The Ellen G. White Letters and Manuscripts: Volume 1


Lt 2, 1848

December 18, 1848, Rocky Hill, Connecticut 1EGWLM 138.1

Letter to
the “Scattered Remnant.”
1EGWLM 138.2

Portions of this letter are similar to Ellen G. White, Early Writings, p. 41.

The European revolutions of 1848 were not a fulfillment of Christ's prediction that “the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” 1EGWLM 138.3

To the Scattered Remnant—Dear Brethren:

God gave me a [vision] the evening of the 16th. I saw that when the Lord said heaven He meant heaven and when He said earth, He meant earth in giving the signs as recorded by Matt. Mark and Luke. 1EGWLM 138.4

I saw that the powers of heaven are the sun, moon and stars. They rule in the heavens. I saw that the powers of earth are those who bear rule on earth. I saw that the powers of heaven will be shaken at the voice of God. Then the sun, moon, and stars will be moved out of their places. They will not fall or pass away, but be shaken by the voice of God. 1EGWLM 138.5

Dark, heavy clouds came up and clashed against each other; the atmosphere parted and rolled back, then we could see the open space in Orion1 from whence came the voice of God. I saw that the Holy City will come down through that open space. I saw that the powers of earth are now being shaken. The Lord showed me that things came in order—war, and rumors of war—sword, famine, and pestilence are first to shake the powers of earth, then the voice of God will shake the heavens and earth—the sun, moon, and stars and this planet also. I saw that the shaking of nations in Europe is not the shaking of the powers of heaven as some teach, but it is the shaking of the powers of earth.2 1EGWLM 138.6

In hope. 1EGWLM 139.1