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God’s Created Works

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“God’s created works testify to His love and power. He has called the world into being, with all that it contains. God is a lover of the beautiful; and in the world which He has fitted up for us He has not only given us everything necessary for our comfort, but He has filled the heavens and the earth with beauty. We see His love and care in the rich fields of autumn, and His smile in the glad sunshine. His hand has made the castle-like rocks and the towering mountains. The lofty trees grow at His command; He has spread earth’s green velvet carpet and dotted it with shrubs and flowers.

“Why has He clothed the earth and trees with living green, instead of with dark, somber brown? Is it not that they may be more pleasing to the eye? And shall not our hearts be filled with gratitude as we read the evidences of His wisdom and love in the wonders of His creation?”

From “Lift Him Up”, by Ellen White, pg. 67.

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God’s Greatest Desire

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I was reading a book about revival and came across these quotes that are worth thinking about. Prayerfully consider these gems of thought:

The Meaning Of The Harvest Principle

“The earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” Mark 4: 28, 29 (NKJV)

“The principle of the ripening harvest suggests that Jesus will come when the seeds of righteousness are fully developed in the lives of His church and the seeds of wickedness are fully developed in the lives of those who reject His grace…God longs to develop a group of people at the end time who are passionate about knowing Him, absolutely convinced that His way is best, and consumed with sharing His love with others. They have been justified by His grace, sanctified through His grace, and are ready to be glorified because of His grace. Jesus is their Savior, their resurrected Lord, their living High Priest, and their long-awaited King.”

Quotes are from the book: “Revive Us Again”, by Mark A. Finley, pgs. 58-59.

Chew on these apples for a moment. God’s greatest desire is that His people show the character of His Son, Jesus to a lost and dying world. Consider this quote from a Christian of the past:

“Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of Himself in His church. When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own.”

Quote from “Christ’s Object Lessons”, by E. G. White.

Jesus is waiting with longing desire for His people to be more like Him. When His church fully reflects His image, then He will come back to take His children home. Heaven is a place where everyone shows the love and kindness of their King. Nothing bad will enter this pure holy atmosphere, which is why we so need to surrender ourselves to Jesus and let Him have His way with us. So when we ask God to revive us with the Holy Spirit, we are asking for more of Jesus in our hearts.

May we truly want to have the character of Christ dwell in us richly, and in all fullness!