walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation
of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight
of God. 2 Cor. 4:2.
is to be no undermining of the fundamental truths that the Lord has submitted
by many miraculous evidences. A voice is to be heard in clear affirmation
of the truth, in contradiction to the skepticism and fallacies that have been
coming in from the enemy of truth. Reformations will take place, and the working
out of the principles of divine truth will reveal growth in grace, for the
divine agencies are efficient to enlighten and sanctify the human understanding.
The truth as it is in Jesus, as it was proclaimed by Him when He was enshrouded
by the billowy cloud, is verity and truth in this our day, and will just as
surely renovate the mind of the receiver as it has renovated minds in the
past. Christ has declared, “If they hear not Moses and the prophets,
neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead” (Luke
As a people, we must prepare the way of the Lord, under the overruling guidance
of the Holy Spirit, for the spread of the gospel in its purity. The stream
of living water is to deepen and widen in its course. In all fields, nigh
and afar off, men will be called from the plow and from the more common commercial
business vocations that largely occupy the mind, and will become educated
in connection with men who have had experience—men who understand the
truth. Through most wonderful workings of God, mountains of difficulty will
be removed and cast into the sea. . . .
Those who preach the truth will strive to demonstrate the truth by a well-ordered
life and godly conversation. And as they do this, they will become powerful
in advocating the truth and in giving it the sure application that God has
given it. . . .
The call is to go forth, “Son, go labor today in My vineyard.”
As this call is obeyed, the message that means so much to the dwellers on
the earth, will be heard and understood. Men will know what is truth. Onward,
and still onward, will the work advance. And marked events of Providence will
be seen and recognized, in judgments and in blessings. The truth will bear
away the victory.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, pp. 237, 238.