Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

[Peter’s] courageous defense appalled the Jewish leaders. They had sup¬posed that the disciples would be overcome with fear and confusion when brought before the Sanhedrin. But, instead, these witnesses spoke as Christ had spoken, with a convincing power that silenced their adversaries. (The Acts of the Apostles, 63-64)

 

_______ June 16 ______

HOLY BOLDNESS

 

What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. __Acts 4:16__

We know that now everything is at stake. The third angel’s message is to be at this time regarded as of the highest importance. It is a life and death question.

The eighteenth chapter of Revelation reveals the importance of presenting the truth in no measured terms, but with boldness and power. There must bein no toning down of the truth, no muffling of the message for this time. Satan has devised a state of things whereby the proclamation of the third angel’s message shall be bound about. We must beware of his plans and methods. The third angel’s message is to be strengthened and confirmed. …

This call is similar to the call made by the first and second angels. By the third angel the call is again repeated: “Come out of her, my people.”

Satan will so mingle his deceptions with truth that side issues will be creat-ed to turn the attention of the people from the great issue, the test to be brought upon the people of God in these last days. From the light that God has given me, I know that the gospel message for this time is being turned aside for … the work of preparing a people to stand amid the perils of the last days will never be done.

Tell the people that the Lord is coming in judgment, and that neither rulers nor kings, wealth nor influence, will be able to stand against or ward off the judgments soon to fall. …

There are only two parties upon the earth—those who stand under the bloodstained banner of Jesus Christ and those who stand under the black ban-ner of rebellion. (Letter 28, February 1Z 1900)

Reflection:

[Peter’s] courageous defense appalled the Jewish leaders. They had sup¬posed that the disciples would be overcome with fear and confusion when brought before the Sanhedrin. But, instead, these witnesses spoke as Christ had spoken, with a convincing power that silenced their adversaries. (The Acts of the Apostles, 63-64)