Topic: You Pray In Tongues From Your Spirit [Thursday, June 15th]
For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries (1 Corinthians 14:2).*_
When you pray in tongues, it’s your spirit that prays, even though the Holy Spirit is the One who grants you the language or utterance. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:14: “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.”
Praying in tongues transcends the realm of the mind or human understanding, because the language is divine. All you do is connect your vocal organs to your human spirit and the flow takes place. That connection is your act of faith—the same faith you expressed when you received Christ into your heart, and now you can tell others you’re born again. Connect your vocal organs to your spirit. You’ll be amazed at how simple that really is.
On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples of Jesus and, immediately, they began to speak in other tongues. Those that heard them speaking in tongues mocked them, because the Bible says, “…he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries” (1 Corinthians 14:2). When you speak in other tongues, no man understands what you’re saying, but your spirit is in communion with God; it’s a spirit-to-Spirit communication.
Therefore, never get discouraged or even bothered by those who may jeer at you for speaking in tongues. It’s the language of the Spirit. The Bible says the things of the Spirit are foolishness to the natural man: “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14).
Contrary to what the skeptics say, speaking in tongues isn’t something you force out of your mouth or try to do; it’s the Holy Spirit that enables you to do it. However, it’s important to know that though it’s the Holy Spirit who gives the ability, you’re the one who has to open your mouth in faith and speak the words He generates in your spirit.
Dear Father, I thank you for the tremendous blessings and impact of praying in tongues. I yield myself to the Holy Spirit, who energizes my spirit and causes me to utter divine secrets and mysteries of the Kingdom, thereby synchronising myself with God’s perfect will, walking in preordained pathways, to the praise and glory of Christ. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: || Romans 8:26 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. ||
|| 1 Corinthians 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. ||
|| Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Acts 5:12-42,
2 Chronicles 23-25
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 1:57-66,