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"I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen. I was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans. It will have its effect upon the heart of the receiver of the testimony, and it will lead him to exalt the standard and pour forth the straight truth. This straight testimony, some will not bear. They will rise up against it, and this will cause a shaking among God’s people" RH December 31, 1857, par. 7.

"Satan will work ingeniously, in different ways and through different agencies, to unsettle the confidence of God's remnant people in the true testimony..." Letter 12, 1890.

"In this time of persecution the faith of the Lord's servants will be tried. They have faithfully given the warning, looking to God and to His WORD ALONE. God's Spirit, moving upon their HEARTS, has constrained them to speak. Stimulated with holy zeal, and with the divine impulse strong upon them, they entered upon the performance of their duties without coldly calculating the consequences of speaking to the people the word which the Lord had given them. They have not consulted their temporal INTERESTS, nor sought to preserve their reputation or their lives. Yet WHEN the storm of opposition and reproach bursts upon them, some, overwhelmed with consternation, will be ready to exclaim: "Had we foreseen the consequences of our words, we would have held our peace." They are hedged in with difficulties. Satan assails them with fierce temptations. The work which they have undertaken seems far beyond their ability to accomplish. They are threatened with destruction. The enthusiasm which animated them is gone; yet they cannot turn back. Then, feeling their utter helplessness, they flee to the Mighty One for strength. They remember that the words which they have spoken were not theirs, but His who bade them give the warning. God put the truth into their hearts, and they could not forbear to proclaim it" Great Controversy, page 608.3.

"As they refused to do the work which He had appointed them, others were raised up to proclaim the message" The Great Controversy, p. 458.1.

"Company after company will leave the dark standard of the foe to come up to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty" {CM 154.3}.
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