Chapter from -The 72 Hour Warning- With Some Updates In Red And Information not in the book at the end

13 pages.

I uploaded a new version of the book it has new information and some changes the fre book is at this link,


I know, you know, this is a God thing, and when it is a God thing, God does His thing.

Thinking outside of the box will always require moving out of the box, our comfort zone.

The Dry Run;

The militarily, police, Fireman, Medical, etc, always are doing drills, practicing .
This tells us, we the simple prepper minded christian should do drills, dry runs as well.
Do you know where everything is? Do you have an accurate up to date notebook, or lose leaf binder with a inventory of what you have? It can be boxes, plastic totes, a closet, shelves, a whole room, but do you have an inventory list?

When I was in the food-retail business we had to do monthly inventories, and the dreaded end of year inventory. In my department I could tell you what we have, where it was, and where to find it.

Lets say a sudden calamity hits, 'calmness lays great errors to rest'. In the first few moments, or hours, you will be in shock , this is normal, we are but humans.
Think, battle stations; An earthquake happens, what do you do? Such things are known ahead of time by an action plan, dry runs and knowledge.

Do you have the so called bug out bag, inside your house and one outside?
Again the inventory list, this is important as well as a diagram of where things are outside and inside. The items you have stored are they out of date, this does not matter with many things, but with some items its critical. We had a large yard sale for the property owners, anything we did not sale we were told we could have. I was thrilled when at the end of the yard sale I had boxes, first aid kits and a whole huge bag of medical supplies. One day I needed to use some of the tape and and some other things. I thought I was all set, guess what? Upon closer inspection I notice after all the tap fell off the box, bag, first aid kits were expired back in the early 1980's. I had to through away all of it, everything was so outdated it was useless. Stupid me, my excitement over thinking I had more than enough medical stuff was all no good, and I was back to ground zero. NOTE SEPT 13 2017 Same Thing Again, this book was wrote over a year ago.

Many RX drugs and many OTC's aside from antibiotics are still good way past the expiration date,with medicine, even herbs it may be out dated, it is just less potent and you need to take more, but it can still be used. 20 year old medical tape will lose the stickiness LOL. This I found out when I need some tape and gauze, the gauze was yellow, not good.

I took the inventory list and tossed it all out. Lesson learned, and thank God, it was learned before it was needed in a serious way. UPDTE Sept 13, 2017, I was wrong again and suffered much lose, so please learn from my mistake

Learning to use 911 herbs, this is very important, as all medical; supplies and herbs will run out, in comes planting your own, if you can , or wild harvesting herbs near where you are.

Learn, learn , learn. The dry run teaches us where we need more practice.

The Supernatural;

As a Christian we pray and believe we will see the supernatural, things we have read of in the bible will start to happen and be seen. This would blow my mind more than seeing a spaceship. I have seen it in mental visions, told by the lord in prayer, and the word, but when it happens. it will still be utterly amazing.

The dry run, your supplies are all the natural, this is the super natural and 100% different, our dry run for this is spiritual preparation and faith, the lord promises to give us water and food, how? In the bible we read when people saw Jesus do miracles they were amazed, stunned, it will be the same for us. I care not how super spiritual you may think you are, this beloved will blow your mind and some of your theology out of the water.

Our prepper guide is the bible , our communications dept is prayer, it is a different way of thinking and acting.

Those who are not born again, and have thousands, millions, of dollars of every prepper gadget out, it will all soon be useless to them, I care not if it is a top prepper group with the best communications gear in the world, without prayer communication, and salvation, they will be dead. There fancy batteries and gadgets will run dry, our power will not , if we stay in Christ.

Guess what, we take inventory of ourselves in mediation, prayer, communion. We will always see that personal inventory is always wanting, and it can run dry if we do not keep coming to the prayer closet.

WE can not bottle up a holy outpouring of grace, it must be maintained in prayer and looking to the power source.

Eph 4:14  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 


Will you bug out, or bug in?

Our ministry is not a bug out thing, it is a bug in, a settlement , but anything can happen where we may need to flee for a day or so. One day we will be an underground Church, but this is beyond the scope of this little part of the book.

