"Behold I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the saying of the prophecy of this book (Rev. 22:7).
We know that the Word of God (Acts 1:7) has not declared to us the day, the month, or the year of the coming of the Lord to take His Church - every one that has owned Jesus as Savior and Lord - to be with Him. Yet three times in chapter 22 of the book of Revelation we have the clear voice of the Lord telling us that He is coming quickly. It would appear that certain characteristics will mark those who keep the sayings of this Book. They will be marked by the character of men who wait for their Lord. Loins girded and lamps burning: that is active in living for Him, serving Him, and witnessing about Him. God is moving on in the accomplishment of His own purpose of making Christ supreme. The prophecy of this Book is to enlighten us as to what God will do and we do well to keep these sayings and to live as those anticipating the coming of the Lord. We do not look around to events happening in the world around us, but we look up and hearken to His blessed voice saying, "…look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws nigh" (Luke 21:28).
I trust that you will enjoy the great articles in this issue that the Lord led us to include. They are related to His coming and show us how to set course in relation to that great and sure event.
Thank you, dear readers, for your overwhelming response to the magazine and for your e-mail and notes of encouragement. Please keep praying for the Lord’s blessing on Toward the Mark. "Even so, come Lord Jesus"
Yours in our soon-coming Lord,
Emil S. Nashed
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