Freedom Ministries Fellowship Notes
Praying In The Spirit | 4 | Releasing His Life In Us
Praise and Worship: 10 minutes:
Testimonies: 5 minutes
Review: Releasing His Life In Us
In the Old Testament, only the prophets, kings and priests were anointed. Every time they were anointed, their position in life changed and God took control of their tongue and they prophesied. For instance, when David was anointed, the anointing changed his position from a shepherd to a king. These are all types and shadows of what would happen to all of us in the New Testament. The prophet Joel prophesied that a day would come when the Holy Spirit would be poured out on everyone, not just a select few prophets, kings and priests. When the Holy Spirit was poured out on all flesh, we would all be made kings and priests. We would all speak with new tongues. In Mark 16:17 Jesus clearly states that everyone that believes in Him will speak with a new tongue. This amazing gift would no longer be for a select few.
Joel’s prophecy came to pass at Pentecost, which is recorded for us in Acts 2. When we pray in the spirit, the Holy Spirit gives us the words to pray. They are perfect prayers that are always answered. When we pray in the spirit, every bondage and hindrance of the enemy is broken. The miracle working power of God Himself is released when we pray in the spirit. We do not need to battle the enemy with human strength. We can simply pray in the spirit.
God desires for you to enjoy the amazing gift of tongues and all of the benefits it brings. This is why Apostle Paul encouraged Timothy to stir up the gift in him by praying in the spirit. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 states, “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” The words “stir up” mean to fan into a blazing flame. So when we pray in the spirit, the miracle working power of God is fanned into a blazing flame. Healing is fanned into a flame. Salvation in every negative situation is released in our lives. Praying in the spirit fans into flame the other nine gifts of the spirit. If you need wisdom in a situation, God promises He will give you His wisdom as you pray in the spirit. In addition, if we are experiencing fear, stress and anxiety, we can pray in the spirit. The love of God will saturate our hearts and minds. The Holy Spirit will assure our hearts and minds that God is for us, so nothing can be against us. Instead of being trapped in fear, defeat and bondage, the Holy Spirit will remind us of our righteousness, protection, salvation and health which are all free because of Jesus. So stir up that gift in you by praying in the spirit and you can enjoy the rest and refreshing that Jesus purchased for you on the cross. You can enjoy His power, love and a sound mind. Praise God!
Prayer: 10 Minutes:
If there is any situation in your life that needs prayer, ask the Holy Spirit to pray through you for that situation. The Holy Spirit makes intercession for us according to the will of God. It is the perfect prayer and is always answered!
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Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Amen