Now thanks be to God who always causes us to triumph in Christ and through us reveals the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
— 2 Corinthians 2:14, MEV
When our workers realize as they should the importance of the times in which we live, there will be seen a determined purpose to be on the Lord’s side, and they will become in truth laborers together with God. When they consecrate heart and soul to the service of God, they will find that an experience deeper than any they have yet obtained is essential if they would triumph over all sin.
Let his love take possession of mind and heart. Guard against becoming overwearied, care-worn, depressed. Bear an uplifting testimony. Turn your eyes away from that which is dark and discouraging, and behold Jesus, our great Leader, under whose watchful supervision the cause of present truth, to which we are giving our lives and our all, is destined to triumph gloriously.
O, let it be seen, my brethren, that Jesus is abiding in the heart, sustaining, strengthening, comforting! It is your privilege to be endowed, from day to day, with a rich measure of his Holy Spirit, and to have broadened views of the importance and scope of the message we are proclaiming to the world. The Lord is willing to reveal to you wondrous things out of his law. Wait before him with humility of heart. Pray most earnestly for an understanding of the times in which we live, for a fuller conception of his purpose, and for increased efficiency in soul-saving.
Men of clear understanding are needed now. God calls upon those who are willing to be controlled by the Holy Spirit to lead out in a work of thorough reformation. I see a crisis before us, and the Lord calls for his laborers to come into line. Every soul should now stand in a position of deeper, truer consecration to God.
I have strong faith in the workers throughout the field, and believe that as they meet together and humble themselves before the Lord and consecrate themselves anew to his service, they will be enabled to do his will...by earnestly seeking the Lord at this time, and by submitting their wills wholly to the will of God.
— The Review and Herald, May 29, 1913
Consecrate your heart and soul to the service of God. Let His love take possession of your mind and heart.
Pray most earnestly for an understanding of the times in which we live, for a fuller conception of His purpose and for increased efficiency in soul-saving.
Be willing to be controlled by the Holy Spirit to lead out in a work of thorough reformation.
Meet together, humble yourselves before the Lord and consecrate yourselves anew to His service. Submit your wills wholly to the will of God.