The Holy Spirit — The Omnipresence of Deity

Ellen G. White

Ellen G. White
Godhead Truth

“Theology is valueless unless it is saturated with the love of Christ.”
— Ellen G. White —

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

“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

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

“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 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

“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

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

“In His instruction to His disciples Christ dwelt upon the great gift of the Spirit, declaring that nothing was too great to be expected from the coming of the divine Spirit. He longed to quicken and enlarge the conception of His disciples by communicating to them His own complete appreciation of God’s love, that they might be able to comprehend the value of the gift of all gifts, given by God with the giving of His beloved Son,—the gift of the Holy Spirit. On all who love and serve God this gift has been bestowed. Christ has made provision for all to receive His Spirit; for He desires to see human nature released from the bondage of sin, and, by the power which God gives, renewed, restored, raised to a holy rivalry with the angels.”

Ellen G. White

BEcho, August 5, 1901, par. 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

“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

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 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

Healthful Living, p. 300.3

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

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

Ellen G. White

Experiences in Australia, p. 231.1

“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

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

“”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 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

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

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

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