119 References Overview - KJV & EGW

Study Description

This study I find interesting because after we identified that November 9th, 2019 was the Close of Probation (COP) for the priests, my father showed me that most verses aligned with that date. Then I ran across 119 of Psalms as well. What a blessing to me. This outline simply shows the verses together from the Bible which align with this date. The reason for this study is to find a place to read them all together quickly. I hope this is a blessing to all.


From KJV

Old Testament

Genesis 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Exodus 11:9 And the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
Leviticus 11:9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
Numbers 11:9 And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.
Deuteronomy 11:9 And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
Joshua 11:9 And Joshua did unto them as the Lord bade him: he houghed their horses, and burnt their chariots with fire.
Judges 11:9 And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, If ye bring me home again to fight against the children of Ammon, and the Lord deliver them before me, shall I be your head?
1 Samuel 11:9 And they said unto the messengers that came, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabeshgilead, To morrow, by that time the sun be hot, ye shall have help. And the messengers came and shewed it to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.
2 Samuel 11:9 But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.
1 Kings 11:9 And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the Lord God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,
2 Kings 11:9 And the captains over the hundreds did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.
1 Chronicles 11:9 So David waxed greater and greater: for the Lord of hosts was with him.
2 Chronicles 11:9 And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
Nehemiah 11:9 And Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer: and Judah the son of Senuah was second over the city.
Job 11:9 The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea
Psalms 119
   1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.
   2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
   3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
   4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
   5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
   6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
   7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
   8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
   9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
   10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
   11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
   12 Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes.
   13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
   14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
   15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
   16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
   17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
   18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
   19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
   20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
   21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
   22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
   23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
   24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.
   25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
   26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.
   27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
   28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
   29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.
   30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
   31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, put me not to shame.
   32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
   33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
   34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
   35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
   36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
   37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
   38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.
   39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
   40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
   41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
   42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
   43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
   44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
   45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
   46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
   47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
   48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
   49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
   50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
   51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
   52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O Lord; and have comforted myself.
   53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
   54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
   55 I have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night, and have kept thy law.
   56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
   57 Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said that I would keep thy words.
   58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
   59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
   60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
   61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.
   62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
   63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
   64 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.
   65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord, according unto thy word.
   66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
   67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
   68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
   69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
   70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
   71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
   72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
   73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
   74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
   75 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
   76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
   77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
   78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.
   79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
   80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
   81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
   82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
   83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.
   84 How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
   85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
   86 All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
   87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
   88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
   89 For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.
   90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
   91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.
   92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
   93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
   94 I am thine, save me: for I have sought thy precepts.
   95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
   96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
   97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
   98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
   99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
   100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
   101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
   102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
   103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
   104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
   105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
   106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
   107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word.
   108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments.
   109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.
   110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
   111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
   112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.
   113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
   114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
   115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.
   116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
   117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
   118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
   119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
   120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
   121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.
   122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
   123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.
   124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
   125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
   126 It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law.
   127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
   128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
   129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.
   130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
   131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.
   132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
   133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
   134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.
   135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.
   136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
   137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.
   138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.
   139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
   140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
   141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
   142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
   143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
   144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
   145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will keep thy statutes.
   146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
   147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
   148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
   149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O Lord, quicken me according to thy judgment.
   150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
   151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth.
   152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
   153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.
   154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
   155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
   156 Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord: quicken me according to thy judgments.
   157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
   158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
   159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O Lord, according to thy lovingkindness.
   160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
   161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
   162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
   163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
   164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
   165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
   166 Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
   167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
   168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.
   169 Let my cry come near before thee, O Lord: give me understanding according to thy word.
   170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.
   171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
   172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
   173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
   174 I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my delight.
   175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
   176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
Proverbs 11:9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Jeremiah 11:9 And the Lord said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 11:9 And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you.
Daniel 11:9 So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land.
Hosea 11:9 I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.
Zechariah 11:9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.

