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The Interccesion

How glorious is the love of God to those who obey him in everything; that is all His commandments, and living up to His standards no matter what is in store, or what lies ahead: that is in reference to the future of God‘s children. As we know that living life in this world has many up’s and downs; faced with dilemmas that seem almost impossible to unravel, or perhaps situation that we may need more help than we can imagine. So, we leave any and all situations in the hands of God; Glory be to our heavenly Father when this is exactly what happens to those that truly belong to Him; because of the love that we have for Him.

We therefore do everything in our powers to remain obedient, righteous, and by maintaining a pure and holy life; but behold He sends help, and this is the intercession of the Holy Spirit as well as intercession of Jesus Christ. This intercession begins with our lord and Savior Jesus Christ who was given for all (Jo.3:15-17) That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but [may in him] have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Then we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost that is during ones baptism; and I truly believe that it is all in relation or part of the same intercession of Christ; seeing how we do everything in his name. Therefore it becomes all part of the subject that it is before us; but before we go on any further lets see what’s the meaning of the word intercession.

1. interceding: the action of pleading on somebody's behalf

2. attempt to resolve conflict: the action of attempting to settle a dispute

3. prayer or petition: a prayer to God on behalf of somebody or something

To further know of this we turn to the word of God and find several passages that does in fact make true to its last detail. As far as the word intercession of the Spirit lets go back to the time when Jesus was resurrected from the grave, and appears to his disciples; it seems that perhaps God is speaking through Jesus to these men at this point (Luke24:45-49) How they were going to receive the power from on high (Acts1:4) waiting for the power of the Father that Jesus told them about (Acts2:3) and there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. So, we too receive this gift in our baptism into Christ; as this was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah (Is.44:3) For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon dry grounds: I will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thy offspring. As this was also prophesied by (Joel2:28) And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall have visions. As we know it or should know it that the Spirit that poured out to those of the first century was with power only to establish the church; as to the Spirit we receive today serves as an intercessory being on our behalf. Before any of this can happen we of all people need to believe that in order to receive this gift we need to be approved by God as he searches our hearts and reins of all those who seek Him (Ps.7:9) Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God tries the heart and the reins. As this prophesied by David, it was also later spoken of Paul to the Thessalonians of what manner the gospel was preached to them, and in what they received in the faithfulness of their service. (1Thess.2:4) But as we were allowed of God [have been approved] to be put in trust [in trusted] with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men but God , which tries our hearts. These are two passages that speak of God’s approval and yet there are still other passages that relate, such as (Acts1:24; Rev.2:23; Jer.11:20; 1Sam.16:7). As we have a possible clear understanding of what and how the intercession of Christ and the Spirit works for our benefit; maybe we then can see that we are not alone every time we kneel down in secret to pray to our Heavenly Father. To familiarize ourselves with this idea we can start with the intercessory prayer of Jesus Christ; He not just prayed for his disciples during his ministry but for all those who seek God through him [the word of God] (Jo.17:20) Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word. This is why our Lord Jesus Christ carries various name as our mediator, our propitiation, our advocate, and so on; in which they all fall in the category of intercession; but above all he is our Savior and Lord. Paul proclaims this to the Romans as the eternal love of God (Ro.8:33-34) Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifies. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. We can also find this in the book of Hebrews and is better known as Christ’s eternal priesthood (Heb.7:25) Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them. (Heb.9:24) For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. It is also proclaimed by the Apostle John to all Christians in general (1Jo.2:1-2) My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if ye sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for all the sins of the whole world. These are the most noticeable passages that we have read many time over concerning our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; although everything that is written for our benefit is an intercession on our behalf.

Now lets look into the intercession of the Holy Spirit of God; and we will see that there are many passages as to how it intercedes for us in our Christian lives everyday as well as our aspects of our Christians lives. We have read and know just how it all comes about, that is in receiving the gift from God; and perhaps this is the beginning of that intercession (Acts2:38). One thing that we must keep in mind is to have that strong faith, and believe in the hope that is set before us; and what is faith I’m sure everyone who is not accustomed to: will ask to some degree? (Heb.11:1) Now faith is the substance [assurance] of things hoped for, the evidence [a conviction] of things not seen. I truly believe that we can only possess this faith, hope, and belief through the help of the Holy Spirit of God; because this is the same Spirit that gives out the different gifts to different persons in accordance to the strength of their faith (1Cor.12:1-9first sentence,11). So there is no doubt in my mind that the intercession of the Spirit is always there for us; and it does make all necessary intercessions, including during our prayers (Ro.8:26-27) Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. This should be extraordinary great joy for us to know that this is done, in the manner that God wants it to be done (1Cor.2:12) Now we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. As its been mentioned many time before I will mention it again; everything has its purpose and it all comes from God: we therefore can not and must not question his purpose for our purpose in life. That is why we do what we do in obedience, so that we may never quench, or grieve the Spirit of God (Eph.4:30) And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption. (1Thess.5:19) Quench not the Spirit. Always remembering where we came from; and where we are at now! Also acknowledging how we got here, and who gave us this opportunity? We are also given the privilege through our studies of just how we too can intercede for one another in prayer and in lessons; as Paul told the Ephesians of how and who (Eph6:18-20). For we know who we are and we allow the Spirit of God dwell in us to lead us and keep us (Ro.8:14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Glory be to our Heavenly Father for all the help he has give to his children and that is who we are with out a doubt. With the intercession of the Spirit, and our Lord Jesus Christ, as well as for one another makes it all the more easy for anyone to live a wonderful Christian life. Just as the brotherhood that I have been around with, and their fellowship of love; that can only come from God, is the greatest example there can ever be. I commend each and everyone of you, for your compassion, love, faithfulness, and the love for our Heavenly Father. I for one do bid you God speed and that he may bless you always.

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