In the Shadow of the Almighty !

     If you would stand through the time of trouble, you must know Christ ! . . . and appropriate the gift of His Righteousness, which He imputes to the repentant sinner .  .  . Human wisdom will not avail to devise a plan of Salvation.

     “What is justification (righteousness) by faith? — It is the work of God in laying the glory of man in the dust, and doing for man that which it is not in his power to do for himself. When men see their own nothingness, they are prepared to be clothed with the Righteousness of Christ. When they begin to praise and exalt God all the day long, then by beholding they are becoming changed into the same image . . . !”                                         – Special Testimonies to Ministers and Workers, 9 p.62

“Let every one who claims to believe that the Lord is soon coming, search the Scriptures as never before
; for Satan is determined to try every device possible to keep souls in darkness, and blind the mind to the perils of the times in which we are living. Let every believer take up his Bible with earnest prayer, that he may be enlightened by the Holy Spirit as to what is Truth, that he may know more of God and of Jesus Christ Whom He has sent.

   Search for the Truth as for hidden treasures, and disappoint the enemy. The time of test is just upon us, for the Loud Cry of the third angel (Revelation 14:1-13) is already begun in the revelation (revealing) of the righteousness of Christ, the sin-pardoning Redeemer. This is the beginning of the Light of the angel whose glory shall fill the whole earth !

For it is the work of every one to whom the message of warning has come, to lift up Jesus, to present Him to the world as revealed in types, as shadowed in symbols, as manifested in the revelations of the prophets, as unveiled in the lessons given to His disciples and in the wonderful miracles wrought for the sons of men. Search the Scriptures; for they are they that testify of Him !

If you would stand through the time of trouble, you must know Christ ! . . . for this is Life eternal, that they might know Thee . . . (John 17:3) and appropriate the gift of His Righteousness, which He imputes to the repentant sinner.
Human wisdom will not avail to devise a plan of Salvation. Human philosophy is vain, the fruits of the loftiest powers of man are worthless, aside from the great plan of the Divine Teacher. No glory is to redound to man; all human help and glory lies in the dust; for the Truth as it is in Jesus is the only available agent by which man may be saved(delivered, set free, rescued, healed and made whole).Man is privileged to connect with Christ, and then the Divine and the human combine . . . Christ in you, the hope of Glory ! . . . and in this union the hope of man must rest alone (ref: Colossians 1:27 & II Peter 1:4); for it is as the Spirit of God touches the soul that the powers of the soul are quickened, and man becomes a new creature in Christ Jesus. He was manifested to bring Life and immortality to light. He says, “The Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit and they are life.” The psalmist declares, “The entrance of Thy Words giveth Light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”  {RH, November 22, 1892 par. 8}
Then let us study the word of God, that we may know Him in Whom there is no darkness at all. Jesus says, “He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life.” The theme that attracts the heart of the sinner is Christ, and Him crucified. On the cross of Calvary, Jesus stands revealed to the world in unparalleled love.
Present Him thus to the hungering multitudes, and the Light of His love will win men from darkness to light, from transgression to obedience and true holiness. Beholding Jesus upon the cross of Calvary arouses the conscience to the heinous character of sin as nothing else can do. It was sin that caused the death of God’s dear Son, and sin is the transgression of the law. On Him was laid the iniquities (mischief, perversity) of us all. The sinner then consents unto the law that it is good; for he realizes that it condemns his evil deeds, while he magnifies the matchless love of God in providing for him Salvation through the imputed (given freely through His Spirit) righteousness of Him Who knew no sin, in Whose mouth there was found no guile (deceit) !

RH, November 22, 1892

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