[September 27]
I will come again and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:3
LET us, dear brethren, keep well before our minds the Master's promised return, and now in the time of his parousia (invisible presence) let it have its full weight and influence upon our every word and act; yea, upon our very thoughts. Let the hope that we shall soon experience our resurrection change, and be made like our dear Redeemer, and see him as he is, and share his glory in the great epiphania, or shining forth of the sons of God in the glory of the kingdom, enthuse us—let this energize our hearts, loose our lips, and strengthen us for every duty, privilege, and opportunity— to serve our Master and the household of faith. If this hope has been an anchor to the Lord's people for so many centuries, how much more does it mean to us who are living now in the very time of his presence, waiting for his apokalupsis—his revealing in the glory of the kingdom. Z'03-150 R3193:6(Hymn 30)