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P e n n y , a n d g r a n t t h e m all e q u a l p riv ile g e s of m a k in g t h e i r m e m b e r s h ip in t h e E l i j a h c la s s su re .

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o w n ?D id y o u f o rg e t t h a t I a m L o r d of t h e H a r v e s t a n d co u ld re m o v e B r o t h e r R u t h e r f o r d in a se c o n d if I w is h e d ? W h e r e is y o u r f a i t h i n M e? D id I n o t h a v e t h e r i g h t to a p p o in t w h o m I w o u ld a s S te w a r d , a n d h a v e y o u f o rg o tte n , so soon, a ll t h e lesso ns, y o u le a r n e d d u r in g t h e y e a r s in w h ic h I u s e d m y F a i t h f u l a n d W is e S e r v a n t P a s t o r R u ssell, in w h ic h y o u s a w , tim e a n d a g a in , t h a t a ll w h o t r ie d to t a k e t h e w o r k o u t of h is h a n d s in to t h e i r ow n c a m e to a n ig n o m in io u s e n d ? And n o w t h a t h e is w i t h Me, do y o u t h i n k I w ill a c t d if fe r e n tly t o w a r d s M y a p p o in te d S te w a r d w h o is la b o r in g s ix te e n h o u r s a day do in g h is b e s t t o fin ish t h e w o r k t h e F a i t h f u l One c o u ld n o t fin ish b e c a u s e h is e a r t h l y te m p le w a s w o rn o u t? C a n y o u n o t se e t h a t I co u ld t e s t y o u b y u s in g a sp e c ia l S te w a r d in t h e evil d a y to follow t h e sp e cially W is e O ne w h o h a s g o n e h o m e ? Is thine eye envious because I am liberal? ( D ia g lo tt). B r e th r e n , p a u s e a n d re fle c t a little . W h e r e d o e s t h e s p i r i t of e n v y co m e fro m ? Is i t b e s t to h e a r k e n to m e n (o r w o m e n ) in th i s m a t t e r (to h e a r k e n to e a c h o th e r ) o r to h e a r k e n to t h e v o ice of t h e L O R D ? S ee v e r s e 8 a g a in a n d p r a y t h a t t h e sc a le s m a y fall f ro m y o u r eyes. 16. So the last shall be first, and the first last. T h o se w h o s e e m to b e l e a s t n o tic e d o f te n re c e iv e a t t h e h a n d s of t h e L o rd of t h e h a r v e s t t h e firs t a n d c h o ic e s t b le s s in gs, w h ile th o s e w ho s e e m t o b e m o s t fa v o re d , m o s t h o n o red , b e c a u s e of so m e l i ttle d iffic u lty of p rid e, a m b i tio n , o r en vy , h a v e t h e i r b le s s in g s d e fe rre d . (F o r m any be called but fe w chosen). T h e s e w o rd s a r e sp u rio u s, a n d t h a n k God t h a t t h e y a r e . T h e re is n o th in g in t h i s p a r a b le t h a t sh o w s t h a t t h e m u r m u r e r s will lose t h e i r c ro w n sn o t a th in g . On t h e c o n tr a ry , th e a s s u r a n c e se e m s to b e t h a t t h e y a c t u a lly re c e iv e th e P e n n y a n d , if t h e y do, I k n o w t h e i r d e a r h e a r t s w ell en o u g h to k n o w t h a t t h e y c a n n o t f a il to re c e iv e a b le s sin g fro m it. T h e L O R D S w isd o m , n o t m a n s, p r o v id e d t h e S e v e n th V o lu m e of S c r i p tu r e S tu d ie s. I t is H is w o rd a n d h is to r y w ill p ro v e i t so, b u t I w o u ld n o t se e a b r i g h t p r o s p e c t a h e a d of a n y w h o w a i t to se e i t t h u s p rov ed. P ro v e i t yourself. I t c o n ta in s n e a r ly 4,000 S c r i p tu r e s a n d C ita tio n s , a n d 742 e x t r a c t s fro m B r o t h e r R u s s e lls pen. T h e L o r d s g u id a n c e a n d a s s i s t a n c e in it s p r e p a r a t i o n a n d p u b lic a tio n w e r e a d a ily m a r v e l to all w h o h a d a n y t h i n g to do w i t h it. I k n e w i t w o u ld b r in g t e s t s to som e, a n d it h a s d on e so, b u t t e s t s a r e n o th in g b u t s te p p in g sto n e s, if r i g h tl y re c e iv e d . So le t u s f o rg e t t h e p a s t a n d s e t o u r f a c e s lik e a flin t to w a r d s t h e h e a v e n ly city , d e te r m in e d t h a t n o th in g sh a ll co m e b e tw e e n u s a n d t h e L o rd w e love. One of t h e m u r m u r e r s k n e w in M a rc h t h a t R e v e la tio n w a s t h e n in t h e S t e w a r d s h a n d s . I n t h e f e a r of God, a n d b a s e d u p o n p e r s o n a l e x p e r ie n c e s m o r e te r r ib le t h a n th e to n g u e of m a n c a n e v e r d e sc rib e , I a m m o s t p o sitiv e ly con v in ced , on t h e ev id en ce p r e s e n te d in H a r v e s t S iftin g s, t h a t t h e f o re w a rn e d G e th s e m a n e of R ev . 7:1-3 h a s com e u p o n t h e s e five b r e th r e n , t h a t o t h e r s a r e b e in g in v o lv ed daily, a n d t h a t t h e o n ly p o ssib le re lie f fo r a n y (e x c e p t in t h e s u r r e n d e r of t h e i r c ro w n s) is in th e c o m p le te l a y i n g a t t h e L o r d s f e e t of e v e r y p a r tic le of t h e u n c le a n p rid e w h ic h is t h e c a u s e of it all. B r e t h r e n , d e a r, d e a r b r e t h r e n , m y h e a r t a c h e d so w h ile w r i t in g t h e com 5

m e n t s on R ev. 7:1-3, a s I t h o u g h t of w h a t so m e of y ou m u s t p a s s t h r o u g h b e f o re a ll p r id e w o u ld d ie f o re v e r in y o u r h e a r t s , t h a t m y ey e s w e r e a l m o s t c o n s ta n tly , a s now , filled w i t h te a r s , so t h a t I c a n b a r e ly se e to w rite . B re th re n , w o n t you b elie v e m e ? W o n t y o u ? F o r C h r i s t s s a k e ? B r e th r e n , I h a v e b e e n o v e r t h e w ay , c le a r d o w n t h r o u g h t h e deep, d a r k v a lle y alo n e, A L O N E , a n d w i t h no p a th . O! B r e th r e n ! F o r C h r i s t s s a k e w o n t y o u le t m e h elp y o u to co m e o u t v ic to r io u s in th e J u d g m e n t of t h e A n g e ls n o w g o in g o n w ith in t h e te m p le s o f y o u r m in d s ? B r e th r e n , d e a r, d e a r b r e t h r e n , ( w ith n o t on e of w h o m a n y w h e r e h a v e I t h e l e a s t d isc o rd ) w h a t do y o u su p p o s e w o u ld I n o t h a v e g iv e n in 1908 fo r t h e l i g h t w h ic h is n o w s h in in g so b r i g h tl y fo r y o u on p a g e s 126-127 of V o lu m e V II of S c r ip tu r e S tu d ie s, a n d w h ic h co m es to y o u f ro m t h e a n g u is h of m y so u l?
VOLUME V II C O R R E C T IO N S .

