Wednesday, 10 April 2013


Memorise: Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Romans 8:26

Read: Romans 8:26-27
Bible in one year: Romans 1-4

One of the reasons why you must draw very close to the Holy Spirit is that after you are born-again, He is the one who gives you feedback from Heaven that your name has been written in the Lamb's Book of life as enunciated in Romans 8:16:
"The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God."
And when the devil brings doubts concerning your spiritual status, it is the Holy Spirit that reassures you that you are still saved. If not for Him, most of us would have lost our salvation and gone back to the world. What of your sanctification? Romans 15:16 and 2 Thessalonians 2:13 say we are sanctified through the Holy Spirit. Also 1 Peter 1:5 says,
"Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."
After you are saved, it is the Holy Spirit who keeps you saved. You cannot overcome sin except by the power of the Holy Spirit. At the period you were saved, many others were equally saved, but today, they are no more in the faith. Who kept you in the faith of Jesus Christ? It is the Holy Spirit.
Furthermore, He is the One who helps you deal with the flesh. Romans 8:13 says,
"For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live."
If you are struggling with your flesh, move closer to the Holy Spirit, confess your weakness to Him and ask for His help. In addition to these, one veritable weapon of the believer which must be constantly engaged is prayer. Several scriptures command us to pray always but many of us find prayer a boring activity. Many of us sleep through prayers. The eyes would be wide awake while watching movies or home videos, but immediately you stop to pray, you will start dozing. By the time prayer is over, your eyes will be wide awake, ready to continue watching the television for another one or two hours. This is why you need the help of the Spirit. When you are baptised in the Holy Spirit, He gives you a language through which you can pray. Prayer becomes easy when you pray in the Spirit. Romans 8:26-27 says the Spirit helps us to intercede. In 1981, my friend and I once prayed for 36 hours and we thought we had arrived until I ran into a book where I read of somebody who prayed for 30 days and nights nonstop, then I realised I have not even started. How we need the Spirit today!

Prayer point: Holy Spirit:, thank You for helping me to pray in times past. More than ever before, please help me to pray in line with God's will for every situation from today.

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