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Beacon

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Re: The Desire of Ages--25--The Call by the Sea
« Reply #80 on: October 14, 2022, 08:17:23 PM »
"Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the mind that is devoted unreservedly to God develops harmoniously, and is strengthened to comprehend and fulfill the requirements of God."

"The weak, vacillating character becomes changed to one of strength and steadfastness."

 "Continual devotion establishes so close a relation between Jesus and His disciple that the Christian becomes like Him in mind and character."


"Through a connection with Christ he will have clearer and broader views."

"His discernment will be more penetrative, his judgment better balanced."


"He who longs to be of service to Christ is so quickened by the life-giving power of the Sun of Righteousness that he is enabled to bear much fruit to the glory of God."

Lord Jesus...I pray that...By Your Holy Spirit, You will enable me to be a true Fisher of Men!!

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Would you be free from your burden of sin?
  There’s power in the blood, power in the blood;
Would you o’er evil a victory win?
  There’s wonderful power in the blood.
    There is power, power, wonder-working power,
  In the blood of the Lamb;
There is power, power, wonder-working power,
    In the precious blood of the Lamb.
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Would you be free from your passion and pride?
  There’s power in the blood, power in the blood;
Come for a cleansing to Calvary’s tide,
  There’s wonderful power in the blood.
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Would you be whiter, much whiter than snow?
  There’s power in the blood, power in the blood;
Sin-stains are lost in its life-giving flow,
  There’s wonderful power in the blood.
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Would you do service for Jesus your King?
  There’s power in the blood, power in the blood;
Would you live daily His praises to sing?
  There’s wonderful power in the blood.

Lyrics & Music by Lewis Ellis Jones (1865-1936)

Look up and listen for the shout.

Richard Myers

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Re: The Desire of Ages--25--The Call by the Sea
« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2022, 04:44:12 AM »
Amen dear Brother!!  There is indeed power in the blood. How does this work? When the sinner brought his innocent lamb and ran the knife across his throat, he understood that the warm blood running across his hands pointed the suffering and death of Jesus. That warm blood was to be the point of self surrender as the sinner understood Jesus would die because of his sins. That warm blood was understood to be the blood of Jesus on account of our sins. Such love for us while we were yet sinners.

   Jesus chose unlearned fishermen because they had not been schooled in the traditions and erroneous customs of their time. They were men of native ability, and they were humble and teachable,--men whom He could educate for His work. In the common walks of life there is many a man patiently treading the round of daily toil, unconscious that he possesses powers which, if called into action, would raise him to an equality with the world's most honored men. The touch of a skillful hand is needed to arouse those dormant faculties. It was such men that Jesus called to be His colaborers; and He gave them the advantage of association with Himself. Never had the world's great men such a teacher. When the disciples came forth from the Saviour's training, they were no longer ignorant and uncultured. They had become like Him in mind and character, and men took knowledge of them that they had been with Jesus. 


Amen!! We too will become like Jesus in "mind and character" if we will learn of Him who gave all that we might live.
Jesus receives His reward when we reflect His character, the fruits of the Spirit......We deny Jesus His reward when we do not.

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Re: The Desire of Ages--25--The Call by the Sea
« Reply #82 on: October 15, 2022, 04:51:27 AM »
"In the apostles of our Lord there was nothing to bring glory to themselves. It was evident that the success of their labors was due only to God. The lives of these men, the characters they developed, and the mighty work that God wrought through them, are a testimony to what He will do for all who are teachable and obedient.  {DA 250.3}      He who loves Christ the most will do the greatest amount of good. There is no limit to the usefulness of one who, by putting self aside, makes room for the working of the Holy Spirit upon his heart, and lives a life wholly consecrated to God. If men will endure the necessary discipline, without complaining or fainting by the way, God will teach them hour by hour, and day by day. He longs to reveal His grace. If His people will remove the obstructions, He will pour forth the waters of salvation in abundant streams through the human channels. If men in humble life were encouraged to do all the good they could do, if restraining hands were not laid upon them to repress their zeal, there would be a hundred workers for Christ where now there is one."

We may look to Jesus for the same transformation that we witness in the disciples. God's power and desire to do the same for those who forsake all for Him is with us now and to the end. If any are holding back through fear or discouragement, look up and cling to Jesus just as Peter did when he realized his own unworthiness. Jesus takes the unpromising and makes them fishers of men. We may see and have the same experience if we too are teachable and obedient. Another amazing chapter to uplift the soul and bring courage to all.
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--25--The Call by the Sea
« Reply #83 on: October 15, 2022, 06:19:53 AM »
Amen, Brother Beacon, Brother Richard, and Sister Dorine!!

Happy Sabbath!! When we have Jesus living in us by surrendering fully to Him, what will take place in our lives?

"He who loves Christ the most will do the greatest amount of good. There is no limit to the usefulness of one who, by putting self aside, makes room for the working of the Holy Spirit upon his heart, and lives a life wholly consecrated to God. If men will endure the necessary discipline, without complaining or fainting by the way, God will teach them hour by hour, and day by day. He longs to reveal His grace. If His people will remove the obstructions, He will pour forth the waters of salvation in abundant streams through the human channels. If men in humble life were encouraged to do all the good they could do, if restraining hands were not laid upon them to repress their zeal, there would be a hundred workers for Christ where now there is one." {The Desire of Ages, page 250, paragraph 4}

Jesus will reveal through us all of the fruits of the Spirit without one missing as we are truly converted and yield fully to His divine grace! Christ in us the hope of glory will be blessing others through us as we grow in His love! Rejoicing in the Lord may be our continual experience of victory as we overcome in Him!
"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}