The same is true OR SHOULD BE of spiritual growth. You received Christ as your Savior, then if you expected to grow spiritually you read your Bible every day and prayed every day. You heard about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and received the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues because you wanted God’s spiritual power in your life. (Acts 1:8).
Then hopefully you started leading others to Christ as the Lord has told us in the Great Commission that we were to tell others about the Lord and Jesus said signs would follow you as a Christian. (Mark 16:14-20). As the Lord allows the gifts of the Spirit should be manifesting in your life. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11).
Another sign of a spiritually mature Christian is that they do not walk in unforgiveness or jealousy as they are not easily offended and they do not allow pride to get a hold on them.
Of course I have showed just some of the things that differentiate a spiritual mature Christian as opposed to one that is still in the baby stage.
All of us are somewhere along the way in spiritual growth. Some have received the new birth and have been saved for many years and have even gone to church faithfully but have not applied the Word of God and are still in the baby stage, unfortunately.
I believe this is why the Lord spoke to my heart to teach on the 8th chapter of Romans, the Lord wants us to spiritually mature.
I know you will be hearing a lot about spiritual growth as the days go as the Lord speaks through ministers of the Word of God.
It’s exciting to mature spiritually, it allows us to walk in many areas of the supernatural things of the Lord. He shows us things to come, He reveals things of the past that we did not know about in order to minister to others. He allows us to minister in the gifts of healing, prophecy, working of miracles as He wills and other areas of His power to bless others.
SO THIS TEACHING IS MEANT TO BE AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOU TO HELP YOU RECEIVE ALL THE YOUR LORD HAS FOR YOU, TO BE EXCITED ABOUT WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST AND PRODUCE SPIRITUAL FRUIT. (IT IS AN EXCITING LIFE AS WE ARE LED BY THE LORD).
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You talk about a heavy duty scripture, just look at what the Apostle Paul is talking about in this scripture. If you get a revelation of just this one verse it will change your life drastically for the good.
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. 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.”
Nita and I have been teaching on the Holy Spirit at the church we attend once a month for the last 9 months. We started in Genesis 1:1-1:2 and went through the Old Testament and now have started in the New Testament. We have had the opportunity to pray with people during that time to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit and they have all received it with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.
We have taught the people that one of the greatest reasons why you need to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is right here in Romans 8:26-27.
The Holy Spirit helps us with our infirmities (in the original Greek infirmities means to UNDERSTAND A THING when it applies to the spirit of man, of which in this verse it is talking about the spirit of man so it is not talking about sickness or disease). As we do not know how to pray about many things in our life. We tend to be biased and opinionated and if we prayed in English we would not pray according to God’s perfect will. But this verse says that the Holy Spirit prays through us and puts groanings in our spirit and as we pray those words that the Holy Spirit gives us in our spirit WE ARE PRAYING ACCORDING TO GOD’S PERFECT WILL.
IF IT WAS ONLY FOR THIS REASON TO RECEIVE THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND PRAY IN TONGUES EVERY DAY OF OUR LIFE IT WOULD BE INVALUABLE.
LOOK AT WHAT THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID. NO WONDER HE HAD SUCH POWER IN HIS MINISTRY.
“I THANK MY GOD, I SPEAK WITH TONGUES MORE THAN YOU ALL.” 1 Corinthians 14:18
I TRY TO MAKE IT A POINT TO PRAY IN TONGUES EVERY DAY. YOU KNOW WHY, BECAUSE I WANT TO PRAY ABOUT THINGS ACCORDING TO GOD’S WILL, NOT MINE. HE KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR ME AND YOU, AMEN?
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
It is not by chance that the Lord has the Apostle Paul make this statement right after the Lord tells us to pray in tongues according to the groanings or those words that the Holy Spirit puts into our spirit to speak as we pray in tongues.
Of course all things work together for good for those that are walking in the spirit as this whole 8th chapter of Romans is talking about and not allowing our flesh to make a mess of our life.
Romans 8:29 “For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be the firstborn amongst many brethren.”
Let me caution you with this statement that when the Lord said He foreknew and did predestinate, it does not mean that the Lord has picked some individuals to be saved and others to be lost. How do we know this: “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE. 2 Peter 3:9. ALSO “For God so loved the WORLD, that He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in Him should not perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE.” John 3:16
So God does not play favorites nor railroad anyone into missing out on everlasting life with Him. But at the same time since He is God and all knowing He knows given all of the grace and mercy He pours out upon all to receive Him, God knows who will ultimately accept Him as their Savior and who will not. That is what this verse is talking about.
The Lord goes on to say in this verse that for those who choose to accepts Him as their Savior He helps them be conformed (to progressively be more like Jesus). Therefore God the Father has made His Son to be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters in Christ. Christ in this sense is our elder brother. We are part of the Lord’s family spiritually speaking.
Romans 8:30 Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.”
Here the Apostle Paul is talking about the progressive work that the Lord does in every Christian. First as I mentioned above HE has called us all to repentance to accept Him as our Savior but the ones that receive Him are the predestinated and called of the Lord.
Then the Lord justifies us. This is part of the continued work of God’s redemption in us. By justification the Lord means that He RENDERS US RIGHTEOUS. Not because of any righteousness that we have in our own ability but because He lives in us we are righteous with His righteousness. “For He (the Father God) hath made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we (I know it is incredible) might be made the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
Then after the Lord renders us righteous because of Jesus righteousness that is living in us He will eventually GLORIFY us.
The last part of our change from a mortal man to an eternal man living with the Lord is our glorified body.
Please read 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18. These verses are talking about our glorified bodies. The dead in Christ (ones that have already gone to heaven and also the raptured saints will receive our glorified bodies at the same time, which is at the rapture of the church). That’s why the Apostle Paul said the dead in Christ shall also rise first at the rapture, he is talking about their body as their spirit is already in heaven with the Lord. We know the ones that previously died that their spirits went to heaven right away. This is found in 2 Corinthians 5:8 “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
Next week we will continue with some of the remaining scriptures of Romans the 8th chapter.
Once again you will see very positive answers to questions that you have probably had about your walk with the Lord.
The Bible says: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
Many times I have shared the Word of God with Christians and after they have seen the answer to their concern in the Bible they said, thank you for helping me. I always say, don’t thank me thank the Lord and His Word, He is the one that makes you free, no man can do that.
Please send us your testimony of how this Word of God in Romans Chapter 8 has helped you. Others need to hear your testimony, it encourages us all. You can send your comments to us on the comments section on our website, or if you prefer send it to us privately on our Gmail.
Nita and I have been called to an evangelistic/teaching ministry. Some of the areas that we teach on is The Precious Holy Spirit, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, His gifts and how to walk in the supernatural, how to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth, Bible prophecy, the privilege and blessing of giving tithes and offerings to the Lord and most important of all leading people to the Lord Jesus Christ.
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IF YOU HAVE NEVER ASKED THE PRECIOUS LORD JESUS IN YOUR LIFE TO BE YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR, THE BIBLE SAYS IF THOU SHALL CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS AND SHALL BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD (EASTER), YOU SHALL BE SAVED. FOR WITH THE HEART MAN BELIEVES UNTO RIGHTEOUNESS (RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD) AND WITH YOUR MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION. ROMANS 10:9-10
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Nita and I hope you have enjoyed the teaching on the 8th chapter of Romans, it has set many people free from false teaching and not understanding the Word of God.
Have a blessed week, we pray that you will visit us again on this website.
Conrad & Nita Freiholtz
Conrad Freiholtz Ministries,
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Tempe, Arizona 85284