A Sketch of the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White (1851)
I saw that houses and lands would be of no use to the saints in
time of trouble, for they would then have to flee from their
possessions, before infuriated mobs, and at that time they could not be
disposed of to advance the cause of present truth. I was shown that it
was the will of God that the saints should cut loose from every
encumbrance before the
time of trouble comes, and make a covenant with
God by sacrifice. If they have their property on the altar, and
earnestly inquire of God for duty, he will teach them when to dispose
of these things. Then they will be free in the time of trouble, and
have no clogs to weigh them down.
*Note: The last "time of trouble" in this paragraph is exactly the same as the one in Broadside #2, so it is not hilited here.
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