“I am verily a man. . . .and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.” (Acts 22:3).
“I am verily a man and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.” Acts 22:3
As a people, we are not deficient in talent. There are men and women among us whose labors God would accept if they would offer them to Him, but there are so very few who have the spirit of sacrifice. Some will hand out readily of their means, and feel that when they have done this, there is no more required of them. They make no special sacrifice in thus doing. Money is good as far as it goes, but unless accompanied by personal effort, will go but a little way toward converting souls to the truth. Not only does God call for means, you have selfishly withheld yourselves. On earnest worker in the vineyard is worth more than a million of money without men to do the work. This giving of yourselves will be a sacrifice if you have a correct estimate of the work, and realize its claims. . . .
Many are not sufficiently aroused to their duty to do the work thy might do if they would, and that they do not do because they do not have the spirit of sacrifice. God will hold such accountable for the souls of their fellow-men. They might have done a good work in unison with Christ, and they will be called to render an account for the good to souls they could have done and did not.
The night soon comes, in which no man or woman can work.
The night soon comes, in which no man or woman can work. Satan is earnest, zealous, and persevering in his work. If he fails to accomplish his purpose the first time, he tries again. He will try other plans, and work with great perseverance to bring in various temptations to ensnare souls. He never becomes so discouraged as to let souls entirely alone. If the zeal and perseverance of Christ’s followers in their efforts to save souls were equal to Satan’s efforts to deceive them to their eternal loss, we should see hundreds embracing the truth where we now see one.
“And the fifth angel sounded. . . . And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given. . . them, that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.” Revelation 9:5
The 5th Angel sounding the alarm of this warning, shows God has intervened in history! He commands Lucifer to not hurt baby Christians, or anyone who shows their maturity by being filled with the fruits of Gods Holy Spirit, but those men who deny the Holy Spirit do not see they are persecuting Jesus and His disciples. While wait for Jesus to come, it is necessary to find those who “see” Jesus as the great intercessor between earth and heaven. He is the ladder the bridge upon who we come to see is Jesus the King of the Jews and Gentiles. “Whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.” Romans 10:13.
Introduction to the 5th of 7 angels sounding their voices, that Jesus the Jew has been crowned, Our Messiah, Great and Wonderful, is our King! Michael has sent out the angels, to protect them, that are being tormented like Jesus was, on the Mountain of Temptation in the Wilderness.