May 5, 2019

on Sunday 5, May 2019

In 1 Corinthians 14 the Apostle Paul goes into great detail explaining to the church the benefits of praying in tongues. In Romans 8, Paul calls this “praying in the Spirit”. This helps us when we don't know how to pray, what to say, or how to put into words our feelings or our urgent needs.

So, we pray in tongues and “the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us.” The Holy Spirit gives us access into the mind and heart of God, praying through us his own will and purpose. Even though we do not understand, the Holy Spirit prays through us and for us. What comfort!

Paul was called to extend the Gospel of the Kingdom to the known world. For this he was flogged, shipwrecked, and imprisoned, and he said, “I speak in tongues more than all of you!” He was determined to be directed solely by the Holy Spirit, so he prayed without ceasing; not just for himself, but also for the new believers and churches to whom he ministered.  

Paul also sang songs of praise in his Holy Spirit language, giving thanks to God. Singing in the Spirit allows us to join with the heavenly choirs, who are constantly before the throne singing and rejoicing in the presence of Almighty God. When we are down or discouraged, all we need to do is lift our voice in our heavenly language and begin to sing in and with the Spirit and our perspective will begin to change.