The Gathering Time



     September 23, the Lord showed me that He had stretched out His hand the second time to recover the remnant of His people, [SEE PAGE 86.] and that efforts must be redoubled in this gathering time. In the scattering, Israel was smitten and torn, but now in the gathering time God will heal and bind up His people. In the scattering, efforts made to spread the truth had but little effect, accomplished but little or nothing; but in the gathering, when God has set His hand to gather His people, efforts to spread the truth will have their designed effect. All should be united and zealous in the work. I saw that it was wrong for any to refer to the scattering for examples to govern us now in the gathering; for if God should do no more for us now than He did then, Israel would never be gathered. I have seen that the 1843 chart was directed by the hand of the Lord, and that it should not be altered; that the figures were as He wanted them; that His hand was over and hid a mistake in some of the figures, so that none could see it, until His hand was removed.


     Then I saw in relation to the "daily" (Daniel 8:12) that the word "sacrifice" was supplied by man's wisdom, and does not belong to the text, and that the Lord gave the correct view of it to those who gave the judgment hour cry. When union existed, before 1844, nearly all were united on the correct view of the "daily"; but in the confusion since 1844, other views have been embraced, and darkness and confusion have followed. Time has not been a test since 1844, and it will never again be a test.  {EW 74.2}  

     The Lord has shown me that the message of the third angel must go, and be proclaimed to the scattered children of the Lord, but it must not be hung on time. I saw that some were getting a false excitement, arising from preaching time; but the third angel's message is stronger than time can be. I saw that this message can stand on its own foundation and needs not time to strengthen it; and that it will go in mighty power, and do its work, and will be cut short in righteousness.  {EW 75.1} 

     1798--------------------------------1844-------------------------2nd coming

                      1st gathering                          2nd gathering



11:11    And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.  

11:12    And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.


11:13    The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.  

11:14    But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.  


11:41    He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many [countries] shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, [even] Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.  . 


The prophet heard the voice of God calling His church to her appointed work, that the way might be prepared for the ushering in of His everlasting kingdom. The message was unmistakably plain: 



     "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, 

      And the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. 



     "For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, 

      And gross darkness the people: 

      But the Lord shall arise upon thee.......

                       Isaiah 60:1-4, 10, 11; 45:22.  {PK 375.1} 

     These prophecies of a great spiritual awakening in a time of gross darkness are today meeting fulfillment in the advancing lines of mission stations that are reaching out into the benighted regions of earth. The groups of missionaries in heathen lands have been likened by the prophet to ensigns set up for the guidance of those who are looking for the light of truth.  {PK 375.2}  

PSALMS 72 The He refers to Jesus. He is the latter Rain

72:1    [A Psalm] for Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.


72:2    He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.


72:3    The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.


72:4    He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.  

72:5    They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.  

72:6    He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers [that] water the earth.


72:7    In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.


72:8    He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.


72:9    They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.  

72:10    The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.


72:11    Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.  

72:12    For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and [him] that hath no helper.  

72:13    He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.


72:14    He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.  

72:15    And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; [and] daily shall he be praised.


72:16    There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and [they] of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.


72:17    His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and [men] shall be blessed in                 him: all nations shall call him blessed.


72:18    Blessed [be] the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.


72:19    And blessed [be] his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled [with] his glory; Amen, and                       Amen.


72:20    The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.