Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Philippians 2:3.
God’s servants are to labor in perfect harmony. Contention brings alienation and strife and discord. I am instructed that our churches have no need to spend their time in strife. When a spirit of contention struggles for supremacy, call a halt and make things right, or else Christ will come quickly and will remove your candlestick from its place. Let an earnest work of repentance be done. Let the Spirit of
God search through mind and heart, and cleanse away all that hinders the needed reformation. Until this is done, God cannot bestow on us His power and grace. And while we are without His power and grace, men will stumble and fall, and will not know at what they stumble. The love of Christ is the bond that is to unite believers’ heart to hearts and mind to minds.
The blood of Christ has been shed for the whole human family. None need to be lost. Those who are lost will perish because they chose to forfeit an eternity of bliss for the satisfaction of having their own way. This was Satan’s choice, and today his work and his kingdom testify to the character of his choice. The crime and misery that fill our world, the horrible murders that are of daily occurrence, are
the fruit of man’s submission to Satan’s principles. My brethren, read the book of Revelation from beginning to end and ask yourselves whether you might not better spend less time in strife and contention, and begin to think of how fast we are approaching the last great crisis. Those who seek to make it appear that there is no special meaning attached to the judgments that the Lord is now sending
upon the earth will soon be forced to understand that which now they do not choose to understand. — (RH, August 20, 1903)
1. What practical lessons do you get from this lesson?
2. Do you feel comfortable in your heart about the current situation of your church?
3. What should be done to improve the situation?
1. For the baptism of the Holy Spirit
2. For God to bring revival into your life and the church
3. For God to stop the spirit of contention and strife, bringing harmony to our churches.
4. For the individuals on your prayer list
5. For the ECD Evangelistic Impact 2025
Day 6: Seeking Harmony
Day 17: The Mind Renewed
Day 18: Self Crucified
Day 19: Thoughts Transformed
Day 20: Temper Subdued
Day 21: Revival at Pentecost
Day 22: Unlimited Supply of Missionary Spirit
Day 23: A New Pentecost
Day 24: A Special Bestowal of Spiritual Grace
Day 25: Full Impartation of the Spirit
Day 26: No Specific Time
Day 27: Without Excitement
Day 28: In Unexpected Ways
Day 29: To Unexpected People
Day 30: Often Rejected
Day 31: Beware of Resisting
Day 32: Fear of Witnessing Gone
Day 33: The Greatest Work on Earth
Day 34: The Light of the World
Day 35: The salt of the Earth
Day 36: Ambassadors of Christ
Day 37: Cooperation with Divine Power
Day 38: Laborers Together with God
Day 39: All Members Called to be Missionaries
Day 40: Even Children May Share