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Manuscript Releases, vol. 16 [Nos. 1186-1235], Page 96

powers, the power of truth and righteousness and the working of Satan to make of none effect the law of God. The human agent, magnetized by the power of Satan, works in the lines of the enemy; the Saviour employs His human instrumentalities to be laborers together with God.

Those who expect to be children of God are not to expect an easy time in this life. There are battles to be fought. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness in this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. We are not left alone to engage in this conflict. Jesus Christ is the Captain of our salvation. He clothed His divinity with humanity, and took the field Himself, that He might teach us to fight the battles of the Lord. He says “Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of Me, I delight to do Thy will, O My God: yea, Thy law is within My heart” [Psalm 40:8].

Who is this? We ask Isaiah, and he answers, “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace” [Isaiah 9:6]. John the Baptist tells us who He is: “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” [John 1:29]. And the beloved disciple adds his testimony, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” [John 1:1].—Manuscript 61, 1899.

Ellen G. White Estate

Washington, D. C.,

June 5, 1986.

Entire Manuscript.

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