Inspired Revelations
regarding the
— HOLY SPIRIT —
From Ellen G. White

The Divine Spirit

PLEASE NOTE: The terms Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, the Eternal Spirit, the third person of the Godhead, the Comforter, etc. have reference to the omnipresent Divine Spirit that proceeds from God and from Christ. It is the divine Spirit of God and of Christ that dwells in the believer. Christ was and is filled with all the fulness of the Spirit of His Father, all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. God has given His good Spirit to His Son without measure and Christ shares this Divine Spirit, the Spirit of Life, with each one of us who believe in Jesus. God sends to us the Spirit of His dear Son to guide and direct our steps and to inspire and empower us to overcome all sin in our lives. This refers to the omnipresence of the Spirit of Christ, called the Comforter; Christ in you, the hope of glory. The term “third person of the Godhead” refers to the omnipresent spiritual manifestation, without body or form, of the divine presence of God the Father and of the Son of God.

In this Scripture [John 3:34-36] God and Christ are spoken of as two distinct personalities, each acting their own individuality.”

Ellen G. White

20LtMs, Ms 145, 1905, par. 18

There are glorious truths to come before the people of God. Privileges and duties which they do not even suspect to be in the Bible will be laid open before the followers of Christ. As they follow on in the path of humble obedience, doing God’s will, they will know more and more of the oracles of God and be established in right doctrines.”

Ellen G. White

6LtMs, Lt 5, 1889, par. 8

It is one thing to assent to a truth, and another to practice it; one thing to admire the grace of Christ, and another to make that grace our own, reflecting in spirit and person the divine likeness. Many who profess to be children of God are a continual reproach to him because of their unconsecrated lives. They talk about sanctification and holiness. When there is a revival in the church, they mourn over their unchristian lives. They make many good resolutions, but they fail to carry them out. Their goodness is as lasting as the frost before the morning sun. Their words are many, but the Holy Spirit is not with them.”

Ellen G. White

Youth's Instructor, May 16, 1901, par. 6

Christ had two natures, the nature of a man and the nature of God. In Him divinity and humanity were combined. Upon His mediatorial work hangs the hope of the perishing world. No one but Christ has ever succeeded in living a perfect life, in living a pure, spotless character. He exhibited a perfect humanity, combined with Deity; and by preserving each nature distinct He has given to the world a representation of the character of God and the character of a perfect man. He shows us what God is and what man may become—Godlike in character.”

Ellen G. White

14LtMs, Ms 94, 1899, par. 47

But although Christ’s divine glory was for a time veiled and eclipsed by His assuming humanity, yet He did not cease to be God when He became man. The human did not take the place of the divine, nor the divine of the human. This is the mystery of godliness. The two expressions human and divine were, in Christ, closely and inseparably one, and yet they had a distinct individuality. Though Christ humbled Himself to become man, the Godhead was still His own. His Deity could not be lost while He stood faithful and true to His loyalty. Surrounded with sorrow, suffering, and moral pollution, despised and rejected by the people to whom had been entrusted the oracles of heaven, Jesus could yet speak of Himself as the Son of man in heaven. He was ready to take once more His divine glory when His work on earth was done.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, May 10, 1899, par. 11

The Comforter that Christ promised to send after He ascended to heaven, is the Spirit in all the fullness of the Godhead, making manifest the power of divine grace to all who receive and believe in Christ as a personal Saviour.”

Ellen G. White

BTS, March 1, 1906, par. 2

The nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery. Men cannot explain it, because the Lord has not revealed it to them.”

Ellen G. White

Acts of the Apostles, p. 52.1

The Holy Spirit is the source of all power, and works as a living, active agent in the new life created in the soul. The Holy Spirit is to be in us a divine indweller.”

Ellen G. White

Healthful Living, p. 301.1

Christ determined that when he ascended from this earth, he would bestow a gift on those who had believed on him, and those who should believe on him. What gift could he bestow rich enough to signalize and grace his ascension to the mediatorial throne? It must be worthy of his greatness and his royalty. He determined to give his representative, the third person of the Godhead. This gift could not be excelled. He would give all gifts in one, and therefore the divine Spirit, that converting, enlightening and sanctifying power, would be his donation.”

Ellen G. White

Southern Watchman, November 28, 1905, par. 2

The prince of the power of evil can only be held in check by the power of God in the third person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit.”

