TOPIC: Tongues of Praise and Intercession.
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Today’s Scripture: 1 Corinthians 14:2
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.
RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2023.
Recall the account in Acts 10 of Peter ministering in the house of Cornelius. The Bible says, “While Peter was still speaking…the Holy Spirit fell on all who were listening to the message. And the believers from among the circumcised [the Jews] who came with Peter were surprised and amazed, because the free gift of the Holy Spirit had been bestowed and poured out largely even on the Gentiles. For they heard them talking_in [unknown]_tongues_(languages) and extolling and magnifying God…” (Acts 10:44-46 AMPC).
Notice the latter part; the people were praising- extolling and magnifying God-as they spoke in other tongues. When you praise the Lord from your spirit like that, His glory will be manifested in your behalf. Acts 16:25 says Paul and Silas, in prison, prayed and sang praises unto God and as they did, there was a miracle in the prison; they were supernaturally released.
Furthermore, while you’re praying in other tongues, besides praise or prophetic revelation, some of those tongues could also be coming forth through your spirit as intercession. This means that at such moments, in the spirit, you’re praying for someone or some group; it could be your country, your city, or the Church.
Oftentimes, it could go from speaking in tongues into deep sighs and groanings, and you can’t explain it, except the Holy Spirit interprets to you in your understanding what the prayer is about. These and more could happen as you pray in tongues. Glory to God!
Dear Father, I extol your majesty, for you alone are deserving of all adoration. Your grace knows no bounds, and your mercy knows no end. Your love is immeasurable, and your loving- kindness surpasses understanding. Thank you Lord for your peace, progress and prosperity reign in the nations of the world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Corinthians 14:2-4;
2 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.
3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
1 Corinthians 14:14-15
14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
James 1 & Ezekiel 17-19
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 12:42-50 & 1 Chronicles 18