“Now I beseech you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” 1 Corinthians 1:10.
Satan is now seeking to hold God’s people in a state of inactivity, to keep them from acting their part in spreading the truth, that they may at last be weighed in the balance and found wanting. God’s people must take warning and discern the signs of the times. The signs of Christ’s coming are too plain to be doubted, and in view of these things everyone who professes the truth should be a living preacher. God calls upon all, both preachers and people, to awake. All heaven is astir. The scenes of earth’s history are fast closing. We are amid the perils of the last days. Greater perils are before us, and yet we are not awake. This lack of activity and earnestness in the cause of God is dreadful. This death stupor is from Satan. He controls the minds of unconsecrated Sabbath keepers, and leads them to be jealous of one another, fault-finding, and censorious. It is his special work to divide hearts that the influence, strength, and labour of God’s servants may be kept among unconsecrated Sabbath keepers and their precious time be occupied in settling little differences when it should be spent in proclaiming the truth to unbelievers.” –Testimony Treasures, vol. 1, p. 87.
Questions to think about:
What is the enemy of the truth seeking to achieve, while holding God’s people in a state of inactivity?
Do we need to know the signs of the times very well?
Shall we wake up and work to prepare ourselves and other seeking souls, and do our best to prompt the coming of the Lord?