“The reason why the churches are weak and sickly and ready to die is that the enemy has brought influences of a discouraging nature to bear upon trembling souls. He has sought to shut Jesus from their view as the Comforter.” — Review and Herald, August 26, 1890

“Christ comes as a Comforter to all who believe.” – Manuscript Releases 8, p. 57

“As by faith we look to Jesus, our faith pierces the shadow, and we adore God for His wondrous love in giving Jesus the Comforter.” — Manuscript Releases 19, p. 297.3

“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.”
– EGW, The Southern Review, Sept. 13, 1898 par. 2; Manuscript 44, May 13, 1897, par. 3

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.” “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.” (John 14:16-17) 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.”
– Letter 7-1891, June 11, 1891, par. 14

Christ is to be known by the blessed name of Comforter. “The Comforter,” said Christ to His disciples, “which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you, Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – Manuscript 7, January 26, 1902, par. 10

“…the holy Spirit is the comforter, as the personal presence of Christ to the soul…..When led by the Spirit of God, the Christian may know that he is made complete in him who is the head of all things. As Christ was glorified on the day of Pentecost, so will he again be glorified in the closing work of the gospel, when he shall prepare a people to stand the final test, in the closing conflict of the great controversy.” – Review & Herald, November 29, 1892, par. 3

“While Jesus ministers in the sanctuary above, He is still by His Spirit the minister of the church on earth. He is withdrawn from the eye of sense, but His parting promise is fulfilled, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Matt. 28:20 While He delegates His power to inferior ministers, His energizing presence is still with His church.” – Desire of Ages, 166.2

“Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally; therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them, go to His father, and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. He would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit, as the Omnipresent.” – Manuscript Releases 14, p.23

“The Saviour is our Comforter. This I have proved Him to be.” – Manuscript Releases 8, p.49

“The work of the holy Spirit is immeasurably great. It is from this source that power and efficiency come to the worker for God; and the holy Spirit is the comforter, as the personal presence of Christ to the soul.” – Review & Herald, November 29, 1892, par. 3

“As by faith we look to Jesus, our faith pierces the shadow, and we adore God for His wondrous love in giving Jesus the Comforter.” – Manuscript Releases 19, p. 297, 298

“Let them study the seventeenth of John, and learn how to pray and how to live the prayer of Christ. He is the Comforter. He will abide in their hearts, making their joy full.” – Review & Herald, January 27, 1903

“And I will pray the Father, and He will give 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. Christ was about to depart to His home in the heavenly courts. But He assured His disciples that He would send them another Comforter, who would abide with them forever. To the guidance of this Comforter all who believe in Christ may implicitly trust. He is the Spirit of Truth, but this truth the world can neither discern nor receive. – Manuscript 41, April 29, 1897, par. 33

“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.” – Letter 66, April 10, 1894, par. 18

“There is no comforter like Christ, so tender and so true. He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. His Spirit speaks to the heart……. But no circumstances, no distance, can separate us from the heavenly Comforter. Wherever we are, wherever we may go, he is always there, one given in Christ’s place, to act in his stead. He is always at our right hand, to speak soothing, gentle words; to support, sustain, uphold, and cheer. “ – Review and Herald, October 26, 1897, ‘Words of Comfort – No. 2

“They have one God and one Saviour, and one Spirit—The Spirit of Christ—is to bring unity into their ranks.” – Testimonies for the Church Vol. 9, p. 189

“In giving us His Spirit, God gives us Himself, making Himself a fountain of divine influences, to give health and life to the world.” – Testimonies for the Church, vol. 7, p. 273

“From eternity there was a complete unity between the Father and the Son. They were two, yet little short of being identical; two in individuality, yet one in spirit, and heart, and character.” – Youth Instructor, Dec. 16, 1897, par. 5

“God will communicate by His own Spirit with the soul.” – Review & Herald, July 2, 1908, Art. C, par. 1

“…the holy Spirit is the comforter, as the personal presence of Christ to the soul.” – Review & Herald, November 29, 1892, par. 3

“He (Jesus) is coming to us by His Holy Spirit today. Let us recognize Him now; then we shall recognize Him when He comes in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.” – Review & Herald, April 30, 2901, par. 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.” – Review & Herald, April 5, 1906, par. 16

“Jesus is seeking to impress upon them the thought that in giving his Holy Spirit he is giving to them the glory which the Father has given him, that he and his people may be one in God.” – Signs of the Times, October 3, 1892, par. 4

“It is Jesus that we need; His light, His life, His spirit, must be ours continually.” – Bible Echo & Signs of the Times, January 15, 1892, par. 3

“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.” – Desire of Ages, p.805.3

“The work of the holy Spirit is immeasurably great. It is from this source that power and efficiency come to the worker for God; and the Holy Spirit is the comforter, as the personal presence of Christ to the soul.” – Review & Herald, Nov. 29, 1892, par. 3

“Christ gives them the breath of His own Spirit, the life of His own life.” – Ministry of Healing, p.159

“The influence of the Holy Spirit is the life of Christ in the soul.” – Review and Herald, October 26, 1897, par. 15

