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GREATER  and  LESSER  LIGHT,  part  2  quotes

1)     “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20.

2)    Why would God wait some 1750 years before raising up His very last prophet - Ellen White - just before Christ returns?
     “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time....And the dragon was wroth with the woman (church), and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Revelation 12:12, 17.

     “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”. 1 Peter 5:8.

     These verses reveal that as time draws closer to the end, the devil becomes more angry, more deteremined and more deceptive in seeking to devour and destroy God’s remnant followers.  As we are in the very end of time, then the Devil’s anger, determination and deceptive power is tremendously greater than it was 1800 years ago towards the remnant people to try and destroy them before Christ returns.
     “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened....For 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.  Behold, I have told you before.” Matthew 24:22, 24-25.

3)    How does God seek to protect these last day remnant - His elect - from all the Devil’s attacks?
     “Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he.” Proverbs 29:18.

     This verse reveals that in order to protect His people from perishing in the attacks of Satan, God raises up and sends them a prophet, whose writings and teachings would always be in harmony with His law.

4)    “And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.” Hosea 12:13.

     This verse reveals that God calls His people out of all fallen and corrupt religious bodies and then preserves them from the Devil’s anger through the writings of His prophet.

5)    “Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.” 2 Chronicles 20:20.

     This verse reveals that not only are we to believe in God, but we are also to believe in any prophet He sends, and in doing so we would be able to prosper by avoiding the deceptions of Lucifer’s falsehoods.

6)    “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7.

     This verse reveals that the secret things of God would be miraculously revealed to His last day prophet - Ellen White, in order to alert the remnant of the plottings and deceptions of Satan so that they would be able to escape harm.

7)    What does Ellen White state about these things?
     “As the end draws near, and the work of giving the last warning to the world extends, it becomes more important for those who accept present truth to have a clear understanding of the nature and influence of the Testimonies, which God in His providence has linked with the work of the third angel's message from its very rise....
     “In ancient times God spoke to men by the mouth of prophets and apostles. In these days He speaks to them by the testimonies of His Spirit. There was never a time when God instructed His people more earnestly than He instructs them now concerning His will, and the course that He would have them pursue....
     “The word of God is sufficient to enlighten the most beclouded mind, and may be understood by those who have any desire to understand it. But notwithstanding all this, some who profess to make the Word of God their study, are found living in direct opposition to its plainest teachings. Then, to leave men and women without excuse, God gives plain and pointed testimonies, bringing them back to the Word that they have neglected to follow. The Word of God abounds in general principles for the formation of correct habits of living, and the Testimonies, general and personal, have been calculated to call their attention more especially to these principles.” Testimonies, vol. 5, p 654, 661, 663-664.

     “The ministers are opening up their tirade, and against Mrs. White in particular. But this is only hurting themselves. . . . I am placing Desire of Ages, Great Controversy, Patriarchs and Prophets, and Christ Our Saviour in families; so while the ministers are working against me, I will speak in my writings to the people. I believe souls will be converted to the truth. We are now turning them to the law and to the testimonies. If they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.--Letter 217, 1899.” Evangelism, p 259-260.

     These inspired passages reveal that God has given the Spirit of Prophecy to Ellen White to be the last day prophet or messenger of God in order to help His remnant elect escape all attempts of Satan to destroy them.  Also her writings are not just for Adventists but for all the world, in order to lead everyone into all truth.

8)    As God’s followers are to follow His word as well as the Spirit of Prophecy, and these are the same word and never contradict each other, then is the Spirit of Prophecy on the same level as the Bible?
     “Little heed is given to the Bible, and the Lord has given a lesser light to lead men and women to the greater light.” Review and Herald, January 20, 1903.

     This inspired passage reveals that the Bible is the greater light, while the Spirit of Prophecy is the lesser light, and that this lesser light is given to lead everyone to correctly interpret and understand the greater light - the Bible.