She actually considered herself “much more” than a prophet, similar to how Jesus described John the Baptist…
…She also said she wrote things, was given information past that which is in Scripture.
1st there is this,
Early in my youth I was asked several times, Are you a prophet? I have ever responded, I am the Lord’s messenger. I know that many have called me a prophet, but I have made no claim to this title. My Saviour declared me to be his messenger. ‘Your work,’ he instructed me, ‘is to bear my word. … It is not you that speaketh: it is the Lord that giveth the messages of warning and reproof. Never deviate from the truth under any circumstances . Give the light I shall give you. The messages for these last days shall be written in books, and shall stand immortalized, to testify against those who have once rejoiced in the light, but who have been led to give it up because of the seductive influences of evil.’ Why have I not claimed to be a prophet?–Because in these days many who boldly claim that they are prophets are a reproach to the cause of Christ; and because my work includes MUCH MORE than the word ‘prophet’ signifies." (Review and Herald, July 26, 1907)
And unfortunately the following.
Ellen White, SDA Prophet
The Bible is written by inspired men, but it is NOT God’s mode of thought and expression. It is that of humanity. God, as a writer, is not represented. Men will often say such an expression is not like God. But God has not put Himself in words, in logic, in rhetoric, on trial in the Bible. The writers of the Bible were God’s penmen, NOT His pen." (Selected Messages, Vol. 1, Chapter One “The Inspiration of the Prophetic Writers”)
Before I stand on my feet, I have no thought of speaking as plainly as I do. But the Spirit of God rests upon me with power, and I CANNOT but speak the words GIVEN me. I dare not withhold one word of the testimony… I speak the words GIVEN ME by a higher power than human power, and I CANNOT, if I would, recall [retract] one sentence” (1MR 28).
As soon as I take my pen in hand, I am not in darkness as to what to write.** It is as plain and clear as a voice speaking to me**, ‘I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go’” (2MR 319).
There are those who say, ‘Someone MANIPULATES her writings.’** I acknowledge the charge**. It is One who is mighty in counsel, One who presents before me the condition of things” (1MR 30).
There is an almost endless supply of such statements to be found from Ellen White…
…She is explicit that the people who authored Scripture gave it a good go - but that’s where it ends.
…The Likes of Daniel, Isaiah, St. Paul, etc didn’t get the type of Instruction Ellen Got.
…She claims God told her exactly what to write - thus, she became God’s actual PEN.
…This is why SDA’s call her “the pen of Inspiration”.
Besides, if the SDA’s ceased considering her a prophet they would not have any support for their creature christ doctrine…
…Nor would they be able to defend their Saturday Sabbath doctrine & Sunday the mark of Lucifer doctrine.
Just so there is no mistake about how hard core Ellen White was about her prophetic gift…
…I offer the following gems.
The testimonies are unread and unappreciated. God has spoken to you. Light has been shining from His word and from the testimonies, and both have been slighted and disregarded. (Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 217)
So, SDA’s can’t dump Ellen White without also destroying their own religion…
…It’s a catch 22.