Work (Separate page)

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

           w o r k       (  50  RELATED  PHRASES )       w o r k s     (  8 phrases  )   

                   The  word  'Work'  appears  75,845  times in the published writings of EGW          See page on Original site                                                    The word  "works"   see below

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         +      appointed work  ( 483 )   >    our appointed work  (  )

       ++    work at cross purposes   ++   working at cross purposes  (  )

         +      the Lord's Work   ( 568 )      >      Let the Lord's work go forward  

         +     work against God  ( 4 )   see also  works against God (below)

         +     the work before us  (  )   >   work  God has appointed for us   ( 2 )

         +     Work earnestly for souls  (  )

         +     Faithful Work  ( 108 )      >    Do Faithful Work  (  )

         +    Great work  (  )   +++  great work to do ( 103 )   >   do a great work  ( 120 )

               +    Great work must be done  ( 20 )   >   great work must be done all through the world 

         +    the highest of all work  ( 6 )  

         +    Important Work   ( 640 )      >    Most important work   (  )

         +    individual work  ( 196 )    [ see individual labor ]

       +++   Work in harmony  ( 309 )     >    work in harmony with . . .   ( 226 )
                                                               >     work in harmony with God   (  ) 

         +    our work  ( 2,614 )     >   our work in this age  ( 13 )         >    every man's work  (  )

                                                  >    it is our work to . . .   (  )    +++   our work is noted  ( 8 )

         +    solemn work  ( 304 )    >    a most solemn work  (  )

         +    Special work  ( 891 )    >    Called to do a special work   ( 7 )    >    Neglecting a special work  ( 1 )
                                                     >     Satan's special work  (  )    
see favorites below

                                                     >     Special work of  .  .  .  ( 118 )

            The   work

         +++   the work in New York City  ( 35 ) 

         +    make the work a success  ( 23 )  >  needed to make the work a success  ( 3 )

               ►   the Work which God bids them   (  )   >    the work which God has given

  The light we have received upon the third angel’s message is the true light.  The mark of the beast is exactly what it has been proclaimed to be. Not all in regard to this matter is yet understood, nor will it be understood until the unrolling of the scroll; but a most solemn work is to be accomplished in our world. The Lord’s command to His servants is: “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” Isaiah 58:1. { 6T 17.1} 

            work which God . . .    ( 191 )  

           work was not yet done   ( 12 )     >   work is not yet done  ( 9 )

                                   w o r k     o f   .  .  .                                                                           

         +    Work  of  .  .  .  ( 15,775 )     

         +    Work of atonement    ( 49 )       ►    His work of atonement  (  )

            Work of deception  (  46  )   >  

         +    the work of God   ( 2,661 )    ►    not the work of God  (  )
                                                               ►    counterwork the work of God   ( 26 )
                                                                      >   counteract the work of God  ( 15 )
                                                               ►    in regard to the work of God   ( 8 )
                                                               ►    detrimental to the work of God  ( 7 )
►     work of God in this earth    (  )
                                     >  This work is of God  ( see favorite )
 +     Work of the Lord    ( 362 )     >    the Lord's work  ( 568 )

          +     work of the gospel   (  )  >

          +     work of grace    (  )

          +     work of investigation  ( 14 )    >>>>   work of the investigative judgment  ( 17 )

          +++     work of preparation  ( 145 )   >   great work of preparation ( 4 )

          +    Work of purification   ( see Favorites )

          +     Work of Redemption    ( 213 )   >  great work of redemption (  )
                                                                     >  contemplate the work of redemption  ( 4 )

          +    Work of reform   (  )    >   work of reformation  (  )

          +    Work of restoration  ( 71 )  >   work of spiritual restoration  (  )

          +     Work of salvation  ( 151 )    >   work of gaining salvation  ( 3 )

          +    work of sanctification   (  )   >   Work of sanctification is the work of a lifetime  (  )

          +    work of Satan  ( 200 )  >  doing the work of Satan  ( 21 )   +   works of Satan  (  )   +   Satan's work  (  )

          +    Work of Soul-winning   ( 6 )    >    Work of Soul saving

          +    Work of Sunday exaltation  (  )


          Work  to  .  .  .

          +     work to do  (  )    >    work to do for others  ( 5 )

          +     work to exalt themselves (  )

          +    it is our work to . . .  

                               w o r k  e  r                                                                                                  

         +     Worker  (  )    >   true worker  (  )        Worker for the Lord   ( 3 )

         +     Workers  (  )   >   true workers  (  )    >   Workers for the Lord   ( 3 )

         +     Workman  (  )   >   workmen  (  )

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 }


                    w o r k s            (  8  RELATED  PHRASES )                      

                         The  word  'Works'  appears  11,641  times in the published writings of EGW

              Works of Christ  ( 313 )     ►   do the works of Christ   ( 48 )   >   will do the works of Christ  (  )

         +      works against God  ( 3 )   >   work against God  ( 4 )

              The Lord works through appointed Agencies   ( 3 )

         +      God works through His servants   ( 6 )

         +      Faith and Works   (  )

              good works  ( 2,002 )    >   rich in good works  ( 127 )

Those who, having heard the word, keep it, will bring forth fruit in obedience. The word of God, received into the soul, will be manifest in good works"    (COL 60.2).


