“Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen on you. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you.” Isaiah 60:1,2.
The Lord calls for every talent and ability to be put to use. When the reproach of indolence and slothfulness shall have been wiped away from the church, the Spirit of the Lord will be graciously manifested; divine power will combine with human effort, the church will see the providential interpositions of the Lord God of hosts, the light of truth will be diffused, the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ whom He has sent. As in the apostles’ time, many souls will turn unto the Lord. The earth will be lighted with the glory of the angel from heaven.
If the world is to be convinced of sin as transgressors of God’s law, the agency must be the Holy Spirit working through human instrumentalities. The church needs now to shake off her death-like slumber; for the Lord is waiting to bless His people who will recognize the blessing when it comes, and diffuse it in clear, strong rays of light. “Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean…. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes” (Ezekiel 36:25-27). –Ye Shall Receive Power, p. 188.
Questions to think about:
Do I feel the call of our Saviour who is waiting for me to use my talents and abilities to help the suffering?
When will the indolence and slothfulness be eradicated from the church?
When will the Spirit of the Lord be graciously manifested to those who eagerly want to cooperate in harmony with the divine Power?