GOD HAS GIVEN ALL THAT YOU NEED FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS: SO WHY PRAY? PART 6
PRAYING OR SPEAKING IN NEW TONGUES contd.
With this capsule I intend to conclude my teaching on speaking in new tongues for now. I sincerely pray that it has affected you the way it has affected me. I know change is difficult for a lot of us, so the best investment you can make is to make change pay dividends. Don't be a 'follow, follow Christian ' it's time to stand out and be different. When you became born again God made provision for everything that you will ever need in your spirit, when you became baptised in the Holy Spirit and speak in new tongues, He gave you the tool to explore and draw them out into the physical, natural world.
In John 16:7, Christ told the disciples that it is to their advantage that He is leaving them because that would allow the Holy Spirit to come to them. In Acts 1:8, He commanded them not to go anywhere until they receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. In 2Corinthians 13:14, He admonished the Church in Corinth to cultivate fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Outside of studying and meditating on the Word of God, when you speak in new tongues in your devotional time you strengthen your fellowship with the third person of the God-head, the Holy Spirit. Note in John 14:16-17, before Christ left He promised that the Holy Spirit when He comes He will dwell in and with us FOREVER! One of the tragedies of the modern church is that we have not come to appreciate this reality. We treat the Holy Spirit as someone that comes and goes, instead of a constant companion. Again I want to encourage you to spend a significant part of your personal devotional prayer time praying in tongues, it is far more productive instead of asking for 'this and that', try it, you will find out that things would work out better. One of the reason why we run around looking for somebody to prophesy for us is because we have not spent time listening to the Holy Spirit, believe me, in things concerning you, God prefers to speak directly to you (Romans 8:16).
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,”
Jude 1:20 KJV
Jude 1:20, says when you pray in new tongues, you build yourself up, in other words your life becomes spiritually stable, strengthened and established (Ephesians 3:16). Have you ever considered what this means? Can you imagine it? I will try and break it down for you, like Christ did. When you pray in new tongues
1. John 14:16, He teaches you ALL things, and bring ALL things to your remembrance,
whatsoever Christ has taught (1 John 2:20,27)
2. John 16:13a, He guides you into ALL truth, that is you will avoid error
3. John 16:13b, He show you things to come, nothing will take you by surprise. You will be in the know so to say.
4. Jude 1:21, He would establish you in the love of God. You will come to really understand what God's UNCONDITIONAL love means (Romans 5:5, Ephesians 3:16-19). The reason why Faith is such a struggle, is because there is a lack of understanding of the love of God (Galatians 5:6)
We have discussed and shared a lot and I guarantee you, if you will put it to practice, your life will never be the same, the word of God will open up to you like never before, you will remember the things of God like never before, you will have the boldness to enter and walk in the NEW and LIVING way (Hebrews 10:19-20).
SPEAK IN NEW TONGUES, LET YOUR SPIRIT PRAY THE WISDOM OF GOD ORDAINED FOR US BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH.