Selected Messages Book 3


Our Lives and the Final Preparation

God Will Try Us—Before giving us the baptism of the Holy Spirit, our heavenly Father will try us, to see if we can live without dishonoring Him.—Letter 22, 1902. 3SM 426.4

Everything Imperfect Will Be Put Away—When our earthly labors are ended, and Christ shall come for His faithful children, we shall then shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of our Father. But before that time shall come, everything that is imperfect in us will have been seen and put away. All envy and jealousy and evil surmising and every selfish plan will have been banished from the life.—Letter 416, 1907. 3SM 427.1

When Perfection of Character Is Reached—Are we striving with all our God-given powers to reach the measure of the stature of men and women in Christ? Are we seeking for His fullness, ever reaching higher and higher, trying to attain to the perfection of His character? When God's servants reach this point, they will be sealed in their foreheads. The recording angel will declare, “It is done.” They will be complete in Him whose they are by creation and by redemption.—Manuscript 148, 1899. 3SM 427.2

We Shall Be Gifted With a Higher Nature—When Christ comes, He takes those who have purified their souls by obeying the truth.... This mortal shall put on immortality, and these corruptible bodies, subject to disease, will be changed from mortal to immortal. We shall then be gifted with a higher nature. The bodies of all who purify their souls by obeying the truth shall be glorified. They will have fully received and believed in Jesus Christ.—Manuscript 36, 1906. 3SM 427.3