"Behold a cry goes forth that the Bride Groom cometh, go ye out to meet Him." Let the saints awake for the night is far spent and the dawning of a new day is at hand. But to the unbelieving inhabitants of the world it is a day of darkness of clouds and gloominess, a time of sorrows and grief. A time of running to and fro seeking pleasures and wants. But to them that will not bow the knee to the King of Kings, they will only find a lack of all things. But to the faithful in Jesus these will overcome and their enemies will be dust under their feet, sickness, poverty, and the devil, and finally death will be overcome by faith, our last enemy. There is a cry going forth, by the Spirit of Elijah, saying {Rev. 18:4} "Come out of her my people, and receive none of her plagues". Come out of the unbelief of the worldly religious, political and economical system. The Spirit of Elijah is saying in {I Kings 18:21} "How long will you halt between two opinions?" Jesus said, "you cannot serve two masters." James says, 1'Be not double minded." We need to make our choice between God and mammon'{Isaiah 31:l} " Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help, and rely in horsemen because they are very strong. But they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord." Trusting in this world's system to provide for us or even to do the work of the Lord, in this realm of the senses, will only bring frustration, failure, fear and insecurity. We are exhorted to live by faith, the faith of Jesus Christ and to be led by the Holy Spirit. {Acts 17:30} " and in the passed times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent." Jesus Christ has given us a measure of faith to each one of us, and the indwelling of the Spirit of Christ. We also have the printed page of scripture. When the storms begin to blow in our lives, we will have no one to blame but ourselves if we are not overcoming the fiery darts of our enemies. I was quickened by the Holy Spirit while in prayer, on February 28, 1988, that this is THAT DAY of the Lord {Isaiah 63:4}. "For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come." What this means is that the day of the Lord's wrath upon His enemies has come, but at the same time, as flowing together, will be the exalting of the saints of the Lord, and the destruction of His enemies. The first thing the Lord will do for His people is this. {Micah 7:19} "He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us, He will subdue our iniquities and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea." {Isaiah 35:l0} "And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion, with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away." {Malachi 4:21} "But unto you that fear my name shall the Son of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings." The Kingdom of God is at hand, and the rule of the old Adam is coming to an end. {Isaiah 34:l} "Come near ye nations, and hearken ye people, let the earth hear and all that is therein the world, and all things that come forth of it. For the indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, and His fury upon all their armies. He hath utterly destroyed them. He hath delivered them to the slaughter. As the Lord did to Pharaoh and his army in Exodus, Chapter 14. But for the people of God the children of Jesus Christ, there will arise a deliverer out of Zion {Isaiah 19:20 and Romans 11:26}"There shall come out of Zion the deliverer and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob" (carnal Christians) and also {Duet 18:15}"The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a prophet from the midst of thy brethren, like unto me" (Moses was a deliverer or savior)"unto him shall ye harken." I know this scripture speaks of coming of Jesus as the savior of Israel and of the world, but when He came, He came as a suffering servant, and He said in {Matthew 8:20}, that He had no place to lay His head. Jesus is raising up an overcoming victorious army of believers, a body where He can lay His head. They will go forth in the power and might of Jesus Christ and the authority invested in us by Him. These scriptures have an ongoing fulfillment by the law of reoccurrence. We can liken this day we live in as being compared to the deliverance of the children of Israel from the house of bondage by Moses, only today we look to Jesus for our deliverance from bondage. Exodus begins with the children of Israel in affliction, because of the Pharaoh of Egypt. The Lord God heard their cries and sent them a savior. There were ten plagues brought upon Pharaoh and Egypt that destroyed them and their armies and way of life. Ten is the number of testing and trials. {Revelation 2:l0} The first two plagues were duplicated by the magicians, but by the third one, they admitted that this was the finger of God and they could not continue. And the plagues came on them also. We have today, a counterfeit work of the Lord being duplicated by magicians in the name of the Lord. But there is coming and now is ready to appear, is a Jesus ministry that will not be able to be duplicated because it will be the finger of the Lord. I believe that these plagues are already present in the world. The children of Israel experienced two of the ten plagues, but by the third plague, the Lord our God intervened to separate His people from Pharaoh’s people by providing the land of Goshen, (a type of Jesus for us today) as a refuge from the plagues {Exodus 8:22} The ninth plague was darkness. This is interesting because the next plague was the death angel going forth to destroy all of the first born in Egypt in the midnight hour. {Exodus ll:4} In the evening of this same night the children of Israel were instructed to take a lamb of the