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  VOL.   23                                      N o v . 1932.                                      NUM.   11




                                   Identification.                                                 • •



   One of the most glorious and comforting doctrines      Himself with all His true disciples. His first message
of Holy Writ is that of identification with Christ.       to Paiil shewed him that he was persecuting that
Mere substitution would leave us cold and helpless,        Jesus whom he may never have seen: " I am Jesus
were it not that we are actually joined to Christ, in      of Nazareth whom thou persecutest!"
a, living union as branches are joined to a tree." "I
am the Vine, ye are the branches." "From Me is               What is done t o the least of His brethren, of good
Thy fruit found," but, "Severed from Me, you are          or evil, is done to Him. He is hungry and we give
lifeless and barren." "If ye abide in Me and My words     Him meat, thirsty and we give Him drink, naked and
abide in thee, ye shall bear much fruit, and whatever     we clothe Him; when we attend to the wants of His
ye shall ask, shall be given you." For, as God can        needy ones. Everything that happened to Him., all
withhold nothing from His Son, so it follows that He      that He did and suffered, was not only on our behalf,
can deny nothing to those who are joint heirs with        but we are now so identified with Him, that we are
Him." "For everything belongs to you." "All things        said to have jointly shared every experience with Him.
are yours already." "For He that sanctified and they      We were crucified in Him on the cruel cross. We
that are sanctified, are all of one," for they are His    died there unto sin with Him, suffering with Him
brethren, His seed, the prolongers of His days on the     all the shame, the buffetings, t h e spitting upon, the
earth. For the Christ is not one member, but many.        revilings, and the scourging that preceded. We were
And not only are they in whom Christ dwells, mem-         buried with Him in baptism and rose in newness of
bers of His body, but their bodies are members of         life. (Rom. 6. 3-8.)
Christ, and sanctuaries of the Holy Spirit. Christ
indeed becomes their life, in the measure that they          This was the great mystery which was hid from all
are dead, through having been conjointly crucified with   ages, and generations, but now is being made manifest
Him.                                                      to His saints,'—the riches of the glory of the mystery
                                                          is, "Christ in you the hope of glory" (Col. 1: 27).
                                                                so        prayer             "That they m a y be
   This principle of identification runs through all the And even His we are is fulfilled, as Thou, Father, art
Pauline Epistles. Everything that happened to Christ, one            as          one; even
happened to us who are in Him, and we a r e chosen in Me , and I in Thee, that they may be one in Us."
in Him before the foundation of the world. For just And this is said to be the glory which H e has given
as the whole Adamic race was in the loins of our us—"That we may be perfected into one,'" W e are
father Adam, the first Adam, and partook of his sin, therefore exhorted, having become rooted and built
and fall; so are we wiio a r e joined to Christ, the in Him, to be willing to walk even as He walked,
second Adam. We were circumcised in His circum- because, "Even as He is, so are we in this world"
cision, crucified with Him on Calvary, buried with         (1 John 2: 6).
Him conjointly, raised with Him from the grave, and          It is His life we are to live, for Christ is our
are even now seated with Him at God's right hand, life. There is one thing greater than love, and that
in the heavenlies.                                        is union with the loved one. But here is more than
                                                          union. It is actual replacement of the old men by
   Even in the Old Testament this doctrine of identifi- the new man, an actual new creation after the image
cation began to be made manifest, for it is said that of God. Identification is greater than unity, because
all the prophets spake as they were moved by the that which is united does not of necessity become
Spirit of Christ which was in them, testifying in par- like that to which it is joined, nor does mere union
ticular to the sufferings of Christ, and the glories that have a retrospective effect. But every thing that Christ
should follow them (1 Pet. 1: 10-12). So we find them has done is ours, as if we had done it ourselves, and
speaking in the first person of the sufferings of Christ. in effect we have; just as Levi is said t o have paid
"They stand looking and staring upon me," "They part tithes to Melchisedec because he was in the loins of
My garments among them and upon my vesture they Abraham, when Melchisedec met him. Heb. 2 : 13.
cast lots" (Ps. 22: 1-18). "The Lord hath given me
the tongue of the learned, that I may know how to            So wei'e we who are the seed of Christ, and the
 speak a word in season to him that is weary." "The Children of Christ, by a spiritual analogy, in His
 Lord hath opened mine ear and I was not rebellious, loins when He was circumcised or crucified or buried.
nor turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, So that it is said that we were circumcised in His
 and My cheeks to them that plucked off the hair" (Isa. circumcision to the stripping of the body of the flesh,
54: 6). Thus they did not speak here as from the Lord, in order that we might be as free from its limitations
but it was the Lord Christ Himself who was speaking as He is free.
in them.
                                                             The branch is not more of one life and substance
   The blessed Jesus Himself also continually identified   with the tree than we are with Christ. The w|sh.
  2                                              GOOD NEWS                                         NOV. 1932
nearest the heart of our Lord Jesus Christ is that          enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of
v/e may be like Him in every respect. Conformed             his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be
to His image that the very love wherewith the Father        saved by His life." Reckon every moment on the
loved Him might be and remain in us. So he went             glorious fact that you are "dead indeed unto sin"
to the Cross. His dying legacy to His sorrowing dis-        because your old life was crucified at Calvary, and
ciples was His own peace. "My peace I leave with            reckon every moment on this glorious provision—the
you, My peace I give unto you." We are to have              life of Christ in you—and that in consequence you
the mind of Christ, to think His thoughts, to speak         are "alive unto God."
His words, and to do His works. For as the living              Many a Mr. Ready-to-Halt came forth, from that
Father sent Him unto the world, so He sends us, and         upper room to testify that henceforth their testimony
as He lived by means of the Father, so are we to            would be "For me to live is Christ."
live by means of Him, eating His flesh and drinking                                    —"Pentecostal Evangel."
His blood, that is assimilating His very life and sub-
 stance, "members of His body, of His flesh, and of         "Dying together" with Jesus, this is the end of strife!
His bones" (Eph. 5: 30).                                    "Buried together" with Jesus, this is the gate of life!
 (Adapted by S. Stuart from an inspired article in          "Quickened together" with Jesus, by the touch of God's
"The Elim Evangel" by Henry Proctor, F.R.S.L.)                  mighty breath;
                                                            "Risen together" with Jesus, where is thy sting, O
                   BURIED YET?                                  death?
                By S. H. FRODSHAM.                          "Above" the rush and the hurry, "above" the toil and
                                                                the strife,
   One of the best friends the writer ever had was          "Seated together" with Jesus, in the "heavenly places"
a Jewish brother.                                               of life,
            One of the first questions he would ask         "Seated together" with Jesus, in the "heavenly places"
everyone he met was this: "Well, have you been                  of power,
to your own funeral y e t ? " Some folks would get          Here we may glory in weakness, and prove "He is
greatly offended at this sword thrust, and then he              able" each hour.
would straightway give another. Solomon said, "Faith-                                         "Word and Work."
ful are the wounds of a friend."        This little Jew
—he stood about 3 feet 11 inches in his socks—had                          WHERE ART THOU?
a kind heart; and he would soon explain that what
he wanted to know was whether you had entered in            Where art thou, 0 Church of my Lord, to-day?
a practical way into the death, burial, and resurrection    Where is thy mantle of power, I pray?
of Christ as shown in Romans 6.                             Where is that fire of old Pentecost
   "Now. when I asked you whether you had been to           That burned in the souls of that waiting host?
your own funeral, I wanted to know whether this truth
of your crucifixion with Christ had been made real          Where is thy zeal, thy gain and thy loss?
to you, and whether you had been buried with Christ         Thy sack cloth and ashes, thy love for the Cross?
in baptism unto death, for the Word says that if            The days of thy fasting have long grown old,
we have been 'planted together in the likeness of His       Your birthright of power, you too have sold.
death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrec-
tion.' There are many who have had water baptism            For messes of worldly pottage and fare,
who, alas, have never been vitally united by a living       For strange incense instead of prayer,
faith to the Lord Jesus Christ in His death on the          Your strength is shorn as Samson's of old,
cross, and in His burial. But here and now as we            Your beauty exchanged for ashes grown cold.
look to Him, He will make this very real to us              Where is the prayer that once night and day
experimentally."                                            Ascended to God in the old-fashioned way,
                UNION WITH CHRIST.                          With crying and fasting and heads bowed low,
                                                            For Holy Ghost leading, God's will to know?
   If you are interested in learning more, my Jewish        Thy faith, 0 Church, the faith of thy fathers,
friend would take you to an upper room in his mission       Who counted it joy to suffer for others,
—he had personally had an upper-room (Acts 2: 4)            Has taken its flight till a greater day
experience—and he would point to a motto on the             Shall dawn, when God shall have His way.
wall that he had had made in very large bold type;
"Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with           Awake! 0 Church of the living God.
Him." Pointing to the text he would say. "It is             Go forth in the path the Master lias trod;
blessedly true that at Calvary Christ bore your sins;       Lift up your robes from out of the earth,
but there is more than that in the message of the           For throughout the land has come a dearth,
Cross. He took you to the cross with Him. Paul-
said, 'I am crucified with Christ,' or to be more           A famine for God in all His power.
exact, 'I was crucified with Christ.' This is a glorious    To meet the need of each passing hour,
fact that the Holy Ghost wants you to lay hold of           Let signs and wonders be done in His Name,
with living faith, so that you won't say, "wishing this,'   Spreading the Gospel a living flame.
or 'hoping this,' but 'knowing this,' that your 'old
man'—that is your old sinful nature—was crucified           But first, 0 Church, as one great voice,
with Him."                                                  For over one soul do the angels rejoice;
                                                            Cry out, " 0 Lord, send the same Pentecost
                FAITH'S RECKONING.                          That saved three thousand from being lost."
  Whenever you read the Scripture and come, across          Sleep not, 0 Church, in the arms of the world,
a verb in the present tense, mark that word well            While Satan's great banner is being unfurled;
and say, "That is for me to-day and for every moment        We too have a banner, 'tis stained with blood,
of every day." And so when reading Romans 6, that           A Cross, a Name, and it all spells "Love."
fundamental chapter of victorious living, underline                                        --"Word and Work."
the verb in verse 11, "Likewise _ reckon ye also your-
selves to be dead indeed unto sin but alive unto God          God is within easy reach everywhere, The experi-
through Jesus Christ our Lord." In the 5th chapter          ence of nearness is determined by the actual desire
of'Romans Paul says to us, "For if, when we were            of each human heart.—"Watchman-Examiner."
  NOV. 1932                                     GOOD NEWS                                                       3
                                                            have (permitted to be) put upon the Egyptians; for
          P % JCot Mmkb?                                         I AM THE LORD THAT HEALETH THEE.
                                                               Those four "ifs" of the Lord there named, were
                                                            important conditions upon which God promised healing
   Both friend and foe of the Bible teaching of Divine      to His people.
 Healing in answer to prayer frequently ask this               Are you, dear struggling one, you dear suffering and
 question. One sister, who accepts the said Bible teach-    praying one, sure of having complied with the con-
ing, wrote us a while ago, asking us to write some-         ditions God has laid down?
 thing on that question as she knew it bothered a             Even a human doctor does not promise benefit unless
 good many, even of those who in theory accept the         his orders are carried out, and his instructions followed
 teaching of the Bible as to God's promises of the         as given.
 healing of the body in answer to prayer.                                     JAMES 5: 13—18.
               NOT EASY TO ANSWER.                            Then turn again to the new covenant in James 5:
   It is perhaps a hard question to answer, seen from         That contains a specific set of instructions by the
one view-point, and yet an easy one from another           Divine Healer: God. (There is no other Divine Healer
view-point.                                                but God).
                                                              Let us note for a minute what these instructions
                 THE EASY ANSWER:                          are:
   Perhaps we may find the easy answer in one line            1. First of all in v. 13 it says, when you are suf-
of God's Word, for instance this: "The prayer of faith     fering you shall at once begin to pray as the
 SHALL save him that is sick" (Jas. 5: 15).                very first thing you do. Do not leave that till last as
   That being the inspired word of God, it makes no        most people do.
groping guess about it. It is plain emphatic state-           2. Second: v. 14: "Call for the elders of the church,"
ment of HOW we may be healed.                                 But alas! Here is where your greatest difficulty
   It does not need much theological arguing or philos-    confronts you. Sometimes this difficulty is so great
ophy, to know then, that if someone prays to God for       that it is almost insurmountable. Our heart bleeds
physical healing and does not get it, that the person      of sympathy with you suffering "children of God scat-
has not yet been able to "pray the prayer of faith."       tered abroad" in, or in the midst of, or in the neighbour-
   But no other kind of prayer has the certain promise     hood of, churches that would most often mock and de-
of its answer. But "the prayer of faith" does have         spise you, sneer at you, have their "board" sit on you,
the certain promise.                                       or kick you out of membership, and the preacher
   And from the world's beginning till now, God has        denounce you as a heretic, unworthy of fellow-
ever and in every case, without fail, always fulfilled     ship, etc., if you should, in your distress, make
the said promise. You may search the records of            a call for the elder of the church for the purpose
all holy Scripture, and all religious and secular his-     set forth in the Bible as quoted from James 5:, 14.
tory of all mankind, or the chronicles of mankind's           0, what a pity. And where to has Christendom
testimonies as to their experiences, throughout the        drifted in these last evil days ? "When the Son of
earth, and in all ages, and you will find that to be so.   Man cometh, shall He find faith upon the e a r t h ? "
   Hence, beloved fellow Christians of all names, and      or in the churches ?
no names among men, you may put it down as a cer-             O, what shall you do then? you say to us. Well
tainty that if you have prayed for healing, perhaps        that is so hard a question that it almost paralyses the
for some time back, and not yet received it, the           tongue and almost makes one both numb and dumb
reason when all other seeming reasons have been added      as to what to say.
together, is simply this one reason: You have not yet               BUT "FEAR NOT; ONLY BELIEVE."
been able to "pray the prayer of faith that saves
the sick" (James 5: 15).                                      Nevertheless, dear suffering one: Do not despair even
   For if you and I were always able to exercise that      at that difficulty. For the word "church" is a very
childlike faith, such as Little Anna did in the ever       elastic word in a way as well as a very specified one. I n
sweet story of "Little Anna's Prayer," then the answer     the first place God had but one church, His church,
would be just as certain, speedy, and marvellous as        and^to which all belong who are children of God. If
in her case. It would never fail. For God never            the organisation existing in your midst, under some
fails. God cannot afford to make a promise and not         church name, have departed from "the faith once for all
keep it. So He therefore always keeps it. But              delivered to the saints" (Jude 3), and therefore have
always on His own conditions laid down when He made        no elders or ministers with the Bible faith of James
the promises. And these conditions may be all summed       5, then of course you are under no obligation to call
up in that one word "FAITH." Jesus said so often:          on unbelieving elders or ministers, but will have t o
"As thy faith, so ba it done unto you." (See Matt.         pass them by, and press onward some other way,
9: 2; Matt. 8: 13; Acts. 3: 16; Acts 14: 9; etc.).         and which God has fortunately provided us in His
                 THE HARD ANSWER,                          Word.
