The Divine Intercessory Team: Romans 8:26-30
“26) In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27) and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28) And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29) For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; 30) and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.” Romans‬ ‭8:26-30‬ ‭
There are many things in this life we will never understand and there are times we will not know what to pray or how to pray. Life can be a mystery. But according to these verses, God has us surrounded with an amazing intercessory prayer team. Let’s look at it.
First, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us with groans to deep for words. He has a direct line of access To God. He is ever present with us. Some call this “praying in the Spirit.” I see it as the Spirit Himself praying for us. He is welcome on my prayer team anytime!
Second, Jesus, Who searches the heart and knows the mind of the Spirit and intercedes for us according to the will of God. He cleans up our emotions, wrong motives and self will and turns them into prayers that are consistent with Gods will.
Finally, we have proof of these truths because God the Father causes all things to work together for good in the lives of those who know God and are called according to His purpose. He is working to conform us into the likeness of Christ. He doesn’t want one trial wasted or one blessing missed in our lives. He wants them all to have an impact in our lives.
When these three are put together, we discover that the Trinity is active in our lives and moving us toward the fulfillment of Gods will. He wants to conform us to His predestined plan for our lives so that we fulfill every purpose He has for us.
I confess these truths are a mystery to me, but they give me great comfort for I know that God is for me and not against us. His will and purpose will prevail in my life. I strive to yield to His plan and purpose for me and not fight against it. We should want everything God has for us.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global