FRIDAY June 29, 2018
Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.
1 Corinthians 14:13-15
Paul basically repeated what he had previously said concerning the gift of tongues. He instructed the Corinthians on how to use their spiritual gifts in public worship. God’s Spirit should be at work, as they exercised their gift of speaking or singing in tongues, but never their flesh––in carnality.
Paul told them he sang in the Spirit, in a language that was common to the people; at that time it was Greek.
Did you know that you can sing and pray in the Spirit? The common language of today is English. So when you worship in the Spirit, you should express yourself to God in the language that is understood by everyone. When expressing yourself to God by singing, you will not bring confusion to the body of Christ. I have heard people sing in the Spirit––it is amazing. It sounds like angels singing in the presence of God.
In these last days, surely we need to be open to the Holy Spirit of God like never before. He wants to baptize us in the Holy Spirit, but we have to become like little children––to be free in the Spirit of God––as we worship Him. God wants to manifest Himself to the hearts and lives of people through all of the 21 gifts of the Holy Spirit.
“The Christian’s life in all its aspects—intellectual and ethical, devotional and relational, upsurging in worship and outgoing in witness—is supernatural; only the Spirit can initiate and sustain it. So apart from him, not only will there be no lively believers and no lively congregations, there will be no believers and no congregations at all.”
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