Since the blessed Lord so tenderly called the writer unto Himself, washed her heart in His blessed blood, baptised her with the Holy Spirit, called her from the home on a Canadian farm to preach the Gospel and began to open the Word before her adoring eyes, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ has ever been of all things the dearest to her heart.
Surely, the Coming of the Master draweth nigh. It behooves us therefore as His Spirit filled children to bear this blessed message of warning and of hope, without delay to the sleeping world about us.
“Prepare ye the way of the Lord—make straight paths for His feet,” was the commission of John the Baptist. His first advent.
“Lift up thy voice in the wilderness of sin and worldliness and cry, ‘Prepare, ye the way of the Lord.’ Jesus is coming, get ready to meet Him, watch for He is near, even at the door,” is the message of the awakening Church today.
In these last days the Lord is pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh. The time for a mighty revival is upon us. Thousands are being saved and sealed with the Spirit in this closing hour; so that the reaper is made to overtake the plower. Fields stand ripe for the harvest on every hand, and what is to be done must be done quickly.
To this end therefore, this book is lovingly and prayerfully dedicated, not only to those who love His appearing, but to those in slumber who have not yet heard the call. Oh, that thru these pages they might hear the awakening cry of the Holy Spirit; “Behold the Bridgegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him,” and that the writer and the reader may both rise to meet Him when He shall appear in the clouds of glory! God grant that “This Blessed Hope” may be implanted in every heart. For if any man “hath this hope within him, he will purify himself,” even as Christ is pure, that “when He shall appear we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”