WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
Scripture: Jude 17-23
Jude 17-20 says, “But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,…” There is a war in the last days. There are people who are dominated by the flesh who are sensual people who cause divisions, those not having the Holy Spirit. But we are told, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,…” It is interesting that the Greek word for build yourselves up is oy-kod-om-eh-o: ‘To build, to embolden, to square a foundation, to restore or repair that which has been damaged or broken.’ Here we see this word again. How did God intend us to build ourselves up, to recharge our batteries in the Holy Spirit? One vital part of that is by praying in tongues! We have to look whether we have let this aspect of our spiritual empowering and growth slip or become idle. Do we invest time every single day? If not, what are we going to do about it? It is time to purpose to give an hour a day praying in the Spirit and believe for anointed fruit! Is it possible that could change many areas of our present challenges? The Word certainly indicates that we will reap benefits. Without it, we forfeit a major part of our spiritual power and development. What will we do?