Need Of Nothing





"Much excellent labor was bestowed upon the Laodicean church.

To them was given the exhortation,

"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."

But the church did not follow up the work begun by God's messengers.

They heard, but they failed to appropriate the truth to themselves

And to carry out the instruction given them.

The result that followed is the result that is always

Sure to follow the rejection of the Lord's warnings and entreaties.


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Exhausting the Patience of God.


Christ sees that which man does not see.

He sees the sins, which if not repented of,

Will exhaust the patience of a long-suffering God.

Christ cannot take up the names of those who

Are satisfied in their own self-sufficiency.

He cannot importune in behalf of a people

Who feel no need of His help,

Who claim to know and possess everything.



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"The church is in  the Laodicean state.  The presence of God is not in her midst."

1 NL 99.4



"I saw our Instructor pointing to the garments of so-called righteousness.

Stripping them off, He laid bare the defilement beneath.

Then He said to me: "Can you see how they have pretentiously

Covered up their defilement and rottenness of character?

'How is the faithful city become an harlot!'

My Father's house is made a house of merchandise,

A place where the divine presence and glory is departed!

For this cause there is weakness, and strength is lacking.


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"How is the faithful city become an harlot!

It was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water [and poison];

Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves:

everyone loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards:

they judge not the fatherless,

neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.



RH, May 8, 1894