Do you have a map? Do you have enough gas, cash on hand for gas? Do you have a place you will go too? A meet up place that all you know and love, know where it is?
It is always better to be out of any major city, but some feel called to stay where they are, never try to push your call and agenda, or idea on another, as the lord will speak to each person what he has for them.

Many have moved to Montana, Idaho, great places, but there are a lot of trees and that means TPTB can easily start fires and that's the end of that.

UPDATE SEPT 13, 2017 This is happening now as said, and will continue in those parts as well as WA ST.

It will take the lords day to day direction and protection no matter where you are.
I do not believe there is any location that is the perfect place, we are not of this world, the only perfect place, location is in glory.

Know your strengths and weaknesses;

Any good leader will know what their strength is and where their weakness is, where they are weak, unqualified, unable, in comes another person, we will need some kind of network be it very small, as all will have different skills.

The biggest problem we face is our neighbors. Why? In today's society families and close friends you trust, and loved ones are all over the USA and world. Many years ago, families stayed in the same town and area, due to no work people must travel to where they can find work, also many just get married and move with the spouse.

Thanks to network news instilling fear that anyone can be a home-grown terrorists, or anyone can be a killer, an insane person, dangerous, people are afraid of people and it is not a rare thing now days to not even know your neighbors. The see something, say something FEMA campaign has made it worse, in a store like wal-mart anywhere, people watch and look, do a racial profile. Police and Government workers are being brain washed by the FEMA profiling, and see something say something.

School teachers are being trained via FEMA to spot, look, beware.

I find this to be the current number one hurdle will will and do face.

Do you know those that live near you? Do you trust them? Most do not and with good reason.

In Matt Ch 24 it says we will not be able to trust even family members as a Child will turn on parents to the point of death, brother against brother, sister against sister on and on, and because of such hard days many hearts become cold.

Big brother, surveillance of all data collected, drones on and on . The USA is now 100% a place of tyranny. It is one of the most dangerous places to live as the media spins race wars and more. UPDATE SEPT 13 2017-We are now seeing this just as said long ago.

I do not know my new neighbors and they are a bunch of loud trouble makers , this is not good. No fear, trust the lord, but as I wrote in one post,” Wise as serpents-Meek as Doves”, we are not to be over trusting fools. The prudent man foresees danger and hides himself, the simple walk on ahead and are caught in the snare-=trap. This is most people. Only 10% of the USA population are considered preppers so the 10% will have things and 90% will not. It will take the lords protection after the stuff hits the fan.

Most sites devoted to prepping say do not tell everyone what your doing, and do not let people see a lot of what you do, as when they are starving humans they will kill for food, and later, they will eat each-other a fact.

Others like our ministry has done the opposite all know what we do, what we are about and it is because it will be a place of ministry, and if you build it they will come. Some of the they, we will not want and a long intake will be done before anyone comes into the fenced area, prudent.

This is front line ministry and it will be full of danger, but the lord has clearly said how HE will protect the place, us, and those on the mission, a refuge ministry. I have a 200 page document called 'the mission protocol',( Now its 500 pages) great plan, but who knows , anything can happen and we will be in constant prayer and have people doing guard duty.-Prudent.

In a way most that are not doing a refuge ministry will not be able to trust anyone, when someone has little ones and they are starving.....criminals will be everywhere and people who today are normal hard working folks, but have nothing put aside, well... you will not be able to trust anyone.

This is again a call to diligence, prayer and watching, faith and trust in the lord.

Prepper networks, I have seen many and years ago contacted many it was a 100% dead end.

I have a message 'the signs of a cult', you must know this as many so called religious places will be cults and you will be very sorry if you joined up with a cult.


Hammered by Hard Times

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.” (Jas_1:2, The Message)

By now you’ve discovered that God doesn’t do things our way. “My ways are not your ways,” He tells us, “and My thoughts are not your thoughts.” Often you will find that things in the Kingdom are the opposite to things in this world.

For example, he that puts himself first will be last; he that would be great, must becomes the servant. And so on and so on.

In this world of ours, trouble is TROUBLE. But not so in the Kingdom.

