Summary: The gifts of the Spirit are for every child of God. I have found they are available to all who are truly hungry for them. Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness shall be filled.
Jude 1:20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
It seems that now above any time in history Satan is unleashing a full attack on Godâ€™s children. Arenâ€™t you glad God has not left us stranded and alone? He will never leave us or forsake us, and Heâ€™s given us some mighty weapons. One of these is the gift to pray in the Holy Spirit. Now is a time where Godâ€™s children need to be proactive. The enemy will lay traps for Godâ€™s children to stumble into. But, when you pray in the Spirit, you can stop the avenger, the Lord will help us do this very thing. Letâ€™s read in the book of Romansâ€¦
Romans 8:26 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. 27. 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.
helps -- is a compound of three different Greek words
Strongâ€™s literal translation, joins in to help . co-operate (assist):
Or to take hold with us together against our weaknesses.
The gifts of the Spirit are for every child of God. I have found they are available to all who are truly hungry for them. Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness shall be filled.
Praying in the Spirit is a gift of God we all can have and use, and I believe opens the door for the other gifts to manifest. Praying in the spirit will put us in tune and in a place where we are already receptive to the things of God and flowing in the Spirit. We can not make all of the gifts manifest, as so many times they are as the Spirit wills. We can however be ready and willing to cooperate as the Holy Spirit wills. How many have missed out because they were not in a place spiritually where they could be receptive to the things of God, and because of this were not used. Weâ€™ve all missed it at times, I know I have. I also know that I have purposed in my heart to be sensitive and be used when the Lord does want to use me in these areas. We should all take this attitude. We can stop the enemy from his main job, that is to steal kill and destroy Godâ€™s children .
Romans 8:28 goes on to say --- And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
This is tied directly in with verses. 26 and 27. You know you donâ€™t start a sentence with and, unless you are finishing a thought. I realize this verse is often quoted by itself without the previous verses tied into it, yet if we read it the way it was written and not single out a verse, we will see more clearly what is being said. I would like to look at this section of Scriptures in the New English Bible. I believe it is said in such a ways as to be a little more understandable, and you can see how this is all tied together.
--New English Bible
Romans 8:26-28. In the same way the Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness. We do not even know how we ought to pray, but through our inarticulate groans the Spirit Himself is pleading for us, and God who searches our inmost being knows what the Spirit means, because He pleads for Godâ€™s people in Godâ€™s own way; and in everything He co-operates for good with those who love God and are called according to His purpose.