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May 14th / May 15th, 2021

The Songs in the Night for May 14th is: “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them.” II Corinthians 5:19

 

AUDIO: 14-May-2021

 

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C304:4 (1) What are the prophetic foundations underlying the “landmarks” highlighted in this paragraph?

 

C305:1 (1) How has prophecy informed us as to the nature and manner of our Lord’s return including his risen saints?

 


May 7th / May 8th, 2021

The Songs in the Night for May 7th is: “We have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming [presence] of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty…when we were with him in the holy mount.” II Peter 1:16,18

 

AUDIO: 07-May-2021

 

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C303:1-2 (2) What is the mission for those of us, who remain this side of the veil, in this opening phase of our Lord’s Kingdom work?

 

Why are our eyes especially blessed at this time? (Matt 13:16 & Dan 12:12)

 

C304:1-3 (3) Describe how this promise has been fulfilled now for us: Isaiah 33:17 – “Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.”

 

C304:4 (1) What are the prophetic foundations underlying the “landmarks” highlighted in this paragraph?

 

C305:1 (1) How has prophecy informed us as to the nature and manner of our Lord’s return including his risen saints?

 


April 30th / May 1st, 2021

The Songs in the Night for April 3oth is: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed.” II Timothy 2:15

 

AUDIO: 30-Apr-2021

 

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C301:summary & opening text In anticipation, what do we expect to gain from this concluding chapter?

 

C301:1 (1) Why was Pastor Russell so positive in proclaiming “Thy God Reigneth!”?

 

Why are the feet of him described as “beautiful” in Isa 52:7?

 

C302:1-2 (2) To whom do Jude 14; Zech. 14:5; Matt. 25:31 and Daniel 7:10 refer?

 

C302:3 (1) What is the two-fold work of God’s Kingdom?

 

C303:1-2 (2) What is the mission for those of us, who remain this side of the veil, in this opening phase of our Lord’s Kingdom work?

 


April 23rd / April 24th, 2021

The Songs in the Night for April 23rd is: “The Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake.” I Samuel 12:22

 

AUDIO: 23-Apr-2021

 

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The Anglo-Israelitish Question

 

C298:3 (1) How does the breaking down of the middle wall of partition (Eph. 2:14) mean no further advantage to anyone’s nation lineage?

 

C299:1 (1) How will Israel according to fleshly lineage be first blessed and have a unique role in the Kingdom?

 

And does it not take more than just fleshly lineage?

 

How does Rom 11:31 relate to this?

 

C300:1 (1) How do these references to the “House of Israel” obviously refer to the nation of Israel as a whole and not just the 10 tribes?

 

C300:2-3 Summarize the argument in these final two paragraphs in regard to Anglo Israelites and the curses of Deuteronomy 28?

 

In retrospect: Please share any highlights or take-aways from our consideration of The Restoration of Israel.

 


April 16th / April 17th, 2021

The Songs in the Night for April 16th is: “Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. Matthew 26:26

 

AUDIO: 16-Apr-2021

 

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The Anglo-Israelitish Question

 

C297:3-298:1 (3) Why does Jeremiah in 31:31 refer to both the houses, but in verse 33 only to the house of Israel?

 

When it states “the New Covenant must be sealed by the death of the Mediator”, what does the term “sealed” mean?

 

C298:2 (1) Should the 10-tribes expect special blessings simply because of their lineage?

 

What does it mean “when the remnant had been selected”?

 

C298:3 (1) How does the breaking down of the middle wall of partition (Eph. 2:14) mean no further advantage to anyone’s nation lineage?

 

C299:1 (1) How will Israel according to fleshly lineage be first blessed and have a unique role in the Kingdom?

 

And does it not take more than just fleshly lineage?

 

How does Rom 11:31 relate to this?

 

C300:1 (1) How do these references to the “House of Israel” obviously refer to the nation of Israel as a whole and not just the 10 tribes?

 


April 2nd / April 3rd, 2021

The Songs in the Night for April 2nd is: “The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him. Deuteronomy 33:12

 

AUDIO: 02-Apr-2021

 

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The Anglo-Israelitish Question

 

C290:5-291:2 (3) Summarize the principle issue raised in the “Banner of Israel” and Pastor Russell’s main answer in return.

 

C292:1 (1) After the captivity in Babylon, was there any distinction between names Israelite and Jew? Who are included by these titles?

 

C292:2-293:1 (2) How do we know that in New Testament times “Israel” referenced the whole nation and not just the ten tribes?

 

C293:2-294:1 (2) What does it mean that those from the ten tribes would have to “become associated with the literal Judah” to share in the Abrahamic covenant?

 


March 19th / March 20th, 2021

The Songs in the Night for March 19th is: “I ceased not to warn everyone night and day with tears. Acts 20:31

 

AUDIO: 19-Mar-2021

 

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Israel’s Blindness Departing

 

C286:2 (1) As we consider what is happening in Israel, then and now, how do we see the plan of God progressing?

 

C288:1-290:4 (15) What is the significance of this “memorial” in regard to the restoration of Israel?

 


March 5th / March 6th, 2021

The Songs in the Night for March 5th is: “I am the Vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing. John 15:5

 

AUDIO: 05-Mar-2021

 

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Israel’s Blindness Departing

 

C284:4-285:4 (6) What was the vision of Rabinowitch for Israel’s role in God’s plan of salvation?

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C285:5-6 (2) How does this additional movement, in Siberia, further testify the the beginning of a Jewish awakening?

 

C286:1 (1) How have these movements kept separate from the trappings of the nominal systems?

 


February 26th / February 27th, 2021

The Songs in the Night for February 26th is: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Matthew 7:7

 

AUDIO: 26-Feb-2021

 

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Israel’s Blindness Departing

 

C281:1-282:1 (3)  What was his [Joseph Rabinowitch’s] approach to New Testament teachings that was unique from nominal Christianity?

 

C282:2-283:3 (5) What insights do these quotes from the “Saat auf Hoffnung” (Seed of Hope) give us as to the basis and sincerity of this early Jewish faith in Christ?

 

C284:1-285:4 (9) What was the vision of Rabinowitch for Israel’s role in God’s plan of salvation?

 

C285;5-6 (2) How does this additional movement, in Siberia, further testify the the beginning of a Jewish awakening?

 

C286:1 (1) How have these movements kept separate from the trappings of the nominal systems?

 


February 19th / February 20th, 2021

The Songs in the Night for February 19th is: “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

 

AUDIO: 19-Feb-2021

 

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Observations of Leading Jewish and Gentile Writers

 

C277:3 (1) What political, social and financial conditions will encourage the wealthier Jew to return to Israel?

 

Israel’s Blindness Departing

 

C277:4 When should we expect the beginning of Israel’s blindness to be removed?

 

What constitutes the “fullness of the Gentiles”?

 

C278:1-280:1 (6) Who was Joseph Rabinowitch and how did he come to consider Jesus as the Messiah?

 

C281:1-282:1 (3) What was his approach to New Testament teachings that was unique from nominal Christianity?

 

 


February 12th / February 13th, 2021

The Songs in the Night for February 12th is: “We are laborers together with God.” 1 Corinthians 3:9

 

AUDIO: 12-Feb-2021

 

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Observations of Leading Jewish and Gentile Writers

 

C272:3-273:1 (3); 273:2-274:1 (3); 274:2-275:1 (3) What insight does this long quote give us as to:

– the motivation and success of those returning to Israel

– the advancement of agriculture and restoration of Jerusalem

 

What was the point of noting the Christian presence in Jerusalem?

 

C275:2-3 (2); 276:1 + verse – 276:1-2 + verse (3) What do these devotions tell us about the dedication and hope of the faithful Jew?

 


January 29th / January 30th, 2021

The Songs in the Night for January 29th is: “The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation.” Exodus 15:2

 

AUDIO: 29-Jan-2021

 

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Observations of Leading Jewish and Gentile Writers

 

C270:4-271:3(4) For each of these non-Jewish quotes, what do they tell us about the attributes, persecution and destiny of Jewish people especially in foreign lands?

 

What prophecies apply here?

 

C272:1-2 (2) How does this Jewish proverb correlate with the prophecies in Neh. 2:3-5 and Isa. 66:20?

 


January 22nd / January 23rd, 2021

The Songs in the Night for January 22nd is: “By love serve one another.” Galatians 5:13

 

AUDIO: 22-Jan-2021

 

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To The Jew First

 

C267:1-2 (2); C267:3-268:1 (2); C268:2-269:1 (5); C269:2-3 (2) For each of these four Jewish quotes, how do they highlight the forces at work assuring the fulfillment of Israel’s restoration?

 

C269:4-5(2); C270:1-3(3) For each of these non-Jewish quotes, what do they tell us about the attributes, persecution and destiny of Jewish people especially in foreign lands?

 


January 15th / January 16th, 2021

The Songs in the Night for January 15th is: “And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” Luke 6:12

 

AUDIO: 15-Jan-2021

 

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To The Jew First

 

C262:1-[264:1]-265:1 (7) What does this quote tell us about the renewed hope for Jewish restoration?

 

How do the prophecies of the Ancient Worthies confirm the validity of these hopes for Israel?

 

C265:2-266:3 (5) How does this quote confirm the early progress of restoration in Israel and have we seen it diminished in any sense since?

 


January 8th / January 9th, 2021

The Songs in the Night for January 8th is: “And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.” Genesis 24:58

 

AUDIO: 08-Jan-2021

 

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To The Jew First

 

C258:2-260:1 (4) What do we learn about favor and return to Israel’s homeland since 1878 from the prophecies of Isa 40; Jer 24, 30, 31; and Ezek 37?

 

C260:2-261:2 (4) Summarize the events leading up to the Berlin Congress of Nations and its benefits for the Jew.

 

C262:1-265:1 (7) What does this quote tell us about the renewed hope for Jewish restoration?

 

How do the prophecies of the Ancient Worthies confirm the validity of these hopes for Israel?

 


January 1st / January 2nd, 2021

The Songs in the Night for January 1st is: “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.” Psalm 95:6

 

AUDIO: 01-Jan-2021

 

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To The Jew First

 

C258:1 (1) How is even David’s name a reflection of the coming spiritual Kingdom administration?

 

What are the respective roles of “old Jerusalem” and “new Jerusalem”?

 

How are they both referenced in scripture?

 

C258:2-260:1 (4) What do we learn about favor and return to Israel’s homeland since 1878 from the prophecies of Isa 40; Jer 24, 30, 31; and Ezek 37?

