By Beholding Christ We Become Like Him

Jesus Friend of Children

“Father, I will that THEY ALSO, WHOM THOU HAS given me, be with me where I am: that they may behold My Glory, which thou hast give me; for thou lovest me before the the foundation of the world. John 17:24

“In our work we meet with many discouragements. But we shall not gain a particle of strength by dwelling on the discouragements. By beholding we become changed. As we look in faith to Jesus, His image is engraved un the heart. We are transformed in character.

“There are many who, in dwelling too largely upon theory, have lost sight of the living power of the Saviour’s example. They have lost sight of Him as the humble, self-denying worker. What they need is to behold Jesus. Daily we need the fresh revealing of His presence.

“As we discern the perfection of our Saviour’s character, we shall desire to become wholly transformed, and renewed in the image of His purity. The more we know of God, the higher will be our ideal of character, and the more earnest our longing to reflect His likeness. A divine element combines with the human when the soul reaches out after God.

“As one becomes acquainted with the history of the Redeemer he discovers in himself serious defects. . . . He catches the looks, the spirit, of His beloved Master. . . . It is not by looking away from Him that we imitate the life of Jesus, but by talking of Him, by dwelling upon His perfections, by seeking to refine the taste and elevate the character, by trying, through faith and love, and by earnest, persevering effort, to approach the perfect Pattern. By having a knowledge of Christ, — His words, his habits, and His lessons of instructions, –we borrow the virtues of the character we have so closely studied, and become imbued with the spirit we have so much admired. Jesus becomes to us “the chiefest among then thousand,” the One “altogether lovely”

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for November 30.

We Are Filled With Praise

The sound of praise

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalms 34:1

“It would be well for us to spend a thoughtful hour each day in contemplation of the life of Christ. We should take it point by point, and let the IMAGINATION grasp each scene, especially the closing ones. As we thus dwell upon His great sacrifice for us, our confidence in Him will be more constant, our love will be quickened, and we shall be more deeply imbued with His Spirit.

“As we associate together, we may be a blessing to one another. If we are Christ’s, our sweetest thoughts will be of Him. We shall love to talk to of Him; and as we speak to one another of His love, our hearts will be softened by divine influences. Beholding the beauty of His character, we shall be “changed into the same image from glory to glory.”

“The Lord Jesus . . . loves you. If you doubt His love, look to Calvary. The light reflected from the cross shows you the magnitude of that love which no tongue can tell . . .

“The mercies of God surround you every moment; and it would be profitable for you to consider how and whence your blessings come every day. Let the precious blessings of God awaken gratitude in you. You cannot number the blessings of God, the constant loving kindness expressed to you, for they are as numerous as the refreshing drops of rain. Clouds of mercy are hanging over you, and ready to drop upon you. If you will appreciate the valuable gift of salvation, you will be sensible of daily refreshment, of the protection and love of Jesus; you will be guided in the way of peace. . .

“See Him, by the eye of faith, bending over you in love. . . . He wants you to live in His presence; to have eternal life and a crown of glory.”

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for November 29

Music increases our hearts to praise. . .the quiet moments. . .to cherish each drop of love, kindness and warmth He wishes to share. . .

Walking in the Light
1Jn 1:5  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 
1Jn 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 1Jn 1:7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1Jn 1:8  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 

What Was the Sin of the Pharisees?

Mat_15:9  But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Things Paul & Luke

Unjust Steward - 1 from Google Images

While Jesus was teaching his disciples the Parable of the Unjust Steward, the Pharisees were listening to what he had been saying, and they ridiculed him (Luke 16:14; cf. Psalms 123:4; Proverbs 1:22). Why would they do that? What did they see in Jesus’ parable that offended them? Without saying that the Pharisees and rabbis understood the parable completely, they probably would have been able to understand that the rich man was God. Moreover, from this deduction, it wouldn’t have been difficult to understand that the steward whom the rich man rejected must point to the Jewish authorities in that day. Therefore, they ridiculed Jesus’ teaching.

