In a recent Sabbath School quarterly lesson it says, “But perhaps the most amazing work of the Holy Spirit is His ability to change human hearts and minds. It is the Holy Spirit who accomplishes a new spiritual birth (John 3:5-8). He has the power to accomplish something that only God can do.”
Is this something called “god the spirit” as the satanic doctrine of the Trinity claims, or is it the Spirit of our Saviour in us?
The Holy Spirit is the presence and power of the Father manifested through Jesus Christ, His only begotten son. This is not a separate person of the Godhead who is being sent, it is the very life of God coming to us through His Son.
The Holy Spirit Comforts us and changes our hearts.
“This refers to the omnipresence of the SPIRIT OF CHRIST, called the COMFORTER.” — (E.G. White, 14MR 179.2)
“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.” — (E.G. White, RH, Jan 27, 1903)
The Holy Spirit changes hearts by teaching us and guiding us into all truth.
“We cannot be with Christ in person, as were His first disciples, but HE has sent HIS Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth, and through this power we too can bear witness for the Saviour. [John 16:13 quoted]” — (E.G. White, Ms30, June 18, 1900)
“The SPIRIT of TRUTH is the only effectual teacher of divine truth; those who are taught of Him have entered the school of CHRIST. How must God esteem the race, that He gave His Son to die for them, and appoints HIS SPIRIT to be man's teacher and continual guide.” — (E.G. White, ST, Oct 24, 1906)
The Holy Spirit changes hearts by helping you resist and overcome sin.
Ellen White called Christ by HIS Spirit the third person and is the ONLY one who can overcome sin in you. She did not mean a literal person of course or all the other quotes here would be lies.
“They have ONE God and ONE Saviour; and ONE Spirit--the Spirit of Christ--is to bring unity into their ranks.” — (E.G. White, 9T 189.3, 1909)
Who did she reveal to be the third? ONE + ONE + ONE = “the Spirit of Christ.”
And so Christ by HIS Spirit is the ONLY one that can helps us resist and overcome sin!
“Sin could be resisted and overcome ONLY through the mighty agency of the third person (Spirit of Christ) of the Godhead,” — (E.G. White, DA, 671.2)
“There is no power in you apart from CHRIST, but it is your privilege to have Christ abiding in your heart by faith, and HE can OVERCOME SIN in you, when you cooperate with His efforts.” — (E.G. White, OHC, 76.5)
“With HIS SPIRIT CHRIST sends a reconciling influence and a power that TAKES away SIN.” — (E.G. White, RH, May 19, 1904)
“JESUS ALONE has power to SAVE FROM SIN, to free from the POWER OF EVIL; and to doubt him who has laid down his life for us, is to grieve and insult the Father,” — (E.G. White, RH, February 10, 1891)
The Holy Spirit represents Christ. And yes, that means His own Spirit represents Himself. It can function like a separate person and is one reason why Ellen White called the SPIRIT OF CHRIST the third person.
“CHRIST has left HIS Holy Spirit to be HIS representative in the world, to give celestial aid to every hungering, thirsting soul.” — (E.G. White, Lt84, Oct 22, 1895)
And so the Holy Spirit changes hearts by imparting His life into us.
“The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ.” — (E.G. White, DA, 805.3)
“Jesus imbues the believer with his spiritual life, which is the Holy Ghost.” — (E.G. White, 3SP, p. 242)