Daily Prayer for September 23rd, 2020    

Good Wednesday morning, God—thank you!! 😊

Thank you for the gift of tongues. Please, help me to prophesy. According to your word in Acts 2:4, we, filled with the Holy Spirit, can speak in other tongues as your Spirit gives us utterance. That tells me that everyone who gets baptized with your Spirit can speak in tongues. However, 1 Corinthians 12 tells of spiritual gifts. First, no one who speaks in your Spirit ever says, “Jesus is accursed. And nobody can say “Jesus is Lord, except in the Holy Spirit.” There are a variety of gifts from you, with the same Spirit. The utterance of wisdom, knowledge, faith, working miracles, prophecy, and the ability to distinguish between spirits. And to others, various tongues and interpretation of tongues—one of the same Spirit measured to each one individually as you will. Holy Spirit, please give me more understanding of this topic? I’m listening. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

1 Corinthians 14 ESV

Prophecy and Tongues

14 Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.

Mark 16:17 ESV

17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;

Acts 2:4 ESV

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Ephesians 6:18 ESV

18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

1 Corinthians 12 ESV

Spiritual Gifts

12 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.