Ellen G. White Writings

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Manuscript Releases, vol. 21 [Nos. 1501-1598], Page 21

and peace and quietude in God. All who contemplate this will indeed have the mind of Christ, will be clothed with the garments of Christ's righteousness. And all who are thus blessed will, with ardor, cry, “We beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Here was presented to the human mind spiritual and glorious light. “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us ... full of grace and truth.” What nearness to God we may experience! What views of heaven we may obtain! But that which is of the greatest importance to all who live their life to God is for them to understand their daily service for Jesus Christ, in representing His character in meekness and lowliness of heart, and in being good and doing good.

Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.” The soul that has been misled by wrong influences and has become a partaker of sin through association with others to do contrary to the mind and character of God, need not despair. “For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens” [Hebrews 7:26]. Christ is not only priest and intercessor for our sins, but the offering. He offered Himself once for all.

The conversation of those who are converted to God will not be the same as before their conversion. The words of the apostle Paul to the Philippians are, “Let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel” [Philippians 1:27].

“And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, many grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ” [Ephesians 4:11-15].

This is the service we are to render to God. Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ. “From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in

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