There, trouble is a GIFT. “A sheer gift,” James tells us. Pure and unmixed, complete and all inclusive — like sheer joy. So the Bible tells us to count it all joy when we are hammered by hard times!

Why? Because God is up to something so extraordinarily wonderful that once we see what it is He is doing, we will be beside ourselves with unspeakable delight! Yes, He is working on something in us; and once He puts it on display it will fills others with wonder…and we ourselves will be flooded with joy.

Here’s what James goes on to tell us — “You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way” (Jas_1:3-4, The Message). Mature. well-developed, and not deficient in any way. How’s that for starters?

So while others around you may be wringing their hands in dismay, and moaning over losing this or that — you lift your vision higher and see the Lord’s hand at work in your affairs; making you everything you ever dreamed of becoming — and more!

Like a blacksmith, God is using the fire and pressure of hard times to shape you into something powerful and useful. And you would do well to consider that “a sheer gift” — for indeed it is!

To Poor to flee-To poor to prep.

I have done more than one message on this, so many are out of work, 1/3 of the USA population is unemployed, and most of the 1/3 are on some sort of government aid, we are.
The Government wants you to be 100% relying on them, so when the benefits are cut, it will be off to camp Fema, the place you will never, never leave. 'Hotel California', or Hotel FEMA.

Most live paycheck to paycheck and can not put away one can of food. Our ministry would not have anything if not for one person, she knows who she is.

I do not have the answer to this problem, all say including the late Minister David Wilkerson, stay inside and have at-least one month of food and water. FEMA even says that. In one month, most we will be in camps and most of the others will be dead, I have seen this, it is the Holy Judgment of the lord.

I simply have no answer to this, who does, the lord, those who are called to be alive and remain, will be taken care of, many more will be promoted to glory, so fear not, I fully understand being to poor to do anything. A call to trust, faith and looking to the lord.

UPDATE SEPT 13, 2017-This is brand new and not in the book.

It does not take a watchmen-women or a Prophet anymore, its all in our face. You all know the events we are seeing in the world today.

I can not wait until September 24, 2017 so we can get back to a little more reality.

Things will happen on, before, and yes after September 23. TPTB can use deception and cause things to look like bible prophecy. WHY? It is well documented in Albert Pikes vision of world war 1, 2 and 3. Read vision of world war 3, the grand deception of the free masons, it is already happening. UNDERSTAND ONLY THE LORD CAN ALLOW THIS, AND TO DATE THE LORD HAS.
Read the list by Alice Bailey and the United Nations , this was in the 1930's it ALL has happened.


Who's Pulling the Strings?

The idea that the United Nations and international political unity is simply a tool for religious unification is mind-blowing. We believe that this plan could come from only one source, and the leaders of theosophy give us the proof.

Alice Bailey claimed this:
Alice A. Bailey (1880-1949) was an influential writer and teacher in the fields of spiritual, occult, esoteric healing, astrological, Christian and other religious themes.
Alice A. Bailey (1880-1949) was an influential writer and teacher in the fields of spiritual,...

Evidence of the growth of the human intellect along the needed receptive lines [for the preparation of the New Age] can be seen in the "planning" of various nations and in the efforts of the United Nations to formulate a world plan...From the very start of this unfoldment, three occult factors have governed the development of all these plans.ii

She did not spell out clearly the identity of these "three occult factors," but stated this:

Within the United Nations is the germ and seed of a great international and meditating, reflective group—a group of thinking and informed men and women in whose hands lies the destiny of humanity. This is largely under the control of many fourth ray disciples, if you could but realise it, and their point of meditative focus is the intuitional or buddhic plane—the plane upon which all hierarchical activity is today to be found.iii

Bailey is claiming here that the inner core of the UN is controlled by those under the control of Lucifer.

