Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.Romans 8:26-27 NKJV
There is a place in the Spirit where you become aware that the Spirit of God has “taken hold” with you. It’s not an emotion, it’s internal, but you will know when it happens. In persevering prayer for healing, it’s the Spirit letting us know that He is ready to use us in moving the obstacles and overcoming the internal issues that hinder healing in the one for whom we are praying. This is time to press on, not shy away.
In our previous discussions of covenant, committed prayer, we touched on three areas that will help us understand what is happening when we join forces with the Spirit of God in this level of intercession. They are connected to each other, and none of the three sound particularly pleasant, but it’s worth the trouble to be able to help those who are suffering. Let’s look at the first 2: agony and passion.
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