“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 fullness of God.”
Do we really believe the Bible? Do we really believe that we may attain to the knowledge (knowing) of God that is presented before us in this text? Do we believe every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God? Do we believe the Words that have been spoken by prophets and apostles, by Jesus Christ, Who is the Author of all Light and Blessing, and in Whom dwelleth all richness and fullness? Do we really believe in God, and in His Son ?
There are many who have a merely nominal faith, but this faith will not save you. Many believe in Christ because somebody else does, because the minister has told them this or that; but if you rest your faith only on the minister’s word, you will be lost. You must not do as did the foolish virgins, who, when the cry came, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh,” found no oil in their vessels. When they discovered their lack, they sought those who were wise, and applied to them for oil for their dying lights; but it was too late to supply them.
The wise had only enough for their own use, and they told the foolish virgins they must go and buy oil for themselves. We all must buy oil for ourselves. We must not be content with a mere profession. We are to take a stand for the Truth (the Word of God) by profession, and the principles of Truth must become a part of our life.
There are many who know nothing of the new birth. They do not know that the Truth will test them, and make manifest whether they really are in the Truth or not. We should see to it that we are not deceived. We should know that we are really rooted and grounded in the Truth.
The LORD wants us to have the fullness of His Blessing, that we may not be on the side of the questioner and the doubter, but have spiritual discernment, and be able to know the Voice of the True Shepherd from the voice of a stranger. We must have an individual experience !
Do not flatter yourselves that because you have made a high profession, you are the light of the world. The question is, “Are you the Light of the world, or are you the darkness of the world ?”
Light = the revealing of the glory and character of Almighty God !
“For God , Who commanded (spoke aloud) the Light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light (revealing) of the knowledge (knowing) of the glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ . . . !” II Corinthians 4:6 & ref: Exodus 33:13-34:7
All heaven has its expectation of you to whom the precious Light has been intrusted. The Light has shone upon you in clear, bright rays from the throne of the Living God.
“For the earnest expectation of the creature (all creation) waiteth for the manifestation of the sons (children begotten) of God . . . !” Romans 8:18-21
The question of most vital importance to each one is, “Is it well with my soul ?”
It is not well with any one unless he has met and responded to the Light that Heaven has permitted to shine upon his mind. The Light of Truth (God’s Word) is more precious than anything besides; it is more precious than gold and silver. The most magnificent palaces are nothing in comparison to the Truth, and this Light is to test us and to make manifest of what spirit we are !
– Review & Herald, October 1, 1889