Battle Ready Part 4

THE HOLY SPIRIT IN PRAYER

Romans 8:26 (Clear Word) The Holy Spirit is always ready to help us. [At times] we don’t even know how we should pray or what we really need, and when we think we do, we don’t know how to say it right. The Holy Spirit takes our deepest emotions and longings and puts them into the beautiful language of heaven, pleading with God for us as if we were right there.

1 Corinthians 14:14 (BASIC) For if I make use of tongues in my prayers, my spirit makes the prayer, but not my mind.

. . . My spirit [by the Holy Spirit within me] prays . . . – AMP

The Holy Spirit always gets His prayers answered.

GOD’S PLAN OF SALVATION

The Jews celebrated 3 major feasts (Deut. 16). These feasts were Jewish holidays to remember God’s salvation from Egypt. They are types and shadows of the Messiah and God’s plan for man!

Matthew 5:17 (NKJV) Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

1. The Feast of Passover. The Gift of Life

Romans 6:23 (KJV) The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Israel gets delivered from the bondage of Eqypt, after they apply the blood of the lamb; which causes death to pass over.

  • At exactly 9:00 AM a Passover lamb was sacrificed.
  • At exactly 3:00 PM the lamb was placed in the oven.
  • The sacrifice of the lamb covered their sins.

– Fast forward about 1,400 years –

  • At exactly 9:00 AM Jesus was put on the cross.
  • At exactly 3:00 PM Jesus was placed in the tomb.
  • Jesus’s sacrifice removed our sins.

1 Cor. 5:7 (NIV) Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

2. The Feast of Pentecost. The Gift of Himself

Pentecost simply means “50th day.” This feast was called “Pentecost” because the event at Mount Sinai happened 50 days after Passover.

  • A cloud descended with a loud noise and fire.
  • God wrote His law on tablets of stone.
  • 3,000 people died from idolatry.
  • God established the nation of Israel.

– Fast forward about 1,400 years –

  • The Holy Spirit descends with a loud noise and fire.
  • God writes His law on the tablets of our hearts (Jer. 31:33).
  • 3,000 people got saved from idolatry (Acts 2:41).
  • God established His Church.
3. The Feast of Tabernacles. The Gift of Heaven

This feast finds fulfillment at the 2nd coming of Christ.

Hebrews 7:25 (KJV) He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Jude 1:20 (NIRV) But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith. Let the Holy Spirit guide and help you when you pray.

. . . pray . . . under his influence. – DODD

Acts 2:1-4 (NTE) When the day of Pentecost had finally arrived, they were all together in the same place. Suddenly there came from heaven a noise like the sound of a strong, blowing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then tongues, seemingly made of fire, appeared to them, moving apart and coming to rest on each one of them. They were all filled with the holy spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the spirit gave them the words to say.

Isaiah 28:11-12 (NKJV) With stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people. To whom He said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

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