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        (12/02/2000) edifying the spirit part 2
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: edifying the spirit part 2

We covered the Word of God and how important the Word
is to our spirit man. Now, I will talk about another
area where we can edify our spirit man.

This is a difficult area for me because even though I am
charismatic, I have shied away from charismatic topics
because I respect everyone here. However, just like
when I struggled with talking about giving and
tithing, I have recently been struggling with God on this topic.

This is because one of the ways to build our spirit
man is through praying in the spirit. I know not all
of us pray in the spirit (pray in tongues) but if you
allow me, I will cover the gifts of the Holy Spirit as
my next theme in this prayer email.

Let us be open, not to me, but to the Word of God and
see what His Word says about this. Study the Word and
find out what His Word says for yourself. Don't just
take my word for it. I have killed many sacred cows
before in my mind whenever I come to the Word. I am
continually learning and continually renewing my mind
because His Word transforms me.

[2 Timothy 1:5]
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the
word of truth.

[1 Cor 14:4]
He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth
himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

The bible does cover speaking in tongues and say that
when we pray in the spirit, we edify our spirit man.
Paul himself says that he speaks in tongue more than
any of the Corinthians.

[1 Cor 14:18]
I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

What is speaking in tongues? This is a heavenly
language which God gives us to communicate with Him.
It is not a language that men understand. It is also
one of the first signs of being filled in the Holy
Spirit [Acts 10:46] [Acts 19:6].

[Romans 8:26]
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our
infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for
as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession
for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

The Holy Spirit can make intercession for us when we
pray in the spirit. Praying in the spirit is very

If you read book of Corinthians in context, Paul is
not forbidding people to speak in tongues.

[1 Cor 14:2]
For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not
unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him;
howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

There are two types of tongues. One tongue which we
use when we pray in the spirit and pray to God.
Another, which we use when God choose to use the gift
of tongues to speak to men which then would require an
interpretation as no one would understand us. In the
book of Corinthians when Paul was talking about not
speaking in tongues unless there is an interpretation,
he was talking in the context of speaking in tongues
in the church when we are ministering to other people
because no one would understand us unless we
interpret. He is not forbidding us to speak in tongues
altogether, otherwise he himself would not say that he
speaks in tongues more than the others.

If you are already praying in the spirit, try this,
the next time you spend quiet time alone with God and
pray, pray with understanding and then ask God for the
perfect prayer and pray in the spirit for the prayer
request until you feel a release in the spirit realm.
You will find that you become more sensitive in your
spirit when you pray in tongues. This revelation and
this practice has transformed my prayer life and
changed me.

If you do not believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit,
please do not be offended and give us time to study
the scriptures together and let us ask God together to
give us more revelation into His Word and in this

2. New prayer requests:
i. guidance to do the will of God -- jennifer
I found out that I am pregnant. This to me is
a great joy. But, my fiance of 4 years & I are not
married. Our plans were to get married after the
baby is born because at this moment I am going to
school & will start my nursing studies. The only
reason to get married in Dec is because I don't want
people to talk. I feel that even though these people
might talk, I should not listen to them. But, to go
along with what God wants. Any advice is needed.

ii. parents -- beachman83
My family (grandma, father & mom) are a part of a
church that does not accept Christ as their Lord &
Savior. I am a part of another church, they refuse to
go to my church to hear the truth. I am praying for
their salvation. I need all of yours.

iii. pray for my future -- wilson
Remember my future in your prayers. I have always
wanted to be a medical missionary & I have been called
to do that. Now I have plans to go to Romania in June
& attend college in the fall.

iv. prayer for my marriage -- hillary
I am 20, my husband is 21. We have only been
married 11 months & seperated 4 of those months.
there are many financial difficulties. I am living
with my family but they said that he can't move in
with them. Also, I am pregnant & the baby is due in
April. We are both christians, he just made some bad
decisions in his past. Hillary

v. pray for husband and our marriage -- april1758
please pray for our marriage & for my husband

3. Number of prayer warriors: 563
We welcome kimeee, doodlea, marie, guests, dkramer,
jennipher5, grace7, lmbryant, destiny1, miramargrits,
lopezoffice, gibbin, daniel, jim, lakey and capguy
into our prayer group.

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in Christ,
Saturday, December 02, 2000 11:07:51 AM   waihun

changed on Saturday, December 02, 2000 11:12:53 AM

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