The Son of Man/Repentance

     The son of man comes forth in the interest of glory for the purpose of bringing to all men the final and complete opportunity to see him in all his glory, Brining into captivity the grace of life beyond the character of the living and into the person of the Holy Ghost. If in the time allotted there is no man to heed the call of the father to the dinner table of grace there will be a calling in the desert to bring in the heathen to the supper for the last time on earth. This is the call to repentance and the call of eternal damnation for this is the place of no return. This is the place of bringing all things to the end of relationship and starting the realm of reality. If through all this you are going to fight the spirit of God you will find yourself in the mire of cast out clay. This is for the true in heart and not mind. This is the place of bringing into subjection the graces of man and the graces of God for the time of benefitting all man kind. This is LOVE in action and it is going to be thunderous to you if there is no resolve in your spirit to hear the heart of the Lord your God. Above all things is the grace to see the Love of God work in the lives of the people who do not know but have a heart for truth. This is the age of finding the true God in the midst of degradation. This is the only time in the history of man will the father show the mercy of bringing into sight the glory that has been saved for those of honor. Honor is the substance that has the ability to come to the heart and cream the evidence against it and make it white as snow without the bitter consequences of dirt and pain.
     Slowly I will come into the light of the heart and change the desires of those who are going into the next realm of glory. This is the presence of the Holy Ghost in his full capacity to bring into play the real glory and subject line that has been sent to aid the righteous into the fulfillment of grace and Love on this earth. The power of Love is so increasing that there is no room for inferior or unsuccessful lives. All things will become new again in the stroke of a pen and in the instant of the eye seeing the true God work his work upon this nation. I am Is going to over come the place called earth with the love and glory of the Holy Spirit in order to show all men he is not the father of the weak but the King of all glory. This is the out break of religion in this earth to bring man the comfort that he is not responsible for the things of his creation and this will bring in the anti-Christ. Yes this is done through religion and the ability of man to give up his wisdom in faith for the glory of power by the spirit realm. Thus there is a great move upon the earth that there needs to be unity of the faiths. This unity is a lie from hell but will signify the beginning of the end of mans reign upon the earth. This is the beginning of the end of man and his rule of the earth. He is given in to the lusts of the flesh to find the peace that only I can give and the deception is great and the out come is not good for him.
     This is not judgment for the judgment is in my hands. This is the beginning of man loosing his authority to the evil one. This is the time man will see the treachery that has been given to him by his own words and deeds. All Words produce and the level of lies that man is comfortable with is leading to the very destruction of his only truth that is life in abundance. I have always given to the people of this earth the ability to find a place of refuge when the land they have lived in becomes corrupt. This has now been the U.S. But the leadership is now conforming to the rest of the world and I am going to make sure that all I have started in this country is fulfilled. That means that the nation as a whole will crumble but the places of refuge will still be in the place of this land. Ownership is going to come from me not the paper of deed.

     I own the earth and I am placing upon the land my claim to the places of refuge. Thus says the Lord of Hosts. Bring to me what was written in your constitution for this is the document of covenant between my people and myself. I wrote this that all who read and trusted in it will bring that which is not to being. In certain places throughout the document are the instructions that I will give to the people who have the right to understand them. This is going to be the time of revival in the land by the power of God not man or his preachers. This is the time I pick the ones I will use to bring in the last supper by the spirit and the grace that is within me. I am, is going to bring in the greatest revival of truth and spirit that has ever been created. Look close and see how this is the time of my reviving the old and bringing in the new based on the foundation that was built by it. Old things only pass far enough to become cornerstones in the rebuilding of the temple. This is to come about exactly as I have given in my word. This is the time of the greatest perfection of my word the world has ever seen. Look to the east and see the great commission coming into play. This is the time of great destruction in the places of no reason; especially in the nations of Islam. This will be a troubling time and a time for all my people to stay away while I work on the hearts of the people from with in. For I am going to expose the true nature of the people to the whole world and they will not be able to see it coming or have the ability to stop what I have in store. There is a time of peace in the world but in the nations I will discover to pay the price. The nation of Islam is based on the fact that the person who has the ability to succeed is based upon the number of people you can deceive. Take a close look at what that kind of faith will produce in the time to come.
