Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
— Hebrews 10:23, NASB
Jesus is saying, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him...” But many have so much rubbish piled up at the door of the heart that they cannot admit Jesus... All this must be taken away, before they can open the door and welcome the Saviour in.
How precious is the promise, “I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Oh, the love, the wondrous love of God! After all our lukewarmness and sins he says, Return unto me, and I will return unto thee, and will heal all thy backslidings.
Enduring faith has been dying away. It must be revived in the hearts of God’s people. They must claim the blessing. Faith, living faith, always leads upward to God and glory; unbelief, downward to darkness and death.
Jesus our example was much in prayer; and oh, how earnest, how fervent were his petitions! If he, the beloved Son of God, was moved to such earnestness, such agony, in our behalf, how much more need that we, who are dependent upon Heaven for all our strength, have our whole souls stirred to wrestle with God.
We should not be satisfied until every known sin is confessed, then it is our privilege and duty to believe that God accepts us.
Morning and evening we should obtain the victory for ourselves... We must take time to pray, and as we pray, believe that God hears us.
“Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.” We must trust the promises of the Lord, trust God in darkness; that is the time to have faith. But many let feeling govern them. They look for worthiness in themselves when they do not feel comforted by the Spirit of God; and they despair because they cannot find it. They do not trust enough in Jesus, precious Jesus.
It is the worthiness of Christ that must save us, his blood that must cleanse us. But we have efforts to make. We must do what we can, be zealous and repent, then believe that God accepts us.
— The Review and Herald, September 4, 1883
Take away the rubbish piled up at the door of the heart to open the door and welcome the Savior in.
Do not rest satisfied until every known sin is confessed, it is your privilege to believe that God accepts you.
Morning and evening obtain the victory for yourself. Take time to pray and believe that God hears you.
Trust in the promises of the Lord. Trust God and have faith in darkness, do not let feelings govern you. Trust in Jesus, precious Jesus.