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CHAPTER XI

Awakening the Dead

EHOVAH, having made provision for all men to

have an opportunity for life, speaks of death as sleep. As a man lies down to sleep and rises up again, so this figure of speech suggests God's purpose to awaken the dead. Such action would be entirely consistent with every other part of God's gracious plan.

It is illuminating to take note of some Scriptural texts proving that God speaks of the dead as though they were asleep. Moses was faithful as a servant of God. "And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers." Adam was the father. of the human race and therefore one of Moses' fathers. If Adam went to eternal torment, then Moses did also.. The Lord told David what was to transpire with reference to him, and then said: "And when thy days be fulfilled, ... thou shalt sleep with thy fathers." (2) Sam. 7:12) Again it is written concerning David: "For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption." (Acts 13:36) When David was in great distress he feared lest he should die, and in his sorrow he prayed unto God: "Consider and hear me, O Lord my God; lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death."-Ps. 13: 3.

David was a prophet of God; and God moved his mind by his invisible power, his holy spirit, to write down truths of which the foregoing is one. It was written for the purpose of establishing a hope in the minds of men. (Rom. 15:4) David, who foreshadowed

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Max Klinger The blood of Jesus, representing his life poured out, must be presented in heaven as an offering for the sins of mankind; and without that blood being presented as a sin offering the people could not be sanctified. Page 229.

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The young man with his bride has just begun to carry out his life's plans. While such unsuspecting ones are laying their plans for personal happiness, the agencies of Satan enact a military law compelling men to fight, and an espionage law forbidding any one to question the right of a nation to take human life. . The young husband is commanded to report for action. The young wife with her babe in arms bids a sad goodbye to her beloved husband; and he marches off to war, never to return. Page 279.

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And following quickly in wake of war came famine, disease, pestilence, suffering and distress such as no human words can describe. Asylums and hospitals are filled with those whose minds and bodies have been wrecked, while millions of others suffer unattended. A multitude of widows and orphans becomes an added burden, to be cared for by the honest taxpayers of the land.

Hubert von Herkomer Page 280.

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