According to Helena Blavatsky, founder of the theosophical movement, "Lucifer represents...Life...Thought...Progress...Civilization...Liberty...Independence...Lucifer is the Logos...the Serpent, the Savior...It is Satan who is the God of our planet and the only God."iv,v

Blavatsky also said this:


The Celestial Virgin which thus becomes the Mother of Gods and Devils at one and the same time; for she is the ever-loving beneficent Deity...but in antiquity and reality Lucifer or Luciferius is the name. Lucifer is divine and terrestial Light, 'the Holy Ghost' and 'Satan' at one and the same

Dear lord reader, do you see how many are being set up with this Virgo REV 12 sign, and more? When on September 24, 2017 many will see they were not rapture-erd, they will fall right into the hands of what Albert Pike said in his ww3 word. Have discernment beloved this stuff is real

These disgusting blasphemies show us how the religions are being brought together in preparation for the coming of the Cosmic Christ—Lucifer. In theosophy, the New Age movement, many world religions, and now even in global politics, Jesus Christ is being presented as nothing but a good man, and Lucifer, the Universal Cosmic Christ, is attempting to steal His position and power on Earth.



October 16, 2013 at 4:21am

While the church sleeps, the devil is damaging souls with the Babylonian system. Here is a strategy crafted by an occultist who died 65 years ago. Till today, the system she designed is still dragging people to hell. What system will you develop to repair these damages and spread the gospel massively?

THE STRATEGY:- The 10-Point Charter

PURPOSE: - To change Christian tradition or to redeem the nations of Christian tradition.


Change curriculum to ensure that children are freed from the bondage of Christian culture. Why? Because children go to school to be equipped to face life, they are willing to trust and they are willing to value what is being given to them.

If you take God out of education, they will unconsciously form a resolve that God is not necessary to face life. They will focus on those things the school counts them worthy to be passed on and they will look at God as an additional, if one can afford the additional.

N.B. Today they introduce Transcendental Meditation (TM) in schools which takes children to altered states of consciousness to meet with demons (spirit guides) = New Age.


Break the communication between parent and child (Why?). So that parents do not pass on their Christian traditions to their children, liberate children from the bondage of their parent traditions (how?)

a) Promote excessive child rights; (1997-1998 South Africa introduced Child rights legislation – UNICEF Charter; Today a child is able to say to parent ‘I do not want to hear that, I don’t want to do what you are telling me. Teachers cannot talk to children, children step up and say I have my rights, you cannot talk to me like that).

b) Abolish corporal punishment; (this has been made law). On the other hand the Bible says “Do not withhold correction from a child, for if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. You shall beat him with a rod and deliver his soul from hell.” (Proverbs 23: 13-14)

N.B. Jesus said in the last days – wickedness will increase, there will be rebellion and children will not obey their parents. It is not a trend, it is organized.

c) Teachers are the agents of implementation – from workshops, teachers tell children, “Your parent has no right to force you to pray or read the Bible, you are yourself, have a right of your own, you need to discover yourself, self-expression, self-realization, self-fulfilment are all buzz words.”

In the West when the child is 7 years, the teachers begin to say to the child “you have a right to choose whether you want to follow the faith of your parents or not, parents are not allowed to enforce their faith upon you.” Question is, what type of decision can a 7 year old make?



It is oppressive and that the family is the core of the nation. If you break the family, you break the nation. Liberate the people from the confines of this structure (How?)

a) Promote sexual promiscuity – free young people to the concept of premarital sex, let them have free sex, lift it so high that the joy of enjoying it (sex) is the highest joy in life, fantasize it, that everybody will feel proud to be seen to be sexually active, even those outside of marriage. This is contrary to the word of God which says “… But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints… for this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.” (Ephesians 5: 3-5)

b) Use advertising industry, media – T.V., magazines, film industry to promote sexual enjoyment as the highest pleasure in humanity.

Have they succeeded? Have they done it? If you want to see whether they have succeeded or not, go to the advertising industry, it does everything to catch your attention and today almost no advert comes out without a sexual connotation. Even when they advertise ice cream, they must show you a thigh of a woman and a bikini, they must do something to set off a trail of thoughts. They will show you more thighs than ice cream. Why? Because, that is what must be in the minds of the people.

N.B. Advertising industry pops out so much money towards their advertisements to the T.V. and radio.


Build clinics for abortion – Health clinics in schools. If people are going to enjoy the joy of sexual relationships, they need to be free of unnecessary fears, in other words they should not be hampered with unwanted pregnancies.

