Brother Monk has been researching some things throughout history whereby God’s guiding hand has caused men and women, inspired by the Holy Spirit, caused them to write amazing reflections about our Lord Jesus, especially in these ‘last times.’
Just think, Father, how God planned the preparation for the arrival of the Messiah at the exact time and place and manner He came into the world, as foretold in the prophecy of the Holy Scriptures: He would be born of the “Seed of the Woman,” of the Virgin Mary, a baby, God, Man, low and humble and poor. The King who came to offer His people “the Kingdom of Heaven,” as it is written, “for this was He born.” But, as the prophet Isaiah wrote: He would die for our sins, and by His blood we are healed.
All of this was according to the eternal will and plan of God. God, Jesus the Messiah, the Christ, died for the sins of the world; and after His death and glorious resurrection, He arose from the dead with a new immortal, imperishable body as He shall one day give us, to each and all who believe in Him, for we shall be just like Him for we shall see Him as He is. As He was lifted up to Heaven in full view of His disciples, taken up to the clouds and unto the third Heaven where God dwells, where He is today, so shall we arise from our graves to meet Him in the air at the Rapture-the Resurrection of the Church Saints—us…O glorious and wonderful incredible day of days in the climaxing years of human history…a day, a time which no man knows or can even speculate, no, it is known only to the Father in Heaven.
The world doesn’t know or can ever know of this most blessed event that is on the horizons…even many Christians scoff or ridicule, not believing, not teaching this most blessed doctrine of the New Testament that Paul so mightily taught!
There is a grown of glory reserved in Heaven to all who love the truths of this doctrine, those who look for and truly love Christ’s appearing, our blessed hope!
When in the 17th Century, the Lord, the Holy Spirit directed the musical composer Handel, to compose the incomparable and eternal, “Messiah.” Who does not melt upon listening to the words from Scripture about the First Advent, which has passed into history, and the Second, which is yet future, but is written for us, Christ’s last message to His Church, and to an unbelieving world?
And then, some 200 years later, in America, during the horrible years of the war between the States, when in Julia Ward Howell wrote the words of the Second Coming of the Lord, as the Holy Spirit so took over her mind and pen!
‘Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord, He is trampling in the vine yards where the grapes of wrath are stored, He has loosed the faithful lightning of His terrible swift sword, His truth is marching on….
Glory, glory, hallelujah, His truth is marching on…
It is so, and will be as it is written.