[March 26]
And ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
THE spirit of Christianity is an aggressive one. The Gospel sets before the true believer an object, a motive, which inspires to an enthusiasm of the highest degree. The message becomes a burning one which must flame forth as a true light to enlighten others. Otherwise it would become extinct, smothered. "Quench not the Spirit, whereby ye are sealed," may surely be applied to a proper missionary spirit as well as other ways. ...Ours is a message of special favor now being given out to any who have the ear to hear and the heart to appreciate and accept it. Ours is the missionary hunt for the Lord's jewels, for his "royal priesthood," his "little flock," his "elect"—that these may be enlightened and assisted to a clearer knowledge of the truth, that they may make their calling and election sure to joint-heirship with their Redeemer in the kingdom. Z'09-93 R4359:3(Hymn 116)