Through the years, God has given revelations of His will for His people through those with the gift of prophecy. “Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants through the prophets” (Amos 3:7). The gift of prophecy was active in the ministry of Ellen White, one of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist church. Her book The Desire of Ages has been acclaimed as one of the mo
st spiritual treatises ever written on the life of Christ. Her works clearly portray Christ as fully God and fully man. Below is one of her powerful statements on the merciful character of God:
“The heart of God yearns over His earthly children with a love stronger than death. In giving up His Son, He has poured out to us all heaven in one gift. The Saviour’s life and death and intercession, the ministry of angels, the pleading of the Spirit, the Father working above and through all, the unceasing interest of heavenly beings,–all are enlisted in behalf of man’s redemption.
Oh, let us contemplate the amazing sacrifice that has been made for us! Let us try to appreciate the labor and energy that Heaven is expending to reclaim the lost, and bring them back to the Father’s house. Motives stronger, and agencies more powerful, could never be brought into operation; the exceeding rewards for right-doing, the enjoyment of heaven, the society of the angels, the communion and love of God and His Son, the elevation and extension of all our powers throughout eternal ages–are these not mighty incentives and encouragements to urge us to give the heart’s loving service to our Creator and Redeemer?” (STC, p 21)
I invite you to join me tomorrow morning for a study of the Testimony of Jesus Christ – the Spirit of Prophecy.
PHOTOS. Here are a couple of photos from last week’s baptism. What a wonderful Sabbath morning it was!
Please note that tomorrow, October 31st, the second service will be held in the fellowship hall due to participation of the OAKS band.
Happy Sabbath to you,