And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Revelation 19:10.
Above all other books, the Word of God must be our study, the great textbook, the basis of all education.
The Testimonies are not to belittle the Word of God, but to exalt it and attract minds to it, that the beautiful simplicity of truth may impress all.
I took the precious Bible and surrounded it with the several Testimonies for the Church…. Here, said I, the cases of nearly all are met. The sins they are to shun are pointed out. The counsel that they desire can be found here, given for other cases situated similarly to themselves. God has been pleased to give you line upon line and precept upon precept. But there are not many of you that really know what is contained in the Testimonies. You are not familiar with the Scriptures. If you had made God’s Word your study, with a desire to reach the Bible standard and attain to Christian perfection, you would not have needed the Testimonies….
The Lord designs to warn you, to reprove, to counsel, through the testimonies given, and to impress your minds with the importance of the truth of His Word. The written testimonies are not to give new light, but to impress vividly upon the heart the truths of inspiration already revealed. Man’s duty to God and to his fellow man has been distinctly specified in God’s Word; yet but few of you are obedient to the light given. Additional truth is not brought out; but God has through the Testimonies simplified the great truths already given and in His own chosen way brought them before the people to awaken and impress the mind with them, that all may be left without excuse.
If we disregard them [the warnings in the Testimonies], what excuse can we offer?
The Faith I Live By p. 295
Prayer Requests
—-I have a prayer request for my friend Cherie. She is living in her car and has cancer that spread to her thyroid and lymph nodes. She refuses to let her pets go to shelters so she can receive help/housing. There are lots of offers, but without the pets. I pray and ask you to lift her up to find a living situation that she can be stable in. Her cancer is merely being monitored. no treatments for it? She is not healthy in any way. Crones Disease is the biggest contributor to her ill health. Judy
—-Please pray for my grandma, she has an infection in her lung’s. She’s in _____ and we are so far away. Some of her kids are going to go and take care of her so please also prayers for them on their trip over there. Karen
—-Pray for Kenya as doctors and clinical officers on strike, patients suffering no doctors and nurses in hospital. Only private hospital working all public hospitals are closed. Jose
—-Please pray for my husband for fast healing of his back. He was recently in a car accident and now his back is severely messed up. Sylvia
—-Please pray for Frank, He’s having surgery on his carotid arteries in his neck today. Hopefully, they can do both and maybe do stents this time. Both are 98% clogged again. The one they did last time got bad again. Diane
Dear Friends,
Although we have modern conveniences that our forefathers did not possess, our lives are crammed with so much to do that there is little time to study God’s Holy Word or say more than a hurried prayer. The evil one tempts us to sit for hours before the television or computer to the neglect of spiritual things. How important it is to take control of these things and limit our use of them. Paul’s counsel to the Phillipians needs to be our motto as well. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Phil 4:8
How often we feel as the record states of the disciples, “for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.” To us, as He said to them, Our Dear Saviour says, “Come ye apart. . , and rest a while.” Mark 6:31 How vital that we take time each day to “study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Tim 2:15
Beyond this, we may spend some quiet time in nature on God’s Holy Day getting acquainted with Him and His ways. The psalmist David did limit his meditation and prayer to one day a week. He knew the secret of keeping his mind stayed upon the Good Shepherd even while caring his father’s flocks. Looking beyond those sheep, he saw the beauty of creation all around. The surrounding hills were covered with grass and wildflowers. (The land was not the arid land it is today, but it was truly a “land flowing with milk and honey.” ) His thoughts were filled with praise to the One Who “created the heaven and the earth.” Gen 1:1 He sang, “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.” Ps 33:6-9 “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.” Psa 19:1-6
Just so, as we go through our daily routine, we can notice object lessons that point us to the Master. We may find time to uplift our heart in prayer even while doing the mundane tasks of life. As we do this, our heart can swell with praise even as did his, as he meditated upon God’s power and goodness. As we meditate upon a bit of scripture or upon our Great Creator’s wondrous works, we realize that we can place all of his trust upon the One Who loves us so.
May we make time to meditate upon the works of our Great Creator. May our heart be filled with praise and love for our Dear Saviour Who so freely offers us rest and comfort and salvation. May we continually “praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” Ps 107:31

The Testimony of Jesus