We continue our study on the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer. Yesterday, we saw that the Holy Spirit reminds the believer of scriptures to use while praying and He illuminates our hearts in prayer.
3. He manifests gifts of the Spirit through us while praying: The Holy Spirit in prayers takes our spirits into the realm where we begin to pray prophetic prayers.
4. He leads us in private and true worship of God.
5. He takes us into the depths of intercession by introducing God’s own sorrow over wrong situations into our hearts.
When that occurs, we say that we have received a burden from God. A burden from God is like pregnancy that has a time of conception and a time of delivery. Some years ago, I was going to a secluded place early in the morning to pray. Along the way, I noticed my spirit being stirred up and at a stage I could not control myself as tears began to roll down my face and I found myself interceding for the Church of Jesus. It was a really solemn and sacred experience. God is still looking for men and women that He can introduce His sorrow over the wrong situations on the earth into their hearts.
6. He lifts the ceiling on our faith. That is, He strengthens us to believe for the impossible. There are certain things that it takes strength of heart and extra faith to believe for. The Holy Spirit comes to our aid on such issues.
PRAYER: Sweet Holy Spirit, take me into the depths of intercession and bring me into a renewed worship life in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 48:1-49:33, Matthew 15:29-16:12, Psalm 20:1-9, Proverbs 4:20-27