by Clarence E. Macartney

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Great Nights of the Bible (16 of 16)
Night No More
Clarence E. Macartney
Rev. 22:5

Aredeemed soul, recently arrived in heaven, received a
commission from one of the great archangels to go
forth on a mission of power and grace for Almighty
God. Heaven will be more than a vast rest house. There
they go from strength to strength, and great
occupations will be linked with perfect intelligence
and perfect power. The redeemed soul heard with
delight the great task that had been assigned to him
and, having received his final instructions, said to
the archangel, "The sun is already high in the
heavens. I must hasten and be off on my great
undertaking, lest night should overtake me before I
return, and the twelve pearled gates of the city be
closed against me." But the archangel looked upon him
with kind benignance in his countenance and said,
"Spirit, you have forgotten. You are in the land now
where there is no more night, and where the gates of
the city shall not be shut at all by day, for there
shall be no night there."

"Night no more!" We have traveled through the Bible by
night. We have turned away from the glare of the
garish day and have walked in the shadows of the night
and listened to the mysterious voices of the night. By
night we saw Egypt doomed and Israel delivered. By
night we saw the angels climb the ladder of Jacob's
dream, and by night we saw Jacob struggling with an
angel on the ford of the Jabbok. By night we read the
handwriting on the wall and saw Belshazzar slain amid
his drunken revelers. By night we heard the roaring of
the lions and saw Daniel delivered out of their mouth
for his loyalty to God. By night we heard Peter go out
and weep bitterly. By night we saw King Saul enter
into the cave of the Witch of Endor and hear the doom
that Samuel pronounced upon him. By night we saw
Paul's ship crash on the rocks of Malta. By night we
heard the crash of the earthquake at Philip ...

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