“And when He (God) had made and end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God” (Exodus 31:18, emphasis added). “Now go, write it before them on tablet, and write it (note) on scroll, that it may be for time to come (witness), for ever and ever” (Isaiah 30:8, emphasis added).
“Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel, saying: Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you” (Jeremiah 30:2, emphasis added). “Then the Lord answered me and said: Write down the vision and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run who reads it. . . . Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him; but the just shall live by faith” (Habakkuk 2:2, 4, emphasis added).
The prophet had been repeatedly shown that our presses should be constantly employed in publishing light and truth (see Colporteur Ministry, p. 2).
“You must begin to print a little paper and send it out to the people. Let it be small at first; but as the people read, they will send you means with which to print, and it will be a success from the first. From this small beginning it was shown to me to be like streams of light that went clear round the world” (Life Sketches, p. 125, emphasis added).
“I have been shown that our publications should be printed in different languages and sent to every civilized country, at any cost. What is the value of money at this time, in comparison with the value of souls? . . . I have been shown that the press is powerful for good or evil. This agency can reach and influence the public mind as no other means can” (Colporteur Ministry, p. 149, emphasis added).
God was consistent in the methods He used for communicating His will and messages to His people. He spoke and then said: “Write it down.”