Further Study: Read Zechariah 3 and the chapter "Joshua and the Angel" in Prophets and Kings, pp. 582-592. Learn from Joshua's experience how you can be victorious over sin and fruitful in God's service.
To understand better the role of Ellen White in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, read "The Remnant Church and the Spirit of Prophecy" in Symposium on Revelation, book 2, pp. 295-333, published by the Biblical Research Institute, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Occasionally, some have taken the position that the Holy Spirit calls the remnant to depart from the Seventh-day Adventist Church and form a separate, "pure" organization, wholly committed to the straight testimony. But consider the following statement by Ellen White:
"God has not given them any such burden of labor. They would tear down that which God would restore by the Laodicean message....
The Lord lays upon no man a message that will discourage and dishearten the church. He reproves, He rebukes, He chastens; but it is only that He may restore and approve at last." - Testimonies to Ministers, pp. 22, 23.
Summary: The remnant are God's faithful people who love Him and therefore obey Him. Under Satan's instigation, the whole world will seek to destroy God's remnant people in the last days. But under the anointing of God's Spirit, this embattled group of believers will arise to proclaim the everlasting gospel with purity, power, courage, and love. When this occurs, many in the enemy camp will separate from Babylon to join them, thus becoming part of the remnant.