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Prophetic History

Does Ellen White Teach that
Prophetic History will be
Specifically Repeated in the
Last Days of Earth’s History?

A compilation
from the writings of
Ellen G. White

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Copyright © February, 2003
Patrick A. McCoy

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First Printing—February, 2003
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wwwwwwwww Reference Abbreviations
What is the Premise upon which The Great Controversy was Written?
Where is the Light Coming from Which Lights the Path of the Advent People?
Prophetic History
Prophetic History will be Repeated
All Scripture Applies to These Last Days
Books of the Bible
      Daniel 1-8
      Daniel 9-12
      Prophecies —Mixed
      Matthew 24
      Mark 13
      Luke 21
      Daniel and Revelation are One
      Revelation 1-10
      Revelation 11-18
Prophetic History Chart
The Study of the Books of Daniel and the Revelation

        In every age there is a new development of truth, a message of God to the people of that generation. The old truths are all essential; new truth is not independent of the old, but an unfolding of it. It is only as the old truths are understood that we can comprehend the new . . . But it is the light which shines in the fresh unfolding of truth that glorifies the old. {COL 127.4}

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Reference Abbreviations


The Acts of the Apostles (1911)
God’s Amazing Grace (1973)
S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 1-7 (1953)
Volumes 1-2. (April 6, 1846–January 31, 1849)
Counsels on Diet and Foods (1938)
Christian Experience and Teachings of Ellen G. White (1922)
Christian Service (1925)
Colporteur Ministry (1953)
Christ’s Object Lessons (1900)
Counsels to Writers and Editors (1946)
The Desire of Ages (1898)
The Day-Star (1846-)
Education (1903)
Evangelism (1946)
Early Writings (1882)
Fundamentals of Christian Education (1923)
The Faith I Live By (1958)
Faith and Works (1979)
The Great Controversy (1888)
The Great Controversy (1911)
The Gospel Herald (1898-1910)
Gospel Workers (1915)
The Health Food Ministry (1970)
In Heavenly Places (1967)
Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists (1886)
The Kress Collection (1985)
Last Day Events (1992)
Sketches from the Life of Paul (1883)
Maranatha (1976)
Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing (1896)
My Life Today (1952)
Manuscript Releases Volume 1-21 [Nos. 1-1598] (1981-1993)
The Paulson Collection of Ellen G. White Letters (1985)
Prophets and Kings (1917)
The Publishing Ministry (1983)
Patriarchs and Prophets (1890)
The Review and Herald (July 21, 1851–June 17, 1915)
Sermons and Talks Volume 1-2 (1990-1994)
Sons and Daughters of God (1955)
Spiritual Gifts. Volumes 1-3 (1858)
The Spirit of Prophecy Volumes 1-4 (1870)
Volumes 1-19. Testimonies for the Church (1906)
Special Testimonies On Education (1897)
The Signs of the Times (June 11, 1874–August 10, 1915)
Testimonies For The Church Volume 1-7 (1855-1909)
This Day With God (1979)
Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers (1923)
The Youth’s Instructor (August 1, 1852–June 9, 1914)
Welfare Ministry (1952)

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What a Brilliant Plan God has Designed!
      It is God-ordained that all of the books of the Bible shed their light on the book of Revelation. In the very center of this prophetic book are two chapters, which if properly understood, will guide the last generation’s every step in the last controversy with Satan. Revelation chapters 10 and 11 belong together, for they explain each other and unseal the seven thunders of the near future.
      In this last wedge of time, when all seems to be in doubt, people don’t know who to believe and where to turn for the truth, even doubting their relationship with the Holy Spirit, the Revealer of Truth. But our Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, has put the master plan into action thousands of years ago. What is the plan that will give faith to the doubting and strength to the weak of the last generation? It is this: God in His love for the salvation of the human race foretold the future and called it prophecy, and asked the prophets to write it down.
      The prophets of God down through time have recorded His words, and the prophetic books that get the most attention are Daniel and Revelation. As the centuries unrolled, the prophecies were fulfilled right down to our very day, and the faith of every generation was made sure by the fulfilled promises of prophecy. We, the last generation, will soon put the final part of the prophetic plan into action. God calls for the last generation to diligently study the fulfilled prophecies of the centuries, for they are a pattern, a type of what is to be repeated by us in a very short time in the near future. The fulfilled prophecies of history are to be repeated in a very marked reenactment, —event for event! They will not only strengthen our faith in the past and the way in which God led our forefathers, but they build a firm foundation upon the Rock, Jesus Christ, which we need as the last generation, standing firm through a time of trouble such as the world has never seen! Praise God for such a master plan!

Are the prophecies that important?
Should we really study and know them?
What do the prophecies
have to do with our salvation?

