The Holy Spirit completes us!
Jan Kåre Christensen
Romans 8 26 in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness. For we do not know what to ask to pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs without words. 27 And he who searches the hearts knows what the Spirit: for the Spirit prays for the saints according to God's will.
If the Spirit intercedes for us or is it a mistranslation? It says that the Spirit comes to help us in our weakness. It is 100% biblically correct and this, I also experience. But if the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs without words?
The basic text is the following: the Spirit comes into us with groanings unspeakable.
Furthermore, iv 27 it says again: he enters into for the Saints.
What is it? It means that we do our part, please. Then the Spirit's help, supernatural help and make our prayer is complete.
How do we experience this? We begin to ask, so after a time, we do not more. Then the Spirit's help. We pray and pray, but then comes the Spirit in and makes us pray through as the "old" so often said. It is not the length that is decisive, but the Spirit comes to our aid. It comes in for us!
It should also stood: but the Spirit himself completes us, with the supernatural guidance.
When we make sense of what Paul will act, or what God is saying through Paul.
It is feasible that God has sent us his Spirit as our helper on this earth.
Let me also take a few more translations of the scripture:
Living: Helping the Holy Spirit with our daily problems and in our prayers.
Jerusalem: When we can not choose words in order to pray properly.
Hedegaard, who is the best: Do what the Spirit says.
Seidelin: What the Spirit has in mind.
All this is taken from the Study Bible.
What is the significance? We do everything we can and as best we can be 100%. But if not sufficient, as it so often does. If we experience the supernatural elements of the Holy Spirit.
A help from God through His Spirit who is our human frailty and our human limitation to help and rescue. Spirit enters into us, hallelujah
We also get this teaching several places in the word of God.
Joh.e.14. 15 If you love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter to be with you forever: 17 whom the world can not accept. For the world do not see him and know him not. But you know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I let you not be left as orphans. I come to you. 19 Soon the world does not see me anymore. But you shall see me, because I live, ye shall live also. 20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and ye in me and I in you.
21 Anyone who knows my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And whoever loves me will love my father. Yes, I too will love him and manifest myself to him. "
Joh.e.16. 12 I have yet much to say to you, but you can not bear them now. 13 But when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. For he shall not speak on His own, but whatever He hears, and make known to you what is to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of Mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine. So I told him to take what is mine and declare it to you.
God the Father and Jesus Christ, our Lord has not left us as a helpless child.
If we are to master a job, we need expertise, such is the Holy Spirit. It means that we master our task in this world.
1.Joh.b.2. 6 He who says, "I am in him," must live as Jesus lived.
This I could spent hours, days and even more time taught.
It is so exciting and interesting what God is doing through our lives, both mine and all other believers.
There are 2 basic truths we have learned through this short Bible study.
1) We do everything as best we can.
Is persistent in prayer. Attending meetings and reading the Bible. Shall we preach or write an article. Everything we do for the poor best of my ability.
2) When all the good we do is not enough, as it often does. Then we expect a supernatural assistance sent from God himself; the Holy Spirit. God and the Spirit of Christ.
This I have experienced countless times. Read through the Bible in mind, especially NT. And Acts is particularly in the core of this. God did great things through the simple men and women who were constant and daily filled with his Spirit.
The crucial difference is not ourselves, if God requires of us that we do all the best of our ability. But the Holy Spirit, whom he has sent to earth to strengthen, comfort, guide and complement us.
There is a section that sets things up against each other as God's word does not do.
How much should Spirit have of me and I by the Spirit?
It is something that comes with one another. When a wheel begins to walk around goes the wheel and the hub around the same time. So it is with this, Jesus said: Joh.e.15.5b. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit. For without me ye can do nothing. Christ receives us and we will of the Spirit.
Do we need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit? Yes, but it is a one-time experience.
Daily cleansing and Spirit fullness is life-condition for a believer to experience a heavenly life here on this earth. Everything beyond this is not the life God has called us to.
Large? Yes. Achievable? Yes, in that we do everything 100% as well as we can. But expect the Holy Spirit does the rest as we do not incapable, and unable in ourselves.
1.Joh.b.1. 5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you: God is light, there is no darkness in him. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him, but walk in darkness, we lie and do not follow the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
Efesb.5. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, wherein is excess, be either filled with the Spirit.
This is wonderful, heavenly and delicious. Walking in the light as he is in the light and the daily to be filled by Jesus! Yes, that's what we are when we are filled with the Spirit. Here again we see that the Trinity does not measure up to God's word.
That is exactly what Jesus said in John. e. 14 23 Jesus answered, "Whoever loves me will stick to my word and my Father will love him, and we will come and stay with him.
That is exactly what God wants, stay with us here in time to our hearts. It is fully possible by a daily walk in God's holiness!
I learned this and millions before me have experienced since the early Christians.
And all this is available to you and me today. No one is special in ourselves. There is only one that is special, Jesus Christ.
Matt.3. 17 And a voice came from heaven: "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
Father had a permanent pleasure in the Son. How will the Father also have a permanent joy in our life when the Spirit completes us!
We as believers are more of a Royal, rich and famous in this world. We live a heavenly uprising life in this world here and now!
This is because the Holy Spirit complement us go again and again as a biblical principle in several areas.
This is a subject and a truth that has interested me very like an old football player where one is accustomed to think a whole. What it helps to be a good football player but playing with bad players?
Should one do something as a footballer is depend on others to complete one.
So it is in marriage, church, workplace and many other places. There is a biblical principle. To be completed.
It is the principle of prayer which Paul takes up the Holy Spirit completes us in prayer.
Should I rewrite this verse in Rom.8.26b are as follows:
For we do not know what to ask to pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs without words. This was the text in our Bible, so it comes as it could have been translated in accordance with the basic text that will give the right meaning. The Holy Spirit does not intercede for us, but with us!
For we know not always how we should be persuaded to pray, therefore, the Spirit comes to our aid in the deepest way (sigh the deepest way) so we ask the right with his help.
And again, v. 27b: for the Spirit prays for the saints according to God's will.
Then there had been:
for the Spirit enters into prayer (along with the believers), so God asked.
It is strange when we go into the basic text. Then the word of God in certain respects quite different meaning and significance. And the correct meaning.
The Holy Spirit operates and does not work for themselves, but with us. It is we who need the Spirit and we are right to use all that God has bestowed upon us.
The two most important things God has given us the word of God and the Holy Spirit. Here lies the secret of all good, healthy spiritual progress!
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