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NARROW WAY OR EASY WAY
Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say you, will seek to enter and will not be able.__Like 13:24 __
The attention of our churches must be aroused. We are standing upon the borders of the greatest event in the world’s history and Satan must not have Power over the people of God, causing them to sleep on. The Papacy will appear in its power. All must now arouse and search the Scriptures; for God will make known to His faithful ones what shall be in the last time. The word of the Lord is to come to His people in power.
The signs of the end are fast fulfilling. The time of trouble is very near us now. We are to be brought into strait places in a way in which we have not been brought heretofore. The time of trouble is near, and we are to awake to a realization of this. We are to be sure that our feet are in the narrow path.
We need an experience that we have not yet had, that we may have the assurance that the God of all grace is a very present help in time of need. The time of trouble-trouble such as was not since there was a nation-is right upon us, and we are like the sleeping virgins. We are to awake and ask the Lord Jesus to place underneath us His everlasting arms and carry us through the time of trial before us.
Let us turn our attention from unimportant things and give ourselves to God. We scarcely dream of the destroying angels that already are permitted to bring disaster and destruction in their path ….
How little we know of what is going on in heaven! What fearful indifference those on this earth show to eternal realities. Souls are unprepared for what is about to take place in our world; the warning must be given, the end of all things is at hand ….
The last message of mercy is to be given to prepare a people to stand in these last days. Everything is to be shaken that can be shaken, that those things that cannot be shaken may remain. (Letter 54, January 30, 1906)
The path which I have set before you, [Jesus] said, is narrow; the gate is difficult of entance; for the golden rule excludes all pride and self-seeking. There is, indeed, a wider road; but its end is destruction. If you would climb the path of spiritual life, you t constantly ascend; for it is an upward way. You must go with the few; for the multitude will choose the downward path. (Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, 138)