Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 2 Corinthians 4:1, 2.

My brother, there is danger of those in our ranks making a mistake in regard to receiving the Holy Ghost. Many suppose an emotion or a rapture of feeling to be an evidence of the presence of the Holy Spirit. There is danger that right sentiments will not be understood, and that Christ’s words “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:20) will lose their significance. There is danger that original devisings and superstitious imaginings will take the place of the Scriptures. Tell our people, Be not anxious to bring in something not revealed in the Word. Keep close to Christ. Remember His words: “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” (verse 20).

He is with us as we teach the words He spoke in the Old Testament as well as in the New. He who gave commandment in the New Testament is the One also who gave the instruction contained in the Old Testament. The Old and New Testaments are both sacred; for they both contain the words of Christ. All communication from heaven to earth since Adam’s fall has come through Christ. He who believes the instruction contained in the New Testament and in the Old, doing those things which Christ has commanded therein, has the Saviour always with him.—The Kress Collection, 126.

The apostles and prophets and holy men of old did not perfect their characters by miracles, by some wonderful and unusual demonstration; but they used the ability given them by God, trusting alone in the righteousness of Christ. And all who will use the same means may secure the same result.—The General Conference Bulletin, July 1, 1900.

Satan is willing that every transgressor of God’s law shall claim to be holy. This is what he himself is doing. He is satisfied when men rest their faith on spurious doctrines and religious enthusiasm; for he can use such persons to good purpose in deceiving souls.—Evangelism, 597.
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Prayer Requests
—-Ron had surgery for an umbilical hernia just over a week ago. He is still having a lot of pain whenever he tries to drive or anything much. Please pray that he mends quickly. Rose
—-E and children need extra prayer. R
—-Please pray for my husband Marcelo. He has been experiencing GI distress for over 3 weeks. He had an endoscopy this morning. Please pray for good news and healing. Rachelle
—-Jaclyn got an appointment set up for an ultrasound for her heart. They think she may have an undiagnosed defect that is causing her sleep issues and may be a big part of her seizure issue. She can get in in about 3 weeks and she’s so nervous right now. Pray with me that she will have peace and not worry. Jennifer
Dear Friends,

Since I have had a very busy couple of weeks, I haven’t had time to send out the devotional. Today, I have a couple of free minutes, so I thought I would share a hymn that is a favorite of mine. It was written by Jessie E. Strout.

Lift up the trumpet, and loud let it ring:
Jesus is coming again!
Cheer up, ye pilgrims, be joyful and sing:
Jesus is coming again!

Echo it, hilltops; proclaim it, ye plains:
Jesus is coming again!
Coming in glory, the Lamb that was slain;
Jesus is coming again!

Heavings of earth, tell the vast, wondering throng:
Jesus is coming again!
Tempests and whirlwinds, the anthem prolong;
Jesus is coming again!

Coming again, coming again,
Jesus is coming again!

May we look around us and see the rapidly fulfilling signs that the end is near even at the doors. May we be ready for Jesus to come. May we share the good news of His coming to all around us.


Not an Emotion or Rapture