Episode 178

Prayer 2021 - June 29 - Benefits of Praying in the Spirit pt 1

Scripture For Today:

Philippians 1:3

“In all of my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.”

Benefits of Praying in the Spirit pt 1

We have been having an awesome time these last dozen or sessions as we have been studying extensively on the Holy Spirit and Holy Spirit led prayer.  I want to continue this discussion, looking at what the Apostle Paul said about prayer.

One of the most important ways the Holy Spirit helps us is by giving us utterances as we pray in tongues. Some people contact me and say it is only our mind coming up with these utterances. But as we have already seen, that just is not true at all. It may be true for that person that claims to only be using their mind, but it is not what scripture tells us.

Let’s look at what the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8:26:

“Likewise, the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit (Himself) makes intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered.”

We learned before, that the literal Greek says the Spirit makes intercession for us “with groanings that cannot be uttered with articulate speech.”

Let’s look at 1 Corinthians 14:2:

“For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh NOT TO MAN, but UNTO GOD: for no man understands him; howbeit in the Spirit, he speaketh mysteries.”

Moffatt’s translation says, “he that speaks in an unknown tongue is talking of divine secrets in the Spirit.”

Then, in 1 Corinthians 14:!4, Paul says:

“For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.”

The Amplified Bible say, of 1 Corinthians 14:!4:

“For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit, by the Holy Spirit within me, prays, but my mind is unproductive – bears  no fruit and helps nobody.”

Paul was simply saying in this verse, that when the believer prays in tongues, it is his or her spirit praying, not his or her understanding or mind doing the praying. That means praying in other tongues is a spiritual exercise, not a mental exercise. Amen!

Let’s Pray!

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Bob Thibodeau

Pastor Robert Thibodeau has been in online ministry since starting his own podcast in mid-2009. Within about six months, he was offered a slot on nationwide Christian AM radio. His broadcast was heard in four major markets for one year.

He then started what today is called, "Evangelism Radio" and went live 24/7 beginning on October 4, 2010 and continues to this day. Now with over 50 broadcasters submitting programming on a weekly basis, Evangelism Radio has listeners in over 160 nations and all 50 states. It was also ranked by Shoutcast.com as #1 in the world in the Christian Talk genre on many occasions.

In late 2017, Pastor Bob began an interview style podcast called "The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast." On this podcast, Pastor Bob interviews Christians from various walks of life on how they use their Faith to achieve success. Authors, recording artists, business CEO's, non-profit leaders and pastors and ministers frequent the show and provide amazing insight to build your faith. In only 3 years time, The KCR Podcast has published almost 900 episodes and Pastor Bob conducted over 700 interviews!

In early 2018, in response to the lack of any Christian themed podcast hosting platform in the market place, Pastor Bob coordinated with the iconic Mark Asquith and his team, with the result being "FaithCasters.net." A "Christian podcast hosting and marketing company created by Christians for Christians."

Due to the immense success Pastor Bob has achieved in the online ministry world, he is often asked by others "How to start a podcast." Not wanting to refer Christian brothers and sisters back into the world for help in establishing a Christian themed podcast, he started to develop the "Podcast-Training" platform offered through our ministry. He conducts training on a weekly basis to assist others in the development of their own personal podcast as well as ministry related podcasts that can air on Evangelism Radio.

Now, he has placed all of this information under one website location, "Podcasters for Christ." This makes it easier for other Christians to find the services they need in one spot rather than having to visit several different websites.

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