Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. Ecclesiastes 11:9.
At the time appointed for the judgment—the close of the 2300 days, in 1844—began the work of investigation and blotting out of sins. All who have ever taken upon themselves the name of Christ must pass its searching scrutiny. Both the living and the dead are to be judged “out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” Revelation 20:12.
Said the Judge: “All will be justified by their faith and judged by their works.”
Sins that have not been repented of and forsaken will not be pardoned, and blotted out of the books of record, but will stand to witness against the sinner in the day of God….
There is earnest warfare before all who would subdue the evil tendencies that strive for the mastery. The work of preparation is an individual work. We are not saved in groups. The purity and devotion of one will not offset the want of these qualities in another. Though all nations are to pass in judgment before God, yet He will examine the case of each individual with as close and searching scrutiny as if there were not another being upon the earth. Every one must be tested, and found without spot or wrinkle or any such thing.
The judgment is now passing in the sanctuary above. For many years this work has been in progress. Soon—none know how soon—it will pass to the cases of the living. In the awful presence of God our lives are to come up in review. At this time above all others it behooves every soul to heed the Saviour’s admonition, “Watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.” Mark 13:33. “If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.” Revelation 3:3.
The Faith I Live By p. 211
Prayer Requests
—-Praising God for His goodness! I fell yesterday and pulled my calf muscle rather badly. I’m so thankful that I did not break anything. Rose
—-Please pray for 13 year old Ayla who was in a terrible car accident yesterday. She is ICU with a brain bleed, crushed pelvis and other injuries. Please also pray for the families of the young men in the other car. They didn’t survive. Diane
—-Please pray for my sister Connie. On Wednesday she will undergo a very risky surgery to remove a huge cancerous tumor. It is 4 x 8 x 17 centimeters, about 8 inches long. It started in her thyroid but has grown down into the chest area, and it is not clear what organs are involved. On the positive side, she has an excellent surgeon. Pam
—-MY MOM Is still very sick keep her in your prayers. N
—-My friend Pat is in the hospital..She has a very bad case of Pneumonia..The family doesn’t think she’ll make it through, and the doctors are not giving her to much hope..please pray for her. Eva
—-Sheriff deputy Kunze was killed in the line of duty yesterday. Please pray for his family and coworkers during this difficult time. Rose
Dear Friends,
Much of the time, my grandfather, Edwin Harmon, worked two jobs to meet expenses. One night, he was walking home after working at his evening job, when two men in a white car came speeding down the road. They didn’t see my grandfather and if he had not jumped up on the hood of their car, he would have been injured much worse than he was. His only injury was a broken jaw.
How often we are walking along in life when suddenly the evil one attacks just as quickly and unexpectedly as did that white car. His attack can leave us much more injured than was my grandfather so long ago. Peter advises, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith.” 1 Peter 5:8,9 Paul reminds us that “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Eph 6:12
Praise God! We have a Mighty Rescuer, even “our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” He is the Great Creator of the Universe, yet He “made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Titus 2:13,14; Phil 2:7, 8 What wondrous love! Moreover, “in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.” Heb 2:18 He promises that He “will not suffer [us] to be tempted above that [we] are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that [we] may be able to bear it.” 1 Cor 10:13 Wonderful Saviour!
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance.” Eph 6:10-18

Each Life Passes in Review
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