Ginrich's Devotional Blog

March 16, 2018

The Spirit Prays

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 7:39 pm

Acts 2:1 1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. (NIV)

1 Corinthians 14:15 15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding. (NIV)

Genesis 11:1 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. (NIV)

Genesis 11:6 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. (NIV)

Zephaniah 3:9 9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent. (NIV)

 

Words are very important.  They are the vessel that connects people to people and people to God. Notice twin babies speak to each other.  To us it sounds like they’re speaking gibberish but they act like they understand what each one is saying to the other.  We have a hold up in our minds.  We don’t understand what Pentecost means.  Pente means 5 and coste means to the tenth power.  Pentecost means 50.  It was on the 50th day after Jesus returned to heaven.  At that time the prophecy in Zephaniah 3:9 came into being.  When God made Adam and Eve, He gave them a language to communicate with each other and with Him.  That was the one language on the earth, the only language until mankind decided to do things their own way in building the tower that would reach to heaven.  Read all of Genesis 11 for background on that.  On the day of Pentecost God returned the heavenly language first given to Adam and Eve and the people on the earth during the early eras.  We call that speaking in tongues because we don’t understand that language any more than we understand the language of the twins.  It is a language for our spirit to pray directly to God.  We pray with our own birth language with our minds.  We are also to pray with the heavenly language God gives us through the Holy Spirit.  We have complete control of if or when we use that language.  Maybe when our prayers don’t seem to be coming to fruition it’s because we limit our prayers to our finite understanding instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to pray in the heavenly language.  As Paul says, there is a need to pray in both languages.  As in any language it takes practice to speak fluently.  I encourage you to get alone, come into the realization of being in the presence of God, and give your mouth to the spirit within you.  As a child learns to speak one sound at a time, so we learn a new language one sound at a time.  Yes, it sounds like gibberish as we learn but it is a real language given to us by God so we can pray with the spirit as well as spray with our own understanding.

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