Volume 18 | Issue 2
Faith on the Line
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With this issue of
“Faith on the Line”
, we findourselves in the summer of 2012. Who would have ever thought we would still be here in such a year?Some doubters would say that this surely means our Lord“delayeth His coming.” With such thoughts comes compro-mise—a lowering of the standard, a neglect of Bible study. An interest in worldly things takes precedence over spiritual things. How easy it would be for us to give up our waitingand watching—to sleep as did the 10 virgins.For what reason does God seem to tarry? Surely it mustbe His mercy. He desires that no one perish, and yet we aresleeping, having to be prodded awake, exhorted to study, andreminded of the importance of eternal priorities. We are sooften like those disciples who slept away the critical hoursbefore the climactic events of the cross. As I look back on my life, I realize that my failures couldhave been avoided had I been more connected with the Vine.For the greater temptations and trials ahead, I will need avital connection with Christ more than ever. The greatestmoments of this earth’s history are before us, and I, for one,desire to meet those moments as an obedient servant, relyingon Him, and knowing my Master’s voice. There can be nohalf-hearted efforts now. Are your ears of faith hearing therumbling in the current events of today? A stiff breeze isalready beginning to blow to be followed by the winds proph-esied in Revelation. And so, dear reader, I exhort you to consider your priori- ties this summer. Are you contemplating eternal realitiesand preparing to meet Jesus? These words give us importantadmonition for the work of character building:
“Keep every approach to your heart well fortified. Youmust put up the bars against the approach of Satan.Watchfulness at one point while others are neglected willnot avail. The careless neglect of one sentinel will imperil the entire army. The neglect to guard one path to the fortressmay prove the loss of the city.” (Letter 32, June 14, 1876).“Satan is determined to enslave every soul if he can; for he is playing a desperate game to win the souls of men from Christ and eternal life. Will you permit him to steal from you the graces of the Spirit of God, and plant in youhis own corrupt nature? Or will you accept the great provi-sion of salvation, and through the merits of the InfiniteSacrifice made in your behalf, become a partaker of thedivine nature? “(Signs of the Times, June 15, 1891)
I urge you to spend time in the Word this summer. Pre-cious light is shining on every page of the Word of God. It is“the man of our counsel.” Let us go to the Word to find rest for our souls and wait patiently and actively for our Lord’sreturn, knowing that our patience will not be in vain.