Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 22 (1907)


Lt 14, 1907

Taylor, E. G.

St. Helena, California

January 25, 1907

Previously unpublished. +Note

My dear friend:

I read your letter and will say that I am very thankful to be able to point you to the Word. “The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” [Matthew 4:16, 17.] 22LtMs, Lt 14, 1907, par. 1

“Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” [Matthew 7:7, 8.] Christ speaks to you. Hear what He saith, and believe. “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Take this assurance from the Word of the Lord, and believe it. “Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” [Matthew 11:28-30.] 22LtMs, Lt 14, 1907, par. 2

I point you to Jesus Christ. He knows every feature of your character. He asks you to come to Him with all your troubles, all your perplexities, and His Word declares that the One who died for the sins of the world will give you rest. He knows your heart. He knows that you are heavy laden with a burden you cannot carry, and He gives you the promise of relief. “Take My yoke upon you,” He says, “and learn of Me.” Take your Bible, and tell the Lord Jesus that you will learn of Him out of His Word, that you will heed the words of Christ. Read these words carefully. You will find them in Matthew 11:28-30. 22LtMs, Lt 14, 1907, par. 3

Will you turn away from the words of Christ, to bring you case to any human being? Carry your burden to the Lord Jesus. With your Bible in your hand, say, “I claim Thy promise. I come to Thee; for I am weary and heavy laden with sin. I believe Thy Word, and I accept Thy promise. I place myself under the yoke of obedience, and believe that I shall have the rest Thou hast promised.” 22LtMs, Lt 14, 1907, par. 4

My dear sister, pray, believe, and receive the freedom that Christ alone can give. I cannot believe for you. You must believe for yourself; and believing, you will receive the fulfilment of the promise. This is faith. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” [Hebrews 11:1.] Cast your helpless soul on Christ. He has invited you to do this and has promised that if you ask, you shall receive. Do the work that rests upon you to do. Believe, believe! 22LtMs, Lt 14, 1907, par. 5