Turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Romans chapter
eight. The book of Romans chapter eight. And we won’t be
very long. Romans chapter eight. We’re going to look at
verse twenty-six through verse twenty-eight. Romans chapter
eight, verse twenty-six through verse twenty-eight.
And when you reach there, please signify by saying amen.
And would you please stand for the reading of God’s Word
tonight? It says,
26. 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
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.
28. And we know that all things work together for good to
them that love God, to them who are the called according to
Let us pray.
Most holy and gracious heavenly Father, we thank You for
who You are and for what You do. Father, hide Your son
behind the cross, that Your people would see You and not me.
Father, as I decrease I ask that You would increase. Lord, let
the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be
acceptable in Thy sight, oh Lord, my strength and my
Redeemer. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
You may be seated in the house of God tonight.
In verse twenty-six it says, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth
(or aids) our infirmities.”
When we look at that word “infirmity,” it means “frailties.”
So in other words the Spirit of God helps us with our frailties.
Our frailties in what? In prayer? You see, even in prayer we
can have weakness or frailties. And what He does is, He
comes and He aids us. And He helps us, that we would be
able to pray as we need to pray. Because the Bible said that
we don’t know what we need to pray as we ought to pray.
You see, a lot of times when we begin to pray, in our minds,
in our finite thinking, we think that we know what we need to
pray for. But the Holy Spirit is there to aid us. Because the
Bible says He knows what is in the mind of God. And He
knows what the will of God is for our lives.
In prayer, even in prayer we are weak. Even in prayer we are
As a believer we are not left to our own resources or our own
supply. You see, the Holy Spirit begins to move for us.
Amen? The Bible says that He makes groanings that cannot
be uttered. In other words, things that this carnal mind or this
natural mind cannot understand. Because if we were able to
understand them, we would be able to speak them for
The Bible says He begins to say things that we don’t
understand. And if we don’t understand it, the devil don’t
understand it. Come on. Talk to me tonight.
He helps us with our infirmities. He helps us with our
frailties in prayer. That’s why it’s so important that we have
our prayer language. It’s so important that we have our
prayer language. It is not that you are not saved if you don’t
speak in tongues. But it is the evidence. Glory to God. The
Holy Spirit. That you have the evidence of the Holy Spirit in
But it is not that you are not saved if you don’t speak in
tongues. But it is to your advantage that you pray in the
Spirit. Because the Spirit knows the mind and the will of
He helps us in prayer. He aids us with knowing the will of
You see, when you get down and I get down on my knees, a
lot of times I reach a point when I’m there where I don’t
know what else to say. Because my vocabulary is limited.
Oh, my God. My vocabulary is limited. But His vocabulary
When He begins to pray through us and with us and for us, it
may sound as if you’re saying the same thing. But see, you’re
not always just saying the same thing over and over and over
again. Because the things of God go past this intellect.
And to somebody else when you’re saying...(tongues)...and
sounding if you’re saying the same thing over and over and
over and over again. But you’re saying different things to
God. You’re saying and praying different things about the
will and the purpose and the plan of God in the earth.
Our vocabulary in the natural is limited. I remember hearing
Creflo Dollar say, when he first started his church, he said he
stayed in prayer. And all he did was walk the floor and speak
in tongues. You see, because as he was walking the floor and
speaking and praying in tongues, every member of his church
he was in prayer for. Do you hear what I’m saying?
You see, you may not know exactly what you need to pray
for, for your family and for the needs of your husband, your
wife, or your children. But as you are walking the floor and
praying in the Spirit, the Spirit of God knows what’s in the
mind of God and the will of God for each individual person in
He helps us. He aids us in our time of prayer. And with God
helping us pray, how can we go wrong? See, the Holy Spirit
is God, isn’t He? Now wait a minute. You mean that even in
prayer you going to help me pray what I need to pray? So
where is my excuse in prayer, of not knowing what to say?
When Jesus said, “I sent the Comforter in My Name, to give
you guidance and direction, and to help you, to comfort you,”
He meant in every aspect of your life. Even in your prayer.
He will come inside of you. And He’ll begin to move on you.
And He’ll make utterances that you and I cannot comprehend.
So why is there a lack of prayer a lot of times in the body of
Christ? Even when we’re at the lowest of the low... See, you
don’t have to worry about your mind praying when the Spirit
of God is on the inside of you. See, you don’t have to worry
about a heaviness on you. When people say, “I couldn’t even
pray,” the devil is a lie. You can pray.
He will do the praying through you. He will strengthen you
in your inner man. We need to learn how to ask the Holy
Spirit to intercede for us, in accordance to God’s will.
In verse twenty-eight it says,
28. And we know that all things work together for good to
them that love God, to them who are the called (or the
invited) according to his purpose.
God works in all things. He doesn’t just work, you know, in
See, a lot of times we think that God... Listen, listen, listen.
We think that God works in just isolated incidents. But He
works in all things. You see, if I cannot just... You know, I
can’t just isolate things and say, “Okay, God is just going to
work.” God is working in all things.
And all things that He’s working in it’s for our good. But this
doesn’t mean that everything that happens to us is good. But
He’s still working it together for your good.
You see, when He’s working it for your good. Listen at this.
