to Buy or Sell
that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the
beast, or the number of his name. Rev. 13:17.
is coming when we cannot sell at any price. The decree will soon go forth
prohibiting men to buy or sell of any man save him that hath the mark of the
last great conflict of the controversy with Satan those who are loyal to God
will see every earthly support cut off. Because they refuse to break His law
in obedience to earthly powers, they will be forbidden to buy or sell.
powers, allied to heaven by profession, and claiming to have the characteristics
of a lamb, will show by their acts that they have the heart of a dragon and
that they are instigated and controlled by Satan. The time is coming when
God's people will feel the hand of persecution because they keep holy the
a time coming when commandment-keepers can neither buy nor sell. Make haste
to dig out your buried talents. If God has intrusted you with money, show
yourselves faithful to your trust; unwrap your napkin, and send your talents
to the exchangers, that when Christ shall come, He may receive His own with
interest. In the last extremity, before this work shall close, thousands will
be cheerfully laid upon the altar. Men and women will feel it a blessed privilege
to share in the work of preparing souls to stand in the great day of God,
and they will give hundreds as readily as dollars are given now. If the love
of Christ were burning in the hearts of His professed people, we would see
the same spirit manifested today. Did they but realize how near is the end
of all work for the salvation of souls, they would sacrifice their possessions
as freely as did the members of the early church. They would work for the
advancement of God's cause as earnestly as worldly men labor to acquire riches.
Tact and skill would be exercised, and earnest and unselfish labor put forth
to acquire means, not to hoard, but to pour into the treasury of the Lord.