Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

_______ Jul 4 ______

WHERE WILL YOU STAND?

 

If it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD __Joshua 24:15__

If any man refuses to co-operate with Him and will not work according to God’s order, then he will be laid aside, and another will be chosen in his place. God accepts the willing and obedient to do His work, which, wrought through Christ in righteousness, will be as enduring as eternity. Such work will be most precious and will be laid upon the foundation, not as wood, hay, or stubble, but as gold, silver, and precious stones, and it will stand in the great conflagration that is to try every man’s work, of what sort it is. …

God is teaching, leading, and guiding His people that they may teach, lead, and guide others. There will be, among the remnant of these last days, as there were with ancient Israel, those who wish to move independently, who are not willing to submit to the teachings of the Spirit of God and who will not listen to advice or counsel. Let such ever bear in mind that God has a church upon the earth to which He has delegated power. Men will want to follow their own independent judgment, despising counsel and reproof; but just as surely as they do this, they will depart from the faith and disaster and the ruin of souls will follow.

Those who rally now to support and build up the truth of God are ranging themselves on one side, standing united in heart, mind, and voice in defense of the truth, while those who do not labor in harmony of purpose and action, Who choose their own unsanctified judgment as perfection of action, are ranging themselves on the side of Satan and are defending his cause. Satan will become their leader, and they will join him in his constant endeavors to tear down that Which God is building up. (Letter 33a, March 21, 1888)

Reflection:

The time of trouble will not only be physical, but it will also be mental and spiritual. Our minds will be troubled; we will all have to choose. Choose for God and stand on His side. No choice is to choose the side of Satan. Choose wisely; eternal life is on the line.

God is teaching, leading, and guiding His people that they may teach, lead, and guide others. There will be, among the remnant of these last days, as there were with ancient Israel, those who wish to move independently, who are not willing to submit to the teachings of the Spirit of God and who will not listen to advice or counsel. Let such ever bear in mind that God has a church upon the earth to which He has delegated power. Men will want to follow their own independent judgment, despising counsel and reproof; but just as surely as they do this, they will depart from the faith and disaster and the ruin of souls will follow.

Those who rally now to support and build up the truth of God are ranging themselves on one side, standing united in heart, mind, and voice in defense of the truth, while those who do not labor in harmony of purpose and action, Who choose their own unsanctified judgment as perfection of action, are ranging themselves on the side of Satan and are defending his cause. Satan will become their leader, and they will join him in his constant endeavors to tear down that Which God is building up. (Letter 33a, March 21, 1888)

Reflection:

The time of trouble will not only be physical, but it will also be mental and spiritual. Our minds will be troubled; we will all have to choose. Choose for God and stand on His side. No choice is to choose the side of Satan. Choose wisely; eternal life is on the line.