Abortion as told by Christians is oppressive and denies our rights, we have a right to choose whether we want to have a child or not. If a woman does not want the pregnancy, she should have the freedom to get rid of that pregnancy painless and as easy as possible’. Today it is not only accessible, it is forced. Today abortion is a strategy to curb population control together with the use of condoms and ‘pill’.


Alice wrote over 65 years ago that love has got a mysterious link called the love bond. It is like an ovum that comes out of the ovary, as it travels through your system, it clicks a love favor in you and there’s one other person in the world who can respond to that love bond, when you see that person, everything within you clicks, that is your man/woman, if you miss him, you’ll never be happy until that love bond cycles past, for many years, so for you to be happy get that person at whatever cost, if it means getting him/her out of that marriage, get him/her that is your man/woman. It’s a mistake for him/her to be elsewhere. And if you go together for some time and find that love has died, don’t be held in bondage by the Christian values it will never come back, what you need is an easily arranged divorce and allow another love bond to come forth, just like an ovum comes up, and when it comes forth you’ll enjoy life again. On the contrary God’s word says in Malachi 2: 16; “For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce…”

N.B. People enter into marriage having signed contracts of how they will share their things after divorce. People enter with one foot and another behind. In the past, divorce was unthinkable. It is one thing for a marriage to fail but it is another thing for people to enter marriage with an intention to enjoy as long as it was enjoyable and to walk out of it.


Alice Bailey preached (over 65 years ago) that sexual enjoyment is the highest pleasure in humanity, no one must be denied and no one must be restricted how to enjoy themselves. People should be allowed in whichever way they chose they want, whether it is homosexuality or in incest or bestiality, as long as the two agree.

In the world today so many laws have been made that promote homosexuality and give so much freedom to gay rights, that a time will come when it is illegal for a preacher to mention homosexuality as an abomination in the eyes of God, or to read scriptures publicly that talk about homosexuality. At the International scene, Western nations now sanction African countries that have resisted homosexuality, with threats of withdrawing foreign aid and investments. Today many churches marry gays/lesbians and ordain gay priests.

According to the Bible, this is an abomination before the eyes of God.

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.” (Leviticus 18:22)

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them. (Leviticus 20:13)


How? Promote new forms of art which will corrupt and defile the imagination of people because art is the language of the spirit, that which is inside, you can bring out in painting, music, drama etc. Look at the quality of the music that is coming out, the films out of Hollywood.


The greatest channel you need to use to change human attitude is media. Use the press, the radio, T.V, cinema. You can tell today how successful they have been in implementing the plan over 65 years via media as well as advertising agencies, billboards, magazines. Who controls media? (New Age). So much money is pumped into media and advertising spreading of pornographic material and other sources. Sex outside of marriage is thrown on your face 80-90 times than sex in marriage. Promiscuity is being promoted as natural, you watch gay sex on T.V. in homes where children’s minds are being neutralized to sensitivity to these things. You wonder why newspapers, T.V, etc do not record anything about Christian activities.


Promote other faiths to be at par with Christianity, and break this thing about Christianity as being the only way to heaven, by that Christianity will be pulled down and other faiths promoted. She said promote the importance of man in determining his own future and destiny – HUMANISM. She said tell man he has the right to choose what he wants to be and he can make it happen, he has the right to determine his cause – this takes God off His throne. Interfaith movements are rising everywhere in the world today.


The church must change its doctrine and accommodate the people by accepting these things and put them into its structures and systems.

Have they succeeded?

Today you wonder why our governments are legislating laws contrary to the Bible and why the church is compromising the Word of God. It is a process of implementing The Plan - A 50 year strategy of the New Age Movement to fulfill its ultimate goal to establish a One World Government, a One World Economic system and a One World Religion. Today the strategy almost in its entirety has been adopted by the United Nations and today a lot of it is already law in many nations. This deception has crept up unobserved on so many people. It can best be demonstrated through the well-known analogy of the frog in the pot of water. If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it is smart enough to know that it is in terrible danger and will immediately jump out to safety. But if you turn up the heat very slowly, a little at a time, it doesn’t notice the changes that are taking place and will slowly cook to death. Many people today are slowly cooking to death and don’t seem to realize how far they have come from where they once were.

