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foreheads, the baptism of the Holy Ghost. The midnight cry will soon be
made, when the morning and the night shall come. It will be morning in
our souls, to those that are waiting for His coming; but the awful black
night of tribulation as the black night of Egypt will come upon all the world.
May God help all of His precious waiting bride to be watching, waiting
until our Lord shall come.
“Oh, I am so thankful that I can work for my Christ and my God. The
time is short when our blessed Jesus shall return to this earth, and snatch
away His waiting bride. After six thousand years of toil and labor, we are
going to have one thousand years of rest with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus
Christ. Glory to His holy name!”
Bro. Seymour, 312 Azusa St.,
Los Angeles.
20. “THE MARRIAGE TIE”
(AF, September 1907, 3)
Marriage is a divine institution which God Himself has instituted. Gen.
2:18, 24. “And the Lord God said, It is not good that man should be alone;
I will make him an help meet for him. Therefore shall a man leave his father
and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife; and they twain shall be one
flesh.” I Cor. 11:9. “Neither was the man created for the woman, but the
woman for the man.”
God commended it. Gen. 2:18 and Prov. 18:22. “Whoso findeth a wife
findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor of the Lord.”
God is in it. Matt. 19:4, 6. “And He answered and said unto them, Have
ye not read that He which made them at the beginning made them male and
female. Wherefore they are no more twain but one flesh. What therefore God
hath joined together let not man put asunder.”
It is honorable in all. Heb. 13:4. “Marriage is honorable in all and the bed
undefiled, but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”
Christ attended a wedding in Canaan. He went to adorn it, to beautify
it with His presence. John 2:1, 2. “And the third day there was a marriage
in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. And both Jesus was
called and His disciples to the marriage.”
The forbidding to marry is the doctrine of devils. I Tim. 4:1, 3. “Now the
Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the
faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils; * * * forbidding
to marry.”
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