-TI- Early Writings of Ellen G. White
-CN- 3
-CT- Spiritual Gifts
-PR- 01
-PG- 278
     The light that was shed upon the waiting ones
penetrated everywhere, and those in the churches who had
any light, who had not heard and rejected the three
messages, obeyed the call and left the fallen churches.
Many had come to years of accountability since these
messages had been given, and the light shone upon
them, and they were privileged to choose life or death.
Some chose life and took their stand with those who
were looking for their Lord and keeping all His
commandments. The third message was to do its work;
all were to be tested upon it, and the precious ones
were to be called out from the religious bodies. A
compelling power moved the honest, while the
manifestation of the power of God brought a fear and
restraint upon their unbelieving relatives and friends
so that they dared not, neither had they the power
to, hinder those who felt the work of the Spirit of
God upon them. The last call was carried even to
the poor slaves, and the pious among them poured
forth their songs of rapturous joy at the prospect of
their happy deliverance. Their masters could not
check them; fear and astonishment kept them silent.
Mighty miracles were wrought, the sick were healed,
and signs and wonders followed the believers. God
was in the work, and every saint, fearless of
consequences, followed the convictions of his own
conscience and united with those who were keeping all
the commandments of God; and with power they sounded
abroad the third message. I saw that this message will
close with power and strength far exceeding the
midnight cry.