As a Christian, your goal should be to come to a place where speaking in tongues is no longer a religious ritual for you. Speaking in tongues must be as real to you as your phone. The phone is such a good tool that you carry it around. And just as the phone is a tool in your hand, you must begin to see your ability to speak in tongues in that light – a vital spiritual tool that is of much more importance than a mobile phone. Your very existence and success on the earth depends on your relationship with the Holy Spirit and that relationship thrives or shrivels on your ability to speak in tongues.
1 Corinthians 2 verse 9 points out that God has prepared some things for you that your eyes have not seen nor your ears heard – something beyond the scope of your senses. Have you ever been in a place where your mobile phone loses signal and you cannot receive or make calls? Your mobile phone is still a tool in your hands but it has gone beyond the range of receiving or making calls. The five senses of the human body have a range of operation; but ‘the things that God has prepared for you’ are outside of their range.
If you are operating with your five senses alone, you will not be aware of the things God has prepared for you; you will be restricted to your five senses when God has prepared things for you that are beyond the limits of their operation.
In verse 10, Paul goes on to say, ‘God has revealed them unto us by His Spirit…’ This verse is why the baptism in the Holy Spirit is so critical; it was the reason the apostles wanted the people to be baptised in the Holy Ghost. How does God reveal the things that He has prepared for us? Is it by going to the Chemistry laboratory? Is it by going to the University? No! It is by His Spirit.
PRAYER: Holy Spirit, please take hold together with me in the place of prayer. I step into my own prepared things from God in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 16:42-17:24, Hebrews 8:1-13, Psalm 106:13-31, Proverbs 27:7-9