249 – There is Payoff for Praying in Tongues
December 30, 1986
These verses blessed me:
v 16 But their eyes were PREVENTED from recognizing Him
v 31 And their eyes were OPENED and they recognized Him
v 45 Then He OPENED their minds to understand the scriptures.
God was in charge of what they perceived.
I believe I can pray and ask Him to let my eyes recognize Him and to let my mind understand the scriptures. I know I need inspiration and revelation.
It occurred to me this morning that after I had listened to the Gloria Copeland tapes and had begun praying in the Spirit in the early morning for an hour, one Saturday morning very early Carol K, an older woman in our church, called. She had never called me. She offered to give me a ride to the Ladies’ Meeting at church. I had been feeling hesitant about going, but had turned it over to God. But God had prepared me for her call because her name had come clearly to my mind a short time earlier.
THERE IS PAYOFF IN MAKING THE SACRIFICE TO DO DEVOTIONS REGULARLY AND LONG.
THERE IS PAYOFF IN PRAYING IN TONGUES FOR ONE HOUR IN THE MORNING.
OH GOD. LET YOUR SPIRIT RULE IN MY SPIRIT IN THIS SO I WILL DENY THE SLEEPY, LAZY, STRONG FLESH AND GET UP!
v 49 And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed in power from on high.
The promise was the Holy Spirit and the gift of tongues.