                                                              Of course you have a right to call on true elders
   But the hard answer to the question why are you         or ministers in God's own church in the next town,
not healed when praying and prayed for, anointed,          or even far away, if your local organisation has no
laid hands upon, etc., may also be found outlined in       faith, and no elders or ministers with apostolic faith
the Holy Scriptures. You may find it in many places.       on these lines. You have a Bible right to call on
But we cannot take space to examine all this time.         whomsoever you will to help you in prayer battles
We might look at one or two for a minute or two.           for your life, be they far off or near.
   Turn, then, first to one in the old covenant in
Exodus 15: 26:—God said I F :                                             APPLY MATT. 18: 18—20.
   1. Thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the        For the prayer of agreement by two or more persons
Lord thy God_,—and I F :                                   as per Matt. 18: 18-20, is your privilege at all times,
   2. Thou wilt do that which is right in His eyes,—       whether the persons live close together or far ap|rt.
and I F :                                                     Fortunately God has more than one kind of medicine,
   3. Thou wilt give ear to His commandments,—and          so to speak, and more than one kind of provision for
IF:                                                        healing. So if you cannot have access to one kind then
   4. Thou wilt keep all His statutes—then I will put      get hold of the other.
 (or permit to be put, verb being used in the permis-         If there is no local church where you live that has
sive sense) none of the diseases upon thee, which I        elders or ministers with, the Apostolic and New Testa,-
  4                                                    GOOD NLW5                                               NOV. 1932
ment "faith once for all delivered to the Saints" (Jude
3), then ask whoever you learn of, who has faith, to
help you in, prayer for your life.
   Thus let no man, or set of men, whether under
a church name or otherwise, cheat you out of "the
children's bread" (divine healing). See Matt. 15: 26,
intended for you. Do like the woman of "Canaan"
in said chapter; press onward to Jesus in spite of              ONE HUNDRED MASSACRED ON THEIR KNEES.
"disciples" advice as was given against her cry for
help (See Matt. 15: 23).                                         From an eye witness who has recently returned from Russia a n d
                 CONFESSION OF SIN.                           whose knowledge of conditions there is based u p o n years of experi-
   3—V. 15: 16. Thirdly even where believing elders ence among her people.
and ministers might be found the question of sins,
and confession of sins, may be a factor of considerable          ^ H E INDESCRIBABLE sufferings of the Russian
difficulty to some. Many a healing has unquestionably               people which have awakened some sympathy in
been retarded because of un-repented and unconfessed Western lands became known to t h e whole world
sins.
    Here again is a great hindrance because of the few through the innumerable cries of distress from t h e
elders or( ministers whom the suffering ones can really tormented and tortured victims of a brutal govern-
trust to tell any of the secret sins of their lives, which ment, deluded with a Utopian idea of b e t t e r i n g con-
may sometimes even be the direct cause of the sick- ditions. Again and again have I heard from these u n -
ness. There are many sins of boys and girls, men and happy people, t h e anxious question, " I s it possible
women married and unmarried, which are hard to con- that the Christian powers of t h e world, especially t h e
fess to any one. But as you see James 5: 16 has
something to say about "confession of sins" as a part League of Nations, and other protectors of order,
of the healing conditions, some times at least. It is can pay so little attention to t h e cries for help from
well not to overlook this.                                    innocent captives?" From the over-filled prisons, t h e
    We know of a minister whose dear wife was in ice fields of Siberia and the prison camps come these
a dying condition with lung tuberculosis. And that
means something serious. Husband and she believed cries t h a t shriek to heaven. Can we look on, unmov-
in Christ the Healer. They began to pray for her ed, when a cruel government, experiments t h u s upon
healing. Hands were laid upon her in Jesus' Name peaceful citizens and makes slaves o u t of them?
for healing as per Christ's command. Partial healing              Shortly before leaving Siberia I witnessed one of
was experienced. But not recovery in full. They these frightful " e x p e r i m e n t s " . A Jenissei steamship
 studied together v. 15: 16 of James 5, about confession
 of sins. She made a full confession of her whole life's was loaded with thousands of people, simple peasants,
sins and mistakes to her own good minister husband. who with their wives and children had been driven
Then they prayed again. Then the full and complete away from their homes and lands like a flock ofsheep.
healing came. Praise the Lord. We have seen the Day after day these old men past sevnty, a n d young
healed sister after her perfect healing.
                                                              children, had waited under t h e open sky, in t h e cold
    It paid her to make a full confession. It will pay
many others. We could fill many pages with similar of Siberia, for the steamer. Finally it came, t h e call
 cases where confession of sins has been the key to " Q u i c k " was sounded and t h e multitude crowded on;
the success in prayer for healing.                            some who were unable to g e t on t h e small gangway,
                 SINS AND UNBELIEF.                           fell into the water. Their meagre possessions of beds
    It is natural that sins of thought, word and deed, and clothing were carried in bundles on t h e i r backs.
actual transgressions and unbelief go hand in hand since Old men trembling with weariness a n d extreme cold
 unbelief itself is a root to multitude of sins and itself
 a great sin. Naturally therefore if other sins com- often became the object of ridicule and mockery;
 mitted sometime in life are covered up, they may be there was a mother with meagre clothing a n d when I
 like secret worms eating at the root of faith and** pre- asked her where her husband was she answered t h a t
 venting the person to exercise fully the faith, trust, she did not know where they had s e n t the father of
 and confidence in God, necessary to appropriate to her children. She, with many others did not know
 our own case the atoning sacrifice of Christ, His shed
blood, even for our sicknesses, and "by whose stripes where they were going; many of t h e m had never b e -
 we are healed." (See Isaiah 53: 4-5.) (See also James fore seen a ship or a train, as they h a d never gone b e -
 1: 5-8.)                                                     yond t h e bounds of their own villages. Now they h a d
    Hence such sins will prevent the person from being suddenly been arrested, their property snatched from
 able to "pray the prayer of faith that saves the sick." them, and they were being exiled to t h e ice fields of
    But do not worry.
    O, ye dear suffering ones. We must reluctantly make Siberia, there to settle the land. On t h e steamer t h e y
 mention of sins to further burden your minds. For were treated in an unspeakably shameful way, n o
 as ye are sick ye have a heavy burden already in thought being taken towards the souls or bodies of
 the sickness itself. But, beloved, if you do not get the passengers. Packed in like herrings in a barrel
 victory, and healing means anything to you, do not these poor people had to sit on the floor amidst t h e
 stop short of digging to the root of whole thing rather
 than to lie or sit there and suffer year after year freight and having no protection from the rain t h e y
 and finally perish. Almost anything is easier than were often drenched t o the skin. Added to this w a s
 that after all.                                              the suffering caused by shortage of food a n d also t h e
             CHEER UP! TAKE COURAGE!                          plague of lice and other vermin. As a result of t h e
    So take courage, suffering ones. Sins need not constant exposure t h e majority of t h e children suf-
 bother you. Why? Well, take your Bible and turn fered with diarrhoea and many died from diptheria.
 to Isaiah 1: 18, and Isaiah 55: 1-3, 1 Pet. 2: 24, and
  1 John 1: 9.                                                    The ship's crew had skinned a cow which had been
    There is plenteous mercy and redemption with the slaughtered and one old man, in a desperate effort
 Lord, He gladly forgives your sins.                           to satisfy his intense hunger, cut off the tail and e a r s
                                      -- Miracles of Healing.  from the skin and a t e them. For this he w a s put in
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solitary confinement in one of the ship's cells and de-         cruel treatment of the Jews of Roumania. A Zionist
prived of anything to eat for a long time. Many of              leader named Samson Bronstein was dragged by a
these poor creatures collapse from the frightful tor-           horse through t h e streets of Yedinez, his hands and
ment of being separated from their loved ones and               feet manacled, until he died. The paper states that
the agonizing uncertainty as to their whereabouts. If           this is but one of tne several incidents taking place
one asks them where they are going they answer,                 recently.
" W e do not know. We have no will of our own any-                   A few weeks ago 300 Hitlerites marched through
more."                                                          the streets of Breslau, Germany, in uniform, greet-
   After a long, painful journey the people are sud-            ing the Jewish passers-by with cries of "Go to Pales-
denly landed on the shore of some river and in that             t i n e . " On passing a Jewish funeral they shouted,
utterly barren country they must build some kind of             " H e r e is one going to Palestine! We shall soon get
barracks to shelter themselves. Thousands, yes mil-             rid of the rest!" This is not the first anti-Jewish out-
lions of human lives are here tortured to death                 break that Germany has witnessed. Writing in 1916^
through the inhuman treatment they receive.                     David Baron says: "I have in my hand an imitation
    The Chicago Daily Tribune for May 10, 1932, des-            of a German railway ticket. On the front w e read
cribes a most brutal action on the part of Soviet               these words, 'To Jerusalem.' Across one end t h e route"
g u a r d s in the massacre of one hundred peasants -           and date are as usual indicated, which are, 'Germany
while on their knees in prayer they were mown down              - Palestine,' and across the other end which usually
with machine gun and rifle fire.                                has the initials of the railroad company, the word
    It was the occasion of the Orthodox Ascension Day           'Isaac' is spelled. On the reverse side we read, 'Go
celebration and in the little village of Kriulany on the        with 100,000 of thy brethren, and immerse thyself in
Rumanian side of the Dniester River, the bells were             the Jordan, but never r e t u r n . ' "
tolling for special services. But across the river, on                            Anti-Jewish Law Passed.
Russian territory no bells tolled, no church doors were              Taking advantage of the absence of many members
swung open, no public services were permitted — all             of the German Diet (Congress) the followers of Hit-
these had long since been forbidden by the Soviet               ler passed a law demanding that the Prussian govern-
government. " B u t the peasants there heard the bells          ment confiscate within three weeks all properties of
across the river and, attracted by them came to the             Jews who entered Germany after August, 1914, and
riverside to hear better. They watched their brethren           also prohibiting the theatres of the Prussian States
on the Rumanian side filing into church. And, as the            to employ Jews. The plan of this p a r t y is to force
bells rang out they knelt by the river and prayed."             Jews to emigrate by making it impossible for them
The news despatch explains that while "hundreds of              to earn a living.                - Pentecostal Evangel.
persons have been killed in the last few months by
Russian patrols because of their effort to escape over
the frozen river, this latest killing was especially tra-                    A SIGN SPOKEN AGAINST.
gic; the Dniester river is no longer frozen and these
peasants were not trying to escape from Russia; their              "Destined," as one version renders it, " t o b e a s i g n
mistake was in praying. This enraged the commander              for man's attack, to bring out t h e secret aims of many
of the Soviet border guards; he ordered the cavalry             a h e a r t . " What is a sign? It is t h a t which is given to
to charge; the horsemen swept down on the peasants,             us as a token that the message we have heard is true.
firing a t them, and machine gunners raked the river            As the shepherds listened with wonder to t h e song
banks. The sound of the shots broke u p the services            of the angels, they were told, "this shall be a sign
at the church in Kriulany, the worshippers filing out           unto you. Ye shall find a babe lying in a manger;"
just in time to see the massacre on the opposite                and when they looked upon the Infant Christ they be-
b a n k . " It was reported that t h e Soviet soldiers quick-   lieved that all t h a t was told them was true, a n d they
ly removed the bodies of the dead.                              went away praising God. That Child, grown to be a
                         —"The Latter Rain Evangel."            Man, was God's Sign to the world, the sign of His
                                                                love, the sign of His grace, the sign of His salvation
           JACOB'S TIME OF TROUBLE.                             wrought out by His cross. Noah saw the rainbow
                                                                spanning t h e heavens, and was told t h a t it was a sign
   A Jewish writer for the "Palestine Bulletin" quotes          of God's mercy; never again should the waters cover
the "Manchester Guardian" as follows:                           the earth as in the flood. But the supreme token of
   "The government is silent about the un-Christian             the mercy and love of God is t h e sign of the Son of
things t h a t are going on in Germany - the ever-in-           Man in Heaven, the sign of the Cross. That sign is
creasing arrogance of the Hitlerites, the incitements           everywhere spoken against; the offence of the Cross
to violence against the Jews and Republicans, the               is not ceased; still to the Jews it is a stumbling block
mobbing of a defenceless girl at Breslau, the insults           and to the Greeks foolishness; salvation by faith in
and menaces to Jewish children in the schools (so t h a t       Jesus, salvation through His atoning blood, is m e t by
many cautious parents are escorting children to and             the indifference and contempt of many, but t h e r e is
from school for fear lest they be mobbed by the                 no Christmas Gospel apart from it. Jesus was b o r n into
'Christian children'). The Jew pays Christianity a              the world that H e might save it, and it could only : be
compliment when he recognizes that these things are             saved by His death; so t h a t Bethlehem is linked to
un-Christian."                                                  Calvary, and the great message is " u n t o you is born
                      Hatred of Jews.                           a Saviour." To know that He is our Saviour is to have
   A Jewish paper reports the following example of              all the joybells set ringing in our hearts. -Pent, Evang.
                                               GOOD NLW5                                             NOV. 1932


                           ptrager, ^attentat, rnxh |§afa£t.
                                 At the Royal Albert Hall, Whit-Monday, 1932.
                                           By Rev. R. J. JONES, J.P.