first year without blemish, kill it in the evening and strike the blood on the two side posts, and the upper lintel of the doors of their homes. {Exodus 12:6-7} They were told to roast it and eat all off it, each family a lamb and enter into their homes and stay there until the Lord called them out which was in the morning. {Exodus 12:22-24}. This is a type of Jesus, the Lamb of Calvary. Crucified for us so that through His death and resurrection we might live. (verse 2) This is an ordinance instituted forever {I Corinthians 11:23-26} This also follows a pattern of the law of reoccurrence. For His body, the church, shall also be smitten in this dark night. But out of this will come a mighty army. The ninth plague of darkness lasted three days in that it was so dark it could be felt. {Exodus iO:22} "But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.11 (verse 23) this is a type being fulfilled in the cross of Calvary. {Mark 15:33} "And when the sixth hour was come, (noon) there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour." (evening) Three hours. In the book of {Amos 8:9} "And it shall come to pass in that day, satin the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in a clear day." This speaks of Jesus's crucifixion. Noon represents a highness of the sun, in the Zenith of its power and brightness. Jesus was 33 years old at the Zenith of a young man's life and His life and sun was going down. But this scripture can be likened unto this day that we live in, when in the eighties the seven economic nations were in the Zenith of their power and glory with America as the head. But here in the nineties, we are beginning to see their sun going down. In {Am05 8:1O}, "And I will turn your into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation." Job lived before the exodus of the children of Israel, and he prophesied of these things. Keep in mind the law of reoccurrence. Start here in Exodus and then in these last of the last days {Job 34:20} 'ln a moment shall they die and the people shall be troubled at midnight and pass away without hand." Jesus also instructing His disciples on the Mount of Olives, {Matthew 24:40} "Then shall be two in the field," (world) "the one shall be taken, and the other left." I reason that the wicked are taken, because in {Luke 17:34}, same parable, Jesus speaks of that night, a time of darkness, and {Luke 17:37} the disciples asked "Where will they be taken Lord? And he said unto them, were so ever the body is, thither will be the vultures be gathered." Vultures feed on dead things.

{Ezekiel 39:17} Jesus is lifted up on the cross on the third hour, nine o'clock in the morning, as the morning sacrifice and remained there till the ninth hour when He dies. Thus He was also the evening sacrifice. We have here an account on the evening and morning, and of a morning and evening. The first shall be last, and the last first, and to know what order this is to be put in and when it is in fulfillment of prophecy. Jesus died in the evening, but arose early in the morning. {John 20:l} "The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulcher." Here is a resurrection of the physical body of Jesus early in the morning while it is still dark. Take note that it is a young woman that Jesus appears to and she goes and tells the other disciples. {Luke 24:47} Two angels appeared unto Mary saying {vs 7} "and be crucified and the third day rise again."Now we see here that He rose from the grave on the third day early in the morning before daylight in a physical body. And in {Matthew 27:52-53} there was a body physical resurrection of saints after the resurrection of Jesus. Now in the book of {Hosea 6:2}"After two days will He revive us, in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight." Here we have a physical type of resurrection of Jesus and the old testament saints on the third day in the morning, but remember the law of reoccurrence.

There is also a spiritual death of the body of Jesus Christ and a spiritual resurrection in these days. {Hosea 6:3} Then shall we know if we follow on to know the Lord, His going forth is prepared as the morning, and He (Jesus) shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. Jesus will come unto us in Spirit as rain breathing resurrection life into us. But finally He will come visibly upon the Mount of Olives and there will be a physical resurrection of new testament saints and a catching up of the elect. PS.50:5 The Enochs. In the gospel of {John 20:l} Mary Magdalene a young women, with her love and devotion for Jesus could very well have been the son of man's wife in the natural. I tell you now, that she is the type of this end time bride of Jesus Christ, and Jesus will appear in this third day while it is still yet dark, to her first. Praise God. In {Genesis l:l} "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void;and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." {vs 3} "And God said let there be light." {vs 4} "And God saw the light that it was good, and God
divided the light from the darkness." {vs 5} "And God called the light day and the darkness He called night, and the evening and the morning were the first day." What I have come to understand is that light is good, and darkness represents evil. Here we see God separating good from evil. The Lord God said that the evening and the morning were the first day. In {Exodus 12:l} this was a new calendar beginning with the first month of the spiritual year. This also was a first for Israel, the lamb being a type of the death of one son, and the birth of a corporate son, a new creation. The Lord here is making a distinction or separation between light and darkness, good and evil. The separating comes at midnight.
In {Psalms 119:62} "At midnight I will rise and give thanks unto thee"(Lord) "because of the righteous judgments." Now, also take note in that there was an evening and morning for only six days. The evening began the first day and morning ended the day. Darkness was first upon the deep. (Universe) The first Adam sinned and brought darkness and death to mankind. The second Adam, Jesus Christ brought light and life to man. Thus far evening and morning, light and darkness have been flowing together. But on the seventh day there will be no darkness. It is a new day of light, as the coming forth of a bridegroom to meet His bride. In the book of {Zechariah 13:2} "I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit (darkness) to pass out of the land." The seventh day will begin in the morning. The first shall be last and the last first.

This sixth day, the evening or darkness shall be last and on the seventh day the morning shall be first. We as children of Jesus Christ can celebrate a new calendar beginning with Calvary and we are entering into the third and new day. Lazarus was from the old that began at creation and he was in the grave four days, a type of the resurrection of old testament saints. When Jesus came forth from the grave we have recorded in the gospel of {Matthew 27:52-53}"And the graves were opened and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves, after His resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared unto many. The damsel in the gospel of {Mark 5:39} that Jesus raised up was only asleep. We
can liken this as a type of this end time church and the parable of the ten virgins. {Matthew 25} They were all asleep, and they were all awakened at midnight to get ready, the bridegroom cometh, but only five entered into the wedding feast. The third miracle by Jesus of raising the dead was the widow’s son outside the gate of the city of Nain {Luke 7:ll}. I believe that this could be a type of the natural Jew. There seems to be an increase of Jewish people coming to know Jesus as their Messiah. {Romans 1l:15} "For if the casting away of them" (Jews) "be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead." The Bible teaches that there has been a remnant saved through the ages. The third day also is worthy of attention. In {Exodus 5:3} Moses entreated Pharaoh to let the Hebrews go three days journey into the
desert and sacrifice unto the Lord our God. That third day in the desert in {Exodus 15:22-25} "And they found no water" {vs23} "And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the water of Marah, for the water was bitter". To comment briefly on this water, comparing this day we live in to the bitter water of Marah, please read {ii Kings 4:38-41} The wild vine of gourds, death in the pot, Elisha purified the poison in the pot with meal. The wild vine and poison gourds are the doctrines of this day that sickens God's people and causes them to be over run by our enemies. Jesus a type of Elisha will bring forth a true word of healing and deliverance in this day and hour. In {Exodus 15:25} we see that the Lord showed Moses a tree, and instructed him to throw it into the bitter waters. When he did what he was told, the bitter waters were made palatable. The tree is a type of Jesus, the tree of life. Wood represents His humanity, and the cross. He is also the bread of heaven, the word made flesh, the meal for Elisha's poisoned porridge pot. {Exodus 15:26} "And the Lord said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice" (word) "of the Lord thy God and will do that which is right in His sight, and will give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the Lord that healeth thee." In the letter to the Hebrews {Hebrews 8:6} "Jesus is a mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises." Again in {Hebrews 6:12} "That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises." Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
today and forever. Jesus Christ was with the saints in the wilderness as He still is with us this day, but in a greater way. In us." In {Exodus 17:l} the children of Israel pitched in Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink. {vs 5}And the Lord said unto Moses. Go on before the people and take with thee the elders of Israel , and the rod where with thou smotest the river, take in thine hand and go," {vs 6} "Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb, and thou shall smite the rock, and there shall come forth water out of it, that the people may drink." This is a type of the smiting or crucifixion of Jesus at Calvary, {Isaiah 53:4} and the Holy Spirit that came from the father by Jesus for us to drink. This episode at Rephidim took place soon after leaving Egypt, and from there they traveled from Mount Horeb by the way of Mount Seir, (Seir-Ten Commandments given and the worship of the golden calf) from Mount Seir to Kadesh - Barnea. All this took place within Two years of leaving Egypt. Kadesh, whose name means sanctuary, was supposed to
be that to the children of Israel. Kadesh was on the south end of Canaan land, and could have been entered from this encampment. The Israelites rebelled against the commandment of God to go up and take the land because of unbelief. They sent twelve spies into the promised land, but only two returned with a good report. Joshua, from the tribe of Ephraim and Caleb from the tribe of Judah. The ten other spies weakened the faith of the rest of the people with a bad report. We can compare these experiences of the wilderness wandering of these old testament saints to the pilgrimage of the new testament saints through this age. After they were told they displeased God because of their unbelief, they tried to redeem
themselves. Moses told them not to go because the Lord was not with them, but they went anyway and were defeated. How many saints have not entered into their inheritance because of unbelief?

The church today is trying to do a work for the Lord in the natural realm without the leading of the Holy Spirit. Judgment was pronounced on them to wander in the wilderness for forty years, until the older rebellious generation died. The Lord said he would bring their children that were twenty years and under into the land. Jesus said, will I find faith when I return {Luke 18:8}. In the book of {Hebrews 3} the writer says that they could not enter into His rest because of unbelief. Entering into His rest is the provision Jesus Christ won at Calvary for His children. Another word for provision is inheritance. Thirty eight years later they returned to this same place called Kadesh-Barnea and Meriam dies {Numbers 20:l} and was buried there. Kadesh-Barnea was to be at this time the rendezvous and rallying point of the congregation in its last few years of the forty year judgment to wander in the wilderness. The children of Israel began once again to strive and complain to Moses of their need for water. {Numbers 20:7-12} "And the Lord spake unto Moses saying, Take the rod and gather thou the assembly together, thou and Aaron thy brother and speak you to the rock before their eyes, and it shall give forth His water, and thou shall bring forth to them water out of the rock, so thou shall give the congregation and their beasts drink. And Moses took the rod from before the Lord as He commanded him. And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them. Here now you rebels, must we fetch you water out of the rock? And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod smote the rock twice, and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank and their beasts also. And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, because you believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them." Now Moses and Aaron would die without entering into the promised land. "This is the water of Meriboh" the place of strife, and Er-Mishpat fountain of judgment. The Lord choose Moses to represent Him and the Lord God was responsible to honor and fulfill what Moses said and did.

Moses was a type of Jesus Christ. He was a savior and deliverer, and intercessor for God's people. Moses was a type of the law, that could not enter into a finished work of grace. This is the work of Jesus Christ, grace upon grace. And Joshua, also a type of Jesus Christ would bring us and them out of the house of bondage into the land of rest. Now what does striking the rock twice more when he was only supposed to speak to the rock mean? This makes three times the rock was struck, on two different occasions and in two different locations. The first smiting was to be a type of Jesus. {Isaiah 53:4}. The next two smittings would come upon the end time church because of unbelief. {Numbers 20:12} "And the Lord
spake unto Moses and Aaron, because you believed me not therefore you shall not bring this congregation into the land I have given them. Now what does this have to do with us today? Plenty. I would like to help you understand that when the rock was smitten at Calvary, we also identify as being smitten with Him {Romans 6} So when Moses smote the rock two more times instead of speaking to it, because of unbelief, we will be smitten also as the body of Christ. The thirty eight year span between smiting, represents the almost two thousand year wandering of the church in this wilderness. In this day the first smiting of the two, on the body of Christ began in the 1980's. A dark cloud descended upon the church. This is the falling away that Paul spoke of in {II Thessalonians 2:3} The saints began to turn back to the worldly things the Lord saved them out of. As time passed, you could not tell the difference between saint and sinner. There were just as many divorces in the church as there were in the worldly families. The eighties was a dark hour for the church. When I was a boy in the thirties, the unsaved people seemed more moral than many of the saints today. You can liken this time of the church as falling asleep. There are many who would say, everything seems to be continuing the same as it always has. Those who would cling to religious form could say that because they are as dead as religion to the deep wisdom of God. The church in America in the sixties and seventies was experiencing a great prosperity and joy in the Lord. America was flowing" in the
same light as the people of God. There was a binding together, almost like a joining together in marriage. This is where the church made her mistake. This was a forsaking of faith and bringing upon herself widowhood. But out of her shall come a
