Thank you for sharing this with us.
Yes, very good, Ladyeve.
Jones and Waggoner were once vessels of honor, and through them were given showers of Latter Rain.
We have nothing to fear for the future, except that we forget the way the Lord has led and taught in the past.
If we forget the work of these two men, then yes, I believe we have reason to fear.
The "1888" showers passed away, and both men finally fell away from God, but, as Ellen White says, "precious light" came through those two workers. The quotes you've posted here are part of that "precious light".
So true amen
So as Dr. Phil would say, "How's that working out for you?"
Thank you Pastor T.
Just as you say, Jesus spoke of perfection in the context of loving our enemies and doing good to those that hate us, etc.
Jesus calls us to love our enemies, etc. "even as the Father" loves His enemies.
What a high calling this is! and much highter than we tend to imagine, I believe.
A note on the word "perfect" as used in Matthew 5:48.
The word is Strongs #5046. In Hebrews 5:14 it is translated "full age", in 1Corinthians 14:20 it is translated "men" [i.e. in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.] So "perfection" here refers to a state of maturity.
In terms of loving our enemies etc., Jesus calls us to that same kind of maturity (perfection) that the Father has.
So how mature is it possible for a Christian to be?
We are called to the "full stature" [the full maturity] of the man Jesus Christ. (Eph 4:13)
This is great i tell you.... Thank you my sister...Ladyeve..
We are told that righteousness is" right doing." Perfect obedience is not just an emotional feeling toward others but a way of life that manifests itself through activity.
So, how does it begin? What is it's genesis?
And how does that happen? Who does the converting?
It happens when we obey the prompting of the Holy Spirit and surrender our hearts and lives to Christ. Christ does the converting but not without our consent and not with our choosing to walking in the light.
Ah, now we have the heart of it.
Philippians 4:13, " I can do all this through him who gives me strength."
Ephesians 2:4-10, "But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."