The experience of the disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane contains a lesson for the Lord's people today. . . . They did not realize the necessity of watchfulness and earnest prayer in order to withstand temptation. Many today are fast asleep, as were the disciples. Pr 18.
OFFICIAL Ellen G. White
and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways,
thou King of saints. Rev. 15:3.
From Maranatha - Page 347
Every question of truth and error in the long-standing controversy has now
been made plain. The results of rebellion, the fruits of setting aside the
divine statutes, have been laid open to the view of all created intelligences.
The working out of Satan's rule in contrast with the government of God has
been presented to the whole universe. Satan's own works have condemned him.
God's wisdom, His justice, and His goodness stand fully vindicated. It is
seen that all His dealings in the great controversy have been conducted with
respect to the eternal good of His people and the good of all the worlds that
He has created. . . . The history of sin will stand to all eternity as a witness
that with the existence of God's law is bound up the happiness of all the
beings He has created. With all the facts of the great controversy in view,
the whole universe, both loyal and rebellious, with one accord declare: "Just
and true are thy ways, thou King of saints." Before the universe has
been clearly presented the great sacrifice made by the Father and the Son
in man's behalf. The hour has come when Christ occupies His rightful position
and is glorified above principalities and powers and every name that is named.
It was for the joy that was set before Him--that He might bring many sons
unto glory--that He endured the cross and despised the shame. And inconceivably
great as was the sorrow and the shame, yet greater is the joy and the glory.
He looks upon the redeemed, renewed in His own image, every heart bearing
the perfect impress of the divine, every face reflecting the likeness of their
King. He beholds in them the result of the travail of His soul, and He is
satisfied. Then, in a voice that reaches the assembled multitudes of the righteous
and the wicked, He declares: "Behold the purchase of My blood! For these
I suffered, for these I died, that they might dwell in My presence throughout
eternal ages." And the song of praise ascends from the white-robed ones
about the throne: "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power,
and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing."
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