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The Faith I Live By


By Ellen G. White


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Adventist Computer Team

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A WORD TO THE READER
WITH THE PUBLICATION OF THIS DEVOTIONAL VOLUME, A
DEMAND, OFTEN EXPRESSED, FOR A SELECT GROUP OF ELLEN
G. WHITE COMMENTS UPON THE CENTRAL TRUTHS OF
CHRISTIANITY WILL BE REALIZED. THE PRINCIPAL DOCTRINES OF
THE CHRISTIAN FAITH, SUPPORTED BY CAREFULLY CHOSEN
TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE AND SPIRIT OF PROPHECY STATEMENTS,
ARE HERE PRESENTED, NOT AS THEOLOGICAL
PRONOUNCEMENTS, BUT AS SPIRITUAL TRUTHS RELATING TO
THE WORK OF REDEMPTION WROUGHT OUT FOR US BY JESUS
CHRIST, OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR.
THIS VOLUME, IT SHOULD BE NOTED, PROVIDES VASTLY
MORE THAN INSPIRATION HERE IS VITAL INFORMATION FOR
OUR YOUTH AND THE READERS OF THIS BOOK. A FAITH THAT WE
DO NOT KNOW AND COMPREHEND CANNOT BE SHARED.
SHARING IS DEPENDENT UPON KNOWING.
IN THIS E. G. WHITE DEVOTIONAL BOOK THE SCRIPTURE
TEXTS ARE PRESENTED AS THE BASIC AUTHORITY. THE BIBLE
SPEAKS OUT ON BEHALF OF THE FOUNDATION TRUTHS. THE
AUTHOR'S COMMENTS ENLARGE UPON AND EXALT SCRIPTURE
TRUTH, MAKING IT PERSONAL AND BRINGING HOME THE LESSON
TO THE HEART. IN THIS VOLUME WE HEAR THE SCRIPTURE
SPEAKING, AND IN THIS VOLUME WE HEAR THE SPIRIT OF
PROPHECY SPEAKING. THE TWO ARE IN THEIR RIGHT
RELATIONSHIP, THE BIBLE MAKING THE DOCTRINAL STATEMENT,
THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY PROVIDING THE COMMENTARY.
IN FINDING APPROPRIATE ELLEN G. WHITE STATEMENTS
DEALING WITH BIBLE DOCTRINE, THE COMPILERS HAVE
CONSULTED THE PUBLISHED WORKS BY THE AUTHOR IN WHICH
REPRESENTATIVE STATEMENTS FROM HER PEN APPEAR. KEEP
IN MIND, HOWEVER, THAT IN ADDITION TO WELL-KNOWN
COMMENTS, OTHERS LESS KNOWN BUT NOT LESS FORCEFUL
ARE HERE PRESENTED. ELLEN G. WHITE SUPPLEMENTARY
MATERIAL USED IN THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST BIBLE
COMMENTARY, PORTIONS OF ARTICLES FROM THE YOUTH'S
INSTRUCTOR, SIGNS OF THE TIMES, THE REVIEW AND HERALD,
AND A NUMBER OF PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED STATEMENTS

