_______ February 28______
STEADFAST TO THE END
For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end__Hebrews 3:14__
Before the Son of Man appears in the clouds of heaven, everything in na¬ture will be convulsed. Lightning from heaven, uniting with the fire in the earth, will cause the mountains to burn like a furnace and pour out their floods of lava over villages and cities. Molten masses of rock, thrown into the water by the upheaval of things hidden in the earth, will cause the water to boil, and send forth rocks and earth. There will be mighty earthquakes and great destruction of human life. But as in the days of the great deluge Noah was pre-served in the ark that God had prepared for Him, so in these days of destruction and calamity, God will be the refuge of His believing ones. …
There is a work to be done at this time by those who believe that we are living in the closing days of this earth’s history. Light must be imparted to those who are in darkness. The truths of the Word of God must be brought in straight, clear lines to the people, whether they will receive or whether they will reject them. “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.” Here is represented a class of workers who will not fail nor become discouraged in their work. …
We are warned that in these last days satanic influences will work with such power that if it were possible they would deceive even the very elect. But living amid these opposing forces, we may through the exercise of faith and prayer, call to our side a retinue of heavenly angels, who will guard us from every corrupt¬ing influence. The worker who makes the Word of God his guide, will walk in the light of the Lord, and be safe. (Letter 258, August 16, 1907)
In these last days, it is time to hold on to God and His Word. Don’t give up! For we become partakers of Christ IF we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfastly to the end.