Judgments Coming on the Cities Terrible shocks will come upon the earth
, and the lordly palaces erected at great expense will certainly become heaps of ruins.--Manuscript Releases, vol. 3, p. 312 (1891). When God's restraining hand is removed, the destroyer begins his work. Then in our cities the greatest calamities will come.
--Manuscript Releases, vol. 3, p. 314 (1897). The end is near and every city is to be turned upside down every way. There will be confusion in every city. Everything that can be shaken is to be shaken and we do not know what will come next. The judgments will be according to the wickedness of the people and the light of truth that they have had.
--Manuscript Releases, vol. 1, p. 248 (1902).
O that God's people had a sense of the impending destruction of thousands of cities, now almost given to idolatry.--Evangelism, p. 29 (1903).
The time is near when large cities will be swept away, and all should be warned of these coming judgments.--Evangelism, p. 29 (1910). God's Judgments are Coming The signs of the times give evidence that the judgments of heaven are being poured out, that the day of the Lord is at hand.
The daily papers are full of indications of an intense conflict in the future. Bold robberies are of frequent occurrence. Strikes are common. Thefts and murders are committed on every hand. Men possessed by demons are taking the lives of men, women, and little children. All these things testify that the Lord's coming is near. The restraining Spirit of God is even now being withdrawn from the world.
Hurricanes, storms, tempests, disasters by sea and by land, follow one another in quick succession. The signs thickening around us, telling of the near approach of the Son of God, are attributed to any other than the true cause. . . . The time is right upon us when there will be sorrow in the world that no human balm can heal.
Even before the last great destruction comes upon the world, the flattering monuments of man's greatness will be crumbled in the dust. God's retributive judgments will fall on those who in the face of great light have continued in sin.
Costly buildings, supposed to be fireproof, are erected. But as Sodom perished in the flames of God's vengeance, so will these proud structures become ashes.
I have seen vessels which cost immense sums of money wrestling with the mighty ocean, seeking to breast the angry billows. But with all their treasures of gold and silver, and with all their human freight, they sank into a watery grave.... But amid the tumult of excitement, with confusion in every place, there is a work to be done for God in the world.--Maranatha, p. 175.
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