Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 23 (1908)


Lt 308, 1908

Those Interested in Paradise Valley Sanitarium

St. Helena, California

October 20, 1908

Previously unpublished.

To those interested in Paradise Valley Sanitarium

Dear Brethren:

I have a very earnest desire to see the work advance in San Diego County. We have no time to lose. The hosts of Satan are working with all deceivableness of unrighteousness, and we must be wide-awake to meet their wiles. We should ever be drawing nearer and nearer to God. We need increased faith and a firm reliance on the help that God can give. This will make us a help and a blessing to others. 23LtMs, Lt 308, 1908, par. 1

We have no need to be sad and discouraged. The words and example of our Redeemer should bring us comfort and joy, and strength to work His works. Let us reveal in our lives the fact that we are relying upon Him who gave His life that we might not perish but have everlasting life. Let us draw by living faith on the strength and power of God. In no other way can we obtain the victory over the hosts of Satan. If by faith we will lay firm hold on the heavenly provision, the greatest powers in the universe will enable us to make complete our triumph over Satan and sin. 23LtMs, Lt 308, 1908, par. 2

“In that day shalt thou say, O Lord, I will praise Thee: though thou wast angry with me, Thine anger is turned away, and Thou comfortedst me. Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. 23LtMs, Lt 308, 1908, par. 3

“And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon His name, declare His doings among the people, make mention that His name is exalted. Sing unto the Lord; for He hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. 23LtMs, Lt 308, 1908, par. 4

“Cry and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.” [Isaiah 12:1-6.] 23LtMs, Lt 308, 1908, par. 5