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Tongues – Accessing Encouragement and Wisdom from Heaven

9 May

Who gets all the encouragement we need?  Want more?  God has made a way for us to get encouraged anytime we want. Try 1 Cor 14:4, “He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself” and Jude 1:20, “build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.”  Isn’t it amazing that God made a way for us to get encouraged!  And we don’t even need another person to express a gushing feeling about us… we just need to pray in our Heavenly language.

So how do we get encouraged when we pray in the Spirit?  1 Cor 14:2 says, “For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God… he utters mysteries with his spirit.”  When we are baptized in the Holy Spirit, He now resides in us in fuller measure.  When we pray in our Heavenly language, the Holy Spirit is praying through our spirit to God.  When He is praying through us, the ‘by-product’ is that our spirit gets encouraged by God’s Spirit.

Now that’s good ‘medicine’ right there.  God says, “Take a few moments to pray in your Heavenly language and call Me the morning”.  Fun, huh?

Furthermore, as those who have been commissioned to re-present God on the earth, we need Heaven’s wisdom for our lives… and for a needy world.  So how do we get wisdom and understanding?  When we use our Heavenly language, access is created into the Spirit realm.  While speaking those “mysteries to God” Paul goes on to say that we should ask to understand what we’re saying: 1 Cor. 14:13 “For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says.”   For wisdom from ‘out of this world’, try ‘listening in’ to our spirit and God’s Spirit communing.

Thus Heavenly understanding is available for us while using our Heavenly language.  And as evidence, consider this; Apostle Paul, who wrote the largest part of the New Testament also spoke in tongues more than everyone… I Cor 14:18  “I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.”  Is this just a coincidence that the one who spoke in tongues more than anyone also wrote the largest part of the Bible?

Would you like more encouragement and wisdom from Heaven?  Then consider following Paul’s personal practice… and his desire for you, found in I Cor 14:5, “I would like every one of you to speak in tongues.”

What a ‘tough job’ we’ve got… letting Holy Spirit pray through us back to Father!  You just gotta love God’s strategy, how He makes it possible for us to get encouraged while we’re doing His business.  Crazy cool!  And think of this; when Holy Spirit prays, He always prays the very best prayers; He always prays in accordance with the will of God; He ALWAYS gets the answers to His prayers and He always encourages us as He prays.  Now who couldn’t like that?

Yay, Holy Spirit!  I love the way You pray… and how You encourage me and give me understanding when You pray through me.  Thank you!

by Gary Kershner and MLH

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