Therefore, He is always able to save those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them.
— Hebrews 7:25, HCSB
Do not listen to the enemy’s suggestion to stay away from Christ until you have made yourself better, until you are good enough to come to God. If you wait till then, you will never come... It is today that you are to yield to the drawing power of Christ, and come to him as you are. He will continue to draw you as you come, until every thought shall be brought into captivity to him. When the enemy seeks to keep you from your Saviour, tell him that Jesus has said, “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” And why does Christ draw you to himself?—It is that he may make you more precious than the golden wedge of Ophir. One soul is of more worth to Jesus than the whole world.
The moment we separate from Jesus, the enemy knows it, and he begins to cast his shadow across our pathway, that we may lose sight of Jesus. Satan presents his specious temptations, that we may fall into sin, and then when we yield to his allurements, he has more power over us, and will keep the mind in darkness. Oh, let the tempted soul rise up, and in the strength of Jesus say: “I will have no more connection with the enemy. I stand under the blood-stained banner of the Prince Emmanuel.”
Heaven is all ready to receive those who would see Jesus. And now let us come to him, asking for the very things we need, believing that we shall receive them. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Let us elevate our souls by faith in Christ, for he alone can cleanse us from sin, and purify us from all unrighteousness. Without him we can do nothing. Let us be true to God; let us pray that the Holy Spirit may be poured out upon us. The Lord has said, “Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.” The Holy Spirit is the gift of God; will we take it? Will we say, “I will place my hand in the hand of Jesus; I have no power, no merit, of my own”?
“Nothing in my hand I bring, Simply to thy cross I cling.”
— Signs of the Times, April 11, 1892
Today yield to the drawing power of Christ and come to Him as you are.
Rise up in the strength of Jesus and say: “I will have no more connection with the enemy. I stand under the blood-stained banner of the Prince Emmanuel.”
Come to Him asking for the very things you need, believe you will receive them.
Be true to God, pray that the Holy Spirit may be poured out on you. Say, “I will place my hand in the hand of Jesus; I have no power, no merit, of my own.”