Every Seed of Doubt
Cast not away therefore
your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have
need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might
receive the promise. . . . We are not of them who draw back unto perdition;
but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. Heb. 10:35-39.
I saw that we are now
in the shaking time. Satan is working with all his power to wrest
souls from the hand of Christ and cause them to trample underfoot
the Son of God. . . .
Character is being developed.
Angels of God are weighing moral worth. God is testing and proving
His people. These words were presented to me by the angel: "Take
heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief,
in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while
it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness
of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning
of our confidence steadfast unto the end."
God is displeased that
any of His people who have known the power of His grace should talk
their doubts, and by thus doing make themselves a channel for Satan
to transmit his suggestions to other minds. A seed of unbelief and
evil sown is not readily rooted up. Satan nourishes it every hour,
and it flourishes and becomes strong. A good seed sown needs to be
nourished, watered, and tenderly cared for; because every poisonous
influence is thrown about it to hinder its growth and cause it to
die. Satan's efforts are more powerful now than ever before, for he
knows that his time to deceive is short. . . .
God's people will be sifted,
even as corn is sifted in a sieve, until all the chaff is separated
from the pure kernels of grain. We are to look to Christ for an example
and imitate the humble pattern. . . .
I was shown the saints'
reward, the immortal inheritance. Then I was shown how much God's
people had endured for the truth's sake, and that they would count
heaven cheap enough. They reckoned that the sufferings of this present
time were not worthy to be compared with the glory which should be
revealed in them. The people of God in these last days will be tried.
But soon their last trial will come, and then they will receive the
gift of eternal life.
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