The Brightening Promise
Back to Home Page
The promise of God in His Holy Word may be compared with the stars of
the Heavens. They are shining throughout the night while the sun is not seen.
There is a star-promise which shines now brighter than ever before. That
promise is constantly brightening and cheers by its increasing light. It is the
promise given by His blessed lips during the memorable hours which the
parting Christ spent with His own in the upper room. It is the promise which
has cheered the hearts of His people at all times. The promise which soothed
their troubled breasts and wiped their tears away. It is the promise beloved
above all other promises. The Lord Jesus said:

"Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In my
Father's house are many mansions. If it were not so I would have told you. I
go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will
come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be

Every century, every decade, every year, since the words were spoken and
penned under the direction of the Holy Spirit by the beloved disciple, there
have been waiting ones, waiting for the realization of the promise, longing for
Him and for the Father's house with its many mansions. Today there are
millions who know this promise, who believe it and who wait for its soon
coming fulfillment. As this age becomes darker, that blessed hope becomes
brighter. Our blessed redemption to the full draweth nigh. We can lift up our
heads a little higher this year than ever before. And as this promise becomes
brighter, our hearts are filled with joy and our lives stimulated to holier living,
and to great devotion to Him and more sacrificial service for Him. But watch
the enemy! How the devil tries to obscure that Blessed Hope! What inventions
he uses to get God's people to give up their faith in the imminence of the
Lord's coming!

They tell us something has to be done yet, some work has to be done, before
He can come back; while others make the true Church to remain in this age to
the very end and share with the world in its tribulation and judgments. Such
anticipations do not make the promise brighter.
But as we believe and as we
wait daily for Him, the promise brightens, it becomes more precious and
And some day, in the twinkling of an eye we shall have the blessed
realization of what was spoken by Him ere He left the world to go back to the
Father. What a day that will be! We wonder if that day will come during this
year! He alone knows. It is all in His hands. We know when His Hour strikes
all will be done. But let us say each day, each morning, "Perhaps today."

Taken from Our Hope Magazine, January 1926.

Indeed our Lord Jesus shall return. We do not know when but oh how we look
forward to meeting Him in the air.
Forever to be with Him...

1Thess 4:17-18  
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up
together with them in the clouds,
to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall
we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these

Till He Come
Looking To Jesus
What Wait I For?
Poem: And We Shall See Thy Face
Are You Rapture Ready?
We Believe

About Us


Message Board

Guest Book

Links Page 1

Links Page 2


Poems Corner