A Sketch of the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White


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And behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. Luke 1:20. ExV 35.2

All things that the Father hath, are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. John 16:15. ExV 35.3

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:4. ExV 35.4

And now, Lord, behold their threatenings, and grant unto thy servants that with all boldness they may speak thy word, ExV 35.5

By stretching forth thy hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. ExV 35.6

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost: and they spake the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:29-31. ExV 35.7

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. ExV 35.8

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; ExV 36.1

For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. ExV 36.2

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? ExV 36.3

Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? ExV 36.4

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? ExV 36.5

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets. ExV 36.6

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:6-12, 15. ExV 36.7

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matthew 24:24. ExV 36.8

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him; ExV 36.9

Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. ExV 36.10

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Colossians 2:6-8. ExV 36.11

Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. ExV 36.12

For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. ExV 36.13

For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. ExV 36.14

Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. ExV 36.15

But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition, but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. Hebrews 10:35-39. ExV 36.16

For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. ExV 36.17

Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. ExV 36.18

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:10-12. ExV 36.19

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: ExV 37.1

Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ; that, whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind, striving together for the faith of the gospel; ExV 37.2

And in nothing terrified by your adversaries; which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. ExV 37.3

For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake. Philippians 1:6, 27-29. ExV 37.4

For it is God which worketh in you, both to will and to do of his good pleasure. ExV 37.5

Do all things without murmurings and disputings, ExV 37.6

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world. Philippians 2:13-15. ExV 37.7

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. ExV 37.8

Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. ExV 37.9

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ExV 37.10

Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. ExV 37.11

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breast-plate of righteousness; ExV 37.12

And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; ExV 37.13

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. ExV 37.14

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. ExV 37.15

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. Ephesians 6:10-18. ExV 37.16

And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32. ExV 37.17

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently. 1 Peter 1:22. ExV 38.1

A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. ExV 38.2

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:34, 35. ExV 38.3

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves: know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 2 Corinthians 13:5. ExV 38.4

According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master-builder I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon: ExV 38.5

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. ExV 38.6

Now if any man build upon this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; ExV 38.7

Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire: and the fire shall try every man's work, of what sort it is. 1 Corinthians 3:10-13. ExV 38.8

Take heed, therefore, unto yourselves, and to all the flock over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. ExV 38.9

For I know this, that after my departing, shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. ExV 38.10

Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Acts 20:28-30. ExV 38.11

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel: ExV 38.12

Which is not another: but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. ExV 38.13

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. ExV 38.14

As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed, Galatians 1:6-9. ExV 38.15

Therefore, whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness, shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear, in closets, shall be proclaimed upon the house-tops. ExV 38.16

And I say unto you, my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do: ExV 39.1

But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: fear him, which, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, fear him. ExV 39.2

Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings? and not one of them is forgotten before God. ExV 39.3

But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:3-7. ExV 39.4

For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee; ExV 39.5

And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Luke 4:10, 11. ExV 39.6

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ExV 39.7

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. ExV 39.8

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; ExV 39.9

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:6-9. ExV 39.10

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; ExV 39.11

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. Verses 17, 18. ExV 39.12

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time. ExV 39.13

Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now, for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: ExV 39.14

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:5-7. ExV 39.15

For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 3:8. ExV 39.16

And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; ExV 39.17

They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:17, 18. ExV 40.1

His parents answered them, and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: ExV 40.2

But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. ExV 40.3

These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. ExV 40.4

Therefore said his parents, He is of age, ask him. ExV 40.5

Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. ExV 40.6

He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that whereas I was blind, now I see. ExV 40.7

Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? ExV 40.8

He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear; wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples? John 9:20-27. ExV 40.9

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. ExV 40.10

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. ExV 40.11

If ye love me, keep my commandments. Chap. 14:13-15. ExV 40.12

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. ExV 40.13

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. Chap. 15:7, 8. ExV 40.14

And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, ExV 40.15

Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. ExV 40.16

And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. Mark 1:23-25. ExV 40.17

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, ExV 40.18

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38, 39. ExV 41.1

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; ExV 41.2

I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it; for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. ExV 41.3

Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. ExV 41.4

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. ExV 41.5

Behold I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. ExV 41.6

Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. ExV 41.7

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Revelation 3:7-13. ExV 41.8

These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins: these are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb. ExV 41.9

And in their mouth was found no guile; for they are without fault before the throne of God. Revelation 14:4, 5. ExV 41.10

For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20. ExV 41.11

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. ExV 41.12

Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts; for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. James 5:7, 8. ExV 41.13

Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. Philippians 3:21. ExV 42.1

And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. ExV 42.2

And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle and reap, for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. ExV 42.3

And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped. ExV 42.4

And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. Revelation 14:14-17. ExV 42.5

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. Hebrews 4:9. ExV 42.6

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Revelation 21:2. ExV 42.7

And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. Chap. 14:1. ExV 42.8

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb ExV 42.9

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. ExV 42.10

And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him. ExV 42.11

And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. ExV 42.12

And there shall be no night there: and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light; and they shall reign for ever and ever. Chap. 22:1-5. ExV 42.13