Uplift Jesus as the Center
I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and
morning star. Rev. 22:16.
The perils of the last days are upon us, and in our work we are to
warn the people of the danger they are in. Let not the solemn scenes
which prophecy has revealed be left untouched. If our people were
half awake, if they realized the nearness of the events portrayed
in the Revelation, a reformation would be wrought in our churches,
and many more would believe the message. We have no time to lose.
. . . Advance new principles, and crowd in the clear-cut truth. It
will be as a sword cutting both ways. But be not too ready to take
a controversial attitude. There will be times when we must stand still
and see the salvation of God. Let Daniel speak, let the Revelation
speak, and tell what is truth. But whatever phase of the subject is
presented, uplift Jesus as the center of all hope, "the root
and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
We do not go deep enough in our search for truth. Every soul who
believes present truth will be brought where he will be required to
give a reason of the hope that is in him. The people of God will be
called upon to stand before kings, princes, rulers, and great men
of the earth, and they must know that they do know what is truth.
They must be converted men and women. God can teach you more in one
moment by His Holy Spirit than you could learn from the great men
of the earth. The universe is looking upon the controversy that is
going on upon the earth. At an infinite cost, God has provided for
every man an opportunity to know that which will make him wise unto
salvation. How eagerly do angels look to see who will avail himself
of this opportunity! When a message is presented to God's people,
they should not rise up in opposition to it; they should go to the
Bible, comparing it with the law and the testimony, and if it does
not bear this test, it is not true. God wants our minds to expand.
He desires to put His grace upon us. We may have a feast of good things
every day, for God can open the whole treasure of heaven to us.
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