“Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.” Colossians 1:28.
Who among God’s professing people will take up this sacred work and labor for the souls who are perishing for lack of knowledge? The world must be warned. Many places are pointed out to me as in need of consecrated, faithful, untiring effort. Christ is opening the hearts and minds of many in our large cities. These need the truths of God’s word; and if we will come into a sacred nearness with Christ, and will seek to draw near to these people, impressions for good will be made. We need to wake up and enter into sympathy with Christ and with our fellow men. The large and small cities, and places nigh and afar off, are to be worked and worked intelligently. Never drawback. The Lord will make the right impressions upon hearts if we will work in unison with His Spirit.
I have words of encouragement for you, my brethren. We are to move forward in faith and hope, expecting large things from God. The enemy will seek in every way to hinder the efforts that are being made to advance the truth, but in the strength of the Lord, you may gain success. Let no discouraging words be spoken, but only such words as will tend to strengthen and sustain your fellow workers. –Testimony Treasures, vol. 3, p. 436.
Questions to think about:
Do we have a sacred intimacy with Christ when we work for the salvation of souls?
Are faith and hope present in our spiritual work?
The enemy will seek in every way to hinder our effort to advance the truth. Will we give up?