Wednesday, April 4, 2012

How do I pray in the Holy Spirit ?

4YPE5F2EM3DG Christian Blogger Community Holy Spirit Holy Spirit Buy This at Allposters.com There are so teaching about prayers in the Christian churches but on e kind of prayer is among the most important one. That is learning " how do I pray in the Holy Spirit ?" Who is the Holy Spirit ? The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and the Holy Spirit is the only person of the Trinity who is still staying on earth after Jesus had ascended to heaven. Since our  heavenly Father is in heaven and so does Jesus right now, it would be hard for Christian to stay in this world alone and keep on fighting with the devil in spiritual warfare. We need to thank God that the Holy Spirit had came to this world as Jesus has promised before his ascension to heaven.The Holy Spirit had came in the form of a tongue in fire and fell on all those 120 people who were in upper room in their prayer time according to Acts 2.The Holy Spirit surely had came as fire and all Christian will be empowered by the filling of the Holy Spirit. However, the question still remains is that " How do I pray in the Holy Spirit ?" The following 4 tips are the answer to this question :

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1. You need to be baptized  by the Holy Spirit


    All Christians already got the holy Spirit when they first accepted Jesus as the own personal
    savior. But to filled by the Holy Spirit, one must be baptized by the Holy Spirit just like what 
    Jesus and other apostles who wrote the entire new Testament have experienced. Take a look on the Bible and you will see Jesus experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit right after his water baptism by John The Baptist. Same as experience have been found after the Holy Spirit first descended from heaven and baptized all the 120 people in the upper room. The apostle Paul and other disciples of Christ in the early church received the same experience as well and all of them starting to speak in tongue right after their water baptism and experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit by speaking in tongue as a witness to all the public as well. that's why we need to first invited the holy Spirit to fill us and baptized us before we can pray in the Holy Spirit. It is true that you already got the Holy Spirit when you first accepted Jesus in your heart but it is just like a tiny glass that contains only a few percentage of water inside the glass and not in it's fullness until it spell out of the glass. It is just like a car who can still run on the road with only 20 percent of electricity charged but it will never go far away (unless it is fully charged). That's why baptized by the Holy Spirit and be filled with the Holy Spirit in full is so important to our Christian and prayer life.


2. Speak in tongue as a sign for the the baptism of the Holy Spirit


     Many people would argue that whether speak in tongue is the first sign for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. It is hard to get to know the this truth completely on earth unless God will help us to solve this debatable problem. However, we can't argue that there is one of the clear signs for those who has been baptized by the Holy Spirit do speak in tongue. That's an experience that we can't deny about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. In order for all the Christians to experience how to pray in the Holy Spirit, we certainly need to invite the Holy Spirit to baptize us and give us this prayer language from the Holy Spirit.


3.Start to pray in tongue once you have received this gift from the Holy Spirit


   The Bible clearly states that pray in tongue is pray according to the Holy Spirit. "Likewise the
   Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the
   Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words".(Romans 8:26) We may not be able understand what is the most suitable prayer in some cases and actually we will alwyas be running out of words to pray in our won language. However, thanks to the Holy Spirit that he can pray for us through His won language. Pray in tongue since it is not just edify us "The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church" (1 Cor 14:4) but it also help us to pray according to the will of God. For sure it will be the best prayer in the world for all Christians.


4.Pray in tongue will build up your faith and magnify God


   When we pray in tongue we are  building up and exercising our own faith since we don't know
    what we are speaking about. As the bible says that "But you, beloved, building yourselves up
    in your most holy faith  and praying in the Holy Spirit"(Jude 1:20). It is not just an act of faith
but it is a language that will praise God and magnify God that we don't even know about. "For they heard them speak with tongues and  magnify God." ( Acts 10:46) That's why we really have to use this prayer language often and always in our prayer life.


Conclusion


     Although the Paul has certain instruction in the Bible to the Corinthians on how to use Spiritual gifts with love and give a clear on speaking in tongues and some others Spiritual gifts practices in the 12 to 14 chapters of 1 Corinthians. He has never discouraged the Corinthians on using their Spiritual gifts in building up the body of Christ. Whenever we can remember the 39 verse of Chapter 14 "So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. ", we will have the boldness to keep praying in tongues in our prayer life. Many testimonies has been telling us that pray in tongue will sometimes move God to answer our prayer with miracles as well, That's why , we should always use this prayer language for our Christian churches. Practically speaking, at least 15-20 minutes a day would be a good practice but actually there is no time limited since the Holy Spirit may lead you to pray according to His time and schedule. But we still maintain our daily habit to make use of this language as often as we can.

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