The Parable of the Penny


E x r a c t f ro m a d d r e s s a t B o s to n C o n v e n tio n of I. B. S. A., A u g u s t 4th, 1917. N o t fo r p u b lic c irc u la tio n . P r i n t e d o nly to s u p p ly co p ies re q u e s te d . S in g le co p ies free, w h ile t h e y la s t, to a n y o ne e n c lo s in g s e lf - a d d r e s s e d 1 c e n t s ta m p e d en v elo p e to C. J . W o o d w o rth , 432 B loom S tr e e t, S c r a n to n , P a . I t is w ell k n o w n a m o n g t h e T r u t h f rie n d s t h a t f o r t h e p a s t t e n y e a r s B r o t h e r R u s se ll loo ked fo r a m o re d e ta ile d fu lfilm e n t of t h e p a r a b le of t h e P e n n y , t h a n t h a t o u t lin e d in V o lu m e I I I of S c r ip tu r e S tu d ie s, p a g e s 223, 224, b e c a u s e of t h e m e n tio n of a S te w a rd , a n d of m u r m u r i n g a t t h e tim e of t h e d is tr ib u tio n of t h e P e n n y . Of la t e y e a r s h e e x p e c te d s o m e th in g i n t e r e s t i n g t o t r a n s p i r e in c o n n e c tio n w i t h t h e p u b lic a tio n of V o lu m e V II, a n d t h a t V o lu m e h a v in g n o w a p p e a r e d i t s e e m s p r o p e r to call a t t e n t i o n , in a k in d ly m a n n e r , to a n e x p o s itio n w h ic h is in lin e w i t h t h e e x p e c ta tio n s w h ic h h e held . T h e e x p o s itio n follow s t h e sty le of c o m m e n ts in V o lu m e V II, p o r tio n s in p a r e n t h e s e s b e in g sp u rio u s.
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P a g e 12, lin e 7, L u k e 12:44. P a g e 13, lin e 25, Rev. 4:5; 5:6. P a g e 20, lin e 47, Isa . 11:4. P a g e 25, lin e 46, A c ts 12:2. P a g e 26, lin e 13, Gal. 1:6. P a g e 47, lin e 6, M a tt. 24:43. P a g e 47, lin e 33, R e v . 16:15. P a g e 51, lin e 13, R ev . 7:1,3. P a g e 60, lin e 29, 2021 B. C. P a g e 64, lin e 23, end of A d a m s 1000-year d ay , 3127. P a g e 69, lin e 29, C315. P a g e 70, lin e 30, E z e k . 24:16. P a g e 84, lin e 39, Isa . 27:1, 2. P a g e 95, lin e 24, M a tt. 11:9, 11. P a g e 95, lin e 48, A c ts 15:18. P a g e 116, lin e 10, P s a . 89:48. P a g e 121, lin e 45, lo rds, n o t n obles. P a g e 128, lin e 2, 14:1, n o t 22:9. P a g e 129, lin e 3, E x . 13:9, 16; D e u t. 6:8. P a g e 136, lin e 21, M a tt. 24:20. P a g e 138, lin e 41, Rev. 19:1-3. P a g e 142, lin e 45, P s a . 45:15. P a g e 144, lin e 33, u n d e r s ta n d in g s . P a g e 151, lin e 46, 9-40. P a g e 165, line 7, Isa. 29:10-14. P a g e 170, lin e 4, 2 T im . 2:15. P a g e 174, lin e 48, Gen. 19:17. P a g e 221, lin e 21, L u k e 2:10, 13, 14. P a g e 223, lin e 6, Isa . 51:17-20. P a g e 234, lin e 39, M a tt. 7:1. P a g e 258, lin e 3, Isa . 51:17-20. P a g e 260, lin e 24, D e u t. 33:17. P a g e 279, lin e 19, Rev. 7:9-14. P a g e 283, lin e 38, M a tt. 19:30; 20:16. P a g e 298, lin e 20, C a th o lics. P a g e 298, lin e 21, P r o t e s t a n t s . P a g e 305, lin e 42, 1 T im . 6:16. P a g e 313, lin e 10, 1920. P a g e 316, lin e 6, Isa . 51:16. P a g e 324, lin e 20, Jo b . 28:6. P a g e 329, lin e 40, Isa . 40:3; 49:11. T h e c h a n g e of n a m e of t h e I m a g e of t h e B e a s t to t h a t of F a l s e P r o p h e t in Rev. 16:13 sh o w s t h a t t h e I m a g e w a s v ita liz e d p r io r to t h e p u b lic a tio n of V o lu m e V II. T h e d a t e 1980, m e n tio n e d on p a g e s 61, 62, p ro b a b ly m a r k s t h e r e g a t h e r i n g of a ll of F le s h ly I s r a e l f ro m t h e i r c a p t i v i t y in d e a th .
