Ellen G. White Writings

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Ellen G. White: The Early Years: 1827-1862 (vol. 1), Page 156

four angels and bid them hold, until the servants of God were sealed with the seal of the living God in their foreheads.—Ibid.

View of Heaven and Other Worlds

The visions clarifying certain points and confirming others were at this time quite frequent. In 1851 as Ellen White assembled the materials for her first book, she placed immediately following the vision that was just quoted an article titled “God's Love for His People,” relating a vision that carries no date but is filled with encouragement and information:

I have seen the tender love that God has for His people, and it is very great. I saw angels over the saints with their wings spread about them. Each saint had an attending angel. If the saints wept through discouragement, or were in danger, the angels that ever attended them would fly quickly upward to carry the tidings, and the angels in the city would cease to sing. Then Jesus would commission another angel to descend to encourage, watch over, and try to keep them from going out of the narrow path.—Ibid., 39.

After being shown the order there is in heaven, she was given a view of other worlds. She wrote of the experience:

Wings were given me, and an angel attended me from the city to a place that was bright and glorious. The grass of the place was living green, and the birds there warbled a sweet song.

The inhabitants of the place were of all sizes; they were noble, majestic, and lovely. They bore the express image of Jesus, and their countenances beamed with holy joy, expressive of the freedom and happiness of the place. I asked one of them why they were so much more lovely than those on the earth. The reply was, “We have lived in strict obedience to the commandments of God, and have not fallen by disobedience, like those on the earth.”—Ibid., 39, 40.

She observed much of interest and significance on this seeming visit to another planet:

Then I saw two trees, one looked much like the tree of life in

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