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Re: The Desire of Ages--69--On the Mount of Olives
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2018, 07:31:47 AM »
I thank God this morning for the wealth of information He has given to us to protect us from Satan's delusions. Because the counterfeit lays so close to the truth it will be impossible to tell the difference except by reading, studying, believing and obeying His word. This chapter stirs many emotions in me. After reading so much of the warnings of the evil that is in the world and the professed Christian world I am revived by these statements.....

"When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

"In the prophecy of Jerusalem's destruction Christ said, "Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."

"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."

Rev. 22:20 "He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press  toward the mark. Phil. 3:13,14

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Re: The Desire of Ages--69--On the Mount of Olives
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2018, 10:52:35 AM »
Amen, Richard and Dorine! Jesus is coming again so soon, and we can hasten His return by living a life fully awake--not falling into the carnal temptations that pull us from the reality of the spiritual world that is all around us. Angels are right by our side. Jesus is ministering for us in the heavenly sanctuary. The Holy Spirit gives each truly converted soul (fully surrendered to Christ, as manifest in bearing all of the fruits of the Spirit without one missing) power to live in Christ above the clamors of the fallen nature, to be kept from sinning. This is faith working by love.

We see so many we love and know around us who are "asleep." We can help them only as we personally remain wide awake, alert and in prayer for their salvation!

"The world, full of rioting, full of godless pleasure, is asleep, asleep in carnal security. Men are putting afar off the coming of the Lord. They laugh at warnings. The proud boast is made, 'All things continue as they were from the beginning.' 'Tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.' 2 Peter 3:4; Isaiah 56:12. We will go deeper into pleasure loving. But Christ says, 'Behold, I come as a thief.' Revelation 16:15. At the very time when the world is asking in scorn, "Where is the promise of His coming?" the signs are fulfilling. While they cry, 'Peace and safety,' sudden destruction is coming. When the scorner, the rejecter of truth, has become presumptuous; when the routine of work in the various money-making lines is carried on without regard to principle; when the student is eagerly seeking knowledge of everything but his Bible, Christ comes as a thief." {The Desire of Ages, page 635, paragraph 3}

I choose Jesus today anew. May we each realize our continual need of Jesus, who has power to keep us from the alluring deceptions and errors, the engrossing sins that are so pervasive, that our lives may be preserved in holiness to God for His purpose of glorifying His name!
"When we live by faith on the Son of God, the fruits of the Spirit will be seen in our lives; not one will be missing." {The Desire of Ages, 676.4}