Promises of God

“I have heard all about you, LORD, and I am filled with awe by the amazing things you have done. In this time of our deep need, begin again to help us, as you did in years gone by. Show us your power to save us." (Habakkuk 3:2 NLT).


How to become like Jesus! Click here to read this amazing free e-book (PDF) called The Good News is Better Than You Think by David Clayton of http://restorationministry.com in Jamaica. Be sure to visit his website and read the articles and tracts section, especially this tract called The Truth About GodDon't miss out on another great YouTube video presentation by David Clayton, called the "Roots of the Trinity".

"No renewed heart can be kept in a condition of sweetness without the daily application of the salt of the Word. Divine grace must be received daily, or no man will stay converted" --Our High Calling, p. 215 (1897).

"Let your faith be substantiated by the Word of God. Grasp firmly the living testimony of truth. Have faith in Christ as a personal Saviour. He has been and ever will be our Rock of Ages"--Evangelism, p. 362 (1905).

What we NEED is not our own useless faith - but rather the faith OF Jesus, His promised life, the Holy Spirit is 100% Divine and 100% Human and is the very risen life of Christ that is to dwell in our commandment keeping bodies!

The faith OF Jesus IS the Spirit of Christ - living in our body is TRUE FAITH - while claiming precious Bible promises (2 Peter 1:4/Luke 21:15/John 6:37) in the Most Holy Place in the Heavenly Sanctuary as our very own ticket to Heaven. Tracing our fingers over them and praying them over ourselves, friends and family - even our enemies! Pray for our enemies. God says to do this. Praise God for our trials. It is these trials that truly are our greatest blessing. In the heat of the battle, it's hard to remember - but this is what we must do. In ALL things give thanks for this is the will of God concerning you.

"The promises of God looked to me like so many precious pearls that were to be received by only asking for them." RH July 21, 1851, Art. B, par. 3

"Those who keep God's commandments, those who live not by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of Godcompose the church of the living God." Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 949.

"There is no other church than the assembly of those who have the Word of God (Rev 19:13 "His NAME IS the Word of God), and who are purified by it." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 237.

Christ was the Son of God before coming to earth. Christ was the only begotten Son of God, and Lucifer, that glorious angel, got up a warfare over the matter, until he had to be thrust down to the earth.” — (E.G. White, Ms86, August 21, 1910)

"Liberty is the very essence of faith" The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, p. 148.2.


"Faith claims God's promises, and brings forth fruit in obedience" The Faith I Live By, p. 122.5.


"The promises of God looked to me like so many precious pearls that were to be received by only asking for them." RH July 21, 1851, Art. B, par. 3


“We should now acquaint ourselves with God by proving his promises” YI July 12, 1904, par. 8.


"...If you want power (God-like character) you may have it; it is waiting your draft upon it. Only believe in God, take Him at His Word, act by faith, and blessings will come." The Publishing Ministry, p. 67.4


"True faith rests on the Promises contained in the Word of God, and those only who obey (live) that Word can claim its glorious Promises." Early Writings, p. 72.2

"Will you not come to God as little children, appropriate His Promises, plead them before Him as His Own Words? If you do, you will receive fulness of joy" Special Testimonies, March 15, 1910.

Galatians 3:21 "Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law."

"We are too narrow in our ideas, we are poor judges, for many of these will be accepted of God because they cherish (DO/obey = meek=quiet obedience) every ray of light (truth) that shone upon them"—Manuscript 6, 1889.

 Food

Psalm 136:25Who gives food to all flesh, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Save our Children

"And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart (desires/little daily choices) of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live" Deuteronomy 30:6.

"But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children" Isaiah 49:25.

Whose soever sins ye remit (cancel), they are remitted (canceled) unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained" John 20:23.

"And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God" Daniel 9:20.

Matthew 16:19
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on the earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

Matthew 18:18
Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on the earth will be loosed in heaven.

 wealth/money clothing                   



The Purpose of the Law
20Now a mediator is not for one party only; whereas God is only one. 21Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.22But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.…

More here, about the "words" of God sent to us through His Son.


Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself also in the LORD; and he shall give you the desires of your heart."


Psalm 145:19 "He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them."


Addictions
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
- Psalms 50:15


Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
- Isaiah 58:6


The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
- Isaiah 61:1


A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
- Ezekiel 36:26-27


If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
- John 8:36


There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
- Romans 8:1-2


There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
- 1 Corinthians 10:13


Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
- 2 Corinthians 5:17


This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
- Galatians 5:16


Deliverance from demonic harassment
The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
- Psalms 34:7


For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
- Psalms 61:3


Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
- Psalms 91:14-15


And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
- Matthew 17:18-21


And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
- Luke 4:14-18


Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
- James 4:7


And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
- Revelation 12:10-11


Depression
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
- Psalms 9:9-10


The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
- Psalms 34:17


Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.
- Psalms 107:13-16


Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
- Proverbs 12:25


Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
- Isaiah 41:10


For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
- Isaiah 54:10


Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
- Lamentations 3:19-25


Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
- 2 Corinthians 1:2-4


Family
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
- Exodus 20:12


But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
- Psalms 103:17


Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
- Proverbs 22:6


The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
- Proverbs 23:24


For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
- Isaiah 44:3


But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
- Isaiah 49:25


And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers...
- Malachi 4:6


Fear
The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
- Exodus 14:14


And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
- Deuteronomy 31:8


Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
- Joshua 1:9


I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
- Psalms 18:3


Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
- Psalms 23:4


The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
- Psalms 27:1


The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
- Psalms 34:7


For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
- Psalms 61:3


For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
- Isaiah 41:13


When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
- Isaiah 43:2


Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
- John 14:27


Filling of Holy Spirit
Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
- Proverbs 1:23


For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
- Isaiah 44:3


And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
- Luke 11:9-13


And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
- John 14:13-16


But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
- Acts 1:8


And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
- Acts 2:17-18


Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.
- Acts 2:38-39


That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
- Ephesians 3:16-19


Finances / Jobs
The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
- Deuteronomy 28:12


He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
- Proverbs 10:4


Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
- Proverbs 13:11


Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
- Malachi 3:10


Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
- Matthew 6:31-33


But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
- Philippians 4:19


Forgiveness
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
- 2 Chronicles 7:14


Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
- Psalms 85:2


For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
- Psalms 86:5


And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
- Mark 11:25


And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
- Ephesians 4:32


If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- 1 John 1:9


Guidance
And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
- Genesis 28:15


What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
- Psalms 25:12


I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
- Psalms 32:8


Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
- Proverbs 3:5-6


And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day: And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
- Isaiah 58:10-11


And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
- Isaiah 65:24


Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
- Jeremiah 33:3


Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
- John 16:13


If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
- James 1:5


Health
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
- Exodus 15:26


Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
- Psalms 103:2-5


Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
- Proverbs 3:7-8


But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
- Isaiah 40:31


He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
- Isaiah 53:3-5


Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
- Jeremiah 17:14


For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD...
- Jeremiah 30:17


But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
- Malachi 4:2


Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he hath committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
- James 5:14-15


Marriage / Companionship
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
- Genesis 2:18


Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
- Psalms 37:4


God setteth the solitary in families...
- Psalms 68:6


Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
- Proverbs 18:22


For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
- Isaiah 54:5


For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
- Jeremiah 29:11


And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
- 1 John 5:14


Salvation / God's Love
I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
- Isaiah 44:22


And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.
- Jeremiah 15:21


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
- John 3:16


He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
- John 3:36


For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Romans 6:23


For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Romans 8:38-39


That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
- Romans 10:9-10


To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
- Ephesians 1:6-7


Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
- Hebrews 13:5


If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- 1 John 1:9


He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
- Revelation 3:5


Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
- Revelation 3:20


Strength to do God's will
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
- Joshua 1:9


Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
- Psalms 27:14


He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
- Isaiah 40:29


No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
- Isaiah 54:17


A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
- Ezekiel 36:26-27


For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
- 2 Corinthians 4:16-18


And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
- Galatians 6:9


I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
- Philippians 4:13

Psalm 81:10 "I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt (heathen/pagan traditions of men=mind of Satan): open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it."


