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Sunday Morning: June 4, 2006
Text: Romans 8:26-27 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
MINISTRY FOR US
Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth [present middle] our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought [present active, it behoveth]: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession [present active] for us with groanings [here and Acts 7:34, in Egypt (with emotions)] which cannot be uttered.
Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
WE TOO GROAN WAITING
Romans 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
ONE OF OUR INFIRMITIES
Romans 11:33-34 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
DEEP THINGS OF GOD
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
John 14:16 And I will pray [future active] the Father, and he shall give [future active] you another Comforter [encourager], that he may abide [present subjunctive] with you for [the] ever [age];
NOT YET GIVEN
John 7:39 (But this spake he of the (Abba) Spirit, which they that believe [present active] on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
THE HOLY GHOST
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name (for the word of God), he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 14:17 Even the Spirit of [the] truth; whom [which] the world (Israel) cannot receive, because it (Israel) seeth [present active discerneth] him [it] not [emphatic], neither knoweth [present active] him [it]: but ye know [present active] him [it]; for he dwelleth [present active] with [para, beside] you, and [it] shall be in you.
THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL
Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
HOPE OF GLORY
Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless [orfonov, orphaned]: I will come to you.
EXPEDIENT FOR ME TO LEAVE
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
REPROVE THE WORLD
John 16:8 And when he (Holy Spirit) is come, he will reprove [rebuke] the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
John 16:9 Of sin, because they believe [present active] not on me;
John 16:2 They (rulers of the synagogues] shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
John 6:64 But there are some of you that believe [present active] not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed [present active participle] not, and who should betray him (Judas did not believe in the present tense].
John 9:38-41 And he said, Lord, I believe [present active]. And he worshipped him. 39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world [Israel], that they which see [present active participle] not might see [present active subjunctive]; and that they which see [present active participle (that say they see)] might be made blind. 40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? 41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say [present active indiciative], We see [present active indicative]; therefore your sin remaineth.
John 16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father (as high priest), and ye see me no more;
RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH BY FAITH
Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe [present active]: for there is no difference:
John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince [ruler] of this world [Israel] is judged.
Acts 23:5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
Leviticus 10:6 And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, . . .
CAIAPHAS THE HIGH PRIEST
Mark 14:63 Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?
MANY THINGS TO SAY
John 16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
THINGS TO COME
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
GOOD THINGS TO COME
Hebrews 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, . . .
THE GOOD THINGS TO COME
Hebrews 9:15 . . . he is the mediator of the new testament, . . . (that) they which are called might receive the promise of eternal [age] inheritance.
ACCORDING TO GOD
Romans 8:27 And he [the one, God v. 3] that searcheth the hearts knoweth [perfect active, have seen] what is the mind of the Spirit, because he (the Spirit) maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
GOD WILL PERFECT HIS WILL IN US
Hebrews 13:20-21 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting [age-lasting] covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
GOD IS WORKING IN US
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh [present active] in you both to will [present active] and to do [present active] of his good pleasure.
GRIEVE NOT THE HOLY SPIRIT
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.