Some ask or believe that Elohim would have shown us, by Ellen White, The True Sabbath, she did, the Seventh day is the Sabbath. But perhaps she was not shown it was born of the lunar week, or was not permitted yet, as it was for the very end of time.
These quotes show us that additional light on The Sabbath was to come
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Chapter Title - The Sabbath and Other Issues in the Conflict
The Sabbath and Other Issues in the Conflict
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I will now write you the vision that Y'hovah gave me May 14. I saw the great goodness of Elohim to us, that while we have been passing through the deep waters, they have not overwhelmed us. I saw the beauty and loveliness of Y'hoshua, and it seemed as though I could never bear to be parted from His lovely presence.
Then I saw a light coming from the excellent glory that encircled the Father. It approached nearer and nearer to me. I began to tremble, my body shook like a leaf; it seemed to me if that light came close to me, I should be dissolved or struck out of existence, but the light passed me. Then could I realize what a terrible Elohim we have to do with, and that we must be so holy that we can live in His sight.
Then I saw how little some realized the holiness of Elohim, and what they must be in order to live in His sight, through the time of trouble. I begged of Y'hoshua to make those who were believing His appearing like himself.
Then I saw how the blind guides were trying to make souls as blind as themselves, and they knew not what was coming upon them. I saw that they were exalting themselves against Elohim and His truth, and as the truth triumphs, souls who have believed these teachers to be men of Elohim and have looked to them, inquire of these teachers what it means, for they are troubled. And these teachers, with the object of getting rid of the law of Elohim or the seventh day Sabbath, will answer them thereto.
I saw that there was no honesty in them in taking their position against the Sabbath of Y'hovah Elohim. All they wanted was to get around the Sabbath of
Y'hovah, and keep some other day than the one sanctified and set apart by Jehovah. For the angel said, "They are not subject to the law of Elohim neither indeed can be, and if they are driven off of one position they will take an opposite one--but equally as weak as the first." I saw that there was no strength in their arguments.
I saw that Elohim's people were coming into the unity of the faith, and those that believe that the seventh day is the Sabbath, are united in their views and understanding of the Bible truths in all important points and that they believe and speak the same things. But those who oppose the seventh day Sabbath are cut up and divided; there are hardly two agreed. One comes forward in opposition to the Sabbath commandment and declares it to be thus and so, and at the conclusion calls it settled. Then a second comes up and tears the first down, and declares it to be some other way. But they will not have it, any of them, that the seventh day is the Sabbath. They do not agree among themselves, but are blind and dishonest and are standing out against the Sabbath commandment.
They want to silence the flock, therefore they get up something to silence them and lull them to sleep upon these truths which condemn them and cut them off. Their followers read their Bibles so little that error could be easily made by these blind leaders to appear like truth, and the followers receive it as such, not looking any higher than their leaders. And they, having a disposition to get rid of the fourth commandment, love these errors and love to have it so.
Then I saw those at Milton, that they need help, and that they had called loud for it, and we should not disregard their call, for souls could
be benefited there, and that we must go and visit them. They were looking to the visions and were anxious to know more about them.
Then I saw that Bro. John [Andrews] must stay but a short time in Paris, that he must go and write. And I saw that one could not always bring out clear light upon every point in a subject as two could who understood the same subject, and that John should watch carefully and if he could make any other point in the subject of the parable or any other subject clearer, it was his duty to do so.
Then I saw that this band must have steady, living faith, more faith, and draw down the blessings from Elohim. I saw that faith had been but little in exercise among the band, and that they must get ready, for the clouds are gathering and will soon burst upon us.
I saw that this world was rocked in the cradle of security so that communications might not be cut off from place to place, and that messengers might have full time to carry the message to the children of Elohim, that they receive it and be sealed with the seal of the living Elohim, and be prepared to pass through the time of trouble such as never was.
I saw that it must be a time of peace in order for the servants of Elohim to do their work for souls.
Then I was shown concerning the wicked who now die and are happy. I saw in their sickness and death if they should once realize their awful condition, they would die in such agony of mind and would make such appeals as would frighten some to profess the truth that did not love it, that never could be saved, and go through the time of trouble, and others would be deranged. And again if they felt their lost condition, it would show that
Satan had not power enough over them to blind their minds so they could not feel their own condition. I saw that the wicked were Satan's lawful prey, and that they were completely deceived by him; therefore now is the time when there are no bands in the death of the wicked.
Then I saw that we must work fast while the day lasts. I begged Elohim to let His messengers go and work fast for the salvation of souls. I saw that Elohim was willing to give us great blessings, if we would only have faith, and when we went out among the people we must go in the name of Y'hovah, for without Him we can do nothing. Then again I saw the goodness of Elohim to us in giving us a baptism of His Spirit, before we had waded through the deep waters.
I saw how busy Satan had been. He saw that the nominal [First-day Adventists] could not overthrow us, so he began to put prejudices in the minds of our dearest brethren, so as to hinder the work and overthrow James, and also to cause the faith in the visions to be destroyed, but he failed in his endeavors. And then he attacked his body, but by faith James was wrenched from his grasp and placed in the hands of the Great Physician who applied the balm and set him free. I saw that Satan's darts were hurled at us more than at others so as to destroy the confidence of Elohim's children in the visions, and to get James down so as to stop his work on the paper. I saw that each one of us must labor for the salvation of souls, that we all can do something.