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  The faithful reprover that is sent of God to make known the mistakes and errors that are binding the souls of those who are deceived, is treated with contempt. They would crucify the minister simply because he has taken the course which he felt was right, and could not neglect as a faithful steward of the grace of God. Let the church-members realize that the ministers are called to do a special work, not to be men-pleasers, but to speak the truth in love, and to watch for souls as they that must give an account. A true shepherd has a very important part to act. He must reprove. He dare not keep silent when he sees souls in danger of bringing upon themselves eternal ruin. The wayward heart will take exception to his message; for the love of God has grown cold, and he is incapable of discerning spiritual things. He will misjudge, criticise, and weigh the reprover's words in his own finite human scales, and denounce the messenger, and thus grieve Jesus in person of his servant. Another minister may come along who is not as conscientious, who is not as faithful and true, who flatters the members of the church, calling that righteous and good and holy which God has pronounced unrighteous and unholy; yet this man will be highly esteemed, and enshrined in the hearts of the people. They will pass their judgment that he has a good spirit; and because he did not discern and correct their errors, they may pass on in spiritual darkness, and die in their sins.  {RH, July 25, 1893 par. 7}
  No truth is more clearly taught in the Bible than that God by His Holy Spirit especially directs His servants on earth in the great movements for the carrying forward of the work of salvation. Men are instruments in the hand of God, employed by Him to accomplish His purposes of grace and mercy. Each has his part to act; to each is granted a measure of light, adapted to the necessities of his time, and sufficient to enable him to perform the work which God has given him to do.  But no man, however honored of Heaven, has ever attained to a full understanding of the great plan of redemption, or even to a perfect appreciation of the divine purpose in the work for his own time. Men do not fully understand what God would accomplish by the work which He gives them to do; they do not comprehend, in all its bearings, the message which they utter in His name.  Great Controversy, page 343.2


  God is either teaching His church, reproving their wrongs, and strengthening their faith, or He is not. This work is of God, or it is not. God does nothing in partnership with Satan. My work ... bears the stamp of God, or the stamp of the enemy. There is no halfway work in the matter. The Testimonies are of the Spirit of God, or of the devil.—Testimonies For The Church 5:671 (1889). { Ev 260.2} 
  The cleansing, both in the typical and in the real service, must be accomplished with blood: in the former, with the blood of animals; in the latter, with the blood of Christ. Paul states, as the reason why this cleansing must be performed with blood, that without shedding of blood is no remission.  Remission, or putting away of sin, is the work to be accomplished. But how could there be sin connected with the sanctuary, either in heaven or upon the earth? This may be learned by reference to the symbolic service; for the priests who officiated on earth, served "unto the example and shadow of heavenly things." Hebrews 8:5.  Great Controversy, page 417.3  Read entire chapter 23
  By beholding Christ, by talking of Him, by beholding the loveliness of His character we become changed. Changed from glory to glory.  And what is glory?  Character, — and he becomes changed from character to character. Thus we see that there is a work of purification that goes on by beholding Jesus.  { SD 337.5 } 
  Though the rulers of this world know it not, yet often in their councils angels have been spokesmen. Human eyes have looked upon them; human ears have listened to their appeals; human lips have opposed their suggestions and ridiculed their counsels; human hands have met them with insult and abuse. In the council hall and the court of justice these heavenly messengers have shown an intimate acquaintance with human history; they have proved themselves better able to plead the cause of the oppressed than were their ablest and most eloquent defenders. They have defeated purposes and arrested evils that would have greatly retarded the work of God and would have caused great suffering to His people. In the hour of peril and distress "the angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them." Psalm 34:7.  Great Controversy, page 632.1
The Saviour’s commission to the disciples included all the believers. It includes all believers in Christ to the end of time. It is a fatal mistake to suppose that the work of saving souls depends alone on the ordained minister. All to whom the heavenly inspiration has come are put in trust with the gospel. All who receive the life of Christ are ordained to work for the salvation of their fellow men. For this work the church was established, and all who take upon themselves its sacred vows are thereby pledged to be co-workers with Christ.  Desire of Ages, page 822.2  Read entire chapter 86
Now the work before us, that is assigned us, is to glorify God, not ourselves. And all our works are to be in that light before God where we can realize we have communion with Him. His exactions upon every human soul are of that order, not to make them unhappy, but to bring them in a position where His truth will triumph. It is the truth that we are to live for. It is through the sanctification of the truth that we are to be made capable to take hold of the eternal realities.  {Ms 188-1907.2}
Satan well knows that success can only attend order and harmonious action. He well knows that everything connected with heaven is in perfect order, that subjection and thorough discipline mark the movements of the angelic host. It is his studied effort to lead professed Christians just as far from heaven’s arrangement as he can; therefore he deceives even the professed people of God and makes them believe that order and discipline are enemies to spirituality, that the only safety for them is to let each pursue his own course, and to remain especially distinct from bodies of Christians who are united and are laboring to establish discipline and harmony of action. All the efforts made to establish order are considered dangerous, a restriction of rightful liberty, and hence are feared as popery. These deceived souls consider it a virtue to boast of their freedom to think and act independently. They will not take any man’s say-so. They are amenable to no man. I was shown that it is Satan’s special work to lead men to feel that it is in God’s order for them to strike out for themselves and choose their own course, independent of their brethren. { 1T 650.1} 


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