How to Step Into God's Perfect Will

Jesus said when the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, comes, he will guide you into ALL truth (John 16:13). The meaning of the word, Comforter, in the Greek is parakletos. One of the definitions for parakletos is intercessor. Another definition for parakletos is one called alongside to help. So, the Holy Spirit is an intercessor who helps us to pray, but we have to cooperate with him.

I want to draw your attention to Romans 8, beginning with verse 26. “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities…” The word infirmities in this verse does NOT mean sicknesses. It means weaknesses. This weakness has to do with prayer. So, the verse reads, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself (Himself) maketh intercession FOR US with groanings which cannot be uttered.” How many times have you started to pray in your natural language, and after a couple of minutes, you are as lost as ever? You don’t know what to pray for next.

The Holy Spirit helps us to pray through a supernatural language, speaking in other tongues. And he does not operate without our cooperation. Some people think they have to wait for the Holy Spirit to seize them and force them to start speaking in tongues. This thinking is not Biblical. Of course, we speak in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, but the Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14, “I WILL pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I WILL sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also” (verse 15).

Paul spoke in tongues as he willed or desired because he was not driven by his emotions. He walked by faith, as mature Christians should. You do not have to wait until you feel something to speak in tongues. Start praying in tongues as you will because the moment you start praying in tongues, you are praying in the Spirit, whether you feel it or not. The Holy Spirit is speaking through you, and when the Holy Spirit prays, results are sure to follow.

Back to Romans 8. So, the Holy Spirit helps us to pray “with groaning which cannot be uttered.” “And he (God) that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he (the Holy Spirit) maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (verse 27). When you pray in tongues, the Holy Spirit is praying the perfect will of God for your life into existence. Have you been wondering how to walk in God’s perfect will for your life? Start praying in tongues.

As a result of praying in tongues, “we know that ALL things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (verse 28). Most people do not quote this verse in its context, but when we pray in the Spirit, we are fully assured without a shadow of doubt that all things will work for good. The Holy Spirit knows God’s will, so when we pray in tongues, our situations start to work out. We may not understand what we are praying at first, but we do not lean on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). Eventually, we will understand because doors will start to open, relationships will be restored, and things will start coming together. But in the meantime, we will just continue to trust God and pray in the Holy Spirit.

Remember we are praying God’s perfect will when we pray in the Spirit, “and this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him” (1 John 5:14-15). We know God hears us, and we know he will answer our prayers because the Holy Spirit is praying through us. Every single time we pray in the Holy Ghost that prayer is answered.

And we can pray for God to give us understanding as we pray in tongues. “Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.” (1 Corinthians 14:13). And God can give us the interpretation to the Holy Spirit’s intercession in many forms. Sometimes God will suddenly give us clarity on how to deal with a situation. Sometimes he may bring a  Scripture to our remembrance and explain it to us in a way we never realized, and we begin to rejoice and praise God. Sometimes we start prophesying.

Whatever way God chooses to reveal his will to us, whether during the moment or with time, we can be assured his perfect plan for our lives will come to pass because the Holy Spirit is helping us intercede. Glory to God!

God Bless,
Pastors Sean and Aimee Pinder

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