We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ. It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.
— 2 Corinthians 3:4,5, NLT
The Spirit is poured out upon all who will yield to its promptings, and...declare the truth with the might of the Spirit’s power. Multitudes will receive the faith and join the armies of the Lord.
Now is the time for earnest wrestling with God. Our voices should join with the Saviour’s in that wonderful prayer: “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” Let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Many may ask, “Who is sufficient for these things?” The responsibility rests upon every individual. “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.”
Those who know the truth are to be worked by the Holy Spirit, and not themselves to try to work the Spirit.
Let all remember that the Holy Spirit is molding and fashioning the human agent in the divine similitude. The life that is hid with Christ in God is revealed through men. We are now living in the closing scenes of this world’s history. Let men tremble with the sense of the responsibility of knowing the truth. The ends of the world are come. Proper consideration of these things will lead all to make an entire consecration of all that they have and are to their God.
The eye should not be so constantly looking to man, studying the plans which men devise; but rather seeking for a knowledge of the plans which are determined by the Source of all wisdom. Then there will be no danger of having plans for work contaminated by flowing through impure human channels. Look to God; pray to God; wait and watch and pray to God; work for God. The weighty obligation of warning a world of its coming doom is upon us.
If we have ever importuned God, wrestling for his blessing as did Jacob, let it be now. God calls to the church to arise and clothe herself with the garments of Christ’s righteousness. Crowns, immortal crowns, are to be won. The kingdom of heaven is to be gained. A world, perishing in sin, is to be enlightened.
— The Review and Herald, July 23, 1895
Yield to the promptings of the Spirit and declare the truth with the might of the Spirit’s power.
Earnestly wrestle with God. Join in the Savior’s wonderful prayer, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth as it is in heaven.”
Seek the Holy Spirit’s molding and fashioning in the divine likeness and make an entire consecration of all you have and are to God.
Implore God wrestlIng for His blessing. Pray that the church will arise and clothe herself with the garments of Christ’s righteousness.