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Manuscript Releases, vol. 21 [Nos. 1501-1598], Page 463

MR No. 1598—Medical and Ministerial Workers Should Harmonize

(Written May 15, 1907, from Loma Linda, California, to P. T. Magan.) 21MR 463

I pray that the Lord's blessing may rest upon you. Your work has been made disagreeable and difficult because of the attitude of some of your brethren. The Lord has not prompted these things that are of a discouraging nature. I have written to you in harmony with the light that I have received for years, but I ask you not to use this in a way that might be injudicious. I feel assured that you will act with proper discretion in this matter. 21MR 463.1

Our great need is unity. We have not one soul that can be spared. The Lord calls upon us to unify in harmony with Bible truth. This should be repeated over and over in the family and in the church. 21MR 463.2

It was because of his faithfulness in rebuking evil in the ruling power that John the Baptist was cast into prison. Yet Jesus did not deliver him from persecution. John's faith was severely tested, and he sent messengers to Jesus to inquire of Him, “Art Thou He that should come? or look we for another” [Luke 7:20]? 21MR 463.3

The sick and the suffering were crowding about Jesus, hoping for relief. Some were glorifying God for healing they had already received. To the inquiry of John's messengers, the Saviour did not at once reply. 21MR 463.4

But “in that same hour He cured many of their infirmities, and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind He gave sight.” Christ made bare His holy arm, and gave evidence of His Messiahship. The great miracles He wrought were His reply to the inquiry of the lonely prisoner. The deaf ears heard His voice. He spoke to the blind, and they received their sight. His words quieted the frenzied demoniacs, and the satanic powers were repulsed. 21MR 463.5

Then Jesus said unto the messengers of John, “Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached” [Luke 7:22]. 21MR 463.6

We need individually a greater faith. In our sanitariums the sick are to be healed, and they are to receive a knowledge of right methods of living. You are making a right move in establishing a sanitarium on the large tract of land you purchased for the Madison school. The building may be simple, yet perfect in all its arrangements. Let [it] be a model that others may copy. 21MR 463.7

The Lord is not pleased with a division between medical missionary 21MR 463.8

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