"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. 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." - Romans 8:26-27
Definition: Prayer is the act of Devotion and Consecration in which the worshipper in his dependence on God requests Him to do for him (the worshipper) what he is not able to do and grant him he grace to be successful in doing the things he knows how to do. In praying he gets into conversation with God. So prayer could also be referred to as talking with God.
"That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:10-14
Zeal has been described with words like Enthusiasm, Eagerness, Strong Desire, Strong will, Determination, Deep Love and Strong Feeling. Man has the innate (natural) ability potential to express any of these related characteristics...
"And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us." - Romans 5:5
DEFINITION: Hope is reliance, expectation of faith in a promise, someone or something.
In Hebrew it is rendered - quawah- which means wait for with eager expectation. In Greek scriptures, it is - elpis- which means expectation of good, which also means "confident expectation" in certain future events based on the integrity of God.
"Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 2:4-5 (KJV)
"In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit." - Ephesians 2:22 (KJV)
The word of God teaches that the body of the believer is a spiritual temple. A temple is a place of worship where God is exalted and praised. Because the building is dedicated to the worship and service of God, it is not available for any secular use. Therefore, anything that does not glorify God nor is used for his worship or service, is never brought in there. It is unlike the case of a public building where anything could be done inside as long as it is paid for.
"We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not: but he that is begotten of God KEEPETH HIMSELF and that wicked one toucheth him not." - 1 John 5:18.
There is nothing anybody can do to save himself from sin and its consequences. We are saved only by the grace of God through faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Nevertheless there is a lot we need to do to maintain our salvation and holiness of life. This is why continuous PERSONAL DEVOTION becomes essential in the life of the believer. The Bible says "We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not." - 1 John 5:18.
"Pastor Wales - Beloved! It’s only we that believed do enter into rest! What do you believed on? Do you know HIM? Can you openly speak of HIM? Answer it to JESUS! Remember HE paid by HIS blood for you to have life! And life abundantly! Hallelujah!!!."