my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your
generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you. Ex. 31:13.
every one seek the Lord for himself. Eternity is before us. You cannot afford
to let another day pass without taking your position on the Lord's side. Will
you not act the part that God has appointed you to act in the closing scenes of
this earth's history?
is impossible to give any idea of the experience of the people of God who will
be alive on the earth when past woes and celestial glory will be blended. They
will walk in the light proceeding from the throne of God. By the means of the
angels there will be constant communication between heaven and earth. And Satan,
surrounded by evil angels, and claiming to be God, will work miracles of all kinds,
to deceive, if possible, the very elect. God's people will not find their safety
in working miracles; for Satan would counterfeit any miracle that might be worked.
God's tried and tested people will find their power in the sign spoken of in Exodus
31:12-18. They are to take their stand on the living Word-"It is written."
This is the only foundation upon which they can stand securely. Those who have
broken their covenant with God will in that day be without hope and without God
in the world.
worshipers of God will be especially distinguished by their regard for the fourth
commandment-since this is the sign of His creative power, and the witness to His
claim upon man's reverence and homage. The wicked will be distinguished by their
efforts to tear down the Creator's memorial, to exalt the institution of Rome.
In the issue of the contest, all Christendom will be divided into two great classes-those
who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, and those who worship
the beast and his image and receive his mark. . . .
tests and trials await the people of God. The spirit of war is stirring the nations
from one end of the earth to the other. But in the midst of the time of trouble
that is coming-a time of trouble such as has not been since there was a nation-God's
chosen people will stand unmoved. Satan and his angels cannot destroy them; for
angels that excel in strength will protect them.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, pp. 228, 229.