BE FILLED


BE FILLED

Jude 1:20-21 (NKJV) But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Praying in the Holy Spirit is a powerful way to stay built up.  It is also a great way to stay strong in the Lord and in His power.  You might ask, “What does that mean to pray in the Holy Spirit?”  Well, I always like to have the Bible interpret the Bible.

In 1 Corinthians 14:14-15 it says, “For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.  What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.”

So we see that praying in tongues is praying in the spirit, or praying in the Holy Spirit.  God has given to each and every believer the beautiful gift of the Holy Spirit, and we can all pray in tongues to keep our spirit man strong in the things of God.  Many have fought this, but it would be just like the devil to take such a blessing from God’s people.

In the Old Testament in Isaiah 28:11-12 it says, “For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, to whom He said, ‘This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,’ and, ‘This is the refreshing’; Yet they would not hear.”

Again, we see that tongues can be a refreshing to us.  So do not go by what some people have said about it.  Read your Bible for yourself, and especially read the book of Acts, and see that when the Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost, He filled them with Himself and they spoke in other tongues.  We see that when many others were filled in the early church, they spoke in tongues.

So we see that tongues are for today and are so necessary in our personal prayer time, and in being built up in the things of God. If you are a Christian, ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with this beautiful gift, and then receive it by faith.

CONFESSION: Today, I am saved and I believe that I am filled with the Holy Spirit, and I do speak in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives me utterance.

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 18 – 19:10

John 20:10-31

Psalms 119:153-176

Proverbs 16:14-15

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 2 Samuel 1, 2 Samuel 2:1-7

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 20:10-31

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Proverbs 13:20-25, Proverbs 14:1-4

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 2 Samuel 1, 2 Samuel 2:1-7

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 20:10-31

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Proverbs 13:20-25, Proverbs 14:1-4