Ms 2, 1852

Ms 2, 1852

Extracts from Sister White’s Vision at the General Conference in Ballston, New York

Ballston, New York

March 14, 1852

See Ms 1, 1852. Previously unpublished. See also Annotations.

“If the sins do not go beforehand to judgment they will never go. Thy people (repeated four times) not ready (three times). In that time one sin uncovered will crush the soul. Heaven will give no answer. That time will try men’s souls. Confusion will take place and their desire will not be accomplished. Can ye not see?—subjects of grace in that time of trouble one, or once sealed, sealed for heaven. Get ready! Get ready! Get ready! Get ready, almost finished. 1LtMs, Ms 2, 1852, par. 1

“Look ye! Light all the way that is given, must be acted upon. If that light is rejected, then stupidity will increase. Look ye! The ark of God can abide. The Most Holy is above the ark. Why cannot that ark abide there? The heart is not right with God. Ye I behold (repeated). Those that have that excellent reward sacrifice to obtain it. How afraid to die that they may live. Die to self, it is the hardest thing. Can ye not see that the people of God will be one when that unity prevails? Then will ye see His stately steppings even among you. The angels of God will behold it. 1LtMs, Ms 2, 1852, par. 2

“The sword cannot touch them. Can ye not see that prayers are going up from that company? His ear is heavy. That fountain is open for Judah and Jerusalem to wash in. Think ye that they can cover up the least sin and yet get in where the angels are? That sanctuary a great High Priest. Israel is not right. Why? O why are ye not in love to plunge-bring them up, get ready (four times). He is coming. Unless you get ready, others will go in before you. Suffer them not to blind their eyes to their own destruction. Help the children to get ready, the four angels holding for Israel to get ready. Will the angels wait? No, look ye! Can ye not see? Not ready, something to be done. Self! Self! O Jesus, pity and forgive thine erring children.” 1LtMs, Ms 2, 1852, par. 3

After she came out of vision some things were more fully explained. Respecting that time will try men’s souls, confusion will take place and their desire will not be accomplished. 1LtMs, Ms 2, 1852, par. 4

That desire was with the people to dethrone their kings, but it would not be accomplished, for kings would reign until Christ begins to reign. Said she, I saw away off there in Europe just as things were moving to accomplish their desires there would appear to be a slacking up once or twice. This would serve to harden the hearts of the wicked, but the work would not settle down, only appear to; for the minds of the rulers were as intent in sustaining themselves, as were the minds of the people to get the ascendancy. I saw that each party ruled and rulers were stretching their thoughts intensely on this work before them. The sins of Israel must go to judgment beforehand. Every sin must be confessed at the sanctuary. Then the work will move, it must be done now (“Now” probably referred to some present). The remnant in the time of trouble will cry, “My God, my God, why has Thou forsaken me?” [Psalm 22:1.] 1LtMs, Ms 2, 1852, par. 5