 

 


December 18th / December 19th.

The Songs in the Night for December 18th is: “The Lord preserveth all them that love him.” Psalm 145:20

 

AUDIO: 18-Dec-2020

 

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To The Jew First

 

C256:2-3 (2) What are some scriptural indications that Millennial favors will to go to the Jews first?

 

C256:4 (1) What proper understanding of “the throne (or house) of David” grants a clear vision of the Kingdom?

 

C257:1 (1) What was the real authority of David’s throne and how will this also be so in the established Kingdom?

 

Will David have a role of authority in Christ’s Kingdom?

 

 


December 11th / December 12th.

The Songs in the Night for December 11th is: “The same works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father hath sent Me.” John 5:36

 

AUDIO: 11-Dec-2020

 

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C254:1 (1) Why were most Gentile Christians blinded at Christ’s 2nd advent, as the Jews were at his 1st advent?

 

C254:2-256:1 (5) How does this quote show how the observant Jews may be better prepared to recognize Christ?

 

 


December 4th / December 5th.

The Songs in the Night for December 4th is: “The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” I Corinthians 3:17

 

AUDIO: 04-Dec-2020

 

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Anglo-Israelites

 

C252:2 (1) How do we know the apostles were addressing all the people of Israel and not just certain tribes? (Examples)

 

C253:1 (1) What is meant that, “aside from the Jews, only a small number of mankind will be ready for the new laws and conditions of the Millennial age”?

 

C253:2 (1) How will the Jew be at an advantage over others at the beginning of the Mediatorial phase of the Kingdom?

 

C254:1 Why were most Gentile Christians blinded at Christ’s 2nd advent, as the Jews were at his 1st advent?

 


November 27th / November 28th.

The Songs in the Night for November 27th is: “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” Acts 20:28

 

AUDIO: 27-Nov-2020

 

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Anglo-Israelites

 

C250:1-2 (2) Describe the thinking behind Anglo-Israelism (also called British Israelism).

 

Does the greatness of the Anglo-Saxons provide any real support for their claim?

 

C250:3 What factors indicated that any individual Jew was truly of the faith of Abraham?

 

What historical aspects of the ten tribes actually discredit their claims?

 

C251:1 (1) Who were the Israelites that returned to their land after captivity in Babylon?

 

C252:1 (1) How did our Lord refer to the people of Israel during his ministry?

 

Did he distinguish between Israel and Judah?

 


November 20th / November 21st.

The Songs in the Night for November 20th is: “Wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalm 27:14

 

AUDIO: 20-Nov-2020

 

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C247:2-249:1 (3) Do we still see this same class dichotomy in Israel today?

 

Any thoughts on this summary of faith for the Orthodox Jew or their ongoing observance of Mosaic ordinances?

 

C249:2-3 In the kingdom, what will be the role and reward for the Orthodox Jew in contrast to the Non-orthodox Jew?

 


November 13th / November 14th.

The Songs in the Night for November 13th is: “Prepare to meet thy God.” Amos 4:12

 

AUDIO: 13-Nov-2020

 

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C246:1-247:1 (5) How extensively was Israel reprimanded for their national crime of rejection of the gospel and crucifixion of the Redeemer?

 

Why do these audacious crimes not prevent their national restoration?

 

C247:2-249:1 (3) Do we still see this same class dichotomy in Israel today?

 

Any thoughts on this summary of faith for the Orthodox Jew or their ongoing observance of Mosaic ordinances?

 

C249:2-3 In the kingdom, what will be the role and reward for the Orthodox Jew in contrast to the Non-orthodox Jew?

 


November 6th / November 7th.

The Songs in the Night for November 6th is: “Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.” 1 Peter 1:5

 

AUDIO: 06-Nov-2020

 

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C243 Chapter headings and Scripture In anticipation, what truths, concepts or encouragements can we expect to gain from this chapter?

 

Amos 9:11,14,15: What is special about these verses that they were chosen to head this study?

 

C243:1-244:1 (2) Why do the Jewish people play a key role in “the origin, progress and final destiny of the whole human race”?

 

C244:2 (1) What are some additional scriptural promises that Israel will be restored to their land?

 

Although scattered and persecuted among other nations, what has held them uniquely together?

 


October 30th / October 31st.

The Songs in the Night for October 30th is: “Therefore they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the Word.” Acts 8:4

 

AUDIO: 30-Oct-2020

 

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C241:2-242:1 (3)  How does God especially help Zion to stand during this early troubled time in the Millennial Age?

 

As we see the Church class decreasing, what should be the effect for each of us personally?

 

C242:poem – Why do you think this poem was selected for this chapter’s ending?

 

In reflection: How have you been personally affected by this consideration of The Deliverance and Exaltation of the Church?

 


October 23rd / October 24th.

The Songs in the Night for October 23rd is: “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.” Jude 20

 

AUDIO: 23-Oct-2020

 

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C239:3 (1) How do we understand, in 1 Cor. 15:51, “We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed”?

 

What is involved in being “changed”?

 

C240:1 (1) What is the point of truth being emphasized by this paragraph?

 

C240:2-241:1 (2) In Rev 14:13, why do we associate 1878 with “from henceforth”?

 


October 16th / October 17th.

The Songs in the Night for October 16th is: “Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 13:14

 

AUDIO: 16-Oct-2020

 

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C237:3-238:1 (2) What is the nature and scope of our “change” that brings rest from labor but work continues? (see also Heb 4:11)

 

How do we understand what is meant, in 1 Thes 4:17, that we shall “meet the Lord in the air”?

 

C238:2-239:2 (3) How do we know Psalms 82:6,7 applies to the body members of Christ?

 

Explain “Ye are gods” and “ye shall … fall like one of the princes”.

 


October 9th / October 10th.

The Songs in the Night for October 9th is: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.” Psalm 103:2, 3

 

AUDIO: 09-Oct-2020

 

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C235:2-236:2 (3) What can we be doing to “enter into the joy of our Lord” (Matt 25:21) even before we are changed?

 

Can Rev. 15:9 “the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God” have an application at this time? Is there a possible link between this verse and Isa 52:7?

 

C237:1-2 (2) Describe our current mission as agents of the Kingdom.

 

In Isa 52:8, what is the significance that “they shall see eye to eye”?

 

C237:3-238:1 (2) What is the nature and scope of our “change” that brings rest from labor but work continues? (see also Heb 4:11)

 

How do we understand what is meant, in 1 Thes 4:17, that we shall “meet the Lord in the air”?

 

 


September 25th / September 26th.

The Songs in the Night for September 25th is: “I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his Word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.” Psalm 130:5, 6

 

AUDIO: 25-Sep-2020

 

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C232:1-233:1 (3) What do we learn from 1 Cor. 15:50-53 and 1 Thes. 4:15 about the manner and order of our glorification?

 

C233:2-3 (2) What do we learn about our deliverance from the parable of the young nobleman? (Luke 19:12-15)

 

Why do we assign the raising of the sleeping saints to the year 1878?

 

C234:1 (1) Is it okay that the raising of the Apostles and most of the Church in 1878 happened without any particular manifestation?

 

C235:1 (1) What is the foundation for the belief that the Lord became present in October, 1874, and that the harvest began at that time?

 


September 18th / September 19th.

The Songs in the Night for September 18th is: “At evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.” John 20:19

 

AUDIO: 18-Sep-2020

 

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C231:1-2 (2) What are some indicators that the final members of the New Creation may experience some form of violence?

 

C231:3 How do we anticipate the form of the “hail” of Isa. 28:17 that will cause the “dark night” and the closing of the door?

 

Or has the Truth, as it has been and is being exposed, eventually cause the night when no man can work?

 

How can we prepare ourselves now to face such fierce opposition?

 


September 11th / September 12th.

The Songs in the Night for September 11th is: “[Love] believeth all things.”  I Corinthians 13:7

 

AUDIO: 11-Sep-2020

 

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C228:2 What should we be doing, while this side of the veil, in order to escape the current troubles?

 

C229:1-3 (3) What are some precious assurances that God will help us during this final time of trouble?

 

In what sense are we “being made co-workers” with God?

 

C230:1-2 (2) Why would our Heavenly Father allow the final few of His New Creation to experience the initial trouble of the dark night?

 


September 4th / September 5th.

The Songs in the Night for September 4th is: “Love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.”  I Corinthians 13:4

 

AUDIO: 04-Sep-2020

 

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C227:Chapter outline What do we anticipate gaining from the considerations in this chapter?

 

C227:1-2 (2) Why is our deliverance and exaltation especially important to us?

 

C228:1 (1) How do we understand this paragraph now 100+ years after 1914?

 


August 28th / August 29th.

The Songs in the Night for August 28th is: “Help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee.” II Chronicles 14:11

 

AUDIO: 28-Aug-2020

 

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The Eleventh Hour – Matt. 20:1-16

 

C225:1-2 (2) What lessons and cautions can we gain personally from this parable for our time?

 

Although not a point in this section, any lessons in regard to murmuring?

 

C226:poem Any parts of these verses that speak to your heart?

 

Any reflections or take-aways from the Work of the Harvest chapter?

 


August 21st / August 22nd.

The Songs in the Night for August 21st is: “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen [nations], I will be exa lted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

 

AUDIO: 21-Aug-2020

 

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The Eleventh Hour – Matt. 20:1-16

 

CONSIDER ALSO: R5473 – Laborers in the Vineyard

 

C223:1 (1) To introduce this parable, for this volume context, what does the day represent and who do the laborers picture?

 

C223:2 Here, what is being pictured by four calls throughout the day?

 

How does an 11th hour call with the words “no man has hired us” tie into the context of our study?

 

C224:1-3 (3) Is there any significance that no reward or salary is offered at the 11th hour?

 

That even these, at the close of the day, are encouraged to go into the vineyard is illustrating what?

 

All those that labor in the vineyard receive the same “penny”. Any thoughts on what that “penny” represents?

 


August 14th / August 15th.

The Songs in the Night for August 14th is: “Then the devil leaveth Him, and behold, angels came and ministered unto Him.” Matthew 4:11

 

AUDIO: 14-Aug-2020

 

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Israel’s Seventieth Week a Figure of The Close of Gospel Favor

 

C220:3-221:2 (3) What pit-falls need to be avoided to achieve the goal of the wise virgins?

 

What resources should we be taking advantage of, at this time, to make our calling and election sure before the door shuts?

