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Loma Linda Messages, Page 397

And note further (3) the instruction that comes from a divine source to Sister White herself: “Wherever I send you, go, and I will send My angel with you. In no case should you be feeble in your request for the advantage of means. Wherever I send you, go, and speak My words. I will be thy mind, I will be thy judgment. All the advantages are Mine. The means and facilities are Mine, and there should be no withholding.”

It is Plain from These Facts, That

1. There is a Providence over-ruling the movements of the servant whom God has called to make known His will.

2. Of this divinely-appointed servant, the Lord has said: “I have spared your life to do My work; and wherever I send you, go, and I will send My angel with you.... I will be thy mind, I will be thy judgment.”

3. When this servant of the Lord indicates that a certain work should be done, God's people should be ready to aid in an effort to do this work.

4. The minds of God's people may not be able to see all the particulars involved in these requests for aid in the accomplishment of a “special work” that “has been laid out,” nevertheless, they are called upon to do their God-given duty.

5. That which the Lord says is to be established, will be established, notwithstanding the fact that years may be lost through a refusal to follow the leadings of God's providences. This is revealed in the statement regarding Australasia reading thus; “The work should be established in this country, and it will be; for thus the Lord has said. We might be years in advance if our brethren in America had stood unflinchingly to their duty, to hear and obey the word of the Lord. Let no more time be lost.”

6. For the accomplishment of definite lines of work pointed out by the Spirit of Prophecy, the Lord's servant has been instructed: “In no case should you be feeble in your request for the advantage of means.” And the people are instructed: “You may not be able to see all the particulars involved in this request of God to impart. But the special work has been laid out, and you are called upon to do God-given duty.”

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When applied to the entire situation at Takoma Park, D. C., these principles stand out very clearly. But few, if any, understood all that was involved in the appeals to our people for means to establish a school and a sanitarium at this place, in connection with the denominational headquarters. It required large faith to launch these enterprises; but the men in responsibility, while unable to “see all the particulars involved”

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