THE BONDAGE OF SIN
BONDAGE OF SIN - PART 1/2 - BY VALDEMIR MOTA DE MENEZES from scribevaldemirmota on GodTube.
For best performance we see the Holy Spirit breaking the dominion of sin and the flesh in our lives, we must recognize that Paul is the law of sin as a captive:
"Because, after the inward man I delight in God's law, but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members." Romans 7:22,23
Pay attention to the phrase used by the writer "take captive." It is this line of reasoning he declares in Romans 8:15 that we have not received the "spirit of bondage". The law of sin and death, is actually a bondage.
After thinking this bondage of sin extends and presents creation itself (ecosystems) enslaved and yearning for liberation:
"For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the freedom of God's children.
Because we know that the whole creation together, and groans in the pains of childbirth together until now, and not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly, waiting for our adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. "Romans 8:19-23
And the Word of God draws a parallel between nature and humanity in these terms: both are in "bondage to decay", both awaiting release, and both have the same language outburst this yearning to be free: the groans. Both nature and humanity groan. And these moans are a real prayer for deliverance that will be answered! And soon after, we see Paul using the phrase "the same way the Spirit also" ... The Holy Bible is saying that just as the creation and humanity groan, SO ALSO the Holy Spirit groans! No need to groan for deliverance, but groans in us, leading us to a more effective prayer for deliverance. And it is exactly this point that appears to prayer in the Holy Spirit connected to conquer the flesh:
"Also, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we know not what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for with inexpressible groanings." Romans 8:26
We are helped in weakness. And that weakness is this? The context of the entire chapter - and even earlier - tells of one weakness: the carnal. The only way to win the beef is with the help of the Spirit. And as he helps us? Since we do not know to pray as we ought, the Spirit intercedes for us ... The language of prayer is the supernatural aid which the Father has given to us to win the flesh is using the speaking in tongues that know the liberating touch of life of the Holy Spirit.
Interestingly too, the meaning of this word translated as "help" (or watch). In the original Greek is sunantilambanomai, which means "pick against something firm, along with". This word fits well in the example of someone who helps another to carry something heavy, like a piano. It is literally "grab the other end of the weight," which in fact reflects a society. It helps in partnership.
Now mind you, when we speak of our spirit, the Holy Spirit within us, praying in tongues, this does not suggest a society too?
Hallelujah! God has given us a powerful weapon against the carnal, and we use it every day. I know very well in practice, which, as we pray in tongues over our flesh is weak. The very exercise of spirit makes us more aware of God's presence and alert to the subtle snares of the flesh.
Praying in tongues is to have the help of the Holy Spirit against the weaknesses of the flesh is to have him as a partner, "picking up the other end of the weight" and helping us as a burden that we can not carry alone. The bondage of corruption from the law of sin in our flesh is broken in gemermos and pray in the Spirit. He intercedes for us because we would not know ourselves to do it correctly. And if He prays correctly through us when we speak in tongues, we can be sure that we will see the answer as well!
The Bible does not say that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us in heaven. But the Spirit of God intercedes THROUGH WHEN we speak in tongues. The only biblical mandate of the Holy Spirit as the prayer is to help us to pray, do not pray in our place. So if we want to win, we must intentionally and deliberately invest time in prayer in the Spirit.
Overcome the weaknesses of the flesh is therefore more of the multiple benefits of speaking in tongues data for our full victory.
(Comment: Valdemir Mota de Menezes, the Scribe)