World in Need
wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
There are many who are reading the Scriptures who cannot understand their
true import. All over the world men and women are looking wistfully to heaven.
Prayers and tears and inquiries go up from souls longing for light, for grace,
for the Holy Spirit. Many are on the verge of the kingdom, waiting only to
be gathered in.
there are hearts crying out for something which they have not. They long for
a power that will give them mastery over sin, a power that will deliver them
from the bondage of evil, a power that will give health and life and peace.
Many who once knew the power of God's word have dwelt where there is no recognition
of God, and they long for the divine presence.
needs today what it needed nineteen hundred years ago--a revelation of Christ.
A great work of reform is demanded, and it is only through the grace of Christ
that the work of restoration, physical, mental, and spiritual, can be accomplished.
method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior mingled
with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered
to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, "Follow
need of coming close to the people by personal effort. . . . We are to weep
with those that weep, and rejoice with those that rejoice. Accompanied by
the power of persuasion, the power of prayer, the power of the love of God,
this work will not, cannot, be without fruit.
intelligences are waiting to cooperate with human instrumentalities, that
they may reveal to the world what human beings may become, and what, through
union with the Divine, may be accomplished for the saving of souls that are
ready to perish. There is no limit to the usefulness of one who, putting self
aside, makes room for the working of the Holy Spirit upon his heart and lives
a life wholly consecrated to God.
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