The Bible says we are to flow together with one mind, one heart, once accord and one purpose. As we pray in the Spirit, the love of God is poured out and released in our lives. This incredible, supernatural love is the source of unity in the Body of Christ. Keep yourself in the love of God, praying in the Holy Spirit.
-Pastor Frank Bailey, Holy Spirit, The Promised One
Have you ever watched a large building as it is constructed? There is incredible detail and planning that goes into every construction. Likewise the same is true of our spiritual building. We are each being built into a dwelling place for God (Ephesians 2:22). Jude gives us insight to ensuring our building is structurally sound.
In Matthew 7, Jesus describes the man who built his house upon the sand. When the storms of life came, his destruction was imminent. Jesus likened the man to everyone who hears His words but does not practice them.
Jude’s instruction is that we must continually pray in the Spirit, keeping ourselves in the love of God. As we pray in the Spirit, we are praying the Word and will of God over our lives. As we do this, we are “building an edifice” as the Greek in this verse describes. We are constructing and establishing our lives firmly in the love of God.
Praying in the Spirit takes us deeper into the love of God, for it is the Holy Spirit that reveals God’s love to us (Romans 5:5). Praying in the Spirit is allowing God to do the construction work of our lives (Psalms 127:1) so that our efforts are not spent in vain.