I saw that this band should not rest unless they had the abiding witness that their ways pleased Elohim. I saw that they had not seen their true state, and I prayed the angel to unfold it to them, that they might see themselves
as Elohim sees them. I saw that there was a lack of their studying
their Bibles as they should, but let their minds run upon other things, and reading that
did not profit. I saw that the Bible was the statute book that was to judge us in the last
days, and that it should be studied much and carefully to know whether our lives will
compare with the Word of Elohim. I saw that if any should lose their love for the word of
Elohim, that they should not rest, but pray very earnestly for Elohim to baptize them with
His Spirit into an understanding of His Word that they may love it better than anything
else.--Ms 5, 1851.
("Opposition to the Sabbath," May 18, 1851.)
Released September 16, 1974.
Advent Review and Sabbath Herald
The Day of Y'hovah Is Near, and Hasteth Greatly
Mrs. E. G. White
( Reading for Friday, December 16)
An Impressive Scene
Not long ago a very impressive scene passed before me. I saw an immense ball of fire falling among some beautiful mansions, causing their instant destruction. I heard some one say, "We knew that the judgments of Elohim were coming upon the earth, but we did not know that they would come so soon." Others said, "You knew? Why then did you not tell us. We did not know." On every side I heard such words spoken.
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The end is near! We have not a moment to lose! Light is to shine forth
from God's people in clear, distinct rays, bringing Jesus before the churches
and before the world. Our work is not to be restricted to those who already
know the truth; our field is the world. The instrumentalities to be used are
those souls who gladly receive the light of truth which God communicates to
them. These are God's agencies for communicating the knowledge of truth to
the world. If through the grace of Christ his people will become new bottles,
he will fill them with the new wine. God will give additional light, and old
truths will be recovered, and replaced in the frame-work of truth; and
wherever the laborers go, they will triumph. As Christ's ambassadors, they
are to search the Scriptures, to seek for the truths that have been hidden
beneath the rubbish of error. And every ray of light received is to be
communicated to others. One interest will prevail, one subject will swallow
up every other,--Christ our righteousness.
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-CT- Additional Light for God's People
I stated that I was a stockholder and I could not let the resolution
pass, that there was to be special light for God's people as they neared the
closing scenes of this earth's history. Another angel was to come from
heaven with a message, and the whole earth was to be lightened with his
glory. It would be impossible for us to state just how this additional
light would come. It might come in a very unexpected manner, in a way that
would not agree with the ideas that many have conceived. It is not at all
unlikely, or contrary to the ways and works of God, to send light to His
people in unexpected ways. Would it be right that every avenue should be
closed in our school so that the students could not have the benefit of this
light? The resolution was not called for .--Letter 22, 1889.
Washington, D. C.
May 17, 1984
Sabbath more fully
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-AT- A Vision
And I saw that if Elohim had changed the Sabbath, from the seventh
to the first day, He would have changed the writing of the Sabbath commandment, written on
the tables of stone, which are now in the ark, in the Most Holy Place of the Temple in
heaven; and it would read thus: The first day is the Sabbath of the Yah thy Elohim. But I
saw that it read the same as when written on the tables of stone by the finger of Yah, and
delivered to Moses in Sinai, "But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Yah thy
Elohim." I saw that the holy Sabbath is, and will be, the separating wall between the
true Israel of Yah and unbelievers; and that the Sabbath is the great question, to unite
the hearts of Elohim's dear waiting saints. And if one believed, and kept the Sabbath, and
received the blessing attending it, and then gave it up, and broke the holy commandment,
they would shut the gates of the Holy City against themselves, as sure as there was an
Elohim that rules in heaven above. I saw that Yah had children, who do not see and keep
the Sabbath. They had not rejected the light on it. And at the commencement of the time of
trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth, and proclaimed
the Sabbath more fully. This enraged the church, and nominal Adventists, as
they could not refute the Sabbath truth. And at this time, Elohim's chosen all saw clearly
that we had the truth, and they came out and endured the persecution with us. And I saw
the sword, famine, pestilence, and great confusion in the land. The wicked thought that we
had brought the judgments down on them. They rose up and took counsel to rid the earth of
us, thinking that then the evil would be stayed.
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-CT- Final Message To Go Everywhere With Power
Said my Guide, "There is much light yet to shine forth from the law of
Elohim and the gospel of righteousness. This message, understood in its true
character, and proclaimed in the Spirit, will lighten the earth with its
glory. The great decisive question is to be brought before all nations,
tongues, and peoples. The closing work of the third angel's message will be
attended with a power that will send the rays of the Sun of Righteousness
into all the highways and byways of life, and decisions will be made for
Elohim." --Ms 15, 1888, p. 5. (To "Dear Brethren Assembled at General
Conference," Nov. 1, 1888.) Released July, 1958.