Are Preparing Me For Eternity
I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into
the place which I have prepared. Ex. 23:20
heaven is engaged in the work of preparing a people to stand in the day of
the Lord’s preparation. The connection of heaven with earth seems very
close. . . .
The heavenly intelligences are waiting with almost impatient earnestness to
make Him known to the human agents, that they may be laborers together with
these heavenly angels in presenting Jesus—the world’s Redeemer,
full of grace and truth. . . .
The first tear of penitence for sins creates joy among the heavenly angels
in the courts of heaven. The heavenly messengers are ready to be on the wing
to minister to the soul who is seeking Jesus. . . .
Grand and glorious things hath God prepared for those who love Him. Angels
are looking forward with earnest expectation to the final triumph of the people
of God, when seraphim and cherubim and the “ten thousand times ten thousand,
and thousands of thousands” shall swell the anthems of the blessed and
celebrate the triumphs of the mediatorial achievements in the recovery of
Jesus counted the cost of the salvation of every son and daughter of Adam.
He provided abundant means that, if they would but comply with the conditions,
none need perish, but might have everlasting life. . . . Every heavenly intelligence
works as His agent to win man to God.
The angels of glory find their joy in . . . giving love and tireless watchcare
to souls that are fallen and unholy. Heavenly beings woo the hearts of men;
they bring to this dark world light from the courts above; by gentle and patient
ministry they move upon the human spirit, to bring the lost into a fellowship
with Christ which is even closer than they themselves can know.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 59.