“We must not wait for the latter rain. It is coming upon all who will recognize and appropriate the dew and showers of grace that fall upon us.” Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 984 (Letter 151, 1897).
“Only those who are living up to the light they have will receive greater light. Unless we are daily advancing in the exemplification of the active Christian virtues, we shall not recognize the manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain. It may be falling on hearts all around us, but we shall not discern or receive it.” Testimonies to Ministers, p 507 (Review and Herald, March 2, 1897).
“The descent of the Holy Spirit upon the church is looked forward to as being in the future, but it is the privilege of the church to have it now.” Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 61 (Letter 15, June 25, 1892).
“...the very time when that church was receiving the outpouring of the Spirit of God...is enjoying a season of refreshing...” Testimonies to Ministers, p 23 (Review and Herald, October 17, 1893).
“Let us, with contrite hearts, pray most earnestly that now, in the time of the latter rain, the showers of spiritual grace may fall upon us....It is the time of the latter rain, when the Lord will give largely of His Holy Spirit.” Testimonies to Ministers, p 509, 512 (Review and Herald, March 2, 1897).
“The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun in the revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin pardoning Redeemer. This is the beginning of the light of the angel whose glory shall fill the whole earth.” Review and Herald, November 22, 1892.