“But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.” (John 14:26, AMP)
The greek word for comforter is PARAKLETOS which means a lot more than just “comforter” as it is translated in the King James translation. In the widest sense of the word it means: helper, aider and assistant. The Holy Spirit, who gives us power in prayer also gives us help. He is our helper in prayer.
Yesterday we said specifically that the Holy Spirit gives us help in prayer because He gives us the word of God that we have hidden in our heart from our studies of the word. He reminds of the words that Jesus has spoken to us just when we need it in prayer. He leads us in prayer so that we are not limited to our natural knowledge and human ability to recall certain spiritual truths. He gives us the words to pray when we “hit the wall” so to speak.
Another way that the Holy Spirit helps us is when we pray in the spirit, the Holy Spirit builds us up and charges us like a battery would be charged when it is depleted.
But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, - Jude 1:20 NIV
There is an extremely important spiritual truth about the power of the Holy Spirit and His role in prayer here in this verse. When we see the Holy Spirit we see the power of God in operation. And when we consider ourselves and our human limitations we gradually become depleted of our spiritual drive, determination and power. We need the recharging of the Holy Spirit. We need a daily recharging (if not sometimes multiple times during the day…if it has been a rough day!).
So when we sense that our spiritual energy is waning and that our faith is becoming weak, we need to pray in the spirit. We need to pray in our heavenly language in order to allow the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us to rise up and give us a super-charge.
The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Godhead and will always manifest Himself where He is welcomed. When we pray in the Spirit we are making room for Him and welcoming Him into our situation and when He comes into our prayer time He brings His power! He brings His power to refill you with strength and faith.
The Holy Spirit helps energize your prayer time with His dunamis power and show Himself strong on your behalf as you pray in the spirit. When you pray in the spirit the Holy Spirit is charging up your spiritual battery and giving you a confidence that there are more solutions than problems.
He will show you the victory before it actually happens. He will fill you with joy that brings strength just at the time where you need it. Trust the Holy Spirit to be your helper in prayer.
Thank you Pastor, for reminding us what power we engage by partnering with the Holy Spirit! I appreciate your obedience to the Lord to teach us and bring us up another level!
Thank you for all the teaching you are doing regarding the Holy Spirit, God’s manifested power on this earth. It is so needed in these times we are living in. The Body of Christ must be reminded that we are not alone in this battle. Jesus is with us in the frontlines .. by His Holy Spirit. Thank you for being a faithful servant to the LORD JESUS. My love to Pastor Shelia. God bless you both and that you do for the Body of Christ and for HIS glory.