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June 30
Here And Hereafter

When Eternal Life Begins
And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this
life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the
Son of God hath not life 1 John 5:11, 12.
Jesus declared, "I am the resurrection, and the life." In Christ is life,
original, unborrowed, underived. "He that hath the Son hath life." The
divinity of Christ is the believer's assurance of eternal life. "He that
believeth in me," said Jesus, "though he were dead, yet shall he live: and
whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." John 11:25, 26.
To the believer, death is but a small matter. Christ speaks of it as if it
were of little moment. "If a man keep my saying, he shall never see
death," "he shall never taste of death." John 8:51, 52. To the Christian,
death is but a sleep, a moment of silence and darkness. The life is hid
with Christ in God, and "when Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then
shall ye also appear with him in glory." Col. 3:4.
He who Himself was soon to die upon the cross stood . . . a
conqueror of the grave, and asserted His right and power to give eternal
life.
"I will raise him up at the last day." John 6:40. Christ became one
flesh with us, in order that we might become one spirit with Him. It is by
virtue of this union that we are to come forth from the grave-- not merely
as a manifestation of the power of Christ, but because, through faith, His
life has become ours. Those who see Christ in His true character, and
receive Him into the heart, have everlasting life. It is through the Spirit
that Christ dwells in us; and the Spirit of God, received into the heart by
faith, is the beginning of the life eternal.
Jesus is . . . crying, "If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and
drink." "Let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the
water of life freely." "Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him
shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well
of water springing up into everlasting life." John 7:37; Rev. 22:17; John
4:14.

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July 01
The Sanctuary Of God

The Lord Is in This Place
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in
this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful
is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate
of heaven Gen. 28:16, 17.
True reverence for God is inspired by a sense of His infinite greatness
and a realization of His presence. With this sense of the Unseen, every
heart should be deeply impressed. The hour and place of prayer are
sacred, because God is there. And as reverence is manifested in attitude
and demeanor, the feeling that inspires it will be deepened. "Holy and
reverend is his name," the psalmist declares (Ps. 111:9). Angels, when
they speak that name, veil their faces. With what reverence, then, should
we, who are fallen and sinful, take it upon our lips! Well would it be for
old and young to ponder those words of Scripture that show how the
place marked by God's special presence should be regarded. "Put off thy
shoes from off thy feet," He commanded Moses at the burning bush, "for
the place whereon thou standest is holy ground." Ex. 3:5.
God is high and holy; and to the humble, believing soul, His house on
earth, the place where His people meet for worship, is as the gate of
heaven. The song of praise, the words spoken by Christ's ministers, are
God's appointed agencies to prepare a people for the church above, for
that loftier worship into which there can enter nothing that is impure. . . .
God sees every irreverent thought or action, and it is registered in the
books of heaven. . . . Nothing is hid from His all-searching eye. If you
have formed in any degree the habit of inattention and indifference in the
house of God, exercise the powers you have to correct it. . . . Practice
reverence until it becomes a part of yourself.

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December 31
The Triumph of the Gospel

The Knowledge of God Covers the Earth
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters
cover the sea Isa. 11:9.
As we enter the kingdom of God, there to spend eternity, the trials
and the difficulties and the perplexities that we have had here will sink
into insignificance. Our life will measure with the life of God.
There, immortal minds will contemplate with never-failing delight the
wonders of creative power, the mysteries of redeeming love. There will
be no cruel, deceiving foe to tempt to forgetfulness of God. Every faculty
will be developed, every capacity increased. The acquirement of
knowledge will not weary the mind or exhaust the energies. There the
grandest enterprises may be carried forward, the loftiest aspirations
reached, the highest ambitions realized; and still there will arise new
heights to surmount, new wonders to admire, new truths to comprehend,
fresh objects to call forth the powers of mind and soul and body.
All the treasures of the universe will be open to the study of God's
redeemed. Unfettered by mortality, they wing their tireless flight to worlds
afar. . . . With unutterable delight the children of earth enter into the joy
and the wisdom of unfallen beings. They share the treasures of
knowledge and understanding gained through ages upon ages in
contemplation of God's handiwork. . . . As Jesus opens before them the
riches of redemption, and the amazing achievements in the great
controversy with Satan, the hearts of the ransomed thrill with more
fervent devotion, and with more rapturous joy they sweep the harps of
gold; and ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands
of voices unite to swell the mighty chorus of praise. . . .
One pulse of harmony and gladness beats through the vast creation.
From Him who created all, flow life and light and gladness, throughout
the realms of illimitable space. From the minutest atom to the greatest
world, all things, animate and inanimate, in their unshadowed beauty and
perfect joy, declare that God is love.

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