Monday, April 11, 2016

Prayers of the Holy Spirit!

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The Spirit makes us sure about what we will be in the future. But now we groan silently, while we wait for God to show that we are his children. This means that our bodies will also be set free.  And this hope is what saves us. But if we already have what we hope for, there is no need to keep on hoping.  However, we hope for something we have not yet seen, and we patiently wait for it.

In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words.  All of our thoughts are known to God. He can understand what is in the mind of the Spirit, as the Spirit prays for God’s people.  We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose,  and he has always known who his chosen ones would be. He had decided to let them become like his own Son, so that his Son would be the first of many children.  God then accepted the people he had already decided to choose, and he has shared his glory with them.

Romans 8:23-30

Frankly, these verses present a rather strange concept.  They say that the Holy Spirit prays for God's people.  We know that God Almighty includes the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  How can part of God  pray to another part?  That is a question that cannot be answered here on earth, but it is true that the Holy Spirit intercedes for those who follow Jesus! 

And in response to the prayers of the Spirit, God "is always at work for the good of everyone who loves Him."

Your job is to love Jesus and choose righteousness.  You must also reject evil and repent whenever your foot slips and you take a step away from Him.  

Here is a marvelous truth.  We are told to "pray without ceasing" and so it must be also with the Holy Spirit.  You can know that He is continually praying for you before the throne of Heaven!  

"Lord Jesus, because of Your great sacrifice for me on the Cross, the Holy Spirit is now praying for me to the Father.  What a glorious thought!  May You, Jesus be praised forever.  Amen."

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