         The pow'r that fell at Pentecost,                are not carried in the pockets but in the heart. In
           When in that upper room,                       desperation we knocked on the glass panels when
         Upon the watching, waiting ones,                 we saw an Elim usher inside. He identified us, and
           The Holy Ghost had come,                       went responsible to the paid official for our good be-
         Remaineth evermore the same,                     haviour. At last we were inside, just as the morn-
           Unchanging still, 0 praise His Name.           ing service was closing, twenty-five souls saved, and
                                                          the joyful thousands on their feet singing, "He that
   Nearly three years ago when writing in the "Evan-      believeth on the Son, 'tis true, hath everlasting life."
gel" in connection with Principal George Jeffreys' ever   Then the Lord's prayer. From the arena to the top
memorable Cardiff Campaign, I stated that the only        of the building, everybody praying as He taught us
explanation I could give for the miracle of the "crowd    to pray.
in the queue" was the fact that thousands had grown          A heavenly sound this, after the noises outside.
tired of worshipping in the refrigerators of modernist    Discordant noises and rows are of the earth earthy,
teaching, and h?d come where the fire was burning         but the sound of Pentecost is Heavenly. There were
brightly, to be thawed, warmed, and set on fire again.    nearly 400 on their knees in the arena, and what a
And the excellent article in last week's "Evangel" on     sight as the Principal laid hands upon them. Power,
"The Holy Spirit as a Fire " emphasises this, where       yes, mighty power ascending upon them.            Weak
the writer points out that                                and broken bodies thrilled with new life, and scores
                                                          receiving the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. Power,
                  The Fire Attracts.                      yes up in the balcony, there in the box on our left,
Some years ago the by-product plant of a colliery         in the stalls and arena and out in the prayer meet-
company at Aberbargoed took fire. The flames rising       ings in the large anterooms. There was
to a height of 150 to 200 feet could be seen for miles                      A Deep, Deep Note
around, and the reflection in the sky conveyed to the
people living in the adjoining valleys that there was     of reverence, thanksgiving, joy, and victory in the
a great fire somewhere. Over the hills and through        song which followed, "Precious Name, oh how sweet."
the valleys thousands rushed to the scene of the fire.       If ever there was a man who loved his Bible, it is
Yes, fire attracts; and that explains the presence of     Principal George Jeffreys, and someone picked it up
the great crowd at the Royal Albert Hall on Whit-         and took it away. In the national Library of Wales
Monday. There was a glowing fire. We went there           at Aberystwyth can be seen the "Red Bible," I
shivering spiritually, but came away warmed through       should like to see Mr. Jeffreys' lost Bible in the same
and through, and singing—                                 place, labelled, "Beible y Cymro sydd yn ei gredu
                                                          o glawr i glawr" (The^ Bible of the Welshman who
         Then God's fire upon the altar                   believes it from cover t*o cover.)
           Of my heart was set aflame;                       Mr. Douglas Gray and his happy Crusaders were
         I shall never cease to praise Him,               sweetly singing, "Pentecostal fire is falling," when I
           I will praise Him.                             got on the platform in the afternoon. What a con-
           Glory, glory, to His Name,                     gregation on a Whit-Monday!
   The police officer who called us at 4.30 a.m. on          The whole place was charged with power when Mr.
Monday could hardly believe that we were getting up       Jeffreys asked us to sing, "Praise God for the power
at such an unearthly hour and travelling all the way      just now."
to London simply to attend some religious services.          "The tide is rising. Over sixty received the Bap-
The people in the train could not understand it, when     tism of the Holy Ghost this morning, souls were saved,
a dear sister from Swansea walking along the corridor     and bodies were healed. That is the old-time religion."
saw us, and said, "So you are going up too. We            Bendigeclig! After a time of prayer the Principal and
had a wonderful time at Swansea yesterday, but we         Mr. Darragh sang the chorus—
shall have a Pentecost to-day." And we agreed; we               The old, old story, it is ever new,
could see the red glow in the sky.                              The old, old story, praise the Lord, it's true,
   The fire was attracting us, as it was attracting             That Jesus died for me as well as you,
thousands more. Why, Pastor Court called my atten-                I love the old, old story.
tion to one young fellow who had ridden over 220 miles
                                                             And being anti-modernists, we joined in, and sang
             From Hull on a Push-Bike.                    it over and over again, each time ending with—
His face was beaming, as if he was going to "free                  That whosoever will believe,
wheel" all the way home. When we got to the hall                   Shall everlasting life receive.
about 11.30 I could not find the tickets. Generally
speaking, you want tickets to-day for everything but        Nothing but smiling faces, no frowns. Look a t
for a religious service, yet thank God, the Foursquare    the hundreds of young people joyously waving their
movement is changing the order; you cannot be sure        hymn sheets, or look at the shining, beaming face
of a seat, even in the great Royal Albert Hall, un-       of that dear old saint from Halifax, Mrs. Walshaw.
less you have a ticket. We tried the door facing the        The preacher is happy too. He is anxious to let us
Albert Memorial, but the gold-braided official referred   know what a wonderfully rich lot of people God'n
us to the office on the right. The clerk was sym-         children are in "the Gifts of the Spirit." Priceless
pathetic, but adamant. Then from door to door             gifts, ours for the asking, for the taking. He has
giving our names and addresses, but no admission.         lost his Bible, but thank God he has not lost the
O, the agony of it all, so near and yet so far. I         Word. "Thy Word have I hid in my heart." First
am glad that the tickets for the Greater Convention       of all he led us out of the foggy misconceptions in
  NOV. 19 32                                    GOOD NE.W5                                                     7
connection with the Pentecostal belief, which are           no, we could not, "Diolch Iddo byth am gofio llwch y
greatly troubling many good people to-day. Mis-             llawr."
conceptions which I am afraid are due in a measure             Yes. Amen, Hallelujah, loud and long, from all
to the manner in which these truths are oftentimes          over the building, among. them from the sixty who
presented by so-called Pentecostals. He then clearly        had had that blessed experience that very morning in
                                                            the Royal Albert Hall. And I now understand that
               Explained the Difference                     nearly two hundred received the Baptism that after-
between the fruit of the Spirit and the Gifts of the        noon. It was a wonderful service, reminding me of
Spirit, rebutting the contention that both must be re-      the words of the Rev. Philip Jones, our most noted
ceived at the same time. Then the nine rich Gifts           Welsh preacher, who, speaking a week ago on the
                                                            need of another outpouring of God's Spirit, said in
of the Spirit, which he insisted are not ordinary, but      his inimitable manner of the revival of 1904-5,
miraculous and extraordinary. We were solemnly              "Lovely time, lovely time!" That afternoon we' had
warned against lightly using the gifts. "I would            a "lovely time." Gogoniant!
rather quit the ministry for ever than be a party to
abusing • or misusing either of the Gifts," and he                         A Larger Congregation
strongly opposed all forms, of fanaticism, selfishness,
and narrowness. He dealt with all the Gifts, and            in the evening. Right from the beginning it was
each had to stand the acid test of the Word of God.         time spent with God.
Listening to every word spoken with sincerity, we
had to admit that to deny any of the claims made,                 Yes, this pow'r from heav'n descended
we must first of all deny the Bible. Never have I                   With the sound of rushing wind;
read or heard such a lucid and clear exposition as he             Tongues of fire came down upon us,
gave of "divers kinds of tongues."     Filled like Peter            As the Lord said He would send.
at Pentecost with the Holy Ghost, he raised his voice
crying, "We must come out for the truth, whatever              The fervent prayers, the joyous praise, and the loud
happens. Let them say that it may come from, below;         responses when Pastor Corry sang, "Oh, every one
it came down when I had it." And the "Praise                that is thirsty in spirit," Then the enthusiasm when
Him," "Glory," and "Hallelujah," from many hun-             the Principal read out the greetings from Switzer-
dreds signified that it had come down upon them             land, Birmingham, and Southampton, our cups simply
also. His commentary on the Bible was the Bible,            running over when he read the telegram from the
and the most biased person would have to acknow-            Dundee converts, "Hurry back." But we want him
ledge his fearlessness. This man, who, metaphorically       back in Wales too this man with a Full Gospel. They
speaking, has been tied to the stake and thrown to          want him back everywhere. "Hurry back." What
the lions over and over again, still stands for the         can be the secret of this longing for his return? Is
whole truth, cost what it will. He insisted upon            it not this ?—
sanity, and definitely opposed selfish extravagance
and the misuse of this Gift, claiming that it was be-                Just a channel full of blessing
stowed to speak to God, and not to man, a heavenly                   To the thirsty hearts around.
language, It was a sign for unbelievers that the              His subject was "The Baptism of the Holy Ghost,"
present dispensation is coming to an end, and to the        and we had another masterly exposition of this great
believer a means to edify himself. And then we had          gift, which is as much misunderstood as the miracu-
a time of real revival.                                     lous gifts. The space at my disposal will only allow
   Speaking of the eighth gift in the list of miraculous    me to mention briefly the effect of some of his words
gifts in I. Corinthians 12, he shewed most lucidly that     upon the great congregation.
it was one                                                   _ "The Holy Ghost was never given to burn up our
                Chiefly for Private Use,                    sins. We lose our sins at Calvary. The vessel must
                                                            be cleansed in the Blood at the Cross, before the Holy
and quoted I. Corinthians 14: 2: "For he that speaketh      Ghost will take possession. The Holy Ghost is given
in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto        for the purpose of power for service." And what an
God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the           example we had of this Power in the preacher him-
Spirit he speaketh mysteries." Giving his own experi-       self. "The Spirit is with us before, but in us after
ence in order to illustrate the use of the gift for self-   Pentecost, My desire is to see every denomination
edification, he said, "It is quite natural for me to        going all out for the whole thing. I would like to see
approach God in prayer in English, but this language
sometimes fails to express the fulness of the heart,                        Every Church on Fire,
and I have to fall back upon my mother tongue, and          and every minister aflame. To-night I have authority
often the words of an old Welsh hymn such as                to preach the same Gospel as was preached on the
             O', Anfeidrol rym y cariad,                    Day of Pentecost. The modernists are trampling
             Anorchfygol ydyw'r Gras,                       under their feet the Blood of the Covenant, and scat-
             Digyfnewid yw'r Addewid                        tering to the winds the precious Gifts of the Spirit.
             A bery byth o hyn i maes.                      T refuse to compromise. I stand for the full Gospel"
                                                            —his voice ringing out clear as a silver bell, his
brings me into the presence of God. The Welsh               words burning with sanctified passion, and his whole
language is so rich, so full, and so flowing that it is     body moved under the power of the Holy Ghost,
almost impossible to give a literal translation that can    roused us, thrilled us, and lifted us up. "Come back
convey the meaning in the short words of the English        to the Cross, the only way into the Kingdom of God.
language. For instance: love—-cariad; joy—gorfoledd;        Come back, come back!"                               ;.
glory—gogoniant. But even the Welsh tongue fails                Then we heard the great voice of much people
at times to express the love of God in the heart,           saying Amen, Hallelujah! And see them coming from
and it is then that the Spirit, taking possession of         all over the building, ten, twenty, thirty, forty-twsk
the vocal organs, brings me into the supernatural           "Diolch Iddo."
plane, and although my understanding may be as                  Baptised with fire, God is using him to set thou-
Paul said, 'unfruitful,' yet 1 come from "the prayer         sands more on fire too. This was a red-letter day, a
room edified and strengthened."                              i-ed-hot day. Nearly eighty souls saved, scores tes-
   How could you expect us to keep silent when the          tifying to having received a healing touch, and hun-
preacher spoke thus of the eternal force of His love,        dreds in an ectasy of joy, having received the Bap-
unconquerable grace, and unchanging promise? No,             tism of the Holy Ghost. Gogoniant!
    8                                                GOOD NLW5                                              NOV. 1932
                                                                 prayer he goes on his way. A middle-aged man who
                                                                 is having treatment a t hospital needs clothing and a
|                     " CSauh ^tiv&"                        |    r u g when he leaves for the country after discharge.
                                                                 The couple who are travelling to the fruit-growing
!<®ga . s a s h e s         ^&*m^mm®mt^me^Gs^&»^mim@y            district, where they a r e known and have hope of ob-
                                                                 taining work, ask for nothing more than a meal; b u t
    P U B L I S H E D MONTHLY -   EDITOR, J.   LANCASTER.        the wife gladly accepts a little second-hand clothing.
                                                                      Remembering the exhortation "Sow beside all wa-
        104 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne, N. 1.,
                       Victoria. Australia.                      t e r s " , Isa. 32 : 20, we endeavour to instil comfort by-
                                                                 preaching the Word and men who a r e suffering ef-
   The Editor is responsible for the soundness and               fects of long-continued adversity bow the knee whilst
general character of every contributed article—but not           we commit t h e m to t h e compassionate care of t h e
for every detail of interpretation. Writers must be              Heavenly Father knowing — by the sure Word of
allowed latitude to express their own thoughts.                  Truth — that they that seek t h e Lord shall n o t want
                                                                 any good thing. Psa. 34 : 10.
                                                                      Ah! here is one of t h e unemployed. "We have not
                                                                 seen you for some time Sir." " N o , I'm working now.
                                                                 When I first came here I had walked to Melbourne.
                                                                 When I went to ask for sustenance I was told to g o
                            In the Office.
                                                                 to Broadmeadows, b u t I was too weak from want of
              Sow in the morn thy seed,                          food to a t t e m p t it. Then I went to my old boarding
                 At eve hold not thy hand,                       house b u t though in both these places they were eat-
             To doubts and fears give thou no heed,              ing good meals, none was offered me. Then I came
                 Broadcast it on the land.                       here. You fed me and saved my life, therefore I a m
              Thou knowest not which may thrive,                 come to bring an offering for your kindness to m e
                 The late or early sown;                         when I was s t a r v i n g . "
              God keeps the chosen germ alive,                        If the unemployed who have been helped here g e t
                 When and wherever sown.                          work and send one tenth of their earnings along, there
    The door of the Mission is opened early in the even-         would be more than sufficient to help all t h e needy
ing to disclose a young man in very evident distress.            who come to us.
