We Shall Find That We Must Let Loose Of All Hands Except The Hand Of Jesus Christ

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One Of The Things That Make The Cup More Bitter To Drink Is Persecution, Suffering For His Sake. All Shall Hate You And Despise You For Christ Sake. We Are Not Alone In This Conflict. Christ Is With Us. God Help Us In This Agony And Strengthen Us To Drink The Bitter Cup.

We shall find that we must let loose of all hands except the hand of Jesus Christ. Friends will prove treacherous and will betray us.Relatives, deceived by the enemy, will think they do God service in opposing us and putting forth the utmost efforts to bring us into hard places, hoping we will deny our faith.But we may trust our hand in the hand of Christ amid darkness and peril.—Maranatha, 197 (1889). LDE 150.6

The only way in which men will be able to stand firm in the conflict is to be rooted and grounded in Christ.They must receive the truth as it is in Jesus. And it is only as the truth is presented thus that it can meet the wants of the soul. The preaching of Christ crucified, Christ our righteousness, is what satisfies the soul’s hunger. When we secure the interest of the people in this great central truth, faith and hope and courage come to the heart.—General Conference Daily Bulletin, January 28, 1893. LDE 151.1

Many, because of their faith, will be cut off from house and heritage here, but if they will give their hearts to Christ, receiving the message of His grace, and resting upon their Substitute and Surety, even the Son of God, they may still be filled with joy.—The Signs of the Times, June 2, 1898. LDE 151.2

Persecution Scatters God’s People

As enmity is aroused in various places against those who observe the Sabbath of the Lord, it may become necessary for God’s people to move from those places to places where they will not be so bitterly opposed.LDE 151.3

God does not require His children to remain where, by the course of wicked men, their influence is made of no effect and their lives endangered. When liberty and life are imperiled it is not merely our privilege, it is our positive duty to go to places where the people are willing to hear the Word of life and where the opportunities for preaching the Word will be more favorable.—Ms 26, 1904. LDE 151.4

The time is soon coming when God’s people, because of persecution, will be scattered in many countries.Those who have received an all-round education will have the advantage where they are.—Manuscript Releases 5:280 (1908). LDE 152.1

LDE: Last Day Events By Ellen G White

 


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