Workers with God




As workers together with God, we ask you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: “In an acceptable time I have listened to you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Look, now is the accepted time; look, now is the day of salvation.

— 2 Cor 6:1,2, MEV 



Every eye in the unfallen universe is bent upon those who profess to be Christ’s followers. Here, in this atom of a world, an earnest warfare is going on,—a battle in which Christ, our substitute and surety, has engaged in our behalf, and conquered. 

Human influence, deriving its efficiency from heaven, is God’s instrumentality through which the gospel is to be diffused, and its transforming effects revealed. We are to influence one another for good, keeping the Lord ever before us, working with the unseen world in view. 

“I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” Not in the closet alone is perfection of character reached, nor solely in the public assembly; it should be our first work to seek the Lord with humble hearts, to learn his way; then we are to take him with us into the public assembly. Thought and action, prayer and work, are all essential. “Ye are laborers together with God.” It is our privilege to be so closely connected with God that we shall know his will. 

There are many souls who are starving for the bread of life. You may not know where to find them; but Jesus knows, and he will lead them into the light... You must walk humbly with God. Let him work; let him lead you. Consecrate yourselves to him daily, as workers, and submit yourselves to the influence of his Holy Spirit. 

Let there be in every church, well-organized companies of workers to labor in the vicinity of that church. Put self behind you, and let Christ go before as your life and power... Let all our churches be active, zealous, filled will enthusiasm by the Spirit and power of God. It is the intelligent use of the means, the capabilities, the powers, given you by God, consecrated to his service, that will tell in the communities where you may labor. 

We need to regard the Lord Jesus as our personal Saviour. When we do this, we shall, by the grace of Christ, make simple, tender, earnest personal appeals to those who are not Christians. 

The Review and Herald, September 29, 1891 



Influence one another for good, keeping the Lord ever before you work with the unseen world in view. 

Make it your first work to seek the Lord with a humble heart to learn His way; then take Him with you into the public assembly.

Ask God to lead you. Daily consecrate yourself to Him and submit yourself to the influence of His Holy Spirit. 

Put self behind you and let Christ go before as your life and power. Be active, zealous, filled will enthusiasm by the Spirit and power of God.





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