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Manuscript Releases, vol. 7 [Nos. 419-525], Page 93

MR No. 438—Three E. G. White Messages Relating to the Work in New York

I am deeply interested in the work to be advanced in many places. Especially am I interested in the progress of the cause in Greater New York.

In the night season it seemed as if I were speaking to our brethren and sisters in Greater New York. I was carrying a heavy burden on my heart. I shall not attempt to describe the expressions that I saw on the countenances of those in the congregation; for they were varied. Before me were some who have much tact and superior ability to reach souls—men and women, who, if consecrated, could awaken many who are careless, indifferent, godless. But these church members had lost their hold on the Lord Jesus. They desired to command, not to serve.

While I was speaking, One of authority came forward, and repeated the following Scriptures: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report.” “By one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us; for after that He had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put MY laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.... Having an High Priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised;) and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good

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