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DON’T MISTAKE KINDNESS FOR WEAKNESS
Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is__Ephesians 5:17__
Notwithstanding the perversity of men who are cumberers of the ground the Lord Jehovah bears with them because there are some in the wicked cities who are within the possibility of forgiveness and acceptance with God. It is something that makes my heart sore and sad and at times in an agony, that those who have great light and knowledge should abuse the mercies of God. …
Ere long there will be a sudden change in God’s dealings. The Lord is pre-paring to visit the earth, for the iniquity of men is swelling to terrible propor-tions. “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the hearts of the sons of men are fully set in them to do evil.”…
The Lord is teaching men that there are limits to His forbearance. In fires, in floods, in earthquakes, in the fury of the great deep, in calamities by sea and by land, the warning is given that God’s Spirit will not always strive with men. The times in which we live are times of great depravity and crime of every degree. Why?—Because men whom God has blessed and favored have reduced His holy law to a dead letter, making void the law of God by the traditions and inventions of the man of sin. (Manuscript 127, November 22, 1897)
God is longsuffering and full of mercy, but He will “by no means clear the guilty” (Exodus 34:7). Use the time we are given by a loving God to repent and put our houses in order. Don’t wait until it is too late. Christ is doing everything He can to wake us up. Let’s use the time we are given wisely.