For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
— 2 Corinthians 4:6, ESV
In such rich measure has light been given to God’s people that Christ is justified in telling them that they are to be the light of the world.
Who will now consecrate themselves to the service of the Lord? Who will now pledge themselves not to affiliate with the world, but to come out from the world and be separate, refusing to pollute the soul with the worldly schemes and practices that have been keeping the church under the enemy’s influence?
Shall we not wrestle with God in prayer, asking for the Holy Spirit to come into every heart?... We need the breath of the divine life breathed into us. We are to be channels through which the Lord can send light and grace to the world.
Backsliders are to be reclaimed. We are to put away our sins, by confession and repentance humbling our proud hearts before God. Floods of spiritual power are to be poured forth upon those prepared to receive it.
My dear brethren and sisters, I speak to you in words of love and tenderness. Arouse and consecrate yourselves unreservedly to the work of giving the light of truth for this time to those in darkness.
Catch the spirit of the great Master Worker. Learn from the Friend of sinners how to minister to sin-sick souls... Christ’s example is to inspire us to put forth unceasing effort for the good of others.
God calls upon every church member to enter His service. Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted to others, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Everyone must learn to work and to stand in his place as a burden bearer.
Every addition to the church should be one more agency for the carrying out of the great plan of redemption. The entire church, acting as one, blending in perfect union, is to be a living, active missionary agency, moved and controlled by the Holy Spirit.
This work can be accomplished only by the whole church acting their part under the guidance and in the power of Christ.
— Testimonies for the Church Volume 8, p. 45–47
Consecrate yourself to the service of the Lord. Pledge yourself to come out from the world and be separate.
Ask for the Holy Spirit to come into your heart, be a channel which the Lord can send light and grace to the world.
Put away your sins by confession and repentance humbling your heart before God. Prepare to receive floods of spiritual power.
Learn from the Friend of sinners how to minister to sin-sick souls. Put forth unceasing effort for the good of others.