Pastor Joseph Prince sermon Feeling Troubled Start Praying In The Spirit: Pastor Joseph prince shares with us something that will help us so much in walking in the Spirit and that is actually a New Covenant prayer. He calls it Prayer 2.0. What prayer is that? It’s praying in the Spirit, praying in tongues. Today, in the evangelical fields, they use the term praying in the Spirit but many a times they mean: I’m praying by the leading of the Spirit.
What does that mean? Praying in the Spirit? How about other prayers? Is it saying that they’re not led by the Spirit? Obviously, when the Bible says: “praying in the Spirit”, it must be translated and interpreted by the Bible.And 1 Corinthians 14 says: “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, there’s no escaping this, my spirit prays.” But remember this: Praying in the Spirit is praying in tongues, But praying in tongues is something that was never given to the Old Testament saints.
When they were under the law, it was something that was never given to them, No one prayed in tongues, It was unique for this dispensation, It was unique for the New Covenant. Now, ask yourself this, Why is this prayer, Prayer 2.0, so unique? It only came into being, into existence on the day of Pentecost. Well, it is a prayer that can only come forth from your Spirit and it denotes that the Holy Spirit is in you.
It denotes that you are now so clean on the inside by the blood of Jesus that the Holy Spirit has taken residence in you. Did you know that even for all the prophets of the Old Testament and the righteous kings—when the Holy Spirit came on them, that’s what happens? The Holy Spirit comes on them and then leaves them and comes on them
to prophesy, to cause them to prophesy and then leaves them.
Just like Jesus said in the upper room to His disciples: the Holy Spirit, who is with you, The word ‘with’ means to be with you like in the Old Testament, shall be in you And He will be in you forever.” How long is the Holy Spirit in you? Forever, So because of that, we have this prayer language And, we are not tapping into it, One of the ways we walk in the Spirit and be led by the Spirit is to pray in tongues, to pray in the Spirit.
And if you’re saying that the early church needs all the gifts of the Spirit, whereas for us, it all petered out when Peter petered out. Then friend, are you saying that we are living in better times than them? On the contrary, we are living in worse times. That was the church in its infancy, And they needed the power of the Holy Spirit, yes nonetheless But in the times that we are living in, we need it even more, We’re living in the last days And nowhere in the Bible does it say that all the gifts of the Spirit have ceased.
That’s why in the 7th article of the spiritual armor found in Ephesians 6, that a believer ought to have, it tells you that first, you have the loins girded with truth. Then you have the breastplate of righteousness; You have your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, your shoes. Then you have the shield of faith, you have the helmet of salvation, And the sword of the Spirit,
Pastor Joseph prince has taught us how important it is to pray in the spirit, we must try it out and see the wonders.