_______ February 23 ______
BUILD UPON THE ROCK
He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.__Psalm 62:2 __
There are many men in our world who are like Cornelius …. As God worked for Cornelius, so He works for these true stan. <lard-bearers. He prepares the way for them to take the place of those who have been given a knowledge of Bible truth, but who have disappointed the Lord our Saviour. These men will be true to pure, holy principles in their investigation of the laws, which rule our world. They will obtain a knowledge of God as did Cornelius did-through the visitation of angels from heaven. (Letter 197, June 15, 1904)
The testing time is right upon us. We must build upon the Rock that will stand the storm of test and trial. As we see the fulfillment of prophecy we know that the end of all things is at hand. . . . The God who gave Daniel instruction regarding the closing scenes of this earth’s history will certainly confirm the testimony of His servants as at the appointed time they give the loud cry.
All the messages given from 1840 to 1844 are to be made forcible now ….
There should be no delay in repeating the message, for the signs of the times are fulfilling. The closing work must be done. A great work will be done in a short time. A message will soon be given by God’s appointment that will swell into a loud cry. Then Daniel will stand in his lot, to give his testimony. (Letter 54, January 30, 1906)
Faith must be firmly founded upon the word of God so that when the testing time shall come and they are brought before councils to answer for their faith they may be able to give a reason for the hope that is in them, with meekness and fear. (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, 708)