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Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, Page 167

over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”

How many will mourn for lost opportunities when it is eternally too late! Today we have talent and opportunity, but we know not how long these may be ours. Then let us work while it is day; for the night cometh, in which no man can work. “Blessed is that servant, whom his Lord when He cometh shall find so doing.”

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Chapter 18—Return to the First Love

[Special Testimonies, Series A 2a:17-22 (1892).]

Melbourne, Australia,

July 15, 1892

The reason so many fail to have success is that they trust in themselves altogether too much, and do not feel the positive necessity of abiding in Christ as they go forth to seek and save that which is lost. Until they have the mind of Christ and teach the truth as it is in Jesus, they will not accomplish much. I walk with trembling before God. I know not how to speak or trace with pen the large subject of the atoning sacrifice. I know not how to present subjects in the living power in which they stand before me. I tremble for fear lest I shall belittle the great plan of salvation by cheap words. I bow my soul in awe and reverence before God, and say, Who is sufficient for these things? How can I talk, how can I write to my brethren, so that they will catch the beams of light flashing from heaven? What shall I say?

“Repent, and Do the First Works”

The atmosphere of the church is so frigid, its spirit is of such an order, that men and women cannot

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