Friday, February 05, 2010

End of the Weak / Emini Futures Trading - Friday February 5, 2010

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"And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness…"
(Romans 8:26 NLT)
Paul also says "In the same way" or "Likewise",  "the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express". The Spirit pleads on our behalf with groans. The "groans" of the Spirit do not imply any kind of human prayer. The Spirit's intercession is so perfect it is beyond expression by words.
A close examination of verse 27 reveals to us that the Spirit does not wing His groaning on our behalf directly to heaven; the Spirit does not bring His intercession to heaven apart from or separate from us. Rather, He puts His perfect prayers within our hearts. After all, we are the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:19; 1 Cor 3:16; 2 Cor 6:16). So He enters into union with the believer and sanctifies his or her prayers so they are fit and proper.

What might be the content of the Spirit's groaning intercession on our behalf? What is the content of the prayer the Spirit puts within our hearts?

The word "groan" indicates to us that the Spirit's intercession concerns our future hope. Above all, then, the Spirit petitions God about the fulfillment of His promises and the complete realization of all the joys of salvation. He prays that God will bring to completion or fulfillment our adoption as sons (8:23), the redemption of the body (8:23), the inheritance of glory (8:17), freedom from the law of sin and death (8:2), no condemnation (8:1). On our behalf the Spirit intercedes with God to make all this real in our lives.

That's not all, of course. The Spirit also intercedes with God about all our needs, physical, material, as well as spiritual. As almighty God He knows those needs better than we ourselves do. He knows when we are blue and depressed and need lifting. He knows when we are wavering in the faith and need strengthening. He knows before we ourselves know what sins we must confess and need forgiveness for. He knows we need food, drink, clothing, shelter. He knows our hurts, our concerns, our trials, our insecurities. He knows all these and presents them before the Father in a fit and proper way, in accordance with the Father's will.

"The Spirit helps us in our weakness ... the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express."

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

Chapter Four - Thought and Purpose

(continued)
Those who are not prepared for the apprehension of a great purpose, should fix the thoughts upon the faultless performance of their duty, no matter how insignificant their task may appear. Only in this way can the thoughts be gathered and focused, and resolution and energy be developed, which being done, there is nothing which may not be accomplished.

The weakest soul, knowing its own weakness, and believing this truth - that strength can only be developed by effort and practice, will at once begin to exert itself, and adding effort to effort, patience to patience, and strength to strength, will never cease to develop, and will at last grow divinely strong.

As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.

To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment; who make all conditions serve them, and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully.

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