I will be tempted just like any other person in the body of Christ to relay all my concerns in life to a selected few whose prayers penetrate the glass ceilings of life and reach God faster than the speed of light. We are easily swayed by the deception which has been propagated for centuries that God does not hear us all as children bought by the precious blood of Jesus and justified to stand right before Him without a sense of condemnation. I talked to a lady I will call Zerage, who was suffering from a chronic fear of death. I looked boldly into her face and burst into laughter -“I said to her, Zerage you will not die”.
Here is the funny but serious part of my encounter with Zerage. She started smiling with a glow in her face when she heard from the lips of faith that she would not die but her smile was cut abruptly in few seconds. She calmly stirred into my face and said; “I called my Pastor in Africa and when He prays things happens but he told me to wire some special seed offering and wait for Him as he will be coming to the United States and then he will pray with me for wholeness”
Meanwhile this poor girl is writhing in pain, scared to death and crying like Jesus did not die to deliver us from the power of the wicked. I ask Zerage, if she really believes God listens to her prayers or not. She said; “yeah God listen to my prayers” and then paused with a huge BUT with an exclamation mark. She is not alone, so many believers believe in men than the Holy Spirit and for themselves they think they are filthy rags. Let me ask you a simple but profound question. Would you let me pray for you if you know my inadequacies? It is always not a matter of who is praying but a matter of who we are in Christ. You do matter to God and your prayers are a fragrance in His presence because of Christ Jesus. Start praying and stop looking around!
I looked at Zerage with pity seeing her ignorance of the truth of scripture. She is more dependent on another believer who happens to be a Pastor more than her own union with God. (Don’t get it twisted, Pastors can pray for you and I do that often but He hears us all in a very unique way) My aim is not to try to devalue the place of Pastors but to empower the laity in their walk with Christ.
Zerage was using me to sustain her from death until the man of God comes and finish the business when she wired the seed money. Her paradigm of thinking was shattered in my presence and a brand new perspective was established as she got soaked in the truth and… Voila! the demon of death left her and God washed her heart with the liquid presence of His peace and love.
There is only one person you can surely depend to escort the burning desires of your heart with passion and accuracy in another dimension of prayer without fail… He is the Holy Spirit.
Also, the Spirit helps us with our weakness. We do not know how to pray as we should. But the Spirit himself speaks to God for us, even begs God for us with deep feelings that words cannot explain. God can see what is in people’s hearts. And he knows what is in the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit speaks to God for his people in the way God wants. (Romans 8:26, 27 NCV)
Wow! This is true rest. God is not in a rush my good friend. This is a foundational truth you should build your life upon; “Be still”. There is a constant intercession going on the behalf of the chosen in Christ by the Spirit of God.
The Holy Spirit does not miss a thing. These prayers are on point to the very last detail of God’s will and perfect plan for your life. We can surely rest in the Holy Spirit without any iota of doubt in the solutions God brings when we feel so broken and at the edge of the cliff. In other words, life can be faced with daily assurance of super breakthrough. We can walk into any situation with conviction that it’s going turn out for our good. Hallelujah!
That is exactly what (Vv. 28) says; We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him. They are the people he called, because that was his plan. (Romans 8:28 NCV)
Be still today and let your entire being correspond with the positive vibration of scripture and expect only good when even you don’t know exactly what to pray about in your life. The Spirit pray better prayers and you receive better answers. Men! That is so wonderful.
How does the connection of the Spirit in me connect with the mighty God?
First of all you need to know that you are loved by God. Also the Spirit of God resides in your born again spirit and knows an in- depth details of our lives. I believe the Holy Spirit communicates with the Father at every nano second of our breath linking our thoughts to the Father for right directions and strength in anticipation for our manifestation in glory. Message Bible throw more light into this:
“Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. (Romans 8:26-28 MSG)
No matter how life situation look today, you can rest comfortably in the Holy Spirit daily to relay all your conscious and unconscious desires before God with accuracy. Loaded with such a powerful truth does not stop you from literally praying to God but should remove all your fears and be ignited with a heart of thanksgiving to God daily for His benefits of grace. We win at all times as we wait for the redemption!