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THE WEEPING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Joni Ames
A.C.T.S. Ministries
JoniAmes@aol.com 

WHY AM I WEEPING?

Recently, many people have contacted me to pray for them because they are "weeping." Over the years, I've learned this usually happens with me as the Lord calls me to pray, and it is called, "the weeping of the Holy Spirit" or "prophetic intercession."

You may feel like crying, and try to brush it off thinking it was "depression from the enemy" or "the blues" creeping in, or that you were "losing it." MANY people have been going through this lately. Some have even had thoughts like, "There is no hope!", or "I'm not doing anything worthwhile in life," or even thoughts of impending doom or death.

You are not feeling this for yourself. You are standing in the gap. Much of it may be for the current situation in Israel, or for the victims of coming storms similar to Katrina, tsunamis, earthquakes, wars, or other catastrophes and items of intercession--whether personal, national, or corporate Body of Christ issues.

Do NOT ignore this, nor think that you are "losing it" or that it is just the "blues." Don't allow the enemy to turn it inward or into depression...this weeping that is coming from our inner-most being is the weeping of the Holy Spirit--Prophetic Intercession. It isn't depression, hormones, or insanity, so cast down those imaginations!

We must not let the enemy defile it by calling it "depression," or by any other name. We also must not defile it ourselves by "turning it off" or turning it inward. To do so would be to harden our hearts to what the Spirit is saying, which would deeply grieve Him, as well as reverse its intended use and bear no fruit.

SO, WHAT IS THIS WEEPING SAYING TO US?

"Oh my soul, my soul! I am pained in my very heart! My heart makes a noise in me, that I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard, 'O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.'" Jeremiah 4:19

The enemy of our souls is out to kill, steal, and destroy, but the Holy Spirit within us wants to use us to properly do battle against the enemy. However, we must remember, "...the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty THROUGH GOD for pulling down of strongholds." 2 Corinthians 10:4

We must allow the Holy Spirit the "right of way" to take it over and to direct it. We must turn TO it and not from it. We must not be ashamed of the weeping that He desires to cry out through us! "...Today if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts...." Hebrews 3:7-8

SO WHAT DO WE DO WITH THIS WEEPING?

We need to ALLOW the Holy Spirit to cry, to pray through us when this unction comes upon us, and to NOT "shut it down." Additionally, don't worry about the "words" you will pray....

Romans 8:26-27, "...the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God."

As we allow the weeping unction of the Holy Spirit to cry out through us, we will be praying for the things for which the Spirit within us is weeping, in the way the Lord wants it prayed about, and in the will of the Lord for the outcome.

AND THEN WHAT?

Romans 8:28, "And (then) we know that all things (will) work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." (Emphasis mine)

Let the Reader Understand...

In other words, when those tears and/or deep groanings come, LET them! Grab your Kleenex and "go with it!" Don't stop it! Be led by the Holy Spirit.

And understand that even if you don't have your prayer language, you are still His Sheep, and you can still hear and obey the voice of the Lord, and be directed to pray according to the will of God. In whatever way He desires for you to pray, "pray it through!" Until you have a "release" or a sensing of peace that it has been "taken care of."

Don't be concerned about "words!" It may be that you will experience tears and/or groanings alone. Also, we don't need to be embarrassed by tears (ours or others) if they begin to flow. We just need to "let go and let God!" And let's not "fake it" or get loud to get attention. Weeping may very well and most likely occur, when we are all alone.

Let's just allow the Holy Spirit total access to and through us, to be led by Him, for His purposes to be accomplished when and how He causes that unction to come. It is a time to let the "rain" of the Holy Spirit "reign!" To let Him cry out through us for souls and for mercy!

In this time when so many have serious needs, let us heed the voice of the Spirit to "pray it through."

Revelation 2:11, "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches..."