 7th month passed; while sitting in the House of Prayer, in Albany, I opened my Bible and my eye caught the scripture last quoted, and the interpretation now given to it then forced itself upon my mind, and I dare not doubt that the Spirit of God was my instructor. I arose and read and explained the same to the congregation, and it was well received by the devoted hand. That same night Bro. Barry came from Boston, and sent for me to inform me that he had light; I called on him and he showed me that scripture, and I told him that I had explained it the same that day in the House of Prayer. That interpretation did not come from deluded ones away down in the State of Maine, as Bro. Himes asserts, but we received it as we were led in God’s Word by the teachings of the Spirit of God.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 134.2

    4th. When that Book is completely opened, or the decision made, the people of God ‘shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the Book,’ Daniel 12:1. This deliverance is brought to view in Matthew 24:30, and Luke 19:15-27, as well as the time of trouble, out of which the righteous will delivered; ‘He shall return, having received the kingdom, and destroy those citizens who would not have him reign over them;’ ‘the powers of heaven shall be shaken, [Revelation 6:14, the heavens departed as a scroll;] and then [the heavens being rolled out of the way,] shall appear [or be seen,] the sign of the Son of man [the holy Jerusalem enveloped in clouds of light and glory] in heaven: and then shall all the tribe of the earth mourn; and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory, [they will not see him personally, but coming in the clouds: for, (1 John 3:2,) we shall not see him until we are like him;] and he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, [the Lord God shall blow the trumpet, or utter his voice. Zechariah 9:14; Joel 2:16; Jeremiah 25:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; John 5:25-29; Hebrews 12:27;] and they shall assemble his elect from the four winds,’ ‘to meet him in the air.’JUBST July 3, 1845, page 134.3

    We have before us the entire coming of Christ to the time that all on earth see his appearing as the brightness of heaven, and gathering the elect.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 134.4

    5th. Let us look at that joyful assembly approached to the holy Jerusalem, and hear the welcome of their already glorified King, dwelling in Jerusalem, ‘Well done, good and faithful servants, enter into the joy of your Lord;’ ‘Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you.’ Yes, the Book has been opened and they are delivered, and they are ‘accounted worthy to stand before the Son of man.’ The next sight that John had was in Revelation, verses 8th, 9th, and 10th, all the redeemed, around the throne, singing, ‘thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priest: for we shall reign on the earth.’ Same scene in Revelation 7:7-17, which is the antitype of the feast of tabernacles, Leviticus 23. In the type there was a space after the atonement was made, and the trumpet of the Jubilee, blown by the people, before all Israel were assembled at Jerusalem, and when they were assembled they took palms in their hands, etc., and rejoiced before the Lord; so in the antitype, ‘a little while’ after the atonement and trumpet are completed, all Israel, ‘a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and peoples, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes and palms [of victory,] in their hands: they came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.’JUBST July 3, 1845, page 134.5

    [To be continued.]
    For the Jubilee Standard.



    Dear Bro. Snow:—The following chronology will enable every person to discern at a glance, when ‘the times and laws’ of the 1260 years were superceded by the Napoleon code:JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.1

    A. D. 1776. Pius VI. became Pope.
    1796. The French overran and plundered Italy.
    1798. The French suppressed or smothered the Papal Government, which was the fifteenth time it was abolished within the 1260 years.
    The Pope was compelled to quit Rome, Feb. 26.
    In July, the French army landed in Egypt.
    1799. In Feb. the French army departed for Syria.
    March 27. Pope Pius VI. seized and carried a prisoner to France.
    August: Napoleon retreated from Syria, and arrived in Egypt.
    Aug. 22. Napoleon received intelligence of his victories in Italy being lost, and he exclaimed, ‘heavens! my presentiment is verified: the fools have lost Italy. All the fruits of our victories are gone. I must leave Egypt.’ He left on the 22nd for the express purpose to place at the head of the French government, and to effectually abolish the Papal government.
    Aug. 29. Pope Pius VI. died.
    Oct. 16. Napoleon arrived at Paris.
    Dec. 25 or 26. Napoleon proclaimed First Consul of France.
    1800. March 13. Pius VII. elected Pope.
    May. Napoleon with 40,000 men departed for the conquest of Italy: Italy being possessed by a Catholic army of 130,000 Austrians, in behalf of the Pope.
    June 2. The French entered Italy on the rear of the Austrians.
    June 9. The French gained a victory.
    June 14. Both armies were arranged for battle on the plains of Marengo. ‘Both armies were in high spirits and determined to fight. The immediate stake was the possession of Italy.” The French were completely victorious. ‘The victory of Marengo led to the possession of all Italy. From that field Napoleon despatched the Bishop of Vercelli to enter into negotiations for the re-establishment or re-organization of the Catholic religion,’ etc. at Rome.
    July 2. Public celebration in Paris after the arrival of Napoleon.
    July 9. Public celebration in Rome on the arrival of the Pope.
    July 15. Armistice between the French and Austrians. The Austrians relinquished all Italy.
    July 22. The Pope entered the Vatican at Rome, and resumed the Catholic worship.
    July 25. The Pope restored to his kingdom; but not under the Justinian Code of ‘times and laws.’ Hence the 1260 years of the Papal Government cannot be presumed to pass this point. This was a great support to the rising power of Napoleon, namely, ‘the restoration of the Pope to his temporal dominions after the battle of Marengo.’
    1801. July 15. Concordat completed between Napoleon and the Pope for the re-establishment of the Catholic religion in France.
    1802. April 8. Passed into a law by the French Government. This Concordat had nothing to do with the restoration of the Pope to the Catholic Church and kingdom at Rome.

    New York, June 26. H. H. Gross.

    P. S. The 1290 and the 1260 end alike, and hence the 1335 days must be expected to end in July, 1845, THIS YEAR!—‘Blessed is he that waiteth [continueth holding fast his confidence] and cometh [patiently endures in the faith] to the 1335 days.’ They will exclaim in rapturous joy at Christ’s appearing, ‘Lo this is our God, we have waited for him, and he will come to save us!’ H.H.G.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.2

    For the Jubilee Standard.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.3

    Beloved Brother in Christ Jesus:—On the receipt of your last paper my heart truly responded to your appeal, and I hasten to send the enclosed mite. I cannot for a moment suppose that the little scattered flock, will afford to do without its delightful medium of communication until Jesus comes. I have often thought, while perusing its soul-cheering testimony of the beloved children of God, how priceless was such a privilege, and it seemed like a weekly assembling of our spirits together and exhorting one another, and so much the more, now we not only believe, but SEE the day approaching. No, dear brother, the standard of God’s truth must still ‘bear aloft,’ and I pray that his Spirit may enter into many Aarons and Hurs, to rally around it, and hold up your hands while you fearlessly fulfil and teach all the commands and words of Jesus. There is a little remnant here, who still press forward in the faith of a coming Saviour. The Lord has of late manifested his love to us in a peculiar manner, and we feel no inclination to doubt his leading, or rebel against his will. We believe in a present God, 3Note—What does sister M. mean by ‘a present God?’ If she mean that God is present with his children in the same sense in which he has ever been, it is true. But if she mean that he is now ‘present’ in a different sense, it is false. Is our dear sister inclining to spiritualism? and in his immediate power, and are hourly EXPECTING deliverance. Although with you and our scattered brethren, our faith has been tried with severe disappointments, yet we are not discouraged, but are determined, in the strength of Elijah’s God, to persevere and endure even unto the end. This is the condition of our warfare, and shall be shrink from it? Truly we see that many are fainting by the way, and that living faith, and the light of the Spirit, are failing from among the children of men, yet this should only incite us to increased watchfulness and zeal, and confirm the present, as the time ‘when the Son of Man cometh.’JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.4

    How should the fearful examples of unbelief, in many of the once-beloved among us, warn us to let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall, and lest the light of the Holy Ghost, which now illuminates our path, should be grieved to depart from us, and our light also become eternal darkness. Oh, brother, we will cling to the Word; yes, every word which God hath spoken, and we will listen to the voice of the Comforter, and trust in God for the results.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.5

    In the retrospect of our path since ‘43 we perceive the strange power of God. We realize that the bringing out such a despised, trusting handful from the midst of this last corrupt generation, is a work of his especial care and design, and we see that the road to translation is not the wide and common way of his Providence. Much of our course is beyond precedent, and we tremble and hang upon His naked hand at every step. We have confidence in our Father’s purpose, and hence that he will chasten and lead us just right. Having this blessed assurance we leave all behind, we lose sight of self and things of time, and yield ourselves, body and spirit, unconditionally, to be moulded and fashioned by his will. We venture all upon him, and love to do it, in perfect abandonment of soul. The internal evidence of the preparation of the children of the kingdom is great, that their King will immediately appear. The outward manifestations of his approach, in the earth, are loudly speaking to those who are not already smitten with blindness. We have nothing to fear in the issue of out long tried faith, for Jesus cometh, and we shall be able to say, ‘this is our God, we have waited for him.’ Some things we have to fear, lest we grieve the sealing Spirit and lose our light—lest we get some stain upon our raiment of holiness to God,—lest we forget that ‘God is love,’ that ‘love is the fulfilling of the law,’ and be found smiting or grudging one against another, unconscious of the beam, and anxious about the mote.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.6

    ‘Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.’ That all the afflicted remnant of Israel, may become one in the love of God, and be ready to receive the kingdom as little children, is the prayer of your unworthy sister, C.S.M.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.7

    Philadelphia, June 23.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.8



    Dear Bro. Matthias:—Your paper refreshes my weary soul; it is like water upon the parched ground. When I look around upon this sin shrouded earth, ripe for destruction—when I see those once-beloved brethren and sisters reaching out their hands after this world and its friendship, I feel to mourn over them, and say, Lord, who shall abide the day of thy coming? Who shall stand in this hour of temptation? It is he that hath put his trust in the God of Elijah. The prophet was not afraid to trust the word of the Lord, although he was not taken home as soon as he expected to have been, yet he knew the Lord would perform his word.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.9

    Dear brethren, let us hold on to every word of God, for it is only he that endureth to the end that shall be saved. I know that the Lord has led us by his spirit thus far,—we of ourselves could not have endured the separation from our friends, and have our names cast out as evil—to be called the off-scourings of the earth; but blessed be God, through his grace given us, we can endure all things. I think I can feel the force of the words spoken by the prophet Daniel, ‘many shall be purified and made white and tried. We see they were purified first and then tried. How were they to be tried after being made white? After the 10th day of the 7th month came the trying time. Then the Lord began to sit as a refiner of silver and gold. It is he that will try our hearts and our faith, and see if we will cling to him and his Word, although it should call upon us to cut off a right arm; he will have a tried people! I have felt ever since the 10th day of the 7th month that the 7th angel of Rev. began to sound, and that we are now seeing that time of trouble spoken of in Daniel, also Isaiah 1:27, ‘Zion shall be redeemed with judgments, and her converts with righteousness.’ I feel to rejoice that we can see such clear and abundant proof, that the Lord will soon redeem his people. my heart is lighted up in praise to God that he has kept me thus far, and I exclaim, glory to God! For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth: hallelujah to God! for he hath taken to himself his great power, and hath reigned.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.10

    Hold on, dear brethren; we shall soon see our Deliverer. Do not be alarmed if Satan does rage, for his reign is short, and he knows it.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.11

    Yours, in the glorious hope of having a part with you in the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.12

    Mehetable M. Perkins.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.13

    Bridgeport, June 23.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.14

    Dear Bro. Snow:—Bro. J. B. Cook has just paid us a visit, which was very refreshing to our souls. He is rich in faith, strong in hope, and firm in the belief that we have had the Jubilee trumpet and the midnight cry, and that soon the Lord will come to the joy of all those that hold fast and let no man take their crown. He goes to Cincinnati, and from thence to Indiana. May the Lord be with him, and may the lord be with you, and uphold you by his own right hand, is the prayer of your brother in the hope of the gospel. G W Cherry.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 135.15

    Marysville, June 27.



    Dear Bro. Snow:—I have received some numbers of your paper, but know not who has been so kind as to send them: some humble follower of the meek and lowly Jesus, and had my circumstances been such that I could have sent you some money to help support the Standard, I should have done it ere this, but I am one of the ‘poor of the flock,’ not having the possessions of this world to bind me to earth. I like the spirit that seems to prevail in the paper—I believe it is of the Lord.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.1

    I believe that Jesus is crowned king; that the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and ‘his Christ, for he is to ‘gather out of his kingdom all things that offend and them that do iniquity’. Revelation 14:14, 15, ‘And I looked, and behold a white cloud: and upon the cloud one sat, like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle and reap, for the time is come for thee to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe’. My brethren, have we had the cry of fourth angel? If so then we must remember that be that sat on the cloud was crowned. Is not the 9th verse of the 2nd Ps. about being fulfilled, when he shall break them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel? If not, what means these awful calamities that are now abroad in the land? We read in the 110th Psalm, ‘Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power;’ in the 5th verse we read ‘the Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath;’ and again, we read in Revelation 18:8, ‘therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, mourning, and famine, and she shall be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her;’ and we find the same day brought to view in the 47th chapter of Isaiah 9th verse, ‘But these two things shall come to thee in a moment, in one day, the loss of children and widowhood.’ Are we not in that day? Oh it seems to me that we are. We find that the Lord has said by the prophet Isaiah, The day of vengeance is in my heart, and the YEAR of my. redeemed IS COME.’ My brethren, are we not in this time? If we are, appears that now is the time to let the unjust be unjust still, and let the filthy be filthy still; as it is written, ‘that that dieth let it die, and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off’.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.2

    Oh, brethren, is this our present position? May the Lord visit us, that we may endure unto the end. for it is only such that have promise, and our Saviour says, ‘Behold I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast that no man take thy crown.’JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.3

    I do not feel like casting away my confidence, for I know that it hath great recompense of reward, if I hold the beginning of my confidence steadfast unto the end.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.4

    We read in Revelation 7:2, 3, these words, ‘And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea,—nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.’ Now let us stop and consider a moment; is not the earth now being hurt? If so, then the sealing time is past, and oh, my brethren and sisters, may we continually feel that we are sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest’ of the inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession. I do feel to rejoice that the redemption is so near: that soon, yes, very soon, these vile bodies will be made like unto our Saviour’s glorious body. It is cheering to us to think, amid the awful calamities that are now abroad in the land, that soon ‘violence shall no more be heard in thy land; wasting nor destruction within thy borders: but thou shalt call thy walls salvation and thy gates praise. We are told by the prophet Isaiah to give the Lord no rest till he establish and make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.5

    Now is the time that we ought to be dead to the world but alive unto God; if we are, the world will have no influence over us. We must take heed to the admonition of our Lord, ‘REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE!’ Oh, may we beware that we are not conformed to this world, that we love not the world, neither the things of the world, for if any man love the world the love of the Father is not in him; but may we live as those that shall be judged by the perfect law of liberty. I want no abiding home here but am looking for a city which hath foundations whose builder and maker is God. I seek better country than this, and I want my Saviour to have, his purchased possession; therefore I can say, ‘Come Lord Jesus and come quickly.’ I want to be a stranger and a pilgrim here until he does come: yes, my brethren, I feel that I am a stranger in a strange land, but I trust I shall soon get home, and all my brethren and sisters with meJUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.6

    We have a dear hand of brethren here in Norwalk, strong in the faith, giving glory to God. They are glad to have an opportunity of reading the Standard, and likewise the Hope of Israel. My husband is strong in the Lord, and is a believer in the immediate coming of our Lord. He receives your paper with joy, and feels to rejoice that when the enemy comes in like a flood Spirit of the Lord doth raise up a standard against him.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.7

    Our dear brother and sister Cook were with us on the first Lord’s day in this month; they are now on their way to Indiana.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.8

    Your sister in the hope of a speedy redemption,
    P. Tiffany.
    Norwalk, O., June 5.

    Dear Bro. Snow:—I see by your last paper that you are straitened for means, and cannot longer sustain it without assistance. I hope the brethren will put forth an effort and render you the aid necessary, for we cannot think of lowering down the Standard while it comes filled with so much sweet and blessed truth, which is meat in due season.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.9

    The brethren in Cleveland are strong in the faith of a speedy deliverance Yes, dear brother, we are right, our positions are correct, and very soon our glorious King will give us an honorable discharge, and then we’ll shout our suffering over. Yes, glory to God, Jesus is our King, and we shall soon see the King in his beauty.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.10

    Yours, in patient waiting for a speedy deliverance,JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.11

    N. Bond.
    Cleveland, June 24.



    This paper has been reduced in size, and is now edited by Bro. John Pearson. The matter contained in the last number was mostly excellent, especially the editorial. It will appear as often as its means will allow, until our blessed Lord shall appear. We recommend it cordially to our brethren, and pray God to bless the efforts of our brother to feed the flock of God with sound and wholesome food.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.12



    “Let your women keep silence in the congregations; for it is not permitted unto them to speak: but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law: for it is a shame for women to speak in the congregation. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.13

    Paul.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.14

    “And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments.” John.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.15



    C. Doughty, Shrewsbury, 1,00; P. M., Templeton, 1,00; P.M., Brunswick, Me., 1,00; C. Cavis, New Hampton, 1,00, E.H. Holbrook, Randolph, 1,00; G. W. Jones, Randolph, Mass., 1,00; P.M., Exeter, Me., 1,00; C. S. M., Philippians, 5,00; Wm. Briggs, Troy, 2,00; Miss Miles, Albany, 1,00; E. R. Pinney, Seneca Falls, 25cts; T. W. Haskins, Roxbury, 2,00; a friend, Fairhaven, 5,00; A. Gilford, J. Bates, Fairhaven, each 50cts.JUBST July 3, 1845, page 136.16

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