 

C221:3-222:1 (2) What inspiration and motivation do you gain from these two paragraphs, humbly realizing our current honor and privilege?

 

C222:2 (1) What are other evidences of spirit begettal and how should they help us maintain our confidence?

 


August 7th / August 8th.

The Songs in the Night for August 7th is: “Ye are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:14

 

AUDIO: 07-August-2020

 

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Israel’s Seventieth Week a Figure of The Close of Gospel Favor

 

C219:1 (1) Express, in your own words, the essence of this paragraph.

 

C219:2-220:1 (2) What is the “door” and what is the situation since 1881 that it remains open?

 

C220:2 How can we benefit best from the precious promises during this final testing phase at the close of the Gospel Age?

 


July 31st / August 1st.

The Songs in the Night for July 31st is: “Thy saints shall bless Thee. They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom, an d talk of Thy power; to make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.” Psalm 145:10-12

 

AUDIO: 31-July-2020

 

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Israel’s Seventieth Week a Figure of The Close of Gospel Favor

 

C217:3 (1) If this “call” or invitation … ceased, totally and forever, in October 1881, how can we now make our calling and election sure?

 

C218:1-2 (2) When the Jewish favor ended in AD 36 how was it followed by a more general call but of lower favor?

 

In what sense was there a general call to the world following the end of the Gospel call in 1881?

 


July 24th / July 25th.

The Songs in the Night for July 24th is: “With great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grac e was upon them all.” Acts 4:33

 

AUDIO: 24-July-2020

 

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Israel’s Seventieth Week a Figure of The Close of Gospel Favor

 

C216:3-217:1 (2) What occurred at the beginning of Israel’s 70th week and how was that paralleled in the end of the Gospel Age?

 

What occurred at the mid-point of Israel’s 70th week and how was that paralleled in the end of the Gospel Age?

 

C217:2 (1) Why was the second half of that week unique and what was its equivalent parallel?

 


July 17th / July 18th.

The Songs in the Night for July 17th is: “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse,…and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of host s, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing.” Malachi 3:10

 

AUDIO: 17-July-2020

 

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The End of the High Calling is Not The Closing of the Door

 

C215:1 (1) How do they know when to pull in the net?

 

How would we describe and distinguish between the former work of “general fishing” and the present work of “selecting and gathering”?

 

C215:2-216:2 (3) What should be the primary focus of our consecrated efforts at this reaping time in which we are living?

 


July 10th / July 11th.

The Songs in the Night for July 10th is: “I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8

 

AUDIO: 10-July-2020

 

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The End of the High Calling is Not The Closing of the Door

 

C213:3-214:1 (2) Explain how the parable of the drag-net illustrates this radical change in the character of the work in the closing of the Gospel Age.

 

Are there any parallels or contrasts here with the parable of the wedding garment?
– the good and bad invited
– bad being cast out (outer darkness vs furnace of fire)

 

C214:2 (1) What are the parallels between the drag-net parable and the parable of the wheat and tares?

 


July 3rd / July 4th.

The Songs in the Night for July 3rd is: “The Lord shall judge his people.” Hebrews 10:30

 

AUDIO: 03-July-2020

 

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The End of the High Calling is Not The Closing of the Door

 

C213:1 (1) Now, in your own words, explain why ending the “call” is not closing the “door”?

 

C213:2 – Why is the transition from a “calling time” to a “harvest time” such a radical change?

 

 


June 19th / June 20th.

The Songs in the Night for June 19th is: “Take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day.” Ephesians 6:13

 

AUDIO: 19-June-2020

 

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C211:3-4 (2) What is “ushering in of the glorious Millennial Day” referring to?

 

In this particular context, what is the “barn condition” referring to? (“sealed,” and “gathered” into a condition of separateness from the worldly)

 

C212:1 (1) Why would those who have proved faithful still have need of patience? (Heb 10:36)

 

C212:2 (1) In your own words, how would you define or describe what the “general call” is?

 

Is the “general call” and the “high calling” the same?

 

Why do we assign 1881 as the year the “general call” ended?

 

C213:1 (1) Now, in your own words, explain why ending the “call” is not closing the “door”?

 


June 12th / June 13th.

The Songs in the Night for June 12th is: “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow.” Philippians 2:10

 

AUDIO: 12-June-2020

 

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C210:2 (2) What is it that causes some to fall short of being accepted as part of the Bride?

 

C211:1-2 (2) How could the message of Truth be accused of causing anarchy and confusion?

 

How can we enhance our own and others intellectual sealing?

 

C211:3-4 (2) What is “ushering in of the glorious Millennial Day” referring to?

 

In this particular context, what is the “barn condition” referring to? (“sealed,” and “gathered” into a condition of separateness from the worldly)

 

C212:1 (1) Why would those who have proved faithful still have need of patience? (Heb 10:36)

 


June 5th / June 6th.

The Songs in the Night for June 5th is: “My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting plac es.” Isaiah 32:18

 

AUDIO: 05-June-2020

 

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The End of the High Calling is Not The Closing of the Door

 

C207:2-208:1 (2) How will we know that the door has shut?

 

C208:2-209:2 (3) In what sense is the present time an “opportunity of cooperating with our Lord”?

 

What is required to be counted worthy to be the bride, the Lamb’s wife?

 

And when does this requirement need to be demonstrated?

 

C210:1 (1) How do we show the extent of our devotion and love for our Lord and Head? (James 1:12)

 


May 29th / May 30th.

The Songs in the Night for May 29th is: “Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” Romans 5:20

 

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C205:1-206:1 (2) Describe what the door in the parable of the virgins represents.

 

What is meant by the phrase, “the feast represents in full the Gospel advantages and privileges”?

 

C206:2-207:1 (2) Is the door in the virgin parable the same as the strait gate in Luke 13:25 (and Matt 7:14)?

 

Why is a called a narrow way – what is its glorious termination?

 


May 22nd / May 23rd.

The Songs in the Night for May 22nd is: “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1

 

AUDIO: 22-May-2020

 

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The Wedding Garment Test

 

C203:2-204:1 (2) What distinguishes those who are bound and cast out as deserving of such harsh punishment?

 

C204:2 (1) In regard to the parable of the wise and foolish virgins and the parable of the wedding garment:

 

How can we, without mixing the two pictures, compare them time wise, especially in regard to the inspection in one and the door closing in the other?

 

Where are we, now, in relation to these two parables?

 

What do these two verses quoted here tell us about our relation to Jesus?

 


May 15th / May 16th.

The Songs in the Night for May 15th is: “I the Lord thy God am a jealous God.” Deuteronomy 5:9

 

AUDIO: 15-May-2020

 

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The Wedding Garment Test

 

C201:2-202:1 (2) How was this lack of a wedding garment actually manifested in the early part of the harvest?

 

C202:2 (1) What are the implications of the inquiry to and response from the one without a garment?

 

C203:1 (1) How is the Binding implemented?

 

What is the positive effect upon loyal consecrated observers?

 


May 8th / May 9th.

The Songs in the Night for May 8th is: “And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. A nd the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” Mark 4:39

 

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The Wedding Garment Test

 

C200:2 (1) What are the implications pictured by one taking off the garment the King had given to him?

 

C201:1 (1) What is being pictured by being bound hand and foot then being cast into outer darkness?

 

Is this the same as that spoken of in 2 Pet 2:1?

 


May 1st / May 2nd.

The Songs in the Night for May 1st is: “I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” I Corinthians 2:2

 

AUDIO: 01-May-2020

 

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The Wedding Garment Test

 

C198:3-199:1 (2) What is represented by the Guest Chamber (ante-chamber)?

 

What does the “wedding garment”, given to the guests to put on, represent?

 

C199:2-200:1 (2) What important “test” is well illustrated by this parable?

 


April 24th / April 25th.

The Songs in the Night for April 24th is: “These are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the Word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit.” Mark 4:20

 

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“And the Door was Shut”

 

C196:1-197:1 (2) How are we already entering into the joys of our Lord and are feasting and when did this feasting start?

 

The Wedding Garment Test

 

C197:2 (1) How do we gain the intended lessons when Christ’s body members are represented as the bride in one illustration and then as the wedding guests in another?

 

C198:1-2 (2) In Matt 22:10 what is the implication that “both bad and good” were gathered and furnished with a wedding garment?

 


April 17th / April 18th.

The Songs in the Night for April 17th is: “Consider Him who endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” Hebrews 12:3

 

AUDIO: 17-Apr-2020

 

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“And the Door was Shut”

 

C195:1 (1) What is the purpose of being “sealed in the forehead”?

 

What is the implication of the Master telling the late comers, “I know you not”?

 

C195:2 (1) Even though the foolish virgins will be in a condition of weeping and gnashing of teeth, in what sense will they still be in the arms of God’s love and mercy?

 


April 3rd / April 4th.

The Songs in the Night for April 3rd is: “The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22

 

AUDIO: 03-Apr-2020

 

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C192:2,3 (2) How is the announcement of the Bridegroom’s presence a testing and sifting for the consecrated sanctuary class?

 

C192:3-194:1 (3) What insights do we gain from Psa 45:10-17 about the Bride class on this side and on the other side of the veil?

 

In the short verse (end of verse 2 Hymn 78), who is speaking and what are they requesting?

 

What does it mean to have your lamp trimmed?

 

What is it about the wise virgins that allow them to enter?

 

C194:2-3 (2) What is it about the foolish virgin that miss the chance to enter?

 

When do the foolish virgins realize their foolishness?

 


March 20th / March 21st.

The Songs in the Night for March 20th is: “Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord,…and I will receive you, and wil l be a father unto you and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:17,18

 

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C190:1-2 (2) (already read) What characteristics distinguish the wise virgins as wise and able to enter in with their Lord?

 

Why did the foolish virgins fail this test being sifted from this opportunity?

 

C190:3 (1) How was the “knock of prophecy” first heard and how does it continue?

 

C191:1-2 (2) How to the old customs of a Jewish marriage illustrate of how the Church, the Bride class, come to be joined with her Bridegroom and head, our Lord Jesus?

 

C192:1 (1) How do we maintain this attitude of being ready, waiting and anxious for the Bridegroom?

 

C192:2-3 (2) How is the announcement of the Bridegroom’s presence a testing and sifting for the consecrated sanctuary class?

 


March 13th / March 14th.

