- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Bible Questions and Answers about the Holy Spirit
- Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2009 15:09
The Lord Jesus taught the disciples to pray to the Father in the name of the Lord Jesus (John 16:23). In the epistles we learn that we should pray in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18), who helps us to pray intelligently and makes intercession for us (Romans 8:26, 27). Before Pentecost, the Spirit came upon people temporarily to empower them for some special service. From the day of Pentecost onward, the Spirit came to indwell and seal each believer at the moment of conversion (Ephesians 1:13, "upon believing"). We are never told in the epistles to pray for the Spirit, be cause He already indwells, us. We are told to be filled with the Spirit in order to serve God, and to walk in the Spirit in order to please God and not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).