“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”
King James Version (KJV)
Pottayil VARKEY Thomas's comment on 2021-01-27 11:27:47:
Is there heirarchy in heaven?
Chris's comment on 2021-01-26 18:12:41:
Thank you Dianne: I'll accept that as given. I do tend to speak (or write), with 'absolution' or rather, a firm conviction because I've had to deal with many of these issues myself, have had to study them & sometimes deliver a message on them. One has to have a firm conviction, yet if that is opposed (which is the proper thing to do at times), then the response needs to also be given from the Word with equal conviction, so that it may be properly considered. I have to admit that at times, an answer given me has stumped me & required me to search further in the Word.
Often, I've wished that folk would follow through with a 'why I believe my view is correct' based on critical examination of Scripture, but I know that time & knowledge may not be available to them. But I do enjoy searching the Scriptures with my brothers & sisters in Christ here on this Site - I think we are benefited in our study & consideration of them & one another's views. Blessings.
Dianne's comment on 2021-01-26 15:35:45:
Chris its interesting that your statements are delivered with absolution.
Dianne's comment on 2021-01-26 05:48:57:
Yes there is prayer with understanding and prayer in the spirit.
Chris's comment on 2021-01-26 03:35:35:
That's not necessarily so. One can be so moved & engaged with the Holy Spirit that his prayers can become so vibrant & focussed. He may find himself using a gift of other tongues or his earthly language in such prayer. Also see 1 Corinthians 14:14-16, where the instruction concerns the use of other tongues - he can pray in the spirit (tongues) or he can choose to pray with understanding (using his own language or also having the gift of Interpretation of that tongue). And in the Church, interpretation must be given, whether in some utterance or in prayer, so that the Church might receive the Word & be blessed.
CRISTA's comment on 2021-01-25 19:09:37:
some people say that praying in the Spirit means praying in tongues, is this true?
Steven's comment on 2013-05-14 15:15:38:
I think the phrase "in the Spirit" would be more uniquely meaningful if rendered "in (the) spirit". Meaning, our human spirit. For this is where we contact God. God is not only "in" our spirit but also "mingled" with it: "He who is joined to the Lord is on spirit". When interpreted in this way it removes all question of how to pray in "the Spirit", which, properly, would be interpreted as in The Spirit of God; i.e. the Holy Spirit. It should be obvious that we must be in The Spirit when we pray but the issue is this: where is that, specificall, and how do we enter there or, for that matter, how do we know when we are there?
Al's comment on 2012-12-29 08:13:14:
It has been my experience that this is about realizing that EVERY thought in our head is indeed its own prayer, and we are to be MINDFUL of God and nothing else, so as to fervently watch that we do not blaspheme the Holy Spirit. Unceasingly means... we hold all thoughts captive to Christ... and CHRIST alone... it is NOT a religious mantra... God is THAT much every moment of every day.