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There are not words enough to tell of the attributes of the Holy Spirit. However, in this sermon outline I am listing seven of those wonderful characteristics that we see in Him. Many times we do not appreciate what He is doing for us 24/7 of the time. As we think on these seven verses may it help us to let Him work more closely I our lives. I am using both the KJV and the AMP translations of the Bible in this outline.

John 16:1-16

I. The Holy Spirit is our source of power here on earth.
Acts 1:8 (AMP) But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.
 A. Serve the Lord.
 B. To witness for the Lord.
 C. To have fruit in our lives
 D. To over come the devil and his works.

II. The Holy Spirit has a will.
1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
 A. His will for us in the Word of God.
    1. God's Word is God's Will.
    2. God's Will is God's Word.
    3. Lloyd Ogilvie "When Gods plan for our life becomes the passionate mission of our life, then Gods power becomes our power."

III. He is our prayer partner.
Romans 8:26 (AMP) So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.
 A. He aids us when we are weak.
 B. He directs our prayers.
    1. He does this many times by laying needs and people on our hearts.
    2. Charles H. Spurgeon "God will not be absent when His people are on trial; he will stand in court as their advocate, to plead on their behalf."

IV. He is all knowledge. He is all knowing.
1 Corinthians 2:10 Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man's scrutiny].
 A. He helps us understand the Word of God and in doing so we can find the Will of God for our lives.
 B. He puts that Rhema Word in our hearts.

V. His language is a perfect language.
1 Corinthians 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
 A. I often say that the Holy Spirit is the best teacher.
 B. He uses the best of all languages.
    1. For one thing he can bypass our ears and minds and speak direct to our hearts.

VI. It is the Holy Spirit that sheds God's love in our lives.
Romans 15:30 (AMP) I appeal to you [I entreat you], brethren, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love [given by] the Spirit, to unite with me in earnest wrestling in prayer to God in my behalf.
 A. If we need more love in our lives for others, wait on the Lord.
 B. Ask God to refill you daily with His Holy Spirit.
    1. We always have His Spirit from the day of our salvation.
    2. We can have a fresh anointing daily by waiting on the Lord.
    3. I begin every morning by confessing to the Lord, myself and to the devil that Jesus Christ is Lord!
VII. The Holy Spirit is goodness. One old evangelist would say in almost all of his sermons, God is a Good God! He really is.
Nehemiah 9:20 (AMP) You also gave Your good Spirit to instruct them, and withheld not Your manna from them, and gave water for their thirst.
  A. Nehemiah here says that God gave His Good Spirit, why?
    1. To instruct.
    2. To supply all there needs.
    3. Jesus taught us to pray saying, "Give us this day, our daily bread."

THE GOODNESS OF GOD. by Philip Pascal
His goodness is an ocean that has no shore.
A Mountain that has no summit.
A Road that has no end.
Not meager, but much.
Not skimpy but sufficient.
Not little, but limitless•
Not barely, but bountiful•
Not feeble, but full.

God bless you and yours!
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades

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