Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

_______ JUNE 14 ______

THE LAST MESSAGE

 

Know this, that in the last days perilous times will come __Revelation 18:4__

From those who have rejected truth, the light of God has departed. They did not heed the message of the True Witness, “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” [Revelation 3:18, message will do its work, and a people will be prepared to stand without fault before God. …

Prophecy has been fulfilling, line upon line. The more firmly we stand un.. der the banner of the third angel’s message, the more clearly shall we understand the prophecy of Daniel, for the Revelation is the supplement of Daniel. The more fully we accept the light presented by the Holy Spirit through the consecrated servants of God, the deeper and surer, even as the eternal throne, will appear the truths of ancient prophecy; we shall be assured that men of God spake as they were moved upon by the Holy Ghost. Men must themselves be under the influ¬ence of the Holy Spirit in order to understand the Spirit’s utterances through the prophets. These messages were given, not for those that uttered the prophecies, but for us who are living amid the scenes of their fulfillment. (Manuscript 32, December 6, 1896)

While this message is sounding, while the proclamation of truth is doing its separating work, we as faithful sentinels of God are to discern what our real position is. We are not to confederate with worldlings, lest we become imbued with their spirit, lest our spiritual discernment become confused, and we view those who have the truth and bear the message of the Lord from the standpoint of the professed Christian churches. (Letter 86a, May 16, 1893)

Reflection:

The state of corruption and apostasy that in the last days would ieix_ist, in the religious world, was presented to the prophet John in the vision of Babylon, days great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” Revelation 17:18. … As in the day! of Noah and Lot, there must be a marked separation from sin and sinners. There can ev: no compromise between God and the world, no turning back to secure earthly treasures; “Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24. (Patriarchs and Prophets, lb/)