     Thus says the Lord of Hosts. This is my time upon the earth and the coming time is there for the believer to come on bended knee to me for the grace to show his love for me. Opportunity knocks and the door shall be opened. Make sure you walk through it by means of a repented heart. The Glory is here. The Glory is here. Accumulating grace is bubbling up like a tidal wave and is going to tsunami into the hearts of my beloved. There is no time to be weak or complacent. This is the time the spirit of God is risen to the form of God almighty. I love all people and the glory of God will touch all people for I am the one true God on the earth and I will not let anyone go if it is within there heart not their mind to know me. Salvation is the only recourse there is upon the earth to combat what is going to happen in these coming days. Rejoice all you who know me in spirit for this is the Day of Atonement with out the sting of heresy. The lies have been gathered and the time has come to expose the truth that lies under every lie. These are the hidden things that people think they have gotten away with. But woo unto them for the lies are being brought to the surface and to the light to every man that has not repented of his wrong and listened to the lord for forgiveness.
     Let not the soul of the people come to me with the baggage of the past I will and can cleanse all who will come to me in these days and I will make them white as snow. I will draw all men to me and I will make available to them the people I have in place to set the world free if it so chooses. Choice the greatest gift I have given to man means he will be the only one to deliver him self up to heaven or to hell. Choice is the becoming of the father into the relationship of love for the bringing out of the very glory that has been given to every man by choice. Repentance is a choice not a command. Repentance is the ability to say to evil I hate you and I have greater than you.

     Repentance is the place in the heart that will bring peace and love to overcome the earth and your situations. Repentance is the grace to live the life of glory above all men. Each rises based upon the nature of your repentance. Doing good with out the need of repentance is pride and the pride of man is the direction that takes you to destruction. There are so few that really know repentance as a way of life. It comes in the form of real love for me and the desire not to grieve me in any way. To those I will give special abilities in these days. You teachers do not think that what you have done is going to save you without repentance. You will to be judged. What you have done is just the foundation of what you will be asked to do. The teaching of the word is about to become supernatural in the every day workings of the people. I am bringing to the teachers the ability to come into the throne room and receive the grace of assignment. The crusade is now over and the battle begun. We are going to overcome the earth with the power and glory of God the father and his son Jesus the anointed one. Play time is over and the real Christian is coming to the front. You will be surprised at the true people who will reign over evil. But you will rejoice for all things work together for good. Let there be no jealousy among you and be careful to keep your focus on Me not the actions.
     To those of you who walk in fear, this is the time for you to repent of that and bring forth the spirit of truth. I will take all fear and cast it into the sea. And will see the ocean rumble and shake like never before as I wash all fear and torment out of my chosen ones. Life is victory and nothing less. Do not look at how it is received or the manner in which it comes. I will take control of all those who will allow me to take control of them personally. The things that have been lost shall be found and the lost shall have the opportunity to be found both in body and mind. The supernatural life is playing its song for me ant I am in agreement with the sound that it is making. Look to the Lord of Hosts to bring in the greatest time of revival anyone can have. The purpose of earth is to bring into account all that has been given unto it and it shall bring forth all that has been given in the day for all eternity to see and receive its just rewards.
     Apostles are witnesses to me not for me. They shall inherit the earth. The soul of those who are in the state of limbo concerning me shall have there day upon the earth and those who think they know me shall have the time to prove it. In the days to come I will take the whole earth and bring it to me in the place of repentance. All the people of the earth are going to witness the greatest move of the father and they will all know me as God. Science will not be able to hold me back as I start to clean the surface of the earth before the destruction of a third of the earth. The power of the lord is real and the hearts of man will bee tested to the max.
     As the eagle soars so shall the Son of man and the people of his choosing. The earth shall roar and the seas shall fire their glory into the very mouths of the evil ones. In comparison to all that I have built you would need a scope greater than the Hubble just to see your planet let alone you individually. I must confess that of all I have created man is the most magnificent of them all. I created you to rule over all I have and stationed you on earth to torment the devil in the process. The Son of man is going to accomplish all this just as the scripture says. The laws of the land meet the laws of the Son of man the fulfillment of all things. Amen so be it.

