Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Joshua 1:6.
For many months I have been troubled as I have seen how some of our sensible men whom God has used in His cause are perplexed over the scientific arguments of satanic agencies. I have not known what to do. While I was studying over these things Sabbath night a week ago, I had a vision of speaking before a large company, where many questions were asked concerning my work and writings.
I was directed by a messenger from heaven not to take the burden of picking up the sayings and doubts that Satan is putting into minds. “Stand as the messenger of God anywhere, in any place,” I was bidden, “and bear the testimony I shall give you. If the Holy Spirit is not received, but rejected, all your words will be as idle tales. Be free. Bear the testimonies that the Lord Jesus has for you to bear in reproof, in rebuke, in the work of encouraging and lifting up the soul; ‘teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.’”
When I awakened from the vision, I was praying with great fervor and earnestness, and could not cease praying. My soul was strengthened, for the words had been spoken: “Be strong, yea, be strong. Let none of the seducing words of ministers or physicians distress your mind. Tell them to take the light given them in publications. Truth will always bear away the victory. Go straight forward. Do not take up the unbelief of anyone in order to try to convince him.” …
If the convincing representations and impressions of the Holy Spirit evidenced for the past half-century will not be accepted as trustworthy evidence, nothing hereafter will bring them to their senses, because the bewitching guile of Satan has perverted their discernment….
Go forward. Be of good courage. If the Spirit of God be entertained in the place of the underworking of evil spirits on mind and heart, all who have been working against God will come to their right bearings. A great work is to be done now in convicting souls. The message must in no case be changed from that which has been. As has been foretold in the Scriptures, there will be seducing spirits and doctrines of devils in the midst of the church, and these evil influences will increase; but hold fast the beginning of your confidence firm unto the end….
The perils of the last days are upon us. Devote not precious time in trying to convince those who would change the truth of God into a lie.—Manuscript 61a, June 3, 1906, 61a, “God’s Judgments on Cities.”
The Upward Look p. 168
—-Our daughter-in-law went to the ER with severe ear infections. God is big enough. Thanks for joining us in prayer in Krista’s behalf and for her healing. Olive
—-Please pray for all of those who have the covid-19 virus.
When we lived in Washington state, Ronnie Jay’s best friend, Travis, lived a quarter of a mile away. How much fun those two boys had roaming the fields and woods together. They have kept in touch all of these years since we moved away. As I was looking at pictures Travis posted, I noticed that Travis had posted two pictures of his little girl and himself. How much like her daddy she looks!
Over the years, I’ve noticed that as a general rule if the first child is a girl she looks like her father and if he is a boy, he looks like his mother. Now that does not always happen, (Emma looks like her mother and Peter looks like his dad.) but more often than not it does. Children had no choice in which parent or even some distant relative they favor.
We, however, do have the opportunity to choose to look like our Heavenly Father. Paul tells us how this can be accomplished. “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Cor 3:18 Think of it! As we study God’s Holy Word, as we meditate upon His great love and sacrifice, as we commune with Him throughout the day, we slowly begin to reflect His image. How wonderful!
We may have an experience much like Moses when he came down from the mount. The close communion he had with the Great God of the Universe caused his face to shine. (Ex 34) Steven’s face also showed that he had beheld his Redeemer. “And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.” Acts 6:15 Now, our face might not shine as did Moses’ face, nor might it look like an angel as did Steven’s, yet we can all have the experience of Peter and John, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13
*Do we live so close to the Lord today, Passing to and fro on life’s busy way,
That the world in us can a likeness see To the Man of Calvary? Can the world see Jesus in me? Can the world see Jesus in you? Does your love to Him ring true, And your life and service, too? Can the world see Jesus in you?
Do we love, with love to His own akin, All His creatures lost in the mire of sin? Will we reach a hand, whatsoe’er it cost, To reclaim a sinner lost? Can the world see Jesus in me? Can the world see Jesus in you? Does your love to Him ring true, And your life and service, too? Can the world see Jesus in you?
As an open book they our lives will read, To our words and acts giving daily heed; Will they be attracted, or turn away From the Man of Calvary? Can the world see Jesus in me? Can the world see Jesus in you? Does your love to Him ring true, And your life and service, too? Can the world see Jesus in you?
May we so live, that others will see Jesus in us is my prayer.
*Can the World See Jesus in You? by Leila Morris