Faithful Service

 

 

THE PROMISE 

Of the angels He says: “He makes His angels spirits, and His servants a flame of fire.” Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to minister to those who will inherit salvation?
— Hebrews 1:7,14, MEV 

 

THE TESTIMONY 

None of our churches need be barren and unfruitful. But some of our brethren and sisters are in danger of starving to death spiritually even when they are constantly hearing the truth presented by our ministers; for they neglect to impart that which they receive. 
 
They did not seem to realize that they could gain spiritual strength by imparting to their neighbors and friends the light they had received. They had not learned of the blessing that comes to us from telling our fellow beings enslaved by appetite, of that divine power which will enable them to overcome the desire for every harmful indulgence. 
 
God...bestows rich gifts upon us in order that we may bestow them freely upon others. He keeps the heart flooded with the light of his presence, in order that we may reveal Christ to our fellow men. 
 
Let those who teach the truth, teach in simplicity. Let them not try to drive the truth home with a vim that will arouse antagonism. Let the voice express sympathy and tenderness. Christ’s voice was full of [pity]. 
 
By persevering effort we can cultivate the voice, ridding it of all harshness. Let us ask in faith for a converted voice, a converted tongue, and for Christlike sympathy and tenderness, that we may win souls to the truth we teach. 
 
Brethren, sisters, God invites us to unite with the angels in their ministry. Thus every one of us may become his helping hand. To fit us to do this work, he will strengthen our minds as verily as he strengthened the mind of Daniel. 
 
As we give to those in darkness the truths that have enlightened us, God will enable us to understand these truths still better. He will give us apt words to speak, communicating to us through the angel standing by our side. Let us pray for the faith that works by love and purifies the soul. Let us seek for living power from above, that we may indeed be laborers together with God. 
 
— The Review and Herald, November 11, 1902 

 

THE RESPONSE 

Gain spiritual strength by imparting to friends the light you receive. 
 
Ask in faith for a converted voice, a converted tongue and for Christlike sympathy and tenderness that wins souls to the truth. 
 
Unite with the angels in their ministry, become His helping hand.  
 
Pray for faith that works by love and purifies the soul. Seek for living power from above to be laborers together with God. 
 

 

 

 

 

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