"Many Shall Run To and Fro"
knows that stimulated by printing there has been a greater development of
knowledge along every line within the past century than during the
preceding fifty-nine centuries. Everybody knows that the telegraph,
telephone, wireless, electric lights, gas lights, steam railroads,
electric roads, machinery, conveniences, etc., of our day were all unknown
a century ago.
although we know this to be true, it seems almost incomprehensible to the
rising generation. These things have come so gradually that few realize
that they are foregleams of the great thousand-year Day of Messiah's
Kingdom in which the curse will be fully removed, and instead the blessing
long- promised of God will be outpoured upon humanity abundantly.
declares the coming glory of Earth, when God shall make the place of His
feet glorious, when the whole Earth shall be a Paradise of God. Our great
scientists, who give no heed to the Bible, testify that present
attainments are as nothing to what is just at hand.
describes our day in Daniel's prophecy, saying, In the Time of the End (of
this Age), many shall run to and fro; knowledge shall be increased; the
wise shall understand... and there shall be a time of trouble, such as
never was since there was a nation.--Daniel 12:1-10; Matthew 24:21.
Are we not
in the midst of the running to and fro which this prophecy predicted? We
must, therefore, be living today in the period designated the Time of the
End--the time in which this Age will gradually close and the New Age will
gradually dawn with greater blessings. The first locomotive was built only
ninety years ago. Now, in every land, multitudes are running to and fro,
whose grandfathers probably never traveled fifty miles from their
birthplace. Surely no prophecies could be more accurately fulfilled than
Who but God
could have known and foretold this marked peculiarity of our day? Jesus
quoted a part of this prophecy.
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