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F. P. GOLD, Kditok.
—( at )—
'^iUSON, j^ORTH j^^AP^LINA.
StTBscniPTioN $2 00 Per-Annum
N0VE.\IBP:H FVm, 1874.
But when I io my .«ins review
1 c.m’t feel wcirthy to unloose liis shoe.
iN'ovv to each dear saint 1 ask of tliee :
If it is with you as it is with mo ?
Now to all the dear ones who have a law in
To unite with the diurch and there to abide:
1 think it is the best thing yon can do,
To take up the cross and follow him too.
J5S#“Clnbs of eight subteribers, or a larger
rttiinber, can have the L\ndm\rk3 at $1 oO
each, and the clubs need in t be at the .-.ame
Post Otiice or even in tlie same State, and
persons renewing can make clubs in same
Our brethren and fiicnus are all authorized
to act as .Agents in obtaining subscribers.—
Their names need not be publi.shed in tlie
List of Agents. W'c hope they will generally
aiake an edbrt to extend the circulation of the
Money can ho sent hy express or otli-
erwise at my expei '-e. In sums of a few dol
lars it can be .sent at r.iy rLk by oininary let
ter?. When money is not receii>i-:d please
•always inform me.
When' cokveniext ai.ways send
ifoNF.Y itv I'ixruEs.s OR Money Orders at
EXPEN'-E, IF r»EFEUED.“^iia
For a good reason plea.se direct letters to
»ie as follows:
I bnnjbly spieak from experience to yon.
For I believe 1 can say with the truth,
Th.at wlu T-e tliere is love jdeasurc
For those who were lost and t (>w have been
But ofen did I so unworthy feel,
1 could not to my .Jesus kneel;
But, on mv feet 1 would try to pray—
To mv dear.lesus lioth night alid day.
P. D. Gold, Wilson, N. C.
Now, to all the dear brethren and sisters too.
Though I.may be far di-tant from yon,
A stranger in the tle.«h, 1 too, may be.
But in tlie Spirit 1 iiope I am with thee.
Kemember ir>e in all your pr.ayers,
For if ehil-.lr“n, then ye are heirs ;
For tl'Ose who go n other way
Will from Je-'.tii. .have to stay.
TIk- Bihie to me iloci plainly .show
Th.at .les,,; .i. si': Ih.iig.s foreknow,
Tliat thn-ic w> '• : cc d but trust in him
Shonid’tx fu.-g.v, " if all their sin.s.
scripture.^, that trihulation, persecu-
ioiis, afflictions, sorrows, [lain.s, dis-
T’(\s.ses, coidiuASS, barrenness, tears and
r'oom are no .stranore tiling's, for that
have been .in the h
from the earliest ag(\s of the world,
tod will continue until Emmanuel
comes again and puts them niider his
feet. J hen you will he clad with a
ro!)e and found at his throne wliere
John saw yon in tlie vision; hut,
fiir the present yon mn.st siiifer these
tilings, more or less, as thev are inei
dene to all the househohl, .and try to
he exceedingly thankful that you are
jaiade worthy to bear these things for
his sake, and eoniit the present afflic-
tion.s of tlie elmrch light in this age
of tlie world to wdiat it was in time-'
past. I could call your attention-to
a number of weierhtv eases in dav,‘^
fiast. Abel, the fir.st plant God se-
exeept one and that he has c.s[)ied re
cently and appears sueceasful,
for by the might of his «even sons 1 e
will transf rm the world so that
vonr enemie.s will he those of your
liou.'ehold (thechurch), for m:uiy, we
think, will .separate themselves, not
having the Spirit, i-entering in and
forming one head of persecation,
wherein we think all earth-born m-
cietie.swill unite aiel make such a
show of good tilings that were it poa-
sihle would dcceis'e the elect. But
roll need not fear any of them being
lo.st, for thev must all come to the
throne where John .saw them clad
with rhit wliiterohoof righteousness
which Emmanuc! made hy his ohedi-
enoe to tlu: ju-'t law of Almighty God_
yo, tile inn;ors of liis tliroiie will be
maintid.-.e- , wil* ■'heyed, and chil
dren cF-maiiv :-: ived vvdth an everlast-
h'cted out of mortal beings, was slain ;'ug saiviition—w add without end!
t-* J i ^
But often do I ft>«r ti.at I am one '
That doe? not trn.-'^ in him alone,
But 1 try wTh all the power 1 have
To truBt in t;io(l and notin man.
A few month.3 jAst when I w.is asked
To give a reason of tlie hope I had,
I could not deny, 1 felt like that would be a
And I would .sit and give them no reply.
3bfv trouble was great when . lo.st my mate—
i felt like I eouM tlie worm forsake—
To be in '..'-aven and there lo dwell,
TLer.n-h i saw it wtis just if I was .sent to
All giorv to God, he has promised to ixs
l.ii I he uarkest hour a Sun and a shield ;
And if not deee’ved, it was the good Lord
Tiiat Caused my heart his people to love.
And when I did w't'.i the elinreh uni e
I felt tnat 1 li.id done p rfectly right,
Until Monoay following, about two o’clock.
Si tan, as I lielieve, gave me a shock.
Pm- 1 am lefta'one to sigh and grieve
tVith my litllc ebildren who are lint three,
Aiid i know if 1 can trust in liim,
1 .-li.-id • n ;;,eted l;i thi; woLd of sin.
And when iny h'fV on earth shal'l. end,
May twy poor sonl to God aseu d—
Wheie sonow tin*’ trouble is never known,
And dwell with Je?us forevermore.
