A few weeks ago I closed a public effort which, I think I may safely say, was the most satisfactory public effort I ever held. Never have I held a series of meetings in which I spoke with such confidence concerning the various doctrines of our faith, or where I preached Christ so fully. Never did these doctrines appear to connect more closely with each other, or to blend into the great truth of righteousness by faith, than during this experience; and I am confident that I have never held a series of meetings where people accepted the truth with such a clear understanding of what genuine Christianity is and of how to relate themselves personally to Christ, that His life and power may take control.
As I studied the doctrines which we hold as a people in the light of the wonderful truth of victory and power, of righteousness, sanctification, and justification through Christ, I found food for my own soul; and the brethren and sisters, living within reasonable distance and faithful in attendance at the meetings, were truly fed and helped spiritually.
I believe that we have not yet realized the full result of our work in former years, and feel convinced that the seed which has been sown will sooner or later develop into a rich harvest, as we arise and shine with the glory of the Lord which rests upon us in acknowledgment of a full surrender for a victorious life in Christ. If our brethren everywhere could see what there is in this wonderful _truth and provision of righteousness by faith, there would be no opposition or questioning on the part of any regarding it. But I have learned that the knowledge of this great truth comes by the revealing of the Holy Spirit. The study of the subject is important, but unless God by His Spirit illuminates the mind, it will appear as foolishness.
A Veteran Minister.