People Brought to the Test
will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?
and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful
works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me,
ye that work iniquity. Matt. 7:22, 23.
We need not be deceived. Wonderful scenes, with which Satan will be closely
connected, will soon take place. God's Word declares that Satan will work
miracles. He will make people sick, and then will suddenly remove from them
his satanic power. They will then be regarded as healed. These works of apparent
healing will bring Seventh-day Adventists to the test. Many who have had great
light will fail to walk in the light, because they have not become one with
I saw our
people in great distress, weeping, and praying, pleading the sure promises
of God, while the wicked were all around us, mocking us, and threatening to
destroy us. They ridiculed our feebleness, they mocked at the smallness of
our numbers, and taunted us with words calculated to cut deep. They charged
us with taking an independent position from all the rest of the world. They
had cut off our resources so that we could not buy nor sell, and referred
to our abject poverty and stricken condition. They could not see how we could
live without the world; we were dependent upon the world, and we must concede
to the customs, practices, and laws of the world, or go out of it. If we were
the only people in the world whom the Lord favored the appearances were awfully
against us. They declared that they had the truth, that miracles were among
them, that angels from heaven talked with them, and walked with them, that
great power, and signs and wonders were performed among them, and this was
the Temporal Millennium, which they had been expecting so long. The whole
world was converted and in harmony with the Sunday law, and this little feeble
people stood out in defiance of the laws of the land, and the laws of God,
and claimed to be the only ones right on the earth.
will not find their safety in working miracles, for Satan would counterfeit
any miracle that might be worked.... They are to take their stand on the living
Word--"It is written."
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