As we continue on this topic of prayer and the Holy Spirit, let’s begin by looking at another one of my favorite scriptures found in Jude. Jude expresses to us the importance of the Holy Spirit as our teacher especially in prayer.
- Jude writes, “But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.” Jude 1:20-21 (NLT)
Paul tells us in Romans that the Holy Spirit is not only our Teacher but also our Helper in prayer.
- Romans 8:26 – 27 (NLT) And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.
The Holy Spirit is the very power that Jesus has promised. Not only is Jesus making intercession for us but we now see that the Holy Spirit of God is also making intercession for us according to the will of God; helping us to keep our prayers on target in line with the Father’s will for us. Jesus clarifies this very idea in:
- John 16:13 (NLT)”When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.”
Praying in the Holy Spirit brings forth revelation into our life. When our Spirit unites with his Spirit we are as one. This truly is God at work in us. This spiritual bonding enables us to pray with authority and strength. His desires become our desires and His will becomes our will.
The Holy Spirit is to be our life and breath, filling us with the life and power of God; an ever-ending life-producing power and prayer. His gifts working in us!
I truly believe God gives the Spirit of supplication (asking), for He knows what we need, and uses His Divine life within us as a life in which prayer continually rises to heaven.
Make it your desire today, to be filled with the fullness of His Spirit. Baptized into His will; endued with power from on high! To be a VESSEL for His Divine purpose to speak thru, from now until eternity. Praise be to God…for TRULY HE IS MERCIFUL AND FULL OF GRACE!
Getting to know God is as simple as A, B, C. [A]… We all have sinned. A.dmit you are sinner. Admit your sin…[B]… B.elieve in Jesus Christ as the sinless Son of God. Believe and trust in Jesus as your Lord and Savior. [C]…be C.ommitted. You have to make a commitment to Him by faith…for the rest of your life, be committed to living your life for Christ and in Christ Jesus.
As always, love in Christ Jesus,