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Summary: The Holy Spirit and His attributes

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“The Soul Searcher”

John 16:5-16

Who is this one that Jesus said that He would send in His name? What is He called in the Bible? We commonly refer to Him as the Holy Spirit but He has many other names. He is “another comforter,” the Spirit of “Truth,” the Spirit of “Wisdom and Understanding,” the Spirit of “Counsel and Might,” the Spirit of “Knowledge and of the Fear of the LORD,”the Spirit of “Judgment,” the Spirit of “Grace,” the Spirit of “Promise,” the Spirit of “Holiness,” the Spirit of “Life,” the “Eternal Spirit,” the Spirit of “Glory and of God,” the Spirit of “God,” the Spirit of “His Son,” the “Holy Spirit,” the “Spirit of the LORD God,” the “Spirit of Christ,” and the “Holy ghost.”

Compiled by Katie Stewart

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John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

I. He will grace our lives

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

II. He will goad us in conviction

John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

III. He will guide us to the Truth

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

IV. He will glorify Christ only

John 16:14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

V. He will gladden us our hearts

Act 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

VI. He will grow us in sanctification

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

SLOW AND STEADY

ILL - The power of the Holy Spirit is not just for salvation, but transformation, a process that might be slow and gradual. The difference might look like this:

You can take ten gallons of gasoline and release a tremendous amount of power and energy by just dropping a lighted match into it. It makes a dramatic onetime impact. But there is another way to release the energy in that gasoline. Place it in the fuel tank of a new Honda, designed to get 30 miles to the gallon. The high tech engine will use that ten gallons of gasoline to take a person 300 miles or more. Explosions may be spectacular, but the sustained, controlled burn has staying power. You don’t want to be a flash in the pan, you want to make a difference in this world over time. You want to last for the long haul. You don’t want the Holy Spirit to just save you for heaven, you want Him to use His power to transform your life. You want Him to use you in this world for kingdom purposes.


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