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1. For t h e kingdom of h e a v e n .D o w n a t t h e e n d of t h e G ospel A ge. Is like unto a man. O u r L o rd J e s u s in t h e tim e of h is P a r o u s ia . T h a t is an householder. O ver H is o w n h o u se , W h o s e h o u s e a r e we. W hich w en t out. W i t h F o o d fo r T h in k in g C h r i s t i a n s . E a rly in th e mornin g. In t h e F a l l of 1881, j u s t a s so o n a s t h a t book, t h e f irs t h a r v e s t in s t r u m e n t , w a s re a d y . T h e h a r v e s t b e g a n , in so m e se n se, w ith t h e r e t u r n o f t h e R e a p e r in 1874; in a n o t h e r se n s e w i t h t h e r e j e c tio n of B a b y lo n in 1878, a n d in a n o t h e r s e n s e w ith t h e clo se o f t h e G e n e ra l Call, in 1881, a t w h ic h ti m e t h e fields w e r e w h ite to t h e h a r v e s t , t h e L it t l e F lo c k to b e h a r v e s te d by- 1918, t h e G r e a t C o m p a n y b y 1921. To hire laborers into his vin eyard . T o t e s t a n d u p b u ild H is c o n s e c r a te d people w i t h t h e T r u t h , a n d to w i t n e s s to t h e w orld. 2. And when he had agreed w ith the laborers. F o o d f o r T h in k in g C h r i s t i a n s in i ts e lf c o n ta in e d t h e p r o m is e of a c o m p le te u n fo ld in g of R e v e la tio n a n d a ll o t h e r t r u t h n e c e s s a r y a n d p r o p e r f o r t h e C h u r c h in t h e flesh. For a penny a day. F o r t h e P e n n y , t h e S e v e n th V o l u m e of S c r ip tu r e S tu d ie s, a s th e sp e c ia l r e w a r d f o r t h e c o m p le tio n of t h e w o rk of h a r v e s t , a t t h e e n d o f t h e d ay. H e sent them Into his vineyard. T o w o r k a m o n g th o s e c alled to t h e p riz e o f t h e H ig h C alling. 3. And he w en t out about the th ird hour. A c o m p a r i s o n of v e r s e s 9 a n d 12 s h o w s t h a t t h e 11th h o u r m e a n s t h e close of t h e e le v e n th h o u r. T h o se w h o w e n t to w o r k a t t h e e le v e n th h o u r a r e r e p r e s e n t e d a s w o r k in g b u t on e h o u r, b u t A re th e r e n o t tw e lv e h o u r s in a d a y ? T h e on e h o u r of t h e i r se rv ic e w a s fro m t h e d a y s o f th e D r a m a , a b o u t t h is tim e of t h e y e a r 1914,u n til now , t h e w o rk , n o w a n d h e n c e f o r th , b e in g t h e g a t h e r i n g of t h e v in e o f t h e e a r t h a n d t h e b u r n i n g of t h e ta r e s . T h u s t h e e le v e n th h o u r is a p erio d of a b o u t t h r e e y e a r s , a n d e s ta b lis h e s t h e le n g th of t h e o t h e r h a r v e s t h o u rs. T h e " t h i r d h o u r t h e n w a s a p o in t of tim e a b o u t n in e 1

y e a r s f ro m t h e fall o f 1881, o r 1890, a y e a r w h ic h w a s sig n ific a n tly m a r k e d b y a g r e a t a d v a n c e in t h e h a r v e s t w o rk , n o t on ly b y t h e firs t g r e a t d is tr i b u t i o n o f t h e Old T h eo lo g y Q u a r te r lie s w h ic h t o o k p la c e in t h a t y e a r , b u t b y t h e c h a n g e o f t h e T o w e r to m a g a z in e fo rm w h ic h to o k p lace a t t h e close. S ee Z 01-4.
And saw others standing Idle In th e marketplace.

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c o m f o rt a n d g u id a n c e t h r o u g h o u t t h e d ay , a n d a s u i t a b l e r e w a r d a t i t s close. I w ill give you. T h r o u g h t h e c o lu m n s of t h e W a t c h T o w e r, a n d o th e rw ise , a t t h e h a n d s o f M y F a i t h f u l a n d W is e S e r v a n t. And th ey w e n t th e ir w ay . S o m e in to t h e h a r v e s t field a n d o t h e r s in to o t h e r a c tiv itie s , d e p e n d in g u p o n h o w t h e y sto o d t h e t e s t o f t r u t h s t h e n d ue. 5. Again he w en t out about th e sixth. A b o u t 9 y e a r s la t e r , o r 1899, t h e y e a r of t h e b e g in n in g of t h e V o lu n te e r W o rk . S ee Z 07-279. And ninth hour. N in e y e a r s f u r t h e r on, o r 1908, t h e y e a r of t h e b e g in n in g of t h e n ew sp ap er^ w o rk . S ee Z 09-3. A nd did lik ew ise.P ro v id e d a n o p p o r t u n it y fo r a d d i t i o n a l w o rk e rs . 6. A nd about the eleventh (h o u r). S ix y e a r s f u r t h e r on, o r 1914, t h e y e a r o f th e P h o to D r a m a of C re a tio n .
H e w en t out and found others standing idle and saith unto th em , w h y stand ye here all the day (Id le)? D o n o t

t h e sig n s of t h e tim e s, t h e g r e a t E u r o p e a n w a r a n d t h e d i s t r e s s of n a t i o n s w i t h p e r p le x ity sh o w y o u t h a t th e E n d of t h e G ospel A g e h a s co m e a n d t h e h a r v e s t is d u e ( T h e h a r v e s t is t h e e n d ) a n d y o u sh o u ld b e d o in g h a r v e s t w o rk ? 7. T h e y say unto him, because no man hath hired (u s). W e did n o t k n o w of o u r p riv ile g e s o f d o in g h a r v e s t w o rk u n t i l y o u b r o u g h t t h e m a t t e r to o u r a tte n t i o n .
H e saith unto th em , go ye also Into the vineyard (and w hatsoever is rig h t t h a t shall ye receive). T h e r e is still

(1914) m u c h w o rk t o b e d o n e a n d e v e r y p a r t o f t h e e q u ip m e n t n e c e s s a r y f o r e ffic ie n t h a r v e s t w o r k h a s b e e n p ro v id ed , t h e T o w e r la d e n w i t h good th in g s , six v o lu m e s of S c r ip tu r e S tu d ie s, t h e D r a m a , etc. e t c . 8. _ So when even was come. P a s t o r R u ssell, t h e F a i t h f u l a n d W is e e a r t h l y r e p r e s e n t a t i v e o f t h e L o rd , h a v in g fin ish ed h is la b o r s a n d g o n e h o m e t h e m a n w ith t h e w r i t e r s in k h o r n h a v in g d one a s h e w a s c o m m a n d e d , i. e., h a v in g s e t t h e m a r k u p o n t h e o v e rc o m e rs. T h e lord of the vineyard. T h e L o rd J e s u s . S aith unto His steward. B r o t h e r J . F . R u th e r f o rd , P r e s i d e n t a n d M a n a g e r o f t h e W a t c h T o w e r B ible a n d T r a c t S o c ie ty a f t e r t h e P a s t o r s d e a th , a n d ele c te d to t h a t office in h a r m o n y w i t h t h e P a s t o r s will. S ee R ev. 8:3; 14:18; 18:4; 19:17; 1 Cor. 10:10; M a tt. 20:15. I t w a s t h e L O R D S W ill w h e n B r o t h e r R u t h e r f o r d w a s