Daily Bread 7/22/2023


Daily Bread – July 22, 2023 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) Romans 8:26-27 – And in like manner, also, the Spirit helps our frailty; for we do not know what we need to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes with inexpressible groanings. And He that searches the heart knows what the thoughts of the Spirit are because according to God, He intercedes on behalf of holiness. The Intercession Of The Spirit The intercession of the Spirit is described as inexpressible groanings. The expressions of the Spirit were first manifested in the Bible as prophecy – God speaking His Word through man’s mouth under the inspiration of the Spirit. In the New Testament, when the Holy Spirit came upon the believer, other languages came forth as rivers of living water (Acts 2:1-4; John 7:38-39). Furthermore, the necessity of praying in the Spirit is repeated often throughout the New Testament. The Holy Spirit is the One Who has come to lead us and guide us into all truth. He is the One Who is making things known to us that Jesus was unable to communicate (John 16:12-15). His coming and subsequent intercession was the sound of other languages, or the languages of men and angels (Acts 2:8-11; 1 Corinthians 13:1). The command to pray in the Spirit extends from 1 Corinthians 14 to Jude 20. Although, praying in the Spirit may extend to speaking by the Spirit or prophesying, it certainly excludes much of what Christians today would have us believe is prayer – which, in fact, is little more than their own minds expressing frustration, anxiety, and remorse. The prayer of the Spirit has a sound and an inspiration that is produced by the Holy Spirit Himself (Acts 2:4, 10:45-46, 19:6; Romans 8:26; and 1 Corinthians 13:1,14:1,14; Ephesians 5:18, 6:18) Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen