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“God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried to the sea…the Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge” (Ps. 40:1,2,7)

Do you not remember way back in olden times they had cities of refuge? When some accident happened, as when a n ax flew off the handle and struck a man and killed him, what was the man to do? He was to strike out with all his might for the city of refuge.

If he got there he was safe, and he was perfectly free. But suppose he went out of town? Just as certain as he went out he was responsible, his blood was upon his own head. He was safe [only] as long as he stayed in the refuge. And he was to stay there until the high priest died. When the high priest died, he was perfectly free, and could go anywhere.

We have sinned. What are the wages of sin? Death. Then who is after us? Death. Who has the power of death? Satan. Then who is after us? Satan. And we “have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us” (Heb. 6:18).

Where is that hope? “In Christ.” Who is our city of refuge? “Christ.” Who is our enemy? Satan, death."

Now then, when we are in Christ, our refuge, can Satan touch us? He cannot.

Suppose we go out before the priesthood closes, what then? We have no protection and [Satan] will take us. Where is a person only able to meet the enemy? In the city. And in the city he does not have to meet the enemy, does he? The walls of the city meets the enemy. That shield of faith that quenches all the fiery darts of the wicked, that shield of faith which is Jesus Christ, is the walls of our city of refuge, and the fiery darts of the enemy cannot get past it at all.

Jones, General Conference Bulletin, 1893, p.204

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