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Look Upon Christ – Assimilate His Image

How much time did Jesus spend in private prayer to His Heavenly Father?

“And the WORD was made FLESH, and DWELT AMONG US, (and we beheld HIS GLORY as of the only begotten of The Father.) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

“The strength of nations and of individuals is not found in the opportunities and facilities that appear to make them invincible. It is not found in the their boasted greatness. That which alone can make them great or strong is the power of GOD. They themselves, by their attitude toward his purpose, decide their own destiny.

“Human histories relate man’s achievements, his victories in battle, his success in attaining worldly greatness. God’s history describes man as heaven views him. In the divine records all his merit is seen to consist in his obedience to God’s requirements.

“The centuries have their mission. Every moment has it work. Each is passing into eternity with its burden. . . . God is still dealing with earthly kingdoms. He is in the great cities. His eyes behold, His eyelids try, the doings of the children of men. We are not to say, God was, but, GOD IS. He sees the very sparrow’s fall, the leaf that falls from the tree, and the king who is dethroned. All are under the control of the Infinite One. Everything is changing. Cities and nations are being measured by the plummet in the hand of God. He never makes a mistake. He reads correctly. Everything earthly is unsettled, but the TRUTH abides FOREVER.

“In the eyes of the world, those who serve God may appear WEAK. They may be apparently sinking beneath the billows, but with the next billow, they are seen rising nearer to their haven. “I gave unto them eternal life, saith our Lord, and NONE shall be able to pluck them OUT OF MY HAND. Though KINGS shall be cast down, and nations removed, the souls that through FAITH link themselves with God’s purpose shall abide forever.

“Fasten your eyes upon Jesus, and be beholding you will become assimilated to HIS IMAGE.”

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for November 27.

P.S. This lesson to look upon Christ, for me, puts me in the perspective of what all He has done for me. . . His quiet time in prayer, He mixed with ungodly, he sat with the sinners, he waited for the right time to speak the right words of encouragement. He knew His own disciples could not fathom His soon coming death. They could not fathom He would rise again. His disciples could not foresee Judas would betray Him for 30 Shekels. They could not foresee their own fear, as they too would run away from being associated with Him.

Jesus was not coming to set up an earthly kingdom. . .nor is He returning NOW, to set up an earthly kingdom. The Bible Prophecies do not show Our King coming down to this world. . .to live among us. . .but we are drawn UP to His cloud in the sky. . .to let Lucifer, walk on this earth for a thousand years. . .the work of his own hand in destroying the workmanship of GOD.

The final JUDGEMENT on a Mountain in the NEW JERUSALEM that comes down with us riding on it. . .from heaven. . .to the earth split by JESUS touching down on the Mountain of OLIVES. . .brings us back and down with Him. . .to watch the last separation of sheep from goats, wheat from chaff. . . .as a HUGE SCREEN. . begins to play OUR LIVES. . .and our sins before THE WORLD. . . the hidden secrets. . .the motives of our hearts is exposed before us. . .as if I am the only one. . .to be so closely loved, and closely forgiven for my sins, that I have confessed to HIM.

I want to “feel” no pain, from leaving unconfessed sins. . .in His Book, for then it will be too late. . .and we are either in heaven or on earth in the very last day. . .God will raise the sinners who have unconfessed sins. . .to face THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT. Satan and sinners alike are below the NEW JERUSALEM. . .and crying out. . .we were too late. . .

The sorrow of mankind, in the last day of judgement is a sorrow because they knew. . .they knew HIM. . . yet they used Him. . . rather than bringing souls to HIM. . . they mocked His name. . .too late.