Psalm 97:11 "Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart."


Job 22:26 "For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God."


Job 22:25 "Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver."


Silver words - hence the term "silver tongued devil"? silver words (spirit= MY WORDS ARE SPIRIT John 6:63) glimmering in the light of truth is what HIS messengers speak. These messages / words will become more decided and more plainly spoken as the end approaches. The pearl of great price is the Word of God (precious promises 2 Peter 1:4) given to us to speak forth in encouragement to others. In doing so, we become fitted for Heaven ourselves.


" 'The words that I speak are spirit and life' John 6:63. Christ is not here referring to His doctrine, but to His person, the divinity of His character.” 1 Selected Messages p. 249


A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. (Proverbs 25:11)
Some are seen to come forth from their daily communion with God clothed with the meekness of Christ. Their words ... come forth sweetly from their lips. They scatter seeds of love and kindness all along their path, ... because Christ lives in their heart.


The tongue needs to be educated and disciplined and trained to speak of the glories of heaven, to talk of the matchless love of Jesus.

Christians should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise, and this preparation they should make by diligently studying the Word of God and striving to conform their lives to its precepts.--Prophets and Kings, p. 626 (c. 1914).

None but those who have fortified the mind with the truths of the Bible will stand through the last great conflict.--The Great Controversy, pp. 593, 594 (1911).

Only those who have been diligent students of the Scriptures and who have received the love of the truth will be shielded from the powerful delusion that takes the world captive.--The Great Controversy, p. 625 (1911).

Our people need to understand the oracles of God; they need to have a systematic knowledge of the principles of revealed truth, which will fit them for what is coming upon the earth and prevent them from being carried about by every wind of doctrine.--Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 273 (1885).


Commit Scripture to Memory

Several times each day precious, golden moments should be consecrated to prayer and the study of the Scriptures, if it is only to commit a text to memory, that spiritual life may exist in the soul.--Testimonies for the Church, vol. 4, p. 459 (1880).

God's precious Word is the standard for youth who would be loyal to the King of heaven. Let them study the Scriptures. Let them commit text after text to memory and acquire a knowledge of what the Lord has said.--My Life Today, p. 315 (1887).

Build a wall of scriptures around you, and you will see that the world cannot break it down. Commit the Scriptures to memory, and then throw right back upon Satan when he comes with his temptations, "It is written." This is the way that our Lord met the temptations of Satan, and resisted them.--Review and Herald, April 10, 1888.

Hang in memory's hall the precious words of Christ. They are to be valued far above silver or gold.--Testimonies for the Church, vol. 6, p. 81 (1900).

Keep a pocket Bible with you as you work, and improve every opportunity to commit to memory its precious promises.--Review and Herald, April 27, 1905.

The time will come when many will be deprived of the written Word. But if this Word is printed in the memory, no one can take it from us.--Manuscript Releases, vol. 20, p. 64 (1906).

Study the Word of God. Commit its precious promises to memory so that, when we shall be deprived of our Bibles, we may still be in possession of the Word of God.--Manuscript Releases, vol. 10, p. 298 (1909).

Secure with Jesus through End Times

Adapted from Last Day Events, pp. 63-74 

A Life of Thought and Action

In this age, just prior to the second coming of Christ in the clouds of heaven, such a work as that of John [the Baptist] is to be done. God calls for men who will prepare a people to stand in the great day of the Lord. . . . In order to give such a message as John gave, we must have a spiritual experience like his. The same work must be wrought in us. We must behold God, and in beholding Him lose sight of self.--Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, pp. 332, 333 (1904).

Communion with God will ennoble the character and the life. Men will take knowledge of us, as of the first disciples, that we have been with Jesus. This will impart to the worker a power that nothing else can give. Of this power he must not allow himself to be deprived. We must live a twofold life--a life of thought and action, of silent prayer and earnest work.--The Ministry of Healing, p. 512 (1905).

