Monday, November 8, 2021

The Holy Spirit

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” – Romans 8:26-27

I have been making a feeble – perhaps simplistic – attempt to explain the relationship between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and how those relationships relate to Christians and our new life. Recall that this all started because it seemed to me that some were confusing the Father with the Son. I heard it again this weekend during a church service. I suspect that not everyone will agree with me – but my primary purpose in doing this is to encourage all of us to think about spiritual things – to challenge you to be more attentive in that regard. To be alert.

So the Word is clear – that the Spirit helps us pray what is too hard for us to pray – from the heart. No examples are given – but there must be things that we are not able to verbalize that the Spirit can as we relate to the Father.

 But the Lord [the Father] said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” –  Jeremiah 17:10

Jesus had said that the Father was going to send a helper – so we would not be alone.

And I [Jesus] will pray [to] the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” – John 14:16-17

The Spirit is interceding in prayer on our behalf – Jesus had made it possible through His sacrifice to have access into the very presence of God the Father and when we pray to the Father we should pray in the context of our standing in Jesus, the Sacrificial Lamb, Restorer and Reconciler standing at the Father’s right hand and the Spirit of God, our Helper and Enabler, living in us.

What was impossible for men was possible with God. And it is a reality for us who have been saved by grace through faith.

Think about it – Pray about it – Believe it – Walk in it. Let your light shine and give God the glory.

By Faith Alone By His Grace Alone And For His Glory Alone

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