I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. Ezekiel 34:26.
Everyone who has to deal with others should make their case his own; for just as we deal with others will God deal with us. We are treating Christ as we treat His children; for He is represented in the person of His saints. The truth of God must sanctify the soul, refine and elevate the character, and we must obtain the heavenly mold, before we shall be fitted for the courts above.
Many are situated where they are brought in contact with believers in present truth, and with those who do not believe, and how important that all the lower lights should be trimmed and burning, that all may catch rays of light from the shining lamps of those who profess to be the followers of Christ. We need plenteous grace for this time of spiritual declension....
Have you, who have hired help, let your light shine to your workmen, that they, too, may be laborers together with God? God has given you precious privileges and advantages in sending you the light of His truth, and you are to improve these blessings, and let others share your mercies. What large missionary fields there are right around your homes, what opportunities every day for you to speak of the value of God’s promises.—The Signs of the Times, February 3, 1890.
There is a work for every Christian to do right at his own door, in his own neighborhood. But how many lose sight of eternal interests and are completely swallowed up in their temporal affairs. There is no necessity for this, for Jesus says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Make your own and your neighbor’s eternal welfare the first and most important consideration. Your neighbors have souls to save or to lose, and God expects those to whom He has given the light to make decided, interested efforts for others. They must remember the holy claims of the truth in every transaction of life. Let believers and unbelievers see in the life of those who claim to have a knowledge of advanced truth a steady, clear, strong light shining forth in zeal, in devotion, in nobility of character, in their dealings with men. Then the Lord will deal bountifully with you, His servants....
Suppose that you let your light shine, and through your devotion to the cause of God, a few others are led to consecrate their service to Him; then they will be a blessing to still others that you could not reach by your personal influence. The Lord says, “I will make ... the places round about ... a blessing.” Your light is to be far-reaching.—The Signs of the Times, February 10, 1890.
Do you long to be among the 144,000? We are living in the final day of atonement. Today is the day to be searching our hearts and asking God to remove anything that may separate us from Him. Jesus is still ministering His grace for us in the heavenly sanctuary. But there are sins of ignorance which Jesus must bring to our awareness before He ceases His intercessory work. We must come to the place where we are in complete agreement with God on every issue that the Holy Spirit brings to our attention. Through this cleansing prayer, our sins will be removed from the books of record in heaven as well as from our minds and hearts.
In this inspiring episode, Taj Pacleb takes us once again into the ocean, below the surface of the black night, to see giant Manta Rays dancing in the light! Considered by many as the best night dive in the world, this short video shares breathtaking views as well as powerful spiritual lessons of what it means to live in the Light! The Bible says, "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." (John 8:12)
Do you ever feel discouraged or lonely, wondering if God cares, if He really understands, or hears your prayers? It's time to put all doubt aside as you read this beautiful "love letter" from your Heavenly Father. Pulled directly from the passages of Scripture, this PDF download is one that you may want to print up and keep in your Bible to read often. Never forget, no matter what happens in your life, God loves you! And His love never changes!