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Table of Contents
                            Thematical Index
Contents
Preface
The Fleeting Cross and theEternal Crown
If We Would Judge Ourselves
The Day of Atonement
Perfect Peace
The Image and the Stone
Ye Are Full
A New Name
As Little Children
Let Us Rise Up and Build!
Psalm 119
His Father Ran and Kissed Him
Temples Made With Hands
The 144,000 on Mount Zion
The Cherubim of Glory
The Beauty of Holiness
To be Fleshly-Minded is Death
Beware of Hypocrisy
Zealous of Good Works
Fellowship With Him
Give Thanks Unto the Lord
The Captain of My People
This Man Shall be the Peace
The Tongue of the Learned
With Unveiled Pace
Cities: of Men and of God
Thy Word is Truth
The Fulness of the Time
Household of Faith in the Latter Days
Let There be Light
Draw Near to God
The Brightness of His Glory
The Man Greatly Beloved
                        
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G. V. GROWCOTT

Volume 3

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"To him that overcometh will I give power over the
nations, and he shall rule them with a rod of iron. As the
vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers." (Rev.
2:26, 27).

The rod is sent forth (v. 2) "out of ZioiT as Isaiah and Micah
join to proclaim—

"The Law shall goforthfrom Zion, and the Word of the
Lord from Jerusalem.n

And in Psalm 2, God declares—
"I have set My king upon My holy hill of Zion. I shall

give thee the uttermost parts of the earth for thy posses-
sion" (vs. 6, 8).

And these are the days of the fulfilment of these terrible and
glorious things—the culmination of all the earth's long ages of
travail and sorrow.

We see today Russia—the later-day Assyrian—rapidly rising
to humanly irresistible domination of the earth—everywhere
on the offensive—everywhere holding the initiative—every-
where successful and confident-—everywhere advancing, ex-
cept as God puts "hooks in his jaws" to turn him back into the.
direction of advance required by the divine purpose.

Our natural tendency is to share in the disturbance and
concern of the world in these ominous events leading to the
time of trouble such as never was. The world has suddenly
grown very small. There is no place to get away for safety.

The hundreds of millions in Asia and Africa—long comfort-
ably dominated by the western nations—^are rising in ever-
increasing waves of bitterness and violence, and are turning to
Russia who according to God's purpose, has achieved out of the
depths of poverty and backwardness, a modern miracle of
scientific and industrial progress—far surpassing every nation
of Europe and now pressing closer and closer upon the heels
of America in the race for productive power and ascendancy,
and in the one field above all today that means world-prestige—
the field of space—easily outracing and humiliating the West.

But the command at this time is to "Rejoice! Lift up your
heads! Your redemption draweth nigh."

There is nothing to fear. This is but the brief and divinely
ordained travail that will bring forth the glorious reign of peace.
God's almighty hand is upon Russia as much as it was on
Egypt, Babylon and Rome. Nothing is left to chance. All is
foreseen and controlled.

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At just the right moment, the rod of strength shall go
irresistibly forth from Zion from between the two terrible
mountains of brass and Christ will reign triumphant In the
midst of his enemies, and the modern nuclear nightmare of
hatred and terror into which proud, evil man has plunged
God's beautiful earth will be forever only a memory.

• * *

"Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power."
What volumes this expresses! What thoughts It provokes!

Christ's "people" are natural Israel. The redeemed are more
than his "people"—they are his children, they are himself, they
are the "dew of his youth" of the end of the verse.

The great tragedy of Israel is that they were not willing in the
day of his suffering, humiliation and weakness—

"O Jerusalem, if Thou hadst but known, in this thy
day!»

"He came to his own, and his own received him not"
"We did esteem him stricken—smitten of God and

afflicted."
"We will not have this man to reign over us!"
"Crucify him! We have no king but Caesar."

Terrible words! Terrible consequences! To what extent do we
by our fleshly actions say the same—"We will not have this man
to reign over us!"—for actions speak louder than words. They
tell where our heart and affections truly are.

But God often in His love and wisdom brings future good out
of present evil. The Jews' rejection of Christ, though terrible for
them, was the blessing and salvation of the Gentiles, and at
last, through and by means of the very tribulation they have
brought upon themselves, all Israel shall be saved—

"They shall look upon him they pierced, and mourn."
"Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power."

* • •
Now comes the heart of the Psalm—the most beautiful part

of all. Of this verse, bro. Thomas said in Eureka I—
"The appearance of dew from the womb of the dawn,

as representative of the resurrection of the saints is the
most beautiful of scriptural similitudes."

"In the beauties of holiness from the womb of the
morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth."

The broad picture is clear—the multitudinous Christ mani-
fested in light as the dew from the dark womb of the morning
by the glorious rising of the Sun of Righteousness—but there
are many possible shades of meaning to the various symbols.

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an end of sins; to make reconciliation for iniquity; to
bring in everlasting righteousness; to seal up the vision
and the prophecy; and to anoint the Most Holy."

What depths of meaning are contained in these words! How
beautifully and wonderfully all this was fulfilled in Christ. Here
is the hope and salvation of all mankind. Here is all the Law and
the Prophets. But Gabriel continues, v. 26—

"And Messiah shall be cut off... and the people of the
princes that shall come shall destroy the city and the
sanctuary."

Daniel is left with the enigma of the end of sin, reconciliation
made, everlasting righteousness brought in, the covenant con-
firmed . . . and the Messiah cut off, the city and the sanctuary
destroyed. We can see now, in the wonderful working of the
eternal purpose, how all this fits together and was fulfilled in
Christ. But what would Daniel's thoughts and feelings be?
Here is glorious accomplishment associated with utter defeat
and desolation. These were the things the angels desired to
look into.

The next vision, chapter 10, occurs in the third year of Cyrus,
apparently about three years after the foregoing (prophecy of
seventy weeks). It is clear that Daniel's great concern in the
meantime has been to learn more of the things in store for his
people, and regarding "Messiah the Prince."

As the chapter opens, Daniel has set himself (v. 2) to mourn
and fast and seek unto God for an answer to his searchings. He
had been fasting and mourning three weeks when (v. 5), he sees
a vision of a man that corresponds in striking detail with the
Son of Man similitude that appeared to John on Patmos,
representing the multitudinous Christ.

Like John, he fells at this man's feet as dead (v.9), and, like
John, he is caused to arise and is given courage and strength
and he is told, chapter 10:14—

uIamcome to make thee understand what shall befall
thy people in the latter days.*

Chapters 11 and 12 contain this final revelation. Chapter 11
is a detailed history of the conflicts between the King of the
South and the King of the North—the two parts of Alexander's
Empire—Egypt and Syria—between which lay Palestine, their
common battleground.

As time passes on, nations come and go, and Rome enters the
picture as the King of the North by the conquest of the territory.
The Roman power develops into the Papal power, into whose

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hand the people of God are given for one thousand two hundred
and sixty years.

Much history is telescoped into a few verses, but verse 40
turns our attention to the "Time of the End". There is still a King
of the North and a King of the South. The ancient enmity still
exists, and God's land is still the crossroads and the battle-
ground, just as we see today.

As the final crisis arises (v. 40), the King of the South pushes
against the King of the North, then the latter-day King of the
North comes forth like a whirlwind and carries all before him.
At the zenith of his power he meets his end (v. 45) between the
seas and the glorious holy mountain.

Chapter 12 is the final picture. This time of the great power
and final destruction of the King of the North is described (v. 1)
as a "time of trouble on the earth such as has never been", but
it is also a time of great deliverance. It is the time (v. 2) of the
awakening of the dead and the rewarding of God's faithful
servants of all ages, chapter 12:3—

"They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the
firmament."

We know that this great day is even now upon us—are we
among the wise? Are our lives filled and dominated by the
consciousness of these great things? Do we feel the intensity of
Daniel's supplication and yearning?

Ch. 12:4—"Butthou, Ο Daniel, shut up the words and
seal the book, even to the time of the end."

He heard one ask another (v. 6), "How long to the end of these
wonders?" They speak of the 1260, 1290 and 1335 years. Here
again a final seventy-five year period is indicated related to the
rebirth of Israel. At the moment, these periods appear to run
out successively in 1917, 1947 and 1992. But it is not for us
to know—only to be wide awake to the possibilities.

Daniel heard the mystic reply—he heard but he understood
not (v. 8). The vision was not for Daniel. The aged prophet had
come to the end of his long exile. His weaiy years of prayer and
concern for his people were now over.

Ch. 12:8, 9, 13—"Then said I, O my Lord, what shall
be the end of these things? And he said unto me, Go thy
way Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till
the time of the end. Go thy way till the end be;forthou
shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.

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May it be our lot to stand with him, the man greatly beloved.

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