A little piece from a chapter I’ll post soon:
“In the manifestation of that power which lightens the earth with the glory of God, they [blind church folk] will see something which in their blindness they think dangerous, something which will arouse their fears, and they will brace themselves to resist it. Because the Lord does not work according to their expectations and ideal, they will oppose the work. ‘Why,’ they say, ‘should we not know the spirit of God, when we have been in the work so many years?’ Because they did not respond to the warnings, the entreaties of the messages of God, but persistently said, ‘I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing’” (Maranatha, Ellen White, P. 219.)
“I saw that the holy Sabbath is, and will be, the separating wall between the true Israel of God and the unbelievers; that the Sabbath is the great question to unite the hearts of God’s dear, waiting saints. I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth to proclaim the Sabbath more fully.” (Early writings, Ellen White, P. 85 + 33).
“I saw that we sensed and realized but little of the importance of the Sabbath, to what we yet should realize and know of its importance in glory. I saw that we knew not what it was yet to ride upon the high places of the earth and to be fed with the heritage of Jacob [the supplanter]. But when the refreshing and latter rain shall come from the presence of the Lord and the glory of His power, we shall know what it is to be fed with the heritage of Jacob and ride upon the high places of the earth. Then shall we see the Sabbath more in its importance and glory. But we shall not see it in all its importance and glory until the covenant of peace is made with us at the voice of God, and the pearly gates of the new Jerusalem are thrown open and swing back on their glittering hinges and the glad and joyful voice of the lovely Jesus is heard richer than any music that ever fell on mortal ear bidding us enter” (Maranatha, Ellen White, P. 245).