Sunday, August 21, 2016

Why satan does not want you to pray in tongues

Satan wants to stop people
from praying but especially he wants to prevent them from receiving
the baptism in the Holy Spirit and being able to pray in tongues,
because if you pray Satan is powerless against you. He also knows
that if you can pray in tongues, you can now pray all day long, while
you are going about your normal life, because when you pray in the
Spirit then your mind is unfruitful but your spirit prays.
As we read in first
Corinthians chapter 14 verse 14, "for if I pray in a tongue my
spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful." When you pray satan
wants to distract you and he plays on your mind. He puts all kinds of
things, thoughts and distractions, in your mind but when you pray in
tongues then you pray with the spirit and your mind is unfruitful, so
cannot distract you.
Further he does not know
what you are praying because you are praying mysteries to God. Paul
wrote in 1st Corinthians chapter 14 verse 24, " the one who
speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one
understands but in his spirit he speaks mysteries." So, what
mysteries are we praying when we do pray in tongues? The Apostle Paul
writes in Romans chapter 8 verse 26, "the Spirit helps us in our
weakness. For we do not know how we ought to pray but the Spirit
Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words, and He
who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit because the
Spirit intercedes for the Saints according to the will of God."
When we pray in tongues the Holy Spirit prays through us and
with us according to the
will of God. Although we do not understand what we are praying the
Holy Spirit intercedes through us according to the will of God and we
are edified in our spirit, we are built up in our communion, our
relationship with God. We read in 1st Corinthians chapter 14 verse 4,
"the one who speaks in a tongue edifies himself but the one who
prophesies edifies the church. Now I wish that you all spoke in
tongues but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is the one
who prophesies than the one who speaks in tongues unless he
interprets so that the church may receive edifying." However,
you first have to pray in tongues and be edified, be built up in your
spirit before you can receive revelation from the Holy Spirit to be
able to prophesy. The Apostle Paul further rights in 1st Corinthians
chapter 14:18, "I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you
all; however in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind
so that I might instruct others, rather than 10,000 words in a
tongue." We have to be praying in tongues all day, always, so
that we are edified and built up so that streams of living water will
flow through us and the Holy Spirit will be manifested in and through
us. The Holy Spirit manifests in and through the Spirit filled
believer, through prophecy, through revelation, through a word of
knowledge, through healing, and miraculous working of the Spirit of
God. The power of the Holy Spirit is manifested in and through those
who are filled with the Holy Spirit and who stay filled with the Holy
Spirit. You only stay filled with the Holy Spirit if you pray in the
spirit, so that the Spirit of God flows through you, streams of
living water that bring life to you, edify you and through you
identify the body of Christ. We cannot bear fruit if we are not led
by the Spirit of God; we cannot be led by the Spirit of God if the
Spirit of God does not dwell in us and flow through us.
The only way that the Holy
Spirit will flow through us is if we remain in constant prayer in the
spirit and keep our relationship our contact with Jesus Christ alive;
if we stop praying in the spirit stop communicating with God in the
spirit then we become stagnant and unfruitful spiritually passive and
spiritually dysfunctional. satan knows that when you continuously
praying in tongues he is powerless against you because you are filled
with the Holy Spirit power. That is why he discourages people and
gets others people to discourage them to be baptized in the Holy
Spirit and to pray in the spirit. Those who do not have the Spirit of
Christ flowing through them are powerless against satan and that is
why they cannot overcome, We need to be praying in the spirit to
overcome the wiles of the devil and do the will of God. Are you going
to allow satan to disarm you, to steal from you that which God has
promised to you; the Holy Spirit power from on-high?
Are you going to remain
powerless or will you seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit that
Jesus Christ promised to those who obey Him and who wish to follow
Him? Are you going to allow Satan to stop you from praying in tongues
so that the Spirit of God can flow through you? The choice is yours
because the promise is for all those who believe in Jesus Christ and
who want to be fruitful in His kingdom. Choose today whether you will
be an overcomer or whether you will be defeated by satan.
May Jesus bless you.

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