Tonight's Party and Watchnight Service

Tonight at Salem Chapel there will be games and Jacob's Join Supper from 9pm, followed by a service from 11pm. People are welcome to leave before the service begins, or arrive just in time for the service, depending on one's needs or sleep pattern. During the service we shall pray, worship, hear God's word as well as General Worsley's 1653 admonition from Refreshing Drops & Scorching Vials:

It is time for us to be looking out of this world which grows old, and is ready to vanish away; God is by the brightness of his own discoveries, burning up the works thereof, and stablishing that new heavens, & new earth where righteousness dwells; the creation hath sent up strong groans, and hath long lien under bondage; the redemption thereof now draws nigh.

We are the children of the last times, and upon us are the ends of the world come; Prophesies, and Promises, which have been bid from ages and generations, are now enriching us by their revealing, and fulfilling in us: Arise and shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. Isa. 50. 1.It shall come to pass in the last days, the Mountain of the Lords house shall be set up above the Mountains, & exalted above the hills. Now begins to be brought to pass the saying that is written, Behold the Tabernacle of God is with men, and Isa 2. 2. he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them and be their God, Rev. 21. 3.

The Church hath long lien among the pots: God is giving her the wings of a Dove covered with silver, and her feathers of yellow gold: she hath been conformed to Christ in his death, and hath lain with him in the grave: she that hath thus descended, must also ascend: she that hath suffered must reign; since the mystery of iniquity began first to work, it hath wrought most effectually and prevailed: men and their traditions have been the unquestioned authority; the light and teaching of the spirit in the Scriptures, hath been forgotten, and stood like a Sparrow upon the house top, desolate and forsaken: we have said of the Spirit, as once that murmuring people said of Moses, Up, make us Gods that may go before us; for as for this Moses we know not what is become of him. And in this mist of darkness, Satan hath conveyed himself in all deceivableness of unrighteousness, and made such a deluge upon the face of the world, that till of latter yeers, as it was in Elias his time, the true Church & Saints of God were not discernable (though doubtless in the darkest times God reserved a small remnant to himself who bowed not the knee to the Idols of men’s inventions, nor fell down before the Throne of the Beast.)

The reign of Antichrist hath been long, and so taking (being beautifyed by the excellency and glory of flesh) that the whole world wondered after the Beast; whatever was prone and apt to deceive and bewitch the world, that hath he cloathed himself withal, not onely learning, wisdom, greatness and power humane, but whatsoever the Gospel afforded outward, that hath been given to him to carry captive into his own place, to that great City Babylon; there have Ordinances and the letter of the Scripture been brought into cruel bondage, and made to fight against the Spirit, and a form of godliness to war against the power: what God hath joyned, hath been there divorced, and put asunder, and the abomination that maketh desolate, set up; the whole world in their Religion, Worship, and Righteousness, have lien in darkness, and are not aware of it; they liked not the Faith once given to the Saints, neither contended for it: they received not the truth in the love of it, and therefore were gi∣ven up to strong delusions to believe yes, and by the signs, lying wonders, and cunning craftiness of this man of sin, whereby he lay in wait to deceive, have been led about and taken captive by him at his pleasure.