Ellen G. White Writings

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Manuscript Releases, vol. 13 [Nos. 1000-1080], Page 47

treasure. Christ's work of personal ministry on earth was ended, and they, as His chosen ones, in the spirit of their Master, were to communicate to men the will of God.

In their own lives they were to present to men Christ's unselfish life of service. Knowing the requirements of God and the gospel of His grace, they were to consider it their sacred work to communicate this gospel in an ever-enlarging experience. As Christ's ambassadors they were to improve every opportunity to seek for the lost.

Christ's commission to His first disciples is the great missionary charter of the gospel. If His followers would fulfill their mission, they would have the reward of His approval. To them would be spoken the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, ... enter thou into the joy of thy Lord” [Matthew 25:21]. And this commission His followers today are ever to hold sacred, and to work out in their experience. In following Christ's example and in bringing into their life practice the principles that He laid down for the work of the first disciples, they, like them, are to make His name a praise in the earth.

It is the Lord's purpose that His people shall be a sanctified, purified people, who will exalt the truth in all their works. The grace of Christ will sustain all who walk humbly with God.

In the night season I seemed to be urging our brethren and sisters to be sure and thorough in their presentation of the Lord. Errors will come into our ranks, that will be presented by some of the church members with much force and apparent truth. Leave not the people in uncertainty, but in kindness and in love for their souls present the truth as it is in Jesus. I

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