Sealing and the Latter Rain
the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them
that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from
iniquity. 2 Tim. 2:19.
Before the work is closed up and the sealing of God's people is finished,
we shall receive the outpouring of the Spirit of God. Angels from heaven will
be in our midst.
Father claims not at our hands that which we cannot perform. He desires His
people to labor earnestly to carry out His purpose for them. They are to pray
for power, expect power, and receive power, that they may grow up into the
full stature of men and women in Christ Jesus.
members of the church are cultivating personal piety; therefore they do not
understand their personal responsibility. They do not realize that it is their
privilege and duty to reach the high standard of Christian perfection. . .
. Are we looking forward to the latter rain, confidently hoping for a better
day, when the church shall be endued with power from on high and thus fitted
for work? The latter rain will never refresh and invigorate the indolent,
who do not use the powers God has given them.
in great need of the pure, life-giving atmosphere that nurtures and invigorates
the spiritual life. We need greater earnestness. The solemn message given
us to give to the world is to be proclaimed with greater fervency, even with
an intensity that will impress unbelievers, leading them to see that the Most
High is working with us, that He is the source of our efficiency and strength.
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using all your powers in an effort to bring the lost sheep back to the fold?
There are thousands upon thousands in ignorance who might be warned. Pray
as you have never prayed before for the power of Christ. Pray for the inspiration
of His Spirit, that you may be filled with a desire to save those who are
perishing. Let the prayer ascend to heaven, "God be merciful unto us,
and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; that thy way may be known
upon earth, thy saving health among all nations" (Ps. 67:1, 2).