So TODAY is the moment, today is your story, and today “Call upon the Name of Jesus and confess He is your Savior and that He was raised from the dead. . . without JESUS IN HEAVEN. . .we have no source of HELP FROM ABOVE. . . with no laws, there is no sin. . .there are no boundaries. . .and there is NO HOPE. . . .just a lawless society. . . wandering from East to West searching for HIS LOVE. . .desiring us to surrender . . .to the boundaries of HIS LAW and seeing how HIS PROPHETS. . .tried to tell us. . .about the freedom we have to chose ye this day. . .whom ye will serve? If God than God, if Baal and idols, then Baal and idols it is.

Our Experience Will Reach Into Eternity

He is the POTTER we are THE CLAY, when the potter makes a mistake. . .he slams the clay. . .to remove bubbles or when it is fired. will break. . .actually blow up. . .and can ruins other pieces of pottery in the kiln. When we experience the “pain” of being “reformed” by the Potter’s hands. . .we can TRUST OUR GOD, is making a perfect piece. . . . in our spiritual growth. . .so let’s be broken and remade. . .into HIS LIKENESS. . .ok?

“Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face; now I know in part; but then I shall know even as also I am known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12

“Our life-work here is a preparation for the life eternal. The education begun here will NOT BE COMPLETED IN THIS LIFE; it will be gong forward through all eternity, —ever progressing, never completed. More and more fully will be revealed the wisdom and love of God in the plan of redemption. The Saviour, as He leads His children to the fountains of living waters, will impart rich stores of knowledge. And day by day the wonderful works of God, the evidences of His power in creating and sustaining the universe, will open before the mind in new beauty. In the light that shines from the throne, mysteries will disappear, and the soul will be filled with astonishment at the simplicity of the things that were never before comprehended. Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face; now we know in part; but then we shall know even as also we are known.

“THINK what it will mean to study through the eternal ages under the personal instruction of Christ! Amidst the present conflicts and temptations, in this our day of probation, we are to form characters that will prepare us to obtain a life that measures with the life of God.

“We are to have an eye single to the glory of God, and thus grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The more earnestly and diligently we seek for divine wisdom, the more firmly established we shall be in the truth.

“By beholding Christ, by talking of Him, by beholding the loveliness of His character we become changed. Changed from glory to glory. And what is glory? Character,—and he becomes changed from character to character. Thus we see that there is a work of purification that goes on by beholding JESUS.

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for November 26.

We Must Constantly Look to Jesus

Image Jesus as a child. . .the training to read, study and memorize scripture preparing for his bar mitzvah at the age of twelve.

“Look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our FAITH.” Hebrews 12:2

Many of the youth repine because they have not ability to do some large work, and they covet [want somebody else’s property. . .with a strong desire to possess something that belongs to somebody else. it is the last and 20th commandment. . .it could read. . .”Don’t even THINK of stealing something that belongs to your neighbor] talents by which they might do some wonderful things; but while they are spending their time in vain desires, they are making a failure of life. They are overlooking opportunities which they might improve in doing deeds of love in the path of life in which their feet are set. . . .

“O that you would now consider the things that make for your peace, and devote your affections, your thoughts, your time, your service, to Christ. Satan is concentrating all his energies to bend your will to his, to make you his agent in opposing the plans of Christ, that you may refuse to have Jesus reign over you. Although you know that “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life,” Satan. . . . will seek to draw you away from Christ, that you maybe become his agent in drawing others away, and thus frustrate the plans of God. He is the father of lies, and he weaves a net of falsehood in which he binds you with cords of lies to his service. The more intelligent you are, the more attractive, the harder he will work that he may persuade you to lay your talents at his feet, and aid him to accomplish his ends in alluring others under his block banner. If he can only keep the mind infatuated, [to make somebody behave irrationally as a result of a great, often temporary, passion] he will do it. Paul inquires, “Who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth?” Satan is the bewitcher, and he has wrought, that Christ may be expelled from the soul, and that he himself may be there enthroned [worshipped].

“I beg of you, sons and daughters, to break from infatuation of the EVIL ONE. Flee to Jesus as your refuge, and lay hold upon eternal life.

