Before the Great Men of the Earth
ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony
against them and the Gentiles. Matt. 10:18.
The time is not far off when the people of God will be called upon to give
their testimony before the rulers of the earth. Not one in twenty has a realization
of what rapid strides we are making toward the great crisis in our history.
. . . There is no time for vanity, for trifling, for engaging the mind in
governors, and great men will hear of you through the reports of those who
are at enmity with you, and your faith and character will be misrepresented
before them. But those who are falsely accused will have an opportunity to
appear in the presence of their accusers to answer for themselves. They will
have the privilege of bringing the light before those who are called the great
men of the earth, and if you have studied the Bible, if you are ready to give
an answer to every man that asketh you of the hope that is in you with meekness
and fear, your enemies will not be able to gainsay your wisdom.
have an opportunity to attain to the greatest intellectual power through the
study of the Word of God. But if you are indolent, and fail to dig deep in
the mines of truth, you will not be ready for the crisis that is soon to come
upon us. O that you would realize that each moment is golden. If you live
by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God, you will not be found
not where you may be called upon to give your witness of truth. Many will
have to stand in the legislative courts; some will have to stand before kings
and before the learned of the earth, to answer for their faith. Those who
have only a superficial understanding of truth will not be able clearly to
expound the Scriptures, and give definite reasons for their faith. They will
become confused, and will not be workmen that need not to be ashamed. Let
no one imagine that he has no need to study, because he is not to preach in
the sacred desk. You know not what God may require of you.
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