We know that Jesus is our intercessor with the Father, and the Holy Spirit is also our intercessor. He helps us to pray when words fail. He can give us utterances when there are no words for out situation, this is very deep intercession, I don’t think it’s the most given form of intercession or tongues. It may be as the Word says, groanings, and most people have a prayer language or can speak several languages, and not having learned them.
I have to tell you about the Holy Spirit and His work, there are false teachings. It is not like the trances of mediums or spiritualists, and also not unlike it. It is a state you choose to be in, while we submit to God, the Holy Spirit, others would have you accept the enemies counterfeit, when it is none of them, only Jesus paid the price for salvation. And only His blood covers you and protects you and only His Spirit gives you discernment, glimpses of things to comes as He said in John or how to avert disaster. We have talked about the deep things of God this week, and nothing is deeper that the Holy Spirit’s work. A farmer with little education can speak German to an immigrant in the 1930’s and talk about God, the Holy Spirit, another one, uneducated, can speak Latin backwards, evil.
Fear causes this gift to be avoided my many denominations, I understand. I was phobic about it myself, and skeptical about many things I began to learn, I was careful to avoid New Age, so careful I overlooked a lot of deceptions of the enemy because I didn’t always see his devices. The closer you are to Jesus and the breakthroughs, the more attacks you could have in the spiritual realm, and we need there Holy Spirit to venture into the deep. He is our discernment and protection,
We discussed going deeper with Jesus and I know that this subject is for more than one post. I did a lot of them back in March, if you care to scroll back. The Holy Spirit will not ever push you into things you are not ready for, He is our teacher and expects us to study and make up our minds for ourselves and He will help us rightly divide the Word of Truth because He is the Spirit of Truth.
Just be aware that the next time you pray for a sick child, or in despair over a problem, those tears are golden and put into a bottle, and the Lord is near to the heartbroken. The heavy sighs, sobs, moans are often the Holy Spirit helping your pray if you are a believer, please remember there are two separate baptisms, John says he baptizes with water, Jesus with the Holy Ghost and fire. The Bible really does make that clear.
It is time for a weary bride to rest. For a sleeping bride to wake. For a young bride to be made perfect in love, growing up and being mature and in want of nothing. It is time for the bride of Christ a whole to step up it’s role of intercessory prayer. Stop condemning ministries who are there to respond to disasters, go places we may not be able to. Stop the bickering over petty things, don’t worry about money, it will not save you, if you have need of it the Lord has promised to supply.
There is plenty of Jesus to go around. He put out the weepers and wailers, but He loves the heart that is sincere and rests in His love, and He hears the cries of our heart, whether in words or groaning or song, even in whispers in the night. I believe He may even hear the tears rolling down the cheeks of His beloved, who is sometimes too heavy laden and needs her Lord. We can boldly go before the throne and find grace in time of need.
It is time we intercede for others as Jesus does for us, and the Holy Spirit is there to help, we need not fear, we only need to be still knowing He is God. Jesus wept over Jerusalem and over us I am sure. He would gather us as well, dare we refuse the cover of His feathers? The babies have hatched in the nest outside my door, there was a terrible storm and the mother covered them, fledglings that might weigh only an ounce, they were safe, and so are we. Their mouths are open and ready to be filled, plump little bellyfuls of God’s design. He tells us to open our mouth and He will fill it with good things, Psalm 81:10, including this spiritual gift. The Jews had to see cloven tongues to believe it was alright.
Every now and then, I see a little head bobble up and open its beak to be fed. Five of them. We need to be open too, our spirits and souls and be fed from the hand of the Master, the very bread of heaven, Jesus, Himself. We need to remember what our Communion is for and also who the communion is with. We need to purposely pray for intercession, among ourselves and our nations, he is coming for a pure bride and we want to be ready church. The birds are under their mother’s wing and we are under His.
We want to be a flawless and beautiful bride in Him and that’s, truly the only way we will be. It is nothing we do ourselves, but that He does through us. Whether you believe in or have spiritual gifts or not, you can ask for them though, you can still pray powerful and expectant, heartfelt prayers, because His love is the greatest gift of all. Love makes it easier to be an intercessory bride. Rebecca Jones /pexels