How The Holy Spirit Helps Us


Romans 8:26

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

The Holy Spirit is not inside you to point out your faults or nag at you when you do wrong. God’s Word tells us that He is inside us to help us in our weaknesses. In areas where we are without strength, He is there to help us. When we don’t know what to pray, “the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered”.

Now, don’t read the verse and say, “Well, I don’t know what I should pray for, and since the Holy Spirit makes intercession for me, I will leave the praying to Him.”

If the Holy Spirit, without our participation, makes intercession for us, then every Christian would be living victorious lives automatically! But we know that there are many Christians who don’t seem to be walking in the fullness of God’s blessings. So obviously, Romans 8:26 is not saying that. What is it saying then?

In the first part of the verse, the word “helps” is sunantilambanomai in the original Greek text. It means “to take hold together against”. Now, “together” means that our participation is required. In other words, the Holy Spirit sunantilambanomai or takes hold together with us against the problem.

So if you just sit back and don’t take hold of the problem, the Holy Spirit has nothing to “take hold of” with you. If you don’t pray, He has nothing to pray. If you keep quiet, then even if He wants to pray through you, He can’t. But when you release your prayer in tongues, you are actually allowing Him to pray through you. And He will take hold together with you against the problem, and pray the perfect prayer through you because “He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God”. (Romans 8:27)

And you can be confident that when you ask anything according to the will of God, He hears you. And if you know that He hears you, whatever you ask, you know that you have the petitions that you have asked of Him! (1 John 5:14–15)

Thought For The Day

Holy Spirit And You



Walk worthy of the calling


We are all called to live a Purpose Driven Life. When a person doesn’t invest in their purpose, they live a frustrated life. When you know and understand your calling, it is easier to walk worthy of it.

For example, a Doctor can only live to the fullest of his potential if he knows he was called to be a Doctor. He/she will invest in what it takes to become good at what he/she does. When you believe who you were called to be, you will surely be the best you can be.

In regards to salvation, unfortunately, many christians don’t preach the gospel, not because they are disadvantaged but because they don’t really believe it, that what the Bible says is actually true. They dont believe that Joshua actually stopped the sun, that Jesus raised the dead, that He actually died and rose again for them. If they knew and believed, Christ would be their new fantacy, their new addiction, they would be the best man/ woman of God, God called them to be