The Midnight Cry is repeated at the Loud Cry.Thousands were led to embrace the truth preached by William Miller, and servants of God were raised up in the spirit and power of Elijah to proclaim the message.Like John, the forerunner of Jesus, those who preached this solemn message felt compelled to lay the ax at the root of the tree, and call upon men to bring forth fruits meet for repentance. Their testimony was calculated to arouse and powerfully affect the churches and manifest their real character. And as the solemn warning to flee from the wrath to come was sounded, many who were united with the churches received the healing message; they saw their backslidings, andwith bitter tears of repentance and deep agony of soul, humbled themselves before God. And as the Spirit of God rested upon them, they helped to sound the cry, “Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come.”EW 233
The preaching of definite time called forth great opposition from all classes, from the minister in the pulpit down to the most reckless, heaven-daring sinner. “No man knoweth the day nor the hour,” was heard from the hypocritical minister and the bold scoffer. Neither would be instructed and corrected by those who were pointing to the year when they believed the prophetic periods would run out, and to the signs which showed Christ near, even at the doors.Many shepherds of the flock, who professed to love Jesus, said that they had no opposition to the preaching of Christ’s coming, but they objected to the definite time. God’s all-seeing eye read their hearts.They did not love Jesus near.They knew that their unchristian lives would not stand the test, for they were not walking in the humble path marked out by Him.These false shepherds stood in the way of the work of God.The truth spoken in its convincing power aroused the people, and like the jailer, they began to inquire, “What must I do to be saved?” But these shepherds stepped in between the truth and the people, and preached smooth things to lead them from the truth.They united with Satan and his angels, crying, “Peace, peace,” when there was no peace.Those who loved their ease and were content with their distance from God would not be aroused from their carnal security.I saw that angels of God marked it all; the garments of those unconsecrated shepherds were covered with the blood of souls.Ministers who would not accept this saving message themselves hindered those who would have received it.The blood of souls is upon them.Preachers and people joined to oppose this message from heaven and to persecute William Miller and those who united with him in the work. Falsehoods were circulated to injure his influence; and at different times after he had plainly declared the counsel of God, applying cutting truths to the hearts of his hearers, great rage was kindled against him, and as he left the place of meeting, some waylaid him in order to take his life.But angels of God were sent to protect him, and they led him safely away from the angry mob.His work was not yet finished.EW 234 God designed to prove His people.His hand covered a mistake in the reckoning of the prophetic periods.Adventists did not discover the error GC 373
The time of expectation passed, and Christ did not appear for the deliverance of His people.Those who with sincere faith and love had looked for their Saviour, experienced a bitter disappointment.Yet the purposes of God were being accomplished; He was testing the hearts of those who professed to be waiting for His appearing.There were among them many who had been actuated by no higher motive than fear.Their profession of faith had not affected their hearts or their lives.When the expected event failed to take place, these persons declared that they were not disappointed; they had never believed that Christ would come.They were among the first to ridicule the sorrow of the true believers.GC 374 Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the East Coast of the USA.
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The Great Disappointment,The Midnight Cry,The Great Second Advent Movement are referring to the Great Religious Awakening that took place between 1840-1844.4th Elijah and William Miller have SAME Experience.Predictions Fulfill.No Date Setting. SDA & 1844.Ellen White.In accidents and calamities by sea and by land, in great conflagrations, in fierce tornadoes and terrific hailstorms, in tempests, floods, cyclones, tidal waves, and earthquakes, in every place and in a thousand forms, Satan is exercising his power.He sweeps away the ripening harvest, and famine and distress follow.He imparts to the air a deadly taint, and thousands perish by the pestilence. These visitations are to become more and more frequent and disastrous.