Come, my people, enter,
Enter into your chambers;
And shut the doors behind you,
Prepare yourself for hiding;
Just for a moment,
Until the tempests are all over;
Therefore, don’t be troubled in your heart.
You believe in God,
Believe also in Me.
In My Father’s house are mansions,
Mansions for all who come;
If it were not so,
I surely would have told you;
I go and will prepare
A place for you to dwell in.
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Duo – sung in Spanish
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The first part of this song is taken from a prophecy in Isaiah 26. It is explained in these words from The Great Controversy, p. 634 (chapter: The Time of Trouble):
The eye of God, looking down the ages, was fixed upon the crisis which His people are to meet, when earthly powers shall be arrayed against them. Like the captive exile, they will be in fear of death by starvation or by violence. But the Holy One who divided the Red Sea before Israel, will manifest His mighty power and turn their captivity.
“They shall be Mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up My jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.” Malachi 3:17.
If the blood of Christ’s faithful witnesses were shed at this time, it would not, like the blood of the martyrs, be as seed sown to yield a harvest for God. Their fidelity would not be a testimony to convince others of the truth; for the obdurate heart has beaten back the waves of mercy until they return no more. If the righteous were now left to fall a prey to their enemies, it would be a triumph for the prince of darkness. Says the psalmist:
“In the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me.” Psalm 27:5.
Christ has spoken:
“Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity.” Isaiah 26:20, 21.
Glorious will be the deliverance of those who have patiently waited for His coming and whose names are written in the book of life.