Lt 188, 1898

Lt 188, 1898

Wilson, Brother and Sister

“Sunnyside,” Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

November 18, 1898

Previously unpublished.

Dear Brother and Sister Wilson:

I have been improving in health and yet I am not strong, but I am thankful that we have a God in whom we can trust. I can say to you, The Lord Jesus is the mighty Healer. Just lay hold of His power which is back of the promises. The Lord would have you to live and not die. Put your entire heart in this: “I shall not die, but live to declare the works of the Lord.” [Psalm 118:17.] Let your heart lean on the Healer. Tell the Lord all about the matter. He said, “These signs shall follow them that believe.” [Mark 16:17.] Expect the Lord will work miracles; hold fast, be strong, yea, be strong. 13LtMs, Lt 188, 1898, par. 1

I want to hear from you, how the work is prospering. 13LtMs, Lt 188, 1898, par. 2

Let your faith be strong. 13LtMs, Lt 188, 1898, par. 3

I hope and pray that Brother Pallant will prove to be efficient in God. I have not heard a word by letter from any of you since we saw you in Brisbane. 13LtMs, Lt 188, 1898, par. 4

Cling to the Mighty One. Hold firm by faith. What saith the Scriptures? “The Spirit also helpeth our infirmities, for we know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us, with groanings which cannot be uttered (you have an Advocate in heaven). And he that searcheth the hearts, knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints, according to the will of God.” [Romans 8:26, 27.] So also Jude speaks of praying in the Holy Spirit. [Jude 20.] The [only] acceptable [prayer] is the prayer of faith. 13LtMs, Lt 188, 1898, par. 5

The Holy Spirit enlightens the mind to see its wants, softens the heart to feel them, quickens our desires after suitable supplies, gives clear views of God’s power, wisdom, and grace to relieve us, and stirs up the confidence in His Word. “Thus saith the Lord,” forbids all wavering. Prayer is a wonderful thing. Believe, believe. We pray for all the ministers by name, and the workers, that God shall sustain them and heal them and bless them. I wrote to you as soon as I could write after getting home. We are anxious to know how the work advances. Put your whole trust in God, and He will not fail a soul that trusts in Him. 13LtMs, Lt 188, 1898, par. 6

In much love. 13LtMs, Lt 188, 1898, par. 7

Cannot write more now; mail must go. 13LtMs, Lt 188, 1898, par. 8