Summary: 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
SEVEN ATTRIBUTES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
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.
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.