in the Light
O send out thy light and
thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy
tabernacles. Ps. 43:3
In these days of peril we should be
exceedingly careful not to reject the rays of light which Heaven in mercy sends
us, for it is by these that we are to discern the devices of the enemy. We need
light from Heaven every hour, that we may distinguish between the sacred and
the common, the eternal and the temporal. If left to ourselves, we shall
blunder at every step; we shall incline to the world, we shall shun
self-denial, and see no necessity for constant watchfulness and prayer, and we
shall be taken captive by Satan at his will. Some are today in this position.
Having refused the light which God has sent them, they know not at what they
All whose names shall at last be found
written in the Lamb's book of life will fight manfully the battles of the Lord.
They will labor most earnestly to discern and put away temptations and every
evil thing. They will feel that the eye of God is upon them and that the
strictest fidelity is required. As faithful sentinels they will keep the
passage barred, that Satan may not pass them disguised as an angel of light to
work his work of death in their midst. . . .
The white-robed ones who surround the
throne of God are not composed of that company who were lovers of pleasures
more than lovers of God, and who choose to drift with the current rather than
to breast the waves of opposition. All who remain pure and uncorrupted from the
spirit and influence prevailing at this time will have stern conflicts. They
will come through great tribulation; they will wash their robes of character
and make them white in the blood of the Lamb. These will sing the song of
triumph in the kingdom of glory.
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