Prayer Summary for September 29

The following except was taken from Plans, Purposes and Pursuits by Kenneth Hagen:

Many believers have been filled with the Holy Ghost and have spoken in other tongues, yet they’ve never spoken in tongues again since their initial infilling. They were once filled, but they’ve not maintained a fresh experience with God. They haven’t obeyed the injunction of Ephesians 5:18, ” … be [being] filled with the Spirit.” I’ve had people say to me, “Well, I don’t know whether I can speak with tongues again or not.” But the Holy Spirit is still inside you, and He’s the one who gives you the utterance. All you need to do is expect Him to give you utterance and then yield to Him. In other words, stir up the gift of God within you! Notice what the Scripture says about this—not what man says, not what people think. Paul, in writing to Timothy, said:

6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou STIR UP THE GIFT OF GOD, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

What “gift” of God was Paul talking about? There is a twofold application of this verse. The word “gift” in this verse can refer to impartations by the Holy Spirit given when God sets people aside for service. For example, in Acts 13:2, the Bible says, “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.” Something was imparted to Barnabas and Saul by the Holy Spirit as they were set apart for service.

We can also see this when Timothy was set apart for ministry.

1 TIMOTHY 4:14
14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

The second application of this verse is that the gift Timothy received when Paul laid his hands on him was the gift of the Holy Spirit. We know from the Scriptures that Paul laid his hands on many people and they received the Holy Spirit.

Notice what Paul said Timothy was to do with this gift in Second Timothy 1:6. He said, “Stir up the gift of God that is within you.” You are to stir up the Holy Spirit on the inside of you!

You can stir up the Holy Spirit yourself within your own spirit by praying in other tongues. After you pray in other tongues awhile, then you can begin to speak to yourself “… in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Eph. 5:19). That is how you enter into New Testament worship. . .

If speaking to ourselves in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs is God’s plan for believers living under the New Covenant, then should we not determine to pursue that plan?

I want to live a life pleasing to God, I want to flow with His plan—not my own. And I want to enter into the fullness of all that He has for me, don’t you? He has told us how we can do it, and I, for one, intend to obey God!

Demonstration of the Spirit

When Jesus stood with me above the Tulsa Convention Center and talked about His plan for believers living under the New Testament, He turned to me and said, ”Demonstrate to the people. After you teach, say to the people, ‘I’m to teach you not only by precept, but by example.’ It is scriptural to follow godly examples.” He then directed me to the following scripture and showed me how my interpretation of it had not been exact.

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power. Notice how Paul said that: “…my speech and my preaching was … in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.” Not demonstration of power and the Spirit, but demonstration of the Spirit AND of power. The demonstrations of power are the power gifts in manifestation: special faith, working of miracles, and gifts of hearings.

However, the Holy Spirit also works and demonstrates in the revelation gifts and in the utterance gifts.
Paul is saying, “I preach in demonstration of the Spirit.”

So Paul is really saying two things in this verse: 1) I come in demonstration of power, and 2) I come in demonstration of the Spirit.

The demonstration of power refers to the power gifts in manifestation: special faith, working of miracles, gifts of healings. Those gifts demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit—that’s why they are called “power gifts.”

Singing in the Spirit…

I have loosened your tongue
And the words that you will say
And you will go right through
By the words that I give you when you let the river flow
It’s a river of peace flowing down from above
And flowing up from inside
Let it flow, let it flow
It will carry you over the storm; it will carry you, you know
It’s in your voice, and your spirit wants to hear your voice
So open your mouth wide and I will fill it
Ha, ha, ha, ha…

Pastor Ray shared…

So it’s our responsibility to speak in other tongues; stirring ourselves up singing in another tongue and listening in our spirit and speaking out to one another and opening up the doors for the rivers to go and flowing increasing from one day to another and the prayers rising up and being filled up and again and again. In this way, we are able to overcome with joy unspeakable and full of grace to go all the way through.

Continued praying…

Thank You for Your precious Holy Spirit
Helping us help others
Laying hands on those who have not received and need to be filled
Stirred afresh—new
We declare we will do what You tell us to do
Trusting You all the way—hallelujah!
Thank You that we are being changed again, transformed and also translated to do Your will
We will keep looking up where our strength comes from
Heavens days here on earth today—thank You in Jesus name, Amen.

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