“Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.” Ezekiel 3:17.
My brethren, you must have Jesus enthroned within, and self must die. We must be baptized with the Holy Spirit, and then we shall not sit down, saying unconcernedly, “What is to be will be; prophecy must be fulfilled.” Oh, awake, I pray you, awake! for you bear the most sacred responsibilities. As faithful
watchmen, you should see the sword coming, and give the warning, that men and women may not pursue a course through ignorance that they would avoid if they knew the truth.
The Lord has enlightened us in regard to what is coming upon the earth, that we may enlighten others, and we shall not be held guiltless if we are content to sit at ease, with folded hands, and quibble over matters of minor importance. The minds of many have been engrossed with contentions, and they have rejected the light given through the Testimonies, because it did not agree with their own opinions.
God does not force any man into His service. Every soul must decide for himself whether or not he will fall on the Rock and be broken. Heaven has been amazed to see the spiritual stupidity that has prevailed. You need individually to open your proud hearts to the Spirit of God, You need to have your intellectual ability sanctified to the service of God. The transforming power of God must be upon you, that your minds may be renewed by the Holy Spirit, that you may have the mind that was in Christ. –Ye Shall Receive Power, p. 186.
Questions to think about:
Do I have Jesus enthroned in my heart?
Am I, or are we enlightened by Christ in regard to what is coming upon the earth, that we may enlighten others?
What is more important opinion: God’s opinion or ours?
Why are there so many believers who do not have enough intellectual and spiritual ability to accept the truth?
How can we be sanctified to the service of God?