“Each day he determined that you will keep nigh to God, looking unto Jesus, the author and finishers of your faith.”

Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen White for November 25.

Going Forth is Prepared as the Morning. . .

Prepared as the Morning Sunrise. . .

“Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.   Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.” Hosea 6:1-3

“The END of ALL THINGS is at hand. What we have done must not be allowed to place the period to our work. The Captain of our SALVATION says, “Advance. The night cometh, in which no man can work.” Constantly we are to increase in usefulness. Our lives are always to be under the power of Christ. . . .

Prayer is a heaven-ordained means of success. Appeals, petitions, entreaties, between man and man, move men, and act as a part in controlling the affairs of NATIONS. But prayer moves heaven. That power alone that comes in answer to prayer will make men WISE in the WISDOM OF HEAVEN, and enable them to work in the unity of the Spirit, joined together by the bonds of peace. Prayer, faith, confidence in God, bring a divine power that sets human calculations at their real worth, —nothingness.

“In all ages God has given human beings divine revelations, that thus He may fulfill His purpose of unfolding gradually to the mind the doctrines of GRACE. “His going forth is prepared as the morning.” He who places himself, herself where God can enlighten him and her, advances, as it were from the partial obscurity of dawn to te full radiance of noonday . . .

“His going forth is prepared as the morning.” He who places himself where God can enlighten him, advances, as it were, from the partial obscurity of dawn to the full radiance of noonday. . . . As the sun goes forth on its errand of mercy and love, as the golden beams of the day flood the canopy of heaven, and beautiful forest and mountain, awakening the world by dispelling the darkness of night, so the followers of Christ should go forth upon their mission of love.

“It is the duty of every youth to place himself decidedly and without reserve on the side of CHRIST in order that he may . . . grow up to the full stature of a man and woman in Christ Jesus. He and she will then be written as a man in the book of God, and will be a man and woman not only in the estimation of men, but in the sight of God.”

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for November 24.

P.S. When I start my day with prayer. . . thinking and praying for those in need, mentally, spiritually, socially and physically. . .I lose sight of myself. However, focusing on where He wants me to be . . .makes my day a joy.

The Four Horsemen

WHITE HORSE, first horse. . .represents GOD KINGDOM

RED HORSE, represents those who choose the CURSE in stead of the BLESSINGS. . .rained down on those who obey Our Heavenly Father’s HOLY SPIRIT

BLACK HORSE, the KINGDOM OF GOD IN HEAVEN. . is in judgment of the world. . .seeing very few following JESUS THE JEW. . .the ancient evil one. . .behind the scenes. . .is taking credit for “thinking” he can get us to follow “his idols” . ..”the sun god” “those who consult their horrorscopes” those who “think” they can change the times and laws of God.. . .who only needs TEN COMMANDMENTS . ..and the JEWS were to be ones God would use to announce OUR MESSIAH.

HOWEVER: The last church on earth. . .has become “lukewarm” not hot and not cold. . .it makes God’s Kingdom look a like pea green SICK HORSE….How sad to see in less than 200 years. . .the backsliding. . .money grabbing Pharisees exist in “God’s people” . . . while nations are angry. . .churches are bubbling over with the need to “forget” JESUS IS A JEW. . .and HIS DAY OF WORSHIPPING IN THE SYNAGOGUE was and still is on the 6th evening. . .YESHUA, JESUS CHRIST, sat down to enjoy HIS CREATION. . .in the Garden of Eden.

I wish to convey. . . my weakness. . . in seeing we have to become “weak” to become “STRONG” in TRUSTING OUR SALVATION to JESUS THE JEW.

The antichrist is getting older. . .and he knows his time is short. . .he does not have the GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE. . .forever. . .because he has been removed from THE TREE OF LIFE.

Don’t let LUCIFER try to put you in his category GOD and HIS ANGELS are much more powerful and many, many times more. . .than the third part. . .who were deceived by Lucifer.

