December 3rd, 1959 "Publishing Good News" Late Mr. N. Daniel
Isaiah 52: 7 & 8
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion." Can we say, "My God reigneth." He is a mighty victor! When the British won the battle of Waterloo in which great issues were decided, the news was brought to England. It was taken from place to place in England by stage coaches. There were postal carriages in those days. These carriages ran from place to place proclaiming the victory. These horses had to be changed so that the news may not be delayed for weariness. Good news! Have you good news to give others? The Lord whom you believe is reigning! The news of victory was published so that every Englishman had a share in that victory.
Do you know your King reigneth? What does it mean? It means that all your prayers are answered. Their feet are beautiful who bring the good news. He is the King! Yours is the victory, whatever may be your sorrows. Missionaries took this good news all over the world. Will you take the good news to others or will you be failing yourself?
Every true evangelist leaves foot-prints behind. Have you got that victorious heart? Then you will leave your foot-prints behind. In China during Pastor Hsis days they asked him to be municipal chairman saying they would do whatever he said. Pastor Hsi asked them to close down their temples and they did. He left his foot-prints. Abraham left his foot-prints and his children walked in them. Sarah left her foot-prints. Ruth left her foot-prints and her great grandson David followed them. Gospel feet are heavy. They make the rocks yield and the prints are left on them. Jesus left His foot-marks behind for all time. If you follow in them bearing your cross you will also leave your foot-marks behind.