New Testament

Matthew 11:9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
Mark 11:9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
Luke 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
John 11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
Acts 11:9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
Romans 11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
1 Corinthians 11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.
Hebrews 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
Revelation 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

Great Controversy pg. 119

As their former brethren, entering into compact with Rome, imbibed her errors, those who adhered to the ancient faith had formed themselves into a distinct church, taking the name of “United Brethren.” This act drew upon them maledictions from all classes. Yet their firmness was unshaken. Forced to find refuge in the woods and caves, they still assembled to read God’s word and unite in His worship. GC 119.1

Through messengers secretly sent out into different countries, they learned that here and there were “isolated confessors of the truth, a few in this city and a few in that, the object, like themselves, of persecution; and that amid the mountains of the Alps was an ancient church, resting on the foundations of Scripture, and protesting against the idolatrous corruptions of Rome.”—Wylie, b. 3, ch. 19. This intelligence was received with great joy, and a correspondence was opened with the Waldensian Christians. GC 119.2

Steadfast to the gospel, the Bohemians waited through the night of their persecution, in the darkest hour still turning their eyes toward the horizon like men who watch for the morning. “Their lot was cast in evil days, but ... they remembered the words first uttered by Huss, and repeated by Jerome, that a century must revolve before the day should break. These were to the Taborites [Hussites] what the words of Joseph were to the tribes in the house of bondage: ‘I die, and God will surely visit you, and bring you out.’”—Ibid., b. 3, ch. 19. “The closing period of the fifteenth century witnessed the slow but sure increase of the churches of the Brethren. Although far from being unmolested, they yet enjoyed comparative rest. At the commencement of the sixteenth century their churches numbered two hundred in Bohemia and Moravia.”—Ezra Hall Gillett, Life and Times of John Huss, vol. 2, p. 570. “So goodly was the remnant which, escaping the destructive fury of fire and sword, was permitted to see the dawning of that day which Huss had foretold.”—Wylie, b. 3, ch. 19. GC 119.3

Christ's Object Lessons pg. 119

But Christ as the precious pearl, and our privilege of possessing this heavenly treasure, is the theme on which we most need to dwell. It is the Holy Spirit that reveals to men the preciousness of the goodly pearl. The time of the Holy Spirit’s power is the time when in a special sense the heavenly gift is sought and found. In Christ’s day many heard the gospel, but their minds were darkened by false teaching, and they did not recognize in the humble Teacher of Galilee the Sent of God.

Early Writings pg. 119

Those who profess the truth and think they know it all before they have learned its first principles, and who are forward to take the place of teachers and reprove those who for years have stood stiffly for the truth, plainly show that they have no understanding of the truth, and know none of its effects; for if they knew any of the sanctifying power, they should yield the peaceable fruits of righteousness and be humbled under its sweet, powerful influence. They would bear fruit to the glory of God, and understand what the truth has done for them, and esteem others better than themselves.

I saw that the remnant were not prepared for what is coming upon the earth. Stupidity, like lethargy, seemed to hang upon the minds of most of those who profess to believe that we are having the last message. My accompanying angel cried out with awful solemnity, “Get ready! get ready! get ready! for the fierce anger of the Lord is soon to come. His wrath is to be poured out, unmixed with mercy, and ye are not ready. Rend the heart, and not the garment. A great work must be done for the remnant. Many of them are dwelling upon little trials.” Said the angel, “Legions of evil angels are around you, and are trying to press in their awful darkness, that ye may be ensnared and taken. Ye suffer your minds to be diverted too readily from the work of preparation and the all-important truths for these last days. And ye dwell upon little trials and go into minute particulars of little difficulties to explain them to the satisfaction of this one or that.” Conversation has been protracted for hours between the parties concerned, and not only has their time been wasted, but the servants of God are held to listen to them, when the hearts of both parties are unsubdued by grace. If pride and selfishness were laid aside, five minutes would remove most difficulties. Angels have been grieved and God displeased by the hours which have been spent in justifying self. I saw that God will not bow down and listen to long justifications, and He does not want His servants to do so, and thus precious time be wasted that should be spent in showing transgressors the error of their ways and pulling souls out of the fire.

