The next day as they were still on their way and were approaching the town, Peter went up to the roof of the house to pray, about the sixth hour (noon). But he became very hungry, and wanted something to eat; and while the meal was being prepared a trance came over him, And he saw the sky opened and something like a great sheet lowered by the four corners, descending to the earth. It contained all kind quadrupeds and wild beasts and creeping things of the earth and birds of the air. And there came a voice to him, saying, Rise up, Peter, kill and eat. But Peter said, No, by no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common and unhallowed or [ceremonially] unclean. And the voice came to him again a second time, What God has cleansed and pronounced clean, do not you defile and profane by regarding and calling common and unhallowed or unclean.” Acts 10:9-15
Now Peter the apostle thought salvation was for the Jews only. That is what he thought. That is not what Jesus Christ our Lord told him. He did not know that the Blood of Jesus Christ was shed for all men irrespective of their nationality for the remission of sins. So the Lord God Almighty was helping him during time of praying in The Spirit with the help of the Holy Spirit to destroy this mindset so that his ministry can be extended to the gentiles also.
Have you ever been in a place whereby you thought you know, only for you to find out after a while that what you have been holding on to is false and has been hindering you from moving forward? This is what the bible also calls a stronghold.
Strongholds are human reasonings, proud arguments and myths from ancestors or customs that exalts itself above God’s Word and stops people from embracing Jesus Christ and move forward with their lives. It gives people wrong a believe system about God Almighty.
So when we pray in The Spirit with the help of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit reveals to us those things which we are ignorant about. For He (the Holy Spirit ) is our Avocate to help us in our ignorance.
But when the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth Who comes (proceeds) from the Father, He [Himself] will testify regarding Me.” John 15:26 AMP
So praying in The Spirit with the help of the Holy Spirit destroys false believe systems or mindsets that we have embraced or adopt as concerns God Almighty which is not true.
That is to say it destroys seeds of deception sown by the devil in our lives to corrupt God’s Word in us through false doctrine.
Let’s pray together:
Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your Word. Search my heart through Your Spirit and expose every false doctrine, believe system, mindset or ignorance which I have concerning You which is wrong as I practice praying in The Spirit with the help of the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ mighty Name, Amen.