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30  Phrases  related  to   Preparation  for  .  .  .
 
+    work of preparation  ( 145 )   >   the great work of preparation  (  )  
                                                              >  work of preparation for scenes in the future
                                                              >  preparation necessary  ( 26 )
                                                                    >  neglect the preparation necessary  (  )
+     Christians should be preparing for    (  )    >   Christians should prepare for
   Prepare a people to stand  ( 157 )  >  prepare a people to stand in the day  ( 65 )
                                                     ►   Prepare a people to stand in the day of God  ( 22 )
+    Prepare for eternity  ( 34 )   >   preparation for eternal life  ( 10 )
                                                           >    preparation for the eternal life  (  )
+    Prepare for His coming  ( 24 )   >  call upon the people to prepare for His coming  (  )
 
    Preparation for .  .  .   ( 649 )
 
+     preparation for the work   ( 30 )
   preparation for the Sabbath  ( 15 )     >    Preparation to keep the Sabbath
    Section:    Preparation for the time of trouble
 
Preparation  for  the  judgment   
 
+     preparation for the day of God    ​(  )
+     preparation for the judgment    ( 6 )
 
Preparation  for  Heaven
 
+     preparation for the future life  (  )
+     to prepare a people for the great day of God  
            ►   to prepare a people for the great day of the Lord

             ►   to prepare a people for the coming of the Lord
It is these great truths that old and young need to learn. We need to study the working out of God’s purpose in the history of nations and in the revelation of things to come, that we may estimate at their true value things seen and things unseen; that we may learn what is the true aim of life; that, viewing the things of time in the light of eternity, we may put them to their truest and noblest use. Thus, learning here the principles of His kingdom and becoming its subjects and citizens, we may be prepared at His coming to enter with Him into its possession.  Education, page 184.1  Read entire Chapter 19
+    Prepare for eternity  ( see favorite below )
 
 
 
Preparing for  the .  .  .
 
+    Prepare for the soon-coming crisis   (  )   >   prepare for the conflict  (  )
 
+     preparing for the coming of Christ   (  )    >   preparing for the return of Christ
+     preparing for the future   ( 24 )     >    preparing for the future eternal life  
+     preparing for the mansions   ( 13 )
+     Preparing for translation  ( 27 )   >    preparing for translation to heaven  (  )  
+     Preparing the way for  ( 140 )  >  preparing the way for the coming of Christ 
 
Preparing  for  the  Sunday  Law
 
 
Related Phrase:    Preparation of heart  

          My personal favorite
 
Christians should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise,and this preparation they should make by diligently studying the word of God and striving to conform their lives to its precepts. The tremendous issues of eternity demand of us something besides an imaginary religion, a religion of words and forms, where truth is kept in the outer court. God calls for a revival and a reformation. The words of the Bible and THE BIBLE ALONE, should be heard from the pulpit. But the Bible has been robbed of its power, and the result is seen in a lowering of the tone of spiritual life. In many sermons of today there is not that divine manifestation which awakens the conscience and brings life to the soul. The hearers cannot say, "Did not our heart burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures?" Luke 24:32.There are many who are crying out for the living God, longing for the divine presence. Let the word of God speak to the heart. Let those who have heard only tradition and human theories and maxims, hear the voice of Him who can renew the soul unto eternal life."  {PK 626.1} 
 
This is the knowledge needed by all who are working for the uplifting of their fellow men. Transformation of character, purity of life, efficiency in service, adherence to correct principles, all depend upon a right knowledge of God. This knowledge is the essential preparation both for this life and for the life to come.  Ministry of Healing, page 409.3 Read entire chapter 35
 
 
Christ desires His hearers to understand that it is impossible for men to secure the salvation of the soul after death. "Son," Abraham is represented as answering, "remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed; so that they which would pass from hence to you can not; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence." Thus Christ represented the hopelessness of looking for a second probation. This life is the only time given to man in which to prepare for eternity.  {COL 263.3}
 
The subject of health reform has been presented in the churches; but the light has not been heartily received. The selfish, health-destroying indulgences of men and women have counteracted the influence of the message that is to prepare a people for the great day of God. If the churches expect strength, they must live the truth which God has given them. If the members of our churches disregard the light on this subject, they will reap the sure result in both spiritual and physical degeneracy. And the influence of these older church-members will leaven those newly come to the faith. The Lord does not now work to bring many souls into the truth, because of the church-members who have never been converted, and those who were once converted, but who have backslidden. What influence would these unconsecrated members have on new converts? Would they not make of no effect the God-given message which His people are to bear?  {TSDF 116.2}
 
The doctrine of the world's conversion and the spiritual reign of Christ was not held by the apostolic church. It was not generally accepted by Christians until about the beginning of the eighteenth century. Like every other error, its results were evil. It taught men to look far in the future for the coming of the Lord and prevented them from giving heed to the signs heralding His approach. It induced a feeling of confidence and security that was not well founded and led many to neglect the preparation necessary in order to meet their Lord.  Great Controversy, page 321.2  Read entire Chapter 18
 
I think of the meditation of Christ and the promise, "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you"(John 14:18). The agency of the Holy Spirit is to combine with human effort, and all heaven is engaged in the work of preparing a people to stand in these last days. The end is near, and we want to keep the future world in view. The burden of my prayer is that the churches may be aroused from their moral torpor and awaken to earnest, interested endeavor. Oh, that they could see and understand that in this last conflict the Captain of the Lord's host is leading on the armies of heaven, and mingling in the ranks and fighting our battles for us. We shall have apostasies; we expect them. "They will go out from us, because they were not of us" [cf: 1 John 2:19 ]. "Every plant, which My heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up" (Matt. 15:13).  {14MR 286.2}  {1888 761.2}
 
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