And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
The Holy Spirit is the Source of ALL life and power.
It is written in Zechariah 4:6 “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit” saith the Lord of Hosts.
Jesus said that He would pray the father, and He shall give you another comforter, that He may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not; but you know Him, for He dwells with you, and shall be in you. The command to us is to tarry until He sends the Promise of the Father until we be endued with power from on High.
The first outpouring was recorded in Isaiah 28:11 where he spoke with stammering lips and another tongue and Joel 2:23 promises the former and the latter rain. We must prepare our hearts and our minds to receive this gift from God, and recognize that the Holy Spirit is a person who is able to be pleased and displeased and acknowledge that He is part of the trinity and has His specific attributes.
The Holy Spirit reveals truth to us; He is our teacher and the Spirit of Truth.
The Holy Spirit is our Comforter and Teacher; He comforts and gives us encouragement; that which the carnal mind forgets, the Spirit recalls.
The Holy Spirit reveals that Jesus is the Son of God; Jews and Moslems are taught against this and He reveals this to the seed of Abraham.
The Holy Spirit convicts of sin and warns of its consequences; Sin is when there is not guilt or a lack of guilt, and generations destroy themselves, there is no condemnation. You will know when the Holy Spirit has left you, when He ceases to convict you. If, in spite of sin, you feel no guilt, you are on dangerous ground.
Righteousness is when your desires are pure; you live a holy life of righteousness, and when this desire is gone, we know that the Spirit has left us.
Judgment is when you have a reckless attitude, a mocking generation rushing headlong to judgment and hell. True evidence that the Holy Spirit has left you is when you are left to follow your own devices.
If the Holy Spirit convicts you of sin, you should be grateful to God and ask for forgiveness to resist temptation.
The Holy Spirit is our Guide and Ears; He guides us into all truth and speaks not of Himself but that which He hears from the Father; He will show us things to come, and Glorify Jesus.
The Work of the Holy Spirit resembles the Work of Jesus; Jesus and the Holy Spirit receive their instructions from the Father; they reveal it to Jesus and us and He is glorified.
The Holy Spirit is the Key to Power; except for a few, all failed God in the Old Testament, as they did not have the indwelling of the Spirit.
The Holy Spirit gives us Power to Witness; it is imperative that we recognize that without the Holy Spirit we can do nothing. HE IS THE SOURCE OF OUR POWER TO BE EFFECTIVE and a faithful witness. In Acts 1:8 The Power was received after the Holy Ghost came upon them; the fire of Pentecost burned in their veins driving them to the uttermost parts of the earth and giving supernatural courage; enabling them to do great exploits for God in HOLY SPIRIT POWER; to the heathen and cultured sinner alike.
The Holy Spirit gives Boldness and Mighty Miracles of Healing; In Acts 4:31, the Second Outpouring is experienced as the place was shaken and filled with the Holy Ghost and they spoke the Word of God with Boldness.
The Holy Spirit gives us a Vision and Burden for Souls; Prov. 28:19 states that where there is no vision, the people perish; The Baptism of Fire will burn the scales of indifference from our carnal eyes and give a true burden. A lack of vision leads to Spiritual Emptiness. WE NEED A FRESH AND MIGHTY OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT WILL DRIVE US TO OUR KNEES TO TARRY FOR THE INFILLING.
They Spoke in Tongues and Prophesied; consistent evidence accompanying the Holy Spirit outpouring is Speaking in Tongues.
The Holy Spirit Prays and Intercedes for us; He that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because He makes intercession for the Saints according to the Will of God.
Prayer of the Holy Spirit for Personal edification: 1 Cor.14:14, for if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays.
The Prayer of the Holy Spirit is always prayed in the Will of God – Thy Will Be Done; if you ask according to His Will, you will have the petitions desired of Him.
Prayer of the Spirit comes from Purity of Spirit; sin hinders prayers, the Holy Spirit is without sin, He has perfect confidence to approach God, we must confess our sins honestly. The Holy Spirit helps our infirmities, we know not what we should pray and He intercedes for us with groanings, which cannot be uttered.
Satan fights this powerful gift, to prevent the church from pulling down the strongholds; when the CHURCH PRAYS IN THE SPIRIT, OPPOSITION AND UNBELIEF WILL BE VANQUISHED.
Sing in The Spirit and Pray in the Spirit; to sing in the Spirit in the Beauty of Holiness is a profound expression of Love in its highest form to the Father, sing a NEW SONG, one that has not been heard before.