Church Appears About to Fall
Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a
woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the
son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Isa. 49:14,
Satan will work his miracles to deceive; he will set up his power as supreme.
The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains,
while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out--the chaff separated from the
precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place.
None but those who have been overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word
of their testimony will be found with the loyal and true, without spot or
stain of sin, without guile in their mouths.... The remnant that purify their
souls by obeying the truth gather strength from the trying process, exhibiting
the beauty of holiness amid the surrounding apostasy.
that the Lord loves His church. It is not to be disorganized or broken up
into independent atoms. There is not the least consistency in this; there
is not the least evidence that such a thing will be. Those who shall heed
this false message and try to leaven others will be deceived and prepared
to receive advanced delusions, and they will come to naught.
I am encouraged
and blessed as I realize that the God of Israel is still guiding His people,
and that He will continue to be with them, even to the end.
now step off the foundation that God has established. We cannot now enter
into any new organization; for this would mean apostasy from the truth.
soon to enter upon her most severe conflict, will be the object most dear
to God upon earth. The confederacy of evil will be stirred with power from
beneath, and Satan will cast all the reproach possible upon the chosen ones
whom he cannot deceive and delude with his satanic inventions and falsehoods.
But exalted "to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel,
and remission of sins," will Christ, our representative and head, close
His heart, or withdraw His hand, or falsify His promise? No; never, never.