“One soul is of more worth to Jesus than the whole world. Let the soul look to Jesus, let him “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” No one will be compelled to look to Christ; but the Voice of invitation is sounding in yearning entreaty, My son, My daughter . . . Look and live ! ref: Numbers 21:4-9 & John 3:14-21
Jesus has not changed. With Him there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning; He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He still loves and pities the erring, seeking to draw them to Himself, that He may give them divine aid. He knows that a demon power is struggling for the control of every soul striving for the mastery; but Jesus came to break the power of Satan, and to set the captives free !”
– Bible Echo, March 1, 1893
“We read concerning the mission of Christ as it was announced by Himself in Nazareth, and can understand what is the character of the work that the follower of Christ must do:
“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 (Jehovah, Yehuwah) is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel (Glad Tidings) to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach (proclaim) deliverance to the captives, and the recovering of sight to the blind . . . . to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach (proclaim) the acceptable year* of the Lord (Adoni the Sovereign King).” Luke 4:18-19 & Isaiah 61:1-3 & ref: Isaiah 49:8-12 & II Corinthians 6:2 & Hebrews 3:7-19
The work of Christ was to rescue those who were bowed down by the power of Satan, and to set them free from his yoke of bondage (Jeremiah 2:20 & Isaiah 10:27). Then why is it that so many choose to remain bound to Satan’s chariot? Why is it that men do not accept of God’s Promises? –The reason is that Satan is presenting to every human intelligence the temptations he presented to Christ in the wilderness, and they are carried away with his delusions. They look on the things that are temporal, and lose sight of that which is spiritual and Eternal; they do not realize the value of the exceeding and eternal weight of glory. They permit the business of this life to engross their attention and to take up their time . . . !”
– Signs of the Times, April 16, 1894