Influence (Separate page)

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

        I N f l u e n c e          (  20  RELATED  PHRASES )                                  

        The  word  Influence  appears  15,215  times in the writings of Ellen G. White         See page on original site                       

      The words  Influence of . . .  appears   4,025  times  in the writings of EGW

                   +     Controlling influence  ( 151 )  > 

                   +     Correct influence  (  )    >   exert a correct influence  (  )

                   +     Great influence  (  )   >   great influence upon others  (  )

                   +     heavenly influence  ( 61 )     >    heavenly influence of the truth  ( 5 )

             ++     men of influence  ( 54 )

               +     positions of influence   (   )

             ++     Sphere of influence   ( 19 )    >   our sphere of influence (  ) ++  sphere of our influence  ( 44 )

                       Wrong influence  (  )   >   Influence in the wrong direction    >   influence others to do wrong   (  )

                  influence  of  .  .  .  ( separate page )   (  appears 4,025 times )                               


                   +    Influence of the Holy Spirit  ( 361 )   >  Under the influence of the Holy Spirit  (80)
                              >  Section  Influence of the Holy Spirit   (page 934)

                   +    influence of the spirit of God      ►    Influence of the Divine Spirit  

                   +    influence of the truth upon . . .    (  )

                   +    influence of your words   ( 6 )   >


              influence  for  .  .  .     ( 422 times )


                      influence for evil   ( 31 )     ►   Exert an influence for Evil  (  )   ►    Exert widespread influence for evil

                  +      Influence for good    ( 368 )    >

                  +      Influence for God    ( 19 )     >


              influence  the  .  .  .     ( 422 times )

                   +      Influence the  .  .  .    ( 422 )

                   +      influence the - - -   ( 5 )      ►    influence


               no   influence  


                   +   Have no influence   ( 39 )    >     Have no influence upon


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  Hearts that respond to the influence of the Holy Spirit are the channels through which God's blessing flows. Were those who served God removed from the earth, and His Spirit withdrawn from among men, this world would be left to desolation and destruction, the fruit of Satan's dominion. Though the wicked know it not, they owe even the blessings of this life to the presence, in the world, of God's people whom they despise and oppress. But if Christians are such in name only, they are like the salt that has lost its savor. They have no influence for good in the world. Through their misrepresentation of God they are worse than unbelievers.-- The Desire of Ages, p. 306.  {ChS 22.3}
  The truth as it is in Jesus does much for the receiver, and not only for him, but for all who are brought within the sphere of his influence. The truly converted soul is illuminated from on high, and Christ is in that soul "a well of water springing up into everlasting life." His words, his motives, his actions, may be misinterpreted and falsified; but he does not mind it because he has greater interests at stake. He does not consider present convenience; he is not ambitious for display; he does not crave the praise of men. His hope is in heaven, and he keeps straight on, with his eye fixed on Jesus. He does right because it is right, and because only those who do right will have an entrance into the kingdom of God. He is kind and humble, and thoughtful of others' happiness. He never says, "Am I my brother's keeper?" but he loves his neighbor as himself. His manner is not harsh and dictatorial, like that of the godless; but he reflects light from heaven upon men. He is a true, bold soldier of the cross of Christ, holding forth the word of life. As he gains in influence, prejudice against him dies away, his piety is acknowledged, and his Bible principles are respected.   { 5T 569.1 }


  Satan was a beautiful, exalted angel, and would have remained so forever had he not withdrawn his allegiance from God. From the moment when he ceased to exert his influence for good, he became an influence for evil.  He might have been the center of a hallowed influence, loyal and true, being good, and doing good, but he would not. In separating himself from God, he became a power for evil. Each act of selfishness exerts an influence on others.  {ST, December 21, 1891 par. 3}
  The life of Christ was an ever-widening, shoreless influence,  an influence that bound Him to God and to the whole human family. Through Christ, God has invested man with an influence that makes it impossible for him to live to himself. Individually we are connected with our fellow men, a part of God's great whole, and we stand under mutual obligations. No man can be independent of his fellow men; for the well-being of each affects others. It is God's purpose that each shall feel himself necessary to others' welfare, and seek to promote their happiness.  {COL 339.2}   Chapter 25


  Satan's chief work is at the headquarters of our faith. He spares no pains to corrupt men in responsible positions and to persuade them to be unfaithful to their several trusts. He insinuates his suspicions and jealousies into the minds of those whose business it is to do God's work faithfully. While God is testing and proving these helpers, and fitting them for their posts, Satan is doing his utmost to deceive and allure them, that they may not only be destroyed themselves, but may influence others to do wrong and to injure the great work. He seeks by all the means in his power to shake the confidence of God's people in the voice of warning and reproof through which God designs to purify the church and prosper His cause.  {4T 210.5}
  In view of all these influences which are at work in the world to instill infidel sentiments into the minds of the rising generation, shall those parents who have the light of truth aid in this work? Shall they, by their example, their influence, give the impression to their own children and to the world that it makes little difference whether they obey God in every particular? We all need both sound Bible doctrine and pure heart religion in order that we may represent the truth as it is in Jesus. We need continually to breathe the vitalizing atmosphere of heaven that we may have spiritual health and strength. The law of God must be an abiding, active principle in the heart, if we would exert a correct influence over others. It must have a controlling influence upon the conscience and the understanding, and upon the thoughts, and words, and deeds. { RH May 4, 1886, par. 5 }
  Ministers of the gospel have a sacred work. They have a solemn message of warning to bear to the world, -- a message which will be a savor of life unto life or of death unto death. They are God's messengers to man; and they should never lose sight of their mission or of their responsibilities. They are not like worldlings; they cannot be like them. If they would be true to God, they must maintain their separate, holy character. If they cease to connect with Heaven, they are in greater danger than others, and can exert a stronger influence in the wrong direction; for Satan has his eye constantly upon them, waiting for some weakness to be developed, whereby he may make a successful attack. And how he triumphs when he succeeds! for when one who is an ambassador for Christ is off his watch, the great adversary may through him secure many souls to himself.  {GW92 25.1}
  I have been shown that many are in the greatest danger of failing to perfect holiness in the fear of the Lord. Ministers are in danger of losing their own souls. Some who have preached to others will themselves be cast away, because they have not perfected a Christian character. In their labor they do not save souls, and fail even to save their own. They do not see the importance of self-knowledge and self-control. They do not watch and pray, lest they enter into temptation. If they would watch, they would become acquainted with their weak points, where they are most likely to be assailed by temptation. With watchfulness and prayer, their weakest points can be so guarded as to become their strongest points, and they can encounter temptation without being overcome. Every follower of Christ should daily examine himself, that he may become perfectly acquainted with his own conduct. There is with nearly all a neglect of self-examination. This neglect is positively dangerousin one who professes to be a mouth-piece for God, occupying the fearful, responsible position of receiving the words from God to give to his people. The daily conduct of such a person has great influence upon others. If he has any success in labor, he brings his converts to his own low standard, and it is seldom that they rise higher. Their minister’s ways, his words, his gestures and manners, his faith, and his piety are considered a sample of those of all Sabbath-keeping Adventists; and if they pattern after him who has taught them the truth, they think they are doing all their duty. { GW92 109.3 } Testimonies for the Church 2:511. { PaM 24.3} 


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