RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT-
129) Luke 11:13-If you then, being evil as you are, know how to give good gifts a) [gifts that are to their advantage] to your children, b) how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit c) to those who ask and continue to ask Him! d) being immersed in the Holy Spirit is an advantageous gift then. 130) God gave tongues so He can be magnified and extolled supernaturally, especially when you sing in the Spirit (1Cor. 14:15). a) And that is what we are to do-MAGNIFY GOD! b) When you speak in tongues, you cannot pray selfishly. c) It’s fully and totally of the Spirit. 131) Ask the Father to fill you with His Spirit a) with evidence of speaking in tongues. b) then by faith open your mouth and speak-Ps.81:10 says open your mouth and I will fill it. 132) The sound of praying in the Spirit causes your spirit man to be open to all what God has for us to receive-the gifts of the Spirit. 133) Remember John 7:39-that the Holy Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet been glorified. 134) Acts 2:33-because He was lifted on high, the Holy Spirit was sent. 135) So we receive the Holy Spirit because Jesus has been glorified.
136) You can always have more of the Holy Spirit, it is a process where you can be filled continually. Eph. 5:18-And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit. 137) If you keep praying in the Spirit, you will be wielding the the sword of the Spirit causing the glory of the Lord to shine out of you c) causing people to be drawn to Jesus because of the light shining on you. d) Not coming to you for you, but for the light shining on you-2Cor. 4:6-7 says-For God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so as [to beam forth] the Light for illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God [as it is manifest in the Person and is revealed] in the face of Jesus Christ (the Messiah). Verse 7-However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves. e) Isaiah 60:1-2 says-Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you-rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you 2) For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you.
138) Praying in the Spirit will cause the gifts of the Spirit to flow. 139) When first learning to pray in the Spirit, don’t wait for some power to overtake you, God doesn’t do that. 140) That is what an evil spirit does it-it takes over, again, God doesn’t do that. 141) God wants your cooperation, you are a co-laborer together with God(1Cor. 3:9). 142) Demonstrate your faith by speaking. 143) Don’t let your mind tell you it’s gibberish, remember stammering lips in Isaiah 28:11. 144) Just speak out. It’s a heavenly language-an elevated discourse which the Holy Spirit is uttering before God. 145) There can be nothing useless uttered, it’s full of power. 146) God appreciates the sounds. They are the sounds which causes you to be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; which leaves will not fade or wither and whatever you do prospers(Ps.1:3). 147) It is a sound of heaven-your heavenly language! 148) So open your mouth by faith and believe when you ask for the Holy Spirit, that you will receive no other spirit.
PRAYER: Father, in Jesus’ name, I receive right now the baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence by speaking in a heavenly language, thank You for filling me with Your Holy Spirit in Jesus’ name, Amen. Now just start praying in the Spirit. You can start and stop when you want. Remember the Holy Spirit is a Gentleman, He never takes you over, He needs your cooperation. He gives you the words and you speak them out. Turn off your logic and let your spirit take over. Don’t let your mind dominate( Ro. 8:5-6 says-For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their mind on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit. Verse 6) Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever]. So let your mind play a subordinate role. When the mind dominates it gives you a lot of problems. So you can pray in the Spirit, sing in the Spirit, you can start and stop any time. You can do low undertones-muttering, you can increase your volume. 1Thess. 5:17 says-Pray without ceasing. Praying in tongues is one way of doing that. You can pray in tongues and ask the Holy Spirit to direct your language for family members three minutes for each one, for He knows what they need. When you are speaking in the Spirit, you are speaking words of the Spirit and you will make your way prosperous and have good success. Be blessed, beloved child of God.