Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
— Hebrews 7:25, NASB
The Lord has a people for whom he prays that they may be one with him as he is one with the Father. If we are, as Christians, doers of the word, we shall practice in our lives that for which Christ prayed; for by his Holy Spirit Jesus can bind heart to heart.
Shall not every soul who has light and truth now come before God in humility and with earnest prayer, that God may kindle a purer flame in our souls, and give us a higher, better love, a love pure and undefiled, a love for the truth as it is in Jesus, a respect and jealousy for the honor of God, and an intense desire for the salvation of our fellow-men?
We have no time for the indulgence of pride. We must keep the way of the Lord, and speak and act as standing in his sight, living by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God, that no strange fire shall mingle with that which is holy. Light and darkness cannot be mingled and harmonize... “If the Lord be God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.”
If you believe the word of God, submit your ways to its guidance in all things, even though your own inclinations are crossed. Believe the truth heartily.
Do not stand as many of you have done, apparently wavering between dependence upon the righteousness of Christ, and dependence upon your own righteousness. Deception has come upon some minds until they have thought that their own merits were of considerable value... The end is near! We have no time to halt between two opinions.
Let us rather tell of his goodness, and praise God with heart, with pen, and with voice.
— The Review and Herald, May 27, 1890
Come before God in humility that God may kindle a pure flame in your soul.
Earnestly pray that God may give you a higher, better love and an intense desire for the salvation of your fellow-men.
Believe the word of God, submit your ways to its guidance in all things.
Tell of God's goodness and praise Him with your heart and voice.
Therefore comfort one another and edify one another, even as you already do. —1 Thessalonians 5:11.