Satan fears that the people of God shall clear the way by removing every hindrance, so that the Lord can pour out His Spirit upon a languishing church.
But He who enters by the door is the Shepherd of the sheep. To Him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear His voice; and He calls His own sheep by name.
"A storm is coming, relentless in its fury." There is a hiding place. It is safe in the Rock of ages.
There seemed to be no possibility of getting safely beyond the breakers unless God intervened.
Let us remember the words of Holy Scripture, "Here is the patience of the saints. Here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus."
Dear reader, if you have not entered upon the work of self examination, enter upon it at once. Be not intimidated by the vastness of the work.
God is the author of all beauty, and only as we conform to His ideal shall we approach the standard of true beauty.
All men will be brought into judgment, all their deeds and their characters will be examined, and their everlasting states will be determined.
The advent proclamation arose in a similar manner to that above traced in the Reformation. Men were moved out simultaneously in more than four times as many parts of the world, with no knowledge of, or any communication of sentiment with, one another, and began the proclamation of the same Scripture truths
In the year 1549, two beloved men, named Fije and Eelken, were apprehended . They were brought before the lords, where they boldly confessed their faith.