Friday July 27, 2012

Distraction. One of the worst enemies to getting something done. Whatever it is you might wish to accomplish, it is something known; the exact path may not be known, but you have that end result in mind.

Character formation is not usually taught, … anywhere. Yet it is a continual process that goes on every day of our lives, and, unfortunately, often without our awareness. I must be self-aware, constantly. I must keep my own self under control at all times. I must be ready to be thrown to the lions or in the fire as a consequence of right doing.

My only hope of accomplishing this, is to keep my mind staid on Christ.

Our chief danger is in having the mind diverted from Christ. p. 150, Para. 1, [28OT].

Why is this our chief danger? Here is the answer.

   I saw that Satan was at work in these ways to distract, deceive, and draw away God’s people, just now in this sealing time. p. 12, Para. 4, [CEV].

If I allow myself to be distracted by X, then I am in danger of not getting sealed.

In the late vision given me at Battle Creek during our general camp-meeting, I was shown our danger, as a people, of being assimilated to the world rather than to the image of Christ. We are now upon the very borders of the eternal world. It is the purpose of the adversary of souls to lead us to put far off the close of time. Satan will in every conceivable manner assail those who profess to be the commandment-keeping people of God, waiting for the second appearing of our Saviour in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. He will lead as many as possible to put off the evil day and become in spirit like the world, imitating its customs. I felt alarmed as I saw that the spirit of the world was controlling the hearts and minds of many who make high profession of the  truth. Selfishness and self-indulgence are cherished by them; but true godliness and sterling, integrity are not cultivated. p. 63, Para. 2, [28OT].

 The light of truth [remember the hidden treasure?], sanctifying the life, will discover to the receiver the sinful passions in his heart, which are striving for the mastery, making it necessary for him to stretch every nerve, and exert all his powers to resist Satan, that he may conquer through the merits of Christ. When surrounded by influences calculated to lead away from God [like living in today’s world], his petitions must be unwearied for help and strength from Jesus that he may overcome the devices of Satan. p. 30, Para. 2, [28OT].

I highly recommend the study of the Bible. Striving to understand the spiritual meaning of the words, the message from God to you. Striving to enter at that gate.

Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. Luke 13:24

Once you realize that your eternal life is at stake, you will get serious about the future,… today.

God Bless your Study

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