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Summary: The Holy Spirit gives supernatural wisdom, understanding and sensitivity to help people at the precise point of their most essential need. The following are eleven ways that the Spirit of God enables, enlightens and engages us in the process of helping to

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Let the Spirit Direct You to Help People at the Point of Their Need - John 16:13-27

"But when He, the Spirit of Truth (The Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (The whole truth). For He will not speak HIs own message (on his own authority) but He will tell whatever He hears (from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to him) and He will announce and declared to you the things that are to come (that will happen in the future). John 16:13 (Amplified)

Theme: The Holy Spirit gives supernatural wisdom, understanding and sensitivity to help people at the precise point of their most essential need.

The following are eleven ways that the Spirit of God enables, enlightens and engages us in the process of helping to meet people’s needs:

1. The Holy Spirit helps us sow

faith where there is doubt;

trust where there is envy;

love where there is hatred;

calm where there is anger;

assurance where there is fear;

peace where there is conflict;

contentment where there is jealousy;

healing where there is sickness;

maturity where there is immaturity;

unity where there is divisiveness;

progress where there is a stalemate;

trust where there is suspicion;

joy where there is sadness;

hope where there is hopelessness;

power where there is weakness;

control where there is a loss of self-control;

purpose where there is meaninglessness;

motivation where there is complacency;

peace where there is conflict;

direction where there is confusion;

light where there is darkness;

encouragement where there is discouragement;

knowledge where there is ignorance;

patience where there is impatience;

authority where there is anarchy;

wisdom where there is uncertainty; service where there is selfishness;

forgiveness where there is sin; and

solutions when there are problems.

Ask the Lord to help you look to the Lord for His all sufficient grace in all situations for every relationship and with every ministry. (2 Cor. 12:9,10)

2. The Holy Spirit knows how to add blessings to us without adding any sorrow. Solomon wrote, "The blessings of the Lord brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it." (Proverbs 10:22) Ask the Lord to let you be a channel of His blessings to people without adding any unnecessary burdens to them.

Illustration: Help people to pray as Jabez prayed, "Oh, Lord, would you bless me indeed and enlarge my coasts and would your hand be with me and would you keep me from evil that it may not do me harm and I know you will hear and grant my request." (I Chron 4:10)

3. The Holy Spirit gives SPECIAL grace during our times of need. David wrote, "The arrogant are attacking me O God; a band of ruthless men seeks my life - men without regard for you. But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to me and have mercy on me; grant your strength to your servant... Give me a sign of your goodness that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, O Lord, have helped me and comforted me." (Psa. 86:14-17)

Application: Ask the Lord to help you to show people how they may find whatever they need through the Spirit’s power.


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