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Battle Creek Letters, Page 21

Re-copied July 11, 1928 D. F. 193 V. E. R.

“Sunnyside,” Cooranbong,

April 17, 1899

To Our Chief Physician:

My dear brother,

I have a most intense interest in you and your work, and I pray that the Lord will guide my pen as I write to you. The Lord has made you a man of His appointment, and the angels of God have been your helpers. The Lord has placed you in the position that you occupy, not because you are infallible, but because He desires to guide your mind by His Holy Spirit. He desires you to impart to those with whom you come in contact a knowledge of present truth. Grave responsibilities have been entrusted to you, and on no account should you allow yourself to be entangled in work that will weaken your influence with Seventh-day Adventists. The Lord has chosen you to fill a place of His appointment, to stand before the medical profession, not to be moulded, but to mould minds. Every day you are to be under the supervision of God. He is your Maker, your Redeemer. He has a work for you to do, not separated from Seventh-day Adventists, but united with them. You are to be a great blessing to your brethren by giving them the knowledge that He has given you.

Through you God has worked and will work, honoring you by trusting to you important responsibilities. “We are laborers together with God.” He will use you and me and each human being who enters His service, if we will submit to His guidance. Each one is to stand in his watchtower, listen attentively to that which the Spirit has to say to him, remembering that his every word and act leaves an impression, not only on his own character but on the characters of those with whom he is connected.

“God's Building”

“Ye are God's husbandry; ye are God's building.” This figure represents human character, which is to be wrought upon, point by point. Each day God works with His building, stroke upon stroke, to perfect the structure, that it may become a Holy temple for Him. Man is to co-operate with God. Each worker

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