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Sunday's Sense and Sensibility

The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus
makes you Free from the law of sin and death -Romans 8:2

The Holy Spirit is our Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener and Standby (John 14:16, The Amplified Bible). His ministry is to bear us up, to help us, to strengthen us. God knew that man was weak through his flesh. He said:

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them (Ezekiel 36:26-27).

God does not expect you to overcome the weakness of the flesh, even by your new, born-again spirit. He gave you His Spirit to help you and strengthen you. Ephesians 3:16 says we are "strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man."

The Holy Spirit will strengthen you with might in your inner man to overcome the weakness of living in a natural body. "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you" (Romans 8:11).

The Holy Spirit does not do the work by Himself. He comes to our aid. He is our Helper. When we pray in other tongues, the Spirit of God bears us up in the weakness of our flesh–the part of us that is earthy and natural–and brings us God's answer to the situation or problem. Through the operation of the Holy Spirit within us, we are no longer held in bondage to the natural world.

So what is our part? Our part is to give Him place by hearing and obeying His word, and then yield the control of our lives to Him as we walk in His ways instead of man's ways. This allows the supernatural power of God to flow in our behalf to bring to pass the will of God. When we give place to the Holy Spirit and obey Him, we are allowing God to be God in our lives. 

Excerpts from "The Help You Need"
By Gloria Copeland

From My Heart to Yours,



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