Tlie world may make a mock of this
And tiiiid they have not done amiss ;
Ko did i’aiil think lie was right
Until Jesns gave him greater light.
.-Ml power is in the Almighty’s h-atid.
To do a.s lie thinks best tor man.
And when their eyes are opened to see
Thev will think wliat thev have read of me.
Trust ye in tlie Lord, for in the Lord
vah is everlasting strength.
( AKRIE C. TuRNAGE.
I wa.s rsilceting on my happy feelir.gs
And limped the Lord had been with me deal-
Thought I liave nov/ gone the road that
And something said, it is a lie on God.
Now you may ki-ow this troubled mo,
Thoiigh I once was blind 1 how eotiM see—
Tiiat it was Satan playing around
To see if there could be atiything found.
So. on to .Testis ray mind did fly.
To br'ghtvr mansions in the sky ;
To show me if it wa.s his holy will,
If mv poor soul was deceived .still.
Then all my travail was brought before me—
Tills earned o'd Satan from me to flee;
It sccined like liieti my lieart was bright
1 saw it wa.s iSatan by whom I wa.s fright
!|. am oftener low than I am high,
For Satan is always near my .-ide;
But, situ in God i pat niv iruRt—
i know he will slo ail things just.
I know it is right I should be tempted-
J have so far irom God (kFcended.;,
Itnt 1 try to pray to him o:i high,
To take me to Jesus when,! die.
B, N. Jenkii.s io NiiOiasiIel Amt.n.
Beloved, grace lie unto you and
pe ice be multiplied ! I n'ully rejoice in
your love, faitii and zeal, ia the cause
of vour Lord and Mraster. I a'so re
joice in your tribulation : knowing
that “ trilnilation wurketh patience,
and p.atience experien-e, and ex[)eri-
enco hope, and hope inaketli not
a.shamed hetaiise the love of God is
shed abroad.” And it is thron.rh
grea^ tribulation that you enter the
kingdom, for “ in this world ye .shall
have tribulation.” And you .see, af
ter the cooi-lusion of earthly events,
tiie aniyel .showed John, in the vision,
the train of Christ which Hllwl the
tcmfile, I.sa 6: 1; and savg, “ these art;
thev which came out of irreat trihula-
hy demon Cain, and about iiere tiie
8er])entcommenced his war with the
Zion of the everlasting and true God,
and by the mighty working; of ids
seven princes he fill the who'tf eartli
with violence in tlie days of ^hrih.—
Bemiunhcr Job in the days of his cu
it Avas filled \V
natio s. Remember Jerirsalem in her
captivity, and her last captivity was
by corruption, violence of lier own
chiltiren—Read Ileb 11:36. Then
we go to history—in 11 72, thii'ty-fivt'
were burned in the fire and eighteen
in another fire ; in 12o9 seven thous
and dead bodies were counted in one
of the ehiirclies in France; in 12j(l
one limidred and -i rirtv hurnetl, nov.
wars, ravage-, carnage, slangliter and
massacre had so reigned over the
ehnrcli that the liistoriiuis declared
that Anti Christ wa.s verily trinniph-
ant in 1228 : and, a great many nna-c
S'-enes of crm'lty we could nan.c
w'herein you ootihl see tlieir faith,
love, patience and zeal towards God,
c Hinting all tilings lo.-s lor Cnrist’>
saky and these rejtroaches better than
all the treasury of Egypt. And
we have no doubt out that they had
their infirimties of the flesh, also with
enemies without. Now you may see
that your dar iu one respect is oetter
tlian their day, that i?. in religious
n igii, and freedom in the height of
its glory, though we know not how'
Now, deal- Sir, let me tell you that
it is as much impossi ile ,o destroy
one of them as it is Christ himself.—
But, as von sj)c:di .so much about
vonr fears, doubts, apprehensions and'
wcakiuFses — I .'::av something about
them .- 'Fiiey are) things 1 like t®
fian lireast — and no‘man put thenj
tliere nor ean man take theui ,
away, nor man can learn them ex-
long it will be so,, for we think we
tinn ,” Rev. 7: 14. So you may dear
ly see hy the
light of the sacred
sec a great cloud of persecution n ,w
rhing which we think will create one
of tiie greate-st wondu’S ever known,
fhr we ktiow that Baalzehiih Inrs al
ready ,re.Si,rted to every artifice
that;his malicious-f^ensG could devise.
learn their didance from God. Here
•: epf tile Holy Ghost teach him themv ■
A lU may ;ireach them, write: them, .so,
;v? to r,u!):;sii them ou the housetoo,.
on tlu* moiioiains or in the streets, .so..
bar ii may he a ge-'iieiTil theme fromc
lh(‘ Rio Grmde *o the St. Lawrence,,
and yet the natund man caiinnt know,
tlicm for they art' things of the (Spir
it. 44iis is a ground point and jdace-i
where ahvpo,rite never did r-or never-
will come ; yet, it is whtre all tne be
loved ofGod come as humble penitenU
d','])ending on Christ as God for all
things needful for this world and the
world to come; and when they do
come here they are Ixring led by tlia
Spirit, the Holy Ghost, now the
Prime Minister in the church—to
bring home the lieirs of eternal life,
and Christ is tha" eternal life, for ho
is made unto the,n wisdom, riidit-
eonsnes.?, sanctification and redemp
tion. Ye.s, here they find wisdom
which is from above, and hy it they
learn that they are truly sinners be
fore and again.st the best of being-\—.
Here they learn tlie depth and ex
ceeding sinfnine.ss of .sin, I.Iere they
they learn more (,r less the jKirlecdoa
of,God and that he cannot cliange.
and learn al8*> that the Ethiopian.,