Doing the Works of God 

 

 

THE PROMISE  

Then they asked Him, “What shall we do that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”

— John 6:28, 29, MEV

 

THE TESTIMONY  

Do you ask what you must do in order to work the works of God? This is the answer: “This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he has sent.” Believe in Christ as your personal Saviour, and abide in him, and he will abide in you. 

Work the works of God, and demonstrate your faith in your Saviour by toiling for others. O that young and old were thoroughly converted to God, and would take up the duty that lies next them, and work as they have opportunity, becoming laborers together with God! 

“Without me,” Christ says, “ye can do nothing.” Then be sure to open the heart to Jesus. Let simple prayer go up from your heart to God, pleading that you may not fail to appreciate his promises, and to understand the conditions upon which salvation is given. Plead this, not only for your own satisfaction, but that you may make the way of salvation plain to those that are in darkness. We must approach unto God with the simplicity of a little child, and present to him his pledged word. Educating the soul to the simplicity of faith, will be the very discipline best suited to the work we shall be called upon to do for those who are in the world, without God or hope. The minds of the worldly are dull of comprehension regarding spiritual things, and it will call for simplicity to deal with them, and teach them of the blessings that those may have who daily follow the Lamb of God whithersoever he goeth. The truth will need to be presented and made as simple as the A-B-C of the alphabet is made to the primary pupil. Take the simplest truth, bringing Christ before the mind, and angels will cooperate with you in making the impression upon the honest inquirer. 

You are to be the agent through whom God will speak to the soul. Precious things will be brought to your remembrance, and with a heart overflowing with the love of Jesus, you will speak words of vital interest and import… God will make them a healing flood of heavenly influence, awakening conviction and desire, and Jesus will add his intercession to your prayers, and claim for the sinner the gift of the Holy Spirit, and pour it upon his soul. 

— Youth Instructor, May 4, 1893 

 

THE RESPONSE  

Dear Lord, apart from You I can do nothing. I open my heart to You, praying that I may understand the promises and become a laborer together with You. Let my heart overflow with the love of Jesus that I may make the way of salvation plain to those who are in darkness. Bring Your words to my remembrance that a healing flood of heavenly influence will fill their souls. Awaken conviction in their hearts. I claim for the gift of the Holy Spirit to be poured out upon their souls.  

 

 

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