All to Reach High Standard of Excellence—The Bible should be a book for study. The precious pearls of truth do not lie upon the surface, to be found by a careless, uninterested reader. Christ knew what was best for us, of whatever age, when He commanded us, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” Jesus, the greatest teacher the world ever knew, would have men and women and children and youth reach the highest standard of excellence of character. He would have them become fully developed mentally, morally, and physically. The Review and Herald, November 9, 1886. { DG 78.2}

Union With Christ, November 9 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. Romans 13:14. { AG 321.1} To effect the salvation of men, God employs various agencies. He speaks to them by His word and by His ministers, and He sends by the Holy Spirit messages of warning, reproof, and instruction. These means are designed to enlighten the understanding of the people, to reveal to them their duty and their sins, and the blessings which they may receive; to awaken in them a sense of spiritual want, that they may go to Christ and find in Him the grace they need.... {AG 321.2} Every individual, by his own act, either puts Christ from him by refusing to cherish His spirit and follow His example, or he enters into a personal union with Christ by self-renunciation, faith, and obedience. We must, each for himself, choose Christ, because He has first chosen us. This union with Christ is to be formed by those who are naturally at enmity with Him. It is a relation of utter dependence, to be entered into by a proud heart. This is close work, and many who profess to be followers of Christ know nothing of it. They nominally accept the Saviour, but not as the sole ruler of their hearts.... {AG 321.3} To renounce their own will, perhaps their chosen object of affection or pursuit, requires an effort, at which many hesitate and falter and turn back. Yet this battle must be fought by every heart that is truly converted. We must war against temptations without and within. We must gain the victory over self, crucify the affections and lusts; and then begins the union of the soul with Christ.... After this union is formed, it can be preserved only by continual, earnest, painstaking effort. Christ exercises His power to preserve and guard this sacred tie, and the dependent, helpless sinner must act his part with untiring energy, or Satan by his cruel, cunning power will separate him from Christ.... {AG 321.4} Your birth, your reputation, your wealth, your talents, your virtues, your piety, your philanthropy,... will not form a bond of union between your soul and Christ. Your connection with the church ... will be of no avail unless you believe in Christ. It is not enough to believe about Him. You must believe in Him. You must rely wholly upon His saving grace. {AG 321.5}

The Judgment Set—The Books Opened, November 9
A stream of fire issued and came forth from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened. Daniel 7:10, RSV. { LHU 327.1} The books of record in heaven, in which the names and the deeds of men are registered, are to determine the decisions of the judgment. Says the prophet Daniel: “The judgment was set, and the books were opened.” The revelator, describing the same scene, adds: “Another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” {LHU 327.2} The book of life contains the names of all who have ever entered the service of God. Jesus bade His disciples: “Rejoice, because your names are written in heaven” ( Luke 10:20). Paul speaks of his faithful fellow workers, “whose names are in the book of life” ( Philippians 4:3). Daniel, looking down to “a time of trouble, such as never was,” declares that God’s people shall be delivered, “every one that shall be found written in the book.” And the revelator says that those only shall enter the city of God whose names “are written in the Lamb’s book of life” ( Daniel 12:1; Revelation 21:27). {LHU 327.3} “A book of remembrance” is written before God, in which are recorded the good deeds of “them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name” ( Malachi 3:16). Their words of faith, their acts of love, are registered in heaven. Nehemiah refers to this when he says: “Remember me, O my God, ... and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God” ( Nehemiah 13:14). In the book of God’s remembrance every deed of righteousness is immortalized. There every temptation resisted, every evil overcome, every word of tender pity expressed, is faithfully chronicled. And every act of sacrifice, every suffering and sorrow endured for Christ’s sake, is recorded. Says the psalmist: “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?” ( Psalm 56:8).... {LHU 327.4} Every man’s work passes in review before God and is registered for faithfulness or unfaithfulness. Opposite each name in the books of heaven is entered with terrible exactness every wrong word, every selfish act, every unfulfilled duty, and every secret sin.... {LHU 327.5} The deepest interest manifested among men in the decisions of earthly tribunals but faintly represents the interest evinced in the heavenly courts when the names entered in the book of life come up in review before the Judge of all the earth. The divine Intercessor presents the plea that all who have overcome through faith in His blood be forgiven their transgressions, that they be restored to their Eden home, and crowned as joint heirs with Himself to “the first dominion” (Micah 4:8) (The Great Controversy, 480-484). {LHU 327.6}

