Canadian Union Messenger, August 16, 1910
AS the time draws near for our annual camp-meeting no doubt many of us wonder if we can find the time and means to attend. Let me say to such: you cannot afford to miss the blessings of the camp-meeting.
As the time draws near for the return of our Master the deceptions of the enemy will become more difficult to discern; therefore we ought to heed the instructions given by the servant of the Lord as found in Heb. 10:24,25. “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
In Rev. 7: 1-4 the holding back of the angels of the destruction of the world is presented to us and no doubt if our eyes could behold the conflict as it really is we would hasten our preparation. Surely since the angels are commissioned to hold back the destruction until the servants of the Lord are sealed there is nothing so important as the preparation for this work to be done for us.
Our camp-meetings are designed by the Lord to be a means in instructing his people in the fear of the Lord that they may be hid in the day of his anger; therefore if it is any way possible for you to attend one and you do not you may suffer an irreparable loss. If the way seems, to be hedged up by the enemy, let me suggest that you had better seek the Lord earnestly to open the way. It may be possible that the enemy is working to defeat you and thus keep you from receiving the very blessing you at this time need in your preparation. Come brethren and sisters, feeling your need; come with meekness and humility; come with a spirit of repentance; come and let us seek the Lord together for his blessing and He will not disappoint us. May it be so.
M. C. KlRKENDALL