Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 9 (1894)


Ms 42a, 1894

Sermon/Words by Sister White at the Morning Meeting

Campground, Ashfield, Australia

October 26, 1894

Previously unpublished.

We want you all to come close together; we want you to get together in heart [and] mind, and be in unity. There is a work to be done for us before the Spirit of God can come into our meeting. Where <are> the deep movings of the Spirit of God among us? Where is the might which God alone can give us? After that which I have been presenting before you why our school should not be located near a city would not make an impression, it [surely] must have after yesterday’s experience. Here was an afternoon meeting, and only a few of our people present. There was a special effort made, but where were our people? They can answer where. Were they going down town to hear Mr. McNeil? Did you leave [the place] where you could get spiritual blessings? It seems to me our people are two thirds paralyzed. 9LtMs, Ms 42a, 1894, par. 1

This is a holy convocation. We have come together to this encampment for spiritual blessings, to seek God with all our heart. And then to see that there is a scattering of mind, there is a diversion somewhere else, anything to take the mind no matter what it is, should not be allowed. 9LtMs, Ms 42a, 1894, par. 2

I have had light that we are to separate from the spirit and influence of the world, and the importance of our having our souls in the love of God. Many have been isolated, many need just such religious privileges, and we have come here to seek God. Some are not in harmony with each other. There is no particular warfare here, in connection with the camp, but with the conference. [Manuscript ends here.] 9LtMs, Ms 42a, 1894, par. 3