“As the members of the body of Christ approach the period of their last conflict, “the time of Jacob’s trouble,” they will grow up into Christ, and will partake largely of His Spirit. As the third message swells to a loud cry, and as great power and glory attends the closing work, the faithful people of God will partake of that glory . . . !”
“Ask ye of the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) Rain in the time of the Latter Rain, so the LORD shall make bright (flashing, lightning) clouds, and give them showers of Rain, and to every one grass in the field . . . !” Zechariah 10:1 & Deuteronomy 23:1-2
At the transfiguration Jesus was glorified by His Father. We hear Him say, “Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in Him.” John 13:31-32. Thus before His betrayal and crucifixion He was strengthened for His last dreadful sufferings.
As the members of the body of Christ approach the period of their last conflict, “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7), they will grow up into Christ, and will partake largely of His Spirit. As the third message swells to a loud cry, and as great power and glory attends the closing work, the faithful people of God will partake of that glory.
It is the Latter Rain which revives and strengthens them to pass through the time of trouble (ref: Daniel 12:1-3). Their faces will shine with the glory of that Light (Truth) which attends the third angel. ref: Revelation 14:9-13.
Quote: ” Several have written to me, inquiring if the message of justification by faith is the third angel’s message, and I have answered, “It is the third angel’s message in verity !” The prophet declares, “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.” Brightness, glory, and power are to be connected with the third angel’s message, and conviction will follow wherever it is preached in demonstration of the Spirit. How will any of our brethren know when this Light shall come to the people of God?
As yet, we certainly have not seen the Light that answers to this description. God has Light for His people, and all who will accept it will see the sinfulness of remaining in a lukewarm condition; they will heed the counsel of the True Witness when He says, “Be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me !” RH, April 1, 1890 par. 8
I saw that God would in a wonderful manner preserve His people through the time of trouble. As Jesus poured out His soul in agony in the garden, they will earnestly cry and agonize with Him day and night for deliverance. The decree will go forth that they must disregard the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, and honor the first day, or lose their lives; but they will not yield, and trample under their feet the Sabbath of the LORD, and honor an institution of Papacy.
Satan’s host, and wicked men, will surround them, and exult over them, because there will seem to be no way of escape for them. But in the midst of their revelry and triumph, there is peal upon peal of the loudest thunder. The heavens have gathered blackness, and are only illuminated by the blazing Light and terrible Glory from Heaven, as God utters His Voice from His holy habitation.
The foundations of the earth shake, buildings totter and fall with a terrible crash. The sea boils like a pot, and the whole earth is in terrible commotion. The captivity of the righteous is turned, and with sweet and solemn whisperings they say to each other, “We are delivered. It is the Voice of God !”
With solemn awe they listen to the Words of the Voice. The wicked hear, but understand not the Words of the Voice of God (ref: John 12:27-30). They fear and tremble, while the saints rejoice. Satan and his angels, and wicked men, who had been exulting that the people of God were in their power, that they might destroy them from off the earth, witness the glory conferred upon those who have honored the holy law of God (Jehovah, Yehuwah).
They behold the faces of the righteous lighted up, and reflecting the image of Jesus. Those who were so eager to destroy the saints, could not endure the glory resting upon the delivered ones, and they fell like dead men to the earth. Satan and evil angels fled from the presence of the saints glorified. Their power to annoy them was gone forever.
Spiritual Gifts, vol.4b p.113