Pray that the saints would not only love the Lord but also love His appearing, looking forward to it with earnest expectation and joy (2 Tim. 4:8 and note 85; S. S. 8:14; Rev. 22:20).

2 Tim. 4:8—Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, with which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will recompense me in that day, and not only me but also all those who have loved His appearing.

S. S. 8:14—Make haste, my beloved, / And be like a gazelle or a young hart / Upon the mountains of spices.

Rev. 22:20—He who testifies these things says, Yes, I come quickly. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

For further reading please refer to The Conclusion of the New Testament, msg. 435, pp. 4448-4450.

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