A Faith That Works, November 9
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5. {OFC 292.4} When we speak of faith, there is a distinction that should be borne in mind. There is a kind of belief that is wholly distinct from faith. The existence and power of God, the truth of His Word, are facts that even Satan and his hosts cannot at heart deny. The Bible says that “the devils also believe, and tremble” (James 2:19); but this is not faith. Where there is not only a belief in God’s Word, but a submission of the will to Him; where the heart is yielded to Him, the affections fixed upon Him, there is faith—faith that works by love and purifies the soul. {OFC 292.5} Through this faith the heart is renewed in the image of God. And the heart that in its unrenewed state is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be, now delights in its holy precepts, exclaiming with the psalmist, “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day” (Psalm 119:97). And the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in us, “who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1). {OFC 292.6} There are those who have known the pardoning love of Christ and who really desire to be children of God, yet they realize that their character is imperfect, their life faulty, and they are ready to doubt whether their hearts have been renewed by the Holy Spirit. To such I would say, Do not draw back in despair. We shall often have to bow down and weep at the feet of Jesus because of our shortcomings and mistakes, but we are not to be discouraged. Even if we are overcome by the enemy, we are not cast off, not forsaken and rejected of God. No; Christ is at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Said the beloved John, “These things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1 John 2:1). {OFC 292.7} 293 And do not forget the words of Christ, “the Father himself loveth you” (John 16:27). He desires to restore you to Himself, to see His own purity and holiness reflected in you. And if you will but yield yourself to Him, He that hath begun a good work in you will carry it forward to the day of Jesus Christ. Pray more fervently; believe more fully.... {OFC 293.1} The less we see to esteem in ourselves, the more we shall see to esteem in the infinite purity and loveliness of our Saviour. A view of our sinfulness drives us to Him who can pardon; and when the soul, realizing its helplessness, reaches out after Christ, He will reveal Himself in power. The more our sense of need drives us to Him and to the Word of God, the more exalted views we shall have of His character, and the more fully we shall reflect His image. {OFC 293.2}

Through Christ There is Victory, November 9
Victory in the Conflict Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57 {ML 317.1} Christ has power from His Father to give His divine grace and strength to man, making it possible for him through His name to overcome.... {ML 317.2} All are personally exposed to the temptations that Christ overcame, but strength is provided for them in the all-powerful name of the great Conqueror. And all must, for themselves, individually overcome. { ML 317.3 } He knows every trial and sorrow of childhood and youth. He was once just your age. The temptations and trials which come to you came also to Him. The sorrows which come to you came to Him. But He was never overcome by temptation. His life held nothing that was not pure and noble. He is your helper, your Redeemer. { ML 317.4 } His heart of divine love and sympathy is drawn out most of all for the one who is the most hopelessly entangled in the snares of the enemy. With His own blood He has signed the emancipation papers of the race. { ML 317.5 } Jesus does not desire those who have been purchased at such a cost to become the sport of the enemy’s temptations. He does not desire us to be overcome and perish. He who curbed the lions in their den and walked with His faithful witnesses amid the fiery flames is just as ready to work in our behalf, to subdue every evil in our nature. Today He is standing at the altar of mercy, presenting before God the prayers of those who desire His help. He turns no weeping, contrite one away.... The souls that turn to Him for refuge, Jesus lifts above the accusing and the strife of tongues. No man or evil angel can impeach these souls. Christ unites them to His own divine-human nature. { ML 317.6 }

When the work of the investigative judgment closes, the destiny of all will have been decided for life or death. Probation is ended a short time before the appearing of the Lord in the clouds of heaven.... Perilous is the condition of those who, growing weary of their watch, turn to the attractions of the world. While the man of business is absorbed in the pursuit of gain, while the pleasure-lover is seeking indulgence, while the daughter of fashion is arranging her adornments,—it may be in that hour the Judge of all the earth will pronounce the sentence, “Thou art weighed in the balance, and art found wanting.” (The Review and Herald, November 9, 1905.) {SD 355.4} Silently, unnoticed as the midnight thief, will come the decisive hour which marks the fixing of every man’s destiny, the final withdrawal of mercy’s offer to guilty men. “Watch ye therefore ... lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.” (The Review and Herald, November 9, 1905.) {SD 355.5}


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