LOOK TO OUR CREATOR. . .look to OUR GOD. . .and KNOW. . .the 7th DAY OF CREATION. . .is OUR GODS SABBATH. . .and we have NO IDOLS. . .we have NO ONE TO BOW DOWN TO. . .except…OUR Messiah. . .JESUS CHRIST. . .a JEW.

WHO do you worship? BE SAVED AND SAFE with JESUS CHRIST WHO INVITES YOU TO PUT. . .the OIL of HIS HOLY SPIRIT. . .in your heart.

With a heart that LOVES YOU, with a LOVE that includes forgiveness. . .and removing the curse of death. . .You have a FRIEND IN HIGH PLACES. . .

And in HIM you can find REST, PEACE OF MIND, and a good nights sleep.

God Bless You and KEEP YOU. . .as the apple of his eye.

Attain to the Full Stature of Christ

He was baptized with water and the HOLY SPIRIT. . . of His Father. . . the outpouring of THE HOLY SPIRIT would come after His humble death. . .on the cross.

“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:13.

“As you make advances in the Christian life, you will be constantly growing up into the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. In your experience, you will be proving what is the length and breadth, the depth and and height, of the love of God, which passes knowledge. You will feel your unworthiness. You will have no disposition to claim perfection of character, but only to exalt the perfection of YOUR REDEEMER. The more thorough and rich your experience in the knowledge of Jesus, the more humble will be your views of self. . . .

“To love God supremely, and your neighbor as yourself, is true sanctification. Bible conversion will lead to constant and abiding activity, which will be free from all selfishness, all self-exaltation, and all boastful claims of holiness. If you are truly converted to God, you will exert a strong and telling influence on the side of truth. An intelligent knowledge of what it means to be a Christian will make you a blessing wherever you go. Whether you have one, two, or five talents, all will be devoted to the service of Him who has committed them to you in trust. . . .

“God does not intend that your light shall so shine that your good words or works shall bring the praise of men to yourself; but that the Author of all good shall be glorified and exalted. Jesus, in His life, gave to men a model of character. How little power did the world have over Him to mold Him according to its standard! All its influence was thrown off.

“You cannot stand still; you must either advance or retrograde. . . . Where there is spiritual health there is growth. The child of God grows up to the full stature of a man or woman in Christ. There is no limit to his improvement.”

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for November 23.

I begin fasting yesterday. And cleaning out piles of stuff. . .and found the book JOSEPHUS. . .the Jewish Historian in Jesus day. . .I was given “a word” . . . something that only God could know. . .and it was page 38. . . . the only book on my dining table was Josephus. . .and at the top of the page is: “When Noah had made these supplications God, who loved the man for his righteousness was. . .granted entire success of to his prayers. . .” Noah seemed to fear God would created another human race only to destroy it again with a flood. . .and God made it clear. . .”But the injuries,” said he, “they offered to my holiness and virtue, forced me to bring this punishment upon them. “ Then God sent the rainbow to Noah. . .because it was a promise, God would never destroy the earth with another flood.

Long ago, a flood carved out the Grand Canyon, and humans lived longer, because they were connected by blood to the TREE OF LIFE. . .now our lifespan. . .is threatened. . .by THE CURSE that comes when THE BLESSINGS are denied. . .coming from OUR CREATOR GOD. . .Jesus Christ. . .and our world is now in the capable hands of MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL our HIGH PRIEST. . . who fought the battle against Lucifer in Heaven. . .and third part. . .were deceived by satan.

Our World is an EXACT replica of what would happen had Lucifer been sitting on the Throne of God. . .satan . . .is ever ready to destroy. . .mankind. . .and thus WW III, is set to destroy. . .while GOD is arranging the affairs of nations. . .to set their eyes on HIS CITY. . .JERUSALEM. . .as opposed to the city built by the devil. . .with a river running through it. . .a copy of HEAVENS GARDEN OF EDEN. . . one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. . .that is now in ruins. . .and along with the “king of babylon”. . .who is now trying his “last” attack on God’s witnesses in Revelation 11. . .