Ellen G. White

SpTA10, p. 37.1

Evil had been accumulating for centuries, and could only be restrained and resisted by the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead, who would come with no modified energy, but in the fulness of divine power. …”

Ellen G. White

SpTA10, p. 25.2

Sin could be resisted and overcome only through the mighty agency of the Third Person of the Godhead, who would come with no modified energy, but in the fullness of divine power. It is the Spirit that makes effectual what has been wrought out by the world’s Redeemer. It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given His Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress His own character upon His church.

Ellen G. White

Desire of Ages, p. 671.2

Jesus alone has power to save from sin, to free from the power of evil; and to doubt him who has laid down his life for us, is to grieve and insult the Father, who has in one gift poured out all heaven to a lost world.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, February 10, 1891, par. 5

Christ is to live in his human agents, and work through their faculties, and act through their capabilities. Their will must be submitted to his will, they must act with his Spirit, that it may be no more they that live, but Christ that liveth in them.”

Ellen G. White

Healthful Living, p. 301.3

Even those whose course has been most offensive to Him He [Jesus] freely accepts. When they repent, He imparts to them His divine Spirit, and sends them forth into the camp of the disloyal to proclaim His mercy.”

Ellen G. White

Ministry of Healing, p. 99.3

“In the plan of restoring in men the divine image, it was provided that the Holy Spirit should move upon human minds, and be as the presence of Christ, a molding agency upon human character.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, February 12, 1895, par. 5

The Lord is soon to come. We want that complete and perfect understanding which the Lord alone can give. It is not safe to catch the spirit from another. We want the Holy Spirit, which is Jesus Christ. If we commune with God, we shall have strength and grace and efficiency.”

Ellen G. White

9LtMs, Lt 66, 1894, par. 18

“When Christ comes into the soul, he brings the calmness of heaven.”

Ellen G. White

Healthful Living, p. 303.2

The Holy Spirit is promised to all who will ask for it. When you search the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit is by your side, personating Jesus Christ.”

Ellen G. White

GCB, February 15, 1895, par. 5

Christ is everything to those who receive Him. He is their Comforter, their safety, their healthfulness. Apart from Christ there is no light at all.”

Ellen G. White

12LtMs, Lt 153a, 1897, par. 23

Henceforth through the Spirit, Christ was to abide continually in the hearts of His children. Their union with Him was closer than when He was personally with them. The light, and love, and power of the indwelling Christ shone out through them, so that men, beholding, “marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13.”

Ellen G. White

Steps to Christ, p. 74.1

It is the efficiency of the Holy Spirit that makes the ministry of the word effective. When Christ speaks through the minister, the Holy Spirit prepares the hearts of the listeners to receive the word. The Holy Spirit is not a servant, but a controlling power. He causes the truth to shine into minds, and speaks through every discourse where the minister surrenders himself to the divine working. It is the Spirit that surrounds the soul with a holy atmosphere, and speaks to the impenitent through words of warning, pointing them to Him who takes away the sin of the world.”

Ellen G. White

Gospel Workers, p. 155.2

The promise of the Holy Spirit is not limited to any age or to any race. Christ declared that the divine influence of His Spirit was to be with His followers unto the end. From the day of Pentecost to the present time, the Comforter has been sent to all who have yielded themselves fully to the Lord and to His service. To all who have accepted Christ as a personal Saviour, the Holy Spirit has come as a counselor, sanctifier, guide, and witness.”

Ellen G. White

You Shall Receive Power [YRP - devotional], p. 9.4

“It is not essential for you to know and be able to define just what the Holy Spirit is. Christ tells us that the Holy Spirit is the Comforter, and the Comforter is the Holy Ghost, “the Spirit of truth, which the Father shall send in my name.” [John 14:26.] “I will pray the Father, and he shall send you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him; but ye know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” [Verses 16, 17.] This refers to the omnipresence of the Spirit of Christ, called the Comforter. Again Jesus says, “I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth.” [John 16:12, 13.]”
Ellen G. White

7LtMs, Lt 7, 1891, par. 14

Christ’s prayer cleaves through the hellish shadow of Satan and enters heaven. And from the Father comes the representation of a dove of burnished gold, which is the Holy Spirit of God, and settles and enshrouds Christ, and they hear the voice saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” [Matthew 3:16, 17.] You read this over and over again in a careless manner; but it means everything to you and me. God has accepted Him as our representative and head.”

Ellen G. White

8LtMs, Ms 17, 1893, par. 7

“That Christ should manifest Himself to them, and yet be invisible to the world, was a mystery to the disciples. They could not understand the words of Christ in their spiritual sense. They were thinking of the outward, visible manifestation. They could not take in the fact that they could have the presence of Christ with them, and yet He be unseen by the world. They did not understand the meaning of a spiritual manifestation.”

Ellen G. White

12LtMs, Ms 44, 1897, par. 3

“The disciples still failed to understand Christ’s words in their spiritual sense, and again He explained His meaning. By the Spirit, He said, He would manifest Himself to them.

Ellen G. White

Desire of Ages, p. 670.1

He [Christ] united humanity with divinity: a divine spirit dwelt in a temple of flesh. He united himself with the temple. “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,” because by so doing he could associate with the sinful, sorrowing sons and daughters of Adam.”

Ellen G. White

Youth's Instructor, December 20, 1900, par. 7

True faith and repose in God are always accompanied by the illuminations of the Holy Spirit, whose temple we are. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, it is His representative. Here is the divine agency that carries conviction to hearts. When the power of His spirit is revealed through the servants of God, we behold divinity flashing through humanity. When accompanied by the Holy Spirit, the presentation of truth as it is in Jesus will be of more value than all the honor or glory of the world.”

Ellen G. White

10LtMs, Lt 18, 1895, par. 12

Jesus says, “I will send you the Comforter. My Spirit alone is competent for the task of saving the world, if they will accept of the provisions of My grace. The Comforter shall convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.” [John 16:7, 8.]”

Ellen G. White

6LtMs, Ms 40, 1890, par. 60

The influence of the Holy Spirit is the life of Christ in the soul. We do not now see Christ and speak to Him, but His Holy Spirit is just as near us in one place as another. It works in and through every one who receives Christ. Those who know the indwelling of the Spirit reveal the fruits of the Spirit,-“love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.””

Ellen G. White

BEcho, June 17, 1901, par. 6

The Holy Spirit is the breath of spiritual life in the soul. The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ. It imbues the receiver with the attributes of Christ. Only those who are thus taught of God, those who possess the inward working of the Spirit, and in whose life the Christ-life is manifested, are to stand as representative men, to minister in behalf of the church.”

Ellen G. White

Desire of Ages, p. 805.3

Let us strive to make our lives what Christ designs them to be, full of the fragrance of love to God and our fellow men, full of Christ’s own divine Spirit, full of holy aspirations toward God, rich in the beauty of Christlikeness.”

Ellen G. White

14LtMs, Lt 117, 1899, par. 31

The divine spirit of Jesus stirred the heart of this poor sinner, and while he was yet at home, had brought conviction to his conscience.”

Ellen G. White

Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 2, p. 295.3

By His divine Spirit He [Jesus] enlightens and trains His workers. He shapes His own providences to carry forward His work according to His mind and will.”

Ellen G. White

Testimonies, Vol. 8, p. 185.2

The Holy Spirit is constantly at work, teaching, reminding, testifying, coming to the soul as a divine Comforter, and convincing of sin as an appointed Judge and Guide. ¶ Christ was the Spirit of truth. The world would not listen to His pleadings. They would not accept Him as their guide. They could not discern unseen things; spiritual things were unknown to them. But His disciples see in Him the Way, the Truth, and the Life. And they shall have His abiding presence. They shall have an experimental knowledge of the only true God and of Jesus Christ whom He has sent.”

Ellen G. White

12LtMs, Ms 44, 1897, par. 7-8

The Holy Spirit, which proceeds from the only begotten Son of God, binds the human agent, body, soul, and spirit, to the perfect, divine-human nature of Christ. This union is represented by the union of the vine and the branches. Finite man is united to the manhood of Christ. Through faith human nature is assimilated with Christ’s nature. We are made one with God in Christ.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, April 5, 1906, par. 16

Through His representative, the Holy Spirit, God in Christ still ministers to the children of men.”

Ellen G. White

AUCR June 1, 1900, Art. A, par. 23

On earth He evidenced His love to suffering humanity. He will manifest the same through His representative. Now that He is in heaven, the Holy Spirit is our Comforter.”

