Win Even One Soul
What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them,
doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after
that which is lost, until he find it? Luke 15:4.
For the conversion of one soul we should tax our resources to the
utmost. One soul won to Christ will flash heaven's light all around
him, penetrating the moral darkness and saving other souls.
If Christ left the ninety and nine, that He might seek and save the
one lost sheep, can we be justified in doing less? Is not a neglect
to work even as Christ worked, to sacrifice as He sacrificed, a betrayal
of sacred trusts, an insult to God?
Sound an alarm throughout the length and breadth of the earth. Tell
the people that the day of the Lord is near and hasteth greatly. Let
none be left unwarned. We might have been in the place of the poor
souls that are in error. We might have been placed among barbarians.
According to the truth we have received above others, we are debtors
to impart the same to them.
We have no time to lose. The end is near. The passage from place
to place to spread the truth will soon be hedged with dangers on the
right hand and on the left. Everything will be placed to obstruct
the way of the Lord's messengers, so that they will not be able to
do that which it is possible for them to do now. We must look our
work fairly in the face and advance as fast as possible in aggressive
warfare. From the light given me of God I know that the powers of
darkness are working with intense energy from beneath, and with stealthy
tread Satan is advancing to take those who are now asleep, as a wolf
taking his prey. We have warnings now which we may give, a work now
which we may do; but soon it will be more difficult than we can imagine.
God help us to keep in the channel of light, to work with our eyes
fastened on Jesus our Leader, and patiently, perseveringly press on
to gain the victory.
In our life here, earthly, sin-restricted though it is, the greatest
joy and the highest education are in service. And in the future state,
untrammeled by the limitations of sinful humanity, it is in service
that our greatest joy and our highest education will be found.
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