Welcoming Your presence today, Holy Spirit
We take our rest in You so we can do all that You have called us to do
We drink You in to overflowing
Joy unspeakable – able to carry it out – internal durability

The following excerpt was taken from Revival Study Bible on the book of Haggai

Building God’s House

God’s house first. Revival begins in the individual, moves to the home, the church, the city, the nation, and the world. He rarely gives people an awakening unless their vision IS bigger than the place they need it. If you want to see your life right with God, you must think about your home. If you want to see a church revived, you must bring to God the city. If you want to see a nation moved, you must carry in your heart to Him the care of the work of God in the whole world (1:1–3).

When we put our priorities in the wrong places, we will experience poverty instead of plenty. God cannot trust some of us with wealth because it will be the ruin of our souls. Self-centered lives bring the curse of heaven on our land. (1:9–11).

Haggai delivered his sermons of rebuke, revival, and restoration to the people who had grown cold in the divine project and needed a word from heaven to call them back to the task. For over sixty years, the once-glorious temple in Jerusalem had been in ruins; what God had in mind was even glorious. So it is with revival; it is not enough to remember the past; the restoration will always bring in something even better (2:6–9)

Whatever God does begins “in the house.” When we purpose in our hearts to see His house restored to its former glory, we align our lives with covenant history and the shaking of the Lord will come on the land. If we want to see Him move heaven and earth, begin the work again in the house. We will need to think it through, go up into the mountains for the best material, and set our hearts to build something that will delight and please Him (1 :7–8). There are no short cuts this work. Sin is contagious, and holiness cannot be inherited. There are no second hand saints, and God has no grandchildren (2:10–23).

Pastor Ray shared…

Benefits of Speaking in Tongues

1. Edifies you
He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. I Corinthians 14:4

2. Speaking to God divine secrets
For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. I Corinthians 14:2

3. Speaking the wonderful works of God
Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God. Acts 2:11

4. Magnifying God
For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. Then Peter answered. Acts 10:46

5. Praying perfectly
(26) Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (27) Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26, 27

6. Giving thanks well
For you indeed give thanks well, but the other is not edified. I Corinthians 14:17

7. Having the Spirit bearing witness with our spirit
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. Romans 8:16

8. Knowing you are a joint-heir with Christ
and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. Romans 8:17

9. Strengthens you with might in your inner man
that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, Ephesians 3:16

10. A sign to unbelievers
Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophesying is not for unbelievers but for those who believe. I Corinthians 14:22

11. A rest to the soul
(11) For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, (12) To whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,” And, “This is the refreshing”; Yet they would not hear. Isaiah 28:11–12

12. Brings a message from God or for God to the people (when interpreted)
(5) Now I wish that all of you spoke in unknown tongues, but even more [I wish] that you would prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater [and more useful] than the one who speaks in tongues, unless he translates or explains [what he says], so that the church may be edified [instructed, improved, strengthened]. (13) Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. (27) If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. (28) But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God. I Corinthians 14:5, 13, 27, 28

Pastor Ray shared…

Praying in tongues brings direction and helps our minds to stay on the road that the Spirit has us on. Right now when we say we are going to pray this morning to build up the Church, how do we know specifically what needs to be prayed out? We just read that one of the benefits of praying in tongues is praying out the will of the Father.

Continued to pray…

Father, thank You that there is a Church, a body
Because of someone else’s prayer, we get to be here now
So thankful that someone obeyed and lifted us up and brought us in
So today, we bring before you the body of Christ
For every need to fulfill the call—to build up the Church
Bringing help and direction through our praying in tongues
Removing limitations by the blood!
Praying over the answers and the solutions
Help from heaven
Declaring resources in Jesus’ name
Rolling off every care and every anxiety
Victory, help, restoration in the Church
Expansion in the cities
It is a show, it will be brighter!
Mandates—words from heaven
Picking up all of the pieces—restored and made whole in Jesus’ name
Calling that nation up and through
It’s development—it’s a development

Annie singing in the spiritual song….

♪ Take the armor of God on the right hand and on the left
For the weapons I have given you are mighty, mighty
I will not leave you orphans but I will come to you
I will not leave you orphans but I said I would come to You

So take up the weapons I have given you on the right hand and on the left
You are not orphans, you are not bereft
For I gave myself so the Spirit could come to you
I put out my life so my Sprit could come to you
Open up Your mouth wide, wide now so I can fill it, fill it
Open up Your mouth wide, wide now so I can fill it, fill it
I will hear those mysteries that you sing ♪
(Singing in tongues)

Continued praying….

A reaching, lining it up now
Laying hold
Yielding to Your Spirit—an obedience to go into the secret place
Practice into that place
Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit
We are hungry and thirsty for You
Restoration for the body to be lifted in Your presence
It’s a holy place in You
Father, thank You for utterance in an even greater way
Open up our mouths wide so You can fill them
Yielding for utterance to bring words up and out from that well
We receive that overflow, that glowing
Taking authority over any limits that try to keep our tongue back
Freedom of utterance in Jesus’ name.
Spontaneous combustion of words
We cooperate with heaven
Hallelujah! Glory, glory
Thank You for the blood of Jesus today
Over individuals—laying it out over our churches
Our pastors and family—making a way were there was no way
In our churches, in our city, states and United States
Covering individual parts of the body and the buildings
A building up and a lifting today
Drawing them higher and higher in Your ways
We give You thanks for it and glory in Jesus’ name

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