remnant, a virgin, a daughter not touched or spotted by the worldly religious system of man. This daughter is also called a man-child in bible terms. In {Deuteronomy 32} Moses rehearsed a song before Israel, because he wanted to exhort and warn them not to take their salvation lightly or despise the word of the Lord for the pleasures of this life. The word of God is everlasting and eternal, but this world system of man's anti Christ rule is coming to an end. In {Deuteronomy 32:20} "And the Lord God said I will hide my face from them," (church) "I will see what their end shall be, for they are a very stubborn generation of children in whom there is not faith" Well it became dark in the eighties and the church fell asleep. {Deuteronomy 32:36} "For the Lord shall judge His people, and repent himself for His servants when He seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up or left, And He shall say where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted." These could probably be doctrines and ministries that are not bringing deliverance to the captives, healing to the sick, sight to the blind, or preaching jubilee to the poor. Daniel also prophesied of this purging and falling away. {Daniel 11:35 & 12:7 & 10} To scatter the power of the holy people, many shall be purified and made white and tried, but the wise shall understand. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament.

Paul in his second letter to the Thessalonians,{II Thessalonians 2:2} The day of Christ is at hand and a falling away first (apostate) and that man of sin revealed. Everyone is looking for one man of sin when anyone that is not born again is a man of sin and not subject to the laws of God. He is an outlaw. The Holy Spirit is the one that restrains sinners. In {Genesis 6} My spirit will not always strive with, Man, this was in Noah’s time just before the flood. Wickedness of man was great in the earth. Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. The earth was filled with violence. Did not Jesus say before His coming it will be likened unto the days of Noah? {Matthew 24:37}.We will witness the revealing of the wicked. In the gospel of {Luke 8:17} "for nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest, neither anything hid that shall not be known and come abroad." Unrepented sin in believers as well as unbelievers will be exposed. The person with a murderers temper will commit murder etc. The saints should be saying {Isaiah 26:8-9} "Yea in the way of thy judgments 0 Lord have we waited for thee. The desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. With my soul have I desired thee in the night, yea with my spirit within me will I seek thee early, for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. {I Peter 4:17} Judgment starts at the house of God and if it first begins with us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God. Judgment had begun in the house of God in the eighties. Now here in the nineties judgment has come upon the world. There is an overlapping work of the Lord, for when He puts down one He raises another. There is an overlapping of the carnal and the spiritual. Just as the world
enters into judgment and darkness, the darkness will increase until worldly anti Christ kingdoms collapse and fade away and the Kingdom of Jesus Christ appears. The Lord is raising up a remnant of believers. Those who did not return in their hearts toward the things of the world. When the darkness came over the church, joy departed along with the presence of God in the assemblies. And the saints began to run from one church to another in seeking after spiritual refreshment and when they were weakened because their thirst was not quenched, went back into the world looking for something to fill the void left by the absence of the Lords presence and power. The remnant can be likened unto the parable of the damsel in the gospel of {Mark 5:22-23} Janus one of the rulers of the synagogue came to Jesus saying my daughter lieth at the point of death, come heal her. {vs 25) But Jesus was delayed for a certain woman with an issue of blood for twelve years and suffered many thing at the hands of many physicians (preachers of false doctrines) and had spent all she had, but only grew worse. Pushed through the crowd and touched the hem of Jesus’ garment and was healed. This is also a picture of the church of this day that is hemorrhaging and if she would go directly to Jesus by faith she also would receive healing. By this time Janus's daughter dies. But in spite of the mockers, Jesus went in unto her, took her by the hand and said arise, give her something to eat. Now this damsel was twelve years old, and at twelve years old, she was still a child, but in one year, at age of thirteen she would be old enough to be given in marriage. I believe that this damsel is a type of the remnant that has come out of the worldly religious system, a virgin not being corrupted or violated by that system. And she is making her self ready as a bride, adorned for her husband. These will have Power of Attorney to fill in and sign blank checks concerning the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. There shall be a marriage supper prepared for these saints. The gospel of {John 2:l} "And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee." This could very well be a type of this prophesied feast of end times. {Isaiah 25:6} Why would a particular day be mentioned and six water pots of stone. Six is the number of man, and man is just a stone until Jesus fills him with His Holy Spirit. They have run out of wine at the marriage in Cana. So have we. We need in this day a new infilling of joy, a Holy Spirit

