SATURDAY, MAY 6
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:13
Verse 13 says, “These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” What are the words that the Holy Spirit teaches? What are the words that the Holy Spirit gives? Those words are tongues! 1 Corinthians 2:13 is telling us exactly how the Holy Spirit brings revelation to us. We choose to pray and God gives the words. We have to be obedient to pray, not understanding what we are praying. In humility, we have to utter words that we do not understand. The promise is that the understanding will come! We are asking Him to unfold mysteries of the Kingdom so we can operate in Kingdom truths. Moos-tay-ree-on/mysteries means, ‘Hidden wisdom or the principles that govern a transcendent, alternate reality.’ God ordained tongues to manifest that transcendent, spiritual reality so we could change things here in the natural by the principles of the Spirit. God said He would do it if we open our mouth and speak. If words do not seem to come, then utter words you do not understand in faith. If we do this, we are praying His mysteries and He will unfold them. He will cause us to understand. Tongues is an incredible weapon we have for Kingdom purposes, and it is no wonder there is such warfare over it. When something has incredible spiritual potential, the enemy increases his fight against it. And it is little wonder that the enemy has persuaded much of the church that tongues is just optional. And it is also not a surprise that for those of us who believe in and embrace this gift that the enemy tries to lull us into a lack of use. It is a key to God’s wisdom that brings the Kingdom into manifestation. We need to choose to do it.