What is there Now

     What is there now for you who do not see and are not in the place to receive the things of the Spirit? What is there now for the person who is not looking for the place of atonement in these days? Is there a place for you in the coming days? Is there a place at the table for those who have set their mind to deceive the world with their own agenda? Where is the place in the heart of the believer to set aside the right from the wrong? Is this the place in time that all men will loose the place of authority? Is this the place of returning to your loved ones in shame or is this the time to take back what ever has been stolen in you. Take it back. I say take it back. The entire world is waiting for you to take it back. Why is there no advance in the kingdom of God today? Why is the Lord the last to be remembered instead of the first in your thoughts? Why is this the time of the perils having more conversation than the blessing that has been bestowed? Upon the heart and mind of man is the only place that I your Lord can work and to him that will keep his life in order with the world is the place where I your Lord is stopped. Why would you want to stop me in this the most glorious time in history? Why have I your Lord been given the heave ho to the world around you? Are you the one with the glory or am I? What is it about you that will not listen to the still quite voice from within? Have you been given the authority to come to me? Have you been taken in by the schemes of this world to do the things of the flesh? Are you really the weak and under developed nation that the world says you are.? Only by what you believe is the Lord of Hosts stopped and invalid when all should be in glory and righteousness. Allowing me to enter your thought and decisions will bring about the change that you cannot. I am stronger than you and your thoughts if you will give the thought to me. You are thinking of the things that your flesh wants and to the things that I want of you. This is the battlefield and your mind is in the forefront. Are you stupid? Are you an idiot before me? No! I am in the place of freedom and I am the one that will take you out of the place of complacency and bring you into the love of the Father that will tear down the stronghold that is taking over the world by the influence of the evil one. He is having his day and I told you how hard in the flesh it will be to not do his will in these days that are upon you. The systems of good and evil are the places in the soul that man is not to battle. This is the place of over coming. The power of life and death is the tongue and you are eating the fruit of it. It is spoil from the time of this earth to discover. To discover that I am, is about to come and cleanse the earth of the evil that is present not the evil that has been committed. What is done is done what remains is its reward and fruit. The fruit is rotten and the reward is death. All this is of the mind and the purpose is to take you under its authority. It has absolutely no purpose if it is not in the forefront of your mind. What is control? It is the ability to believe something you know nothing about. When you know you react and when you act you discover that there is no force that has the power to take you down .The victory is in the belief. If you believe in me and what I have said about you and to you then you are no longer in charge and I can do the necessary things to over come the evil that is present. Again repent and take back all the enemy has stolen and you have given up. Again and again and again until you believe that the victory is yours by repentance. Evil cannot do anything against or about repentance.

     The power of repentance is the core of victory. It brings about forgiveness and will take you out of the fight and bring you into the place of rest. I am the one who takes over the battle and brings the victory to you. If you are doing the fighting then you are doing the loosing. I am the victory and without me you have no victory. Do not fall victim to the lie that I will take charge because I am God. I do not take charge until you each and every time give me the right to take charge. I do know your every move and I must watch until you allow me to act on your behalf. Do not be weak in your knowledge of failure. Without me you will fail sooner or later when you put your trust in the things of this world. And as many times as you fail I will pick you up and bring you to the place of success. Do not worry about your failures and loses they will come and so will I. You cannot fail or turn your back on me to many times when your heart is established in me. I will NEVER leave you or forsake you even when you forsake me. I will not give my beloved up. Give yourself the opportunity to release the things of the past and know I am completing what I have started in you and everything that has ever entered this earth. Get this into your heart and your mind you are MINE and no one or anything can change that or make me change my mind concerning you.
     The purpose of all this is to bring about the changes that I have set upon the earth to perfect the work I started. I gave the world and its people up once in the flood and I promised never to do it again. What my son has brought to me is mine and I will not let it go. I am a jealous God when it comes to those that have been given to me and I am not going to stand around and wait for the mind of man to change the truth. The fox is in the hen house and I have the gun and I am not afraid to use it. The eggs of reproduction will be safe in my arms.
     Are your fears founded in me or they the product of the things you have dwelled upon? In time you will see the light of glory shining in the middle of all that confusion you call thoughts. I will erase the thought of confusion from with in you and the true you will see clearly when all others do not. Forget your flesh. It will trouble you but it will not destroy or even deter you from the things at hand that I am going to do. I am the importance now and the things of this world do not have dominion over me or my work with those who love me. I love your heart not your flesh. I gave it to you not me and I only deal with your heart the rest is yours. Look into your heart and imagine what life would be without your flesh and soul. (Life) The glorious time is in your heart and the perfection of that heart is my blessing unto you as my child. Know the true separation of church and spirit. Your flesh needs church and your spirit needs me.
