The Ellen G. White Letters and Manuscripts: Volume 1



Ms 1, 1848

November 18, 19, 1848,1 Dorchester, Massachusetts 1EGWLM 134.1

Report of
E. G. White Utterances During Visions of November 18 and 19, 1848.
1EGWLM 134.2

Transcripted from Joseph Bates's tract A Seal of the Living God, A Hundred Forty-four Thousand of the Servants of God Sealed, pp. 24-26, 32. 1EGWLM 134.3

J. B. Cook's repudiation of the Sabbath. The Seal of God and Time of Trouble. 1EGWLM 134.4

In a vision in meeting the day before, November 18, she says: “Who has relaxed that fourth commandment?2 O thou foolish man! thou shalt feel the weight of this commandment when you cannot keep it. That charge shall be held up to thee in the day of judgment, and you will feel it more.” 1EGWLM 134.5

“O, thou wilt wish that those words had never passed thy lips.” 1EGWLM 134.6

“Stand out from him entirely.” 1EGWLM 134.7

When she came out of vision, she said: 1EGWLM 134.8

“I saw that he rolled, and turned on his bed, to see how he could get round this law of God.” 1EGWLM 134.9

“I saw that he would feel the weight and force of it when he could not keep it.” 1EGWLM 134.10

“I saw he did things on the Sabbath, and wished to justify himself.” Who was this you saw? answer: J. B. Cook. “For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, neither hid that shall not be known.”—Luke 12:2. For further information, see Advent Harbinger, Sept. 30-Nov. 11, 1848. 1EGWLM 134.11

Report of E. G. White Utterances During Vision, November 19, 1848 1EGWLM 135.1

[J. Bates introduction:] A small company of brethren and sisters were assembled in meeting in Dorchester, near Boston, Mass. Before the meeting commenced, some of us were examining some of the points in the sealing message; some difference of opinion existed about the correctness of the view of the word ascending, &c,3 and whereas we had made the publishing of the message a subject of prayer at the Topsham Conference (Me.) a little previous,4 and the way to publish appeared not sufficiently clear, we therefore resolved unitedly to refer it all to God. After some time spent in earnest prayer for light and instruction, God gave Sister White the following in vision, viz: 1EGWLM 135.2

“Where did the light break out? Let thine angels teach us where the light broke out! It commenced from a little, then Thou didst give one light after another. The testimony and commandments are linked together, they cannot be separated; that comes first the ten commandments, by God.” 1EGWLM 136.1

“The commandments never would be struck against if it were not to get rid of the Sabbath commandment. That one that has relaxed it is very foolish. It was very small, and when it rose, though it rose in strength, it was weak back there, when it came up it increase, (or increased.) If they won't hear it they are as accountable as though they did hear it.” 1EGWLM 136.2

“He was well pleased when His law began to come up in strength, and the waste places began to be built up.” 1EGWLM 136.3

“Out of weakness it has become strong from searching His Word. The test upon it has been but a short time. All who are saved will be tried upon it in some way.5 That truth arises and is on the increase, stronger, and stronger. It's the seal! It's coming up! It arises, commencing from the rising of the sun. Like the sun, first cold, grows warmer and sends its rays.”6 1EGWLM 136.4

“When that truth arose there was but little light in it, but it has been increasing. O the power of these rays.” 1EGWLM 136.5

“It grows in strength, the greatest weight and light is on that truth for it lasts forever when the Bible is not needed. It arose there in the east, it began with a small light, but its beams are healing. O how mighty is that truth; it's the highest after they enter the goodly land, but it will increase till they are made immortal. It commenced from the rising of the sun, keeps on its course like the sun, but it never sets.” 1EGWLM 136.6

“The angels are holding the four winds.” 1EGWLM 136.7

“It is God that restrains the powers.” 1EGWLM 136.8

“The angels have not let go, for the saints are not all sealed.” 1EGWLM 136.9

“The time of trouble has commenced, it is begun.7 The reason why the four winds have not let go, is because the saints are not all sealed. It's on the increase, and will increase more and more; the trouble will never end until the earth is rid of the wicked.” 1EGWLM 136.10

“At that time neighbor will be against neighbor. That time has not yet come, when brother against brother and sister against sister; but will come when Michael stands up.” 1EGWLM 137.1

“When Michael stands up this trouble will be all over the earth.” 1EGWLM 137.2

“Why they are just ready to blow. There's a check put on because the saints are not sealed.” 1EGWLM 137.3

“Yea, publish the things thou hast seen and heard, and the blessing of God will attend. Look ye! that rising is in strength, and grows brighter and brighter. That truth is the seal, that's why it comes last. The shut door8 we have had. God has taught and taught, but that experience is not the seal, and that commandment that has been trodden under foot will be exalted. And when ye get that you will go through the time of trouble.” 1EGWLM 137.4

“Yea, all that thou art looking at, thou shalt not see just now. Be careful, let not light be set aside which comes from another way from which thou art looking for.” 1EGWLM 137.5

[Note by J. Bates:] The above was copied word for word as she spake in vision, therefore it's unadulterated; some sentences escaped us, and some which we have not copied here. This probably is sufficient to show the answer to our prayers. 1EGWLM 137.6