Dear Reader

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By: E.S.N.

“The coming of the Lord draweth nigh” Jam. 5:8

“I, Jesus… the bright and morning star” Rev. 22:16

As a falling stone accelerates as it nears the ground, just so events crowd upon one another as this dispensation nears its end, thus ushering in God’s great purpose. The return of the Lord Jesus to this scene of His sorrows and reproach; His supreme exaltation here on earth, where He humbled himself as no one ever did; His reigning and judging in righteousness in the very place where He was judged and condemned in unrighteousness – this, and much more, was God’s determined purpose from before time began. The fulfillment of that purpose is near at hand. And as the world is in such unrest, how good to see in this closing scene Christ presented not only as the morning star but as “the bright and morning star.” Every thing in the hand of man loses its brightness, but Christ in heaven is beyond the touch of man’s hand. He shines with undimmed glory. With the daystar in our hearts we can watch through the darkness of the night and wait the coming glory, the morning without clouds. The word then to the overcomer is, “hold fast till I come!” The night watch is not over yet, nor will the fallen Christian profession recover itself. The word of comfort is, “until I come.”

As the night grows darker, how much comfort does the soul that loves Him find in looking for the morning star?

I trust that you will enjoy this issue, and please keep praying for the Lord’s blessing on Toward the Mark.

Yours in our soon coming Lord,

Emil S Nashed

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