When you do not partake you are denying access but when you do it in repentance you destroy access. So I do not partake in repentance to the Lord for all the thoughts of the evil one that have come to me.


                    "It is time to seek the Lord."/Hos 10:12

     This month of April is said to derive its name from the Latin verb aperio, which signifies to open, because all the buds and blossoms are now opening, and we have arrived at the gates of the flowery year. If you are yet unsaved, may your heart, in accord with the universal awakening of nature, be opened to receive the Lord? Every blossoming flower warns you that it is time to seek the Lord; be not out of tune with nature, but let your heart bud and bloom with holy desires. Do you tell me that the warm blood of youth leaps in your veins? Then, I entreat you; give your vigor to the Lord. It was my unspeakable happiness to be called, and I give praise to the Lord every day for it. Salvation is priceless, let it come when it may, but oh! An early salvation has a double value in it. Young men and women, since you may perish before you reach your prime, "It is time to seek the Lord." You who feel the first signs of decay, quicken your pace: that hollow cough, that hectic flush, are warnings which you must not trifle with; with you it is indeed time to seek the Lord. Did I observe a little grey mingled with your once luxurious hair? Years are stealing, and death is drawing nearer day by day, let the return of spring arouse you to set your house in order. If you are now advanced in life, let me entreat and implore you to delay no longer. There is a day of grace for you now—be thankful for that, but it is a limited season and grows shorter every time that clock ticks. I speak to you as best I can by paper and ink, and from my inmost soul, as God's servant, I lay before you this warning, "It is time to seek the Lord." Do not slight that work, it may be your last call from destruction, the final syllable from the lips of grace. "Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation; and my tongue shall sing aloud of Thy righteousness."( Psalm 51:14)
     In this SOLEMN CONFESSION, it is pleasing to observe that David plainly names his sin. He does not call it manslaughter, nor speak of it as an imprudence by which an unfortunate accident occurred to a worthy man, but he calls it by its true name, blood guiltiness. He did not actually kill the husband of Bathsheba; but still it was planned in David's heart that Uriah should be slain, and he was before the Lord his murderer. Learn in confession to be honest with God. Do not give fair names to foul sins; call them what you will, they will smell no sweeter. What God sees them to be, that you labor to feel them to be; and with all openness of heart acknowledge their real character. Observe that David was evidently oppressed with the heinousness of his sin. It is easy to use words, but it is difficult to feel their meaning. The fifty-first Psalm is the photograph of a contrite spirit. Let us seek after the like brokenness of heart; for however excellent our words may be, if our heart is not conscious of the hell-deservingness of sin, we cannot expect to find forgiveness. The word has in it AN EARNEST PRAYER—it is addressed to the God of salvation. It is His prerogative to forgive; it is His very name and office to save those who seek His face. Better still, the text calls Him the God of my salvation. Yes, blessed be His name, while I am yet going to Him through Jesus' blood, I can rejoice in the God of my salvation. The psalmist ends with A COMMENDABLE VOW: if God will deliver him he will sing—yes, more, he will "sing aloud." Who can sing in any other style of such a mercy as this! But note the subject of the song—"THY RIGHTEOUSNESS." We must sing of the finished work of a precious Savior; and he who knows most, of forgiving love will sing the loudest. Our Lord Jesus, by His death, did not purchase a right to a part of us only, but to the entire man. He contemplated in His passion the sanctification of us wholly, spirit, soul, and body; that in this triple kingdom He Himself might reign supreme without a rival. It is the business of the newborn nature which God has given to the regenerate to assert the rights of the Lord Jesus Christ.
