How to Pray in the Spirit
And we say Amen to that song. Come on down Lord Jesus and come soon. Turn to the book of James would you please for just a moment, the book of James chapter four, and you will remember this morning' we were preaching on triumphant prayer. Prayer that prevails, and we gave you some principles of prayer that cannot be denied. And among those principles was a very vital principle that we call sensitivity to the Spirit. Look in James chapter four, and verse five. "Do ye, do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, the spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?"
Now, while that verse is somewhat hard to interpret, what it really means is this, I'm convinced, that the Holy Spirit within us is very, very jealous for the cause of Christ. And the scripture says that over and over again, that God has given the Holy Spirit to us and the holy spirit within us is there to glorify Christ and to promote the cause of Christ. And it is absolutely essential that you understand this if you are to pray vitally because this is what we call praying in the Spirit. And so that's what we're going to be talking about tonight HOW TO PRAY IN THE SPIRIT. And tonight I want us to think about the Holy Spirit's ministry, first of all, to us and then secondly, the Holy Spirits ministry through us as we're talking about praying in the Spirit. Incidentally, I would like you to check these three other verses of scripture before we get into the message. You might write it down there in the margin by James uh, are you might just want to turn to it. But look please in Ephesians, Ephesians chapter six, and verse eighteen. Ephesians chapter six, and verse eighteen.
There the bible gives us this admonition. "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit," praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit. Alright, now, I want you to jot down this verse. In Jude, verse twenty. There's no chapter because there's onl ...
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