The True Message of Righteousness by Faith
Dearest Ones, I am thinking of you today and sending my Spirit to you to guide and strengthen you for any attacks of the evil one to discourage and dishearten you. Always remember that those who are at the forefront of the battle receive the heaviest onslaughts of the enemy. On the other hand, those are chosen to be on the front lines are those who are the most valiant, skillful, and trusted warriors for the cause of the King. And so it is with you. You are in the final battle against the enemy of the King of heaven and earth. He is looking with favor upon you as you follow His instructions and fight for the cause of truth and righteousness. Continue to hold high the standard that was given to your forefathers, which will grow brighter and clearer as the time of my coming draws near. Before I close probation, everyone must hear the true message of righteousness by faith so they can choose between light and darkness, truth and error. There are many who are running with messages that they think contain the truth for this time, but the only ones I will put my stamp of approval upon are those who understand and preach the 1844 message of the cleansing of the Sanctuary, combined with the finishing of the gospel, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. [Col. 1:27.] This was the message that I gave to A. T. Jones and E. J. Waggoner, with the support of Ellen White for their timely messages. Through their messages I gave that generation an opportunity to finish the work and be translated at my coming. But the opposing forces were strong, and they failed to receive the further light which I would have given them to support their cause. They wandered in other pastures and lost the light that would have guided them to the finishing of the work of the gospel in their day. Nevertheless, they preached the message that I gave them with clarity and power, and I am now commissioning all who would see and accept their message to begin where they left off and preach with clarity the experience that is necessary to cooperate with my cleansing work in the Most Holy Place of the Sanctuary in preparation for my second coming. This work will not be understood by scholarship alone, for it must be combined with the individual experience of cleansing which enlightens the mind and supports and makes clear the need for the cleansing and blotting out of sin for the final generation. Those who do not cooperate with this cleansing will not be able to sing the song of Moses and the Lamb with the 144,000, for it is a song of their experience, just as surely as the song that was sung by Moses at the deliverance of the people of Israel at the Red Sea [Ex. 15:1-19]. So it will be for my people at the end of time who will be cleansed and ready for my appearing. They will sing the song which no one else can sing, for it is a song of their deliverance from the power and presence of sin in their lives, and victory over the devil and his temptations through my closing ministry in the second apartment of the heavenly Sanctuary. "Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written in their foreheads. . . . And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth." Rev. 14:1, 3. NIV "And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways thou King of saints." Rev. 15:3. KJV [See also GC 648, 649.] So do not grieve, my beloved ones, when men oppose your message of the necessity of cleansing from all sin in the life before I come. Some will be laid away to preserve their reward for the work they have accomplished for me [Isa. 57:1, 2]; others will be among the foolish virgins who neglected to stay connected to my advancing light which is necessary to be prepared for the suddenness of my coming. [Dan. 12:9, 10.] Either way, do not be discouraged or deterred from preaching the truth that I have given you for the finishing of the harvest, for you will surely reap your reward, both now and in my eternal Kingdom. Go now to the activities of your day, but keep your faith and connection with me strong, and always remember that I am right by your side, protecting you from any and all attacks or plans of the evil one, and strengthening you for the battle that is yet ahead. Call upon me anytime day or night, for I am your unfailing support, and I am, as always, just a prayer away! Lovingly, Jesus.