To the uninformed, or misinformed, churchgoer, the coming news that the Lord Jesus has come will be a startling surprise, and NOT because there was a sudden rapture, and they have all been “left behind”, as the heresy goes… Be not deceived!
"... Thus if we wish to look upon THE FINAL PROPHETIC MINISTRY, then we must bow ourselves to fully lay to heart, and attend diligently to the pulpits of the biblical-past..."
"... In this condition, for a space I wondered, Till on a sudden, a mighty Voice behind me thundered! Turning I saw what ne’er I dreamed, (My life departed, or so it seemed,) For with my eyes, I saw the Son of man, Holding seven stars in His right hand..."
"... There were components of this plan of redemption which were staggeringly veiled in holy mystery, so that none (not even of the prophets to whom the prophecies were originally given) would have been able to anticipate this entirely new, unexpected, and astonishingly protracted event..."
“What I am speaking of is nothing less than a prophetic burden and anguish in the soul to understand the wisdom and righteousness of God’s judgments, which oft times overcame the loyal soul’s of the prophets, and prostrated them in God’s presence…”
"... The staggering confession of Paul (Gal. 1:11,12) was not, as some might deem it, an unfounded, proud self-aggrandizement above the other apostles, but was soberly reckoned upon due to the undeniable REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST which he received (Gal. 1:12)!..."
"It is certain, those who most clearly behold the shining forth of the Lord from between the cherubims, behold His strength stirred up, and they shall arise and follow — captivated —behind him in His glorious train!"