The Songs in the Night for March 13th is: “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” 2 Corinthians 2:11

 

AUDIO: 13-Mar-2020

 

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CONTINUE DISCUSSION:
C188:3 (1) What are some early examples of testing and sifting shortly after the Jewish house was rejected?

 

C189:1 (1) What is the purpose of this testing and sifting that follows after leaving Babylon?

 

C189:2-3 (2) How did our Lord’s cleansing the temple, using a scourge of small cords, illustrate this testing and sifting?

 

C190:1-2 (2) What characteristics distinguish the wise virgins as wise and able to enter in with their Lord?

 

Why did the foolish virgins fail this test being sifted from this opportunity?

 


March 6th / March 7th.

The Songs in the Night for March 6th is: “We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous.” I John 2:1

 

AUDIO: 06-Mar-2020

 

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CONTINUE DISCUSSION:
C186:1-2 (2) Why has membership in a Christian Organization become a source of security?

 

How do the words of our Lord counteract this false dependency upon an intermediate agency for salvation?

 

C187:1-2 (2) Who is Isaiah 52:11 ultimately addressed to and what commission does it give them?

 

What is the lesson here illustrated by two very different trees?

 

The Testing and Sifting of the Sanctuary Class

 

C188:1-2 (2 + verses) Once free from the bondage of Babylon, why is watchful diligence still necessary?

 

What do the two verses here tell us?

 


February 28th / February 29th.

The Songs in the Night for February 28th is: “Ye are the salt of the earth:…Ye are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:13, 14

 

AUDIO: 28-Feb-2020

 

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READ: C184:1-2 (2) Contrast the true liberty of Truth with the sectarian bondage of Babylon.

 

C185:1-2 (2) What is the role of the Harvest Message and the Holy Spirit in securing release from sectarian shackles?

 

C186:1-2 (2) Why has membership in a Christian Organization become a source of security?

 

How do the words of our Lord counteract this false dependency upon an intermediate agency for salvation?

 


February 21st / February 22nd.

The Songs in the Night for February 21st is: “Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.” Psalm 34:13

 

AUDIO: 21-Feb-2020

 

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C183:1-3 (3) How does Present Truth operate to separate wheat from tares?

 

What is the role of those begotten of the Holy Spirit in this process of separation?

 

C184:1-2 (2) Contrast the true liberty of Truth with the sectarian bondage of Babylon.

 


AUDIO February 14th, 2020

February 14th / February 15th.

The Songs in the Night for February 14th is: “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” 2 Corinthians 4:17

 

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C180:2 (1) How did God use Caiaphas to deliver a great lesson and what was that lesson and prophecy?

 

What does Rev 18:23 tell us about the rejected condition of Babylon?

 

Though the “host” has been rejected, what is the condition and role of the “sanctuary” class?

 

C181:1-2 (2) How is Babylon guilty of “holding and teaching error at the sacrifice of truth”?

 

What are some of the ways the sects of Babylon hinder the spiritual growth of the individual?

 

C182:1 (1) How should liberty have been used by those in Babylon to realize their bondage and expedite their separation?

 

What insights are implied to discern and exercise this liberty?

 


AUDIO February 7th, 2020

February 7th / February 8th.

The Songs in the Night for February 7th is: “I am the living Bread which came down from heaven.” John 6:51

 

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C178:2 (1) Why would those converted to the nominal concepts of Christianity be “two-fold more fit for destruction”?

 

Why would such a conversion as envisioned by “Christendom” fall far short of peace and good will of Christ’s Kingdom? (Luke 2:10,14; Col. 1:20)

 

C179:1 (1) What prevalent national and religious attitudes would hinder acceptance of the righteous Kingdom?

 

C179:2-180:1 (2) How does the testing and pruning of the olive tree branches (Rom.11) relate to the rejection of both the nominal houses?

 


AUDIO January 31st, 2020

January 31st / February 1st.

The Songs in the Night for January 31st is: “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee.” Isaiah 43:2

 

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C175:3-4 (2) What do the “Opium Wars” say about the collective Christian conscience of the “Christian” nations involved?

 

C176:1 (1) How has “Christendom” taught other nations forms of idolatry?

 

C176:2-178:1 (4) Why have expectations of missionary efforts fallen so far short in bringing heathen peoples into the fold of Christianity?

 


AUDIO January 24th, 2020

January 24th / January 25th.

The Songs in the Night for January 24th is: “David went on and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.” 2 Samuel 5:10

 

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Do the Jewish leaders still think their church-nation will fill the role of the Messiah?

 

C172:1-3 (3) What is the delusion Nominal Christian leadership is under that blinds them to recognition of the Lord’s return?

 

What do they claim as evidence supporting this deceptive claim?

 

C173:1-174:2 (4) What is the purpose of including these quotations at this point?

 

C174:3-175:2 (3) Where a country is predominately Christian, what are the connections and disconnections between the populous of “believers” and the national government and the effects of commerce?

 


AUDIO January 17th, 2020

January 17th / January 18th.

The Songs in the Night for January 17th is: “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him.” Psalm 37:7

 

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C169:3-170:1 (2) In regard to the Jewish house, what are the implications of the 70th week in Daniel’s prophecy for 490 years?

 

C171:1 (1) In regard to the Nominal Christian house, how do the 7-years (AD 1874-1881) correspond to the parallel Jewish period (AD 29-36)?

 

Do the Jewish leaders still think their church-nation will fill the role of the Messiah?

 

 


AUDIO January 10th, 2020

January 10th / January 11th.

The Songs in the Night for January 10th is: “I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.” Psalm 71:16

 

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C167:3-168:2 (3) How and why did Jesus, during his first advent, balance his interactions between the people and their leaders?

 

C169:1-2 (2) Why did this particular interaction with the Jewish leaders have a special bearing on the Gospel Church?

 


AUDIO January 3rd, 2020

January 3rd / January 4th.

The Songs in the Night for January 3rd is: “Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst.” John 4:14

 

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C166:2-167:1 (2) What is the purpose of this sealing in the forehead? (dispensationally and personally)

 

What is the source or channel of this sealing?

 

What are the implications of being beckoned to “come” out rather than “go” out?

 

C167:2 Describe the current condition of rejected nominal churchianity.

 


AUDIO December 27th, 2019

December 27th / December 28th.

The Songs in the Night for December 27th is: “Let all your deeds be done in love.” I Corinthians 16:14 (Diaglott)

 

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C165:2-166:1 (1) How does Rev 7:3 delineate the interval from the call to come out until the plagues come upon Babylon?

 

What does sealing the servants of God in their forehead imply in regard to heeding the command to come out?

 


AUDIO December 20th, 2019

December 20th / December 21st.

The Songs in the Night for December 20th is: “Beware of the concision; for we are the circumcision, which worship God in the Spirit and re joice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” Philippians 3:2, 3

 

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C162:1-163:chart (3+chart) How does this chart validate Rev 18:2 that Babylon had “become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird”?

 

Is this still the case?

 

C164:1 (1) What brought Babylon to this corrupt condition and what does it mean that Babylon made all the earth drunken? (Jer 51:7)

 

How did this affect the Little Flock?

 

C164:2-165:1 (2) At the dawn of the Millennial morning, what influence encouraged and enabled the the wheat to separate from the false and corrupt systems?

 

In what sense were the plagues foreshadowed in the trouble upon the rejected Jewish house?

 

 


AUDIO December 13th, 2019

December 13th / December 14th.

The Songs in the Night for December 13th is: “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:16

 

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C158:2-159:2 (3) Why is the plan of rejecting the system of Babylon and calling out the wheat better than attempting to reform those systems?

 

C159:3-160:3 (4) How do patched garments and old wine-skins illustrate the futility of attempting to reform Babylon?

 

C161:1-2 (2) How do new garments and new wine-skins show the wisdom of calling the wheat to come out of Babylon?

 

C161:3 (1) How was this call to come out of her a worthy test of individual loyalty?

 


AUDIO December 6th, 2019

December 6th / December 7th.

The Songs in the Night for December 6th is: “Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23, 24

 

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C155:1-156:1 (2) What is the intent of the message to the wheat class, within the Nominal Christian systems, that “Babylon has fallen” coupled with “Come out of her my people”?

 

How do other scriptures declare that Babylon failed to be healed by the reformation and was thus fully rejected as an instrument used by the Lord? And what instructions were offered to those within her?

 

C156:2-158:1 (3) Discuss how Jeremiah 8:7-15 describes this time frame of the rejection of nominal Christianity and why many fail to see her fallen condition and the unwisdom of their reactions.

 

 


AUDIO November 22nd, 2019

November 22nd / November 23rd.

The Songs in the Night for November 22nd is: “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Ch rist.” Ephesians 5:20

 

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C153:3 (1) Trace how the meaning and application of the name “Babylon” has changed over time.

 

C154:1-2 (2) Why was the sanctuary Class (wheat) allowed the become so polluted with error and tares?

 

What were some of the evidences of the casting off from all favor of the Babylonish systems in the 1878 time frame?

 


AUDIO November 15th, 2019

November 15th / November 16th.

The Songs in the Night for November 15th is: “Make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way. Hebrews 12:13

 

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C151:2-153:1 (2) How did the transition of teaching authority from the nominal mass to the true wheat class correspond in both advents?

 

C152:2-153:1 (2) What were the corresponding parallels between the rejection of the nominal Jewish and Christian houses?

 

Wouldn’t the end of AD 69 be the parallel to the end of AD 1914?

 

C153:2 (1) How was Judaism a church-state union?

 

In what phase of the Millennial Kingdom will there be a church-state union?

 

How will that be assembled and operate?

 


AUDIO November 8th, 2019

November 8th / November 9th.

The Songs in the Night for November 8th is: “Ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, n ot many noble, are called.” I Corinthians 1:26

 

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C150:1 (1) What is the principle focus of the key time parallels between the Jewish and Gospel Harvests?

 

Why is this important to keep in mind?

 

What is the “real wheat principle”?

 

What key events marked AD 29 & AD 33 and how do these correspond in the Second Advent?

 

C150:2-151:1 (2) How did the actions of our Lord during his first advent foreshadow what he would accomplish at his second advent?

 


AUDIO November 1st, 2019

November 1st / November 2nd.

The Songs in the Night for November 1st is: “For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart fr om thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.” Isaiah 54:10

 

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C147:1-3 (3) What aspects of Truth have been hid or misrepresented so the tares unknowingly believe they are the Church class?

 

C147:3-149:1 (2) How does the destruction of the tares, at the end of the Gospel Age, correspond to the destruction of the Chaff, at the end of the Jewish Age?

