Without This Element, Your Prayers Will Lack True Power

by | Sep 9, 2016 | Purpose & Identity

I love the wonderful Holy Spirit, and I hope that you do, too. Ever since I was powerfully baptized with the Holy Spirit on Nov. 17, 1998—after a month and a half of getting clean from drugs—I have grown closer to Him.

I learned quickly that the Spirit of God is a Person and I can fellowship with Him and dialogue with Him about everything. Since the day He filled me with power, I have been on an adventure to testify about Jesus to others and see them filled with His wonderful Spirit.

John 14:26 says, “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.” Jesus was instructing His disciples that the Holy Spirit would bring to their mind the things He said, so that they would tell others and spread the gospel message around the world.

A few of them recorded His words, such as Matthew, and wrote epistles, such as Peter. With John 14:26 in mind, we can know that the Holy Spirit loves to teach us the message of Christ and remind you of the things you have read and have been taught throughout the course of your day.

The Holy Spirit loves to remind us of Jesus! It is an exciting adventure to be part of.

Hebrews 4:12 is often quoted as a reference for Scripture but in context we should look at the previous and following verses. Upon closer inspection, we see it is actually a reference to a Person.

Hebrews 4:12-13 says, “For the word of God is alive, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intents of the heart. There is no creature that is not revealed in His sight, for all things are bare and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”

What the writer to the Hebrews was saying is that the Logos, which is the Word of God, which is the same truth the apostle John referenced in John 1:1-4, is Jesus. He is alive and active today, His Holy Spirit empowering us and we can approach His throne of grace with confidence knowing we will receive mercy and help from Him (Hebrews 4:16) and He reminds us of the words of Jesus which are life (John 6:63).

The Holy Spirit continues the ministry of Jesus, who is the Word of God, through us. He helps us pray and makes intercession for us. Romans 8:26-27 says,“Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses, for we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”

His prayers are perfect for each one of us because He knows the will of God. The next time you go to prayer, ask the Holy Spirit to pray through you, knowing that He prays the will of God.

The Holy Spirit wants to show us more. In discussing wisdom and the power of God, Paul the apostle said in 1 Corinthians 2:10, “But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”

This is not talking about secrets outside of Scripture, but it is saying that the Spirit wants to and does reveal the wisdom and power of God to us, and this adventure takes us deeper into the Scripture and He delights in showing us what He has prepared for each one of us and He gives them to us freely (1 Cor. 2:6-16).

If you don’t have a revelation of the Holy Spirit in the ways described, then right now, where you are, begin to worship God and ask the Holy Spirit to fill you and saturate you. Ask Him to reveal Jesus to you more each day. Ask Him to pray through you and show you what He has planned for your life.

If you can, go to a place to be alone with Him and talk to the Holy Spirit, with a pen and journal in hand and a Bible and enter in to the best, most amazing and wonderful relationship you can ever have. You will see how wonderful He truly is. {eoa}

Jared Laskey, is starting Destiny Open Bible Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is a Master of Divinity student at Regent University with an MACM from Shepherds Theological Seminary in Cary, North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Studies from Eugene Bible College. He lives to see Jesus awaken this generation to the power of His Holy Spirit. You can follow him on twitter @jaredalaskey, or contact him through his website, firebornministries.com. He also co-authored ‘Veronica’s Hero’ found here.


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