Open Heaven Daily Devotional 24 February 2023
TOPIC: Growing Your Faith (IV)
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.
BIBLE READING 1 CORINTHIANS 14:14-15
14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
Open Heaven Daily Devotional 24 February 2023 MESSAGE
For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. (1 Corinthians 14:14)
Each time you are praying in the Holy Spirit, you are praying by faith because you usually wouldn’t understand what you are saying. In other words, when you are praying in the Holy Spirit, you are exercising your faith. Physical muscles grow by exercise; likewise spiritual muscles. Faith is your spiritual muscle; you grow it by praying in tongues.
It is amazing how many Christians, including Pentecostals, don’t pray regularly in the Holy Ghost, and because of this, their faith has remained stunted. The more you pray in the Holy Spirit, the greater your faith and the brighter your future.
If you have not yet experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit, I pray that you will get it today, in Jesus’ name. If you have been baptised and have not been exercising your baptism, you must begin to do so.
On the day of Pentecost, when Peter preached a great sermon after he got baptised in the Holy Spirit, the people came to him and said, “Sir, what must we do” and he laid it out for them as seen in Acts 2:38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Peter informed them that the first step is repentance, the second is water baptism, and the third is to receive the Holy Spirit. This same Peter is the man who had given up on his dream to become a fisher of men. He preached and won three thousand souls the day he started speaking in tongues.
His ambitions came alive after he was baptised in the Holy Ghost. After that, there was no going back. He kept getting greater and greater until even his shadow was healing the sick. Your dreams can also come alive if you pray in tongues regularly.
Pray in tongues for at least one hour today and make it a regular practice.
BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: DEUTERONOMY 9-11