BIBLE TEXTS SEEN by ELLEN HARMON [WHITE] in GOLDEN LETTERS
on a CARD in
this time there was fanaticism in Maine. Some refrained wholly from labor
and disfellowshiped all those who would not receive their views on this
point, and some other things which they held to be religious duties. God
revealed these errors to me in vision and sent me to His erring children
to declare them; but many of them wholly rejected the message, and charged
me with conforming to the world.
On the other hand, the nominal Adventists
charged me with fanaticism, and I was falsely, and by some wickedly,
represented as being the leader of the fanaticism that I was actually
laboring to correct. Different times were repeatedly set for the Lord to
come and were urged upon the brethren; but the Lord showed me that they
would all pass by, for the time of trouble must come before the coming of
Christ, and that every time that was set and passed by would only weaken
the faith of God's people. For this I was charged with being with the evil
servant that said in his heart, "My Lord delayeth His coming."
these things weighed heavily upon my spirits, and in the confusion I was
sometimes tempted to doubt my own experience. While at family prayers one
morning, the power of God began to rest upon me, and the thought rushed
into my mind that it was mesmerism, and I resisted it. Immediately I was
struck dumb and for a few moments was lost to everything around me. I then
saw my sin in doubting the power of God, and that for so doing I was
struck dumb, and that my tongue would be loosed in less than twenty-four
A card was held up before me, on which were written in letters of
gold the chapter and verse of fifty texts of Scripture. After I came out
of vision, I beckoned for the slate, and wrote upon it that I was dumb,
also what I had seen, and that I wished the large Bible. I took the Bible
and readily turned to all the texts that I had seen upon the card. I was
unable to speak all day. Early the next morning my soul was filled with
joy, and my tongue was loosed to shout the high praises of God. After that
I dared not doubt or for a moment resist the power of God, however others
might think of me. .” Early Writings
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
things that the Father hath are Mine: therefore said I, that He shall take
of Mine, and shall show it unto you. John 16:15.
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.
now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto Thy servants, that
with all boldness they may speak Thy word, by stretching forth Thine hand
to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of Thy holy
child Jesus. 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.
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. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall
find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for everyone that asketh
receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall
be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he
give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 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? 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. Beware
of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly
they are ravening wolves. Matt. 7:6-12, 15.
there shall arise false christs, and false prophets, and shall show great
signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive
the very elect. Matt. 24:24.
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so
walk ye in Him: rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith,
as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 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. Col.
not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye
might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and He that shall come
will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if
any man draw back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not
of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the
saving of the soul. Heb. 10:35-39.
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his
own works, as God did from His. Let us labor therefore to enter into that
rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 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. Heb. 4:10-12. 26
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. .
. . 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; 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. For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not
only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake. Phil. 1:6, 27-29.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to
do of His good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
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. Phil. 2:13-15.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power
of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil. 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.
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. Stand therefore,
having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of
righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of
peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able
to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of
salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Praying
always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching
thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. Eph.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving
one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Eph. 4:32.
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.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one
another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall
all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.
John 13:34, 35.
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 Cor. 13:5.
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. For other foundation can no man lay
than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this
foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 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 Cor. 3:10-13.
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. For I know this, that
after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing
the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse
things, to draw away disciples after them. Acts 20:28-30.
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that called you
into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another; but
there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
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. 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. Gal. 1:6-9. 28
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 housetops. 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. 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. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is
forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all
numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
For it is written, He shall give His angels charge over thee,
to keep thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time
thou dash thy foot against a stone. Luke 4:10, 11.
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. But we have this treasure in earthen
vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We
are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not
in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. 2
our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 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. 2
Cor. 4:17, 18.
are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be
revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a
season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 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.
For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. 1 Thess. 3:8.
And these things shall follow them that believe: In My
name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 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
His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our
son, and that he was born blind: 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. 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.
Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him. 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. 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.
Then said they to him again, What did He to thee? how opened He thine
eyes? He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear:
wherefore would ye hear it again? Would ye also be His disciples? John
And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do,
that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in
My name, I will do it. If ye love Me, keep My commandments. John 14:13-15.
If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye
shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is My Father
glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples. John
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean
spirit; and he cried out, 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. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy
peace, and come out of him. Mark 1:23-25. 30
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
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. Rom. 8:38, 39.
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; 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. 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. 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. Behold, I come quickly:
hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 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. He that hath an
ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Rev. 3:7-13.
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. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without
fault before the throne of God. Rev. 14:4, 5.
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look
for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Phil. 3:20.
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. Be
ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth
nigh. James 5:7, 8.
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. Phil. 3:21.
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. 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. And He that sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth;
and the earth was reaped. And another angel came out of the temple which
is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. Rev. 14:14-17.
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down
from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Rev.
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. Rev. 14:1.
he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding
out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of
life, 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. 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. And they shall see His face; and His name
shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they
need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord giveth them light:
and they shall reign forever and ever. Rev. 22:1-5.