Prayer and effort, effort and prayer, will be the business of your life. You must pray as though the efficiency and praise were all due to God, and labor as though duty were all your own.--Testimonies for the Church, vol. 4, p. 538 (1881).

No man is safe for a day or an hour without prayer.--The Great Controversy,p. 530 (1911).

He who does nothing but pray will soon cease to pray.--Steps to Christ, p. 101 (1892).

Firmly Rooted In Christ

The storm is coming, the storm that will try every man's faith of what sort it is. Believers must now be firmly rooted in Christ or else they will be led astray by some phase of error.--Evangelism, pp. 361, 362 (1905).

It would be well for us to spend a thoughtful hour each day in contemplation of the life of Christ. We should take it point by point and let the imagination grasp each scene, especially the closing ones.--The Desire of Ages, p. 83 (1898).

The only defense against evil is the indwelling of Christ in the heart through faith in His righteousness. Unless we become vitally connected with God, we can never resist the unhallowed effects of self-love, self-indulgence, and temptation to sin. We may leave off many bad habits, for the time we may part company with Satan; but without a vital connection with God, through the surrender of ourselves to Him moment by moment, we shall be overcome. Without a personal acquaintance with Christ, and a continual communion, we are at the mercy of the enemy, and shall do his bidding in the end.--The Desire of Ages, p. 324 (1898).

Christ and Him crucified should be the theme of contemplation, of conversation, and of our most joyful emotion.--Steps to Christ, pp. 103, 104 (1892).

Molded By The Holy Spirit

Never will the human heart know happiness until it is submitted to be molded by the Spirit of God. The Spirit conforms the renewed soul to the model, Jesus Christ. Through its influence, enmity against God is changed into faith and love, and pride into humility. The soul perceives the beauty of truth, and Christ is honored in excellence and perfection of character.--Our High Calling,p. 152 (1896).

There is not an impulse of our nature, not a faculty of the mind or an inclination of the heart, but needs to be, moment by moment, under the control of the Spirit of God.--Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 421 (1890).

The Spirit illumines our darkness, informs our ignorance, and helps us in our manifold necessities. But the mind must be constantly going out after God. If worldliness is allowed to come in, if we have no desire to pray, no desire to commune with Him who is the source of strength and wisdom, the Spirit will not abide with us.--Our High Calling, p. 154 (1904).

The Necessity of Bible Study

No renewed heart can be kept in a condition of sweetness without the daily application of the salt of the Word. Divine grace must be received daily, or no man will stay converted.--Our High Calling, p. 215 (1897).

Let your faith be substantiated by the Word of God. Grasp firmly the living testimony of truth. Have faith in Christ as a personal Saviour. He has been and ever will be our Rock of Ages.--Evangelism, p. 362 (1905).

Christians should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise, and this preparation they should make by diligently studying the Word of God and striving to conform their lives to its precepts.--Prophets and Kings, p. 626 (c. 1914).

None but those who have fortified the mind with the truths of the Bible will stand through the last great conflict.--The Great Controversy, pp. 593, 594 (1911).

Only those who have been diligent students of the Scriptures and who have received the love of the truth will be shielded from the powerful delusion that takes the world captive.--The Great Controversy, p. 625 (1911).

Our people need to understand the oracles of God; they need to have a systematic knowledge of the principles of revealed truth, which will fit them for what is coming upon the earth and prevent them from being carried about by every wind of doctrine.--Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 273 (1885).

Commit Scripture to Memory

Several times each day precious, golden moments should be consecrated to prayer and the study of the Scriptures, if it is only to commit a text to memory, that spiritual life may exist in the soul.--Testimonies for the Church,vol. 4, p. 459 (1880).

God's precious Word is the standard for youth who would be loyal to the King of heaven. Let them study the Scriptures. Let them commit text after text to memory and acquire a knowledge of what the Lord has said.--My Life Today,p. 315 (1887).

