The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (James 5:16).
You received the dynamic ability to cause changes when you were born again and have received the Holy Spirit. You have inherent ability to cause changes in the circumstances of your life and in the lives of others. The opening scripture from the Amplified version goes thus: The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].
If you're born again, you are righteous, which means you can change things in the realm of the spirit. When you pray in tongues, you activate the power of God in your life to work on your behalf. That power is directed towards whatever situation you set your mind on. Its even more inspiring to know that when you pray in tongues, you equally direct the power of God toward situations you might not even know about but which the Spirit of God knows about, for He knows all things. Thats the reason He prays through you sometimes, helping you effect positive changes in the realm of the spirit.
If you want to rightly position things in the realm of the spirit, praying in other tongues is the key because you pray the Word and pray in line with the fathers will since the words you speak are inspired by the Holy Spirit. This is why you can never be disadvantaged as a child of God.
If you would pray in tongues intensely, youll effect tremendous changes in the realm of the spirit, which will be evident in the physical realm, for the spiritual realm controls the physical realm. Go ahead right now and pray in other tongues, and effect changes in the realm of the spirit.
Praying in tongues synchronizes you with the Spirit Paul and his friends went through Phrygia and Galatia, but the Holy Spirit would not let them preach in Asia. After they arrived in Asia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not let them (Acts16:6-7 ). It could have sounded illogical to Paul and his companion initially when the Holy Spirit said to them 'Don't preach to the people in Asia and Bithynia'.
Didn't God want the people saved anymore? Of course He did, but at the time that land wasnt ready to receive the gospel yet. However, since the Apostle Paul was a man of the Spirit who spent quality time praying in other tongues (1 Corinthians 14:18) his spirit was in sync with the Lord and He knew what the Lord wanted at that hour. He was able to discern the Lords will and he complied.
If you want to be in a continuous state of harmony with the Holy Spirit, you should give quality time to praying in the Spirit. If you don't pray in tongues regularly, you wouldnt be in synchrony with Gods perfect will for you at every point in time. The apostles, from the moment they received the Holy Spirit didnt take speaking in tongues lightly at all, and thats why they lived such inspiring and extraordinary lives.
The Bible says, Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:2). There are three phases of Gods will: the good, the acceptable, and the perfect will of God. Your goal in life should always be to live in Gods perfect will, which is the highest level, and praying in tongues regularly will keep you in sync with Gods perfect will for your life. Romans 8:26 to 27: Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (27) And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. As you pray in the spirit, in other tongues, your spirit will be in communion with the Holy Spirit, thus, therell never be chance occurrences or accidents in your life. You would always walk in the path of divine destiny because you're in sync with the Lord.
Dear Father, thank you for the benefits of speaking in other tongues. I am so blessed to know that as I speak in other tongues, my spirit is built and fortified from within me, making me unshakeable, immovable and steadfast in my walk of faith, in Jesus Name. Amen!
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