Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

_______ February 17 ______

UNDER WHOSE BANNER DO YOU STAND?

 

Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to oh you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to 4-Y, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

__Romans 6:16 “eath, __

One thing is certain. Those Seventh-day Adventists who take their stand under Satan’s banner will first give up their faith in the warnings are reproofs contained in the Testimonies of God’s Spirit. …

 

Some who are now voicing Satan’s suggestions will come to their sense. There are those in important positions of trust who do not understand the truth for this time. To them the message must be given. If they receive it, Christ will accept them and will make them workers together with Him. But if they refuse to hear the message, they will take their stand under the black banner of the Prince of darkness. (Letter 156, July 2Z 1903)

Men will exalt and rigidly enforce laws that are in direct opposition toil, law of God. Though zealous in enforcing their own commandments, they Ivi turn away from a plain “Thus saith the Lord.” Exalting a spurious rest day, the will seek to force men to dishonor the law of Jehovah, the transcript of His chat. acter. Though innocent of wrongdoing, the servants of God will be given overt suffer humiliation and abuse at the hands of those, who, inspired by Satan, are filled with envy and religious bigotry. …

When Christ suffered for the human race, He felt neither remorse, clew or hatred. Far different will be the feelings of the sinner who has not availed himself of Christ’s atoning sacrifice. Too late, he will realize what he has lv by refusing to accept the salvation of God. His heart will then be filled with r agony of remorse and despair, even though still fired by satanic hatred again God. (Manuscript 87, August 11, 1903)

Reflection:

Read how to Peter, in prison and condemned to death, God’s angel appeared;…read of that scene on the sea, when the tempest-tossed soldiers and seamen, worn with labor and watching and long fasting, Paul the prisoner, on his way to trial and execution, spoke those grand words of courage and hope: “Be of good cheer; for the shall be no loss of any man’s life among you.

These things were not written merely that we might read and wonder, but that the same faith which wrought in God’s servant of old might work in us. In no less marked a manner than He work now wherever there are hearts of faith to be channels of His power. (Education, 256)