Manuscript Releases, vol. 3 [Nos. 162-209]


MR No. 183—Loyalty to Christ

The time has come for the enlargement and growth of God's people. For years the backward tendencies of many have greatly hindered the work of God. 3MR 226.1

Now, just now, the Lord's people are to show their loyalty. The time has come when the Lord would have all who will honor Him take their stand firmly on the side of truth and righteousness. No longer are we to be a mixed multitude. Those who profess to be followers of God's word must be straightforward, pure, and holy. 3MR 226.2

“Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. 3MR 226.3

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. 3MR 226.4

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. 3MR 226.5

“For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 3MR 226.6

“So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:6-11.) 3MR 226.7

I am instructed to say that the Lord will give grace to all who will turn from their unrighteousness, and break with the wily tempter, who has led them captive. The blessings of heaven can not be bought with merchandise. All who will lay down the weapons of their warfare, and come into harmony with the truth of Jesus Christ, surrendering soul, body, and spirit, to Him who has bought them with the price of His own blood, need not despair of God's mercy. 3MR 226.8

We can not afford to trifle with our soul's salvation.... He now calls upon His people to make a thorough work, and remove every stumbling block. Let us clear the highway for our God.—Manuscript 106, 1905, 8-10. (“A Plea For Loyalty,” November 20, 1905.) 3MR 227.1

Released December 1965.