 

What ignites this destructive fire?

 

What does Matt 13:43 tell us about the timing of this destructive burning?

 

C149:2-3 (2) How did the Lord through His word “render us double sure” in regard to the Gospel Harvest?

 


AUDIO October 25th, 2019

October 25th / October 26th.

The Songs in the Night for October 25th is: “If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities [imputing them to us], O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared [reverenced].” Psalm 130:3, 4

 

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CONTINUE DISCUSSION ON:

C145:2-146:1 (2) What is the nature of the “momentous event” associated with the burning of the tares?

 

What time is referred to in Matt 13:40 when the burning is associated with “the end of the age”?

 

What is the objective of burning the tares?

 

C146:2-3 (2) What do the good and bad seeds represent?

 

Why are the tares so much more abundant than the wheat?

 

Why is the appearance of this situation quite deceiving?

 


AUDIO October 18th, 2019

October 18th / October 19th.

The Songs in the Night for October 18th is: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24

 

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C144:2 (1) Why are inspired and independent teachers, who are willing to go beyond the lesson script, such a threat to sectarian churches?

 

What is the best course for such inspired instructors?

 

C145:1 (1) Why is Christian liberty important and how does a sectarian environment deter the development of the consecrated?

 

C145:2-146:1 (2) What is the nature of the “momentous event” associated with the burning of the tares?

 

What time is referred to in Matt 13:40 when the burning is associated with “the end of the age”?

 

What is the objective of burning the tares?

 

 


AUDIO October 11th, 2019

October 11th / October 12th.

The Songs in the Night for October 11th is: “Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; ther e shall no evil befall thee.” Psalm 91:9,10

 

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C142:1 (1) Why do these “union methods” fall far short of forming a true union?

 

C143:1 (1) Why does this International Lesson system hinder true spiritual understanding and growth?

 

C144:1 (1) How does this system of lessons have a detrimental effect for parents and their children?

 


AUDIO October 4th, 2019

October 4th / October 5th.

The Songs in the Night for October 4th is: “Work…while it is still day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” John 9:4

 

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Study VI – THE WORK OF HARVEST

 

C140:2 (1) What was occurring in the “field” prior to the harvest during the reformation and the cleansing of the sanctuary?

 

How did this affect both the wheat and the tares?

 

C140:3 (1) What was the influence of Present Truth upon the wheat and upon the tares respectively as the result of the harvest?

 

What are “the disintegrating tendencies of Present Truth”?

 

C141:1 (1) What does it mean that “the test of worthiness for the Kingdom honors will be an individual one”?

 

How do the tares attempt to avoid this individual scrutiny?

 

C141:2 (1) What were the International Sunday School Lessons and how did they draw the cords even more tightly?

 

What were the International S.S. Lessons we find in the early Reprints? (See R1351; 1357; 1363; 2126; also R502 is interesting)

 


AUDIO September 27th, 2019

September 27th / September 28th.

The Songs in the Night for September 27th is: “I will come again and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:3

 

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Study VI – THE WORK OF HARVEST

 

C139:2 (1) Were the tares gathered or were the wheat called to come out? What actually transpired in actuality?

 

What is meant in Matt 13:38 “The field is the world”?

 

What does the “field” picture?

 

In what sense does the “field” belong to the wheat?

 

C140:1 (1) Why are “Labor Unions, Capitalistic Trusts and protective associations of every sort” referred to in this paragraph?

 


AUDIO September 20th, 2019

September 20th / September 21st.

The Songs in the Night for September 20th is: “For the Bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.�� � John 6:33

 

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C137:1 (1) In practical terms, what did the instructions “let both grow together” imply prior to the harvest?

 

Why & How would an early attempt at separating the wheat & tares unsettle the wheat?

 

How were the instructions “let both grow together” violated by the ecclesiastical systems?

 

How did this violation multiply the tares and choke the wheat?

 

C139:1 When time time of harvest arrived, who were the reapers, how did they know it was time and what tools did they use?

 

C139:2 Were the tares gathered or were the wheat called to come out? What actually transpired in actuality?

 

What is meant in Matt 13:38 “The field is the world”?

 

What does the “field” picture?

 

In what sense does the “field” belong to the wheat?

 


AUDIO September 13th, 2019

September 13th / September 14th.

The Songs in the Night for September 13th is: “If these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall be neither barren nor un fruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:8, 11

 

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C135:1-2 (2) In regard to the work which began at our Lord’s return in 1874, what types of activities are being pictured by “harvest” and “reaping”?

 

(Consider some of the activities listed in the paragraph: testing, reckoning, settlement and rewarding.)

 

In the Jewish harvest what was the intention of the message “The Kingdom of heaven is at hand”?

 

What is the implication of this message for the harvest at our end of the Gospel Age?

 

C136:1 Considering the Jewish Age harvest what do we learn about work of the Gospel Age harvest?

 

Is there, in any sense, a sowing work involved?

 

C136:2 What is the initial work of the Gospel age harvest?

 

Where were the wheat & tares just prior to our Lord’s return?

 

Who were the wheat versus the tares and why was it hard to distinguish them?

 


AUDIO September 6th, 2019

September 6th / September 7th.

The Songs in the Night for September 6th is: “[Love] seeketh not her own.” 1 Corinthians 13:5

 

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Study V – THE TIME OF HARVEST

“The Harvest is the end of the age.” Matt. 13:39

 

C134:1 (1) How do we enter into the joys of our Lord?

 

C134:poem – How does this short verse present a meaningful summary for this chapter?

 

In retrospect: What did you gain from this consideration of “The Time of the Harvest”?

 

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In anticipation: What do we hope to learn from “The Work of the Harvest”?

 


AUDIO August 30th, 2019

August 30th / August 31st.

The Songs in the Night for August 30th is: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. ” Psalm 37:3

 

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Study V – THE TIME OF HARVEST

“The Harvest is the end of the age.” Matt. 13:39

 

C133:1-2 (2) What lessons and strength can we gain from considering those who faithfully waited prior to our Lord’s return?

 

2 Pet 1:19 – The Day has dawned. Do we still need to take heed to the sure word of prophecy?

 

What should be the effect of the day star arising in our hearts?

 

C133:3 (1) Who were the Lords servants and how were they tested upon his return?

 

C134:1 (1) How do we enter into the joys of our Lord?

 

C134:poem – How does this short verse present a meaningful summary for this chapter?

 


AUDIO August 23rd, 2019

August 23rd / August 24th.

The Songs in the Night for August 23rd is: “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25

 

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Study V – THE TIME OF HARVEST

“The Harvest is the end of the age.” Matt. 13:39

 

C130:1 (1) Diagrams – Please highlight how these diagrams help you realize the value & focus of these various time prophecies.

 

C130:2 (1) Realizing at this end of the age, all that has come to pass, how should our faith and our hearts be affected? (2 Pet 3:11)

 


AUDIO August 9th, 2019

August 9th / August 10th.

The Songs in the Night for August 9th is: “Remember Lot’s wife.” Luke 17:32

 

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Study V – THE TIME OF HARVEST

“The Harvest is the end of the age.” Matt. 13:39

 

C128:2 (1) What needed to be accomplished that necessitated the presence of our Lord 40 years prior to the ending of the Gentiles Times?

 

What still remains to be accomplished before the Mediatorial phase of the Kingdom can begin?

 

Why did the living members of his Church need to be tested at the time of his return?

 

C129:1 (1) What were the peculiar signs, that precede his coming and how do they confirm 1874 as the time of his presence?

 

How was the type of the promised Elias fulfilled as one of these signs? (Luke 1:17)

 

C129:2 (1) How does Dan 12:1 add further support for the timing of our Lord’s return?

 


AUDIO August 2nd, 2019

August 2nd / August 3rd.

The Songs in the Night for August 2nd is: “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” Psalm 42:11

 

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“The Harvest is the end of the age.” Matt. 13:39

 

C127:1-128:1 (3) The 6000 years Bible Chronology in Vol.II Study II brings us up to AD 1873. How do we harmonize that the above chronology brings us to Oct. 1874?

 

Why is this a probable conclusion?

 

In the Vol.II 1916 foreword page ii, Pastor Russell states, “… the thousand years of Christ’s Reign, began in 1873.” Why 1873 and not 1874 or 1875?

 


AUDIO July 26th, 2019

July 26th / July 27th.

The Songs in the Night for July 26th is: “They…went everywhere preaching the Word.” Acts 8:4

 

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Study V – THE TIME OF HARVEST

“The Harvest is the end of the age.” Matt. 13:39

 

C124:2 (2) What do these rays of prophetic testimony unitedly and harmoniously clearly reveal?

 

In what sense do each of “these great events” have to tarry until the second advent of our Lord?

 

C125:1 (1) What are the special features of the Jubilees that make it a unique confirmation of 1874 as the date of our Lord’s return?

 

C125:2 (1) What are the additional parallel correspondences that support and confirm 1874 as the counterpart to AD 29?

 

C126:1 (1 + footnote) What are some of the scriptural roles and titles that belong to our Lord upon his return?

 

How and why is the 1335 day period of Daniel especially exemplified.

 

What is the significance of the footnote here?

 

 


AUDIO July 19th, 2019

July 19th / July 20th.

The Songs in the Night for July 19th is: “God…hath made us able ministers of the New Testament.” 2 Corinthians 3:5, 6

 

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Study V – THE TIME OF HARVEST

“The Harvest is the end of the age.” Matt. 13:39

 

C122:1 (1) How do “all the rays of prophetic testimony reach a grand focus” in this 40-year period?

 

C122:2 (1) How did Jehovah, at the Time of the End, begin preparing His Sanctuary class for the Harvest blessings at the end of the age?

 

C123:1 (1) How did God wisely, gently and gradually lead His “holy people” to be prepared for the Lord’s return?

 

C123:2 (1) What has transpired since 1844 that introduced this Harvest time and how does it continue even to our time?

 

C124:1 (1) What additional assistance was provided for the Sanctuary class for study and witnessing and how has that even been further advanced in our day?

 


AUDIO July 12th, 2019

July 12th / July 13th.

The Songs in the Night for July 12th is: “These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that beli eving ye might have life through his name.” John 20:31

 

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In Retrospect:

 

What can we take away from this consideration of the “Cleansing of The Sanctuary”?

 

Will your consecrated walk be enhanced in any way by insights gained from this chapter?

