Theme: ABIDING IN THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH
Text: “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.” – Isaiah 26:20.
Comment: The Almighty Father, not wanting us to be caught unawares, has consistently given out the invitation for people of goodwill to escape the impending destruction by running into His Cities of Refuge. Having come to the mountain, we are enjoined to remain therein. Being a path of truth, all who identify with God’s Organization in sincerity, have attained the symbolic “mark” upon their foreheads, which is the knowledge of God. (Ezekiel 9:3-6). They are assured of deliverance if they abide continually in the truth. (John 17:3) Continuing his response to the enquiry put forth by his disciples, our Lord Jesus Christ stated that those who love the praise of God (symbolized as Judah) should “flee into the mountains”. (Matthew 24:15,16) Having fled into the mountain for refuge, Christ added: “Let him which is on the house top not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.” (verses 17,18). In other words, for no reason whatsoever, should they go out of the places of refuge by way of entangling themselves again with sin. St. Peter stated: “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning…” – 2 Peter 2:20-22; Galatians 5:1.