Word at Work March 21, 2017

Scripture: Isaiah 28:14

Isaiah 28:14 says, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scornful men, Who rule this people who are in Jerusalem,…” The primary leaders in Jerusalem were Pharisees. Opposing tongues is pharisaical. Perhaps tongues comes as a pharisee-test, demanding surrender to the Spirit. Verse 14 is aimed at every person who will ever assume any role of leadership in the church. We have to bow to the wisdom of the King and choosing tongues often means rejecting tradition. Which one will we choose? Even from the early days of the Azusa Street Revival as God restored the Holy Spirit to the church, the chief criticism was tongues. The early Pentecostals were castigated, criticized and mocked by the rest of the church. Receiving anything from the early Pentecostals required great humility. Will we surrender to the Spirit and have the humility necessary to truly accept and embrace our prayer language?

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