Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

_______ June 22 ______

WE ARE THE FINAL WARNING

Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them. __Ezekiel 20:12__

The moral sight of these men is diseased; they do not feel their need of the heavenly anointing that they may discern spiritual things. … They will fall into deceptions and delusions that Satan has prepared as concealed nets to entangle the feet of those who think they can walk in their human wisdom without the special grace of Christ. …

In the last struggles of the great controversy, God has called us to aid in giving the final warning to the world. While the Christian world is honoring; a false sabbath, we are to show them its true character; it must be made plains’ to them that they are honoring a man-made institution in place of that which God sanctified. Every rival to God must be made to appear as an idol. Solemn is our responsibility.

The people of the world will try to induce us to soften our message, to sup-press one of its more distinctive features. They say, “Why do you in your teach-ing make the seventh-day Sabbath so prominent? This seems to be always thrust before us; we should harmonize with you [if you] would [not] say so much on this point; … And there has been a disposition on the part of some of our workers to adopt this policy. (Manuscript 16, 1890)

Reflection:

I am bidden to warn you that deceptive sentiments are entertained, a false modesty and caution, a disposition to withhold the profession of our faith. Shall we permit the world to shape the message that God has given us to bear to them? Shall we for the sake of policy, betray a scared trust? (Manuscript 16, 1890)