God's Lantern-Bearers

God's Lantern-Bearers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... a great tablet he wrote in common characters, so that all could read it, the word Maher-shalal-hash-baz, which means 'The spoil speedeth, the prey hasteth'--that is to say, the day of plunder is near. When a child was born to him a little while later he gave him this curious name, and wrote down that before the child had learned to say 'my father' or 'my mother, ' Syria and Israel would be despoiled. He added other warnings to this, and bound up the roll in which they were written and sealed it in the presence of Uriah the priest and one other well-known man. He then committed it to the hands of his disciples to be kept till the day when his words should be proved true. 'I will wait for the Lord, ' he said, ' that hideth His face from the house of Jacob. Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of Hosts, which dwelleth in Mount Zion.' Well might Isaiah turn from King Ahaz in disgust. The king went a little later to Damascus to do homage to the Assyrian monarch, and to deliver the heavy tribute which emptied his treasury. There the thing which interested him most was an altar of a pattern new to him, and upon his return he busied himself in ordering a new altar of the same kind in Jerusalem. He could not hear the distant tread of the armed hosts who were to overrun his land: he made no preparation for the threatening future. Like a lady poring over a fashion-plate in a burning house, he was absorbed in his new style of altar while dangers crowded thick around his kingdom. But Isaiah had visions of a true King. He looked, beyond the disasters coming ever nearer, to a new kingdom, and painted a picture which will never fade of the God-given ruler of it A day of joy and peace...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921690
  • 9781236921697