Praying in the Spirit

Saturday January 18, 2014

Jude 20 tells us to build ourselves up in our most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. Some translations use Holy “Ghost”, meaning “Guest”, indicating the indwelling Spirit of God. Ephesians 6:18 says for us to pray in the Spirit with all prayer and supplication. We are to pursue love, desire spiritual gifts, prophesy, and to speak (pray) in tongues (an unknown language) (1 Corinthians 14:1-2, 4). Why are we to pray in tongues? It’s something only you can do for yourself, because it edifies you, and it’s speaking mysteries to God. Out of you will flow rivers of living water when you pray in the Holy Spirit. When you are praying in the Spirit, you can get the interpretation of what you are praying (1 Corinthians 14:13). If you give out a tongue in a group, there must be an interpreter. When you pray in the Holy Spirit (tongues), what you are praying is not coming from your mind but from His Spirit in you. Praying in the Spirit will greatly help you to know how to raise your children, what to say, actually everything you do, because He has prepared things for you. When you pray in tongues, you’re speaking mysteries (1 Corinthians 2:4-13). God had hidden these mysteries from the devil since before the beginning of the world, and He reveals them by His Spirit. Our minds and our emotions are not the Spirit. We receive the Spirit so that we might understand what has been freely given to us by God. God’s Spirit gives us the ability to speak the mysteries, the wisdom of God.