Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 25 (1910 - 1915)


Lt 32, 1911

Kress, D. H.

St. Helena, California

June 5, 1911

Portions of this letter are published in LLM 573.

Dr. D. H. Kress
Washington, D.C.

Dear Brother:

I thank you for your short letter, and for the assurance that you recognize the voice of the Lord, and are clear in regard to your duty to bear witness to the truth in the cities. I know, my brother, that you have a message to bear in the cities. You have become perplexed in regard to some things; but at such times if we follow the best light we have, the Lord leads us to see our duty more distinctly. As we do our best, truth will be made clear to us, and we shall see clearly the will of the Lord concerning us. 25LtMs, Lt 32, 1911, par. 1

There is great need that our people be grounded and established in the faith of a sure and certain experience. I feel deeply the importance of believers’ having an established spiritual experience. Those who are grounded in the faith will know of a certainty that they are being led and taught of God. 25LtMs, Lt 32, 1911, par. 2

I realize that a place like Loma Linda needs experienced men and women to conduct the work in its different departments. But the Lord is willing to work with all who will commit their ways to Him, and who will be led by the Holy Spirit. All are to be workers with Christ. He commits to His true followers the power of persuasion, the power of His grace and truth, a deep and constant love for His work in home and foreign fields. He gives them hearts that are in earnest in gathering with Christ. With helpers possessing such gifts as these, the medical missionary work cannot be without fruit. 25LtMs, Lt 32, 1911, par. 3

The power of persuasion is a wonderful gift. It means much to those who would win souls to Christ. Let us keep our souls in the love of God. If Christ is working with His messengers, fruit will be seen as the result of their efforts. 25LtMs, Lt 32, 1911, par. 4