“What is justification* (innocence, holiness, righteousness) by faith? It is the work of God in laying the glory of man in the dust (I Corinthians 1:29-31), and doing for man that which it is not in his power to do for himself. When men see their own nothingness, then they are prepared to be clothed with the righteousness of Christ !”
– Manuscript Releases volume 20, p.117
“For I, even I, Am He,” the LORD declares, “that blotteth out thy transgressions* (rebellion and apostasies) for Mine Own sake, and I will not remember* (mark down, keep record of) thy sins. Put Me in remembrance: let us plead together . . . declare thou, that thou mayest be justified* (made just. innocent, holy and right).”
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD . . . Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool . . .” and I promise you, “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land . . . !” Isaiah 1:18-19
“O taste and see that the LORD is good; for blessed is the man that trusteth in Him !” Psalm 34:8 and ref: Psalm 25:1-22
“For if you confess your sins, He is faithful, and He is Just to forgive (give in exchange for) you your sins, and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. To declare, I say, at this time His RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jeremiah 23:6), that He might be Just, and the Justifier of all them which believeth in JESUS !” I John 1:9 & Romans 3:26
“And thou shalt call His name JESUS, for He shall save His people from their sins . . . !” Matthew 1:21
“And ye are My witnesses, saith the LORD, and My Servant Whom I have chosen . . . So that ye may know and believe Me, and understand that I Am He. For before Me there was no God (Elohim – Mighty One) formed, neither shall there be after Me !”
– Testimonies to Ministers p.519
“Then said Jesus (Yehushua) unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I Am He, and that I do nothing of Myself . . . . for I and My Father are One !” John 8:28 & 10:30
ref: Deuteronomy 6:4, John 3:1-2, John 14:10-11 and II Corinthians 5:19
“Believe now that God loves you _________(your name); for He hath declared it, and He verily cannot lie; and when Satan tries to fasten the burden of sin and horror upon you, take your Bible, and read aloud, “God so loved the world, that He gave up (in exchange) His Only-Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting Life !” John 3:16 & ref: Romans 5:12-21
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy . . . But I Am come that they might have Life, and that they might have it more abundantly . . .” “My sheep hear My Voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give unto them Eternal Life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand . . . !” John 10:10-11, 27
“For He is our God; and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today, if ye will hear His Voice (Word), harden not your heart . . . !” Psalm 95:6-11 and Hebrews 3:7-19 “And this is the record (testimony, evidence) that God hath given to us Eternal Life, and (for) this Life is in His Son !” I John 5:11
“For He saith, I have heard thee _______ (your name) in a time accepted* (Luke 4:18-19), and in the day of Salvation have I succoured thee. Behold, now is the accepted time . . . behold, Today is the day of your Salvation . . . If ye will only hear My Voice and believe!” II Corinthians 6:2 ref: Isaiah 49:8-9 & Hebrews 3:7
You cannot repulse the enemy by relating your fearful doubts, by telling him that you are horrified by the thought that you are lost. All this is music in his ears. He wants to make you as miserable as he is himself . . . . But you can answer him by proclaiming the Promise that you believe in the Son, and therefore you shall not perish !
