HOLY SPIRIT’S MINISTRY TO THE BELIEVER IN PRAYER (1) - JOHN 14:26

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1. THE HOLY SPIRIT REMINDS THE BELIEVER OF SCRIPTURES TO USE WHILE PRAYING. 
 
People have asked me how I can quote scriptures when I preach. I always tell them that I am in a partnership with the Holy Ghost: my part is to prepare myself and my message while His part is to bring to my remembrance the scriptures. He also unfolds the revelation of the scriptures. He quickens (or makes to come alive) scriptures to you. Read Hebrews 4:12 and Ephesians 6:17b
 
These two verses look very similar, yet they are very different. The Greek for “the word” in Hebrews 4:12 is “Logos” while the Greek for “the word” in Ephesians 6:17b is “Rhema”.
Hebrews 4:12 speaks of the entire Word of God, the whole scriptures or the written word, but Ephesians 6:17 speaks of that word that is quickened and revealed to you at the point of need. 
The whole Word of God is full of life but it is the verse or word that is revealed to you so that the life deposited in it is released into your life that becomes a sword for your spirit for the occasion. Such quickening comes when your spirit has taken time to brood upon the word prayerfully and then like a mother hen, the Holy Spirit hatches the word for your immediate use.
 
2. THE HOLY SPIRIT ILLUMINATES OUR HEARTS IN PRAYER. 
 
We do not pray in the dark concerning the mind of God when we pray in the Spirit. He floods our hearts with solutions to life’s problem in the place of prayer.

PRAYERLord, I receive your ministry in my prayer life to illuminate my life in the place of prayer and bring scriptures to my remembrance in Jesus’ name. Amen!

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 46:1-47:31, Matthew 15:1-28, Psalm 19:1-14, Proverbs 4:14-19