Partnership with Christ
the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same
bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. John 15:5.
The end is near! God calls upon the church to set in order the things that
remain. Workers together with God, you are empowered by the Lord to take others
with you into the kingdom. You are to be God's living agents, channels of
light to the world, and round about you are angels of heaven with their commission
from Christ to sustain, strengthen, and uphold you in working for the salvation
of souls. . . .
Stand out separate and distinct from the world--in the world, but not of it,
reflecting the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness, being pure, holy,
and undefiled, and in faith carrying light into all the highways and byways
of the earth.
churches awake before it is everlastingly too late. Let every member take
up his individual work and vindicate the name of the Lord by which he is called.
Let sound faith and earnest piety take the place of slothfulness and unbelief.
When faith lays hold upon Christ, the truth will bring delight to the soul,
and the services of religion will not be dull and uninteresting. . . . Daily
you will have a rich experience as you practice the Christianity you profess.
Sinners will be converted. . . .
all may arouse and manifest to the world that theirs is a living faith, that
a vital issue is before the world, that Jesus will soon come. Let men see
that we believe that we are on the borders of the eternal world.
of the kingdom of God is retarded or urged forward according to the unfaithfulness
or fidelity of human agencies. The work is hindered by the failure of the
human to cooperate with the divine. Men may pray, "Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven"; but if they fail of acting
out this prayer in their lives, their petitions will be fruitless. But though
you may be weak, erring, and sinful, the Lord holds out to you the offer of
partnership with Himself. He invites you to come under divine instruction.
Uniting with Christ, you may work the works of God. "Without me,"
Christ said, "ye can do nothing."
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