 

Study V – THE TIME OF HARVEST

 

In Anticipation: What should we expect to learn from this study?

 

C121:1 (1) What makes that 40-year period (1874-1914) still significant, even though the Church is not yet complete and fully glorified?

 

C121:2 (1) In this paragraph, what works in regard to the world are being associated with “the Millennial age”?

 

In what sense was (1874-1890) the Church of Christ associated with “Christendom”?

 


AUDIO July 5th, 2019

July 5th / July 6th.

The Songs in the Night for July 5th is: “Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121:4

 

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Study IV – THE CLEANSING OF THE SANCTUARY–DAN. 8:6-26

 

C119:2 (1) How did the Evangelical Alliance of 1846 help keep the Sanctuary class separate?

 

What are the tests and diversions that serve as tests to those of the sanctuary class?

 

How did the Second Adventists fall pray to these diversions and trappings?

 

C120:1-3 (3) If the Sanctuary was cleansed by 1846, what was the nature of the work that remained to be accomplished?

 

In this connection, what is our role in our day in regard to the Sanctuary?

 


AUDIO June 28th, 2019

June 28th / June 29th.

The Songs in the Night for June 28th is: “I counsel thee to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich. Revelation 3:18

 

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C118:2 (1) Why is it important, for this study, that we realize “that in Scripture a part of the Church not infrequently stands for the whole”?

 

C118:3 (1) Why did Wm. Miller’s prediction result in such a great disappointment?

 

And in what sense did this disappointment actually become a significant blessing?

 

C119:1 (1) How did the blessing of this disappointment allow some to take a more advanced stand. What were the basis and characteristics of this stand?

 


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AUDIO June 7th, 2019

June 7th / June 8th.

The Songs in the Night for June 7th is: “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds sh ould be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3

 

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C116:1-117:2 (3) What did Wm. Miller teach that challenged a major error in regard to the human soul?

 

And how did this expand to clarify what is truly the meaning of death and what is the ultimate punishment for willful disobedience?

 

C117:3-118:1 (2) How did clearer insight into “the curse of death” enhance and highlight the beauty and power of the “continual sacrifice” of Jesus?

 

 


AUDIO May 31st, 2019

May 31st / June 1st.

The Songs in the Night for May 31st is: “But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of th e soul.” Hebrews 10:39

 

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C114:2 (1) What was contributed to this cleansing by the Baptists?

 

C114:2 (1) What were the cleansing reforms attribute to “The Disciples” in the early 1800s?

 

And what were the later policies and traditions that inhibited their further progress toward Truth?

 

C115:1 (1) In general terms, how did early traditions and entrenched errors deter ongoing progress in cleansing the Sanctuary?

 

C115:2 (1) What did the thorough cleansing attributed to Wm. Miller reveal in regard to time prophecies and the purpose of our Lord’s return?

 

C115:3 (1) What additional error was rejected in regard to the Lord setting up his Kingdom?

 

 


AUDIO May 24th, 2019

May 24th / May 25th.

The Songs in the Night for May 24th is: “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.” Psalm 37:23, 24

 

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C112:3 (1) What partial cleansing can be attributed to John Calvin and John Knox?

 

How did the Church of England and Presbyterianism impede further cleansing?

 

C113:1 (1) Who were the Wesleys and what was the piece of cleansing that was attributed to them?

 

Why didn’t their cleansing effort continue?

 

Who are the Unitarians and Universalists?

 

What did they contribute to the cleansing?

 

C14:1 (1) What was contributed to this cleansing by the Baptists?

 


AUDIO May 17th, 2019

May 17th / May 18th.

The Songs in the Night for May 17th is: “We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things wh ich are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” II Corinthians 4:18

 

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C111:3-4 (2) Despite the significant beginnings for the cleansing, what caused that progress to cease?

 

How is this related in Rev 13:3?

 

C112:1-2 (2) Yet it did not totally cease. What stimulated on-going sprouting of cleansing activity?

 

What was the effect of these sprouts of reform and why did they not continue?

 

C112:3 (1) What partial cleansing can be attributed to John Calvin and John Knox?

 

How did the Church of England and Presbyterianism impede further cleansing?

 

C113:1 (1) Who were the Wesleys and what was the piece of cleansing that was attributed to them?

 

Why didn’t their cleansing effort continue?

 

Who are the Unitarians and Universalists?

 

What did they contribute to the cleansing?

 

 

 


AUDIO May 10th, 2019

May 10th / May 11th.

The Songs in the Night for May 10th is: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” I Corinthians 3:16

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Study IV – THE CLEANSING OF THE SANCTUARY–DAN. 8:6-26

 

C109:1-2 (2) What is the distinction between the sanctuary class and the host?

 

How were each affected by the cleansing process?

 

What role did Luther fill in this cleansing and how did he accomplish this?

 

C109:3 (1) Why was Luther’s “cleansing” work too radical to be popular?

 

How was Luther and his movement overpowered with policy?

 

C110:1-111:2 (7) In what sense was the reformation more that just a religious “revolt”?

 

What were the two classes of reformers?

 

What did the “Religious Peace” in Germany accomplish?

 


AUDIO May 3rd, 2019

May 3rd / May 4th.

The Songs in the Night for May 3rd is: “My teaching is not Mine, but His that sent Me.” John 7:16

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C107:2-108:1 (3) How do the scriptures inform us that the 70-weeks began at the same time as the 2300-days began?

 

C108:2-3 (2) Looking back on the fulfillment of this prophecy, what can we expect from history?

 

And what did indeed occur in the regard to what was defiling the sanctuary?

 

What was the “keynote” as this fulfillment began?

 


AUDIO April 26th, 2019

April 26th / April 27th.

The Songs in the Night for April 26th is: “Now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believe d. The night is far spent, the day is at hand.” Romans 13:11,12

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C105:3 (1) How did Daniel know that the 2300 “days” were not literal 24-hour days?

 

Why did Daniel “languish” for several days and why was it good, at that time, that none could interpret that vision?

 

C106:1-107:1 (3) Why was the the prophecy of 70-weeks given to Daniel following the the vision of 2300-days?

 


AUDIO April 19th, 2019

April 19th / April 20th.

The Songs in the Night for April 19th is: “But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” Matthew 26:29

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C104:2 (1) How has the true spirit of truth been preserved throughout the dark ages despite the Abomination of Desolation?

 

How has Jehovah provided assurance for those who were champions of Truth?

 

“Until Two Thousand Three Hundred Days, Then Shall the Sanctuary be Cleansed”

 

C105:1-2 (2) Why does Gabriel reference “The Time of the End” several times to Daniel?

 


AUDIO April 12th, 2019

April 12th / April 13th.

The Songs in the Night for April 12th is: “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy..” Psalm 103:8

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Study IV – THE CLEANSING OF THE SANCTUARY–DAN. 8:6-26

 

C102:1 (1) What motivated Papacy to enforce this false and erroneous ongoing sacrifice of Christ?

 

C102:2-103:1 (2) What does it tell us about the Mass that this quote refers to it as “the great burning article”?

 

Have any found other references as to when the term “mass” was first used?

 

In what sense did Papacy become the “Abomination of Desolation” before it was set up in power?

 

C103:2-3 (2) What is being signified by the term “the base of the sanctuary”?

 

In what sense and how was it “cast down”?

 

C104:1 (1) What effect did this corruption of simple basic Truth principles have upon the character of the Papal institution?

 


AUDIO March 29th, 2019

March 29th / March 30th.

The Songs in the Night for March 29th is: “They said to one another, It is manna:…And Moses said unto them, this is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.” Exodus 16:15

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C99:2 (1) How is the absurdity of this theory demonstrated by the amount of written explanation devoted to it?

 

C100:1-101:6 (this entire section). Any observations on this Catholic catechism?

 

C101:7-11 What else do we learn, in regard to the mass, from these three quotes, especially concerning the role of the priest?

 


AUDIO March 22nd, 2019

 

The Songs in the Night for March 22nd is: “And the light shineth in darkness.” John 1:5

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C98:1-2 (2) What is a common misunderstanding as to the “continual sacrifice”?

 

How do we know it is meant to refer to Christ’s sacrifice “once for all”?

 

Did Papacy actually take Christ’s continual sacrifice away from him?

 

C98:3 (1) Is what sense does the Papal doctrine of the Mass set aside the efficacy of Christ’s one-time sacrifice?

 

C99:1 (1) Describe how transubstantiation takes place according to Papal dogma?

 


AUDIO March 15th, 2019

 

The Songs in the Night for March 15th is: “Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:14

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Study IV – THE CLEANSING OF THE SANCTUARY–DAN. 8:6-26

 

C95:1-3 (3) [already read] Why did Pastor Russell consider this topic at this particular point?

 

What is represented by the “sanctuary”?

 

What is the correspondence between the “Days of Waiting” just considered and the “Cleansing of the Sanctuary”?

 

C96:1-97:2 (5) As we read through Dan. 8:10-26 what are some general impressions?

 

What seems to be the focus of attention?

 


AUDIO March 8th, 2019

 

The Songs in the Night for March 8th is: “Be strong and of a good courage.” Joshua 1:6< /a>

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Study III –“DAYS OF WAITING FOR THE KINGDOM”– DANIEL XII

 

C94:1-2 (2) In Daniel 12:13 what is the “end” being referred to – end of what?

 

What and when will be Daniel’s “lot”?

 

In reflection: How have you been personally affected by this consideration of “The Days of Waiting for the Kingdom”?

 

STUDY IV – THE CLEANSING OF THE SANCTUARY–DAN. 8:6-26

 

Heading Outline: Looking at the topics that will be considered, what is the overall scope and purpose of this chapter?

 


AUDIO March 1st, 2019

 

The Songs in the Night for March 1st is: “Let me die the death of the Righteous, and let my last end be like his!” Numbers 23:10

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Study III –“DAYS OF WAITING FOR THE KINGDOM”– DANIEL XII

 

C92:3 (1) What are the key distinctions of the two movements pictured in the parable of the ten virgins?

 

Why is the second movement represented and occurring at midnight?

 

What is unique (misunderstood) about the announcement “Behold the Bridegroom”?

 

When and how was this announcement actually proclaimed?

 

C93:1 (1) What was the attitude, the frame of mind and heart, of those virgins who had oil, the spirit of Truth, to keep their lamps full?

 

How can that spirit of Truth be lost?

 

Why can this ‘spirit of consecration’ or ‘spirit of Truth’ not be communicated from one virgin to another?