     My soul, so far as you are a child of God, you must conquer all the rest of yourself which yet remains un blest; by your choice you must subdue all your powers and passions to the silver scepter of Jesus' gracious reign, and you must never be satisfied till He who is King by purchase becomes also King by gracious coronation, and reigns in you supreme. Seeing, then, that sin has no right to any part of us, we go about a good and lawful warfare when we seek, in the name of God, to drive it out. My body, you are a member of Christ: shall I tolerate your subjection to the prince of darkness? My soul, Christ has suffered for your sins, and redeemed you with His most precious blood: shall I suffer your memory to become a storehouse of evil, or your passions to be fires of iniquity? Shall I surrender my judgment to be perverted by error, or my will to be led in chains of iniquity? No, my soul, you are Christ's, and sin has no right to you. Be courageous concerning this; be not dispirited, as though your spiritual enemies could never be destroyed. You are able to overcome them—not in your own strength—the weakest of them would be too much for you in that; but you can and shall overcome them through the blood of the Lamb. Do not ask, "How shall I dispossess them, for they are greater and mightier than I?" but go to the strong for strength, wait humbly upon God, and the mighty God of Jacob will surely come to the rescue, and you shall sing of victory through His grace. In the name of the Lord I will destroy them. (Psalm 118:12)
     "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all." (Isa 53:6) Here a confession of sin common to all the elect people of God. They have all fallen, and therefore, in common chorus, they all say, from the first who entered heaven to the last who shall enter there, "All we like sheep have gone astray." The confession, while thus unanimous, is also special and particular: "We have turned every one to his own way." There is a peculiar sinfulness about every one of the individuals; all are sinful, but each one with some special aggravation not found in his neighbor. It is the mark of genuine repentance that it naturally associates itself with other penitents, it also takes up a position of loneliness. "We have turned every one to his own way," is a confession that each man had sinned against light peculiar to himself, or sinned with an aggravation which he could not perceive in others. This confession is unreserved; there is not a word to detract from its force, nor a syllable by way of excuse. The confession is a giving up of all pleas of self-righteousness. It is the declaration of men who are consciously guilty—guilty with aggravations, guilty without excuse: they stand with their weapons of rebellion broken in pieces, and cry, "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way." Yet we hear no wailings attending to this confession of sin; for the next sentence makes it almost a song. "The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all." It is the most grievous sentence of the three, but it overflows with comfort. Strange is it not where misery was concentrated mercy reigned; where sorrow reached her climax weary souls find rest. The Savior bruised is the healing of bruised hearts. See how the lowliest penitence gives place to assured confidence through simply gazing at Christ on the cross! It is exceedingly beneficial to our souls to mount above this present evil world to something nobler and better. The cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches are apt to choke everything good within us, and we grow fretful, desponding, perhaps proud and carnal. It is well for us to cut down these thorns and briers, for heavenly seed sown among them is not likely to yield a harvest; and where shall we find a better sickle with which to cut them down than communion with God and the things of the kingdom? In the valleys of Switzerland many of the inhabitants are deformed, and all have a sickly appearance, for the atmosphere is close and stagnant; but up, on the mountain, you find a hardy race, who breathe the clear fresh air as it blows from the virgin snows of the Alpine summits.
     It would be well if the dwellers in the valley could frequently leave their homes among the marshes and the fever mists, and inhale the bracing element upon the hills. It is such an exploit of climbing that I invite you today. May the Spirit of God assist us to leave the mists of fear and the fevers of anxiety, and all the ills which gather in this valley of earth, and to ascend the mountains of anticipated joy and blessings? May God the Holy Spirit cut the cords that keep us here below, and assist us to the mount! We sit too often like chained eagles fastened to the rock, only, unlike the eagle, we begin to love our chain, and would, perhaps, if it came really to the test, be unwilling to have it snapped. May God now grant us grace, if we cannot escape from the chain of our flesh, yet in our spirits; and leaving the body, like a servant, at the foot of the hill, may our soul, like Abraham, attain the top of the mountain, there to indulge in communion with the Most High. "Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord." (Isa 2:3) Plead for the speedy fulfillment of this promise, all ye who love the Lord. It is easy work to pray when we are grounded and bottomed, as to our desires, upon God's own promise. How can He that gave the word refuse to keep it? Immutable veracity cannot demean itself by a lie, and eternal faithfulness cannot degrade itself by neglect. God must bless His Son, His covenant binds Him to it. That which the Spirit prompts us to ask for Jesus, is that which God decrees to give Him. Whenever you are praying for the kingdom of Christ, let your eyes behold the dawning of the blessed day which draws near, when the Crucified shall receive His coronation in the place where men rejected Him. Courage, you that prayerfully work and toil for Christ with success of the very smallest kind, it shall not be so always; better times are before you. Your eyes cannot see the blissful future: borrow the telescope of faith; wipe the misty breath of your doubts from the glass; look through it and behold the coming glory. I ask, do you make this your constant prayer? Remember that the same Christ who tells us to say, "Give us this day our daily bread," had first given us this petition, "Hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven." Let not your prayers be all concerning your own sins, your own wants, your own imperfections, your own trials, but let them climb the starry ladder, and get up to Christ Himself, and then, as you draw near to the blood-sprinkled mercy-seat, offer this prayer continually, "Lord, extend the kingdom of Your dear Son." Such a petition, fervently presented, will elevate the spirit of all your devotions. Mind that you prove the sincerity of your prayer by laboring to promote the Lord's glory. He shall see His seed; He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. (Isa 53:10)
Humiliation of soul always brings a positive blessing with it. If we empty our hearts of self; God will fill them with His love. He who desires close communion with Christ should remember the word of the Lord, "To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at My word." Stoop if you would climb to heaven. Do we not say of Jesus, "He descended that He might ascend"? So must you. You must grow downwards, that you may grow upwards; for the sweetest fellowship with heaven is to be had by humble souls, and by them alone. God will deny no blessing to a thoroughly humbled spirit. "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven," with all its riches and treasures. The whole exchange of God shall be made over by deed of gift to the soul which is humble enough to be able to receive it without growing proud because of it. God blesses us all up to the full measure and extremity of what it is safe for Him to do. If you do not get a blessing, it is because it is not safe for you to have one. If our heavenly Father were to let your unhumbled spirit win a victory in His holy war, you would pilfer the crown for yourself, and meeting with a fresh enemy you would fall a victim; so that you are kept low for your own safety.

     When a man is sincerely humble, and never ventures to touch so much as a grain of the praise, there is scarcely any limit to what God will do for him. Humility makes us ready to be blessed by the God of all grace, and fits us to deal efficiently with our fellow men. True humility is a flower which will adorn any garden. This is a sauce with which you may season every dish of life, and you will find an improvement in every case. Whether it be by prayer or praise, whether it be work or suffering, the genuine salt of humility cannot be used in excess. Before honor is humility.” (Proverbs 15:33)
"Thy Gentleness, "Thy discipline"—Thy fatherly correction hath made me great.”(Ps 18:35) the words are capable of being translated, "Thy goodness hath made me great." David gratefully ascribed all his greatness not to his own goodness, but to the goodness of God. It is God's making Himself little which is the cause of our being made great. We are so little, that if God should manifest His greatness without condescension, we should be trampled under His feet; but God, who must stoop to view the skies, and bow to see what angels do, turns His eye yet lower, and looks to the lowly and contrite, and makes them great. "Thy word has increased me." Still the idea is the same. David ascribes all his own greatness to the condescending goodness of his Father in heaven. May this sentiment be echoed in our hearts while we cast our crowns at Jesus' feet, and cry, "Your gentleness has made me great." How marvelous has been our experience of God's gentleness! How gentle have been His corrections! How gentle His forbearance! How gentle His teachings! How gentle His drawings! Meditate upon this theme, believer. Let gratitude be awakened; let humility be deepened; let love be quickened when you fall asleep to-night.
     Behold how independent of outward circumstances the Holy Ghost can make the Christian! What a bright light may shine within us when it is all dark without! How firm, how happy, how calm, how peaceful we may be, when the world shakes to and fro, and the pillars of the earth are removed! Even death itself, with all its terrible influences, has no power to suspend the music of a Christian's heart, but rather makes that music become more sweet, more clear, more heavenly, till the last kind act which death can do is to let the earthly strain melt into the heavenly chorus, the temporal joy into the eternal bliss! Let us have confidence, then, in the blessed Spirit's power to comfort us. Are you looking forward to poverty? Fear not; the divine Spirit can give you, in your want, a greater plenty more than the rich have in their abundance. You know not what joys may be stored up for you in the house around which grace will plant the roses of content. Are you conscious of a growing failure of your bodily powers? Do you expect to suffer long nights of languishing and days of pain? Be not sad! That bed may become a throne to you. You little know how every pang that shoots through your body may be a refining fire to consume your dross—a beam of glory to light up the secret parts of your soul. Are the eyes growing dim? Jesus will be your light. Do the ears fail you? Jesus' name will be your soul's best music and His person your dear delight. Socrates used to say, "Philosophers can be happy without music;" and Christians can be happier than philosophers when all outward causes of rejoicing are withdrawn. In you, my God, my heart shall triumph, come what may of ills! By thy power, Oh blessed Spirit, my heart shall be exceeding glad, though all things should fail me here below. "I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me."— Psalm 23:4