Participation Is Required

Ps 54:4 Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.

 

Heb 13:5…for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” 6 so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?”

 

JESUS REFERED TO SOMEONE AS THE HELPER – THE HOLY SPIRIT

John 14:16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.

 

John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

 

John 16:7 But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.

 

Rom 8:23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. 24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and 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.

 

WUEST – “the Spirit himself comes to our rescue by interceding with unutterable groanings.

NL – “Pray’s to God for us with sounds that cannot be put into words”

 

Phil – “Helps us in our present limitations”

 

“HELPS” IS THE GREEK WORD; SUNANTIZAMBANO – “TO TAKE HOLD TOGETHER WITH OR AGAINST”

WEAKNESS; “INFIRMITIES” Grk – A CRIPPLING DISEASE, A MENTAL OPPRESSION, A REACURRING PLAGUE AND A TERMINAL CONDITION

 

Basic – the Spirit puts our desires into words which are not in our power to say.

 

Black – he takes hold (of our problems) on the other side

 

OUR PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED…

IF YOU SIT BACK AND DON’T TAKE HOLD OF THE PROBLEM IN PRAYER THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS NOTHING TO TAKE HOLD OF WITH YOU!

 

PC NELSON SAY’S, “GROANINGS” CAN INCLUDE ARTICULATE SPEECH – WHICH IS PRAYING IN OTHER TONGUES

 

WEYM – His intercessions for God’s people are in harmony with God’s will.

SYRIAC – He prays agreeably to the good pleasure of God.

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