elected t h a t h e sh o uld g iv e o u t t h e P e n n y . T h e P e n n y w a s m a d e r e a d y u n d e r h is d ire c tio n a n d t h e fu n d s fo r its p u b lic a tio n c a m e to him , fo r t h a t p u rp o se , a s a r e s u l t o f h is o w n f a ith fu l s e rv ic e of one o f t h e L o r d s little o n e s in a n h o u r of n eed . T h e L O R D S W ill in J a n u a r y , 1917, is t h e L o r d s W ill a n d B r o t h e r R u s s e lls W ill N O W ! O u t of m o d e s ty B r o t h e r R u t h e r f o r d r e fu s e d to sig n t h e p r e fa c e w h ich h e w r o te fo r V o lu m e V II. W r i t e to h im t h a t h e sh o u ld n o t allo w t h i s m o d e s ty to f o rb id th e
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p u b lic a tio n of t h i s e x p o s itio n in t h e T o w e r. B r o t h e r F i s h e r a n d I b eliev e t h i s is m e a t in d u e s e a s o n a n d of g r e a t im p o r ta n c e to t h e c h u r c h in t h i s p e rilo u s h o u r. B r o t h e r R u t h e r f o r d n e v e r s a w o r h e a r d o f t h i s e x p o s i tio n u n t i l tw o h o u r s a f t e r i t w a s g iv e n a t B o s to n C o n v e n tio n a n d t h e n d e c la re d i t co u ld n o t g o in t h e T o w e r f o r t h e s a m e r e a s o n t h a t h e r e f u s e d t o sig n t h e p re fa c e . Call th e laborers' G ive t h e m t h e l a s t g r e a t call fo r s e rv ic e . T h e call is fo r c o lp o r te u rs to h a r v e s t t h e v in e o f t h e e a r t h . T h e call w a s is s u e d in t h e T o w e r fo r J u ly 15th, 1917, a n d will b e fo u n d on p a g e s 220-221. T h e T o w e r in d ic a te s t h a t th e r e a r e 300 c o lp o rte u rs . A s t h e S e v e n th V o lu m e w e n t o u t t o 32,000 s u b s c r ib e rs ( th e n u m b e r t h a t re s p o n d e d t o G id eo n s c a ll), a n d a s th e o n es w h o finally o v e r th r e w t h e M id ia n ite s w e r e 300 in n u m b e r , I t h i n k w e m a y se e t h a t i t w ill b e t h e c ir c u la tio n of V o lu m e V II b y t h e c o lp o r te u rs t h a t w ill g iv e u s t h e g r e a t v ic to r y n o w a t h a n d . I n t h i s v ie w o f t h e m a t t e r , w e e a c h o f u s o u g h t to b e c o lp o r te u rs f o r t h e S e v e n th V o lu m e to t h e fu ll e x t e n t of o u r p o w ers, a n d t h e r e is a b u n d a n c e in t h e l a s t c h a p t e r of R e v e la tio n t o s h o w t h a t t h e w in n in g o f o u r c r o w n s m a y h in g e u p o n o u r a c t i o n o n t h is v e ry q u e s tio n . And give (them th e ir) T H E hire. N o t s o m e h ire , n o r s a t i s f a c t o r y h ire, n o r a h ire , b u t T H E h ir e o rig in a lly p ro m is e d a n d r e p e a te d ly p r o m is e d th r o u g h o u t th e h a r v e s t d a y t h e S e v e n th V o lu m e of S c r i p tu r e S tu d ie s. Beginning from th e last unto the first. T h e b o ok s w e r e m a ile d f ro m t h e p r i n t e r s in t h a t o rd e r, e a c h on e s e p a r a te l y w r a p p e d u p f o r t h e s l a u g h te r (E zek . 