It may not be instantaneous good. But it may be for your
long-range good. And in the process of Him working it for
our long-range good, He is working out that longsuffering in
us. That word that we don’t like. He’s working out that
patience in us. Your long-range good may not feel good right
now. But know that He’s working it all for your good in the
God in this working together for, all things for our good.
Listen. He’s not working to make us happy. You see, that’s a
misconception in the body of Christ that God is trying to work
to make you happy. God is working things out for your good.
But it’s all for His purpose and His plan. He’s not working
things out to make you happy.
The word “happy” is “blessed.” That word “blessed” means
to be happy. And if you are in the body of Christ, you are
blessed. And therefore there is your happiness in that you are
blessed to be a part of the beloved.
See, happiness is being blessed. Now joy and happiness are
two different words. The fruit of the Spirit is joy. Amen?
And the Bible says that anything we ask according to His will,
He hears us. So I need to... If I’m not... You know, if I need
joy, I need to ask for joy. But I’m already happy because I’m
blessed. Oh, my God. You don’t hear me tonight.
I’m already blessed. So in the process of Him working these
things out for my good, I may still have to ask Him to help me
to keep my joy, while I’m going through the process.
You see, even in the midst of the process, when Paul was
going through the process, he was saying that he was going to
finish his course with joy. But in the midst of it he was
saying that he was persecuted. Do you hear what I’m saying?
He was downcast. He was perplexed a lot of times.
But still he kept his joy. Because he stayed in the Presence of
God. He said, “In My Presence is the fulness of joy.” If I
stay in His Presence, no matter what I’m going through, and
while He’s working it together for my good, I will keep my
joy. Oh, my God.
So when a person says, “I’m unhappy,” and they’re in the
body of Christ, you need to correct them. You need to say,
“You’re not unhappy. Because you’re blessed. So that means
you’re already happy. But you’re just allowing the devil to
steal your joy.”
The Holy Spirit, He helps us in prayer. It said that He would
help our frailties, our infirmities. He’ll help us. He will help
you. And when you get down on your face before God and
you are broken before Him, and you begin to pray, and the
Spirit of God begins to pray through you, by the time you get
up from there, you won’t want to get up from there. Because
you’re in His Presence. You’re in His Presence.
You say, “I don’t know what to pray.” Pray in the Spirit.
And a lot of people think that you can’t just begin to pray in
the Spirit. You got the Holy Ghost. You can start from
scratch in the Spirit. (Tongues.) You can start from scratch
in the Spirit. Because it’s not according to here. It’s
according to here.
The Bible says out of what? Your belly or your spirit shall
flow rivers of living water. Not out of your intellect and your
thinking or your soulish realm, but out of your spirit man.
That’s what we need to do.
God’s not working to make us happy.
See, those that trust in God and not this life’s treasures, they
look for their security in heaven and not in earth.
You see, when you come to a point where you can say,
“Alright, Lord. Ain’t nothing else I can do but praise You.
Ain’t nothing else I can do but worship You.” When you
learn how to accept the pain... Do you hear what I’m saying?
Instead of being resentful about it.
You see, because when the Spirit of resentment comes in,
you’re not flowing with the Spirit of God, but you’re flowing
with the adversary. The Bible says don’t resent the devil and
he’ll flee from you. The Bible says resist the devil and he will
flee from you.
To resent means to be angry. And sometimes in the midst of
our anger it begins to mess with our thinking. And a lot of
times we think we mad with the devil. But really we mad
with God. Why haven’t You come through? Why didn’t
You...(tongues.) Why didn’t You do it?
And the whole time we be like, “I bind you, Satan, in the
Name of Jesus. I bind you in the Name of Jesus.” Really you
saying, “I bind You, Jesus, in the Name of Jesus.” In the
heart. In the heart.
So in order to pray right, though there is pain from your
situation, circumstance, even in your body, make sure there’s
no resentment there. For God is love. And God flows with
love. And therefore when I know that my heart is right, I
open myself up to the Anointing of God to move for me.
But if my heart is all bitter and crazy, how am I expect God to
heal me? How am I going to expect Him to deliver me and
set me free? He said, “Physician, heal thyself.” But if the
heart is not right, I can’t receive anything from God.
Somebody needed to hear that.
Saints of God, the Holy Spirit prays with us. And He helps
our frailties and our infirmities in our prayer life.
And sometimes, you know, we pray in the Name of Jesus.
And the Holy Spirit and Jesus, they don’t have any jealousy
against each other, because they’re the same one. But
sometimes we disregard the Holy Ghost. We do.
A lot of us because He’s not the Father and Jesus, in our
minds, even though we know in the Word it says that He’s
God too, we treat Him a lot of times as He is not a superior
part of the Godhead, like He’s an inferior part of the
Godhead. Do you hear what I’m saying?
And He is the one that helps us in prayer. He is the one that’s
always going to lead us to Jesus. He is going to lead us to
Him, right to the throne.
So when you’re waving your hand and you’re saying, “Holy
Spirit, have Your way,” let Him have His way for real. Let
Him have His way. And whatever He wants to do, let Him do
in you. Don’t fight with Him. Don’t battle with Him. Don’t
struggle with Him. Let Him have His way. Let Him have His
Whatever you’re going through tonight, because you are a
child of God, all things are going to work together for your
good. Remember it may be long-range, but it’s still long-range good. There may be a process of waiting and being
patient. But it’s going to work together for your good.
Give God a handclap of praise.