2 spirits in us

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Man is a multi-part being - body, soul, and spirit. Christians have the Holy Spirit dwelling in them. 2 spirits can be confusing.

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2 spirits in us

  1. 1. Free Powerpoint Templates Two Spirits In Us Romans 8:26-28
  2. 2. Romans 8:26-28 26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
  3. 3. Romans 8:26 26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Man is a multi-part being – body, soul, spirit The Christian also has the Holy Spirit dwelling in them.
  4. 4. Romans 8:26 When we are in pain (physical, emotional, or spiritual) We don't know WHAT to pray for We don't know HOW to pray We can only groan and sigh Our spirit takes our groans and intercedes for us
  5. 5. Romans 8:26 NOTE : This is not the Holy Spirit because : 1 – This spirit can not express itself in words. 2 – However, the Holy Spirit can speak expressly. ( 2 Timothy 4:1 ) 3 – Notice WHO is groaning – fleshly self 4 – Who is interceding ? Our spirit 5 – How does our spirit do this ? See the next verse.
  6. 6. Romans 8:27 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 1 – Our spirit searches our heart 2 – Our spirit knows our mind 3 – Our spirit makes intercession for our body in pain and anguish
  7. 7. Romans 8:27 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Romans 8:34 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 1 Timothy 2:5 Jesus is the ONLY mediator. The Holy Spirit is not involved in intercession and prayer.
  8. 8. Romans 8:27 Foy E. Wallace, Jr., A Review of the New Versions , page 416 - “The “Spirit” of this passage that makes intercession with groans that cannot be uttered is the human sprit. The context of the two verses indicates clearly that the groaning is done by the sprit of the one who is praying. The word “groanings” indicates yearning – our own sprit groans with yearning which we cannot utter, which we cannot make vocal, or put into words. :
  9. 9. Romans 8:27 Alexander Campbell, « Millennial Harbinger », Vol. 1, page 111 – « I say, then, the spirit itself speaks for us to God ; it intercedes for our deliverance by groans which cannot be expressed in words. For although our spirit groans under these bodily afflictions and infirmities, and cannot give utterance to its own desires ; yet when patiently bearing these trials, its groans have a meaning which is understood.”
  10. 10. Romans 8:28 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. V ery I mportant P assage
  11. 11. Romans 8:28 We know – understand, have the information All things – not some, but ALL Work together – two bad things can work together a) Sodium and Chloride (both poisons) – put together – table salt b) Hydrogen (explosive gas) and Oxygen (needed for explosion or fire) – put together – water to put out fires
  12. 12. Romans 8:28 For good – REAL ISSUE – WHAT IS GOOD ? NOT : What I like, brings me pleasure BUT : What glorifies God, pleases God, brings us to God TEST : Is _______ good ? Promotion ; Fishing ; Heart attack ; Cancer ; House fire What will result in your being closer to God ? What may cause you to be farther away ?
  13. 13. Romans 8:28 To Them - - - Who love God – seek God's will, strive to be closer to God Called according to His purpose – not our own ambition or desire
  14. 14. Conclusion 2 Spirits are in the Christian 1 – The human spirit (soul) 2 – The Holy Spirit We groan – our spirit understands and intercedes for us Christ understands and responds

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