Sweet Jesus

In it not enough to believe about Christ; we must believe in Him.  The only faith that will benefit us is that which embraces Him as a personal Saviour; which appropriates His merits to ourselves.  Many hold faith as an opinion.  Saving faith is a transaction by which those who receive Christ join themselves in covenant relation with God.  Genuine faith is life.  A living faith means an increase of vigor, a confiding trust, by which the soul becomes a conquering power.

E. G. White, God’s Amazing Grace, p. 140

The time in which we live is a time of intense excitement.  Ambition and war, pleasure and money-making, absorb the minds of men.  Satan sees that his time is short, and he has set all his agencies at work, that men may be deceived, deluded, occupied, and entranced, until probation shall be ended and the door of mercy be forever shut.  It is our work to give to the whole world–to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people–the saving truths of the third angel’s message. Revelation 14:5-11

E. G. White, Testimonies For The Church, vol. 6, p. 31

Love for souls for whom Christ died means crucifixion of self.  He who is a child of God should henceforth look upon himself as a link in the chain let down to save the world, one with Christ in His plan of mercy, going forth with Him to seek and save the lost.  The Christian is ever to realize that he has consecrated himself to God, and that in character he is to reveal Christ to the world.  The self-sacrifice, the sympathy, the love, manifested in the life of Christ are to reappear in the life of the worker for God.

E. G. White, The Desire Of Ages, p. 417

Those who would have that wisdom which is from God must become fools in the sinful knowledge of this age, in order to be wise.  They should shut their eyes, that they may see and learn no evil.  They should close their ears, lest they hear that which is evil and obtain that knowledge which would stain their purity of thoughts and acts.  And they should guard their tongues, lest they utter corrupt communications and guile be found in their mouths.

E. G. White, The Adventist Home, p. 404

The power of a higher, purer, nobler life is our great need.  The world has too much of our thought, and the kingdom of heaven too little.

… Jesus is the source of power, the fountain of life.  He brings us to His word, and from the tree of life presents to us leaves for the healing of sin-sick souls.  He leads us to the throne of God, and puts into our mouth a prayer through which we are brought into close contact with Himself.  In our behalf He sets in operation the all-powerful agencies of heaven.  At every step we touch His living power.

God fixes no limit to the advancement of those who desire to be “filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.”  Through prayer, through watchfulness, through growth in knowledge and understanding, they are to be “strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power.”  Thus they are prepared to work for others.  It is the Saviour’s purpose that human beings, purified and sanctified, shall be His helping hand.

E. G. White, The Acts Of The Apostles, p. 478

With hearts melted in tenderness let the word of truth be spoken.  Let all who are in error be treated with the gentleness of Christ.  If those for whom you labor do not immediately grasp the truth, do not censure, do not criticize or condemn.  Remember that you are to represent Christ in His meekness and gentleness and love…

Let us not feel that we have heavy trials to bear, severe conflicts to endure, in representing unpopular truth.  Think of Jesus and what He has suffered for you, and be silent.  Even when abused and falsely accused, make no complaint; speak no word of murmuring; let no thought of reproach or discontent enter your mind.  Take a straightforward course, “having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.”  I Peter 2:12

E. G. White, Testimonies For The Church, vol. 6, p. 120


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