Blessing (Separate page)

Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the word . . .

                        B l e s s i n g          ( 25  RELATED  PHRASES )                 

   The word Blessing appears 8,880 times and the word Blessings appears 4,191 times in EGW writings

        +    Bless and not curse  ( 4 )   See Romans 12: 14

        +    Great Blessing   ( 426 )    >    God has promised great blessing  ( 4 )   >     very great blessing  (  )

                            ►   Great blessings  ( 144 )    >    great blessings are promised  (  )

        +    Channel of blessing  ( 16 )     >     the only channel of blessing   also  Medium of Blessing   ( 8 )

       +    seeking the blessing of God  ( 6 )     >     seeking for a blessing  ( 3 )

       +    spiritual blessing   (  )    >   spiritual blessings  (  )

        +    blessing removed  (   )   >   blessings removed  (  )
                                 >   withdraw His blessing  (10)   >   withdraw His blessings  ( 4 )

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                                     receive  the   BLESSING        ( appears  98  times )                                

               +     receive the blessing   ( 98 )    >   receive the blessing we need most  (  )

                    ►   receive the blessing of the Lord  ( 11 )   >   receive the blessing of God  (  )
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                                                B L E S S I N G    O F    G O D                                                                    

This phrase appears - - - times in the writings of EGW

         +    the Blessing of God   (  )   +   God's Blessing 
                                           ►   seeking the blessing of God  ( 6 )

         +     God cannot bless  ( 35 )    >   God cannot bless those who  ( 10 )
                                                            >   God cannot bless the church   ( 2 )

         +     Blessing of the God of Israel            + 

         +     the Blessing of the Lord  (313)    >    blessing of the Lord is withheld

         +     Blessing from the Lord  ( 9 )   >  receive the blessing from the Lord  quotes Psalm 24: 5  ( 3 ) 

         +     Blessing of Heaven  (   )  >

     Among those who had returned to Jerusalem in former years, there were many who had remained true to God as long as they lived; but a considerable number of the children and the children’s children lost sight of the sacredness of God’s law. Even some of the men entrusted with responsibilities were living in open sin.  Their course was largely neutralizing the efforts made by others to advance the cause of God; for so long as flagrant violations of the law were allowed to go unrebuked, the blessing of Heaven could not rest upon the people.  Prophets and Kings, page 618.2  Read entire chapter 51

 

                                        B l e s s i n g s                                                                      

      +    Great Blessings  (  )   +

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                                    b l e s s e d                                                                                            

 

     +    Blessed hope  (  )

     +    Blessed is .  .  .   (  )

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    The people of God are here represented as a criminal on trial. Joshua, as high priest, is seeking for a blessing for his people, who are in great affliction. While he is pleading before God, Satan is standing at his right hand as his adversary. He is accusing the children of God, and making their case appear as desperate as possible. He presents before the Lord their evil doings and their defects. He shows their faults and failures, hoping they will appear of such a character in the eyes of Christ that He will render them no help in their great need. Joshua, as the representative of God's people, stands under condemnation, clothed with filthy garments. Aware of the sins of his people, he is weighed down with discouragement. Satan is pressing upon his soul a sense of guiltiness that makes him feel almost hopeless. Yet there he stands as a suppliant, with Satan arrayed against him.  {COL 166.4}

 

In visions of the night representations passed before me of a great reformatory movement among God's people. Many were praising God. The sick were healed, and other miracles were wrought. . . . Hundreds and thousands were seen visiting families, and opening before them the word of God. Hearts were convicted by the power of the Holy Spirit, and a spirit of genuine conversion was manifest. On every side doors were thrown open to the proclamation of the truth. The world seemed to be lightened with the heavenly influence. Great blessings were received by the true and humble people of God.--Testimonies, vol. 9, p. 126.  {ChS 42.4}

 

In the epistle to the Hebrews is pointed out the single-hearted purpose that should characterize the Christian's race for eternal life: "Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith." Hebrews 12:1, 2.  Envy, malice, evil thinking, evil speaking, covetousness--these are weights that the Christian must lay aside if he would run successfully the race for immortality. Every habit or practice that leads into sin and brings dishonor upon Christ must be put away, whatever the sacrifice. The blessing of heaven cannot attend any man in violating the eternal principles of right. One sin cherished is sufficient to work degradation of character and to mislead others.  {AA 312.1}

 

For over a year the temple was neglected and well-nigh forsaken. The people dwelt in their homes and strove to attain temporal prosperity, but their situation was deplorable. Work as they might they did not prosper. The very elements of nature seemed to conspire against them. Because they had let the temple lie waste, the Lord sent upon their substance a wasting drought. God had bestowed upon them the fruits of field and garden, the corn and the wine and the oil, as a token of His favor; but because they had used these bountiful gifts so selfishly, the blessings were removed.  Prophets and Kings, page 573.1   Read entire chapter 34

 

How good it would be if among all who are engaged in carrying out God’s wonderful plan for the salvation of souls, there were no idlers! How much more would be accomplished if every one would say, “God holds me accountable to be wide awake, and to let my efforts speak in favor of the truth I profess to believe. I am to be a practical worker, not a day-dreamer.” It is because there are so many day-dreamers that true workers have to carry a double burden. Writing by the Spirit, Paul says: “As we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another; not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.” Romans 12: 10-15 “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” { RH June 20, 1912, par. 6 }

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