“In giving His commission to His followers, Christ did not tell them they would be left alone. He assured them that He would be near them. He spoke of His omnipresence in a special way. Go to all nations, He said. Go, to the farthest portithon of the habitable globe, but know that My presence will be there….The assurance of His abiding presence was the richest legacy Christ could give His disciples.” – Ms 138, December 2, 1897, ‘The Gospel’

“As by faith we look to Jesus, our faith pierces the shadow, and we adore God for His wondrous love in giving Jesus the Comforter.” – MR19, p. 297, 298

“The Father gave His Spirit without measure to His Son, and we also may partake of it’s fullness.” – Great Controversy, p.477

“The best recommendation you can carry with you of this school and its influence is a well-ordered life and a godly conversation. Wherever you may be, maintain the principles that you have been studying here. 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.” – Bible Echo January 15, 1893, ‘The source of our strength’

“The Lord encourages all who seek Him with the whole heart. He gives them His Holy Spirit, the manifestation of His presence and favor. But those who forsake God in order to save their lives will be forsaken by Him. In seeking to save their lives by yielding the truth, they will lose eternal life.”
– Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 9, page 230, 1909

“When he should ascend to the Father, then the Comforter which the Saviour promised to send would come. Jesus promised to manifest himself through the Holy Spirit to every individual who shall seek him and believe on him.” – Signs of the Times, July 23, 1896, ‘Come unto me and drink’

“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.” – Desire of Ages, p. 671.2

“The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, which is sent to all men to give them sufficiency, that through His grace we might be complete in Him.” – Letter 11a 1894, to Captain Christiansen, January 2, 1894

“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. “The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things.“ – Desire of Ages, pages 669- 670, ‘Let not your heart be troubled’

“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.” – Signs of the Times, November 23, 1891

“Christ gave his followers a positive promise that after his ascension he would send them his Spirit.”
– Review and Herald, October 26 1897, ‘Words of comfort – No.2’

“After His ascension He was to be absent in person; but through the Comforter He would still be with them, and they were not to spend their time in mourning.” – Desire of Ages’, page 277, ‘Levi – Matthew’

“Jesus comes to you as the Spirit of truth; study the mind of the Spirit, consult your Lord, follow His way.” – Ms 8c 1891, ‘Relationship of Institutional Workers’ July 26, 1891

“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.” – Ms 158 1898, December 7, 1898, The Gift of the Holy Spirit

“Jesus is waiting to breathe upon all his disciples, and give them the inspiration of his sanctifying spirit, and transfuse the vital influence from himself to his people. He would have them understand that henceforth they cannot serve two masters. Their lives cannot be divided. 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. Jesus is seeking to impress upon them the thought that in giving his Holy Spirit he is giving to them the glory which the Father has given him, that he and his people may be one in God.” – Signs of the Times, October 3, 1892, ‘Faith brings light’

“It is through the Spirit that Christ dwells in us; and the Spirit of God, received into the heart by faith, is the beginning of the life eternal.” – Desire of Ages, page 388, ‘The crisis in Galilee’

“The Spirit is freely given us of God if we will appreciate and accept it. And what is it? — the representative of Jesus Christ. It is to be our constant helper. It is through the Spirit that Christ fulfills the promise, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” – Letter 38, 1896, To S. N. Haskell, May 30, 1896

“To the poor and oppressed and downtrodden of earth, Christ says, “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, even the Spirit of truth, (which is Christ formed within the hope of glory,) whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not: but ye know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless.”
– Ms 24 1898, p.21, Feb. 22nd 1898

“When Christ entered within the heavenly gates, He was enthroned, amid the songs of millions of angels. As soon as this ceremony was completed, the Holy Spirit descended upon His followers in rich currents according to Christ’s promise, and they were no more orphans. How quickly Christ fulfilled His promise, and sent from the heavenly courts the guarantee of His love! After His inauguration, the Spirit came and Christ was indeed glorified, even with the glory which He had from all eternity with the Father. During His humiliation upon this earth, the Spirit had not descended with all its efficacy; and Christ declared that if He went not away, it would not come, but that if He went away, He would send it. It was a representation of Himself, and after He was glorified it was manifest.” – Signs of the Times, 17, 1899, ‘The Promise of the Spirit’

“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…..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.” – Desire of Ages, page 669-670, ‘Let not your heart be troubled’

“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.” – The Bible Echo, June 17, 1901, ‘Words of comfort

“All professions of Christianity are but lifeless expressions of faith until Jesus imbues the believer with his spiritual life, which is the Holy Ghost.” – Spirit of Prophecy, Volume 3, page 242, ‘Meeting of the brethren’, 1878

“Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,–the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin. …..The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail. The power of evil had been strengthening for centuries, and the submission of man to this satanic captivity was amazing. 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 fulness 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 the church.” – Review and Herald, May 19, 1904, par. 1-4 ‘The promise of the Spirit’

“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing; the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” Christ is not here referring to his doctrine, but to his person, the divinity of his character.” – Review and Herald, April 5, 1906, par. 12