 

What is the connection between “the Truth, and its spirit of consecration and holiness”?

 


AUDIO February 22nd, 2019

 

The Songs in the Night for February 22nd is: “By patient continuance in welldoing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life.� �� Romans 2:7

 

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Study III –“DAYS OF WAITING FOR THE KINGDOM”– DANIEL XII

 

C89:2 (1) How does Habakkuk 2:2,3 apply toward waiting unto the 1335 days?

 

Does this also apply to waiting after the 1335 days?

 

C89:3-90:1 (2) What are the admirable qualities of William Miller shown in this quote?

 

What are principles we can take-away and apply personally in our time?

 

C90:2-91:2 (3) Why did Jesus use virgins in the parable?

 

What do we learn about who they picture from the first two verses of Matt. 25?

 

C91:3 (1) What was the character of the Miller movement that makes it a suitable fulfillment for the initial going forth of the 10 virgins?

 

C92:1-2 (2) What do the lamps, trimming and oil picture for us?

 

How did these apply to Miller’s time?

 

And how do they apply to us?

 

What was the reaction to the Bridegroom seeming to tarry?

 

What is meant in the last line “many of them dreamed strange and unreasonable things”?

 


AUDIO February 8th, 2019

 

The Songs in the Night for February 8th is: “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.” Psalm 32:11

 

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Study III –“DAYS OF WAITING FOR THE KINGDOM”– DANIEL XII

 

C88:3-6 (4) Who are the “holy People” referred to frequently in these paragraphs?

– What were/are they doing to feel this blessedness?
– What was/is their frame of mind, their focus and attitude?

 

C89:1 (1) What are the correspondences between Daniel 12 and Revelation 10?

 


AUDIO February 1st, 2019

 

The Songs in the Night for February 1st is: “At midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God.”
Acts 16:25

 

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Study III –“DAYS OF WAITING FOR THE KINGDOM”– DANIEL XII

 

C85:1 (1) How did Miller’s “Great Disappointment” correspond to our Lord’s first advent?

 

In the last sentence of this paragraph, what is this “new sect” and how are they bound to “blessings due”?

 

C86:1 (1) Why was Miller’s disappointment allowed to happen in the manner and and at the time it did?

 

C86:2-87:1 (2+footnote) What were Miller’s miss-understandings that led to the Great Disappointment?

 

Yet what was his positive contribution to the eventual proper understanding?

 

C87:2-88:2 (3) How does history reveal the considerable influence of William Miller?

 

Why, in this last short paragraph, is it referred to as a “separating work”?

 


AUDIO January 25th, 2019

 

The Songs in the Night for January 25th is: “The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow therewith.”
Proverbs 10:22 R.V.

 

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Study III –“DAYS OF WAITING FOR THE KINGDOM”– DANIEL XII

 

C83:2-84:1 (2) What was the object of answering Daniel’s question in this manner?

 

How did this answer address Daniel’s question?

 

In general terms, how do these end-dates “mark the understanding of the vision”?

 

C84:2 (1) What was happening “about” AD 1829 that makes the end of the 1290-year period significant?

 

Why are Prof. Bengel and Missionary Wolff noted in this paragraph?

 

What was the role of America during this time period?

 


AUDIO January 18th, 2019

 

The Songs in the Night for January 18th is: “If Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of right eousness.” Romans 8:10

 

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C81:3-82:2 (3) How is AD 539 further confirmed by these Catholic citations?

 

C82:3-83:1 (2) Why did Daniel ask “what shall be the latter end of these things?” (Dan 12:8 [Tanakh])?

 

How do we determine that the 1290 & 1335 year periods share the same starting point (AD 539) as the 1260 years?

 


AUDIO January 11th, 2019

 

The Songs in the Night for January 11th is: “Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.” Psalm 73:24

 

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C78:1-2 (2 + footnote) In what sense were the Popes the “successors of the Caesars” or “the spiritual Caesars”?

 

What was the “Donation of Constantine”?

 

C79:1-80:1 (6) How do these historical accounts of French intervention on behalf of Papacy demonstrate Papal influence over the civil rulers?

 

C80:2-82:2 (7) How is AD 539 further confirmed by these Catholic citations?

 


AUDIO January 4th, 2019

 

The Songs in the Night for January 4th is: “He knoweth the way that I take.” Job 23:10

 

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C72:1-73:1 (2) What is the purpose behind this concluding portion of Justinian’s communication to the Roman Bishop?

 

C73:2-75:2 (4) The English translation of this reply from Pope John is not provided.

 

How does this quote further confirm Justinian’s affirming the supremacy of the Roman Bishop?

 

C75:3 (1) Why was this official recognition be the Civil Emperor of no real advantage to Papacy initially?

 

What happened in 539 that marks the point when the Desolating Abomination was set up?

 

C76:1-77:1 (2) Trace how history tells us of the fulfillment of the prophecy of Daniel 7:8.

 

How was this peculiar horn “more stout than his fellows” (Dan. 7:20)?

 


AUDIO December 28th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for December 28th is: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us fr om all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

 

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C68:2-69:1 (2) What are the challenges in determining the beginning of Papal power and how to the 11th and 12th chapters of Daniel figure in?

 

C69:2 (1) What do Catholic authorities claim as the beginning of Papal power?

 

C70:1 (1) When did the Bishops of Rome begin to assert a supreme authority?

 

C70:2-71:2 (3) What did the Eutychians and Nestorians believe that was disputed by the Bishop at Rome.

 

Why was Justinian I concerned about this?

 

How does this first quote show Justinian’s attempt to resolve this concern?

 


AUDIO December 21st, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for December 21st is: “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice.” Proverbs 29:2

 

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C67:1 (1) What is the significance of the “Lord’s messenger” standing above this flood?

 

Any tie-in here with Ezek 9:2,3?

 

What were the “strange things” that the end of was being asked about?

 

What is the meaning in verse 7, “scatter the power of the holy people”?

 

C68:1 (1) How does Dan. 7:11 coincide with Dan 12:5?

 

Who might the two standing on either side of the river picture?

 

What is the time frame of the last phrase in Dan. 7:11 “the beast was slain, the body thereof destroyed and given to the burning flame”?

 


AUDIO December 14th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for December 14th is:
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.” I John 4:18

 

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C67:1 (1) What is the significance of the “Lord’s messenger” standing above this flood?

 

Any tie-in here with Ezek 9:2,3?

 

What were the “strange things” that the end of was being asked about?

 

What is the meaning in verse 7, “scatter the power of the holy people”?

 


AUDIO December 7th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for December 7th is:
“It is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.” Matthew 10:20

 

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C64:6 (1) What are the “these wonders” that are being inquired about?

 

What is the significance of the answer provided?

 

How do we know how long a “time” is?

 

C65:1 (1) What do the waters of this river symbolize?

 

What is the source of these waters?

 

C65:2-66:1 (2) What did the source of these waters intend?

 

How was this overruled?

 

C66:2 (1) How did the “earth” help “the woman” in Rev 12:16?

 

What is the significance of the establishment and demise of “The Holy Alliance”?

 

 


AUDIO November 30th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for November 30th is:
“Having an High Priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.” Hebrews 10:21, 22

 

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C61:1-62:1 (3) Napoleon was so instrumental in humiliating Papacy, why would he “be ashamed and dishonored during that Millennial age”?

 

After the horrors of the French Revolution and even WWI, why is an even greater time of trouble yet necessary?

 

C63:1-2 (2) What is the purpose of the periods of symbolic days in the following verses and why were they sealed?

 

C63:3-64:3 (5) How is “running to and fro” an additional confirmation of the Time of the End along with the increase of knowledge?

 

Are there other possible interpretations of “running to and fro”?

 

C64:4-6 (3) What was the objective of giving this vision found in Dan 12:5-7?

 

What are the “these wonders” that are being inquired about?

 

What is the significance of the answer provided?

 

How do we know how long a “time” is?

 

 


AUDIO November 23rd, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for November 23rd is:
“He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.” Psalm 110:7

 

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C61:Title and Overview (1) Looking forward, what are we going to be considering and why at this point in Volume 3?

 

C61:1-62:1 (3)

How do we know who “Michael” is, who stands up as noted in verse one of Daniel 12?

 

What is the “Lamb’s Book of Life” and what is it’s purpose and scope? How does it apply here in this opening context of Daniel 12?

 

 


AUDIO November 16th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for November 16th is:
“And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb.”
Revelation 15:3

 

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How do you envision the final collapse of the nominal Christian systems?

 

C59:1-2 (1) How does the foreword to this volume help explain Pastor Russell’s change in expectations?

 

In what ways is this also a Day of Preparation?

 

C60:Poem

 

In reflection, how has this consideration of the Time of the End helped you personally?

 


AUDIO November 9th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for November 9th is:
“Forsake not the assembling of ourselves together.”
Hebrews 10:25

 

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C57:3 (1) What happened in 1870 that caused all temporal authority of Papacy to cease?

 

What was Napoleon’s role in bringing the Inquisition to an end?

 

C58:1 (1) How could infidelity possibly lead to the development of the truth?

 

C58:2 (1) Is summary, since 1799, what effect has The Time of the End had upon Papacy and the nominal Christian systems in general?

 

 


AUDIO November 2nd, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for November 2nd is:
“The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.”
Isaiah 14:7

 

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C55:2-56:1 (3) Describe how Papacy was humiliated militarily, culturally and financially by Napoleon.

 

C56:2-4 (3) Describe how Papacy was also humiliated politically by Napoleon.

 

C57:1-2 (2) In what sense did Napoleon gain the authority of a pope in 1813?

 

Where does the thought come from that Catholics feel they are now in the little season of Rev 20:3?

 


AUDIO October 26th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for October 26th is:
“Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept.”
Isaiah 30:29

 

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C53:1 (1) Describe the motivations behind and methods of the French Revolution.

 

C53:2 (1) In what sense was the horror of the French Revolution overruled for good?

 

How is the French Revolution referenced in the Book of Revelation?

 

C54:1-55:1 (2) Review the significance of Napoleon’s accomplishments especially his “crowning” achievement.

 


AUDIO October 19th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for October 19th is:
“There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.” Proverbs 11:24, 25

 

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C51:1-52:1 (2) Contrast the reformations such as Luther’s with the subsequent revolutionary reformations that followed.

 

What influence did the American Revolution have in regard to the Time of the End?