Today the Western World is not struggling to resist these because the New Age Movement focused primarily on the West because that was the Christian world in the 19th century. The New Age Movement has a school called the Akanni School, which is the school of all the leaders of the Western world. They subscribe to it. It is recorded that they say they have succeeded the task in the West but suddenly they realize Christianity has migrated to the rest of the world, so they have now to use every resource in the West to deal with the rest of the world. In Africa, South Africa is the number one state, it is changing at such a rapid speed. They are saying give to African States a financial package with conditions to:

Legalize abortion
Take God and prayer out of school

Governments are so attracted to this package, they can’t say no to it, they need the money, and they ask the church to find an answer. These are done secretly. Christianity is 5%, the rest is Hinduism, Buddhism, and Spiritism. New Age is being taught to teachers, they are being taught to teach this in schools.

It is interesting to note that Blavatsky, Besant and Alice Bailey (1880 -1949) were well known Masonic leaders of the day. Albert Pike referred to Freemasonry as the ‘custodian’ or special guardian of these occult secrets and revealed the hidden agenda of his institution, the forming of a Luciferic One World Government.

Watch and pray.

Albert Pike's 1871 Plan For The Three World Wars

"The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism. The divergences caused by the "agentur" (agents) of the Illuminati between the British and Germanic Empires will be used to foment this war. At the end of the war, Communism will be built and used in order to destroy the other governments and in order to weaken the religions."

"The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine. During the Second World War, International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm."

"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other.

Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained. physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time."

OK , It s me again;
I hope this shows you what evil has planned and how it will play out. The lord is allowing this as part of his judgment.
We do not give our life to fight literal a NWO, we are to die only for our faith in Jesus Christ, nothing else, besides we can not fight against bible prophecy.

All of this is for the purpose of making true Christians feel despondent, non active, we must be pro active- spiritually, and put away what we can. I will end with this page, number 13 oddly and posted on September 13, I can hear the trolls now, I am part of all this, I get emails by trolls all the time, so what, it moves me not.

Reader, be bold in Jesus, it is time to move in faith not fear. I pray you see it is indeed christian to prep and more of what is coming and what is not.
This is a critical time to have spiritual discernment, we need it as never before.
We are going to see alarming events from 2017 into 2018. The true NWO end game is on full force. Beloved the lord loves you, pray on these things, have a plan, seek the lord as never before it is our spiritual 911 call, will you heed, will you listen, will you just kick back and laugh at all this? The call is yours not mine. You were given over the years the whole counsel of God, my hands are clean from your blood Ezek ch 3 and 33. 

 I end with Spurgeon today very fitting.

“Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well, the rain also filleth the pools.”
- Psa_84:6

This teaches us that the comfort obtained by a one may often prove serviceable to another; just as wells would be used by the company who came after. We read some book full of consolation, which is like Jonathan’s rod, dropping with honey. Ah! we think our brother has been here before us, and digged this well for us as well as for himself. Many a “Night of Weeping,” “Midnight Harmonies,” an “Eternal Day,” “A Crook in the Lot,” a “Comfort for Mourners,” has been a well digged by a pilgrim for himself, but has proved quite as useful to others. Specially we notice this in the Psalms, such as that beginning, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul?” Travellers have been delighted to see the footprint of man on a barren shore, and we love to see the waymarks of pilgrims while passing through the vale of tears.

The pilgrims dig the well, but, strange enough, it fills from the top instead of the bottom. We use the means, but the blessing does not spring from the means. We dig a well, but heaven fills it with rain. The horse is prepared against the day of battle, but safety is of the Lord. The means are connected with the end, but they do not of themselves produce it. See here the rain fills the pools, so that the wells become useful as reservoirs for the water; labour is not lost, but yet it does not supersede divine help.

Grace may well be compared to rain for its purity, for its refreshing and vivifying influence, for its coming alone from above, and for the sovereignty with which it is given or withheld. May our readers have showers of blessing, and may the wells they have digged be filled with water! Oh, what are means and ordinances without the smile of heaven! They are as clouds without rain, and pools without water. O God of love, open the windows of heaven and pour us out a blessing!