“Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power.” 2 Thessalonians 1:11
“The power of satanic agencies is great, and the Lord calls upon His people to strengthen one another, “building up yourselves on your most holy faith.” Instead of co-operating with Satan, let everyone learn what it means to co-operate with God. In these depressing times He has a work to be done that demands the firm courage and faith which will enable us to sustain one another. All need to stand shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart as labourers together with God. What might not be accomplished in and through the grace of God if the members of the church would stand together, to sustain His workers, to help with their prayers and their influence when discouragement presses in on every side! Then is the time to work as faithful stewards. –Testimony Treasures, vol. 3, p. 173.
We have the theory of the truth, and now we need to seek most earnestly for its sanctifying power. I dare not hold my peace in this time of peril. It is a time of temptation, of despondency. Everyone is beset by the wiles of Satan, and we should press together to resist his power. We should be of one mind, speaking the same things, and with one mouth glorifying God. Then may we successfully enlarge our plans and by vigilant missionary effort take advantage of every talent we can use in the various departments of the work.” –Testimony Treasures, vol. 2, p. 129.
Questions to think about:
How will we be enable to sustain one another?
Do we all need to stand shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart as labourers together with God?
How can we be of one mind, speaking the same things, and with one mouth glorify God?