21:15) a n d " d e lib e r a te ly h u r le d in to t h e e a r t h (R ev. 8:15), firs t to t h e fo re ig n c o u n tr ie s , t h e l a s t field to g e t u n d e r go od h e a d w a y in t h e h a r v e s t w o rk , t h e n t o t h e m o r e d i s t a n t s t a t e s of t h e U n io n , a n d fin ally t o t h e f rie n d s a t B e th e l, t h e firs t in h o n o r a n d g ra c e . 9. And when th ey came t h a t w ere hired about the eleventh hour th ey received every man a penny. E v e r y w o r k e r g o t w h a t h e w a s p ro m is e d . 10. B u t when the first came. W h e n t h e B e th e l w o r k e rs w e r e s u m m o n e d to re c e iv e t h e s e v e n t h v o lu m e o f S c r ip t u r e S tu d ie s, a t n oon, J u l y 17, 1917. T h e y . F i v e o r six of t h e m o s t p r o m in e n t b r e t h r e n a t t h e B e th e l, t h e m o s t h ig h ly e s te e m e d , m o s t loved, m o s t a p p r e c ia te d , in so m e r e s p e c ts , of all t h e d e a r b r e t h r e n in t h e T r u t h . A ll of t h e s e d e a r b r e t h r e n a r e p ilg rim s, all fu lly c o n v e r s a n t w ith t h e h i s t o r i e s of K o r a h , D a t h a n a n d A b ir a m , a n d a ll k n o w t h e fu ll S c r ip tu r e T e s tim o n y t h a t h u m ility a n d s u b m is s io n to t h e D iv in e w ill is t h e on ly p a t h to a c c e p ta b ility w i t h God. Suposed t h a t th ey should have received more. A t 1:00 P . M., on J u l y 17th, 1917, t h e s e b r e t h r e n all k n e w t h e y w e r e to g e t t h e P e n n y , b u t a t t h a t i n s t a n t , o n e a f t e r a n o th e r , in m o s t v ig o ro u s la n g u a g e , t h e y m a d e i t p la in t h a t t h e y w a n t e d s o m e th in g b e s id e s t h e P e n n y ; m o re honor, m o re recognition, m o re vo ice in t h e g u id in g of affa irs . And th ey likewise received every man a penny. I t w a s th e ir s , fo r t h e ta k in g , f ro m t h a t i n s t a n t , a n d t h e y h a d n o t th e n , n o r now , any c a u s e fo r c o m p la in t a g a i n s t B r o t h e r R u t h e r f o r d s efficie n t m a n a g e m e n t of w h a t he w a s e le c te d to m a n a g e . 11. And when th ey had received it, th ey m urmured against the goodman of the house. A g a in s t t h e L o rd of t h e H a r v e s t . T h u s t h e L o rd c o n s id e rs it. M u r m u r in g 3

a g a i n s t h is a r r a n g e m e n t s is m u r m u r i n g a g a i n s t H im . I f I e v e r h e a r d a n y w o r s e m u r m u r i n g t h a n f ro m 1:00 P . M. to 6:00 P . M., in t h e B e th e l d in in g ro o m , J u l y 17th, t h e n I do n o t re c a ll it, a n d i t h a s b e e n m y p riv ile g e to s e r v e o n n u m e r o u s s t o r m y c o m m itte e s l a s t i n g w ell n ig h to m o rn in g . H o w e x t r a o r d i n a r y t h a t s u c h a m u r m u r i n g sh o u ld h a v e o c c u rre d a t s u c h a t i m e !! 12. Saying. B y t h e i r a c t o f m u r m u r i n g a t su c h a tim e . A c tio n s s p e a k lo u d e r t h a n w o rd s. These last have w ro u g h t bu t one hour. T h e S e v e n th V o lu m e of S c r ip tu r e S tu d ie s is all r i g h t f o r t h e m a s u i t a b l e r e w a r d fo r t h e i r fa ith fu ln e s s .
