Dear Reader

By: E.S.N.

"Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night. The watchman said, the morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will inquire, inquire ye: return, come" (Is.21:11-12).

Are we longing for the morning that cometh? Does the thought thrill our souls that we are going to see and be like our glorified Lord? May this be the deep, settled hope of our hearts, for "we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is; and every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure" (1 Jn. 3:2-3). As we shall be like Him then, so may we more and more seek to walk as He walked, until we are ever with and like the Lord. Our watchman never slumbers-may we also be awake, and hear His words, "Surely I come quickly." These were the very last words of the Lord Jesus from heaven, which close the sum of all His communications to men by revelation and prophecy thus completing the Holy Scriptures. Would you not think that His servants would treasure the memory of His utterance to the end that their lives will be a display of holy separation to Him in words and in deeds? May His last Words, with all their wonders, be to us a power and encouragement in our pilgrimage in the New Year.

It's hard to believe this is the 7th year for Toward the Mark. I would like to acknowledge those faithful ones who have been a source of help and encouragement to me: the Lord knows them and He will reward them. Also, I want to thank all of you dear readers for your overwhelming response to the magazine. I trust that you will enjoy this issue, and please keep praying for the Lord's blessing on Toward the Mark: "even so, come Lord Jesus."

Yours in our soon-coming Lord,

Emil Nashed

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