Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing (epiphany) of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13
"The Path of the just is as the Shining Light,
That Shineth More and More
Unto the Perfect Day."
"Who, Then, Is A Faithful And Wise Servant, Whom His Lord Hath Made
Ruler Over His Household, To Give Them Meat In Due Season? Blessed Is
That Servant, Whom His Lord, After Coming, Shall Find So Doing.
Verily I Say Unto You, That He Will Make Him Ruler
Over All His Goods" (Matt. 24: 45-47).
PAUL S. L. JOHNSON
PHILADELPHIA, PA., U. S. A.
To the King of Kings and Lord of Lords
IN THE INTEREST OF
HIS CONSECRATED SAINTS,
WAITING FOR THE ADOPTION,
"ALL THAT IN EVERY PLACE CALL UPON THE LORD,"
"THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH;"
THE GROANING CREATION, TRAVAILING AND WAITING FOR
THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD,
THIS WORK IS DEDICATED.
"To make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery which from the
beginning of the world hath been hid in God," "Wherein He hath
abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having
made known unto us the mystery of His will, accord-
ing to His good pleasure which He hath purposed
in Himself; that in the dispensation
of the fullness of the times He
might gather together in one
all things, under
Eph. 3: 4, 5, 9; 1: 8-10.
BY PAUL S. L. JOHNSON
THIS book treats largely of the Parousia Messenger as set forth in prophecy and type, a fact that some dispute, alleging that, apart from Jesus, no individual is pointed out in the Bible's prophecies and types. If such a proposition were true, it would, of course, nullify the applications of type and prophecy to our Pastor herein made. But this proposition is a contradiction of numerous Scriptures. That the Bible in type and prophecy often points out individuals the following proves: Jesus and Judas were so pointed out, also Cyrus, and that by name, 200 years beforehand (Is. 44: 28; 45: 1-5). The twelve Apostles and the seventy "secondarily prophets" of both Harvests and of the Interim were typed respectively by the twelve wells and the seventy palm trees at Elim (Ex. 15: 27). These three sets of seventy were also typed by the seventy elders (Num. 11: 24-30). The twelve Apostles were, among others, typed by Jacob's twelve sons; and they, and St. Paul in particular, were typed by Eleazar (Num. 3: 32; 4: 16; 16: 35-39; 19: 4); and the Parallel shows that he typed our Pastor also. Dan. 11 refers prophetically to the following individuals: Cambyses, Smerdis, Darius Hystaspes and Xerxes (v. 2), Alexander the Great (v. 4), his four successors: Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy and Lysimachus (v. 8), Ptolemy Philadelphos (v. 5), Antiochus Theos, Bernice and Ptolemy Philadelphos (v. 6), Ptolemy Euergetes and Seleucus Callinucus (v. 7), the latter's sons and Antiochus Magnus (v. 10), the latter and Ptolemy Philopater (v. 11), Antiochus Epiphanes (v. 12), Scopas (v. 15), Mark Anthony and Cleopatra (vs. 17-19), Augustus (v. 20), Tiberius (vs. 2124), Aurelian and Zenobia (vs. 25, 26, 28) and Napoleon (vs. 29, 30, 36-45). John the Baptist is referred to in Is. 40: 3-5 and Mal. 3: 1. There are four individuals indicated in Zech. 11: 8, 15-17; Bro. Russell is referred to in Matt. 20: 8; 24: 45-47 and Luke 12: 42-46, and J. F. R. in Matt. 24: 48-51. Another brother is pointed out in Rev. 19: 9, 10. Accordingly, we see that the Bible frequently points out by its prophecies and types, not only classes, but individuals of future times.
Apart from our Lord Jesus, no servant of God in the large application of types and prophecies is referred to
so much as our Pastor. The proof of this is in part given in this book and in part will be given in a subsequent volume of this work, according to the proverb: The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Whole books and large parts of others in type treat of him. Thus the second halves of 1 Sam. and 1 Chro. and the whole of 2 Sam. treat of him as the antitype of David. Jeremiah and Daniel type him in their books, as do also the Apostles in the Acts of the Apostles. Additionally, he is typed in Gen., Ex., Lev., Num., Josh., Judg., Ruth and Lam., and prophecy refers to him in Deut., Is., Ezek., Hab., Mic., Matt., Luke and Rev. So prominent was he in the advancing of God's Plan. To God and in themselves the most important events and personages in history are those connected with the outworking of His Plan. Accordingly, if God pointed out certain worldlings in the prophecies and types because of their lesser relations to His Plan, as shown above, we may infer that He would by prophecy and type more markedly point out individuals who could have greater relations to it, especially if they were very usefully connected with furthering it. This reasonable inference God confirms by express statement in Amos 3: 7: "For the Lord Jehovah will not do a thing except He revealed [it as] a secret of His to His servants, the prophets" (I.V.), i.e., in the development of God's Plan nothing, even the least thing, would be done except what is indicated in the types and prophecies of the Bible. If the lesser things in the outworking of God's Plan are set forth in type and prophecy, certainly the greater are; and, except the work of our Lord Jesus, the greatest work ever done on earth in advancing God's cause was that of the Parousia Messenger, hence its detailed description in type and prophecy.
