Scripture of the Day:
“And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.”
Divers Tongues Part Two
Yesterday, I gave an example of a friend of mine who found herself in a spot where she had to pray in tongues in a remote village and the divers tongues the Holy Spirit provided was a language she did not understand – but the village did! It was a unique dialect that even the interpreter (who was not present with her at the time but arrived shortly after) did not know!
But sometimes, the divers tongues are meant for our own benefit. What do I mean by that.
I spoke to one person on my podcast and were discussing something that happened to him. He was ministering in India. They had an interpreter and he was ministering to a large crowd. Then, the Holy Ghost fell and many started to cry out to the Lord, speaking in tongues.
As he was on his knees praying, a woman approached and started to minister to him in perfect English. She talked about how God was going to send him on a special assignment, and gave some specific details. Some of the things she was saying were things he had been praying about. After she finished, she turned around and started to go back to her seat.
The man called out to her to thank her for the prayer, but she kept walking, ignoring him. The interpreter called to her and she stopped and turned around. The man asked her how she knew such perfect English. She did not understand a word he said! The interpreter asked and she replied shed did not speak English. She never had taken an English lesson in her life!
But when SHE was praying in other tongues – the missionary UNDERSTOOD the divers tongue being spoken while the speaker had no clue she was speaking English! Glory to God!
So divers tongues are for the hearers – not so much the speakers. When the Holy Spirit comes on the scene and there is an opportunity to speak in divers tongues – DON’T HOLD BACK!
You never know WHO that particular divers tongue is going to be for! Amen!
It could be, that in that session, someone you least expect could walk up to you and have a Word from the Lord directly for you! Perhaps it is something you have been praying about, seeking the Lord about or asking the Lord for direction, such as this person I interviewed!
Perhaps you will be led to speak in what is an unknown language to you – but will make perfect sense to those around you.
But, if you hold back, if you refuse to participate, then the Lord will not be able to use you. He will not be able to do greater works than these THROUGH YOU!
And that would be a travesty. Amen!
I want to pray for you right now to yield yourself to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. To do whatever needs to be done as the Holy Spirit leads. It could be laying hands on someone or just lifting them up to the Lord in prayer. But it could also be to publicly pray in divers tongues, perhaps when you least expect it. Those will be situations where you could be extremely surprised to find out “what the Lord has done!” Amen!
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