The Faith I Live By


A People Who Keep God's Law, October 28

The Church Militant

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Revelation 14:12. FLB 307.1

We are standing upon the threshold of great and solemn events. Prophecies are fulfilling. Strange, eventful history is being recorded in the books of heaven. Everything in our world is in agitation.... Only a moment of time, as it were, yet remains.... FLB 307.2

Satan is busily laying his plans for the last mighty conflict, when all will take sides.... FLB 307.3

Men in their blindness boast of wonderful progress and enlightenment; but to the eye of Omniscience are revealed the inward guilt and depravity. The heavenly watchers see the earth filled with violence and crime. Wealth is obtained by every species of robbery, not robbery of men only, but of God. Men are using His means to gratify their selfishness. Everything they can grasp is made to minister to their greed. Avarice and sensuality prevail. Men cherish the attributes of the first great deceiver. They ... have become imbued with his spirit. FLB 307.4

But the cloud of judicial wrath hangs over them, containing the elements that destroyed Sodom. In his visions of things to come the prophet John beheld this scene. This demon worship was revealed to him, and it seemed to him as if the whole world were standing on the brink of perdition. But as he looked with intense interest he beheld the company of God's commandment-keeping people. They had upon their foreheads the seal of the living God, and he said: “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” 103Testimonies for the Church 6:14, 15. FLB 307.5

This distinctive banner ... [Revelation 14:12 quoted] is to be borne through the world to the close of probation.104Testimonies for the Church 6:144. FLB 307.6

This is not a time to haul down our colors, to be ashamed of our faith.105Testimonies for the Church 6:144. FLB 307.7

Every man is to stand in his lot and place, thinking, speaking, and acting in harmony with the Spirit of God.106Testimonies for the Church 6:293. FLB 307.8