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THE PROMISE  

Then the Lord said, “Simon, Simon, listen! Satan has demanded to have you to sift you as wheat.  But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have repented, strengthen your brothers.”
— Luke 22:31,32, MEV 
 

THE TESTIMONY 

By the death of Jesus Christ life and immortality are brought to light. What a hope we have! 
 
And with such a hope as this shall we cling to sin? Shall we not consent to be purified from every spot and stain? 
 
It is for us to search the Scriptures; for said Christ, “They are they which testify of me.” 
 
As we see the weakness of human nature, instead of trying to justify ourselves in wrongdoing, let us become more familiar with the word of God. It will strengthen our minds in the time of temptation. 
 
We must be fortifying our souls with the precious promises of Jesus. We are to avail ourselves of all the help God has provided for us...plead with God for his divine Spirit; for those who love Jesus take comfort in communion with him. 
 
Our Heavenly Father paid an infinite price that we might come to him; and if our past life has been full of sin, we can now repent and come to God. 
 
The promise is that all who repent and turn from their transgressions shall be forgiven. None need be discouraged because their past life has been marked with objectionable characters. 
 
Hear what the God of heaven says...“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” 
 
I am so grateful today that we have a living Saviour... Our hearts should be full of hope and joy, and we should be able to say with grateful tongues, Christ is risen, and is at the right hand of God to make intercession for us. 
 
He has carried his blood into the sanctuary, and will cleanse us from every sin.  
 
— Signs of the Times, August 29, 1892 
 

THE RESPONSE  

Become more familiar with the word of God to strengthen your mind. 
 
Fortify your soul with the precious promises of Jesus. Avail yourself of all the help God has provided.
 
Plead with God for His divine Spirit, take comfort in communion with Him. 
 
Gratefully say, Christ is risen and is at the right hand of God to make intercession for me. He has carried His blood into the sanctuary and will cleanse me from every sin. 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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