We lay him on a couch while an ambulance is called                    A call from t h e sister in the office. '' Brother! Would
and he is taken to hospital from whence the police               you please see this poor fellow? His feet are on t h e
fetch a message the next morning to the effect that              ground and I have no boots on hand. I t is a very bad
he is suffering from rheumatic fever. His relatives               case."
are notified and they come to us to get news of him,                  To overcome the difficulty the brother has to p a r t
giving us the coveted opportunity for ministry of the             with a pair of socks and his last pair of boots and
Word.                                                             thanks God he still has left to him t h e pair of shoes
    A pleasant faced woman walks up the steps into                he is wearing, though they a r e pretty old.
the Hall to kneel in prayer. She is without work and                  Again, a young man who has seen better days seeks
lacking the money to pay rent for her room. We give               a pair of boots and we are compelled - in spite of our
a family needing help her address and they go to seek             heavy liabilities - to purchase a second hand pair t o
her services. God answers prayer.                                 fix him up; and yet another has his feet on t h e ground
    A man who has diligently sought work at Em-                   this bitter weather and is evidently suffering in health,
ployment Agencies comes to tell the glad news t h a t             so we buy shoes for him also.
he has been successful in obtaining suitable employ-                  Ten thirty p.m. comes a knock at t h e door and a
ment. The office fee was paid by the employer, in                 man says, "Could you give m e shelter for t h e night?
whose eyes this man had evidently found favour. " I               I was too late to get my bed a t the 'Gill Memorial'
was asked for letters of recommendation" said he,                 where I live. You see I have been to an open air meet-
' 'and not having them with me could only give names              ing and got back after ten and they had shut the door
of former employers. However I had my New Testa-                  and would not let me in and I have no money to g e t
ment in my pocket and produced it saying "This is                 a b e d . " He is taken in and thanks God for H i s good-
the only recommendation I have with me at the mo-                 ness in getting him a good bed and breakfast.
m e n t . " " T h a t will suit m e " was the reply.                   Mrs.         with two small children and another a-
    'In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall di-             bout eight years of age calls seeking assistance. The
rect thy paths.' Surely this man found the t r u t h               baby two and a half years and one child of five years
t h a t 'Godliness is profitable for the life t h a t now is.'     were without boots or socks. The husband had done
    Men going on the track, some travelling to s t a r t           very little work for some time, sometimes getting
work for which they have waited long, others to seek               sustenance. We have assisted this family as far as w e
for work, are needing rugs. One young man whose                    can b u t they a r e still badly in need.
need was u r g e n t promptly set to work on material gi-              A man from Preston calls. H e is sadly in need of a
ven him and in a short time produced an excellent                  coat. Thank God we were able to supply this article
 'wagga'. He has work at a small wage and has been                 of clothing. H e has a little work to do, so cannot g e t
fortunate enough to secure free transport with a                   sustenance. Both his wife and child needed boots and
friendly traveller. After a much appreciated meal and              we were able to supply same.
  NOV. 1932                                         GOOD NLW5                                                          9
                       In the Parks.                             don't like being talked to like that, so I thought I'd
                                                                 come out a bit in spite of the pain."
    "And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry and
                                                                    In simple language we tell her of the Great Loving
satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in
                                                                 Healer Who speaks kind sympathetic words and heals
obscurity and thy darkness be as the noonday" Isa.
                                                                 all who come to Him; and we ask if she would not
58 : 10.
                                                                 like us to pray for her. " I don't care if you do. There's
    The usual morning g a t h e r i n g s - if weather permits
                                                                 some people living near u s who have been t o 'The
- assemble to greet the brother on his rounds. The
                                                                 News Hall' and they are worrying me to go there
men a r e greatly blessed at these short meetings and
                                                                 with them " Tenderly we lay hands upon her and re-
- in some cases - are taking new hope and with God's
                                                                 buke the devourer in Jesus' name, then we ask her
help a r e making a fresh s t a r t and are happy in the
                                                                 name and address and set off home.
Lord. We pray t h a t God will comfort and sustain
                                                                    Four days later Sister Celia calls and the old lady
them in their dark days and bring them through to
                                                                 said, "Isn't it funny? Directly t h e lady prayed for me
victory.
                                                                 the pains went and I was quite well. Yesterday I
    In conversation one dear fellow admitted that he
                                                                 walked to Port Melbourne." A fortnight later found
had had no food for two days except a mug of soup
                                                                 her suffering again; the enemy was rebuked and a-
given by one of our dear friends who is helping in
                                                                 gain the Great Physician healed her.
the work. When we took him to a restaurant for a
meal he broke down and for some minutes could not                                                     London, England.
start to eat t h a t which the Lord had provided for                Dear Mother,—Just a few lines to thank you for
him.                                                             sending me "Good News." I can assure you I appreciate
                                                                 them very much. I am still out of work after being
    Another, who had met a man hungry like himself,              back from Australia almost a year. Regular work is
brought him along and begged for bread. The bro-                 almost impossible to obtain now, and I see things are
ther bought a loaf and a small portion of sausage                no better in Australia. I am thinking of starting'a
which they quickly broke in half and eagerly devour-             little job on my own. There is plenty of competition
ed and were set up for the time being                            in it, but I have confidence that the Lord will be with
                                                                 roe, which makes all the difference, doesn't it? Praise
    We praise God t h a t we are enabled to help in some         Him!
of these distressing cases b u t whilst the country has             It isn't easy to be a Christian, but it pays. I have
over-produced and food is wasting daily, many of                 found God's promises true. He supplies my every need.
these wretched unfortunates must go hungry and                   I have met with a lot of opposition and misunderstand-
partly naked.                                                    ing, but, praise the Lord, He has said: "In the world
                                                                 you shall have tribulation, but in Me ye may have
     Oh that God would stir us u p and make us realize           peace." How wonderful it is that all the money in the
that we are His stewards and whatever wealth he has              world cannot buy this peace. I remember your Mission
sent our way must be used for His glory for - in t h a t         in my prayers every night.          Please pray for me.
Great Day - we must give an account of our steward-              May God bless you all in your labors for His Kingdom.
                                                                 —Yours sincerely in Jesus.                      —C.S.
ship.
     Oh dear, look at this poor old woman ragged and               This unemployed immigrant got his passage money
 haggard. Well we will just give her a threepenny bit,           the morning after his conversion. Praise God that
it will get a bit of bread for her. The woman looks              the fruit remains.
 longingly at this small coin, but instead of taking it,                      FROM A CONVERTED LAD.
she asks, " A r e you from the Mission round the cor-
 n e r ? " " Y e s , " we answer. "Then I can't take it, Sir.       Dear Grandma,—Sweet peace be yours in and
 My threepenny bits go for wine and I can't take                 through the cleansing blood of the Lamb of God. How
 church money for t h a t . "                                    swiftly time seems to be moving on. I thank the Lord
                                                                 for all His care of me in keeping me in work, so that
     " D o you think God sent you to m e ? " Asks an ex-         I am able to enclose in this letter tithes and offerings
 pectant mother. " W e r e the clothes I brought for you         for His work.
 and your children a God-send to you?" "Oh yes, they                 What a change there has been in the last ten years;
 w e r e . " "Then God must have sent m e . " " I believe        but God has not changed, and our Saviour is just the
                                                                 same to-day as ten years ago.
 He did and you told me to pray to Him for He an-                   The more we see of this life the more we are con-
 swers prayer. Well I have prayed my first prayer and            vinced of its lack of commodities and coming desola-
 what do you think I prayed for? I prayed for a per-             tion, and we can only find one remedy for it all—a
 ambulator for my baby. Do you think I'll g e t one?"            greater trust in God. We can look up, lift our heads
     It is a nice day and we sit on a seat in the recrea-         and rejoice, for in God alone is our strength and future
                                                                 stability.    And to think that, amidst our multitude
 tion ground and hope to enjoy reading a few Evan-               of sins and evil doings, we are called to become heirs
 gels we have brought with us. It seems such a long              to a King in Whom there is no sin or guile, even Christ,
 time since we had leisure to read.                              Who offers us the gift of eternal life—better than all
                                                                 earthly riches.
     Ah! here comes an old lady. She hesitates which of
                                                                     The blessed, loving Lamb of God is He Who offered
 two seats she will make for. I hope she doesn't come            up Himself on Calvary's tree—a righteous Man Who
 to ours. Bat she does, and we know very well t h a t            conquered sin and ransomed you and me. I pray God
 we must 'preach the gospel to every creature'. To               will lift up some more of the dear men who visit you,
 our amazement she is crying, " i t s a nice d a y " we          that they might know more of Him Who loved them
 venture to say. "Yes, b u t I c a n ' t help crying, I'm in     enough to die for them.
                                                                     Oh! God's grace is fathomless as the sea! Grace
 such pain in my head and legs. Its rheumatics. My                flowing from Calvary!       Grace enough for eternity!
 d a u g h t e r in law said, 'Wei 1 you can't expect any-        Grace enough for me and all who will believe.—Yours,
 thing else. You're growing old you know, Mother.' I             truly loving Him.                               —H. R,
  10                                              GOOD NLW3                                           NOV. 1932
                                                               for fresh service, and soon were on their way to the
                                                               ends of the earth with the saving glorious message.
                                                               And now, after the lapse of nearly twenty-six years,
                                                               tho message is still going forth. This has proved
             of fyt ^folg Spirit.                              to have been the greatest movement of the Spirit the
                                                               world has ever seen since the early Pentecost, and yet
                    By Frank Bartleman.                        we cry for more.
   (Many believe that the present great outpouring of                      God Is, About to Speak Again.
the Holy Spirit commenced in Los Angeles in 1906—but
just how, has not been clear. This brief article ex-              Do we believe it and are we ready for it ? The
plains it.—Ed.)                                                rain is surely coming once more, a downpour, yea,
                                                               a deluge! Let us all get ready to receive it and to
  Just before the Christmas holidays in 1904 the writer        receive Him back as our King. "Prepare ye the way
arrived in Los Angeles with his wife and two small             of the Lord; make His paths straight."
children. We had crossed the continent by stages. I               This can only be accomplished by the power of the
had ample opportunity along the way to witness the             Holy Spirit. We must have another outpouring t o
spiritual dearth in practically all religious circles. It      prepare us. Will we believe for this, and will we lay
seemed that every work and mission was bound by                ourselves out to realise it? The high places must
fetters of iron, ecclesiastically forged. The Holy Spirit      be brought down in our lives, the deficiencies (val-
could nowhere get His way. This burdened me very               leys) brought up, the crooked places made straight,
much, as I had always been out-and-out for God.                and the rough places smoothed. Thus shall be pre-
   Soon after arriving in Los Angeles, a sickly daughter        pared the way of the Lord for His coming.
was called away. This broke my heart completely,                  Men everywhere may be saved to-day on account
but it proved                                                   of what Jesus did nearly two thousand years ago.
                                                                                                —"Elim Evangel."
             God's Way to Draw My Life
fully to Him. Now I felt that I had no other interest                        ADDED TO THE LORD.
in life but His cause, and I was moved upon by the
Holy Spirit to offer my life anew upon the altar of               "Believers were the more added to the Lord" (Acts
His service. He accepted it and poured upon me such            5: 14).
a spirit of intercession and soul travail, that during the        The first thing is not to be added to a Church, but;
months following it seemed at times almost ready to            added to the Lord. When we are added to the Lord
take my life out with it.                                      we are at the same time added to the Church—that
    At this time there was no visible evidence of any          is, the Church of which Christ is the Head. The
better spiritual conditions or of a revival. AH hope           important thing is not to have our names added to
of better things seemed paralysed. But it was time             a church roll. Multitudes have had their names added
for God to more. He effects the impossible. There              to a church roll who have never been added to the
was not the sign of a cloud, even the size of a man's          Lord. Dead men are added to church rolls, and that
small hand, in the spiritual sky. But out of this              is why so many churches are dead. A church roll
clear sky the Lord Himself began to pour upon us a             cannot give life to anybody. But when we are added
spirit of intercession. Faith sprang up in our hearts          to the Lord we immediately live. He that hath the
once more, a gift from God. We began to prophesy               Son hath life. Get added to Christ, and at that moment
 of mighty things, but they were not yet in evidence.          eternal life becomes a glorious fact.
    In the early summer of 1905 we began to hear of               If there had been a single flaw in the life of Christ
 the wonderful work of God in Wales and later in               He could not have stood in the sinner's stead.
India. This fanned the flame of prayer and devotion                                                    Percy G . Parker.
 in our lives. God was once more moving. He was
 going to speak again. The spirit of revival^ began
 to appear in our own midst. It was evidenced*                                       STRAYING.
especially in the First Baptist Church in Los Angeles,
 where the most spiritual forces had been providen-               "Little children, abide in Him . . . that we may not
 tially gathered from all sources. The pastor, Brother    r    be ashamed before Him at His coming" (1 John 2: 28).
 Smale, had been to Wales and had caught the flame.               St. John, addressing his little children, who were
 Later, a New Testament church, so-called, was            s    Christ's little children too, counsels them to abide in
 formed from this body, but this company never went       t    Him, that they may not be ashamed before Him at
 through fully. A Gideon's band was needed. This          3    His coming. Among the very children who will pass
 the Spirit found and formed in a little company off           into the Kingdom prepared for them, there may be
 called-out saints, white and coloured, who gave them-         some ashamed to meet the Master. His words of
 selves to much earnest fasting and prayer.                    acceptance will be mingled with other words of regret,
    On April 9th, 1906, the importunity of their prayer   r    that their faith should have been so feeble, their love
 was answered. The Spirit began to be poured out          t    so meagre, their obedience so broken by sin. They will
  as in the days of Pentecost. A number spoke in          ^    be saved; but all the trumpets will not sound for them
 tongues and interpreted, and visions were granted,       U
                                                          !
                                                                on the other side. Tertullian tells of a Christian
 with other gifts of the Spirit. Deliverance had come.     -   pastor in the second century, who drove out a demon
 This company was soon obliged to move to a larger        r    from the spirit of a young woman, although she was
 place, so they opened up Azusa Mission, an old de-            at the time of her possession an accepted candidate
  serted Methodist Church at 312, Azusa Street, and it    t    for admission to the Church. "How is it," the pastor
  was here that God began to work the wonders of the      e    fsked the demon, "that you ventured to enter one
  twentieth century in a restored Pentecost. The fire     e    who belongs to Christ?" "Because," the significant
  rapidly spread and the news flew to all parts of the    e    answer ran—"because she strayed into my territory."
  world, as on the wings of the wind. God was speak-               It cannot be that we wish to be put to the blush
  ing in the earth once more, and it meant life from      n    before our King, because when He appears He discovers
  the dead. Workers and saints began to gather from       n    us straying into the enemy's territory. Therefore let
  all parts of the inhabited universe. Oh, those were     e     us cultivate the habit of supplicating, "Maran-atha!
  glorious days. Meetings ran day and night almost        t    My Lord, rend Thy heavens, and come!"—It will deepen
  without intermission. The slaying power against sin     n     all owr holiness.
  wa§ manifest. Many received a mighty outpouring         g                                 —Alexander Smellie, D.D.
