The scripture for today is Hebrews 10:36-37
Hebrews 10:36-37 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
God's people, throughout the ages, have stood firmly on the promises of God. His Word is the only lasting security that we have. Without the promises of God, we would be faithless, and without hope in this world. But we are not faithless, and we have the blessed hope of the soon appearing of our Lord and Savior who will deliver us out of this world of sin and devastation. The prophetic word of God has been given to us as a light illuminating the way to Christ. He alone is the Hope of Glory and He alone is our source of salvation. We cling to the promise of His soon return and that great hope motivates us to give our all for Him.
“We are living in the time of the end. The fast-fulfilling signs of the times declare that the coming of Christ is near at hand. The days in which we live are solemn and important. The Spirit of God is gradually but surely being withdrawn from the earth. Plagues and judgments are already falling upon the despisers of the grace of God. The calamities by land and sea, the unsettled state of society, the alarms of war, are portentous. They forecast approaching events of the greatest magnitude.
The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones.
The condition of things in the world shows that troublous times are right upon us. The daily papers are full of indications of a terrible conflict in the near future. Bold robberies are of frequent occurrence. Strikes are common. Thefts and murders are committed on every hand. Men possessed of demons are taking the lives of men, women, and little children. Men have become infatuated with vice, and every species of evil prevails.” Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 9, p.11
These prophetic words written in 1855 are truer today than ever before. God’s people must stand fast and proclaim, through their lives and testimony, the word and will of God so that all may hear and come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ; for without Him, the world will be lost.
God bless you as you continue in His service.