Vision of the Shaking - Nov. 1857


      THE  VISIONS  OF  ELLEN  G.  WHITE                  

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                                  Vision  of  the  Shaking   -   Nov. 20, 1857

There were other visions given to Ellen White in late 1857. One of the last was at their home at Battle Creek on Friday, November 20. In that vision she was given instruction for John and Mary Loughborough, who were with them, and then scenes of far-reaching significance relating to future events. Of this she wrote:  {1BIO 364.3}


I was shown the people of God, and saw them mightily shaken. I saw some with strong faith and agonizing cries, pleading with God. Their countenances were pale, and marked with deep anxiety which expressed their internal struggle. There was firmness and great earnestness expressed in their countenances, while large drops of perspiration rose upon their foreheads, and fell. Now and then their faces would light up with the marks of God's approbation, and again the same solemn, earnest anxious look settled upon them.-- Ibid., Dec. 31, 1857.  {1BIO 364.4}

This now appears as a chapter in volume 1 of the Testimonies, titled "The Shaking," pages 179-184, and in Early Writings, pages 269-273.  Ellen White asked the meaning of the shaking that she had seen. She was shown that "it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans."  {1BIO 364.5}

This straight testimony some will not bear. They will rise up against it, and this will cause a shaking among God's people.  {1BIO 365.1}
I saw that the testimony of True Witness has not been half heeded. The solemn testimony upon which the destiny of the  church hangs has been lightly esteemed, if not entirely disregarded. This testimony must work deep repentance, and all that truly receive it will obey it and be purified.--Ibid., Dec. 31, 1857.  {1BIO 365.2}
In the vision she was carried quickly through the experience of the saints, and in symbolic representation shown the victory of those who could not be shaken and their irrepressible joy in welcoming their Lord as He descends from heaven to deliver His waiting people.  {1BIO 365.3}
Thus the curtain drops on the "year of many visions."  {1BIO 365.4}


Additional Reading:   Last Day Events - Chapter 12 - The Shaking


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