Ellen G. White

12LtMs, Ms 175, 1897, par. 76

When the Holy Spirit should be manifested to them on the day of Pentecost, they would then see that, although Christ was removed from them, he was ever working in their behalf; and that if they believed on him, his representative, the Comforter, would act in his name, to be a present help in every time of need. “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, December 7, 1891, par. 4

“It is not for you to use the Holy Spirit of God; the Holy Spirit is to use you.”

Ellen G. White

Experiences in Australia, p. 141.5

The Holy Spirit dwells in the heart as the Spirit of truth, and through the truth, dwells in the heart as a Comforter. “I [Jesus] will not leave you comfortless.” I [Jesus] will not leave you orphans, but I [Jesus] will come unto you.”

Ellen G. White

11LtMs, Lt 10, 1896, par. 7

The soul must be emptied of self, that Christ may pour his Spirit into the vacuum. Christ must be chosen as the heavenly guest. The will must be placed on the side of God’s will. Then there is a new heart, and new, holy resolves. It is Jesus enthroned in the soul that makes every action easy in his service.”

Ellen G. White

Healthful Living, p. 304.5

We are to respond to the invitations of the Spirit of God. Do we repent of our transgressions? This is an evidence that the Lord is drawing us to himself; it is Jesus that gives us repentance. “Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.” It is his Holy Spirit that impresses us with the necessity of emptying the soul of all selfishness; and when we give ourselves to God, he will fill the vacuum with his divine Spirit, and give us the precious graces of his own character.”

Ellen G. White

BEcho July 1, 1892, par. 5

It is the Holy Spirit that imparts repentance to us. Jesus draws us to Himself through the agency of His divine Spirit; and through faith in His blood we are cleansed from sin: “for the blood of Jesus Christ his Son, cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7). “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).”

Ellen G. White

Selected Messages, Vol. 3, p. 196.4

The Spirit of God has unconfined range of the heavenly universe; and it is not in the province of finite human minds to limit its power or prescribe its operations.”

Ellen G. White

Healthful Living, p. 300.2

The Spirit of God has unconfined range of the heavenly universe; and it is not in the province of finite human minds to limit its power or prescribe its operations.”

Ellen G. White

Healthful Living, p. 300.3

The juices of the vine, ascending from the root, are diffused to the branches, sustaining growth and producing blossoms and fruit. So the life-giving power of the Holy Spirit, proceeding from Christ, and imparted to every disciple, pervades the soul, renews the motives and affections and even the most secret thoughts, and brings forth the precious fruit of holy deeds.”

Ellen G. White

BEcho August 5, 1901, par. 2

There are today many as ignorant of the Holy Spirit’s work upon the heart as were those believers in Ephesus; yet no truth is more clearly taught in the word of God. Prophets and apostles have dwelt upon this theme. Christ Himself calls our attention to the growth of the vegetable world as an illustration of the agency of His Spirit in sustaining spiritual life. The sap of the vine, ascending from the root, is diffused to the branches, sustaining growth and producing blossoms and fruit. So the life-giving power of the Holy Spirit, proceeding from the Saviour, pervades the soul, renews the motives and affections, and brings even the thoughts into obedience to the will of God, enabling the receiver to bear the precious fruit of holy deeds.The Author of this spiritual life is unseen, and the exact method by which that life is imparted and sustained, it is beyond the power of human philosophy to explain. Yet the operations of the Spirit are always in harmony with the written word.”

Ellen G. White

Acts of the Apostles, p. 284.1-2

“Then said Jesus unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven.” The giver of the manna was standing among them. It was Christ Himself who had led the Hebrews through the wilderness, and had daily fed them with the bread from heaven. That food was a type of the real bread from heaven. The life-giving Spirit, flowing from the infinite fullness of God, is the true manna. Jesus said, “The bread of God is that which cometh down out of heaven, and giveth life unto the world.” John 6:33, R. V.”

Ellen G. White

Desire of Ages, p. 385.5

“When the Lord speaks forgiveness to such a repenting soul, he is full of ardor, full of love to God, full of earnestness and energy, and the life-giving Spirit which he has received can not be repressed. Christ is in him, a well of water springing up unto everlasting life.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, March 8, 1910, par. 10

“There is too much reliance upon human plans and methods, and too little faith in the mighty God of Jacob; too much machinery, and too little of the life-giving Spirit and power of the Most High.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, June 30, 1881, par. 11

“There is a great dearth of the Spirit of life from Jesus Christ in the church.”

