The Burden of Being a Prophet

While Ellen had no part in the divine procedure that selected her as the one to whom the gift of prophecy would be given for the remnant church, the responsibility of delivering special light, truth, and counsel troubled her very much. She often prayed that God would remove the burden from her and place it upon someone more capable of bearing it. Many times she felt that death would have been welcome to relieve her of the responsibilities.

"Deliver the message faithfully," the angel had said."Endure unto the end, and you shall eat of the fruit of the tree of life and drink of the water of life" (3LS, p. 72). With this assurance Ellen committed herself to the Lord, ready to do His bidding whatever the cost.

Jesus did not tell His disciples that their work would be easy. When Ellen accepted the call to be God's special messenger, she was not told that it would be easy. Finding acceptance for the role to which she was committed was not easy.

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