Case Coming Up!
God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come. Rev. 14:7.
In 1844 our great High Priest entered the most holy place of the heavenly
sanctuary, to begin the work of the investigative judgment.
books of record are opened in the judgment, the lives of all who have believed
on Jesus come in review before God. Beginning with those who first lived upon
the earth, our Advocate presents the cases of each successive generation,
and closes with the living. Every name is mentioned, every case closely investigated.
Names are accepted, names rejected. When any have sins remaining upon the
books of record, unrepented of and unforgiven, their names will be blotted
out of the book of life. . . .
now living in the great day of atonement. In the typical service, while the
high priest was making the atonement for Israel, all were required to afflict
their souls by repentance of sin and humiliation before the Lord, lest they
be cut off from among the people. In like manner, all who would have their
names retained in the book of life, should now, in the few remaining days
of their probation, afflict their souls before God by sorrow for sin and true
repentance. There must be deep, faithful searching of heart. . . . There is
earnest warfare before all who would subdue the evil tendencies that strive
for the mastery. The work of preparation is an individual work. We are not
saved in groups. The purity and devotion of one will not offset the want of
these qualities in another. . . . Every one must be tested, and found without
spot or wrinkle or any such thing.
have truly repented of sin, and by faith claimed the blood of Christ as their
atoning sacrifice, have had pardon entered against their names in the books
of heaven; as they have become partakers of the righteousness of Christ, and
their characters are found to be in harmony with the law of God, their sins
will be blotted out, and they themselves will be accounted worthy of eternal
life. The Lord declares, . . . "I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy
transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins." Isa.
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