  NOV. 19*2                                      GOOD NEWS                                                       II
     GREAT PENTECOSTAL OUTPOURING                            sing with the glory of conviction of the Power that
        at the Royal Albert Hall, London.                    fell at Pentecost.
By Alderman C. E. DEARDEN (Mayor of Rochdale,                   Who can estimate in pounds, shillings, and pence
                     1929).                                  what it means to this land and to the world that many
                                                             thousands of people have arrived at the exalted state
    It is gratifying to find here and there a church or      of spiritual education and experience that they know
 a Christian community which is proving to the               that there is nothing—neither pleasure, honour,
world that it believes something. Particularly is            fame, power, wealth—that matters or has any worth
 it good when it proves that the thing which is believed     or value apart from the Gift of God in Christ?
is demonstrably alive and operative.                            I would like to dilate upon the lucid and masterly
    In the Elim Foursquare Gospel movement we have           exposition of the Principal at the successive sessions.
 a people most audacious in their aggressive depend-         In the morning he spoke upon The Distinction be-
ence on the co-operation a,nd benediction of Almighty        tween the Spirit of Christ and the Holy Spirit, and
God.                                                         made it very clear to us from both Old and New Tes-
    This live and cheerfully daring people—already           taments. In the afternoon he spoke upon the Nine
accustomed to making bold                                    Miraculous Gifts, particularly the Gift of Tongues;
                   Trials of Their Belief                    how the Apostle Paul glorified God in this gift and
 in the cause of Christ—h?s just made another tre-                             Exhorted His Followers
mendous adventure with the usual attendant award of          to "forbid not to speak with tongues." In the
mighty blessing. For Whit-Monday the Royal Albert            evening he spoke upon The Difference between being
Hall was engaged for the purpose of a great Pente-           Born of the Spirit and being Baptised of the
costal outpouring.                                           Spirit. I must, however, refrain from dwelling upon
    I say it was a tremendous adventure of faith, first,     these statements, except to say that he who would
because of the large financial liability of such an          try to refute the Principal's expositions from the
undertaking. It could not be expected that the people of     Bible would set himself an arduous task, would court
the Foursquare community could come at this time             certain failure and grievously humiliate himself.
in such numbers as they do on Easter Monday. On                 It was an inspiring sight to see so many thousands
this ground, therefore, it was clearly a venture of          of people full of spiritual joy and joy-making. Mr.
faith. There is, however, another and greater reason         Darragh, as usual, with his well-known genius for the
why I regard this convention as a courageous trial of        task, led the congregational singing.        It was in-
faith, and that is because the outpouring of the             vigorating to see Mr. Douglas Gray as he conducted
Holy Spirit in the very special Pentecostal manner of        with very considerable grace and gusto the fine choir
gift distribution is neither generally taught nor be-        of Crusaders, all sashed with their decorative blue
lieved by many Christian churches; so that a demon-          regalia; and to hear these folk sing with glee and
stration for that purpose might not attract many             glory.
people from outside.         " B u t " said the Principal,      It is becoming customary for the Principal on these
when I enquired why they had dared another such              occasions publicly and pointedly to challenge these
enterprise, "if we believe in Pentecost we must ex-          young stalwarts of Jesus with the trenchant incisive
pect the Lord of Pentecost to meet us. Of course,"           question: "Do you find Jesus satisfies your every need?
he proceeded, "we cannot reasonably expect the hall          Do you ?"
to be filled on this occasion, so soon after the crowded        And it is most thrilling to hear how their sweet,
gatherings of Easter Monday, exactly seven weeks             glad young voices ring out in grand, joyous, affirma-
to-day."                                                     tive chorus: "Yes! Yes!            We do!      We do!"
   Truly the great hall with its 10,000 seats was not        Christian fathers and mothers of
filled, as at the yearly Foursquare demonstration,                               All Denominations
but the response to this opportunity of Pentecostal          what would you choose for any of your children be-
blessing was still evident—the vast congregations            fore this happy experience? What sound could fall
reaching from floor even to the top balcony showed           so sweetly on your ears in the fulness of life, or in
that there was an intense hunger for God and Pentecost.      your dying hour rest with such comfort upon your
   Whether the income met the expenses I do not know,        heart, as the sound of words like these from the chil-
but the spiritual value of the meetings was surely-          dren of your upbringing ? The religion of Jesus is
worth any loss that might be incurred. The under-            gloriously real even for the young.          Thank God
taking was worth all the time, energy, and money             for the testimony of these young people to the glory
required, because of the immeasurable spiritual              of the Gospel of Jesus!
triumph of faith alone.                                         Again everybody received a sacred thriU and an en-
   One expected that only converted people would             riching sense of God's presence and of His falling
attend gatherings held definitely for the Spirit's out-      blessing as Pastor P. N. Corry sang, "I will pour
pouring, and yet souls professed salvation in the meet-      water upon him that is thirsty." It was a hallowed
ings. Over 100 stood up in testimony to having re-           moment.
ceived healing in the two healing services held during          It is refreshing to note at all times how each section
the day between the large meetings. There were               of this already mighty movement reacts upon the other
some 800 people who attested that at some time they          sections. The spirit of unity is commendable. So
had been healed under the administration of the              we find from various units there come telegrams
Foursquare Gospel, among them cripples who had               of good will and prayer to the meeting here—a
been wheeled about, others who had been healed of            telegram from Switzerland signed by our beloved
cancer, also many others cured of diverse ailments.          Dr. Lanz, one from Birmingham, one from Southamp-
    The great purpose of these assemblings, however.         ton, and one from Scotland in which the people of
was specifically for                                         Dundee, where the Principal is conducting a mission,
                   A Mighty Outpouring                       send'their good wishes, and conclude with the appeal-
of the Holy Spirit of God, and the people were not           ing demand, "Hurry back, will you?"
disappointed.     1780 souls were interceding in the            As a last word, let me say we owe a real debt of
prayer rooms. Over 200 received the eagerly longed-          gratitude to those who were responsible for the
for Baptism, some in the arena, the amphitheatre             organisation of the meetings, particularly to Pastor
and the balconies of the great hall when the Spirit          E. J. Phillips. They do their work with commendable
fell upon them as Principal Jeffreys ministered the          accuracy and completeness, and we would assure them
Word during the meetings. What a time it surely              of our sincere thanks and prayers, and praise God
was! How I yearned that all our churches were                for all the blessings of another stupendous day.
brought under the spell of this grand joy, and could                                              —"Elim Evangel."
  12                                             GOOD NLW3                                          NOV. 1932
                                                             how I would receive, as there was no one in my home
                                                             town who could help me. A few days after I con-
                                                             fessed Christ publicly. While reading a surgical paper,
            Pergonal tEasitmtftty,                           I was astonished to find the subject of "tongues"
                                                             mentioned; the writer stated that people worked them-
    As a child I had careful religious training in the       selves up into a frenzy of excitement till reason was
creed of my church, was brought up in a home where           dethroned, and while in this state they uttered unin-
family prayers were observed every morning, was              telligible gibberish which they call "tongues!" A t once
taught to believe the Bible, to reverence God, and to        I was alert. "What does this mean?          That doesn't
diligently observe the rules and regulations of my           sound like the Bible." I reached for the Blessed Book
Church, but was not saved.                                   and again read John 7: 37-39; John 14: 16, 17, 26;
    I outgrew my creed and gave my entire time and           Luke 24: 49; Acts 1: 4, 8; Acts 2: 1-4.          I stood
attention to my profession, but there came a day when        up before my desk with the surgical paper before
the pursuits of this life no longer satisfied me. It         me, laid one hand upon the open Bible and the other
was Sunday morning. I had been out all night with            I raised to heaven and prayed, "Lord, I want this
a critical case whose successful recovery gave great         experience that the disciples had, not the one mentioned
satisfaction, but I discovered an insistent gnawing-         in the paper. When you baptise me, remember that
hunger in my heart that I knew nothing on earth              I am a physician and cannot divest myself of my
would ever satisfy. Also as I gave myself up to an           professional training; I don't want my reason to be
attempt to "diagnose" the trouble, I was horrified to        dethroned but I do want the Comforter that Jesus
find that I had no creed, no hope, no God; that I            promised; so prove to me from Your Word t h a t my
was lost in the dark and could find no way out.              experience is genuine. Give me this that I find pro-
    One day, some two years later, the cry of my heart       mised, and no other."
could no longer be denied and I knelt down in my office          That night I received a long distance call to Los
 and prayed, "O God, if You exist, will you reveal           Angeles. As I took the train next morning for the
 yourself to me ? I need you so! If you let me know          twenty-four hours' journey, I turned my face to the
 that you are real and that you hear prayer, I will follow   window and began to pray silently. "Lord, baptise me
 you to the end of my days and to the ends of earth:         in the Holy Ghost before I get back home."
are you there, God? Do you h e a r ? "                           This was repeated over and over all day till the
    This, as nearly as I can recall, was my broken cry,      porter came to make up my bed, then I took the seat
 and God did hear and answered. Bless Him! Half an           across the aisle, and looked out at the opposite window,
hour later I was in the Methodist parsonage chatting         praying the same prayer. When my bed was ready
with the pastor and his wife.                                 1 lay with my Bible under my head, still praying,
    Whether an audible voice spoke I have never been         "Lord, baptise me in the Holy Spirit before I get
 able to recall; but I rather think it was an uncon-         back home." I spoke to no one all day, only prayed.
 trollable impulse to "Go to Church." "I, being in the           While in Los Angeles a friend took me to Angelus
 way, the Lord led me to the house of my Master's            Temple to a Wednesday night Bible study, then to an
 brethren." It was Saturday morning and 1 arranged           after-prayer meeting in the "five hundred room."
 to attend their church in the same matter of fact           During the opening song, word was brought in con-
 way that one would arrange for board and lodging in         cerning a little girl who had just been injured in an
 a place provided for that purpose.                           automobile accident—the "doctor" part of me a t once
    Frankly I was astonished when I listened to the          visualised the child in a state of shock and with the
 first few sermons. I was looking for an intellectual         physical injuries described I was prognosticating the
 treat, but I soon came to realise that the pastor            probable outcome of the case—but I was due for a
 didn't care how his sermons sounded to the ears, so          shock myself when the messenger requested the assem-
 long as he reached the hearts. His utter disregard           bly to pray for her healing. I simply gasped at
 of display, or attempt at sermonising, did more for          the audacity of the request, but my astonishment knew
 me than pulpit oratory could ever have done; just            no bounds when the entire assembly sprang to their
 the story of the cross told over and over again that         feet and with hands and heads lifted heavenward
 passed over my head and lodged in my heart and did           prayed aloud for God to "heal her now." That the
 the work.                                                    petition reached the throne, I never doubted—there
     The pastor's wife conducted a midweek Bible study.       was such calm assurance and such importunate plead-
 The first one I attended was on the Name of God, "I          ing that the "doctor" part of me retired—while my
 AM." From that moment God became a living reality.           innermost being—hushed and awed—listened for His
     One day she mentioned the baptism in the Holy            footsteps for I knew that He was in our midst.
 Ghost. My heart leaped, for I remembered as a child             Was there a formal call for prayer? I cannot tell,
 hearing my mother read, "When He, the Spirit of              but I found myself on my knees, alone with God,
 Truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth."           while He showed me what following Him wholly would
 It was perhaps thirty-five years since I heard her read      mean to me. Everything and every person that I held
 those words, but they came distinctly to my mind at          dear was brought before me—would I surrender this?
 this time. "I must have this Baptism, then I will be         "Yes, Lord." Would I yield this idol? "Yes, Lord."
 able to study the Bible and know what is truth." Two          Would I give up this cherished plan ? "Yes, Lord."
  Bible studies on the Baptism were given, then they           For the first time since I was grown, so f a r as I
  returned to their home in California. Before leaving        can remember, tears were flowing—I trembled under
  they gave me some tracts on the subject and said they        the mighty power of God as He dealt with me—but
  would send me a paper that would be a help to me. It        not for one instant did I draw back, the hunger in
  came later, "The Pentecostal Evangel."                       my heart must be satisfied. My friend touched me—
     I was still unsaved, and was not willing to accept        I rose from my knees to find that the meeting had
 the blood as my only means of Salvation, but sitting          closed and the worshippers were leaving. "Did you get
  in my office one evening reading Hebrews 2: 9, I was        a blessing?" she asked. "I don't know what it was—
  brought face to face with the question, "What shall          I only know that I've had a complete emptying out
  I do then with Jesus?" After a brief struggle I sur-         of my old self—I don't think there is any of Doctor
  rendered to the Word "That He, by the grace of God,          Brawner left." "That is just the way you look," she
  should taste death for every man," and without emo-          replied.
  tion or excitement I calmly took my place as a sinner           As we were passing down the hall, suddenly I stopped
  at the cross and the blood cleansed me. I witnessed          and said, "Miss Herrick, what makes these people
  to my acceptance of Salvation at the first opportunity,      pray differently from other Christians?" "The Bap-
  and continued asking God for the Baptism, but wondered       tism in the Holy Spirit," she replied. "Oh, that is
  NOV. 1932                                     GOOD NE.W5                                                     13
what I must have before returning to Carson City."         my lips began stammering in a way they had never
She took me to see Evangelist Black. After a little        done before. "What is the meaning of this?" I asked.
conversation he arranged for me to be taken to the         "So will we render the calves of our lips." Yes,
tarrying meeting Sunday afternoon. It was 5.30 when        Lord, I've used my lips to scold when angry, to tell
I entered—the room was nearly full of seekers on           funny stories when in good humor, to make a living,
their knees—near the door was a, vacant chair—as           but never to praise—it is time I used them for God—and
I knelt I said, "Now I will not see anyone nor hear        the "Glory! Glory!" continued to pour forth. But now
anyone, but just get alone with God.'" However, my         I found my tongue would no longer form the words
eyes did open and I noticed a man passing up the           distinctly without conscious effort—but my tongue was
aisle and praying for the seekers. As he came near         framing something entirely new without volition.