Ellen G. White

Pamphlet 162, p. 2.2

It is the Spirit of God that quickens the lifeless faculties of the soul to appreciate heavenly things, and attracts the affections toward God and the truth. Without the presence of Jesus in the heart, religious service is only dead, cold formalism. The longing desire for communion with God soon ceases when the Spirit of God is grieved from us; but when Christ is within us the hope of glory, we are constantly directed to think and act in reference to the glory of God. The question will arise, “Will this do honor to Jesus? Will this be approved by him?””

Ellen G. White

Healthful Living, p. 303.5

Christ as manifested to the patriarchs, as symbolized in the sacrificial service, as portrayed in the law, and as revealed by the prophets, is the riches of the Old Testament. Christ in His life, His death, and His resurrection, Christ as He is manifested by the Holy Spirit, is the treasure of the New Testament. Our Saviour, the outshining of the Father’s glory, is both the Old and the New.”

Ellen G. White

Christ's Object Lessons, p. 126.3

The sanctification of the soul by the working of the Holy Spirit is the implanting of Christ’s nature in humanity. Gospel religion is Christ in the life—a living, active principle.”

Ellen G. White

Christ's Object Lessons, p. 384.1

The Holy Spirit comes to the world as Christ’s representative. It not only speaks the truth, but It is the truththe faithful and true Witness. It is the great Searcher of hearts and is acquainted with the characters of all.”

Ellen G. White

CT, p. 68.1

“Greater works than these shall ye do because I go to my Father.” [Verse 12.] He would intercede for them, and would send them His own representative, the Holy Spirit, who would attend them in their work. This representative would not appear in human form, but by faith would be seen and recognized by all who believe in Christ.”

Ellen G. White

12LtMs, Ms 70a, 1897, par. 4

If we will open the door to Jesus, he will come in and abide with us. Our strength will always be reinforced by his actual representative, the Holy Spirit.”

Ellen G. White

GCB February 15, 1895, par. 6

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, it is His representative.”

Ellen G. White

Experiences in Australia, p. 231.1

It is the Holy Spirit, the representative of Christ—the Christ-power—that impresses the heart. The Holy Spirit is sent to abide with us alway.”

Ellen G. White

16LtMs, Ms 92, 1901, par. 30

God will inspire his loyal and true children with his Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the representative of God, and will be the mighty working agent in our world to bind the loyal and true into bundles for the Lord’s garner.”

Ellen G. White

GCB, March 4, 1895, par. 4

If ye, then, being human and evil, “know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?” Luke 11:13. The Holy Spirit, the representative of Himself, is the greatest of all gifts. All “good things” are comprised in this. The Creator Himself can give us nothing greater, nothing better. When we beseech the Lord to pity us in our distress, and to guide us by His Holy Spirit, He will never turn away our prayer.”

Ellen G. White

Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, p. 132.1

The Holy Spirit, Christ’s representative on earth, is set forth and exalted as the heavenly teacher and guide sent to this world by our Lord at His ascension, to make real in the hearts and lives of men all that He had made possible by His death on the cross. The gifts of this divine Spirit, as enumerated in the Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament, are acknowledged, prayed for, and received as fully as the Spirit sees fit to impart them.”

Ellen G. White

LS 472.3

Christ is still with us in his representative, the Holy Spirit. Through this medium communication is kept up between heaven and earth, between God and man. And we must be careful not to destroy this communication, lest we be overcome.”


Ellen G. White

Experiences in Australia [EA], 1894, p. 154.5

“The endowment of the Holy Spirit is indispensably essential to success in your great work. Said Christ, “Without me ye can do nothing.” [John 15:5.] But through Christ strengthening you, you can do all things.”

Ellen G. White

Gospel Workers, 1892, p. 47.2

“He that believeth in the Son, hath the Father also.” He who has continual faith in the Father and the Son has the Spirit also. The Holy Spirit is his comforter, and he never departs from the truth.”

Ellen G. White

BTS, March 1, 1906, par. 6

Wherever you go, carry on the good work of searching the Scriptures, and the Lord Jesus will always be at your right hand to help you. He is a merciful high priest pleading in your behalf. He will send his representative, the Holy Spirit; for He says, “I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.” By the Spirit the Father and the Son will come and make their abode with you.”

Ellen G. White

BEcho January 15, 1893, par. 8

The Holy Spirit is the Comforter, in Christ’s name. He personifies Christ, yet is a distinct personality.