If Jesus didn’t write the book to REVEAL HIMSELF. . .and the final climax on The Temple Mount. . .between Michael and Lucifer. . .means GOD HAS WON. . .JESUS CHRIST. . .died on the cross. . . and HE HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD. . .so TAKE HEART. . .HE WON. . .when He rose from the grave. . .and went back to heaven. . .and returned again to sit with John on the Island of Patmos and write the final story. . in 95 A. D. and he took John up the steps. . .into HIS KINGDOM…

We are very close to being like men in the fox hole. . .at war. . . .and man’s probations on earth. . .are about over. . .we have seen enough. . .we are voting for JESUS CHRIST to be OUR MESSIAH. . .and OUR REDEEMER and Michael the ARCHANGEL has returned to earth. . .HE and the other three angels. . .make up the four . the two witnesses . .make up 6…

Idolaters Killed
Eze 9:1  He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. Eze 9:2  And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar. 
Eze 9:3  And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side; 
Eze 9:4  And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. 
Eze 9:5  And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Eze 9:6  Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. Eze 9:7  And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city. 
Eze 9:8  And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem? 
Eze 9:9  Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not. [God has turned his face away from the earth]
Eze 9:10  And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head. 
Eze 9:11  And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me. 

The TIME HAS COME. . .for angels to see who your worship . . .in your mind. . .and who you follow. . .in your work and play. . .the judgment of the living is over. . .Michael is coming to destroy HIS ENEMIES. . .and HIS JUDGEMENT IS PURE AND TRUE. . .he can read our minds.

I pray, today, that your heart is in HIS HANDS. . .and you have found the PEARL OF GREAT PRICE. . .and you can be assured of HIS LOVE FOR YOU!

I really like the name NOAH! Our new preacher just named his son Noah too. Bless You!

The LORD BLESS YOU and KEEP YOU and GIVE YOU PEACE. . .may HIS FACE always shine upon you!

Our Faith Grows Exceedingly

“We are bound to THANK GOD ALWAYS for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that YOUR FAITH groweth exceedingly.” 2 Thessalonians 1:3

“It is positively necessary for those who believe the truth, to be making continual advancement, growing up into the full stature of men and women in Christ Jesus. There is no time for backsliding and indifference. Each one must have a living experience in the things of God. Have root in yourselves. Become grounded in the faith, so that having done all you may sand, with unwavering confidence in God, through the time that will try every man’s work and character. Exercise your powers in spiritual things, till you can appreciate the deep things of God’s Word, and go on from strength to strength.

“There are thousands who claim to have the light of truth who take no steps to advance. They have no living experience, notwithstanding they have had every advantage. . . . The Word of God offers spiritual liberty and enlightenment to those who seek for it earnestly. Those who accept the promises of God, and act on them with living faith, will have the LIGHT OF HEAVEN in their lives. The will drink of the fountain of life, and lead others to the waters that have refreshed their own souls. . . .

“The bruits of doubt are not desirable. Oh! look around you and see what havoc has been wrought by the . . . evil one. Error and falsehood and heresy have held high carnival in the deceived hearts of men. From century to century the adversary has repeated his experiments with growing success; for, in spite of the sad records of lives that have gone out in darkness, as moths fly to the fire, so men rush on into the ruinous deceptions that he has prepared to entrap them. . . . “Heaven and earth shall pass away,” but “the word of the Lord endures forever;” and unwavering faith in His Word is the only faith that will endure through the perils of the last days.”

Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen White for November 21.

This lesson on faith that endures. . .seems the devil works to discourage us. . . it appears in our weakness. . .we must become “strong” in our hearts, in faith, in love for the blessings out weigh the curses. . .that come. . .because we choose to give up on Jesus purchasing our pardon. . .When my sins. . .are laid on HIM. . .I do not want to sin. . .I don’t want Jesus to suffer for me.