the Cases of the Living
therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If
therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt
not know what hour I will come upon thee. Rev. 3:3.
At the time appointed for the judgment--the close of the 2300 days, in 1844--began
the work of investigation and blotting out of sins. All who have ever taken
upon themselves the name of Christ must pass its searching scrutiny. Both
the living and the dead are to be judged "out of those things which were
written in the books, according to their works." Rev. 20:12.
Judge: "All will be justified by their faith and judged by their works."
have not been repented of and forsaken will not be pardoned, and blotted out
of the books of record, but will stand to witness against the sinner in the
day of God. . . .
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. Though all nations are to pass in judgment before
God, yet He will examine the case of each individual with as close and searching
scrutiny as if there were not another being upon the earth. Every one must
be tested, and found without spot or wrinkle or any such thing.
is now passing in the sanctuary above. For many years this work has been in
progress. Soon--none know how soon--it will pass to the cases of the living.
In the awful presence of God our lives are to come up in review. At this time
above all others it behooves every soul to heed the Savior’s admonition,
"Watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is." Mark 13:33.
"If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and
thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee." Rev. 3:3.
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