The 2023 Revival and Reformation daily devotional messages are from the book Lift Him Up
by Ellen. G. White.

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A Royal Name, October 4

If any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 1 Peter 4:16.

God has instructed me to say to His people, ministers and lay members, “Take your stand on higher ground. Move steadily onward and upward in the path that Jesus trod. Do not trust in your own opinions. Sanctification through the truth is your only safety.” The Lord God of Israel would have His people stand in His strength, and in His might, receiving to impart. He will uphold and sustain those who serve Him with mind and heart and strength.

We need to understand what it means to put on Christ, what it means to have an experimental knowledge of the grace of Christ, and a continually increasing faith.

Speaking of the mystery “which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God,” Paul says, “Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; and to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery ...: to the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be made known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.” Not only to those living in this world, but to the principalities and powers in heavenly places is the church on this earth to reveal the glory of God.

God chose from among the Gentiles a people for Himself, and gave to them the name of Christian. This is a royal name, given to those who join themselves to Christ.... Peter says: “If any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.” ...

O that God's people would take Him at His word, and lay hold of the wonderful treasure of knowledge opened to them! ...

We have before us the highest, holiest example. In thought, word, and deed Jesus was sinless. Perfection marked all that He did. He points us to the path that He trod, saying, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”

We have a perfect rule—the Word of the living God. This Word He has given us as our guide and counselor. The psalmist says, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” ...

Christians, those who are to represent God in the world, are not to seek for doctrines that are new and strange. They are not to pry into the mysteries of the future life. Their part is to make their life in this world such as God can approve (The Review and Herald, April 26, 1906).

Christ Glorified in His People, October 3

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33.

Christ did not fail, neither was He discouraged, and His followers are to manifest a faith of the same…


​ Laborers With Him, October 2

Ye are the light of the world. Matthew 5:14.

Our Lord designed that His church should reflect to the world the fullness and sufficiency that we find in Him. We are constantly receiving of God's bounty, and by imparting of the same we are to represent to the world the love…


The Head of the Church, October 1

He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first born from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Colossians 1:18.

Since His ascension Christ has carried forward His work on the earth by chosen ambassadors, through whom He speaks…


The True, the Frank, the Honest, September 30

Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelation 2:10.

God's all-seeing eye notes the defects of all and the ruling passion of each, yet He bears with our mistakes and pities our weakness. He bids His people cherish the same spirit of tenderness…


Personal Influence Is a Power, September 29

You are a garden fountain, a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon. Song of Solomon 4:15, NIV.

It is through personal contact and association that men are reached by the saving power of the gospel. They are not saved as masses, but as individuals. Personal influence…


Hezekiah Humbled Himself, September 28

Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Lord came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah. 2 Chronicles 32:26.

Filled with remorse, “Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart.” ... But…


​Words Are an Index, September 27

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things. Matthew 12:35.

Your words are an index of your character.... Here we see the importance of carefulness in the employment of speech. This talent is a great power for good when it is used aright....…


In Harmony With Christ, September 26

We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. 2 Corinthians 6:1.

All heaven is interested in the work going on in this world, which is to prepare men and women for the future, immortal life. It is God's plan that human…


True Humility, September 25

God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty ... that no flesh should glory in his presence. 1 Corinthians 1:27-29.

After the ascension of Jesus, doctors, lawyers, priests, rulers, scribes, and theologians listened with astonishment…


The Sanctifying Power of the Truth, September 24

For their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. John 17:19.

Continual application will accomplish for man what nothing else can. Those who are never content without the consciousness that they are growing every day will truly make…


Firm Reliance on Christ, September 23

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13.

At times a deep sense of our unworthiness will send a thrill of terror through the soul; but this is no evidence that God has changed…


The Power of God's Love, September 22

Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. Job 22:21.

Said Jesus: “The Father himself loveth you.” If our faith is fixed upon God, through Christ, it will prove “as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth…


The Plan of Redemption a Gift, September 21

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3.

“God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together…


Christ Has Promised Us Rest, September 20

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28.

Jesus invites the weary and care-laden sons and daughters of Adam to come to Him, and lay on Him their heavy burdens. But many who hear this invitation, while sighing for rest,…


Hid With Christ in God, September 19

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Psalm 92:12.

See the weary traveler toiling over the hot sand of the desert, with no shelter to protect him from the rays of the tropical sun. His water supply fails, and he has nothing…


Spiritual Development Through Service, September 18

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:38.

Those who give their lives to Christlike ministry…


Fruit Bearing, September 17

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater. Isaiah 55:10.

Christ is seeking to reproduce Himself in the hearts of men;…


Minds Filled With God's Promises, September 16

With the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:10.

According to this, there is something to believe, also something to confess. The heart must first accept the truth as it is in Jesus. This is the foundation of true religion. Conviction of sin then begins to be felt; the sin-sick soul, feeling his need of a physician, comes to Jesus of Nazareth…


Body and Mind Inseparable, September 15

If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:17.

One of the strongest temptations that man has to meet is upon the point of appetite. Between the mind and the body there is a mysterious and…


Moral Powers to Be Tested, September 14

Our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace. Psalm 144:12, NIV.

The disposition and habits of youth will be very likely to be manifested in mature manhood. You may bend a young tree into almost…


Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Development, September 13

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6.

It is the nicest work ever assumed by men and women to deal with youthful minds. The greatest care should be taken in the education of youth to so vary the manner of instruction…


Salvation of Children, September 12

Even a child makes himself known by his acts, whether what he does is pure and right. Proverbs 20:11, RSV.

Much study and earnest prayer for heavenly wisdom are needed to know how to deal with youthful minds, for very much depends upon the direction parents give to the minds…


Conformity to the Will of God, September 11

A gracious woman retaineth honour. Proverbs 11:16.

You may never be called to do a work which will bring you before the public. But all the work we do that is necessary to be done, be it washing dishes, setting tables, waiting upon the sick, cooking, or washing, is of moral…


Be Strong in His Grace, September 10

Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:1, 2.

The lessons contained in the words of Paul…