For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if,
when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. (I Peter 2:20)
“To wait patiently, to trust when everything looks dark, is the lesson that the leaders in God’s work need to learn. Heaven will not fail them in their day of adversity. Noting is apparently more helpless, yet really more invincible, than the souls that feels its nothingness and relies wholly on God . . .
“Trials will come, but go forward. This will strengthen your faith and fit you for service. The records of sacred history are written , not merely that we may read and wonder, but that the same faith which wrought in God’s servants of old may work in us.” Ellen G. White, Prophets and Kings, pp. 174, 175.
It is my prayer for those “outside the doors” of a church, to know God has sent you, your own angel, to guide you, if you listen to that voice. No one is alone when Michael stands up to claim the Throne as the King of the Jews and Gentiles, the Alpha and Omega who holds the Keys to Heaven and Hell, Jesus Christ, Our Messiah, Our El Shaddi, Adoni and God whose arms are ever open to receive those who seek Him!