Ellen G. White

8LtMs, Ms 93, 1893, par. 8

The Spirit is all divine in its agency and demonstration.”

Ellen G. White

10LtMs, Lt 77, 1895, par. 16

The Holy Spirit is to be presented in every discourse. What wonderful statements Christ has made concerning His representative to the world. This is the theme of encouragement to be kept before the people. In comprehending the office of the Holy Spirit, we shall bring all blessings to ourselves. He will make us complete in Christ.”

Ellen G. White

13LtMs, Ms 8, 1898, par. 13

The omnipotent power of the Holy Spirit is the defense of every contrite soul. Not one that in penitence and faith has claimed His protection will Christ permit to pass under the enemy’s power. The Saviour is by the side of His tempted and tried ones. With Him there can be no such thing as failure, loss, impossibility, or defeat; we can do all things through Him who strengthens us. When temptations and trials come, do not wait to adjust all the difficulties, but look to Jesus, your helper.”

Ellen G. White

Desire of Ages, p. 490.5

When Christ ascended to the Father, he did not leave his followers without help. The Holy Spirit, as his representative, and the heavenly angels, as ministering spirits, are sent forth to aid those who against great odds are fighting the good fight of faith. Ever remember that Jesus is your helper.”

Ellen G. White

Youth's Instructor, November 21, 1911, par. 10

Give to Jesus your devotion where He is in the heavenly sanctuary, seek for the Holy Spirit as His representative wherever his people bow to worship Him. It becomes us to know more of Jesus, by an experimental knowledge, as a personal Saviour.”

Ellen G. White

9LtMs, Lt 44, 1894, par. 26

His soldiers are coworkers with heavenly intelligences, and One higher than angels is in the ranks; for the Holy Spirit, Christ’s representative, is there.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, May 27, 1897, par. 10

“”He said, “If I go away, I will send you the Comforter.” [John 16:7.] And what is the Comforter? It is the Holy Spirit of God. What is it? It is the representative of Jesus Christ, which comes to every individual of the human family to impress them with the truth.”

Ellen G. White

10LtMs, Ms 12, 1895, par. 21

But Jesus had assured them [the disciples] that he would send the Comforter, as an equivalent for his visible presence.”

Ellen G. White

Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 3, p. 256.1

The Holy Spirit is Christ’s representative, but divested of the personality of humanity, and independent thereof. Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally. Therefore it was for their interest that He should go to the Father, and send the Spirit to be His successor on earth. No one could then have any advantage because of his location or his personal contact with Christ. By the Spirit the Saviour would be accessible to all. In this sense He would be nearer to them than if He had not ascended on high.”

Ellen G. White

Desire of Ages, p. 669.2

The children of God are co-operating with the invisible host of light. And more than angels are in their ranks; the Holy Spirit, the representative of the Captain of the Lord’s Host, comes down to direct the battle.”

Ellen G. White

11LtMs, Lt 102a, 1896, par. 17

Jesus said He would give us the Comforter. [John 14:16.] What is the Comforter? It is the Holy Spirit of God. What is the Holy Spirit? It is the representative of Jesus Christ, it is our advocate that stands by our side and places our petitions before the Father all fragrant with His merits.”

Ellen G. White

9LtMs, Ms 43, 1894, par. 31

I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.” The divine Spirit that the world’s Redeemer promised to send, is the presence and power of God. He will not leave his people in the world destitute of his grace, to be buffeted by the enemy of God, and harassed by the oppression of the world; but he will come to them. The world cannot see the truth; they know not the Father or the Son, but it is only because they do not desire to know God, they do not wish to look upon Jesus, to see his goodness, his love, his heavenly attractions. Jesus is inviting all men to accept him; and wherever the heart is open to receive him, he will come in, gladdening the soul with the light and joy of his presence.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, November 23, 1891, par. 1

To supply the place of his presence, he sent his representative, the Holy Spirit, to convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come. Through this agency man was to be sanctified, to be privileged to co-operate with God for the recovery of the lost and perishing race.”

Ellen G. White

The Home Missionary [HM], December 1, 1894, Art. A, par. 13

The working of the Holy Spirit is not reserved for special times and occasions. Daily we may appropriate the water of life to our souls.”

Ellen G. White

14LtMs, Ms 94, 1899, par. 4

Christ has promised the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth and righteousness and holiness. The Holy Spirit is not given by measure to those who earnestly seek for it, who by faith stand upon the promises of God.”

