Believe in the Lord your
God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
2 Chron. 20:20
The light of prophecy still burns for the
guidance of souls, saying, "This is the way, walk ye in it." It
shines on the pathway of the just to commend, and on the way of the unjust to
lead to repentance and conversion. Through its agency sin will be rebuked and
iniquity unmasked. It is progressive in the performance of its duty to reflect
light on the past, the present, and the future.
If those who have received the light will
appreciate and respect the testimonies of the Lord, they will see the religious
life in a new light. They will be convicted. They will see the key that unlocks
the mysteries that they have never understood. They will lay hold of the
precious things that God has given them to profit withal and will be translated
from the kingdom of darkness into God's marvelous light.
Those who despise the warning will be
left in blindness to become self-deceived. But those who heed it, and zealously
go about the work of separating their sins from them in order to have the
needed graces, will be opening the door of their hearts that the dear Saviour
may come in and dwell with them.
He has made provision that all may
be holy and happy if they choose. Sufficient light has been given to this
generation, that we may learn what our duties and privileges are and enjoy the
precious and solemn truths in their simplicity and power.
We are accountable only for the light
that shines upon us. The commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus are
testing us. If we are faithful and obedient, God will delight in us, and bless
us as His own chosen, peculiar people. When perfect faith and perfect love and
obedience abound, working in the hearts of those who are Christ's followers,
they will have a powerful influence.
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