First and Final Focus:
“Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready” (EW 64).
"Said the angel, 'Get ready, get ready, get ready.
Ye will have to die a greater death to the world than ye have ever yet died.' I saw that there was a great work to do for them and but little time in which to do it'" (EW 64).
"Pray, my brethren, pray as you have never prayed before. We are not prepared for the Lord's coming.
We need to make thorough work for eternity."
Letter 201, 1899
"In this time of well-nigh universal apostasy, God calls upon his messengers to proclaim his law in the spirit and power of Elias. As John the Baptist, in preparing a people for Christ’s first advent, called their attention to the ten commandments, so we are to give, with no uncertain sound, the message: “Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come.” With the earnestness that characterized Elijah the prophet and John the Baptist, we are to strive to prepare the way for Christ’s second advent"
(SW March 21, 1905).
"We seek the truth, and we will endure the consequences"
"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act" (George Orwell).
“Both read the Bible day and night, But thou read’st black where I read white” (William Blake, The Everlasting Gospel, 1818).