Ms 117, 1903

1903

Ms 117, 1903

A Neglected Work

“Elmshaven,” St. Helena, California

September 24, 1903

Portions of this manuscript are published in WM 36-37, 43, 48, 217-218, 242; 8MR 197.

We are living amidst the perils of the last days. Are we ready for Christ’s appearing? Should He come suddenly, would He find us unready to meet Him? What is the matter with Christians, that they do not do more for the Master? There are many, many who know not the time of their visitation. Many are showing by the daily life that they have lost their first love. Their spirituality is feeble and diseased. They need the leaves of the tree of life, which are for the healing of the nations. Ms117-1903.1

God’s followers are to press together in unity. They are to walk and talk like men who have the fellowship of the Spirit. They are to be bound up with Christ in God. For ten days the disciples continued in one accord in prayer and supplication. These were days of heart-searching and confession of sin. They prayed for the impartation of the Spirit, and their prayers were heard. Ms117-1903.2

We must be united. Only thus can we bear witness that God has sent His Son to save sinners. It was when the disciples were one in heart and mind that the promise of the Spirit was fulfilled. Ms117-1903.3

My brethren and sisters, do not, by professing to be Christians, yet living the life of a sinner, place before the feet of unbelievers stones of stumbling. Let the light of the life of Christ shine out through your lives. Ms117-1903.4