What are groanings that cannot be uttered – Romans 8:26? So many believers are now making some sounds while praying and refers it to groanings by the Holy Spirit.
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
The word groaning is translated from the Greek word στεναγμος, stenagmos, (pronounced as: sten-ag-mos’) meaning a sigh, or groaning. Stenagmos is coming from στεναζω, stenazo, (pronounced as: sten-ad’-zo) to make (intransitively, be) in straits, i.e. (by implication) to sigh, murmur, pray inaudibly, with grief, groan, grudge, sigh.
● Which cannot be uttered
Which cannot be uttered is translated from the Greek word αλαλητος, alaletos, (pronounced as: al-al’-ay-tos) meaning unspeakable, unutterable, which cannot be uttered.
Now let us look at the verse again: “THE SPIRIT itself maketh intercession FOR US with groanings which cannot be uttered [by us].
We see now a few things:
- It is the Holy Spirit who is praying FOR US.
- When the Spirit is praying FOR US, it is NOT WE who are praying, but the Spirit.
- The Spirit prays (not us) with sighs that WE CANNOT UTTER, which are UNSPEAKABLE TO US.
From this I conclude that those who make the sounds (which they cannot utter !!) are not speaking the truth when they say it is the Holy Spirit, and that they find themselves on extremely dangerous terrain.
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