For our conversation is in heaven: from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. Philippians 3:20, 21.
There will soon be a new heaven and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. The Lord has instructed me that our physical and mental and moral powers will, under the Holy Spirit’s guidance, be trained to carry on the work in all purity, in all goodness, without one thread of Satan’s science brought in to spoil the pattern Christ has given us. The powers and faculties that have been sanctified in righteousness will be employed, strengthened, and prepared to do the works of Heaven’s appointment.
He that used the two talents entrusted in this life, will, in the future life, show that his talents have not been corrupted. They will be used on a wider and nobler plan in the future life. There is appointed to every man his certain work. Those who are partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruptions which are in the world through lust, will reveal a purified life in this time of preparation for the higher life. They commence to live the life of the heavenly order here below, and carry the divine nature with them into every line of work. No swindlers have a place in the heavenly courts. No falsifiers, no liars, no adulterers, no cruel-minded persons will be there. They will never see His face.
When Christ comes, He takes those who have purified their souls by obeying the truth. Some will go into the grave who are now in active life, and some will be alive and be changed when Christ shall come. This mortal shall put on immortality and these corruptible bodies, subject to disease, will be changed from mortal to immortal. We shall then be gifted with a higher nature. The bodies of all who purify their souls by obeying the truth shall be glorified….
Heaven is full of the glory of God. What can I say that will awaken the almost spiritually paralyzed sensibilities of many young and those of mature age that will break the spell of the artful deceiver which is upon them—that they may see what losses they are sustaining in not employing all the powers of their mind, soul, and strength to do the commandments of God in sincerely using all the gifts they may attain in sanctified spiritual action—that they may be prepared to become members of the royal family, perfecting their Christian character for the noble use above.—Manuscript 36, March 24, 1906, “A Solemn Warning.”
The Upward Look p. 97
Prayer Requests
—-Please pray for my great-great grandniece who is very sick. Sharon
—-Please pray for Dick who has internal bleeding and possibly cancer. He is having more tests Friday. Ron
—-Please pray for Jordyn, 15, who suffered a spinal cord injury during a football game. Diangelo
—-Urgent prayers for Roy– very ill with cancer! Seems ready to surrender to Jesus! Ann
—-URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: a very dear friend of mine, his name is Charles, has fallen and they believe he has had a stroke. Maria
Dear Friends,
When I was a little girl, my mother bought a scotch collie. Sandy was a beautiful dog (She looked like Lassie for those of you who remember that program.)and we became instant friends. One day, my mother decided to build her a sturdy doghouse, because Michigan’s winters are cold and long, and she wanted Sandy to be comfortable. Now this became no ordinary dog house. It was much larger than it needed to be, and I would often crawl inside and keep Sandy company.
When my mother began her project, some of the neighbor men came to see what she was doing. They laughed at the thought of her being able to accomplish the task. That laughter made her more determined to do a good job. Before long, their laughter stopped. My mother was doing a perfect job. Those very men, who had laughed so hard at her, began to bring her siding and roofing materials. They had to admit that she was able to not only finish it, but to make it perfect.
Just as my mother continued to build, despite what others were saying, so we are to build up God’s church on this earth. Paul tells us, “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” 1 Cor 3:11-17
As we share God’s Word with those about us, we are working hand in hand with the One Who gave His all for us. We are co-laborers with the Great King of the Universe! What a privilege! What a blessing! Think of it! We can be laborers together with God! (1 Cor 3:9) Yet, we are a part of God’s house. He is our sure Foundation, the Chief Cornerstone! Yet, He is a Stone of stumbling, and a Rock of offence. Peter speaks of this: “To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” 1 Peter 2:4-9 Paul adds, “And we are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.” Eph 2:20-22
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Eph 3:20,21

Gifted With a Higher Nature