Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 25 (1910 - 1915)


Lt 88, 1910

Daniells, A. G.

St. Helena, California

September 30, 1910

Portions of this letter are published in TDG 282; 1MR 308; 5MR 128-129.

Elder A. G. Daniells

My dear Brother:

I have just read again what you wrote regarding your experience at the Battle Creek camp-meeting. I am very thankful for this report from you. I am impressed that just such meetings should be held in prominent places like Battle Creek. I have often been assured that as a result, a favorable impression will be made upon the minds of many not of our faith. I was not surprised to hear of the wrecking of the large tent; for the prince of the power of the air will do strange things in his efforts to hinder God’s people, and much more in the future than he has in the past, as work is taken up in important places. 25LtMs, Lt 88, 1910, par. 1

Meetings similar to this should often be held in Battle Creek; for many minds have become confused by the strange theories advanced there; and the truth is to be repeated again and again. Thus our people will be strengthened. And now, as the work has begun in earnest, the Lord Jesus will impress minds. 25LtMs, Lt 88, 1910, par. 2

In the night season instruction has been given me that many have become confused by the experience of some who have departed from the faith and have given the trumpet an uncertain sound. For the benefit of those who have thus become confused, the message is now to go forth with great power. The evidences of the truth are to be repeated, that the people may see that we are standing in assurance, giving the trumpet a certain sound. 25LtMs, Lt 88, 1910, par. 3

The words were spoken to me: “Tell My people that time is short. Every effort is now to be made to exalt the truth. In the cities, large and small, the message is to be proclaimed. The third angel’s message is to be united with the second angel’s message and is to be proclaimed with great power in our large cities. Thus will be given with a loud voice the message that is to prepare a people for the coming of the King.” 25LtMs, Lt 88, 1910, par. 4

I have now some hope that the cities will be reached. We are to give the messages in their order. Not a word is to be spoken that would create dissension, when this can possibly be avoided. We are to put forth every effort to make the truth stand forth in its prophetic order. 25LtMs, Lt 88, 1910, par. 5

The situation in all the large cities must be studied, that the truth may be given to all the people. In these large cities the Lord has many honest souls who are becoming confused by the strange developments in the religious world. There are many who have been waiting to hear the “certain sound” of the message that would meet the emergency. All over our land the Lord has honest souls who are standing in uncertainty. The words were spoken: “Repeat the messages in their order. Tell My people to proclaim the message, the binding-off message, that is to [prepare] a people for the coming of the King. Give the world a knowledge of the messages of the first, second, and third angels. Bind up the law among My disciples. There are many who will listen because men will speak under the influence of the Holy Spirit. You are twenty years behind; but let the warning voice now be heard, speaking with the voice of assurance.” 25LtMs, Lt 88, 1910, par. 6

The message is to be proclaimed with sanctified ability. The word of the Lord has been spoken. God calls for sanctified hearts and lips. The messages of warning are to be given in the large cities, and also in the towns and villages. The men of God’s appointment are to be zealously at work, disposing of our books, and disseminating light. The articles in our papers are not to present the truth in the style of a romance; for this weakens the impression that should be made by the most solemn truth ever committed to mortals. They are to contain a plain “Thus saith the Lord.” The message must be repeated, and Bible reasons given, not in the style of a romance, but in the style of the Bible. There are many who are watching for the evidence of true religion. 25LtMs, Lt 88, 1910, par. 7

The Lord declares, “The message is to go forth in words of solemn warning. Nothing that will hinder the clear presentation of the message is to be introduced into your plans. Repeat the message. The wickedness in the cities is increasing; the adversary has great influence over men, because My people did not open their hearts to realize their responsibility. Tell My people to take up their work and proclaim the message. They are to speak and work in the simplicity of true godliness, and My Spirit will make the impression on hearts. Let the true note of warning be sounded. My angel shall go before you if you will be sanctified through the truth.” 25LtMs, Lt 88, 1910, par. 8

A great work is to be done. The truth is to be proclaimed with clear enunciation. We are to work in the sanctification of the Holy Spirit, walking humbly before God. We must send messengers throughout all the unworked fields, and the Lord will impress hearts. The first and second angels’ messages went with the power of the Spirit, and those who in their proclamation walked and worked in humility were greatly blessed. Let us all wake up and with great energy take hold of the work to be done. 25LtMs, Lt 88, 1910, par. 9

Your sister in Christ. 25LtMs, Lt 88, 1910, par. 10