Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Revelation 15:3.
Every question of truth and error in the long-standing controversy has now been made plain. The results of rebellion, the fruits of setting aside the divine statutes, have been laid open to the view of all created intelligences. The working out of Satan’s rule in contrast with the government of God has been presented to the whole universe. Satan’s own works have condemned him. God’s wisdom, His justice, and His goodness stand fully vindicated. It is seen that all His dealings in the great controversy have been conducted with respect to the eternal good of His people and the good of all the worlds that He has created…. The history of sin will stand to all eternity as a witness that with the existence of God’s law is bound up the happiness of all the beings He has created. With all the facts of the great controversy in view, the whole universe, both loyal and rebellious, with one accord declare: “Just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.”
Before the universe has been clearly presented the great sacrifice made by the Father and the Son in man’s behalf. The hour has come when Christ occupies His rightful position and is glorified above principalities and powers and every name that is named. It was for the joy that was set before Him—that He might bring many sons unto glory—that He endured the cross and despised the shame. And inconceivably great as was the sorrow and the shame, yet greater is the joy and the glory. He looks upon the redeemed, renewed in His own image, every heart bearing the perfect impress of the divine, every face reflecting the likeness of their King. He beholds in them the result of the travail of His soul, and He is satisfied. Then, in a voice that reaches the assembled multitudes of the righteous and the wicked, He declares: “Behold the purchase of My blood! For these I suffered, for these I died, that they might dwell in My presence throughout eternal ages.” And the song of praise ascends from the white-robed ones about the throne: “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” Revelation 5:12.
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Prayer Requests
—–I have a job offer in another state for more money. Please pray that I will know if it is God’s will or not. G
—– Please pray for my sister’s family, she died Oct 31 night pray for comfort and ease for them. John
Dear Friends,
Dorothy was an obedient little girl. When she was not quite three her parents took her to a family reunion. Like all children, being in a crowd of people got her excited and wanting attention. She started pestering her grandmother to notice her. Her grandma was busy talking to family that she rarely got to see and was getting quite annoyed at Dorothy. Finally, she looked down at the girl and said, “Oh, go sit on a tack.”
Dorothy left her grandma’s side. In a few minutes, above the sound of the happy talking and laughing, came a mournful cry. Everyone stopped talking. When they found the source of the noise, they were puzzled.
There was Dorothy sitting in the corner of the room crying pitifully. Grandma hurried over to her and picked her up. Under Dorothy was a sharp tack! Grandma felt very badly for ever telling her to go sit on a tack. She comforted the little girl and was very careful what she told her to do from then on.
We have a Father in Heaven Who will never cast us aside when we come to Him. He wants us to come. He longs to fellowship with us. He wants to cleanse us and prepare us to live with Him forevermore. He says, “him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” John 6:37
He promises to be with us through both good times and bad. “But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, …Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour.” Isa 43:1-3
He loves us too much to leave us in our sinful condition. He forgives and cleanses us. “If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9 “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.” Ps 103:12-14
Isaiah had a life-changing experience that can be ours. “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isa 6:1-8
Even though we do not have a direct vision such as Isaiah, we have the privilege of beholding God through His Holy Word. As His Spirit unfolds His character to us, we see our sinfulness and fall at the foot of the cross, a poor helpless sinner. Then He cleanses us, lifts us up, and sends us to bring others to Him.
David longed for a similar experience when he prayed, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.” Psa 51:10-13
Our loving Saviour is standing there with His arms of forgiveness and comfort open wide. Let us come to Him now. Let us get the forgiveness and cleansing we so desparately need. Let us lead others to our Redeemer and King.

God’s Character Vindicated
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