Vision: I saw Jesus smiling with a thumbs up that morning.
I was very upset the day before this vision, crying and praying in the spirit with all of my heart about a family issue that keeps coming up. This person has demons that attack me through him and while he can’t see them…I definitely can. This person is also someone God said he is going to change at some point, so patience. However, I wanted to see him for his birthday and he wasn’t having it. The next morning jesus showed me this vision of him smiling with his thumbs up…I wasn’t sure why. Later, that person showed up bc God worked in the background to make it happen. The person had plans with different ppl and all of them just decided they had other plans instead. To me it was a pure miracle and God was revealing again how strong speaking in the spirit really is.
Why do you speak in the spirit? Is it necessary? What is it doing & How can it help faster? Why is it speaking a different language? Different levels of praying in spirit?
God has been preparing me for a very long time to write on this topic with real examples to train me also. Speaking in tongues is God’s language and gift to his children. Jesus said it’s one of the signs of those that belong to him (Mark 16:17 see below). Speaking in the spirit isn’t necessary to get you to heaven, but those closest enough to God, know how very very important it is. Do you think God did not provide us with good spiritual gifts (Matthew 7:11) to help fight the spiritual side too. If we fight against the darkness (Ephesians 6:12) we can’t see, then ofc it’s necessary the closer we get to God. Let me give you a couple of examples God showed me from other’s.
Example 1- A girl was being kidnapped and instead of trying to escape she prayed in the spirit, her kidnapper ended up giving his life to Jesus.
Example 2 – A girl was praying for a friend and praying in the spirit with her hand touching her, and her friend felt her hand get extremely hot. Her prayers got answered instantly.
First, there are many scriptures(see below) proving praying in the spirit is from God and God said he gives good gifts to those that love him. If your his, trust his gifts. It took me a long time to trust this gift was from him, bc I never grew up believing in it. I was givin the gift of tongues in my closet one day after crying my eyes out for 2 years straight over my divorce. I cried with everything in me bc I did not understand all the suffering, and all of a sudden a strange language came out of my mouth. It made me stop crying and my spirit even felt stronger. I did it a second time, bc I started crying again. I stopped crying after this, bc I had no clue what just happened. Things started to happen after this and combined with asking for the holy spirit of fire, I was able to activate the spiritual side and Jesus was able to get closer due to making my spirit stronger and flesh weaker.
Praying in the spirit, actually makes the spirit stronger (good gifts from God). It is for our help & secret weapon from the Lord. Romans 8:2626 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Praying in the spirit, speaks utterances to God personally. Somehow God made it to get through stronger to him.
Praying in the spirit actually can make you wiser and give more revelations from God. Paul said I wish all of you spoke as much as me and he got a lot of revelations. 18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:…1 Corinthians 14:5 -I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification. Paul speaks a lot about tongues in (1 Corinthians 14) and he makes it clear speaking in tongues is for edifying our own spirits and battles, but prophesy is more to edify the church. That is why he say’s prophecy is better.
Praying in the spirit is meant to be in a mystery, bc our own minds can mess up the perfect will and perfect prayers for God. Our spirit alone knows how to pray the perfect prayers to God, but our flesh/mind does not. The spirit may be praying for a family member who fell over and had a heart attack and no one knows but the spirit (Many examples of this in testimonials). It is also a protection from the enemy. Satan does not want you using this gift, because it edifies and lifts you up.
Praying in the spirit allows God to be activated stronger to speak to you. I can honestly say I never heard God speak the way I do now to the level I do now and I know it’s bc I use the gifts God gives me spiritually. God is a spirit, yet we somehow think we just keep acting in flesh and yet see no results. It’s like charging the holy spirit battery. Do not quench the spirit God said (1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quench not the Spirit.)…your draining your spiritual battery. This brings us closer to God also. You can feel, hear, see, or even smell his presence so much more.
How do I pray in the spirit? Ask, Seek, Knock…I keep saying this bc when God was teaching me, this is what he kept drilling in me to remember. This scripture I was so blind to before, but it goes on to really mean asking for spiritual things like the holy spirit. Wait for the holy spirit to come upon you. I got the gift of tongues in my closet, but I did not activate it fully I believe until I asked for Jesus spirit to come inside me. I had to seek out all these truths and God proved to me they were from him. Then like a baby learning a new language, start to trust he gives his gift to those that love him and use it. Some people I heard get it instantly and other’s they have to keep pressing through and believing and God will reward their efforts. God knows how and when to get his children to fully use their gifts from him and all are unique ways. He works uniquely with each of us. So many try to pinpoint exactly how God does things…well good luck bc he is God and he does things his way for each of us in his perfect will. That is why you hear so many unique stories.
There are different level’s with speaking in the spirit I believe, and I think this depends on how strong your heart is involved in it. This is why he say’s to guard your heart too, for everything flows out of it. If our hearts are guarded, we can pray stronger prayers without selfish gain. The more my heart is involved in the specific prayer, the better results and even faster. God hears the heart cries even stronger. This does not mean he does not hear when we pray with our mind, but for some reason always gets stronger results. God wants us praying with his gift and his perfect will. Do not despise speaking in tongues God said…Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 1 Corinthians 14:39. Acts 2:4 – And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Finally, you are lifting up God spiritually in his own language. Acts 10:46 – For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.
1 Corinthians 14:2 – For he that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth [him]; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
It’s a sign of his children…those that believe…One way you can tell his sheep is they will use the gift..Mark 16:17 – And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
We should desire and not bury our spiritual gifts (Matthew 25:15-28): 1 Corinthians 14:1-40 – Follow after charity, and desire spiritual [gifts], but rather that ye may prophesy. It literally will bring the bible to life for us on a whole new level.
Why Why Why do we ignore the gifts of the spirit if he speaks so highly of them? It’s our Secret Weapon!