The Gospel Herald


March 1, 1900

Selections from Recent Letters


The Work for this Time

The Lord has a special message for us to bear to the world, even the third angel's message. The first and second angels’ messages are bound up with the third. The power of the proclamation of the first and second messages is to be concentrated in the third. GH March 1, 1900, par. 1

“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.” Revelation 14:9, 10. GH March 1, 1900, par. 2

“After these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power, and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” Revelation 18:1-5. GH March 1, 1900, par. 3

We are in danger of giving this message in so indefinite a manner that it does not impress the people.... Our warfare is aggressive. Tremendous issues are before us, yea, and right upon us. Let our prayers ascend to God that the four angels may be commissioned to hold the four winds, that they may not blow to injure or destroy until the last warning has been given to the world. GH March 1, 1900, par. 4

Work for the Fallen

God is now working for his people; but how many do not recognize between the work of God and a strange work. Drawing aside the veil which conceals the glory of God, it shows Him in his place, high, and holy, and lifted up; not in a state of solitude, but surrounded by ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, of holy, happy beings, every one waiting to hear the message and to do his bidding. All heaven is in active communication with every part of the universe through a variety of channels, and that Holy One is actually stooping, bending from his throne, listening to every sound uttered, observing the movements of every earthly power. It is the highest Being condescending to the lowliest, approving or condemning every action which is developed. He is interested in the oppressed, and sends messengers to engage in the work in connection with the gospel for the beings who have corrupted their whole mind and thoughts. Thus they are placed in connection with truth and righteousness; but unless they become righteous themselves, they will contaminate others. GH March 1, 1900, par. 5

There is a work to be done for our world, but if the way of the Lord is not distinctly followed, to put them in the way of life through conversion, there is reason to be afraid lest Satan shall introduce himself to work the abandoned ones that our institutions undertake to help. Satan in playing a game of life for the souls of men and women for whom Christ has died. In our zeal to do a work for the Lord we must be sure we are not going before Christ, in the place of following after Christ. GH March 1, 1900, par. 6

The Love of God

Human love is weak and changeable, but God's love is full and deep and unchangeable. Why then are not our souls aglow as we contemplate this love? Why do we close our eyes to it? God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, will shine into the hearts of all who believe, to give the light of the knowledge of his glory in the face of Jesus Christ. “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” O what amazing love. Language can not measure it. It is without a parallel. “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things.” GH March 1, 1900, par. 7