refreshing in a dry bones church. Amen. Note that some of these stone pots held 2firkins and some three. I would like to give my analogy of this. The vessel that contains only two firkins is a believer who will only receive by faith two experiences from the Lord Jesus. Which are, Passover salvation of the spirit, and Pentecost, the saving of the soul. But the vessel that will receive three firkins is the believer who will go on by faith to enter the most holy place by the Feast of Tabernacles, the salvation of the body by the removal of the sin nature by Jesus. I know that the church will teach that we will lose our sin nature when Jesus comes back and we are caught up with Him in the air. (except for a remnant of believers) I will not go into a long dissertation in this letter why I believe the way I do, because I want to stay with the theme of the midnight hour and the reality of this dark day. I will say that the feasts that the Lord commanded the children of Israel to keep in the natural here on earth will also be kept here on earth in the Spirit. In {Isaiah 54:3} God talking to believers, "And thy seed shall inherit the gentiles and make the desolate cities to be inhabited." Let me cross reference this scripture with {Psalms 49:14} "Like sheep they are laid in the grave" (spiritual grave) "death shall feed upon them." (plagues)"and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning." Look around and see who has dominion over the upright now. The end of the gentile rule is at hand. These are Kings and Kingdoms, and their subjects influenced by Satan and the sin nature of the old Adam. The smiting of the rock, the third time by Moses, will be the visible worldly religious church of denominations and orthodoxy. She is that woman in {Revelation 17} and she shall persecute the remnant that has come out of her {Revelation 17:16, "and the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore and make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh and burn her with fire." I believe she is also God's people this can be likened unto the rebellion of Korah. {Exodus 16} There were rulers and men of renown who tried to seat themselves in Moses seat of authority and not according to the Lords calling, and were destroyed. The earth swallowed them 'up. In the gospel of {John 15:6 "If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch and is withered; and men shall gather them and cast them into the fire and they are burned." Fire is a word here describing tribulation. {Isaiah 27:ll} "When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off. The woman come and set them on fire; for it is a people of no understanding; therefore He that made them will not have mercy on them And He that formed them will show them no favor." Jesus said in {Luke 23:31} "If they do these things" (Roman crucifixion) "in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry tree. {Deuteronomy 32:28-29} "For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there understanding in them. 0 that they were wise, that they understood this. That they would consider their latter end. {Hosea 4:6} "My people perish for lack of knowledge." Those who would escape out of the ecclesiastical persecution, the Lord would say to them {Isaiah 54:14} "Fear not for thou shall not be ashamed, neither be thou confounded, for thou shall not be put to shame. For thou shall forget the shame of thy youth, and not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more." Cross reference, shame of the youth, failed to produce children in the likeness of her husband. {Isaiah 26:18} "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." An now there is a time coming soon at the appearing of Jesus. The spiritual son the widow of Nain. {Isaiah 26:19-21} "Thy dead men shall live together with my dead body shall they arise, wake and sing, ye that dwell in dust; for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead." But for this day we live in now, the Lord would say {v20} "Come now my people, enter thou into thy chamber and shut thy doors about thee, hide thy self as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For behold the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity." {Haggai 2:6-7 "For thus saith the Lord of hosts, yet once it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land. And I will shake all nations and the desire of all nations shall come and I will fill this house with glory." (the body of Christ) "saith the Lord of hosts."

Brothers and Sister, the word speaks for itself and this day of gloominess shall declare it. Amen.

May the Lord bless you and may His face shine upon you. Amen.

Edward J. Hintz