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SOP Texts sent to Dan Jackson

Spirit of Prophecy text shared with the
 President of the North American Division

Dand Jackson's message on December 29th said
Dear Brother,
While I have not corresponded with you to this point I do want you to know that I have discussed your situation with individuals from your conference and Union, as well as with some at the General Conference.  While I strongly believe that this matter should be resolved by yourself, your congregation and your local conference administration I will involve myself to the extent that  I am praying that God will bring resolution to your issue through the guidance of His Holy Spirit.
 Dan Jackson
 North American Division
I too prayed for guidance from the Holy Spirit and I studied the inspired writings of Ellen White regarding guidance of the Holy Spirit - what I found is interesting

The following text was shared with Dan Jackson on January 4th

Christ's lament over Jerusalem was for those also who today have had great light, and who have seen wonderful manifestations of his power and goodness, but who have not fulfilled God's purpose for them. Those who hear the voice of God and co-operate with him, using their capabilities in his service, will receive his blessing. But those who forget his instruction, and follow their own way, are a dishonor to him. A time will come when their wrong course of action, with its results and consequences, must be met.  
Review and Herald, December 2, 1902 par. 1
 The following two texts were shared with Dan Jackson on January 7th
The Lord has shown me that men in responsible positions are standing directly in the way of His work because they think the work must be done and the blessing must come in a certain way, and they will not recognize that which comes in any other way. My brethren, may the Lord place this matter before you as it is. God does not work as men plan, or as they wish; He "moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform." Why reject the Lord's methods of working, because they do not coincide with our ideas? God has His appointed channels of light, but these are not necessarily the minds of any particular set of men. When all shall take their appointed place in God's work, earnestly seeking wisdom and guidance from Him, then a great advance will have been made toward letting light shine upon the world. When men shall cease to place themselves in the way, God will work among us as never before. 

Testimonies for the Church, Volume 5, page 726 paragraph 1

    second text

There must be no fixed rules; our work is a progressive work, and there must be room left for methods to be improved upon. But under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, unity must and will be preserved. -- Review and Herald, July 23, 1895.  

Evangelism, page 105.1

 The following text was shared with Dan Jackson on January 10th
God does not generally work miracles to advance His truth. If the husbandman neglects to cultivate the soil, God works no miracle to counteract the sure results. He works according to great principles made known to us, and it is our part to mature wise plans, and set in operation the means whereby God shall bring about certain results. Those who make no decided effort, but simply wait for the Holy Spirit to compel them to action, will perish in darkness. You are not to sit still and do nothing in the work of God. --  Southern Watchman, Dec. 1, 1903. 
Christian Service,  page 228, par. 3

 The following text was shared with Dan Jackson on January 15th
Satan's rebellion was to be a lesson to the universe through all coming ages, a perpetual testimony to the nature and terrible results of sin. The working out of Satan's rule, its effects upon both men and angels, would show what must be the fruit of setting aside the divine authority.  It would testify that with the existence of God's government and His law is bound up the well-being of all the creatures He has made. Thus the history of this terrible experiment of rebellion was to be perpetual safeguard to all holy intelligences, to prevent them from being deceived as to the nature of transgression, to save them from committing sin and suffering its punishments. 
Great Controversy,  page 499, par. 1

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