And thou hast made them equal unto us which have borne the burden and heat of th e day. W h y do w e n o t h a v e so m e s p e c ia l h o n o r s a t t h e co n clu sio n o f t h e h a r v e s t w o r k ? W h y a r e w e p la c e d on a lev el w i t h a ll t h e o t h e r h a r v e s t w o r k e rs ? T h is w a s t h e w h o le th e m e of t h e a d d r e s s e s on J u l y 17th. W i t h 1,000 l e t t e r s a d a y c o m in g in, a n d a ll t h e leg al i n t e r e s t s of t h e c o n s c rip te d t o lo o k a f t e r , e tc ., etc. B r o t h e r R u t h e f o r d fo u n d a n undue d e m a n d o f so m e to b e c o n s u lte d on e v e r y th in g m a d e i t im p o ss ib le to do anything. B r o t h e r R u s se ll n e v e r sw e rv e d f ro m d o in g w h a t h e b e lie v e d t h e L o rd w a n t e d h im t o do, n o r is t h e r e r e a s o n w h y this d iv in e ly d e s ig n a te d a n d necessary s e r v a n t s h o u ld do so. A n y c o n s t r u c t i o n of t h e d u tie s o f a B o a rd o th e r w is e is a fa rc e , a s a n y b o d y w h o h a s e v e r b e e n in b u s in e s s k n o w s. 13. B u t he answered one of them and said Friend 1 do thee no wrong. I a m n o t t r e a t i n g y o u u n ju s tly , t h e L o rd re p lie s to th o s e w h o m u r m u r a g a i n s t H im . I f I h a v e n o t a t t h i s tim e g iv e n y o u t h e s p e c ia l h o n o rs y o u t h i n k a r e y o u r d u e, i t is b e c a u s e I k n o w b e s t w h a t i s f o r y o u r e t e r n a l w e lfa re . T h e f a c t t h a t y o u d e s ire t h e h o n o r p r o v e s t h a t y o u a r e in n o c o n d itio n t o b e a r it. M a tt. 5:3 1 Cor. 8:2 P h il. 2:3 M a tt. 18:3 1 J o h n 3:12 G en. 18:27 L u k e 7:6 1 Cor. 4:7 Isa . 14:14 G en. 32:10 1 Cor. 2:3 1 Cor. 1:29 P ro v . 6:17* Gen. 41:16 1 Cor. 9:27 Isa . 51:1 P s a . 101:5 E x . 3:11 A c ts 8:31 P s a . 8:3, 4 P r o v . 8:13 2 S a m . 7:18 Col. 2:18 R om . 12:3 I sa . 2:12 1 K i. 3:7 P s a . 19:13 P ro v . 27:2 P ro v . 16:18 I s a . 6:5 2 Cor. 12:7 1 Cor. 13:4, 5 2 T h e s . 2:4 J e r . 1:6 L u k e 14:10 J u d g e s 13:18 M ai. 3:15 D a n . 2:30 J a m e s 4:10 P ro v . 11:2 1 T im .3:6 J o h n 1:27 M a tt. 23:12 P s a . 9:12 1 P e t . 5:5, 6 M a tt. 4:6 P ro v . 15:33 P s a . 138:6 Gal. 6:3 J o h n 4:7 J e r . 45:5 I s a . 66:2 1 T im . 6:4 M a tt. 11::29 R om . 12:16 I s a . 57:15 D idst not thou agree w ith me fo r a penny? I s i t n o t a f a c t t h a t all t h e sp e c ia l r e w a r d fo r w h ic h y o u lo o k ed on t h i s sid e of t h e v a il w a s a n u n fo ld in g of t h e w o n d e r fu l m e s s a g e s of R e v e la tio n a n d E z e k ie l? A n d is t h a t n o t s u ffic ie n t? 14. T a k e t h a t thine is.Y ou h a v e t h e P e n n y ; i t m e e ts a ll t h e c o n d itio n s. And go t h y w a y .Do a s y o u will. A llow y o u r h e a r t to b e c o m e h a r d a n d b i t t e r w i t h a m b itio n a n d e n v y a n d lo se all, if y o u w ish , o r ch o o se t h e b e t t e r w a y of O to b e n o th in g , n o th in g ; p a in fu l t h e h u m b lin g m a y be, B u t low in t h e d u s t I d la y m e, t h a t t h e w o rld m y S a v io r m ig h t se e . I w ill give unto this last even as unto thee. I w ill t r e a t all o f t h e h a r v e s t w o r k e r s a lik e w i t h r e s p e c t to t h e 4