ROM.8:26,27 – And in a similar way, the Holy Spirit takes hold of us in our human frailty to empower us in our weakness. For example, at times we don’t even know how to pray, or know the best things to ask for. But the Holy Spirit rises up within us to super-intercede on our behalf, pleading to God with emotional sighs too deep for words. God, the searcher of the heart, knows fully our longings, yet he also understands the desires of the Spirit, because the Holy Spirit passionately pleads before God for us, his holy ones, in perfect harmony with God’s plan and our destiny.
This passage of scripture from Romans is one of the most powerful looks into the blessing of our heavenly language. It shows us several results of our praying in tongues. The first is supernatural help by the Spirit interceding for us. Here is a glimpse into the word intercession from the Passion Notes.
“The Greek word hupererentugkhano is best translated “super [or hyper]-intercede for us.” We can only imagine how many blessings have poured into our lives because of the hyper-intercession of the Holy Spirit for us!”
Amazing. As we pray in tongues the Lord is actually releasing His prayers in us and for us. This brings immediate supernatural help.
The next benefit is connected to the word groaning. Again, the Lord is interceding for us using our own vocal cords. He is praying in groans for God’s perfect plan in our lives. This is a comment on this from the Passion Notes.
“We find three groanings in this chapter. Creation groans for the glorious freedom of God’s children, we groan to experience the fullness of our status as God’s children, and the Holy Spirit groans for our complete destiny to be fulfilled (here).”
Finally, the Holy Spirit uses this intimate language of the Spirit to search our hearts. As we yield to the Lord consistently praying in the Holy Spirit, our will becomes entangled with His. His purposes and plans began to be infused in us as we become more and more conformed to Him by the Spirit. Here, again, some comments from the Passion Notes on this passage.
“Or “God, the heart-searcher.” God searches our hearts not just to uncover what is wrong, but to fulfill the true desire of our hearts to be fully his. Grace triumphs over judgment.”
So what shall we do? Pray in the Spirit and allow Christ to be formed in you.