I asked him to pray for me to receive the Holy Ghost.      "What does this mean?" Just then I heard some-
As he laid his hands on my head and prayed for me          one speak in other tongues, and recalled these texts:
to be filled, I fully expected God to answer. Then         "With stammering lips and another tongue will He
he gave me some instructions: "You do not need to          speak to this people." "And they were all filled with
scream nor cry aloud nor beg for the Holy Spirit—          the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues,"
He is right here." ("Why did he say this?" I asked         and immediately I yielded this last "unruly member"
myself. "Of course I would never behave in that            to the Holy Ghost, and like the Apostles I began to
unseemly fashion.")     "Lift up your hands and open       speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave utterance.
your mouth and praise the Lord and He will come               Up to this time I had never been to a tarrying
in on your praises and fill you." Well, that was           meeting, and had never heard anyone speak in tongues,
different! At once rebellion rose up in my heart.          nor seen anyone baptised in the Holy Spirit.
"Raise my hands and praise the Lord, make a noise?            For an hour and a half the praises continued in other
That would be undignified and illbred—I'll not do any-     tongues. During this time Jesus became so real to
thing to attract attention to myself!" The impulse         me that when the power lifted I sat up, and looking
came to leave the room—but almost instantly the story      upon the faces of the saints about me, whom I had
of Naaman the leper came to my mind. He didn't want        never seen before (nor since), instantly I loved them.
to dip seven timesi in the River Jordan—but he obeyed      Then I turned my eyes heavenward and said, "Lord,
the prophet and was healed. Since this is so hard          this pays for everything that has ever happened, and
for me to do perhaps it is the very thing God requires     for every trial that can ever come; I've found the
of me.                                                     Pearl of great Price."
   He said to praise the Lord—-I wanted to do so but          And, bless God, it is still paying, I am drawing
didn't know how. I hadn't heard anyone "Praise the         compound interest.
Lord" as far as I could remember. I've never known
how it happened nor what influenced my selection of                        FOLLOW THOU ME.
words, but I decided to say "Glory" to "Praise the         Have ye looked for my sheep in the desert, for those
Lord"—"not very loud," I cautioned myself. Also I              who have missed their way?
was told to raise my hands—"but only a tiny bit, up        Have ye been in the wild waste places where the lost
to the shoulders will be high enough," I said. So
with calm deliberation I prepared to obey. Oh, what            and the wandering stray?
it cost me to break through my reserve I cannot put        Have ye trodden the lonely highway, the foul and
in words—but with my hands raised to my shoulders              darksome street?
I began softly, scarcely above a whisper: "Glory!          It may be ye'd see in the gloaming, the print of Christ's
Glory!" Then up went my arms high above my head                wounded feet.
as, a full-throated "GLORY" rolled from my innermost       Have ye folded close to your bosom the trembling,
being. The power fell. As though touching a live               neglected lamb?
wire my arms were drawn up and my heart cried out,         And taught to the little lost one the sound of the
"It is coming from beneath the throne. Now, Lord,              Shepherd's name?
prove to me that this is the Baptism the Apostles          Have ye searched for the poor and needy, with no
received, and not what Doctor —           wrote about,         clothing, no home, no bread ?
and don't let my reason be dethroned." God heard the       The Son of Man was among them, He had nowhere to
cry of my heart and answered. The doctor part of               lay His head.
me was never more critically analytical as my intellect
weighed and considered every physical phenomena that       Have ye carried the living water to the parched and
occurred. It was as though I had become a dual per-           thirsty soul ?
sonality—one part experiencing, the other part weigh-      Have ye said to the sick and the wounded, "Christ
ing, questioning, challenging every experience, by the        Jesus make thee whole"?
Word of God, though some of the texts brought to           Have ye told my fainting children of the strength of
my mind, I had to search for later, but they are all          the Father's hand ?
in the Book. Bless God!                                    Have ye guided the wandering foot-steps to the shores
   The muscles of my neck grew stiff, breathing diffi-         of the "Golden Land"?
cult. "What is this?" I asked myself. At once the          Have ye stood by the sad and weary to smooth the
answer came, "Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in             pillow of death?
heart, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost." I said,
"I won't resist any longer, Lord," and yielded. Then       To comfort the sorrow-stricken and strengthen the
I found myself sinking down, oh, so gently, till I was         feeble faith?
flat on the floor (and I didn't want to attract atten-     And have ye felt when the glory has streamed through
tion). Again I questioned, "What is i t ? " Pulse and          the open door,
respiration normal—I am not fainting ? The answer          And flitted across the shadows, that I had been there
came, "This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the             before ?
weary to rest." "There remaineth therefore a rest          Have ye wept with the broken-hearted in their .agony
to the people of God," I was a very tired doctor               of woe ?
in those days, for I had been handling a general           Ye might hear me whispering beside you, " 'Tis a path
practice and was suffering from a leaking heart valve,         I often go."
but now I realised that the weariness and weakness         My disciples, my brethren, my friends, can ye dare
were all gone—how rested—how comfortable! (Right               to follow me ?
there God healed my heart trouble, but I didn't discover   Then wherever the Master dwelleth, there shall the
it for several days later.) All this time the praises          servant be.
were pouring forth from my innermost being, then                                                    —Selected.
  14                                            GOOD NLW5                                             NOV. 1932
              THE MODEL CHRISTIAN                          Ephesian disciples of Acts 19 received the gift of
                                                           tongues. In I. Cor. 12: 30, 31, it is aslced, "Do all
   In dealing with the model Christian it is impos-        speak with tongues? . . . covet earnestly the best
sible to avoid the subject of speaking in other tongues,   gifts."
as the Holy Spirit gives utterance.                           This viewpoint, some argue, shews that many who
   Christians are usually divided into two distinct        receive the baptism in the Spirit do not speak in
classes, (1) Those who say no one can be a model           tongues.
Christian who has not spoken in tongues, (2) Those            Now as far as the present writer is aware there
who say everyone who claims to have spoken in              is no scriptural argument against this view, but there
tongues cannot possibly be a model Christian. And          is an experimental one.
the latter class usually finish up by saying that speak-      I am aware that some will quickly say, "Oh, there
ing in tongues is from the Devil.                          is a scriptural one, for does it not say in Mark 16:
   Now what do we find in Scripture? The first thing       17: 'These signs shall follow them that believe . . .
is: The extraordinary power of God over the tongue.        they shall speak with new tongues.'"
   Space will not allow us to think of this fact fully,       But it has been frequently pointed out t h a t this
but let us take two well-known illustrations. The          passage cannot refer to the "sign of tongues" at
first is in Genesis 11: 5-9. We will simply give verses    one's baptism. For notice that it is only one of
7 and 9:                                                   four signs mentioned. The four signs are (1) cast-
   "Go to, let us go down, and there CONFOUND              ing out devils, (2) speaking in new tongues, (3) pro-
THEIR LANGUAGE, THAT THEY MAY NOT                          tection from poison, (4) restoring the sick by the lay-
UNDERSTAND ONE ANOTHER'S SPEECH."                          ing on of hands. If (2) is a sign of the initial
   "Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because      baptism in the Spirit then the other signs must also
the Lord did there CONFOUND THE LANGUAGE of                be initial signs of the baptism. But nobody argues
all the earth."                                            that they are. Therefore we are not justified in
                   Here Was a Miracle                                          Selecting One Item
even greater than that of Pentecost. Suddenly, by          and declaring it to be a sign of the baptism, and
the direct miraculous act of God, hundreds of thou-        ignoring the other three. It is clear that Mark 16:
sands of people were unable to speak in the language       17, declares that speaking in tongues shall be one of
which they had used all their lives! And the impli-        the signs accompanying the collective Church witness.
cation is—although it is not directly stated—that          It cannot be pressed into meaning an essential sign
while the universal language was suddenly lost, a          connected with the baptism in the Spirit.
number of new languages were given which com-                 But while the writer knows of no scriptural argu-
pelled the multitude to separate into different crowds     ment against the view we are considering, y e t there
according to their tongues. An amazing miracle that        is an experimental one. For there are many to-day
affected mind and tongue suddenly took place—and           who can rise up and say that at the time when they
not only for a few individuals, but for an immense         were obviously baptised in the Holy Spirit they did
multitude.                                                 speak in tongues, but have never uttered one word
   The next reference is in Luke 1: 20-22, 63, 64.         of tongues since. It is distinct experience and not
   "And, behold, thou (Zacharias) SHALT BE DUMB,           distinct scriptural teaching which has resulted in the
and not able to speak, until the day that these things     distinction between the sign of tongues and the gift
shall be performed, because thou believest not My          of tongues.
words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.              But at this point we need to be very careful.
   "And the people waited for Zacharias and marvelled      While no definite statement can be found insisting
that he tarried so long in the temple.                     upon tongues as the first sign of the baptism in the
   "And when he came out, HE COULD NOT SPEAK                Spirit, yet there is far more evidence for speaking in
 UNTO THEM . . . for he beckoned unto them, and            tongues than for not doing so.
REMAINED SPEECHLESS.                                          At the time of the baptism in the Spirit at Pente-
   "And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying,   cost they all spoke in tongues; so did the household
His name is John. And they marvelled all.                  of Cornelius; so did
   "AND HIS MOUTH WAS OPENED IMMEDI-                                     The Twelve Ephesian Disciples
ATELY, and HIS TONGUE LOOSED, and he spake                 in Acts 19. Paul was very strong on tongues. He
and praised God."                                          distinctly said, "I thank my God, I speak with
   Here again was another amazing miracle over the         tongues more than ye all." Again he said, " I
tongues. For over nine months Zacharias was                would that ye all spake with tongues."
                    Unable to Speak.                           It is certainly true that many thousands through-
 God held the priest's tongue until the time of release     out the earth have spoken, even in our time, in God-
arrived.                                                   given tongues at the time of their baptism in the
   Now these experiences prepare us for the astonishing     Spirit. God undoubtedly delights in tongues. He re-
 happenings in connection with the tongue on the            joices when such
 Day of Pentecost and afterwards. I am assuming                                  Worship Arises
 that the reader is fairly well acquainted with such       to Him from redeemed hearts. We ought also t o
 passages as Acts 2: 1-11, 10: 46, 19: 6, I. Cor. 12:       delight in God-given tongues. How, in the light
 10, 28, 30, I. Cor. 14: (whole chapter), and Mark         of Scripture, consecrated men and women can oppose
 16: 17.                                                    tongues I do not know. I can quite understand
   Most who hold the Pentecostal viewpoint believe          them opposing the counterfeit tongues of a spiritist
 that there is a sign of tongues which is received at       meeting and the human imitation. But I cannot under-
 the time of one's baptism in the Spirit. That those        stand them turning aside from the pure gold of the
 who exhibit such a sign at the time of the baptism         Holy Spirit. God has definitely said, "Forbid not t o
 may never speak in tongues again. But that on the          speak with tongues" (I. Cor. 14: 39). Who are we
 other hand the power of speaking in tongues may            to reject God's Word?
 continue with them, and be known as the gift of               One of the most blessed experiences on this side
 tongues, which they can usually use at any time.           of heaven is to worship the Lord with God-given
 Thus the majority of Pentecostal believers believe in      tongues as the Spirit giveth utterance.
 (a) the sign of tongues, and (b) the gift of tongues.         Happy are we if our surroundings are such that
    On the Day of Pentecost all the 120 believers re-       God's sovereignty does not withhold the blessed ex-
 ceived the gift of tongues, later on all in                perience of speaking in tongues, but permits us the
               The Household of Cornelius                   ecstatic delight of this heavenly provision.
 received the gift of tongues, later still, all the                           Extract* by Percy G. Parker. Elim Evangel.
  NOV 1932                                     GOOD NLW5                                                      15
            THE VICTORY OF PRAISE.                                          GOLDEN GRAINS
   Some years ago George Grubb, the Iristt evangelist,       "Earth hath her price for what earth gives us.
was holding a gospel campaign in Melbourne, Aus-              At the devil's mart all things are sold,
tralia. He was staying at an hotel; and as is cus-            Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold,
tomary in that land, at night time he put his shoes           For cap and bells our lives we pay,
outside his bedroom door in order to have them cleaned        Bubbles we earn with our whole soul's tasking,
before he arose in the morning. In the night some             'Tis only God that is given away,
man broke into the hotel and stole all the shoes he           'Tis only Heaven may be had for the asking."
found outside the bedroom doors. In the morning
Grubb heard an angry voice cursing the manager.               "The angels from their thrones on High,
It was that of a spiritualist preacher who was booked         Look down on us with pitying eye,
to give a lecture on spiritualism that day in the City        That where we are but passing guests,
Hall in Melbourne. He was violently angry and was             We build such strong and settled nests;
yielding his lips as instruments of unrighteousness in        And where we hope to live for aye,
denouncing and cursing the poor manager because his           We scarce take time one stone to lay."
shoes had been stolen. George Grubb looked out of
his bedroom door and seeing the manager inquired                            IT IS NOT EASY.
about his own missing shoes. "I am sorry to say,
sir," said the manager, "they have been stolen." George     To apologise, To begin again, To be unselfish, To
Grubb believed that it is the will of God that "in        take advice, To admit error, To face a sneer, To be
everything" he should give thanks, and that he should     charitable, To keep on trying, To be considerate, To
be "giving thanks always for all things," so he said,     avoid mistakes, To endure success, To keep out of
"Hallelujah!" The manager was very surprised at           the rut, To think and then act, To forgive and forget,
this ejaculation, and he said to the spiritualist, "I     To make the best of little, To subdue an unruly temper^
intended going to the City Hall to hear your lecture,     To maintain a high standard, To shoulder a deserved
but now I have decided to go to the Cathedral to          blame, To recognise the silver lining—But it always
hear this evangelist instead." That night the manager,    pays.
true to his word, went to the Cathedral, together with
s#me members of his household, with the result that                     IN TIME OF TROUBLE.
both he and those he took with him were gloriously           Rejoice when thou dost see God take thy things
saved. The yielding of his lips to a praiseful Halle-     from thee; Aye, the greater the loss, And the heavier
lujah when he lost his shoes was God's means of           the cross, The greater thy gain shall be. When thy
Grubb's winning a number of beautiful stars in his        props are laid low, And friend turns to foe, 'Tis but
crown.                                                    because now God seeth that thou No longer on crutches
                                                          must go; Each person down here, Whom He setteth
                                                          alone, He Himself is most near. He never will leave
                                                          them, But make their way clear.