Build a wall of scriptures around you, and you will see that the world cannot break it down. Commit the Scriptures to memory, and then throw right back upon Satan when he comes with his temptations, "It is written." This is the way that our Lord met the temptations of Satan, and resisted them.--Review and Herald, April 10, 1888.

Hang in memory's hall the precious words of Christ. They are to be valued far above silver or gold.--Testimonies for the Church, vol. 6, p. 81 (1900).

Keep a pocket Bible with you as you work, and improve every opportunity to commit to memory its precious promises.--Review and Herald, April 27, 1905.

The time will come when many will be deprived of the written Word. But if this Word is printed in the memory, no one can take it from us.--Manuscript Releases, vol. 20, p. 64 (1906).

Study the Word of God. Commit its precious promises to memory so that, when we shall be deprived of our Bibles, we may still be in possession of the Word of God.--Manuscript Releases, vol. 10, p. 298 (1909).

Revelation 14 an Anchor to God's People

In these last days it is our duty to ascertain the full meaning of the first, second, and third angels' messages. All our transactions should be in accordance with the Word of God. The first, second, and third angels' messages are all united and are revealed in the fourteenth chapter of Revelation from the sixth verse to the close.--Manuscript Releases, vol. 13, p. 68 (1896).

Many who embraced the third message had not had an experience in the two former messages. Satan understood this, and his evil eye was upon them to overthrow them; but the third angel was pointing them to the most holy place, and those who had an experience in the past messages were pointing them the way to the heavenly sanctuary. Many saw the perfect chain of truth in the angels' messages and gladly received them in their order, and followed Jesus by faith into the heavenly sanctuary. These messages were represented to me as an anchor to the people of God. Those who understand and receive them will be kept from being swept away by the many delusions of Satan.--Early Writings, p. 256 (1858).

Educate the Mind to Believe God's Word

Those who feel at liberty to question the Word of God, to doubt everything where there is any chance to be unbelieving, will find that it will require a tremendous struggle to have faith when trouble comes. It will be almost impossible to overcome the influence that binds the mind which has been educated in the line of unbelief, for by this course the soul is bound in Satan's snare and becomes powerless to break the dreadful net that has been woven closer and closer about the soul.

In taking a position of doubt, man calls to his aid the agencies of Satan. But the only hope of one who has been educated in the line of unbelief is to fall all helpless upon the Saviour and, like a child, submit his will and his way to Christ that he may be brought out of darkness into His marvelous light. Man does not have the power to recover himself from the snare of Satan. He who educates himself in the line of questioning, doubting, and criticizing strengthens himself in infidelity.--Ms 3, 1895.

Preparation for Future Trials

The servants of Christ are to prepare no set speech to present when brought to trial for their faith. Their preparation is to be made day by day, in treasuring up in their hearts the precious truths of God's Word, in feeding upon the teaching of Christ, and through prayer strengthening their faith; then, when brought into trial, the Holy Spirit will bring to their remembrance the very truths that will reach the hearts of those who shall come to hear. God will flash the knowledge obtained by diligent searching of the Scriptures into their memory at the very time when it is needed.--Counsels on Sabbath School Work, pp. 40, 41 (1900).

When the time of trial shall come there are men now preaching to others who will find, upon examining the positions they hold, that there are many things for which they can give no satisfactory reason. Until thus tested they knew not their great ignorance. And there are many in the church who take it for granted that they understand what they believe, but, until controversy arises, they do not know their own weakness. When separated from those of like faith and compelled to stand singly and alone to explain their belief, they will be surprised to see how confused are their ideas of what they had accepted as truth.--Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 707 (1889).

Control the Moral Powers

The ability to give a reason for our faith is a good accomplishment, but if the truth does not go deeper than this, the soul will never be saved. The heart must be purified from all moral defilement.--Our High Calling, p. 142 (1893).

Few realize that it is a duty to exercise control over their thoughts and imaginations. It is difficult to keep the undisciplined mind fixed upon profitable subjects. But if the thoughts are not properly employed, religion cannot flourish in the soul. The mind must be preoccupied with sacred and eternal things, or it will cherish trifling and superficial thoughts. Both the intellectual and the moral powers must be disciplined, and they will strengthen and improve by exercise.--Our High Calling, p. 111 (1881).