 

C52:2-3 (2) What was the “reactionary effect” of the French Revolution?

 

Who was Voltaire and how did he influence this revolutionary reaction?

 

What does it mean that the Revolution was “a wonderful illustration of retributive justice”?

 


AUDIO October 12th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for October 12th is:
“The wise shall understand.” Daniel 12:10

 

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C50:1 (1) In what sense was the world “awakened to a fuller sense of the powers and prerogatives of manhood”?

 

C50:2 (1) What is a Bible Society and what role do they play in regard to the Time of the End?

 


AUDIO October 5th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for October 5th is:
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13

 

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C48:1-2 (2) Why did Divine Wisdom allow the reform movement to be corrupted through political flattery?

 

C49:1 (1) What happened following 1799 that confirms we are indeed in the Time of the End?

 

C49:2-50:1 (2) How did Napoleon, along with the French Revolution, bring about a “new reformation”?

 


AUDIO September 28th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for September 28th is:
“The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.” Psalm 45:13

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C46:3-47:1 (2) As we go back and revisit the earlier reference to “the time appointed”, what does it mean, in verse 29, that “it shall not be as the former, or as the latter”?

 

How do we know the “ships of Chittim” are referring to Admiral Nelson’s fleet?

 

C47:2 (1) What was the concordat with the Pope and how does it fit into verse 30 and how was it a success for Napoleon?

 

In what other ways did Napoleon succeed?

 

C47:3 (1) In summary, how has Daniel 11 clearly achieved its purpose of establishing the beginning of the Time of the End?

 

What ended then and what began?

 

What else has been accomplished by Daniel 11?

 

How did Volume-Two show the beginning of the Papal Millennium? (B353-356)

 


AUDIO September 21st, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for September 21st is:
“Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11

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C44:3-45:1 (3) Describe the events of Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign that uniquely fulfill verse 40.

 

How does this relate to the Time of the End?

 

C45:2 (1) In verses 41-43 what is the glorious land?

 

When did this take place and was Napoleon successful?

 

In what sense did he have “power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt”?

 

C45:3 (1) What might “this glorious holy mountain” in verse 45 refer to?

 

C46:1-2 (2) what historical events are being referenced in verses 44 and 45?

 


AUDIO September 14th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for September 14th is:
“With us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles.” II Chronicles 32:8

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C43:2-3 (2) Why is “[new]” inserted before “god” in verse 39?

 

C44:1-2 (2) How does history validate the fulfillment of verse 39?

 

Summary: Looking back over verses 36 through 39, what has been accomplished?

 


AUDIO September 7th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for September 7th is:
“[Love] is not easily provoked.” 1 Corinthians 13:5

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C42:1 (1) If the right to make and unmake kings ended around 1800 what happened with WW1?

 

C42:2-3 (2) What is verse 37 referring to in regard to Napoleon’s attitude toward “the god of his fathers” and “the desire of women”?

 

C42:4-43:1 (1) How did Napoleon fulfill what is being described in verse 38?

 


AUDIO August 31st, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for August 31st is:
“Keep yourselves in the love of God.” Jude 21

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C40:1-2 (2) Why was Napoleon, in his own day, recognized as “the man of destiny”?

 

What key insights to we gain from verse 36 that confirm it is referring to Napoleon?

 

What is Napoleon’s attitude in regard to the “god of gods” in this verse?

 

C41:1-3 (3) How do these historical accounts confirm this is Napoleon being described?

 


AUDIO August 24th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for August 24th is:
“For His anger endureth but a moment; in His favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalm 30:5

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C37:2 (1) What does verse 33 tell us?

 

Why are verses 34 & 35 considered to be parenthetical?

 

C38:1 (1) In verses 34 & 35, what was the nature of the “little help”?

 

How did this “little help” eventually become corrupted?

 

C38:2 (Footnote)-39:1 (2 + footnote) In summary, where has our journey through history taken us so far?

 

What important insights does the footnote give us in regard to the breaking of Papal dominion?

 

Where are we going next on our journey through history?

 

Why is 2 Thess. 2:8 quoted here?

 


AUDIO August 17th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for August 17th is:
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” 1 John 3:18

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C35:1 (1) Why are we waiting to consider verses 29 & 30 in more detail?

 

In what sense is this parenthesis appropriate at this point?

 

Who is the he (“his”) of verse 31?

 

C36:1-2 (2) Who are the “arms” (or “Strong ones” – YLT) that stand up in verse 31?

 

What does the “sanctuary of strength” refer to?

 

What is “the continual sacrifice” (YLT)?

 

What does it mean “they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate”?

 

What was “the very essence and kernel of the truth” that was lost?

 

C37:1 (1) How does verse 32 along with Dan 11:11,12 help us understand and distinguish the identity of the host and of the sanctuary?

 


AUDIO August 10th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for August 10th is:
“Ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” 1 Thessalonians 5:4

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C33:4-34:3 (4) How was this King’s heart turned “against the holy covenant” (verse 28)?

 

How does history describe this?

 

What does verse 26 tell us about the death this King?

 

How does history confirm this?

 

C34:4 (1) In verse 27, who are the two kings and what do we learn about them?

 

C35:1 (1) Why are we waiting to consider verses 29 & 30 in more detail?

 

In what sense is this parenthesis appropriate at this point?

 


AUDIO August 3rd, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for August 3rd is:
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3< /strong>

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C31:1 (1) What was the unique diplomatic policy of the Roman Caesars to preserve control of their dominion?

 

What is meant by the last sentence, “By this diplomatic policy, by thus “forecasting devices,” Rome now ruled the world more completely …”?

 

C31:2-32:2 (4) Up to this point, eight verses have been dedicated to just two Roman Caesars – why?

 

What does history inform us about how Alexander’s empire was divided into four parts? And what is the main lesson, as we proceed in Daniel chapter 11?

 

C32:3-33:3 (4) What period of history is being portrayed verse 25?

 

Who is the King of the North and the King of the South?

 

What does verse 25 tell us about them and their interactions?

 

How does history verify the wealth gained by this King of the North (verse 28)?

 


AUDIO July 20th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for July 20th is:
“Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day” Acts 26:22

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C28:1-2 How did the miss-application to Antiochus Epiphanes affect Jewish expectations?

 

What is the proper understanding?

 

Why this method of noting just prominent historical figures and events?

 

C28:3-29:2 (3) Who are the historical figures referred to in Dan 11:17-20?

 

How does the New Testament synchronize with this?

 

How does Palestine figure into this account of history?

 

How is the validity of this historical application confirmed as this prominent ruler exits the story?

 

C29:3-30:4 (5) Considering Dan 11:20-24 how does history history help confirm that Tiberius Caesar is the one being described?

 


AUDIO July 13th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for July 13th is:
“Likewise shall My Heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.” Matthew 18:35

 

 

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C26:2-5 (4) Who is referenced in Daniel 11:2?

 

Why is he referred to as the fourth king?

 

Who is the “mighty king” in verse 3″

 

How does history confirm this application?

 

What happened to this mighty king’s empire upon his death? (verse 4)

 

C27:2-3 (2) What do we learn from Dan 8:8,9 about demise of this empire?

 

Who are the major historical figures in Dan 11:5-19?

 


AUDIO July 6th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for July 6th is:
“When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it.” Ecclesiastes 5:4

 

 

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C24:2-3 (2) Why is the time for the “Time of the End” to start given is such a peculiar way in Daniel 11?

 

What is the role of Daniel chapter 12 in relation to chapter 11?

 

C24:4-25:1 (2) Who was Antiochus Epiphanes?

 

What did he do that many think he fulfilled Daniel 11:31?

 

C25:2-26:1 (2) What are four reasons that this was not the correct application for that verse?

 


AUDIO June 29th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for June 29th is:
“Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God. And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the Lord which sanctify you.” Le viticus 20:7,8

 

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Study-1 THY KINGDOM COME

 

C21:2 What is the essence of the prayer, “Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth even as in Heaven”? How should our words and conduct reflect that our hearts truly assent to this prayer?

 

C21:1-2 How do the signs of the times indicate that the establishment of Christ’s Kingdom is progressing?

 

Why are the prophecies to be considered in this Volume so deeply interesting to us living now?

 

 

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C23:1-24:1 Why is this period from 1799 to 1914 called “the Day of His Preparation”? Preparation for what? And, in general terms, how is this preparation accomplished?

 

In what sense do blessings become agencies of class-power? What is the preparatory effect?

 

Why is this period also called “The Time of the End”? The end of what?

 


AUDIO June 8th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for June 8th is:
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

 

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Study-1 THY KINGDOM COME

 

C19:3-20:2 Why would anyone dread such a loving rule of righteousness?

 

How does James describe these in James 5:1-9 and how do we understand Psalms 49:11,13?

 

In what sense are these ignoble and unjust stewards?

 

C21:1 Why have the noble aspirations for social equality of Socialism failed?

 


AUDIO June 1st, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for June 1st is:
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee.” Psalm 55:22

 

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Author’s Foreword

 

FINISH DISCUSSION ON: iii:3-4-iv:1-3 – What are the stages for the inauguration of Messiah’s Kingdom?

 

Study-1 THY KINGDOM COME

 

C19:1-2 “Thy Kingdom Come” – Why this title at this point in the Volume series?

 

Why is this topic so vitally important for us?

 


AUDIO May 25th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for May 25th is:
“Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” Ephesians 6:10

 

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Author’s Foreword

 

iii:3-4-iv:1-3 – What are the stages for the inauguration of Messiah’s Kingdom?

 


AUDIO May 18th, 2018

 

The Songs in the Night for May 18th is:
“He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25</em >

 

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ii:1-2 – Would not Pastor Russell be pleased to see how the affairs of Israel have progressed, although taking much longer than he anticipated?

 

ii:3-iii:1-2 – What was meant by the statement, “The step in the upper end of the Grand Gallery still represents a marked change in the affairs of the world, lifting man to a higher plane.”?

 

How should the Great Pyramid be considered in relations to the Word of God?

 


AUDIO May 11th, 2018

The Songs in the Night for May 11th is:

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35

 

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Title Page – Why might have these particular texts been chosen for this volume’s title page?

 

Dedication Page – Why are these texts from Ephesians repeated in each of the volumes?

 

Author’s Foreword

 

i:1-4 – Despite a change in expectation in regard to the Harvest work, why did Pastor Russell feel that scarcely a word of the Volume would need to be changed if it were written in 1916.

 


AUDIO May 4th, 2018

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