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness* (justification, innocence, holiness), and with the mouth confession* (to profess, to speak aloud) is made unto Salvation (deliverance, freedom and healing) !” Romans 10:8-13 and ref: Deuteronomy 30:11-14
“And all the Promises of God in Him are Yea, (begun), and in Him, they are Amen (completed) . . . for He is both the Author and the Finisher of our faith !” II Corinthians 1:20 & Hebrews 12:1-2
O “LORD, Thou wilt ordain peace for us . . . for Thou also hast wrought all our works in us !” Isaiah 26:12-23
“Being confident of this very thing that He which hath begun a good work in you . . . will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” “For it is God which worketh in you both to will, and to do of His good pleasure !” Philippians 1:6 and 2:13
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them !” Ephesians 2:10 and 1:4
ref: Isaiah 46:9-10 and 45:11-19 and Romans 4:17
As you turn your eyes away to the Lamb of God (Isaiah 45:22-25) Who taketh away the sins of the world (Daniel 9:24), the controversy with the enemy will be ended for that season. You can repulse him by declaring (speaking aloud) that “Christ was wounded for my transgressions* (rebellion and apostasies), He was bruised for my iniquities. The chastisement of (discipline, instruction which bought) my peace was upon Him, and with His stripes I am healed !” Isaiah 53:3-12, ref: Matthew 8:17 and I Peter 2:24
Take the Word of Jesus Christ as more sure and valuable than any word that can come from the human agent. Thank God (out loud – Romans 10:9-10) with your whole heart and soul and voice that you are barricaded with the rich Promises of His infallible Word, so that the wicked one shall not touch you !” – Signs of the Times, April 9, 1894
Today, your Saviour and Sovereign King says to you . . . “Awake, awake; put on thy Strength, O Zion . . . put ye on the Lord (Sovereign King) Jesus Christ, and make not provision for your flesh, to fulfil the lusts (carnal desires) thereof . . . . Put on thy beautiful garments (Christ’s righteousness – Zechariah 3:1-5 & Luke 15:17-24) O Jerusalem, the holy city, for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
Shake thyself from the dust, arise and sit down (with Christ in the heavens – Ephesians 2:1-7), O Jerusalem . . . loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion, for thus saith the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) . . . Ye have sold yourselves for nought; but ye shall be (have been) redeemed without money . . . !” Isaiah 52:1-3 ref: Isaiah 43:1, 44:21-22 and I Peter 1:18-21
“Let the sinner arise in the strength of Jesus; for he has no strength of his own, and let him assert his liberty. Let him believe that the Lord (our Sovereign King) has spoken Truth, and trust in Him, whatever may be the feelings of the heart. Let the sinner say, I will look away from my own misery, from the wound of the serpent, to the uplifted Saviour, Who has said, “Him that cometh to Me, I will in nowise cast out !”
Look upon Jesus. “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” It is your privilege to believe that Christ has borne your sins; for God hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all (Isaiah 53:6). You are under the shelter of the sure Refuge, under the cover of the atoning blood of the Acceptable Sacrifice (Ephesians 1:4-6).
– Bible Echo, July 2, 1894
“Henceforward Christ’s followers were (are) to look upon Satan as a conquered foe. Upon the cross Jesus was to gain the victory for them; and that victory He desired (desires) them to accept as their own. “Behold,” He said (says), “I give unto you _________ (your name) power* (miraculous power, authority, and strength) to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you !” Luke 10:17-19 and 9:1-6 and Mark 16:15-20
The omnipotent (invincible) power of the Holy Spirit (God’s own Presence – John 4:24 and 14:10-12) is the defense of every contrite soul. Not one that in penitence and faith has claimed His protection will Christ permit to pass under the enemy’s power. The Saviour is by the side of His tempted and tried ones.
With Him there can be no such thing as failure, loss, impossibility, or defeat; for we can do all things through Him Who strengthens us! When temptations and trials come, do not wait to adjust all the difficulties, but look to Jesus, your helper.”
– Desire of Ages, p.490
“Look unto Me, and be ye saved* (delivered, rescued, set free, healed and made whole), all the ends of the earth: for I Am God (Elohim – the Mighty One), and there is none else . . . . yea, and I have sworn by Myself, the Word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness . . . . and It shall not return unto Me void !
For Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting Salvation:* and ye shall not be ashamed (let down, disappointed, or put to shame), nor confounded world without end . . . . For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens (Psalm 33:6-9) . . . yea, God Himself that formed the earth and made it. He hath established it, He created it not in vain, He hath formed it to be inhabited . . . Isaiah 45:22-23, 55:11
I Am the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah); and there is none else . . . . I have not spoken in secret, in some (a) dark place of the earth: Yea, I said not unto Jacob, Seek ye Me in vain? . . . for I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right* . . . yea, I that speak in righteousness, Am Mighty to save !” Isaiah 45:17-19 & 63:1
“What shall I say? He hath both spoken unto me, and Himself hath done it: I shall go softly (in humility) all my years in the bitterness of my soul . . . . O Lord (Adoni), by these Thy Words men live, and in all these is the Life of my spirit (mind). So wilt Thou recover me, and make me to live !
. . . For the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life !
Behold, for peace I had great bitterness . . . but Thou hast in love for my soul delivered me from the pit of corruption: for Thou hast cast all my sins behind Thy back . . . !” Isaiah 38:15-19 and ref: John 6:63 & Matthew 4:4