            THE BLIND GIRL'S TRUST.
                                                              If the sorrows of my case
   A man was nursing his little blind daughter on                Seem peculiar to me,
his knee. Just then a friend came in, and, picking            He hath promised needful grace,
her up, walked off with her down the garden. The                "As thy days thy strength shall be."
little one expressed neither surprise nor fear, so her
father said: "Aren't you afraid, darling?" "No," was                   A CHANGE IN NATURE.
the reply. "But you don't know who has got you."
"No, I don't," she said; "but you do, father." The           "God does not expect you to live His life without
Christian need never fear when danger seems around.       first giving you His nature." These were the words
"Our Father, which art in heaven" is watching over        that startled a godless and mocking young soldier
us all.—A.H.                                              in Egypt. "Why," he cried, "that explains it: again
                                                          and again I have been told to be good; again and
                                                          again I have tried; but I can't. But all is different
                                                          if God does not expect me to live His life without
            MEDITATION ON ROM. 12:1.                      first giving me His nature."
Take my life and let it be a living sacrifice for Thee;     A true manifestation of the work of grace is a re-
Take my heart and it shall be the place where Thou        production of the life of Christ, made possible by
    dost reign in me;                                     the indwelling Spirit.
Take my voice, let praises ring for my well-beloved
    King;                                                    Not the hermit's cave, but the heart of busy life,
Take my eyes and from them hide all else but Jesus        tests as well as makes character. If we can live
    glorified;                                            patiently, lovingly, cheerfully, amid all our frets and
Take my mouth, and every hour speak through me by         irritations day after day, year after year, that is
    Thy Spirit's power.                                   grander heroism than the greatest military exploits.
Keep my mind beneath the flood of my Saviour's            —J. R. Miller.
    precious blood;                                         "A lighted cigar has a fire on one end and a fool
Take my hands and let them be a living ministry for       on the other."
    Thee.
Take my feet, let them be used only as Thou Thyself          "If soul gardens were as well tended as soil gardens, -.
    shait choose;                                         we would have a lot more bloom and beauty in this
Take my tongue and let it be speaking truth always        old world."
    for Thee;
Take my ears and tell me so, all that Thou wouldst          "If we can't get time to be aloiie with God, we
    have me know;                                         must take it—whatever is put off, God must not be
Take my thoughts and let them be filled with praise,      put off."
    worshipping Thee.
I myself belong to Thee, bought with a price that con-    A servant in Christ's cause makes drudgery divine;
    quered me.                                            Who sweeps a room as for the Lord, makes that small
                                                —L. R.        action fine.
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                                                                           ONE DANCE MORE

    MISSIONARY NEWS                                          During the occupancy of the city of Moscow by the
                                                           French Army, a party of officers and soldiers deter-
                                                           mined to have a military levee, and for this purpose
^<g)gfc^-   g)ca   <^Q5t===^(a^=g^6£====^(!rfc-,,,   ==e   chose the deserted palace of a nobleman. That night
                                                           the city was set on fire.
  The H. N. Todd caravan mission finished when it            As the sun went down they began to assemble.
                                                           The women who followed the fortunes of the French
reached Bendigo where brother Todd decided to re-          army were decorated for the occasion. The gayest
main as he feels the change from India's climate less      and noblest of the army were there and
there than in Melbourne.
                                                                            Merriment Reigned.
  Brother Gilgallon returned to Good News Hall via            During the dance, fire rapidly approached them.
Castlemaine where he spent a few happy days with           They saw it coming, but felt no fear. At length the
the saints.                                                building next to the one they occupied was on fire.
  The dear Lord has provided him with a small turn-        Coming to the windows, they gazed upon the billows
out for himself, not a very good one certainly b u t a     of fire which swept the city, and returned to their
                                                           amusements. Again and again they left their pleasures
better means of travelling than St. Paul seems to          to watch the progress of the flames. At length the
have had, and he has now set out in the direction of       dance ceased, and the necessity of leaving the scene
Gippsland to carry the glad tidings of t h e near re-      of merriment was apparent to all. They were en-
turn of our glorified King to fulfil His promise of        veloped in a flood of fire. They gazed on with deep
giving us everlasting life in His own divine nature.       and awful solemnity. At last the fire, communicated
                                                           to their own building, caused them to prepare for
                                                           flight, when a brave young officer named Carot waved
                                                           his jewelled hand above his head, and exclaimed, "One
   If any of the Lord's stewards should be asking          dance more and defiance to the flames!" All caught
where best to bestow their Christmas gifts to help         the enthusiasm of the moment, and "One dance more
                                                           and defiance to the flames!" burst from the lips of
Foreign Missionaries, there is first our own devoted       all. The dance commenced, louder and louder grew
Pentecostal brethren, brother and sister Smith and         the sound of music, and faster and faster fell the
Marie who sold their Brisbane home to pay their fares      pattering of footsteps of dancing men and women,
to J a p a n where they have labored whole-heartedly       when suddenly they heard a cry, "The fire has reached
                                                           the magazine! Fly! Fly! for your lives." One moment
for several years looking only to their Master for sup-    they stood transfixed with terror. They did not know
port. The address is:-                                     the magazine was there; and ere they recovered from
                                                           their stupor, the vault had exploded, the building was
            Mr. H. E. Smith,                               shattered to pieces, and the dancers were hurried into
             Post Office Box 40,                           a fearful eternity.
                Kyoto, Japan.                                 Multitudes trifle thus with judgment and eternity.
                                                            They pause a moment in their search for pleasure,
  Then we have t h e Turner family - four adults -         but soon dash into the world as forgetful as before.
                                                            God's hand is laid on them in sickness; but no sooner
whose hearts have been torn by the sufferings of the       are they restored, than they forget it all and hurry
Chinese in Shanghai - especially the Christians - first     on. Death enters their homes! and the cry is heard,
by flood and then by war. Send tor-                         "Prepare to meet thy God!" But soon, like Carot,
                                                           they say,
            Pastor Walter M. Turner,
              Box 872 Chinese P. 0 . ,                                          One Dance More
                 Shanghai, China.                          and defiance to the flames! and hurry on. The Spirit
                                                           of God speaks powerfully to their hearts, and they
   Also:-                                                  shake, tremble, and are amazed; but earth casts
                                                           her spell around them and sings to them songs, and
            Rev. & Mrs. R. L. Phillips,                    with the cry, "Time enough!" "By and by!" or
              P. 0 . Box 628,                              "Not to-night!" they speed on, stifling the voice, till
                 Hongkong, China.                          often, ere days or months have passed, the bolt
                                                           has sped, the sword has descended, the Judge has
                                                           come, and the soul is lost for ever; lost, lost, lost!
      The Russian and Eastern European Mission,                                              —"Elim Evangel."
        Chas. W. Smith, Secretary,
          2 Charterhouse Square,
            London, E. C. 1, England.
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  VOL.   8.                                       N o v . 1932.                                      NUM.      11.




                        A Message From The Seashore.
   It was a glorious morning. The sun was shining;        working in her heart, and it was not long before
the sea was blue and sparkling; and groups of happy        she felt a deep longing to be able to say, "Whatever
children were playing on the sands of the seaside         others may choose, henceforth it is 'Christ for Me.'"
resort. How happy and glorious everything looked,            That very night at her bedside she yielded herself
ft was very good to live on such a day, and all nature    to her loving Saviour who had been waiting so
seemed to rejoice.                                        patiently for her; her choice was made, and oh, what
   But what are those flags and banners fluttering        joy filled her heart as she realised how Christ really
in the breeze, and where are these boys and girls         was for her, as she claimed His death on the Cross
carrying their armfuls of seaweed and other treasures     for her, and how henceforth she belonged to Him and
which they have collected from the pools? So ques-        Him only!
tioned a young lady who, with her friend, was walking        Later on she wrote and told the preacher how those
along the sands.                                          words he had asked her to make attractive had at-
   Suddenly they came upon a good-looking man, with       tracted her, and how she had learned to say, "Christ
rake in his hand, working away; and they wondered         for Me."
what he was doing. Was he drawing something on the           Can you realise and say in your own soul that
sand, or what ?                                           Christ is for you—as if there was no one else in
   They soon saw that he was making large letters         the whole world? Christ's death for you, Christ's life
with his rake, and as they watched him they saw the       for you, Christ's intercession for you, Christ who
letters form the words "Christ for Me."                   will come for you.
   Why was he writing that? What did it all mean?             Have you made your choice of Him ? We were
   While he worked, up came his little helpers, whose     made for God, and our souls are restless till they
pa it it was to fill up the letters with seaweed and      find their rest in Him. If we do not make our choice
stones to make them stand out. Presently there was        of God in this life, while we have the opportunity,
going to be held one of those bright services for         the day will come when we shall wish that we had.
the children which are held in so many coast cities.       "Behold, now is the accepted time, now is the day
This was the preacher, and his subject for that day       of salvation."
he was writing on the sand—"Christ for Me."                   What joy and happiness it brings into the life to
   "Time is short; who will help u s ? " said he, and,    know Christ as our own personal Saviour! We all
turning to the young ladies, he added, "Will you come     may know Him if we will.
and finish this for m e ? "                                   Then when we know Christ as our own Saviour,
   "Yes, that we will," they both said, and set to         let us see to it that we pass on the message of His
work to decorate the letters, which had already been      love to others.                 —"Gospel Gleaners."
skilfully drawn out for them, with the sea-weed
gathered by the children. Very pretty the words                          DEAR LORD, FORGIVE.
looked when finished, and many people stopped to
read them as they passed. Some gathered in the               "If I have wounded any soul to-day,
 shade of the rock, and joined in the singing of the          If I have caused one foot to go astray.
bright choruses and hymns, and listened to the message        If I have walked in my own sinful way,
delivered by the preacher.                                       Dear Lord, forgive!
   Meanwhile, the two friends went on their way, but
somehow those three words remained in the heart of            "If I have uttered idle words or vain,
one of them. All through the day, whatever she was             If I have turned aside from want or pain
doing, she seemed to see them before her all the time          Lest I myself should suffer thro' the strain,
—"Christ for Me."                                                 Dear Lord, forgive!
   She had been helping to make them attractive for           "If I have been perverse, or hard, or cold,
 others, and draw attention to them, but what did they         If I have longed for shelter in Thy fold,
 mean to her personally? She knew in her own soul              When Thou hast given me some fort to hold,
her choice had not been Christ. She had chosen rather             Dear Lord forgive!
the pleasures and things of this world, not realising
 that by shutting Christ out of hei- heart she was            "Forgive the sins I have confessed to Thee;
 missing the only source of true happiness and blessed-        Forgive the secret sins I do not see;
ness.                                                          O guide me, love me, and my keeper be,
    She could not get away from that little text; it             Amen."
 followed her everywhere; for the Spirit of God was                                                  —J.A.R.
  2                                  SUPPLEMENT to GOOD NLW5                                       NOV. 1932
  HOW A HEATHEN'S PRAYER WAS HEARD.                                       IS THE MASTER KIND?
   He was only a poor goat-shepherd in Southern India;         The boy had an ungainly appearance; his clothes
his hours were long, and his work toilsome. He rode         were dirty and ragged, and from time to time he
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an old ox which had been brought up and trained             w ould clutch at one or another of his garments to
by him, and the flock followed after, in the usual          save them from being blown away, it appeared, for
Eastern style.                                              there was a keen east wind that day. As I passed
   One of the difficulties the shepherd had to encounter    I murmured to myself, "A child of the streets, a
was the lack of v/ater, and the finding of a well was       child of the slums!"
a very welcome occurrence.                                     The face was pretty, reminding one of the Italian
   A day came when the poor goats had been without          children, with the soft dark eyes.
a drink for some time, and the shepherd, leaving the           "Where do you live, my lad?"
ox with them, wandered a long distance in search               "Most nights under an archway, or on some door-
of water.                                                   step, till I'm caught by the police, then I have to
    Suddenly he found a well; it was among some old         move on sharp."
ruins. While he was looking down to investigate, the           I never knew what prompted me, but I took the
edge of the well gave way and the shepherd fell some        little waif home with me.
feet. He was caught upon a ledge and so his life               I was an old bachelor with a comfortable income.
was spared.                                                 I had a hard battle to fight with my housekeeper.
   Somewhat bruised and half-stunned, the poor man          She thought, not without reason perhaps, that I had
began to collect his thoughts. He was in a truly pitiable   taken leave of my senses; and she foretold there would
plight, more than a mile from his faithful ox and the       be no peace in the house.
flock of goats. He was not able to climb up the                I am very happy to say her words did not come
side of the well, and not a soul could hear his call        true, for Jack soon became a very respectable member
for. help.                                                  of society.
 " 'Just then, however, a hissing sound reached his            He had been with me a few weeks, when, one
ears, and, though it was growing dark, he saw some-         Sunday on his return from Sunday school, he told
thing moving below in the bed of the well. It was           me how the teacher had been telling the children
a mass of snakes! What was he to do? In the hour            about God, and that He was a Master all must love
of his extreme danger he remembered that when he            and serve. "But," questioned Jack, "what I wants
was a lad there had come into his native village a          to know, sir, is the Master k i n d ? "
missionary, and although he had not taken much heed,        "Yes, my lad, very kind."
be went to hear the white teacher.                             "Then, sir, I'll love and serve Him; for I know
   He remembered one thing the missionary had said—         since you took me out of the streets what it is to
that in the hour of danger or trouble a certain wonder-     have a master who is kind, and it will be grand to
ful Lord Jesus Christ would hear and answer prayer.         have One up in Heaven who is kind, too. But if
Now there came a doubt. If he were to pray, would           I had been told about Him before you took me into
Christ hear him ? If he were to pray, no help could         this beautiful home, I would never have believed a
come, for no one was nigh! But God's Holy Spirit            Word, for all masters I've worked for before have
banished these doubts and put it into the heart of          been cruel."
the poor heathen shepherd to put the white man's               Years have passed, and I am now a very old man,
God to the test. In agony and fear the Indian shep-         feeble, and my eyes dim, but I do not feel my grow-
herd prayed for help.                                       ing' infirmities, for there's ever by my side a strong
 "After praying for some time, he seems to have fallen      young arm to guide my tottering steps, and a clear,
asleep. Some hours later he woke up, and found              musical voice to read me my favorite books. Jack
it was dawn—darkness had gone! Looking upward               and I both know the Master is kind, and this know-
toward the sky, he saw a strange face looking down.         ledge makes our lives happy.—Publisher Unknown.
