According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. Ephesians 1:4.
We are to believe that we are chosen of God to be saved by the exercise of faith, through the grace of Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit; and we are to praise and glorify God for such a marvelous manifestation of His unmerited favor. It is the love of God that draws the soul to Christ to be graciously received and presented to His Father. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, the divine relationship between God and the sinner is renewed. Our heavenly Father says, “I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people. I will exercise forgiving love toward them, and bestow upon them My joy. They shall be to Me a peculiar treasure; for this people whom I have formed for Myself shall show forth My praise” (see: Jeremiah 30:22; 31:1, 33; Exodus 19:5).
Christ is calling souls to come unto Him, and it is for our present and eternal interest to hear and respond to the call. Jesus says, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you” (John 15:16). Then let all who would be called children of God respond to the invitation of Christ, and place themselves where the light of heaven will shine upon them, where they will realize what it is to be hearers and doers of the words of Christ, what it is to follow the Light of the world, and be accepted in the Beloved.
Everything that God could do has been done for the salvation of man. In one rich gift He poured out the treasures of heaven. He invites, He pleads, He urges; but He will not compel men to come unto Him. He waits for their cooperation. He waits for the consent of the will, that He may bestow upon the sinner the riches of His grace, reserved for him from the foundation of the world.... The Lord does not design that human power should be paralyzed; but that by cooperation with God, man may become a more efficient agent in His hands.... The Lord holds out to man the privilege of copartnership with Himself.—The Messenger, April 26, 1893.
In this audio message, recorded at Adventist Laymen's Services and Industries (ASI), Elder Ted Wilson talks about the importance of true repentance in preparing for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as it is revealed in the book of Acts. We pray this message inspires and encourages you to a closer walk with Christ.
In Discipleship is a global volunteer movement inspired by God to mentor people young and old for the purpose of calling all generations to a daily, personal revival with the Lord Jesus Christ. In Discipleship also equips parents, mentors, and leaders to disciple all children in their care to trust, follow and share Jesus, as well as mobilizing homes, schools, and places of worship to partner in discipling every child to Jesus.
In this captivating pamphlet, Elder A.M. Dart shares the urgent appeal of the "True Witness" to the church of Laodecia. This is a collection of some of Ellen White's most striking statements to God's end-time church. To those who are searching and hungry, this message will inspire and challenge you! It's time to get ready! Jesus is coming soon!