      We have the privilege of walking on sacred ground in studying and understanding prophecies past generations never fully understood. Previous generations could not fully understand these prophecies because the generation to which they applied was not yet on the prophetic scene. But that generation is here —NOW! We are that generation! We are living in the last Great Day of Atonement when the righteousness of Christ will be vindicated by our generation of saints in the cleansing of the Heavenly Sanctuary! It will be our generation that will take the “testimony of Jesus” which “is the spirit of prophecy” to the world as foretold in Revelation 19:10.
      In this study, we will endeavor to show the importance of knowing the prophecies of the Bible—past, present, and future—and how they point to and reflect the perfect character of Christ as Redeemer.

Prophetic History Repeated
      This book is a compilation of Ellen White’s writings in which she explains that scripture after scripture and prophecy after prophecy (and in fact, all scripture), applies not only to the fulfilled prophecies of history, but are to be specifically reapplied to the last days of earth’s history —to us, the last generation! This collection of statements is the result of twenty-five years of studying the Bible prophecies. In 1978, I finished a lengthy study of Daniel and Revelation, which included drawing thirty color charts to help me understand. Shortly after completing the last chart, I read four statements that changed the way I viewed prophecy and the last day events. The four statements are: [1] 7BC 982.6,7, page 42; [2] 7BC 968.5, page 40-41; [3] PK 547.1,2, page 16; [4] TM 116.1-5, page 10 & 59. These statements did not change my view about the historical fulfillments of the prophecies, but in fact, pointed to the real meaning and placement of prophetic history in that it was to be specifically repeated in the last days of earth’s history.
      This book is a complement to the book, An Introduction to The Seven Thunders, which is about the Mighty Angel of Revelation 10, who has opened the little book of Daniel for the last generation, revealing that the seven thunders are about to sound to the world as the last-day events. It shows that the great controversy is over what constitutes the true worship of our Heavenly Father, through His Son, in His Sanctuary— past, present, and future. The book explains that the Sanctuary prophecies of Daniel, which were fulfilled during the centuries, are a type and will have their antitype fulfillment in the last days of earth’s history. A Little Book Open is a study of type and antitype of the prophecies.
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      The EGW statements in this book, Prophetic History Repeated, teach something which our church has yet to understand and apply both corporately and individually. Over a hundred and fifty years ago, the Lord’s messenger tried (and is still trying) to show our church that the prophecies of history were to be repeated in the last days of earth’s history; that they were to be a light on the path of those who were to eat the little book of Daniel. (Rev. 10:9) It is clear to me that we as a church “with all our religious advantages, ought to know far more today than we do know.” {TM 116.3, page 59}
      The sequence of this study follows the order of the books of the Bible. A few of the statements do not deal directly with the subject, prophetic history will be repeated, but have been included to help complete the picture.

      A few things to watch for when reading the following comments are:

All emphasis (underlining and bold type) has been supplied by the compiler, and text added to statements is in [brackets] except where noted.
Comments from the compiler are placed before or after a statement in Arial Narrow typeface and indented.
Watch for the way the words as and so are used. Example: “As Nebuchadnezzar made a golden image, and set it up to be worshiped by all, so Sunday is placed before the people to be regarded as sacred. This day bears not a vestige of sanctity, yet it is held up to be honored by all.” {19MR 183.1}
Also watch for the use of the words when and then.
To save space, quoted scripture has been reduced to the reference only. Example: [Rev. 11:1-3 quoted.] However, we strongly recommend that the reader take time to look up and carefully read each reference.

      This is not an exhaustive study. If you find EGW statements that place a fulfilled historic prophecy in the future, please send them to the following address, and we will try to get them in the next printing.
      Single copies of this book may be purchased for $5.00 plus $2.50 S&H (U.S.). A CD is available for $3.00 plus $2.00 S&H (U.S.) which has this book in PDF format. It can be opened, read, and printed with Acrobat Reader. Also available is the book An Introduction to The Seven Thunders (48 pgs with color charts), also for $5.00 plus $2.50 S&H (U.S.). A CD is available for $3.00 plus $2.00 S&H (U.S.). Both books can be downloaded as free PDF files at the website below. For orders, see website, Contact Us, for contact address.
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      It is our prayer that this compilation will be prayerfully read without prejudice, and that the light Jesus has given regarding the specific repeating of the prophecies will shine upon our path, providing the light that will keep us from stumbling and falling off the path on our way to the city of our God. We of Modern Israel need to study as we never have before, for we as a church have but only scratched the surface in understanding the plan of salvation for our generation.
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      Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. Isaiah 46:9,10.

      Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 1Corinthians 10:11.

      Not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. 1Peter 1:12.

      The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass. Revelation 1:1; 4:1; 22:6.

      And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings. Revelation 10:11.

      And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. John 14:29.

      Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. Matthew 23:36.
      So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Matthew 24:33,34.
      When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand.) Matthew 24:15.

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