Arid what was touching his head? The face at the
top of the well was that of his old ox, who had                             I DO IT UNTO THEE.
wandered far to find him, and his head was being
touched by the long rope that hung round the animal's       Lord of all pots and pans and things; since I've no
heck. It was now dangling down the well.                         time to be
    It was the work of a moment for the shepherd            A saint by doing lovely things or watching late with
to grasp the rope, and of another to call out to the             Thee,
ox to draw back. Then a big pull, and a few seconds         Or dreaming in the dawn light, or storming heaven's
later the ox had drawn the shepherd out of the well!             gates,
How very wonderful that the ox was guided to the            Make me a saint by getting meals, and washing up the
well to find his master! Still more wonderful that               plates.
the rope should have been there. Again, how wonder-
ful that the animal should have obeyed his master's         Although I must have Martha's hands, I have a Mary
voice, and have had strength to raise him from the               mind;
well!                                                       And when I black the boots and shoes, Thy sandals,
    The shepherd, on reaching safety, said not a word            Lord, I find,
of these things. He simply knelt down and thanked           I think of how they trod the earth, each time I scrub
the white man's God for answering his prayer. The                the floor;
incident led to his becoming a servant of Christ. Some      Accept this meditation, Lord, I haven't time for more.
months later he was baptised by a missionary, and           Warm all the kitchen with Thy love, and light it with
given a chance to tell to hundreds of others the story           Thy peace;
of his deliverance.                                         Forgive me all my worrying, and make all grumbling
    Thank God, the same wonderful Saviour is ours                cease,                         - <
to-day, and in every circumstance of our life, if we        Thou too did'st love to give men food, in room or by
lift our hearts to Him, we shall be heard by a prayer-           the sea,
hearing God.—"Gospel Herald."                               Accept this service that I do—I do it unto Thee.      -
                                                               (Written by a girl of 19 in domestic service.^'The
                  YOU MUST CLIMB.                           Dawn.")                                       -    * '-
  Let go and you can slide to the bottom, but if              Go where He is not and take Him with you.—Bishop
you want to go up you must climb.                           Selwyn.                            -..
  NOV. 19^2                           -^?PLE>1FAT_to GOOD NLW5                                                    3^
               "I'M PRETTY LITTLE."                                        THE POWER OF PRAYER.
   Eileen Martin is the daughter of a section foreman            The daughter of a missionary laboring in the heart
on a great railroad line. She lives in Alta, California,      of Africa, tells of how marvellously God answered
and near her home the Overland Limited flashes                prayer and saved them from being murdered.
past on its journey between the east and the west.               She describes it thus: "One day we learned that, a
Eileen is seven years old, and, although she is a girl, she   strong band of warriors from an adjacent territory
loves to watch railroad trains go by, as well as any          purposed to burn us out and murder us, intending
boy does.                                                     to mete out the same treatment to the commissioner
   One day she had gone to the track to watch the             at the fort. Thus these wild woodsmen thought to
Overland Limited whirl past, and while waiting, her           rid themselves of the white intruders. The commis~
quick eye noticed a broken rail.                              sioner, hearing of their plot, sent an escort of soldiers
   She is only seven years old, but she knew when             with carrying-chair to convey us all to his place of
the swift-flying train struck that rail, destruction and      safety, but my parents courteously declined the offer,
death would sweep down upon it.                               preferring to stand or fall at their post.
   She also knew the semaphore signals. She knew                 That night after sunset when the murderous gang
that when the long arm on the high pole dropped,              had reached the base of our hill, we children were
pointing downward, a train had entered a given space,         laid dressed on our beds, being ready for a hasty:
called a block.                                               flight into the darkness at the crucial moment if need'
   When Eileen saw the broken rail, she at once ran           be. Father and mother remained in the dining-room,
to the telephone and called the station agent nearest         and knelt in prayer, asking God in love to avert the
her, and told of the disaster awaiting the train. In          evil design and preserve our lives.
an instant's glance at the clock, he saw that he could not       While still on their knees, they heard outside a
reach it in time to save it.                                  peculiar rushing noise, and father opened the door,
   "Can't you flag i t ? " he shouted to the little girl      quite prepared for the enemy, when, to his astonish-
standing on a stool and listening at the other end            ment, he caught sight of a burning meteorite of un-
of his line.                                                  usually large proportions whirling through the air over
   "I'm pretty little, but I'll try," answered Eileen.        our house, and lighting up the heavens in its course.
Then, calling an older sister, they ran together down         It passed over the heads of the advancing horsemen,
the track. The long arm of the semaphore had                  who fled in terror to their homes crying wildly as
dropped. The time was short and death was near.               they went: "The white man has brought down fire
Yet on they ran waving their aprons, desperately              from heaven to destroy us."
trying to stop the train.                                        That was the last attempt they made on our lives^
   And they did stop it. The engineer saw them, and           We settled down among them, and gradually gained
with instant and quick action, brought the long, heavy        confidence, and they allowed us into their village and
train to a standstill.                                        into their hearts. Their language was put into writing,
   Now, this story is worth reading, because it is the        a vocabulary was compiled by which Christ and His
account of an heroic act. And it is worth reading             saving power were faithfully preached.
for other reasons.                                               Instances like this of God's protecting power are
   This is what makes it worth reading. Eileen was            not so rare as many think.
little—"pretty little"—but she was alert. Her quick              All those who are willing to give their lives in
eye saw the rail, and the dropped semaphore. Her              full surrender to God, will find that the age of miracles
mind was not stupid, else she would not have known            is not past, for God is still willing to work miracles,
what these signs meant. She had listened when                 if need be, for the protection of His people and the
others talked of them; she had doubtless asked when           furthering of His cause.—-"Young People."
there was no other way to find out. Her mind must
have been always wide-awake to observe things, to                   EMIGRANTS TO IMMANUEL'S LAND.
wonder what they meant, and to find out, if possible.                  Only One Vessel Will Ever Reach It.
   Besides a quick eye, she had more. Here was
something wrong. It must be told, and told without            Vessel's name—Gospel Ship. Romans 1: 16.
delay. She could not run and ask mother or father
or teacher. What was done, she must do at once.               Port which it leaves—City of Destruction. 2 Pet. 3: 10.
She was "pretty little," but she knew what a telephone        Bound for Immanuel's Land. Hebrews 1 1 : 16.
could do. She knew that by its aid her voice could
outrun the fastest horse—even the fast-flying train,          Time of sailing—(to-day). Heb. 3: 7, 8; 2 Cor. 6: 2.
bearing down to destruction. She decided instantly            The fare, without money. Isaiah 55: 1.
what to do and did it.
   Then came the hardest strain of all. Past the agent        Captain's name—Jesus Christ. Heb. 2: 9, 10.
the train had dashed. She alone could save it if              Crew, workers together. 2 Cor. 6: 1, 5; 1 Cor. 3 : 9.
anybody could. "Can't you stop i t ? " came the de-
mand over the wire; and without one moment's hesita-          Passengers—sinners. Romans 5: 1, 2, 8, 9.
tion she replied, "I'll try."                                 Route, through an enemy. Eph. 6: 12.
   It was the best she could do—little seven-year-old.
But how nobly she succeeded. And the qualities that           Lighthouse, Holy Scripture. Psalm 119: 105.
made her successful are worthy of consideration by            Compass—Ye shall know the truth. John 8: 32.
every one. "I'll try!" "I'll try!" That spirit wiil
accomplish things when every other fails.                     Sails, Faith and Love. 2 Thess. 1: 3.
   No matter how young, how weak, there is always             Cargo. Isaiah 55: 2. Grace. 2 Cor. 12: 9.
something to be done, and Eileen's spirit is the way
to do it. "I'm pretty little, but I'll try."                  Hope and Anchor. Heb. 6: 19.
                                                              Everything supplied. Phil. 4: 19.
    There was a miracle of loaves and fishes;                 All invited. Rev. 22: 17.
      But I have seen the miracle of spring!         :        Ample accommodation. Luke 14: 22.
    The wonder that is life itself unfolding—      ;
      1 have no room for doubt of anything!      '            No loss of passengers:, increase wealth of passengers
                                  —Abigail Cresson.                during voyage. John 6: 39, Rev. 3 : X2.      -.
  4                                 SUPPLEMENT to GOOD NLW5                                        NOV. 11932
              A TRUE BEAR STORY.                                    HAVE YOU GIVEN YOURSELF?
                                                              Away up in the north of America a Christian
   This story is literally true. Mr. Kipling says, "The    missionary was telling a group of his Red Indian
law of the jungle is—obey." This also seems to be          mends about Jesus. He emphasised especially the
the law of Yellowstone Park. There is a lunch station      point that having given His all for us He asks us
at the upper basin, near Old Faithful, kept by a           to give all of ourselves and everything we have to
very intelligent and ingenious man. He got acquainted      Him.
last year with a she bear, who used to come to his            Presently, as he spoke, an old Indian chief arose,
house every day, and walk into the kitchen for food        walked forward, and laid his tomahawk at the mis-
for herself and her two cubs. The cubs never came          sionary's feet.    "Indian chief give tomahawk to
close to the house, but remained at the edge of the        Jesus Christ," he said, and went back to his place
woods. The keeper got on very intimate terms with          and sat down.
the bear, who was always civil and well-behaved and
would take food from his hand without taking the              The missionary talked on about the great love of
hand.                                                      God and of His claim upon our lives. Rising again,
                                                           the old chief walked forward once more. Unwrapping
   One day toward sunset the bear came to the kitchen,     his blanket from his shoulders, he laid it a t the
and, having received her portion, she went out of the      preacher's feet, saying, "Indian chief give blanket to
back door to carry it to her cubs. To her surprise         Jesus Christ." Again he sat down.
and anger, the cubs were there at the door waiting            The missionary went on to tell of how God had
for her.     She laid down the food, rushed at her         given the choicest gift of heaven, and sent Him to re-
infants, gave them a rousing spanking. "She did not        deem lost men and women here on earth. Presently the
cuff them; she spanked them," and then drove them          old chief disappeared, but in a few minutes returned,
back into the woods, cuffing them and knocking them        leading his pony. He tied it to a stake just outside
at every step. When she reached the spot where she         the entrance to the tent where the service was being
had told them to wait, she left them there and re-         held, walked up to face the missionary, and said,
turned to the kitchen for two whole hours, making          "Indian chief give pony to Jesus Christ," and once
the disobedient children wait for their food, simply       more took his seat. He had given all the things he
to discipline them, and teach them obedience.              possessed.
   The explanation is very natural. When the bear             And now, as the missionary preached on, pressing
leaves her young in a particular place and goes away       home the lesson of how freely God gave, now willingly
 in search of food for them, if they stray away in         Jesus gave Himself for us, the old chieftain arose for
her absence, she has great difficulty in finding them.     the last time. He walked once more to the front,
The mother knew that the safety of her cubs and            kneeled down before the missionary, and with tears
her own peace of mind depended upon strict discipline      streaming down his wrinkled, bronzed cheeks, said
in the family.                                             brokenly, "Indian chief give himself to Jesus Christ."
   Are we obeying God? He knows best. It is kind-             Dear reader, have you given your tools, your house-
ness on His part, and on the part of our parents           hold goods, that which makes life easier and pleasanter.
when they punish us for disobeying, for it is for our      Have you presented your body a living sacrifice?
 own good.—"Harper's Weekly."                              If not, can you expect to reign with Christ throughout
                                                            the countless ages of eternity? Pause, and meditate
                                                           upon these things!
      ARE YOU ZIGZAGGING SPIRITUALLY.
                                                                        ON DIFFERENT TRACKS.
   An old farmer unconsciously taught a great truth           Two gentlemen were riding in a railroad car one
when he explained that his dog, who had just returned      day some years ago. One had trusted the Lord Jesus
with the buggy from a little drive, and seemed             as his Saviour. The other thought people could be
thoroughly exhausted, lay down on the grass panting        good enough to win a place in heaven without a
for breath. " 'Taint the road that tires him," said        Redeemer at all. After some talk he said t o the
the farmer, "but the zigzagging. The team has only         first-mentioned; "You Christians have among you people
gone about ten miles, but the dog has run more than        who often misbehave. On the other hand there are
fifty. There wasn't a gate open on the way but he had to   some unbelievers who are very good and kind. Now
go in and examine the whole premises. There wasn't         what is the difference between a poor Christian and
a cat appeared, but he had to go and chase it up           a good unbeliever?"
a tree or under the house. There wasn't a dog that            It happened that just then they were on a part
barked at him but what he barked back at him, and          of the road where two tracks ran side by side for
was ready for a fight, so that while we were keeping       a mile, and then branched off. A train was moving
 straight on the way, the dog "was running over the        by their side at the time. So the gentleman said;
whole country. No," he concluded, " 'Taint the travel-     "You see that other t r a i n ? "
ling, but the zigzagging that tires him."                     "Yes," was the reply.
   How true the old farmer's words are about many             "With the same number of cars as ours?"
of our spiritual walks! The real tasks and trials of          "Yes."
life are not too hard to bear, the roundabouts that           "And the two engines are alike?"
we make for ourselves, the cares we imagine, the              "Yes."
needless waste of life and energy in things we need           "Not much difference as to looks between them ?"
to say or do—this is where the wear and the worry             "No."
come.                                                         "But, my friend, they are running on different tracks,
    Most of us are like the old lady who said she had      and arrive in the end at very different places."
 so many trials in her life, especially those that never      This is the great point. The Christian has trusted
 came.                                                     Christ, and if he sins he can go to Him at once and
    When Paul stopped his zigzagging course he was         confess it. The unbeliever is away from God, and
 able to say, "I press on toward the goal unto the         the road he is on leads to eternal sorrow.
 prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."           Dear reader, make sure that you are on the right
 Phil. 3: 14. God is able to keep us from stumbling,       track. "Except a man be born again, he cannot see
 after we are settled down in Him, and He is able to       the kingdom of God."—"Sunlight for the Young."
 keep us in a straight path, and to save us from "zig-
 zagging." "Make straight paths for your feet" (Heb.         Published by the Victory Preu, 196 Qocensberry
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