Need (21,117)

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

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                          The  word  'need'  appears   21,117  times in the published writings of EGW                                      page not on Original site                                                                          Related phrase:    need of . . .   ( 4,873 )   - -  real need of  . . .  ( 8 )    - -  need of a Saviour  ( 68 )   - -   need for . . .  ( 478 )  -  -   necessity for . . .  ( 493 )         this page is under construction

   A revival of true godliness among us is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs. To seek this should be our first work. There must be earnest effort to obtain the blessing of the Lord, not because God is not willing to bestow His blessing upon us, but because we are unprepared to receive it. Our heavenly Father is more willing to give His Holy Spirit to them that ask Him, than are earthly parents to give good gifts to their children. But it is our work, by confession, humiliation, repentance, and earnest prayer, to fulfill the conditions upon which God has promised to grant us His blessing. A revival need be expected only in answer to prayer. While the people are so destitute of God's Holy spirit, they cannot appreciate the preaching of the Word; but when the Spirit's power touches their hearts, then the discourses given will not be without effect. Guided by the teachings of God's Word, with the manifestation of His Spirit, in the exercise of sound discretion, those who attend our meetings will gain a precious experience, and returning home, will be prepared to exert a healthful influence.  {1SM 121.1}




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             Related Phrase:    need to study  ( 188 )



                          n e e d    o f  . . .        (    appears  4,873  times  )

           Related phrase:  real need of . . .  ( 8 )    --   need of a Saviour  ( 68 )

  Formality should be shunned; but, in so doing, order should not be neglected. There is order in heaven. There was order in the church when Christ was upon the earth, and after His departure order was strictly observed among His apostles.  And now in these last days, while God is bringing His children into the unity of the faith, there is more real need of order than ever before; for, as God unites His children, Satan and his evil angels are very busy to prevent this unity and to destroy it. Therefore men are hurried into the field who lack wisdom and judgment, perhaps not ruling well their own house, and not having order or government over the few that God has given them charge of at home; yet they feel capable of having charge of the flock. They make many wrong moves, and those unacquainted with our faith judge all the messengers to be like these self-sent men. Thus the cause of God is reproached, and the truth shunned by many unbelievers who would otherwise be candid and anxiously inquire, Are these things so?  {EW 97.1}


               N e e d s                                   (  8  RELATED  PHRASES  )                     

                The  word  'needs'  appears   4,650  times in the published writings of EGW 

   Related Phrases:   +++   Needs to be studied  ( 5 )   >  needs to study  ( 9 )    [ see need to study  ( 188 ) ]

                             +    Needs of . . .   (  )   +   needs of others  (  )   >   needs of the poor  (  )

                             +    individual needs  (  )

                             +    Spiritual needs  (  ) 

                             +    Supply the needs  (  )

                             +    there needs to be  (  )


                       n e c e s s i t y   o f   .  .  .          ( appears  xxx  times )                                               

                          Related phrase:    necessity of experimental religion



                       n e c e s s i t y   f o r  .  .  .      (  appears  493 times  )                                                  

                         Related phrases:    necessity for . . .  (493)  - -   necessity for another coming out  (  4 )

  I was confirmed in all I had stated in Minneapolis, that a reformation must go through the churches. Reforms must be made, for spiritual weakness and blindness were upon the people who had been blessed with great light and precious opportunities and privileges. As reformers they had come out of the denominational churches, but they now act a part similar to that which the churches acted.   We hoped that there would not be the necessity for another coming out. While we will endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace, we will not with pen or voice cease to protest against bigotry.... { 11MR 229.2 } 


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  But Christ as the precious pearl, and our privilege of possessing this heavenly treasure, is the theme on which we most need to dwell.  It is the Holy Spirit that reveals to men the preciousness of the goodly pearl. The time of the Holy Spirit’s power is the time when in a special sense the heavenly gift is sought and found. In Christ’s day many heard the gospel, but their minds were darkened by false teaching, and they did not recognize in the humble Teacher of Galilee the Sent of God. But after Christ’s ascension His enthronement in His mediatorial kingdom was signalized by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  On the day of Pentecost the Spirit was given. Christ’s witnesses proclaimed the power of the risen Saviour. The light of heaven penetrated the darkened minds of those who had been deceived by the enemies of Christ. They now saw Him exalted to be “a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.” Acts 5:31. They saw Him encircled with the glory of heaven, with infinite treasures in His hands to bestow upon all who would turn from their rebellion. As the apostles set forth the glory of the Only-Begotten of the Father, three thousand souls were convicted. They were made to see themselves as they were, sinful and polluted, and Christ as their friend and Redeemer. Christ was lifted up, Christ was glorified, through the power of the Holy Spirit resting upon men. By faith these believers saw Him as the One who had borne humiliation, suffering, and death that they might not perish but have everlasting life. The revelation of Christ by the Spirit brought to them a realizing sense of His power and majesty, and they stretched forth their hands to Him by faith, saying, “I believe.” { COL 118.3}   Read entire Chapter 9




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