Ellen G. White

8LtMs, Ms 102, 1893, par. 7

The Holy Spirit is the Author of the Scriptures. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable.”

Ellen G. White

18LtMs, Ms 178, 1903, par. 6

Who, but Jesus Christ by His Spirit and divine power, guided the pens of the sacred historians that to the world might be presented the precious record of the sayings and works of Jesus Christ?”

Ellen G. White

7LtMs, Ms 1, 1892, par. 5

Through the Scriptures the Holy Spirit speaks to the mind, and impresses truth upon the heart. Thus He exposes error, and expels it from the soul. It is by the Spirit of truth, working through the word of God, that Christ subdues His chosen people to Himself.”

Ellen G. White

Desire of Ages, p. 671.1

When God’s people search the Scriptures with a desire to know what is truth, Jesus is present in the person of His representative, the Holy Spirit, reviving the heart of the humble and contrite ones. “If a man love me, he will keep my words,” Christ said, “and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” [John 14:23.]”

Ellen G. White

13LtMs, Ms 158, 1898, par. 4

In giving us His Spirit, God gives us Himself, making Himself a fountain of divine influences, to give health and life to the world.”

Ellen G. White

Testimonies, Vol. 7, p. 273.1

The Holy Spirit is the breath of life in the soul. The breathing of Christ upon his disciples was the breath of true spiritual life.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, June 13, 1899, Art. A, par. 6

Judas saith unto Him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that Thou wilt manifest Thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.”

Ellen G. White

Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 432.1

When Christ controls the inner life of the soul, both the large and the small duties of life will be done by the inspiration of his divine Spirit.”

Ellen G. White

Youth's Instructor, May 20, 1897, par. 9

The Holy Spirit gives the divine anointing to all who receive Christ.”

Ellen G. White

Christian Educator, August 1, 1897, par. 4

The angels saw the conditions to which the Son of God must submit. He must give his life for the life of the world. He must do a work which Infinity alone is capable of accomplishing. He took humanity, uniting the offender with his divine nature, and made his own soul an offering for sin. With his long human arm the Son of God encircled the whole human family, while with his divine arm he grasped the throne of the Infinite. His own individual presence was necessary, that in seeing him we might see the Father. He placed his throne, his spiritual kingdom, upon the earth. He revealed his special grace, and opened to our view the wonders of heavenly things. He imparted his own divine Spirit to humanity, thus exalting humanity in the scale of moral worth with God.”

Ellen G. White

Youth's Instructor, July 29, 1897, par. 9

The divine Spirit reveals its working on the human heart. When the Holy Spirit operates upon the mind, the human agent will understand the statement made by Christ, “He shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.” Subjection to the word of God means the restoration of one’s self. Let Christ work by his Holy Spirit, and awaken you as from the dead, and carry your minds along with his. Let him employ your faculties. He has created your every capability that you may better honor and glorify his name. Consecrate yourself to him, and all associated with you will see that your energies are inspired of God, that your noblest powers are called into exercise to do God’s service. The faculties once used to serve self and advance unworthy principles, once serving as members of unrighteous purposes, will be brought into captivity to Jesus Christ, and become one with the will of God.”

Ellen G. White

SpTA10, p. 29.2

Christ works, and the sinner works. The life of Christ becomes the life of the human agent. It is through the renewing power of the divine Spirit that man is fashioned into a perfect man in Christ.”

Ellen G. White

20LtMs, Lt 161, 1905, par. 16

The Lord Jesus acts through the Holy Spirit; for it is his representative. Through it he infuses spiritual life into the soul, quickening its energies for good, cleansing from moral defilement, and giving it a fitness for his kingdom. Jesus has large blessings to bestow, rich gifts to distribute among men. He is the wonderful Counselor, infinite in wisdom and strength; and if we will acknowledge the power of his Spirit, and submit to be molded by it, we shall stand complete in him. What a thought is this! In Christ “dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him.” Never will the human heart know happiness until it is submitted to be molded by the Spirit of God. The Spirit conforms the renewed soul to the model, Jesus Christ. Through its influence, enmity against God is changed into faith and love, and pride into humility. The soul perceives the beauty of truth, and Christ is honored in excellence and perfection of character. As these changes are effected, angels break out in rapturous song, and God and Christ rejoice over souls fashioned after the divine similitude.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, August 25, 1896, par. 6

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