WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT – OUR PRAYER LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!
Our prayer life changes when the Holy Spirit comes alongside us.
Jude 1:20 ‘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.’
The Holy Spirit wants to come and help us in our praying. Prayer never again needs to be a struggle or a chore.
Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.
Romans 8:26 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.
So we can pray with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can pray under the leading or guidance of the Holy Spirit or we can pray as we are empowered by the Holy Spirit. This can and will include praying in tongues from time to time. The great revivalist TB Barrett said the following: ‘Surely I have never prayed like that before! It was the Holy Spirit who prayed through me.’
WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT – THE VERY WAY WE SEE THINGS CHANGES
John 14:26 ‘But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things…..’
‘Will teach you all things’ – This is the work and business of the Holy Spirit. There is so much of the wonder and greatness of God that we don’t understand or even grasp. But the Holy Spirit wants to come and reveal so much of this to us. A lifetime will be far too short to receive all He has to teach and reveal to us.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit. For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.
Ephesians 1:17-19 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people and His incomparably great power for us who believe.
Look at some of the areas:
1. The Holy Spirit will teach you all things.
2. The Holy Spirit will reveal things to you.
3. The Holy Spirit shows us God’s deep secrets.
4. The Holy Spirit wants to give us wisdom and revelation.
5. The Holy Spirit wants the eyes of our hearts to be enlightened.
6. His anointing teaches us about all things (1 John 2:27)
The Holy Spirit Himself wants to come and change the way we see things. The same Spirit of God that revealed the Bible to writers through the ages wants to come and reveal more of God to you. He wants to come and magnify Jesus to us.
John 16:3 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth.
I have seen the following quote: ‘A mind, once stretched by a new idea never regains its original proportions’. Let the Holy Spirit come and change the way you see things. Let Him come and so stretch your mind that it will never regain its original proportions. Let Him come and enlighten the eyes of your heart.
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