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 (1 Corinthians 14:2).
Many people wonder if it’s possible to know the will of God. “God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform,” they’d say. Obviously, they have the wrong perception of God, because God surely isn’t mysterious and doesn’t work in mysterious ways. He has revealed Himself and His Will to us primarily through His written Word. However, we can also know His Will when we pray in other tongues.
The Holy Spirit is the one who gives us utterance when we speak in other tongues, and He never leads you outside the provisions of God’s Word. When you pray with the spirit, in other tongues, the Holy Spirit imparts to you the knowledge of God’s will concerning issues of importance. Your mind doesn’t grasp the meaning of the utterances you make at such times, but you’re praying the will of God.
Romans 8:26 says, “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.” This is part of the ministry of the Spirit in your life; He helps you pray aright, in line with the will of God. Praying in this manner—declaring the counsel of God—through the Spirit will cause physical circumstances to align with God’s perfect will for your life.
How important it is to pray in other tongues! It helps you know and establish God’s will for your life! It enables you to shape the circumstances of your environment to be in conformity with His plans and purposes. Often, there’re certain changes you might want to see in your life, family, ministry, job, business, finances or academics, which may seem not to be happening. If you’d pray fervently in other tongues, you’d receive ideas and answers from the Holy Spirit through your spirit.
Dear Father, I thank you for the benefit and power of praying in other tongues; my spirit is enlightened to know your will, and invigorated to walk therein, as I speak in other tongues today, and make power available for my future, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Corinthians 14:13-15
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer's LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )