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Hello my fellow worms
Continuing on in our book: the Desire of Ages,
this week we shall read the following chapters..
3. "The Fullness of the Time"
4. Unto You a saviour
Pray when you come to read these inspired writings;
and may God Bless your time with Him.
My fave quotes from the third chapter: "The Fullness of the Time"..
📚 The Son of God, looking upon the world, beheld suffering and misery. With pity He saw how men had become victims of satanic cruelty. He looked with compassion upon those who were being corrupted, murdered, and lost. They had chosen a ruler who chained them to his car as captives. Bewildered and deceived, they were moving on in gloomy procession toward eternal ruin,—to death in which is no hope of life, toward night to which comes no morning. Satanic agencies were incorporated with men. The bodies of human beings, made for the dwelling place of God, had become the habitation of demons. The senses, the nerves, the passions, the organs of men, were worked by supernatural agencies in the indulgence of the vilest lust. The very stamp of demons was impressed upon the countenances of men. Human faces reflected the expression of the legions of evil with which they were possessed. Such was the prospect upon which the world’s Redeemer looked. What a spectacle for Infinite Purity to behold! DA36.3
📚 Sin had become a science, and vice was consecrated as a part of religion. Rebellion had struck its roots deep into the heart, and the hostility of man was most violent against heaven. It was demonstrated before the universe that, apart from God, humanity could not be uplifted. A new element of life and power must be imparted by Him who made the world. DA37.1
As I was reading this a very vivid & strong picture of humanity's true state was painted before my eyes.
My fave quotes from the fourth chapter: Unto You a Saviour..
📚 The King of glory stooped low to take humanity. ... His glory was veiled, that the majesty of His outward form might not become an object of attraction. He shunned all outward display.Riches, worldly honor, and human greatness can never save a soul from death; Jesus purposed that no attraction of an earthly nature should call men to His side. Only the beauty of heavenly truth must draw those who would follow Him. The character of the Messiah had long been foretold in prophecy, and He desired men to accept Him upon the testimony of the word of God. DA 43.1
📚 The angels had wondered at the glorious plan of redemption.They watched to see how the people of God would receive His Son, clothed in the garb of humanity. ... DA 43.2
In this quote I found a great & founding lesson for us from the very life and heart of Christ.
Look forward to hearing your favourite quotes!
the Desire of Ages
After the Bible, this book has been the most important book to getting close to Christ. You will absolutely get chills reading this book on the life of Christ, and you WILL have a deeper relationship with our Saviour!