We greatly need to encourage and cultivate pure, chaste thoughts, and to strengthen the moral powers rather than the lower and carnal powers. God help us to awake from our self-indulgent appetites!--Medical Ministry, p. 78 (1896).

The Example of Enoch

Enoch walked with God three hundred years previous to his translation to heaven, and the state of the world was not then more favorable for the perfection of Christian character than it is today. And how did Enoch walk with God? He educated his mind and heart to ever feel that he was in the presence of God, and when in perplexity his prayers would ascend to God to keep him.

He refused to take any course that would offend his God. He kept the Lord continually before him. He would pray, "Teach me Thy way, that I may not err. What is Thy pleasure concerning me? What shall I do to honor Thee, my God?" Thus he was constantly shaping his way and course in accordance with God's commandments, and he had perfect confidence and trust in his heavenly Father, that He would help him. He had no thought or will of his own. It was all submerged in the will of his Father.

Now Enoch was a representative of those who will be upon the earth when Christ shall come, who will be translated to heaven without seeing death.--Sermons and Talks, vol. 1, p. 32 (1886).

Enoch had temptations as well as we. He was surrounded with society no more friendly to righteousness than is that which surrounds us. The atmosphere he breathed was tainted with sin and corruption the same as ours, yet he lived a life of holiness. He was unsullied with the prevailing sins of the age in which he lived. So may we remain pure and uncorrupted.--Testimonies for the Church, vol. 2, p. 122 (1868).

Remember God's Past Blessings

In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God! As I see what the Lord has wrought, I am filled with astonishment, and with confidence in Christ as leader. We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.--Life Sketches of Ellen G. White, p. 196 (1902).

A Time for Serious Reflection

If there ever was a time when serious reflection becomes every one who fears God, it is now, when personal piety is essential. The inquiry should be made, "What am I, and what is my work and mission in this time? On which side am I working--Christ's side or the enemy's side?" Let every soul now humble himself or herself before God, for now we are surely living in the great Day of Atonement. The cases even now of many are passing in review before God, for they are to sleep in their graves a little season. Your profession of faith is not your guarantee in that day, but the state of your affections. Is the soul-temple cleansed of its defilement? Are my sins confessed and am I repenting of them before God, that they may be blotted out? Do I esteem myself too lightly? Am I willing to make any and every sacrifice for the excellency of the knowledge of Jesus Christ? Do I feel every moment I am not my own, but Christ's property, that my service belongs to God, whose I am?--Ms 87, 1886.

We should ask ourselves, "For what are we living and working? And what will be the outcome of it all?"--Signs of the Times, Nov. 21, 1892.

Living With Reference to the Judgment Day

I have questioned in my mind, as I have seen the people in our cities hurrying to and fro with business, whether they ever thought of the day of God that is just upon us. Every one of us should be living with reference to the great day which is soon to come upon us.--Sermons and Talks, vol. 1, p. 25 (1886).

We cannot afford to live with no reference to the day of judgment; for though long delayed, it is now near, even at the door, and hasteth greatly. The trumpet of the Archangel will soon startle the living and wake the dead.--Child Guidance, pp. 560, 561 (1892).

Ready for Christ's Return

If we find no pleasure now in the contemplation of heavenly things; if we have no interest in seeking the knowledge of God, no delight in beholding the character of Christ; if holiness has no attractions for us--then we may be sure that our hope of heaven is vain. Perfect conformity to the will of God is the high aim to be constantly before the Christian. He will love to talk of God, of Jesus, of the home of bliss and purity which Christ has prepared for them that love Him. The contemplation of these themes, when the soul feasts upon the blessed assurances of God, the apostle represents as tasting "the powers of the world to come."--Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 745 (1889).

If you are right with God today, you are ready if Christ should come today.--In Heavenly Places, p. 227 (1891).

Comments