This book will show a part of the Parousia Messenger's work as set forth in prophecy and type. The rest, D.v., will come in a later volume. We trust that its study will prove strengthening to all the Lord's people. And with this wish as a prayer it is sent forth on its mission.
PAUL S. L. JOHNSON.
Philadelphia, Pa., September 9, 1938.
THE GOSPEL-AGE NO-RANSOMISM SIFTING.
Num. 11: 1-35.
FIVE SIFTINGS IN VARIOUS PERIODS. ANTECEDENTS OF THE GOSPEL-AGE NO-RANSOMISM SIFTING. CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN GOD AND CHRIST. THE SEVENTY. THE SIFTING PROPER. ....................7
MOSES, AARON AND MIRIAM—TYPE
Num. 12: 1-16.
PRIDE. CLAIMING EQUALITY WITH CHRIST AS MOUTHPIECE. DIVINE DISPLEASURE THEREAT. ANTITYPICAL DREAMS AND VISIONS. FIRST PRIVILEGE PECULIAR TO THE STAR-MEMBERS. SECOND. THIRD. ANTITYPICAL MIRIAM'S LEPROSY. ANTITYPICAL AARON'S REACTIONS THEREAT. CHRIST'S AND GOD'S PERTINENT COURSE. ANTITYPICALMIRIAM'S WILDERNESS EXPERIENCES. ………….87
THE TWELVE SPIES—TYPE AND ANTITYPE.
Num 13: 14; Deut. 1: 19-46
THE SPIES. COMMISSIONED. SPYING THE LAND. THE REPORT. THE RECOMMENDATIONS. THE EFFECTS. SENTENCE TO FORTY YEARS' WANDERING. EFFORT TO ENTER THE LAND. .........................179
THE GOSPEL-AGE HARVEST IN TYPE
Num. 31: 1-54.
A SPIRITUAL CAMPAIGN. ITS ANTECEDENTS. ITS BATTLE. ITS VICTORY. THE DISPOSAL OF UNWORTHY AND WORTHY CAPTIVES. OF ANIMAL PREY. OF OTHER SPOIL. .....................251
ACTIVITIES OF PASTOR RUSSELL. THAT SERVANT. HIS MEMORY STILL FRAGRANT. WILL HIS WORK ENDURE? GOD BLESS HIS MEMORY THE EPIPHANY PROVES HIM THAT SERVANT. HIS WILL. ………………….319
SOME SHORTER TYPES OF THE PAROUSIA
JASHOBEAM. ELEAZAR'S CHARGE AND BEATEN PLATES. PHINEHAS. PHURAH. ....................... 361
DANIEL—TYPE AND ANTITYPE.
HISTORICAL PARTS OF DANIEL. PROPHETICAL PARTS OF DANIEL. 431
ANTITYPICAL DAVID'S FIRST APPEARANCE.
I Sam. 16.
SAUL'S REJECTION. SAMUEL'S SEEKING AND FINDING A SUCCESSOR. DAVID'S AND SAUL' S FIRST CONTACTS. .....................507
ANTITYPICAL DAVID AND GOLIATH.
1 Sam. 17.
GOLIATH'S ARMOR. HIS CHALLENGE. DAVID'S FITNESS. ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHALLENGE. PRE-COMBAT REMARKS. DAVID'S VICTORY. DAVID BEFORE SAUL. ......................541
DAVID'S FIRST OPPOSITIONS FROM SAUL—TYPE
1 Sam. 18-20.
THE CAUSE. THE FIRST FORMS. JONATHAN INTERCEDES FOR DAVID. FURTHER INJURIES. DAVID ESCAPES. FOUR FURTHER ATTEMPTED INJURIES. DAVID AND JONATHAN'S PERTINENT INTERVIEW. THEIR PARTING. ........................... 575