I pray in the Spirit. I did not receive this power until after I had been baptized in the Holy Spirit. Praying in the spirit is not praying in the mind, they are two separate things. Now, it is a valid thing to pray in the mind but it does not have the same spiritual power that spiritual praying has. It may take some faith and supplication to pray in the spirit, if you are not sure if you ever have, then for sure you haven't. God's spirit bears witness to our spirit when we pray in power.

There are many that teach that all saved Christians have been baptized in the Holy Spirit. I believe that it is an experience separate from initial salvation and like the Bible says, "you shall receive power." There are also others that teach the same thing that thinks that the Holy Spirit was given at Pentecost. No, this is when the power of the Holy Spirit was given. After the resurrection, Jesus had appeared to the disciples, breathed on them and said "receive the Holy Ghost; whoever sins you remit, they are remitted unto them; and whoever sins you retain, they are retained." This breathing on the disciples was the Holy Ghost but was still not the Baptism with the Holy Ghost because Jesus told them later when it would be.

Many people have deceived themselves when they think that they have it all when they don't. I am not pointing any fingers here, just making a statement of fact. Praying in the spirit for me means that I understand what it is for wells of living waters to spill out from me. I understand the daystar arising in my heart, I understand the bowels of mercy. This is God's spiritual power from my innermost being, so I cannot boast but I can tell the difference because I have experienced the difference of being a Christian and not having it and then receiving the power later.

We are to be renewed in the spirit of our mind and to be spiritually minded but we are to be praying in the mind of the spirit, not in the flesh, not in our own minds only. Many do not acknowledge or understand the difference because they have not truly been baptized in the Holy Spirit which is complete spiritual immersion and gives you the power to understand. If you think that you have all you need, then that is all you get. I want everything that God has to offer and I will not allow myself to limit His will in my life. I may fall and miss the mark but I yet want and need more of His grace and power. I believe that teaching that all Christians have been baptized in the Holy Spirit is unscriptural and has caused many to have a form of godliness but deny the power. And because the difference that the Bible teaches on it is not taught, has caused even more division.

Buber: Spirit become word, spirit become form - whoever has been touched by the spirit and did not close himself off knows to some extent of the fundamental fact. This innermost of all is absolute Spirit. It is life as yet not differentiated into any specific mode; it is the universal life which pervades all things and is at the heart of all appearances. To come into the knowledge of this is to come into the secret of power, and to enter into the secret place of Living Spirit.
Job: But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.
[134, 136, 162, Job]

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